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Samsung NX100 Digital Camera @ TechwareLabs
     Fri, Apr 20 2012 | 9:01A | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Everyone has heard about DSLR`s and their high quality photos. Everyone has also heard of their bulk and high price. Today we are taking a look at the Samsung NX100, claimed to offer the excellent quality while still remaining fairly light and small, and budget minded."

Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB Hard Drive Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Apr 20 2012 | 8:56A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Users can expect a 25% increase (according to WD) in performance and we saw sequential read/write scores that exceeded the rated specifications of 200MB/s. This is supported by a large 64MB cache to help buffer data. Overall, for a spinning platter drive, performance was very good and it`s a bit amazing that they`ve been able to get so much capacity in a drive with the platters rotating at 10,000 RPM. With such speeds, you`d expect the drive to be noisy but even on our open test bed, the noise was..."

Sapphire Pure Black X79N @ PureOverclock
     Fri, Apr 20 2012 | 12:41A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Recently, Sapphire has raised a few eyebrows with their Pure Platinum and Pure Black Series in both Intel and AMD Platforms. Today, we have our hands on Sapphire`s newest release, the Pure Black X79N. With some exciting added features, we didn`t waste any time to check out this bold new motherboard. But it comes with a very expensive price tag, so can it measure up?"

Gigabyte's latest Intel X79 motherboard
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 6:34P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

While setting up Gigabyte's latest Intel X79 motherboard on the PCSTATS test bench a few week ago, we found ourselves wondering; "what's the ideal amount of memory to use in a Intel Core i7 3820 'Sandy Bridge-E' platform these days?" Obviously, with a 32-bit Windows 7 OS we'd be limited to 4GB of system memory, but what's the magic number for Windows 7 64-bit?


Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Intel Z77 Motherboard Review
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 5:49P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There's nothing finer than a new chipset to kick the summer off, this year it's the Intel Z77 Express. In this review PCSTATS will put the performance oriented Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H motherboard, which is built on Intel's shiny new Z77 Express chipset, through its paces with the exceptionally popular 32nm 2nd Gen. Intel Core i3/i5/i7 'Sandy Bridge' processor. The main difference between the Intel Z77 chipset and the previous Intel Z68 is the addition of native USB 3.0.

Intel staggered the release of its Z77 chipset and upcoming 22nm 3rd Gen. Intel Core i3/i5/i7 'Ivy Bridge' socket LGA1155 processors to let each technology stand on its own two feet, but in reality the two are so complimentary you can't have one without the other.


SSD News: Micron RealSSD C400 128GB mSATA SSD Review - Amazing Performance and Capacity At Under 10 Grams
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 5:12P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It wasn`t so long ago that we had a sit down with Crucial/Micron at Storage Visions 2012 and they spoke of their SSD plans for the year, the Adrenaline Caching SSD and production of a mSATA SSD being high priorities on the list. Shortly after that venture, we reviewed the Adrenaline and here we are back once again with announcement, and full review, of the new Micron C400 SATA 3 Client mSATA SSD. The C400 is not a retail item, however, fret not as we are sure that release of the M4 mSATA can`t be far behind."

SSD NEWS: Memoright MS-701 mSATA SSD Review - SF-2281 Performance and 240GB Capacity Earns Top Marks
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 5:08P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our report today will examine the Memoright MS-701 mSATA SSD. The MS-701 is the first of its kind as it is the only SATA 3 SandForce Driven mSATA SSD in existence at the 240GB capacity point. Even better news is the fact that Memoright, a company that has remained loyal to enterprise and business sales traditionally, has set up shop in the `good ole` USA and the MS-701 will be available through the consumer channel soon enough. Stay tuned for our update on this!"

Toshiba Satellite L745-S4130 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 5:08P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Toshiba Satellite L745-S4130 has a 14-inch display that is backed up with good performance thanks to the Intel Core i3 CPU and 4GB of RAM. While it is slightly thicker than some other 14-inch laptops, it has a really great-looking display that makes it stand out from the rest."

