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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Thu, May 10 2012 | 8:59A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While the GTX 680 is NVIDIA`s brute force flagship product, their new GTX 670 is targeted towards a lower, more affordable price point. But that doesn`t mean this $399 card lacks the ability to compete with some of the best this market has to offer. Indeed, as we find out in this review, it has what it takes to go toe to toe against AMD`s HD 7970.* *"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

DirectX 11.1 Specifications Released @ NGOHQ.com
     Thu, May 10 2012 | 8:11A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Direct3D 11.1 lets you use shader tracing to ensure that your code is performing as intended and if it isn`t you can discover and remedy the problem. The SDK for Windows 8 Consumer Preview contains HLSL compiler enhancements. Shader tracing and the HLSL compiler are implemented in D3dcompiler_nn.dll."
  FULL STORY @ NGOHQ.COM

Samsung Series 9 (2012; NP900X4B) Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, May 10 2012 | 6:00A | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ultrabooks are definitely not anything new. However, Samsung hopes to do better than the rest with their updated 2012 model of the Series 9 laptop, which comes in either 13.3- or 15-inch models. We reviewed the 15-inch one and were amazed by its thinness as well as its internal specs and performance."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Powerline Network Adapter Shootout @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, May 10 2012 | 2:01A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Considering buying a Powerline adapter to connect that Xbox or PlayStation to your high speed internet without drilling holes and running cable in your wall? Maybe you are just tired of the lag your wireless connection gives you when you are trying to stream movies to your television. We take a look at some of the most popular brands of Gigabit Powerline Ethernet Adapters from Belkin, D-Link, Netgear, and TRENDnet. Read on to see which one comes out on top."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Zalman CNPS11X Performa Heatsink Review
     Wed, May 09 2012 | 4:13P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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"On the test bench today is one of Zalman's economical 'Performa' heatsinks. The 'Performa' series tend to use bare aluminum fins and skip on fancy things like fan speed controllers, colourful LED lights and nickel plated bling, all with an eye towards keeping costs down for budget minded users. The Zalman CNPS11X Performa is an exposed heatpipe base tower cooler, it supports Intel socket LGA2011/1366/1155/1156/775 and AMD socket FM1/AM2/AM3 processors. The CNPS11X Performa stands 154mm tall so it should fit in most mid-tower cases and weighs a pretty feathery 450 grams."

  FULL STORY @ FROSTYTECH

Gigabyte Z77ZX-UD3H Preview @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, May 09 2012 | 4:12P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The second in a long list of Z77 previews we have for everyone is a board from our friends over at Gigabyte. Today we are taking a sneak peak at their Gigabyte z77x-ud3h, their entry level Z77 board. With similar features to the Intel board while keeping the price as low as possible there is a good chance this could be a great value for someone looking for good features at a great price."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

Raspberry Pi Review & Initial How-To Setup Guide
     Wed, May 09 2012 | 12:03P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Six years ago, Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton set out to reignite programming in schools with a cheap, compact computing platform. Despite targeting students, his foundation's $35 computer captured the imaginations of tinkers worldwide, resulting in overwhelming demand. Interest was so high, that distributors Premier Farnell and RS buckled under the strain of preorders in February. The former outfit later said demand was 20 times greater than its supply, with orders hitting 700 a second at one point. When the first 10,000 devices shipped in mid-April, the organization graciously sent us a sample for coverage. Along with a hands-on review of the Pi, today we'll be covering basic steps for setting up the computer and other elemental post-installation tasks to get you up and running with applications. In other words, this should serve as a starting point no matter what you want to do with your Raspberry Pi.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

 
BitFenix Spectre Pro LED 120mm Fans
     Wed, May 09 2012 | 12:02P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I have a lot of fans in my system and I had to really turn down every other fan and listen really close to hear these fans at all. At about 1100 RPM I could start to hear them above the system noise in my PC. When comparing these to the original stock fans - all three Spectre fans running at 1200 RPM are still much much quieter than having one of the originals running full blast. . .
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

Intel DZ77GA-70K Motherboard Features Overview
     Wed, May 09 2012 | 12:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel has tried to sell motherboards into the enthusiast market in the past, with little success. Even though their top-end motherboards are labeled Extreme Boards and have prominent skull logos (everyone knows skulls are good), the features and performance have been notably lacking, especially in comparison to the best of the third party motherboards. I've not been impressed by any of the previous Intel Extreme Boards I've reviewed, but the Intel DZ77GA-70K was a revelation. Benchmark Reviews takes a look at the features of Intel's first motherboard that's actually competitive with the big boys.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

Intel DZ77GA-70K Motherboard Features Overview
     Wed, May 09 2012 | 12:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel has tried to sell motherboards into the enthusiast market in the past, with little success. Even though their top-end motherboards are labeled Extreme Boards and have prominent skull logos (everyone knows skulls are good), the features and performance have been notably lacking, especially in comparison to the best of the third party motherboards. I've not been impressed by any of the previous Intel Extreme Boards I've reviewed, but the Intel DZ77GA-70K was a revelation. Benchmark Reviews takes a look at the features of Intel's first motherboard that's actually competitive with the big boys.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

MSI Z77A-GD65 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
     Wed, May 09 2012 | 11:53A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The MSI Z77A-GD65 (a.k.a. MS-7751 Ver 2.1) is a mid-range socket 1155 motherboard targeted to the forthcoming Ivy Bridge processors (third-generation Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors) and also supporting the current Sandy Bridge models (second-generation Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors). Let`s see what the MSI Z77A-GD65 will have to offer."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

NVIDIA plans cloud-based service for automatically configuring PC games
     Wed, May 09 2012 | 11:53A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After spilling the beans about the new GeForce GTX 690 card at the GeForce LAN in Shanghai, NVIDIA`s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang also let loose on the GeForce Experience, a cloud-based service that promises to simplify the configuration of game settings based on your hardware."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

OC3D: Mushkin Redline 16GB Quad-Channel 2133MHz Review
     Wed, May 09 2012 | 11:53A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the recent LGA2011 supporting Quad Channel Memory, the m= anufacturers are swift to take up the challenge. Cue the Mushkin Redline."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D.NET

Noctua NF-F12 PWM Cooling Fan @ Pro-Clockers
     Wed, May 09 2012 | 10:44A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The fan we are review here today will be the Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm fan. Noctua has been the recipient of many awards for the fan designs. There are long lasting, quiet and allow the user to install them in many different configurations. But the F12 takes fan technology to a whole new level. Every physical piece of this fan offers some in the way of science to help make it one of the most efficient fans to date."
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD3 MOTHERBOARD @ Techreaction.net
     Wed, May 09 2012 | 10:43A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gigabyte X79 UD3 is the most cost efficient of the X79 lineup offered from Gigabyte. Scaling upwards through their UD5 and UD7 brands which are more geared at overclock enthusiasts all the way up to their G1 Assassin 2 version. This week the X79 UD3 goes on the bench to not only measure performance but to get a better understanding of the platform altogether. The X79 UD3 is a socket 2011 motherboard based on the X79 chipset. The boards main features are quad channel memory, SATA 6 Gbps, Super Speed USB 3.0 and 32x PCI Express 3.0 capability. These are things you will find on all X79 boards from the least to the most expensive versions. So why go for a mid range board over a more expensive board?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

GPU Charts: 61 DX11 Graphics Cards 14 Benchs/Games @ Ocaholic
     Wed, May 09 2012 | 9:38A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our charts you find benchmark values of 61 DX11 graphics cards. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right graphics card."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

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