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Phanteks PH-TC14PE Heatsink Review
     Tue, May 29 2012 | 2:18P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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The Phanteks PH-TC14PE itself is a pretty standard dual tower, five-8mm-heatpipe-packing heatsink that retails for about $90 bucks. It stands 168mm tall and has a wide 144x161mm footprint that may have clearance issues on some motherboards where RAM slots and VRM heatsinks are too tall, too near the CPU socket. The cooler weighs upwards of 1250 grams and ships with two 140mm PWM fans arranged in a push-pull configuration. The fans spin at 1200-900RPM and are anywhere from moderately audible to pretty quiet. On the plus side, the dual-fan set up does make this heatsink a good lower noise thermal solution, as you'll shortly see.

  FULL STORY @ FROSTYTECH

USB 3.0 Active Optical Cable
     Tue, May 29 2012 | 1:58P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
VIA Technologies, Inc., a leading innovator of power efficient computing platforms, is honored to announce today that it has been selected to receive one of the Best Choice of Computex 2012 awards for its USB 3.0 Active Optical Cable (AOC), which features the VIA Labs the VO510 5-Gigabit Optical Transceiver. USB 3.0 AOC builds on the rapid data transfer and high-definition multimedia capabilities of USB 3.0 and expands maximum distances from 3 meters to 100 meters and beyond. The USB 3.0 AOC was designed to be compliant with SuperSpeed USB electrical specifications, offering seamless interoperability between existing USB 3.0 host and device controllers, ensuring a trouble-free plug-and-play experience. With an ultra-thin profile and long reach, the USB 3.0 AOC breaks the distance barrier and introduces a cost-effective and high-performance solution enabling existing devices to be used in new ways such as for Smart Digital Signage, High-Definition Surveillance, and Zero-Clients. "We are deeply honored to be selected to receive such a prestigious award at this year's Computex 2012 ," said Jiin Lai, Chief Technical Officer, VIA Labs, Inc. "With the VO510 and our partner's AOC products at mass production readiness, we are looking to expand our coverage and expertise of other interconnects such as PCI Express." VIA will be in attendance at Computex 2012, 4F Nangang Exhibition Hall, Booth MO311 this June 5th to 9th and showcasing the new technology as well as the entire VIA Smart Ecosystem.
  FULL STORY @ VIA

AMD A8-3870K Black Edition & Hybrid Crossfire
     Tue, May 29 2012 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With an integrated GPU and very competitive pricing the A8-3870K promises much. We see if it delivers.
  FULL STORY @ 3870K

Gaming Performance: GTX 680 SLI vs HD 7970 CFX vs HD 7950 CFX
     Tue, May 29 2012 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this article we are going to show you how well - or not - multi GPU setups scale in recent games. On 14 pages we are going to show you the performance of two GTX 680, two Radeon HD 7970 and two Radeon HD 7950 in theoretical benchmarks as well as state of the art games. Let's contribute to global warming now!
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Acer Iconia Tab A510 review: Tegra 3 with stamina
     Tue, May 29 2012 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the A510, Acer has released the successor to the A500 that appeared about a year ago. However, it resembles the A200 from a couple months ago much more than the A500, aside from the fact that both are 10-inch tablets with a 1280x800 pixel resolution. Acer was able to duplicate the robust feel of the A500's heavy aluminium chassis with the A200's plastic case. The back of the A200's chassis has a non-slip textured design, which nicely improves grip. The A510 is about 25 grams lighter than the A200, and 2 mm thinner (1.1 cm vs 1.3 cm). It's still not a light-weight when you put it next to the competition, and few new tablets are thicker than a centimetre, but at least Acer is moving in the right direction. When you take into consideration the large battery of the A510 (9800 mAh) and the general sense of firmness, then the weight of 676 grams isn't so bad. The fact that the chassis of the A510 closely resembles that of the A200 doesn't mean they are completely similar products. To the contrary, there are quite a few differences.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Topre Realforce 105UB Review
     Tue, May 29 2012 | 12:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I’m glad to see that mechanical keyboards are taking off with the gaming crowd. It used to be just me that was rocking a mechanical, then I slowly started getting my friends into it by selling them keyboards and inviting them to try out mine. When I went back to the Computer Gaming Society IRC channel someone told me “Hey! Will! We’ve all got mechanicals now! Aren’t you proud?” And I was, of course. Mechanicals make excellent sense for gamers looking for every bit of performance they can get, particularly if they’re playing competitively. They give you that slightest edge; they’re faster, more durable and they feel better than normal rubber dome keyboards.
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS

