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LLVM 2.9 Clang Performance On Intel's Sandy Bridge
     Thu, Apr 07 2011 | 9:02A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Earlier this month benchmarks were published on Phoronix showing the GCC 4.6 compiler performance with AVX support under Intel's new Sandy Bridge processors that are the first to provide Advanced Vector Extensions support. The Core i5 2500K CPU performance is already great under Linux, but once more Linux software supports taking advantage of this latest cross-vendor instruction set, there will be even more speed-ups. While the Low-Level Virtual Machine does not yet have full support for taking advantage of the Advanced Vector Extensions support, in this article we are looking at how the latest development code for LLVM 2.9 and the Clang compiler are performing on Intel's Sandy Bridge in relation to GCC."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Sapphire Pure Black P67 Motherboard Review
     Thu, Apr 07 2011 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this review we'll be looking at an Intel P67 enabled motherboard from Sapphire called the Pure Black P67. Sapphire is a well known video card supplier that builds some of the most recognizable Radeon cards on the market. However are not often considered when it comes to motherboards, yet they do exist.
  FULL STORY @ NINJALANE

InWin Dragon Slayer mATX case Review
     Thu, Apr 07 2011 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"InWin is not the most well known brand, at least amongst UK enthusiasts, however with the ambitions and working ethic that In Win have set out, I am looking forward to reviewing their latest PC case."
  FULL STORY @ XTREMECOMPUTING

Zalman ZM-HE350 U3 and U3e External HDD Enclosure Review
     Thu, Apr 07 2011 | 4:49A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Zalman ZM-HE350 U3 and U3e External HDD Enclosures are all about flexibility. The Zalman ZM-HE350 U3 offers a USB 3.0 SuperSpeed connection, with complete backwards compatibility to USB 2.0 and 1.1, while the U3e adds eSATA connectivity to the mix. Whether you need blazing USB 3.0 and eSATA transfers, or connectivity to an older machine, the ZM-HE350 U3 and U3e have you covered."
  FULL STORY @ EXTERNAL

Intel Core i7 990X Extreme
     Thu, Apr 07 2011 | 1:49A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"For those willing to spend $999 USD on a new processor, Intel has a new Core i7 part out that is stunningly fast. The Core i7 990X is the $999 successor to the previously reviewed Core i7 970 that ups the core frequency to 3.46GHz and provides a 3.73GHz Turbo Boost frequency. This six-core CPU with Hyper Threading works wonderful with Linux."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Acer Aspire 5830T notebook
     Thu, Apr 07 2011 | 12:49A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It’s been a while since we met the last representative of the new, promising series of Acer notebooks - Timeline. The elegant lines, good performance and recognisable design were accompanied by excellent battery autonomy and a reasonable price, which made these models very attractive. This time around, it’s another “sinking” - Acer’s Aspire 5830T, from the new TimelineX generation. The recognisable ground aluminium lid with a silver Acer logo is present here as well. Besides the fact that pressure on the lid causes no display distortion, the aluminium surface also provides additional ruggedness and strength to the notebook. The sharp lines are usually indicative of business models, but Acer has used a small trick - all edges are rounded or mildly tilted against the surface they’re facing, which makes the new TimelineX models much more attractive to a wider number of customers…
  FULL STORY @ TIMELINEX

PowerColor HD6950 1 GB: Alternative Arithmetic
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 10:49P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Radeon HD 6950 was initially released only in one modification with 2 GB of video memory. However, in the competition against GeForce GTX 560 Ti AMD decided to roll out a more affordable model with 1 GB of memory onboard. Today we are going to review a graphics card like that from PowerColor.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

 
Core i7-990X Extreme Edition vs. Core i7-2600K
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 9:49P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel started integrating the new Sandy Bridge processor microarchitecture not in the upper price segment, but in the mainstream LGA1155. This resulted in internal competition between the new LGA1155 and the old LGA1366 processors. So, which one will win in this round, the progressive Sandy bridge or the previous-generation Gulftown?
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

