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Choiix Wave Stand @ LanOC Reviews
     Sun, Mar 25 2012 | 9:03A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tablets are all the rage these days. If you don’t have one, someone you know certainly does. At my house we didn’t until I recently purchased an iPad 2 for my wife. Now a lot of the cases we see fold back and will help prop the screen up slightly, but really that just works for a landscape view. A dedicated stand would be a bit more flexible here. Cooler Master has a product meant to address that issue. Enter the Cooler Master Wave Stand.
  FULL STORY @ REVIEW

Asrock X79 Extreme9 Socket 2011 Motherboard
     Sun, Mar 25 2012 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The X79 Extreme9 shares the spotlight with the newly released X79 Professional which is under the Fatal1ty line. The Extreme9 has the features and options that the hard-core overclocker and enthusiast will look for in a new board to play around with. It begins with the 16+2 power phase configuration along with high-end caps and full featured AXTU overclocking software. But the overclocker isn’t the only people Asrock is aiming the Extreme9 at. There are the gamers as well. But what is it in for them? Read on and find out.
  FULL STORY @ CLOCKERS

Never actually played WoW
     Sun, Mar 25 2012 | 9:00A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Maybe you're addicted to World of Warcraft and spend every free moment immersed in the most popular massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) of all time, wandering through Azeroth doing whatever it is WoW players do. I wouldn't know, but I assume it's a lot of questing and raids. As popular as WoW has become, I've never set virtual foot in Azeroth. Not once. That's okay because WoW is doing just fine without my participationThere are WoW subscribers in all corners of the globe, and it takes a massive amount of gear to host all the different game worlds, or realms, as they're referred to. Each realm is hosted on its own server, and in late 2011, Activision Blizzard began auctioning off retired server blades from the days of yore to benefit the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This was a chance to own a piece of gaming history even if, like myself, you never actually played WoW, and to add a few points to your philanthropy skill set and level up your personal character at the same time...
  FULL STORY @ REITRED

G.Skill RipjawsZ DDR3-2133MHz 16GB (4x4GB) Memory Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Sat, Mar 24 2012 | 4:25P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
G.Skill RipjawsZ DDR3-2133MHz 16GB (4x4GB) Memory Review @ HardwareHeaven.com G.Skill have recently released their latest enthusiast modules in the form of RipjawsZ and today we have the 2133MHz, 16GB kit on our test bench. Let`s take a look at them..."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Intel Xeon E5-2600 server processors in short supply
     Sat, Mar 24 2012 | 4:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Demand for Intel Xeon E5-2600 series server processors has been higher than expected, resulting in a short supply, according to sources at server makers in Taiwan.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Extreme SSD solution skips SATA III in favor of PCIe
     Sat, Mar 24 2012 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND flash storage solutions, today announces the new RAIDDrive upStream™, a new type of SSD designed for the PCI backplane. SSD solutions were first introduced as 2.5” SATA replacements for existing Hard Drives. These transitive solutions have clearly demonstrated the benefits of SSD technology we know today. SSDs are faster, use less power, are more rugged and are more reliable than HDDs but the 2.5” form-factor limited their capacity and the SATA interface has again limited the available throughput. The new RAIDDrive upStream breaks the mold and brings SSD technology directly to the PCIe bus. No longer limited to a 500GB maximum capacity by the predetermined 2.5” form-factor, upStream can support a full 1TB of storage. And no longer limited to 550MB/s by the SATA III bus, upStream delivers up to 1GB/s of performance. The upStream is a perfect addition to any workstation running a variety of disk intensive applications. It’s perfect for Animation, Simulation, CAD and Sorting & Searching large databases. When time is money, upStream quickly pays for itself and in the hands of creative professionals, upStream facilitates the creative process by enabling creative professionals to work fluidly, unencumbered by the long delays that sometimes result from simple commands. By now, many of you have heard of SandForce™, a name synonymous with high performance SATA based SSDs. Now imagine four (4) SandForce SSDs working in conjunction and their combined performance focused solely on your project; that’s the upStream advantage. It’s four SSDs in a RAID array driven by an LSI RAID controller. Discover how upStream can accelerate your workflow by contacting Super Talent today!
  FULL STORY @ CATEGORY

