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Intel?s NEW X79 LGA2011 Socket Platform and Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E Processor Reviewed
     Thu, Nov 17 2011 | 12:57A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Futurelooks checks out INTEL`s latest and greatest and attempts to make sense of it all ... *Intel?s NEW X79 LGA2011 Socket Platform and Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E Processor Reviewed* It?s the ?Year of the Tock? when Intel launches a revision of their latest processor architecture which is named Sandy Bridge. Instead of an all new name, it?s simply being called Sandy Bridge-E. The most obvious changes visible to the consumer eye is the addition of a fourth integrated memory channel, new supporting X79 Chipset and higher pin count LGA2011 socket. Naturally, this means you?ll need a new X79 motherboard to support Sandy Bridge-E in addition to a new processor. But does that mean you?re also going to need a whole new CPU cooler or all new specific quad channel memory too? All very good questions we?d like to answer for you as well as uncovering any extra benefits that this new platform has in store for us. * * *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

Qualcomm Vellamo Browser Benchmark and Results - Android Web Performance
     Wed, Nov 16 2011 | 11:46P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
However, TI`s OMAP3 platform in the Droid X scored last here, which is interesting as it has been a high scorer in benchmarks we have performed in the past. While some may point to Qualcomm optimizing Vellamo for their Snapdragon platform, it seems to not be the case as Tegra and Samsung Hummingbird platforms were high scorers in our testing."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Mushkin Ventura Pro 32 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
     Wed, Nov 16 2011 | 11:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In regular use, I find myself commonly transferring larger files, which is where this drive excels. My biggest personal annoyance was the cap and lanyard situation, though it should not be a deal breaker. The design, if nothing else, looks and feels good. On top of that, it provides shock resistance and perhaps even temperature dispersion. Ultimately, the Mushkin Ventura Pro proved to be a very well-rounded and high-performance 32 GB flash drive."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

MSI 990FXA GD-80 Review
     Wed, Nov 16 2011 | 10:40P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the past the OC Genie one-touch overclocking utility has been excellent at giving the novice user a nice boost in processor speed for the small effort of pushing a button with no overclocking knowledge needed. On their Intel boards this works without a hitch but on the AMD side of the fence it may come down to needing some more time to iron out the details with the FX-8150. When it did work I was able to get an overclock of 4.02GHz which is just short of the 4.2GHz max you get under Turbo Boost situations. Kind of a disappointment considering how well it works on the Intel side of the fence. Manually overclocking the 990FXA-GD80 proved to not be a challenge except where the voltage to the processor was concerned. I had to find that fine balance of voltage taking into consideration what the chip needed to run the numbers. 4.84GHz was about all that I could get from the 990FXA-GD80 which is about 120MHz short of what the Crosshair V would give. Even with the lower clock speed, this amounts to a significant increase in processor speed of 1.2+GHz or around 33%."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Thermaltake Dr. Power II PSU Tester
     Wed, Nov 16 2011 | 10:20P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On the side you will find the single button that runs the whole Dr. Power II. It looks like a power button but it really isn`t one. It`s basically the everything button. You are either allowed to toggle between tests in Mode A, or have it cycle through the tests on its own with Mode B. It really isn`t complicated if you glance at the help guide. There you will learn that less than a 5 second press and the device will cycle through each test in Mode A, whereas a hold for 5 seconds or more kicks it into Mode B, which cycles through the tests for you automatically. No rocket science here."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Hitachi G-DRIVE Mini & Touro Mobile Pro 750 GB Review
     Wed, Nov 16 2011 | 10:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Both have a very small footprint and can fit easily in a pocket, backpack, purse, or laptop bag. The free 3 GB cloud storage space is a very nice inclusion to the Touro Mobile Pro. If you have any extremely important irreplaceable-if-lost data, then you can copy it both to the drive and cloud storage for triple-redundant protection! If 3 GB isn`t enough, 250 GB storage is also offered for $49/year."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Enermax ENM750AWT @ Rbmods
     Wed, Nov 16 2011 | 9:40P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will take a look at the newest power supply from Enermax called ENM750AWT. ENM750AWT belongs to NAXN series which is a 80+ bronze efficiency line of power supplies. Let?s take a look how well it performs in our tests."
  FULL STORY @ RBMAILING.COM

