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HIS HD 7870 IceQ Turbo 2GB Review
     Tue, Aug 07 2012 | 4:47P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are taking a look at the HIS HD7870 GHz Edition IceQ Turbo 2GB. HIS are taking the same designing route that the other companies are taking right now, along the lines of GPU cooling. HIS have also equipped a heatpipe design, which makes for a much more effective cooling system, and apparently especially in crossfire setups.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARELOOK

ASUS's Republic of Gamers boards are advertised
     Tue, Aug 07 2012 | 4:46P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS's Republic of Gamers boards are advertised as gaming-oriented boards, yet they also have a deadly alter ego which caters to the extreme overclocking hobbyist (à la Batman-Bruce Wayne). Today we explore the reasons why the sub-US$200 mATX Maximus V GENE (Z77) has a cult following among enthusiasts these days and also put an Ivy Bridge 3770K under SS Phase Change cooling.
  FULL STORY @ VR-ZONE

Corsair obviously hopes for the AX1200i to become the favorite
     Tue, Aug 07 2012 | 4:46P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Even though the company started as a specialist manufacturer of RAM modules, Corsair has also been a major player in the PSU market for years. Nowadays the company offers a very wide range of power related products and their units are usually into every enthusiast's shortlist while browsing for high-end equipment. It would not be new if Corsair released just another high performance unit; however, today we are having a look at the brand new AX1200i, which is something more than a simple power supply. Bearing an 80Plus Platinum certification, boasting extreme performance figures and bringing the all-new Corsair Link DSP interface, Corsair obviously hopes for the AX1200i to become the favorite unit of hardcore enthusiasts. Does it have what it takes to entice the ludicrously demanding target group it aims at? We will find out in this review.
  FULL STORY @ VR-ZONE

Corsair AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply Preview
     Tue, Aug 07 2012 | 4:45P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair’s attention to detail and understanding of the enthusiast community has allowed the company to evolve from a memory manufacturer into a well-regarded supplier of cases, cooling hardware, input devices, PC audio, power supplies, gaming accessories and storage devices. Their latest product, the Corsair AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply, takes things a step further and blazes a trail by adding some innovative and useful features not found in any competing products. The Corsair AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply’s name hints at this PSU’s 1200 watt rating, but beyond its monstrous power output, the AX1200i is also highly efficient and sports a Digital Signal Processor (DSP) to provide digitally-controlled power and an interface to Corsair’s Corsair Link software for real-time monitoring and control...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Sony Bravia HX750 review: affordable all-round TV
     Tue, Aug 07 2012 | 4:45P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The first thing you notice is that Sony went with a completely different design for the HX750 compared to the HX850. The seamless, monolithic design made way for a traditional edge around the screen, and the long, wide base of the HX850 has been replaced by a thin, u-shaped foot with only two ends sticking out from under the TV. It's an attractive design. The screen itself has been treated with an anti-reflection top layer, which we are big fans of. The HX750 has virtually the same features as the more expensive HX850, only the engine is a bit less advanced.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Corsair AX1200i 1200W PSU
     Tue, Aug 07 2012 | 4:44P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Corsair introduced the AX1200i power supply it had announced at Computex. This isn't just any power supply, it's the first PSU for high-end desktop PCs to use digital control. The DSP is supposed to ensure extremely high efficiency and very low ripple values. It also comes with interesting features such as the ability to monitor and adjust vital parts of the PSU with software.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB OC Edition Video Card Review
     Tue, Aug 07 2012 | 4:09P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We check out the pre-overclocked HD 7850 2GB from Sapphire and see how it performs today."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

