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MSI Z77A-GD65 (Intel Z77) Motherboard Review
     Mon, May 07 2012 | 4:19P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As we move through our mountain of Intel Z77 Express based motherboards, today we hit the Z77A-GD65 from MSI."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Maingear Shift Limited Edition Chassis Review
     Mon, May 07 2012 | 4:19P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Maingear makes a limited edition chassis for an option in their Shift line-up of systems as well as offering the chassis as a standalone DIY case."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Kingston USB-Flash Drive Roundup @ Rbmods
     Mon, May 07 2012 | 4:19P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
USB-Flash medias are here to stay. Their speeds are rising all the time and some of them even compete with the speeds of traditional hard disks. Today we will be taking a look at three budget class USB-Flash sticks from Kingston. Let?s see how well they perform?"
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.COM

Intel SSD 910 Series 800GB PCIe SSD First Look
     Mon, May 07 2012 | 4:19P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just over 83k random 4k write IOPS, and it took quite a while to get there, too. This figure is comfortably above Intel`s stated spec of 75k, and it`s impressive when you consider it is the result of a *continuous* 4k random write. Combined with Intel rating their HET-MLC flash for 10x its capacity each day for five full years, this is definitely a serious SSD!"
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

GeIL Black Dragon PC3-17000 2133MHz C10 16GB Memory Kit Review @ Madshrimps
     Mon, May 07 2012 | 4:12P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Black Dragon PC3-17000 2133MHz C10 16GB is a high-end memory kit from GeIL which does not feature heatspreaders, has been tested in the proprietary DBT process for maximum reliability and are a delight when installed in cases with plexiglass side windows, thanks to the burning eyes and dragon design on the laterals."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

Coolermaster Gemin II S524 Heatsink Review
     Mon, May 07 2012 | 3:14P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In this review Frostytech is testing out the Coolermaster Gemin II S524, a top-down heatsink that stands only 105mm tall and weighs a modest 594grams. Height is one of the other advantages of top-down coolers, this model is a good 50mm shorter than the average tower heatsink! The Coolermaster Gemin II S524 is compatible with Intel socket LGA1366/1155/1156/775 and AMD socket AM2/AM3/FM1 processors. The Gemin II S524 ships with a 120mm PWM fan mounted to its frame, but has holes to accept a 140mm fan in its place as well."
  FULL STORY @ FROSTYTECH

Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5
     Mon, May 07 2012 | 12:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 is a solid motherboard with a nice feature set for the AM3 and AM3+ processors. We pit it against the ASUS Crosshair V Formula, provided with the AMD FX-8150 review kits back at launch, to see how it compares with the incumbent AM3 champ.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

 
BIOSTAR TZ77XE4 Review @ Vortez
     Mon, May 07 2012 | 12:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BIOSTAR has been manufacturing motherboards since the mid-80s, yet their focus has been in countries other than Europe and many enthusiasts will probably be unfamiliar with their products. Whilst they may not be deemed a top-tier motherboard manufacturer for the enthusiast market, their latest lineup of Intel Z77 motherboards did attract keen interest around the web. Redesigned and enthusiast driven, the new TZ77 motherboards are an eyeful to behold.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690
     Mon, May 07 2012 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Like many of you, we're ready to start the day with a launch review of NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 690. The GTX 690 aims to be the best-of-the-best. It offers best-in-class performance, noise and thermal levels, and is extremely efficient considering its raw gaming power. "When it comes right down to it, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 is simply the fastest graphics card on the market."
  FULL STORY @ ARTICLES

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Dual-GK104 GPU Review
     Mon, May 07 2012 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After testing the GeForce GTX 680 last month, it was practically a foregone conclusion that a dual-GPU powered graphics card based on the same GK104 GPU was coming down the pipeline. The GK104 at the heart of the GeForce GTX 680 was able to best AMD’s current flagship GPU more often than not in our testing, and it did so while consuming less power with a smaller chip die size. If NVIDIA could stick two of their previous-generation, much larger and more power hungry, GF110 chips onto a single card with the GeForce GTX 590, doing the same with the GK104 would come as no surprise. NVIDIA did have a few surprises in store with the GTX 690 though, even if we all sort of knew the card was coming...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Egreat S-Series R300 Network HD Media Player Review
     Mon, May 07 2012 | 10:43A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sigma Designs followed closely by Realtek are the two dominant powers in the media player market and with both of them releasing their latest HD decoding chipsets in the market it`s not really surprising that most media player manufacturers have released their offerings based on those two solutions. A couple of weeks ago we tested the latest media player by RaidSonic the Icy Box IB-MP3011Plus which was based on the previous RTD1185 chipset by Realtek and performed very well for a cost-effective solution. Today however we are taking things a bit further with the latest high-end S-Series R300 Network HD Media Player from Egreat."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile Heatsink Review
     Mon, May 07 2012 | 9:03A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Noctua NH-L12 is a lower profile heatsink that stands 93mm tall and is a little over 130mm square. The heatsink comes with two fans; a 120mm NF-F12 PWM fan on top and a 92mm NF-B9 PWM fan tucked away beneath the fins. In a nod to being flexible, the top fan can be knocked off the NH-L12 to lower its height to 66mm for really compact computer cases if necessary. That's a far cry more compact than the typical 160mm tall tower heatsink!"
  FULL STORY @ FROSTYTECH

NVIDIA Unveils Dual-GPU Powered GeForce GTX 690
     Mon, May 07 2012 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today at the GeForce LAN taking place in Shanghai, NVIDIA’s CEO Jen Hsun Huang unveiled the company’s upcoming dual-GPU powered, flagship graphics card, the GeForce GTX 690. The GeForce GTX 690 will feature a pair of fully-functional GK104 “Kepler” GPUs. If you recall, the GK104 is the chip powering the excellent GeForce GTX 680, which debuted just last month. On the upcoming GeForce GTX 690, each of the GK104 GPUs will also be paired to its own 2GB of memory via a 256-bit interface, resulting in what is essentially GeForce GTX 680 SLI on a single card...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Rosewill RK-8200 Gaming Keyboard Review
     Mon, May 07 2012 | 9:01A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Rosewill are yet again providing a good alternative to seriously expensive gaming keyboards we keep seeing being released on the market within the past 2 years. The Rosewill RK-8200 Backlit Gaming Keyboard provides you with 10 blue illuminating macro keys for gaming and...
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARELOOK

Rosewill RM-5000L Laser Gaming Mouse Review
     Mon, May 07 2012 | 9:00A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The wired Rosewill RM-5000L Laser Gaming Mouse is a unknown and certainly unrecognised gaming mouse to many. The Rosewill RM-5000L is a cheap gaming mouse that many would find appealing, as it provides features that only the top gaming mice hold, but for the asking price similar to that of a few pints of beer...
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARELOOK

Core i7-3770K and Core i7-2600K Radeon HD 7970 Gaming-Performance-Difference @ ocaholic
     Mon, May 07 2012 | 8:11A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this article we`re going to check gaming performance of Intels high-end LGA 1155 Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge CPUs when they`re being supported by a Radeon HD 7970 graphics card from XFX. We`re curious if there will be a measurable performance gap between these two CPUs regarding modern games or if the 100 MHz more clock speed and the architecutral changes don`t even have an influence on gaming performance."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

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