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Preview: Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 @ ocaholic
     Fri, Jan 20 2012 | 6:04A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With Intels new X79 chipset series in mind, Gigabyte redesigned the portfolio of their high end desktop motherboards. Nowadays the UD3 marks the entry level into the X79 leauge. This board comes with a very clean design and an attractive feature mix. Furthermore it should also be a serous contender for overclocking and extreme overclocking."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Radeon Gallium3D: A Half-Decade Behind Catalyst?
     Fri, Jan 20 2012 | 6:04A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What happens when you pull out some vintage computer hardware and run the latest Linux software as well as go back and run some of the oldest software available? Well, in the case of systems with antiquated R300-era ATI Radeon graphics, you are left with a downward slope in performance. Not only is the latest open-source Radeon graphics driver not always performing as well as an ancient Catalyst driver, but also the power consumption of the latest Linux code remains on an incline."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Sapphire Radeon HD 6670 LP Video Card Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Fri, Jan 20 2012 | 6:04A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* If you are looking for a video card to power your new HTPC project, or if you are looking for an upgrade to your existing setup that uses integrated video, the Sapphire Radeon HD 6670 LP card is a fairly good choice. If you are looking for a card like this that has to fit a low profile case, this is pretty much your only choice!"
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN.COM

ASUS Radeon HD 7970 3GB CrossFire Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Jan 20 2012 | 1:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
To sum things up, the ASUS Radeon HD 7970 is a great card, but we can`t wait to see what ASUS is going to do on their custom cards. We`ll be dreaming of an ASUS Radeon HD 7970 with a custom PCB, DirectCU III GPU cooler and a factory overclock for under $600..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Bitfenix Raider Mid Tower Case Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Jan 19 2012 | 5:39P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The soft touch finish and the clean mesh panel that goes from the font over the top is very stylish while allowing for excellent thermals. The top mounted 200mm fan port is a unique option and the bottom 120mm optional fan intake is a great touch. This case allows the mounting of up to five fans, with two being 200mm or four fans with three being 200mm variety. Quiet airflow should not be a problem in this case. We loved the USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 cables from the top I/O ports, what a ingenious design..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

CES 2012: Mad Catz @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Jan 19 2012 | 5:39P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mad Catz has made gaming accessories for years. Although recently, MadCatz has seriously committed to expanding their product line. With the Street Fighter X Tekken VS Arcade Stick, Xbox 360 Primer Headset, Cyborg F.R.E.Q. Headset, and the MLG Pro Gaming Circuit controller. But Mad Catz?s new products aren?t clones of what?s already available, each product offers something new. For instance, the Street Fighter X Tekken VS Arcade Stick is the exact dimensions of the Japanese arcade counterpart with better build quality, the Xbox 360 Primer Headset is officially licensed and runs at 5.8GHz, Cyborg F.R.E.Q. has a detachable mic and a swappable USB or 3.5mm adapter, so it is usable on any device. Finally, the MLG Pro Gaming Circuit Controller allows you to swap the thumbsticks, and d-pad into any configuration you want. Alex from Mad Catz provides us with a thorough walkthrough of the above products."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

CES 2012: Razer Fiona Tablet Project @ Benchmark Reviews
     Thu, Jan 19 2012 | 5:39P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As you can imagine, tablets were everywhere at CES 2012. They ranged in size from under 7 to over 10, from Andriod 2.1 to Ice Cream Sandwich to Windows 8. There was even an Android watch. But no matter how many tablets I saw, they were all pretty much cut from the same die; even the waterproof ones in the fishtanks. They were all built on SOC processors ranging anywhere from single- to quad-core designs from either Intel, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, Samsung or some other manufacturer. None of them had much potential in the world of x86 gaming. None of them except for one. Here at Benchmark Reviews, I`m pretty excited about Razer`s Project Fiona."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

 
Corsair Performance Pro 256 GB SSD @ techPowerUp
     Thu, Jan 19 2012 | 5:39P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair`s Performance Pro 256 GB SSD is based on Marvell`s 88SS9174 controller which promises great performance at affordable price levels. In our testing we see the drive claim a leading performance spot thanks to some clever firmware tuning by Corsair."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

