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WD VelociRaptor 1TB 10K RPM SATA III Hard Drive Review
     Wed, Apr 25 2012 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although solid state drives have generated the lion’s share of buzz in the storage space these last few years, traditional hard drives with spinning media continue to be a mainstay of the industry and have evolved to offer higher capacities and more performance than ever before. Of course, even the fastest of today’s hard drives can’t compete with solid state drives in terms of peak transfer speeds and especially access times, but the release of the new WD VelociRaptor we’ll be showing you here today helps close the gap just a bit..
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

launch of Ivy Bridge
     Wed, Apr 25 2012 | 4:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Ivy Bridge GPU takes advantage of Intel's 22nm FinFET process to nearly double performance and enhance programmability with DX11 and OpenCL 1.1 support. The new scalable architecture features more powerful shader cores, distributed sampling pipelines, a high bandwidth L3 cache, tesselation and 4K resolution displays. Overall, Ivy Bridge should be the highest performance integrated GPU at launch and Intel's first competitive graphics offering.
  FULL STORY @ REALWORLDTECH

News: How TR gets (some of) its squeaky-clean product photos
     Wed, Apr 25 2012 | 1:38P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The photos in our reviews often look a little too clean, and some folks seem to think they`re stock images supplied by the companies we cover. But they`re not. In his latest blog post, TR`s Cyril Kowaliski gives a tour of his homebrewed photo studio and explains how we do photography here at TR."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Reeven Six Eyes Fan Controller @ Pro-Clockers
     Wed, Apr 25 2012 | 9:03A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The first I notice in my observation of the site was the 6 Eyes fan controller. This was one of the most interesting devices on the site. The 6 Eyes does one of the basic functions of a PC and that is to keep a watchful eye on the fans in which it controls. What is even more interesting is the controller allows the user to view the status of all six fans at same time.
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS

Intel Core i7-3770K (Ivy Bridge)
     Wed, Apr 25 2012 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When compared to the Core i7-2600K the new i7-3770K wasn’t a great deal faster for the most part. Many of our real-world application tests saw very little difference in performance, such as Excel 2010, WinRAR and Photoshop CS5. That said, there were instances where the Core i7-3770K was around 10% faster, such as Fritz Chess 13. Where we saw the biggest gains was in our encoding benchmarks, here the Core i7 3770K was between 10–17% faster than the i7-2600K.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

Ivy Bridge is the "tick" that brings a completely new process
     Wed, Apr 25 2012 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Because of this long-tail release of a CPU, we already know quite a bit about Ivy Bridge, the new 22nm processor architecture from Intel to be rebranded as the 3rd Generation Intel Core Processor Family. Ivy Bridge is the "tick" that brings a completely new process technology node as we have seen over the last several years but this CPU does more than take the CPU from 32nm to 22nm. Both the x86 and the processor graphics portions of the die have some changes though the majority fall with the GPU.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Kingston HyperX 3k 240GB SATA III SSD Upgrade Kit Review
     Wed, Apr 25 2012 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
stead of individually testing solid state drives i mostly prefer to wait a while and conduct a thorough comparison between all the latest models in the market. Because of that a few months ago i gathered and compared 16 of the latest and fastest SATA III solid state drives to hit the market from most manufacturers in the field. However such massive comparisons is not something one can do very often not only because of time constraints but also because we rarely see similar products getting released by many manufacturers at the same time (graphics cards excluded) and so today we our review will be focused on a single solid state drive and more specifically the latest HyperX 3k 240GB model by Kingston.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

 
[Affiliates News] NZXT HALE82 750W Power Supply Review @ APH Networks
     Wed, Apr 25 2012 | 8:25A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are white and you live in North America, chances are that you are not a part of the visible minority. That is, unless you are studying engineering here at the University of Calgary, or you are a computer power supply. While the Faculty of Engineering is dominated by Asians and most PSUs are black, a little over a year ago, NZXT decided to be brave and decided to be different -- they made a white power supply unit. The 80 Plus Gold certified NZXT HALE90 is certainly nothing short of impressive. It combines excellent performance, impeccable reliability, near silent operation, and top notch efficiency along with a sleek, unique appearance. So if the NZXT HALE90 is so distinguished from the competition, why did they resort to conformity and make the HALE82? As its name suggests, not only is it no longer over ninety percent efficient, it has also the same appearance as every other PSU. Hmm. So is distinguished excellence out, and blending in with the crowd back? Or is there more to the story? Read on to find out!"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Enermax Revolution87+ 850 W @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Apr 25 2012 | 7:32A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Enermax`s latest line of PSUs is called Revolution87+, which consists of five members with capacities ranging from 550W to 1000W. All are 80 Plus certified, utilize a semi modular cabling design and are equipped with a twister bearing fan. Today we will evaluate the 850W model which can power up to three high-end VGAs along with other power hungry components."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

