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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 review
     Thu, May 03 2012 | 10:36A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the all new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690. NVIDIA took two of their best (Kepler GK104) GPUs, placed it onto one card, topped it off with a very nice and dandy cooler and calls this symbiosis of components a single solution graphics card. Internally on that card a small PLX chip functions as PCI Express bridge in-between the two GPUs and sure, that means SLI is in full effect. And the performance .. well breathtaking of course. Have a peek right here in our 27 page review"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

NVIDIA GTX 690 Review
     Thu, May 03 2012 | 9:40A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The highest clock speeds I could reach on this card are 1202MHz on the two cores and 1620Mhz on the GDDR5 memory. To reach the highest clock speeds I adjusted the GPU core voltage to a maximum of 1175mv and raised the core clock speed by 100MHz and proceeded to test stability using Unigine Heaven Benchmark 3.0 at a resolution of 5760x1080 using the maximum settings. I continued in 10MHz increments until the benchmark failed. Failure came pretty quickly at just +123MHz for a +13% increase in clock speed or 1028MHz. GPU Boosted clocks ranged from 1189MHz to 1202MHz in this configuration. To get the most from the GDDR5 memory I followed the same scaling and ended up with a memory clock speed of 1620 MHz or 6480MHz effective or an 8% bump in speed. Although not massive increases on a percentage basis the increases deliver measurable increases in performance across the board from an already fast card."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, May 03 2012 | 9:12A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to the performance results, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 easily becomes the fastest gaming graphics card that we have ever tested. It is also one of the better looking cards that we have ever used as well. You can tell that NVIDIA left no stone unturned and has tried to make this product the best video card the company has ever released..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690: The Dual-GPU Beast Arrived! @ Bjorn3D
     Thu, May 03 2012 | 9:05A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Dual-GPU Card? More like Dual-GPU beast! The GTX 690 is here: sleek, sexy, and with the power to back it up."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

Intel Ivy Bridge i5-3570K and i7-3770K Review @ Madshrimps
     Thu, May 03 2012 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Time seems to fly. Just over one year ago Intel introduced Sandy Bridge to the world. Packing a high performance CPU, with mega overclockability for the K skews, yet keeping power consumption and heat to a bare minimum. The best part was that Sandy Bridge was affordable and even a big threat to Intel`s flagship, the socket 1366. World records were smashed at HWBot, as this little socket 1155 CPU overclocked to 5.8Ghz and beyond. The instructions per clock were way faster then anything we were accustomed too. End of last year, it was time to replace the aging socket 1366 by Sandy Bridge-E. The socket 2011 has big potential with it`s quad channel RAM support and multi GPU excellence via 40 PCI-E lanes. But the overall clock speeds of the SB-E were disappointing. Most CPU`s don`t even go over 5500mhz on cold. Today we are gonna introduce the Die shrink of the little affordable Sandy Bridge CPU`s : Codename Ivy Bridge <"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Review - Dual GK104 Kepler Greatness
     Thu, May 03 2012 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 4GB dual-GPU Kepler graphics cards is easily the fastest and highest performing gaming solution on the market. As we often state here, if you have the money to spend, this is the place to do it - a $1000 GPU is going to net you a better improvement in gaming experience than a $1000 CPU, that`s for sure. By combining a pair of GK104 parts on a single PCB, and constructing an incredibly sexy cooler to go along with it, NVIDIA has crowned a new king."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Thu, May 03 2012 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The GTX 690 is hardly a secret anymore but the newest member of the GeForce lineup has nonetheless been shrouded in mystery. This dual GPU behemoth packs a pair of fully enabled Kepler-based GK104 cores and is supposed to win back the performance crown for NVIDIA. But at nearly $1000, is it really worthwhile?* *"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

 
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 4 GB @ techPowerUp
     Thu, May 03 2012 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today NVIDIA releases their new GeForce GTX 690 flagship. The $999 card is based on two GK104 graphics processors that have their full potential enabled. The new card has one of the most extravagant designs, making heavy use of metal which adds to the experience. Performance is outstanding, being neck to neck with a dual GTX 680 SLI setup."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

