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Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 31.6
Covering 628 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you ... Read here
The Tech ARP + Western Digital My Passport Wireless Contest
We proudly announce The Tech ARP + WD My Passport Wireless Contest! Thanks to the gen... Read here
BIOS Option Of The Week - IDE Bus Master Support
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known... Read here
The Intel Atom x3 (SoFIA) Debuts In The JOI Phone 5 & JOI 7 Lite
The Intel Atom x3 has been powering affordable smartphones and phablets in the Chines... Read here
Mobile CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 12.1
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the ... Read here
Workstation & Server CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 7.9
If you have no idea what's different between an AMD Opteron processor and an Intel Co... Read here
Camera Shootout : ASUS ZenFone 2 Vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 & Apple iPhone 6
We have been using all three smartphones to take our photos and videos at various loc... Read here
240 GB HyperX Savage SSD Review
Today, we are going to review the 240 GB member of the HyperX Savage SSD family, whic... Read here
Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 16.1
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the ... Read here
The 2015 ASUS Republic Of Gamers (ROG) Technology Report
The new ROG line-up consists of the ROG G751 gaming notebook, the ROG G501 gaming not... Read here
The Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway #4 : Mi In-Ear Headphones (Results)
This year, we are not only rewarding everyone who participates in the Tech ARP forums... Read here
Western Digital My Passport Wireless 2 TB Drive Review
Today, we are going to take a look at the 2 TB Western Digital My Passport Wireless (... Read here
The Canon EOS 5DS R, EOS 5DS and XC10 Tech Report
The EOS 5DS R and EOS 5DS come equipped with a 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor that boast... Read here
Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 17.1
These days, there are so many mobile GPU models that it has become quite impossible t... Read here
Unboxing The ASUS ZenFone 2 Smartphone
ASUS Malaysia kindly gave us the premium ZE551ML version of the ASUS ZenFone 2. Let's... Read here
   
ED#201 : Intel Compute Stick - A Computer In The Palm Of Your Hands
At the recent Intel Intelligent Generations 2015 event, Intel officially launched the... Read here
ED#200 : Intel Intelligent Generations 2015 (Compute Stick, Atom X3 & More!)
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ED#199 : 6 Things The Samsung Galaxy S6 Does Better Than The iPhone 6
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are not just legitimate challengers of the A... Read here
ED#198 : Samsung Announces Availability Of The 64 GB Galaxy S6 Edge Smartphone
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ED#188 : Apple iPhone 6 Copy Corruption Bug RESOLVED!
Last month, I moved three videos and a bunch of photos from my Apple iPhone 6 to my c... Read here
ED#197 : One Apple & Three Samsung Tidbits For You
We recently heard some juicy bits of information from our sources, who shall remain u... Read here
ED#196 : 8 Facts You Never Knew About Western Digital's Hardware Encryption
There are some things you probably don't know about the hardware encryption feature i... Read here
ED#195 : No, Google Malaysia Didn't Get Hacked
This morning, Malaysians were treated to a shocking sight when they got down to serio... Read here
ED#194 : One Year GST Holiday On Computers
Check out their short press release, which has led to a flurry of excited responses f... Read here
ED#193 : Jony Ive : Waterproof iPhone Not Happening... Ever
In an internal email that discussed possible "killer features" for a future iPhone, A... Read here
ED#192 : What To Do If You Destroyed Your Apple iPhone
Ever since HTC announced that they would cover their newly-launched HTC One (M9) smar... Read here
ED#191 : Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge Launch Date & Prices
We have also identified more launch countries and their launch prices. Check out the ... Read here
ED#190 : HTC To Provide Free Accidental Damage Warranty For The HTC One M9!
With a slew of other Android smartphone manufacturers fighting for the same market se... Read here
ED#189 : Pre-Order Record For Samsung GALAXY S6 & S6 Edge & Other Updates
Although the lack of a microSD slot or a user-replaceable battery had many people gru... Read here
ED#187 : How Well Does The Samsung S Voice Work?
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 31.6
10:41 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Covering 716 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you to easily compare 24 different specifications for each and every card. If you need to find out about the specification of any card, just come over and check out our Desktop Graphics Comparison Guide.

We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates.



