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Sapphire HD 7970 3GB Review
     Thu, Jan 12 2012 | 12:09P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Reaching 1125Mhz on the core with just a move of a slider required no extra voltage including the power tune voltage that is available in the CCC. Maxing out the memory clocks was just as uneventful with the CCC limit of 1575Mhz in place. These clock speeds show that there is at least 200Mhz of headroom on both the GPU cores and on the GDDR5 memory. Pretty significant upswings on both counts. Without extra voltage needs the temperatures of the GPU stayed consistent. By manually adjusting the fan speed to 100% the load temperature peaked at only 57C when overclocked. I have to say I am looking forward to either BIOS or software utilities to get rid of the limits in the CCC to see where this card will go."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Samsung HMX-W200 Ruggedized Pocket Cam
     Thu, Jan 12 2012 | 11:40A | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Here today I have Samsung`s latest adventure cam - the HMX-W200. The HMX-W200 is water proof, shock proof, has a fog proof lens and shoots full 1080p HD video along with taking 5MP still photos. The HMX-W200 is about the size of a smartphone which makes it great to stick in your pocket or attach to things like bike handles. With a sub-$200 price tag, the HMX-W200 is well within reach of both amateur and seasoned adventure seekers."
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS.COM

AMD Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire review
     Thu, Jan 12 2012 | 10:31A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the AMD Radeon HD 7970 in Crossfire. With two reference cards in-house, we figured well, you might be interested in some multi-GPU lovin from AMD. Let`s take it to the next level multi-GPU gaming in 2-way Crossfire mode."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

SilverStone Raven RV03 Chassis Review @ OCIA.net
     Thu, Jan 12 2012 | 9:20A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?While we`ve reviewed many SilverStone cases here at OCIA.net, we have yet to get a close look at any of their extreme enthusiast RAVEN series, other than the brief glimpses we`ve had at CES. SilverStone is now in their third release of the popular RAVEN tower, the RV03 which Jakob previewed at CES 2011. It was with great anticipation then when we received the RAVEN 3 for review. From our experience SilverStone has always produced high quality enclosures and the RAVEN looks to be no exception, however what really sets this series apart from other tower designs is the 90° clockwise orientation of the motherboard.?"
  FULL STORY @ OCIA.NET

NZXT HALE82 Series 750W Power Supply Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Jan 12 2012 | 9:05A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we?ll be looking at one of the many new power supplies released by NZXT. The NZXT HALE82 750W Power Supply is one of many 80PLUS certified power supplies recently released. All of the HALE82 series are 80PLUS Bronze certified and while the more efficient HALE90 series are all 80PLUS GOLD certified, which is pretty impressive coming from a company that mainly manufactures cases."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Antec's Solo II System enclosure
     Thu, Jan 12 2012 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Solo sits in the same Sonata-series of cases as the Sonata III and Sonata Elite we've reviewed before, and the whole range is designed to be as quiet as possible. Let us see what the new Solo II brings to the table. "
  FULL STORY @ METKU

Point of View Protab 2 XXL Tablet review
     Thu, Jan 12 2012 | 9:02A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today a review on the ProTAB 2 XXL 10" tablet from Point of View from their Mobi range. With a price of only 169,- EUR the specs are decent enough alright. Interesting enough for graphics, the ProTab2XXL also comes with an additional MALI-400 3D graphics chip. Now we never heard of it before tbh, and very little can found about it on the web. But we can certainly measure it's performance and it does allow for FullHD playback. The Mali graphics chip even allows to drive a mini HDMI v1.4 port.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

 
MSI X79 Big Bang XPower II review
     Thu, Jan 12 2012 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI launched their Big Bang XPower II motherboard, we review and test it. A military themed motherboard for which they took the Intel Sandy Bridge-E chipset called X79, then they started designing a motherboard that will knock you of your feet once you place your first glimpse on it. The board is marketed as the perfect solution for extreme overclockers and gamers. Powered by Intel`s X79 chipset, the XPower II obviously is intended for Sandy Bridge-E processors and features a 22-phase PWM design with Hybrid Digital Power for an output of up to 770 W, Military Class III components, dual 8-pin CPU power connectors, and a good seven PCI-Express x16 (four being PCIe 3.0) slots enabling 4-way SLI or Quad CrossFireX GPU setups. "
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

