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With read and write speeds of up to 550MB/s and 500MB/s
     Fri, Mar 09 2012 | 4:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Patriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash, storage, and enthusiast computer products, today expanded their Wildfire brand of SATA III solid-state drives with the launch of its new Wildfire Pro and Wildfire SE. Driven by the SandForce® SF-2281 processor, the Patriot Memory Wildfire Pro and Wildfire SE deliver true next generation performance for amazingly fast productivity, gaming, and HD content creation. Offering high-end professional and enthusiast experiences, the Wildfire Pro and Wildfire SE are the performance flagships in Patriot Memory’s solid state drive ecosystem. With read and write speeds of up to 550MB/s and 500MB/s, the Patriot Memory Wildfire Pro and SE are designed for those who demand extreme performance to push the limits of power computing. With enhanced built-in overprovisioning while also utilizing wear leveling technologies such as DuraClass™ and DuraWrite™ , the Wildfire Pro will provide extended protection from strenuous professional applications. The Wildfire SE will also incorporates the same advance wear leveling technologies to protect against the wear and tear of high-end usage. “This launch of our second generation Wildfire Pro and Wildfire SE brings enhanced overprovisioning, wear leveling and speed to the brand family,” said William Lai, Patriot Memory’s Product Manager. “Future looking, Patriot Memory will continue innovation to deliver true enthusiast performance for demanding professional applications.”
  FULL STORY @ PATRIOTMEM

ToughTech mini-Q Encrypted Portable Drive @ TechwareLabs
     Fri, Mar 09 2012 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
WiebeTech a brand of CRU DataPort has released a product that is unlike any portable drive we have reviewed previously. The mini-Q is a 2.5 portable drive which has encryption built-in and uses a mini USB dongle to active the access to the drive."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

VisionTek Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Cards in 4-Way CrossFireX
     Fri, Mar 09 2012 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Installing a fourth was just a natural progression and while it would`ve been nice to have our old Eyefinity setup up and running over here in my test area in Taiwan, it`s currently in retirement. Still, we`ve got our faithful 30 Dell monitor that has been serving us well for years and we`ll be able to see how single monitor 2560 x 1600 performance looks with this setup. Today we`ve got a video card from a company we haven`t heard heaps from. VisionTek has been around for ages and while we`ve looked at a nice kit of RAM from them, we haven`t seen anything in the VGA side of things yet. Since this is a HD 7970 we haven`t looked at yet the first thing we`ve got to do is check out the bundle that`s going on."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Zalman ZM-HE350u3 3.5
     Fri, Mar 09 2012 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Zalman ZM-HE350u3 is a USB 3.0 HDD enclosure for 3.5 inch SATA drives. Let`s look under the hood and see what this rather curvy enclosure has got."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

[Tech ARP] Mobile CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 8.1
     Fri, Mar 09 2012 | 4:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are so many mobile CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different models or even remember their specifications! Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various mobile CPUs in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete. Currently covering 707 mobile CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 19 different specifications for each and every CPU! Here are the latest updates in Revision 8.1 : - Added the Intel Celeron B867 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Celeron B815 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Celeron B797 processor. - Added the Intel Celeron B720 processor. - Added the Intel Atom N2800 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Atom N2600 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Celeron U4600 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Celeron U4505 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Celeron U4500 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Celeron U3600 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Celeron U3405 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Celeron U3400 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Atom Z670 processor. - Added the Intel Atom Z650 processor. - Added the Intel Atom Z625 processor. - Added the Intel Atom Z615 processor. - Added the Intel Atom Z600 processor."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

TitaniumGL: A Faster Multi-Platform Graphics Driver Architecture
     Fri, Mar 09 2012 | 4:00P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"After first being introduced on Windows years ago, and then FreeBSD and ReactOS support added last year, this week finally marked the release of TitaniumGL for Linux. TitaniumGL is self-described as a "freeware driver architecture" and carries a goal to support OpenGL on graphics cards with broken, bad, or missing OpenGL hardware drivers. Here are some benchmarks of TitaniumGL compared to NVIDIA's binary GPU driver and the Mesa/Gallium3D LLVMpipe software rasterizer."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

The Windows 8 Power Struggle: Metro vs Desktop
     Fri, Mar 09 2012 | 2:05P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We've been looking forward to Windows 8's Consumer Preview for months. This, after all, is Microsoft's big chance to show what they've been working on and unveiling bit by bit for the past year; a chance to evaluate the sum total of changes and advancements baked into the next-generation operating system. We'll discuss some of the features of Metro and Desktop (aka Classic) separately, but our overall focus will be on how the two environments interact with each other. Metro, Microsoft's new UI, is bold, a dramatic departure from anything the company has previously done in the desktop/laptop space, and absolutely great. It's tangible proof that Redmond really can design and build its own unique products and experiences. Now, let's consider Desktop mode and then look at how they mesh, or don't.
  FULL STORY @ METRO

 
Google, Asustek co-brand 7-inch tablet PC to debut earliest in May
     Fri, Mar 09 2012 | 2:05P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Google and Asustek will unveil a 7-inch co-branded tablet PC as early as May, with the model targeting Amazon's Kindle Fire and to be priced at US$199-249, according to industry sources.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

