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Intel 847 with NM70 ECS NM70-I2 review
     Thu, Jan 17 2013 | 3:34A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,We test the cutest Mini-ITX motherboard from ECS today, the ECS NM70-I2, have a look at some of its performance on the CPU and GPU side of things but most of all, we`ll discuss features as what these products bring to the table is just downright impressive for the money as you`ll notice DDR3 support, SATA-600 support, HDMI support, gigabit Ethernet, 8-channel audio support and an integrated dual-core processor at 1200 MHz and in that processor embedded DX10 ready graphics core."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

HIS Radeon HD 7970 IceQ X2 Graphics Card Review @ Rage3D.com
     Thu, Jan 17 2013 | 12:16A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
*New year, new testing method, and a GHz Edition card from HIS - their Radeon HD 7970 IceQ X2 to be specific; a monster with dual 8-pin power inputs and dual axial fans on a custom heatpipe cooler. How will it, and AMD`s Catalyst 12.11 Never Settle driver, fare under the new stresses of our smoothness based analysis?"
  FULL STORY @ RAGE3D.COM

A Futurelooks News Flash - Diamond Multimedia Dual View DV100 USB 3.0 Dual Display Graphics Adapter Review
     Wed, Jan 16 2013 | 10:42P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Normally, you have to rely on the graphics cardintegrated or discreteon your notebook if you want to add an external monitor, but what if you want to have two external monitors? That sounds like it would be monumentally more challenging, but its actually quite simple with a product like the Diamond DV100 Dual View USB 3.0 Graphics Adapter. All you need is a single USB 3.0 connection and you can have two full HD external displays up and running, in addition to the actual display on your notebook PC. *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

CES 2013 Coverage Day 1: LG Qualcomm Samsung NVIDIA Intel and Corsair @ Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Jan 16 2013 | 10:26P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On the first day of the offical CES press opening, the HiTechLegion crew hit the convention floor to deliver video coverage of the LG, Qualcomm, Samsung, NVIDIA and Intel booths. Later in the evening, Corsair announced their new projects for 2013 inside the Venetian`s V-bar, unveiling a new budget gamer segment and new high-end products."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Frame Rating Part 2: Finding and Defining Stutter
     Wed, Jan 16 2013 | 9:21P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our previous article and video, I introduced you to our upcoming testing methodology for evaluating graphics cards based not only frame rates but on frame smoothness and the efficiency of those frame rates. I showed off some of the new hardware we are using for this process and detailed how direct capture of graphics card output allows us to find interesting frame and animation anomalies using some Photoshop still frames. Today we are taking that a step further and looking at a couple of captured videos that demonstrate a stutter and walking you through, frame by frame, how we can detect, visualize and even start to measure them."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

ASUS Orion Pro Gaming Headset Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Jan 16 2013 | 8:14P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS Orion Pro headset, with Spitfire USB Dongle, provides an all-in-one solution for incredible gaming audio and effects. The ASUS Orion Pro is the manifestation of extensive research in gaming audio characteristics, as well as comfort and ergonomics for those all night gaming sessions. The Orion headset features 50mm drivers with neodymium magnets sporting 20Hz-20KHz frequency response for incredible clarity and extended bass. 100mm full-sized padded ear cups provide 30dB of isolation along with great comfort, while the band easily adjusts for a perfect fit. Pressure is regulated to keep your Orion Pro snug, while never being tight enough to cause discomfort. A noise canceling microphone located in the left ear cup can easily extend and retract as needed."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

News: Asus VivoBook X202E notebook reviewed
     Wed, Jan 16 2013 | 6:57P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For just $550, Asus` X202E ultraportable offers an 11.6 touchscreen, a 17W Ivy Bridge CPU, and a beautiful chassis with brushed metal surfaces. We take a closer look at the system and the trade-offs it makes to hit such a low price."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

