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SSD NEWS: OWC Mercury AccelsiorM PCIe mSATA Controller Review
     Sun, Sep 30 2012 | 8:23A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the popularity of mSATA SSDs being all the rage as of late, it was only a matter of time before a new PCIe adapter was introduced that might allow users to take advantage of that extra storage should they find an mSATA SSD at a great price. Our review today will look at the new OWC Mercury AccelsiorM mSATA controller and some might be surprised to learn that this device is the industry`s first fully bootable Mac and PC plug and play mSATA controller release."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

State of the Legion Volume 1 @ Hi Tech Legion
     Sun, Sep 30 2012 | 8:23A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
State of the Legion is HiTech Legions weekly broadcast which covers anything that pertains to computer hardware. This broadcast is hosted by Paul (Editor in Chief of HiTech Legion.This week Paul engages you with interesting news, upcoming hardware reviews, contests and what is the HiTech Legion network./"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

[Tech ARP] BIOS Option Of The Week - PEG Port VC1/Map
     Sat, Sep 29 2012 | 4:07P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition. Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend. This week, we will be taking a look at the *PEG Port VC1/Map *setting."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

AMD A10 and A8 Trinity APU: Virgo Desktop Experience
     Sat, Sep 29 2012 | 4:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We're taking a somewhat different two-tiered approach with our coverage of AMD’s new Trinity-based APUs for desktop systems today. AMD is lifting the veil on their new product line-up, in addition to graphics performance and power consumption, but we can’t quite give you the full monty just yet, due to a new multi-tiered launch approach AMD decided to take with these products. If you want to see how well AMD’s latest desktop APUs overclock, how their processor cores perform, or how they’re priced, you’re going to have to stop by in a few more days. For now though, we’ve got graphics performance and power consumption characteristics to talk about and have some rather interesting side-by-side comparisons in store as well. Although they’re based on the same piece of silicon, Trinity-based APUs for desktop systems have much more power and thermal headroom to play with versus their notebook-bound cousins. As such, the chips are clocked much higher, in regard to both their CPU and GPU cores. In fact, one of the chips we’ll be showing you here today, the A10-5800K, can Turbo all the way up to 4.2GHz.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD Ultrabook Review
     Sat, Sep 29 2012 | 4:02P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For all the performance being packed into today’s super-slim ultrabooks, gaming and multimedia are clearly the weakest links. Most ultrabooks have Intel integrated graphics that aren’t designed to take on graphics-intensive games. Storage space, graphics processing, and display quality can be key areas in many ultrabooks that leave heavy multimedia users wanting a little more. With the Zenbook Prime UX32VD, Asus is looking to deliver a bit more graphics punch. The Zenbook Prime UX32VD is very slim: it is 0.22 inches thick at the back and tapers to only 0.7 inches thick at the front. But no one will mistake it for a MacBook, even with its mostly aluminum shell. The Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD is, as ultrabooks go, a strong multimedia system. Thanks to the discrete NVIDIA graphics with Optimus technology, the UX32VD puts standard ultrabooks and their integrated graphics to shame...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Western Digital My Book VelociRaptor Duo Review
     Sat, Sep 29 2012 | 4:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thunderbolt, originally dubbed “Light Peak”, is a dual-protocol interface that combines PCI-Express and DisplayPort into one metaprotocol with bi-directional speeds of up to 10Gbps. The technology makes even the relatively speedy USB 3.0 interface (5Gbps) look downright pokey by comparison. What would you do if you were a storage company and had this next-gen I/O technology in hand? Probably more or less what Western Digital has done, which is to make an external storage device that teams Thunderbolt’s impressive interface bandwidth with a pair of the company's fastest 1TB VelociRaptor 10,000RPM HDDs. WD calls it the My Book VelociRaptor Duo.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Near-threshold voltage (NTV) computing
     Sat, Sep 29 2012 | 4:00P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Near-threshold voltage (NTV) computing continues the voltage scaling associated with Moore's Law and dramatically improves power and energy efficiency. Our latest article explores Intel's near-threshold voltage techniques and the implications and suitability for a variety of markets. The technology is superb for throughput, at the cost of latency, and best suited to HPC and mobile graphics.
  FULL STORY @ REALWORLDTECH

