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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650Ti Video Card Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Sun, Oct 28 2012 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650Ti video card`s core clock is set to 925 MHz, has 768 CUDA cores and 4 SMX cores. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650Ti is built with low power consumption in mind, it`s max TDP is only 110W with a gaming TDP of about 80W and requires one 6-pin PCIe power connector. To keep temperatures cool, there is one 100mm low noise fan which (in our testing) puts out approx. 29dB. The GTX 650Ti`s Kepler (GK107) design GPU is 28nm and has 2.54 billion transistors. The NVIDIA Geforce GTX 650Ti is built for the budget gamer and has a starting price of $149.99. "
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

NVIDIA GTX 650 Ti (2GB OC Editions) Launch Review at HardwareHeaven.com
     Sun, Oct 28 2012 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The GTX 650 Ti is available in two models, 1GB or 2GB, and today we have a selection of overclocked 2GB models on our test bench. We will be testing the 2GB Overclocked GTX 650 Ti?s against the comparable Radeon in a selection of games including Borderlands 2, Dishonored and Battlefield 3."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Nvidia GTX 650 Ti @ LanOC Reviews
     Sun, Oct 28 2012 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, around six and a half months after the launch of the first Kepler-based GPU from Nvidia, we have the final piece to the 600 series product line. Just under a month ago we took a look at the GTX 660, and a month before that the GTX 660 Ti. Along with the GTX 660, Nvidia introduced the GTX 650. With the focus being on the GTX 660, there were only a few reviews of the GTX 650 to be found. Today we are going to take a look at the card that fits right in between the GTX 660 and the GTX 650, the GTX 650 Ti. With a price point just between the $109 of the GTX 650 and the $229 of the GTX 660, Nvidia is hoping to bring in people looking for decent performance that dont have it in their budget to throw down over $200 for a single component. Lets take a closer look."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

OCZ Vertex 4 256GB @ LanOC Reviews
     Sun, Oct 28 2012 | 9:00A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier this year I had the chance to visit the OCZ offices. While being shown the offices I could sense the excitement. At that time they finally had the Indilinx crew in the office and they were very excited about how having an in house NAND Controller and firmware production would change the future of OCZs SSD business. The first drive that Indilinx had a hand in was the OCZ Vertex 4. Today we are going to put the Vertex 4 to the test in our new benchmark suite along with a few other SATA 3 drives to see how they perform. I hope that the same excitement that I saw in the OCZ offices will equal top notch performance from their current flagship SSD."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

Patriot Intel Extreme Masters Edition 2133M
     Sun, Oct 28 2012 | 9:00A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nowadays, memory tends to be more of a battle over who can bin the tightest, as all ICs shipping for the most part are pretty much the same. In the memory market it all comes down to how you can differentiate yourself from the same old stuff that we may see every day. Patriot has the new Viper 3 series which is what this kit is part of, and carrying the Intel Extreme Masters means it went through extensive testing to prove utmost compatibility with new DDR3 motherboards and XMP easy tuning."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

[Tech ARP] BIOS Option Of The Week - Byte Merge
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 11:17P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition. Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend. This week, we will be taking a look at the *Byte Merge* setting."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

OCZ Technology: From SSDs to Layoffs @ Benchmark Reviews
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 4:34P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Once upon a time between 2004-2006, OCZ was a well-known manufacturer of high-end memory components and power supply units that sold under the motto Founded by Enthusiasts, for Enthusiasts. During the peak economy in 2007, OCZ Technology CEO Ryan Petersen proved his devotion to enthusiasts by purchasing PC Power & Cooling (May 2007), swiftly followed by elite system-builder Hypersonic PC (October 2007). Through the years that followed, OCZ`s brand name would successfully sell NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards, overclocker heatsinks, premium thermal pastes, hardcore gaming peripherals, and even a mind-controlled Neural Impulse Actuator (NIA). On March 2008, OCZ Technology revealed the industry`s first consumer Solid State Drive - the apex of their dedication towards high-performance computer hardware enthusiasts. The future looked so very bright, until stock value became the mission. As of 26 October 2012, many of the great minds behind OCZ`s enthusiast movement were without work."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

 
Silicon Power Diamond D05 Limited Edition 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Review
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 3:53P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although USB Flash Drive prices have hit an all-time low the really large capacity models (128GB and above) are still not really cheap and thus not easy to for everyone to acquire. Luckily hard disk drive prices have also dropped quite a bit lately (always compared to the prices we had due to the floods in TW) and so right now the most cost-effective way for someone to carry large data backups around are 2.5 portable HDDs and as always there are countless models out there for someone to choose from with capacities of up to 2TB. However the enclosures of most 2.5 models are quite standard in design so we rarely see something different which could blend in better with our desks. Well it seems that our friends over at Silicon Power also believe that all portable HDDs shouldn`t look the same and their latest Diamond D05 Limited Edition 500GB USB 3.0 HDD is a statement to that since it`s guaranteed to get you into the Christmas spirit."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Seasonic X-Series 1250W Gold Power Supply Review
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 1:51P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Like its X-Series predecessors, the new Seasonic X-1250 power supply incorporates several significant advances in PC power supply design that result in excellent performance, high efficiency and the ability to operate in silent-fanless mode at lower power levels. Add to that an excellent assortment of all modular cables, tight voltage regulation, clean DC outputs and you have one very good power supply."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

