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AMD Radeon HD 7870 & HD 7850 Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Mon, Mar 05 2012 | 1:23P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With today?s release of the HD 7870 and HD 7850, AMD has achieved their goal of having a complete top to bottom desktop graphics card lineup based upon the new GCN architecture. These two new entries into the lineup are meant to effectively bridge the gap between the high end and entry level markets. With of $349 and $249 respectively, they could be exactly what gamers have been waiting for. * *"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

AMD Radeon HD 7850 Video Card Review Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Mon, Mar 05 2012 | 1:20P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Radeon HD 7850 is a mid-range video card based on the latest GPU architecture from AMD, dubbed Graphics Core Next or simply GCN, which supports the new PCI Express 3.0 connection and the latest DirectX version (11.1). Let`s compare it to its main competitor, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB Reference Video Card Review
     Mon, Mar 05 2012 | 1:17P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While the HD 7700 series left us feeling overall pretty flat, the same can`t be said for AMD`s new HD 7900 series which offered us awesome performance. Along with strong numbers, though, we saw the new 28nm based cards run cooler, quieter and draw less power at both idle and load - they impressed us a lot. We`ve got our fingers crossed that the HD 7800 series sits more in line with the HD 7900 series than it does the HD 7700 series. Considering AMD also have no older previous generation video cards at the $249 price point for the HD 7850 and $349 price point for the HD 7870, we`re already off to a better start."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

AMD Radeon HD 7850 & HD 7870 2 GB @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Mar 05 2012 | 1:14P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today AMD released their new Radeon HD 7800 Series, which is based on their new 28 nm Pitcairn graphics processor. The HD 7850 and HD 7870 offer a significant performance increase over the previous generation - up to 40% faster in our testing. Power consumption is also at a new record low, putting these cards in the leading performance per Watt spot."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD Review
     Mon, Mar 05 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD We're reviewing today is a great deal cheaper than the Intel 520 Series we reviewed last week, but how does it perform? Read on to find out!
  FULL STORY @ HARDCOREWARE

OCZ ZT 650W power supply review
     Mon, Mar 05 2012 | 9:01A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ releases the ZT model in a three fold of models, a 550W model priced at 55 EUR, a 650 model priced at 75 EUR and a 750W model priced at 90 EUR (USD conversion is roughly similar at the moment). So you are in the market for an affordable PSU, want a modular design and want bang for buck ? Well, the new ZT series from OCZ seems to do the job quite well.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Cooler Master Silencio 550 Case Review
     Mon, Mar 05 2012 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With todays powerful hardware components, most computer case designs are mainly focused on maximizing airflow. Sometimes compromising on one vital aspect, which is noise reduction. It's pretty hard to get a decent balance in a midi sized tower between decent airflow and near silent operation. Cooler Master is targeting, with this Silencio 550, those that look to build a silent PC. Yet no compromises are made in build quality, air flow is decent to warrant safe operation and all this with a very affordable price tag.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

 
[Review] Corsair Performance Series Pro 128GB 6Gbps SSD @ Techreaction.net
     Mon, Mar 05 2012 | 7:55A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On the test bench this week is a Corsair Performance Series Pro 128GB Solid State Drive. Running on the SATA 6Gbps bus, the model line will run as high as 515 MB/s read speeds and 440 MB/s write speeds. The 128GB offers a slightly more modest 500/340 but advertises 60K IOPs. This translates to 240 MBps 4K writes and if accurate will be very impressive for a non-SandForce driven Solid State Device. Implementing a server-grade Marvell 88SS9174 Controller chip that has proven reliability over the years and recently has been given an update to provide even better performance than its initial performance in the Crucial/Micron C300 SSD, the first SATA 6Gbps SSD offered. The Corsair Performance Series Pro offers a 1.5 Million Hour MTBF, tied with a standard 3 year warranty. A full breakdown of the specifications is provided through Corsairs Website."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

