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Crucial Ballistix Elite Review - 16GB Quad Channel 1866 MHz Memory
     Wed, May 02 2012 | 9:02A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our coverage of quad channel Sandy Bridge memory continues today with our Crucial Ballistix Elite Review. It is a 16 GB kit, and is the first we’ve reviewed so far that is rated at 1866 MHz with low latency timings.
  FULL STORY @ BALLISTIX

Gateway NV57H54u Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Wed, May 02 2012 | 9:02A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gateway NV57H54u is a 15.6-inch powerhouse laptop that offers great performance, a comfortable keyboard and long battery life all without a high price. It does suffer from a mildly dim display and some touchpad issues, but other than that, it`s a solid buy."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

GIGABYTE Z77MX-D3H Review @ Vortez
     Wed, May 02 2012 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will be taking a look at what GIGABYTE offer at the low-end via the M-ATX Z77MX-D3H. This motherboard features Ultra Durable 4 components and seeks to provide a stepping stone for those wanting to build a compact Intel Z77 system on a budget."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

GTX680 Quad SLI vs HD7970 Quad CrossfireX Review @ Vortez
     Wed, May 02 2012 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Like most enthusiasts, especially those that either bench or game at the high end, what we all want to know is `who is best`? In years gone by it was a simple affair of pitching one card against another however with multiple GPU setups now common place there is more to evaluating a graphics cards performance. No longer is it mano-a-mano, 1 vs. 1 because to truly examine the performance of a high end graphics card you also have to look at how it performs when in tandem with another. SLI and CrossfireX are critically important when faced with the decision of what to buy because it`s all very well buying the fastest single card, if it scales poorly in multi-GPU configuration you could be disappointed if you wish to expand on your GPU setup."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Inside the Magnavox Odyssey2 @ Hardware Secrets
     Wed, May 02 2012 | 9:02A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Magnavox Odyssey2, which was released as Philips Videopac G7000 in Europe and as Philips Odyssey in Brazil, was a video game console released in 1978 in the United States. (Magnavox, an American company, was owned by the Dutch giant, Philips.) For the debut of our new Museum section, we will dissect this video game console and explain, in-depth, how it worked."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Crumpler Muffin Top 90 Compact Camera Case Review @ Review the Tech
     Wed, May 02 2012 | 9:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I?m back with another camera case review, yep our friend at Love Cases have sent me another rather unique bag or case. It?s called the Crumpler Muffin Top 90 and it actually resembles a messenger bag, only smaller. The case uses Chicken Tex Supreme Nylon which is strong, durable and waterproof so your camera is sure to be protected while in the case. So read on to learn more? "
  FULL STORY @ DRAGONSTEELMODS.COM

SSD caching is becoming more and more popular
     Wed, May 02 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"SSD caching is becoming more and more popular and rightfully so; as things stand today, it is about the only efficient way to combine large storage space with enhanced everyday performance. SSD caching was initially meant for users using an Intel Z68 based motherboard, until the few major SSD manufacturers released caching solutions which could work with any configuration. One of these manufacturers is Corsair, which recently joined the caching SSD bandwagon with the release of the Accelerator Series SSD drives. In this review we will examine the performance of the Accelerator 60GB caching SSD and see how it differentiates from competition."
  FULL STORY @ ACCELERATOR

 
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Processor Review
     Wed, May 02 2012 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the great things about Intel’s “Tick, Tock” release cadence is that it gives us all an early glimpse into the company’s future plans and potential product offerings, especially since they’ve been able to execute so well over the last few years. Seeing Conroe eventually evolve into Penryn, and Nehalem into Westmere has given us all an idea as to what to expect with today’s official launch of Ivy Bridge, the “Tick” to Sandy Bridge’s “Tock”, otherwise known as Intel’s 3rd Generation Core Processor family. Of course, if you haven’t stayed on top of Intel’s plans since announcing their “Tick, Tock” model, you could have just read the myriad of leaks that have plagued this launch, but that’s a discussion for another day. Today is all about Ivy Bridge and its official launch in both desktop and mobile flavors. We have had Intel’s flagship Ivy Bridge-based Core i7-3770K desktop processor humming along in the lab for a while now and have the full scoop on microarchitecture and the new capabilities it brings to Intel’s processor line-up available here...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

