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Asus Transformer TF101 Android Tablet Review @ TechwareLabs
     Mon, Jan 02 2012 | 1:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Much like the netbook market, tablets have come of age and everyone seems to want one. Also similar to netbooks it seems that the market is saturated by tablets from many different manufacturers. Asus can be credited for making the netbook market a reality and for offering some of the finest netbooks made. Today we take a look at the Asus Transformer tablet to see if Asus has kept the tradition of offering an excellent product in the tablet market."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

Corsair Force GT & Performance Pro SATA III SSD Roundup @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Jan 02 2012 | 1:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So, what have we learned from this little round up? First off, you can`t go wrong with any of the drives here. All feature very fast SATA III performance and come with a standard three year warranty. The Force GT drives promise read and write specifications of up to 555MB/s reads and 525MB/s writes. This is something we observed on the ATTO benchmark where highly compressible data was used. On other benchmarks, the scores were a fair bit lower as the SandForce controllers rely on real time compression of data to optimize performance and the referenced benchmarks used already compressed data. The 240GB fared a little better than the 180GB drive as higher density NAND tends to be a little faster along with slightly different architecture..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Corsair Vengeance 1300 Analog Gaming Headset
     Mon, Jan 02 2012 | 1:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If it wasn`t for the severe lack of bass, then these headphones would be at the top of my list for their price range. While the comfort and build quality are definitely there, the audio performance averages out to just decent. The clarity of the range of sound that the Vengeance 1300 is capable of producing is without a question very good; if gaming is your only concern then this $80 headset just might fit your bill."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

In Win BUC 101 Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Mon, Jan 02 2012 | 1:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In Win has just released a new version of their BUC mid-tower case, dubbed BUC 101. (By the way, the correct pronunciation is buck, not bee-you-see ? which would be kind of funny.) This new case comes with several unique features. Let`s take a look at them."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Mon, Jan 02 2012 | 1:00P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T is a RV/large vehicle GPS with a large 7-inch touchscreen, a 6 million points of interest database with Good Sam and real-time traffic. It has features geared towards large vehicles, like the ability to plan routes that can handle your vehicle`s size and type.?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

MSI Z68A-GD80 G3 Z68 Motherboard Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Mon, Jan 02 2012 | 1:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI has been fighting an uphill battle against the likes of Gigabyte and ASUS for the last few years but their new Z68A-GD80 G3 looks to even the playing field. It features a long 5 year warranty, PCI-E 3.0 slots, user friendly auto overclocking options, a great layout and an intuitive BIOS which in many ways surpasses the competition`s offerings. But can MSI complete this near-perfect equation with stability? We find out in this review."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

RunCore Pro V 120GB SATA III Solid State Drive Review
     Mon, Jan 02 2012 | 1:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we`re not looking at a product for aviation or gunships, but the build quality of the RunCore Pro V SATA III looks the part. The Pro V SATA III is controlled by a SandForce SF-2281 controller and uses asynchronous flash for data storage. In an era when other companies have moved to plastic housings, RunCore has kept an aluminum drive case for robust construction and added visual appeal in systems with windows or displayed drive bays. Even now, almost a year since the SF-2281 was released, it`s still the fastest solid state drive controller on the consumer market. There are many of these drives on the market, some with and some without synchronous flash. Unfortunately RunCore chose to use asynchronous flash with their Pro V 2.5 SATA III SSD, a move that we don`t really agree with since RunCore doesn`t offer a synchronous flash drive in their consumer lineup."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

 
ECS Wi-Bridge - wireless display solution for HDMI monitors
     Mon, Jan 02 2012 | 12:47P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), the world's leading motherboard, graphics card, barebone system, notebook and mobile device manufacturer has launched its first wireless display solution for HDMI display devices-ECS Wi-Bridge designed to delight your entertainment experience with wide and big screens.

