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OCZ Synapse Cache 64GB SSD @ Bjorn3D
     Thu, Jan 26 2012 | 4:14A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Want snappy performance without breaking the bank? The OCZ Synapse is a budget SSD caching solution, and offers great performance for a reasonable price."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

Preview: ASUS P9X79 WS @ ocaholic
     Thu, Jan 26 2012 | 4:14A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the P9X79 WS, ASUS has a very well equipped X79 motherboard in its portfolio regarding Intels latest chipset. Therefore this motherboard comes with a long feature list. You can for example find six PCI Express x16 slots as well as eight DIMM slots."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Preview: Intels Open-Source Driver Can Beat Mac OS X
     Thu, Jan 26 2012 | 4:14A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thanks to recent advancements by Intel`s Open-Source Technology Center, the open-source Linux graphics driver not only supports more OpenGL 3.0 functionality than Apple`s Intel graphics driver for Mac OS X, but the performance is more competitive. In some cases, the OpenGL performance is now superior under Linux with the open-source driver that is developed by Intel in conjunction with the free software community. This article is looking at the performance of Intel Sandy Bridge graphics under Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and Ubuntu Linux."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Samsung 830 Series 128GB Solid State Drive Review
     Thu, Jan 26 2012 | 4:14A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our Samsung 830 sample has some trick components, kind of like a race version of a street car. There aren`t any titanium valves or exhaust, but the 830 does give us our first look at 20nm flash. The flash is of course made by Samsung and doesn`t conform to traditional ONFi standards, but it is Toggle Mode and very fast. I suspect it won`t be too much longer before we start to see other SSD manufactures taking a closer look at Samsung 20nm flash for their SSD products built on other SSD controllers. The last time we saw a SandForce SSD with Samsung flash was on the G.Skill Phoenix 100GB and that flash was left over from the Indilinx Barefoot era. Also new for us is the Samsung controller with three ARM cores. The controller connects to your system via SATA III (backwards compatible with SATA I and SATA II) so it`s able to break the 285MB/s limits of SATA II when used with a native SATA III chipset. We`ve seen Samsung controllers in the past, some of the first SSD products we reviewed were based on Samsung controllers and they were very stable and very fast for their day. Since that time Samsung has played a large role in the OEM market providing whole products to all the major players."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Sapphire HD 7970 3GB Video Cards in CrossFire Overclocked
     Thu, Jan 26 2012 | 4:14A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So far we`ve had some good success when it comes to overclocking which we looked at in our HIS HD 7970 and XFX HD 7970 Black Edition Double Dissipation review. Adding a second card into the mix is known for limiting overclocking ability as cards are placed together and more heat is generated. Those numbers are then amplified due to the added voltage being thrown through the core of each GPU. Since we`ve already looked at the Sapphire HD 7970 in our original CrossFire review, we won`t need to have a look at the card again. Instead we`ll get straight into the testbed setup and quickly cover how we went with the overclock. Once we`ve done that we`ll just get straight into the performance."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Gaming Keyboard Review @ Techgage
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 4:15P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
CM`s QuickFire Rapid gaming keyboard is unlike any other. It`s not flashy, it doesn`t have a bunch of bright LEDs, it has no macro support and... it has no numpad. So what is it that sets it apart? Its sturdy design and use of CHERRY MX blue mechanical key switches. Let`s see if those features make up for what`s lacking."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

ECS X79R-AX Black Series Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 4:15P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For the most part the ECS X79R-AX Intel X79 motherboard performed on par with our other Intel X79 systems. In most of our tests it was just below the performance level of the GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD7. In all fairness though, we are talking very small margins of maybe 1%-2% total, well within any margin of error in the benchmarks that we used today. The downside to that statement is that it was consistently on the bottom of the charts..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

