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ASRock Z77 Extreme 6 with Ivy Bridge @ Ocaholic
     Wed, Apr 25 2012 | 4:37P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASRock is one of the brands that already have Z77 based motherboards in their product portfolio. First of all we take a closer look on of their high-end boards, the Extreme 6. This motherboard packs many features and a very nice design. Of course we`re also curious how this board will perform compared to the Z77 based competition."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Asus Maximus Gene V preview @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Apr 25 2012 | 4:12P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Next in line for our Z77 previews is the Asus Republic of Gamers Maximus V Gene. The Maximus V Gene is the first of four boards Asus has announced for the Z77 chipset, and as you may have guessed from the Republic of Gamers association, it is engineered with the gaming enthusiast in mind. How will the changes Z77 has brought to the table complement those Asus has developed for the PC gamer? Read on!"
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

BIOSTAR TA970XE Motherboard
     Wed, Apr 25 2012 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

BIOSTAR Group, the world renowned manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, industrial computing systems and peripherals, announces the new generation of TA970XE series motherboards for AMD AM3+ CPUs. Their capabilities are very close to the top TA990FXE and offer overclockers and gamers considerable power and flexible settings for a reasonable price.

The TA970XE board sports the ATX form-factor (305 x 225 mm) on a powerful AMD 970 chipset with the SB950 Southbridge. It provides stable and high performance with any Socket AM3+ CPUs of the Phenom II X6, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X3, Phenom II X2, Athlon II X4, Athlon II X3, Athlon II X2 and Sempron Series including the most powerful 6-core and 8-core AMD FX, AMD Phenom II and AMD Athlon II CPUs with the TDP up to 140W. The TA970XE board features the latest UEFI BIOS which, in particular, directly supports HDDs over 2TB.
The TA970XE board has four DDR3 DIMMs and supports up to 32GB dual-channel DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600/1866 MHz and experimental overclocking memory modules clocked up to 2000MHz. Two PCI-E x16 2.0 slots deliver full-featured support for the most powerful configurations of discrete cards in the ATI CrossFire X mode.

The TA970XE easily supports up to five latest speedy storage devices of the SATA3 6Gbit/s interface and supports SATA RAID 0,1,5,10 arrays. Besides, the board has one eSATA, two USB 3.0 (ASMedia ASM1042 chip), eight USB 2.0, one FireWire IEEE 1394a (VIA VT6315N chip) ports, a 10/100/1000Mbit/s LAN controller (Realtek RTL8111E chip) and 8-channel HD audio codec (VIA VT1828S chip). Additional peripherals can be connected to two PCI and two PCI-E x1 2.0 slots.

The TA970XE board reflects usage of the most up to date production lines with the very strict quality control. The board uses a 5-phase voltage regulation and high-quality solid capacitors.
The board features all BIOSTAR proprietary technologies including the BIOSTAR G.P.U (Green Power Utility) for power optimization at a low load, the exclusive overclocking Rapid Switch utility for quick restart, the Rapid Debug for hardware debugging with a LED light, the BIOS Flasher and the BIOS RELIFE for BIOS update or recovery from a USB drive and the BIO-Remote 2 for remote control of home media system components control from Android or Apple mobile devices. Overclockers will be pleased to see the T-overclocker utilities for the Windows which will let them do fine system tuning.

The newcomer is the unique Clean Tone 2 technology developed by the engineers from BIOSTAR which helps you deliver the finest sound with minimal distortions in the high-frequency range. As there are independent capacitors for each line the Clean-Tone 2 allows reaching an excellent NSR around 98dB which ideally fits a modern system based on the Windows 7 OS.

http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=574

  FULL STORY @ INTRODUCTION

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

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