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AMD Trinity APU Preview: Evolution or Devolution?
     Mon, Apr 30 2012 | 11:53A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On 15th May 2012, AMD will launch the successor of their consumer oriented Fusion A-series Llano APUs, codenamed Trinity, which will be powered by their new Piledriver cores (still 32nm follow-up of the much derided Bulldozer). We take an exclusive look at the architecture behind it... and run full suite of benchmarks in an upcoming piece."
  FULL STORY @ VR-ZONE.COM

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Review @ Vortez
     Mon, Apr 30 2012 | 11:53A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So today we are will be looking at the next step in ASRock`s development. Intel recently launched their new Z77 chipset, paving the way for their newly released 3rd Generation Processors aka Ivy Bridge. Questions will surely arise, can ASRock extend their prowess with this new chipset; will the new Z77 Extreme4 handle Ivy Bridge well? We are here to answer all of your questions, so let`s waste no further time and begin our analysis of Z77 Extreme4."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Intel Z77 Motherboard Round-up: Asrock, ECS, Gigabyte & Intel
     Mon, Apr 30 2012 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although Intel's die shrink of Sandy Bridge isn't due until next week (Monday, rumors say), the company has long shipped Ivy Bridge's accompanying chipsets. It might seem odd to jump the gun on "next-gen" motherboards, but 7-series platforms are backwards compatible with Sandy Bridge processors, so users have actually been able to buy a Z77 motherboard and use it for a few weeks without Ivy Bridge. After surveying Panther Point's spec sheet, we're itching to get a little more hands-on. Fortunately, we have four new Z77 motherboards in the shop and begging for attention, including the Asrock Z77 Extreme6, ECS Z77H2-AX, Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H-WB and Intel DZ77GA-70K.
  FULL STORY @ REVIEW

AMD A8-3870K Review @ Vortez
     Mon, Apr 30 2012 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AMD APUs so far have made a positive impression with many people, offering mainstream quad core computing with integrated discrete class GPU. By releasing a Black Edition APU with an unlocked multiplier, AMD would have made a lot of enthusiasts happy because they are no longer limited to overclocking on the baseclock, which can be a very fiddly affair. Using the multiplier to overclock users can hit higher frequencies with little effort and for the extreme overclockers will discover the limits of the APU under sub-zero cooling. For the common folk, the unlocked multiplier will not really matter so AMD have given the A8-3870K a modest 100MHz bump in frequency over the previous A8-3850 APU."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Antec HCG-620M 620W Power Supply Unit Review
     Mon, Apr 30 2012 | 9:02A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It really feels like centuries since i last reviewed a power supply unit and so todays review is not only the first of its kind here but also the first one i test with a new test rig (well not actually new since the components are pretty much what I`ve always used, just on a different test bench). I am sure that by now most of you are well aware about the reasons as to why people should always prefer brand name power supplies over noname ones but for all of you who are not i can point the 3 perhaps most important ones which are clean and stable power for your system (translates to more life for your computer), higher quality components (more durable) and finally lower noise levels (who likes noise?). So today on the new test bench we have the latest Antec HCG-620M, a 620 modular unit targeted towards the mid-end segment of the market and more specifically gamers."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

AMD Q1 2012 Earnings Analysis: Looking Back and Looking Forward
     Mon, Apr 30 2012 | 9:02A | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It does feel like AMD is back on track and is working to be a strong competitor to Intel once again. But that particular journey has just started and is filled with pitfalls, and AMD has a lot to prove between now and their first 28 nm APU release in 2013. Still, the numbers are overall very positive, and AMD looks to have some very competitive products throughout the rest of the year in terms of APUs and GPUs. Time will tell if the Piledriver based units for AM3+ and the server space will live up to expectations though."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Intel Z77 'Panther Point' Chipset Overview
     Mon, Apr 30 2012 | 9:02A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Continuing its tick-tock release cycle, Intel plans to unveil a new CPU microarchitecture at the end of April. Codenamed Ivy Bridge (tick), the update will bring a 22nm die shrink of current 32nm Sandy Bridge technology (tock), bringing greater efficiency and allowing Intel to cram more into the same size die. Although backwards compatibility with 6-series motherboards will be available, Intel couldn't resist the opportunity to accompany its latest architecture with a fresh round of chipsets. Codenamed "Panther Point," the new 7-series chipsets include half a dozen parts, with the Z77 being Intel's new flagship.
  FULL STORY @ GUIDES

 
Intel Announces PCI Express SSD 910 Product Family
     Mon, Apr 30 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel has historically stuck with SATA-based solid state storage solutions, but today the company is taking a difference approach with its first PCI-Express solid state storage device. Like the SSD 710 family of products, the newly announced Intel SSD 910 is based on 25nm MLC NAND Flash. The two product families share a number of other low level features as well, but should offer very different performance levels. With the 710 Series, Intel focused on reliability and enterprise-level endurance and less on speed; the 910 PCI-Express SSD promises to deliver on both fronts...
  FULL STORY @ PCIEXPRESS

