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Logitech G400 Gaming Mouse
     Thu, Feb 23 2012 | 9:02A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Here is a snippet that can be used for the review: "Today we’ll take a look at one of the successors to the MX500/MX518 gaming mouse – the Logitech G400 optical gaming mouse. If you've read my review of the MX518, you'll know that it has been a favorite gaming companion of mine for many years. In the jam-packed arena of gaming mice, does the G400 improve upon the legendary MX518? Let's find out."
  FULL STORY @ TOPREVIEWSHOP

In-Win XFrame Limited Edition Review
     Thu, Feb 23 2012 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The In-Win XFrame is a brand new concept and view on what the classic open frame chassis should look like. The In-Win XFrame is far superior and super-exceeds current open frame chassis to date. The XFrame offers extreme amount of freedom and space between cable routing areas and innovates device installation procedures. The XFrame is a very interesting piece of kit...
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARELOOK

RunCore Pro V Max 120GB SATA III SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Feb 23 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
RunCore is not one of the companies that immediately comes to mind when thinking of SSD manufacturers but they have been churning out drives since 2007. We`ve even featured the SATA II version of the Pro V awhile back. The SF-1200 controlled, SATA II drive proved to be a good performer although at the time the pricing was a little above the competition. Back to present day, the Pro V line has been upgraded to the newest SandForce SF-2281 controller and along with that, the interface has been upped to 6Gbps SATA III. They sent us over the Pro V Max 120GB version for evaluation so we`ll get started by telling a little bit about it..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Feb 23 2012 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When Cooler Master released the Cosmos case a few years ago it was truly something new and revolutionary. They followed it up with the Cosmos S, which gave it a more streamlined look and took away the front door. Our own staff member Colin Dean still uses that case to this day. Back in 2011 at CES we saw a prototype of the new Cosmos that Cooler Master was going to release later in the year. We were excited, but we had no clue when it was going to be released. Right before CES this year Cooler Master announced the Cosmos II. A massive case with support for up to 13 hard drives, 5 included fans with support for up to 10 fans, 2 hot swap hard drive bays, and it can fit motherboards up to XL-ATX. Read on as we check this beast out!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Noontec A9 Android Smart TV Box Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, Feb 23 2012 | 9:01A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Noontec A9 Android Smart TV Box Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Today we will find out if the Noontec A9 has what it takes to offer a decent upgrade to Smart TV (Android) functionality for those who don`t want to move to the latest HDTV with the features built in."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

AMD Radeon HD 7750 Video Card Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Thu, Feb 23 2012 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, let`s take a look at the new Radeon HD 7750, a USD 110 video card based on the latest graphics architecture from AMD, dubbed Graphics Core Next or simply GCN, which supports the new PCI Express 3.0 connection and the latest DirectX version (11.1). "
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

HIS Radeon HD 7750 iCooler review
     Thu, Feb 23 2012 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HIS decided to jump on the bandwagon and releases a slightly customized R7750, it's named the HIS 7750 iCooler 1GB. As you can tell from the photo below the card is all customized, a nice blue PCB and a cooler, that though eats two slots, makes the cards virtually silent. Much much better then the reference AMD design really. The card remains 100% reference clocked though at a price of give or take 99 USD it might give it enough bite for a game or two in the lower resolutions.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

 
FSP Aurum Gold CM Power Supply
     Wed, Feb 22 2012 | 5:45P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
To fix one caveat of the original Aurum series, it`s non-modular cable design, FSP came to market with the Aurum CM series. The CM series is very similar to the basic Aurum series in almost every way except that it has a modular cable design with flat ribbon style cables. I have an Aurum CM here today, so let`s take a better look, shall we?"
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS.COM

BIOS Option Of The Week - Bypass Max
     Wed, Feb 22 2012 | 5:45P | 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 Bypass Max BIOS setting."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 24.1
     Wed, Feb 22 2012 | 5:45P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Covering 486 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you to easily compare 22 different specifications for each and every card. If you need to find out about the specification of any card, just come over and check out our Desktop Graphics Comparison Guide. We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates. Here are the latest updates in Revision 24.1 : - Updated the specifications of the AMD Radeon HD 7950 graphics card. - Updated the specifications of the AMD Radeon HD 7770 graphics card. - Updated the specifications of the AMD Radeon HD 7750 graphics card. - Updated the specifications of the AMD Radeon HD 7670 graphics card. - Updated the specifications of the AMD Radeon HD 7570 graphics card. - Updated the specifications of the AMD Radeon HD 7470 graphics card. - Updated the specifications of the AMD Radeon HD 7450 graphics card. - Updated the specifications of the AMD Radeon HD 7350 graphics card."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

