Tag: Cool Gadgets

Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom preview

Samsung Galaxy S4 ZoomNowadays only clicking the photographs is not important but editing and sharing them is equally important as well. Samsung, the leading smartphone producing company has launched a new camera Galaxy S4 Zoom which is a hybrid phone of point and shoot that comes up with a 10x optical zoom. This camera is the second device produced by Samsung with a 10x optical zoom after the Galaxy camera that was based on Galaxy S3. Continue reading

MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti Power Edition- A lot of power for few bucks

MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti Power Edition- A lot of power for few bucksThe GPU’s in the middle range that have a price tag ranging from 80 up to 120 euros offer great price to power ratio, so the manufacturers try to offer as much as they can, for as little as possible. In this category are a lot of models that had at least 20 to 50% bigger price tag when they came out, but were there for a while, so the price tag went down.

MSI has introduced a version of the GTX 650Ti card, signed as Power Edition or PE. Continue reading

Google Nexus 4 – A Great Successor

Google Nexus 4At the same time they introduced the Google Nexus 10, Google introduced their successor in the phone family, the Google Nexus 4. This phone has been made with collaboration with LG and it deserves to be named, a great phone. When compared to its predecessors it has a lot to offer and as the Google Nexus 10 it is made so that it will be used as a benchmark for how future phones should look like and to push developers to make new software in that manner. Continue reading

Google Nexus 10 – Is It The One We Were Hoping For?

Google Nexus 10This summer we were amazed by the tablet that Google introduced with cooperation with Asus, their little wonder the 7 inch Nexus. This tablet blew every one away with the amazing specifications incorporated in that small package and the starting price of about $200. Now, Google has introduced the bigger brother, which was made incorporation with Samsung which has a lot to say for itself, even though it is a bit slower than the smaller one.

So what is new here? Continue reading

The Clash Of The Middle Class – Part 7 – XFX Radeon HD 7770 Black Edition

XFX Radeon HD 7770 Black EditionThe last of the cards in this test comes from the American manufacturer XFX. The tested model is a part of their Black Edition, which defers from the rest of their offer by the great cooling technology Duratec, which incorporates high quality coils with a ferrite core. Their card looks appealing with the impeccably designed cooler that has a shield made out of brushed aluminum. In the price range of the Radeon HD 7770 this is really a rare thing, because the choice of material usually goes to plastic. Continue reading

The Clash Of The Middle Class – Part 6 – HIS Radeon HD 7770 IceQ X Turbo

HIS Radeon HD 7770 IceQ X TurboThe next card comes from the manufacturer HIS, which is not so well known, but it has a lot to offer. The card has their IceQ X suffix, which was formerly well known among the cooling systems of GPU’s as the DirectCU is now.

The first thing to notice on this card is the cooler that is very similar to the one used by Sapphire. Continue reading

The Clash Of The Middle Class – Part 5 – Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 Vapor-X

Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 Vapor-XAs we said this is the second part of the comparison, where the opposition will be shown. It is firstly represented by the leader in AMD GPU production- the Sapphire 7770 card, which has been equipped in the Vapor-X clotting, even though this was formerly reserved for the high end cards.

Because Cape Verde- the chip that is on the HD 7700 is a low consumer chip, Sapphire has designed a reduced version of their cooler Vapor-X, while keeping the main characteristics the same. Continue reading

The Clash Of The Middle Class – part 4 – Palit GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB and 2GB Version

Palit GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB and 2GB VersionFor the test we have chosen 2 GPU’s by Palit that are identical to each other, with the only difference being the dedicated RAM memory provided. Palit’s GPU’s look a lot simpler than the Asus GPU. Firstly, the cooler has the same dimensions as the board, so its overall size is almost half than the DirectCU II. The plastic cover hides only one fan that belongs to the TurboFan Blade family, which has a bigger cooling capability than a regular fan and produces less noise. Underneath it has a simple aluminum body that has a lot of ribs. The lack of heatpipes, copper parts and any other advanced tech is more than obvious. Continue reading

The Clash Of The Middle Class – Part 3- Asus GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II Top

Asus GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II TopThe first of the GPU’s that we are reviewing is essentially the best, ranking on the scores and as usually the quality of production is great.

As always, we are reviewing the best of each company and this from Asus means the DirectCU II in a Top variant. This company puts a lot of faith in their cooling systems and we would say that it is fully approved. Continue reading

The Clash Of The Middle Class – Part 2

NVidia vs AMDThe first three models that we are reviewing are coming from NVidia and their subsidiaries and hold the GK 106 chip. As it seems, this chip is a much stronger competitor than anticipated.

As all the rest GPU’s in this generation, the GK 106 is made in 28nm manufacturing process and it is based on Kepler architecture. This new chip on a hardware level supports all the latest standards: DirectX 11, Shader Model 5.0, OpenGL 4.2 and technologies directly connected to nVidia’s chips as: PhysX, 3D Vision, PureVideo HD, Cuda etc. Continue reading