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Core i5-3470 from Intel
     Wed, Jun 27 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Realistically, the Intel Core i5-3470 performance is exactly where I expected it to be with regards to the standard suite of CPU benchmarks we use here at PC Perspective. Running at close to the same clock speeds of the first Ivy Bridge processor we tested – though without HyperThreading and without the full 8MB of L3 cache – the 3470 was found to be anywhere from dead even to as much as 40% slower than the 3770K depending on the application. Though I feel like a broken record, it all depends on how well the application in question implements multi-threading."

Intel 330 Series SSD 120GB Review
     Wed, Jun 27 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Since their first SSD Intel have taken a few approaches to building the devices. Initially they went with their own controllers within the drives and it is fair to say that those drives were some of the best in early generations. Since then we have seen them dabble with updated controllers under their own brand, try out Marvell and more recently release a Sandforce based drive in the form of the 520 series."

Ghost Recon Future Soldier Technical Review
     Wed, Jun 27 2012 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Ubisoft's shooter Ghost Recon: Future Soldier promises a lot on PC. Read our review to see if it delivers."

[Tech ARP] Why Windows Photo Viewer Keeps Crashing
     Wed, Jun 27 2012 | 8:02A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I recently upgraded to a Dell Inspiron 14R Special Edition. Yes, it`s the new model that comes with the new 3rd-Generation Intel Core i7 processor. It`s a ton better than the previous Dell Inspiron 14R, but that`s another story for another time... Following the unofficial power user SOP (okay, there`s no such thing, but you know what I mean!), I did a clean installation of Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 and loaded all the updates. Once I started to use the notebook though, I started noticing something wrong with Windows Photo Viewer - it would crash randomly and very often. There was no pattern to the crashes. Sometimes it happens on loading Windows Photo Viewer. Sometimes, it crashes when I switch to a different picture. It can even happen if I leave it displaying a photo. It didn`t matter if the photo was large (unedited photos from my Nikon DSLR), or small, edited pictures I use for my articles. It just crashes. And this is the error message that appears whenever it crashes..."

Top 100 Websites PCSTATS Posts News For...
     Tue, Jun 26 2012 | 6:48P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

If you've ever wondered "does PCSTATS post my news?" this story is for you!

Behind the scenes of the hardware review website industry there is a frenzy of communication going backwards and forwards to let other websites know when articles and reviews are published. As with any industry, some publications send out many news emails a week, others just a few a month. Some publications work really really hard to post nearly every news email from fellow websites, while other websites do next to nothing in return.

At PCSTATS we have posted A LOT of tech news, the majority of it from our colleagues running other hardware review websites. In fact, the PCSTATS database has +100K entries in the news table for the 12 years we've been at this game... much of this data was copied into our backend content management system manually... leading to a bad case of tunnel carpel in the process. About a year ago we upgraded the news entry process with a fantastic Email Parser Program which gobbles up pre-filtered news emails and spits out a well organized CSV that's better suited to bulk uploading into an SQL database.

Manually, I can enter 1 news story every 30 seconds, given that each news story involves six data fields. With the email parser I can fitler, parse, edit and batch upload about 100 news stories from our fellow websites in just under 10 minutes. All with substantially less wear and tear on my wrist from clicking mouse buttons.

With all that mind, here are the Top 100 websites PCSTATS has posted news stories for in the past couple years. The first column of this table lists the quantity of news we've posted on your behalf, the second is the website name. The Top 10 websites are: TweakTown.com, Digitimes.com, HardwareZone.com, HardwareSecrets.com, LegitReviews.com, Bjorn3d.com, Xbitlabs.com, OverclockersClub.com, HotHardware.com, Hexus.net..... (continued below).

Note that we only post news which is sent to us via email, so if your website isn't listed here it's because your team hasn't bothered to include PCSTATS in your news/promo lists.

Quantity of News Posts on PCSTATS For this Website
2519 tweaktown
1932 Digitimes
1716 hardwarezone
1476 hardwaresecrets
1414 legitreviews
1263 Bjorn3D
1176 xbitlabs
1171 overclockersclub
1127 HotHardware
1055 hexus
1053 thinkcomputers
1018 phoronix
1000 pcper
955 techpowerup
860 techreport
856 bit-tech
830 guru3d
734 techwarelabs
734 techgage
734 pureoverclock
717 tweaknews
700 legionhardware
680 trustedreviews
654 madshrimps
623 futurelooks.com
605 motherboards.org
572 techarp.com
569 overclock3d
551 pro-clockers
546 ocia
542 rbmods
536 bigbruin
535 hardocp
532 hardwarecanucks
520 Neoseeker
497 xsreviews
476 frostytech
455 virtual-hideout
446 overclockersonline
440 driverheaven
427 ocaholic.ch
423 technic3d
417 TechSpot
399 ocmodshop
397 hardwareheaven
390 hitechlegion
387 ClubOC
379 theinquirer
366 vortez
365 insidehw
362 benchmarkreviews
361 overclockercafe
331 thetechzone
329 bcchardware
325 overclockers
322 OCWorkbench
321 3DGameMan
309 techreviewsource.com
309 designtechnica
304 hardwarelogic
303 bytesector
300 viperlair
283 testfreaks
277 dragonsteelmods
276 xyzcomputing
270 xtremecomputing
266 silentpcreview
260 mikhailtech
256 envynews
246 SystemCooling
242 rwlabs
239 aphnetworks
236 thetechlounge
220 ninjalane
219 OCAddiction
218 gamepyre
218 3dXtreme
214 vr-zone
211 dreamwarecomputers
209 extrememhz
190 digit-life
189 ixbtlabs
184 techreviews
183 ht4u
181 lanoc.org
181 cooltechzone
175 tweakpc
175 i4u
172 hardCOREware
162 viaarena
161 extremeoverclocking
158 monkeyreview
156 aselabs
153 gruntville
153 GideonTech
152 modders
147 burnoutpc
140 lostcircuits
139 Icrontic


