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Catalyst 11.12 Windows 7 Driver Analysis
     Wed, Dec 14 2011 | 4:10P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I shouldn`t be doing this at the moment; instead I should be packing for my holidays, but after discovering that we haven`t missed a Catalyst Driver Analysis in seven years, I didn`t want this to be the first one. So with that said, we`ll move with haste and just get stuck into the performance side of things to see what exactly is going on with the latest driver set from AMD - the Catalyst 11.12. Quickly before we do that, though, we need to check out the release notes. To be honest, going through the release notes, you`re not going to see anything that stands out too much. We`ve got some improvements in some areas and as always we find ourselves with a decent list of resolved issues, but on the performance side of things we`re not seeing a whole lot."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

ECS X79R-AX Intel LGA 2011 @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Dec 14 2011 | 4:10P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the launch of Intel`s latest well under way, ECS has sent us another warrior to battle the twin dragons of injustice, the ECS X79R-AX. Undoubtably the best board ECS has ever released, the ECS X79R-AX is ready for battle, after receiving training no ohter boards has. Set to finally banish the dragons back to the demise they planned for humanity, the ECS X79R-AX has hit the TechPowerUp testing battlefield."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Ferguson Hill FH009 Review @ Tech-Reviews.co.uk
     Wed, Dec 14 2011 | 4:10P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve got the very stylish and minimalistic Ferguson Hill FH009 speakers to review for you today. You probably know the name Ferguson Hill from their FH001 and FH002 speakers of a similar design, as well as their high price tags. Whilst the FH009 speakers are very expensive, retailing at around £800, both the build and sound quality you receive is just amazing. Let`s take a closer look at them..."
  FULL STORY @ TECH-REVIEWS.CO.UK

Futuremark 3DMark 11 v1.0.3 Now Available on NGOHQ.com
     Wed, Dec 14 2011 | 4:10P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Futuremark 3DMark 11 is the latest version of the world`s most popular benchmark for measuring the graphics performance of gaming PCs. Designed for testing DirectX 11 hardware running on Windows 7 and Windows Vista the benchmark includes six all new benchmark tests. The Basic Edition is free to use and allows an unlimited number of benchmark runs without registration or expiry. * Bullet physics library updated to 2.79 in order to improve compatibility with current and future CPUs and GPUs. * Manual GPU Selection option now available on the Help-tab. * Updated SystemInfo module to version 4.6 with improved compatibility with current and future hardware. * Improved error handling and messages. * A new More tab with information about new Futuremark benchmarks. * Professional Edition activation now requires online key verification. Download"
  FULL STORY @ NGOHQ.COM

TRENDnet TEW-691GR 450Mbps Wireless N Gigabit Router Review
     Wed, Dec 14 2011 | 1:22P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are looking to buy a new router and blazing fast wireless performance is your primary concern then be sure to check out the latest TEW-691GR 450Mbps Wireless N Gigabit Router by TRENDnet since it`s currently one of the top performing units in the market."
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS.COM

World of Tanks NVIDIA 3D Vision Game Review @ Benchmark Reviews
     Wed, Dec 14 2011 | 1:22P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
World of Tanks (WoT) is a free-to-play MMO-action video game loosely based on World War II-era tanks from the Soviet Union, Germany, USA, China, Britain, France, and Japan. Players can open either a free or premium account, and earn their way up a tiered ladder by competing against other online players in random battles. World of Tanks is developed for the Microsoft Windows PC platform, and is designed to be played using a wide range of computer hardware: from portable laptops with integrated graphics to high-performance desktop computers with discrete graphics. For those simply wanting to grind their way to the top almost any graphics platform will do, but it takes a powerful video card to deliver immersive high-quality graphics and beautifully detailed scenery. For the enthusiast gamer who wants life-like realism, NVIDIA 3D Vision technology adds depth and out-of-screen effects that help take World of Tanks beyond its flat 2D battleground."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

A Futurelooks News Flash - ASRock A75M-ITX FM1 Mini-ITX Motherboard Review
     Wed, Dec 14 2011 | 11:55A | 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 takes a look at an AMD A75 board that`s smaller than your usual suspects ... *ASRock A75M-ITX FM1 Mini-ITX Motherboard Review** * I believe that the AMD APUs are the only choice for a single chip HTPC solution and I stand by that statement. The best possible option would be paired with an mini-ITX motherboard and a very small form factor case. Using the right cooling solution, you could build a very power HTPC that is no larger than a Nintendo Wii and just as quiet, allowing you to enjoy all your media in your living room. Today, we are going to see if the ASRock A75M-ITX motherboard at an MSRP of $89.99 is the board to fit that role. Let?s check it out! * * *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

