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ASUS GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II 2 GB @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Apr 23 2012 | 4:12P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP uses the company`s famous triple slot cooler to bring low temperatures and low noise to the GeForce GTX 680. ASUS has also increased the clocks of the card significantly, which gives it a healthy performance boost, for a reasonable $20 price premium."

Leetgion Hellion Gaming Mouse Review
     Mon, Apr 23 2012 | 4:11P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Being amongst the very first people on the planet to put a hardware component, peripheral or gadget to the test is something i always considered to be special and that`s mainly the reason behind the many worldwide first reviews I`ve performed in the past. Of course this has nothing to do with me feeling special and such but rather with the fact that being amongst the first to actually see and use a finished product allows you to discover bugs which in turn can be fixed by the manufacturer without reaching the end user, or at least not many end users and that gives me plenty of satisfaction. Today we will be the first to take a look at the brand new Hellion gaming mouse designed and manufactured by a new kid (manufacturer) on the block called Leetgion."

HIS Multi-View & Sound Adapter Review
     Mon, Apr 23 2012 | 4:08P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With most modern graphics cards featuring video outputs for over 3 displays (some even more) professionals, enthusiasts and hardcore gamers should be more than just covered in case they wish to build a multi-monitor environment. Still there are many people who don`t actually wish to have that capability at their home or office but would rather have it with them everywhere they go and at any given time. To cover that specific segment of the market there are quite a few manufacturers out there producing external video adapters for use with notebooks and netbooks (mostly) which allow for multiple screen output through the typical USB ports. HIS is amongst them and today we will be taking a look at their brand new Multi-View & Sound adapter."

Airlive N.Plug One Touch Wireless Repeater Review
     Mon, Apr 23 2012 | 4:05P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although I`ve always preferred wired connections over wireless ones (mainly because of security issues) i can`t deny that i have used Wi-Fi wireless points numerous times while on the go with my smartphone mostly. However regardless of how much practical wireless networks are they do have certain drawbacks and so aside the already mentioned security ones which can prove quite bad for people working with sensitive data signal range and quality are also two issues that can`t really be ignored. Many manufacturers have tried to partially correct that issue by adding more antennas onto their wireless modem/routers and there have also been quite a few improvements in wireless standards during the past decade (from 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, to the latest 802.11n) but unfortunately signal range is still an important issue. Repeaters (also known as extenders) like the N.Plug One Touch Wireless Repeater by Airlive which we have here with us today have been around for many years and aim to boost the signal strength (range) of any Wi-Fi enabled modem/router without much effort."

ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB = LGA 2011 Mainboard + PCI-E x1 Card
     Mon, Apr 23 2012 | 4:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are going to talk about not the very top, but also not the very junior model from ASRock. However, we can’t call it mainstream either. It is a very feature-rich mainboard that tends to be closer to the flagship models. The “GB” letters in the model name are an abbreviation from “Game Blaster” – a complex expansion card that combines the functionality of a network and sound card.

Silent Power: Fanless PSU Roundup
     Mon, Apr 23 2012 | 4:02P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I am sure that anyone would love to have a quiet power supply unit in their system. The products addressing these wishes are the fanless PSU models, which have no noise-making components by definition. Today we are going to talk about four products like that from Enhance, Kingwin, Seasonic and Silverstone.

RaidSonic ICY BOX IB-MP3011Plus Network Media Player Review
     Mon, Apr 23 2012 | 4:02P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many people who enjoy watching movies but don`t really know much about technology have recently turned towards Blu-Ray players not only because of their very affordable price tags but also due to extreme simplicity, just drop the disk into the tray/slot, press play and that`s it. I also used to do that, starting almost 14 years ago when i bought my first Philips DVD player and then with the EP35 HD-DVD player by Toshiba which although quite impressive and aggressively priced it eventually lost to the Blu-Ray format by SONY (it`s worth checking out that story if you are not familiar with it). However during the last 5 years or so with the introduction of standalone hardware media players it became quite obvious that the next generation/future format would not be based on optical drives but in standalone media file formats capable of reproducing FullHD content like the extremely popular matroska video format (.MKV extension). RaidSonic has been manufacturing such media players for quite some time and their latest Icy Box IB-MP3011PLUS is more than enough to remind us of that."