 
Review: ASUS Tranformer TF300 @ ocaholic
     Sat, Sep 29 2012 | 11:30A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Transformer Pad TF300T, ASUS has another successor for their Tranformer series. This tablet ships with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 SoC which offers not only a lot of performance but also excels when it comes to power consumption. Furhtermore there is the Transformer`s party piece which is the additional dock that features an integrated keyboard as well as an additional battery pack. Everything put together it seems like a compelling offer."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Review: LaCie Little Big Disk 240 GB @ ocaholic
     Sat, Sep 29 2012 | 11:30A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
LaCie is well known for good looking hight quality peripherals. With the Little Big Disk the manufacturer offers an external drive that offers some serious performance. Thanks to a Thunderbolt interface the two SSDs in a RAID0 configuration should deliver good sequential as well as random performance."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Sapphire Radeon Flex HD 7770 GHz Edition Video Card @ Pro-Clockers
     Sat, Sep 29 2012 | 11:30A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It will all come down to that last feature, one that no one else or very few will offer. In this case that feature will be the FleX option only from Sapphire. Just what is FleX? It`s being able to integrate at least three monitors to one GPU. We know just about all AMD cards can do that. But the fact is they can`t do it with having to go and purchase an expensive displayport monitor or buying an active displayport adapter which isn`t cheap either. With the FleX series you can do it without either. And that does for the card we will be looking at today, the FleX HD 7770 GHz Edition."
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

Sharkoon X-Tatic S7 Gaming Surround Sound Headset Review
     Sat, Sep 29 2012 | 11:30A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sharkoon have a new headset out called the X-Tatic S7 and today we see what they have done with it."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

SSD NEWS: ADATA XPG SX300 256GB mSATA SSD Review
     Sat, Sep 29 2012 | 11:30A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Following up on our recent review of the ADATA XPG SX300 mSATA SSD, we are now going to be running a similar analysis of the 256GB version of the same family. We have been curious as to what this particular review would hold, as we had done a review of the MyDigitalSSD SMART 256GB mSATA SSD some time ago and identification of that mSATA SSD displayed that it was a rebranded XPG SX300 256GB device exactly as we are testing today."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

SSD NEWS: LSI Nytro MegaRAID NMR 8120-4i Application Acceleration Card Review
     Sat, Sep 29 2012 | 11:30A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This year at FMS 2012, we were met one day by LSI representatives who politely handed us a non-nondescript cardboard box and simply said, Enjoy. We had been waiting for this box for some time and new it to be the LSI Nytro MegaRAID NMR 8120-4i Application Acceleration Card, part of the trinity of new LSI application accelerating products, all of which we hope to be reviewing in due time."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

[Affiliates News] Intel Desktop Board DZ77GA-70 K Z77 Motherboard Review @ APH
     Sat, Sep 29 2012 | 11:15A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
APH Networks reviews Intel`s enthusiast motherboard. How does it step up against the classic competition?"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

LEETGION Hellion Gaming Mouse Review @ Madshrimps
     Sat, Sep 29 2012 | 11:06A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
LEETGION, which is the new gaming peripherals brand of Thermalright, a reputable cooling systems manufacturer have released the first product named Hellion, built especially for Sta"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

[Tech ARP] Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 25.3
     Sat, Sep 29 2012 | 10:28A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Covering *518 desktop graphics cards*, this comprehensive comparison allows you to easily compare *23 different specifications*for each and every card. If you need to find out about the specification of any card, just come over and check out our Desktop Graphics Comparison Guide. We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates. Here are the latest updates in Revision 25.3 : *- Added the Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1050 MHz) integrated graphics. - Added the Intel HD Graphics 2500 (1050 MHz) integrated graphics. - Added 1 CPU model to the Intel HD Graphics 2000 (1100 MHz) integrated graphics.*"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

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