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Cooler Master Spawn
     Thu, Feb 10 2011 | 4:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The red and black color scheme that Cooler Master put on it with the white lettering for the Spawn and CM Storm logos both stand out, but do not clash with the overall design. The Anti-Slip Design that Cooler Master integrated with the mouse is placed in key positions, and it's especially nice that the company opted not to coat the entire mouse in the anti-slip/anti-sweat material. The 3500 DPI Optical Sensor that Cooler Master placed on the mouse does give you the ability to game up to 3500 dpi, however the only complaint I do have about the DPI settings is that you can only set it to 800, 1800, and 3500 in the drivers software."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

MXL V89 Condenser Microphone Review
     Thu, Feb 10 2011 | 4:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Today I am reviewing the V89 Condenser Microphone from MXL. The V89 is one of the newest microphones that MXL has released into their line of many great microphones. I have used other MXL microphones before and the V89 is by far one of the best ones I have had the pleasure of testing out. For the price range of the V89 you will find it hard to pass by, especially with other microphones in the same price range offering fewer features and less quality components.”
  FULL STORY @ GEEKINVADERS

Fractal Design Define R3 Case
     Thu, Feb 10 2011 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today we'll be taking a look at a case from a manufacturer new to us here at DreamWare Computers; Fractal Design. However, in the past 2 years, Fractal Design has gained a lot of recognition for their well-priced cases which provide many features reminiscent of even higher priced cases. They are based in Sweden and have gradually made themselves known internationally for their innovations. Their success began with the Define R2 case and now continues with their Define R3 case, which we will look at today. Will Fractal Design make its mark and leave a great first impression here at DreamWare Computers?"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Seventeam ST-650PWL Power Supply Review
     Thu, Feb 10 2011 | 4:00P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Let's take a look at this entry-level 650 W power supply from Seventeam that carries the 80 Plus Bronze certification."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Speed on the Cheap: Seagate Momentus XT RAID 0
     Thu, Feb 10 2011 | 2:25P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Now we are going to take it a little further with the Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid drive. This little guy is a standard 2.5" 7200 RPM laptop drive with 32MB cache and a beautiful 4GB SSD attached. This SSD brings the performance up considerably. So, what are we going to do with it? Well Seagate gave us two, so we are going to RAID them in a RAID 0 and short stroke them to see what kind of performance we can get. Just like Artiom did with the VelociRaptor. We are directly comparing this to the SSD in Artiom's last editorial using the VelociRaptors.
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

When It Works, Intel Core i5 2500K Graphics On Linux Are Fast
     Thu, Feb 10 2011 | 2:25P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"After a month of headaches for Intel and myself, there are now Sandy Bridge graphics benchmark results from the Intel Core i5 2500K under Linux to finally publish. Sandy Bridge was a tough launch for Intel in terms of the Linux coverage with the media having problems building a working driver stack and then when I finally got my hands on a CPU, I ran into an entirely different set of show-stopping problems. The developers still have not solved the biggest original issue yet, but Intel sent out a new motherboard and another CPU and it happens to "just work" nicely under Linux. When using the latest bits of their open-source Intel Linux graphics code, the performance on the Core i5 2500K is actually quite impressive compared to other open-source Linux drivers."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

ASUS GeForce ENGTX560 Ti DirectCU II Video Card Review
     Thu, Feb 10 2011 | 2:25P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The ASUS ENGTX560 Ti DirectXU II Top edition video card proved itself to be faster than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX560 Ti reference design in our testing, but that was expected since it operates at a 900MHz versus the standard 823MHz clock speeds. We also found that it ran cooler at full load and was able to overclock better than the reference design thanks to the voltage adjustment feature (VoltageTweak) in the SmartDoctor utility. Being able to reach 1GHz on the GeForce GTX 560 when overclocking was nice..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

 
Lenovo Essential C200 All-in-One Touchscreen desktop
     Thu, Feb 10 2011 | 12:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"After the review on Lenovo IdeaCentre B500, today we are going to continue another All-in-One desktop from Lenovo; Essential 200. The major unique selling point of Lenovo Essential 200 is the 18.5" touchscreen which is suitable for leisure usage and it is much affordable than B500 due to its entry specifications. Let us deep dive this interesting All-in-One touchscreen desktop together without further delay."
  FULL STORY @ TOUCHSCREEN

