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PowerColor Radeon 6790
     Mon, May 16 2011 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The PowerColor Radeon 6790 is the latest in AMD’s Barts lineup, and is positioned to take on the Nvidia GTX 550 Ti in a battle of the budget cards. Priced at $149, this new card looks to offer great gaming value for consumers on a modest budget, promising great temperatures and frugal power consumption. Let’s take a closer look at the PowerColor Radeon 6790 and see how it fares.”

Sapphire Radeon 6790
     Mon, May 16 2011 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Sapphire Radeon 6790 is the latest in AMD’s Barts lineup, and is positioned to take on the Nvidia GTX 550 Ti in a battle of the budget cards. Priced at $149, this new card looks to offer great gaming value for consumers on a modest budget, promising great temperatures and frugal power consumption. Let’s take a closer look at the Sapphire Radeon 6790 and see how it fares.”

The TR Podcast 87: The Tri-fecta: 3D transistors and Level 10 GT
     Mon, May 16 2011 | 11:38A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you`ve been dying to get the scoop on Intel`s Z68 Express longing for a review of Thermaltake`s Level 10 GT and pining for an unraveling of 3D transistors... this is the TR Podcast episode for you."

OCZ ZX 850 Series 850 Watt Power Supply Review
     Mon, May 16 2011 | 9:03A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ Technology has expanded rapidly over the last decade. No longer do they simply provide memory products for your computer, but have a vast selection of products to fulfill your computing needs. OCZ has acquired many differing companies in the last several years and have raised the bar in quality computer products. OCZ's purchase of PC Power & Cooling marked the company's dedication in the power supply sector. Most recently, OCZ has released the ZX series of power supplies. The ZX series of power supplies is aimed at powering gaming and enthusiast systems alike and is available in 850W, 1000W, and 1250W flavors. This range of power supplies offers plenty of power for those seeking to power systems with a single GPU all the way up to a triple GPU system with dual processors. The ZX series of power supplies boast 80Plus Gold certification, fully modular cables, and a single 12V rail. Today we take a look at the ZX 850, the smallest of the three ZX series power supplies."

HIS Radeon HD 6870 IceQ X TurboX Video Card Review
     Mon, May 16 2011 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"March has just been an unreal month with the amount of launches we've seen. We saw both AMD and NVIDIA release extremely fast Dual GPU models along with NVIDIA releasing a new mid-range one. If you thought it was going to quiet down, you'd be wrong, because April is looking just as crazy with more releases from NVIDIA and AMD along with partners releasing fancy versions of popular models. Today we've got a fancy HD 6870 from HIS; the IceQ X TurboX. It's a bit of a tongue twister, but we're fairly sure we're going to love it as it carries that IceQ tag along with the Turbo tag, our two favorite from HIS. Before we look closer at the actual card, though, let's check out the package that HIS has got gone on. Then we'll see the IceQ cooler they're using before looking at the specifications. We'll then finally get into the performance that's on offer."

890GX-USB3 Mini-ITX (AMD 890GX) Motherboard
     Mon, May 16 2011 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
&W is a company that I personally had never heard of before this review. But after taking some time to look over their site and what they have to offer, it is certainly one that I will have in my head for some time to come. We had the chance to take a look at a very interesting offer from J&W. It is a Mini-ITX motherboard built around the AMD 890GX chipset, complete with four SATA 3.0 ports, two USB 3.0 and three network interfaces. There is an n-spec wireless card and two GBe LAN ports. This pint sized product also is capable of supporting up to a 95 Watt AMD CPU. But, what happens if you drop a Phenom II X6 1100T into this board? We take the time to see if it can take it, or if the MINIX 890GX-USB3 will fold under the pressure. So please keep the fire extinguisher handy and remember kids, don't try this at home - it will void your warranty."

SilverStone Milo ML03 HTPC
     Mon, May 16 2011 | 9:00A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"With all attention this week being turned to finishing up Phoronix Test Suite 3.0-Iveland and OpenBenchmarking.org for its launch tomorrow during the Southern California Linux Expo, there is no major Linux article in the queue for today, but we are looking at what SilverStone describes as "the entry-level HTPC benchmark." This company that's very well known for their high-end enclosures is now dabbling with a HTPC enclosure that will not set you over your budget on a Home Theater PC build. This review also includes a look at the Strider Essential 400W (SST-ST40F-ES) power supply."

