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Skyrim High Resolution Texture Pack Comparison @ NGOHQ.com
     Sat, Feb 18 2012 | 10:04A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NGOHQ.com has created a video demonstrating the differences between The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim`s original textures and the official high resolution texture pack that was released about a week ago. Make sure to watch it in full screen at 1080p. A downloadable version of the video is also available."

Nouveau Project Reverse-Engineered NVIDIA OpenCL Driver
     Sat, Feb 18 2012 | 9:21A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There`s another big accomplishment within the open-source graphics camp: Nouveau developers now having an initial working OpenCL implementation for NVIDIA GeForce graphics hardware on the driver that the Linux community developed themselves via reverse-engineering without NVIDIA`s support. "

Steelseries Simraceway SRW-S1 Controller Review
     Sat, Feb 18 2012 | 9:03A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Simraceway aims to provide the most comprehensive game control experience on the market today, quite the task when you consider the competition includes simple wheels to all in one racing chairs. So let’s have a closer look and see how this pretender to the throne of racing wheels shapes up."

MSI Radeon HD 7950 Twin Frozer III review
     Sat, Feb 18 2012 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI can now be included in our line-up of R7950 reviews with a customized model. It is the TwinFrozr III version that clocks in at a nice 880 MHz on the graphics core with it's memory clocked default at an effective data rate of 5000 MHZ. It is locked and loaded with 3GB of graphics memory and dressed to impress. The GPU empowering this graphics card was developed under codename "Tahiti PRO". Let's have a look at this Southern Island family member. Next page where we'll startup the technology overview first. Read the article right here.

Foxconn Quantum Force Quantumian-1 X79 Motherboard Preview
     Sat, Feb 18 2012 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this preview we will be looking at one of the latest motherboards in the Quantum Force lineup the Quantumian-1 X79. The Quantumian-1n is an enthusiast level motherboard designed for high-end gaming and overclocking using the full set of features common to Quantum Force motherboards.

SilverStone Strider Gold Evolution 1200-watt Power Supply Review
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 4:50P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It has been quite a while since we have taken a look at any of the power supplies that SilverStone offers and we have missed a few of their offerings. The last time we took a look at one of their units was back in 2010 when we reviewed the ST50F-P which we were quite pleased with. That is why we jumped at the offer to take a look at their new Strider Gold Evolution power supply. The new unit is available in four flavors ranging between 750W to 1200W. SilverStone claims that the Strider Gold Evolution series is the golden standard for PSU performance, efficiency and quality, so we will be taking this into consideration as we look into the 1200-watt unit."

Verbatim SATA II 2.5 128gb SSD Upgrade Kit @ TestFreaks
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 4:13P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Verbatim recently announced at this year?s CES the line of SSD products which include both SATA II and SATA III versions. Today we will be looking at the SATA II 2.5 inch SSD upgrade kit. It is designed to replace hard drives in it either notebook or desktop configurations. It includes preloaded cloning software making the transition from hard drive to SSD seamless. "

Norton 360 Version 6.0 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 4:02P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?Norton 360 Version 6.0 gives you all the same protective features as Norton Internet Security 2012, with a friendlier face. You also get flexible backup, including 2GB of online storage. Tuneup features are also useful, especially the diagnostic report. This full-featured suite is definitely a good choice.?"

Rosewill THOR V2 Review @ Vortez
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will be delving into their computer case department for a look at their latest XL-ATX ready computer chassis named THOR V2. THOR V2 is a full tower gaming case available in either white or black that comes with 4 pre-installed fans, USB 3.0 ports, fan control and assortment of useful features all for an attractive price-tag."

Samsung SA850 / S27A850D 27 Inch LED Monitor Review @ Tweaknews
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 4:02P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Samsung SA850 monitor is in a class that is slightly above what the day to day computer user will need but will integrate nicely into a home environment if the advanced features are needed."

Thortech Thunderbolt Plus 1200 W @ techPowerUp
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 4:02P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thortech`s Thunderbolt Plus 1200W is a high-powered 80PLUS Gold certified power supply. One of its unique features is the inclusion of a little 5.25 bay device that displays voltage, power, current and efficiency among others. The unit also has compact dimensions for a 1200W PSU, which means it will fit in all cases."

Corsair Vengeance 16GB
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 3:02P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600 CL9 Memory arrived Technic3D. Technic3D will see as good they are on Windows 7 64 Bit and the Intel DX79SI Extreme Series Mainboard. You can see 2.000 MHz (1,6V) with 12-12-12-35 (2T) and more in the following Review."

Intel SSD 520 Series 240 GB @ ocaholic
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 1:55P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s been quite a suprise that Intel chose to release a Solid State Drive based on a SandForce SF-2281 controller. Meanwhile the chip giant has an entire line-up of SandForce based SSD. Today for review we have the 240 Gigabyte model that uses synchronous NAND flash an promises blistering fast performance."

Le Pan II TC979 Android Tablet Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 1:55P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Le Pan is a name you may not know but you really should. We have received so much feedback on our review of the original Le Pan TC970 tablet and our unboxing video is one of our most viewed videos on our YouTube page. The Le Pan tablets are really powerful and great tablets. There are so many Android tablets out there it is really hard to decide which one to get, especially with all of these larger brands shoving their overpriced and underpowered tablets down your throat. The Le Pan II is much improved over the original Le Pan tablet with a faster processor, more memory and it runs Android 3.2 with a free upgrade to 4.0 when it becomes available. Let?s take a look at see what the TC979 is all about."

LSI MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i RAID Controller Review
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 1:55P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For years I`ve talked about RAID tuning and even gave some examples on a small scale. The LSI 9265-8i that we are looking at today takes the ability to optimize your RAID arrays to new levels and does so with a very easy to navigate user interface. The base controller with its dual-core ROC processor and 1GB DRAM cache has become the industry standard, but LSI didn`t stop there. Add on packages like LSI`s FastPath and CacheCade further enhance usability based on user need. When our 9265-8i sample first arrived we were in the process of building a super computer based on the EVGA SR-2 dual Xeon enthusiast`s board. At the time LSI was having issues with a handful of enthusiast class motherboards with the SR-2 being one of them. Since that time LSI and the motherboard makers have found and corrected several if not all of the issues. There was a time though when enthusiasts were pounding their heads against the wall trying to make everything mesh as it should."

News - Samsung SCX-4728FD Multifunctional Printer Review at Overclockers Online
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 1:55P | Printers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SCX-4728FD marketed itself as a green-inspired performance printer that delivered on quality without a large carbon footprint. I believe it achieved that goal of being an ECO printer with a power draw of 8W when sleeping and 391W (on average) when printing. The SCX-4728FD did manage to provide high quality printing when it comes to text documents, but I found it fell short on the image printing. It also wasn?t the quietest during duplex printing or when the automatic document feeder was operating, if noise pollution is a factor to consider the SCX-4728FD might not be the best fit for you."

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