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Mecha HK-2207 real-time demo
     Fri, Apr 01 2011 | 4:22P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Mecha HK-2207 real-time demo features a number of post processing effects (depth-of-field, lens flare, ghosting, aerial perspective/atmospheric, LUT, emissive and reflection) provided as an easy approach for developers and artists to adopt Microsoft DirectX 11 programming. This demo also uses a current trend in game engines utilizing deferred lighting and deferred shading allowing many more lights and rapid prototyping. A newly developed GPU accelerated physics particle system is introduced utilizing DirectX 11 DirectCompute. Bullet Physics is used with a new fracture/destruction approach that also features procedurally generated unique debris leveraging DirectX 11 tessellation."
  FULL STORY @ NGOHQ

Zalman N series 128GB SSD review
     Fri, Apr 01 2011 | 4:21P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Being fashionably late to market with this product series the SSD series will sell at 64GB - $169 and 128GB - $289. Performance wise this drive should be as fast as the Vertex 2 series for example. Yep, we peek at the new N series SSDs from Zalman. The product line we test today is based on the more popular and powerful SandForce controllers, it will offer higher performance, of up to 280 MB/s when reading and 270 MB/s when writing.
  FULL STORY @ ZALMAN

SuperFlower SF-700P14XE Modular PSU preview
     Fri, Apr 01 2011 | 4:21P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today I will be testing SuperFlower's latest 700Watt PSU – the SF-700P14XE supplied to us by their European office Yang IT. This is a modular PSU carrying an “80 Plus GOLD” certification. This is a very attractive combination, as potentially it could reduce your energy bills."
  FULL STORY @ XTREMECOMPUTING

ASUS HD 6970
     Fri, Apr 01 2011 | 4:21P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Overclocking the ASUS HD 6970 wasn't the easiest thing in the world to do, but it wasn't all that hard either. I first started out using ASUS Smart Doctor, however, whenever I tried to push the core clock past 940MHz, Smart Doctor would automatically reset it. After I encountered this problem I decided to switch over to MSI's Afterburner. After increasing the overclocking range in Afterburner's config file, I was able to continue overclocking the ASUS HD 6970's core past 940Mhz. That being said, I encountered another problem. MSI's Afterburner would not allow me to adjust the card's voltage. I eventually decided to use Afterburner anyway and ended up with a core clock of 986Mhz. This was about 100Mhz above the factory clock speed, so I was OK with it. I got a lot nicer overclock out of the memory, which ended up clocking in at 1502Mhz."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

TechwareLabs Article: Building Computers for the Weekend Geek
     Fri, Apr 01 2011 | 4:20P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The face of personal computing is constantly changing and evolving. There are more terms out there than ever before, which makes it harder and harder to keep everything straight. Is the i7 really better than the i5? Why are some computer packages so much cheaper than others? Is that barebones computer for $300 really worth it? What should I really look for when I look at the details of a “PC Bargain”? What does all of that stuff DO anyway?? I’ll try to answer some of those questions, and in such a way that even the Weekend Geek (if there is such a thing) won’t walk away scratching their heads.
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

Kingston HyperX Genesis 4GB 2133MHz DDR3 Memory Kit
     Fri, Apr 01 2011 | 4:20P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The aesthetics may be slightly different from what we expect from Kingston, but the under the hood of the HyperX Genesis 4GB 2133MHz DDR3 kit the performance is the same. Testing on a Sandy Bridge system showed that this kit has the ability to offer high speed performance with minimal effort thanks to the plug and play nature of XMP profiles.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

Corsair TX850V2 850 Watt Power Supply Review
     Fri, Apr 01 2011 | 4:20P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Back in 2008, Corsair launched the TX series of power supplies. It was an instant success and a power supply that many still love today. It provided plenty of power for gamers and enthusiasts and did so without breaking the bank. The TX series also offered great connector availability and longer cables for those with larger cases and those that routed cables to keep them from being seen. Corsair has been updating several of their power supply series and the TX series is the latest in the line of refreshments. Fast forward to today and we now have the Corsair TX Version 2. The specific power supply on the bench right now is the Corsair TX850V2. On the surface, the TX850V2 differs little from its predecessor. Connector availability remains the same and if it wasn't for the sticker denoting it as a TX850V2 instead of a TX850W, you probably wouldn't know they were different. Corsair took a good look at the internals and decided to make some changes there, bringing with it improved efficiency and higher quality DC output. Read on as we take an in depth look at the Corsair TX850V2."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