New GPU Charts: 74 DX11 Graphics Cards (Updated HD 7970 DirectCU II) @ ocaholic
     Tue, May 29 2012 | 10:58A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our charts you find benchmark values of 74 DX11 graphics cards. 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 graphics card."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

 
HIS Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition Video Card Review @ TestFreaks
     Tue, May 29 2012 | 8:45A | Site News | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A lot of video card reviews lately, and that?s good thing I think. We?re moving up the line of 7000 series cards and today we have the HIS Radeon 7870 Ghz Edition which obviously runs at 1Ghz core clock, along with that it comes with 2gb of DDR5 memory and it runs on the PCIE 3.0 interface for the fastest speeds. The card comes equipped with two Displayport connections along with HDMI and DVI so you can run a few monitors off of it or you can enable Eyefinity for some real gaming fun. I?ve put it up against some other cards I?ve got on hand for comparison, so let?s get into it?. "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

SilverStone Nightjar ST50NF 500W Fanless Power Supply Review
     Tue, May 29 2012 | 8:11A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SilverStone Nightjar ST50NF 500W Fanless power supply delivered excellent voltage regulation and dead silent operation. The ST50NF PSU includes a good assortment of fixed cables with two PCI-E connectors for high-end graphic adapter support and is constructed from high-quality, server grade components. While certainly a good power supply the ST50NF falls short of being a great power supply due to only 80Plus Bronze efficiency and AC ripple values higher than we like to see in a premium power supply."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Samsung UN46ES6500F Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Tue, May 29 2012 | 7:34A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Samsung UN46ES6500F is a smart-looking 46-inch HDTV with 3D capabilities, loads of interactive web services, and built-in Wi-Fi. It delivers very accurate colors and a crisp, clean HD picture, but the LED backlit panel could be brighter. You won`t get dark inky blacks with this model either, and it only has three HDMI ports."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Buying advice: High-End Workstation/Gaming-PC @ ocaholic
     Tue, May 29 2012 | 2:31A | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The following purchase advice is targeted at users who are looking for a High-End Workstation/Gaming PC. You should be aware that this recommendation results in quite an expensive system. All the products we mention we would buy ourselves."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Icron USB Ranger 2211 Range Extender @ Benchmark Reviews
     Mon, May 28 2012 | 11:49P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Everything from Rocket Launchers to Dancing Clowns are available as a USB peripheral these days. Most of us keep our USB devices within arm`s length, but there are times where a little more distance is desirable. That`s the case for the average consumer; the commercial or industrial user has a tougher life. They have Rocket Launchers and Dancing Clowns too, but they`re the full-sized versions. You can bet the computers which control them are located more than 5 meters away. That`s the reason for today`s article; what to do when your USB device is 300 feet away from your PC? You find a device like the Icron USB Ranger 2211, and a big spool of Cat 5 Ethernet cable, and you hook it up, no problem! Just so you can be sure that there won`t be any problems, Benchmark Reviews put the latest USB extender from Icron Technologies on the test bench. We also look under the hood, and show you the technology that`s inside."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

EPSON WorkForce Pro WP-4540 All-in-One Printer Review
     Mon, May 28 2012 | 4:03P | Printers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It’s been a while since I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing any all-in-one printers, or at least high end ones. For review today I have the latest WorkForce or I should say workhorse from Epson called the WP-4540 that is a beast of a machine in more ways than one. The WP-4540 is full of features like the ability to hold over 500 sheets of paper ready for all of your printing needs. This printer is fast and relatively inexpensive in terms of cost per print and it prints beautifully whether you’re printing plain black and white for family photographs. "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS

ASRock Z77E-ITX Motherboard
     Mon, May 28 2012 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The ASRock Z77E-ITX is a Mini-ITX motherboard targeted to the "Ivy Bridge" processors (third-generation Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors). Let's see what the ASRock Z77E-ITX has to offer."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Crucial Adrenaline Review @ HCW
     Mon, May 28 2012 | 4:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In HCW's review of the Crucial Adrenaline, we compare Crucial's Dataplex caching software to Intel's Smart Response Technology, and find out if either can perform like an actual SSD system.
  FULL STORY @ HARDCOREWARE

ASUS Sabertooth X79 Mainboard Review
     Mon, May 28 2012 | 4:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The ASUS Sabertooth X79 Mainboard arrived Technic3D. We check the Mainboard with Intel X79 chipset functions and Performance in the following Review with a Intel Core i7 3960X CPU on Windows 7 64 Bit and Linux."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D

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