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The Secret World PC Technical Review @ Rage3D.com
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 11:50A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review Funcom`s latest MMORPG The Secret World and see how it stacks up as a PC exclusive.*"
  FULL STORY @ RAGE3D.COM

Kingston FCR-HS3 and FCR-MLG3 USB 3.0 Flash Card Readers Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 11:36A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Kingston FCR-HS3 and FCR-MLG3 USB 3.0 Flash Card readers make sure transfer speeds stay current. The FCR-HS3 and FCR-MLG3 are fully compatible with the latest class 10 and UHS-I flash storage. Both use USB 3.0 specification. USB 3.0 ensures a maximum transfer rate of 5Gb/s. The FCR-HS3 features an ultra portable, metal construction. There is a built-in LED indicator. The FCR-HS3 had complete compatibility with a 19-in-1 flash card format design. Its little brother, the FCR-MLG3, features a much smaller portable size. The FCR-MLG3 uses a 7-in-1 flash card compatibility design. The sides of the FCR-MLG3 retract to protect the interfaces on both sides.///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

HD 7970 Gaming Performance: AMD Catalyst 12.6 WHQL & 12.7 Beta @ Ocaholic
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 11:14A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week AMD released two interesting drivers for their graphics cards. First of all the Catalyst 12.6 WHQL, remember the last WHQL they released were the Catalyst 12.4 from April. Then you have the Catalyst 12.7 Beta, official this time (the ones we tested last were unofficial ones). Therefore we are curious to see how these latest drivers will peform under our game/benchmark parcours using the Radeon HD 7970."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

EVGA Z77 FTW review
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 10:51A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the EVGA Z77 FTW motherboard. As always EVGA separates itself from the herd by manufacturing a motherboards that might not be the most pleasing one to the eyes, but does make technology that will raise the heartbeat of many enthusiast PC aficionado`s. The motherboard also comes with triple BIOS, Clear CMOS, Power and Reset buttons. Along with its 100% solid state capacitors, EVGA Dummy OC tech and EVGA E-LEET Tuning support. 5 x16 PCie slots -- that will boil down to four x8 gen 3.0 with an added PLX (+16 lanes Gen 3.0) chip so the board also supports quad SLI and Crossfir. Read the review here"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Corsair Obsidian 550D Mid-tower Case Review @ TechwareLabs
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 10:29A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair started out with a solid reputation for high performance RAM. Since then, they`ve branched out into other areas, maintaining a consistent reputation for quality that few can match. Today, we`ll be looking at one of their latest offerings in the Obsidian line of computer cases, the Obsidian 550D. A mid-tower case focused on quiet performance, the 550D has several interesting features that we`ll be exploring in-depth."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

Corsair Force 3 240GB Laptop Upgrade Kit @ Pro-Clockers
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 10:07A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many SSD manufacturers offer some form of upgrade kits for laptops. And Corsair is no different. Providing the user with not only the drive but cabling and software not only to transfer your data but you whole Windows installation over to the new drive. This makes the entire installation process much shorter not having to go through the Windows install. Tagline: Corsair Force 3 240GB SSD"
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

Audyssey Lower East Side Media Speakers System Review
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 9:52A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I first started paying extra attention to speaker systems back in 1998 when i received the DVD-ROM/MPEG Decoder card bundle by Creative labs called the Encore DXR2 which back then was pretty much the best and perhaps only way for someone to watch DVD`s with the highest possible A/V quality. Of course it goes without saying that i matched the Encore DXR2 bundle with the only mid-end 5.1 Dolby surround compatible speaker set i could find for just under $400 (i think it was manufactured by TEAC). Since then however although Ive used and tested several 5.1/7.1 Dolby/DTS surround sets from various manufacturers like SONY, Yamaha, Tannoy, Klipsch, Crystal Audio and Logitech i have to admit that not many 2/2.1 speaker sets have made it into my house and/or my lab (the only ones i can recall reached my lab just over a year ago and were manufactured by Scythe and Sandberg). Today we are going to take a look at a dual speaker set manufactured by Audyssey, a company which may not be well-known by most of you but according to several professionals around the world they are considered to be amongst the best at what they do right next to legendary manufacturers like BOSE."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