 
G.Skill Sniper SR2 8GB Kit Review
     Fri, Apr 01 2011 | 4:19P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a look at a kit from G.Skill that's big on capacity and small on price. How does it fair?
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D

P8P67 LE motherboard
     Fri, Apr 01 2011 | 4:19P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The P8P67 LE is the baby of Asus' extensive full-ATX Sandy Bridge motherboard range. The variant we are looking at today is one of the B3 editions, meaning it doesn't suffer from the potential SATA issue that plagued the first generation of all P67 motherboards."
  FULL STORY @ ITSHOOTOUT

ASUS Radeon HD 6850 DirectCU V2
     Fri, Apr 01 2011 | 4:18P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have seen many retailers’ sites featuring this line of cards and we have the opportunity to look at one today. The ASUS Radeon EAH6850 boasts this DirectCU cooling technology, as well as a 790MHz overclocked Barts GPU up from the default 775MHz. Based on AMD’s latest TSMC 40nm processing, the HD6850 tops out at a mere 127 watts for power consumption. Meaning a good 500W power supply should be good enough to power one of these beauties.
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS

Sapphire Pure Black X58 Motherboard Review
     Fri, Apr 01 2011 | 4:18P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sapphire isn't a new name when it comes to performance computer parts. Sapphire has been manufacturing AMD based graphics cards for a number of years already. Now Sapphire is making a move back to another segment of the enthusiast PC market, and they are poised to take it by storm. Which segment, you may ask? Well, Sapphire is now building enthusiast level motherboards. Today we have our first look at the first new motherboard put out by Sapphire since the days of the Pentium 4! They opted to build an Intel X58 chipset motherboard. For our first look at a Sapphire motherboard we will be taking a look at the Sapphire Pure Black X58 motherboard!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speaker System Review
     Fri, Apr 01 2011 | 4:18P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair sell speakers now too? Is this a step too far or can they perfect PC audio?
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D

Patriot G2 DDR3-12800 2x2GB Kit
     Fri, Apr 01 2011 | 4:17P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Prices of basic DDR3 memories have fallen down quickly in the past half-year. Nowdays you can get a 2x2GB 1333MHz dualchannel kit for less than 35? from local store. Today we will take a look at Patriot G2 DDR3 1600MHz 2x2GB kit and see what extras you you can get out of it if you're willing to spend couple more coins over the basic model. Let's have a look!
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS

AMD's upcoming Radeon HD 6790 cards Leaked
     Fri, Apr 01 2011 | 4:17P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Details of AMD's upcoming Radeon HD 6790 cards have been leaking all week and now VR-Zone can offer you the first pictures of MSI's upcoming card based on the new GPU. We don't have too many details on hand, but what we do know is that MSI has gone for a different rear port layout that the Sapphire card of which pictures appeared earlier this week.
  FULL STORY @ VR-ZONE

Kingston SSDNow V+100 96GB Upgrade Kit Review
     Fri, Apr 01 2011 | 4:16P | Hardware | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Kingston V+100 series are a much improved version of the original V+ drives allowing for performance levels equal to some of the fastest drives around. On top of that add the very rich bundle and reasonable price tag and you got yourself one very tempting proposal by Kingston.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

Thecus N4200 PRO Review - The 4-Bay, Battery Backup NAS with Many Features
     Fri, Apr 01 2011 | 4:16P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Last year we reviewed the Thecus N4200 just days after its release. The N4200 is still to this day the only consumer NAS that offers dual status display screens, but more importantly, the only consumer NAS to include a battery backup system. When Thecus first marketed their N4200 a lot of emphasis was placed on the new dual display feature, but we felt that the battery backup feature was the real standout feature. In an enterprise environment power is regulated to a degree unseen in our homes. Businesses regularly spend a portion of their budget on keeping clean, consistent power flowing to their servers. In our home power fluctuates and in many places across the country you can expect at least one power outage a year. Here in the Midwest where I'm at you can expect several brief outages in winter as ice builds on power lines and trees, and again in the spring when severe storms disrupt the flow. One of the easiest ways to take out a hard drive is to remove power abruptly without a proper shut down sequence."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

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