Victor Wu

My interest with computer and tech gadgets started pretty late. While in college, I build the first computer with a 1.2 GHz Intel Celeron processor (which I still own). The experienced introduced the world of technology to me. While learning how the living things function during the day (as biochemistry was my major), I was catching up with the latest tech at the night. While navigating the web, I stumbled onto Bjorn3D which later I was offered the opportunity to be part of the family. Since then I have enjoyed getting to know the wonderful people at the site while getting my hands dirty with the latest tech.

Daily Roundup: 2013-07-15

On July 15, 2013, check out the Asus Maximus VI Hero from techPowerUp, AMD FX9590 from Kitguru, Asus GeForce GTX 780 DirectCU II OC at Hexus and more

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Daily Roundup: 2013-07-14

Sunday is slow news day as usual. Today we got Lexar Professional 600X SDXC UHS-1 256GB card review from TechnologyX. Yep, 256GB of storage packed in a little over than 1 inches square of space. The folks at the SSD Review takes a look at the SanDisk Extreme II SSD …

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Daily Roundup: 2013-07-13

On July 13, 2013, we got Z87 motherboard roundup from HardwareHeaven, LaCie 5big NAS Pro from Tweaktown, and Streamcom ST-FC8B EVO Mini ITX case from Nikktech, and more.

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Daily Roundup: 2013-07-12

July 13, 2013, we got Z87 motherboard reviews from various sites featuring MSI Z87 XPOWER, ASUS Maximus VI Gene, ASUS GRYPHON Z87 and more. Also, check out Tech Report’s introduction to ARM, EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1000W power supply and others.  

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Daily Roundup: 2013-07-11

CPUs, RAMs, Mobos Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 1866 MHz C10 2x 8 GB at techPowerU​p ASRock Z87 Profession​al Series Fatal1ty Motherboar​d at PureOvercl​ock ZOTAC ZBOX Nano ID64 Plus Mini-PC Review at HardwareHe​aven.com AMD A10-6800 & A10-6700 ‘Richland’ APU Review at Eteknix Digital Storm VIRTUE: Intel Haswell-Po​wered Gaming PC Review at HotHardwar​e.com Video Cards Palit GeForce …

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Asus Cube Google TV Review

Asus Cube is the device that features latest Google TV OS that want to be part of your living room entertainment setup. With a good design, an unique remote, and $139 price tag, can it push Google TV further where others may have failed? Let’s find out. 

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AMD Richland A10-6800K AND A10-6700 Review

Not letting Intel grab all of the spotlight, AMD has officially released the desktop version of the upgraded Trinity APU codenamed Richland. While Richland does not bring any architectural change over the Trinity, AMD is able to deliver a decent amount of performance improvements by tuning the existing chip. We …

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Gigabyte HD 7790 2GB (GV-R779OC-2GD)

The Gigabyte HD 7790 (GV-R779OC-2GD) comes with Gigabyte’s own custom designed WINDFORCE x2 cooler, factory overclocked to 1075 MHz, and 2 GB of GDDR5. Does it worth your hard-earn money with the retailed price of $169.99, let’s find out. 

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AMD “Kabini” and “Temash” APU’s

AMD has officially released its entire mobile platform for the year 2013. Today the company released the Kabini SoC for the ultrathin notebooks and the Temash SoC for tablets. Built on the 28nm process, Temash and the Kabini are expected to deliver up to 20% better CPU performance, 75% GPU …

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G.Skill RipjawsX F3-2133C9D-16GXH

We have the 16GB (2x8GB) G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3-2133 (F3-2133C9D-16GXH) in our lab today, and we’re going to run it through the gauntlet. In addition to just doing a simple review of the RAM modules, we’ll also take the opportunity to examine performance differences against 4GB modules, and test how Core …

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Kingston 64GB microSDXC SDCX10/64GB

Promised to deliver at least 10 MB/s, the 64GB Kingston microSDXC card packs plenty of storage space for your mobile devices. For a 64GB microSD expandable storage for your mobile device, it also priced quite competitively at $60, and the included SD adapter makes it versatile so that you can …