Here are the latest updates in Revision 31.6 :
- Updated the Die Size specifications of the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X2 graphics card.
- Updated the Die Size specifications of the AMD Radeon R9 Fury graphics card.
- Updated the Die Size specifications of the AMD Radeon R9 Fury graphics card.
- Updated the Die Size specifications of the AMD Radeon R9 Nano graphics card.
- Updated the Die Size specifications of the AMD Radeon R9 380 graphics card.
- Updated the Die Size specifications of the AMD Radeon R9 380 (OEM) graphics card.
- Removed the AMD Radeon R9 375X (Future) graphics card.
- Removed the AMD Radeon R9 375 (Future) graphics card.
- Removed the AMD Radeon R7 350X (Future) graphics card.
- Removed the AMD Radeon R5 340X (Future) graphics card.
Link : Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 31.6

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/7916-desktop-graphics-card-comparison-guide-67.html#post377883




Monday, June 29, 2015
The Tech ARP + Western Digital My Passport Wireless Contest
10:29 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

We are 3/4 through The Tech ARP + WD My Passport Wireless Contest! Don’t miss this great opportunity!

All you have to do is answer FOUR simple questions to be in the running for FOUR My Passport Wireless drives!



The My Passport Wireless drive from Western Digital is a revolutionary new storage device that melds the hard disk drive with a wireless hub, an SD card reader and a battery pack to allow you to share storage on-the-go!

If you want one, head over to the contest page and answer those four questions! IT’S THAT SIMPLE!

Link : The Tech ARP + Western Digital My Passport Wireless Contest

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28674-tech-arp-western-digital-my-passport-wireless-contest.html#post377870



I’ll Be Moving My Blogs To RojakPot.com
10:27 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

As part of our Tech ARP upgrade process, we revived The Rojak Pot - Mishmash of Malaysian Life. That will be where we post our non-tech articles, guides and commentaries. That will be where I will be relocating this blog.


So far, I have posted the following articles :
Harith Iskandar’s Son Is NOT Being Targeted By Pedophiles

MamaPride Invents World’s First Modesty Pants For Women!

Did German Police Officers March Against The Rothschild European Central Bank?

Lunch Set Menu At Franco Pavilion
If you are interested to blog, we can create an account for you at RojakPot.com. Just shoot me a PM and let me know what you want to blog about

Link : I’ll Be Moving My Blogs To RojakPot.com

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/adrian-wong/28718-i-ll-moving-my-blogs-rojakpot-com.html



Malaysia’s Best Postpaid Plans Get Even Better!
10:14 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

KUALA LUMPUR, 29 June 2015 - U Mobile Sdn Bhd, Malaysia’s most dynamic and innovative telco has, once again, pushed the market standard and redefined benchmarks with its enhanced postpaid plans and service offerings. The upgraded plans come with the MOST data allowance in town, as well as FREE on-net calls, FREE SMSs and LOWEST call rate – making Malaysia’s widely recognised best postpaid plan better than ever before!



Today, U Mobile excites the market with its enhanced postpaid plans that address the ever-increasing demand for high speed, high quality mobile Internet by adding another 2GB on top of the current data allowances for each postpaid mobile and broadband plans. This will certainly give consumers greater bandwidth to stream videos, music, surf the Web and stay connected via social media platform. The most exciting part is – the prices for all postpaid plans remain the same!

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28720-malaysia-s-best-postpaid-plans-get-even-better.html



Canon EOS 5D Series Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary
09:50 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

TOKYO, May 28, 2015—Canon Inc. announced today the celebration this year of the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the Company’s EOS 5D series of digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras. Launched in September 2005, the EOS 5D enabled advanced-amateur users to take advantage of the impressive high-image-quality performance and photographic expression unique to digital SLR cameras equipped with a 35 mm full-frame sensor, which, at the time, primarily targeted only professional-level users.



At the time of its launch in September 2005, full-frame CMOS sensors were only made available in professional-level models. In addition to being the first advanced-amateur digital SLR camera to incorporate a sensor of this size, contributing to the popularization of full-frame-sensor cameras.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28719-canon-eos-5d-series-celebrates-10-year-anniversary.html




Sunday, June 28, 2015
BIOS Option Of The Week - IDE Bus Master Support
10:54 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition.

Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend.



This week, we will be taking a look at the IDE Bus Master Support BIOS setting. Here’s an excerpt :
"This BIOS feature is a misnomer since it doesn’t actually control the bus mastering ability of the onboard IDE controller. It is actually a toggle for the built-in driver that allows the onboard IDE controller to perform DMA (Direct Memory Access) transfers.

