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ADATA SP900 Premiere Pro 128GB SSD @ Techreaction.net
     Mon, Jul 16 2012 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ADATA has recently launched three new models of Solid State Drives all using SandForce controllers with the new 0% Over provisioning. The 3 models from bottom to top are the SP800, SP900 and SX900. Over Provisioning is something SandForce started at launch that leverages extra NAND (7% extra) to increase performance and longevity of SF driven SSDs by using extra NAND to provide space for Mapping data and TRIM. Thanks to new code from LSI (the owners of the SandForce controller) Solid State no extra over provisioning is necessary. While the actual method that makes this possible is not disclosed, users can now get SandForce drives in typical Binary file sizes of 32, 64, 128GB or more. The SP800 drive is a SATA 3GBps interface and only comes in 32 and 64 GB densities. The SP900 that we are reviewing here, ranges from 64 256 GB, and uses the SATA 6 Gbps interface. For top of the line, the SX900 is also available, with densities up to 512 GB, it leverages synchronous NAND to improve write speeds even more. All 3 drives come with a 3.5 adapter and a license for Acronis True Image HD. The SP900 offers users up to 550 MBps read speeds coupled with 520 MBps writes for the 128 GB and an advertised 85K IOPS. With a 1,000,000 hour MTBF the 3 year warranty should expire long before the drive ever does."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

Airlive OD-2025HD 2MP Outdoor IP Camera Review
     Mon, Jul 16 2012 | 4:00P | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Largely thanks to the global crisis of the economy crime rate is on the rise around the globe and so it comes as little surprise that most people i know are either building complete security systems worth thousands of euros or just settle for a basic surveillance system. Of course there are always those who can afford to have a private security cruiser from a serious security firm check on their house several times a day but that`s simply not possible for most people. Personally Ive always chosen to build my own alarm/security systems using both motion/alarm sensors and IP Cameras, something which is possible for everyone without having to spend many of your monthly paychecks to do so. Today we are going to see such a device and more specifically the OD-2025HD 2 Megapixel Outdoor 30fps 25 meter IR IP Camera by Airlive."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

ASRock X79 Extreme6 GB Review @ Vortez
     Mon, Jul 16 2012 | 4:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So then today we take a look at the mid-high end Extreme6 motherboard. This product comes in two guises, GB and non-GB. Today we will be reviewing the GB `GameBlaster` version which as the title suggests comes complete with the GameBlaster Sound card. We have seen add-on sound cards bundled before, particularly with ultra-high end boards so for the ASRock to include this in what is there mid-high end offering is something of a coup. With three SLI/Crossfire PCIe slots and 8xDIMM ports it is clear the Extreme6 means business so without further delay let`s explore the specification of today`s review sample."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 850 W Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Mon, Jul 16 2012 | 4:00P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The German brand be quiet! released last month a new high-end power supply series, the Dark Power Pro 10, with models ranging from 550 W to 1,200 W. The 850 W model has the coveted 80 Plus Platinum certification, while all other models have the 80 Plus Gold certification. Let`s test the 850 W version and see if it is a good pick."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

G.Skill RipjawsZ 4x4GB 2400 MHz CL9 @ Ocaholic
     Mon, Jul 16 2012 | 12:04P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, were going to have a look at one of G.Skills offerings a 16GB Ripjaws-Z kit - the one that was the fastest memory you could buy in a not so distant past, the one that has DDR3-2400 written on it. Even though as one of industrys main players in the enthusiast market, G.Skill have already stepped up the game by introducing Trident-X lineup that stretches all the way to DDR3-2800, we reckon that some of the older stuff could still turn lots of heads. Why? Well, let us explain first by looking at some dry data:"
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

[Tech ARP] Workstation & Server CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 5.3
     Mon, Jul 16 2012 | 11:59A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you have no idea whats different between an AMD Opteron processor and an Intel Xeon processor, then this is the guide for you. Currently covering 622 workstation and server CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 20 different specifications for each and every CPU. Heres what we updated in this new release : - Added the Intel Xeon E5-4650 8-core processor. - Added the Intel Xeon E5-4650L 8-core processor. - Added the Intel Xeon E5-4640 8-core processor. - Added the Intel Xeon E5-4620 8-core processor. - Added the Intel Xeon E5-4617 6-core processor. - Added the Intel Xeon E5-4610 6-core processor. - Added the Intel Xeon E5-4607 6-core processor. - Added the Intel Xeon E5-4603 quad-core processor. - Updated the Other Features specifications for the Intel Xeon E7-8800 series of processors. - Updated the Other Features specifications for the Intel Xeon E7-4800 series of processors. - Updated the Other Features specifications for the Intel Xeon E7-2820 series of processors. - Updated the Other Features specifications for the Intel Xeon E5-2600 series of processors."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Hands On: VideoLAN Releases Beta VLC for Android App
     Mon, Jul 16 2012 | 9:52A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Speaking of playback; for the video testing, I tried the VLC for Android application with a 720p video recorded using the Samsung Infuse 4G`s own camera as well as a DVD rip of the movie Live Free or Die Hard. The DVD rip was encoded using the H.264 codec in an MP4 container with a bitrate of about 1500 kbps. After enabling hardware acceleration, the VLC app was able to play back the DVD rip acceptably (there were a few artifacts and audio issues but it was watchable)."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

