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Cooler Master HAF XM Case @ Techreaction.net
     Tue, May 01 2012 | 11:53A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master has released their new take on the popular HAF series. This new HAF, the XM, is the mid-tower version of the HAF X, which comes with full tower features for PC enthusiasts. It supports up to four 200mm fans to keep constant cooling on your high-end hardware, such as AMD Radeon HD 7970 and NVIDIA GTX 680, if you decide to take it that route. It also supports up to 9 HDDs and 8+1 expansion slots for 3-Way SLI/CF. The latch on side panel and sliding PSU cable cover ensure the convenience and neatness of system building. Additionally, HAF XM is equipped with two USB 3.0 ports for faster data transfer. Does the XM live up to the its big brother, HAF X? Read on to find out how well it holds its ground in the mid-tower segment of the market."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

Corsair Force Series 3 180GB Solid State Drive Review
     Tue, May 01 2012 | 11:53A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week we saw the Force GT 180GB with synchronous flash. This week we look at the Force 3 with asynchronous flash, but with the same SF-2282 controller."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Toshiba Satellite L655-S5161 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Tue, May 01 2012 | 11:42A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The Toshiba Satellite L655-S5161 is an entry-level laptop with an Intel Core i3 CPU, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. It provides good performance, but doesn`t provide a lot of the more advanced features that you`d find on a slightly more expensive laptop.?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Running The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 On An Open-Source Driver
     Tue, May 01 2012 | 10:23A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thanks to clean-room reverse-engineering, it is already possible to run the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Kepler graphics card on a fully open-source graphics driver complete with OpenGL acceleration. Here are the first benchmarks of this work-in-progress, community-created open-source GeForce 600 series graphics driver."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

SiSoftware Sandra Lite 2012 SP4 (18.45) Released
     Tue, May 01 2012 | 10:23A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility. It should provide most of the information (including undocumented) you need to know about your hardware, software and other devices whether hardware or software. Sandra is a (girl) name of Greek origin that means `defender`, `helper of mankind`."
  FULL STORY @ NGOHQ.COM

SSD NEWS: Intel 330 Series 120GB SATA 3 SSD Review - LSI SandForce Performance With Unbeatable Value
     Tue, May 01 2012 | 10:23A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It wasn`t so long ago that we broke news of the Intel/SandForce partnership and everyone told us we were nuts. Once again, we are here to publish another SSD first and Intel seems to be front and center once again. Our SSD analysis today will examine the Intel Series 330 SATA 3 SSD, the value priced little brother of the Intel 520, and the similarity between the two is rather odd. In fact, one could almost consider them twins as they contain exactly the same SandForce processor and model of memory."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

The Open-Source Linux Graphics Card Showdown
     Tue, May 01 2012 | 10:23A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier this week I provided Intel Core i7 3770K Linux benchmarks for the Ivy Bridge launch-day followed by initial Ivy Bridge Linux HD 4000 graphics benchmarks compared to the Intel HD 2000/3000 Sandy Bridge graphics under Linux and to AMD Fusion on Catalyst and Gallium3D. In this article are more benchmarks of the HD 4000 Ivy Bridge graphics under Linux with Intel`s open-source driver, but in this article it is a much larger comparison. This is a full showdown of the Core i7 3770K graphics compared to several discrete NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards when they`re using their respective open-source Gallium3D drivers. What graphics hardware is best if you want to use an open-source GPU driver? Find out now."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

 
Intel Core i7-3720QM Ivy Bridge Mobile Processor Review
     Tue, May 01 2012 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
You might say Intel has been absolutely killing it as of late. Whether you consider their recent earnings announcement beating Wall Street's expectations, the Ultrabook craze, their re-entrance into the handset arena with their Medfield platform, or the proliferation of their 2nd generation Core i7 Sandy Bridge processor in the market; it's perfectly clear the company is in an execution groove that will fuel both their own growth as well as industry growth for some time to come. As if that weren't enough, the company is obviously champing at the bit for the launch of their 3rd generation Core series processor known by the code name Ivy Bridge. From full-on leaks of NDA classified information and performance results, to the official, blessed unveiling of Intel's companion 7 Series chipset platform, it's as if we've been hearing about Ivy Bridge for what seems like an eternity. In any event, today is the day that Intel's long rumored and hyped Ivy Bridge 3rd Generation Core processors get real and we've got the full lowdown for you here.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Philips O'Neill Tread SHO2200 Earphones
     Tue, May 01 2012 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In 2010 the Philips O’Neill line of earphones was released, and it consisted of several headphones and earphones that promised a combination of style, sound quality, and – most crucially – durability. The original O’Neill earphones were simply ruggedized version of existing designs. The new Tread in-ears, however, are purpose-built to survive the roughest treatment. Is this the indestructible earphone nearly every iPod user has undoubtedly dreamed of?"
  FULL STORY @ PHILIPS