REVIEW: Crucial Adrenaline Solid State Cache @ PureOverclock
     Wed, Apr 25 2012 | 7:20A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What if you could achieve SSD-like performance without disturbing your existing operation system and data, on your inexpensive, roomy, tried and true mechanical hard drive? Enter the Crucial Adrenaline. Technically called a Solid State Cache drive, the Adrenaline is essentially the SSD component to create a hybrid drive, comprising an HDD and SSD, giving you the best of both worlds in terms of performance and storage capacity. The wave of the future? Perhaps. Can the Adrenaline meet our expectations though? Let`s find out."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

Dell XPS 15z Notebook Review: Kinda Luxurious
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 6:31P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our Dell XPS 15z review unit offers excellent processor performance, and while the GT 525M GPU is not up to powering the 1080p display in today?s latest games, it does offer adequate performance at lower resolutions. These traits are enhanced by gobs of RAM and a large hard drive. On paper, it looks ahead of the pack."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti Graphics Card Review @ OCIA.net
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 5:44P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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  FULL STORY @ OCIA.NET

AMD Confirms Drop of Monthly Driver Support for Radeon HD 2000-4000 Series
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 4:37P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD will be moving the AMD Radeon HD 2000, AMD Radeon HD 3000, and AMD Radeon HD 4000 Series of products to a new driver support model. We will continue to support the mentioned products in our Catalyst releases, but we`re moving their updates to a quarterly basis, whereas our AMD Radeon HD 5000 and later products will continue to see monthly updates. The Quarterly Catalyst releases will focus on resolving application specific issues and critical updates."
  FULL STORY @ NGOHQ.COM

GIGABYTE Launches Dual UEFI 7-Series Motherboards
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 4:19P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today launched their long awaited 7 series motherboards designed to deliver the ultimate performance for 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors. Combining the world’s first Dual UEFI BIOS, a new and unique All Digital power design, and the latest GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 technologies, GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards offer an extremely compelling case for a system upgrade.
 
“The new GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards are designed to offer a seamless upgrade for enthusiast PC DIYers by providing specifications and features that will be compatible with future CPUs, VGA cards, memory, SSDs, and wireless protocols for years to come,” commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. “It makes sense then for us to aggressively transition to GIGABYTE Z77 and H77 motherboards so that enthusiasts can purchase them in anticipation for the release of Intel’s highly sought after 3rd Gen Core™ processors.”
 
“Intel is excited to partner with GIGABYTE on their Intel® 7 Series Chipset-based motherboard launch, “ said Zane Ball, GM Intel Desktop Platforms. “We are pleased that these new boards support Intel’s responsiveness technologies, including Intel® Rapid Start, Intel® Smart Connect and Intel® Smart Response. Users will enjoy snappier performance and quicker access to their most important applications.”
 
Dual UEFI with Exclusive 3D BIOS

GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards also feature our revolutionary 3D BIOS that is based on the exclusive GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™ technology. With an updated look and feel, this new 3D BIOS offers two distinct modes of interaction in a BIOS environment, 3D Mode and Advanced Mode, that re-draw the traditional BIOS user experience with a far more intuitive and graphical interface.


 
Exclusive All Digital Engine

Our new All Digital power design for GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards allows users to have greater control over the power delivered to their 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors on the LGA 1155 socket. Using entirely digital controllers for the CPU, processor graphics, VTT and system memory, users can enjoy more precise power delivery to the PC’s energy sensitive components than previously possible.
 
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 – Insist on an Ultra Durable Motherboard

GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards feature the latest GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 technology, embracing a range of exclusive technologies that guarantee DIY PC builders the absolute best protection for their PC. Specific features prevent common malfunction threats including humidity and moisture, electro-static discharge, sudden power loss and high operating temperatures.

