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AMD A6-3650, A8-3850 APUs
     Wed, Aug 24 2011 | 3:04P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"AMD's Bulldozer architecture is still a few more months away, but now we at least have new APUs to tinker with in the mean time. And while Brazos APUs were aimed at 'surrogates' like nettops/netbooks, the new Sabine and Lynx platforms are more full-fledged and intended for real PCs: mobile and desktop, respectively."
  FULL STORY @ IXBTLABS

Sennheiser PX 200-II
     Wed, Aug 24 2011 | 3:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sennheiser\'s newest portable headphones are dubbed the PX 200-II. Its design closely resembles that of the previous high end ultra portable offering, the PX 200s. The new II-version features a multitude of smaller upgrades.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Coolmax V-500 Power Supply Review
     Wed, Aug 24 2011 | 3:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Coolmax V-500 costs only USD 22 at Newegg.com and, therefore, we were very skeptical that it could deliver its labeled wattage, 500 W. Wattage, as we always explain, isn't everything. Let's see the other downsides of using a cheap power supply."
  FULL STORY @ COOLMAX

Sapphire Pure Platinum H67 Socket 1155 Motherboard
     Wed, Aug 24 2011 | 3:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we will take on the Sapphire Pure Platinum H67. Yes, Sapphire is making motherboards again. If you weren't aware of this, then we suggest taking a look at our exclusive on their P67 offering here. Getting back to the matter at hand, the Pure Platinum H67 takes advantage of everything the H67 chipset has to offer like SATA III, PCIe 2.0, built-in graphics and support for the Sandy Bridge processor. Sapphire is entering every phase of motherboard manufacturing, but lets see if the Pure Platinum H67 is worthy of your dollar bills.
  FULL STORY @ PLATINUM

Corsair Force GT 120 GByte Review
     Wed, Aug 24 2011 | 3:03P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Force GT, Corsair has a Solid State Drive in its portfolio which is based on the latest SandForce SF-2281 series SSD processor. The drive also features SATA-III support and Corsair claims that the it can reach throughput rates of more than 500 MByte. Also for the IOPS the manufacturer promises sky-high numbers. When processing 4 KByte blocks the Force GT should be able to max out at a whopoing 85'000 IOPS.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

VTX3D Radeon HD 6790 1GB
     Wed, Aug 24 2011 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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With all the fancy and feature-dripping high-end video cards it's easy to forget some of the better value cards on the market today, and the fact that not everyone has the budget, or even the need, for a $500+ video card. So today we take a look at VTX3D's Radeon HD 6790 equipped with 1GB of speedy GDDR5 memory linked to a 256-bit memory interface, 800 stream processors with over 1.3 Teraflops of compute power, and support for latest the DirectX 11 features.

  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERS

Cooler Master GeminII S524 HSF
     Wed, Aug 24 2011 | 12:02P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Cooler Master GeminII S524 is a great cooler that has more than enough cooling potential for stock builds that want to be silent. It also has excellent cooling potential for users who want to push their hardware as far as they can; the 4.0Ghz San Ace test is a good example of this. The only thing we would have liked to see with the S524 us a simpler install method.
  FULL STORY @ REVIEW

 
Asustek expects better business performance in 2H11
     Wed, Aug 24 2011 | 12:01P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Asustek Computer expects its performance in the second half of 2011 to be better than that of fellow Taiwan-based companies, according to CFO David Chang.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 Review
     Wed, Aug 24 2011 | 12:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The IdeaPad Tablet K1 is Lenovo's first Honeycomb tablet to hit the market, though the more industrial strength ThinkPad Tablet is expected to arrive in the next couple of months. The K1 is billed as a media consumption and entertainment device built for portability and performance on the go. Honestly, that sounds like a lot of the Honeycomb tablets we've seen to date. So why should Lenovo's IdeaPad Tablet K1 grab your attention? We'll see if we can determine that for you in our hands-on experiences and performance evaluations on the pages that follow.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

