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AMD Launches New 2012 A-Series APU (Trinity) @ Bjorn3d.com
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 5:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve released our latest article about the new mobile APUs from AMD, Trinity: `While Intel is currently dominating the high-end processors AMD has been successful on another front with their low power APUs; processors which merges the CPU and GPU. The APUs have been especially popular on notebooks as they offer a lot of performance per watt and even come with decent graphics capabilities built in. Today AMD is presenting the next generation APUs: Trinity, also called 2012 A-series APUs. The goal with this generation of APU`s is to offer more performance, better media capabilities, better game performance and all that while still offer long battery life."

AMD Launches New Trinity APU @ TechwareLabs
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 5:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today AMD launches the followup to the llano processor, the Trinity APU. Promising a trinity of bonuses, processing power, graphics power, and energy efficiency the APU could be the solution that the mobile market needs. We take a first look at the enhancements behind the new Trinity. Get a first look at what AMD is releasing in our technology preview review."

AMD Trinity: Going Mobile with a New APU @ Hardware Canucks
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 5:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ever since Llano was first introduced, people have been talking about Trinity. In this article, we take an in depth look at the latest generation of APUs which are part of AMD`s ongoing Fusion initiative. "

Antec GAME ONE Midi Tower Review
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 5:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The moment many of us have been waiting for the past decade is finally here and so Diablo III by Blizzard is has arrived in its retail form (the beta was good but not quite tweaked). In any case because this was an event unlike most (we did wait for almost a decade) i was hoping i could review something related with it today as i did yesterday with the SteelSeries Diablo III headset but unfortunately since there aren`t that many Diablo III branded peripherals out there yet this just wasn`t possible. Instead today we will be taking a look at one of the latest midi towers to hit the market by Antec, the GAME ONE."

ASUS G75V - Gaming Beast @ ocaholic
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 5:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the G75V, ASUS has a new high-end gaming notebook in its portfolio. It comes with a brand new Intel Ivy Bridge quad core CPU and NVIDIAs latest GTX 670M GPU which is based on the very efficient Kepler architecture. You also get a FullHD, 17.3 inch display and we can just say that we want to crack on and check out what how it feels to play and work with this beast."

Buying advice: High-End AMD-Gaming-PC @ ocaholic
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 5:01P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The following purchase advice is targeted at consumer who are looking for a high-end AMD Gaming PC. This article can also be seen as a small guid if you should plan on buying a similar setup. All the products we mention we would buy ourselves. This buyers advice will be updated once in a month."

Cooler Master HAF XM Mid Tower Case Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 5:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
From start to finish the design of the Cooler Master HAF XM is top notch. There are no sharp edges, everything fits well together, nothing in it feel flimsy, and every detail that I could think of has been thought of in its design. If you`re building a system with multiple video cards, hard drives, water cooling, and multiple optical drives, this case can handle it."

Cubitek HPTX ICE Frozen Solid Chassis Review
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 5:01P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This is my introduction to Cubitek, an overseas case manufacturer that looks to compete with the likes of Lian Li. Let`s see how they do."

Diablo III Midnight Launch and Signing Gallery @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 5:01P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HardwareHeaven visits London for the Diablo III Launch and Signing... plus stayed tuned for the chance to win a signed copy of Diablo III."

ECS Z77H2-AX Black Extreme Motherboard Review @ Madshrimps
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 5:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Z77H2-AX Motherboard from ECS has gold accents all over the place, comes with a clean design and the offered hardware bundle should be enough for most users; regarding the software which ships with it, most is in trial version mode and we would have preferred to see more which could have added value to the product like THX TruStudio Pro. The UEFI interface can be used with ease, except the RAM section, which is more difficult to use compared to the one found on ASRock motherboards."

AMD A10-4600M Trinity For Mobile Review: Trying To Cut The Ivy
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 5:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Llano was released around the same time as Bulldozer, but it did not use Bulldozer cores. Instead it used yet another update of Stars, which is a mobile incarnation of Phenom II, which was of course an improvement upon the original Phenom. The ?new? Llano APU in fact was equipped with some rather old processor cores. This showed in the performance of the mobile Llano products. They simply could not keep up with Sandy Bridge?s more modern cores. Bulldozer isn?t coming to mobile with Trinity, either. Instead we?re receiving Piledriver. AMD has effectively skipped the first iteration of its new Bulldozer architecture and moved straight on to the second. Piledriver includes the third generation of AMD?s Turbo Core and promises ?up to 29%? better processor performance than last year?s Llano-based A-Series."

ASUS Maximus V GENE Z77 mATX Motherboard Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 4:09P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Maximus V Gene has everything gamers and overclockers could possibly want: a great BIOS, features galore and the possibility for multi card GPU configurations. All of this -and more- is packed into a svelte mATX configuration which packs enough of a punch that many expensive, full sized ATX boards have something afraid of. * * * * * *"

Super Flower Golden King 650 W @ techPowerUp
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 3:51P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we have the Golden King with 650W capacity on our test bench. Like all other Golden King PSUs this one has platinum efficiency and features a semi-modular design along with semi-fanless operation. In our testing we see excellent stability at 12V and very low noise emitted."

     Tue, May 15 2012 | 2:41P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF


City of Industry, California, May 14, 2012– GIGABYTE TECHNOLGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced its first North America eSports event, the GIGABYTE eSports LAN (GESL) which will take place on June 15-17th, 2012 at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA. (Better known as Cal Poly Pomona).

