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Nvidias GeForce GTX 590 graphics card
     Thu, Mar 24 2011 | 8:14A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nvidia`s answer to the Radeon HD 6990 raises some interesting questions about priorities. Read on to see what we mean."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Zotac Geforce GTX 570 Review
     Wed, Mar 23 2011 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Zotac's Geforce GTX 570 does prove that is a direct competitor with any reference based HD 6970 at this given time. Through benchmarking and testing, both videocards won and lost during certain benchmarks and in the end, I can't and will not say one is better than the other. Regardless, Zotac's reference based version of the GTX 570 proved to be a great videocard and proved to work flawlessly right out of the box. The only hindrance would have to be the reference cooler which doesn't seem to be up to the task if you would like to overclock AND keeps things quiet and cool."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKNEWS

ASUS E35 M1-M PRO Atom based and Gigabyte
     Wed, Mar 23 2011 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It’s the factual state of affairs that integration is our imminent future, reinforced every day through announcements and presentation of various new technologies. The lack of upgrade options is something that we seem to be willing to renounce in order to get complete and efficient solutions. Intel’s latest CPU series has reduced overclocking to a lower level, thus announcing the direction that new products and technologies are about to take. Consequently, the hotly anticipated AMD Fusion, the first in the line of entirely integrated solutions, has finally reached us, in the form of ASUS E35 M1-M PRO model, carrying the currently strongest Zacate APU...
  FULL STORY @ INSIDEHW

AMD Radeon HD 6990 Review: Sumptuous Dual-GPU Power
     Wed, Mar 23 2011 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD introduced its first Radeon HD 6000 graphics card last October, when we reviewed the mid-range Radeon HD 6870. Since then AMD opened up to show its GPU roadmap and the cards that soon thereafter were coming to market. The high-end Radeon HD 6970 and HD 6950 also arrived late last year, while the dual-GPU version of AMD's last generation graphics series code-named Antilles was expected to arrive shortly after. Coincidentally (or not) both AMD and Nvidia took a few months longer than expected to show its hardcore dual-GPU graphics cards, with the former making the first move to finally unveil the Radeon HD 6990.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 750W Power Supply Review
     Wed, Mar 23 2011 | 12:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What is the first thing that comes to mind when I mention the words 'cake' and 'cheese'? Cheese that is melted on top of a cake? A cake made out of cheese? Or should I simply refer to it as a cheesecake? Recently, I have been invited to a wedding, and the first thing that comes to my mind is the bride and groom cutting their wedding cake. Now obviously weddings and cheesecakes have nothing to do with a power supply we are reviewing today -- but before you click the little 'X' next to your browser's tab, let me ask you this question first before moving on further in this review: Would you buy an ugly looking cheesecake to munch down on, or an ugly wedding cake for that special someone? Probably not, and I believe nine out of ten people would agree also. In the world of computers, PC enthusiasts will go pretty far in obtaining hardware to make their system look pretty, and I have to admit that I am one of them. Not too long ago, I was browsing the internet in search of some new hardware for my system, and it so happens that I have stumbled across a good looking power supply, in which I am going to report on today. This is no other than the Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 750W. At first glance, it has a simple, yet unique strip of red on a dark matte body. As well, a Ferrari/Lamborghini inspired logo is stamped onto the honeycomb mesh in front of the fan. Without further thought, I told myself this was one power supply is a must-have for looks. But how well does its outer appearance reflect its internal quality? Being an 80 Plus Gold certified power supply, I am quite confident that Thermaltake has produced a quality cheesecake... I mean, a power supply. Keep reading to see what we have found!
  FULL STORY @ THERMALTAKE

Kingston HyperX Genesis Special Edition Grey Series 2133MHz 4GB Dual Channel DDR
     Wed, Mar 23 2011 | 12:02P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On the test bench this week is the Kingston HyperX Genesis Special Edition Grey Series 2133MHz 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit (KHX2133C9AD3X2K2/4GX). A real mouthful of a nomenclature, so in the interest of brevity, X-Files fans might appreciate this reviews short name for them “The Greys.” These sticks might not be from “out there” but they do support blistering fast speeds and are designed for use with the second generation Sandy Bridge microprocessors. Dual XMP profiles capable of speeds up to 2133MHz at 9-11-9-27-2T timings with 1.65v provide the Sandy Bridge IMC with enough speed to support all of your memory needs.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION

Samsung NX100 Compact System Camera
     Wed, Mar 23 2011 | 12:01P | Imaging | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Just recently, Samsung has released their second mainstream CSC camera, the NX100. The NX100 is a much smaller camera than the previous NX10, and many of the SLR-style features have been done away with. The NX100 has no optical viewfinder built-in, nor does it have a flash, and the body is much thinner like a traditional compact camera. Many great accessories make it easy to add a flash, optical viewfinder, or even GPS unit onto this model."
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS

