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Reader Submission: PC Gaming on the Go with Kainy (Android)
     Sat, Mar 31 2012 | 12:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Are you annoyed with having your 18 hour WOW sessions get interrupted since you have to go to school or to work? Worry not, the fine developer known as Jean-Sebastien Royer has your solution. That is if you’re willing to drop $5.04. This is a remote desktop app that’s made to do one thing and one thing only, play PC games. At this moment the app does have its bugs and if you go into your purchase knowing that, then I think you’ll be fine. Even at this stage it’s an impressive app with a whole laundry list of features and is highly customizable. Hopefully that will get enough initial support to allow/motivate the developer to improve on the app and correct the issues people are having, like not truly supporting tablets and other small issues like that.

AMD FirePro V3900: Pro Performance, Bargain Price
     Sat, Mar 31 2012 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The FirePro V3900 is AMD's latest budget solution for the professional graphics market. We covered the card's launch last month. It's a formidable step up from the V3800 it replaces. Budget card launches may lack some of the excitement of high-end product debuts, but lower-end cards like the V3900 account for a significant percentage of AMD's total GPU sales. The V3900 is interesting for another reason -- it's AMD's latest salvo in its ongoing campaign to steal professional market share away from rival Nvidia. Workstation-class GPU sales are overwhelmingly dominated by Team Green, but AMD has slashed its professional prices in an attempt to siphon market share.

Surround on a Stick! Single Card Nvidia Surround Tested @ Bjorn3D
     Sat, Mar 31 2012 | 12:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we check out the performance of the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 in Surround mode at 5760 x 1080 and at 6040x1080 (Custom Resolution) on 8 different games."

SSD Review: Plextor M3 256GB SATA 6Gb/s Review - Another Win for The Marvell 9174 Controller
     Sat, Mar 31 2012 | 11:51A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today`s SSD landscape consists of two major players, LSI SandForce and Marvell, both of whom seem to be in a cat fight for top spot with several companies using their controller architecture in their respective SSD products. Plextor has wisely chosen the server-grade Marvell 88SS9174 Marvell processor for their M3 and our report will give you an in depth view of one of the top SSDs on the market, the Plextor M3 SATA 3 256GB SSD."

SSD Review: Crucial M4 Adrenaline 50GB Cache SSD Review - Watch Your Hard Drive Perform Like an SSD
     Sat, Mar 31 2012 | 11:43A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you own a desktop computer, or even a dual drive laptop computer, and you haven`t considered the advantages of solid state drives yet, this review is going to open your eyes. Our review today will examine the Crucial Adrenaline SATA 3 50GB Caching SSD and how it fits into the consumer market. We will explain the simplicity of installation, examine the performance gain and we will draw a very clear picture of how this SSD can benefit you in your typical daily computer activity."

SSD NEWS: OCZ Releases Arowana SSD Firmware - Tests Show Big Upgrade For 34nm Indilinx Barefoot Drives
     Sat, Mar 31 2012 | 11:35A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In May of 2011, OCZ announced a new type of firmware for Indilinx-controlled drives. That firmware, named for a type of carnivorous fish, carried the name Arowana Flash Translation Layer. Eventually, the Rowana FTL made way into the Vertex Plus family, however, enthusiasts with the original Barefoot-controlled drives would have to wait until now, 10 months later, to get a chance to update their SSDs. OCZ has a good track record of supporting it`s drives through firmware, and the three-year-old Vertex has seen countless FW releases since early 2009. Recently, OCZ`s Octane drives were given a new FW release which increased random write IOPS by a healthy margin."

Socket 1155 Charts: 24 Socket 1155 Boards - updated ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe @ ocaholic
     Sat, Mar 31 2012 | 11:27A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables, meanwhile you find benchmark values regarding 24 recent Socket LGA 1155 motherboards. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right motherboard."

Silverstone Temjin TJ-04E PC Tower @ Pro-Clockers
     Sat, Mar 31 2012 | 11:18A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The TJ04E from the outside does look a little simplistic but that is part of the elegant sleek look that we have seen not only from Silverstone but other manufacturers as well. The thick aluminum front panel and completely square corners is just part of it. There is the addition of 2.5 and 3.5 drive capacity increase which is unreal for a mid-tower. And users of longer video cards will not have to remove HDD cages like in many of the other cases on the market. So, you can have your file server and gaming rig all in one case."

