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Unboxing the Crucial M4 mSATA 256GB Solid State Drive @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, Sep 07 2012 | 4:04P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mini-SATA or mSATA as most people call it was announced towards the end of 2009. It has primarily been used in laptops and netbooks where a very small solid state drive has been needed. Recently with Intel Z77 chipset we have seen many mSATA ports show up on motherboards. Today we get our first look at an mSATA solid state drive, and man is it small! The drive in question today is the Crucial M4 mSATA 256GB drive. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!"

Radeon HD 7970 royalAce review
     Fri, Sep 07 2012 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you're interested in spending money on a Radeon HD 7970, then the Club 3D royalAce is certainly worth considering. It is clearly the fastest Radeon HD 7970 that we've tested until now. It's also the hottest, which somewhat limits its overclocking potential. It's also noisier than average. If you're only interested in performance, then this Radeon HD 7970 royalAce is a good choice. The ASUS HD7970-DC2T-3GD5 is about six degrees cooler, about 10 dB(A) quieter, a little cheaper but also a little slower.

ROCCAT Kone[+] Gaming Mouse Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, Sep 07 2012 | 4:03P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ROCCAT (PRONOUNCED ROCK-ET) made a name for itself at Thinkcomputers when they allowed us to review the ISKU Illuminated Gaming Keyboard. The ISKU featured solid hardware accompanied by the most dynamic customization software Ive ever seen. Today Im taking a look at the ROCCAT Kone[+] Max Customization Gaming Mouse. Let me start off by saying that MAX CUSTOMIZATION seems like an achievement Id get in my favorite MMO. If MAX CUSTOMIZATION (Ill stop with the CAPs now) is anything similar to what the ISKU had, well, you can paint me blue and call me Babe (Pizza Pizza)."

GeForce GTX 660
     Fri, Sep 07 2012 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
First, we looked on the available benchmarks for the GeForce GTX 660 and try to evalute the performance of this upcoming card. While those benchmarks are only against a GeForce GTX 650 and a GeForce GTX 660 Ti, but based on that you could already infer an approximate performance forecast for the GeForce GTX 660 - which is simply that the upcoming nVidia card rather accurately match the performance of a Radeon HD 7850. So, the GeForce GTX 660 should therefore be an interesting solution in the 200 Euros range.

Patriot's Viper 3 lineup of DDR3 memory
     Fri, Sep 07 2012 | 4:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Patriot's Viper 3 lineup of DDR3 memory kits are designed for Intel's latest socket 1155 Ivy Bridge platform and feature "Black Mamba" heat shields that are designed to be both light in weight yet heavy in thermal reduction. Hit our review of the value-priced 8GB DDR3-2133 kit to see if its a heavy hitter in performance as well.

News: Inside the second: Gaming performance with todays CPUs
     Fri, Sep 07 2012 | 4:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We bring our signature latency-focused game testing methods to bear on the latest crop of desktop CPUs. In the process, we learn a some things and shatter a few popular myths."

OCZ Agility 4 256GB SSD review – the best affordable 256 GB SSD?
     Fri, Sep 07 2012 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Agility 4 from OCZ has its low price as the main selling point. About £160 for a 256 GB SSD is very competitive, but OCZ isn't the only manufacturer of solid state drives that wants a piece of the pie. The Crucial m4 and Samsung 830 cost about the same. We put the three affordable SSDs side-by-side so you can see how they compare here. Overall the Samsung 830 comes out on top, it has the best performance especially when you look at the most important benchmark (PCMark 7). So if you are looking for an affordable 256 GB SSD, we would right now recommend the Samsung 830 and not the Agility 4. However, the SSD landscape is evolving rapidly, so keep an eye on prices.

[Affiliates News] QNAP TS-419P II Network Attac hed Storage Review @ APH
     Fri, Sep 07 2012 | 3:43P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QNAP has been known to make excellent NAS devices for business. How does their home line stand up? Find out in our review today!"

