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BitFenix Shinobi XL Window Version Full Tower Chassis Review
     Fri, Jun 29 2012 | 4:08P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BitFenix adds another stylish and featured-packed addition to its chassis line-up with the Shinobi XL full tower case."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

XFX Double Dissipation R7750 Review
     Fri, Jun 29 2012 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overclocking an AMD GPU is about as simple as it can get. I simply used Catalyst Control Center to raise the GPU and memory clock speeds using the sliders. As with any overclocking using CCC, the PowerTune slider was slammed all the way to the maximum of +20%. With such high stock clocks, it wasn`t easy to push the card much further - maxing out the sliders was definitely not as good an option as you might do with lower factory-clocked cards. It was pretty easy to push the card up to 1000/1250 and run fully stable."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Xigmatek Tauro 700W Power Supply Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Fri, Jun 29 2012 | 4:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Xigmatek Tauro 700W Power Supply Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Xigmatek are releasing a new range of PSUs with the Tauro range. Aimed at performance users on a budget these bronze certified units aim to deliver an attractive mix of price and performance. Today we find out if Xigmatek deliver on those fronts, and more."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Z77 Motherboard Charts: 15 Models tested - update ASUS Maximus V Extreme @ Ocaholic
     Fri, Jun 29 2012 | 4:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables, meanwhile you find benchmark values regarding 16 recent Z77 motherboards. 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 motherboard."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

[Affiliates News] G.Skill Ares F3-1866C10D-16GA B 2x8GB DDR3 RAM Review @ APH
     Fri, Jun 29 2012 | 4:03P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
DDR3-1866 and a 2x8GB set? Is this the enthusiast RAM to buy? We benchmarked a set to find out."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

[Tech ARP] Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 13.3
     Fri, Jun 29 2012 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These days, there are so many mobile GPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different configurations. Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various mobile GPUs in the market as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete. Currently covering *349 mobile GPUs*, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to *22 different specifications* for each and every GPU. 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: *- Added a new Interface specification for all NVIDIA GPUs. - Added the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M GPU. - Added the Transistor Count specification and corrected the DirectX Support specification for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M GPU. - Added the Transistor Count specification and corrected the DirectX Support specification for the NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M GPU. - Added the Transistor Count specification and corrected the DirectX Support specification for the NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M GPU. - Added the Transistor Count specification and corrected the DirectX Support specification for the NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE GPU.*"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

[Tech ARP] Slow Menus In Adobe Photoshop CS6 Rev. 3.0
     Fri, Jun 29 2012 | 4:03P | 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 the new Intel Ivy Bridge notebooks with switchable graphics (Intel HD Graphics 4000 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 detailed the final, confirmed fix for the slow menu display problem in Adobe Photoshop CS6 with Graphics Processor enabled.*"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

 
Corsair Accelerator 30GB SSD Cache Drive Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Jun 29 2012 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair Accelerator Series was designed to significantly boost your systems read and write performance by the least intrusive method possible. If you are looking for a quick and easy way to upgrade your existing system this is most certainly one of the best ways to do it. Sure you don`t have to do any drive mapping or need to reinstall the operating system, but it isn`t as `no hassle` as we first thought..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Mixing Drives and Interfaces on an Intel Raid Controller @ Techreaction.net
     Fri, Jun 29 2012 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So mixing and matching is doable on modern non proprietary controllers and though this is an Intel controller I have done much the same on AMD controllers. The manuals even say you can do it but yes it is recommended to use the same size and interface but that is recommended it does not mean it is a rule. Yes it is best to match sizes and speeds but it is not an absolute."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

EVGA Z77 FTW Motherboard Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Fri, Jun 29 2012 | 2:08P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The EVGA Z77 FTW motherboard is compatible with the latest 28nm Ivy Bridge processors and is designed with overclockers in mind. The EVGA Z77 FTW has been packed with features in a slightly slimmer than EATX form factor at 10.3 wide. Onboard buttons, dual CMOS reset buttons, triple BIOS support, DEBUG LED, and extra CPU as well as PCI-E power connectors are just some of the conveniences available for performance tuners. Five PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots are available for some Quad-SLI action, utilizing a PLX PEX8747 bridge to circumvent the PCI-E graphics 16-lane limit of Ivy Bridge processors. A pair of extra SATA3 6Gbps ports via a Marvell 9182 controller as well as a pair of USB 3.0 ports via an ASMedia ASM1042 controller is available onboard for additional high-speed storage options. /////"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

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

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