TX750 V2 and TX850 V2
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 8:49P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Rumours surrounding the Quantum Force Series having a new P67 addition have been circulating around the internet for many months now, and today we finally get our hands on a motherboard named Rattler which incorporates that Intel P67 chipset.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

TX750 V2 and TX850 V2
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 7:49P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Corsair is well known for producing some of the best PC power supplies on the market today and their new TX750 V2 and TX850 V2 power supplies continue that trend at an affordable price. Both TX V2 power supplies delivered clean DC outputs, with good efficiency and very good voltage regulation. Both power supplies come with a good assortment of fixed cables that can support the latest CPUs and multiple, high-end video cards."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Crucial RealSSD C400 m4 256GB SSD review
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 5:49P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The C300 set the bar last year. Can the C400 beat it?
  FULL STORY @ HEXUS

Thermaltake Armor A30 SFF Chassis Review
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 4:44P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I have seen a few of the Armor series cases that Thermaltake made over the past year. I liked the use of awkward angles and irregular shapes to represent armor plating and it gave the series the look of an impenetrable bunker for your hardware. The largest, the A90, had plenty of room for all of your goods, a window to see inside of the chassis and had a very unique exterior. The A60, while being a touch smaller, holds on to all the features of the A90, but takes on its own personality with the exterior design. There was even a red and black "AMD Leo Edition" that has a red window and red LEDs. With the trend of bringing the size down and offering really good feature sets, good pricing, and a unique looking chassis, what is next? Well, you can always add an entry to the Small Form Factor or SFF segment of chassis design. Now, when most people think SFF, they immediately gravitate to Lian Li or Silverstone, but dreams of building a portable gamer on a budget usually get dashed by the cost of a full aluminum chassis, or maybe the configuration and airflow aren't up to par to handle the powerhouse you plan to put in the smallest package possible to impress your friends and foes at the next LAN event. Thermaltake jumped in with both feet and threw the A60 in the dryer for a while until it was just the right size. Not in reality, just conceptually!"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 Review: Dual-GPU Wars
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 4:26P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With AMD's Radeon HD 6990 stealing the performance crown only two short weeks ago, we knew it wouldn't be long before Nvidia answered the challenge. The company's GeForce GTX 590 was a poorly guarded secret, with specifications leaking as far back as last fall. Today marks the flagship's official launch and needless to say, we're excited to see how it stacks up to AMD's dual-GPU offering. The GeForce GTX 590 packs two GF110 graphics processors -- the same chip that powers the GTX 580, currently the fastest single-GPU graphics card available. Although the GTX 590's processors have the same core configuration as the GTX 580's, Nvidia had to reduce the graphics and memory clock frequencies to keep the card's thermal envelope within reasonable levels. Realizing that, we can already assume the GTX 590 isn't going to be as fast as two GTX 580s in SLI. However, two GTX 580s would cost at least $1,000, and since the GTX 590 needs to be relatively competitive with the Radeon HD 6990 in terms of pricing, we bet Nvidia doesn't want the GTX 590 to be as quick as SLIed GTX 580s anyway. Okay, that's enough speculation. Let's get this party started!
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Mach Xtreme Technology MX-GX 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 4:26P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Mach Xtreme MX-GX USB 3.0 Flash Drives offer incredible read speeds and come in 4 different flavours: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB or 64GB; they are also priced competitively, the 16GB model being found at CaseKing.de for about 29.90 Euros.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

RAZER TRON Gaming Mouse and Mat Review
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 4:24P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Enter the TRON universe with the help of Razer and their Gaming Mouse and Mat combo; the high performance gaming mouse is shaped like a Lightcycle and when it is moved on the specially designed mat, it leaves a glow trail behind, exactly like on the Game Grid. The mouse also comes with sound effects, straight from the movie, when it is in initialization mode.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Thrustmaster T500 RS Force Feedback Wheel with Pedals
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 4:24P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thrustmaster, known for their high end gaming gear for flightsims, have turned their attention to steering wheels. With the endorsement of Gran Turismo 5 they have released a ~€550 wheel and pedal kit that aims to give you the best racing experience available, without going completely bankrupt. How does it stack up to a €100 wheel? Is it worth the extra cost? Time to find out.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

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