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Allyn Malventano
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Florence, KY

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Nixeus Vue 24-in 1080P 144Hz TN 30-144Hz FreeSync Monitor Review

08/25/2015 - 13:11

Introduction: We have reviewed a lot of Variable Refresh Rate displays over the past several years now, and for the most part, these displays have come with some form of price premium attached. Nvidia’s G-Sync tech requires an additional module...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

08/25/2015 - 02:04

Conclusion: PROS: COST - This is the cheapest VRR 144Hz capable display available! FreeSync fucntions across the *full* range of 30-144 FPS (bravo, Nixeus!) No glossy parts on screen, bezel, or stand (take note, Acer) Very light weight, especially in...

Gamma, Calibration, and Viewing Angles

08/25/2015 - 01:40

Gamma: When we first fired up the NX-VUE24, the first thing to strike us was that the display just didn't seem to have as much contrast as we expected even from a TN panel. The display appeared washed out, even at the default 'Gamma Off'...

Physical Design, OSD Settings, Overdrive, TCON Artifacts

08/25/2015 - 00:10

Physical Design: We were sampled the ‘B’ model with the basic base design, but here is an image supplied by Nixeus showing the ‘A’ type stand: [inline:files/review/2015-08-25/NX-VUE24A.tilt_.jpg] Here is a quick look at the front...

IDF 2015: OCZ RevoDrive 400 PCIe NVMe Spotted in HHHL and M.2 Packaging

08/19/2015 - 20:41

While roaming around at IDF, Ryan spotted a couple of new OCZ parts that were strangely absent from Flash Memory Summit: [inline:files/news/2015-08-19/IMG_20150819_162439772.jpg] You are looking at what is basically a Toshiba NVMe PCIe controller and...

IDF 2015: Updated: Kingston NVMe PCIe Prototype Shown With New Phison E7 Controller

08/19/2015 - 20:26

**Edit** There was some speculation about which controller was in this SSD. It has since been solved. Here's a shot of the top of the PCB: [inline:files/news/2015-08-19/IMG_20150819_161653031-.jpg] Now lets compare that with a shot I caught at FMS...

IDF 2015: Intel Launches Optane Technology - XPoint for Everyone!

08/18/2015 - 13:20

Just three weeks ago, we reported 3D XPoint Technology. This was a 2-layer stack of non-volatile memory that couples the data retention of NAND flash memory with speeds much closer to that of DRAM. [inline:files/news/2015-08-18/XPoint.png] The big...

Western Digital Launches 5TB and 6TB Black and Red Pro

08/18/2015 - 07:00

It's been a while since Western Digital updated their Black series of HDDs, with their 4TB release taking place over two years ago. I'm happy to say that for those looking for a massive HDD suited for holding that enormous games folder too large...

FMS 2015: Silicon Motion SM2260 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe Controller Spotted

08/14/2015 - 15:44

We’ve reviewed a few Silicon Motion SSDs in the past (Angelbird | Corsair Force LX | Crucial BX100), and I have always been impressed with their advances in SSD controller technology. Their SM2246EN SATA controller was launched two years ago, and...

FMS 2015: Novachips HLNAND Pushes SSDs Beyond 16TB Per SSD Controller

08/13/2015 - 19:12

It turns out Samsung wasn’t the only company to have 16TB SSDs at Flash Memory Summit after all: [inline:files/news/2015-08-13/DSC04501.jpg] Now that I’ve got your attention, Novachips is an SSD company that does not make their own flash, but...