Author Archives: Dewayne Carel

Dewyane began in the case modding scene when it was just starting out many years ago. He has created works for the likes of Cooler Master, ASUS, CPU Magazine, Razer, Zotac and more.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Performance Review

The launch of the GeForce GTX 980 is supposed to provide gamers with a high end graphics card but, looking past its obvious performance features, the underlying Maxwell architecture represents a significant shift in GPU engineering philosophies. By approaching GPU design in a way that mirrors NASA’s “faster, better, cheaper” approach from the mid-90’s, NVIDIA is looking to offer something ... Read More »

ASRock D1800B-ITX Motherboard Review

The ASRock D1800B-ITX is a Mini-ITX motherboard that comes with a Celeron J1800 “Bay Trail-D” dual-core CPU soldered. It has one USB 3.0 and two SATA-300 ports, but its highlights are actually its low TDP and low cost, besides, of course, its small footprint. ASRock D1800B-ITX Motherboard | Hardware Secrets. Read More »

Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 980 and 970 graphics cards reviewed

Both firms introduced larger chips based on existing GPU architectures last year. Then, two weeks ago, the Tonga GPU in the Radeon R9 285 surprised us with formidable new technology that’s still somewhat mysterious. Before that, this past spring, Nvidia unveiled its next-gen “Maxwell” graphics architecture on a single, small chip aboard the GeForce GTX 750 Ti. We could tell ... Read More »

Plextor PX-G256M6e M.2 256GB PCIE SSD Review

Compared to mSATA SSDs, M.2 PCIE SSDs have far more potential in the desktop market. mSATA has a much lower bandwidth limit than M.2. In fact, M.2 utilizes the PCIE lanes to transfer data which means much higher potential. Also, while mSATA is limited to its own little port, M.2 PCIE SSDs can be plugged into PCIE adapter cards. giving ... Read More »

Nvidia GTX 980 Review

Nvidia may have officially launched Maxwell with the GTX 750 Ti launch back in February, but I think we can all agree that things don’t get really serious until they refresh their flagship card with the new architecture. Well the wait is over, Nvidia is taking the cover off of their new cards as you read this at their Game24 ... Read More »

ASUS Strix GTX 970 OC 4 GB Review

The GeForce GTX 970 is carved out of the 28 nm GM204 silicon, on which the GTX 980 is based, by disabling three out of sixteen streaming multiprocessors, which each hold 128 CUDA cores. The resulting shader count is 1,664. Texture memory units are proportionately down to 104, as are clock speeds, although they stay well above the 1 GHz ... Read More »

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4 GB Review

With the introduction of the GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970, NVIDIA’s product stack looks very similar to the way it did in 2012, in which performance-segment GK104 went into making the GTX 680 and GTX 670, positioned as high-end parts, thanks to higher performance relative to AMD’s high-end chips, at the time. Much like “Kepler” and GK104, “Maxwell” and ... Read More »

ASUS STRIX GTX 750 Ti OC Edition Video Card Review

The ASUS STRIX GTX 750 Ti OC Edition comes equipped with a factory GPU base clock 1124MHz and a boost clock of 1202MHz, a respective 104MHz and 117MHz increase over stock GeForce GTX 750 Ti speeds and features ASUS’ DirectCU II cooling system. It is configured with 2GB GDR5 memory running at a stock 5.4GHz effective rate. The cooling system ... Read More »

TEch Reports September 2014 System Guide

guess it must be. Intel has shaken up the high end of its desktop line with Haswell-E processors and the new X99 chipset, which has also had the side-effect of bringing DDR4 memory into the picture. None of that premium, state-of-the-art hardware is particularly cheap, but it sure is fast—and there’s nothing else like it in the market today. Then ... Read More »

Corsair Graphite 780T Review

The Corsair Graphite 780T is the successor to the 760T, a chassis that has been on the market for quite some time. It features the same new bold design we have seen on the 380T, but allows you to install a fully sized ATX board and features a lot more expandability.   Corsair Graphite 780T Review | techPowerUp. Read More »