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iXBT Labs Review: i3DSpeed July 2012
     Wed, Sep 05 2012 | 9:39A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The i3DSpeed informs you about performance of popular graphics cards and the best price/performance deals in the market. This time we upgraded the testbed, added new benchmarks and the test results of the overclocked GeForce GTX 570 and GTX 560 Ti."
  FULL STORY @ IXBT.COM

Diablotek Cyclops @ Techreaction.net
     Wed, Sep 05 2012 | 9:34A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Diablotek has sent us the Cyclops mid-tower from their gamer series. It sports USB 3.0, massive air cooling, and the possibility to use water cooling. The Cyclops promises easy assembly with the minimum use of tools when installing hardware. However, enough of the small talk and lets get moving on this review to see how well this chassis does in our testing."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II Top @ ocaholic
     Wed, Sep 05 2012 | 9:32A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Step by step nVidia is launching its Kepler GK104 line-up. First there was the GTX 680, then the 670 and now there is the GTX 660 Ti which is in fact a GTX 670 with a memory bandwidth of 192 Bit instead of 256 Bit. In this review we are going to test not only the performance of the GTX 660 Ti but also the custom version from ASUS, the GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II Top that features a factory overclocking of +157 MHz, a custom PCB design and a DirectCU II v2 cooler. The manufacturer itself claims that this graphics card is kickass and well, we will see!"
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Guru3D Rig of the Month - August 2012
     Wed, Sep 05 2012 | 9:30A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This months build comes from a Mikkel Olsen. At 27 years of age Mikkel probably did not build the most beautiful game PC we have had submitted, but his room nearly is one huge PC, a freakish gaming please heaven for many of you. The guy has a lot going on in there as you are about to find out. Come to think of it, the guy should put up some Miami Vice signs in there to get that good old 80`ies feel to it :) Check the article here"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

ADATA Nobility NH13 750GB External Hard Drive Review @ TechwareLabs
     Wed, Sep 05 2012 | 9:23A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
During our recent trip to Computex in Tiapei we were able to talk to ADATA and get a look at their USB 3.0 Storage line. With USB 3.0 being a large increase in speed and performance over USB 2.0 it`s a no brainer upgrade. Today we will be taking a look at a 750GB external HDD from the the Nobility NH13 line. Our gauge for looking at this product will be Performance and Build Quality."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

The Rebirth of PC Gaming - Bring on the Modders! @ Techgage
     Wed, Sep 05 2012 | 9:20A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* The importance of modding in PC gaming shouldn`t be understated, but at the moment, it`s not big business. For that reason many developers shun the idea of awarding its customers with robust modding tools. What could be done to change that, and better PC gaming as a whole? Let`s explore the possibilities."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

Wii to HDMI Converter Review @ TestFreaks
     Tue, Sep 04 2012 | 4:10P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Technology is great but sometimes it just moves to fast I think. Most everything we have when it comes to video is HDMI, but some arent for whatever reason. One of those devices is the Wii, hopefully the new Wii U will have HDMI but for now were stuck with composite or component and a relatively low resolution on our HDTVs. I recently got a handy little device from a company called Sewell Direct that can let you use HDMI with your Wii and even upscale it to 1080P and it works for the most part, for me it upscaled to 720p, which is of course better than 480p. So read on "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

 
Smash Mute - The Big TV Mute Button @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Sep 04 2012 | 4:08P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After installing batteries and synchronizing the TV remote signal you are able to mute your TV with ease. The Smash Mute was designed to be so easy to program an old person can do it and we found that to be true. This also applies when you go to use it as you just push the big red button to silence the TV. Who cares where the TV remote is as long as you have the Smash Mute next to you!"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

TP-Link 150Mbps Wireless N Nano Router @ Rbmods
     Tue, Sep 04 2012 | 4:04P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Taking a peek at the TL-WR702N Nano router by TP-Link. This is a lot of gadget for not a lot of money, read on to see why."
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.COM

RAIDON Technology Joint Contest
     Tue, Sep 04 2012 | 4:03P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The time has come for us to open our doors to our 8th giveaway inside in merely 5 months of online presence. This wouldn`t be possible without your support so my thanks to all of you. Now i know i promised a Biostar giveaway but this has been pushed back for a while and so to make up for that delay today we join hands with our friends over at RAIDON to make 3 somewhat amazing 2.5 inch external enclosures up for grabs. More specifically we are giving away the following items..."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Microsoft Orders DMCA Takedown for Windows 8 Screenshots
     Tue, Sep 04 2012 | 4:01P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few days ago, NGOHQ.com published a screenshots gallery of Microsoft Windows 8 RTM. But apparently posting screenshots of Microsoft`s software is considered a copyright infringement... or at least that`s what Microsoft claimed recently."
  FULL STORY @ NGOHQ.COM

