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A quick look at the data on Apples Fusion Drive
     Wed, Oct 24 2012 | 9:11P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The biggest differences are in that since it`s not a mirrored hybrid solution, where the SSD space is not available, and a failure of the HDD causes loss of all data. Fusion Drive combines the two volumes and *adds* the space together, and the apps or files will sit on either device (but not both). All files written go to the SSD first and are later shifted to the HDD in the background. This is actually a very smart way to handle things."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Aerocool XPredator X1 Evil Black Edition Case Review
     Wed, Oct 24 2012 | 9:10P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The styling of the case isn`t too bad and it does grow on you as you work with it, but unfortunately cases don`t sell themselves on appearances alone. The top vents being moveable are quite useless as I can`t imagine anyone ever closing them and as designed they`re both flimsy and fairly cheap feeling. The lack of space to hide wiring isn`t unforgiveable but it does make the included grommets somewhat superfluous. The dangerous flub with the fan controller plugs is also unforgivable from a company that has been building custom PC parts for a decade. I was tempted to actually wire it improperly but, even though I do enjoy fire, I didn`t want to risk any of my hardware on a test like that. I would suggest you avoid the possibility of wiring it improperly at all by not buying this case unless you really really like the way it looks. If the price drops dramatically when launched in the US it might be worth considering for a budget build but as it sits I won`t be opening my wallet for one."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

[DreamWare Computers] SilverStone ST45SF-G SFX PSU
     Wed, Oct 24 2012 | 7:08P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With an increase in the amount of ITX boards available on the market and the fact that with modern technology you can now make a pretty powerful gaming machine on nothing more than an ITX board, SilverStone was looking to up the ante with the ST45SF. Recently releasing the ST45SF-G, the ST45SF has now been upgraded to an 80PLUS Gold certification and given modular cables, all in a chassis no bigger than the original ST45SF!"
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS.COM

Dell XPS 12 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Wed, Oct 24 2012 | 6:17P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Windows 8 hybrid ultrabooks are here, transforming from laptop to tablet, and back again, with ease. The second of these shape-shifting laptops to come onto the market is the Dell XPS 12. As a convertible ultrabook, the Dell XPS 12 works as both a laptop and a tablet, utilizing the same flip-and-fold design last seen on the Dell Inspiron Duo."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Roccat Savu Gaming-Mouse
     Wed, Oct 24 2012 | 3:53P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Roccat Savu Gaming-Mouse arrived Technic3D. We will check the optical Mouse with up to 4.000 dpi and five Buttons in the following Review on Technic3D."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet Review - A Hit And A Miss
     Wed, Oct 24 2012 | 1:51P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Perhaps the hottest tech products in the market today are tablets. It has become a weekly occurrence where we hear about the next latest and greatest tablet, or tablet technology to grace our newsfeeds. The reason is simplicity. Here is a device that is bigger than a smartphone, smaller than a laptop, and brings a convenience and efficiency level somewhere in the middle. Tablets can do a lot more than smartphones, but still do not have the productivity level of a laptop or traditional desktop. Much of this is primarily due to the two dominating mobile operating systems: Android and iOS. Indeed both, and handheld mobile devices in general, are regarded purely as consumption products rather than productivity contraptions."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

FX-8350 Piledriver Tuning On AMDs Open64 Compiler
     Wed, Oct 24 2012 | 12:37P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With this week`s unveiling of the FX-8350 eight-core processor being based on AMD`s new Piledriver architecture, in this article are benchmarks when testing out the Piledriver bdver2 optimizations within AMD`s own Open64 compiler."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

 
AMD 12.11 Beta Driver Testing and Game Bundle
     Wed, Oct 24 2012 | 11:46A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
First, AMD has a new 12.11 beta driver that is offering as much as 20% performance boost in some titles including Battlefield 3."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Cougar Challenger ATX PC Case Review - A Bold New Arrival
     Wed, Oct 24 2012 | 11:23A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ever since the popularity of PC building boomed, computer cases have enjoyed a certain uniformity. An overpowering number of consumers look for sleek, professional looking cases. This notion has remained in balance in the DIY culture, and remains so today. While it is tough to change that, Cougar hopes to add some extra variety by installing their new and inexpensive Challenger chassis into the market."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

ASUS HD 7970 Matrix Platinum 3 GB @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Oct 24 2012 | 11:13A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS HD 7970 Matrix Platinum is the company`s new card geared towards enthusiasts and hardware overclockers. It comes with many features for the extreme crowd, but also caters to more normal users. One unique feature is buttons on the card that let you adjust voltage on the fly."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Streacom FC5 EVO Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Wed, Oct 24 2012 | 11:06A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Streacom is a German company specializing in fanless HTPC (Home Theater PC) cases. Cases from this company are all manufactured with thick aluminum sheets and come with a passive cooling solution for the CPU, using the case as a heatsink for the processor. The FC5 EVO is only 2.4 (60 mm) tall, making it the slimmest case we`ve ever seen. Let`s check it out."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

AMD FX-8350 Piledriver Processor Review @ TechwareLabs
     Wed, Oct 24 2012 | 11:04A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For those of you not aware, the new Piledriver based processors are the next evolution of the FX-series from the previous Bulldozer based processors. Unfortunately, the Bulldozer release was met with quite a bit of constructive criticism, as the hype and pre-release detail left a lot of folks underwhelmed. So, the immediate upside for AMD this go around is many people will be going into this release with more realistic expectations. However, the obvious questions still loom, are the Piledriver based processors worth a look and more importantly your money? Lets dive in and find out."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

Giada A51 (AMD) Mini PC Review - BCCHardware
     Wed, Oct 24 2012 | 10:30A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The biggest selling feature of the Giada A51 is the size, seriously, this full PC is tiny. Obviously the biggest appeal of this unit would be to use it for a HTPC, but after using it for our testing I would say that most people could probably use this PC for everyday tasks without much trouble at all. . ."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

PowerColor DEVIL13 Radeon HD 7990 6GB Video Card Overclocked
     Wed, Oct 24 2012 | 10:06A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just recently we checked out the self-made dual GPU HD 7990 from PowerColor. Now we overclock the beast to see what it can do."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

[Tech ARP] Why Apple Maps-gate Could Have Been Avoided (Or Not)
     Wed, Oct 24 2012 | 9:48A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The furore over the new Apple Maps doesn`t seem to be abating anytime soon. Every day, there are new articles on how the new Apple Maps has just directed someone to walk into a river, or converted the mighty Derwent River in Hobarts, Australia into a lake... This may seem like your typical fare from Apple detractors, but the fact of the matter is most of these people who are complaining are... Apple users! At the same time, there is a constant slew of articles or commentaries defending Apple Maps as anything from a good start to no one gets it right the first time. They may be right, or they may just be die-hard Apple fanatics. But it doesn`t seem like the tit-for-tat is going to end anytime soon. Even here in Tech ARP, we have different opinions on Apple Maps and how well they handled the aftermath. Let`s take a look..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Buying advice: Gaming PC @ Ocaholic
     Wed, Oct 24 2012 | 9:42A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On the following pages you are going to find several different recommendations for up-to-date gaming PCs. You`re going to find entry level gaming setups as well as high-end configurations. In fact there is a total of six different setups. We think that everybody who is thinking about buying a new gaming setup might profit from these recommendations."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

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