DMA transfer modes allow IDE devices to transfer large amounts of data from the hard disk to the system memory and vice versa with minimal processor intervention. It differs from the older and processor-intensive PIO transfer modes by..."
Link : BIOS Option Of The Week - IDE Bus Master Support

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/24898-bios-option-week-33.html#post377857




Saturday, June 27, 2015
The Intel Atom x3 (SoFIA) Debuts In The JOI Phone 5 & JOI 7 Lite
01:33 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

We first covered the Intel Atom x3 SoC for mobile devices during the Intel Intelligent Generations 2015 event in May. Codenamed SoFIA, this Singapore-designed system-on-a-chip (SoC) has been powering affordable smartphones and phablets in the Chinese market. Now it has finally arrived in Malaysia in the guise of the JOI Phone 5 smartphone and the JOI 7 Lite phablet.



On the 26th of June, 2015, we were invited to the official launch of the JOI Phone 5 smartphone and the JOI 7 Lite phablet by Intel Malaysia and SNS Network. Held at the swank French-Japanese restaurant, Franco, select members of the media were given first hand access to the two new Atom x3 devices.

Link : The Intel Atom x3 (SoFIA) Debuts In The JOI Phone 5 & JOI 7 Lite

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28717-intel-atom-x3-sofia-debuts-joi-phone-5-joi-7-lite.html



Weekly Savings from Adorama on Apple, Tenba and More!
01:16 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong


Save $200 on Loaded Macbook Air!


Save $50 on Tenba Messenger Mini Photo / Laptop Bag!


Save $140 on Tamrac 5588 Expedition 8x Backpack for SLR Cameras!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28716-weekly-savings-adorama-apple-tenba-more.html



MSI Unleashes the AMD Fury X Graphics Card
01:01 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

As the world’s No.1 in GAMING graphics cards, MSI is pleased to announce the availability of the revolutionary AMD Radeon R9 Fury X. With the MSI R9 Fury X 4G, MSI adds a new high-end graphics card to its recently introduced and already heavily awarded AMD R9 and R7 300 series range.



The MSI R9 Fury X 4G is equipped with 4GB of the groundbreaking High Bandwidth Memory, which is engineered directly onto AMD’s Fiji XT GPU for unprecedented performance. The AMD Fury X is built for the future of ultra-high resolution gaming and Virtual Reality, which is available for enthusiasts to discover.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28715-msi-unleashes-amd-fury-x-graphics-card.html



JOOX Is Offering 30 Days Free Premium Music Streaming For New Users!
12:51 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

MALAYSIA, 26 June 2015 – Get set for a new “JOOX BOX” for the musical beat of your life, JOOX is a fresh and new exciting take on the music streaming service industry as it offers a unique twist in digital music subscription. JOOX is a free, multi-cultural language music streaming app that connects music lovers with current trends, issues and cultures with customized playlist in a bid to offer localized and relevant contents that are closer to Malaysian’s heart.

Available in three user interfaces and content selections; Melayu Hits, Chinese Hits and International, JOOX provides an extensive library of local and global music from your favourite artists across Malaysia, Asia and International markets, providing users endless entertainment through an easy-to-use app. To take the music experience up a notch, JOOX offers a distinct local flavour with a stream of recommended playlists that are specifically handpicked by the local music curators based on Malaysian trends and activities as well as latest music releases.



JOOX is now available to download for free on both iOS and Android devices with an optional RM14.90 monthly fee to access its VIP subscription. First time users who sign-up will each get free VIP service for 30 days before moving back to the standard free-tier.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28714-joox-offering-30-days-free-premium-music-streaming-new-users.html




Thursday, June 25, 2015
Mobile CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 12.1
10:00 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

There are so many mobile CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different models or even remember their specifications!

Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various mobile CPUs in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete.

Currently covering 1,037 mobile CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 19 different specifications for each and every CPU!



Here are the latest updates in Revision 12.1 :
- Added the Intel Core i7-5950HQ quad-core processor.
- Added the Intel Core i7-5850EQ quad-core processor.
- Added the Intel Core i7-5850HQ quad-core processor.
- Added the Intel Core i7-5750HQ quad-core processor.
- Added the Intel Core i7-5700EQ quad-core processor.
- Added the Intel Core i7-5700HQ quad-core processor.
- Added the Intel Core i5-5350H dual-core processor.

Link : Mobile CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 12.1

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/21211-mobile-cpu-comparison-guide-13.html#post377835



Microsoft announces general availability of Office for Android phones
09:47 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Microsoft announced today the general availability of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android phone. The apps offer the same great touch-optimized Office experience currently available on Android tablets, but with a UI thoughtfully redesigned for a smaller screen.



Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android phone join other great experiences we’ve delivered for the Android platform including Outlook, OneNote and OneDrive, and signal our final step in completing the Office experience on Android devices.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28712-microsoft-announces-general-availability-office-android-phones.html




Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The Tech ARP + Western Digital My Passport Wireless Contest
11:02 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

We are halfway through The Tech ARP + WD My Passport Wireless Contest!

