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IDF Day 1: Haswell Live Graphics Demo
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 3:26P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel’s Dadi (David) Perlmutter, General Manager Intel Architecture Group and Chief Product Officer, opened up the 2012 Intel Developers Forum by reflecting back on the significance of this day, the eleventh anniversary of the attacks on 9/11. Today, however, also marks the fifteenth anniversary of IDF, so Dadi ultimately moved on to a quick overview of the many advances and innovations that have taken place at Intel since the event began in 1997. Perlmutter showed off a Medfield SoC alongside a Xeon Phi, along with a number of Intel Atom and Core powered Windows 8 tablets and Ultrabooks, but he finished with a couple of live demos showing the company’s upcoming Haswell-based 4th Gen Core Processors in action…
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Corsair Neutron Series GTX 240GB SSD Review
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 3:17P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair and LAMD aim to bring the heat with the enthusiast class Neutron GTX SSD. The new LAMD controller paired with Toshiba Toggle NAND looks to dominate the upper echelon of the performance SSD market. Today we take a look to see how it fares in our steady state testing.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

SanDisk Extreme 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 2:31P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What's neat about the Sandisk Extreme 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive is that it's built with the kind of flash memory found in Solid State Drives . Sandisk won't reveal the exact type of NAND flash memory mind you, but rate the drive at speeds of 190MB/s read and 170MB/s write. That's quick. For a clearer picture on the capabilities of the SanDisk Extreme flash drive, PCSTATS benchmarked it against the Patriot Supersonic.
Both flash drives are native USB 3.0 devices and 64GB in capacity, but the type of flash memory differs between them. Where the SanDisk Extreme posted results of 196MB/s read and 173MB/s write in CrystalDiskMark (100MB, Sequential), the Patriot Supersonic flash drive managed just 114.2MB/s read and 59.33MB/s write - a virtual snails pace by comparison!
  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

Fractal Design Define R4 Case Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 12:11P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Fractal Design Define R4 chassis is what I consider to be the pinnacle of how a mid-tower chassis is supposed to be like. The Define R4 chassis was fully capable of being able to install all of computer components into this chassis, and this chassis was more than capable of being able to hide all of my PSU wires; therefore, making the interior of this chassis pretty much wire free..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Sapphire FleX HD 7770 GHz Edition @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sapphires selection of cards for the HD 7000 series has been impressive to say the least. On top of having stock and overclocked versions of every model, they also have a few different models like the Vapor-X and FleX, each serving a different purpose. The vapor-X models having ungraded cooling and their FLeX models have improved support for multiple monitors. We have taken a look at everything else from their HD 7770 lineup; it’s only natural that we take a look at the HD 7770 as well. We know that FleX cards can be great deals for people looking for a cheaper way to run multiple monitors without having to pick up active Displayport adapters or Displayport monitors, let’s take a look at the HD 7770 FleX and see if it holds up to the FleX name.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Lian Li PC-Z60 Review
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 12:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Taiwanese Lian Li is well known for their high quality PC and NAS cases, they also have PSU’s and chassis-related accessories. Lian Li sent me the aluminum black PC-Z60 ATX case to review and that’s what we’ll be talking about today."
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS

IDF 2012: Kingston Shows Off Windows To Go
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 12:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Kingston DataTraveler Workspace measures 75.29 x 22.98 x 16.44mm and as we mentioned earlier is a USB 3.0 drive. Kingston hasn't set final specifications for speed, but right now they are seeing sequential Read/Write speeds while running Windows 8 of 250/150MB/s and sustained random 4K Read/Write while running Windows 8 of 3,750/6,000 IOPS. These are pretty impressive drive speeds and we were told this drive can score 22,000 points on the PCMark Vantage HDD test suite..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

 
WD My Book VelociRaptor Duo review
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Western Digital My Book VelociRaptor Duo shows what's possible when you combine Thunderbolt with a traditional hard drive, you get an external hard drive with extremely high transfer rates. It's technically possible to daisychain several of them to increase the speed even more. So if you want external storage with a Thunderbolt connector, then the Western Digital My Book VelociRaptor Duo is a great solution.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Fourth generation Intel Core preview: all about Haswell
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 12:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Haswell is a new architecture based on an existing manufacturing process. That means it will have the 22nm Tri-Gate ‘3D’ transistors introduced with Ivy Bridge. The main enhancements of the CPU architecture come in the shape of new instructions (AVX 2) and support for transactional memory. The latter should make multi-threaded software run faster. The integrated GPU in the consumer models should also be a lot faster, and it will support DirectX 11.1. Intel is taking the integration of the chipset in the processor a step further, even releasing a complete system-on-a-chip (SoC) version of the processor.
  FULL STORY @ GENERATION

GameTiger Mars VA-2 Gaming Mid-Tower Chassis
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 12:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We have seen the low-end and we've seen the best that GameTiger has to offer. It's time now to look at the Mars VA-2, their mid-range solution in mid-towers."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

CM Storm Sonuz Gaming Headset
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 12:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
CM Storm Sonuz is the name of a brand new headset which features massive 53 mm diameter drivers and a smart detachable microphone. The headset is aimed at gamers looking for good overall performance.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Z77 Mainboard Charts
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 12:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables, meanwhile you find benchmark values regarding 19 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

Ineo Technology I-NA321U+ Hard Drive Docking Station
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are many models of hard drive docks on the market, and while each one should be able to get the job done efficiently, the Ineo Technology I-NA321U+ will definitely do everything you expect and then some. What sets this hard drive dock apart is the integrated drive copy function, which allows you to clone a drive without tying up your computer in the process.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

Enermax Platimax 1350W Power Supply Review
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 12:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Enermax is a long standing quality desktop PSU company. It not only specifies and designs power supplies it is one of the few companies that actually build enthusiast PSUs. Enermax today moves it 1350 watt giant into "Platinum" efficiency territory with the new Platimax 1350W.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Tt eSPORTS Shock Spin Headset
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 12:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The microphone has a separate cord and comes detached from the headset. It comes with a clip for your shirt but I found that it is best to keep it clipped to the headset wire located on the left speaker. Although this is a great microphone, The fact that it is detached with a "gaming" headset does not really make sense to me. I would have liked to see a boom or retractable microphone built in. . .
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 12:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"One thing to keep in mind is that the Power2U requires a receptacle box that is 16 cubic inches or larger. This covers the vast majority of modern duplexes. However, in some older homes you may come across a few that are too small or a tight fit. The Newer Technology website has a non-exhaustive list of receptacle boxes that are compatible with the Power2U USB outlet. As an installation note, if you are going to install or replace outlets DIY style, then a neon tester, voltmeter, or a tick-tracer are a good investment. While installing the Power2U I found out that I had a circuit that was not shut off by the main breaker for some reason. Needless to say, thinking a circuit is not live can lead to a dangerous and unpleasant experience."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

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