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Transcend SSD720 128GB SSD – modern SandForce
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Transcend's decision to disable RAISE on the SSD720 was a good one in our opinion. The minute chance that a single chip will malfunction does not outweigh the advantage of having the extra 8 GB available. We assume of course that you frequently make back-ups of your data. The choice of Sandisk memory chips seems to have little impact on the performance. In some benchmarks the SSD720 performs very well, such as in PCMark Vantage, while in others a bit below average. Performance-wise this is a bit of a dime-a-dozen SandForce SSD. The price is a little on the high side, as most SandForce-based SSDs are more affordable. Especially since Transcend has made the 8 GB available, the price per gigabyte should be lower instead of higher than average. It makes the Transcend SSD720 128GB a good SSD, but one for which there are more affordable alternatives
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Corsair Force GS 240 GB review
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair Force GS 240 GB is an excellent SSD. Now that the problems with SandForce belong to the past with the arrival of firmware version 5, there is no reason not to buy this solid state drive. In terms of performance the Force GS is one of the fastest SSDs currently around. The Force GS gets the Hardware.Info Silver Award, simply because it's a great SSD. Since prices keep changing in the world of SSDs, take advantage of the price comparison tool on our site to make sure you get the best deal.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Lenovo IdeaPad U410 Ultrabook Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 4:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lenovo IdeaPad U410 Ultrabook Review @ HardwareHeaven.com One of the latest systems to be released in the Ultrabook category is Lenovo`s U410 which has a hefty advertising campaign behind it and GeForce GPU inside. Today we have one on our test bench and will see how it compares to the last generation system to see what the Lenovo offers in real world use."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Buffalo TeraStation Pro Duo WSS review
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 4:00P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Are you looking for a complete package for your business Windows network, and you're not too excited by a NAS based on Linux? Then the Buffalo TeraStation Pro Duo WSS may just be the ticket for you. All you basically need to do is to take it out of the box, connect it to your network and you can get started. This simple approach is definitely an advantage in business environments. This product really fits in an environment that's standardised around Windows Server, and is perfect if you need an extra file server or extra back-up options. The price of the 4TB Buffalo TeraStation Pro Duo WSS is around £835, which is £260 less than the more advanced Buffalo TeraStation 5200 with the same capacity but with Linux. A big chunk of the price difference undoubtedly goes to Microsoft.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

[Tech ARP] Mobile CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 8.8
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 11:59A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are so many mobile CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different models or even remember their specifications! Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various mobile CPUs in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete. Currently covering *759 mobile CPUs*, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare *up to 19 different specifications*for each and every CPU! Here are the latest updates in Revision 8.8 : *- Added the AMD A10-4655M quad-core processor. - Added the AMD A10-4600M quad-core processor. - Added the AMD A8-4500M quad-core processor. - Added the AMD A6-4455M dual-core processor. - Added the AMD A6-4400M dual-core processor. - Added the AMD A4-4300M dual-core processor. - Added the AMD R-464L quad-core processor. - Added the AMD R-460L quad-core processor. - Added the AMD R-460H quad-core processor. - Added the AMD R-452L quad-core processor. - Added the AMD R-272F dual-core processor. - Added the AMD R-268D dual-core processor. - Added the AMD R-260H dual-core processor. - Added the AMD R-252F dual-core processor. - Corrected the Level 1 Cache specifications for the AMD A8-3500 series of quad-core processors. - Corrected the Level 1 Cache specifications for the AMD A6-3400 series of quad-core processors.*"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Synology DS213 Review @ Vortez
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 11:58A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Yesterday Synology announced the DS213; their new 2-bay NAS for 2013 - today we have a review of this new release. We have been impressed by Synology`s products in the past here at Vortez and today we are expecting to see another outstanding product."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

MSI Big Bang Z77 Mpower review
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 11:55A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we test the Z77 MPower version, which as you`ll notice is a pleasant upgrade from their Z77A-GD65 motherboard -- yet with an improved CPU VRM, more friendly warranties and a new black and yellow color-scheme which merges the Lightning series graphics cards and these motherboards a little closer together. Have a peek at what was just released, this is the MSI Big Bang Z77 MPower motherboard. You just have to be impressed by the overall looks ... Read the review here"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

 
AMD Unveils Steamroller Improvements
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 11:52A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ah, the end of August. School is about to start. American college football is about to get underway. Hot Chips is now in full swing. I guess the end of August caters to all sorts of people. For the people who are most interested in Hot Chips, the amount of information on next generation CPU architectures is something to really look forward to. AMD is taking this opportunity to give us a few tantalizing bits of information about their next generation Steamroller core which will be introduced with the codenamed ?Kaveri? APU due out in 2013."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

