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Synology DS213 Review @ Vortez
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 11:58A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Yesterday Synology announced the DS213; their new 2-bay NAS for 2013 - today we have a review of this new release. We have been impressed by Synology`s products in the past here at Vortez and today we are expecting to see another outstanding product."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

MSI Big Bang Z77 Mpower review
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 11:55A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we test the Z77 MPower version, which as you`ll notice is a pleasant upgrade from their Z77A-GD65 motherboard -- yet with an improved CPU VRM, more friendly warranties and a new black and yellow color-scheme which merges the Lightning series graphics cards and these motherboards a little closer together. Have a peek at what was just released, this is the MSI Big Bang Z77 MPower motherboard. You just have to be impressed by the overall looks ... Read the review here"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

AMD Unveils Steamroller Improvements
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 11:52A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ah, the end of August. School is about to start. American college football is about to get underway. Hot Chips is now in full swing. I guess the end of August caters to all sorts of people. For the people who are most interested in Hot Chips, the amount of information on next generation CPU architectures is something to really look forward to. AMD is taking this opportunity to give us a few tantalizing bits of information about their next generation Steamroller core which will be introduced with the codenamed ?Kaveri? APU due out in 2013."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

NVIDIA SLI: GeForce GTX 660 Ti vs GTX 670 @ Benchmark Reviews
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 10:39A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Back in May (2012) NVIDIA released their $400 GeForce GTX 670 video card, securing the number two position in their single-GPU product stack. Just three short months later, the GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics card arrived to market and filled store shelves at the $300 price point. With a substantial $100 price difference between these two product, consumers might (incorrectly) presume there`s a significant difference in hardware or performance. To the surprise of many, the GeForce GTX 670 and GTX 660 Ti are nearly the same card. Both feature identical 28nm NVIDIA `Kepler` GK104 graphics processors, complete with 1344 CUDA cores all clocked to identical 915 MHz core and 980 Boost speeds. Additionally, the GTX 670 and GTX 660 Ti also feature the exact same 2GB GDDR5 video memory buffer, clocked to 1502 MHz on both cards. The only physical difference between these two products resides in the memory subsystem: GeForce GTX 670 receives four 64-bit controllers (256-bit total bandwidth) while GeForce GTX 660 Ti is designed with three memory controllers (192-bit bandwidth). So does this amount to any real differences in video game performance?"
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Incipio Samsung Galaxy S3 SILICRYLIC DualPro Case @ Techreaction.net
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 9:39A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With as expensive as smart phones are these days and just how unwilling phone companies are to replace broken phones, it would be crazy not to have some sort of protection on it. Blending a silicone core with a hard outer shell gives the SILICRYLIC DualPro protective grip. The DualPro ensures quality protection for your Samsung Galaxy S III, which we will be testing it on today. Complete access to all ports and buttons are available with this custom case. The SILICRYLIC DualPro comes in four colors: black/black, pink/black, yellow/black, and gray/black."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

CM Storm Headset Round-up Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 9:34A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
/ /The CM Storm Ceres 400 is a stereo gaming headset carrying an MSRP of $39.99. The Ceres 400 is equipped with 40mm drivers for competitive performance and an integrated noise-canceling microphone for clear chat communication over heavy online firefights. The CM Storm Sonuz on the other hand has a pair of massive 53mm drivers for pulse pounding, bass heavy action and a detachable microphone for ergonomic flexibility retailing for $69.99. Representing the top tier in CM Storm`s lineup is the Sirus headset which features true 5.1 surround capability through four independent drivers for the front, center, rear and sub as well as a bundled USB external audio processor which Cooler Master dubs the tactical mixing console, processing independent channels and provides desktop control functions at users` disposal mid-game. All three CM Storm headsets come with a two year warranty and are available worldwide.///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

AMD Announces FirePro S-series: S9000 and S7000 @ Rage3D.com
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 9:32A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* AMD introduces GCN into the Datacenter with New FirePro S-series cards for professional graphics, virtualization and GPU compute at VMWorld 2012"
  FULL STORY @ RAGE3D.COM

