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PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 1200-Watt 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply Review
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 9:25A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PC Power & Cooling does a great job of providing great performance without emptying the wallet with the new Silencer Mk III 1200W power supply."

Incipio DualPro iPhone 5 Case Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 9:05A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Incipio DualPro case turned out to be a very nice case that fit and complemented the iPhone 5 nicely. Some cases are too thick and take away from the smartphone, but that was not the situation with the DualPro. It also feels like it has the ability to protect the iPhone 5 with the two layers of protection and we love that. Silicon sleeves by themselves tend to stretch and wear out, so it is nice to have the hard shell keeping it in place..."

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Review - GK106 Kepler for $150
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 1:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This is another tough one - these graphics card releases that are almost always easy to decipher and make recommendations around at the high end but become pretty cluttered in the sub-$200 markets as the crowds increase. The new GeForce GTX 650 Ti from NVIDIA struggles to find a comfortable place in our performance and pricing schemes at $149 between the HD 7770 and the HD 7850 1GB. Looking at only the cards themselves, the Radeon HD 7850 1GB at $179 makes a better a case for mainstream gaming selection than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti. Adding in the Assassins Creed 3 deal and you definitely perk up the appearance of the GTX 650 Ti without a doubt, but only if you find that title appealing."

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 1:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA`s latest entry into the affordable $149 price point is the GTX 650 Ti. Based around a cut down GK106 core, it is being touted as a replacement for the GTX 550 Ti but this card offers much, much more than its predecessor."

Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Launch Review @ Rage3D.com
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 1:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA`s last hurrah this year is the GeForce GTX 650 Ti, aimed at 1080p gamers who like to image quality and performance with power use, low noise and compact dimensions. We put it head to head with the Radeon HD 7770 and Radeon HD 7850, to see what you get in the highly competitive mid-$100USD range "

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Video Card @ Benchmark Reviews
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 1:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA`s GeForce GTX series traditionally offers enthusiast-level performance with features like multi-card SLI pairing and GPU Boost application-driven variable overclocking technology. The GeForce GTX 650 Ti graphics card keeps with tradition in terms of performance by offering the capable GK106 GPU with 768 CUDA cores, but skips past some of the top-end extras. Nevertheless, NVIDIA Kepler GPU architecture delivers additional proprietary features such as: 3D Vision, Adaptive Vertical Sync, multi-display Surround, PhysX, and TXAA antialiasing. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti graphics card with DirectX 11 video games."

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Video Card Review w/ MSI and EVGA @ Legit Reviews
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 1:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to performance the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti had just enough horsepower to get over 30 FPS at 1920x1080 and played the game titles smoothly. The EVGA GeForce GTX 650 ti Superclocked and MSI N650Ti Power Edition were both factory overclocked and were great examples of some retail cards that you can get for $10 more than the suggested retail price..."

NVIDIA Geforce GTX 650Ti Review
     Sat, Oct 27 2012 | 1:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overclocking on the GTX 650Ti proved to be a fun experience as the card just kept scaling upwards and delivered a 30% boost in core clock speed to 1228MHz or 303MHz over the baseline 925MHz. If the core can clock like this it should leave room for the AIB partners to really deliver some highly clocked non-reference designs to go along with some of the excellent cooling solutions seen on the first page. Without the benefit of GPU Boost the clock speeds were easily set without having to worry where the clock speeds would eventually fall to as the power limits were reached. Memory overclocking was not as great at 1493MHz or just under the rated speed for the Hynix modules used on this board. Even so the modules delivered a 10+% or 143MHz boost in speed to 1493MHz. By tweaking the clock speeds I saw gaming performance improvements across the whole of the testing suite that dropped in the 20 to 28%+ range. Pretty solid increases and overclocking stones for a little mini-me sized video card if I do say so myself."