Unlimited Extension of Colorful Life
ECS Wi-Bridge not only is small in size, but also smart in function. ECS Wi-Bridge is a lightweight, wireless display adapter which is portable and compact to save more space in your living room or on your office desk. ECS Wi-Bridge successfully breaks wired limitations and bridges your PC or NB to a big screen display supporting 1080P HD high quality resolution output via HDMI. ECS Wi-Bridge supports varying display modes meeting users different browsing performance needs. In addition to easy life, ECS Wi-Bridge is ideal for office use. Save time unplugging and easily switch between various presenters. You will find conferences smoother and more enjoyable.

Compliant With Different Systems
ECS Wi-Bridge supports every kind of common video/audio/photo formats. Transmitting via Wi-Fi connection, ECS Wi-Bridge can cover a range of up to 30 meters; and the utility can be compliant with iOS and Android systems. Moreover, easily control the content on your devices wirelessly with a remote control bundled in the package. ECS Wi-Bridge provides the best wireless solution to break the boundary between your PC and the couch.


About ECS
The 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 and China, Korea and Japan, ECS also has ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified manufacturing facilities in China.

  FULL STORY @ ECS

GIGABYTE X79-UD3 Motherboard with New F7 BIOS Smashes 57x Multiplier!
     Mon, Jan 02 2012 | 12:42P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

GIGABYTE today announced a record highest clock speed on the Intel® Core i7 3930K processor, producing new Intel® Core i7 3930K processor records for Super Pi and PiFast benchmarks. These records were achieved using the GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD3, the first motherboard to reach a maximum possible multiplier of 57x.  Equipped with the recently issued F7 BIOS and liquid nitrogen cooling, respected overclocker Hicookie was able to reach an incredible clock speed of 5,643.3MHz (5.6GHz) on an Intel® Core™ i7 3930K processor. This record clock speed was reached using a never seen before 57x CPU multiplier configurations thanks to the F7 BIOS, producing record scores for the Super Pi 1M and 32M and PiFast benchmarks.

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New World Records (inc. HWBot links)
Super Pi 1M - 6.64 seconds
Super Pi 32M – 6mins 8.516 seconds
PiFast – 13.02 seconds
CPUz – 5643.3MHz

“These new world records underline how the GIGABYTE 3-way digital power engine on existing X79 motherboards makes breathtaking performance possible on our X79 series enthusiast platforms. They should also erase any skepticism regarding the performance and overclocking capabilities of our new F7 BIOS for GIGABYTE X79 motherboards!" System specs were: GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD3 (F7 BIOS), Intel® Core™ i7 3930K* (@5,643.3MHz), Kingston HyperX Genesis PC3-19200 2GB x 4 (@2376MHz) and Corsair AX1200 power supply.

You can find Hi Cookie’s official benchmark submissions on HWBot here: http://hwbot.org/hardware/processor/core_i7_3930k/
Click the link below to watch a video of these world records being broken: http://youtu.be/F89l38YiHcw
 

GIGABYTE X79-UD3

The GIGABYTE X79-UD3 motherboard is designed for mainstream enthusiasts who want to experience the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processors without compromising on performance or features. Based on a unique 3-way Digital Engine that brings unprecedented control over the way power is delivered to your CPU and Memory, the GIGABYTE X79-UD3 also features 4-way SLI and Crossfire X graphics, PCIe Gen 3.0 support and 4 channel DDR3 memory.

More information about the GIGABYTE X79-UD3 can be found here: http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4050#ov

New GIGABYTE F7 BIOS for Whole X79 Motherboard Series - F7 BIOS updates are available for the entire GIGABYTE X79 motherboard series. Users wanting to update to the latest firmware can download the respective BIOSes from the following links:

 
G1.Assassin 2 :  http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4046#bios
 
GA-X79-UD7 :  http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4047#bios
 
GA-X79-UD5 :  http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4049#bios
 
GA-X79-UD3 :  http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4050#bios
 
To learn more about our all new 3-way Digital Power Engine and GIGABYTE X79 series motherboards, please go to: http://www.gigabyte.us/MicroSite/304/x79.html
 
