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AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Video Card Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, Jun 29 2012 | 12:04P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it was released last December, the Radeon HD 7970 was the fastest single-GPU video card available on the market. However, the GeForce GTX 680, released in April, proved to be faster. To counter the faster GPU from NVIDIA, AMD first dropped the price of the Radeon HD 7970, and now is releasing a second version of the Radeon HD 7970, dubbed GHz Edition, with higher clock rates. Was the increase of the clock rates enough to take the crown away from the GeForce GTX 680? Let`s check it out."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

socket 1155 Intel Z77 motherboards from ASRock
     Fri, Jun 29 2012 | 12:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take a look at a wide variety of brands, feature sets and price ranges in our 6-way roundup of socket 1155 Intel Z77 motherboards from ASRock, ECS, Gigabyte, Intel and Sapphire.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

MSI GEFORCE GTX 680 Lightning 2GB Video Card Review
     Fri, Jun 29 2012 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"MSI is back again with another Lightning series video card. This time the NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 680 gets the wicked treatment."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Sapphire Radeon 7870 FleX @ PureOverclock
     Fri, Jun 29 2012 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“What's so special about a FleX graphics card? Well, FleX is unique to Sapphire and it supports Eyefinity out of the box with no need for expensive DisplayPort screens or adapters. The tech is built directly into the card itself, independent of the monitors being used. The Sapphire 7870 FleX continues what we’ve seen on other models, and while it’s great tech, can this card bring enough horsepower to support great Eyefinity gaming at extreme resolutions?”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Sapphire HD 7870 FleX Dual-X 2GB
     Fri, Jun 29 2012 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The memory clock was bumped up 25MHz at a time until things became unstable, then backed off 5MHz at a time till it would pass 30 minutes of Unigine Heaven 3.0. The core clocks were raised similarly. After a few rounds of testing the rock-solid clock rates were 1240MHz core (a 24% increase) and 1290MHz memory (a 7.5% increase). The core clock is one of the highest seen here at OCC and the memory is roughly what is expected considering the modules themselves were only rated for 1250MHz."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

SteelSeries Simraceway S1 Steering Wheel Review @ Madshrimps
     Fri, Jun 29 2012 | 11:59A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Simraceway S1 Steering Wheel from SteelSeries is a unique peripheral made for people that do not have enough space in their gaming room to keep a full racing setup. The wheel co"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

Corsair Carbide 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Chassis Review @ Techgage
     Fri, Jun 29 2012 | 11:05A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* In a market with over a billion (give or take a couple) different chassis for under $100, finding the right one is easier said than done. Fortunately, there are some vendors where you pretty-well know by default that their product won`t let you down. Corsair is one of those, and we`re here to see if its Carbide 300R lives up to those high expectations."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

 
AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB GHz Edition Review - Taking on the GTX 680
     Fri, Jun 29 2012 | 9:21A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD enjoyed that crowned location on the GPU front all the way until the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 launched in March. In a display of technology that most reviewers never thought possible, NVIDIA had a product that was faster, more power efficient and matched or exceeded just about every feature of the AMD Radeon HD 7000 cards. Availability problems plagued NVIDIA for several months (and we just now seeing the end of the shortage) and even caused us to do nearly-weekly stock checks to update readers. Prices on the HD 7900 cards have slowly crept down to find a place where they are relevant in the market, but AMD appears to not really want to take a back seat to NVIDIA again."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Samsung NX200 20.3MP ILC Camera Review - BCCHardware
     Fri, Jun 29 2012 | 9:10A | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have just taken a look at the Samsung NX200 20.3MP ILC Camera. This is a compact mirror-less interchangeable lens compact camera that offers a full APS-C size sensor in a little body. This camera boasts very high resolution and excellent image quality - especially for a small camera. Please check our review for all the details."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB WiFi @ Ocaholic
     Fri, Jun 29 2012 | 9:10A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Z77X-UD5H-WB WiFi, Gigabyte has a very well equipped motherboard in its portfolio. This allrounder board offers many features like for example WiFi support, a powerful powerdesign and there is even a complete set of overclocking features. This board really brings everything that is needed to become a convincing product."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Intel Ivy Bridge On Linux Two-Month Redux
     Fri, Jun 29 2012 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It has been 66 days since Intel formally introduced their Ivy Bridge processors as the 2012 successor to Sandy Bridge. My views on Intel Ivy Bridge (specifically the Core i7 3770K model) back on launch-day were very positive in terms of the Linux compatibility, CPU performance, and the HD 4000 graphics capabilities. Since then I`ve conducted dozens of additional tests looking at the Core i7 Ivy Bridge on Linux in different areas from comparative benchmarks to Microsoft Windows, trying to run BSD operating systems on the latest hardware, looking at the virtualization performance, compiler tuning, etc. Here is a recap of this additional Ivy Bridge testing that has happened over the past two months of near constant benchmarking."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

How to Convert Cassette Tapes to CDs or MP3 Files @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, Jun 29 2012 | 8:02A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So, you have a bunch of old cassette tapes that have some sentimental value to you maybe a recording of your kid when he or she was young or a recording of Nana who is no longer with us. Perhaps you want to start your own business of converting cassette tapes to digital format to make some money. In this tutorial, we will teach you how to convert old cassette tapes to CDs or MP3 files. Read on."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

ASUS Zenbook UX31 Ultrabook Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Thu, Jun 28 2012 | 4:08P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mobile computing is quickly evolving with thinner, more versatile designs and no product better defines this focus than ASUS` new Zenbook series of Ultrabooks. The UX31 has been around for a while but it still represents the pinnacle of industrial design with a sleek body and even better looking specifications. But in an environment that`s cluttered with lower priced competitors, this Ultrabook will be fighting an uphill battle for recognition. * * * * * *"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad
     Thu, Jun 28 2012 | 4:00P | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The iPad has come a long way since it was introduced a few years ago. While most people probably still use it primarily for gaming and entertainment there is no question that it also slowly is starting to be used for more professional uses, many of which really benefit from a keyboard. Logitech is a company that has many keyboards for the various iPad versions and today we are testing one of their latest: the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover which is compatible with the iPad 2 and 3."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

Everything You Need to Know About the Thunderbolt Connection @ Hardware Secrets
     Thu, Jun 28 2012 | 2:08P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thunderbolt (formerly known as Light Peak) is an external connection that allows 10 Gbps (around 1 GB/s) of data transfer in each direction. In this tutorial, we will explain everything you need to know about it."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Biostar TZ77XE4 Intel LGA 1155
     Thu, Jun 28 2012 | 12:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the launch of Intel's latest Z77 Express platform, Biostar steps up to the plate with a new game in mind, ready to hit a homerun. Featuring a new aesthetic design, and a new more efficient VRM design, the Biostar TZ77XE4 is ready to knock one clear out of the park.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
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