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Akasa Venom Power 850 W @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Oct 15 2012 | 9:42A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Akasa enriched their Venom Power PSU series with two new models, featuring Gold efficiency. Today we will take a detailed look at the Venom 850 W which utilizes semi-modular cable design and has a strong +12V rail that can deliver up to 70 A of current, making it suitable for systems equipped with two high-end VGAs."

Micron P320h HHHL 700GB PCIe Enterprise SSD Review - Unbelievable IOPS and Absurd Endurance
     Mon, Oct 15 2012 | 9:25A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Micron P320h HHHL (Half-Height Half-Length) is a Gen 2.1 PCIe SSD capable of churning out 785K 4K random read IOPS and a little over 200K 4K random write IOPS at steady state. With Micron`s stash of SLC NAND flash memory, their custom controller, and some great command line and GUI tools, This PCIe SSD is ready to compete. Having had the P320h in our hands for several months now, it`s been a long process getting the P320h to this point, so it`s a pleasure to finally have the opportunity to see if the wait was worth it."

ASRock Fatal1ty X79 Champion @ ocaholic
     Mon, Oct 15 2012 | 9:09A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These days all the big motherboard manufacturer have a gaming model in their portfolio. ASRock wants to win gamers hearts with their X79 Champion Fatal1ty board, which has been armed with even more features than the Professional model, a nice design, high quality components and most important: Fatal1ty`s signature!"

ASRock Z77 OC Formula Intel LGA 1155 @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Oct 15 2012 | 9:09A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Like a high-priced premium sports car, the ASRock Z77 OC Formula races to the finish line, equipped with XFast speed. Bred with nothing other in mind than breaking clock limits while retaining full stability, ASRock has enrolled Nick Shih, to help them design one of the best overclocking-centric products."

ASUS GeForce GTX 650 Ti Direct Cu II 1 GB @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Oct 15 2012 | 9:09A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new ASUS GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCu II TOP comes with a 100 MHz clock increase out of the box, which gives the card an extra performance boost. It also features a DC II thermal solution that is ultra-quiet, despite its two fans."

ASUS GeForce GTX 650Ti DirectCU II TOP Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Mon, Oct 15 2012 | 9:09A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS GTX 650Ti TOP video card comes out of the box with the highest core clock on ASUS` 650Ti stable, clocking in at 1033MHz. The ASUS GTX 650Ti TOP also utilizes the DirectCU II cooling design, equipped with a pair of 80mm fans and direct contact heatpipes. ASUS has also applied their DIGI+ VRM and Super Alloy Power technologies for a much more efficient and stable overclocking experience on the GTX 650Ti. These technologies also ensure that the ASUS GTX 650Ti DirectCU II TOP video card has a long operating life and ASUS guarantees 3 years of warranty to ease user concerns, just in case."

Asus GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II TOP @ LanOC Reviews
     Mon, Oct 15 2012 | 9:09A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are an avid reader, you have most likely seen countless Asus motherboard reviews and even a few audio products as well recently. Something that is a little rarer is having an Asus video card come through our office. When Asus contacted me asking if we wanted to take a look at their upcoming GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II TOP, there wasn?t even a hesitation. We have already taken a look at the reference GTX 650 Ti, this card on the other hand is nothing like it. Sure you have the same architecture, as you would expect. But the DirectCU II TOP is almost twice as long, has twice the cooling, and has a considerably different PCB even. It?s no off the shelf reference design, today we are going to dig in and see what all of that means for you when looking to buy a GTX 650 Ti."

Ebode BT Sound BTR30 Universal Bluetooth Receiver Review @ Madshrimps
     Mon, Oct 15 2012 | 9:05A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Stream the music from you smartphone, tablet or laptop wireless to your BT Sound Receiver. You easily hook this up to your amplifier, stereo set or your car audio system. Enjoy your"

[Tech ARP] BIOS Option Of The Week - L2 Streaming Prefetch
     Mon, Oct 15 2012 | 3:42A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition. Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend. This week, we will be taking a look at the *L2 Streaming Prefetch *setting."

