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REVIEW: AMD Trinity A-10 5800K APU @ PureOverclock
     Thu, Oct 11 2012 | 1:51P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today brings AMD`s next evolution of Fusion technology codenamed Trinity. Trinity is AMD`s first mobile APU mixed with their reworked Bulldozer cores named Piledriver. It features up to four cores plus a better graphics package than Llano. It is coupled with a Radeon 7650/7660D on-die GPU with up to 384 CoreNext stream processors. We are excited to have AMD`s A10-5800K desktop APU in the lab to share with you guys. We are anxious to see what this new tech is capable of, so let`s get it unboxed and check out the performance of AMD`s new Piledriver cores combined with AMD`s Fusion technology."

News: How Windows 8 scaling fails on high-PPI displays
     Thu, Oct 11 2012 | 11:06A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve taken Windows 8 for a spin on Asus` new Zenbook Prime in order to get a feel for the new OS`s PPI scaling capabilities. As we found, Windows 8`s suitability for systems with high-PPI screens may have been exaggerated."

Toshiba LX835-D3230 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Oct 11 2012 | 9:48A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Toshiba LX835-D3230 is a speedy, if utilitarian all-in-one desktop PC. It may be all you need for shared family computing, at least until Windows 8 touch-enabled PCs start to enter the market. It has a bright HD-quality screen, quad core power, and could be a decent kitchen PC."

A Futurelooks News Flash - ASUS AMD HD 7970 DirectCU II Video Card Review
     Thu, Oct 11 2012 | 9:36A | Web News | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GPU heat is the by-product of any awesome gaming experience and managing it is a never ending task. ASUS DirectCU II series video cards feature an impressive custom designed cooler for this reason. It is a flagship among ASUS video cards that sport hand picked GPUs, enhanced voltage regulation management (VRM), and are assembled with their own unique higher quality components. But the question is, do all these enhancements make a truly a better graphics card? Will it really live up to strict gamer standards for heat management and for overclocking? We literally took the ASUS AMD HD 7970 DirectCU II video card a part in order to find out. *"

A Futurelooks News Flash - NVIDIAs GTX 650 Ti Mini-Kepler Graphics Card Reviewed
     Thu, Oct 11 2012 | 9:36A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA has finally completed their Kepler line up which means there is a GPU based on their latest architecture at every price point. The GTX 650 Ti was the final piece that finishes off the series at an entry level friendly price point of $149 US and is designed to work well at 1080p HD resolutions with moderate setting. Because of its small size and lower power consumption, it also seems to be a good fit for an HTPC when paired with a good Mini-ITX chassis. Join us as weve zoomed in the camera so you can have a closer look at the NVIDIA GTX 650 Ti. *"

A10-5800K vs. Core i3-3220 CPU Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Thu, Oct 11 2012 | 9:36A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This week AMD released its latest generation of CPUs with integrated video, dubbed Trinity. The A10-5800K is currently the most high-end model available, running at 3.8 GHz and costing USD 130. Let`s see how it fares against its main competitor, the Core i3-3220 (3.3 GHz, USD 130). We also included in our comparison the AMD APU that used to be the most high-end model, the A8-3870K (3 GHz, USD 110 currently, USD 145 at its release) and what was then its main competitor, the Core i3-2105 (3.1 GHz, USD 135). "

ADATA Premier Pro SP900 256GB SSD Review @ TechwareLabs
     Thu, Oct 11 2012 | 9:36A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are taking a look at one of ADATA`s latest SSDs, the Premier Pro SP900 in its 256GB form. This SSD claims lightening fast speeds and a higher capacity than other 256GB drives. Read on to find out if it can live up to the expectations."

ADATA XPG Xtreme Series PC3-17000 8GB Memory Kit Review
     Thu, Oct 11 2012 | 9:36A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ADATA kit we`re looking at today might not look like much, but you might find yourself surprised with our results. Don`t judge a book by its cover."

Alienware M18x R2 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Oct 11 2012 | 9:36A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Alienware M18x R2 is definitely one powerhouse of a computer. It has a fantastic 1080p display, top-of-the-class performance and good battery life. While quite expensive, it makes a great gaming laptop and will handle anything you throw at it."

CM Storm Sonuz Review @ Vortez
     Thu, Oct 11 2012 | 9:05A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Sonuz is aimed primarily at gamers with its lightweight design yet encompassing quality drivers capable of delivering booming explosions and crisp voice reproduction. As we will see though, gaming is not the only area in which the Sonuz is a capable performer. Movies and musical audio reproduction are also important factors that need to be considered if the Sonuz is to compete with the highly contested mid-range headset market."

The TR Podcast 120: Borderlands 2 iOS 6 and the problem with staged releases
     Thu, Oct 11 2012 | 3:42A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this episode of the TR Podcast, we rave about Borderlands 2, rant about iOS 6, and discuss our stance on AMD`s new information release policy."

Raidmax Raptor Mid-Tower Gaming Case Review @ TestFreaks
     Wed, Oct 10 2012 | 1:51P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Up for review today I have another PC case, this one is from Raidmax, a company known for making gaming and unique looking cases for sure. The case I have for review today is the Raptor which is a mid-tower gaming case that has plenty of features like removable hard drive cage, built-in fan controller and USB 3.0 ready, just to name a few. The case certainly looks unique, the one I got for review has a red and black color scheme, which I happen to like very much, but you can also get it in blue and black if youd prefer. So read on to learn more about the Raptor from Raidmax "

Gigabyte Krypton game mouse review
     Wed, Oct 10 2012 | 11:24A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,In this review we test the Krypton game mouse aka Gigabyte Aivia Krypton and it is described as a dual-chassis gaming mouse. The high DPI mouse has a switchable base and the two accessories come with either ceramic mouse feet or Teflon feet. With an adjustable weight system, long braided 2M chord, and an upgrade with lots of of memory it is just a really nice upgrade too."

News: AMD attempts to shape review content with staged release of info
     Wed, Oct 10 2012 | 11:06A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve been reviewing tech products for 13 years. During that time, the basic agreement between the reviewer and the company whose product is up for review hasn`t fundamentally changed--until today. AMD is attempting to re-write the rules in a way that grants it a measure of editorial control over reviews. We think that`s unethical, and we explain why, here:"

[DreamWare Computers] FSP Raider 650W Power Supply
     Wed, Oct 10 2012 | 9:36A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Raider power supplies are priced to compete in the mainstream market (middle of the line). Their aim is to provide a high performing supply, which even shares some features with the Aurum line, but at a price that isn`t too out of reach for most shoppers. The Raider series is 80PLUS Bronze certified, non-modular and features FSP`s unique MIA IC design which helps keep the supply smaller in size than most similar wattage units."

[Tech ARP] BIOS Option Of The Week - DOS Flat Mode
     Wed, Oct 10 2012 | 9:36A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition. Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend. This week, we will be taking a look at the *DOS Flat Mode* setting."

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