IOGEAR USB HD Video Adapter
     Sun, May 15 2011 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For a small but very important portion of the consumer marketplace, the need for multiple monitors on their systems is a must have option. Sadly, while this small niche is willing to pay good money for a laptop with multiple output options, their choices are extremely limited. This is why companies like IOGEAR make and market devices such as their USB HD video adapter (which is DisplayLink certified). A long while ago, my colleague looked an earlier version of this device and walked away moderately impressed. Today, I will take a long hard look at the new and improved version which boasts 1080p, 32-bit colour depth resolution to see if IOGEAR and DisplayLink has worked out all the bugs.

Intel SSD 510 Series 120GB Review
     Sun, May 15 2011 | 4:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OCZ Vertex 3 240GB blew us away when we reviewed it earlier this month. Its lighting fast transfer speeds and application performance left no room for the competition to breathe -- including the once-praised Samsung 470 Series and Crucial RealSSD C300 drives. The Vertex 3 proved to be dramatically faster than its predecessor, and perhaps just as important, that speed comes at nearly the same cost. Having surpassed some of the best SSDs we've tested, we were left to wonder if the Vertex 3 would remain unattested in the short-term. With Crucial's M4 shaping up to be a mainstream drive, who else could rise to the challenge? We may have an answer to that question today as we test the closest thing the Vertex 3 has to competition: Intel's new flagship SSD 510 Series.

An In-Depth Look at Ubuntu 11.04
     Sun, May 15 2011 | 4:01P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After months of anticipation, Ubuntu 11.04, codenamed 'Natty Narwhal', has launched in its final form. The big news this time around is that the OS ships with Canonical's 'Unity' desktop environment as default - a large risk on behalf of the company. To see if that risk paid off, let's take an in-depth look to see what Unity's made of.

ICY DOCK MB974SP-B Internal 4-bay Enclosure
     Sun, May 15 2011 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Storage is something we can never have too much of, I myself have over 4TB of space and it is running out! Most of my storage is external though, so it’s a pain to take with me to LAN parties or other events. Most cases these days have room for 4-6 hard drives, but for some people that still is not enough. How many optical drives do you have? I don’t even use them anymore so I have 4 open spots in my case for nothing really. Well not nothing, ICY DOCK has a great device that will allow me to fit four more hard drives in three 5.25-inch drive bays. The device is the MB974SP-B, let&rsqu o;s see if it is the perfect device for you to add more storage to your system."

Sapphire 6950 FleX Edition
     Sun, May 15 2011 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“We've seen a couple other Sapphire FleX graphics card, most recently the 6870 version. But that card didn't have the horsepower to push respectable framerates at extreme resolutions across three displays. But this 6950 makes a big jump, with a more powerful GPU and 2GB of GDDR5 memory, looking to remedy that problem and bring better gaming experiences to the diehard enthusiasts.”

     Sun, May 15 2011 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The GeForce GTX 460 proved to be an extremely popular graphics card from Nvidia, and EVGA has decided to take that popular card and essentially twin (2WIN.....twin, to win...) a pair of those GF104 chips onto a single PCB design. With claims of beating a GTX 580, this new EVGA card has some big performance numbers to hit in order to reach that goal. Let's take a closer look at the EVGA GTX 460 2WIN and see if this beast can impress us on the test bench.”

Gigabyte P67-UD7-B3
     Sun, May 15 2011 | 12:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Today we have the Gigabyte P67-UD7-B3, a flagship board that looks great and comes with some more features than what we see on the UD4 version. Coming with a price tag of about $329, the UD7 is not cheap by any stretch of the imagination. Does it measure up? Worth the cash? Let's take a closer look and find out.”

Sapphire Mini E350
     Sun, May 15 2011 | 12:00P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“We're looking at the Sapphire Mini E350 motherboard embedded with the AMD E350 APU. The E350 is AMD's latest release CPU renamed an Accelerated Proccessing Unit(APU). Fusion has been talked about for some time and it has now become a reality."

[Tech ARP] BIOS Option Of The Week - SDRAM ECC Setting
     Sun, May 15 2011 | 11:10A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition. Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend. This week, we will be taking a look at the SDRAM ECC Setting BIOS setting."

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