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2nd-Generation AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Units
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 2:33P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD today announced the widely anticipated launch of its 2nd-Generation AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) for mainstream and ultrathin notebooks, All-in-One and traditional desktops, home theater PCs and embedded designs. The 2nd-Generation A-Series APU, formerly codenamed “Trinity”, is a ground-up improved design over the previous generation, enabling a best-in-class PC mobility, entertainment, and gaming experience. New features of the product design include:

Double the performance per watt of the previous generation
An increase in CPU performance of up to 29 percent and an increase of graphics performance up to 56% over the previous generation
Up to 12 hours of battery life
The AMD HD Media Accelerator, with a unique set of technologies designed to optimize video quality available with premium and Internet video content, and accelerate video file conversion

  FULL STORY @ AMD

Cisco Linksys E4200 V2 review: 450 mbps on both bands
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 12:03P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Linksys E4200 still is an excellent router. However, it was released more than a year ago (when it was ahead of its time in some respects), but things have changed somewhat since then. As you will be able to read in our upcoming round-up of 14 450mbps routers, there are a number of routers out there that can run in 450mbps mode on both frequencies. The E4200 only supports this on 5 GHz. This is not a huge deal, since the speed gain of 450mbps versus 300mbps mode on 2.4 GHz is not that significant anyway. Moreover, it's not all about the wireless chip when it comes to the wireless speeds a router can achieve. In any case, Cisco found it necessary to introduce a successor, indicated by the addition of V2 behind the model number. Nothing was changed on the exterior of the router, so it still fits perfectly within the new design that was started with the original E4200. It's a different story with the interior though, which we'll see in the review. We also need to mention that the price will stay the same, as the V2 replaces the original E4200, which will gradually be phased out, or perhaps has been phased out already. This obviously depends on the stock shops have.
  FULL STORY @ E4200

Dell UltraSharp U3011 30-inch Monitor Review
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 12:02P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are two types of power users on this planet, and they consist of those who use a 30-inch monitor, and those who don't. The latter far outnumber the former, but thanks to a number of factors, this particular digital divide is growing smaller by the day. For one, 30-inch monitors are somewhat more affordable compared to a few years ago, at least in the sense that the average Joe doesn't have to sell a kidney to come up with the scratch for one (except for teens, who are more interested in trading body organs for iPads, anyway). Of course, if you're reading this, then you've probably already decided that a 30-inch monitor would look swell in your home, office or game room. The question, then, is what does Dell's UltraSharp U3011 bring to the big-screen table? Quite a bit, actually. Simply put, the U3011 is the most feature rich and flexible 30-inch panel there is right now on the market.
  FULL STORY @ ULTRASHARP

BitFenix Alchemy Multisleeved Cables Review
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 12:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Now here's the thing when it comes to sleeving; I absolutely hate doing it. It takes to long, I haven’t got the patient for it and i get very easy annoyed if its not going the way I want it to go. Now here where BitFenix comes in… They have a range of premium modding products available likes cases and accessories, in this review Ill be taking a look at the BitFenix Alchemy Multisleeved Cables which I received from HighFlow in the mail yesterday (delivered by postman Bob, thanx Bob).
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Check out this next shot, it shows a small selection of cables made by BitFenix. The colors I received where white and black, but BitFenix Alchemy Multisleeved Cables are also available in the colors Red, Blue, Orange, Silver, Green..
  FULL STORY @ BITFENIX

SteelSeries Kana Mouse Review @ XtremeComputing
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 12:00P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The KANA falls in to the middle category, classified by Steelseries as “the middle child” the KANA fills a void often left in the market for high end business users and casual gamers. Not every office worker needs 7-20 buttons, not every gamer needs buttons everywhere when just a few extra will suffice for the casual gamer, the KANA with 6 buttons and easy to use UI is poised to fill this gap.”
  FULL STORY @ ARTICLES