HTL CES Live Coverage Part 4 @ Hi Tech Legion
     Thu, Jan 19 2012 | 5:10P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the 4th part of the CES coverage from HiTechLegion, we talk visit Ramson at the Thermaltake suite to see a cool Pre-Columbian Level10GT casemod from Dan McGrath, check out Razer`s Blade gaming laptop at the convention booth, look at Zalman`s line of SSDs and cooling products, see Intel`s WiDi and Ultrabooks in action and check in with Eason from Arctic to see their product line for 2012."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Lenovo ThinkVision LT1421 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Jan 19 2012 | 5:10P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The Lenovo ThinkVision LT1421 is a portable 14-inch monitor driven and powered by your laptop`s USB port. Light enough to take with you on the road, this neat little display offers good color and small text performance and comes with a protective cover that keeps it safe while traveling and doubles as a support base.?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

MSI X79A-GD65 (8D) Review
     Thu, Jan 19 2012 | 5:10P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It seems my 3960X is limited to just under 4.8Ghz and the X79A-GD65 was able to get me there without too much work. Just the same standard for the Sandy Bridge platform: bump the multiplier, tweak the bclock, set the volts, and go! Simple! If that little bit of work is just too much to tweak, there is MSI`s fully functional OC Genie II One-touch overclocking tool. On an Intel platform, the OC Genie II is almost too easy to use and is the easiest one-step process to get an overclock out of the system. I found with the headroom available on the 3960X that the OC Genie II was a little conservative when the Turbo-Boosted speeds of the Core i7 3960X are 3.9Ghz. The OC Genie II delivered a solid 4.0GHz overclock, and just like every Intel MSI board I have tried over the past four years has proven perfectly stable under load. It really is a feather in MSI`s cap that this tool has been so good for so long."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

News: Cooler Masters Cosmos II enclosure
     Thu, Jan 19 2012 | 5:10P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master`s latest creation is a follow-up to the revered Cosmos line of enthusiast enclosures. We put this super-sized newbie through its paces to see if the Cosmos II is worthy of carrying the torch."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

OC3D: Mushkin Redline 16GB Quad-Channel 2133MHz Review
     Thu, Jan 19 2012 | 5:10P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the recent LGA2011 supporting Quad Channel Memory, the m= anufacturers are swift to take up the challenge. Cue the Mushkin Redline."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D.NET

Patriot Division 2 Viper Xtreme DDR3 1600MHz 8GB Memory Kit Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Thu, Jan 19 2012 | 5:10P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Patriot Division 2 Viper Xtreme DDR3 1600MHz 8GB Memory Kit looks to give gaming performance on a budget. The Division 2 Viper Xtreme kits are designed for the newest Intel 2nd Generation Core processors. These sticks only use the highest quality pre-sorted IC`s and have been fully tested and validated for maximum performance and stability. This specific kit contains 2x4GB sticks for 8GB of dual channel memory. Timings are rated at 8-9-8-24 for excellent performance. Each stick is cooled by an aircraft-grade aluminium outer shield with a 6 gram copper core. Division 2 Viper Xtreme ram is also backed by a full lifetime warranty."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Fractal Design Define R3 USB 3.0 Case Review
     Thu, Jan 19 2012 | 4:21P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Fractal Design's vision for the design of the Define R3 revolved around a modern minimalistic style. This is especially evident at first glance of the case. The model we have on hand for this review is Arctic White in colour, and looking at the Define R3 from the front, white is pretty much the only colour you see. Lending to it's minimalistic design, the only other colours that appear are the black of the vents and the I/O ports on the top of the case. It's very plain looking, but the almost pure white box of the Define R3 really stands out in a room.
  FULL STORY @ CIRCUITREMIX

OCZ Synapse Cache 64GB SSD
     Thu, Jan 19 2012 | 4:20P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
" ..Unless you have a high performance SSD already installed as your primary drive, the OCZ Synapse Cache SSD is a great upgrade, which will offer the most noticeable overall performance increase to your Windows 7 system, while retaining the capacity of your mechanical drives.."
  FULL STORY @ REVIEWS

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