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EVGA GTX 660 Superclocked 2Gb @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It wasnt that long ago that we had the chance to take a look at the GTX 660 Ti and check out its amazing performance at the $300 price point. Along with the copy of Borderlands 2 that was bundled with it at launch I was impressed with its price. Of course there are still people who cant afford that price point. Because of this, Nvidia continues to fill in its Kepler lineup, today introducing both their GTX 660 and GTX 650. We will take a look at what the launch is all about and then put our EVGA GTX 660 Superclocked 2Gb to the test at both stock and overclocked speeds to show you the performance difference when you pick up an overclocked model like the one provided by EVGA today."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Overclocked Graphics Card Review (EVGA/ZOTAC)@ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Overclocked Graphics Card Review (EVGA/ZOTAC)@ HardwareHeaven.com It has only been a few weeks since the launch of the GTX 660 Ti but again NVIDIA are ready with a new card, two in fact, the GTX 650 and GTX 660. Today we will be focusing on the GTX 660 and looking at a couple of overclocked models using resolutions from 1920x1080 to 5760x1080. As always the latest games such as Max Payne 3 and Sleeping Dogs are covered and a little SLI is thrown in too."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA`s new GTX 660 is aimed directly at the highly popular $199 to $249 price bracket. Equipped with a Kepler-based GK106 core, this new card is meant to go head to head against AMD`s HD 7870 while costing significantly less at just $229."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

MSI GeForce GTX 660 Twin Frozr 2 GB @ techPowerUp
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 8:53A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI has equipped their latest GeForce graphics card with its signature Twin Frozr III dual-fan cooler. Despite having two fans the card is quiet in both idle and load and also comes with a nice performance boost thanks to the overclock out of the box."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Direct Cu II 2 GB @ techPowerUp
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 8:50A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS GTX 660 Direct CU II uses the cooling solution which we love most for its low noise in both idle and load. ASUS has also overclocked their board, which provides enough extra performance to match the AMD Radeon HD 7870."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

NVIDIA Performance: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu Linux 12.10
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 8:11A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With a largely shared driver code-base across platforms, the binary graphics drivers offered by AMD and NVIDIA perform at roughly the same speed for OpenGL between Linux and Windows; that`s traditionally been the case and what Phoronix benchmarks in prior years have shown for NVIDIA and AMD. However, the OpenGL performance difference between operating systems is beginning to widen due to compositing window managers and other factors now affecting the results to a greater extent. In this article are benchmarks of the proprietary NVIDIA graphics driver from Microsoft Windows 7 and then development snapshots of Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity and KDE desktops."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Video Card Review w/ MSI and EVGA @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 7:38A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This morning NVIDIA announced two new graphics cards that bring Kepler to every gamer: the GeForce GTX 660 and the GeForce GTX 650. The GeForce GTX 660 provides an ideal combination of performance, price, and power efficiency, hitting the gamer?s sweet spot and that is the card that we will be reviewing today. Read on to see how a pair of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 cards by MSI and EVGA do in our tests!"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

 
Silverstone Heligon HE01 Heatsink Review
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 4:25A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On Frostytech's test bench today is the Silverstone Heligon HE01 (SST-HE01) heatsink, an interesting asymmetric dual tower CPU cooler built for Intel LGA2011/1366/1156/1155/775 and AMD socket AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2 processors. At the heart of the heatsink is a massive 140mm vaneaxial fan, flanked by differently sized fin stacks which correspond to intake and exhaust air flows. On the cool air-intake side of the fan is a 30mm thick fin tower with a straight row of heatpipes intersecting the fins. On the hot exhaust side we find a slightly wider, 50mm thick fin tower constructed from slightly thicker aluminum fins.
  FULL STORY @ FROSTYTECH

LG Optimus 4X HD Review
     Wed, Sep 12 2012 | 4:05P | Optical Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
LG first unveiled the Optimus 4X HD back at Mobile World Congress in February. It's been a long time coming, but the Optimus 4X HD is now available in much of the world - even if it's only available outside of a plan (unlocked) here in the U.S. The Optimus 4X HD is the first quad-core LG smartphone, and it boasts a very high end spec sheet. The LG Optimus 4X HD is a big phone, like most of the other flagship smartphones to hit the market this year. Due largely to its very nice 4.7-inch, IPS touchscreen display, which offers 720p HD resolution, LG's Optimus 4X HD measures 133.0 x 68.2mm x 9.5mm, which makes it slightly shorter and narrower than HTC's One X, but also half a hair thicker. At 133g in weight, the phone doesn't feel like a total brick in your purse or pocket.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

