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Mini-ITX motherboards review - Part 2: AMD Socket FM1
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 12:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS P8Z77I-Deluxe is perhaps the most comprehensive mini-ITX board that we've seen. Features include PCI-Express x16, 2x DDR3, 2x SATA600, 2x SATA300, 2x eSATA, Intel-based Gigabit LAN and a Realtek ALC898 audio codec. The mini-PCIe slot is filled with a combined 802.11n WLAN and Bluetooth adapter. What's different about this board is that ASUS put the CPU power supply on a separate PCB, which made room for eight phases and improves overclockability and energy-efficiency.
  FULL STORY @ MOTHERBOARDS

AMD A10-5800K (Trinity) and FX-8350 (Vishera) Joint CPU Review
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 11:49A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take a look at the Trinity based A10-5800K and Vishera FX-8350 processors from AMD and see how they do in terms of all important performance."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

TP-LINK TL-WDR4300 Router @ Rbmods
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 11:46A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will have a look at two devices from TP-LINK which are the TL-WDR4300 and the TL-WDN3200."
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.COM

Olympus SP-620UZ Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 11:23A | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Olympus SP-620UZ is an affordable, compact (but not pocket size) superzoom camera with a 21x zoom lens. It`s affordably priced, but not as refined as its pricier competition. It offers strong performance to go with that 21x zoom lens but the LCD is low-res and video recording is limited to 720p."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Kingwin Power Force 850W Power Supply Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 11:16A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingwin has some really great power supplies in their Lazer Gold and Lazer Platinum series, but at the end of the day not everyone wants to dish out the cash for an 80PLUS Platinum certified power supply. Dont worry though Kingwin has the mainstream covered as well. Today we are going to be taking a look at the Kingwin Power Force PF-850 850W power supply which features an 80PLUS Bronze certification, modular cables and a 5 year warranty. Read on as we take a look! Happy Thanksgiving!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

AMDs New Catalyst Linux Driver Isnt Too Good
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 9:57A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week marked the release of a new AMD Catalyst Linux driver beta that was intended to improve the AMD Radeon OpenGL performance. AMD said this updated closed-source Linux graphics driver would bring significant performance improvements for Valve`s recently ported Left 4 Dead 2 Linux game. Curious about AMD Linux OpenGL performance improvements elsewhere, I ran some benchmarks of this new driver on several different graphics cards. Unfortunately, the performance improvements aren`t too widespread and there`s other problems making this beta driver not appealing."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Is There a Touchable Windows 8 Laptop For You?
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 9:03A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you’ve played around a bit with Windows 8, you know it’s just one of those things that needs to be touched. A mouse is okay, a trackpad gets by, but don’t-call-it-Metro begs to be touched. The live tiles and lengthy Start screen are designed for just that, and nothing else truly satisfies. While manufacturers haven’t exactly flooded the market with touch-enabled laptops, there are some good options out there already. Expect a crush of touchable Windows 8 machines at CES early next year, but for those shopping this holiday, we have cherry picked the best touch-enabled, Windows 8 laptops.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

 
Call of Duty: Black Ops II GPU & CPU Performance
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For Call of Duty fans, developer Treyarch just delivered an early Christmas present when they released Black Ops II this week. As the ninth game in the Call of Duty franchise and the sequel to the 2010 game Black Ops, we are hoping to see something meaningfully new from Black Ops II. But as usual, our main concern from a performance article perspective has to do with the game engine which has been slow to evolve over the years. The key changes to the game engine include a new technology called "reveal mapping" and HDR lighting. On paper the upgrade also calls for the move to the DirectX 11 API for the PC version of the game. This means PC gamers should enjoy better visuals when compared to those using console versions.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