TitaniumGL: A Faster Multi-Platform Graphics Driver Architecture?
     Fri, Mar 09 2012 | 1:58P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After first being introduced on Windows years ago, and then FreeBSD and ReactOS support added last year, this week finally marked the release of TitaniumGL for Linux. TitaniumGL is self-described as a freeware driver architecture and carries a goal to support OpenGL on graphics cards with broken, bad, or missing OpenGL hardware drivers. Here are some benchmarks of TitaniumGL compared to NVIDIA`s binary GPU driver and the Mesa/Gallium3D LLVMpipe software rasterizer."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Ultimate 8-core mATX Powerhouse: Xeon E5-2690 R4G 7970DCi
     Fri, Mar 09 2012 | 1:58P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What if I have about US$5000 to spend - Could I have a true 8-core/16-thread CPU in a small form factor setup without compromising on storage, thermals or online gaming prowess? Well, we show that we can!"
  FULL STORY @ VR-ZONE.COM

Zotac ZBOX ID80 Plus Mini-PC Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Fri, Mar 09 2012 | 1:58P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Zotac ZBOX ID80 Plus Mini PC is an energy efficient system utilizing the latest Intel Atom D2700 processor with an NVIDIA GT 520M GPU. The Zotac ZBOX ID80 Plus Mini PC also comes with a 2GB DDR3-1066 SO-DIMM memory module as well as a 320GB 5400rpm HDD, requiring an OS installation to be functional right out of the box. For display connectivity, the Zotac ZBOX ID80 Plus MiniPC has a dual-link DVI and an HDMI 1.4 port so you can connect it to your HDTV or 3DTV. Four USB 2.0 ports as well as two USB 3.0 ports can be used for peripheral connectivity and additional external storage. A WME remote is also included in the accessory package so the Zotac ZBOX ID80 can be used in your home theater.///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Patriot Memory 120GB Wildfire Solid State Drive (SSD) Review @ ModSynergy.com
     Fri, Mar 09 2012 | 12:20P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Previous SSD (Solid State Drive) reviews on ModSynergy have shown the promise and improvement that an SSD can make to one`s computing experience. The noticeable leap in performance can easily be seen and fully realized the first time you start your machine. Although we have reviewed a few of them so far, those have been from the lower to mid-range offerings based on the older SATA 1.5Gb/s, and SATA 3Gb/s interfaces. Time has flown by, and advancements to technologies related to SSD controllers and flash memory have matured, and now we are in the midst of numerous SSD offerings that look to saturate and max out the latest SATA 6Gb/s interface. Today we look to an old friend for some vision of what high-performance SSD`s bring to the table, with the brand new Patriot Memory Wildfire series of SSD`s. In this case I present to you the review of the 120GB version of Patriot`s Wildfire SSD. Based on the SandForce SF-2200 SSD controller that is highly regarded and paired with MLC based NAND Flash memory, we will see what maximum performance and maximum IOPS performance feels like. Will the improvement in speed ever end?"
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY.COM

Radeon HD 7870 Overclock Guide
     Fri, Mar 09 2012 | 12:20P | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This is a Radeon HD 7870 Overclock Guide. We`ll overclock based on a mild voltage tweak. By doing so we drive the R7870 into R7900 series performance. All you need is some free software and a little time to precisely determine and pinpoint your maximum yet stable overclock. Check out the full article right here"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

S Intel Z77 Motherboard Preview: P8Z77 Formula Gene & Sabertooth @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Mar 09 2012 | 12:20P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS recently allowed us to take a look at their upcoming motherboards that uses the Intel 7-series chipset and supports the 3rd generation Intel Core processor. Read on to see what innovative ideas the hardware engineering team over at ASUS has come up with for this new motherboard series. If you`ve been waiting on Intel to release their upcoming 22nm `Ivy Bridge` processors, this is a must read!"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

SilverStone Strider Gold Evolution 850-watt (ST85F-G) PSU Review
     Fri, Mar 09 2012 | 12:20P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ST85F-G Evolution shares the same feature summary as the rest of the Evolution series. It has full of protection features including over temperature protection, but the unit is not rated for 100% continuous output at 50C. It is instead rated for 100% continuous output at 40C. The power supply is fully modular and fully sleeved. The full modular design also allows for the use of SilverStone`s PP05 short cable kit. Antares Pro comes in with the cheapest price of $168.99. Alternatively you can find the unit for $169.99 at Directron. Hardcore Newegg fans will find the unit a tad more expensive, costing $195.82 after shipping. At about $170, the ST85F-G Evolution is one of the cheapest 80Plus Gold rated 850W models available. SilverStone backs the unit by a three year warranty."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Actiontec MyWirelessTV Multi-Room HD Video Kit Review @ OCIA.net
     Fri, Mar 09 2012 | 11:01A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?Featuring an 802.11 wireless standard transmitter and receiver, capable of streaming up to 1080p60 video up to 150 feet, the MyWirelessTV allows you to broadcast your HD content to nearly any room in the house. Future capabilities will offer multi-cast transmission, from one transmitter to up to four receivers, and multi-source, linking multiple transmitters to one receiver. The product we`ve received for review today is their standard kit, which includes everything needed to get started.?"
  FULL STORY @ OCIA.NET

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