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XFX R7970 Double Dissipation Edition and Radeon HD 7970 CrossFireX Performance R
     Mon, Feb 20 2012 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We are going to talk about features, cooling, level of noise, overclocking potential and finally performance of one of the first proprietary graphics cards based on AMD’s fastest GPU. We will also check how fast a CrossFireX configuration of two Radeon HD 7970 graphics cards will turn out in our tests.
  FULL STORY @ DOUBLE

Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200RPM HD Review
     Mon, Feb 20 2012 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to adding a performance-enhancing upgrade to your system, a good SSD can’t be beat, but storage capacity is an ever-growing need as well. There was a time when a 1TB drive seemed grossly (deliciously?) excessive for the average user, but these days anything less than 500GB seems woefully undersized. Even casual users who play a few games, shoot a little video here and there, and maintain a modest music library need lots of storage. HDDs continue to increase in capacity yet remain reasonably priced in light of solid state offerings, to the point that you can have yourself a multiple-terabyte drive for a couple hundred bucks or less. Today we’re taking a look at one such HDD, the Seagate Barracuda 3TB...
  FULL STORY @ REVIEWS

VMwares Virtual GPU Driver Is Running Fast
     Sun, Feb 19 2012 | 5:34P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For the past few years VMware has been improving the graphics acceleration support that is available via their virtualization platform. VMware -- through their 2008 acquisition of Tungsten Graphics -- has effectively re-written their graphics driver for their virtual SVGA II GPU to take advantage of the Gallium3D driver architecture, a new acceleration architecture, and many other improvements. This work has finally come together and is now working rather nicely."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Samsung HW-D550 Home Theater System
     Sun, Feb 19 2012 | 4:13P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last summer I set out to buy myself a home theater system for my LCD TV. Since I was tight on space in my awkwardly shaped living room, a soundbar system seemed like it was the best way to go. My choices for soundbar systems also seemed pretty abundant - I found at least half a dozen or so different systems at local retailers that were in my price range. However, after trying out most of the systems available I was horribly disappointed in what I heard. I ended up increasing my budget and packing a much larger system into this room than I had originally planned. A lot of new soundbar systems have appeared on the market in the last few months and I haven`t had the opportunity to get hands-on with any of these to see how they fare against those which I demo`d many months ago. Today, in the comfort of my own home, I have Samsung`s latest HW-D550 home theater soundbar system to try out."
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS.COM

XFX HD 7970 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Sun, Feb 19 2012 | 1:21P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HD 7970 3GB is currently the highest performing graphics card on the market and AMD`s board partners have been quick to take advantage of its willingness to overclock. XFX`s Black Edition Double Dissipation not only incorporates higher core and memory frequencies along with a lifetime warranty but also uses a custom heatsink for a quiet -hopefully cooler- gaming experience. * *"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

NZXT HALE82 850W 80Plus Bronze Power Supply Review
     Sun, Feb 19 2012 | 9:21A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HALE82 850W PSU is quiet at low to mid power levels and includes a good assortment of both fixed and modular cables/connectors. Overall the HALE82 850W PSU performed very well as we would expect based on previous experiences with this platform. NZXT is offering a new Less Than Three Service, which can get you back up in running within three business days if you ever have a problem with your HALE82 PSU. And if you want virtual silence (at low power levels) and even better efficiency, NZXT`s HALE90 Series may have just what you are looking for."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Western Digital WD TV Live Media Player
     Sun, Feb 19 2012 | 9:03A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Western Digital WD TV Live media player packs a lot of features in to a little box. Couple this with a great price, and you have a very attractive device. It is remarkably easy to setup, has tons of connectivity options, has great file support, easy network integration with built in wireless, and it offers many useful apps.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

 
Basic Casemodding Listener Mailbag Interview
     Sun, Feb 19 2012 | 9:02A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ninjalane Podcast - In this episode we talk about basic casemodding tekniques and how to turn that plain box into something cool, we answer some of your questions and interview one of the top US overclockers.
  FULL STORY @ NINJALANE

HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - Feb. 13, 2012
     Sun, Feb 19 2012 | 9:00A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss the MainGear SHIFT do-it-yourself case kit and the recently released Intel SSD 520 series solid state drive built on SandForce controller technology. The guys also discuss the used game debate and game devs locking down DLC content for new game buyers only, and ask the question, “Should next-gen consoles be upgradeable?” Finally, Dave hints at an upcoming contest and a whole lot more!
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