AMD Catalyst 12.11 Performance Analysis @ techPowerUp
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 11:46A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today AMD announced a new game bundle for their Radeon graphics cards and the new Catalyst 12.11 driver which brings performance improvements across the board. We test each card of the HD 7000 lineup in 20 games and benchmarks to verify what the new driver offers."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

EVGA Z77 FTW (Moving Beyond Overclocking) @ Techreaction.net
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 11:23A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We would like to thank EVGA for providing this feature filled monster for our scrutiny. Yeah; many say over kill, we say Ports? Can we use them? Well yes we can! Where others see brag factor, we see utility, functionality and purpose. Well, right about now you may be thinking that this board comes with all those lovely x16 slots and dual CPU 8 pin power inputs and So what? We have seen the limits of the Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge pushed. We know you can get 5 Gigahertz on air with sandy bridge and 4.7 Gigahertz+ on air with the Ivy Bridge. We know that other than minor differences that fall within the margin of error but the fact is Z77 on air, is Z77 on air. There is no competition from other companies so Z77 is it for the mainstream. We have a board with all of its papers and a proven pedigree that really never really gets to show off all of its other parts so there will be no real overclocking (everyone else can do that) this time around. We will instead focus on the strengths of the construction and component integration This board comes with the standard four SATA II ports and two SATA III provided via the Intel chipset and two more internal SATA III via Marvell internal ports, two eSATA, raid functionality based on the Intel chip, software raid through Windows and if that is not enough there are ten USB ports on the rear (4 USB 3.0 Spec) with an additional six provided by the expansion bracket (2 USB 3.0 Spec) and Dual GB LAN! We will use most of them after we get finished with the basics of the review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

Asus P8Z77 WS Review
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 11:13A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
First and foremost we know that when motherboards have the same parts installed that they are going to deliver results within a specific performance envelope. That being said the ASUS P8Z77 motherboard I have tested delivered excellent results when compared to another Z77 chipset motherboard in terms of just raw performance. Once you peel away the performance layers you have to look at the build process and the feature set used for the P8Z77 WS. As a workstation product you can guess that the feature set is decidedly oriented towards a business class environment. To that end ASUS has an initiative called 24x24 where the boards are targeted for use 24 hours a day for a solid 24 months to allow the consumer to have a a reliable platform long term."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Thecus N5550 NAS Network Storage Server @ Benchmark Reviews
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 11:06A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Thecus N5550 NAS Server is aimed right at the typical small business owner or advanced home user, by virtue of its size and form factor. It benefits from a recent tech refresh of the Intel Atom product line, has 2GB of DDR3 installed, and uses an interesting SATA/RAID controller solution. The Local Display feature means you can hook up a keyboard, mouse and video monitor directly to the NAS, for setup or media streaming duties. With five bays you can have capacity and redundancy, with RAID 5, 6, or 10, plus a hot spare. Dual GbE network ports are standard, as is a single USB 3.0 port on the front panel. Benchmark Reviews has tested several NAS products lately, ranging from simple two bay units, up to an 8-Bay NAS for the storage needs of large businesses. Let`s see how this 5-bay device compares to its competitors."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced @ LanOC Reviews
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 9:42A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
My first computer chassis was the Cooler Master Cosmos, a behemoth I lugged proudly from home to LAN party and back again. Large, full towers are what first come to my mind when I think of Cooler Master cases, despite transplanting my LAN rig into the Cooler Master Scout, which coincidently is used as an HTPC when Im home. Cooler Master has offered the Elite 100 as a mini ITX HTPC solution, but its thin, vertical form factor prevents it from dual-serving as a LAN rig. Can the Elite 120 Advanced meet both needs?"
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 1200-Watt 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply Review
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 9:25A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PC Power & Cooling does a great job of providing great performance without emptying the wallet with the new Silencer Mk III 1200W power supply."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Incipio DualPro iPhone 5 Case Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 9:05A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Incipio DualPro case turned out to be a very nice case that fit and complemented the iPhone 5 nicely. Some cases are too thick and take away from the smartphone, but that was not the situation with the DualPro. It also feels like it has the ability to protect the iPhone 5 with the two layers of protection and we love that. Silicon sleeves by themselves tend to stretch and wear out, so it is nice to have the hard shell keeping it in place..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

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