[Tech ARP] Camera Lens Buying Guide Rev. 4.1
     Wed, Sep 12 2012 | 4:04P | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With *digital SLR cameras* so affordable now, it`s inevitable for techies and budding photographers alike to snap them up like hot cakes. But while the cameras are cheap, the lenses are not. But fret not, because you can actually buy *used lenses* instead. Used lenses are a real bargain but there are some things you should be aware before you buy them. And that`s what this guide is all about. *In this update, we added many new photos and improved the guide`s layout.*"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 Review @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Sep 12 2012 | 4:03P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most of us spend many hours every week typing at a computer, but when was the last time you cleaned it? How dirty and nasty is your keyboard that you are using right now? Last month, Logitech unveiled the Washable Keyboard K310 that grabbed our attention as you could easily was it and the keyboard costs just $39.99 shipped. Using disinfectant wipes gets expensive over the years, so a washable keyboard like the Logitech K310 could make life easier for germaphobes or anyone that hates dirty keyboards..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

New and Returning TV Calendars @MissingRemote
     Wed, Sep 12 2012 | 11:53A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Missing Remote is proud to have many writers that are avid television watchers. When we were looking around for a list of shows and their start dates we found just those--list after list, so we have done the hard work for you and compiled these lists into shareable Google calendar with internet view or you can download and use it. Make sure you subscribe or come back, as we will be updating these all season. If you are like us and prefer to schedule only when it shows up on the guide, you will be watching this list daily when you can add your new shows up to 14 days in advance. We have made HTML links to look at the Google Calendar links and you can subscribe through that link, or ICS which is read by many of the popular desktop calendar applications, and you can subscribe to them through there *"
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE.COM

SSD NEWS: Crucial V4 256GB SSD Review - All Is Not SATA 3 Just Yet
     Wed, Sep 12 2012 | 11:48A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few weeks back, Crucial sent us one of their new V4 SSDs to check out and, much to our surprise, we discover that it is an SSD based on a Phison controller and it is SATA 2. To new SSD users, this may not seem like much but we were a bit surprised as Crucial/Micron and Marvell seem to fit like ice cream and apple pie. In fact, I can`t think of Crucial/Micron using anything but the Marvell controller previous to this. With SSD technology still advancing at such a quick rate, we had to also ask how Crucial/Micron, the company primarily responsible for pushing SSD prices down drastically in recent months, was going to pull off a SATA 2 SSD marketing pitch and match prices of their own far superior SATA 3 line. After all, the M4 is already billed as one of the top dogs on the block for both performance and reliability."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Raidmax Orion Mid Tower Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Sep 12 2012 | 11:44A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
/ /The Raidmax Orion mid-tower case features a black/blue plastic and steel construction. Raidmax designed the Orion with ventilation in mind, placing mesh in multiple places to allow fresh air to enter. The mesh areas of the case have support for additional intake and exhaust fans, supporting (2) 120mm fans in the front, (1) 120mm fan in the rear, (2) 120mm fans in the top, and a 120mm or 180mm fan on the side panel. The motherboard tray of the Orion case has support for Full ATX and Micro ATX form factors. There are plenty of areas to install storage devices with (5) 2.5/3.5 in hard drive trays and an additional bracket for (2) 2.5 inch drives on the bottom of the case. The Raidmax case includes USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 support on the front panel and up to (3) 5.25 devices can be installed externally.///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

[Tech ARP] Western Digital VelociRaptors Vs. Solid State Drives Rev. 2.0
     Wed, Sep 12 2012 | 10:39A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We recently reviewed both the latest Western Digital VelociRaptor and the *Intel 520 Series Solid State Drive, and it got us thinking about a direct comparison. Both drives may be fundamentally different in the way they work but they actually target the same market - the hardware performance enthusiast! With graphics cards and processors so powerful these days and DDR3 SDRAM so cheap, the only thing holding back a system is often the storage subsystem. Hence, there is an increase emphasis on the performance of the hard disk drive, or its rival, the solid state drive. Many have said that the days of the hard disk drive is waning, and the age of the solid state drive has begun. But is the hard disk drive really on the way out? That is what this small comparison is about. "
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

FSP Aurum Xilenser 500FLD Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Wed, Sep 12 2012 | 9:53A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Aurum Xilenser is the latest power supply series from FSP, using a fanless design and featuring the 80 Plus Gold certification. So far, there are two wattage options available, 400 W and 500 W, with or without a modular cabling system. We will review the 500 W without a modular cabling system, dubbed the 500FLD."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

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