[DreamWare Computers] Cooler Master Storm Skoprion Mouse Bungee and RX-L Mousepad
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 11:17P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master continues to set themselves above the rest of the PC case and peripheral field with their outstanding Storm line of products and their consumer friendly prices. Cooler Masters Storm line ranges from PC gaming mice and keyboards, to gaming headsets, and an outstanding assembly of PC cases. Today I have the chance to get my hands on two of Cooler Masters latest gaming peripherals; the Skorpion mouse bungee and the Speed RX-L mousepad. These two products are launching alongside Cooler Master`s latest gaming mouse the Storm Recon, which will be featured in its own review coming soon. Without further delay, lets take a closer look at the Cooler Master Storm Skorpion mouse bungee and RX-L mouse pad."

Func Surface 1030 XL Gaming Pad Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 8:39P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Func Surface 1030 XL Gaming Pad Review @ HardwareHeaven.com In more recent times the Func brand went into a hibernation like state, but now they are returning with a brand new range of products aimed at gamers who want maximum quality, performance and FUNCtionality. We have their first new product on our test bench and it is a new revision of the Surface 1030, the XL."

Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Vapor-X Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 3:53P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Sapphire HD 7970 Vapor-X 3GB video card is the fastest card offered by Sapphire and it shows just how much performance you can get from AMD`s top of the line GPU. The card is impressive, but it better be for $449.99 shipped after rebate. For this kind of money it better perform exceptionally well and for the most part the Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 Vapor-X did just that. After looking at all the performance tests that we completed the Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 Vapor-X was significantly faster than the Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Vapor-X, but was basically even with the factory overclocked NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 video card that we compared it against..."

Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Vapor-X Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 1:51P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Sapphire HD 7950 Vapor-X 3GB video card is a custom card that was designed to appeal to gamers. The performance on this card is stellar and we found it to be more than enough to run game titles at 1920x1080 with all the image quality settings cranked up. This is the most common resolution for gamers today and this card will easily handle all those pixels and keep you gaming smoothly..."

Windows 8 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 1:23P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Microsoft`s Windows 8 is a bold innovation, melding the worlds of tablets and PCs. Its excellent touch input, an app store, and better performance are compelling, but the changes will be too drastic for some and as a completely new product, a few rough edges remain."

Plantronics GameCom 780 7.1 Surround Sound Headset Review
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 12:42P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you`re an avid gamer just like me then you are certainly aware that October has seen the launch of three very special game titles, the long awaited XCOM Enemy Unknown turn based RTS, the DOOM 3 BFG FPS (special remastered edition of the original DOOM 3) and the Medal Of Honor Warfighter FPS. So it goes without saying that i spend quite a few hours playing all of them (except DOOM 3 BFG which was not as remastered as i had hoped) during the past 2 weeks and as i already mentioned in a previous review as expected i took that opportunity to test some of the latest gaming related peripherals to reach our doorstep. Plantronics is a company i bet most of you know but what some of you may not be aware of is that aside their quite impressive Bluetooth headsets they also manufacture surround gaming headsets and today we will be taking a rather thorough look at their GameCom 780 7.1 surround headset."

News: Windows 8: The convertible OS
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 11:59A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After spending a week with Microsoft`s touch-friendly OS, one thing is clear. Windows 8 is perfect for convertible tablets. Here`s why:"

AMD Catalyst 12.11 Never Settle Driver Performance article and Bundle
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 11:46A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,If you purchase an AMD Radeon HD 7970 or 7950 graphics card you`ll get three game titles; Sleeping Dogs, Far Cry 3, and Hitman: Absolution. You also get a 20% discount code valid through EA`s Origin site. This is the crème de la crème when it comes to the Never Settle game bundles and is valued at ~$170 when you figure in the full MSRP of the game titles and discount voucher value. We did a quick price search and the lowest priced AMD Radeon HD 7950 video card is the Power Color AX7950 at $279.99 plus shipping after a $20 rebate. To get three good game titles and a discount for Medal of Honor: Warfighter is pretty damn impressive. You spend ~$280 and then you get roughly $150 in game titles. Hard to go wrong there."

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