 

  FULL STORY @ GIGABYTE

Core i7-3960X und Core i7-3930K Triple SLI Performance Analyse @ ocaholic
     Mon, Jan 02 2012 | 9:20A | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With every new CPU generation it is interesting to see how performance scales with SLI and triple SLI configurations. One can for example see what influence the CPU has on gaming performance. Furhtermore overclockers as well as gamers can see how much of an improvement the new architecture is. In this case we`re taking a closer look at gaming performance of Intels latest Sandy Bridge E processors. We`re very curious if we will see a scaling factor when we vary the number of GPUs in the system."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

XClio Touch 320 Mid Tower Chassis Review
     Mon, Jan 02 2012 | 9:05A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If XClio should be known for one thing with their chassis designs, it`s that the fans and lighting concepts are always ahead of the curve from what other manufacturers are offering today. I remember a couple years back I got a chassis from them. I believe it was the 1000. Back then, this super tower delivered a trio of LED options, eight 180mm fans and the three on the front took things a step further. This is one of the first chassis` I saw that that not only offered a door for each fan, but they were filtered and each fan had an individual fan power switch for the ultimate in control at that time. It wasn`t long after that we started to see this idea pop up in other manufacturers designs. Since it seemed they had things under control with offering airflow in about every conceivable way, the next big thing I saw from XClio was the 256-Color fans. With everybody looking to build a chassis that won`t look like everyone else`s case, XClio kept up with filling the front, top, side, and rear of the chassis with fans to deliver huge amounts of airflow into their chassis with the Blackhawk I had with these fans installed. With a random cycle of colors to go through, you just stop the cycle at the desired LED color and it`s set until you change your mind, or hardware. This is something that I have yet to see copied, but I am sure other manufacturers would love to offer the multitude of LED color options that XClio delivered."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Anidées AI-6 chassis review
     Mon, Jan 02 2012 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There is a new player in the PC casing / chassis arena, they are named Anidées and recently they have introduced their first product into the market. Their first chassis released is the AI-6, it comes in three models, standard black, one with a side panel window and a sound dampened version. We'll check out the 'regular' model, but as you'll notice very little is actually regular about this chassis.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 Socket AM3+ Mainboard Review
     Mon, Jan 02 2012 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We will discuss the package, accessories, PCB layout and features of this Socket AM3+ mainboard from Gigabyte. We will check out its BIOS functionality, operational and overclocking specifics, performance and power consumption in nominal and overclocked mode.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores Graphics Cards from Palit and MSI
     Mon, Jan 02 2012 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Now Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 graphics cards exist in three different modifications: besides the already familiar GTX 560 and GTX 560 Ti there appeared GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores. How fast is the new product and how close did it get to the next performance step, GeForce GTX 570? Our test session of seven graphics accelerators will answer these questions.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Decisions of the "00s": Will the Past Define the Future?
     Mon, Jan 02 2012 | 9:00A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are revolutionary products that reshape the information technology industry and the lives. But before ground-breaking products emerge, world-shattering decisions are made, or maybe certain decisions themselves change the market so drastically that they become revolutions themselves. In this article we are taking a look on decisions of the recent decade that changed personal computing industry almost completely.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Triple SLI: Window opened vs. Window closed - Performance comparison @ ocaholic
     Sun, Jan 01 2012 | 9:04P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many overclockers desperatly wait for winter time. There are several reasons: one might be that they get hardware as christmas present, but much more imoprtant is the fact that it`s cold outside! This means opening the window give your overclocking rig quite a performance boost and a lot more overclocking headroom. Today were going to check what`s possible when outside temperature is zero degree celcius and you open a window one by one meter in size. For this purpose we use our triple SLI test rig which mistreated quite a few times in the past weeks. And honestly, if we wouldn`t answer this questions, the world would instantly stop turing!"
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

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