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[Tech ARP] Why Apple Maps-gate Could Have Been Avoided (Or Not) Rev. 2.0
     Tue, Oct 16 2012 | 3:42A | Web News | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The furore over the new Apple Maps doesn`t seem to be abating anytime soon. Every day, there are new articles on how the new Apple Maps has just directed someone to walk into a river, or converted the mighty Derwent River in Hobarts, Australia into a lake... This may seem like your typical fare from Apple detractors, but the fact of the matter is most of these people who are complaining are... Apple users! At the same time, there is a constant slew of articles or commentaries defending Apple Maps as anything from a good start to no one gets it right the first time. They may be right, or they may just be die-hard Apple fanatics. But it doesn`t seem like the tit-for-tat is going to end anytime soon. Even here in Tech ARP, we have different opinions on Apple Maps and how well they handled the aftermath. Let`s take a look..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Review: MSI Z77 MPower @ Ocaholic
     Mon, Oct 15 2012 | 11:17P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Do you like the design of MSI`s latest Lightning graphics cards? Then you will like this motherboard for sure. The Z77 MPower is MSI`s latest high end motherboard for Intel`s recent Ivy Bridge processors. It belongs to the Big Bang series from the manufacturer, which is well known for being their flagship model suitable for overclockers and enthusiasts. Let`s see if MSI managed to convince us with this so called Twin Frozr IV Based Design and First OC Certified motherboard."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

[Affiliates News] SilverStone Temjin TJ04-E Com puter Case Review @ APH
     Mon, Oct 15 2012 | 5:45P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The perfect midtower for those who are looking for an elegant design and a sleek side window? Read on to find out!"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

ECS Announces First AMD Golden Motherboard A85F2-A with FM2 Socket
     Mon, Oct 15 2012 | 3:26P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
www.pcstats.com

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) today reveals the newest production of Black Series with AMD FM2 chipset- Golden Limited Edition: A85F2-A GOLDEN. The ECS A85F2-A GOLDEN builds on their already strong performance of FM2 motherboards by adding a host of powerful new features in the Trinity technology platform and also adapting the exclusive gold plating technology for the strictest quality and a higher outstanding performance.

The individually-numbered, handcrafted motherboards are stunningly outfitted in cool black with gold plated key components, giving A85F2-A GOLDEN a sophisticated and classy appearance that is unprecedented in the PC motherboard industry. Key features include: World 1st AMP Technology support to take the full advantage of their unique operating design, newest graphical uEFI BIOS: EZ BIOS, with stunning user-friendly interface and easy-to-use function radically takes full advantage of the performance, high-end gaming, multi-tasking and Windows 8 support, ATI CrossFireXTM graphics support with next generation PCI Express 2.0 to achieve the ultimate in 3D gaming performance, separate 4 display output design allowing users to fully satisfy their visual quality and growing demand.

ECS A85F2-A GOLDEN is one of the most powerful and reliable motherboards for gaming solution. In the ATX format, this ECS motherboard features 2 PCIe x16 slots for graphics card upgrades and CrossFireX support, as well as 3 PCIe x1 and 2 PCI slots for different demands. Up to 64 GB of dual channel DDR3 memory can be installed in 4 DIMMs, with full maximum speed from 1866 to 2133, or up to 2600 for high-end overclocking.

Expansion and connectivity options in the A85F2-A GOLDEN include 7 SATA 6 Gb/s connectors, 6 USB 3.0 ports, 8 USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit LAN, and a eSATA 6Gb/s connectors for fast external storage. Separate HDMI, DVI, D-Sub and Display Port provide graphics output, and 8-Ch HD Audio support.

ECS A85F2-A GOLDEN is certified by ECS Nonstop Technology for the ultimate stability and reliability. ECS Nonstop Technology deliver a hassle-free computing experience by solving common PC hardware problems before they can even occur. Hardware enhancements and a strict series of specially-designed tests combine together to protect PCs and ensure that all ECS Nonstop Certified motherboards can be relied on for stability and reliability far into the future, long after competing products have failed. Nonstop features include enhanced gold plating on critical contacts, and all solid capacitors and Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection for VGA, USB, LAN and HDMI ports.

New features in this generation include support for up to 4 displays and AMD Eyefinity Multi-display Technology, and HDMI Deep Color to accurately display billions of colors, bringing a new level of realism and color accuracy. AMD Turbo Core 3 extends the Turbo Core performance boost to the GPU, and CrossFireX gives access to ultra-high performance graphics with add-on cards. Support for industry standards is also upgraded, with Open GL 4.2, DisplayPort Version 1.2, and Open CL 1.1 or later. Enhanced features are standard: like AMD Universal Video Decoder (UVD) and Video Codec Engine (VCE) for ultra-fast video encoding and decoding. The A85F2-A GOLDEN is bundled with THX TruStudio PRO which delivers the fullest audio experience for music, movies and games found in live performance and surround. Moreover, it also bundled with Norton AntiVirus software, Muzee, Cyberlink Media Suite, and the ECS iEZ utility, which includes the eBLU BIOS Live Update Utility, the eDLU Drivers Live Update Utility and the eSF Smart Fan Utility. The brand new A85F2-A GOLDEN offers the latest technology for faster, more stable performance and extreme graphics realism.