 
MSI 890FXA-GD65 Motherboard Review
     Wed, Mar 23 2011 | 12:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Wow what can I say about the 890FXA-GD65 motherboard from MSI. If I had to put what I think into as few words as possible I would have to say that it would be “I need new pants because this motherboard is AWESOME!” The quality of this motherboard is one of the bests I have seen in my long career of building and testing computer components. Everything is well placed on the motherboard. It has plenty of heat sinks to make sure the system doesn’t have any heat issues. It comes fully loaded with all the bells and whistle that you will want and need in a motherboard.”
  FULL STORY @ GEEKINVADERS

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Performance Analysis
     Wed, Mar 23 2011 | 9:02A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
" Windows 7 is the best Windows yet, at least that’s my opinion of it. Think what you like, you’re entitled to your own opinion of course. I’m not going to get into an arguing match with you about Win 7 and XP, Vista, OSX etc, this is not what this article is for, take it elsewhere please. If you want to know more about how Windows 7 Service Pack 1 might affect your computer then this is where you want to be. I’ve taken quite a bit of time to run many test on three separate computers with Windows 7 installed, both 32bit and 64bit versions. From my experience I’ve learned a bit and I thought I’d share that with you today, so read on to learn what I learned about how the new Service Pack affects your system."
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS

Danger Den Black Series Tower 21
     Wed, Mar 23 2011 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Danger Den is one company that customizes in acrylic cases to suit various needs and aesthetic preferences. And today we're looking at the Black Series Tower 21, a full tower clear case that seeks to make a big impression. Want a new water cooling setup? Want some unique styling? Read on, the Danger Den Tower 21 might be just up your alley.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

News: An early look at OCZs Vertex 3 solid-state drive
     Wed, Mar 23 2011 | 1:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ`s long-awaited Vertex 3 solid-state drive is due out in a couple of weeks. Join us for an in-depth look at the drive and how it performs with pre-production firmware."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

PC Power & Cooling Silencer 760W Power Supply Review
     Tue, Mar 22 2011 | 4:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Any PC enthusiast is quite familiar with the name PC Power & Cooling. Ever since the company's inception in 1985, the name has been synonymous with quiet computing and shortly thereafter high-quality power supplies. Since then, the company has been a leader in the PSU industry producing many firsts such as the first redundant power system, first NVIDIA certified SLI PSU, 1000W PSU, and first power supply to ship with its own certified test report. They are clearly a company dedicated to providing the best product available to their customers. The PC Power & Cooling Silencer 760 is meant to deliver high quality power and with sufficient power output to drive the latest graphic cards on the market. PC Power & Cooling packs the Silencer 760 with features, connections, and a great warranty. The Silencer power supplies have always been known for their excellent performance and reliability, so read on as we put the PPCS760 through our testing methodology and find out if this new PSU is worthy of the Silencer title."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 and M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 motherboards
     Tue, Mar 22 2011 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD has made it a point of marketing to concentrate upon adding value to certain price segments and their supporting motherboard manufacturers have really caught on. Today we will be taking a look at two products which take this mantra to heart: the sub-$110 ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 and M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3. Both use the 880G/SB850 chipset combination and are looking to offer consumers a broad range of features for a budget friendly price.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H Motherboard Review
     Tue, Mar 22 2011 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“After testing the 890GPA-UD3H motherboard from Gigabyte all I can say is WOW again this is another great motherboard! It has a ton of features in the BIOS for overclocking and tweaking you name it this thing has it. We had no problem at all with any of the hardware we tested with this motherboard. Everything ran smoothly. This board has almost the same amount of features as the MSI GD65 motherboard. It really comes down to what you’re really looking for or if you want a black or blue PCB board.”
  FULL STORY @ GEEKINVADERS

Asus Crosshair IV Extreme AMD 890FX Motherboard
     Tue, Mar 22 2011 | 4:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the unfortunate consequences of AMD's inability to match Intel's performance at the ultra high-end of the CPU market over the past few years is that there's been a substantial decline in the number of high-end AMD motherboards. NewEgg presently stocks just two AMD motherboards in the $200-$300 price range compared to 36 Intel products. That's not to imply that you have to pay $200 or more for a quality motherboard but it clearly implies that when motherboard manufacturers are thinking about enthusiasts, they're also thinking about Santa Clara. With one exception. Both of the $200+ AMD boards are built by Asus and the company recently sent us its top-end AMD offering. The motherboard's retail price point of $299 dwarfs anything else anyone offers in an AMD flavor these days, but Asus has packed the Crosshair IV Extreme with every goody you can think of...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Epson Stylus Office BX625FWD
     Tue, Mar 22 2011 | 12:03P | Printers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Epson’s BX625FWD is an excellent inkjet MFP for small-business users. Its build quality is above par, print and scan quality are superb, and operating noise is kept to a minimum. The unit looks great, is well supported, and the drivers (Windows and OS X) and bundled proactivity apps are intuitive. The inclusion of memory card slots and a PictBridge port increase its versatility and the choice of wired and wireless connectivity is ideal for hot-deskers. The only consideration is running costs. If you’re a very busy office that primarily prints documents for internal purposes, a laser printer is more cost effective over the long term. Small teams or those in home offices who print less frequently will benefit most from the BX625FWD.”
  FULL STORY @ BUSINESSCOMPUTINGWORLD

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