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ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Intel Z77 Motherboard Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, Jul 13 2012 | 5:05A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Extreme6 is ASRocks mid-high end performance board, coming in the top 5 of the 12 boards ASRock offers to the consumer market for this platform. With an ATX form factor, it is extremely attractive with gold and silver accents. Claiming to feature everything an overclocker, gamer, or enthusiast would require including SLI and CrossFire support, Digital Power Phases, and support for heavily overclocked RAM. Backing this up is ASRocks XFast 555 Software suite, which also claims to boost your USB transfer speed and reduce your gaming ping with a single click of your mouse. Is the ASRock Z77 Extreme6 one of the candidates for your latest upgrade? Read on to find out if itll be money well spent."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

OCZ Vertex 4 SSD with 1.5 firmware
     Fri, Jul 13 2012 | 4:37A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We retest the OCZ Vertex 4 SSD yet now with 1.5 firmware update. , again bringing more performance towards the Vertex 4 series of SSDs. And albeit the difference is not as big as the 1.4 release was, it certainly makes a difference as this article will show you. Read the article here"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

News: Apples EPEAT withdrawal underscores disposable ethos
     Fri, Jul 13 2012 | 12:05A | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In his latest blog post, TR`s Geoff Gasior examines Apple`s decision to pull out of the EPEAT, which sets standards for green electronics. Tree-huggers probably don`t have anything to worry about, but Apple`s march toward more disposable PCs is a troublesome development for enthusiasts."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Thermaltake Water2.0 Pro and Performer CPU Coolers Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Thu, Jul 12 2012 | 7:59P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest entry in the Self-Contained Liquid Cooling is the Thermaltake Water2.0 series. The initial offerings in the Thermaltake Water2.0 lineup are the base model Performer and the larger upgraded Pro models. Both the Water2.0 Performer and Pro share almost identical features and components, with the Pro upgrading the radiator (fin and coil array) to a thickness doubling the performer for greater heat dissipation for use in more heat intensive applications. Both pieces use a copper contact plate with circular pump to keep the liquid moving. Flexible rubber tubing is used between the pump and radiator, making installation quite a bit easier and adding flexibility to radiator placement options. Dual 120mm 1200-2000rpm fans are used in a push/pull configuration on the radiator, and are capable of over 81 CFMat a very quiet 27.36Dba. Fan speed control can be run from your BIOS or software of your choice for optimal cooling to noise ratio. Versatile mounting hardware adapts to Intel LGA775/1155/1156/1366/2011 as well as AMD AM2/3 and FM1.///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Synology DS412+ @ techPowerUp
     Thu, Jul 12 2012 | 4:25P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will evaluate the DS412+, a NAS server specifically designed for small and medium-sized businesses that need reliability, performance and features like centralized data backups, advanced file sharing etc. In our tests we will find out if the DS412+ manages to achieve the performance levels that Synology claims, so stay tuned."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

AMD ATI Chips Comparison Table @ Hardware Secrets
     Thu, Jul 12 2012 | 4:02P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With more and more graphics chips being released every day, it became very complicated for the user who does not follow the video card market to know the differences among all AMD (ATI) graphic chips on the market today. To facilitate knowing and understanding the differences among major AMD (ATI) chips, we have compiled the following table."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Android App Pick - Vehicle Barcode Scanner - BCCHardware
     Thu, Jul 12 2012 | 4:02P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have just posted up our 40th App Pick of the Week and this week we are helping you get some information when you`re car shopping. Vehicle Barcode Scanner Lite is a great little app that helps you get some extra vehicle information and easily export that to a search or your favorite application. Find out what the guys is REALLY trying to sell you."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

 
ASUS O!Play LIVE HD Media Player @ Benchmark Reviews
     Thu, Jul 12 2012 | 4:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you`re like me, over the years you`ve collected a huge digital library full of music, pictures, and movies onto your computer. Occasionally, I might watch a video from off my laptop or listen to a song while working at the desktop, but high-definition movies and music are really best enjoyed on a home theater system with larger screen and powerful speakers. The ASUS O!Play LIVE HD Media Player makes this transition easy, accepting every modern media format over local storage and network connections. Watching broadcast television and DVD/BD movies have been replaced with streaming Internet content and downloaded multimedia files, especially for college aged viewers who own a smartphone or tablet device. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the ASUS O!Play LIVE HD Media Player, and we evaluate how well it performs our tasks."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

