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Binatone ReadMe Colour eReader
     Wed, May 30 2012 | 6:27P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Binatone have been around for year upon years now, supplying house telephones, budget mobile phones, sat-navs, and even were the creator of one of the first ever game consoles. Now, Binatone have set their sights on the more updated and popular market in the technology industry, eReaders. Binatone’s latest addition to their eReader range is the Binatone ReadMe Colour, a full colour, manually button controlled 7” eReader. The question to ask is obviously: Can it compete with the other top of the market and favourite eReader, in price and performance?...
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARELOOK

HD 7850 & HD 7870 GHz Edition Graphics Cards
     Wed, May 30 2012 | 6:27P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In the recent years AMD's mid-range gaming cards have been offering very good value for money and performance per watt. Let us see how well the HD 78xx series from HIS can handle the demands of today's gaming."
  FULL STORY @ METKU

2x Mach Xtreme Technology DS Fusion 60GB SATA3 SSD in RAID 0
     Wed, May 30 2012 | 6:27P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we test two 60GB SSDs in a RAID 0 array. Recently we tested one Mach Xtreme Technology MX-DS Fusion 60GB SATA3 SSD, which could not reach the top performance of the so far on ocinside.de tested SSDs. Now we will test two of these SSDs in RAID 0 at a SATA3 controller to compare the Solid State Drive Striping against the previously tested SSDs.
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD Review
     Wed, May 30 2012 | 6:26P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today am looking at the Corsair Force Series 3 120GB SSD or Solid State Drive. If you haven’t got one yet then you might be willing to think about it after this review. Now the funny thing is that both the Corsair CSSD-F120GB3-BK and the Corsair CSSD-F120GB3A are the same but apart from the “A” having a newer firmware it’s price is lower as well. The CSSD-F120GB3-BK (which includes a drive bay bracket) goes for about a 122 euro’s here in The Netherlands whereas the Corsair CSSD-F120GB3A would set you back a mere 109 euro’s.
  FULL STORY @ CORSAIR

OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB and 512 GB Solid State Drives Review
     Wed, May 30 2012 | 6:26P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
About a month ago OCZ launched a completely new family of high-performance SSDs based around the proprietary Indilinx Everest 2 controller, and very recently they released new firmware version 1.4 for it, which was supposed to increase its speed even more. Will this make Vertex 4 the fastest consumer grade SSD with SATA 6 Gbps interface? Let’s find out!
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Palit GeForce GTX 680 Jetstream 2 GB Graphics Card
     Wed, May 30 2012 | 6:25P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will talk about the design and functionality of the proprietary GeForce GTX 680 graphics cards. We will test two graphics cards like that in an SLI configuration, compare it against a dual-processor GeForce GTX 690 and other products.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Intel D2500HN and Intel DN2800MT Mainboards Review
     Wed, May 30 2012 | 6:25P | Motherboards | PermaLink
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Intel Atom processors are now produced using 32 nm manufacturing process. They have also been enhanced with a new graphics core that supports Full HD video playback. Will all these improvements make the new Cedar Trail platform a worthy alternative to AMD Brazos?
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

 
Toshiba Excite 10 LE: The World's Thinnest 10" Tablet
     Wed, May 30 2012 | 6:25P | Notebooks | PermaLink
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Toshiba is claiming to have the world's thinnest 10-inch tablet with its Excite 10 LE. This Android 4.0-powered tablet is indeed thin and lightweight, measuring 0.3 inches thick and weighing about 1.18 pounds. In addition to its thin design, the Excite 10 LE also offers a number of ports and expansion slots. With its size, ports, and good-looking magnesium alloy surface, the Excite 10 LE is certainly eye catching. Although thin and light are definitely key features for any tablet, we also demand performance. Toshiba understands this, and has included a 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 processor as well as 1GB of DDR2 RAM...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

SSD market with a lineup of SandForce SF-2281 drives
     Wed, May 30 2012 | 6:24P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
VisionTek enters the SSD market with a lineup of SandForce SF-2281 drives paired with qualified Toshiba Toggle Model MLC NAND flash. This combo makes for drives that live up to the Racer name, but also makes them quite a bit more expensive than competing options. See how VisionTek's Racer fares in our SSD test track.
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

GIGABYTE Validates 7.032 GHz CPU Overclock of Ivy Bridge!
     Wed, May 30 2012 | 4:54P | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

GIGABYTE TECHNOLGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the record highest validated CPU clock speed on the Intel® Core™ i7 3770K processor using a GIGABYTE Z77X-UD3H motherboard, as well as the new world record highest DDR3 memory speed using the GIGABYTE Z77X-U5H motherboard.
 
The 7.0 GHz milestone was surpassed using an Intel® 3rd generation Core™ i7 3770k processor (aka Ivy Bridge) by renowned overclocker HiCookie, pushing the GIGABYTE Z77X-UD3H motherboard to a fully validated 7.03 GHz using liquid nitrogen cooling. This is regarded as the current #1 highest Ivy Bridge CPU frequency and a world record according to respected global overclocking website HWBot.org.
 
Additionally, HiCookie has broken the current highest memory speed for the Intel® Ivy Bridge platform, reaching an unprecedented 3280MHz with all 4 memory slots populated using the GA-Z77X-UD5H motherboards and G.Skill Trident X DDR3-2800 memory - also a new world record. This new record was achieved thanks in part to GIGABYTE’s engineering prowess and tried-and-true memory tuning capabilities.

