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Charts: Graphics Cards - updated XFX R7970 Double Dissipation @ ocaholic
     Tue, Jan 31 2012 | 9:06A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our charts you find benchmark values regarding numerous graphics cards. 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 graphics card."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

CM Storm Xornet Gaming Mouse @ Rbmods
     Tue, Jan 31 2012 | 9:06A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are loads of gaming mice on the market but there are very few good smaller gaming mice that you can use on the road while you travel or for people with smaller hands. We are taking a look at the Xornet gaming mouse from Cm storm today that is aimed towards mobile gaming, the mouse is almost half the size of normal mice but can it perform is the big question?"
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.COM

Compilers Mature For Intel Sandy/Ivy Bridge Prep For Haswell
     Tue, Jan 31 2012 | 9:06A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The leading open-source code compilers -- namely the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) and LLVM/Clang -- now have maturing support for Intel`s Sandy Bridge microarchitecture with further optimizations for the forthcoming Ivy Bridge successor. With the current and next-generation Intel support covered, open-source compiler developers have already moved onto beginning work for supporting Intel`s Haswell microarchitecture that will not be launched until 2013."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Cyborg M.M.O. 7 Gaming Mouse Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Tue, Jan 31 2012 | 9:06A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cyborg M.M.O. 7 Gaming Mouse Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Today we will be taking a look at Cyborg`s new version of the R.A.T. 7 Aimed at the large massively multiplayer online role playing game market the M.M.O. 7 looks to take all the innovative features of the R.A.T. 7 and add in the extra button and programming capability that the average MMO player looks for in a gaming mouse."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Graphics Card Overclocking: Is it really worth it?
     Tue, Jan 31 2012 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overclocking plays a vastly different role in the computer industry today than it did 10 years ago, a time when overclockers were considered outlaws by manufacturers. Back then even mentioning overclocking could void your warranty and industry leaders like Intel were working to eliminate it all together. In contrast, nowadays processor and graphics cards manufacturers have embraced the practice, touting high 'overclockability' as a feature and in the process using it to sell enthusiast oriented products at a premium.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Glacialtech Igloo H58 Heatsink Review
     Tue, Jan 31 2012 | 9:02A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"On the test bench today is Glacialtech's Igloo H58 heatsink - a tower style exposed heatpipe base CPU cooler that marks one of the best efforts by this Taiwan-based thermal solutions manufacturer. The heatsink cools very well on both Intel and AMD platforms as you'll shortly see."
  FULL STORY @ FROSTYTECH

GeIL Enhance Corsa PC3-12800 1600MHz 16GB Quad Channel Memory Kit Review
     Tue, Jan 31 2012 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Enhance Corsa 1600Mhz 16GB Memory Kit from GeIL offers decent performance at a good price and comes with a specially designed heatsink which cools the memory chips with the help of the airflow inside the case.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

 
Galaxy MDT GeForce GT 520 Review: Quad-Display
     Tue, Jan 31 2012 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Given the affordability of high-res, big-screen displays, people are increasingly adopting multi-monitor setups for gaming and productivity. Although it's easier than ever to outfit your home office with several 27" screens, it wasn't long ago that such a setup required pricey specialized hardware. Nowadays, AMD's Eyefinity technology enables from three to six displays on one card, while Nvidia's more limited Vision Surround still supports up to three monitors for a max resolution of 7680x1600 (2560x1600 per screen). Multi-monitor technology was originally designed for productivity and it's still the driving force behind such technology today. Graphic designers, video editors, stock traders and other professionals greatly benefit from several screens, but they don't necessarily demand the raw GPU power high-end gamers do. Hoping to address those needs, Galaxy has begun offering Nvidia's cards with enhanced multi-display support.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Dell XPS 15z Notebook PC Review
     Mon, Jan 30 2012 | 4:45P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Futurelooks gets a DELL ... * * *Dell XPS 15z Notebook PC Review* ?Dude, get a Dell!? Remember those old ads on TV? It used to be that people would turn to a company like Dell to get an inexpensive laptop that was reasonably reliable and while Dell still has products that lean toward that end of the market, they?ve also got offerings for the higher end of the market too. One such example is the Dell XPS 15z, a premium performance notebook with a huge splash of style."
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

