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Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 33.0
Covering 628 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you ... Read here
BIOS Option Of The Week - Virtualization Technology
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known... Read here
Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 9.0
These days, there are so many workstation graphics card models that it has become qui... Read here
Solid State Drive Performance Comparison Guide Rev. 3.4
This comparison guide will compare the performance of all the solid state drives we c... Read here
The Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway #8 : Dell Portable HDD
This year, we are not only rewarding everyone who participates in the Tech ARP forums... Read here
2 TB Seagate Portable HDD Teardown
Adrian Tung recently upgraded to a new portable HDD, so he decide to tear down his 2 ... Read here
Tech ARP Elephone Q Smartphone Giveaway
We proudly announce the Tech ARP Elephone Q Giveaway - the perfect gift for this Chri... Read here
Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 17.4
These days, there are so many mobile GPU models that it has become quite impossible t... Read here
AMD Radeon Software Crimson Editon Detailed Briefing
Terry Makedon from AMD's Software Strategy Team, and Sasa Marinkov from their Softwar... Read here
AMD Radeon R9 380X Technology Report
Join us as we find out what the new AMD Radeon R9 380X graphics card offers to gamers... Read here
Hard Disk Drive Performance Comparison Guide Rev. 5.7
Ever wanted a guide on hard drive performance, where you can compare the performance ... Read here
Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 16.8
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the ... Read here
4 TB Western Digital Blue Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD) Review
Today, we will look at the 4 TB Western Digital Blue (WD40E31X) SSHD. It is currently... Read here
Samsung Galaxy Note5 Phablet Review
We were one of the few to receive a Samsung Galaxy Note5 to play with, and we have th... Read here
ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE550KL) Smartphone Review Rev. 2.0
The ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser is not a more affordable derivative of the ASUS ZenFone 2. I... Read here
   
ED#221 : Microsoft Demonstrates The Surface Pro 4's Artistic Flair
Microsoft Malaysia invited two special guests with amazing artistic talents - Delwin ... Read here
ED#210 : Sony Announces VAIO Issues With Windows 10 Rev. 3.0
Let's take a look at which VAIO PCs can upgrade to Windows 10, and which VAIO PCs nee... Read here
ED#220 : Fuji Xerox Unveils New Digital Print Technologies At DocuWorld 2015
Corporate printing solutions have come a long way, and it's fascinating to see how mu... Read here
ED#219 : Intel & Microsoft Encourages Consumers To Make Magic
Intel Malaysia and Microsoft Malaysia announced a joint campaign to encourage Malaysi... Read here
ED#218 : Ransomware 101 With Trend Micro
On the 5th of November 2015, we were invited by Trend Micro to a special media briefi... Read here
ED#217 : Windows 10 Upgrade Instructions For Sony VAIO PCs
Hooray! Sony has finally released a special VAIO Update for Windows 10 Upgrade tool f... Read here
ED#216 : Alcatel Flash 2 Smartphone First Look
Like the original Alcatel Flash smartphone, the new Alcatel Flash 2 is focused on mob... Read here
ED#215 : The Incredible | Dell Product Showcase Q4 2015
Now, this is what we have been waiting for - the revelation of the new Dell products ... Read here
ED#214 : Microsoft Helps Professionals Embrace New World Of Work With Office 2016
On the 12th of October 2015, Microsoft Malaysia invited us to a Microsoft Office 2016... Read here
ED#213 : The Intel Channel Symposium 2015
We were invited to the invitation-only Intel Channel Symposium 2015. This was where a... Read here
ED#212 : Hands On With The Samsung Note5 S Pen
A quick survey revealed that many previous Galaxy Note users did not use their S Pen ... Read here
ED#211 : The ASUS ZenPad 7.0's True CPU Speed
We just discovered the real reason for the ASUS ZenPad 7.0's lower performance, compa... Read here
ED#209 : How To Stop Windows 10 From Automatically Rebooting Itself! Rev. 2.1
Microsoft's zeal to ensure that Windows 10 is the most secure operating system they h... Read here
ED#208 : Sony Warns Against Upgrading To Windows 10
Sony users will have to wait a while longer to upgrade to Windows 10. Sony has issued... Read here
ED#207 : Samsung Galaxy A8 Launch Details
To whet your appetite before the official launch this Thursday, let’s take a look at ... Read here
   
   
   
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Monday, December 09, 2015

We Are Now At A New Website!

11:04 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Tech ARP has moved to a new home, with a fresh new face and a new forum! What you are looking at now is the archive of the old Tech ARP. Check out what the new Tech ARP looks like...