All you have to do is answer FOUR simple questions to be in the running for FOUR My Passport Wireless drives!



The My Passport Wireless drive from Western Digital is a revolutionary new storage device that melds the hard disk drive with a wireless hub, an SD card reader and a battery pack to allow you to share storage on-the-go!

If you want one, head over to the contest page and answer those four questions! IT’S THAT SIMPLE!

Link : The Tech ARP + Western Digital My Passport Wireless Contest

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28674-tech-arp-western-digital-my-passport-wireless-contest.html#post377828




Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The Workstation & Server CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 7.9
12:38 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

If you have no idea what’s different between an AMD Opteron processor and an Intel Xeon processor, then this is the guide for you.

Covering 848 workstation and server CPUs, this comprehensive comparison allows you to easily compare 20 different specifications for each and every CPU.



Here’s what we updated in this new release :
- Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon D-1540 (Broadwell) 8-core SoC.
- Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon D-1520 (Broadwell) quad-core SoC.
- Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4669 v3 (Haswell) 18-core processor.
- Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4667 v3 (Haswell) 16-core processor.
- Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4660 v3 (Haswell) 14-core processor.
- Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4655 v3 (Haswell) 6-core processor.
- Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4650 v3 (Haswell) 12-core processor.
- Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4648 v3 (Haswell) 12-core processor.
- Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4640 v3 (Haswell) 12-core processor.
- Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4627 v3 (Haswell) 10-core processor.
- Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4620 v2 (Haswell) 10-core processor.
- Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4610 v2 (Haswell) 10-core processor.
Link : The Workstation & Server CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 7.9

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/21391-workstation-server-cpu-comparison-guide-8.html#post377822



QNAP Adds 4-bay Models to the High-performance TVS-x71U Turbo vNAS Series
12:25 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Taipei, Taiwan, June 23, 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the new 10GbE-ready TVS-471U Turbo vNAS series, including the TVS-471U-RP and TVS-471U. Featuring high performance, scalable design, reliability and rich business applications, the TVS-471U series is designed for SMBs to ensure smooth daily file operations with low total cost of ownership.



The 4-bay rackmount TVS-471U series is powered by Intel® Haswell Pentium® and Core™ i3 processors that are capable of providing over 1,500 MB/s throughput and 128,000 IOPS for CPU-intensive tasks including Virtualization Station, serving large numbers of simultaneous connections, and 4K video playback and transcoding.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28711-qnap-adds-4-bay-models-high-performance-tvs-x71u-turbo-vnas-series.html



The “S” in SUHD TV offers new sophistication
12:14 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Setting the tone and ushering in a bold new era of home entertainment comes the arrival of the superior Samsung SUHD TV. Samsung is the world’s leading TV brand, shaping the future of the TV industry with award winning designs, unparalleled picture quality and innovative content partnerships.

This 4k UHD (Ultra-HD) marvel is a masterpiece designed for a superior home entertainment experience that will alter your television watching habit. It’s more than just a television, it’s a lifestyle.



The S in SUHD TV does not stand for just one thing. In fact, the ‘S’ defines many ground-breaking qualities that are associated with the SUHD TV!

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28710-s-suhd-tv-offers-new-sophistication.html



Dell Software Enhances Their DR Series Deduplication Appliances
11:54 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Jun. 23, 2015 – Dell Software today announced the launch of a major update to its award-winning DR Series of deduplication appliances, including a host of performance and scalability upgrades, as well as the addition of encryption at rest capabilities, and VTL and NDMP backup support.

As organizations of all sizes are tasked with protecting an ever-growing volume of data in a faster, safer and more efficient manner, the need for data protection solutions that save time and reduce risk is more important than ever.



The latest update to the Dell DR Series of deduplication appliances gives customers the enhanced security, improved performance and increased flexibility needed to meet this challenge while implementing a comprehensive backup and recovery strategy.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28709-dell-software-enhances-their-dr-series-deduplication-appliances.html




Monday, June 22, 2015

   
AMD Carrizo APU Details Revealed!
The 2015 Alienware 15 & Alienware 17 Launch Event
Western Digital VelociRaptor 600 GB Hard Disk Drive Review
Counterfeit GeCube Radeon HD Graphics Cards
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT Mobile GPU Review Rev. 2.0
Do You Really Need Surround Sound?
Nokia 5300 XpressMusic Mobile Phone Review
Cooler Master Aerogate II Thermal Controller Review
Icemat Siberia Multi Headset Review
ASUS W3, W5 & V6 Sonoma Notebook Series Launch

 
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