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Team Group Xtreem LV 8GB 2400MHz DDR3 Review @ Vortez
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 6:49P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will be taking a look at Team Group`s Xtreem LV product range - namely the blisteringly fast 2400MHz DDR3 kit. With CAS timings of 9-10-10-28 @ 1.65v we are hoping for good things from our review sample today. The ambitious out there will be keen to know how this kit will compare to the now common 1600MHz kit. Will there be much of a performance increase? Let`s find out!"
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

The Awesome and Unusual and Crazy From Computex 2012 @ TechwareLabs
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 6:49P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The crazy costumes, awesome mods, and unusual technology straight from the Computex 2012 show floor."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

Thermaltake New Products at Computex 2012 @ TechwareLabs
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 6:49P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We had the opportunity to speak with Thermaltake. We are all avid gamers and wanted an explanation to us about the different mechanical switches available and what the difference is between them. We also found out why you want a mechanical keyboard for your next gaming machine and how the different types are suited to your individual style."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

SSD NEWS: LSI Discovers SandForce 256-Bit Encryption Limited To 128-Bit - Problem Resolved and Fix On The Way
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 5:48P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
An internal security audit by LSI discovered that the world famous SandForce 256-bit AES encryption of LSI Flash Storage Processors (FSP) has never been, and is not presently enabled in SandForce SSDs, as stated by LSI SandForce representatives today. Fret not, however, as 128-bit encryption is still in place and, unique to SandForce, the SandForce SSDs are the only ones to have two separate encryption engines, a 256-bit engine on the front end and another 128-bit engine on the back end. It is the front end 256-bit engine that currently works at only 128-bit encryption, however."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Overclock, Benchmark, Backup and Diagnostic Software Tools Roundup
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 5:41P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ocinside.de overclocking software page got an extensive update with dozens of tools to tune, benchmark and test the PC hardware. If you like to overclock, benchmark, backup, or monitor your PC or if you just like to check your components, this is the right place for you. There are useful older Shareware and Freeware tools, as well as the latest tweaking tools to change the CPU multiplier or increase the FSB and to overclock current nVidia or AMD/ATI video cards in Windows 7, Windows Vista, XP, Linux, Mac OS X and so on. Most of the latest programs like e.g. the SiSoftware Sandra Software, Futuremark 3DMark and PCMark benchmark programs are hosted in the most current version on the ocinside.de Servers. The overview contains direct downloads, links to the developers, a small description and the size of the respective software.
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

Lenovo ThinkPad X230T Convertible Notebook
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 5:40P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ThinkPad historians may recall Lenovo's X220 (laptop) and X220T (convertible tablet / notebook) from last year. Both were formidable machines, but Intel's 3rd-gen series of Core processors weren't out yet. Turns out, that kind of horsepower was missing in certain models. Now, however, the company's dual-core Ivy Bridge CPUs are out in full force, bringing a nice boost in computing throughput as well as energy efficiency to a space that's begging for both. The X230T is a netvertible in its truest sense. Open it up, and it's a 12.5-inch ultraportable notebook that seems a bit heftier than the competition. This is a machine that will have additional value proposition down the road, however, when Windows 8 is released. Spin the reversible IPS panel around and fold it down, and you've got yourself an extremely spacious touchscreen tablet (albeit one with Windows 7 instead of the more common Android or iOS tablet operating systems).
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

REVIEW: VisionTek GoDrive 120GB @ PureOverclock
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 4:18P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As we know, not everyone can afford the best of the best, so for the rest of us mere mortals, VisionTek has a new SSD that is more accessible to those of more limited budgets: the GoDrive. The VisionTek GoDrive still has the impressive SF-2281 controller, but lacks the Toggle NAND. Instead, it has sychronous memory that should still be able to provide excellent performance, while also being a bit lighter in the wallet. For those who still crave performance but don`t have the loftier budgets to always satisfy those wants, can the GoDrive stand up as a solid contender and alternative? Let`s get to it and find out."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

 
ROCCAT Savu Optical Gaming Mouse Review
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 4:18P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ROCCAT offers us the Savu with the world`s fastest optical sensor in gaming mice."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 FleX Video Card @ Pro-Clockers
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 4:18P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One thing that all the different models from all the different manufactures have one common is that in order to run AMD`s EyeFinity three setup feature you need to either include at least one monitor that has a display port or using some type of adapter to turn a port into a display port. Yes, that is the case except for the model we are about to touch on today. The Sapphire FleX HD 7950 can run this configuration with all the monitors being DVI. How about that for saving a few dollars? And at the moment this is the fastest Radeon card that can do that."
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

SAPPHIRE VAPOR-X HD 7770 GHz EDITION @Bjorn3D
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 4:18P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 7770 GHz Edition OC Video Card is SAPPHIRES latest offering in the AMD Radeon HD 7770 line-up of graphics cards. The Vaper-X HD 7770 GHz Edition OC uses a vapor design air cooler with two fans to provide a quiet and cool gaming environment over the standard AMD reference design."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

Screenshot Madness - ASUS P8Z77 WS BIOS @ ocaholic
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 4:18P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today it is Marc who has made the effort to create a complete set of screenshots for the ASUS P8Z77 WS` BIOS. With this gallery it`s not only possible to get an overview we even offer a deep insight."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

