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ARM Cortex-A9 PandaBoard ES Benchmarks
     Tue, Dec 27 2011 | 8:15A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The performance of the dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 OMAP4460 configuration as found on the PandaBoard ES is quite commendable and in this Phoronix review the dual-core 1.2GHz ARM system with PowerVR SGX540 graphics is being compared to several Intel Atom, Pentium M, and Core Duo configurations running Ubuntu Linux throughout. To spice things up, the pre-production OLPC XO-1.75 was also thrown into the testing mix with its single-core ARMv7 800MHz Sheeva processor."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Corsair Vengeance LP PC3-12800 16GB Kit Review
     Tue, Dec 27 2011 | 6:28A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A great option for people with those massive coolers, the Vengeance LP kit is a great little series from Corsair and today we`ll be checking out the PC3-12800 kit. If you`ve seen the Vengeance LP kit before in its Dual Channel form, you`re not going to see anything too different here. We`ve got a fairly basic heatsink on offer and that`s really to do with the fact that the kit is of course a Low Profile one. If you wanted a heatsink that looked a little fancier or larger, you`ve got the option with the typical non LP Vengeance RAM that we`ve looked at previously. Moving in closer, we get a better idea of what`s going on with each side of the RAM. One side has our Vengeance LP logo while the other a sticker on it that gives us the model number along with the main specifications of the RAM we`re dealing with. The timing side of things is probably one of the more impressive areas on the kit as we can see from the model number that we`re dealing with a CL8 kit. The exact timings coming in at 8-8-8-24-1T @ 1.5v and these are very strong timings."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64GB @ Bjorn3D
     Tue, Dec 27 2011 | 6:22A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 is supposed to be Kingston`s fastest flash drive to date. We`ll compare it with a USB 3.0 flash drive they released a few months ago to see if it`s true."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

be quiet! Straight Power E9 480W PSU
     Tue, Dec 27 2011 | 6:08A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The be quiet! Straight Power BQT E9-CM-480W PSU arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review from Technic3D the next PSU with four +12V rails (18A), a 135mm Silent Wings Fan, 8x SATA hard disk connectors and 2x PCI-e 6+2-Pin."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

[Affiliates News] Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P Z68 Mo therboard Review @ APH
     Tue, Dec 27 2011 | 4:45A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are still relatively young -- and by young, I mean in your late teens to early 20s -- then you should still be somewhat steamed out from finals week that just occurred recently (Some of us not even a day ago from when I wrote this). Personally, I can attest to disliking the December finals week quite a bit more than the April finals week, because it seems to take a lot out of the Christmas holiday anticipation. Instead of earnestly awaiting the arrival of Santa, we find ourselves cramped up in our study halls up until the 21st without even eying the awaited presents that sit snugly under our tree. Snowfall becomes a nuisance, as city transit becomes delayed much more often than it should. Before we know it, it`s Thursday, December 22, 2011, 2:21AM, and I am still awake writing the Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P motherboard review introduction. Wait a second, did I just explain my situation? Well, unfortunately, yes. I am quite sure many of us have found ourselves in this position as well. And now that I think about it, Christmas Day is no more than 54 hours away, and I have yet to begin my shopping. Oh, but of course, the Gigabyte motherboard review comes first! If I had a moment`s time to breathe, I would simply go through all the amazing technological developments of 2011. However, since I do not have the luxury of such a physiological need, I will sum up the entire year with a few words, letters, and numbers. Sandy Bridge, H67, P67, and lastly, Z68. So without further adieu, let us plow through the last motherboard review of the year here at APH Networks!"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Kingston HyperX Genesis 16GB DDR3-2133 @ Benchmark Reviews
     Tue, Dec 27 2011 | 1:03A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the introduction of Intel`s X79 Express chipset, enthusiasts must now consider quad-channel memory kits, and vendors like Kingston are rushing to assert themselves in this new market. Pushing 4GB DDR3 modules to a very high 2133MHz frequency, Kingston`s new KHX2133C11D3K4 kit offers 16GB of high-performance memory for your new LGA 2011 rig. Benchmark Reviews runs it through our test suite to see how it performs."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 Full-Tower Chassis Review @ Techgage
     Mon, Dec 26 2011 | 11:12P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thermaltake has a large number of chassis lines, but it`s time to welcome another: Chaser. The first model, MK-1, features a bold, gamer-esque design and borrows many cues from the Level 10 GT. It features an HDD dock, a headphone holder, and tons of cooling capacity. At $150, is this a full-tower that should top your list?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

