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Crucial Ballistix Sport VLP 16GB Kit Review - BCCHardware
     Thu, Nov 29 2012 | 9:00A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I feel that the Crucial Ballistix Sport VLP performed well. It didnt blow any of my test memory out of the water, and actually had some points scored against it from both test modules. This being said, it didnt score bad, because any differences in the benchmarks was nominal at best. This memory rates comparably with both my test modules. . ."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta 8 - HD 7970 Gaming Performance @ ocaholic
     Thu, Nov 29 2012 | 8:50A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Once more AMD has released a new driver update. This time they say they have taken care of the issue we discovered, which is related to power consumption under idle conditions. Of course we have been checking if they succeeded in getting rid of these problems and we were also checking if there are any performance differences or maybe even glitches or big improvements."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

SSD Charts: 52 SSDs - OCZ Vector 256 Gigabyte @ ocaholic
     Thu, Nov 29 2012 | 8:37A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding 52 different SSDs. 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 SSD."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

ARM Cortex-A15 vs. NVIDIA Tegra 3 vs. Intel x86
     Thu, Nov 29 2012 | 6:55A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week I shared some early benchmarks of the Samsung Chromebook while running Ubuntu Linux. The Samsung Chromebook is very interesting since it`s one of the few readily available computers on the market employing an ARM Cortex-A15 processor rather than Cortex-A9 or other models. The Cortex-A15 found in the Samsung Exynos 5 Dual SoC proved to be very powerful and this Chromebook was quite a good deal with it being trivial to load Ubuntu Linux (and other distributions) while costing only $250 USD for this ARM-based laptop. In the past week I have carried out additional ARM Cortex-A15 benchmarks, including a comparison of its performance the the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core ARM Cardhu tablet and several Intel Atom/Core x86 systems."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Samsung PN64E8000 64 Inch Plasma Smart TV Review @ Tweaknews
     Thu, Nov 29 2012 | 5:08A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung`s PN64E8000 Plasma Smart TV can be summed up as an easy purchase for the consumer that has the upgraded budget and is smart enough to see that with this one purchase you don`t only get an upgradable fantastic livingroom display, but also a trimmed down home theater pc. Add on the additional features like voice and motion control, webcam, future processor upgrades, SMART TV functionality, WIFI, Samsung APPS, Games (Angry Birds) and the difference in price seems to dwindle to an investment that over time will be boiled down to a difference of mere pennies a day."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKNEWS.NET

Tt eSPORTS Level 10 M Gaming Mouse Review
     Thu, Nov 29 2012 | 4:49A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We all know the Level 10 chassis, but now Tt eSPORTS has delivered the mouse. Come have a look at what BMW and Tt eSPORTS delivered in the Level 10 M."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

SanDisk 32GB microSDHC Card Review @ TestFreaks
     Thu, Nov 29 2012 | 3:18A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The microSD card has become synonymous with mobile phone memory card really. If you have a phone chances are you have a microSD card in it for storage. With the wide availability and selection of apps today, most likely youll be looking to upgrade your storage so youll need a bigger microSD card and personally I would get one from a reputable source and one thats name brand. Mobile Fun is a great source, and SanDisk is a very well known company. Having said that, I guess you already figured out today I have a SanDisk microSD card for you, specifically its a 32gb class 4 card. So read on "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

