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Asus Rampage IV Extreme Motherboard Review
     Thu, Apr 26 2012 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ROG Motherboards are highly regarded in the enthusiast world due in part to the loyalty of their fans, included features and availability since it doesn't do much good to have a great motherboard if you can't acquire one. These things aside, we like them because each board is designed and tuned for the hardware it intends to support.
  FULL STORY @ NINJALANE

Thermaltake Massive23 GT Review
     Thu, Apr 26 2012 | 9:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although laptop technology has improved dramatically over the last decade heat continues to be a problem for many laptops to cope with. Heat build-up in a laptop (as in any device) Can degrade both performance of the device and longevity of its components, and in laptops and notebook form factors can seriously effect battery life and processor and GPU capabilities degrading speed of operation and physically damaging components."
  FULL STORY @ XTREMECOMPUTING

Thunderbolt
     Thu, Apr 26 2012 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We already know what Intel has planned for this year when it comes to its Thunderbolt chips, but VR-Zone has managed to get hold of an updated roadmap covering what to expect for 2013 and we'll even give you glimpse at what Intel has planned for 2014. Intel is set to continue its strategy with two different solutions, but the company has decided to add a few new features and we should be able to expect lower cost for Thunderbolt in the future as well.
  FULL STORY @ VR-ZONE

Android App Pick - Box - BCCHardware
     Thu, Apr 26 2012 | 8:18A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have just posted up our 26th App Pick of the Week and this week we`re appealing to all of you that like to share data and take it with you - or at least have access to it everywhere you go.  We take a look at Box and see where the 5GB account gets you - all for free!"
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

Gigabyte Z77X-D3H motherboard review with IB
     Thu, Apr 26 2012 | 7:32A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the Gigabyte Z77X-D3H motherboard. Gigabyte of course will offer a good variety of Z77 products as well and today we review the GA-Z77X-D3H in combination with Intel`s new Core i7 3770K processor. The GA-Z77X-D3H is intended for Intel`s 22nm Ivy Bridge processors released moments ago based on Socket LGA1155 however the motherboard also supports Sandy bridge processors like the Core i7 2600K. You can read the review right here"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

SuperTooth HD Bluetooth Speakerphone @ TestFreaks
     Thu, Apr 26 2012 | 7:20A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Laws they be a changing, and fighting the laws is just a rather fruitless and frustrating adventure I think. I know in my state there?s a law that just went into effect that basically says you can?t use your phone at all except with a hands-free device and that can be with a headset or something like a speakerphone. Today for review I?ve got the SuperTooth HD which is a Bluetooth speakerphone, but it?s much more than that as it can actually be your very own personal assistant. The SuperTooth HD is probably the most sophisticated or most advanced Bluetooth accessory that I?ve ever seen really. This product is mostly controlled by voice command for true hands-free access and communication, so read on?"
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

OCZ Fatal1ty 1000w Power Supply
     Thu, Apr 26 2012 | 12:41A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Jonathan Wendel, aka legendary gamer `Fatal1ty`, has made a name for himself that extends far outside the professional gaming arena he`s used to competing in. Jonathan has partnerships with five PC component and accessory manufacturers to release a variety of gaming oriented products under the `Fatal1ty` branding. One of these companies is OCZ which has a line of signature Fatal1ty branded power supplies. I had an opportunity to test out the 750W Fatal1ty power supply a little over a year ago - a supply which left me very pleased with it`s performance and functionality for the price. Recently, OCZ has expanded upon this series to add an even higher power model - the 1000W Fatal1ty supply which I have here today."
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS.COM

 
DiRT Showdown Preview (PC) @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Wed, Apr 25 2012 | 7:01P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
DiRT Showdown Preview (PC) @ HardwareHeaven.com Being released on the new Codemasters Racing label, fun is what the focus of today`s preview is all about and in DiRT: Showdown we dispense with the normal time trials and rally gameplay associated with the franchise, moving to a much more arcade experience which focuses on destruction."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

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

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