Retro City Rampage Review @ Techgage
     Sun, Oct 14 2012 | 11:17P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* Passionate about 8-bit games? Then Retro City Rampage is for you. It offers an open world to explore and Grand Theft Auto-like gameplay in an 8-bit format that`s sure to invoke nostalgia. You`ll encounter an almost uncountable number of references from the 80s - especially from select NES classics - and you`ll get quite a few laughs, too."

Review: Fractal Design Define R4 @ Ocaholic
     Sun, Oct 14 2012 | 1:51P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Almost exactly two years ago the Swedish company Fractal Design presented with the Define R3 their first midi tower. Now they launched the Define R4 which should be the next step in evolution of their Define series cases. Therefore Fractal Design should have increased the build quality and should have also added features like USB3.0."

REVIEW: ASRock Z77 OC Formula @ PureOverclock
     Sun, Oct 14 2012 | 11:06A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we have a firecracker from ASRock in the lab. It is called the ASRock Z77 OC Formula and by the looks, this has the potential to be ASRock`s finest product to date. Also, we are intrigued by a new special feature in The Z77 OC Formula. It has a pseudo-hybrid watercooled heatsink option for the mosfet and VRM`s, which we will go into detail about later. Now, let`s fire this bad boy up to see if it lives up to ASRock`s new reputation, and if it unleashes a can of whoop-ass in overclocking prowess."

Why I Still Use Windows; an editorial
     Sun, Oct 14 2012 | 9:48A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
But what about the publishers who desire huge short-term sales figures? You might have noticed the countless cries for titles which are more challenging and appeal to somewhat of a niche audience. The logic should be simple: some people desire alternatives to what you produce. You are able to make a lot of money on niche content with a long shelf life. Of course I am not stupid publishers do not care too much about long-term sales because of their reliance on quarterly financial reports. They need to justify their work to their investors and big sales figures provide that validation."

ADATA SX300 128GB mSATA SSD Review
     Sun, Oct 14 2012 | 9:42A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The closest apples to apples comparisons I was able to see came from the small file read/write tests where the drive`s bandwidth isn`t capped by the SATA2 interface. In these tests, we find the ADATA SX300 mSATA SSD to be matching up quite well with the other top competitors. The SandForce controller is certainly an excellent medium for excellent drive performance, even if limited by a SATA2 port on a SATA3 drive. Moving to an SSD on a laptop, in particular, creates a much better experience with must faster startup and shutdown times and improved battery life."

LEPA B800-MAS 800W Power Supply Unit Review
     Sun, Oct 14 2012 | 9:25A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Power supply units (PSU) have always been considered to be the heart of a computer system which couldn`t be truer since we all know how important having a good PSU is especially if you want to feed stable and clean power to a really hungry SLI/Crossfire system. The good thing right now is that compared to 10 or more years ago (most PSUs then were but cheap OEM units) there are many quality PSU manufacturers around that make a wide range of such products aimed towards every consumer in the market from entry level users and gamers to enthusiasts and overclockers. Amongst the older and best manufacturers in the field is without doubt Enermax and today we have a PSU launched by their sister brand LEPA the modular 800W B800-MAS."

AMD Radeon HD 7660D On Linux
     Sun, Oct 14 2012 | 9:09A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In my Linux preview article to the AMD A10-5800K Trinity APU I shared some initial benchmarks of the integrated Radeon HD 7660D graphics and compared those results to various NVIDIA and AMD discrete graphics cards. In this article are more Radeon HD 7660D Linux graphics benchmarks. In particular, there are results from the A10-5800K graphics when overclocking the GPU core along with benchmarks comparing this high-end Trinity APU to last year`s A8-3870K Llano APU with Radeon HD 6550D graphics."

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