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brite-View Air SyncHD Wireless HDMI Bridge Review
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 3:30P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If wirelessly transmitting a Blu-ray stream (which tops out around 50mbps) is questionable, transmitting uncompressed 1080p/60 video seems downright impossible. Yet, that is exactly what brite-View claims to do with their Air SyncHD transmission kit. In a nutshell, the brite-View Air SyncHD transmission kit promises to wirelessly bridge an HDMI source device and HDMI receiving device, freeing you to place the devices anywhere within the system’s wireless range. Further, the system manages to send 1080p/60 video, audio and infrared (IR) with less than one millisecond latency up to 66 feet. It sounds great on paper, but can it deliver?
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE

Sapphire Radeon HD6570 Video Card
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 3:30P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When we received this, I was quite surprised with what we received. We did not receive a massive video card with case-clearance issues or a card requiring more power than the Hubble Telescope. We received a simple card measuring 16 cm long with a 8 cm fan requiring no external power supply. My first thought was "This card, retailing at ~$79.00, will never be able to keep up with HD gaming and video", as the box boasts. Lets continue to see if my initial assumptions are correct.
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

GIGABYTE G1 Assassin X58 Motherboard Review
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 3:29P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The GIGABYTE G1 Assassin X58 motherboard packed with features. In fact, I don't think the could pack anything else on the board than they already did. In order to fit everything that they did, GIGABYTE had to move away from the standard ATX form factor and increase the size of the board to a XL-ATX form factor. The XL-ATX form factor measures 34.5cm x 26.3cm, opposed to the Standard ATX form factor which measures 30.5cm x 24.4cm. The increase in the form factor size gave GIGABYTE an additional 163.15 square centimeters. That's a gain of 21.9% in the total real estate on the PCB for all of the added features. Despite the increased real estate on the PCB of the GIGABYTE G1 Assassin X58 motherboard, GIGABYTE managed to fill it with features..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Logitech Wireless Trackball M570 Review
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 3:28P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"If you're a long time reader of VH, then you all know by now that I hate mice. Literally, I just don't use mice, I don't personally review mice, nor do I get excited by a mouse. I am however completely addicted to my thumb controlled trackball. Way back in the day, I would paint my white Logitech trackman to match my case. Then I got the Microsoft Trackball for a bit, until they stopped making it. Then I went back to the newer Logitech Trackman wheel. "
  FULL STORY @ VIRTUAL-HIDEOUT

Sapphire Radeon HD 6670 and HD 6570 Video Cards Review
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 3:28P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I hate these low to mid-range cards; it's nothing against them directly, but they're always just so slow. Sure, they might be great for the price etc. - but testing them is still an absolute pain as they're always so much slower than the stuff I'm used to testing. The whole situation is made only worse by AMD releasing three models today, albeit we're only looking at the two higher end ones of these three new models. The good news for me is that we tend to only ever look at one or two of these new models and then continue looking at the fun stuff and what people wish they could afford, but can't. That aside, these are important reviews, though, as this is where companies like AMD and NVIDIA make their money. These low end cards are the ones you might not personally see most of, but local computer shops and system integrators will. These are the kinds of cards that companies put "Huge 1GB GAMING video card" on the signs when advertising budget PCs."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

AMD Radeon HD 6570 & HD 6670 Launch Review, Featuring Sapphire's HD 6670
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 3:28P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"AMD launches the final discrete GPU in the Northern Islands line, codenamed Turks. Fitting into two product lines, and two price points, we investigate how the HD 6570 and HD 6670 move things on from last year's Redwood cards, including a look at a nice Sapphire HD 6670 with Artic Cooling heatsink as standard."
  FULL STORY @ RAGE3D

Bigfoot Networks Killer 2100 Review
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 3:27P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest model, the Killer 2100 is their most streamlined product yet, focussing directly on delivering the core feature, unrivalled gaming network performance. The wheat has been sorted from the chaff, leaving us with Bigfoot Network's lowest priced Killer NIC thus far. An SRP of £69.99 and a market price of around £55 if you shop around; this card is now much more of an upgrade prospect for a large number of enthusiasts. How has it changed? The VOIP support is dropped, the card has been tweaked and updated under the hood, and the new software is more reliable and supposedly, delivers better overall performance than the Killer Xeno Pro.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