NVIDIA SLI: GeForce GTX 660 Ti vs GTX 670 @ Benchmark Reviews
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 10:39A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Back in May (2012) NVIDIA released their $400 GeForce GTX 670 video card, securing the number two position in their single-GPU product stack. Just three short months later, the GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics card arrived to market and filled store shelves at the $300 price point. With a substantial $100 price difference between these two product, consumers might (incorrectly) presume there`s a significant difference in hardware or performance. To the surprise of many, the GeForce GTX 670 and GTX 660 Ti are nearly the same card. Both feature identical 28nm NVIDIA `Kepler` GK104 graphics processors, complete with 1344 CUDA cores all clocked to identical 915 MHz core and 980 Boost speeds. Additionally, the GTX 670 and GTX 660 Ti also feature the exact same 2GB GDDR5 video memory buffer, clocked to 1502 MHz on both cards. The only physical difference between these two products resides in the memory subsystem: GeForce GTX 670 receives four 64-bit controllers (256-bit total bandwidth) while GeForce GTX 660 Ti is designed with three memory controllers (192-bit bandwidth). So does this amount to any real differences in video game performance?"
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Incipio Samsung Galaxy S3 SILICRYLIC DualPro Case @ Techreaction.net
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 9:39A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With as expensive as smart phones are these days and just how unwilling phone companies are to replace broken phones, it would be crazy not to have some sort of protection on it. Blending a silicone core with a hard outer shell gives the SILICRYLIC DualPro protective grip. The DualPro ensures quality protection for your Samsung Galaxy S III, which we will be testing it on today. Complete access to all ports and buttons are available with this custom case. The SILICRYLIC DualPro comes in four colors: black/black, pink/black, yellow/black, and gray/black."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

CM Storm Headset Round-up Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 9:34A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
/ /The CM Storm Ceres 400 is a stereo gaming headset carrying an MSRP of $39.99. The Ceres 400 is equipped with 40mm drivers for competitive performance and an integrated noise-canceling microphone for clear chat communication over heavy online firefights. The CM Storm Sonuz on the other hand has a pair of massive 53mm drivers for pulse pounding, bass heavy action and a detachable microphone for ergonomic flexibility retailing for $69.99. Representing the top tier in CM Storm`s lineup is the Sirus headset which features true 5.1 surround capability through four independent drivers for the front, center, rear and sub as well as a bundled USB external audio processor which Cooler Master dubs the tactical mixing console, processing independent channels and provides desktop control functions at users` disposal mid-game. All three CM Storm headsets come with a two year warranty and are available worldwide.///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

AMD Announces FirePro S-series: S9000 and S7000 @ Rage3D.com
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 9:32A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* AMD introduces GCN into the Datacenter with New FirePro S-series cards for professional graphics, virtualization and GPU compute at VMWorld 2012"
  FULL STORY @ RAGE3D.COM

Palit GEFORCE GTX 660 Ti 2GB JetStream Overclocked Video Card Review
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 9:20A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Palit released the new NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 660 Ti under its most recent JetStream label. We check out what it`s all about."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti SC review
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 9:14A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have another GeForce GTX 660 Ti review for you today as we`ll put the GeForce GTX 660 Ti from EVGA to the test, it`s their factory clocked version, the GeForce GTX 660 Ti SuperClocked (SC) version. So it isn`t hard to understand that the factory overclocked GeForce 660 Ti SKUs will run fairly close to the GeForce GTX 670 (reference clocked) and maybe Let`s have a peek. "
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Test: What about your Intel Core 2 Quad? - Gaming Performance HD 7970 @ Ocaholic
     Thu, Aug 30 2012 | 4:10P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Here we go, a lot of people asked me to test an Intel Core 2 Quad under recent 3D games with an HD 7970 so here is what I did. Like for the Core2Duo test we published last week, I chose the most popular processor which in this case is the Intel C2Q Q6600. However this time we did not simply test it at stock frequency, we overclocked it to 3.0 GHz. Why 3.0 GHz only one would ask, well that way I was able to use exactly the same BIOS settings I did use for the C2D E8400. Just kidding, the main reason is that to run this processor fully stable at 3.0 GHz you don`t need any voltage increase and you can use a default bus speed which is 333 MHz FSB in this case. Enough talking, let`s see how the Core2Quad Q6600 clocked at 3 GHz will perform against today`s processors like the i7 3770K and FX-8150 under heavy 3D workloads conditions such as Benchmarks and recent Games with highest graphics settings possible at a resolution of 1920x1080. Let`s get it started!"
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Vapor-X OC with Boost Video Card Review
     Thu, Aug 30 2012 | 4:08P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD continue to battle new NVIDIA GEFORCE models with new variations of its Radeon video cards. Today we check out the new Radeon HD 7950 Boost from Sapphire."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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