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Nvidia launches GeForce GTX 670 with Kelper architecture
     Sat, May 12 2012 | 9:01A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nvidia has launched the third GPU based on its next-generation Kepler graphics architecture, the GeForce GTX 670, which brings improved price-performance, power efficiency and quiet operation, starting at US$399.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Corsair's Vengeance Dolby 7.1 USB Gaming Headset
     Sat, May 12 2012 | 9:00A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Corsair's Vengeance lineup not only contain keyboards and mice but also headsets for gamers. This time we take a closer look at the Vengeance 1500, that offers 7.1 surround sound via the USB port. "
  FULL STORY @ METKU

NZXT Switch 810 Review
     Sat, May 12 2012 | 8:59A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Well folks, many of us may remember the Cooler Master HAF 932 when it came out and many of those who do will remember the awe that some of us felt about its cooling capabilities and performance. It seems that the NZXT 810 is equal or better than the HAF 932 in every test other than one, in which it was only a single degree worse off. The hard drive temperatures are excellent thanks to the push/pull configuration through the hard drive cage, and the GPU temperatures are made superior by the extra fan(s) specifically to cool the GPU(s). As far as these numbers go, this should put the NZXT Switch 810 at the top of many competitors` lists."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

G.Skill RipjawsZ PC3-17000 32GB Memory Kit Review
     Sat, May 12 2012 | 8:11A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We check out a high-speed 32GB kit from G.Skill that could be perfect for X79 users looking for a large amount of fast RAM."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180: Atoms Wake
     Sat, May 12 2012 | 7:37A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our performance benchmarks quickly eliminated my hopes that this system could serve in either role. Atom was not a very good processor when it debuted, and since then Intel has allowed it to wither on the vine. Lenovo should have gone with an AMD E-450 APU instead - it also can have trouble with HD video in certain situations, but in my experience the Fusion APUs have been far superior to Atom paired with a discrete GPU."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Sapphire HD 7870 Review
     Sat, May 12 2012 | 6:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overclocking this card was fairly easy. With a stock clock of already 50MHz over the 1GHz mark, I wasn`t expecting the card to have much headroom for overclocking in the first place. However, I was able to achieve an overclock of over 200MHz for the core clock. This resulted in a final clock speed of 1257MHz. As for the memory I was able to bring it up to 1331MHz, not too bad for a video card!"
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Hama Arezzo 50F Leather Style Compact Camera Case Review @ DragonSteelMods
     Fri, May 11 2012 | 4:12P | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today for review I?ve got another one of the camera cases from our friends at Love Cases. This one is rather stylish in that it looks like leather. It?s called the Arezzo 50F Leather Style Compact Camera Case and it?s from a company called Hama. The case is very basic, just a spot to hold your camera and a memory card or two. It?s a no frills case that should do a decent job of protecting the camera inside and look good doing it. "
  FULL STORY @ DRAGONSTEELMODS.COM

 
Akitio Taurus Mini Super-S LCM External RAID Storage Review @ TechwareLabs
     Fri, May 11 2012 | 4:09P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the prices of hard drives slowly coming back to manageable prices, we`ve seen a trend of new storage accessories being released to the market. Today we will be looking at a hybrid between portable and RAID. The Akitio Taurus Mini Super-S LCM supports 2x 2.5 drives in either a RAID 0 (stripe) or RAID 1 (mirror). Lets take a look at what Akitio has to say about their product:"
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

REVIEW: Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce @ PureOverclock
     Fri, May 11 2012 | 3:51P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nvidia is looking to continue the Kepler success we saw in the GTX 680 with today`s launch of the GTX 670, the latest card in the Kepler arsenal. Sharing the same DNA as the flagship GTX 680, this new card is poised to offer the same innovations, but at $100 lower, to be a bit more accessible to gamers who aren`t quite well-heeled enough for the flagship card. One of those custom cards is the Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce, a sleek behemoth that sports a triple-fanned cooler, increased Base Clock speeds, and a Boost Clock potential that appears to be second to none. What you really need to know is this card runs cool like the underside of your pillow on a hot summer night. And fast enough to knock your current graphics card back into last year."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

Cooler Master Extreme 2 475 W Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, May 11 2012 | 1:35P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Extreme 2 entry-level power supply series from Cooler Master comes in four different versions: 475 W, 525 W, 625 W, and 725 W. They don`t have an active PFC circuit and, therefore, don`t carry the 80 Plus certification. Let`s take an in-depth look at the 475 W model, which costs only USD 50."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

News: Nvidia uncorks worlds fastest video card the GeForce GTX 690
     Fri, May 11 2012 | 1:21P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Yep, it`s like two GeForce GTX 680s on a single card. Full story here:"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Preview @ Hardware Canucks
     Fri, May 11 2012 | 1:21P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As we?re posting this preview, NVIDIA?s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is likely just finishing up on stage, presenting the latest addition to NVIDIA?s GTX 600-series lineup:  the GTX 690.  It was high time that a GeForce-branded product became king of the hill and make no mistake about it: the GTX 690 is meant to absolutely trample the competition.  "
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

OC3D: Gigabyte Z77MX-D3H Review
     Fri, May 11 2012 | 1:21P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you`re after a smaller motherboard than the standard size = ones, the Z77MX-D3H from Gigabyte could be right up your street."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D.NET

Otterbox Samsung Galaxy S II Commuter Series Case Review @ Madshrimps
     Fri, May 11 2012 | 1:21P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Commuter Series Case from Otterbox for the Samsung Galaxy S II phone offers good protection, without adding a lot of additional weight or making it too bulky. The product is composed from two layers, one silicone and the other one a high quality polycarbonate. Otterbox also includes inside the package a protective screen, along with the usual soft wipe and squeegee."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

[Tech ARP] Our Take On Western Digitals New 1 TB VelociRaptor Rev. 2.0
     Fri, May 11 2012 | 11:18A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Despite predictions that SSDs would soon replace HDDs, the march of the venerable hard disk drive continues! Western Digital today launched their third-generation VelociRaptor hard disk drive, which continues to be the world`s only 10,000 RPM hard disk drive with a SATA interface. The third-generation VelociRaptor improves on its predecessor by using Advanced Format Technology (AFT) and higher-density platters to deliver not only 1 TB of storage capacity but also a sustained throughput of 200 MB/s! Take a look at its key features... In this update, we added more commentary on the new WD VelociRaptor, and the 1 TB WD VelociRaptor launch event photos. Check them out!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 670 2GB Video Card Performance Preview
     Fri, May 11 2012 | 11:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We bench the NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 670 video card well ahead of launch date. We really don`t need to say much more than that. So come and check it out!"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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