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Low-End NVIDIA/AMD GPU Comparison On Open-Source Drivers
     Wed, Mar 13 2013 | 10:20A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For those looking to purchase a low or mid-range graphics card for use with the open-source graphics drivers -- rather than being bound by NVIDIA`s proprietary driver or AMD`s Catalyst -- here`s a comparison of nine different discrete graphics cards when benchmarked by the open-source drivers."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 1000 Watt PSU Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Mar 13 2013 | 10:19A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
be quiet! is bursting into the US market with the Dark Power Pro 10 1000W PSU aimed at the enthusiast builder. The be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 exudes upper echelon quality in every aspect, from its selectable single/multi-rail operation for 12v, 80+ Gold efficiency and modular design right down to the embossed aluminum name plates and top quality 135mm Silent Wings fan. The Dark Power Pro 10 is modular in all cables excepting the permanently attached 24-pin motherboard cable and offers an array of cables to aid in simple routing. All cables are black sleeved, and included cables feature a total of eight 6+2 pin PCIe, dual CPU power capabilities, eleven SATA and nine 4-pin connectors. Added to this, the built in fan controller of the Dark Power Pro 10 1000W can also power and control four 3-pin case fans along with the internal 135mm fan. The Dark Power Pro 10 boasts 93% efficiency to go along with C6 capabilities and meets ErP 2013 Guidelines and Energy Star 5.0. Backing the Dark Power Pro 10 1000W is a 5-year warranty from be quiet!."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

How to Maximize Storage Space Guide
     Wed, Mar 13 2013 | 9:53A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When I installed 8 GB more RAM in my machine, Windows swelled the pagefile to match the 12 GB of total RAM and it took all of that from the my OS drive. To keep that drive lean, I went into the Performance Settings, which is under the Advanced tab of the computer`s properties, next to the System Protection tab, and changed the settings. Like the restore points, you are able to control the amount of space allocated for the pagefile and the specific drive the pagefile is stored on. Instead of keeping it on a small SSD, it may be wise to move it over to a larger but slower HDD."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

ECS A85F2-A Golden for AMD Socket FM2 APUs @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Mar 13 2013 | 9:19A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Dropped like a block of gold on your foot, the ECS A85F2-A Golden arrived on my doorstep, nearly blinding me with its flashy package. The ECS A85F2-A Deluxe is ECS`s high-end AMD APU offering right now, and it is sure to add that bling to any new AMD APU build."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

ASUS Vivobook S500CA 15.6 inch Ultrabook Review @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Mar 13 2013 | 9:16A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Are you looking for an affordable Intel Ultrabook that features Windows 8 with Touch? The ASUS VivoBook S500 just launched this week and is an entry level 15.4 Intel Ultrabook that is loaded with features and costs under $700 shipped. Read on to see how the ASUS VivoBook S500 Ultrabook performs with an Intel Core i5-3317U processor, 6GB DDR3 memory, 500GB 5400RPM hard drive and 24GB SSD for caching purposes."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Sony Xperia Tablet S Review
     Wed, Mar 13 2013 | 7:05A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take a look at Sony`s Xperia Tablet S, the first Sony tablet to enter the TweakTown labs. Has it got what it takes to earn your hard-earned dollars?"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Powercolor HD 7870 Myst Edition @ Bjorn3D
     Tue, Mar 12 2013 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Powercolor has been a lesser-seen name in the GPU market but their primary focus is AMD based GPUs since their creation in 1997. Today we have the HD7870 MYST Edition card which is based on the new Tahiti LE GPU, so lets see what exactly this thing can do."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