Tritton Primer XBOX 360 Wireless Stereo Headset Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 5:08P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tritton Primer XBOX 360 Wireless Stereo Headset Review @ HardwareHeaven.com With online gaming for consoles becoming more and more popular it is increasingly important that we equip ourselves with a good quality gaming headset, and since most people don`t really want wires trailing across the floor a wireless model is a must have."

2x Kingston HyperX 240GB 3K SSDs in RAID 0 Configuration @ Bjorn3D
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 4:31P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you`re a gamer, and you`d like to improve your gaming experience with faster loading and less jumpy gameplay, the Kingston HyperX 3K SATA III SSD could be an option for you."

AMDs FX-8150 Bulldozer Benefits From New Compilers Tuning
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 4:29P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After looking at how Intel`s Sandy Bridge processor performance has evolved with the new GCC 4.7 compiler and Apple`s forthcoming LLVM 3.1 with Clang, here are benchmark results from the AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer Eight-Core processor with GCC 4.7.0 and the latest LLVM/Clang 3.1 development code along with looking at the performance impact of various compiler tuning flags for this latest-generation AMD CPU. Making things even more interesting, AMD`s Open64 4.5.1 compiler was also tossed into the testing mix."

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 AM3+ ATX Motherboard Review
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 4:12P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
a post to your own news section would totally be appreciated. If we`re sending our news to the wrong place, we apologize. Just send us a message with the correct address to the address below. Don`t forget that,Futurelooks breaks up the INTEL action with an AMD FX board review ... * * *GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 AM3+ ATX Motherboard Review* * * One factor in every component purchase decision is the budget. Components on your wishlist are always in flux, as you decide which can be downgraded to save money and which can?t. My Electronic Circuits professor?s favorite answer to a question about component selection is always ?it depends?. I personally downgrade my choice in power supply and motherboard as a last resort when I have to get a PC under a restrictive budget. If you need proof of my rule of thumb I will be happy demonstrate with the GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7. This time we truly saved the best for last. *"

Akasa Venom Power 550W @ techPowerUp
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 4:11P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Akasa`s new Venom Power PSU has 550W capacity, utilizes a semi-modular cabling system and features a single +12V rail. With its affordable price it is one of the cheapest modular units in its segment, which will also help with price/performance."

ZOTAC ZBOX Nano XS AD11 Plus Mini PC Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 4:05P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ZOTAC ZBOX Nano XS AD11 Plus Mini PC Review @ HardwareHeaven.com At Cebit ZOTAC were giving select press a glimpse of a product which would soon hit the market, a new ultra compact ZBOX sytem which would be their smallest yet, but the claim was that performance would not be impacted. Today that ridiculously small system launches and we find out if the ZBOX Nano XS Plus (AD11) lives up to ZOTAC`s claims."

Corsair Accelerator SSD Cache (60GB) Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair Accelerator SSD Cache (60GB) Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Corsair are now offering their take on the solid state cache drive technology with the release of the Accelerator. With capacities of 30-60GB they aim to offer a solution for those even on a minimal budget. Today we put it head to head with the competition, Crucials Adrenaline, to see who comes out on top."

Antec One Gaming Chassis Giveaway and Review! @ Techreaction.net
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Antec One gaming chassis brought a lot to the table for a mid-tower with an MSRP of $49.99. The USB 3.0 ports are a great addition to the One which we did not expect with such a low price tag. The different-oriented HDD bay, which only allows installation from the other side panel, is different and does help the aesthetics of the inside of the case. It also helps with wire management too, keeping the HDD wires in the back of the case and not anywhere near the front which would block the flow of air. The dust filters will do a good job with keeping the One decently clean. The tool-free installation for the 5.25? bays is a quick way to swap new devices in and out. * * * * *Giveaway Contest Information* *Link to Blog: http://www.techreaction.net/2012/04/17/antec-one-gaming-chassis-giveaway/* *Link to Forums: http://www.techreaction.net/forums/contests-competitions/8358-antec-one-gaming-chassis-giveaway.html#post37552 *"

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