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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Dual-GK104 GPU Review
     Mon, May 07 2012 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After testing the GeForce GTX 680 last month, it was practically a foregone conclusion that a dual-GPU powered graphics card based on the same GK104 GPU was coming down the pipeline. The GK104 at the heart of the GeForce GTX 680 was able to best AMD’s current flagship GPU more often than not in our testing, and it did so while consuming less power with a smaller chip die size. If NVIDIA could stick two of their previous-generation, much larger and more power hungry, GF110 chips onto a single card with the GeForce GTX 590, doing the same with the GK104 would come as no surprise. NVIDIA did have a few surprises in store with the GTX 690 though, even if we all sort of knew the card was coming...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Egreat S-Series R300 Network HD Media Player Review
     Mon, May 07 2012 | 10:43A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sigma Designs followed closely by Realtek are the two dominant powers in the media player market and with both of them releasing their latest HD decoding chipsets in the market it`s not really surprising that most media player manufacturers have released their offerings based on those two solutions. A couple of weeks ago we tested the latest media player by RaidSonic the Icy Box IB-MP3011Plus which was based on the previous RTD1185 chipset by Realtek and performed very well for a cost-effective solution. Today however we are taking things a bit further with the latest high-end S-Series R300 Network HD Media Player from Egreat."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile Heatsink Review
     Mon, May 07 2012 | 9:03A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Noctua NH-L12 is a lower profile heatsink that stands 93mm tall and is a little over 130mm square. The heatsink comes with two fans; a 120mm NF-F12 PWM fan on top and a 92mm NF-B9 PWM fan tucked away beneath the fins. In a nod to being flexible, the top fan can be knocked off the NH-L12 to lower its height to 66mm for really compact computer cases if necessary. That's a far cry more compact than the typical 160mm tall tower heatsink!"
  FULL STORY @ FROSTYTECH

NVIDIA Unveils Dual-GPU Powered GeForce GTX 690
     Mon, May 07 2012 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today at the GeForce LAN taking place in Shanghai, NVIDIA’s CEO Jen Hsun Huang unveiled the company’s upcoming dual-GPU powered, flagship graphics card, the GeForce GTX 690. The GeForce GTX 690 will feature a pair of fully-functional GK104 “Kepler” GPUs. If you recall, the GK104 is the chip powering the excellent GeForce GTX 680, which debuted just last month. On the upcoming GeForce GTX 690, each of the GK104 GPUs will also be paired to its own 2GB of memory via a 256-bit interface, resulting in what is essentially GeForce GTX 680 SLI on a single card...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Rosewill RK-8200 Gaming Keyboard Review
     Mon, May 07 2012 | 9:01A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Rosewill are yet again providing a good alternative to seriously expensive gaming keyboards we keep seeing being released on the market within the past 2 years. The Rosewill RK-8200 Backlit Gaming Keyboard provides you with 10 blue illuminating macro keys for gaming and...
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARELOOK

Rosewill RM-5000L Laser Gaming Mouse Review
     Mon, May 07 2012 | 9:00A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The wired Rosewill RM-5000L Laser Gaming Mouse is a unknown and certainly unrecognised gaming mouse to many. The Rosewill RM-5000L is a cheap gaming mouse that many would find appealing, as it provides features that only the top gaming mice hold, but for the asking price similar to that of a few pints of beer...
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARELOOK

Core i7-3770K and Core i7-2600K Radeon HD 7970 Gaming-Performance-Difference @ ocaholic
     Mon, May 07 2012 | 8:11A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this article we`re going to check gaming performance of Intels high-end LGA 1155 Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge CPUs when they`re being supported by a Radeon HD 7970 graphics card from XFX. We`re curious if there will be a measurable performance gap between these two CPUs regarding modern games or if the 100 MHz more clock speed and the architecutral changes don`t even have an influence on gaming performance."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