Kingston HyperX Max USB 3.0 SSD 128GB
     Thu, Feb 10 2011 | 12:02P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While I certainly have seen some down right fast USB 3.0 devices in various shapes and forms, none have had insane write speeds to go along with those crazy read speeds. Well Kingston definitely feels my need for speed, and has coupled one of their monster internal SSDs to a USB 3.0 controller and called the resulting device their HyperX Max 3.0. On paper, the HyperX Max 3.0 is a device that should offer great write as well as great read speeds, but is the reality the same as the theory? Let's see exactly how good the Kingston 128GB HyperX Max USB 3.0 SSD drive really is! Now, read on for my full review.
  FULL STORY @ KINGSTON

Intel X25-M 80GB Solid State Drive
     Thu, Feb 10 2011 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many have known of the quality and performance of the Intel X25-M 80GB solid state drive since it was released in 2008, so nothing new may have been revealed by this review. But, by taking a look at it while going head-to-head with a couple of high performance drives released in 2010, it can be appreciated in a whole new way.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

ASUS GTX580 1.5GB Review
     Thu, Feb 10 2011 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Looking back over the past year, Nvidia have had a tough ride. Firstly, they were late with the release of their high end GPU, resulting in AMD taking the golden opportunity to grab some much needed market share, and secondly their Fermi architecture became notorious for its high power consumption, temperatures and noise. The GF100 core was without a shadow of doubt the most powerful GPU available but in the form of the GTX480, it remained unappealing to most users. Furthermore, the GTX480 was a cut down version of core specifications, which seemingly wasn't enough to reduce all of its negative attributes. In its bid to take the performance crown, Nvidia had sacrificed user appeal. Fundamentally, Fermi is still a very successful architecture and we only have to look at its sheer compute power to realise that Nvidia have succeeded in producing what they set out to do despite the trade-offs."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

MSI E350AI-E45 AMD Fusion Motherboard Review
     Thu, Feb 10 2011 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"One of the first manufacturers to announce their APU based system was MSI and today we have that very product, the E350IA-E45, on our test bench. In a selection of predominantly real world tests including media encoding, gaming and HD playback we will look at the performance of the new platform and find out who the consumers are who will benefit most from the first Fusion models."
  FULL STORY @ MOTHERBOARD

HIS Radeon HD 6850 1GB IceQ X Turbo Video Card
     Thu, Feb 10 2011 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We knew it was only a matter of time, and while we would've liked to have seen the HD 6900 series get the treatment first, we know just because of the way the models were released it wasn't going to happen. What are we talking about? The HD 6000 series getting the IceQ treatment from HIS, which is one of my favorite series as they combine a new cooler and an overclock to some of our favorite models. The first model to get the IceQ treatment is the baby HD 6850 which has proven that it's capable of offering us some great performance for the price. Fortunately HIS haven't just strapped on a new cooler, though, with the model falling under the IceQ X Turbo series which means that apart from that updated cooler, it also carries with it an overclock."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Sparkle GeForce GT430 1024MB DDR3 Low Profile
     Thu, Feb 10 2011 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote: "I’ve got another Sparkle video card for review today, no it’s not another GT240, it’s the GT430. It’s a small low-profile card so it would work great with an HTPC, or a small, basic gaming system. You’re not going to be playing Crysis on it but it can handle some other light gaming and as a plus it is Direct X 11 capable. "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS

Intel provides update on support chip design issue
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 6:00P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel earlier disclosed a design issue with a support chip, the Intel 6 series that has the potential to impact certain PC system configurations. The company has said it subsequently initiated extensive discussions with computer makers about this topic. As a result of these discussions and specific customer requests, Intel noted it is resuming shipments of the chipsets for use only in PC system configurations that are not impacted by the design issue.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Intel to unveil 22nm Ivy Bridge CPUs at Computex 2011
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 5:45P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel reportedly has completed the design of its 22nm Ivy Bridge processors and will showcase the new CPUs at Computex Taipei 2011 in June, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Meanwhile, AMD has also accelerated the production of its Llano APUs and is expected to begin shipping the APUs to ODM/OEM makers in May at the earliest instead of the original schedule set in the third quarter, the paper noted.

  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

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