AMD A8-3850 Llano APU and Lynx Platform Preview
     Thu, Jan 12 2012 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A couple of weeks back, we took a look at AMD's Llano mobile platform and we came away impressed. In the mobile space, Llano offers a capable quad-core CPU, with excellent DX11-class integrated graphics, in a very low power-envelope. Those things translate into good performance and solid battery life in a notebook, two highly desirable traits of mobile system. AMD is now ready with Llano-based products for the desktop. On the desktop, Llano offers similar things. In fact, the underlying technology is identical. But the desktop landscape is very different. Desktops aren't constrained by the limited form-factors and thermal requirements of mobile systems, and as such, Llano has to compete with a much broader range of options. AMD thinks they have struck the right balance between CPU and GPU performance though, and at some very budget-friendly price points. Ultimately, consumers will decide if AMD is on target. In the meantime, we've got the first AMD Llano-based desktop APU, the A8-3850, in the lab, complete with a quartet of A75-chipset based motherboards...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

ARM VP Responds to Partnerships with AMD at Fusion Developer Summit:
     Thu, Jan 12 2012 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD's Fusion Developer Conference is continuing to offer up tidbits of interesting insight from a few top industry professionals. Execs from Microsoft and ARM have given talks on a number of broad industry initiatives, including support for new programming language technologies like C++ AMP and Open CL. In a small round-table discussion with Industry Analyst John Peddie, the seemingly hard-ball question was asked "what is ARM doing here at this AMD conference?" Jem Davies, VP of the Media Processing Division of ARM stepped up to the plate casually to take a swing. It appears as if ARM has their hooks in all over the place.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Black Edition and CrossFire Results
     Thu, Jan 12 2012 | 4:12A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Let`s you and I be completely honest with each other, we can almost predict exactly what performance benefits you can get from a higher clocked GPU on games where the GPU is indeed the bottleneck. For the XFX Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition Double Dissipation and its 1000 MHz clock speed, performance falls in line with those expectations. Our benchmarks show that in all cases, including 1680x1050 resolution tests, the move from the 925 MHz reference clock to the settings XFX ships with results in 4-7% improvements. There are a couple of exceptions like Skyrim, where the nature of the title lends itself more towards software / architectural changes but in general this is the case."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Star Wars The Old Republic Peripherals by Razer Update @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Wed, Jan 11 2012 | 9:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week we published our preview of Razer?s Star Wars: The Old Republic gaming peripherals. That article has now been updated to include a look at Razer?s new Synapse 2.0 software which takes their software to the cloud?"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

HD 7970: Bulldozer vs. Sandy Bridge vs. Nehalem @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Jan 11 2012 | 9:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our CPU scaling article we investigate gaming performance of AMD`s latest Radeon HD 7970 flagship. The processors in our test group have been selected to match popular CPUs used by gamers and enthusiasts: AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer, Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge and Intel Core i7-920 Nehalem."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Intel DH67BL Intel H67 Express Motherboard Review
     Wed, Jan 11 2012 | 1:58P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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"The microATX Intel DH67BL motherboard is equipped with one PCI Express 2.0 x16 videocard slot that runs with 16-lanes of bandwidth; rounding out the expansion slots are two PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots and one PCI slot. This MicroATX board has four 1.35v dual channel DDR3-1066/1333 memory slots which can accommodate up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM in 64-bit OS like Windows 7."

  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

Gigabyte G1.Assassin 2 review
     Wed, Jan 11 2012 | 1:43P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We test the Gigabyte G1.Assassin 2. It's the motherboard that is both loved and hated for it's gun themed design. Regardless of what you guys might thing, Gigabyte knows and certainly appreciates the fact that everybody is talking about their products. The G1.Assassin 2 motherboard comes loaded with some very nice features, much like it predecessors it has an embedded Killer E2100 NIC, said to deliver better networking performance to hardcore gamers. The board itself comes with three PCI Express x16 slots for 3-way CrossFireX and SLI support . Gigabyte also added an integrated Creative X-Fi PCI Express sound card featuring Nichicon MUSE audio capacitors, included is a WIFI and Bluetooth network card.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

AMD Fusion APU and Graphics Update
     Wed, Jan 11 2012 | 1:13P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today at CES 2012 we spent time with AMD, getting briefed on their latest technologies for mobile and desktop platforms. On display and in action was their upcoming Trinity Fusion APU for notebooks, Android 4.0 on an AMD-driven (X86) tablet from MSI, new mobile GPUs based on their 28nm Graphics Core Next architecture and even a little something to take on Intel called, interestingly enough, "Lightning Bolt."
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

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