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Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 15.8
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the ... Read here
BIOS Option Of The Week - Compatible FPU OPCODE
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known... Read here
The Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway (Week 13)
This year, we are not only rewarding everyone who participates in the Tech ARP forums... Read here
The Internet Censorship Bypass Guide
This guide seeks to build up a database of methods by which the common Internet user ... Read here
Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 17.0
These days, there are so many mobile GPU models that it has become quite impossible t... Read here
Camera Shootout : The Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge Vs. The Apple iPhone 6
In this comparison, we will compare the photos we took with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy ... Read here
Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 30.5
Covering 628 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you ... Read here
Western Digital My Passport Ultra Metal / Anniversary Edition 2 TB Portable Hard Disk Drive Review
Today, we are going to take a look at their 2 TB Western Digital My Passport Ultra An... Read here
Mobile CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 11.9
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the ... Read here
Hard Disk Drive Performance Comparison Guide Rev. 5.6
Ever wanted a guide on hard drive performance, where you can compare the performance ... Read here
Unboxing The Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge Smartphones
During the local launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, we w... Read here
Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 8.7
These days, there are so many workstation graphics card models that it has become qui... Read here
The Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge Malaysian Launch Details
In this event, Samsung Malaysia will officially reveal their prices and availability ... Read here
ASUS Reveals The Transformer Book Chi & ZenBook UX305
ASUS Malaysia invited us to the launch of the ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi and the ... Read here
U Mobile Gives You More Reasons To Own The Amazing iPhone 6!
At their unveiling event today, U Mobile finally revealed their maiden iPhone plans a... 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#188 : Apple iPhone 6 Copy Corruption Bug Rev. 2.0
Last month, I moved three videos and a bunch of photos from my Apple iPhone 6 to my c... Read here
ED#187 : How Well Does The Samsung S Voice Work?
Today, we are going to perform a few simple tests to see how well the Samsung S Voice... Read here
ED#186 : Experiencing The Samsung Gear S Smart Watch At The Samsung Gear S Spy Camp! Rev. 2.0
Check out what I experienced during the Samsung Gear S Spy Camp! Read here
ED#175 : How To Integrate Cloud Storage Services With Microsoft Office 2013 And Office 365 Rev. 3.0
To avoid another antitrust case (remember Internet Explorer?), Microsoft Office 2013 ... Read here
ED#185 : The New TrueCrypt - VeraCrypt Or CipherShed?
A French cryptography and IT security company called IDRIX announced the release of V... Read here
ED#184 : #Bendgate Isn't New But It Could Finally Change The Industry For The Better
#Bendgate is becoming a marketing boon for the Android and Windows Phone platforms. T... Read here
   
   
   
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Monday, April 27, 2015
Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 15.8
09:24 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

There are so many 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 desktop CPUs in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete.

Currently covering 1054 desktop CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 19 different specifications for each and every CPU.


Here’s the latest update in Revision 15.8 :
- Added the AMD A10-7870K quad-core processor.
- Added the AMD A8-7670K quad-core processor.
Link : Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 15.8

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/20948-desktop-cpu-comparison-guide-29.html#post377261



Dell Celebrates 20th Year Anniversary for PowerEdge Servers
09:13 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Apr. 27, 2015 – Dell recently celebrated its 20-year anniversary providing customers its PowerEdge servers. In 1995, five percent of the company’s revenue came from server sales and Dell had just three percent market share, ranking seventh in server unit shipments.

Fast forward to today and Dell holds the No. 2 position in the global x86 server market - a market that has grown more than 600 percent since 1996. Dell currently has 21 percent unit share, is the only top-three server vendor to gain worldwide unit share year over year, and is growing its server portfolio at more than two times the pace of the industry.



The heart of Dell’s momentum is a focus on customers and their needs, with customer-inspired innovations acting as the guiding force of Dell’s solutions portfolio. An excellent example is the PowerEdge 13th generation servers, which has received rave reviews from customers and partners since its launch in September 2014.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28594-dell-celebrates-20th-year-anniversary-poweredge-servers.html



BIOS Option Of The Week - Compatible FPU OPCODE
02:47 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 Compatible FPU OPCODE BIOS setting. Here’s an excerpt :
"In Intel IA-32 (P6 family, Pentium 4, etc...) processors, the x87 FPU stores the opcode of the last executed non-control instruction (also known as the fopcode or FOP code) in an 11-bit register. This provides state information for exception handlers.

However, to improve FPU performance, the Pentium 4 and Xeon processors will only store the FOP of the last non-transparent floating point instruction that had an unmasked exception. For backward compatibility, the Pentium 4 and Xeon processors allow programmable control of the FOP register. This is where the Compatible FPU OPCODE BIOS feature comes in..."
Link : BIOS Option Of The Week - Compatible FPU OPCODE

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/24898-bios-option-week-32.html#post377251




Saturday, April 25, 2015
The Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway (Week 13)
02:23 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Week 13 of the Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway is ALMOST over!