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“These new world records highlight our belief that top notch quality and design deliver truly world-class, record breaking performance,” commented Tim Handley, Deputy Director of Motherboard Marketing at GIGABYTE. “These new performance achievements come at a very opportune time as we prepare to introduce our next generation high-performance CPU power zone at Computex 2012, and we’re expecting even better results from motherboard models with this new feature!”
 
Validated World Records – Because Seeing is Believing

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These new world records announced today have been fully validated by CPUz and Canard PC, considered the standard validation mechanism for overclockers worldwide. Check out these new world records on HWBot.org by following the links below:

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CPUz – 7.032 GHz – World Record 
CPUz Validation - http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2386564 
CPUz Validation - http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2385230
HWBot Submission - http://www.hwbot.org/submission/2287687_hicookie_cpu_frequency_core_i7_3770k_7032.71_mhz?recalculate=true
HWBot Ranking - http://www.hwbot.org/benchmark/cpu_frequency/rankings?hardwareTypeId=processor_2493#start=0#interval=20#displayMode=complete

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Video Link, see the record being broken - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnDOPYgrP2s

 System Specifications
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H - Reviewed by PCSTATS here: http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2653
Intel Core i7 3770K
CPU Cooled by Liquid Nitrogen
Corsair Dominator GT (@2250 MHz)
Corsair AX1200 PSU
CPUz – 3280 MHz World Record

System Specifications - CPU Clock World Record
Intel Core i7 3770K
CPU Cooled by Liquid Nitrogen
GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H
Gskill Trident X DDR3-2800 4GB x 4 16GB (4 slots)
Corsair AX1200W PSU 

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GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards combine a host of new and exciting technologies with the latest Intel® Z77 Express Chipset, creating a unique range of motherboard designs that truly harness the outstanding performance of the new 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors. With an exclusive All Digital Engine, GIGABYTE 3D Power and GIGABYTE 3D BIOS (with UEFI DualBIOS™), GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards ensure exceptional power delivery and absolute control, with additional unique features that guarantee unrivalled performance on your next PC build.

 About GIGABYTE
GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a leading brand in the IT industry with branch offices located in 24 countries around the world. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a small research and development team and has since taken a position as one of the in the world's top motherboard manufacturers. In addition to motherboards and graphics cards, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include notebooks and desktop PCs, datacenter servers, networking products, mobile handsets, and home entertainment devices to serve each facet of the digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. Visit www.gigabyte.us for more information.

  FULL STORY @ GIGABYTE

HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQ 2GB
     Wed, May 30 2012 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We pair two HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQ video cards together and proceed to overclock them to find out how they go with the new iTurbo software."
  FULL STORY @ CROSSFIRE

ADATA SX900 256GB SSD review
     Wed, May 30 2012 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the ADATA SX900 256GB SSD. ADATA's SX900 series comes with the 2281 series SandForce controller. According to ADATA that will increase sequential read and write performance to 550MB/s which makes the SX900 the fastest SSDs they have ever produced. However, we stated it already, the market is fierce and competitive, the 2281 controllers have been widely adopted by many players.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Intel Ivy Bridge: Unity/Compiz Continues To Impair
     Wed, May 30 2012 | 4:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"As the latest Intel Ivy Bridge Linux graphics benchmarks to publish, here is a comparison of some of the different desktop environment options of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS when using the Intel Linux graphics driver on the Core i7 3770K with its HD 4000 graphics. The desktop environments being compared include Unity, Unity 2D, KDE, and Xfce. The default Ubuntu Unity desktop with Compiz continues to have problems for the open-source friendly company's drivers."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Max Keyboard Nighthawk X8
     Wed, May 30 2012 | 12:03P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“A fully backlit mechanical keyboard that sports a fabulously minimalist design and caters to discerning consumers who want something unique, the Max Keyboard Nighthawk X8 is not your average mechanical board. Are you looking for plenty of standalone macro keys? Pffft, try fully integrated ones here. Is 6-Key Rollover not good enough for you, maybe you want 20KRO? Bah, that's for chumps. Try FULL NKRO on the X8. While it may not look like anything particularly groundbreaking at first glance, there's something special lurking here. Let's delve a bit deeper and see if the X8 can stand out in a widening field of mechanical keyboards.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

MSI Radeon HD 7850 Power Edition OC review
     Wed, May 30 2012 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
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We review the MSI Radeon HD 7850 Power Edition OC with that all new TwinFrozr IV cooler. The updated cooler has much better looks and MSI’s proprietary TwinFrozr IV cooling system that packs 8mm thick nickel-plated copper heatpipes to convey heat drawn directly from the GPU to a large aluminum fin array, ventilated by two 80 mm fans. These fans are based on the new dust removal technology, which means that the 1st 30- seconds they'll spin backwards in an attempt to remove any residual dust that can build up over time. Read the article here.
  FULL STORY @ RADEON

MSI R7850 Power Edition 2 GB
     Wed, May 30 2012 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI has taken the powerful TwinFrozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and put a shrunk down version on their HD 7850 Power Edition. Thanks to an overclock out of the box the card can match last generation's HD 6950 in performance, without a significant increase in power consumption.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

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