  FULL STORY @ ECS

Thermaltake Level 10 Silver Limited Edition
     Mon, Oct 15 2012 | 3:22P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
www.pcstats.com

Thermaltake Level 10 Silver Limited Edition, the future visualizing gaming station, received an internationally renowned design award, the “GOOD DESIGN Award 2012”. A total of 3,132 entries, Thermaltake Level 10 Silver Limited Edition is one of the 1,108 entries have been granted. In the previous two years, the jury for the GOOD DESIGN Award also recognised the high design quality of Thermaltake PC chassis by presenting the award to the Level 10 gaming case that began the strategic design collaboration by Thermaltake and BMW Group DesignworksUSA in 2009.

The Good Design Award believes only “design” is able to achieve both lifestyle raising and industry advancing. Thermaltake concur in this idea by driving toward the optimized mission of “delivering the perfect user experience” and build Thermaltake as “a cultural brand for the enjoyment of entertainment, e-Sports, technology and lifestyle”.

  FULL STORY @ THERMALTAKE

240GB SanDisk Extreme Sold State Drive Review
     Mon, Oct 15 2012 | 3:19P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The focus of this review is a laptop cooling pad from Glacialtech called the Igloo Pad Series R15. Like most notebook cooling stands, the device consists of an elevated, slightly angled platform with a large vented top surface and embedded fan that gently directs a constant steam of cool air at the base of the notebook."
  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

AMD Trinity Review - A10 5800K vs Core i3 3220 @ HCW
     Mon, Oct 15 2012 | 3:19P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We compare the AMD A10 5800K APU to the Core i3 3220, which is priced identically. We compare them in terms of gaming with and without a GPU, including some 'lightweight' games like Torchlight 2 and Bastion. We also see what kind of tricks we can do with overclocking AND undervolting.
  FULL STORY @ HARDCOREWARE

 
Corsair AX1200i Power Supply Review
     Mon, Oct 15 2012 | 3:19P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair has a refresh today that talks to its high end line of high power PSUs. The AX1200i comes in touting "platinum" efficiency and "an unprecedented level of monitoring and performance customization." How does the AX1200i perform out-of-the-box and does it actually bring value at its huge price?
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

[NEW!] Zalman CNPS14X Lower Noise Heatsink Review
     Mon, Oct 15 2012 | 2:02P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
www.frostytech.com

As a single fan heatsink the Zalman CNPS14X performs very well, but the higher the heat load the better the advantage there is to be gained from adding two more fans... so... Zalman include extra fan brackets for users who want to add their own 140mm fans. ;) Since this is a novel approach, Frostytech is going to test Zalman's CNPS14X heatsink in its single fan configuration (stock) and also in a three fan configuration. This way you can see how much difference there is between one and three fans. Just remember, 3x fans does not equal 3x cooling performance.

  FULL STORY @ FROSTYTECH

REVIEW: Gigabyte GTX 650 Ti OC @ PureOverclock
     Mon, Oct 15 2012 | 1:51P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today`s review here is a look at the non-reference Gigabyte GTX 650 Ti OC, a model that sports a custom cooler and a factory overclock for only $20 more than the reference design. We expect some good things from this card and Nvidia has been extremely successful with the Kepler products, so will this card measure up? Can it beat the competing Radeon cards? Let`s dive in and answer those questions and more. Click through for more."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

REVIEW: Cooler Master CM Storm Scout II @ PureOverclock
     Mon, Oct 15 2012 | 11:06A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have the opportunity to look at the new release of the Cooler Master CM Storm Scout II. If you are familiar with the CM Storm Scout series you will soon see with this review that Cooler Master has made quite a few upgrades to potentially make things easier than its previous version. As we move further along into the review we will also include some comparison shots of the old and new cases. Now, let`s dive in to see what this Cooler Master CM Storm Scout II has to offer."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

Win an 8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1600MHz DDR3 Kit @ Bigbruin.com
     Mon, Oct 15 2012 | 9:48A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Are you ready for some football? Up for grabs in week four of Bigbruin.com`s 6th Annual Pro Football Pick `Em is an 8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1600MHz DDR3 Kit!"
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN.COM

Akasa Venom Power 850 W @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Oct 15 2012 | 9:42A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Akasa enriched their Venom Power PSU series with two new models, featuring Gold efficiency. Today we will take a detailed look at the Venom 850 W which utilizes semi-modular cable design and has a strong +12V rail that can deliver up to 70 A of current, making it suitable for systems equipped with two high-end VGAs."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Micron P320h HHHL 700GB PCIe Enterprise SSD Review - Unbelievable IOPS and Absurd Endurance
     Mon, Oct 15 2012 | 9:25A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Micron P320h HHHL (Half-Height Half-Length) is a Gen 2.1 PCIe SSD capable of churning out 785K 4K random read IOPS and a little over 200K 4K random write IOPS at steady state. With Micron`s stash of SLC NAND flash memory, their custom controller, and some great command line and GUI tools, This PCIe SSD is ready to compete. Having had the P320h in our hands for several months now, it`s been a long process getting the P320h to this point, so it`s a pleasure to finally have the opportunity to see if the wait was worth it."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

ASRock Fatal1ty X79 Champion @ ocaholic
     Mon, Oct 15 2012 | 9:09A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These days all the big motherboard manufacturer have a gaming model in their portfolio. ASRock wants to win gamers hearts with their X79 Champion Fatal1ty board, which has been armed with even more features than the Professional model, a nice design, high quality components and most important: Fatal1ty`s signature!"
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

ASRock Z77 OC Formula Intel LGA 1155 @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Oct 15 2012 | 9:09A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Like a high-priced premium sports car, the ASRock Z77 OC Formula races to the finish line, equipped with XFast speed. Bred with nothing other in mind than breaking clock limits while retaining full stability, ASRock has enrolled Nick Shih, to help them design one of the best overclocking-centric products."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

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