NVIDIA Geforce GTX 690 DirectX 11 Video Card Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Thu, May 03 2012 | 8:59A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the last few years there have been many contenders, unfortunately none has had the absolute prowess to take the crown. They all battled well in the trenches but after the battle was said and done at best it was a split decision. Other than price performance, the contenders lacked power efficiency, had issues with increased fan noise and ran much warmer than their baby brothers. A new contender has come forward with the promise of not only being the most powerful but the most efficient. This contender is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690./"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Dual-GPU Graphics Card Launch Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, May 03 2012 | 8:59A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Dual-GPU Graphics Card Launch Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Today we get to look at the GTX 690, NVIDIAs dual GPU Kepler part, and will be putting it up against some of the best custom GTX 680 and Radeon 7970 cards along with CF and SLI configurations in the latest games such as Battlefield 3, Mass Effect 3 and Skyrim. GPU computing and HD playback will of course make an appearance and to top it off a card like this needs to run on a beefy CPU, so it`s time to take the i7-3960X to 5.0GHz..."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

CM Storm Trigger Keyboard Review
     Thu, May 03 2012 | 8:11A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overall I`m quite impressed with the CM Trigger mechanical keyboard. I will be honest and say I couldn`t really handle the clickly clacky noise after a week and promptly bought some O-rings to quiet it down. This is something any of you who can`t stand the noise can do to reduce that while still getting the great feel of a mechanical keyboard. With or without the O-rings the keyboard is still worth getting your hands on. The price is a little high, but it is something I would fork the change over to have."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Indilinx Everest 2 SSD Controller Platform Overview
     Thu, May 03 2012 | 7:28A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we`re going to walk you through what we know about the new controller, what we don`t know about the controller and touch on some OCZ distributed benchmarks. A full review of the new OCZ Vertex 4 256GB and 512GB SSDs (which use this very controller) will make it to the site at the same time as this article is published. Indilinx`s first Everest platform came and went without too much fuss. OCZ debuted Indilinx`s first SATA 6Gbps controller on the Octane series of products, but Everest didn`t quite make it in the world of high-performance SSDs currently dominated by low-cost Team SandForce products. OCZ instead used Octane as a building block and to fill a small gap that existed between Agility 3 with asynchronous flash and Vertex 3 with synchronous flash."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

SSD NEWS: Plextor M3P 256GB SATA 3 SSD Review - Absolutely Marvell-ous Performance
     Wed, May 02 2012 | 11:40P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are going to be reporting on the Plextor M3P 256GB SATA 3 SSD. Pairing Marvell`s venerable 88SS9174 controller with the latest Toshiba 24nm Toggle Mode NAND, the Pro is not much different from the Plextor M3 SSD that we reviewed a short time ago. Aside from the new thinner 7mm chassis, the only difference you`ll find between the regular M3 Standard and the M3 Pro is the custom Plextor firmware being employed. That might just be enough to put it over the top."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Core i7-3770K vs. AMD FX-8150 and Core i7-2600K CPU Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Wed, May 02 2012 | 4:12P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ivy Bridge is the codename for the third generation of Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors from Intel, manufactured using the new 22 nm process. For the desktop market, five CPUs are being announced today: the Core i7-3370K, the Core i7-3370, the Core i5-3570K, the Core i5-3550, and the Core i5-3450. Let`s take a look at the Core i7-3370K and compare it to its main competitor, the AMD FX-8150, and also with a second-generation Core i7 (Sandy Bridge), the Core i7-2600K."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Thermaltake Element Q Small Form Factor Chassis @ TechwareLabs
     Wed, May 02 2012 | 3:29P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Small form factor PC`s can often be a fun endeavour but they can also be an essential part of a network. Their leading applications include HTPCs and wordprocessors/internet browsers but the limitations only exist with software. Some Mini-ITX cases come with all the bells and whistles and start at a small fortune. But what if you`re looking for a chassis without breaking the bank? Here to hold that position in the market is the Thermaltake Element Q Small Form Factor Chassis. Lets take a look at how Thermaltake advertises this case:"
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

SSD NEWS: Intel 910 400/800GB PCIe SSD Quick Preview - On The Bench and Pushing Out 1.9GB/s Performance
     Wed, May 02 2012 | 3:29P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel 910 PCIe SSD is finally in our hands and we thought we might offer a quick glimpse before our full report next week. To add to that glimpse, we thought we might also tease our readers with a few preliminary benchmarks as well. Make no mistake though as this is not a consumer item and is intended for datacenters. We thought our fellow enthusiasts might enjoy a quick look into the high performance datacenter realm. Enjoy!"
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

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