[Tech ARP] Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 25.6
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Covering *523 desktop graphics cards*, this comprehensive comparison allows you to easily compare *23 different specifications*for each and every card. If you need to find out about the specification of any card, just come over and check out our Desktop Graphics Comparison Guide. We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates. Here are the latest updates in Revision 25.6 : *- Added the Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) - 6 EUs (1050 MHz) integrated graphics. - Added 2 new CPU models to the Intel HD Graphics - 6 EUs (1100 MHz). - Added 3 new CPU models to the Intel HD Graphics - 6 EUs (1000 MHz). - Updated the OpenGL Support specification for the Intel HD Graphics 4000 series of integrated graphics. - Updated the OpenGL Support specification for the Intel HD Graphics 2500 series of integrated graphics. - Corrected the Pixel Fill Rate specification for the Intel HD Graphics - 6 EUs (1000 MHz). - Removed the Intel HD Graphics - 6 EUs (1050 MHz). - Removed the Intel HD Graphics - 6 EUs (950 MHz). - Removed the Intel HD Graphics - 6 EUs (800 MHz).*"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

The Best SSD for Less Than $100?
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Computers relying solely on age old hard disk drive technology should be deemed a thing of the past. Mechanical devices suffer from slow response times, so if and when performance matters, spending a small amount of money on upgrading a PC's boot drive could pay off enough to render other potential upgrades useless. But of course, the major issue with SSD adoption over the past few years has been price, the astronomically high price when you are counting in hundreds of gigabytes. In today's comparison review we are going to look at 8 popular SSDs that cost $100 or less and feature capacities of up to 128GB.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

How to Change the Start Screen Background in Windows 8
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 9:00A | Tips | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Windows 8’s new Start screen has been hotly debated since the operating system launched in preview mode earlier this year. Acknowledged by some as a bold step into the tablet market, and criticized by many others who prefer the familiar desktop experience, the new 'Modern UI Style' home is here to stay. But beyond not offering a way to bypass this screen (not without the help of third-party utilities), surprisingly Microsoft is also limiting your options when it comes to customizing the Start screen's appearance. You can choose from a couple color schemes and 10 stock background images, but that's about it. Thank you.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Kingston Class 10 128GB SDXC Card Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 8:56A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The 128GB Kingston SDXC card has been evaluated to write at speeds above 14MB/s and read at speeds approaching 40MB/s. This is pretty good performance, but its by no means the fastest card. Serious photographers may be interested in seeing that write speed higher to ensure that their technnology doesn`t keep them from getting the shots they want!"
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN.COM

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 8:56A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is almost everything we want in a hybrid ultrabook. As an ultrabook, the Yoga 13 offers an uncompromised computing experience, while wedding Windows 8 with the touch screen it deserves, and delivering performance that will keep you satisfied at work and play. But as a tablet, it falters."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset @ Benchmark Reviews
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 8:56A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A great headset will change the way you think about sound. It all started when I upgraded to a Sapphire Radeon 7970. As it turns out, this dual-slot graphics card extended just enough to prevent the installation of my aftermarket sound card in the only remaining PCI slot. The Razer Carcharias headset I was using just didn`t sound the same with onboard sound, so it was off to find another solution - so I returned the 7970 and all was good. HA! Like any of us here at Benchmark Reviews would miss out on a perfectly valid chance to upgrade... Truth be told, I still felt like something was missing in my computing experience, so I set out to find another headset that would enhance the audio I enjoy - a worthy compliment to the enhanced visuals afforded by the Radeon 7970. That brings us to the Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset - ladies and gentlemen, lend me your ears..."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Matias Quiet Pro Keyboard for Mac Review @ Madshrimps
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 8:56A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Quiet Pro keyboard from Matias impresses with it`s newly designed switches, which produce less noise, maintain a tactile feedback and is equipped with anti-ghosting capabili"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 8:56A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In Windows 8, it`s still true that Internet Explorer 10, leads a double life. You can run it as a new-style full screen app or you can run it in the traditional Windows desktop view. Underneath, however, both of these as well as the Windows 7 edition use the same rendering engine. Currenty, the Windows 7 version is dubbed a preview, and it`s available for download."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

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