Apple MacBook Pro (15-Inch Retina Display) Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Tue, Jun 26 2012 | 4:08P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With a higher-resolution display, thin chassis, and up-to-date components, the Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina Display is the new king of high-end desktop replacement laptops. It is the laptop you want if you care about performance, thinness, and the screen."

Force Disk Usage Refresh
     Tue, Jun 26 2012 | 4:02P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I can't tell you how many times I have looked at the resources page of my QNAP NAS only to be left wondering how much space I have left after some large transfers. Unfortunately, QNAP did not build in a manual refresh option for the storage on your NAS. As always, there are a couple of ways you can do this.

Intel 910 800GB and 400GB PCI Express
     Tue, Jun 26 2012 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Intel jumps into the server PCIe flash acceleration market and in a big way. With an amazingly low price point compared to competitors, Intel aims to dominate this market segment."

Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Jun 26 2012 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The benchmark results on the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD came out very much as we expected. Performance nearly mirrors that of the Kingston HyperX 5K drive and places itself amongst the best drives we have tested. The read/write specifications of 555MB/s and 510MB/s respectively are good to start with but we saw the writes exceed that specification in the ATTO benchmark by an additional 24MB/s. Real world scores were very good as well and since we`ve spent several months using the 5K drive in one of our 24/7 systems without incident, we expect to see the same consistent performance from the 3K drive..."

Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB Solid State Drive
     Tue, Jun 26 2012 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote: Kingston has been one of the more prominent brands in the SSD market, in part because they offer a diverse line up that covers the full spectrum of capacity, performance, and budgets. The item up for review today, Kingston's HyperX 3K 240GB SSD, is a perfect example of how high performance and high capacity are achievable without an astronomically high price.

Z77 Motherboard Roundup II: EVGA, ASRock, Gigabyte, Zotac
     Tue, Jun 26 2012 | 3:50P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We've already covered all of the juicy details of Intel’s Z77 chipset and put a few motherboards through their paces, but there are so many manufacturers with killer boards available based on the chipset, that it’d be a crime if we didn’t round up another stack of them for you. This round of Z77 mainboards consists of entries from ASRock, EVGA, Gigabyte, and Zotac, more specifically the ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional, EVGA Z77 FTW, Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H, and Zotac Z77-ITX WiFi...

Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1500 Watt Power Supply
     Tue, Jun 26 2012 | 3:47P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master a name known for gaming as well as extremes has extended its Silent Pro M2 line to a system like one mentioned above. As of today the 1000W model will be upped by a 1500W model with all the cabling and connectors to support the ultimate rig. The new model offers dual 12v rails with 55A on the first one and 70A on the second. Looks like the making of a pretty good PSU in our eyes. Read on to learn more about it.

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Tue, Jun 26 2012 | 2:08P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Dell`s XPS 13 is what we would call the quintessential Ultrabook.  It has one of the slimmest chassis we have seen, uses top shelf materials and incorporates a very quick SSD which makes up for a lack of processor speed.  It is nearly perfect for on-the-go users looking for an ultra portable notebook with long battery life.  But Dell did make some sacrifices. "

SSD NEWS: MyDigitalSSD SMART Series 256GB SSD Review ? Top Performance Unmatched Capacity Killer Price
     Tue, Jun 26 2012 | 11:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Its not often that I credit a companys business practices but this is going to be the exception for Matt Dawson and MyDigitalSSD who recently sent us three new SSDs for review, the Smart 256GB mSATA, the Bullet Proof 256GB value driven mSATA and the 512GB BP 3 2.5 SSD. Todays evaluation will be on the MyDigitalSSD Smart Series 256GB SATA 3 SSD and I guarantee this review will raise a few eyebrows. As a bit of a hint, lets just say that things arent always as they seem."

MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning 2 GB @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Jun 26 2012 | 11:54A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI`s GTX 680 Lightning combines the outstanding performance of the GTX 680 with the unique heritage of MSI`s Lightning series. The card brings many features geared toward overclockers and advanced users, but even for gamers it`s a good choice thanks to the overclock out of the box."

Bitfenix Shinobi XL @ Techreaction.net
     Tue, Jun 26 2012 | 11:05A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It is always a fun day at the office when boxes from Bitfenix show up. Today we have their new take on the Shinobi, the Shinobi XL. The Shinobi was a great mid tower that we took a look at awhile back and we are hoping the XL just builds off that greatness. The XL sports internal USB 3.0 headers, along with a new SuperCharge port that supplies 2.5A, up to 5 times what USB 2.0 provides, to help charge your portable devices. There is improved wire management inside the XL, which we will be sure to examine. Now, lets get this shin-dig started shall we?"

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