 
Corsair Performance Pro Series 256 GB Review
     Mon, Dec 26 2011 | 11:05P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Across the board, the Performance Pro 256 GB drive offers excellent performance. It easily reaches its rated speeds of up to 515 MB/s sequential read and 440 MB/s sequential write in the ATTO testing. What is more impressive, are its results in CrystalDiskMark and AS SSD, where the Performance Pro delivered the highest performance of any non-RAID drive I have looked at so far. In the IO Meter testing, the Performance Pro was easily the highest performing drive once again. Corsair and Marvell have put together a drive that just flat-out delivers. Priced competitively at $419, the 256 GB Corsair Performance Pro drive easily makes the short list. It`s priced right, delivers awesome performance, is built with high-end performance in mind, and comes with a 3 year warranty."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Computer Case @ Benchmark Reviews
     Mon, Dec 26 2011 | 9:38P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the Thermaltake Overseer RX-I, which demands a higher premium but at the same time packs in more goodies and features. In my previous article I asked what you want from a case and how much are you willing to spend, well today we have a case for those willing to splash a bit more cash in return for some great features. The Overseer has front panel USB 3.0, e-Sata, and a 2.5/3.5 HDD/SSD dock all conveniently located whether your case is on the floor or on your desk. Inside the case you have room for tall CPU coolers (up to 177mm) and long video cards (up to 344mm), cable routing is catered for and HDD installation will look neat too. When you have all of your gear installed there will still be room to spare, Thermaltake have once again made provisions for a 120.2 (240mm) watercooling radiator and you won`t be short of space to mount a pump and reservoir either."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

NZXT Phantom 410 PC Case Review
     Mon, Dec 26 2011 | 8:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Amazing design, superior craftsmanship, countless features, space for extra radiator, excellent airflow and a very attractive price tag are the things that make the latest Phantom 410 Mid-Tower Chassis by NZXT one of the best Midi Towers we have ever seen to date."
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS.COM

Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 DiRT 3 Edition Review @ Neoseeker
     Mon, Dec 26 2011 | 7:15P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Sapphire HD 6870 DiRT 3 card includes an impressive bundle of goodies, and comes equipped with dual fan aftermarket cooling. It delivers quite the package for a graphics card priced under $200, now hit our review to see if it delivers in performance as well."
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER.COM

SilverStone Raven RVS02 USB 3 .0 2.5 Enclosure Review @ APH
     Mon, Dec 26 2011 | 6:45P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In 1992, one of the world`s greatest events in automotive history was achieved with the production of the world`s fastest production road car, the McLaren F1. Such an achievement was described as the finest driving machine to may possibly be the fastest production road car the world will ever see. And to this day -- almost two decades later -- the car is still praised and respected by car enthusiasts around the globe. Now, as an avid fan of the automotive industry, I am not about to describe to you the engineering spectacles behind McLaren Automotive`s McLaren F1. However, I will tell you that the machine was built for the sole purpose of reaching ridiculous speeds on the road. How did they do this? Well, one way was to use extremely expensive materials like building the car with a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis -- the very first production car to have done this. Another way was to design a gearbox that could withstand the power and torque from the car`s engine. Heck, the F1 could also have been described as to have been stripped completely bare from the usually ordinary comforts in most cars like ABS and traction control. Today, from SilverStone, we may just have such a device on our hands -- the Raven RVS02 2.5 HDD enclosure. To my knowledge, not many enclosures incorporate a carbon fiber-like design. And much like the McLaren F1, it seems the Raven RVS02 also has been stripped from the usual comforts, making it extremely simple. However, one large question still remains. Does the Raven RVS02 outperform other USB 3.0 enclosures in speed? Read on to find out!"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Acer Aspire Z5771-UR31P Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Mon, Dec 26 2011 | 6:19P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The Acer Aspire Z5571 is a 23-inch touchscreen all-in-one desktop PC that has decent performance and connectivity options. The design of the PC could use some work, but it won`t hurt your wallet and has good home entertainment use.?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

AMD A8-3870K Llano APU Linux Overclocking
     Mon, Dec 26 2011 | 6:19P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Following the interest yesterday from the AMD A8-3870K graphics testing even though this new Llano APU has the same Radeon HD 6550D integrated graphics as the original A8-3850 APU, here`s some more information and numbers from the week-old AMD A8-3870K when running the desktop AMD APU under Ubuntu Linux and attempting to overclock this week-old Llano APU."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

ASUS 990FX Sabertooth @ Bjorn3D
     Mon, Dec 26 2011 | 6:19P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS 990FX Sabertooth is a good offering for the 990FX chipset, and would pair well with the recently released Bulldozer CPU`s. Keep reading to see how well it does in our benchmarks!"
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

ECS X79R-AX (Intel X79) Motherboard Review
     Mon, Dec 26 2011 | 6:19P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to motherboards, ECS probably isn`t one of the first names that pop into your head. Instead it will be companies like ASUS, ASRock, GIGABYTE and MSI. Earlier in the year, though, we checked out the A75 based ECS A75F-A and it did a good job of impressing us and being a pretty nice all round board. Today, though, we take the time to check out something a lot higher end in the form of the Intel X79 based X79R-AX. We saw ECS do a pretty good job with the lower end A75 board; it will be interesting to see how they handle the new high end chipset from Intel along with our high end i7 3960X CPU."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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