[Review] daskeyboard Model S Professional @ Techreaction.net
     Mon, Mar 05 2012 | 7:55A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Model-S Professional is a great keyboard, the design is slick, simple, clean, and most importantly, it has good internals. If you are looking for a flashy swiss-army knife of a keyboard, the Model-S may not be for you. On the other hand, if you are in front of a computer for a living, looking for a simply designed, reliable keyboard is a must and the daskeyboard Model-S Professional may be your best option."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

[Tech ARP] CPU Performance Comparison Guide Rev. 6.6
     Mon, Mar 05 2012 | 7:55A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This article compiles the best benchmark results we collected of various CPU models using x264 HD Benchmark 4.0, a free CPU benchmark developed by graysky, Dashken and Adrian Wong. This CPU performance comparison guide currently covers 120 different CPU models plus another 283 CPUs in the older comparison but this is just the beginning. We will keep updating the results as new results come in, so please contribute your results. If you would like to participate in this endeavor, head over to the x264 HD Benchmark 4.0 page and download a copy. After you obtain your benchmark results, simply post them in the official forum thread of x264 HD Benchmark 4.0. Please post your results even if your processor is already listed in the comparison. This is because we will use your results if they are better than the results currently listed in the comparison. Here is the list of updates : - Added the AMD FX-4100 desktop processor. - Added the Intel Core i7-960 desktop processor (overclocked to 4.2 GHz). - Added the Intel Core i5-540M mobile processor (overclocked to 3.06 GHz). - Added the improved results of the Intel Core i7-860 desktop processor (overclocked to 3.8 GHz)."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

[Tech ARP] Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 11.8
     Mon, Mar 05 2012 | 7:55A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different models or even remember their specifications. Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various desktop CPUs in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete. Currently covering 814 desktop CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 19 different specifications for each and every CPU. Here`s the latest update in Revision 11.8 : - Added the Intel Core i7-3820 quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i5-2550K quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i5-2450P quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i5-2380P quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Atom D2700 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Atom D2500 dual-core processor. - Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-3960X 6-core processor. - Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-3930K 6-core processor."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Patriot Memory Pyro 120GB 2.5? SATA III SSD Drive Review @ Madshrimps
     Mon, Mar 05 2012 | 3:52A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Patriot Memory Pyro 120GB SSD features Micron 25nm asynchronous NAND flash memory and a SandForce SF-2281 controller; while it does not succeed to beat other drives with the same SandForce processor, it is still an option to take into account, considering its competitive price."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

Xilence Black Hornet Case Review @ Madshrimps
     Mon, Mar 05 2012 | 2:38A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Patriot Memory Pyro 120GB SSD features Micron 25nm asynchronous NAND flash memory and a SandForce SF-2281 controller; while it does not succeed to beat other drives with the same SandForce processor, it is still an option to take into account, considering its competitive price."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

Like PCSTATS on Facebook + See Intel Z77 mobo's from CES 2012
     Mon, Mar 05 2012 | 1:20A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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Alienware M14x Review: Giving Portable Gaming Another Go
     Sun, Mar 04 2012 | 4:25P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I can see why the M15x was replaced with this laptop. That outgoing model was simply too large to carry on a daily basis, which meant there was little practical destinction between it and the M17x. The story is now different. The Alienware M14x offers a combination of affordability, portability and power that`s not available elsewhere."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 Dirt 3 Edition Video Card Review
     Sun, Mar 04 2012 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Sapphire's latest game-themed card is based on the AMD Radeon HD 6950, otherwise known as Cayman Pro from the Northern Islands series. The card is a custom PCB design, shorter than the reference AMD one. The main difference is in the cooling, the standard vapor chamber and blower-style fan is replaced by a large diameter copper heatpipe heatsink with dual axial fans. Bundled with DiRT 3, this card is for enthusiasts of the franchise and the graphics technology."
  FULL STORY @ RAGE3D

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