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the Intel Developer Forum.
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 12:00P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ah, IDF – the Intel Developer Forum. Almost every year–while I sit in slightly uncomfortable chairs and stare at outdated and color washed projector screens–information is passed on about Intel's future architectures, products and technologies. Last year we learned the final details about Ivy Bridge, and this year we are getting the first details about Haswell, which is the first architecture designed by Intel from the ground up for servers, desktops, laptops, tablets and phones. Quote: "Haswell (at least in this iteration) will be available in various different configurations including 2-4 processing cores, three different levels of graphics subsystem, differing idle and active power levels, interconnects, and platforms. This will greatly increase the power and performance ranges of Haswell compared to Ivy Bridge (and Sandy Bridge) and is enabled by the system agent that acts as the intermediary between all of the components on the SoC."

SuperSSpeed S302 Hyper Gold MLC 240GB SSD Review
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 11:48A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SuperSSpeed delivered the best two prong approach to the SSD market yet. SLC flash for enthusiasts/prosumers and MLC flash for mainstream/power users. Today we look at the MLC portion and like the last couple of reviews this one has TRIM now as well."

RAIDON Runner R2420-B3 Easy Ejection 2.5 SSD/HDD RAID Enclosure Review
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 11:44A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Taking part in online game beta tests while also performing hardware reviews at the same time is not only incredibly tiresome (especially if you are participating in 3 closed betas) but also takes an amazing amount of time (even more if you really enjoy the games you`re testing) and so because of that lately Ive been focusing on peripheral devices (such as gaming mice, keyboards, speakers and headsets) which i can use while testing these games in order to save every bit of time that i possibly can (i do need some sleep after all). However exceptions are always welcome and so today we will be taking a look at a storage product the Runner 2420-B3, the latest dual bay external 2.5 SSD/HDD RAID enclosure by RAIDON."

MSI GEFORCE GTX 660 Twin Frozr 2GB OC Video Card Review
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 11:14A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA`s GEFORCE GTX 660 has officially launched. We take the Twin Frozr option from MSI for a spin and see how it goes."

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Review - Kepler GK106 at $229
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 10:17A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Considering that the GTX 660 2GB card is going to have an MSRP about $30 less than the HD 7870, and about $30 more than Radeon HD 7850, that gives the new GTX 660 a pretty positive result. It is not quite the runaway that the early GTX 600-series cards were, but as the cost of these graphics cards decreases, the margins get tighter and the overlap between them will increase dramatically."

G.Skill TridentX F32400C10D-8GTX 2400 MHz DDR3 @ techPowerUp
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 9:53A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Looking to get a new high-end motherboard, and don`t know what memory to pick? Does that board happen to be red and black? G.Skill takes an older brand and makes it new, this time Trident becomes TridentX, changing from black and blue to black and red, and adds something else, too."

EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SC (SuperClocked) 2GB
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 9:47A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nvidias latest mid-range budget Kepler video card might be a new great opportunity for gamers running older DX10 based cards to upgrade to a very reasonably priced DX11 GPU. EVGAs latest GeForce GTX 660 SC video card comes factory overclocked with even more performance down its sleeves, while also maintaining a very low TDP. Check out what the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 can do compared to its red competition."

Lucid Logix VirtuMVP for Notebooks First Look: Integrated And Discrete Join Forces
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 9:30A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hopefully Lucid will get these flaws rectified in short order. They shouldn`t be difficult to fix. Lucid has already done the hard part. Theyve managed to squeeze a minor to major performance increase from a laptops existing hardware without introducing in-game glitches or instability. If they slap on a decent coat of paint theyll have a compelling product - and the Origin EON11-S may end up being the only 11.6 gaming laptop worth buying."

nVidia GeForce GTX 660 & SLI @ ocaholic
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 9:28A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Another NDA in the history of NVIDIA graphics cards has passed and once more we had the opportunity to test the card thoroughly weeks prior to the actual launch. We`re talking about the GTX 660 of course which is based on NVIDIAs latest GK106 chip. In this article we`re not only showing you the performance of one card we also analyzed it`s performance in SLI."

Review: ADATA XPG Gaming Series V2.0 2x4GB DDR3-2400MHz CL10 @ Ocaholic
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 9:28A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Very recently, we took a look at new memory offers from Crucial, G.Skill and Kingston. Going by manufacturers one by one allows us to have a good overview of the memory market and today we are going to have a look at ADATA`s contendor. The first kit we are going to review is the fastest one from the manufacturer belonging to their Gaming Series."

NVIDIA Geforce GTX 660 Reviews @Hi Tech Legion
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 9:27A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA Launches it`s latest Keplar GPU the GTX 660, built for the mainstream gamer who desires enthusiast like performance. HiTech Legion reviews three popular partner boards "

EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SC Superclocked @ ocaholic
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 9:25A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
EVGAs GeForce GTX 660 SC Superclocked is one hot card when it comes to NVIDIAs latest GeForce GTX 660 graphics cards. With quite a decent factory overclocking this card will compete for the title of the fastest GeForce GTX 660 out there. Wether the EVGA GTX 660 SC Superclocked succeeds or not, that`s what you`ll find out on the following pages."

AZZA Genesis 9000 Full Tower Case Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 9:23A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This is actually our first review from AZZA, but Im sure you have heard their name before. AZZA was actually founded in 1996, but only in 2009 did they start creating products under the AZZA name. Their main focus is cases and power supplies and we have a great case for you today. The AZZA Genesis 9000 is a full tower case that features a removable and reversible motherboard tray, support for XL-ATX and E-ATX motherboards, room for quite a lot of watercooling, USB 3.0 support and much more. This case really is not your normal case and it really shows you that AZZA wants to give you the customer every option and feature possible in a case."

ASUS GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II Top @ ocaholic
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 9:21A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Already at launch ASUS offers with their GTX 660 DirectCU II Top a factory overclocked version of NVIDIAs brand new GTX 660. The fact that this card has been equipped with ASUS` very well performing and yet silent DirectCU II v2 cooler along with a custom PCB and a huge factory overclocking seems to make this a very interesting offer."

EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB SuperClocked @ Benchmark Reviews
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 9:12A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When PC gamers upgrade their computer`s video card, they want to get as much value as possible from their investment. They also want to be covered in case of failure, and get back into the fight as quickly as possible. NVIDIA`s GeForce GTX 660 graphics card delivers impressive performance to the mainstream, pushed into hyper speed by EVGA`s factory SuperClocked treatment. A 3-year warranty can be extended to 10-years, surpassing every other brand in the industry. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB SC (model 02G-P4-2662-KR) against a collection of DirectX 11 discrete graphics solutions."

SSD NEWS: Silicon Power Velox V70 240GB SSD Review
     Thu, Sep 13 2012 | 9:10A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On our table today we have the Silicon Power Velox V70 SATA 3 SSD where SP is another to combine the power of the LSI SandForce SF-2281 Flash Storage Processor (FSP) with Intel synchronous MLC memory. If NAND alone makes great partners, the V70 is in good hands as we have seen the same type and capacity in the OCZ Vertex 4, Kingston HyperX, ADATA XPG SX900, Comay Venus 3, as well as a few other top rated SSDs. At the time of this report, the V70 reached e-tailer webspace, however, adequate stock had yet to show itself. The Velox V70 is available in capacities of 120, 240 and 480GB and initial pricing at Amazon is showing at $111.54, $199.59 and $422.30. This is very encouraging, especially for a new release, as the median price now seems to be below $100 for a 120GB SSD and $200 for a 240GB SSD and the V70 seems to be half way there."

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