 
CES 2013: Lenovo @ ThinkComputers.org
     Wed, Jan 16 2013 | 6:35P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In 2012 Lenovo was the worlds fastest-growing PC company. So what does Lenovo have planned for 2013? Quiet a lot! Starting with their tablets and Ultrabooks they showed us the X1 Carbon Touch, which is the worlds lightest 14-inch touch Ultrabook. The ThinkPad Tablet 2, which is the worlds lightest Windows 8 Pro tablet. And finally the ThinkPad Helix convertible Ultrabook. Lenovo has a new line of portable monitors, both wireless and USB 3.0 wired. These portable monitors will give you touch on your device and act as a second display. The coolest product Lenovo showed us was the IdeaCentre Horizon which is a 27-inch all-in-one PC. Finally we were shown the new Erazer X700 liquid-cooled gaming PC."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Smartphone Review @ ModSynergy.com
     Wed, Jan 16 2013 | 4:39P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What a great follow-up to the original Samsung Galaxy Note Smartphone we had for you back in June 2012. It will be interesting to see and pinpoint the differences between both models. Please read on to see if the Galaxy Note 2 is better than the original, or better yet, if it`s worth an upgrade from the original. We`ll directly compare our experiences of both, so you owe it to yourself to continue reading if you`re contemplating purchasing the Galaxy Note 2."
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY.COM

CES 2013: be quiet! @ ThinkComputers.org
     Wed, Jan 16 2013 | 3:44P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A European powerhouse the silent storm known as be quiet! is finally making its ways to the shores of the United States. Known for quality products with a certain silent flare the be quiet! cooling and power options are nothing to scoff at. Intricate designs and meaningful functionality separate be quiet! from many of the other competitors in the EU but can they make a dent in a market already saturated with quality cooling/power companies? Players like Corsair and Enermax better watch because something quiet might be sneaking up on them."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Gigabyte Z77N-WiFi mITX Intel LGA 1155 @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Jan 16 2013 | 3:31P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Looking to build a tiny HTPC, or a diminutive LAN box? Shopping for a board that fits? Today, we take a look at the Gigabyte Z77N-WiFi, a mITX Intel Z77 Express motherboard fitted with a slew of options including Intel`s WiDi for wireless video connectivity."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

NETGEAR ReadyNAS Duo v2 NAS Server Review @ Techgage
     Wed, Jan 16 2013 | 1:34P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Well-built, feature-rich NAS devices dont need to be expensive and NETGEARs ReadyNAS Duo v2 proves it. As a prosumer model, it aims to deliver all that a home and small business user alike would need, so read on as we discover whether or not this $200 NAS offering should be in your sights."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

Sapphire TRIXX Video Card Tweak Utility Overview
     Wed, Jan 16 2013 | 1:30P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take a look at Sapphire`s tweaking and overclocking utility called TRIXX and see what it brings to the table for your AMD Radeon video card."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Upgrade Kit Review
     Wed, Jan 16 2013 | 12:36P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
During this year`s CES several manufacturers found the opportunity not only to promote already existing SSD models but also to introduce brand new ones most of which followed the standard SATA III connection while surprisingly only a few were PCIex based. The only reason i say that this surprised me is because personally i feel that the only serious performance jump Ive seen between SSD models ever since the 2nd generation of controllers made its appearance roughly 2 years ago was when i started using PCIex based SSDs (just check the RevoDrive3 in our charts and keep in mind that this is an entry level PCIex based SSD). PCIex based SSDs however are still quite expensive and so in a way i can understand that manufacturers want to target the masses and not just enthusiasts and professionals. So with this in mind we decided to continue our SSD review spree by taking a thorough look on the latest mainstream (budget as some call it) SSD model introduced by Kingston a few weeks back, the SSDNow V300."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Seagate 750GB Momentus XT Hybrid Drive Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Wed, Jan 16 2013 | 11:55A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Seagate 750GB Momentus XT is a fairly typical 7200RPM hard drive that has been optimized with 8GB of flash memory cache. After Seagate`s Adaptive Memory technology learns what data to move into the cache, those tasks execute much faster than on a typical hard drive. While still not as fast as a SSD, the drive was noticeably faster than a standard hard drive."
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN.COM

PowerColor PCS+ HD 7870 Myst Edition Review
     Wed, Jan 16 2013 | 11:46A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PowerColor`s HD 7870 showed some serious overclocking prowess with a significant boost in core clock speed with a smaller boost in the overall memory clock speed. By using MSI`s Afterburner utility I was able to boost the clock speed on the core by 255MHz over the baseline non-boosted clock speed of 925MHz. That in itself is a 27%+ boost in clock speed without the ability to tweak the voltage outside of adjusting the power limit. The memory overclocking was a bit subdued with a 112MHz bump over the factory 1500MHz or just over 7%. In each and every benchmark the clock speed increases offered up significant FPS or scoring improvements that add performance for your dollar. To ensure stability I did increase the fan speed to 100% to keep the GPU as cool as it could be under load. With just the single fan and smallish heat sink the temperatures were higher than I was expecting but still low enough to stabilize the overclocks."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

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