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HIS Radeon HD7970 3GB Review @ Vortez
     Tue, Feb 14 2012 | 9:21A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HD7970 has had a mixed reception from the enthusiast community. On the one hand, many are not impressed with the AMD HD7970 with most disappointed at the high retail price. For £100 less someone could buy NVIDIA`s GTX580. While the GTX580 doesn`t have the same performance it is hardly a slouch. On the other hand others are happy to see that the HD7970 has taken back the performance crown and given NVIDIA food for thought. Either way, there can be no doubting the HD7970`s performance and performance three fold: speed, power consumption and cooling. AMD it seems, have got the balance just right save for the price. So if it is not broken, why change it? That seems to be the philosophy behind the HIS version of the HD7970 as on the face of it at least, it is identical in terms of both aesthetics and cooling by using the same heatsink/cooling design as the vanilla HD7970/7950."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

SSD NEWS: Intel 520 240GB SSD Review (Round One) - Intel Releases Amazing SATA 3 SandForce Driven SSD
     Mon, Feb 13 2012 | 4:13P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Well I guess the secrets out by now. Intel has this morning officially released it`s new enthusiast level Intel 520 Series SSD and it is none other than `SandForce Driven`. What`s that, you say!? Our report today is a complete analysis of the Intel 520 240GB 6Gbps SSD and I would be remiss if I didn`t mention that this is only a prelude to the big event. As luck may have it, Intel has sent us three (3) Series 520 SSDs to do what only we can truly do for the drives. Get ready for some amazing RAID testing!"
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Asus Zenbook UX21E-DH52 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Mon, Feb 13 2012 | 3:02P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The Asus Zenbook UX21E-DH52 has an 11.6-inch screen, an Intel Core i5 processor, and the same 4GB of RAM and 128GB solid-state drive as its bigger sibling. In terms of high performance in a trivially light package, it`s a netbook`s worst nightmare. But though it`s no nightmare to users, it has a couple of shortcomings that keep it from being a purely sweet dream, either.?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Phonak Aud PFE232 +mic In-ear Headset @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Feb 13 2012 | 1:21P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Phonak`s Aud?o line of headphones has just been expanded to include a new interesting high-end in-ear dubbed the PFE232. PFE232 is a dual balanced armature based in-ear that aims at taking on the big guns in the high-end in-ear arena. We test them to see how they perform compared to in-ears like Westone 4 and the Ultimate Ears In-Ear Reference Monitors!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

GELID DarkForce Midi Tower @ ocaholic
     Mon, Feb 13 2012 | 9:21A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few weeks ago, GELID Solutions announced their first PC case, the DarkForce. With a strong competition in this market, the newcomer really has to do well right from the beginning otherwise they will be one manufacturer out of many trying their luck."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Griffin Technology Stylus for Capacitive
     Mon, Feb 13 2012 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Using these Stylus` over the course of a few weeks, I have been highly impressed with their quality and how well they actually work. Very smooth and definitely makes long sessions on the iPad more enjoyable. Not to mention applications which involve drawing or other intricate motion come very easy with one of these. The integrated clip is a nice touch also. The supple tips ensure they will not damage your delicate touchscreen. The length of them is also very comfortable and something to take seriously. There are lots of tiny stylus` on the market but most of them are very uncomfortable to hold more than a minute. This Griffin Stylus is comfortable enough to use all day."
  FULL STORY @ VIRTUAL-HIDEOUT

OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid 100GB (PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD) Review
     Mon, Feb 13 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's been almost three years since I tested my first solid-state drive and that first impression has lasted to this day. Anyone that has used an SSD in their computer will tell you that it completely transforms performance. By removing the 6ms+ delay associated with hard drives, almost everything loads snappier -- often instantaneously. For that reason, we have maintained for years that the single most important upgrade you can make to an enthusiast-grade machine is adding an SSD for your operating system and applications. The key downside to SSD technology is its cost per gigabyte, which is significantly higher than traditional mechanical hard drives.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

