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XFX AMD Radeon HD 6950 and 6970
     Wed, Jan 19 2011 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Radeon HD 6950 and HD 6970 XFX introduces its new high-end cards. We tested the two models and compared with the GeForce competition.
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKPC

Western Digital My Book Essential 2TB USB 3.0
     Wed, Jan 19 2011 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are looking for a fast external storage solution, you should take a look at the WD My Book Essential USB 3.0 and 2 TB Capacity: here in the test at TweakPC.
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKPC

Windows 7 Tips: Energy Efficiency Report Tool
     Wed, Jan 19 2011 | 9:00A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Did you know that Windows 7 has tools on board in order to determine energy efficiency problems? This is very simple, we show you how.
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKING

AMD Catalyst 11.1a Hotfix Now Available on NGOHQ.com
     Wed, Jan 19 2011 | 3:52A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD has released a new build of their Catalyst software suite. This particular software suite updates both the AMD Display Driver, and the Catalyst Control Center. This unified driver has been further enhanced to provide the highest level of power, performance, and reliability. The AMD Catalyst software suite is the ultimate in performance and stability. Catalyst 11.1a Hotfix brings the following features: AMD Radeon HD 6900 and AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series: • 3DMark Vantage improves ~7% • 3DMark06 improves ~3% • Call of Duty Black Ops improves ~20% at 4xMSAA and up to 35% at 8xMSAA • Riddick Assault on Dark Athena SSAO performance improves ~20% • Unigine Heaven OpenGL performance improves ~10% at moderate, 30% at normal and 100% at extreme tessellation levels AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series: • Aliens vs. Predators improves ~9% at 2xMSAA and up to 20% at 4xMSAA • Batman Arkham Asylum improves ~4% • Crysis Warhead improves ~2-4% • Metro 2033 improves ~28% at 4xMSAA AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series: • Battleforge DirectX 11 performance improves as much as 6% AMD Optimized Tessellation The Catalyst Control Center includes an early prototype of some new tessellation controls. Our goal is to give users full control over the tessellation levels used in applications. The default selection “AMD Optimized” setting allows AMD, on a per application basis, to set the best level of tessellation. The intention is to help users get the maximum visual benefit of Tessellation, while minimizing the impact on performance. Currently no applications have been profiled, so the “AMD Optimized” setting will be non-operational until further notice. Download"
  FULL STORY @ NGOHQ.COM

Sean Maloney resumes work at Intel
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 8:18P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sean Maloney, who served as executive vice president and general manager of the Architecture Group at Intel before he suffered a stroke in March 2010, resumed work earlier this month and is responsible for the chip giant's tablet and handset solution business, according to industry sources.
  FULL STORY @ DATEPUBLISH

Intel Next Generation Core i5-2500K and i7-2600K Sandy Bridge
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 8:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sandy Bridge is Intel’s next generation 32nm architecture processor adding to their already illustrious CPU genealogy. While Sandy Bridge is architecturally similar to the Core i3, i5, and i7 processors featuring an integrated memory controller and on-die integrated graphics, it is indeed a new beast. The new on-die graphics core promises to change our perception of what integrated graphics can offer and new internal optimizations make the processor far more media aggressive than anything have seen to date. Let’s go over the features that make this new platform special and see what the benchmarks say.
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS

Corsair Vengeance 12GB DDR3 1600
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 7:48P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Overclocking a 12GB set of memory should present some challenges but when playing with this set is was no harder to overclock than a 6GB set. I say that knowing it should take more QPI volts to stabilize the overclock than you might use with a 6GB set. All it took was the right combination of settings to reach the number. 1700MHz came without much fuss but 1800Mhz took an increase in voltage while maintaining the 9-9-9-24 timings. Moving up further required another bump to 1.65v and to finally reach 1974MHz (374MHz over the rated 1600Mhz) the timings needed to be relaxed to 9-10-9-27."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

 
Essential Windows 7 Tweaks
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 7:33P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Every person has different tastes when it comes to their installation of Windows. Through the years that have been many things that I do right off the bat when getting my install "just right". In the XP days, the first thing I would do was to stretch the taskbar, enable Quick Launch, add an address bar, unlock it, then move those around a bit. If my taskbar wasn't set up this way, I HATED IT... in fact, I would move other people's around when I worked on their computers! Windows 7 is no different for me, however, the list isn't as exhaustive yet. We covered Part 1 earlier and this is part 2 of a multipart series.
  FULL STORY @ ESSENTIAL

Logitech K800 Wireless Illuminated Keyboard Review
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 7:18P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Opinions vary as to what an ideal keyboard should be like. Logitech makes another attempt to win the hearts of those who prefer wireless devices.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 SLI: Double Impact
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 7:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nvidia GeForce 400 family that is slowly becoming history has never got a high-end dual-processor model. Maybe it is destined to be born in GeForce 500 family, and today we will try to find out what we could potentially expect from a hypothetical graphics accelerator with two GF110 onboard.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Graphics Cards in Call of Duty: Black Ops
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 6:48P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It has been almost two years since Modern Warfare 2 established itself as one of the best-selling games ever, but now there is a new kid on the block - Call of Duty: Black Ops. In this review we are going to take a look at the latest Call of Duty franchise game and evaluate what upgrade your gaming machine might require.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Intel Core i5-2500, Core i5-2400 and Core i5-2300 CPU Review
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 6:33P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel has jut started selling new LGA1155 processors with Sandy Bridge microarchitecture. We tested a few most interesting new offerings, which will be conquering the mainstream price segment.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Crucial 4GB kit, Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 Memory
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 6:18P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
From appearance, to performance, to rock solid stability, Crucial has stood for quality and performance. Eschewing the "bling bling" of the LED's, the new "finned" modules are aiming at the overclocker's plate. Crucial is wanting to show the world that they are a leader in enthusiast modules
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS-INC

Patriot Xporter XT Rage 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Review
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 6:03P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Well, when it comes down to it, Patriot has made a good product here with the Xporter XT Rage 32GB USB 2.0 Flash drive. Patriot Memory says this drive has up to 27MB/s Read and 25MB/s Write speeds and we were able to hit faster than this in read tests, but the write tests came up a little bit short. With its sequential read speeds hitting close to the theoretical limits of the USB specifications and its write times coming in above what Patriot specified the drive at, we definitely have a good product on our hands. This 32GB storage drive has a useable 29.8GB of storage space, so when it comes to storage you can keep a ton of data on the Xporter XT Rage and take it with you on the go..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Sony KDL-55NX810
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 5:55P | Optical Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Sony KDL-55NX810 is a 55-inch LED 3D TV that has some really great features and backs it up with some solid performance too. Built-in Wi-Fi and Internet video capabilities all come without requiring you to shell out too much because Sony makes this TV well worth the money.”
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE

Enermax Pro82+ II 625W Power Supply Unit Review
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 5:54P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Out to get a mid-level, high quality, high performance power supply unit that won't break the bank? If so then the Pro82+ II line of power supply units by Enermax is without doubt amongst your top choices currently in the market.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

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Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
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