 
CM QuickFire Pro Mechanical Keyboard - BCCHardware
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 9:45A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Once it was fully unboxed, I noticed the QuickFire Pro is heaver than any other keyboard I have seen. It is about twice as heavy as the keyboard I was using previously. The CM Storm QuickFire Pro weighs 2.86lbs(1300g). Think of that in terms of bacon... That`s almost three packages of your favorite sliced heaven. . ."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

ASUS GTX 670 DirectCu II TOP Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 9:22A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS` new GTX 670 DirectCu II Top is one of the highest clocked GTX 670 cards on the market but there`s much more than just GTX 680-like performance. It uses an excellent dual slot cooler and boasts upgraded components but with some fierce competition to contend with, is its $30 premium over the reference design really worth it?* *"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Antec ISK110 VESA Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 9:21A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Antec ISK110 VESA is a tiny case for Mini-ITX motherboards, targeted to users who want a small computer that won`t take up any space on their desktop. In fact, the ISK110 VESA can be attached to the back of your video monitor, so it won`t take up any space on your workspace and it will also be hidden from view. Let`s check it out."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

ASUS Maximus V Formula review
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 9:16A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the ASUS Maximus V Formula.The Formula series equals style, features and highly tweakable motherboards -- all made with the ROG (Replublic of Gamers) backing it up. What defines the Formula the best however is that the heat sinks are in fact waterblocks, the Maximus V Formula can be used on both air and water as the Maximus V Formula eliminates heat with a unique aluminum-finned heatsink that combines an all-copper water channel and heatpipe in one. Read the review here"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

XBMCs Thoughts On XvBA: AMD Catalyst Has Problems
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 9:10A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s not only NVIDIA with Linux problems that cause upstream developers to publicly bash companies (i.e. Linus Torvalds calling NVIDIA the worst company ever), but AMD has come under scrutiny too. The developers of the popular cross-platform XBMC multimedia project shared a little story about enthusiasm, hope, and disappointment. In this guest posting by Peter Frhberger on Phoronix, XvBA is what is principally talked about, which is AMD`s lead choice for video acceleration when using their proprietary Catalyst driver. Unfortunately the XBMC developers aren`t too happy about the state of video acceleration using AMD`s Catalyst driver for Radeon graphics hardware, hence why they have reached out to Phoronix with this rather lengthy public message. Whether AMD even cares about Linux users and when XvBA will support missing functionality are among their open questions for AMD."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Inside the Card-That-Unlocks-All-Cable-Channels Scam @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 9:10A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Have you ever heard of a smart card that unlocks all channels of your cable TV? This is obviously a scam, as no such device exists. Channels are locked and unlocked at the cable TV`s side, not at the customer`s side. This week a shady individual showed up at our office offering such a card. Our lab assistant winked and said, This will give an excellent article. Let`s take a look at it."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

'Review: Crucial M4 SSD 128GB'
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nothing gets my cooling fans going like a new hard drive! With that, I have yet to hop on the SSD wagon, until now. I have resisted as long as possible because even though the benchmarks were there, the prices just were not. Crucial thinks they can make me a believer and is trying to butter my biscuit with the M4 SSD...
  FULL STORY @ COMPUTINGONDEMAND

OCZ Vertex 4 128GB Solid State Drive @ Pro-Clockers
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many of the OCZ models are revisions and improvements of a previous which is the whole reason for the Roman numeral being displayed in the model name. And in the case of the review sample here today we have the Vertex 4. The drive that started it all was a model with had blistering speed (for that time period, 2009) of 280 MB/s and 3K 4K IOPS. Things have really changed as the Vertex 4 brags about speeds of 535 MB/s and 120K 4K IOPS. Advancements and progression is great isn?t it?"
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

'QNAP vs Thecus'
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 9:02A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We all love our NAS. If you don't have one yet, you will love your NAS. Sometimes picking the right one for you may be difficult. Really, it all boils down to what you need. In the last showdown, we matched QNAP vs Drobo, in this NAS Showdown we are going to pit QNAP against Thecus in a cage match to help you determine who deserves your money.
  FULL STORY @ COMPUTINGONDEMAND

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