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ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 AMD Socket FM2 Motherboard
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 12:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are testing a new Socket FM2 Trinity motherboard on OCinside.de, which reached a new reference clock record during our OverClocking tests. The AMD FM2 motherboard is based on the AMD A85X chipset and has a total of five PCI Express slots, two PCI slots, seven SATA3 ports, one eSATA3 port, Gigabit LAN and 7.1 audio with optical output. We tested the ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 Socket FM2 motherboard with an AMD A10-5800K Black Edition APU and overclocked it to the limit.

Promise Pegasus J4: 4-bay, 2.5-inch Thunderbolt storage
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Four 2.5-inch disks connected via Thunderbolt, it's definitely an interesting prospect. This way you have an extremely fast combination of disks with lots of storage capacity in a fairly compact package. If we have any complaints about the J4 it's that it's currently only available with hard disks. And while the performance of these 500 GB, 5400 rpm, 2.5-inch hard disks is quite good, we can imagine that many people prefer choosing their own. For example, four 1 TB disks or four SSDs. Or what about a couple SSDs combined with two conventional hard disks, that way you have the best of both worlds.

Two months with Windows 8 review
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 12:01P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With Windows 8, Microsoft is steering its operating system into a radically different direction. In the last ten years we've seen a shift from desktop PCs to notebooks, and now some are prophesising the end of the PC era as smartphones and tablets are becoming increasingly commonplace. While Microsoft is the dominant player in the x86 operating system market, the software giant has had little success with smartphone and tablet products, these markets are largely dominated by Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating systems. With its back against the wall, Microsoft decided to make a major gamble by making massive changes to the user interface of Windows 8 to make it more usable on touch-based mobile devices.

HIS Radeon HD 7850 IceQ Turbo 2GB Review
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we’ll be reviewing one such mid range graphics card from our friends over at HIS, the HIS Radeon HD 7850 IceQ Turbo 2GB. Looking at the specs, the card is definitely promising. As its name suggests, it comes with a new revision of HIS’s custom IceQ cooler. We’ve had a couple run-ins with HIS’ IceQ cooling solutions in the past and we’ve generally come out very impressed with its cooling..."

Future of Smart Devices - Fight between a Fruit a Suit and a Robot
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 11:55A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The smart device world is going to get nasty in the near future, and we`re all going to benefit from it. Anthony explains his opinion."

PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 7870 (Tahiti LE) 2GB Myst Video Card Review
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 11:48A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We check out the new Tahiti LE based HD 7870 from PowerColor and give you the low down."

Humble Indie Bundle 7 Review
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 11:46A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For those of you who do not know, Humble Bundle is a company that typically offers bundles of games from independent developers. Occasionally the games come with soundtracks, are ready to play on Windows, Mac, or Linux computers, and more often than not, DRM-free. As impressive as that combination is, what makes the offerings from Humble Bundle always interesting is the company`s `Pay-What-You-Want` model. Even though all together the Humble Indie Bundle 7 contains around $140 of content, you can get most of the games for just one penny. Pay over $1 and you get Steam keys for the games. If you beat the average of current sales, you get all $140 of content. To top it off, you decide where your money goes. When you purchase a bundle you may indicate how much of what you pay goes to the individual developers, to Humble Bundle itself, and to two non-profit organizations; the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child`s Play Charity."

Cooler Master HAF XB review
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 9:48A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,We test and review the all new Cooler Master HAF XB mid tower chassis.The product is intended to be an easy to carry around chassis with but can also function as test-bench. Armed with rugged looks and a lot of features this might be a very interesting chassis to purchase. Basically the product is aimed at two end-user types, those who like to carry around their PC towards LAN partheeeeeees, and the more professional user that can use a nice testy-bench. Have a peek at our full-blown review."

Silverstone Fortress FT03 @ LanOC Reviews
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 9:47A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to interesting or creative designs for PC cases, Silverstone is one of only a few manufactures that come to mind. They are known for making stylish cases but they have also gone off the beaten path with designs like their Raven and Fortress cases where they have designed the motherboards rear I/O panel to vent out of the top of the case for improved airflow. When they introduced their Fortress FT03, they weren`t replacing the previous model, instead bringing out a smaller model to sell along with it. Its been out for some time but when Silverstone asked us what we wanted to take a look at it, it was still at the top of our list. Of course with all of this time waiting, we have high expectations. Lets find out where it stands."

ASUS Matrix Radeon HD 7970 Platinum Review
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There is a reason ASUS is so well respected amongst PC enthusiasts. The company has been making some of the best-performing, most feature-rich products in the space for years. Whether it’s a min-ITX motherboard, sleek Ultrabook, or a full-fledged, touch-enabled All-In-One system, ASUS has highly competitive products that are worthy of consideration. It’s not just about performance and features, though. ASUS has also been a long-time innovator willing to release relatively low-volume products that cater to ultra, hardcore-enthusiasts. Such is the case with the ASUS ROG Matrix 7970 Platinum edition graphics card we’ll be showing you here today...

Assassin's Creed 3 Performance and IQ Review
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ubisoft performed several upgrades to the Anvil game engine, resulting in the AnvilNext engine. Assassin's Creed 3 will be the first game in the series to support DX11. Assassin's Creed 3 also supports NVIDIA's new TXAA technology, but will that be enough to make up for a lack of DX11 features like tessellation and ambient occlusion?

AMD Unveils Preliminary Radeon HD 8000M Series Details
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD has just released some preliminary information regarding the company’s upcoming Radeon HD 8000M series of mobile GPUs. Based on the naming convention alone, it may obvious to many of you that the Radeon HD 8000M series is AMD’s second generation of products featuring the GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture, which debuted in the Radeon HD 7000 series. Like its predecessors, the Radeon HD 8000M series targets gamers with full DirectX 11.1 support and improved gaming performance over the previous-gen, but the architecture also lends itself to GPU compute applications as well...

AMD Details Next Gen
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In a presentation to the media, AMD has laid out the details for several of its next generation HD 8000-series GPU cores which are destined to appear in notebooks. The HD 8800, HD 8700, HD 8600 and HD 8500 may not be the flagship parts some were hoping for but they use AMD's refreshed GCN architecture.

iXBT Labs Review: Intel Core i7-3970X Processor Extreme Edition
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 5:47A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Intel Core i7-3970X has six cores and the standard core clock of 3.5 GHz (vs. the 3.3 GHz of i7-3960X). Besides, the maximum core clock is increased by 100 GHz, reaching a psychological barrier of 4 GHz."

Zalman LED Desk lamp *World Exclusive* @ Rbmods
     Fri, Jan 04 2013 | 4:34P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So todays review will be on the Zalman LED Desk lamp ZM-LS300T, my question is how good is Zalman at making LED lamps lets find out! First review ever on this lamp? Pic: http://rbmods.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Img_0978-250x140.jpg"

[DreamWare Computers] Audyssey Wireless Media Speakers
     Fri, Jan 04 2013 | 3:09P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although the LES Media Speakers, Audyssey`s first speaker model, offered both analog and digital input (something not often found on stereo speakers in this market), the one area they fell short was the absence of an auxiliary input. Whenever I wanted to listen to media off my phone or tablet I had to constantly unplug the speakers from my computer and plug them into whichever device I wanted to listen from next. Audyssey listened to their buyers though, and where most manufacturers would simply slap an auxiliary input on to the speakers, Audyssey upped the ante and released a bluetooth pair (still supporting legacy analog input as well). Today I happen to have a set of the Wireless Media Speakers here for review and I am anxious to see if the addition of wireless Bluetooth audio will have any impact on the sound quality of these great speakers!"

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