 
Seagate New Barracuda XT 3TB Review
     Wed, Nov 16 2011 | 9:40P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A dual core ARM processor with 64MB of DDR2 SDRAM on board, along with Seagate`s OptiCache technology are said to improve performance by up to 45% over prior generation drives. Needless to say expectations were high going into the testing. In just about every test the New Barracuda XT outperformed the previous generation product. Higher average transfer rates and reduced access times mean an improved feel once you are in the operating system. The drive specification sheet shows a sustained read speed specification of 156MB/s, which the drive exceeded in my testing. This makes the New Barracuda XT the fastest spindle based drive I have tested to date, giving you capacity and speed all in one package."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Asus P8P67 Pro B3 Rev 3.1 Motherboard @ Rbmods
     Wed, Nov 16 2011 | 9:22P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I know we have lacked in motherboard reviews lately, so today we are taking a look at a fairly new motherboard from Asus which is called ?P8P67 Pro Rev3.1.? This board is equipped with loads of overclocking features and should easily push our cpu to around 4,5GHz or more. Lets find out how this board performs!"
  FULL STORY @ RBMAILING.COM

Raidon GR5630-WSB3 4-Bay Desktop Storage System Review
     Wed, Nov 16 2011 | 9:20P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to storage, it`s not enough to offer just a bunch of space because storage is a commodity that even the most basic of systems today can offer. What you need is a compelling reason to spend your hard-earned dollars and if you`re a one-trick pony like the GR5630-WSB3, then speed and price are your major selling points and the unit comes up short in this regard. From a price standpoint, the GR5630-WSB3 can be had for around $300. The Thecus N4100PRO can be found for $350, with other 4-bay units from QNAP and Synology ranging from $300 - $400. A NAS unit offers a lot more features and flexibility, which leads me to conclude that the value just isn`t there in the GR5630-WSB3."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Visiontek 8GB PC3-12800 CL9 1600 EX DDR3 @ Rbmods
     Wed, Nov 16 2011 | 9:04P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are taking a look at a brand new product from Visiontek, the videocard manufacturer has turned their heads on to the memory market. We recieved a sample of their performance ram named ?Visiontek Ultimate Performance Pc3-12800 CL9 1600EX?. So how can this brand new ram from Visiontek perform? Lets not waste any time and figure out what kind of performance that we can expect!"
  FULL STORY @ RBMAILING.COM

Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 DiRT 3 Special Edition Review
     Wed, Nov 16 2011 | 9:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The big discovery here is a card that was able to clock higher than any 6870 we`ve had here at OverclockersClub. This led to great performance comparatively to the reference design and the realization that maybe there`s a little bit more to be had from the 6870 line. The huge dual-fan cooler no doubt contributed to the rock star performance and successfully kept temperatures more than reasonable with moderate interruption to ambient noise. Sapphire`s TriXX utility is one of my favorites throughout the industry competitors. It is very simple to understand and is capable of achieving much higher overclocks than the utility embedded in the Catalyst Control Center."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Verbatim StorenGo 1 TB USB 3.0 @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Nov 16 2011 | 8:49P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Verbatim has taken their affordable Store`n`Go hard drive line-up and now offers it with the newest USB 3.0 interface. Even so the drive still aims to be affordable while offering the level of performance one would expect from the new connection method."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Antec Solo II Case @ Rbmods
     Wed, Nov 16 2011 | 8:46P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will take a look at Antec?s newest case in Sonata family. Antec Solo II is an upgraded model of the well known Solo case. It is more than just a facelift of the old model! Antec advertises it to be smaller than normal midi-case, but would have similar features than most high end large cases. Let?s take a look at what it has to offer."
  FULL STORY @ RBMAILING.COM

ROCCAT Kulo 7.1 USB Headset Review
     Wed, Nov 16 2011 | 8:40P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Clearly designed with gaming in mind, the Kulo headset hits its mark here. Running through several levels of both Left for Dead 2 and Borderlands with a few friends proved to be an easy task. Not only could I hear that sneaky hunter creeping up behind me but my friends could hear me perfectly through the microphone. Move it further away from your face...no that`s too far...I can`t hear you...stop yelling... This familiar scene in which your friends tell you how to adjust your microphone is non-existent. On top of this, you can turn up the volume and really be a part of the game."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Sapphire A75 Pure Platinum Review
     Wed, Nov 16 2011 | 8:20P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As with all socket types, the motherboard isn`t really going to give a noticeable performance increase or decrease. If they did, the comparison charts would be slightly more interesting. So instead of buying a motherboard based on performance, it`s best to purchase one based on its overclockability, features, and sometimes even its looks. After using the Sapphire A75 Pure Platinum I`m confident in saying that it doesn`t fall short in the latter two of these categories. The one that I`m slightly concerned about is the board`s ability to overclock."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

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