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EVGA Z77 FTW (Moving Beyond Overclocking) @ Techreaction.net
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 11:23A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We would like to thank EVGA for providing this feature filled monster for our scrutiny. Yeah; many say over kill, we say Ports? Can we use them? Well yes we can! Where others see brag factor, we see utility, functionality and purpose. Well, right about now you may be thinking that this board comes with all those lovely x16 slots and dual CPU 8 pin power inputs and So what? We have seen the limits of the Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge pushed. We know you can get 5 Gigahertz on air with sandy bridge and 4.7 Gigahertz+ on air with the Ivy Bridge. We know that other than minor differences that fall within the margin of error but the fact is Z77 on air, is Z77 on air. There is no competition from other companies so Z77 is it for the mainstream. We have a board with all of its papers and a proven pedigree that really never really gets to show off all of its other parts so there will be no real overclocking (everyone else can do that) this time around. We will instead focus on the strengths of the construction and component integration This board comes with the standard four SATA II ports and two SATA III provided via the Intel chipset and two more internal SATA III via Marvell internal ports, two eSATA, raid functionality based on the Intel chip, software raid through Windows and if that is not enough there are ten USB ports on the rear (4 USB 3.0 Spec) with an additional six provided by the expansion bracket (2 USB 3.0 Spec) and Dual GB LAN! We will use most of them after we get finished with the basics of the review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

Asus P8Z77 WS Review
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 11:13A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
First and foremost we know that when motherboards have the same parts installed that they are going to deliver results within a specific performance envelope. That being said the ASUS P8Z77 motherboard I have tested delivered excellent results when compared to another Z77 chipset motherboard in terms of just raw performance. Once you peel away the performance layers you have to look at the build process and the feature set used for the P8Z77 WS. As a workstation product you can guess that the feature set is decidedly oriented towards a business class environment. To that end ASUS has an initiative called 24x24 where the boards are targeted for use 24 hours a day for a solid 24 months to allow the consumer to have a a reliable platform long term."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Thecus N5550 NAS Network Storage Server @ Benchmark Reviews
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 11:06A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Thecus N5550 NAS Server is aimed right at the typical small business owner or advanced home user, by virtue of its size and form factor. It benefits from a recent tech refresh of the Intel Atom product line, has 2GB of DDR3 installed, and uses an interesting SATA/RAID controller solution. The Local Display feature means you can hook up a keyboard, mouse and video monitor directly to the NAS, for setup or media streaming duties. With five bays you can have capacity and redundancy, with RAID 5, 6, or 10, plus a hot spare. Dual GbE network ports are standard, as is a single USB 3.0 port on the front panel. Benchmark Reviews has tested several NAS products lately, ranging from simple two bay units, up to an 8-Bay NAS for the storage needs of large businesses. Let`s see how this 5-bay device compares to its competitors."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced @ LanOC Reviews
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 9:42A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
My first computer chassis was the Cooler Master Cosmos, a behemoth I lugged proudly from home to LAN party and back again. Large, full towers are what first come to my mind when I think of Cooler Master cases, despite transplanting my LAN rig into the Cooler Master Scout, which coincidently is used as an HTPC when Im home. Cooler Master has offered the Elite 100 as a mini ITX HTPC solution, but its thin, vertical form factor prevents it from dual-serving as a LAN rig. Can the Elite 120 Advanced meet both needs?"
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 1200-Watt 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply Review
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 9:25A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PC Power & Cooling does a great job of providing great performance without emptying the wallet with the new Silencer Mk III 1200W power supply."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Incipio DualPro iPhone 5 Case Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 9:05A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Incipio DualPro case turned out to be a very nice case that fit and complemented the iPhone 5 nicely. Some cases are too thick and take away from the smartphone, but that was not the situation with the DualPro. It also feels like it has the ability to protect the iPhone 5 with the two layers of protection and we love that. Silicon sleeves by themselves tend to stretch and wear out, so it is nice to have the hard shell keeping it in place..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

ASUS Matrix HD 7970 Platinum review: 1.4 kg
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Impressive graphics card design, that is something you can trust ASUS with. The latest new member in the Republic of Gamers family is the Matrix HD 7970 Platinum. It's a huge card based on the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition with several unique features for overclockers.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