 
Palit GEFORCE GTX 660 Ti 2GB JetStream Overclocked Video Card Review
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 9:20A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Palit released the new NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 660 Ti under its most recent JetStream label. We check out what it`s all about."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti SC review
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 9:14A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have another GeForce GTX 660 Ti review for you today as we`ll put the GeForce GTX 660 Ti from EVGA to the test, it`s their factory clocked version, the GeForce GTX 660 Ti SuperClocked (SC) version. So it isn`t hard to understand that the factory overclocked GeForce 660 Ti SKUs will run fairly close to the GeForce GTX 670 (reference clocked) and maybe Let`s have a peek. "
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Test: What about your Intel Core 2 Quad? - Gaming Performance HD 7970 @ Ocaholic
     Thu, Aug 30 2012 | 4:10P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Here we go, a lot of people asked me to test an Intel Core 2 Quad under recent 3D games with an HD 7970 so here is what I did. Like for the Core2Duo test we published last week, I chose the most popular processor which in this case is the Intel C2Q Q6600. However this time we did not simply test it at stock frequency, we overclocked it to 3.0 GHz. Why 3.0 GHz only one would ask, well that way I was able to use exactly the same BIOS settings I did use for the C2D E8400. Just kidding, the main reason is that to run this processor fully stable at 3.0 GHz you don`t need any voltage increase and you can use a default bus speed which is 333 MHz FSB in this case. Enough talking, let`s see how the Core2Quad Q6600 clocked at 3 GHz will perform against today`s processors like the i7 3770K and FX-8150 under heavy 3D workloads conditions such as Benchmarks and recent Games with highest graphics settings possible at a resolution of 1920x1080. Let`s get it started!"
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Vapor-X OC with Boost Video Card Review
     Thu, Aug 30 2012 | 4:08P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD continue to battle new NVIDIA GEFORCE models with new variations of its Radeon video cards. Today we check out the new Radeon HD 7950 Boost from Sapphire."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Plantronics BackBeat Go review – musical cord
     Thu, Aug 30 2012 | 4:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The sound quality of the Plantronics BackBeat Go isn't great. The highs and mids are good, but the lack of a low-end is poorer than even affordable wired headsets. That doesn't mean there isn't a market for these. The avid runner won't mind a slight sacrifice in sound quality for stable and light headphones. The Bluetooth implementation of the BackBeat Go, including the controls, is very good. Despite the limitations of the sound quality, we can recommend this headset for that particular target audience.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

OS X 10.8 vs. Ubuntu Linux: A Battle With No Clear Winner
     Thu, Aug 30 2012 | 4:03P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since Apple released OX X 10.8 Mountain Lion last month, there have been tests going on at Phoronix of this latest Apple operating system not only on the Retina MacBook Pro, but other Mac hardware as well. In this article is a comparison of OS X 10.8 versus Ubuntu Linux -- when trying out both Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and the latest Ubuntu 12.10 development version."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

D-Link ShareCenter Quattro DNS-345
     Thu, Aug 30 2012 | 4:02P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Do you want a four-bay NAS without spending an arm and a leg? Do you need to be able to access it through the internet? Are you looking for some features such as DLNA but don't need the extensive (and expensive) array of features from QNAP and Synology? Then the D-Link DNS-345 ShareCenter Quattro is not a bad choice. It has a sturdy case, and is equipped with a display with a number of features. You do have to accept some peculiarities of this brand, such as how to configure the network ports and sharing folders. Since you can find it for as low as £199, for that kind of money this is a decent quality NAS.
  FULL STORY @ SHARECENTER

Patriot Viper 3 DDR3-1866 & Viper 3 Intel Extreme
     Thu, Aug 30 2012 | 4:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Patriot Viper 3 series offered a surprising amount of overclocking headroom, though despite this we found little room for improvement when it came to the memory timings. The timings of the Viper 3 series are fairly standard, as you will find most DDR3-1866 memory supports CL 9-10-9-27. The same can be said about the Viper 3 Intel Extreme Masters kit, as most DDR3-2133 memory works at CL 11-11-11-27 timings.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Aug 30 2012 | 4:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lenovo continues to make strides in the slim desktop PC category with the IdeaCentre H520s. It combines a slim space-saving design with ease of use and a range of entertainment features. It features an Intel Core i5 CPU, 6GB of RAM, built-in wireless connectivity and a 1TB hard drive. The slim design does limit future expansion, but it comes with everything most users will need."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

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