A Futurelooks News Flash - Cooler Master HAF XM Mid-Tower Enclosure Review
     Wed, May 02 2012 | 8:11A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since Coolermaster excels at making enclosures for the enthusiasts, it was only a matter of time before we saw a mid-tower version of the NVIDIA certified full tower HAF X. Originally seen at CES 2012 this year, it?s much like the HAF X minus a couple 5.25? bays. It?s also designed for standard ATX sized motherboards as opposed to larger XL-ATX ones like the original HAF X and there are some updates that give it great cooling potential but still accommodates those new massive new graphics cards. Let?s see how it does! *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

Antec Eleven Hundred Case @ Rbmods
     Wed, May 02 2012 | 8:11A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today it?s time to take a look at at gaming case from Antec. The eleven hundred landed on our doorstep a few weeks back and today we are going to check it out. Antec are known for their high quality products and mainly then cases so I got some high expectations on this computer case."
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.COM

GPU Charts: 41 Graphics Cards - updated AMD Radeon HD 7870 @ ocaholic
     Wed, May 02 2012 | 7:35A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our charts you find benchmark values of 41 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

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Video Card Features @ Benchmark Reviews
     Wed, May 02 2012 | 1:04A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It didn`t take long for the engineers at NVIDIA to find the right combination of speed and power before they could successfully fit two 28nm GK104 Kepler GPUs onto the same printed circuit board. The GeForce GTX 690 is built for the ultra-performance hardware enthusiast and hard-core gamer wanting to play PC video games at their maximum graphics quality settings with the highest screen resolution possible. It`s a small niche market that few can claim, but also one that every gamer dreams of enjoying. In this article Benchmark Reviews inspects the features available on the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690, a double-slot graphics card equipped with a pair of Kepler GPUs."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD Review @ Vortez
     Tue, May 01 2012 | 10:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So the HyperX 3K SSD is available in four different size capacities - 90GB, 120GB, 240GB and 480GB. Both using the Sandforce SF-2281 Controller, something used in an assortment of popular SSDs such as the OCZ Vertex 3, Patriot Pyro and Corsair Force 3 series. So the real question is, will this compromise with less toggle NAND affect performance? Let`s find out!"
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe Benchmark Performance @ Benchmark Reviews
     Tue, May 01 2012 | 4:19P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The introduction of the first member of the new Cougar Point chipset family, the Z77 Express, happened several weeks before the availability of the Sandy BridgeCPUs they were designed for. This led to review sites having to test new chipsets with older Sandy Bridge processors. While Z77 motherboards are perfectly capable of running Sandy Bridge CPUs, they`re really designed to showcase Ivy Bridge. Now that Benchmark Reviews actually has a Core i7-3770K CPU in hand, we can show you how it performs in ASUS` new P8Z77-V Deluxe motherboard, a top-of-the-line product with so many features it`s hard to keep track of them all."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

CM QuickFire Pro Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Tue, May 01 2012 | 4:19P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I tend to prefer discrete media keys where I can reach up with one hand to control volume, next, stop, pause, mute, etc. I like lighting as long as it is done well. The indicator lights are a bit on the fail side of things but not a major complaint. I`d like to have a full set of keys lit up but again, some over none is better than nothing. As a BluePanda, I clearly prefer a change in color as well but red seems to be the new hot thing. I enjoyed the keyboard overall and the overall feel keeps me happy. It`s one well worth getting at your fingertips for a spin, especially if you`ve still been waiting to try out the mechanical feel."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Corsair Vengeance 1500 Gaming Headset Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Tue, May 01 2012 | 4:19P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair is well-known for making exceptional computer memory. Although, as we frequently see in today?s market, companies are expanding their product lines. Corsair has created the Vengeance gaming line which encompasses headsets, keyboards, mice, memory, and cases. We?ve taken a look at the Vengeance K60 Gaming Keyboard, and the Vengeance M60 Gaming Mouse. Finally we?re checking out the Vegeance 1500 headset. It is a USB stereo headset that uses Dolby Headphone to create a virtual surround environment up to 7.1 channels. With 50mm drivers it?s sure to deliver big sound, and be comfortable at the same time with memory foam behind each earcup. But the key is how well it performs. Check out the review to find out."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

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