SteelSeries Kinzu V2 Pro Silver Special Edition Mouse Review
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 4:18P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There`s nothing better for enthusiasts and gamers than to finally play a game you`ve been waiting for years to get released in front of a large screen coupled with a high-end system and a good gaming mouse (providing the game is not filled with bugs). Now as some of you know the highly anticipated Max Payne 3 by Rockstar games got released a couple of weeks ago and since 3rd person shooters require accuracy and speed (especially Max Payne 3 with its slow motion moments) just like 1st person ones I`ve been spending quite a few hours with it in order to test all the latest gaming mice and pads in the market (unfortunately it has quite a few bugs). So today we will be checking out the brand new Kinzu V2 Pro Silver Special Edition mouse by SteelSeries."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Fujifilm FinePix T400 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 4:11P | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are more 27-inch all-in-one desktops on the market these days, but very few are worth big bucks. The Dell XPS One 2710 manages to put almost every technology and feature we`re looking for in a compact and stylish chassis. And it has excellent performance, thanks to its new Core i7 (Ivy Bridge) processor and Nvidia GeForce (Kepler) graphics. If you`re a media enthusiast, this is the desktop you`re looking for."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

New GPU Charts: 75 DX11 Graphics Cards (Updated AMD Radeon HD 7870) @ ocaholic
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 3:55P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our charts you find benchmark values of 75 DX11 graphics cards. 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 graphics card."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

ECS Announces A85F2-A Deluxe Motherboard with AMD Socket FM2
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 1:36P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

ECS Announces A85F2-A Deluxe Motherboard with AMD Socket FM2 

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has announced the A85F2-A Deluxe, a new motherboard built around the AMD A85X chipset with support for the latest socket FM2 CPUs.

The A85F2-A Deluxe is one of the most powerful and reliable motherboards currently available.  In the ATX format, this ECS motherboard features two 2nd generation PCIe x16 slots for graphics card upgrades and CrossFireX support, as well as three 2nd generation PCIe x1 and 2 PCI slots for other cards. Up to 64 GB of dual channel DDR3 memory can be installed in 4 sockets, with a maximum speed of 1866, or up to 2300 for overclockers. There are seven 6 Gb/s SATA sockets, with support for RAID 0, 1, 5, & 10.

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Expansion and connectivity options in the A85F2-A Deluxe include up to 6 USB 3.0 ports, 8 USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit LAN, and a 6Gb/s eSATA connectors for fast external storage. Separate HDMI, DVI, and D-Sub VGA ports provide graphics output, and there's 8-Ch HD Audio. The motherboard features the new user-friendly graphical uEFI BIOS with ECS MIB X, and a multi-language interface.

For the ultimate in stability and reliability, the A85F2-A Deluxe is Nonstop Certified by ECS. Motherboards with ECS Nonstop Certification deliver a hassle-free computing experience by solving common PC hardware problems before they can even occur. Hardware enhancements and a strict series of specially-designed tests combine together to protect PCs and ensure that all ECS Nonstop Certified motherboards can be relied on for stability and reliability far into the future, long after competing products have failed. Nonstop features include enhanced gold plating on critical contacts, and all solid capacitors and Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection for VGA, USB, LAN and HDMI ports.

The A85F2-A Deluxe is bundled with Norton AntiVirus software, Muzee, Cyberlink Media Suite, and the ECS iEZ utility, which includes the eBLU BIOS Live Update Utility, the eDLU Drivers Live Update Utility and the eSF Smart Fan Utility.

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In addition to the A85F2-A Deluxe, four other models will released with the socket FM2: A75F2-A2, A75F2-M2, A55F2-A2, A55F2-M3. The newest ECS Socket FM2 motherboards build on the already strong performance of FM1 motherboards by adding a host of powerful new features and technology upgrades in the Trinity technology platform.

New features in this generation include support for up to 4 displays and AMD Eyefinity Multi-display Technology, and HDMI Deep Color to accurately display billions of colors, bringing a new level of realism and color accuracy. AMD Turbo Core 3 extends the Turbo Core performance boost to the GPU, and CrossFireX gives access to ultra-high performance graphics with add on cards. There are 3 dedicated display outputs. Support for industry standards is also upgraded, with Open GL 4.2, DisplayPort Version 1.2, and Open CL 1.1 or later. Enhanced features are standard: like AMD Universal Video Decoder (UVD) and Video Codec Engine (VCE) for ultra-fast video encoding and decoding.

The new A85F2-A Deluxe and the other ECS socket FM2 series motherboards offer the latest technology for faster, more stable performance and extreme graphics realism.

About ECS
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has been a pioneer in designing and manufacturing computer motherboards since 1987. Today, the motherboard maker also designs and manufactures desktop PCs, notebooks, servers, motherboards, video cards, wireless solutions and handheld devices for distributors worldwide. Headquartered in Taiwan with operations in North America, Europe, China, Korea and Japan, ECS also has ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified manufacturing facilities in China.

For more information, please visit ECS at http://www.ecs.com.tw

  FULL STORY @ ECS

ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Motherboard Review
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 11:06A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The X79 Sabertooth lives up to its TUF name in both looks and performance. The integrated UEFI BIOS gave us plenty of options for configuring everything on our system and did it with a user friendly interface. The board`s support for quad GPU graphics configurations from both NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossfireX is a huge plus and expected for high-end motherboards in this class. The X79 Sabertooth`s bundled software was very stable and useful during testing and increased the overall value that consumers look for in all their PC hardware upgrades."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

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