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Assassin's Creed III: Deluxe Edition Video Game

This holiday season has certainly been a season for sequels in the video game market. We've seen the release of Assassin's Creed III, Far Cry 3, Hitman: Absolution, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, and Planetside 2. Each of these releases has been highly anticipated by their respective fanbases. The new games include better-than-ever graphics, new engines, new features, and they further unravel their storylines. At Benchmark Reviews, we got our hands on one of the most highly anticipated of these new games, Assassin's Creed III: Deluxe Edition. In this article, we'll take a look at the new engine used for Assassin's Creed III as well as the gameplay and new open world features.

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Smartphone SPH-L710

Desktop and notebook computers are slowing being dominated by the smartphone, a portable yet capable electronic device that grows more powerful with each new generation. For users who want to stay productive, or merely connected while away from their desk, the smartphone is proving to be a mobile workhorse. Samsung is a master of portable consumer devices, and a pioneer in the smartphone industry. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the Samsung Galaxy S III (model GT-I9300), an ultra-powerful smartphone with 4.8" HD Super AMOLED screen and Google Android 4.1.2 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

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MyDigitalSSD BP4 Slim 7 Solid State Drive

MyDigitalDiscount.com Inc. was founded in 2001 by Matt Dawson out of his passion for the latest gadgets and has since grown into a globally recognized retailer catering to technology users. The MyDigitalSSD BP4 Slim 7 Series SATA Solid State Drive is their latest high-performance storage solution, designed with an ultra-slim 7mm profile to fit all SATA notebooks as well as desktop PCs. Equipped with a Phison PS3108-S8-I SSD controller and Toshiba TH58TEG7DCJTA20 19nm Toggle NAND Flash, the 240GB BP4 Slim 7 model MDS7-BP4-240 sent to Benchmark Reviews for testing is made to produce up to 560 MB/s reads and 530 MB/s writes with 4K Aligned Reads reaching 46,000 IOPS and 4K Aligned Writes as high as 79,000 IOPS.

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AZiO Levetron GM533U Gaming Mouse

Choosing a gaming mouse nowadays can be rather difficult. Especially with the many compelling options and special features offered by multiple manufacturers. Above everything, a gaming mouse must be comfortable, durable, have programmable buttons, and a reasonable dpi range. Most modern mice come with extra features such as wireless functionality, adjustable weight, customizable lighting, and even onboard memory for button profiles.That being said, a particular model may tick all the boxes, and still be imperfect. There is a certain X factor when it comes to mice and other gaming peripherals; it just has to suit the individual using it. As a result, this article will necessarily be somewhat subjective. The mouse under inspection is one of the few offered from AZiO. The GM533U appears to have ticked many of the boxes but should you pick this one over the many other alternatives from reputable gaming brands? Benchmark Reviews takes the Levetron GM533U for a spin to find out.

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Desktop PC: Intel Says the End is Near

Back on August 2010, I made a prediction: desktop PCs have an expiration date, and that time may not be far off. I followed-up that article with several more editorials that contained plenty of truth, but our readers commented in revolt. Even some of my industry peers said I was pessimistic, and that the enthusiast desktop PC industry would continue to thrive and grow. I later predicted key points that would prove themselves essential for Intel to sustain desktop motherboard development, and now Intel has announced the end of the desktop platform - or rather a slow three-year wind-down toward an end by 2016. Here's how the desktop PC ends...

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DeepCool M3 Notebook Cooling Pad

It is a fact that laptops can get very hot and, depending on where it is placed, it can get mighty uncomfortable. The advent of laptop coolers has provided a way to help reduce the heat for the comfort of both the computer and the user. Beijing Deepcool Industries Co., Ltd are introducing a line of laptop coolers into the North American Market. Benchmark Reviews has obtained DeepCool M3 Audio Cooling Pad to review. Let's see if it can take the heat off your lap while bringing cool sound to your ears.

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Razer Ouroboros Elite Gaming Mouse

In 2009, Razer started working on a mouse with some ambitious goals. It would be a gaming-grade, wireless hybrid mouse. It would be ambidextrous, even adjustable - allowing the user to create that perfect fit. It would pack in the latest sensors and gaming technology, complete with a cloud-based driver solution. Three years later in late 2012, Razer finally released the Ouroboros. As soon as it was released, it quickly sold out of stock online and in stores and has since disappeared from regular channels. At Benchmark Reviews, I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Razer Ouroboros gaming mouse and take it for a spin.

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Cooler Master HAF-XB Computer Case Enclosure

I've reviewed a number of computer cases in the past few years, but I've never had the opportunity to work with anything like the new Cooler Master HAF XB. Rather than offer yet another take on the traditional tower case, Cooler Master goes with a completely new design: a bi-level case which keeps the power supply and drives in the bottom half and the motherboard in the upper half. It'll occupy a lot more desk space than a tower, but what advantages does it offer? Benchmark Reviews will thoroughly dissect this intriguing case and build a high-end AMD gaming system into it to see how it works.

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DeepCool N9 Aluminum Notebook Cooler

From Beijing DeepCool Industries Co. Ltd comes the very attractive DeepCool N9 Notebook Cooler. The clean lines of the aluminum cooling grid, offset by the dark black chassis and stainless steel support makes the DeepCool N9 Notebook Cooling pad a very fine addition to anyone's desk. This is the second BenchmarkReviews.com. article on a new line of notebook cooling pads being released in the US.

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