 
Cherry MX Red switches
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 9:02A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair tests the waters of the keyboard and mouse market with their first input device peripherals that use Cherry MX Red switches and dedicated gaming features. We test out the Vegeance K90/M90 and K60/M60 keyboard/mouse combos in our latest review.
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

ASUS MATRIX HD 7970 Platinum Video Card Review
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS is launching its highest-end ASUS MATRIX HD 7970 Platinum video card today, poised to give you the best experience possible out of a Radeon HD 7970. This highly customized video card is geared directly towards the hardware enthusiast. Come see the highest overclock we've ever achieved on a 7970 GHz Edition based video card.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 Socket FM2 Motherboard
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GIGABYTE's F2A85X-UP4 brings AMD's "Trinity" APU to the desktop arena with a new chipset and a solid feature set at a nice price. But is that enough to make it compelling for enthusiasts?
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Review - GK106 Kepler for $150
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 1:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This is another tough one - these graphics card releases that are almost always easy to decipher and make recommendations around at the high end but become pretty cluttered in the sub-$200 markets as the crowds increase. The new GeForce GTX 650 Ti from NVIDIA struggles to find a comfortable place in our performance and pricing schemes at $149 between the HD 7770 and the HD 7850 1GB. Looking at only the cards themselves, the Radeon HD 7850 1GB at $179 makes a better a case for mainstream gaming selection than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti. Adding in the Assassins Creed 3 deal and you definitely perk up the appearance of the GTX 650 Ti without a doubt, but only if you find that title appealing."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 1:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA`s latest entry into the affordable $149 price point is the GTX 650 Ti. Based around a cut down GK106 core, it is being touted as a replacement for the GTX 550 Ti but this card offers much, much more than its predecessor."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Launch Review @ Rage3D.com
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 1:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA`s last hurrah this year is the GeForce GTX 650 Ti, aimed at 1080p gamers who like to image quality and performance with power use, low noise and compact dimensions. We put it head to head with the Radeon HD 7770 and Radeon HD 7850, to see what you get in the highly competitive mid-$100USD range "
  FULL STORY @ RAGE3D.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Video Card @ Benchmark Reviews
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 1:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA`s GeForce GTX series traditionally offers enthusiast-level performance with features like multi-card SLI pairing and GPU Boost application-driven variable overclocking technology. The GeForce GTX 650 Ti graphics card keeps with tradition in terms of performance by offering the capable GK106 GPU with 768 CUDA cores, but skips past some of the top-end extras. Nevertheless, NVIDIA Kepler GPU architecture delivers additional proprietary features such as: 3D Vision, Adaptive Vertical Sync, multi-display Surround, PhysX, and TXAA antialiasing. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti graphics card with DirectX 11 video games."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Video Card Review w/ MSI and EVGA @ Legit Reviews
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 1:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to performance the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti had just enough horsepower to get over 30 FPS at 1920x1080 and played the game titles smoothly. The EVGA GeForce GTX 650 ti Superclocked and MSI N650Ti Power Edition were both factory overclocked and were great examples of some retail cards that you can get for $10 more than the suggested retail price..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

NVIDIA Geforce GTX 650Ti Review
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 1:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overclocking on the GTX 650Ti proved to be a fun experience as the card just kept scaling upwards and delivered a 30% boost in core clock speed to 1228MHz or 303MHz over the baseline 925MHz. If the core can clock like this it should leave room for the AIB partners to really deliver some highly clocked non-reference designs to go along with some of the excellent cooling solutions seen on the first page. Without the benefit of GPU Boost the clock speeds were easily set without having to worry where the clock speeds would eventually fall to as the power limits were reached. Memory overclocking was not as great at 1493MHz or just under the rated speed for the Hynix modules used on this board. Even so the modules delivered a 10+% or 143MHz boost in speed to 1493MHz. By tweaking the clock speeds I saw gaming performance improvements across the whole of the testing suite that dropped in the 20 to 28%+ range. Pretty solid increases and overclocking stones for a little mini-me sized video card if I do say so myself."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

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