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REVIEW: MSI GTX 650 Ti Boost Twin Frozr OC @ PureOverclock
     Sat, Apr 27 2013 | 6:39A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we?re examining the MSI GTX 650 Ti Boost Twin Frozr OC model. Talk about a mouthful try saying that three times quickly. In any event, we?ve seen several Twin Frozr models from MSI in the past, and have always come away impressed by the excellent temperatures and low noise, not to mention overclocked goodness and resulting performance. Will today prove similar? Can the MSI GTX 650 Ti Boost Twin Frozr OC shove aside the Radeon 7790 and capture the minds and hearts of budget-conscious gamers? Maybe if we?re lucky, we?ll see some unicorns and mermaid tears in the process. Melodramatics aside, let?s dive in and see how things shake out.
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

SteelSeries Apex [RAW] Gaming Keyboard Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, Apr 26 2013 | 11:45P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SteelSeries removed all the bells and whistles from the regular Apex keyboard and released a [RAW] version of the peripheral without the spare USB ports, cloth-wrapped cable, and selective illumination by zone, among other things. However, it kept the basics: 17 macro keys (that can store 34 macros), the excellent configuration software, and the stylish angled design. Let`s describe it first and then see how this less sophisticated Apex fared."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

How to Install and Configure a Dedicated PhysX Video Card @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, Apr 26 2013 | 5:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When you buy a new video card that is different from your current video card, usually you have two options: sell the old video card or leave it collecting dust inside a closet. If your old video card uses an NVIDIA graphics processor, a third option is available: install and configure it as a dedicated PhysX processor. Let`s see how this is done."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

BioShock Infinite - Performance Test @ Ocaholic
     Fri, Apr 26 2013 | 4:27P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BioShock Infinite, the third opus of the series and also the most anticipated game of this year was released about a month ago. It received metascores of 95/100 and was ofthen compared to the first BioShock being even better. Here we will not discuss about the game unfortunately, we`re mostly intesrested by the performance side. In this regard, BioShock Infinite makes use of a modified version of the well known optimised Unreal Engine 3 with DirectX 11 support."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Intel Chipset Codenames Cross-Reference Table @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, Apr 26 2013 | 12:34P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Even for those of us that work daily in the high-tech industry it is hard to keep track of all the codenames Intel uses for their chipsets and then trying to remember what commercial name Intel gave each one. For the average user it is really complicated trying to understand exactly what product an article or review posted on an enthusiast-oriented media is talking about, especially when they are using the codename instead of the final product name. In order to help everybody out there (including ourselves), we decided to compile a series of quick cross-reference tables containing all the codenames Intel uses for their chipsets and the actual product name. Enjoy."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

ASUS RAIDR 240 GB - Picture Madness @ Ocaholic
     Fri, Apr 26 2013 | 12:22P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the RAIDR ASUS has their first ever SSD in their portfolio. The company decided to develop this enthusiast product under their ROG brand and what you get is quite a decent little PCI Express SSD. There are two SandForce SF-2281 controllers and 240 Gigabyte of Toggle NAND from Toshiba, which should boast up to 830 MB/s sequential read and up to 810 MB/s sequential write speeds. Regarding random IOPS, ASUS claim the drive can hit up to 100`000 for both random read as well as random write. We didn`t want to waist any time and took a few pictures from this little baby."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook - BCCHardware
     Fri, Apr 26 2013 | 9:59A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most Ultrabooks are a brushed aluminum, but the X1 Carbon has used the traditional ThinkPad matte black design. At first I wasn`t overly impressed as is wasn`t all shiny, but after a couple days of comparing it side by side with other Ultrabooks I began to really appreciate the fact that I wasn`t having to wipe fingerprints off of it every few minutes. . ."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

 
REVIEW: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7790 @ PureOverclock
     Fri, Apr 26 2013 | 6:39A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“We’re examining the Gigabyte HD 7790. It comes with a sleek little cooler and a factory overclock. What’s particularly enticing is this Gigabyte card qualifies for an AMD promotional offer that tosses in an A+ gaming title in Bioshock Infinite worth $60 into the package. That sounds like a great deal, even if the performance isn’t terribly groundshaking as a more budget-oriented card. Let’s take a closer look at the Gigabyte HD 7790 and see how it fares.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