This archive website will remain, with all 937 articles and reviews we posted so far. We will be porting some of the more popular articles and guides over to the new Tech ARP. But for newer content, please head over to the new Tech ARP and new Tech ARP Forums!

We have also revived The Rojak Pot, so check us out there too.

New Tech ARP : http://www.techarp.com

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The Rojak Pot : http://www.rojakpot.com

Archive Site For Old Tech ARP : http://archive.techarp.com

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Monday, December 07, 2015
Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 33.0
11:04 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Covering 762 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 33.0 :
- Added the NVIDIA GeForce 960 (OEM) graphics card.
Link : Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 33.0

Link :
Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/threads/desktop-graphics-card-comparison-guide.7916/page-36#post-379454



AORUS Holiday Photo Contest
10:24 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

The second week of the Aorus Holiday Photo Contest is underway! Don’t miss this chance to win the AORUS A3 gaming laptop, as well as Call of Duty: Black Ops III game codes and AORUS swag.



December 7-14 : FPS game-themed holiday photo
December 14-21 : RPG / MMO / MOBA-themed holiday photo
December 21-28 : Classic game-themed holiday photo

Don’t forget to participate in the last Tech ARP giveaway of the year!

To read more, please click here!

Link :
Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/threads/aorus-holiday-photo-contest.29229/




Sunday, December 06, 2015
BIOS Option Of The Week - Virtualization Technology
01:57 PM 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 Virtualization Technology BIOS setting. Here’s an excerpt :
"Intel Virtualization Technology (IVT) is a extension of the Intel x86 architecture that allows multiple operating systems to run simultaneously on the same system. It does this by creating virtual machines, each running its own x86 operating system.

Although software virtualization though VMware and similar software is possible, they incur significant performance penalties. The IVT extensions allow operating systems that support them to..."
Link : BIOS Option Of The Week - Virtualization Technology

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/threads/bios-option-of-the-week.24898/page-18#post-379445




Friday, December 04, 2015
Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 9.0
12:27 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

These days, there are so many workstation graphics card models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different configurations. Therefore, we decided to compile this comprehensive guide to 199 workstation graphics cards.

We hope this comparison will provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various workstation graphics cards in the market as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates.



Here are the latest updates in Revision 9.0 :
- Added the AMD FirePro W4300 graphics card.
Link : Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 9.0

Link :
Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/threads/the-workstation-gpu-comparison-guide.8497/page-4#post-379416



iflix Launches Download And Watch Offline (DWO) Feature
12:20 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

On the 24th of November 2015, iflix announced their game-changing “Download and Watch Offline” feature. iflix subscribers can now download thousands of TV shows and movies from iflix’s vast library including the highly acclaimed exclusive series like Mr. Robot and Fargo.



The Download and Watch Offline (DWO) feature is available on their Android and iOS apps. You can then download and watch the content even where there is no WiFi connection, and avoid sucking up your mobile data.

To read more, please click here!

Link :
Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/threads/iflix-launches-download-and-watch-offline-dwo-feature.29227/



Jade Empire Special Edition Is Now FREE!
12:13 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Origin has a new game on the house. Jade Empire Special Edition is now FREE. Absolutely FREE to download and play forever and ever!



Seriously, this isn’t the demo or trial version. This is the real deal – the FULL version of Jade Empire Special Edition, worth $18.95. Of course, this is not a very new game. Jade Empire Special Edition was released in 2007. Still, it’s worth a trip down memory lane!

To read more, please click here!

Link :
Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/threads/jade-empire-special-edition-is-now-free.29226/



Canon Malaysia Launches The EOS M10 Camera With New EF-M15-45 mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
11:58 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Kuala Lumpur, 3 December 2015 — Canon today launched the EOS M10, the newest addition to the EOS M range of mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras. Pairing superior image quality associated with a EOS DSLR with the convenience of a point-and-shoot compact, the chic design and light weight (approximately 301 grams) of the EOS M10 makes it the perfect companion for urbanites of today.



The EOS M10 is paired with the new compact EF-M15-45 mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens that ensures high image quality in every shot. Equipped with a tilt type LCD touch screen that extends to 180 degrees, the EOS M10 has an intuitive user interface that also enables selfies from different angles. Photographers also benefit from an enhanced user experience with its Creative Assist editing capabilities and connectivity features.

To read more, please click here!

Link :
Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/threads/canon-malaysia-launches-the-eos-m10-camera-with-new-ef-m15-45-mm-f-3-5-6-3-is-stm-lens.29224/



ASUS ROG GX860 Buzzard Mouse Now Available In ASUS Store
11:48 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

ASUS Malaysia today announced that the ROG GX860 Buzzard mouse will be available for purchase at the ASUS Store, beginning next week. It will be priced at RM 208 (~USD 49).



