PC Reviews. One MegaHertz at a Time
During their 30 years of graphics celebration, AMD announced a forthcoming addition to the Radeon R9 200 graphics card lineup, the Radeon R9 285. The Radeon R9 285 is due to replace the Radeon R9 280, which has only been with us for six months. The Radeon however, was a re-brand of the Radeon HD 7950, a cards that has been around since late January 2012.
It seems that mechanical keyboards are all over the place these days. They’re becoming more mainstream and less expensive at the same time. Mechanical keyboards have also evolved right along with other gaming keyboards. They’ve got backlighting, a choice of multiple styles of Cherry MX switches and tons of added features. One such board is the G710+ from Logitech. They were kind enough to send one over for me to test out so let’s get to it!
Wireless speakers are very popular nowadays, they come in different colors and sizes. However, compared to home theater systems, wireless speakers are far more inferior in terms of power and audio quality. If you have a good quality and audiophile-level home theater system at home, it would be a waste not to use it. Home theater systems can range from $200 up to $1,000 or more. You can still use your home theater system and connect it to your smartphone or handheld media player with the use of Diamond's Wireless Bluetooth Music Receiver for smartphones and tablets which we are going to review today.
Crucial is a global brand of Micron Technology, Inc., one of the largest memory and flash storage manufacturers in the world. They make computer memory upgrades (DRAM) and solid state drives (SSDs), and offer more than 250,000 upgrades for over 50,000 systems. They have a reputation for quality and their SSD’s are well regarded.
Today we will be looking at Crucial’s M550 256 Gb SSD. Offing speeds up to 550 MB/s read and 500 MB/s write is quite a step up from their previous offering, the M500. The M500 was a staple in the SSD market and with good reason, it was fast and reliable. Crucial has taken the M500 and upgrade the controller to the new Marvell 88SS9189. Also new is the Micron 64Gb 20nm (MLC) Flash. This is certainly interesting. Let us find out if the M550 is a worthy successor.
With a name like Devil, you certainly would expect any product branded with the name to instill fear in it's enemies. There is little doubt that is the reason that PowerColor has chosen to use the name on it's unique line of graphics cards. Indeed, their Devil 13 line of dual GPU graphics cards are legendary. PowerColor chose to expand the line into the last generation Radeon 7870, bringing many of the same features to a more affordable package. When the the Radeon 7870 was revamped into the R9 270X, The Devil went with it.