NAND Flash Memory - A Future Not So Bleak After All
     Wed, Feb 22 2012 | 5:45P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Even without increasing die count, each die shrink doubles capacity, so even with the Constant Die Count restriction, longevity is effectively maintained. Also, with these die shrinks have come other improvements to flash architecture ? both to increase throughput and decrease latency. Another thing sidestepped by the paper is the difference in quality of flash memory. This varies widely among manufacturers, and was highlighted in a recent presentation at the Flash Memory Summit, where several different flash memory types were tested. While some flash actually performed below spec, others performed well above it."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

ASUS GTX 560Ti 448 Cores DirectCU II 1280MB Video Card Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Feb 22 2012 | 1:21P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS GTX 560Ti 448 Cores video card sports ASUS`s DirectCU II Custom Cooler. With its 2.5 PCIe slot configuration and two 100mm fans covering a greater area of the PCB, the DirectCU II cooler provides 20% greater cooling over the reference design. The 560 Ti 448 Core from ASUS obviously gets its name change because we see a jump in the CUDA Cores over the reference design of 560 Ti, which only has 384 CUDA Cores. One of the biggest changes we see with the 448 Core GTX 560 Ti is the architecture change, moving from the GF114 to the GF110 processor, making it a closer relative to the GTX 570/580. We also see some other changes in the GTX 560 Ti 448 Core limited edition card from ASUS, such as core clock speeds, as well as a boost in speed for the memory.///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

MSI Reveals HD 7700 Series Dual-Fan Graphic
     Wed, Feb 22 2012 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today the internationally renowned graphics card and mainboard maker MSI released two new graphics cards. The R7770-2PMD1GD5/OC and R7750-PMD1GD5/OC feature the new Radeon HD 7700 GPU based on AMD's latest 28nm process with support for PCI Express Gen3. Core voltage adjustment is supported by the MSI R7700 graphics card. The R7770-2PMD1GD5/OC GPU core frequency can be overclocked by up to 32.4% using MSI's exclusive Afterburner graphics card overclocking utility to reach an amazing 1.35GHz*! MSI's R7700 series graphics cards also feature a customized dual-fan thermal design that effectively reduces the GPU operating temperature and ensures stable performance. Integrated support for 3D video, high-quality DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4a outputs, along with AMD's exclusive Eyefinity multiple display output technologies make these the perfect choice for enthusiasts.
  FULL STORY @ MSI.COM

AMD's new Radeon HD 7770 and HD 7750
     Wed, Feb 22 2012 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"AMD's Southern Island graphics cards have been aggressively hitting the market and while there have been some driver issues, the overall reception for the new cards has been mostly positive. That's because ultimately both the Radeon HD 7970 and HD 7950 push more pixels than their HD 6000 series counterparts while also offering better performance-per-watt and overclocking headroom as well. Today Neoseeker will be examining the latest iteration of the Southern Islands family; the Radeon HD 7770 and HD 7750."
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

AMD Radeon HD 7770 & 7750
     Wed, Feb 22 2012 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are checking out the latest additions to the Radeon HD 7000 series, as AMD unveils two new HD 7700 models. Both the Radeon HD 7770 and HD 7750 are targeting the sub-$200 price range, making them mainstream gaming graphics cards. Based on the same GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture as the Radeon HD 7900 series, we are expecting good things...

The Radeon HD 7750 for example might be 18% faster than the old Radeon HD 6750 (which is really just the HD 5750 that was released back in 2009), and at roughly the same price might seem like a good deal, but the HD 7750 is still slower than the GeForce GTX 550 Ti by an average of about 2%.

  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

Alienware Aurora R4 Performance Desktop Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Wed, Feb 22 2012 | 9:01A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Alienware Aurora R4 Performance Desktop Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Today on our test bench we have the latest performance desktop from Alienware. The Aurora R4 features many of the impressive design aspects from the previous version such as motorised top vents and liquid cooling mixed with an updated X79 chipset and the latest i7 socket 2011 CPUs. We will be taking a detailed look at the system as well as performance in synthetic and real world testing."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

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