 
Patriot Gauntlet Node Wireless Enclosure Review
     Tue, Mar 12 2013 | 3:23P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tablets and large smartphones (some even look like tablets) have taken a very large share of the market and according to analysts that number will increase many times over in the following years. Personally i use smartphones as intended and that`s just for calls, checking my emails and surfing the web when i have no other choice and as for tablets well i don`t really like using them that much and in all likelihood that will not change until manufacturers actually make tablets powerful enough to compete with laptops. Still laptops, tablets and smartphones alike use Wi-Fi connectivity and due to the limited storage capacity of the last two (tablets/smartphones) and the increasing data storage needs it was just a matter of time before someone introduced a Wi-Fi enabled external HDD enclosure in the market (much like the Kingston Wi-Drive but quite cheaper in regards to $/GB). Well Patriot did exactly that and so today we will be testing their GAUNTLET NODE Wireless Enclosure for 2.5 HDD/SSD."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

OCZ Vector 256GB SATA III 2.5 SSD Review @ Madshrimps
     Tue, Mar 12 2013 | 3:13P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Vector is one of the latest products from OCZ, sports an in-house Indilinx Barefoot 3 NAND controller and has succeeded to surpass most of the SSDs we have tested so far."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

CeBIT 2013 Event Gallery and Video Interviews @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Tue, Mar 12 2013 | 12:04P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
CeBIT 2013 Event Gallery and Video Interviews @ HardwareHeaven.com This week HardwareHeaven headed over to Germany to attend the annual CeBIT trade event, here we have some interviews conducted by Kaeyi for HardwareHeaven and a gallery of the event. Enjoy!"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

2013 AMD Mobile APU (Richland) @ Bjorn3D
     Tue, Mar 12 2013 | 11:55A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, AMD kicks off 2013 with the launch of Richland, the successor of the Trinity APU. The company launched four mobile APUs with 35W TDP designed for performance notebook. Architecturally, Richland is identical to Trinity as both APUs are based on the Piledriver CPU cores and Southern Island GPU cores. With Richland, AMD has bumped the clockspeed on the CPU and the GPU and improved upon the Turbo Core technology. In addition, AMD has worked with software vendors to provide facial recognition and gesture support that leverage on their GPU computing power."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

[Affiliates News] Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Hands O n KNOX Overview @ APH
     Tue, Mar 12 2013 | 11:53A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
APH Networks met up with Philippe Lozier (Director, Business Solution Group) and Steven Cull (Alliance Manager, Business Solution Group) at Samsung Canada to discuss Samsung KNOX as well as the new Galaxy Note 8."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Kingston 10th Anniversary HyperX 16GB 2133MHz DDR3 Review @ Vortez
     Tue, Mar 12 2013 | 10:28A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As the name suggests, Kingston have been churning out their HyperX range of memory kits for 10 years now and are proven leaders in the highly contested memory market. The kit on review today is a celebration of that fact. Weighing in at a speedy 2133MHz the kit arrives with sleek yet stylish special edition silver heat spreaders that are bound to stand out in any system."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Lian Li PC-7HX @ LanOC Reviews
     Tue, Mar 12 2013 | 10:20A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A number of Lian Li chassis have made their way through the offices of LanOC. Each time they manage to surprise and impress us with something new or innovative. Today we get to take a look at their new PC-7HX mid tower chassis and see how it compares, not only to their own cases, but also to those of competitors. We expect it to have the same Lian Li quality that we have come to expect, but will this be your next case? Lets find out."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

Gigabyte Z77X-UP4 TH Review @ Ocaholic
     Tue, Mar 12 2013 | 9:53A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Z77X-UP4 TH, Gigabyte has a motherboard in its portfolio, which ships with a solid power design and an onboard Thunderbolt interface. Furthermore there is an attractive price tag, which is very competitively chosen and other manufacturers have a hard time beating this offer."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Dell XPS 12 Convertible Ultrabook Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Tue, Mar 12 2013 | 9:19A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the release of Windows 8, Dell has quickly followed up with their XPS 12, a notebook which can also moonlight as a 12 tablet by way of an innovative flip mechanism. However, is Dell trying to cover too many bases at once? Can the XPS 12 offer the best of both worlds or is this a jack of all trades but master of none?"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

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