Belkin 7-port USB 2.0 Hub F5U307-BRN Review
     Tue, Sep 04 2012 | 4:00P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QUOTE: "In this quick review PCSTATS is looking at a really simple 7-port powered USB 2.0 hub from Belkin called the F5U307-BRN, it comes in white or brown and runs about $35 USD. The Belkin F5U307 ships with a data cable to connect it to the host computer and a 5V DC power adaptor. The 7-port hub operates at 480Mbps USB 2.0 speeds but is backwards compatible with USB 1.1 and USB 3.0 devices."
  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

OCZ Vertex 4 256GB Review
     Tue, Sep 04 2012 | 3:59P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We compare the OCZ Vertex 4 to the Vertex 3 it replaces, along with several other SSDs from OCZ, Intel, and Crucial.
  FULL STORY @ HARDCOREWARE

ECS Advances Motherboard Durability + Stability with Hyper Alloy Chokes
     Tue, Sep 04 2012 | 3:55P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
www.pcstats.com

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is pleased to announce their newest advancement in motherboard durability and stability with the implementation of Hyper Alloy Choke.  The next generation of ECS' gold plated Alloy Choke technology, the Hyper Alloy Choke are ideal for overclocking because of their high energy efficiency and heat reduction.

Under unstable currents or high stress workloads, standard chokes are more likely to burn out or result in a system shutdown. ECS' Hyper Alloy Choke offer 1.5x more stability thanks to ECS' advancements in choke technology and the high-quality raw materials that make up these chokes.

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Compared to standard chokes, ECS Hyper Alloy Choke are able to reduce heat 13% better, and they have a tolerating temperature range that is 50 degrees wider. The ECS Hyper Allow Choke also achieve much higher energy efficiency with 30% higher energy savings compared to the industry standard. With extremely wide stable operating temperatures and greater energy efficiency, ECS boards with Hyper Alloy Choke thrive in punishing overclocking and heavy power users' scenarios.

ECS's gold plated Hyper Alloy Choke are resistant to corrosion and oxidation which leads to longer and more dependable life spans. These ECS chokes are also more energy efficient, reducing power consumption and EMI (Electromagnetic Interference). This provides a safer and more stable operating environment for users.

The ECS Z77H2-A4 will be the first motherboard to benefit from the greater stability, higher efficiency, long life span of the ECS Hyper Alloy Choke. ECS will also implement their Hyper Alloy Choke technology on more boards in the future.

For more information, please visit ECS at www.ecs.com.tw

  FULL STORY @ ECS

Belkin 7-port USB 2.0 Hub F5U307-BRN Review
     Tue, Sep 04 2012 | 3:51P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In this quick review PCSTATS is looking at a really simple 7-port powered USB 2.0 hub from Belkin called the F5U307-BRN, it comes in white or brown and runs about $35 USD. The Belkin F5U307 ships with a data cable to connect it to the host computer and a 5V DC power adaptor. The 7-port hub operates at 480Mbps USB 2.0 speeds but is backwards compatible with USB 1.1 and USB 3.0 devices."

  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

Can AMD Ever Compete Against Intel Again?
     Tue, Sep 04 2012 | 2:35P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
www.pcstats.com
Recently, there were a lot of rumors that AMD reorganized its roadmap and that some late 2012 and regular 2013 parts were cancelled. Before going any forward, we can now say that some of those rumors are true.

"The history of AMD's Bulldozer architecture is a painful one. The old management lead by Hector Jesus Ruiz and Dirk Meyer deliberately delayed the arrival of K10 "Barcelona" and got usurped by Intel's Core architecture. The mad rush to the original Bulldozer caused a lot of sacrifices in design and ultimately, lead AMD engineering team to cancel the architecture in 2008. Instead of creating a master-core, AMD's engineers envisioned a multi-step approach to increase the performance of its architecture. Bulldozer was the first generation part, introducing a flexible Floating Point Unit, support for AVX, XOP, FMA4 and so on. Piledriver was envisioned as the performance improvement, followed with Steamroller which would bring "greater parallelism" - in fact, it would improve the shortcomings of the original Bulldozer, and then we have Excavator, 4th generation design which should increase performance and fight off Haswell-EP/EX in 2014."

  FULL STORY @ VR-ZONE

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