Up for grabs are FIVE units of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000!


Made for the mobile warrior, this ambidextrous wireless mouse features a nano receiver that hides in the battery compartment and a 10-month long battery life on a single AA battery!

In addition, every unit will come with mystery swag from us!



This year, we are not only rewarding everyone who participates in the Tech ARP forums and the Tech ARP Facebook page, we are also going to reward our readers! So there are three ways you can win prizes in our 2015 giveaway :
a) Participate In The Forums
b) Facebook Share, Like & Comment
c) Just Read Our Articles
It’s THAT simple!


Link : The Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway (Week 13)

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28440-tech-arp-2015-mega-giveaway-2.html#post377249




Friday, April 24, 2015
The Internet Censorship Bypass Guide
11:17 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

In 1999, the Malaysian government under Tun Dr. Mahathir launched the Multimedia Super Corridor. To garner foreign investment and support, he promised that the Malaysian government would never censor the Internet. Yet, today, contrary to the Multimedia Act, the Malaysian government actively censors the Internet, usually targeting political websites whose opinions it does not agree with.



Of course, this is not just the Malaysian experience. Internet censorship is prevalent everywhere. It’s just a matter of what and how much of the Internet is being blocked.

This guide seeks to build up a database of methods by which the common Internet user can easily bypass such censorship. We will start with the most common bypass method - switching the DNS servers, and add more over time.


Link : The Internet Censorship Bypass Guide

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28592-internet-censorship-bypass-guide.html




Thursday, April 23, 2015
Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 17.0
10:48 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

These days, there are so many mobile GPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different configurations. 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 GPUs in the market as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete.

Currently covering 520 mobile GPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 24 different specifications for each and every GPU! 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 :
- Added the Intel Iris Graphics 6100 (1100 MHz) processor graphics.
- Added the Intel Iris Graphics 6100 (1050 MHz) processor graphics.
- Added the Intel Iris Graphics 6100 (1000 MHz) processor graphics.
- Added the Intel Iris Graphics 6000 (1000 MHz) processor graphics.
- Added the Intel HD Graphics 5500 (950 MHz) processor graphics.
- Added the Intel HD Graphics 5500 (900 MHz) processor graphics.
- Added the Intel HD Graphics 5500 (850 MHz) processor graphics.
- Added a new CPU model to the Intel HD Graphics 4600 (1150 MHz) processor graphics.
- Added a new CPU model to the Intel HD Graphics 4600 (1150 MHz) processor graphics.
- Corrected the Textures / Clock and ROPs for all Intel processor graphics.
- Corrected the Texture Fill Rate and Pixel Fill Rate for all Intel processor graphics.
Link : Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 17.0

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/8576-mobile-gpu-comparison-guide-29.html#post377242



Canon products selected for esteemed Technical Image Press Association awards for 21st consecutive year
10:38 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

23 April, 2015 – Canon camera products were honored with four “Best Photo and Imaging Product” awards by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), representing 27 photo and imaging magazines from 16 countries across five continents.

The award-winning products are: the EOS 7D Mark II digital SLR camera, the IXUS 160 (PowerShot ELPH 160 in the Americas) / IXUS 165 / IXUS 170 (PowerShot ELPH 170 IS) digital compact cameras, the EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM super-telephoto zoom lens, and the EF11-24mm f/4L USM ultra-wide-angle zoom lens.



This year marks Canon’s 21st consecutive year as a TIPA award recipient.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28591-canon-products-selected-technical-image-press-association-awards-21st-year.html



Amazon.com Electronics Offers
10:21 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

   

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Amazon.com Star Wars Day Offers
10:04 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

   

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28589-amazon-com-star-wars-day-offers.html



Amazon.com Mother’s Day Offers
10:00 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

   

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28588-amazon-com-mother-s-day-offers.html




Tuesday, April 21, 2015
ASUS ZenFone 2 "See What Others Can’t See" Media Launch In Jakarta (Day 2)
03:18 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

ASUS invited a few hundred members of the media from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam and Myanmar to Jakarta, Indonesia for a 3-day media trip for the launch of the ASUS ZenFone 2 smartphone.



They dubbed the event the ASUS ZenFone 2 "See What Others Can’t See" event. Let’s take a look at what went down during the second day of the event!

Link : ASUS ZenFone 2 "See What Others Can’t See" Media Launch In Jakarta (Day 2)

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28587-asus-zenfone-2-see-what-others-can-t-see-media-launch-jakarta-day-2-a.html




Monday, April 20, 2015
ASUS ZenFone 2 "See What Others Can’t See" Media Launch In Jakarta
12:55 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

ASUS invited a few hundred members of the media from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam and Myanmar to Jakarta, Indonesia for a 3-day media trip for the launch of the ASUS ZenFone 2 smartphone.



They dubbed the event the ASUS ZenFone 2 "See What Others Can’t See" event. Let’s take a look at what went down during the event!

