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A Futurelooks News Flash - ASUS AMD HD 7970 DirectCU II Video Card Review
     Thu, Oct 11 2012 | 9:36A | Web News | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GPU heat is the by-product of any awesome gaming experience and managing it is a never ending task. ASUS DirectCU II series video cards feature an impressive custom designed cooler for this reason. It is a flagship among ASUS video cards that sport hand picked GPUs, enhanced voltage regulation management (VRM), and are assembled with their own unique higher quality components. But the question is, do all these enhancements make a truly a better graphics card? Will it really live up to strict gamer standards for heat management and for overclocking? We literally took the ASUS AMD HD 7970 DirectCU II video card a part in order to find out. *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

A Futurelooks News Flash - NVIDIAs GTX 650 Ti Mini-Kepler Graphics Card Reviewed
     Thu, Oct 11 2012 | 9:36A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA has finally completed their Kepler line up which means there is a GPU based on their latest architecture at every price point. The GTX 650 Ti was the final piece that finishes off the series at an entry level friendly price point of $149 US and is designed to work well at 1080p HD resolutions with moderate setting. Because of its small size and lower power consumption, it also seems to be a good fit for an HTPC when paired with a good Mini-ITX chassis. Join us as weve zoomed in the camera so you can have a closer look at the NVIDIA GTX 650 Ti. *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

A10-5800K vs. Core i3-3220 CPU Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Thu, Oct 11 2012 | 9:36A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This week AMD released its latest generation of CPUs with integrated video, dubbed Trinity. The A10-5800K is currently the most high-end model available, running at 3.8 GHz and costing USD 130. Let`s see how it fares against its main competitor, the Core i3-3220 (3.3 GHz, USD 130). We also included in our comparison the AMD APU that used to be the most high-end model, the A8-3870K (3 GHz, USD 110 currently, USD 145 at its release) and what was then its main competitor, the Core i3-2105 (3.1 GHz, USD 135). "
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

ADATA Premier Pro SP900 256GB SSD Review @ TechwareLabs
     Thu, Oct 11 2012 | 9:36A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are taking a look at one of ADATA`s latest SSDs, the Premier Pro SP900 in its 256GB form. This SSD claims lightening fast speeds and a higher capacity than other 256GB drives. Read on to find out if it can live up to the expectations."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

ADATA XPG Xtreme Series PC3-17000 8GB Memory Kit Review
     Thu, Oct 11 2012 | 9:36A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ADATA kit we`re looking at today might not look like much, but you might find yourself surprised with our results. Don`t judge a book by its cover."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Alienware M18x R2 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Oct 11 2012 | 9:36A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Alienware M18x R2 is definitely one powerhouse of a computer. It has a fantastic 1080p display, top-of-the-class performance and good battery life. While quite expensive, it makes a great gaming laptop and will handle anything you throw at it."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

CM Storm Sonuz Review @ Vortez
     Thu, Oct 11 2012 | 9:05A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Sonuz is aimed primarily at gamers with its lightweight design yet encompassing quality drivers capable of delivering booming explosions and crisp voice reproduction. As we will see though, gaming is not the only area in which the Sonuz is a capable performer. Movies and musical audio reproduction are also important factors that need to be considered if the Sonuz is to compete with the highly contested mid-range headset market."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

 
MSI GTX 650 Power Edition OC
     Thu, Oct 11 2012 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It was very easy to overclock the MSI GTX 650, it felt like it wanted to keep on going and going! Eventually it topped out at 1325MHz core and 1400MHz memory. The core overclock is fantastic and surprising for a card at this tier. MSI Afterburner was able to overvolt the core and memory, which definitely gave it an edge. The card ran stable and seemed content with the changes throughout testing. The card was ran in Dual Fan Mode to get the best temperatures as there is plenty of room in the 650D!"
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Crucial m4 mSATA 256GB SSD Review
     Thu, Oct 11 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not only are SSDs faster than HDDs, but they also consume less power and generate less heat. Additionally, because they have no moving parts, they're quieter, more reliable and more compact than their spinning counterparts. These "bonus" attributes don't matter much to desktop users, but they're particularly advantageous to notebooks, which are increasingly outfitted with flash storage instead (or alongside) of sluggish HDDs. Therefore, we took notice when Crucial announced its m4 mSATA SSD in a 256GB capacity at under $1/GB. The mSATA drive is tiny compared to Crucial's standard 2.5" m4, and despite the size difference, both 256GB models feature the same read and write speeds of 500MB/s and 260MB/s -- an exciting prospect, indeed. Assuming there are no catches, Crucial's new mSATA offering could become the go-to solution for ultraportable upgrades...
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