Intel Z77 Express Chipset Review
     Mon, Apr 23 2012 | 4:00P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
New seventh series chipsets can’t boast too many innovations, however, their launch is accompanied by the introduction of a number of interesting technologies: Rapid Start, Smart Connect and Lucid Logix MVP. To get a better idea of all the features and functionality of the new platform we tested one of the first Intel Z77 based mainboards – Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe.

Asustek to completely end ODM production of motherboards
     Mon, Apr 23 2012 | 3:38P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Asustek Computer plans to decrease ODM production of motherboards by Pegatron beginning mid-2012 and completely end their ODM relationship by the end of the third quarter of 2012, according to component makers.

Desktops set to adopt 2.5-inch hard drives
     Mon, Apr 23 2012 | 3:37P | Hardware | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Demand from all-in-one PCs combined with requirements for lower power consumption and a thinner, smaller storage alternative to existing 3.5-inch hard disk drives (HDD) will help create a viable market for 2.5-inch HDDs in desktops beginning next year.

MSI Z77A-GD65 Review @ Vortez
     Mon, Apr 23 2012 | 1:38P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So today we shall be looking at MSI`s high-end Z77A-GD65, a motherboard with a wealth of features such as Military Class III components, OC Genie II and a BIOS with a luscious GUI that could have you spending more time in there than Windows itself. So let`s begin our analysis of this new motherboard under Ivy Bridge."

Core i7 3770K & 3750 & Z77 reviews
     Mon, Apr 23 2012 | 1:37P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the Core i7 3770K and 3750 Ivy bridge processors alongside Intel`s Z77 DZ77GA-70K motherboard. Will Ivy Bridge be the processor series everything you expected? Performance wise the all new Ivy Bridge series is not going to stun and shock like the Sandy Bridge series did. In fact clock for clock it is all roughly the very same, with a +0.8% performance offset in favor of Ivy Bridge. However -- with Ivy Bridge comes increased overclockability, the platform comes with native USB 3.0, we get PCIe Gen 3 for the fastest graphics cards and overall just a really fast processor series. Read this extensive review here"

Intel DZ77GA-70K Motherboard Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Mon, Apr 23 2012 | 12:47P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Intel DZ77GA-70K is the flagship for Intel`s` new 7-series, Z77 express chipset motherboards. The DZ77GA-70K is optimized for K-Series unlocked 3rd generation Intel Core processors codenamed Ivy Bridge. Its features include PCI-e 3.0, dual Intel Gigabit LAN, native USB 3.0 and SATA3 as well as Bluetooth and wireless LAN. The newest addition to the repertoire is Intel Visual BIOS; Visual BIOS provides the user with a graphical interface which makes navigation more intuitive./"

[Affiliates News] Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridg e: Performance Preview and
     Mon, Apr 23 2012 | 12:45P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While we get our fair share of evaluation products on NDA here at APH Networks, we don`t usually do performance previews on the stuff we get -- either we get the review done on time, or, well, we release it at our own schedule, haha. But here`s the deal: With Intel`s latest Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge processor sitting in our labs for the last little while, I am as excited to share our experience with you as much as you are interested in finding out how it performs in the benchmarks. Being the `tick` part of Intel`s `tick-tock` release cycle, what does the 22nm die shrink bring to the table today? To find out, here is a set of quick and dirty benchmarks along with a preliminary overclocking result to go. We will have a full review ready in a few weeks from now (Having a series of Electrical Engineering exams in a row last week certainly did not help). But for now, let`s not waste any more time, and move straight into the meat!"

The TR Podcast 110: The lowdown on Ivy Bridge and her mobos
     Mon, Apr 23 2012 | 12:39P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This episode is all about Intel`s new Ivy Bridge processors and Z77 motherboards, but the gang also addresses other topics, including games, mechanical keyboard, and photography."

Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge Processor Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Mon, Apr 23 2012 | 12:39P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The 3rd Generation of Intel Core Processors is labeled a tic on Intel`s roadmap. The Intel Core i7 3770K 22nm Ivy Bridge processor one of the multiple 3rd generation processors available to choose from. The 3rd generation Core processors include multiple upgrades over their predecessor. The 3770K or K series still remained unlocked for those who choose to performance tune their systems to take full advantage of what hidden prowess the Core Series has to offer. "

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