UFC Undisputed 3 (XBOX 360) Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Sat, Feb 18 2012 | 5:34P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
UFC Undisputed 3 (XBOX 360) Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Released on the 14th of February in North America, and the 17th of February in Europe, UFC Undisputed 3 features UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva on the front cover of the box after he won a fan vote to grace the cover of the new game. We will be taking a look at the newest release in the series, UFC Undisputed 3."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Xigmatek Midgard II Mid-Tower Chassis Review
     Sat, Feb 18 2012 | 4:13P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I remember looking at the original Midgard from Xigmatek and I even refreshed my memory by looking at the old review from 2010. As I remember, the original offered something like five ODD bays, five HDD bays with metal trays, seven expansion slots and a pair of orange bladed fans to go along with the tool-less mechanisms used in that chassis. One other thing I remember was that the original did have most of the front and the entire top covered with mesh for easy breathe-ability for both air in through the front. Via convection it allowed hot air to escape right through the top passively or you could add fans to help things along. All in all, for the time of its release, the Midgard had an oddly placed front I/O panel, but other than that it was a nice chassis for its day. As time progresses, older designs are left in the dust in favor of cases with USB 3.0, room to manage wires behind the motherboard tray and even handy hot-swap SATA hard drive docks built into cases are a huge hit. Well, Xigmatek saw the writing on the wall and took what was a good selling product for them and figured it was time to update the chassis to today`s customers` expectations. With a fresh set of eyes, the new release got both an exterior and an interior redo. There are some subtle hints to the original case, but honestly it looks a lot like the mid towers we seen from BitFenix. Either way, the new chassis is a definite improvement over the original concept."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Crucial Ballistix Elite 2000 MHz Quad Channel 16 GB @ ocaholic
     Sat, Feb 18 2012 | 3:02P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Meanwhile numerous manufacturers have their quad channel memory kits on the market and meanwhile Crucial has joined the club too. In this particular case we have their Ballistix Elite modules here which are able to run at 2`000 MHz with CL9-11-9-27 timings."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

TECH RELEASE: HighPoint 2720SGL RocketRAID Controller Review - Amazing 3GB/s Recorded With 8 Crucial C400 SSDs
     Sat, Feb 18 2012 | 1:54P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our recent RAID review of three Intel 520 SSDs on the Highpoint 2720SGL 6Gbps RocketRAID Controller opened our eyes as we didn`t think performance of 1.5GB/s could be reached with three SSDs. Those results were just a taste of what was yet to come as we simply had to throw eight Crucial M4 256GB SATA 3 SSDs onto the RocketRAID for a true run. How does 3GB/s performance grab you for a start? Unbelievable? That`s what we thought as well but we did it!"
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Chassis Review
     Sat, Feb 18 2012 | 1:54P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The only thing that bothered me that I`m struggling to get past is the annoyance of the screws on the HDD mounts. I just don`t understand why Thermaltake would take a step back and require screws on HDDs again. I would rather deal with hard-to-bend plastic mounts than to have a screw-in configuration. This annoyance doesn`t completely cancel out the great features it does have though. The blue is something I like, but I know not everyone wants this color so I respect my readers by saying blue doesn`t win it all. Overall, it`s a pretty solid case, and I can see myself using it for my secondary build for some time to come. It`s smaller than the HAF 932, which is nice even after all my love for that 932."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Full Tower PC Case @ TestFreaks
     Sat, Feb 18 2012 | 1:54P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I like cases with lots of room in them, I used to like small cases but I?ve since changed my mind on them as I like the room to move and route wires to keep them out of the way. Today for review I?ve got the Thermaltake Overseer RX-I PC case which is a full tower style that offers plenty of room for everything. Once you open up the Overseer case you?ll find more than enough room for everything in your system including large video cards and large coolers. The case offers excellent cooling abilities with two 200mm fans pre-installed for you, and a 120mm fan as well. The Overseer even comes with an integrated SATA hard drive dock so you can easily swap drives for transferring files of even booting from another drive. All in all I like the Overseer case a lot, it has features that I think many will appreciate in a case. "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

Thermaltake Toughpower Cable Management 1350W Power Supply Review
     Sat, Feb 18 2012 | 1:54P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Thermaltake Toughpower Cable Management 1350W power supply delivered very good efficiency and easily met the 80 PLUS Silver certification criteria, even when operating at higher, real-world operating temperatures. It also delivered very good voltage regulation with clean DC outputs. The Toughpower 1350W PSU includes an excellent assortment of fixed and modular cables with up to eight PCI-E connectors and comes with a 5-year warranty."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

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