 
NZXT HALE82N 550W and 750W Power Supplies Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Mon, Jul 16 2012 | 9:37A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today were looking at NZXTs latest power supply range; the HALE82N series. This series is aimed at PC builders who demand quality components, whilst sticking to a budget. Its 80PLUS Bronze certified, non-modular, and has a standard ATX form factor that will accommodate cases where free space is at a premium. Whilst many manufacturers are attempting to diversify their product ranges, in order for people to actually purchase these new lines the product needs to be of a certain quality. Does the NZXT HALE82N series hit the mark or fall short? Only one way to know; read on to find out!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Google Nexus 7 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Mon, Jul 16 2012 | 9:16A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Google`s Nexus 7 is a game-changer. The first tablet with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it`s the most bang for the buck you can get in the market right now. It`s versatile, well-built, fast, and a lot of fun to use. It basically renders every 7-inch tablet priced at more than $300 pretty much irrelevant."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

ROCCAT Savu Mid-Size Hybrid Gaming Mouse Review @ Madshrimps
     Mon, Jul 16 2012 | 9:07A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Savu is a mid-sized mouse that may not be very suitable for people with big hands, built from quality materials and offers no-sweat rough plastic side grips for maximum precision in games. It features an adjustable 4000DPI Pro-Optic (R3) gaming sensor, with adjustable polling rate up to 1000Hz, Teflon feet for minimum friction and a 1.8m braided USB cable. A total of 4 buttons can be remapped (left and right mouse buttons, the scroll wheel button and one lateral), the fifth having Easy-Shift [+] functionality, meant to double the mappings for the programmable buttons."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

EVGA GTX 680 SC Signature Review @ Vortez
     Sun, Jul 15 2012 | 12:04P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hailing from the Signature line, the EVGA SuperClocked GTX680 is a reference design with a slightly different cooler and as the name suggests, arrives pre-overclocked to 1084MHz(1150MHz) on the core and an effective 6208MHz memory clockspeed. Other key features are a 6+8 power design along with a 5 phase PWM design which should ensure a fair amount of overclocking headroom - something we will be examining later in the review."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

[Tech ARP] Slow Menus In Adobe Photoshop CS6 Rev. 2.0
     Sun, Jul 15 2012 | 11:59A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Those who have tried Adobe`s Photoshop CS6 beta or the recently-released final version may come across a really odd problem - very unresponsive menus. These symptoms will only occur when there`s an open file, and it seems to only affect notebooks with switchable graphics (Intel HD Graphics paired with an AMD or NVIDIA graphics card). Perhaps that`s the reason why there has been so little noise about this problem online. We think we figured out what was causing this problem... *In this update, we added our experience upgrading the Intel HD Graphics driver, and the effect it had on this problem.*"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

GPU Charts: 79 DX11 Graphics Cards (Updated Club3D Radeon HD 7750 Royal Queen) @ ocaholic
     Sun, Jul 15 2012 | 9:52A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our charts you find benchmark values of 79 DX11 graphics cards. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right graphics card."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 Review: Taking The Good With The Bad
     Sun, Jul 15 2012 | 9:37A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you want a reasonably portable laptop that also has a lot of power at a low price you should still give the Y480 consideration. With that said, the larger Lenovo Y580 offers an even better performance value (it has similar hardware but packs the GTX 660M for about $50 more) and the ThinkPad T430s is more functional and portable. The Y480 will only be the best choice if you have very specific needs."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Crucial Adrenaline SSD Cache Drive - BCCHardware
     Sun, Jul 15 2012 | 9:16A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the biggest increases we saw was in our boot time for Windows, when we started out our system was taking 80 seconds to boot up to Windows, after a couple reboots we saw this number drop down to around 55 seconds. While the performance didnt make our 2-3 year old system a powerhouse again, it did provide us with a noticeable increase in performance with pretty much zero effort on our part. . ."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

New GPU Charts: 76 DX11 Graphics Cards (Updated ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II Top CrossFire) @ ocaholic
     Sun, Jul 15 2012 | 9:10A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our charts you find benchmark values of 76 DX11 graphics cards. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right graphics card."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

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