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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

WaterField - Made to Fit PC Laptop Sleeves
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 4:04P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

WaterField Designs now makes custom-size PC laptop sleeves. As we all know, finding a snug case for a PC can be a challenge. Don't settle for the handful of sizes offered by big box stores. By providing just a few key measurements at the time of ordering, WaterField can quickly make a fitted laptop sleeve for your specific PC laptop, netbook or ultrabook. WaterField also offers custom-fitted laptop sleeves for Apple laptop models.

"We make several hundred different SleeveCase sizes because PC laptops come in so many dimensions and configurations. Too many PC users settle for a poor-fitting, protective sleeve. Our custom sleeves are our greatest differentiator; we can create a proper-fitting, protective SleeveCase for any size laptop made."

Features of the SleeveCase

•High-grade, shock-absorbing neoprene padding
•Domestically-produced, ballistic nylon shell
•Bottom loop to aid in easy extraction
•Choice of horizontal- or vertically-oriented case to match both messenger bags and backpacks
•Optional addition of a lightly padded flap for extra protection
•Choice of trim (grey checkered Indium or distressed brown leather)
•Optional D-rings and a strap to use as a stand-alone bag
•All metal hardware add-ons
•TSA-friendly
•Made entirely in the USA - San Francisco

Pricing & Availability
SleeveCase: $49.00
Color: Black with trim in either grey checkered Indium or distressed, brown leather (+$10).
Options: D-rings only: $5. Simple Strap: $12. Suspension Shoulder Strap: $22.
Piggyback accessory pouch: $25-$27.
Shipping now: http://www.sfbags.com/products/sleevecases/sleevecases-pc.php
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All WaterField Designs bags and cases are made entirely in San Francisco.

  FULL STORY @ SFBAGS

 
Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge Review
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 4:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel has unveiled the Core i7 3770K Unlocked CPU as part of their overall unveiling of Ivy Bridge. Check out our Core i7 3770K Review!
  FULL STORY @ HARDCOREWARE

Scandinavian Approach in Chinese Implementation: Fractal Design System Cases
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Products of the Swedish Fractal Design Company appear on our web-site for the first time. Let’s find out how good these system cases really are. We will check out four models: Core 3000, Arc, Define R3 and Define XL.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

News: A quick look at Intels DZ77GA-70K motherboard
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 1:38P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While preparing for a certain upcoming processor launch, we`ve been spending some quality time with Intel`s DZ77GA-70K motherboard. Read on for a quick look at Intel`s latest enthusiast-oriented desktop board."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Cooler Master HAF XM Case Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 11:31A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Cooler Master HAF XM is impressive on every level. In past reviews I find at least one item on a case that is easily breakable. I didn`t feel this way at all about every part of this case. Innovations such as the X-DOCK feature and an SSD mount behind the motherboard tray are examples of how Cooler Master is thinking outside the box..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Cooler Master HAF XM @ LanOC Reviews
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 10:28A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The topic of cleaning your computer out came up last week on our forums and it got me thinking about how often I really need to clean out my computer. As it turns out it?s not very often anymore. All because of improvements in case design like fan filters. You don?t really see them on low end cases yet but they have been slowly trickling down. At CES this year we had a chance to get our hands on one of Cooler Master?s upcoming chassis, the HAF XM. A mid-range case packed with the features we have come to love from their high end HAF line. Today we are going to dig into the final product and see how it came out."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

Cooler Master HAF XM Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 10:17A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master is announcing today its latest addition to the HAF case series, the HAF XM, which is a mid-tower model with eight expansion slots and several interesting features. Let`s check it out."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

OCZ Vertex 4 256GB/512GB review
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AS SSD and Iometer benchmarks prove that the Vertex 4 is a speed devil, especially when writing. In PCMark7, the benchmark closest to real-life, the Vertex 4 is not quite as impressive and more in line with other modern Serial ATA 600 SSDs. This is not a new phenomenon. There is very little difference between most modern SSDs during normal daily use.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

NZXT Havik 120 Heatsink Review
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 9:02A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"On the heatsink test bench today is NZXT's Havik 120 heatsink, a tower style CPU cooler designed for Intel socket 2011/1366/1155/1156/775 and AMD socket AM2/AM3/AM3+/FM1 processors. The Havik 120 is a pretty typical tower heatsink that ships with two 120mm PWM fans (NZXT's special 'FZ' 13-blade fans) capable of each moving 75CFM per the mfgr's spec. One novel aspect of the Havik 120's design are the edges of its aluminum fins. Each fin has a blunt knife edge which helps ease airflow through the aluminium fin stack by decreasing air flow resistance."
  FULL STORY @ FROSTYTECH

Intel HD 4000 Ivy Bridge Graphics On Linux
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 8:40A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Now having looked at the processor performance of the brand new Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge CPU, up now is our first look at the Intel HD 4000 Gen7 graphics performance for the Ivy Bridge processors under Linux. Building upon what`s turned into a huge success for Intel with their Sandy Bridge graphics with admirable performance and stable open-source Linux drivers, Ivy Bridge volleys Intel`s Linux graphics capabilities into a whole new realm for those concerned about open-source graphics drivers."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

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