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Silicon Power Armor A80 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive

The Silicon Power Armor A80 is designed to provide protection against water, drop, pressure, and dust with its rugged design. The unit manages to provide excellent protection and performance without adding much bulk. Available in storage ranges from 320GB to 1TB, it is one of the best external hard drive …

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AMD’s new heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access (hUMA)

We still have to wait a couple of months until Kaveri—the successor to the Trinity APU—is released. However, AMD is ready to talk a little bit about the upcoming APU. While we do not have any specific information on the model and the clockspeed, we have a bit of information …

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Diamond Multimedia VideoStream (WPCTVPRO)

The Diamond VideoStream WPCTVPRO is a new device to help you setup a dual-monitor without a long wire connected to your PC. Using DisplayLink technology, the device communicates to your secondary monitor (TV for example) wirelessly through Ultra Wide Band (UWB). How does it perform? Does it live up to …

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PowerColor PCS+ AX7850 2GBD5-2DHPP Radeon HD 7850 2GB

The PowerColor HD 7850 PCS+ is the fastest factory overclocked HD 7850 on the market. The card features PowerColor’s own custom cooler with 5+1+1 phase power design, DrMos and IR Digital PWM that allows enthusiasts to push it even further. And the mixture of ports and the bundle makes it …

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2013 AMD Mobile APU (Richland)

Today, AMD kicks off 2013 with the launch of Richland, the successor of the Trinity APU. The company launched four mobile APUs with 35W TDP designed for performance notebook. Architecturally, Richland is identical to Trinity as both APUs are based on the Piledriver CPU cores and Southern Island GPU cores. …

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Noctua Low Profile Heatsinks: NH-L9a and NH-L9I

Noctua is well-known for providing some of the biggest and most efficient air-coolers among enthusiasts and overclockers. Their latest cooler, the NH-L9 series, is designed to meet the demand for the growing market of the small form factor PC with its extreme small foot-print and low 37mm height. Today, we have both …

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OCZ Vector 256GB

The latest Vector from OCZ uses the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller paired with OCZ’s own branded NAND and the firmware. This marked the first drive from OCZ with all in-house construction. How does the drive fare against other SSDs on the market? We take the 256GB version out for a …

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Silicon Power S70 7mm SSD for Ultrabook

The Silicon Power Slim S70 (SP240GBSS3S70S25) paired the LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller with the 25nm Intel synchronous NAND in a slim package of 7mm. Available in capacity ranges from 60GB all the way to 480GB, it is one of the high-end SSDs designed for Ultrabooks.

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AMD FX-8350, Piledriver Vishera Review

Today, AMD has completed the transition of their entire line of CPUs/APUs to the Piledriver design with the release of the Vishera, the mainstream/performance FX series CPU. How much performance can we expect from Vishera over Bulldozer? Let’s find out. 

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BitFenix Prodigy

Though it took a long time to gain any momentum, the Mini ITX form factor seems to be gaining popularity. This is in part due to the integration of various components such as memory controller, Northbridge, and GPU onto the CPU die. Today’s CPUs come with a decent GPU on-die …

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AMD “Virgo” Platform: 2nd Generation APU

If you read our AMD Trinity Preview, you’ve already seen the integrated GPU performance in the new A-Series APU from AMD. Today, we take a look at the CPU side of the APU. In addition, we are able to see just how the new chip will perform at various applications …

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Sapphire Flex HD 7770 GHz Edition

The SAPPHIRE Flex HD 7770 GHz Edition is the latest entry into the Sapphire’s Flex line up, bringing the ability to run multiple monitors without the need for an expensive cable or adapter. By combining the power of the HD 7770 and the flexibility of mixing wide range of displays, …

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AMD Trinity: An iGPU Performance Preview

Finally, the desktop Trinity is almost here. We got a preview of the integrated GPU gaming performance of the A10-5800K and A8-5600K APU. More detail on the CPU performance and full detail of the platform, architecture, overclocking, and benchmarks coming real soon, so stay tuned!