Patently Backwards @ Techgage
     Fri, Sep 07 2012 | 11:55A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* With the billion-dollar judgment day at hand, Brett finally pulls his editorial pen out in an examination of juries, educated decisions, and a rebuke of patent law`s current direction and its chilling effect on future innovation."

GIGABYTE Aivia Osmium Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
     Fri, Sep 07 2012 | 11:52A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GIGABYTE brings back the Aivia K8100 with a new evolution in the Aivia Osmium mechanical gaming keyboard."

Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 Low Profile Review
     Fri, Sep 07 2012 | 11:48A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The limits for the board within TriXX are +50% on the power limit (which is quite high) and 1225 mV for the core voltage (which is well within reason). I cranked both sliders to the maximum values before starting my hunt for the highest core and memory frequencies. Because this card starts out with low frequencies I immediately started bumping up the clocks in quite large increments. After a few iterations of testing and tuning I ended up with an overclock of 440MHz on the core (+55%) and 315MHz on the memory (+28%). This is an absolutely massive overclock! The temperatures, as you`ll see later, leave a bit to be desired but aren`t terribly unreasonable for such a tiny card (though you`d likely want a larger cooler if you ran these clocks 24/7)."

Pivos XIOS DS Media Play! Android Media Player Review
     Fri, Sep 07 2012 | 11:44A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ever sat around and wondered what it would be like to have your smartphone or tablet connected to your TV? Pivos delivers exactly that in a tiny attractive package."

Sentey Extreme Division GS-6050 II Halcon Black Case Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Sep 07 2012 | 10:39A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sentey happens to be one of the newer companies out there when it comes to manufacturing components. Sentey might be still an up and comer, but they currently make cases, power supplies, video cards, and case fans. One of their latest gaming case offerings is the Extreme Division GS-6050 II Halcon Black and that just happens to be what we are reviewing today. This case is an updated version of the original GS-6050 Halcon, so expect to see the addition of SuperSpeed USB 3.0, improved cooling and a new side panel..."

Damage Inc: Pacific Squadron WWII @ Benchmark Reviews
     Fri, Sep 07 2012 | 9:53A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Aerial warfare first became a major component of combat during the Second World War, amidst a transitional period in motorized flight that had only been created forty years prior. There had been mixed results in the previous World War, but the enormity of WWII pushed Nations to invest their best engineering into airborne combat operations. The fight was everywhere, but it was most efficient from the air above. Mad Catz captures this historical time in the flight simulation video game Damage Inc: Pacific Squadron WWII. Each collector`s edition kit includes the popular Saitek Pacific AV8R FlightStick, imposing realistic flight controls into action for either simulation or arcade modes."

KingFast F3 Series mSATA 3.0 KF1310MCF MLC SSD Review @ ModSynergy.com
     Fri, Sep 07 2012 | 9:39A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
New Shenzhen Kingfast Storage Technology Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company based in Shenzhen, China founded in 2008 by experts in the field of digital data storage technology. As one of the leading professional manufacturers of the SSD in China today, they do everything in-house from the beginning of research and development, to full-fledge production. I jumped at the possibility in reviewing the newest member in the KingFast family, the F3 Series mSATA 3.0 SSD. Sporting 120GB of Intel MLC Synchronous NAND flash memory while making use of the SandForce SF-2281 SSD processor, read on to know more about the KingFast brand and what you can expect from their KF1310MCF mSATA 3.0 SSD."

Gigabyte Aivia Krypton Mouse Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, Sep 07 2012 | 9:34A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Who would have thought that Krypton, the home planet of Superman, would be reduced to the tiny size of a gaming-grade mouse? Well, that`s the name of the new model from Gigabyte`s Aivia line. It features an innovation right out of the mind of Jor-El, the scientist father of the Man of Steel: two interchangeable under plates, each one with a different set of feet (Teflon and ceramic) that delivers a different sliding control. We`ll talk about this characteristic and other features after we describe the product."

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