ASUS Xonar Phoebus soundcard review
     Thu, Jul 12 2012 | 4:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the ASUS Xonar Phoebus 7.1 soundcard. Gamers are not quite as strict as the audiophile market place, we would still suggest they like to have great sound, after all a great game is just that much better with high quality surround sound or headphone based audio immersing you into the action. We have been following the development of this product since the beginning and today we have a brand spanking new Phoebus 7.1 bundle in the Guru3D Audio Lab. Without any further delay, lets pull this new audio card out and check it out"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

AZZA Genesis 9000 Full Tower PC Case Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Jul 12 2012 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AZZA Genesis 9000 full tower chassis is a fully capable chassis to fit just about any level of computer user while giving us room to grow with our computer systems..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

be quiet! Dark Power Pro P10 750W Power Supply Unit Review
     Thu, Jul 12 2012 | 4:02P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although as we speak there are many 80 Plus Platinum certified power supply units in the market (and weve been expecting the 80 Plus Titanium certification to get announced for quite some time now) it is the 80 Plus Gold certified units that most people choose mainly because they offer the best price/performance ratio right now (at least for demanding users). Be quiet! Has always been amongst the top PSU manufacturers but it wasnt until recently that they started expanding to other countries outside of Germany and what best way to do that than to release a brand new PSU line with both 80 Plus Gold and Platinum units. Today we will be taking a look at the Dark Power Pro P10 750W variant which should be more than enough to power systems with dual GPU configurations."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Biostar TPower TZ77XE4 @ Bjorn3D
     Thu, Jul 12 2012 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Biostar has recently been pushing its way into the enthusiasts offerings, and with the new TPower TZ77XE4, they have introduced a board designed for overclocking. Knowing the TPower lines capabilities and excellent value we should be in for one hell of a show."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

Crucial Ballistix Elite 2x4GB DDR3-1866 MHz CL9 @ ocaholic
     Thu, Jul 12 2012 | 3:56P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Those who have been around in the Socket 775 era might remember a brand named Crucial. Being in a very close business relationship with Micron, the maker behind the legendary D9GMH and D9GTR chips, has enabled Crucial to launch the Ballistix series, which instantly became an overclocking hit. In the following chip generations, Micron have failed to repeat their success, which meant that Crucial memory division have mostly been flying under the radar. But now, judging by the new outburst of Ballistix on the market, it seems that Micron might have again come up with something interesting."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Motherboard makers see June revenue drop
     Thu, Jul 12 2012 | 3:00P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Looks like MSI is being hit hard in the motherboard arena... it saw a 15% drop in Jun 2012 motherboard revenue!!

"Micro-Star International (MSI), Gigabyte Technology, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) and ASRock saw revenues for June falling on month by 1.65-13.59%, according to the companies. Although shipments in June increased slightly, Gigabyte suffered a 1.65% on-month drop in June revenues due to decreased shipment of handsets and notebooks."

  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

5G Wi-Fi: The 5th generation of Wi-Fi is here
     Thu, Jul 12 2012 | 2:58P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The first generation Wi-Fi launched 15 years ago brought forth wireless LAN (WLAN) applications, and the newer Wi-Fi standards that ensued have been providing faster transmission to notebooks, smartphones, and tablets. Over the past few years, Wi-Fi has even become available to consumer electronics and peripherals. In terms of the emerging home applications, however, Wi-Fi 802.11g and 802.11n in the existing 2.4GHz band can no longer meet the requirement for HD streaming video transmission. As a result, 5G Wi-Fi - faster than 1 Gbps - is forthcoming."

"From 2007 to 2011, the 4th-generation Wi-Fi 802.11n raised the limit to 600Mbps (4 channels). The current limit is 450Mbps (3 channels). The 5G Wi-Fi 802.11ac launched in 2012 enables single-channel transmission at 450Mbps, three times of 150Mbps of 802.11n. At present, 802.11ac supports four MIMO channels (1.8Gbps) and will support up to eight MIMO channels. Therefore, the mainstream design of three transreceiver antennas for MIMO may reach 1.35Gbps. 5G Wi-Fi 802.11ac is also compatible with 802.11n (2.4GHz/5Ghz)."

  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless Headset @ Rbmods
     Thu, Jul 12 2012 | 12:04P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Having a good headset when you game and use your computer these days is essential; Skype, MSN and other VOIP programs require you to have a good quality headset and also headphones that are comfortable and sound good. Corsair think they have a solution to this with their Vengeance 2000 Wireless headset, lets find out if we agree."
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.COM

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