 
Foxconn A75M FM1 Motherboard Review
     Mon, Feb 13 2012 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For users which are not pretentious, the A75M FM1 motherboard from Foxconn represents a solution to consider, in case we want to get the benefits of the Lynx platform, like the powerful IGP or the quad core APUs. For making this board even more attractive, the Dual Graphics feature should be enabled, along with the ability to be able to modify the memory speed and its timings.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Sharkoon Universal X-TATIC SP Headset Review
     Mon, Feb 13 2012 | 9:00A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In this review I'll be taking a look at a really interesting set of Gaming headgear and by this I mean a headset that can be used with across three different gaming platforms called the X-TATIC SP. Sharkoon have came up with this unique headset knowing that the gaming market is ever growing, so they have created a headset that can be used with all the gaming machines out there, PC, Playstation 3 and the XBOX, simple but ingenious."
  FULL STORY @ XTREMECOMPUTING

Seagate GoFlex Turbo Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Sun, Feb 12 2012 | 4:13P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The Seagate GoFlex Turbo is an external hard drive that makes use of the fastest USB 3.0 connectivity, which is still rare these days. It has a rugged design and a solid selection of utilities to make using this drive as easy as possible. The only downside is the price, which is a little high for only 500GB of storage.?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
     Sun, Feb 12 2012 | 3:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASRock has released seven motherboard models for the new socket 2011 platform, heavily betting that this platform will become more mainstream after Intel releases cheaper LGA2011 processors during this year. Let`s take a look at the X79 Extreme6/GB, which comes with three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, five SATA-600 ports, six USB 3.0 ports, and a high-end, add-on sound card called Game Blaster."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

OCZ Technology Octane 128GB Solid State Drive Review
     Sun, Feb 12 2012 | 1:21P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s no secret that larger capacity SSDs are faster than the smaller capacity drives. The way data travels can be similar to a highway system, the more lanes a highway has the more cars you can push through at the same time. If SSDs only read and wrote on a one lane highway then we would be limited to less than 200MB/s on the highest rated flash available today. By opening up several lanes drives are able to reach very high speeds and do so without the limits of moving parts. On the surface the Octane is not a huge performer. OCZ has placed the drive under the Agility 3 yet the Octane costs more than the Vertex 3. You may wonder why the media has taken such an interest in Octane and I can answer that quickly. At CES this year OCZ demoed the Everest 2, the successor to the controller used in Octane, which is a potential candidate for OCZ`s flagship Vertex 4 that should hit be sampling in time for Computex in June. Any time spent decoding the mysteries, finding the strengths and weaknesses of Indilinx`s new SATA III architecture is essentially a dive into the technology OCZ plans to use in the second half of the year."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Crucial m4 SSD 64GB (Raid 0)
     Sun, Feb 12 2012 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hardwareoverclock.com has posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the Crucial m4 SSD in 64GB. The new SSD generation has an Read speed up to 415MB/s. We have also tried two 64 GB SSDs in Raid 0.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREOVERCLOCK

AMD Phenom II X4 980BE CPU.
     Sun, Feb 12 2012 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"AMD is going to launch a new platform later this year, but until the Bulldozer becomes reality, we're still keeping an eye on the current AM3-range of Phenom processors. AMD has been steadily creeping up the clock speeds of the Phenoms, and now the pinnacle of the quad core family is the new Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition. Let us see how it performs."
  FULL STORY @ METKU

G.Skill Phoenix Evo 115GB SSD
     Sun, Feb 12 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Like OCZ and Corsair, G.Skill is another memory manufacturer that has diversified into SSD production. Today we are looking at the firm's flagship product; the Phoenix Evo. Under the SSDs hood lies the SandForce SF-1222 which has been coupled with 25nm NAND flash chips. How will it compare to the likes of the OCZ Vertex 3 and other SF-1222 based drives like the Corsair Force F120?"
  FULL STORY @ ITSHOOTOUT

OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD drive
     Sun, Feb 12 2012 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"As the first drive to be based on the new SandForce SF-2281 controller the OCZ Vertex 3 claims to offer read speeds of 550MB/sec and write speeds of 500MB/sec. The question is, will it hold up under closer scrutiny in our other benchmarks that put its other performance credentials to the test?"
  FULL STORY @ ITSHOOTOUT

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