To read more, please click here!

Link :
Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/threads/asus-rog-gx860-buzzard-mouse-now-available-in-asus-store.29223/



News From Other Hardware Sites!
08:55 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Chai

- Cubot H1 Smartphone Review @ Madshrimps
- Scosche goBAT 6000 Portable Charger Review @ ThinkComputers.org
- Noctua NH-C14S CPU Cooler Review @ ThinkComputers.org
- Apple iPhone 6s Plus Review: More Of A Good Thing @ HotHardware.com
- Revisiting the Killer NIC, eight years on @ Tech Report
- Shuttle XPC Nano Barebone NC01U Review @ Madshrimps
- Patriot Viper V360 Headset Review: A Promising Start @ Modders-Inc
- Logitech G920 & G29 Driving Force Review: A thrilling driving experience on PC @ TECHSPOT
- Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum Gaming Headset Review @ ThinkComputers.org
- Samsung SSD 950 PRO M.2 Review: Affordable, Ultra Fast Storage @ HotHardware.com
- Samsung’s 950 Pro SSD [email protected] Tech Report
- Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB DDR4 2666MHz C16 Memory Kit Review @ Madshrimps
- Fractal Design’s Core 500 case reviewed @ Tech Report
- Noctua NH-D9L CPU Air Cooler Video Review @ 3DGAMEMAN
- Sound Blaster X7 and E-MU XM7 bookshelf speakers review @ LanOC Reviews
- Streacom FC5 Alpha Fanless Chassis Review @ Madshrimps
- Noctua NH-L9x65 CPU Air Cooler Video Review @ 3DGAMEMAN
- The Best Graphics Cards: Nvidia vs. AMD at Every Price Point @ TECHSPOT
- LUXA2 Cigar Clip Universal Car Charger Mount Holder Review @ ThinkComputers.org
- Silicon Power Slim S80 240GB SSD Review @ Madshrimps
- Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z RGB Gaming Keyboard Review @ ThinkComputers.org
- Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 8 Review: A Budget-Friendly Android Slate @ HotHardware.com
- Bitfenix Alchemy 2.0 Magnetic LED Strip Review: Modding Made Even Easier @ Modders-Inc
- Meizu M2 Note Full Body PU Leather Case Review @ Madshrimps
- OCZ Trion 100 480GB review @ LanOC Reviews
- Silverstone Raven X Case Review: Flagship level cooling, priced for the masses @ TECHSPOT
- ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q G-SYNC Gaming Monitor: IPS At 165Hz @ HotHardware.Com
- Should You Buy a Sound Card? An Enthusiast’s Perspective @ TECHSPOT
- Maha Energy MH-C204U USB AA/AAA Charger Power Bank Review @ ModSynergy.com
- ADATA Premier SP550 240GB Solid State Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
- SilverStone Strider Platinum ST65F-PT 650W Power Supply Video [email protected] 3DGAMEMAN
- Logitech Harmony Elite Review: The Ultimate Universal Remote? @ HotHardware.Com
- TR’s fall 2015 mobile staff picks @ Tech Report
- SilverStone Strider Platinum ST75F-PT 750W Power Supply Video [email protected] 3DGAMEMAN
- Razer Mamba Wireless Chroma Gaming Mouse Review @ Madshrimps
- Testing DirectX 11 vs. DirectX 12 performance @ TECHSPOT
- EVGA Z170 Classified Motherboard Review @ Hardware Asylum
- Audiofly AF56m In-Ear Headphones Review @ ThinkComputers.org
- Building the Skylake Damagebox @ Tech Report
- Check If Adobe Flash is Installed, Then Get Rid of It @ TECHSPOT
- Amazon Fire TV (2015) Second Generation Review @ HotHardware.Com
- Best Tablets of 2015 @ TECHSPOT
- Best Tablets Of 2015, A Buyer’s Guide @ HotHardware.Com
- Zotac’s Zbox Magnus EN970 reviewed @ Tech Report
- Stanley FatMax LEDLISL 10W LED Flashlight Review @ ModSynergy.com
- Tech Armor ActivePower 12000 Mobile Power Bank Review @ ThinkComputers.org
- Huawei Watch Review: A Premium Android Wear Timepiece @ HotHardware.Com
- Asustor AS1002T NAS Video Review @ 3DGAMEMAN
- Two Weeks with the iPhone 6s: An Android user’s perspective - Part 2 @ TECHSPOT
- Benchmarking Intel’s Skylake-U Series Core i7 Processor For Laptops @ HotHardware.com

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Thursday, December 03, 2015
Solid State Drive Performance Comparison Guide Rev. 3.4
12:51 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

The solid state drive (SSD) is a new and relatively niche storage medium, but one that is slowly but steadily eating away at the universality of the hard disk drive. After all, solid state drives offer some big advantages over hard disk drives - extremely fast random accesses, absolutely silent operation, ability to withstand tremendous amounts of shock, vibration and atmospheric pressure (or the lack thereof).