AMD - Total War: Shogun 2 Contest
     Wed, Aug 24 2011 | 9:03A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In cooperation with AMD we're proud to be able to offer our readers a chance to win a free copy of Total War: Shogun 2! In order to stand a chance to win a copy, sign up to the forums and post your most heroic virtual war story. 10 lucky posters will be picked and will receive a game code!
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Antec Soundscience Rockus 3D 2.1 Speaker System
     Wed, Aug 24 2011 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Soundscience Rockus 3D 2.1 Speaker System from Antec comes with one unique feature: 3Dsst™, which is a suite of DSP algorithms that create a virtual surround sound experience from 2.1 stereo speakers. The subwoofer is rated 100W, and the sattelites 25W; the speaker system packs quite a punch and can be connected easily on optical to our preferred sound sources.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

TRENDnet 450Mbps Dual Band Wireless N USB Adapter Review
     Wed, Aug 24 2011 | 9:01A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Wireless N USB Adapter from TRENDnet (TEW-684UB) is Dual Band and supports the latest 450Mbps technology. Its shape is very similar to the 450Mbps Gaming Adapter, also from TRENDnet, but its much smaller and does not require extra power, coming with USB connectivity.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Kingston X58 Triple Channel kit 2250Mhz Cas 9 Review
     Wed, Aug 24 2011 | 9:00A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At the latest MSI MOA Benelux qualifier we were allowed to play with MSI's Xpower board, some 980X ES CPUs and some pretty high specced Kingston rams. The 2250Mhz CL9 triple channel kit seemed very interesting for a spin in the Madshrimps Lab. Could these blue beauties come close to the almighty Corsair Hyper IC based GTX2s ? What's the use for such a high MHz kit for a daily user ? Is this kit Bloomfield friendly ? A lot of questions warped through my brain. Time to open the box and find some answers
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Plextor falls short with its PX-LB950UE external 12x Blu-ray writer
     Tue, Aug 23 2011 | 9:47P | Optical Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Plextor falls way short with its newest 12x External Blu-ray Writer...

"In recent weeks the talk of the town has been a sleek black external 12x Blu-ray WRITER from the folks at Plextor. The Plextor PX-LB950UE connects via USB 3.0 or eSATA cables and is capable of burning single layer Blu-ray Disk (BD) media at 12x, double layer BD media at 8x and DVD-R media at 16x speeds. In addition, it supports the playback of Blu-ray 3D movie titles. The bonus to going the Blu-ray writer route, is that BD-R media is even more useful than DVD media for archiving MASSIVE amounts of data - For ~$13 a disk, a single layer recordable BD-R disk will hold 25GB of data. "

"All is note roses with this drive; no matter what DVD software we used (Cyberlink Power DVD8/9), no matter what update we tried, now matter that Cyberlink BD Advisor v2.0.4017 gave the test system a pass, no matter that Plextor PlexUtilities scanned the disk and found it Defect free, PCSTATS could not get its official test Blu-ray movie ('10,000 BC') to play in the PX-LB950UE."
  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

i3 vs i5 vs i7 Sandy Bridge comparison
     Tue, Aug 23 2011 | 4:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel started 2011 off with the official introduction to their highly anticipated Sandy Bridge processors. We had the chance to take a look at their mid-range i5-2500k and we loved it. The i5-2500k isn’t perfect for everyone, that’s why Intel has introduced a range of processors. Today we will be taking a look at their i3-2100 and i7-2600 to see how they stand in the grand scheme of things. While we do, we will retest the i5-2500k and put the three head to head to find out what the extra money gets you.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Corsair SP2500 2.1 PC speaker system
     Tue, Aug 23 2011 | 4:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This year at CES Corsair introduced their SP2500 2.1 PC speaker system to the world. At the press conference, more than one person was a little skeptical after hearing its MSRP of almost $250. After spending a little time with the speakers during our booth tour I could see the potential, but with all of the noise on the floor at CES it can sometimes cover up the bad. Having the opportunity to get one of our own I was excited to see what it is really capable of. Let's jump in.
  FULL STORY @ CORSAIR

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