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Gigabyte Aivia Krypton Mouse and Mouse Pad

Gigabyte’s Aivia Krypton line includes a gaming mouse and a mouse pad. The Aivia Krypton is one of the few gaming mice designed to support both left and right hand. In addition, the mouse features tons of customization such as Macro, button assignment, weight distribution, and even the feet. We …

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Arctic MC101: A Trinity Powered HTPC

  Arctic’s latest home entertainment system user an AMD A10-4600M APU, bringing a powerful combination of CPU and GPU in a tiny little box. Packed with WiFi, TV Tuner, 8GB RAM, and 1TB of storage, the MC101 brings us plenty of power for our media needs and is also able …

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Gigabyte Aivia Xenon

Bringing the functionality of a touchpad to the traditional mouse, the GIGABYTE Aivia Xenon is one of the more unique mouse we have seen lately. With PC moving toward more touch based interface, would this dual mode mouse be the tool that you need for the upcoming Windows 8? Let’s …

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PNY GeForce GTX 670

The NVIDIA GTX 670 is one of our favorite cards at the $400 price range due to its performance, low power consumption, and relatively quiet operational noise.  The PNY GTX  670 again follows the company’s tradition of using the reference design from NVIDIA, but what sets the PNY GTX 670 …

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OCZ Vertex 4 256GB (VTX4-25SAT3-256G)

OCZ ditched the SandForce controller in their Vertex 4, instead opting for their own Indilinx Everest 2 controller. How does the new controller perform compared to others? Can it carry the Vertex brand to the next level? 

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Thecus N4800

Thecus’s latest 4-bay NAS, the N4800, is designed for small and medium size businesses (SMB) or home users who need a powerful data file server to centralize all of their digital content. The successor to the Thecus N4200, the new unit has much beefier specs, using Intel Cedar Trail Atom D2700 …

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Noctua NH-I12 CPU Cooler

Noctua is no stranger at designing high quality coolers, as the company has been in the cooler business since 2005. Their latest model, NH-L12, is a versatile low profile quiet cooler that is designed for small form factor PCs. It is perfect for those who wish to build a smaller …

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Complete AMD 2012 APU Line Up

Mobile Trinity kicks off 2012 for AMD by incorporating the Piledriver CPU core (an enhanced version of the Bulldozer) and the updated GPU core based on the VLIW4 design derived from AMD’s Northern Island discreet GPU from the HD 6970. With the mobile APU out of the way, AMD also launched the …

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AMD E-Series APU “Brazos 2.0”

A glance over AMD’s plan shows that 2012 will see a greater push for APUs. From high performance systems all the way down to everyday performance and productivity systems, AMD has APUs designed to meet users’ computing needs. After introducing the second generation mobile A-Series APU (codenamed Trinity) in May, AMD …

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Genius DX-ECO Mouse

Have you ever considered the environmental waste from all of the disposable batteries you throw away from your wireless mouse? The DX-ECO from Genius has an ingenious solution to this problem. The DX-ECO uses capacitors as opposed to conventional batteries to store a charge. This makes the mouse extremely light …

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Thecus® Leading Trends at Computex 2012

Thecus is showing off their latest products at Computex 2012 that includes the TopTower Series, Microsoft Windows Storage Servers W Series, V Sereis, Vision Series, and NVR Visoguard. The company will also shows the ThecusOS 5.0 that brings system monitoring with live feedback on error, maintenance issue and activity. The …

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Cubitek Mini-ICE CB-ICI-B104

 Designed with two pieces of aluminum for a sleek look, the Cubitek Mini ICE is a case for mini ITX boards. Unlike other mini ITX cases, it is aimed for gamers and enthusiasts who plan to watercool and use high-end GPUs.

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GIGABYTE Z77X-UD3H

The GIGABYTE Z77X-UD3H includes a litany of features including USB 3.0, mSATA, and more. It would be a great addition to a mainstream Ivy Bridge system.

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