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HIS Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition Graphics Card Review @ Rage3D.com
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 12:45A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HIS Radeon HD 7770 iCooler gets tested against AMD`s AT 1Ghz Edition 7770 to see what the differences are for this custom cooled card, including overclocking and CrossFireX performance scaling. *"
  FULL STORY @ RAGE3D.COM

In the Game #1 - Top 5 Classic PC Games @Hi Tech Legion
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 11:38P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What titles make up your top classic PC games list? In this week`s Top 5 topic, Ron and Eric discuss their picks. Criteria for the title to qualify in the list is that It has to be at least 10 years old from the time of this recording (Oct. 19, 2012) and can still be an enjoyable game to play today. Also news discussion in this episode: Battlefield 3 Aftermath, Hawken Beta, Dishonored, Doom 3 BFG Edition./"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Samsung 27 S27B970D Series 9 Super PLS LED Monitor Review @ ModSynergy.com
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 11:36P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we look at Samsung`s second integration of Super PLS technology in their lineup with this time the Series 9 S27B970D. What a great follow-up to the Series 8 S27A850D we had for you one month ago. It will be interesting to see and pinpoint the differences between both models aside from the higher price tag. One of the key differences being pushed off the bat by Samsung is the built-in calibration engine and factory professional tuning that the Series 9 S27B970D offers out of the box for unmatched visual experience, according to Samsung."
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY.COM

[Affiliates News] SilverStone Temjin TJ04-E Com puter Case Review @ APH
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 11:17P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The perfect midtower for those who are looking for an elegant design and a sleek side window? Read on to find out!"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

REVIEW: In-Win GRone @ PureOverclock
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 11:10P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will be looking at the In-Win GRone full tower case. This case features support for E-ATX motherboards, a 360mm rad at the top, a 240mm rad at the bottom (with the HDD cage removed), and support for ten 120/140mm fans. Yes. 2 rads and 10 fans! This case was designed to appeal to nearly anyone, from the water cooling enthusiast to the gamer with taller heatsinks. Could this wide variety of features be the shining factor for this case? We shall soon see if In-Win managed a good job of catering to everyone`s needs with the GRone."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

ASUS VG278HE 27 144Hz Gaming Monitor Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 10:55P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new VG278HE is supposed to be a gaming monitor like no other. It boasts a sky high 144Hz refresh rate, 27 of viewable space, great viewing angles and some of the best out-of-box colors we`ve ever seen from a TN panel. What it doesn`t have is an included NVIDIA 3D Vision kit so pricing is kept to under $500."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Palo Alto Cubik Speakers @ Techreaction.net
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 10:17P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we have an artistic looking set of speakers, the Palo Alto Cubik speakers. Acoustically tuned by an engineering team with over 35 years of audio experience, Cubiks drivers frequency response is on par with hi-fi sound systems. The Stellar sound of cubik resonates from its amazing digital amplification technology. Equipped with a high-resolution digital signal processor (DSP) and full-digital audio path, cubik is designed to eliminate all unwanted noise. Pair this with a digital amplifier as well as outstanding Danish-designed speaker drivers and the result is crystal-clear unadulterated sound. Young-se Kim has designed Samsung smart phones, LG fridges and iRiver MP3 players. For Kim, design can make people dream of the future and change their lives. With skillful tooling, he created a highly advanced enclosure design. Using an innovative manufacturing process and advanced materials Cubik gives you full bass without the need of a subwoofer. Now we are going to toss the Cubik speakers on our review table and see just how well Young-se Kim did with this design. Read on "
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

 
Calxeda ECX-1000 Benchmarks vs. Intel Atom TI OMAP4
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 5:28P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week I began delivering benchmarks of the low-power yet massively scalable Calxeda EnergyCore ECX-1000 ARM Server and followed the initial tests with some ARM compiler benchmarks and other benchmarks from this 5-Watt Linux Server. In this article is what many Phoronix readers have been waiting for: comparing Calxeda`s quad-core Cortex-A9 ARMv7 performance against a dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP4460 PandaBoard ES and then an Intel Atom processor."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Sapphire HD 7950 Vapor-X @ Bjorn3D
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 3:53P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sapphire has made quite a name for itself as one of the premier and largest AMD board partners and all with some stylish and simply impressive cards in the process. Today we look at the HD 7950 Vapor-X model and see what kind of magic has been infused in the DNA to make this card a must have for all the enthusiasts gamers out there."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android Tablet Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 1:51P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android Tablet Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Containing 2GB of memory and one of the fastest quad core CPUs around along with an even bigger screen today we have a Note 2 on our test bench to find out whether Samsung have come down on the right side of the size line."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Corsair AF120 SP120 AP140 Fans Review - XSReviews
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 12:55P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today our newest reviewew Tom takes us into full motion reviews, with XSR`s first full video review. He`s looking at Corsair`s latest lineup of fans, the AF120, SP120 and AP140. They come in a variety of eye catching colours and feature near silent operation across the board. Let`s find out what he thought. A link to the article would be much appreciated."
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS.CO.UK

Fractal Design Tesla R2 500W PSU
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 12:19P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Fractal Design Tesla R2 500 Watt PSU arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review from Technic3D the next PSU with one +12V rail (41,5A), a 135mm Fan, 6x SATA hard disk connectors and 2x PCI-e 6+2-Pin."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

AMD Catalyst 12.10 WHQL & 12.11 Beta 4 - HD 7970 Gaming Performance @ Ocaholic
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 12:09P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD just released two new Catalyst drivers for their graphics cards. According to the changelog the 12.10 WHQL one isn`t really special and the 12.11 Beta is very special because on the paper it introduces significant performance improvements for many games across all 28nm AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series products. That`s what we are going to check in this article, comparing those last drivers under more or less recent games and benchmarks with previous drivers."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Windows 8 vs 7 - Gaming Performance Radeon HD 7970 @ Ocaholic
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 12:06P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Windows 8 is coming out soon, very, very soon. Microsoft`s latest operating system will be released ... Tomorrow, in fact. So we wanted to know how good this new OS will perform with games. So we decided to compare it to it`s predecessor. Going from Windows XP to Windows Vista/7 we did notice that the performances were as near as makes not difference, the same. So, what have we done? Right we took some (15) games and a almost a handful of theoretical benchmarks and checked wether there are suspicious thing going on or not."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

AMD 12.11 Never Settle Driver Performance @ Hardware Canucks
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 11:46A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD launches the Never Settle Marketing campaign. Part of that campaign is the new AMD 12.11 Catalyst driver as this driver has had some TLC from AMD, improving overall performance on a number of games. Next to that AMD is launching their Never Settle Game Bundle, purchase a R7000 series dedicated card and you can get some great free game(s). Our little article will cover both the driver performance and that game bundle. "
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

CPU Charts: 29 CPUs - updated AMD A10 5800K 3.8 GHz Trinity @ Ocaholic
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 11:23A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding 29 CPUs. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right CPU."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
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