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XFX R7970 Double Dissipation @ ocaholic
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 10:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Meanwhile one month has passed since AMD lifte the NDA regarding their latest high end graphics cards: the Radeon HD 7970. We now got a sample from XFX which is called the R7970 Double Dissipation and it ships with a custom cooler. Therefore this card has just partially been designed according to the AMD reference design."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

NZXT Switch 810 Full Tower PC Case Review
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 10:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Switch 810 pretty much exceeded every one of my expections when it comes to full-tower PC cases. Each feature and improvement to the Switch 810 addressed key issues that many PC builders face when they are putting together new systems. This case`s hybrid features were also put to the test as I installed a Corsair H100 with dual radiators, but the Switch 810 didn`t have any problems supporting this self-contained liquid cooling unit. I even had plenty of room to add two more fans above the radiator. If I have any criticism at all of this case, I would have liked to have another removable filter between the top vent and radiator because the vent holes are very large and big dust particles will easily access the case here."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

OC3D: Case King Buy Overclockers UK
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 10:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overclockers UK have been bought out by a German company..."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D.NET

Razer Blade 17.3-inch LED Gaming Laptop Initial Impressions Preview
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 10:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
That`s brings us to where we are right now. I took the Blade away from Shane for a day or so to give it a look over myself - after all, it is a hot new piece of hardware and I needed some time with it, too. Initially I have to say I am fairly impressed with the Blade. I mean, I`ve seen it from a bit of a distance last month at CES in Las Vegas and just last weekend at the Taipei Game Show and while I was pretty impressed, I wasn`t sure what all the fuss was about. Having played with the Blade here in my home office and without what seemed like ten thousands kids around me, I like the Blade. It`s out of stock right now as Razer try their hardest to fill orders (it`s expected to come back into stock around the middle of this month), but it does cost $2,800 USD. In a time where most companies are trying to be price conscious in a market which demands it, Razer is bucking the trend and coming out with a high-end piece of tech equipment which they want every gamer to own."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Razer Blade Switchblade User Interface Panel Hands-on
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 10:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What we want to do now is giving you a full hands-on look at the Switchblade User Interface panel that comes with the Blade. I guess in the design phase, the Razer folk thought in their efforts to create a highly focused gaming laptop that the regular touch pad in its centralized and boring location had to go and I applaud them for doing do. I personally cannot stand laptop touchpads and encourage other tech companies to get out of the square and experiment like Razer has done with the Switchblade UI. If you are new to this whole talk about the Switchblade UI, let me sum it up right now. Gone is the run-of-the-mill regular touch pad and number pad area. The Switchblade UI is a combination of functions that is placed where the number pad is usually located on a keyboard. It is a combination of ten fully customizable buttons with graphical icons (Razer call them Dynamic Adaptive Tactile keys) as well as a four point multi-touch touch pad with gesture support and under the touch layer is a 4.05-inch LCD screen with an 800 x 480 resolution. There are also left and right click buttons as you`d see on a usual laptop touch pad. I doubt these buttons would get used much as any real gamer probably would have a gaming mouse hooked up to the Blade via USB."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Synology DiskStation DS212 2-Bay NAS Server Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 10:01A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It is almost unfair to call Synology`s DiskStation DS212 a NAS server. It is capable of so much more than simply providing network attached storage, that a different classification should be established. Sure, it does a great job as a NAS, but owning one simply to serve files on a network would be like buying a really nice Swiss Army knife just for the tooth pick."
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN.COM

[Tech ARP] ED#131 : CPU Idling Problem In The Apple iPhone 4S? Rev. 2.0
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 10:01A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Apple iPhone 4S might be a small upgrade if you were using the iPhone 4, but it is a huge upgrade if you are upgrading from the iPhone 3GS, as I was. Not only was the screen much sharper (albeit still the same size!), the iPhone 4S was much faster. Unfortunately, I also immediately noticed a big problem with the iPhone 4S - its terrible battery life. Recently, my brother pointed me to a very nice app called System Monitor with Battery Max. It`s a 99 cent app that allows you to monitor the hardware and software of your iDevice. What`s really nifty about it was it was able to give me a live read of the iPhone 4S` CPU load. What we found shocked us - the Apple iPhone 4S had a constantly high CPU load even when it idles! DO NOT BUY THE APP. Please check out this critical update : - Added results for the Apple iPod touch 4G and Apple iPod touch 3G. - Added warnings about this app. - Added a new Mea Culpa section."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

