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AMD Firepro W8000 and W9000 Professional Graphics Reviewed @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Aug 13 2012 | 10:08A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD has successfully brought the new GCN architecture to the workstation! We noticed some pretty nice performance gains in the FirePro W8000 and W9000 cards from the previous generation of AMD FirePro graphics cards. The AMD FirePro W9000 is impressive on paper as it has 2048 stream processors running at 975MHz, 6GB of ECC GDDR5 memory at 1375MHz and the ability to drive six monitors! In some benchmarks the AMD FirePro W9000 blew away the previous generation FirePro V8800 video card, but in others it was..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

ASRock X79 Extreme11 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
     Mon, Aug 13 2012 | 10:08A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASRock X79 Extreme11 is probably the most complete motherboard released so far for the LGA2011 platform. It includes seven PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, eight additional SAS/SATA-600 ports, eight USB 3.0 ports, and a high-end audio controller. The most important feature of this motherboard is the presence of two PLX PEX8747 chips, which allow you to install up to four PCI Express 3.0 video cards truly working at x16 speed. Let`s check it out."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Brite-View iCam123 Powerline-Networking Plug & Play Camera Kit Review @ TestFreaks
     Mon, Aug 13 2012 | 10:08A | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Want a quick and easy way to monitor your home while youre on the road? How about a simple way to monitor your baby right from your mobile device? Brite-view has just debuted the iCam123 Powerline-Networking Plug & Play Camera Kit that can quickly and very easily let you monitor things while youre away right on your Android or iOS device. The iCam123 works over your existing electrical wires so theres no wires to run, if you have an outlet you can set up the camera for monitoring. "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

Corsair Professional Series HX850 850-watt Power Supply Review
     Mon, Aug 13 2012 | 10:08A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair gives the HX850 PSU an overhaul and sets a new benchmark for DC output quality in the process."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset Review @ Techgage
     Mon, Aug 13 2012 | 10:08A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* With Corsair establishing itself as an all-round PC equipment designer, we take a look at an update to some of its earlier gaming headsets. The Vengeance series expands on the HS1 and HS1A, bringing new design choices and features, including a big one: wireless connectivity."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Mini-ITX Case Review
     Mon, Aug 13 2012 | 10:05A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
All in all the Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced is an awesome little Mini-ITX case. With features like being able to hold full ATX PSUs and also hold the industrys largest graphics cards its a feature-packed little case. Add to that the clean styling and youve got yourself a clear winner..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

News: Googles Nexus 7 tablet
     Mon, Aug 13 2012 | 9:43A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For just $199, Google`s Nexus 7 tablet serves up a 1280x800 display, a Tegra 3 SoC, and the very latest version of Android. We take a closer look at the budget wonder and break out our high-speed camera to capture Jelly Bean`s responsiveness improvements in action."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

 
Google Nexus 7 Tablet and Jelly Bean Review: Android Shows Smooth Movies
     Mon, Aug 13 2012 | 9:05A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
And then there?s the price. For just $199 you can have the 8GB version and for $249 you can purchase the 16GB model (I suggest the second option). This makes the Nexus 7 the only 7-inch tablet relevant to the market today. The products from Samsung and Acer now look terribly over-priced. Amazon?s Kindle Fire, on the other hand, is a far inferior product."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Corsair Gaming Series GS 800w PSU Review -- XSReviews
     Mon, Aug 13 2012 | 9:04A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Another day, another PSU. This time around it`s the Corsair Gaming Series (GS) 800w unit, featuring four PCIexpress connectors, a clear bladed, quiet fan, 80 PLUS certified and braided cable sleeves. All in all, a pretty bog standard unit with a reasonable ammount of power. While we can`t offer a full test suite here at XSR, we can check that it passes noise/ripple safety tests, so let`s get to it. A link to the article would be much appreciated."
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS.CO.UK

The TR Podcast 116: The Nexus between Batman and Korean IPS displays
     Sun, Aug 12 2012 | 4:09P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this episode of the TR Podcast, our panel weighs in on Google`s Nexus 7 tablet, the latest hardware video transcoders, and those 27 IPS displays from Korea. Scott and Jordan then round out the episode with a review of The Dark Knight Rises."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Patriot Intel Extreme Masters Limited Edition 16GB DDR3-1866MHz Memory Kit @Hi Tech Legion
     Sun, Aug 12 2012 | 4:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Patriot Memory is answering the call of gamers with their Intel Extreme Masters Limited Edition DDR3-1866MHz 16GB (2 x 8GB) Dual Channel Memory Kit. Intel Extreme Masters Memory is built from the vaunted Viper 3 platform using dual sided modules, and offers the same blistering performance with an added limited edition blue IEM heatsink design. The Patriot IEM 1866MHz 16GB kit packs in the features for top notch gaming and computational performance."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Roccat Savu Gaming mouse review @ Rbmods
     Sun, Aug 12 2012 | 3:57P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Need a gaming mouse? Check out this review to read what we think about the Savu gaming mouse recently released by Roccat. This is a light weight mouse with LED lights and they claim this is the worlds fastest optical gaming mouse. Are they lying? Lets find out!"
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.COM

StarTech UNIDOCK3U Hard Drive Dock Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sun, Aug 12 2012 | 3:39P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Having a dock to plug in what are normally internal hard drives makes it easy to access data on the drive without the hassle of having to open up the case and insert the drive - especially if the SATA ports are not hot-swappable which would require a reboot. There are a host of such docks on the market with an array of interfaces and connectors. StarTech.com is offering up a somewhat unique version that connects to the PC via USB 3.0 and connects to drives via SATA II or IDE interface. Today, we`ll be having a closer look at the dock and giving our impressions of how it performs and ease of use..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

SSD NEWS: OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G SSD Review MBA Owners Get an Upgrade Storage Choice
     Sun, Aug 12 2012 | 11:50A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This SSD report will be a detailed analysis of the OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G SSD, the first and only third party SSD compatible with the new 2012 MacBook Air. This report will also carry things a step further by detailing our migration of the Aura Pro into our 2012 MBA, a system that we had successfully set up with Boot Camp as a dual Boot OS X Lion/Win 7 system. To speak of how things went, we are writing this report up on our new OWC Charged MBA."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

GX Gaming by Genius: Maurus Professional FPS/RTS Gaming Mouse @ Rbmods
     Sun, Aug 12 2012 | 11:01A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have an interesting product to take a look at today, it is making its entrance into the now crowded pro gaming mouse genre. This is the first product Ive seen from GX Gaming. GX Gaming is the gaming arm of parent company KYE Systems; who operate under the Genius trade name. I know thats a a mouthful, but it bears explanation as most of you will have no doubt, never heard of GX Gaming. Suffice it to say, Genius/KYE make a LOT of peripherals elsewhere in the world; and likely have white labeled some of the products you HAVE used, albeit under a different name. Now that weve got that out of the way, lets get to it."
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.COM

OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Sun, Aug 12 2012 | 10:38A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
/ /The OCZ Vertex 4 is the latest addition to the award-winning Vertex family utilizing an Indilinx-infused Everest 2 platform. The OCZ Vertex 4 uses dual Arm controller architecture for leading speed and reliability. The OCZ Vertex 4 is also equipped with Ndurance 2.0 technology for advanced NAND flash management and long-life reliability, able to withstand many read and write cycles. OCZ offers the Vertex 4 in capacities ranging from 64GB through 512GB with up to 550 MB/s sequential reads and up to 85,000 random write IOPS. OCZ backs the Vertex 4 with an industry-leading 5-year warranty, higher than any SSD OCZ has ever released.///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

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