GIGABYTE introduced the G1-Killer Series of gaming motherboards with the LGA 1366 Intel X58 platform with unique features like onboard Qualcomm Killer networking and Creative audio. With the latest LGA 1155 Intel 7-series launch, GIGABYTE has added new members to the G1-Killer family, the G1.Sniper 3 and the Micro-ATX form factor G1.Sniper M3. Equipped with the latest Intel Z77 Express Chipset, the G1.Sniper 3 motherboard harnesses the outstanding performance of the new 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors using an exclusive “All Digital” VRM design. GIGABYTE 3D Power and GIGABYTE 3D BIOS (Dual UEFI) mean that G1.Sniper 3 and G1.Sniper M3 motherboards ensure exceptional power delivery and absolute control.
To learn more about GIGABYTE Intel 7-series motherboard, visit: http://www.gigabyte.us/fileupload/microsite/306/7-series.html

In support of the eSport community, GIGABYTE is partnering with Intel LANFest to host the GESL event, offering a variety of gaming experiences gamers of all abilities. Professional competition brings lots of excitement, testing every aspect of a player’s skill, talent, intelligence and even personality. The LANFest BYOC allows gamers to acquaint themselves with other players while making new friends and possibly gaming allies for the future.

To register the LANFest BYOC, visit: http://lanfest.intel.com/?page=event&sub=content&view=main&eventid=1907

The GESL features a wide range of contests and activities, including intense tournament competition among highly skilled professional players from around the world, a case mod contest for computer modders to show off their latest case mod creations, face to face workshops with computer hardware industry leaders, and tons of swag, prizes and giveaways. 

The GESL includes several pro-gaming teams and organizations. The professional competition will feature a $11,000 Star Craft 2 tournament and a $10,000 League of Legends tournament. Spectator badge ($15) is available at: http://thegesl.com/spectate/.

The GESL has teamed up with CPU Magazine to host a case mod contest for all hardware enthusiasts to show off their rigs and creations. All spectators and LANFest BYOC attendees may participate in the contest. A total of 5 winners will be selected and awarded; total estimated value of all prizes is $2,000 and CPU Magazine event coverage.

The workshop presentation or activities by sponsors will demonstrate their latest technologies. Face to face interaction with industry leaders and representatives for feedback and experience exchange. The GESL will raffle and give away high-end gaming systems, CPUs, Motherboards, Graphic Cards, Memories, Cases, Power Supplies and lots of swags at event.

The GIGABYTE eSports LAN event would not be possible without our generous support of the event’s sponsors. GIGABYTE eSports LAN is co-sponsored by Kingston and Cooler Master. Other sponsors include Intel, Newegg, Dolby, Thermaltake, Patriot Memory, Enermax, Antec, NZXT, SoCal eSports, Cyberpower PC, Western Digital, Qualcomm, InWin , Zalman, BenQ, TwitchTV, Red Bull, Cyber Sports Network, End of Reality and CPU Magazine. To learn more about the GIGABYTE eSports LAN (GESL), visit: http://thegesl.com/

GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a leading brand in the IT industry with branch offices located in 24 countries around the world. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a small research and development team and has since taken a position as one of the in the world's top motherboard manufacturers. In addition to motherboards and graphics cards, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include notebooks and desktop PCs, datacenter servers, networking products, mobile handsets, and home entertainment devices to serve each facet of the digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. Visit www.gigabyte.us  for more information.


2nd-Generation AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Units
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 2:33P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD today announced the widely anticipated launch of its 2nd-Generation AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) for mainstream and ultrathin notebooks, All-in-One and traditional desktops, home theater PCs and embedded designs. The 2nd-Generation A-Series APU, formerly codenamed “Trinity”, is a ground-up improved design over the previous generation, enabling a best-in-class PC mobility, entertainment, and gaming experience. New features of the product design include:

Double the performance per watt of the previous generation
An increase in CPU performance of up to 29 percent and an increase of graphics performance up to 56% over the previous generation
Up to 12 hours of battery life
The AMD HD Media Accelerator, with a unique set of technologies designed to optimize video quality available with premium and Internet video content, and accelerate video file conversion


Cisco Linksys E4200 V2 review: 450 mbps on both bands
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 12:03P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Linksys E4200 still is an excellent router. However, it was released more than a year ago (when it was ahead of its time in some respects), but things have changed somewhat since then. As you will be able to read in our upcoming round-up of 14 450mbps routers, there are a number of routers out there that can run in 450mbps mode on both frequencies. The E4200 only supports this on 5 GHz. This is not a huge deal, since the speed gain of 450mbps versus 300mbps mode on 2.4 GHz is not that significant anyway. Moreover, it's not all about the wireless chip when it comes to the wireless speeds a router can achieve. In any case, Cisco found it necessary to introduce a successor, indicated by the addition of V2 behind the model number. Nothing was changed on the exterior of the router, so it still fits perfectly within the new design that was started with the original E4200. It's a different story with the interior though, which we'll see in the review. We also need to mention that the price will stay the same, as the V2 replaces the original E4200, which will gradually be phased out, or perhaps has been phased out already. This obviously depends on the stock shops have.
  FULL STORY @ E4200

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