SSD Charts: 62 SSDs - Crucial M500 480 GB @ Ocaholic
     Thu, Apr 25 2013 | 11:45P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding 62 different SSDs. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right SSD."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Gigabyte GA-6PXSV3 Review @ Ocaholic
     Thu, Apr 25 2013 | 5:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are going to have a look at a new workstation oriented motherboard from Gigabyte. The GA-6PXSV3 is one of the very few LGA2011 motherboard powered by an Intel C604 chipset with ATX form factor. It supports Intel Xeon E5-1600/2600 processors as well as Intel Core series CPUs and NVIDIA/AMD SLI/CrossFire. Last but not least Gigabyte is the only manufacturer to offer WS motherboards with high capacity ECC memory support running at DDR3-1600 MHz. In our case the GA-6PXSV3 is able to drive eight 16GB ECC modules (128GB in total) at DDR3-1600 MHz."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

AZiO Levetron GH808 USB Gaming Headset @ Benchmark Reviews
     Thu, Apr 25 2013 | 4:27P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It is widely believed that gaming headsets provide a much more immersive, captivating gaming experience than a speaker set up. They are also great in environments where the people around you don`t fancy hearing deafening gunfire and explosions. Gaming headsets generally come in 3 different forms: wired 3.5mm headsets ,wired USB headsets and wireless headsets. One tends to usually decide which of these types to buy before considering things like 7.1 surround, Dolby audio, noise cancellation, etc. 3.5 mm and wireless headsets immediately present compelling features: the former can be used in tandem with a quality soundcard to produce sublime audio output, the latter frees the user from the burden of cables. We are left to investigate the advantages of buying a USB headset, and observe how they compare to the rest. In this article, Benchmark Reviews will test the AZiO Levetron GH808 Gaming Headset and see if it is a viable option for an enhanced audio experience..."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

ViewSonic TD2340 23in Touchscreen Display Video Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, Apr 25 2013 | 12:49P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ViewSonic TD2340 23in Touchscreen Display Video Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Today Kaeyi Dream takes a look at the ViewSonic TD2340 Touch-screen LCD Display. Check it out!"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Inside Look: Guild Wars 2 March Patch @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Apr 25 2013 | 12:34P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The March patch was somewhat disappointing as far as content, with the Living Story quests being lackluster at best. What had the potential to be extremely unique and exciting, was once again turned into a grind-like process with nothing new to really add to the story since implementation. The world vs world patch did manage to alleviate the culling issues found when large groups would be present in any of the games player vs player and world vs world content, however the unique abilities that each person can spec into are hardly worth the time, energy and effort necessary to achieve them. It seems as if Arenanet has a skeleton crew working on content for the game, and the much anticipated ascended gear/weapons arent anywhere to be found."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Review @ Vortez
     Thu, Apr 25 2013 | 12:22P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Mini-ITX platform becoming ever popular with builders and enthusiasts alike, lots of people ask the question, does the small size mean it`s not as powerful as an ATX counterpart? Well this is simply not the case as manufacturers have gone leaps and bounds in providing high performing Mini-ITX solutions without sacrificing quality and features."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Intel Xeon 2013 update - A bit later but a bit better too
     Thu, Apr 25 2013 | 9:59A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Too bad that Intel is having no significant competition on the server/workstation front, so no need to rush either - the Ivy Bridge based Xeon E5 and E7 processors are finally rolling out towards the end this year, but with more cores than originally expected. Meanwhile, the Xeon Phi MIC/co-processor/accelerator gets segmented into more SKUs and a new stepping that clocks things up to 1.238 GHz (from 1.1GHz) with roughly the same TDP and form factor."
  FULL STORY @ VR-ZONE.COM

Resident Evil 6 - Too Much Action for Horror? @ Techgage
     Thu, Apr 25 2013 | 6:39A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Resident Evil series has been at the forefront of horror games since its first game on the PlayStation in 1996. Does this latest Resident Evil maintain the same level of creativity and bouts of genuine horror, or does it prove that the game has become a follower rather than a leader?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

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