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Gigabyte HD 7950 WindForce 3X & MSI HD 7950 Twin Frozr III Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Sat, Apr 28 2012 | 8:31P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With AMD dropping the price of their HD 7900-series, the HD 7950 has come down to a very affordable $399 price point. In this review we take a look at two competing cards from MSI and Gigabyte which incorporate higher clock speeds and custom cooling solutions but neither asks for a huge premium over a reference design."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

ASUS Z77 Motherboard Reviews @Hi Tech Legion
     Sat, Apr 28 2012 | 4:12P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HiTech Legion reviews 6 ASUS Z77 Motherboards With the new Intel Core i7 3770K and Core i5 3570K"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

high-end Intel Core i7 3770K
     Sat, Apr 28 2012 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After teasing the new Intel Z77 chipset which supports it, we are at last ready to present our findings for the even newer Intel Ivy Bridge CPU. The Core i7-3770K on the review bench today weighs in at 3.5GHz on a 22nm die, and represents the latest step forward in processor architecture. Just how big of a leap does it make in terms of performance compared to the current Sandy Bridge offerings? Hit our Ivy Bridge launch review for all the benchmarks!
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

Intel Ivy Bridge Live
     Sat, Apr 28 2012 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In terms of performance, Ivy Bridge adds anywhere between 10 and 20% performance over Sandy Bridge and Sandy Bridge was already a speed demon. As it stands now, discounting Gulftown and Sandy Bridge Extreme processors, nobody is faster than Ivy Bridge in almost any application we tested. Of course, one might argue about the value of the HD4000 graphics in a CPU that still retails at $ 330 but for the performance power user who is not an extreme gamer, this constellation may still be appealing since casual game play is definitely possible without any discrete graphics card. In addition, there is the media processing performance and especially in Mediaespresso – which is the only application we tested here that benefited from hardware accelerated recode capability – Ivy Bridge sets new performance mile stones.
  FULL STORY @ LOSTCIRCUITS

Intel DZ77GA-70K Z77 Motherboard: Waiting for Ivy Bridge
     Sat, Apr 28 2012 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The DZ77GA-70K is a high-end motherboard from Intel designed to fulfill the potential of the new Ivy Bridge processors. We take a look at its huge array of features and its performance with Sandy Bridge while awaiting the Ivy Bridge news embargo to lift.
  FULL STORY @ SILENTPCREVIEW

Corsair Vengeance 1100 @ Techreaction.net
     Sat, Apr 28 2012 | 8:03A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair has been a brand that many many PC builders, benchers, overclockers, and gamers have come to associate with quality. For years Corsair has been providing high quality PC components that have been recommended many times over by a significant number of people who know a thing or two about PC hardware. Recently Corsair has launched a new line of gaming peripherals which range from keyboards, mice, and headsets dubbed ?Vengeance?. The Vengeance line, when announced, had many wanting to get their greedy little hands on what Corsair was offering. A few weeks back we had a chance to test out one of the products in the new Vengeance PC peripheral family, the Corsair?s Vengeance 1500 Gaming Headset. Seeming to be the Vengeance flagship gaming headset, the 1500 impressed us with its extremely good clarity, easy to use software, and stylish design. There was however a bit of an issue we had with the headset?s bass output. However if you read our review (shame on you if you didn?t) you?d see why the bass output wasn?t such a big deal overall, and we declared the Vengeance 1500 to be a very good gaming headset. Today we get a chance to grade another member of the Vengeance family, the little brother of the headset clan if you will, the Vengeance 1100 Communication Headset. Now off the bat you should notice that Corsair is using the word ?Communication? instead of ?Gaming? within the 1100`s name. A logical assumption would be that this headset is meant to be used with things like VOIP, Skype, etc. However Corsair is indicating that the headset is great for gaming as well as voice conferencing, and other application used primarily for voice transmission.Let?s see if Corsair is on the money with their claims."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

GPU Charts: 44 Graphics Cards - updated ASUS Radeon HD 7850 DirectCU II Top + 7870 DirectCU II Top CrossFire
     Sat, Apr 28 2012 | 7:32A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our charts you find benchmark values of 44 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

