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Launch plans of Intel upcoming CPUs updated
     Sun, Mar 18 2012 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel is set to announce its next-generation 22nm-based Ivy Bridge processors by the end of April with 11 models including Core i7-3770K, Core i7-3770, Core i7-3770S, Core i7-3770T and Core i5-3550, expected to appear in the initial launch, while several models including Core i5-3470, Core i5-3470S, Core i5-3475S, Core i5-3570 and Core i5-3570S will be released in early June, according to sources from upstream component players.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1000 W
     Sun, Mar 18 2012 | 2:21A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Recently Cooler Master decided to update their Silent Pro M series and what better name to choose than Silent Pro M2! The new series includes six new semi-modular PSUs with capacities ranging from 420W to 1000W. All are made by CM's favorite OEM, Enhance electronics, feature a single +12V rail and come with a five year warranty. Today we will evaluate the strongest of the M2s with 1 kW capacity.
  FULL STORY @ COOLERMASTER

BIOS Option Of The Week
     Sun, Mar 18 2012 | 2:20A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition. Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Samsung MV800 MultiView Digital Camera
     Sun, Mar 18 2012 | 2:20A | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"You've probably been there before - out with a couple friends and you want to grab a quick picture together for the scrapbook but all you have is a handheld camera and nobody around to press the shutter for you. You can do the whole arm-out-in-the-air self portrait thing, but that could take quite a few tries before you're all framed up just the way you'd like. You could use a self timer, but the same framing issue may plague your first few photos. What you cry for is a camera with a nice big screen on the front - something you can use to line up self photos and to gather around just perfectly in front of before your timer shots snap themselves. Answering your cry is Samsung with the latest MV800 MultiView compact camera."
  FULL STORY @ SAMSUNG

Gigabyte X79-UD3 Motherboard
     Sun, Mar 18 2012 | 2:20A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Today we will be looking at an X79 motherboard from Gigabyte, the GA-X79-UD3. The UD3 represents Gigabyte's entry level model on the X79 platform but if processor price didn't already tip you off, LGA 2011 is an all-around expensive platform. For example, pricing on this entry-level board starts around $250 - more along the lines of what you'd expect to pay for a premium P67 board.”
  FULL STORY @ OCIA

OC3D: BitFenix Shinobi XL Review
     Sat, Mar 17 2012 | 6:43P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Its time for the BitFenix Shinobi XL to get the exclusive OC3= D case treatment!"
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D.NET

OC3D: SanDisk Extreme 120GB Review
     Sat, Mar 17 2012 | 6:43P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Famous for SD cards, SanDisk have placed their memory know-ho= w into the world of Solid State Drives."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D.NET

 
OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240GB SSD Review @ circuitREMIX
     Sat, Mar 17 2012 | 6:43P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our last SSD roundup, we took a look at a variety of drives with different controllers and NAND configurations. We found that those two factors make up a big part in dictating how a drive will perform. The drive that we`re reviewing today, OCZ`s 240GB Vertex 3 Max IOPS SSD, has a controller and NAND configuration that we haven`t examined before, so it will be interesting to see how it compares. Positioned up-market compared to the Vertex 3 that was awarded our Editor`s Choice award in our SSD Roundup, we`ll see what the Max IOPS variant brings to the table."
  FULL STORY @ CIRCUITREMIX.COM

Patriot Pyro SE 120GB SSD Review @ Vortez
     Sat, Mar 17 2012 | 6:43P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SandForce SF-2200 family is very popular amongst SATA 3 SSDs currently available and we have already reviewed many drives using this controller - so it will be interesting to see how the Pyro SE compares against other rivals that essentially have the same makeup."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Kingston SSDNow V+200 120GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sat, Mar 17 2012 | 11:43A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston has introduced their SSDNow V+200 line that`s specifically marketed to enterprise/business customers for consistent, reliable performance. In fact, the referred to the drive as the everyday business SSD and they also offer their KC100 line of enterprise SSDs. After all, few business users are concerned with monster performance numbers but rather cost and reliability instead. We`ll be having a look at the 120GB version of this SF-2281 based drive today..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Lian Li PC-100 The Hammer Mid-Tower Chassis Review
     Sat, Mar 17 2012 | 11:43A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lian Li has been known for building sleek and sexy cases with simple aesthetics that make them a fit in almost any situation for many years now. Don`t get me wrong, Lian Li has also had some designs for BTX and even designed cases to look like either a Hotel or a seashell, but in the realm of squared off cases, most of what Lian Li sells now is pretty straight forward designs, built from aluminum and deliver a very sleek and sexy finished product to grace your computing space. It just so happens that there is a new face on the design team, so new and intriguing designs are now rolling off the line at Lian Li. Like just about any mid-tower chassis on the market, the design in simple - blow air through the front past the hard drives and into the main compartment of the PC. Once there it mixes with heated air from the coolers and usually is evacuated out of the back. At Lian Li, they thought, well what happens if we reverse the airflow of the case? While they were at it, not only did the airflow get reversed, but so does the interior layout. In this new chassis the installation is setup so that the rear I/O of the motherboard is now in the front of this chassis. I know it really must sound confusing, but as the review progresses, the design and layout is much easier to wrap your mind around."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

MFX Screen Protector for PS Vita @ TestFreaks
     Sat, Mar 17 2012 | 11:43A | Imaging | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I am a firm believer in screen protectors, every device I own must have one. Personally I think companies should provide them with the products they sell, especially considering the price of most new gadgets these days. The PS Vita is the latest and greatest gadget out, at least for now and it doesn?t come with a screen protector but our friends at Mobile Fun have sent me over one for review. Actually they sent me over five of them as they sell them in packs of five and they only cost about $13 for all five. So I?ve got a quick review for you? "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

MSI R7970 Lightning (Enthusiast Overclocked Graphics Card) Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Sat, Mar 17 2012 | 11:43A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI R7970 Lightning (Enthusiast Overclocked Graphics Card) Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Today we have the most extreme 7970 we have received yet, the MSI Radeon 7970 Lightning. On paper MSI have taken this GPU to a whole new level with extra PCB`s, voltage read points, power phases and top of the line components so we are going to do the same. Rather than bench the card at its impressive factory overclock we are taking it to the limit, its maximum stable overclock to see how it compares to the reference design as well as an overclocked, 3GB GTX 580."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Thunderbolt may become standard for PCs in 2013
     Sat, Mar 17 2012 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As Thunderbolt will shift from copper wire to optical cables at the end of 2012, adoption of Thunderbolt is expected to increase and the technology is likely to become a standard connection specification for PCs and related products in 2013, according to sources at PC manufacturers.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Icy Box IB-MP3011Plus Review
     Sat, Mar 17 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the groaning trend of smart TV's and media streaming to your living room it is obvious that there are going to be many new products coming to the market hoping to snatch a portion of this lucrative sector of the industry, but with major players like Apple and Samsung putting out products like Apple TV and Samsungs Smart TV technologies, can the smaller companies hope to get in on this market?...
  FULL STORY @ STORM

Plextor M3 128GB SSD Review
     Sat, Mar 17 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
2011 was the year that saw SandForce based Solid State Drives take off once and for all, but they seem to keep improving more and more leading into this year 2012. We recently took a look at the Samsung 830 Series 128GB SSD which proves to be one of the best models on the SandForce market, we are hoping to see a similar performance from this new M3 range from Plextor we have here today...
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARELOOK

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