Link : ASUS ZenFone 2 "See What Others Can’t See" Media Launch In Jakarta

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28584-asus-zenfone-2-see-what-others-can-t-see-media-launch-jakarta.html



BIOSTAR brings out the Small but Powerful Hi-Fi B85S1 Motherboard
12:47 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

April 20th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – The newest motherboard based on Intel B85 single chip architecture by BIOSTAR is ready to work hard, play hard and fit in.

The Hi-Fi B85S1 supports Intel’s 4th generation Core i7 and Core i5 processors in the 1150 package and is value designed in a Micro ATX form factor with 2 channel DDR3 slots for 16GB, enough to handle any modern computing requirements and be usable in small or tight spaces.



BIOSTAR’s Hi-Fi B85S1 delivers a business-rich option at a value price compared to the other companies. The Hi-Fi B85S1 features BIOSTAR innovative Hi-Fi technology, a built-in powerful headphone amplifier and Super LAN Surge Protection which enhances Ethernet protections.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28585-biostar-brings-out-small-but-powerful-hi-fi-b85s1-motherboard.html




Sunday, April 19, 2015
BIOS Option Of The Week - MCLK Spread Spectrum
10:59 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 MCLK Spread Spectrum BIOS setting. Here’s an excerpt :
"Spread spectrum clocking works by continuously modulating the clock signal around a particular frequency. This "spreads out" the power output and "flattens" the spikes of signal waveform, keeping them below the FCC limit.

This BIOS feature controls spread spectrum clocking of the memory bus. It usually offers three levels of modulation - 0.25%, 0.5% or 0.75%. They denote the amount of modulation around the memory bus frequency. The greater the modulation, the greater the reduction of..."
Link : BIOS Option Of The Week - MCLK Spread Spectrum

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/24898-bios-option-week-32.html#post377221




Saturday, April 18, 2015
The Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway (Week 12)
01:02 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Week 12 of the Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway is ALMOST over!

Up for grabs are FIVE units of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000!


Made for the mobile warrior, this ambidextrous wireless mouse features a nano receiver that hides in the battery compartment and a 10-month long battery life on a single AA battery!

In addition, every unit will come with mystery swag from us!



This year, we are not only rewarding everyone who participates in the Tech ARP forums and the Tech ARP Facebook page, we are also going to reward our readers! So there are three ways you can win prizes in our 2015 giveaway :
a) Participate In The Forums
b) Facebook Share, Like & Comment
c) Just Read Our Articles
It’s THAT simple!


Link : The Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway (Week 12)

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28440-tech-arp-2015-mega-giveaway-2.html#post377219




Friday, April 17, 2015
ED#197 : One Apple & Three Samsung Tidbits For You
11:29 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

We recently heard some juicy bits of information from our sources, who shall remain unnamed (naturally). Without wasting time, here are some juicy tidbits that might interest you Apple and Samsung fans!



Link : ED#197 : One Apple & Three Samsung Tidbits For You

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28582-ed-197-one-apple-three-samsung-tidbits-you.html



Malaysia pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy S6 edge in Gold Platinum exceed expectations
11:00 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA, April 17 2015 – The global demand for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge was much higher than initially anticipated as both phones had already snagged around 20 million preorders over the past few weeks.

Pre-orders for both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge have been brisk since its launch on the 2nd of April, with the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge in Gold Platinum being the more popular choice among Malaysians.



Samsung Malaysia Electronics today announced that it will be restocking the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge in Gold Platinum to meet the overwhelming response from Malaysian consumers.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28581-malaysia-pre-orders-samsung-galaxy-s6-edge-gold-platinum-exceed-expectations.html



WD® Scales Up Surveillance-Class Hard Drive Line - Introducing The New WD Purple™ NV!
10:46 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

17 April 2015 – WD®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company and storage industry leader, introduced WD Purple™ NV, a purpose-built line of 3.5-inch, high-capacity 4 TB and 6 TB hard drives for the greater demands of scalable network video recorder (NVR) surveillance systems.



Compared with standard WD Purple drives, the new member of the WD’s surveillance video recording family of drives, WD Purple NV, is designed for larger-scale network surveillance systems utilizing higher hard drive bay counts and greater numbers of attached cameras, which demand increased storage capacity and durability.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28580-wd-scales-up-surveillance-class-hard-drive-line-introducing-new-wd-purple-nv.html




Thursday, April 16, 2015

   
CPU Performance Comparison Guide Rev. 6.6
The Android Web Browser Round-Up
Western Digital RE4-GP 2 TB Hard Disk Drive Review
Empire23's Xmas 2006 Wish List
Nokia 5300 XpressMusic Mobile Phone Review
Icemat 2nd Edition Mouse Pad Review
Intel Mobility Party Report
Notebook Purchase Fiasco
Motherboard BIOS Flashing Guide
Pre-Launch NV40 Pictures & Benchmarks

 
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