 
Silverstone Sugo SG09 SFF Case Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Thu, Nov 29 2012 | 12:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It may be considered a small form factor chassis but Silverstone`s SG09 is absolutely packed with features and has a surprising amount of interior space. While there isn`t any available space for water cooling, the SG09`s sub-12 height still allows for mico ATX motherboad compatibility and even dual graphics card configurations."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SATA III SSD Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Nov 28 2012 | 11:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SSD uses the SandForce 2281 controller, it is capable of read speeds up to 550MB/Sec and write speeds of 520MB/Sec. The ADATA XPG SX900 SSD series is designed to fit into ADATA`s Xtreme Performance Gear line of equipment, it offers top of the line performance in a sleek package. Utilizing a high quality NAND memory and new firmware the XPG SX900 SSD offers the full 128GB of storage space. The drive supports TRIM, NCQ, S.M.A.R.T, SATA III connectivity and is backwards compatible with SATA II controllers. The drives are available in two packages a notebook package that comes with an external enclosure and a 3.5 inch drive adapter, and a desktop kit that only comes with the 3.5 inch adapter, both come with a 3 year warranty. ADATA also bundles the Acronis True Image HD data migration utility to assist with moving information when upgrading drives."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Crucial DDR3-1600 CL8 VLP UDIMM Tactical @ Teachreaction.net
     Wed, Nov 28 2012 | 9:54P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Low profile is the word of the day and Crucial spells it BALLISTIX VLP Tactical. This memory packs bang in the smallest package possible. It is not the fastest memory but it is faster than other low profile kits. It does not have the lowest latency but it holds its latency up to 2133. It is not the least expensive but it is faster and less obstructive than the less pricy chips."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

Sennheiser U320 Multi-Platform Gaming Headset Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Wed, Nov 28 2012 | 8:50P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sennheiser U320 Multi-Platform Gaming Headset Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Over the years Sennheiser have built themselves an impressive reputation for audio devices. Their range of headsets for the PC market is full of high quality products that provide a solution for all types of consumer. Not only do Sennheiser do PC headsets they also do headset for both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. Now, with the new U320, Sennheiser have produced a stereo multi format gaming headset giving a solution to consumers that want a single headset to cover their multiple devices."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

HIS Radeon HD 7950 IceQ X Boost 3 GB @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Nov 28 2012 | 2:21P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HIS Radeon HD 7950 IceQ X? Boost comes with a large overclock, which increases its out of the box performance to GTX 670 levels. Thanks to a large dual fan cooler we also see great temperature and massive overclocking potential: +20% real life performance from overclocking."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

ASUS F2A85-V PRO Motherboard Review
     Wed, Nov 28 2012 | 2:05P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overclocking the A10 5800K manually is a breeze if you are familiar with the different settings used for the digital controllers incorporated in to the A85-V Pro. If you are not it may take some time to become acquainted with the response from them. I disabled all energy saving functions such as Cool `n` Quiet, C6, Turbo, etc. and set load line control to 75% ending up with a healthy overclock of 4.7GHz or 900MHz above the stock. The integrated GPU section also again overclocked nicely from the base frequency of 800MHz to 1100GHz or 300MHz above stock. I tried out the auto tune mode in the TurboV EVO for kicks and it found a stable 4.4GHz overclock within 30 seconds."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Protect Your Home from Burglary & Vandalism: Theres an App for That @ TechwareLabs
     Wed, Nov 28 2012 | 1:33P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With technology constantly advancing, it`s no surprise we can protect our homes from miles sometimes states away. The latest high-tech security tools are easy to install, easy to operate and can be controlled from Internet-connected smartphones. That`s right, your phone can now control your home security."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

Intel Core i7 3970X Extreme Edition (Sandy Bridge-E) CPU Review
     Wed, Nov 28 2012 | 1:25P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`re checking out the new Core i7 3970X EE from Intel. The only thing probably more insane than its performance is its price tag. Intel`s top-dog is in the house!"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Max Keyboard Nighthawk Custom Keyboard @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Nov 28 2012 | 1:23P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At this point, nearly every manufacture makes and sells a mechanical keyboard in some shape or form. Everyone has done something different trying to stand out in what is now a very packed market. On facebook recently I came across a new company offering up something completely new to me, full custom mechanical keyboards. This isnt just your choice of what switch you would like to go with, you can mix and match switch types as well as LED backlighting. We put together a keyboard unique to us and then put it to the test."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

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The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
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