Video Connectors Tutorial
     Sat, Mar 24 2012 | 12:03P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"There are several types of video connections that you can find on PC and consumer electronics ("CE") products such as TVs, DVD/Blu-Ray players, video game consoles, cable TV receptors ("set-top boxes"), and video projectors. Even though they all serve the same purpose - to connect video signals from one device to another - the video quality obtained by each type of connection and/or the number of features available are completely different. Since you probably want to get the best video quality from your equipment, we've written this tutorial to explain the differences between each kind of connection and when to use each of them, with many tips on how to improve the video quality generated by your equipment."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

 
Sapphire HD 7870 OC Edition vs XFX R7870 Black Edition
     Sat, Mar 24 2012 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today we will put two of the top models, Sapphires OC Edition and XFX's DD Black Edition head to head in order to find out what they offer mainstream gamers looking for top performance in the latest games...including Mass Effect 3, Battlefield 3 and Skyrim."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

Amd A8-3870 FM1 CPU:
     Sat, Mar 24 2012 | 12:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Low power usage, Radeon HD6550 and a price at 140$? What am I talking about? Well the AMD Llano A8-3870 cpu that we are going to review today, we are going to compare this what looks like a very competent cpu towards the Bulldozer.
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS

AMD's Radeon HD 7750
     Sat, Mar 24 2012 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Retailing at around $100, AMD's Radeon HD 7750 doesn't aim to the fastest graphics card series around. Sapphire aims to take the entry-level card to Ultimate heights by augmenting the HD 7750 with a custom fanless heatsink that delivers improved cooling performance without any of the noise during operation. Sapphire's HD 7750 Ultimate just might prove Ultimate enough to be the fastest passively-cooled entry level graphics card yet, depending on how it fares in our review.
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

AMD Radeon HD 7950 Video Card
     Sat, Mar 24 2012 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When we look at the graphics cards that we review, we use the latest Intel X79 motherboard and the Intel Core i7 3960X processor. One of the primary reasons that we do this is to remove as much of the CPU bottleneck that we can. Though not everyone has the funds available to buy a processor that retails $1049.99. Today, we take a look at the performance scaling between six different Intel LGA1155 processors when using a high end graphics card like the AMD Radeon HD 7950.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Ivy Bridge preview with GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H (Intel Z77) and Core i5 3750K
     Sat, Mar 24 2012 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It seems to be due to stock more than anything else. While there's plenty of stock to hit the retail channel, the system integrated (SI) channel can't be as heavily populated. With the SI segment being huge for Intel it's important to keep all those guys happy and that's coming at the cost of the official Ivy Bridge launch being pushed back. With the official launch of Ivy Bridge still being a little over a month away we don't want offer the i5 3570k as a normal full review because we could see a little change from a motherboard point of view over the coming month. We doubt it, but it's possible, so for that reason we're keeping this as a preview."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Intel To Launch Ivy Bridge Desktop
     Sat, Mar 24 2012 | 9:01A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our source has confirmed that Intel will be announcing their Ivy Bridge desktop and mobile processors this Friday, March 23, 2012! The actual release date of these processors will be ...
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

HP Envy 14 Spectre
     Sat, Mar 24 2012 | 9:00A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The HP Envy 14 Spectre joins the popular category of ultrabook laptop computers. It offers a vibrant 14-inch display, a glass lid and a very sleek design. In terms of power, the Spectre has an Intel Core i5 CPU, a 128GB SSD HD and overall good performance."
  FULL STORY @ NOTEBOOK

[Tech ARP] NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Technology Report
     Fri, Mar 23 2012 | 4:57P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In an industry where 6 month product cycles are considered a norm, the new NVIDIA Kepler architecture took a while to get here. The last NVIDIA microarchitecture, Fermi was launched about 18 months ago, or roughly 3 product cycles ago. In the preceding 6 months, NVIDIA had only launched two new Fermi-based graphics cards - the GeForce GTX 560 Ti Limited Edition (with 448 CUDA cores), and the budget-level GeForce 510. As such, the launch of its latest Kepler architecture is truly a breath of fresh air. As is NVIDIA`s habit, they mark the launch of a new microarchitecture with their flagship model of the family. So here we are, with the tech report on NVIDIA`s latest graphics behemoth, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680. Let`s take a look."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

[Tech ARP] Intel To Launch Ivy Bridge Desktop Processors This Week Rev. 2.1
     Fri, Mar 23 2012 | 4:47P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our source has confirmed that Intel will be announcing their Ivy Bridge desktop and mobile processors this Friday, March 23, 2012! The actual release date of these processors will be ... In this update, we corrected the embargo date (AGAIN!), and added a clarification on the announcement and release dates, and what they really mean."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

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