Today we have a load of hardware reviews from around this crazy thing we call the internet. You can read up on the technical aspects of Max Payne 3, learn more about Arma 3, how Raspberry Pi got into a TRS-80 and much more. Yes, we still call this series, Daily Links, and will do so for the foreseeable future.
When I first received the i30 for review my first thought was that surely Arctic haven’t tried to jazz up a product of theirs by adding an “i” to the name? In fact in a bit of a poke in the eye for the late Mr Jobs the “i” here actually informs us that this version of the cooler is the one compatible with Intel coolers. An A30 model is also available with exactly the same specs for AMD CPUs.
The Raspberry Pi (RasPi) is a way cool, tiny, single-board computer that runs Linux and costs $35 (for the Ethernet-equipped model). The RasPi will, I predict, become the TRS-80 Model 100 (M100) of its day. I hope it will lead to as wide-spread an interest in computers and programming as did its earlier counterparts, such as the M100, the Sinclair Z80, the Commodore 64, and others.
GALAXY’s new GeForce GTX 670 GC features a dual fan setup on a custom built PCB. GALAXY also tuned 670 GC with a strong 1006MHz overclock. We see how this compares to other video cards in its price range including a Radeon HD 7950 and GeForce GTX 580. Then we put the GALAXY GeForce GTX 670 head to head with a GeForce GTX 680.
Gigabyte have released a series of quality products this year and they are fighting hard against the competition for Z77 market share. When they told us that they had a high quality board capable of serious overclocks at only £80, we remained skeptical. We should expect some compromises at this price point, but would the power delivery be weak, resulting in a board only good at reference clocks?
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 and have a recharging time of only 4 minutes.
When we started working on Arma 3, improved graphics and related features contributing to the visual impression (e.g. animations or physics) were identified as priorities. While Bohemia’s proprietary “Real Virtuality” engine excels in many fields, many visual features either were or still are mediocre, compared to the current technological standards.
Max Payne 3 features support for DirectX 11, a fact NVIDIA helped promote long before its PC launch. Obviously, just because a game supports DX11 doesn’t mean the differences over DX9 will be like night / day, but for those wanting to take advantage of tessellation, a DX11-compatible graphics card is required.
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