GeForce GTX 650 Ti Review: Kepler Hits $
     Thu, Oct 11 2012 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's been over six months since Nvidia launched its Kepler architecture and we've finally seen the GTX 600 series enter more affordable price brackets, delivering a greater value every step of the way. In August, the company shipped its GK104-based GeForce GTX 660 Ti for $300, which was about 13% slower than the $400 GTX 670 while being roughly 33% cheaper -- an unmatched performance-to- price ratio at the time. Having attacked the mid-range and upper-end markets, Nvidia has its sights set on the sub-$200 range, unleashing its GTX 650 Ti. At $150, the new arrival is roughly 34% cheaper than last month's GTX 660 and about 7% pricier than the Radeon HD 7770, which fetches around $140 depending on features and rebates.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

AMD A10-5800K Trinity APU Review
     Thu, Oct 11 2012 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD has continued refining its Fusion offerings since launching the first APUs early last year. Just four months ago the company launched Trinity for mobile platforms -- arguably where its APUs provide the most value. Now, AMD is finally prepared to offer a desktop version, which brings a new socket and a new high-end chipset. Given that Piledriver improved Bulldozer's power consumption, we expect Trinity to be more efficient than Llano, while Cayman's VLIW4 architecture should boost the GPU's speed -- or so we hope.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Zalman CNPS9900DF Heatsink Review
     Thu, Oct 11 2012 | 4:04A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Zalman's CNPS9900DF heatsink is a twin tower cooler that stands 154mm tall and is built around three 6mm diameter composite wick copper heatpipes. For a look inside a composite wick heatpipe, check this out. The CNPS9900DF comes with two fans, a 120mm intake fan that runs at a fixed speed of 1000RPM and a center, 135mm PWM fan than operates at 1400-900RPM.
The six heatpipe ends are laid out side by side at the base and soldered to a thick copper heatspreader which conducts heat from multi-core processors more evenly than exposed heatpipe thermal solutions can. The heatpipes support two 135mm diameter torus shape nickel plated copper fin stacks.
  FULL STORY @ FROSTYTECH

The TR Podcast 120: Borderlands 2 iOS 6 and the problem with staged releases
     Thu, Oct 11 2012 | 3:42A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this episode of the TR Podcast, we rave about Borderlands 2, rant about iOS 6, and discuss our stance on AMD`s new information release policy."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Teen has stomach removed after drinking liquid nitrogen LN2 cocktail
     Wed, Oct 10 2012 | 4:58P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Liquid Nitrogen is something that should be familiar with some extreme overclockers. While it is fun to see benchmark scores breaking 7GHz, it can also be deadly if used wrongly.

At some events, you will usually see some heroes (i call them idiots) performing “swallowing the LN2? trick by pouring a bit into the mouth and blowing it out from nose or mouth. This is actually a stupid and dangerous stunt."

"A TEENAGER nearly died and had her stomach removed in hospital after drinking a cocktail containing liquid nitrogen. Gaby Scanlon, from Heysham in the UK, drank the cocktail during a night out celebrating her 18th birthday in Lancaster last Thursday, the Lancaster Guardian reported. She first felt breathless, then developed severe stomach pain and was taken to Lancaster Royal Infirmary, where doctors diagnosed a perforated stomach. Ms Scanlon was rushed to surgery where her stomach was removed in order to save her life. On Monday she was reported to be in a serious but stable condition."

  FULL STORY @ OCWORKBENCH

Gigabyte H77N-WiFi [Mini-ITX] features dual HDMI ports
     Wed, Oct 10 2012 | 4:56P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte release new GA-H77N-WiFI motherboard has been spotted in Singapore, features a Mini-ITX form factor design and comes with Intel Wi-Di and Dual LAN for HTPC/ Lan Gaming/ Nas Storage and File Server. A single expansion slots PCIe 3.0 x16 slot and dual memory 1.5v DIMM slots support up to 16GB DDR3-1600MHz. The Integrated graphics Continue Reading
  FULL STORY @ OCWORKBENCH

byte F2A85X-UP4 with A10-5800K Overclock on Air to 4.5GHz
     Wed, Oct 10 2012 | 4:56P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new FM2 boards have started to surface together with processors in retail stores. We managed to get hold of a the processor A10-5800K and paired it up with the Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 to do a quick overclocking test. The processor is rated 3.8GHz turbo at 4.2GHz. As the multiplier is unlocked, we push it up Continue Reading
  FULL STORY @ OCWORKBENCH

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