ASUS Maximus V GENE Z77 motherboard review
     Tue, May 01 2012 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the ASUS Maximus V GENE Z77 Motherboard. a smaller motherboard (mATX) yet a product that just oozes with dandy features and overclock potential. Next to the tweaking possibilities this is a ROG (Republic of Gamers) motherboard, and means extra enthusiast features alright. Next to the tweaking possibilities this is a ROG (Republic of Gamers) motherboard, and means extra enthusiast features alright. New FAN Xpert 2 FAN regulation has now been embedded, we spot Smart DIGI+ Technology (Smart DIGI+ Key & Smart CPU Power Level), USB 3.0 Boost and the lovely USB BIOS Flashback (simply insert a USB stick with firmware, press a button and boom your mobo firmware was flashed). Very complete -- very small, read all about it right here"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

ASUS ROG Mod - Made By Besi - Assembly and Presentation Part 3 @ Ocaholic
     Tue, May 01 2012 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the second part of these series we`ve shown you the manufacturing of Besis ROG PC. For this he needed an aluminium body to which numerous red fins, made from acrylic glass, are attached. These give the case an aerodynamic shape and allow good visibility to the hardware. In this part of the series we`re going to show you with a lot of pictures how the thing is assembled and in the end there will be some shots where you see some very nice picture of the completed project."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Cooler Master TPC 812 CPU Cooler Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Tue, May 01 2012 | 9:02A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master has a history of firsts in the market, and the TPC 812 does it again. The Cooler Master TPC 812 is the first retail CPU cooler available using a combination of the more common heatpipes along with vertical vapor chambers for enhanced heat dissipation. At first glance the TPC 812 may look like a standard full sized tower cooler using six 6mm heat pipes. A closer look, however, reveals two large vertical vapor chambers rising out of the nickel plated copper base and through the aluminum fins, each of which offers over three times the fin contact of a standard heat pipe. More contact results in better transfer, which all adds up to far better heat dissipation./////"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

COMPETITION: Win a pair of MEElectronics RX12 Sound-Isolating In-Ear Headphones @ Tech-Reviews.co.uk
     Tue, May 01 2012 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve just teamed up with MEElectronics, the guys behind the brilliantRX11-BK headphones, to give you guys a chance at winning a pair of the brand new MEElectronics RX12 Sound-Isolating In-Ear Headphones! ** **"
  FULL STORY @ TECH-REVIEWS.CO.UK

Cooler Master Notepal X3 Notebook Cooler
     Tue, May 01 2012 | 9:01A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Cooler Master NotePal X3 attempts to combine a sleek look, efficient cooling performance and quiet operation into a laptop cooling pad. It features a large 200mm fan with a blue LED for some added visual appeal. Let's see how it performs and whether it is worth the $40 USD price tag."
  FULL STORY @ TOPREVIEWSHOP

Testing Ivy Bridge: Intel Core i7-3770K Reviewed
     Tue, May 01 2012 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today the company is unveiling its full new line of Core i7 and Core i5 processors, accompanying chipsets and Centrino wireless options. Ivy Bridge is a 'tick' release, but Intel is calling it a tick+ due to the more significant overhaul the graphics side of things is getting. The new chips are set to provide 20–50% better GPU performance over Sandy Bridge, the kind of jump we'd normally expect from a tock release. Having already discussed the new Tri-Gate transistors in great detail, the new 7-series chipsets, and some of the motherboards that use them, we are going to focus primarily on the Core i7-3770K processor in this review.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Adaptec RAID 6805E RAID Controller @ TechwareLabs
     Tue, May 01 2012 | 8:11A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The topic of RAID has come up again here at TechwareLabs with the Adaptec ASR 6805E RAID card taken for a spin. We compare the Adaptec card against a single Western Digital hard drive connected to the motherboard, and Two/Four Western Digital drives in a stripe using both the 6805E and on-motherboard RAID."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

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