Lucid Virtu MVP

GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards feature the latest Lucid Virtu GPU virtualization technology, Lucid Universal MVP, which improves the visual and graphical performance of your PC. Offering switchable graphics allows the PC to automatically switch between onboard Intel® processor graphics and a discrete GPU depending on the application being used, Lucid Virtu MVP also features HyperFormance technology which eliminates redundant rendering tasks to improve frame rates and eliminate screen tearing.

Set Your Desktop Free: GIGABYTE Bluetooth 4.0/Dual Band 300Mbps Wi-Fi PCIe Card

GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards include an exclusive PCIe expansion

card that offers support for the latest Bluetooth 4.0 (Smart Ready) and dual band 300Mbps Wi-Fi connectivity*. With the growing availability of affordable or free remote mobile to PC software, such as Splashtop and Dropbox, GIGABYTE believes that now is the time to explore and enjoy the home cloud: a personal cloud within the secure environment of a home network where the performance and functionality of desktop PCs can be utilized and controlled by portable cloud devices.

GIGABYTE EZ Setup

GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards feature an exclusive EZ Setup

utility that allows users to more easily implement the latest Intel® responsiveness technologies. Within a simple user interface, you can install and configure Intel® Smart Response, Intel® Rapid Start, and Intel® Smart Connect. GIGABYTE EZ Setup will automate the install procedure for each of these technologies, reducing the procedure to a few simple clicks of your mouse.

Onboard mSATA Support

All ATX form factor GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards feature an onboard mSATA connector* that, together with GIGABYTE’s EZ Smart Response technology, allows users to simply and cost effectively enjoy better responsiveness from their PCs. mSATA solid state drives have been made popular by the rapid growth of tablet PCs, and provide a cheaper solution for smart caching because they are available in smaller capacities than traditional SSDs.

  FULL STORY @ GIGABYTE

ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP review
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 4:12P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP. The benefits of that big cooler are plentiful though, this is a product that you will not hear whilst retaining really good temperatures, yeah it works pretty darn well in both performance and silence really. The card`s base clock frequency is set higher at default for you, at 1137 MHz with a dynamic turbo that on our sample clocks up-to 1267 MHz. The memory runs stock at 6000 MHz though. Not only will we show the performance of the GeForce GTX 680 ASUS DCU II TOP -- we`ll throw in the results for the NV GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 680 GBT OC, GeForce GTX 680 MSI TwinFrz III OC and GeForce GTX 680 Palit JetStream as well. Read the review here"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Intel announces Ivy Bridge processors
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 4:10P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
www.pcstats.comReports Digitimes; "Intel has introduced the quad-core third-generation Intel Core processor family, delivering visual and performance computing gains for gamers, media enthusiasts and mainstream users alike. Available now in high-end desktop, notebook and all-in-one (AIO) designs, the new processors are the first chips made using Intel's 22nm 3D tri-Gate transistor technology.

The combination of Intel's 3D tri-gate transistor technology and architectural enhancements help make possible up to double the 3D graphics and HD media processing performance compared with its previous generation of chips, said Intel. With as much as 20% microprocessor performance improvements and new technologies to speed the flow of data to and from the chips, the new processors further extend Intel's overall performance leadership.

The performance gains found in the new processors are due in part to the groundbreaking, three-dimensional structure of the new Intel transistors. Until today, computers, servers and other devices have used only two-dimensional planar transistors. Adding a third dimension to transistors allows Intel to increase transistor density and put more capabilities into every square millimeter of these new processors.

The third-generation Intel Core processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000 delivers up to two times better 3D graphics performance compared to the previous-generation processor. Intel HD Graphics 4000 supports Microsoft DirectX 11, OpenGL 3.1 and OpenCL 1.1. With Intel Quick Sync Video 2.0 technology built into the new processors, people can convert their videos up to two times faster than even last year's processors and up to 23 times faster than PCs just three years old. Platforms based on third-generation Intel Core processors also deliver faster data transfer capabilities made possible by USB 3.0 integrated into the Series 7 Platform Controller Hub (PCH) and PCI Express 3.0 integrated into the processor."

  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

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