 
AMD's Sub-$100 Line-up: Radeon HD 6450, 6570 & 6670 Review
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 3:25P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Rounding out its Radeon HD 6000 series, AMD this month launched three sub-$100 graphics cards; the $55 HD 6450; the $79 HD 6570 and the $99 HD 6670. Despite being low-end options, all three support Eyefinity and are of course, extremely power efficient. Let's see if they also have the gaming performance to boot.
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE

Shift 2: Unleashed (PC)
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 12:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We took a look at Shift 2: Unleashed, which comes without the Need for Speed in its title, because Electronic Arts wants to split Acrade and Simulation. Is it worth buying?
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKPC

Gadget Show Girls 2011
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 12:02P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"While we all secretly wonder how precarious their self esteem is, the girls at technology events that are purely there to draw us into their company’s booth are always a welcome destraction from the masses of nerds wandering about.
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS

Classic Silent Case Review
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 12:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“One of the most important aspects of a PC case outside of having the components they use fit or good airflow is noise. NZXT has given us one of their mid-tower cases, named the H2 Classic, which aims to curb some of the sounds that come out of our PC."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERS

Asus PA246Q ProArt 24-Inch LCD Monitor Review
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 12:00P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When we heard Asus was coming out with a P-IPS display, we were a bit taken aback at the thought of Asus getting into the high end monitor game. But as the old cliche goes, there's a first time for everything, and the PA246Q ProArt 24-inch LCD monitor is Asus' first foray into the professional display market. Every other monitor Asus has come out with has been of the TN variety, some of them very good, but there's a clear divide between what you get with an IPS panel and a TN display. The former boasts better viewing angles, much improved color accuracy, and in recent times have even proved up to the task of gaming...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

NVIDIA GTX 560 Ti!
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our lineup of reviews for ATI's latest mid-range wonder, the Radeon HD 6870, increases with our look at Sapphire's Vapor-X take on the card. While the card retains the reference design's core and memory clock speeds, it promises ever better overclocking through improved power and thermal efficiency through 10-phase power control, Black Diamond Chokes and of course the Vapor-X cooling design solution. See if the Sapphire Vapor-X card's reference speeds at a slightly higher price still make for great mid-range value, especially against the NVIDIA GTX 560 Ti!
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

AMD Radeon HD 6790 1GB Video Card Review
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The AMD Radeon HD 6790 turned out to be a very nice graphics card for the price. We saw it consistently beating the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB video card, which is the latest and greatest offering from NVIDIA at the $150 price point. The AMD Radeon HD 6790 can also be easily overclocked as we were able to reach 900MHz on the core and 1120MHz on the memory before having stability issues. We could have gone higher if we increased the GPU Voltage, but to keep things simple we used just the AMD Overdrive utility to see how far we could push this reference card..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

HIS Radeon HD 6850 IceQ X Turbo 1GB Video Card Review
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Most of the AMD Radeon HD 6850 graphics cards that I have looked at recently have been based on the reference design of the card and tended to produce a bit of heat. The HIS Radeon HD 6850 Turbo (H685QNT1GD) is actually built on a shorter length PCB coupled with the IceQ cooler to try and combat heat and give the card a killer look. With a stock 820MHz GPU clock speed 1GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4400MHz, the HIS Radeon HD 6850 Turbo is aimed squarely at the gaming market, and rightfully so because we as gamers demand awesome graphics, and we are only going to go out and spend our money on a high end card that we know is a proven winner and will let us squeeze every last frame rate we need and deserve out of a video card..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Thermaltake Level 10 GT Full Tower PC Case Review
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"With the Level 10 GT I didn’t find a whole lot I did not like. Most were just preference nit picking like the orientation for pre-made power cable for the hot swap bays. Only real issue I can think of the issue for those with long body power supplies. The install was very easy; running power cabling was a snap. I love the fact that the LED lighting can be turned off. I like this feature on all cases that have it mainly for the fact my desk is not far from where I sleep...."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

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