 
Fractal Design Define XL USB 3.0 Upgrade Kit @ Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 4:15P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Fractal Design has come through with a USB 3.0 Upgrade Kit for their flagship Define XL Full Tower Case that is all you would expect. The kit upgrades two of the four USB ports on the front I/O from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 with a simple two screw installation. The overall clean look of the Define XL remains exactly the same after the upgrade. Cable lengths on the upgrade kit are more than sufficient to reach the USB headers on any motherboard installed in the case. Best of all, Fractal Design is offering this piece to consumers at a low price of only $9.99."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB Super Overclock - Last Hurrah for Fermi
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 4:15P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This is one of the fastest GTX 580 cards we have ever tested out of the box, though since the release of the AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB card in early January the overall single-GPU performance crown has moved away from the NVIDIA kingdom. By no means does ths make the Gigabyte GTX 580 Super Overclock a bad card (or ANY GTX 580 for that matter) but you need to make the judgment based on pricing and budget more closely now."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Cards in 3-Way CrossFireX
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 2:35P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today we grab a third card and see what happens when we move to a three way CrossFireX setup. Since we've already looked at the Sapphire card in full detail in our CrossFire review mentioned above, we'll be getting into the performance side of things fairly quickly today. The first thing we need to do is just take a quick look at our testbed, if you've been following our HD 7970 series of content, though, you shouldn't see anything out of the ordinary. Once we've done that we'll move onto the performance of the setup and see how it compares to other HD 7970s we've looked at."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Corsair Vengeance M60 Mouse Review @ Vortez
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 2:35P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair M60 is the first mouse from Corsair and priced at around £50 it is aimed squarely at the performance gaming market - perhaps the most competitive mouse market. So for someone to stump up that kind of cash they are going to want a very good, nay excellent product capable of not only matching the competition but beating it into submission.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Intel reports record US$54 billion in annual revenues
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 2:34P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel has reported full-year revenues of US$54 billion, operating income of US$17.5 billion, net income of US$12.9 billion and EPS of US$2.39, all company records. The company generated approximately US$21 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends of US$4.1 billion and used US$14.1 billion to repurchase 642 million shares of stock.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Galaxy's GeForce GT 440
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 2:10P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Galaxy's GeForce GT 440 isn’t designed to be a graphics powerhouse, but it certainly isn't priced like one. It features support for accelerated processing, NVIDIA PureVideo and stereoscopic 3D, but is it still competitive in a entry level market where motherboard IGPs are getting more advanced? Hit our latest value graphics card review!
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

HP Touchsmart 520 All-in-One PC Review
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 2:09P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The TouchSmart 520-1070 is a fairly remarkable AIO equipped with high-end hardware and a robust selection of software, all of which comes wrapped in a 23-inch touchscreen display with a speaker bar blasting out Beats Audio. Any fears that HP's recent preoccupation with righting its ship would result in a degraded product line go right out the window when you run your finger down the 520's spec sheet, which includes an Intel Core i7 2600S processor clocked at 2.8GHz, 8GB of DDR3 system memory, a capacious 2TB hard drive, discrete graphics powered by AMD's Radeon HD 6450A GPU, and even a Blu-ray burner. Oh, and there's a TV tuner shoved inside too, for good measure...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

ASUS O!Play Mini Plus review
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 2:09P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS recently released its new compact HD media player, it's called the O!Play Mini and this is the Plus edition. The O!Play Mini Plus TV Media Player allows you to play digital films, music and photos directly on your TV with High Definition quality (1080p) and does a thing or two more. Read the full article right here.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

OWC DIY Solid State Drive Upgrade Kit Review
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 2:05P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our past Solid State Drive Roundup, we found that the performance offered by SSDs is nothing short of phenominal. Apple, a company that prides itself in its focus of customer experience knows this, and as a result offers the availability of SSDs across it's Mac computing product line. However when looking at its MacBook Pro line, the cost of configuring an Apple built-to-order SSD powered notebook is steep. Apple offers 128GB, 256GB and 512GB SSD storage upgrades at the prices of $200, $600 and $1200 respectively (as per the Apple Store in Canada). Luckily there are vendors like Other World Computing who specialize in providing products and upgrade solutions catering towards Apple users. Their offering which we will be examining in this article is a full SSD upgrade solution for Apple notebooks.
  FULL STORY @ CIRCUITREMIX

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