 
FSP Aurum Pro 1200W PSU
     Fri, Apr 27 2012 | 8:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The FSP Aurum Pro 1200W PSU arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review from Technic3D the next PSU with one +12V rail (100A), a 135mm Fan, 10x SATA hard disk connectors and 8x PCI-e 6+2-Pin."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II Top @ Ocaholic
     Fri, Apr 27 2012 | 4:12P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With its HD 7870 Direct CU II Top, ASUS shows a factory overclocked version of AMD`s most powerfull mid-range GPU. Additionally this card got ASUS` big DirectCUII cooler as well as an attractive design. Theoretically this card even has the potential to outperform a Radeon HD 6970. Amongst other things this is what we`ll show in the following review."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Audioengine A5+ Speakers and Wireless Audio Adapter
     Fri, Apr 27 2012 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The original A5 was a runaway hit for Audioengine, so the new A5+ speakers have big shoes to fill. How are they? Two words: Shockingly good. We show you why and how, along with a close look at Audioengine's no-fuss, near-universal, wireless audio adapters, the most effective cable replacements we've encountered.
  FULL STORY @ SILENTPCREVIEW

RaidSonic ICY BOX IB-MP3011Plus Network Media Player Review
     Fri, Apr 27 2012 | 9:02A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many people who enjoy watching movies but don't really know much about technology have recently turned towards Blu-Ray players not only because of their very affordable price tags but also due to extreme simplicity, just drop the disk into the tray/slot, press play and that's it. I also used to do that, starting almost 14 years ago when i bought my first Philips DVD player and then with the EP35 HD-DVD player by Toshiba which although quite impressive and aggressively priced it eventually lost to the Blu-Ray format by SONY (it's worth checking out that story if you are not familiar with it). However during the last 5 years or so with the introduction of standalone hardware media players it became quite obvious that the next generation/future format would not be based on optical drives but in standalone media file formats capable of reproducing FullHD content like the extremely popular matroska video format (.MKV extension). RaidSonic has been manufacturing such media players for quite some time and their latest Icy Box IB-MP3011PLUS is more than enough to remind us of that.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Server Update Choosing a Video Card
     Fri, Apr 27 2012 | 9:01A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ninjalane Podcast - In this episode we give an update to the new Ninjalane server project and discuss the process of finding a new video card after the GTX 680 shakeup. Later we talk about how much monitor you really need and Dennis gives an update on the Ninjalane HWBot team.
  FULL STORY @ NINJALANE

ASRock Fatal1ty x79 Professional Intel 2011 Motherboard @ TechwareLabs
     Fri, Apr 27 2012 | 8:11A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the release of Intels X79 chipset and new 2011 socket it was only a matter of time before we saw Motherboards aimed at the gamer.X79 brings Quad Channel memory architecture and PCI 3.0 supporting the RAM and Video Cards respectively. Finally we get to take a look at the infamous ASRock Fatal1ty Professional Motherboard with the new X79 Chipset. The new X79 chipset brings PCI3.0 and Quad Channel Ram onto the Intel market. PCI3.0 is aimed squarely at gamers because of its throughput for the latest high end GPUs and this board has 4x of them. Fatal1ty has always been aimed at the power-user and gamer and they have (seemingly) not disappointed at first glance.All of thisleaves us excited to get our hands on the board. ASRock has given us this boiled down spec sheet which leaveus drooling..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H @ LanOC Reviews
     Fri, Apr 27 2012 | 7:32A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Z77 boards come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and prices. Just about every manufacture has a whole lineup of boards covering the whole range to make sure you can find what you are looking for. Gigabyte is no different; they have a whole selection of boards that will fit your needs. Today we are taking a look at their Z77X-UD3H, one of their budget boards. It may not be a high end board but it is still packed with features. I am curious how it will perform now that the cat is out of the bag with Ivy Bridge. Let?s jump in and see what it?s all about."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

[Affiliates News] Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridg e: Performance Preview and
     Fri, Apr 27 2012 | 7:20A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While we get our fair share of evaluation products on NDA here at APH Networks, we don`t usually do performance previews on the stuff we get -- either we get the review done on time, or, well, we release it at our own schedule, haha. But here`s the deal: With Intel`s latest Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge processor sitting in our labs for the last little while, I am as excited to share our experience with you as much as you are interested in finding out how it performs in the benchmarks. Being the `tick` part of Intel`s `tick-tock` release cycle, what does the 22nm die shrink bring to the table today? To find out, here is a set of quick and dirty benchmarks along with a preliminary overclocking result to go. We will have a full review ready in a few weeks from now (Having a series of Electrical Engineering exams in a row last week certainly did not help). But for now, let`s not waste any more time, and move straight into the meat!"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Fractal Design Define Mini Mini-Tower Chassis Review
     Thu, Apr 26 2012 | 7:31P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A smaller less opposing version of the R3 arrives from Fractal Designs. As the name insinuates the Define Mini is just that, the kid brother of the Define R3."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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