 
ROCCAT Kave 5.1 Surround Gaming Headset Review @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, May 07 2012 | 6:00A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After being impressed by another of ROCCAT`s products, the Kone gaming mouse, we were excited to see what sort of gamer-focused experience ROCCAT would produce with its Kave 5.1 gaming headset. After using this headset for many hours, it is clear to us that ROCCAT designed this headset with 5.1 channel gaming in mind, and they successfully did so..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB (WD1000DHTZ) Review @ TechwareLabs
     Sun, May 06 2012 | 5:21P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The one storage drive line that has bucked the trend over the years and managed to create noticeable separation between itself and its contenders/pretenders, and that is Western Digitals VelociRaptor line. Prior to SSDs hitting mainstream, the VelociRaptor line, with its 10,000 RPM spindle speed, was the pinnacle of performance and was the defacto choice for anyone that put performance before price. Fast forward to present day, where widespread competition is making SSD drives more and more affordable the VelociRaptor line isnt enjoying the same V.I.P treatment from enthusiasts it once used too. Today we take a look at the new Velociraptor"
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

[Tech ARP] Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 24.5
     Sun, May 06 2012 | 5:21P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Covering 490 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you to easily compare 22 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 24.5 : - Added the Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1150 MHz) integrated graphics. - Added the Intel HD Graphics 2500 (1150 MHz) integrated graphics. - Added the Intel HD Graphics - 6 EUs (1050 MHz) integrated graphics. - Added the Intel HD Graphics - 6 EUs (1000 MHz) integrated graphics. - Added the Intel HD Graphics - 6 EUs (950 MHz) integrated graphics. - Added the Intel HD Graphics - 6 EUs (800 MHz) integrated graphics."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Zalman Z11 Plus Mid Tower Case Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Sun, May 06 2012 | 5:21P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Zalman?s Z11 Plus MId Tower is their upgrade to the Z9 Plus, which we took a look at about a year ago. Zalman takes some of the features of the Z9 Plus and adds to it and gives it a little bit of a make over. The new Z11 plus features a futuristic look, 5 included fans with room for up to 7, USB 3.0 support, and support for 2.5-inch hard drives. The case is selling for only $84.99, so is it a steal? Will this case put Zalman back on the map when it comes to PC cases? Read on to find out!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Galaxy GeForce GTX 680 2GB Graphics Card Review
     Sun, May 06 2012 | 4:12P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Interestingly, Galaxy was the only company to push forward on display outputs with Fermi, as we saw in our looks at the various Galaxy MDT graphics cards (GTX 570 and GT 520). While we gave the company lots of credit for stepping outside the box and helping to push the NVIDIA market ahead, all of that work is likely lost now that NVIDIA has introduced the ability to natively support four displays."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 2x2 GB Super Graphics Card Review
     Sun, May 06 2012 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are introducing to you the fastest graphics accelerator of our times and even of the rapidly approaching near future.
  FULL STORY @ GRAPHICS

MSI X79A-GD65 (8D): Almost Ideal LGA 2011 Mainboard
     Sun, May 06 2012 | 12:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This is a mainboard with good accessories bundle, convenient layout, efficient cooling system, wide functionality and low power consumption. It is really close to becoming a leader as soon as some minor issues are successfully resolved.
  FULL STORY @ MAINBOARDS

Zalman Z11 Mid Tower Gaming Case Review
     Sun, May 06 2012 | 12:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We are taking a look at another product from Zalman, as we review the Zalman Z11 case. The Zalman Z11 case is one of Zalman’s High Performance Mid Tower gaming cases. The Zalman Z11 has a splendid external design, which is both appealing and powerful to view...
  FULL STORY @ GAMING

Silverstone TJ04-E Evolution Case Review
     Sun, May 06 2012 | 12:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the first Silverstone cases we ever reviewed was the Temjin TJ04 and felt it was one of the cleanest looking cases you could buy. In that review we also discovered that while it did look amazing the case was plagued with a few cooling issues that were easily solved with a few modifications. In this review we will be looking at the TJ04-E Evolution chassis. The case is based on the original TJ04 design but with a few significant upgrades.
  FULL STORY @ NINJALANE

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