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AZZA Toledo 301 Mid-Tower Case - BCCHardware
     Wed, Jun 15 2011 | 11:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I found the AZZA Toledo 301 to be constructed well. Its chassis is made of 1mm SECC steel. Although it has a lot of plastic on the front and top, it does not feel flimsy. The tool-less mounting system for HDD and optical drive was easy to use. It felt very secure. It has a Transformer?ish appearance that is very aggressive. The pre-installed fans are nice, but it could use at least 1x120mm fan in top to help with exhausting all the heat from the case. . ."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

Sapphire Radeon HD6770 FleX
     Wed, Jun 15 2011 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The graphics card industry has undergone more than a few changes in the first half of 2011, including a branding shift within AMD itself. At the end of April, the manufacturer announced plans to introduce an updated version of their popular HD 5770 and HD5750. That upgrade has us today taking a look at the HD6770. In this case we will be taking a look at Sapphires FleX version of the card. Some of you may remember that we took a look at the HD5770 FleX last August, along with just about every other FleX model in between. The HD5770 FleX was given our Editors Choice; will its replacement do the same? In order to do that the HD6770 will still have to maintain a great price to performance ratio, something that may be hard to do with all of the great competition.
  FULL STORY @ SAPPHIRE

Kodak PlaySport Zx3
     Wed, Jun 15 2011 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Kodak PlaySport Zx5 is a rugged, portable mini camcorder that can record 1080p high-definition quality video and take 5-megapixel images. It has very good video quality and is easy to use, but it doesn't have a flash or light.”
  FULL STORY @ DIGITAL

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Ultralight Laptop Review
     Wed, Jun 15 2011 | 9:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Thindpad X1 is a formidable system; it's generally being billed as Lenovo's champion of choice vs. the Macbook Air. That comparison makes sense based on the Air's visibility, but the X1 is set to compete across the entire spectrum, including new thin and light machines from Dell and HP. The specs for the machine we tested don't represent Lenovo's highest-end X1 configuration; the company sells two SSD-powered versions of the diminutive system as well...
  FULL STORY @ LENOVO

Workstation & Server CPU Comparison Guide
     Wed, Jun 15 2011 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote : If you have no idea what's different between an AMD Opteron processor and an Intel Xeon processor, then this is the guide for you. Currently covering 539 workstation and server CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 20 different specifications for each and every CPU. Here's what we updated in this new release : - Updated the Transistor Count, Die Size, Maximum Current and - Level 1 Cache specifications of the Intel Xeon E7 series of processors. - Updated the Transistor Count specifications of the Intel Xeon 7500 series of processors. - Updated the Transistor Count specifications of the Intel Xeon 6500 series of processors.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

NVIDIA To Launch Desktop Optimus / Synergy at COMPUTEX
     Wed, Jun 15 2011 | 7:11A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA plans to launch their Desktop Optimus a.k.a Synergy at COMPUTEX Taipei this coming June and the best thing is that it is available freely and no license agreement is needed. This technology works pretty much similar to LucidLogix`s Virtu where it allows dynamic swapping between iGPU and dGPU based on the application`s nature and also uses Intel Sandy Bridge Quick Sync technology while doing video transcoding jobs."
  FULL STORY @ VR-ZONE.COM

XFX HD Radeon 6790
     Tue, Jun 14 2011 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The card operated very quietly throughout the whole test suite and overclocked decently to 980 MHz core and 1250 MHz memory fully stable. XFX ran the 6870 PCB with two 6-pin power connections to allow for higher overclocking although the 6790s themselves don't need dual connectors. Gaming showed that this card was at the bottom of our test group but it put out good performance for being mid-range. The size of the card is average and should easily fit into almost all systems."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

 
Thermaltake Jing CPU Cooler
     Tue, Jun 14 2011 | 4:02P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Well, for the Jing's size, these results kind of surprise me. I expected a little bit lower temperatures, but in reality it only performed a few degrees cooler than the average temperatures of the comparison coolers. However, for the Jing's fan design and flow rates along with their static pressure, these results turn out to be a little ordinary. The high speed a low speed tests leave little to the imagination, as lower fan speeds cause a slower heat transfer between the surface of the fins and the air blowing over them."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