This comparison guide will compare the performance of all the solid state drives we can get our hands on. This would be similar to our Hard Disk Drive Performance Comparison Guide. It may start off small, but we intend to keep adding new solid state drives and even new benchmarks as we go along.



Here are the latest updates :
- Added the 240 GB HyperX Savage SSD.
Link : Solid State Drive Performance Comparison Guide Rev. 3.4

Link :
Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/threads/solid-state-drive-performance-comparison-guide.25947/#post-379392



NEC Innovative Solutions Fair to be held in Kuala Lumpur
12:27 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

SHENZHEN, CHINA, November 30th, 2015 – Huntkey, professional power supply manufacturer is proud to announce its global presence bolstered by a large array of latest products and power supply solutions for general consumers especially the vastly growing South East Asian market.



Huntkey’s portfolio of simple and innovative products give make them an ever-present choice for consumers looking for power supply solutions from DIY PC to mobile charging solutions as well as home entertainment setups.

To read more, please click here!

Link :
Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/threads/nec-innovative-solutions-fair-to-be-held-in-kuala-lumpur.29222/




Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway #8 : Dell Portable HDD Giveaway!
01:24 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

We are delighted to announce Contest #8 : Dell Portable HDD Giveaway!

Up for grabs THIS month is the Dell Portable HDD Giveaway!

The Dell Portable HDD will also come with mystery swag, which we will randomly pick to include in your package!



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!
NEW IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE FACEBOOK CONTEST

Due to the number of fake accounts set up expressedly for the purpose of "gaming" these contests, we will be using the number of Friends as a multiplier (adjusted with a divider*). That means your Likes and Shares will be multiplied by the number of Friends associated with your Facebook account when determining the "final number" of entries to be entered into the Contest Pool.

Also, as a point of clarification - each Like and each Share will be treated separately. If you liked and shared a post, that will be considered equivalent to two likes or two shares. If you have 10 Friends associated with your account, you will receive 2 x 10 = 20 entries.


* A divider may be applied to avoid a single participant with thousands of fans from automatically winning all of the contests.
Link : Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway #8 : Dell Portable HDD Giveaway!

Link :
Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/threads/the-tech-arp-2015-mega-giveaway.28440/page-2#post-379383



PQI Announces iConnect Now Available in Metallic Rose Gold
01:14 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

December 2nd, 2015 - Taipei, Taiwan – PQI, the world’s leading brand in peripheral storage accessories for portable devices, announces the availability of the revolutionary iConnect Lightning flash drive with a Rose Gold finish to perfectly match the popular Rose Gold iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.



The iConnect, previously only available in 3 colors, (gold, silver and grey), has now expanded its offering to include the incredibly popular metallic Rose Gold. The iConnect’s outer casing is constructed of a metallic finish that has the same look and feel as the new Rose Gold iPhone 6S and 6S Plus for a more cohesive appearance as well as increased durability.

To read more, please click here!

Link :
Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/threads/pqi-announces-iconnect-now-available-in-metallic-rose-gold.29218/



Huntkey Announces Latest Power Products to the Global Market
01:06 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

SHENZHEN, CHINA, November 30th, 2015 – Huntkey, professional power supply manufacturer is proud to announce its global presence bolstered by a large array of latest products and power supply solutions for general consumers especially the vastly growing South East Asian market.



Huntkey’s portfolio of simple and innovative products give make them an ever-present choice for consumers looking for power supply solutions from DIY PC to mobile charging solutions as well as home entertainment setups.

To read more, please click here!

Link :
Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/threads/huntkey-announces-latest-power-products-to-the-global-market.29217/




Tuesday, December 01, 2015

   
Setting Up Maxis FTTH On The Technicolor TG784n v3 Gateway Rev. 2.0
x264 HD Benchmark Ver. 5.0.1
Modding A Barracuda 7200.11 Into A VelociRaptor Rev. 1.2
Western Digital AV-GP 2 TB Hard Disk Drive Review
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT Graphics Card Review
Samsung SGH-D880 Dual SIM Mobile Phone Review
Kingston DataTraveler ReadyFlash Review
ATI Radeon 9800 To FireGL X2 Hard Mod Guide
SimpleTech PC4000 Nitro Dual-Channel Kit Review
Fantasy Mini Mouse Review

 
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