EA?s Battlefield 3 for the PC Platform Reviewed
     Mon, Jan 30 2012 | 4:45P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Futurelooks lets the honeymoon period completely wear off on BF3 before reviewing it. Here`s what we REALLY think... * * *EA?s Battlefield 3 for the PC Platform Reviewed* This past October we saw one of the biggest game releases of the year. Battlefield 3 has been a huge success for Electronic Arts, selling over 7 million copies in 30 days. After playing the game for almost three months on an array of differently equipped PCs I can safely say that BF3 has already established itself as the go-to multiplayer game for LANs and rainy nights for years to come. But the game is not without its shortcomings, and sadly most of those are linked to EA?s less-than-awesome Origin content delivery system and legendary lackluster user support. Along with a map pack that could leave buyers feeling like they might have drawn the short stick, will it be enough to knock BF3 of its throne? Well, the honeymoon period is over, so let?s find out!"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

ADATA S396 30GB Value Solid State Drive Review
     Mon, Jan 30 2012 | 4:45P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
You may remember this chart of the SF-2200 Series Client Launch article from about a year. Listed on the far left is the SF-1222, the reigning champion of SATA II, first released in 2010. Just to the right is the challenger, SF-2141. The new SandForce controller is essentially a four channel 2281 with a 64GB capacity limit. On paper the 1222 and 2141 have nearly identical performance other than the IOPS. The newer 2141 doubles sustained read 4K IOPS (from 30K to 60K) and has a 6x increase in burst write 4K IOPS. The new 2141 does still have that 4 channel limit and we`ll explore what that means today while testing the new ADATA S396 30GB SSD. The new ADATA S396 30GB SSD will cost around $60 when it reaches e-tail shelves sometime in the next two weeks. If you do not already have an SSD, the ADATA S396 is built for you. Personally I think if you don`t have an SSD now then the issue is not something a new product release can fix. You either have a defect, don`t value your time or you have no idea what the hell an SSD is. Then again what do I know about actually buying an SSD with real money."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0 GHz Quad Core APU Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Mon, Jan 30 2012 | 4:45P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The A8-3870K APU is the latest release from AMD. The A8-3870K offers quad core performance with 3.0GHz speed. This Llano APU comes with a 100MHz speed bump over the A8-3850, so the stock performance won`t differ tremendously. The key difference, however, is the unlocked multiplier. The unlocked multiplier offers easier overclocking as seen with AMD`s other Black Edition processors. All prior Llano APUs have locked multipliers, therefore overclocking requires more trouble. All of the same features seen on the A8-3850 are seen on the A8-3870K. The Radeon 6550D has been integrated, which offers 400 shader units and runs at 600MHz. This is the best Radeon that can be attained on a Llano APU. There is still support for dual graphics as well as memory up to 1866MHz.///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Guru3D Rig of the Month - January 2012
     Mon, Jan 30 2012 | 2:48P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Each month here at Guru3D.com we feature one of you guys, your PC, your DIY project. It is quite honestly amazing how much detail and dedication you put into an PC, and every now and then it really shows. This months entry shines in an stylish design, once you lay your eyes on it, it will make an impression. The Rig of the Month January 2012 oozes with style and design, the detail is just intense. Kerekes János who transformed one PC into a very stylish and clean build completely blew us away. What a perfect job. You'll know what i mean when you take a look at it. Check the article here.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

AMD Llano Extreme Overclocking on Gigabytes A75-UD4H @ ocaholic
     Mon, Jan 30 2012 | 1:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There is a Llano competition running at the moment on HWBot.org sponsored by Gigabyte called ``GIGABYTE X`MAS & New Year Contest``. And at ocaholic we are proud to show you how the young professional overclocker Christian Ney set up his system with the ambitious goal to lead the competition and break two World Records at once."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Android App Pick - Google Docs - BCCHardware
     Mon, Jan 30 2012 | 1:01P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have just posted up our 16th App Pick of the Week and this time we have a look at a Google App and see how handy Google Docs is to have on your mobile.  I`ve grown to love this handy app and it makes a great companion to Google Apps for your desktop."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

Antec EarthWatts Platinum 650 W @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Jan 30 2012 | 1:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Antec finally decided to enter the Platinum efficiency club with the new EarthWatts Platinum series. These units address all users that just need a high efficiency PSU, with no bells and whistles. This new series creates a new mainstream class of PSUs and is placed between the EarthWatts Green and the High Current Gamer series."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

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