AMD Phenom II X4 980 Processor
     Tue, Jun 14 2011 | 4:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"With this being a "Black Edition" processor, overclocking can be done two ways. One, you can use only either the reference clock or multiplier, or you can adjust a combination of the two for the best overclock available. I prefer to use the combination of the two with the multiplier being adjusted first. I started off pushing up the multiplier 1x at a time while adjusting voltage until I was no longer able to benchmark stable. Once the limit was reached I backed off a half multiplier until I was again stable. Then I started increasing the reference clock paying attention to the other components affected by the increase. For the Phenom II X4 980 I was able to reach a top speed of 4.36GHz which came out to have a multiplier of 20.5x and a reference clock speed of 212MHz at 1.5v."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

XFX Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition
     Tue, Jun 14 2011 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In testing, the 6870 Black Edition routinely beat out the stock flavor with its factory overclock which is great, but expected. What is not expected, however, is the ability for this card to clock all the way above OCC's Core Clock speed comparisons with stability and not even need a voltage tweak. Overclocking this card was a complete blast, and being able to do all the things I can do with my 5870 at the same speeds while using less power, at a lower temperature, and with much lower noise levels while at those speeds visualized the concept of total refinement for me. Label me impressed."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

COMPUTEX 2011 Video Coverage – OCZ Technology
     Tue, Jun 14 2011 | 12:03P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Futurelooks dropped in on OCZ Technology to see what they had for us for COMPUTEX 2011. Alex Mei, the company’s Chief Marketing Officer, took us through some interesting products that launched exclusively at COMPUTEX 2011.
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS

MUKii TransImp X3 Plus Hard Drive Enclosure
     Tue, Jun 14 2011 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The MUKii TransImp X3 Plus is one of many new USB 3.0 hard drive enclosures coming to the market. The TransImp X3 Plus is no ordinary enclosure and MUKii has designed the unit with a few bells and whistles that separate it from other enclosures on the market. Some of those features include a front lit LCD display that shows real time I/O rates, an attractive black aluminum case and a small but effective set of software tools. "
  FULL STORY @ OCIA

Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 Motherboard
     Tue, Jun 14 2011 | 12:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"If the lack of support for integrated graphics doesn't bother you, Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 is a good and promising choice. It stands out among typical mid-end solutions by having richer functionality (two USB 3.0 and two additional SATA 6Gbps controllers), comes with a lot of software utilities, and you don't have to pay for extra hardware features you might not need. Also, the Touch BIOS adds nice variety to all those implementations of UEFI."
  FULL STORY @ MAINBOARD

Sapphire Radeon HD 6750 Video Card
     Tue, Jun 14 2011 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Now, more people than ever can experience real innovation in DirectX® 11 gaming with AMD Radeon™ HD 6750 Graphics. Expand your visual real estate across up to five displays and get lost in the action with AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology. Using AMD App Acceleration, speed up everyday applications and do more than ever with your PC. Loaded with advanced technologies, these GPUs have the power and premium features needed for fully immersive gameplay.
  FULL STORY @ SAPPHIRE

Thermaltake eSports Armor A30 mATX LAN Case Review
     Tue, Jun 14 2011 | 9:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Thermaltake has brought this case to market with a design for gamers and I think they did well in regard to the aesthetic design. This is the kind of case I know a lot of gamers like. Construction on this case is also great; it's very rigid and the plastic bits have almost no flex in them. Thermaltake also has this case for sale at an attractive price of $109 with a 3 Year Warranty. Thermaltake also offers spot on results for their fan specifications, making this case incredibly quiet. Which would be great if the case were for HTPC use..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Sapphire Radeon HD 6770
     Tue, Jun 14 2011 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Continuing to ensure that Linux benchmarks on the latest AMD Radeon HD graphics processors are available, the kind people at Sapphire have sent over another Radeon HD 6000 series graphics card. After previously reviewing the Sapphire Radeon HD 6570 and Sapphire Radeon HD 6870, up now is the Sapphire Radeon HD 6770. The Radeon HD 6770 (and HD 6750) up until recently was just offered to OEM builders, but now Sapphire has begun selling various products with these graphics processors, which end up being re-branded Radeon HD 5770/5750 "Juniper" graphics processors."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

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