 
AMD Catalyst 2011 Driver Year In Review
     Wed, Dec 14 2011 | 11:55A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With AMD having published the Catalyst 11.12 driver yesterday, the year is now complete as far as their graphics drivers are concerned. As such, for the sixth year, it`s time for the year-in-review articles looking at how the NVIDIA and AMD GPU drivers have matured over the past twelve months in terms of features and OpenGL performance."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Antec Eleven Hundred Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Wed, Dec 14 2011 | 11:55A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Antec Eleven Hundred mid-tower case has nine expansion slots, and thus is clearly targeted to users building a system with three or four video cards with XL-ATX motherboards. Let`s see if this case is a good buy."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Antec Solo II Review - XSReviews
     Wed, Dec 14 2011 | 11:55A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I`ve been reviewing quite a few Antec products recently and they`ve all turned up pretty well so far. The last of my Antec product reviews is the Solo II case, the prequel of which has ended up as one of the most oft reviewed ones on the site. This new edition updates the original design with a few extra features, while maintaing the parts that made it a good buy. At least that`s the plan anyway. Let`s see if Antec followed through."
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS.CO.UK

ASUS G53SX 15.6-inch Gaming Notebook Review @ Techgage
     Wed, Dec 14 2011 | 11:55A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Enthusiast-level gaming notebooks don`t need to cost a fortune; something ASUS proves with its $1,249 G53SX 15.4 offering. It features a 1080p display and an NVIDIA GTX 560M that`s able to power today`s games to it. This, in addition to an Intel quad-core processor and 12GB of RAM make it a very powerful and drool-worthy notebook."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

Video Perspective: Antec Eleven Hundred Case Review
     Wed, Dec 14 2011 | 11:34A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are looking the beginnings of this promise, the Antec Eleven Hundred. While the P280 was built towards a user that wants a particularly quiet computing experience, the Eleven Hundred finds itself targeted at performance users; those of us that want more fans, more cooling. With a retail price of about $120, the Eleven Hundred should find its way into quite a few gaming PCs."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Belkin N750 DB Wireless N+ Router Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Wed, Dec 14 2011 | 11:33A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The Belkin N750 DB is a wireless dual-band N+ router that uses the less crowded and speedier 5GHz spectrum and has a unique, stylish look. It also has gigabit Ethernet, two USB ports for networking storage space or printers as well as some great networking features.?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

OCZ Technology RevoDrive Hybrid Review
     Wed, Dec 14 2011 | 11:19A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the last couple of years we`ve seen companies try and merge the two technologies together. These hybrid solutions have come in many shapes and sizes and for several different markets. One of the first to launch was from Adaptec with their MaxCache designed for enterprise environments. LSI soon followed suit and released CacheCade and after that we were greeted with products from SilverStone (the HDDBoost) and finally there was Intel`s attempt with Rapid Storage Technology. All of these products were a little different, but they all relied on the same principle - take a mechanical drive (or RAID of drives on the enterprise products) and pair them with an off the shelf SSD. The problem with doing a cache system this way is there is a lot of performance that the SSD needs to make up. Since the HDD is already much slower than the SSD, you have a very large margin between the two."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Sony VAIO Z Series Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Wed, Dec 14 2011 | 9:57A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The Sony VAIO Z Series are thin and portable 13-inch laptop computers that aim to beat the ever-popular MacBook Air from Apple. They offer Intel Core i5 or i7 CPUs, USB 3.0 connectivity and an SSD hard drive option. While on the expensive side, they are impressive in terms of performance and portability.?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

ROCCAT Kova [+] Gaming Mouse Review
     Wed, Dec 14 2011 | 9:01A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Kova[+] is one of the more comfortable mice I`ve used in awhile. I`ve always been a big fan of my Razer DeathAdder just because of its size and the way it sits in my little hand. I used to love the old MX-510 from Logitech until I realized there are mice out there that don`t require my hand to sit off my desk to use them. I found the Kova[+] to fit just right in my hand. The forward and back buttons were easy to access for melee and internet browsing. The only thing that really seemed to be an issue as far as comfort goes would have to be the extra set of side buttons for the left handed user. My hand doesn`t really find use for these as they are a bit awkward to handle and are easily bumped for unnecessary clicks. Personally at this point I feel there should be a left hand and right hand version developed separately. Good economic design, poor user feel."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

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