 
News: Hands on with Intels open all-in-one platform
     Tue, Aug 07 2012 | 4:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we`re going to be spending some quality time with an all-in-one PC based on Intel`s Thin Mini-ITX standard. The individual parts are all available at retail, and the resulting machine is slim, slick, and surprisingly straightforward to put together."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Mid-2012: Arch Linux vs. Slackware vs. Ubuntu vs. Fedora
     Tue, Aug 07 2012 | 3:57P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At the request of many Phoronix readers following the release of updated Arch Linux media, here are some new Arch Linux benchmarks. However, this is not just Arch vs. Ubuntu, but rather a larger Linux distribution performance comparison. In this article are benchmark results from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, CentOS 6.2, Fedora 17, Slackware 14.0 Beta, and Arch Linux."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Samsung Series 9 (NP900X4C) Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Tue, Aug 07 2012 | 3:39P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Samsung Series 9 15-inch laptop does a lot to improve upon the previous model from last year and it certainly shows. It has a very portable and attractive design and a nice-looking display. It has solid performance thanks to the third-gen Intel CPU and extra long battery life."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

[Tech ARP] Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 24.9
     Tue, Aug 07 2012 | 11:59A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Covering *506 desktop graphics cards*, this comprehensive comparison allows you to easily compare *23 different specifications*for each and every card. If you need to find out about the specification of any card, just come over and check out our Desktop Graphics Comparison Guide. We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates. Here are the latest updates in Revision 24.9 : *- Added 2 CPU models to the Intel HD Graphics - 6 EUs (1100 MHz) integrated graphics specifications. - Added 1 CPU model and removed 5 CPU models from the Intel HD Graphics - 6 EUs (1050 MHz) integrated graphics specifications. - Added 5 CPU models to the Intel HD Graphics - 6 EUs (1000 MHz) integrated graphics specifications. - Added the Transistor Count specification for the Intel Sandy Bridge- and Ivy Bridge-based integrated graphics.*"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Prototype 2 PC Tech Review @ Rage3D.com
     Tue, Aug 07 2012 | 11:50A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We go hands-on with Radical Entertainment`s sandbox action game sequel Prototype 2 and tell you how it fares as a port.*"
  FULL STORY @ RAGE3D.COM

Genius SW-G2.1 3000GX Speakers @ Techreaction.net
     Tue, Aug 07 2012 | 11:01A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we had a nice surprise waiting on our doorstep, the GX Gaming Series SW-G2.1 3000 gaming speaker system. This 4-piece gaming speaker system sports a heavy-duty subwoofer with a 6.5 inch driver for delivering, hopefully, wall rattling bass, two satellite speakers boasting a 3-inch driver to help give vivid and vibrant mid and high frequency sounds and a designated control box with easily adjustable audio controls. The 3000 GX has a black/gold color theme on it to help the aesthetic value of the speakers while they sit on and around your desk."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Classified 4GB with EVBOT review
     Tue, Aug 07 2012 | 10:38A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ll test the EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Classified today. A product that is 100% customized from PCB to cooling. Software voltage regulation works, but obviously as well is limited to that 1.175V. EVGA however does have an alternative for the Classified model as tested today, you can hook up a small piece of hardware to it called EVBot, which controls the voltages directly at hardware level, and thus bypassing the NVAPI software limitation. Hi-hoo 1400 MHz, here we come ! Read the review right here"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Corsair Obsidian 550D Case Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Tue, Aug 07 2012 | 9:43A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With excellent build quality, enthusiast-focused features and plenty of expansion options, Corsair`s new 550D chassis personifies everything the Obsidian series is known for.  But beneath its plain exterior lies one major departure from other products in the Obsidian lineup:  this case is designed to provide the quietest possible computing experience. "
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

3 Way DDR3 SODIMM Comparison
     Tue, Aug 07 2012 | 9:18A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are quite a few people out there who support that having more RAM (system memory) in your notebook/laptop is not always beneficial and for good or bad there are many out there who take their opinion for granted. So a few months back when i started receiving emails by some of you asking the very same question from me i decided that instead of answering based on what i think and without any real proof it would be a lot better to actually test both 4GB and 8GB kits and see whether or not more is better. Fast forward a few months later and finally today we can release our 3 way comparison (which is not really a comparison but rather just a way to see if 8 is really better than 4) between 3 SODIMM DDR3 Dual Channel kits from both Kingston and Nanya."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

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