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XFX Radeon HD 7770 Jet Black Edition Super Overclock vs GTX 560 @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 12:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
XFX Radeon HD 7770 Jet Black Edition Super Overclock vs GTX 560 @ HardwareHeaven.com At the top of XFX`s 7770 range is the Jet Black version of their usual Black Edition Overclocked model with this revision featuring heavily overclocked core and memory, well in excess of the AMD reference design. Today we have one on our test bench and will be putting it up against the GTX 560, also overclocked, in a selection of real world tests including Battlefield 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic."

Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 OC Graphics Card Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 12:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 OC Graphics Card Review @ HardwareHeaven.com In this article we will look at Sapphire`s 7770 Overclocked model which features a custom design and shall put it up against its direct competition from NVIDIA in the form of a GTX 560. As always we will be focusing on real world testing, including the latest games such as Battlefield 3 and some classics like World of Warcraft before moving on to media, power and thermal performance."

AMD Radeon HD 7770 & HD 7750 Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 12:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While many expected the next products to hit the market would be the HD 7800 series AMD is now launching the $159 HD 7770 and $109 HD 7750. Considering there?s been quite a bit of movement in this price range with the previous generation?s higher performance cards getting some noteworthy price cuts, the HD 7700 series could be in for a tough fight. * *"

PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 1 GB @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Feb 14 2012 | 11:56P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PowerColor`s Radeon HD 7770 is a close-to-reference implementation of the AMD HD 7770. It comes at the reference design price, yet offers excellent overclocking capabilities and low power consumption."

AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1 GB @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Feb 14 2012 | 11:55P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today AMD launches the new Radeon HD 7770 which is the first affordable card based on AMD`s new 28 nm GCN Architecture. AMD`s reference design HD 7770 offers amazing performance per Watt and a significant performance improvement over the previous generation."

REVIEW: H67 Motherboard Roundup @ PureOverclock
     Tue, Feb 14 2012 | 11:44P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are looking at a roundup of five different H67 motherboards from ASUS, ASRock, ECS and Gigabyte. Remember there`s no overclocking here, but if you want something still powerful but less expensive, then this may be the course for you. Each of these motherboards are promising in their own right, but not all are created equal. There`s a boatload of information to cover, so let`s dive in and see what each have to offer in this H67 motherboard roundup."

SSD NEWS: Kingston SSDNow V+ 200 120GB SATA III SSD (Upgrade Bundle Kit) Review
     Tue, Feb 14 2012 | 4:13P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It has been a while since a new Kingston release has come along and our last Kingston SSD Review was an extremely favorable one examining the Kingston HyperX Enthusiast Class SSD. It earned our Editor`s Choice Award. In fact, I still use the very attractive HyperX mini-tool that came with that kit daily. Today, we are going to be evaluating Kingston`s newest release, the SSDNow 120GB V+200, an SSD that like it`s bigger brother, also contains the LSI SandForce SF-2281 processor."

Biostar TPower X79 @ Bjorn3D
     Tue, Feb 14 2012 | 3:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will be taking a look at the Biostar TPower X79: the first high-end offering from a company that traditionally focuses on lower-end budget hardware."

REVIEW: OWC Mercury Electra 240GB @ PureOverclock
     Tue, Feb 14 2012 | 1:21P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD is available in 60, 120, 240 and 480GB capacities. Specifications list the 240GB as having 556MB/s read and 523MB/s write with 60,000 IOPS at 4k random write aligned disk access. The Drive comes with a 3 year warranty. OWC is so confident that you will love the drive they offer a 21 day return period in which you can return the drive for a FULL refund with NO restocking fee. Hey, you don`t see that every day. We know of no other manufacturer offering this kind of satisfaction guarantee. Sounds great, let`s check it out."

HIS Radeon HD7970 3GB Review @ Vortez
     Tue, Feb 14 2012 | 9:21A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HD7970 has had a mixed reception from the enthusiast community. On the one hand, many are not impressed with the AMD HD7970 with most disappointed at the high retail price. For £100 less someone could buy NVIDIA`s GTX580. While the GTX580 doesn`t have the same performance it is hardly a slouch. On the other hand others are happy to see that the HD7970 has taken back the performance crown and given NVIDIA food for thought. Either way, there can be no doubting the HD7970`s performance and performance three fold: speed, power consumption and cooling. AMD it seems, have got the balance just right save for the price. So if it is not broken, why change it? That seems to be the philosophy behind the HIS version of the HD7970 as on the face of it at least, it is identical in terms of both aesthetics and cooling by using the same heatsink/cooling design as the vanilla HD7970/7950."

SSD NEWS: Intel 520 240GB SSD Review (Round One) - Intel Releases Amazing SATA 3 SandForce Driven SSD
     Mon, Feb 13 2012 | 4:13P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Well I guess the secrets out by now. Intel has this morning officially released it`s new enthusiast level Intel 520 Series SSD and it is none other than `SandForce Driven`. What`s that, you say!? Our report today is a complete analysis of the Intel 520 240GB 6Gbps SSD and I would be remiss if I didn`t mention that this is only a prelude to the big event. As luck may have it, Intel has sent us three (3) Series 520 SSDs to do what only we can truly do for the drives. Get ready for some amazing RAID testing!"

Asus Zenbook UX21E-DH52 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Mon, Feb 13 2012 | 3:02P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The Asus Zenbook UX21E-DH52 has an 11.6-inch screen, an Intel Core i5 processor, and the same 4GB of RAM and 128GB solid-state drive as its bigger sibling. In terms of high performance in a trivially light package, it`s a netbook`s worst nightmare. But though it`s no nightmare to users, it has a couple of shortcomings that keep it from being a purely sweet dream, either.?"

Phonak Aud PFE232 +mic In-ear Headset @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Feb 13 2012 | 1:21P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Phonak`s Aud?o line of headphones has just been expanded to include a new interesting high-end in-ear dubbed the PFE232. PFE232 is a dual balanced armature based in-ear that aims at taking on the big guns in the high-end in-ear arena. We test them to see how they perform compared to in-ears like Westone 4 and the Ultimate Ears In-Ear Reference Monitors!"

GELID DarkForce Midi Tower @ ocaholic
     Mon, Feb 13 2012 | 9:21A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few weeks ago, GELID Solutions announced their first PC case, the DarkForce. With a strong competition in this market, the newcomer really has to do well right from the beginning otherwise they will be one manufacturer out of many trying their luck."

Griffin Technology Stylus for Capacitive
     Mon, Feb 13 2012 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Using these Stylus` over the course of a few weeks, I have been highly impressed with their quality and how well they actually work. Very smooth and definitely makes long sessions on the iPad more enjoyable. Not to mention applications which involve drawing or other intricate motion come very easy with one of these. The integrated clip is a nice touch also. The supple tips ensure they will not damage your delicate touchscreen. The length of them is also very comfortable and something to take seriously. There are lots of tiny stylus` on the market but most of them are very uncomfortable to hold more than a minute. This Griffin Stylus is comfortable enough to use all day."

OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid 100GB (PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD) Review
     Mon, Feb 13 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's been almost three years since I tested my first solid-state drive and that first impression has lasted to this day. Anyone that has used an SSD in their computer will tell you that it completely transforms performance. By removing the 6ms+ delay associated with hard drives, almost everything loads snappier -- often instantaneously. For that reason, we have maintained for years that the single most important upgrade you can make to an enthusiast-grade machine is adding an SSD for your operating system and applications. The key downside to SSD technology is its cost per gigabyte, which is significantly higher than traditional mechanical hard drives.

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