OCZ Vertex 4 SSD revisited with FW 1.4RC review
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 11:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We revisit the OCZ Vertex 4 256 and 512GB SSD review, this time with Firmware 1.4 which makes the drives much faster. Armed with a new Indilinx Everest 2 controller this SSD is advertised as one of the fastest on the block with screaming IOPs performance. Lets have a look shall we ? Read the article right here"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Intel 520 Series 480GB Review @ Vortez
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 9:38A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel`s 520 SSD aka Cherryville is the latest rendition of consumer SSD. With their previous 510 Series they relied upon Marvell for their controller but with the 520 Series Intel has switched to SandForce in a bid to deliver amazing performance, better efficiency and reliability."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

 
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ARMv7 Linux Performance Gains
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 9:32A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier in the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin development cycle I noted some performance improvements happening on the ARM side, particularly for Texas Instruments OMAP4. Namely, Ubuntu 12.04 was ARMing up for better performance with ARM hard-float support and the performance becoming more compelling for the PandaBoard ES hardware with proper cpufreq support. In this article is a comparison of the Ubuntu 11.10 and Ubuntu 12.04 ARM performance."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Data Memory Systems Celerity 6G Plus 120GB Solid State Drive Review
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 9:02A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s like the full size model, only thinner and a little faster. Check out our first SSD review from DMS."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

ECS Z77H2-AX Golden Edition Review
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this respect, the Golden Edition Z77 board delivers the maximum stable clock speed for my test station Core i7 3770K, adjusting only voltages for the memory, CPU, and memory controller. The CPU required 1.285 V with vdroop control disabled for a final voltage of just over 1.3125 V. The memory voltage was set to its specified 1.65 V and the memory controller was set to 1.05 V. Then the bclock multiplier was set to 46 and the bclock was adjusted to 102 MHz for a final clock speed of 4.68 GHz - a nice healthy 1.2 GHz over the baseline 3.5 GHz."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Infographic: How Has the Internet Changed Education? @ TechReviewSource.com
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 9:02A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you want evidence of the way the Internet is pervading every aspect of our lives, you need look no further than its effect on education. The Internet and social media have dramatically changed both teaching and learning. This infographic explores the effect the Internet has had on education. "
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Review @ TestFreaks
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston built its reputation on its memory and flash storage technology. This knowledge and experience has help make their SSD (solid state drives) some of the best performing ones on the market. Their first enthusiast based SSD the HyperX was the fastest SSD we have tested at TestFreaks. Not content to rest on their laurels they have recently released another enthusiast grade SSD the HyperX 3K SSD."
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

Lian Li PC 100 The Hammer @ LanOC Reviews
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 9:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have had a few different Lian Li chassis come through the LanOC Offices and there hasnt been a time that we havent been impressed with the new and interesting features Lian Li always seems to slip in. When they wanted to ship over their new case The Hammer PC 100, we signed up right away. We had seen the case previewed from a few shows prior and this time around Lian Li took a new perspective with its design, I was very interested to see how their changes worked out. Lets jump in and see what its all about!"
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

MSI GTX 680 Twin Frozr III OC 2 GB @ techPowerUp
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI`s GTX 680 Twin Frozr III uses the company`s large dual-fan signature cooler, which provides excellent temperatures in both idle and load. Fan noise is reduced too, and the card is overclocked out of the box, which makes it easier for less experienced users to get the maximum out of their card."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

NZXT Switch 810 Special Edition (Gunmetal) Full-Tower Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 9:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NZXT Switch 810 Special Edition introduces two new color options for fans of the previously released Hybrid tower case. The NZXT Switch 810 SE in either Gunmetal or Black matte finish maintains the flexible housing options of the original Switch 810 but also includes an updated tool-less HDD caddie that now allows the use of 90 degree SATA and power cables for SSD/2.5 drives. Capable of housing a 65mm thick triple fan push-pull radiator on top as well as a dual-fan radiator at the bottom, the NZXT Switch 810 is a water-cooling enthusiast`s dream. Air cooling enthusiasts however also have plenty of options to choose from with 10 fan mounting areas to keep your components cool. ///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Xigmatek Centauro 1000-watt Power Supply Review
     Tue, May 15 2012 | 8:59A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Xigmatek is back for some more torture testing on the PSU test bench. Check out how well the new Centauro 1000W performs from start to finish."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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