A Futurelooks News Flash - Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge LGA1155 Processor Review
     Mon, Apr 30 2012 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
a post to your own news section would totally be appreciated. If we`re sending our news to the wrong place, we apologize. Just send us a message with the correct address to the address below. Don`t forget that,It?s for another processor launch from Intel. The new Ivy Bridge is a 22nm architecture based on the same LGA1155 socket as Sandy Bridge. It?s basically a shrunken die from Sandy Bridge (32nm) supporting many of the same features, but on the supporting Z77 chipset side (code named ?Panther Point?), adds native USB 3.0, PCI Express 3.0, Lucid MVP and faster DDR3 memory support. This chipset is found on motherboards like the MSI Z77A-GD65 that we reviewed with the original Sandy Bridge CPU onboard. *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Plus Heatsink Review
     Mon, Apr 30 2012 | 9:00A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Plus is well suited towards mainstream CPUs that don't exceed 100W TDP provided it's fan is run at full speed. Frostytech pushed the test scenario a little further than that as our AMD synthetic test platform is applies a 125W heat load. The Alpine 64 Plus is a mainstream extruded aluminum heatsink that features the companies signature lower noise fan. The heatsink is constructed from a simple aluminum extrusion and is compatible with socket 754/939/940/AM2/AM3/FM1 AMD processors."
  FULL STORY @ FROSTYTECH

Cougar Solution Chassis Review
     Mon, Apr 30 2012 | 7:49A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After comparing the temperatures, the Solution might not be great for cooling with just the one rear fan that comes stock. The idles were about on par with everything else in its category but its load temps were pretty warm. With no fan blowing across the HDD bays, the load temps were impressively high on the HDD. It`s no superstar of cooling but it doesn`t roast your gear either. The case is cheap enough that buying a couple of fans to increase its performance won`t break the bank."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

[Tech ARP] Mobile CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 8.3
     Mon, Apr 30 2012 | 7:20A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are so many mobile 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 mobile CPUs in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete. Currently covering 723 mobile CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 19 different specifications for each and every CPU! Here are the latest updates in Revision 8.3 : - Added the AMD E2-1800 dual-core processor. - Added the AMD E1-1200 dual-core processor. - Added the AMD G-T56N dual-core processor. - Added the AMD G-T52R processor. - Added the AMD G-T48N dual-core processor. - Added the AMD G-T48L dual-core processor. - Added the AMD G-T44R processor. - Added the AMD G-T40N dual-core processor. - Added the AMD G-T40E dual-core processor. - Added the AMD G-T40R processor. - Added the AMD G-T30L processor. - Added the AMD G-T24L processor. - Added the AMD Z-03 dual-core processor. - Updated the Transistor Count specifications for the AMD C-60 dual- core processor. - Updated the Transistor Count specifications for the AMD C-50 dual- core processor. - Updated the Transistor Count specifications for the AMD C-30 processor."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

HIS Radeon HD 7770 iCooler 1GB Ghz Edition PCI-E Video Card @ TestFreaks
     Sun, Apr 29 2012 | 9:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Decent gaming on a budget, is it possible? Maybe, maybe not, but companies are trying to make it a reality for us. Not everyone can afford several hundred dollars to pay for the latest and greatest video card on the market and that would be the new 7000 series from AMD that can easily cost $500 to $700 is some cases. Thankfully they?ve come out with other versions of the card meant to provide performance but not break your budget. Today for review I have one such card from HIS Digital, the Radeon HD 7770 Ghz Edition which of course features Direct X 11 for the best look in games and everything you do. I?ve put it up against some other cards I?ve got on hand for comparison, so read on to see how the 7770 stands up to the competition. "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

Capdase 100B MKeeper Compact Camera Case Review @ Review the Tech
     Sun, Apr 29 2012 | 4:12P | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Up for review I?ve got another one of the camera bags from Love Cases called the Capdase 100B MKeeper. This little case reminds me of a backpack honestly. The case is well made with a nylon outer shell, decent padding and a soft velvet lining to protect your camera from accidents. So read on? "
  FULL STORY @ DRAGONSTEELMODS.COM

Titan Fenrir Siberia TTC-NC55TZ(RB) Heatsink Review
     Sun, Apr 29 2012 | 9:03A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Top down cooling has its advantages, though tower cooling is usually the preferred method given its compact footprint. In this review Frostytech is testing out a heatsink from Titan that aims to satisfy both tower and top-top heatsink designs, in one. The Titan Fenrir Siberia Edition TTC-NC55TZRB heatsink is built around five 8mm diameter copper heatpipes which extend in two directions from a copper base block to independent fin stacks, essentially making one large CPU cooler from separate 'tower' and 'top-down' heatsinks."
  FULL STORY @ FROSTYTECH

quad-channel memory kit from VisionTek
     Sun, Apr 29 2012 | 9:02A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We've got another quad-channel memory kit from VisionTek on the review bench today. Hit our link to see how the sub-$100 Ultimate Performance 8GB PC3-17000 memory kit (featuring 11-11-11-30-2T timings) compares against similarly priced offerings from the competition.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

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