 
REVIEW: Gigabyte X79-UD5 @ PureOverclock
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 9:53A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve seen Gigabyte make great strides in their latest X79 lineup, including the new BIOS and auto features designed with the enthusiast in mind. So let`s take a closer look to see if the X79-UD5 board can continue that successful trend."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Processor Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 9:44A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel`s high-end LGA2011 platform has been out since November 2011 and since the platforms introduction there have only been two SNB-E processor choices available, the six-core Intel Core i7-3960X and Core i7-3930K. These hexa-core processors are costly as they run over $600 and that is more than most want to spend. All that changes this month with the introduction of the Intel Core i7-3820 that is priced at just $285. Read on to see how this processor performs!"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Asus DirectCU II Roundup: ENGTX560 ENGTX570 and ENGTX580 Review
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 9:39A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ENGTX580 is in a bit of a bind. When viewed by itself or against other GTX 580 cards, it really proves its worth once cooling and overclocking abilities are considered. It is on the same level as the MSI N580GTX Lightning, but it is a slightly larger card in that it takes up three slots as compared to two. It does not match the MSI N580GTX XE, which is a 3GB card, but it is also significantly cheaper (and actually available) as compared to that other high end card. Where it stumbles is when being compared against the brand new AMD HD 7970."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Antec P280 Super Mid Tower Case Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 9:21A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Antec`s newest chassis creation, the P280 Super Mid Tower Performance One Series Case, certainly doesn`t disappoint. What it doesn`t have in the bling category, like side windows and flashing lights, it more than makes up for in performance and quality. In many hours of testing over the last few weeks, it did what every silent case should do - it didn`t make a peep."
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN.COM

3D Monitor Shoot-Out: Acer HN274H and ViewSonic V3D245
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 9:03A | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There's no question about it: 3D technology is HOT right now. Whether you're ready to hop on the bandwagon or just want to keep on top of what's out there, there are two new monitors that should be on your radar, the 27” Acer HN274H and 23.6” ViewSonic V3D245. Both of these 3D monitors feature embedded 3D emitters designed for NVIDIA's 3D Vision technology. They also share a number of similarities, but have some very obvious differences. Thanks to NVIDIA, Acer and ViewSonic, we were able to get our hands on both of these monitors so that we could give you a full hands-on look at what each one has to offer...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

The Sequel We Always Wanted
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Eleven years ago, now-defunct developer Ion Storm released Deus Ex and made video game history. The original title cast players in the role of JC Denton, a nanotech-augmented agent with the United Nations Anti-Terrorist Coalition (UNATCO) circa 2052. The game's plot is a fusion of classic conspiracy theories and a referendum on what it means to be human. The problems of humanity in 2052—plague, environmental destruction, rampant terrorism—were far enough away in time to be comfortable, but close enough to be unsettling...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Asus Updates Eee Pad Transformer with Android 3.2, HH Fires It Up:
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 9:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If there's one thing a manufacturer like Asus understands, it's how to service their existing customer base with timely updates for things like firmware and drivers. With their lineage in motherboards, where BIOS updates can be critical for compatibility and performance, a company like Asus knows how to work closely with ecosystem partners in an effort to roll out product updates and enhancements quickly. And so it's no surprise they're one of the first manufacturers out of the gate with a drop of the latest Android Honeycomb OS version 3.2 for their darling 10.1-inch slate, the Eee Pad Transformer.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Hewlett Packard EliteBook 8560p Notebook Review:
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 9:00A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HP emptied its entire bag of tricks on the EliteBook 8560p, the company's top-end business laptop that employs several features we wish other notebook vendors would adopt. HP tells HotHardware the 8560p is the result of lots of user feedback, sporting several subtle suggestions that combine to make this one of the most enjoyable non-gaming laptops we've ever played with. There are three pre-configured EliteBook 8560p models to choose from priced from $1,100 to $1,500. The one we have in-house is HP's $1,500 model with several pre-configured bells and whistles...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

News: Intels 520 Series solid-state drive
     Wed, Feb 08 2012 | 4:13P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel`s newest solid-state drive pairs a SandForce controller with custom firmware and 25-nm NAND. We`ve tested the 60 and 240GB models to see how they fare against more than two dozen SSDs, hybrids, and mechanical drives."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

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