ROCCAT Isku Illuminated Gaming Keyboard Review
     Sat, Mar 31 2012 | 9:03A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
During the past two months i have received quite a few of the latest keyboards to hit the market all of which are quite special and are mostly targeted towards gamers and enthusiasts. A couple of days ago i brought you a review of the latest Mechanical Gaming Keyboard by TteSports called the MEKA G-UNIT which proved to be more than just a good addition to their MEKA line of mechanical keyboards. Today we will be also taking a look at a gaming oriented keyboard, this time however it is manufactured by ROCCAT and although it's not mechanical like the G-UNIT still it sports a good number of features along with a surprisingly good build quality.

Solid State Cache for Your Hard Drive
     Sat, Mar 31 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last January, Crucial announced their latest SSD series called Adrenaline. Not meant to replace their existing and well regarded m4 drives, the Adrenaline is a cache solution meant to work along your existing disk drive, using a 50GB SSD to act as solid state flash-based cache for your larger primary hard drive. The Adrenaline doesn't require any special drivers as it uses the SATA interface, it can be installed at any point and can therefore be fitted to any computer without the need to reinstall Windows.

TteSports MEKA G-UNIT Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
     Sat, Mar 31 2012 | 9:00A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most people i know are not very much into gaming and computers in general (surprise) so they always use cost effective, mainstream level keyboards which usually last just a couple of years at best. Gamers however and enthusiast alike have a plethora of gaming keyboards to choose from to cover their needs from impressive ones filled with bells and whistles such as the ones manufactured by Logitech and Roccat and from the more durable ones such as the Mechanical Keyboards manufactured by SteelSeries, Razer, Qpad and TteSports. Today we will be taking a thorough look at the latest Mechanical Keyboard offering by TteSports that listens to the name MEKA G-UNIT.

Sapphire HD 7850 OC Radeon Review @ TechwareLabs
     Sat, Mar 31 2012 | 7:55A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
TechwareLabs reviews the Sapphire HD 7850 OC showing a reasonably priced Radeon card with Eyefinity puts up benchmark numbers that challenge or surpass the NVIDIA 500 series. We benchmark the HD 7850 OC on a PCI 3.0 and PCI 2.0 motherboard to see if the HD 7850 OC has what it takes to take advantage of this new technology."

Samsung Galaxy Note Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Sat, Mar 31 2012 | 7:51A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It can`t be classified as a superphone or a tablet but the new Samsung Galaxy Note strides within the distance separating these two categories by offering a unique blend of portability and functionality. Alongside its unique S Pen hybrid stylus, the Note offers up tablet-like features such as a large screen size and fast processor while retaining inbound and outbound cellular network calling. It sure sounds great but does this middle ground approach make this device a jack of all trades but a master of none? * *"

REVIEW: SanDisk Extreme 240GB @ PureOverclock
     Sat, Mar 31 2012 | 7:47A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SanDisk Extreme 240GB solid state drive has a new firmware and SanDisk`s own 24 nm toggle NAND. This is the first time a SandForce based drive has been offered with this particular configuration. So is it faster with the new firmware and NAND configuration? Well, we will save the suspense and start off by telling you this is the fastest SATA III drive we have tested to date. Not only that, but this drive is available now for the great low price of $339.99. How`s that price for the fastest drive we have ever tested?"

REVIEW: Plextor M3 256GB SATA III @ PureOverclock
     Sat, Mar 31 2012 | 7:44A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Plextor M3 256GB SATA III contains an updated Marvell controller that continues to use a SATA 6G interface, which is able to take advantage of the insane speeds offered by the new standard. At a 256GB capacity, this drive is surprisingly affordable and very fast, satisfying the top performance and capacity that enthusiasts crave. Plextor is responding to the growing demand for a top tier drive that performs as well with incompressible data as it does with compressible data with their M3 Series of drives."

REVIEW: Gigabyte Z68XP-UD5 @ PureOverclock
     Sat, Mar 31 2012 | 7:40A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel`s Z68 chipset isn`t exactly new, but it`s not old, and certainly packs a performance punch, marrying much of the advantages of what we saw in P67 and H67 into a hybrid of sorts. And while the latest and greatest X79 is attracting most of the hype, it`s the mid-range market that often quietly brings in the profits. After all, not everyone can afford dropping a small fortune on a LGA2011 platform setup. The Z68 board from Gigabyte we`re looking at is the Z68XP-UD5. It has many of the enthusiast features Gigabyte is known for, but lacks the high price tag of its X79 counterparts. Can this board measure up? We think so."

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