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Newer Technology NuGreen LED Desk Lamp Review @ Madshrimps
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 9:24A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NuGreen LED Desk Lamp comes with no less than 50 LEDs and it is built from high quality machined aluminum, is compact and also features an adjustable gooseneck."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

[Tech ARP] Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 6.9
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 8:44A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These days, there are so many workstation graphics card models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different configurations. Therefore, we decided to compile this comprehensive guide to *142 workstation graphics cards*. We hope this comparison will provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various workstation graphics cards in the market as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates. Here are the latest updates in Revision 6.9 : *- Added a new Memory Size specification for the AMD list of graphics cards. - Added the AMD FirePro S10000 graphics card. - Converted the Texture Fill Rate for the AMD graphics cards from MT/s to GT/s. - Converted the Pixel Fill Rate for the AMD graphics cards from MP/s to GP/s.*"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Thecus N5550 NAS with Western Digital Red Drives @ LanOC Reviews
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 7:58A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to storage, there is no question that cloud storage is growing in importance every year. For some this is all that you might need, but if you are like me, you need a lot more than what is available on the cloud. When combined with laptops and multi computer households, adding more storage to just your PC isnt always the best option. This is where Network Attached Storage comes in: you can have almost endless amounts of storage available in your home. Companies like Thecus have built on that with a collection of features like built in antivirus, Bit-Torrent support, and multimedia support. We are going to take a look at Thecuss N5550, a 5-bay NAS with USB 3.0."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

Intel Next Unit of Computing (NUC - DC3217BY) Review
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 3:32A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take Intel`s super-small, super-slim Next Unit of Computing (NUC) DC3217BY for a ride and see exactly what it has to offer."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

CM Storm Recon Gaming Mouse Review - BCCHardware
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 2:15A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Recon Optical mouse with its new Avago Sensor was a pleasure to use. I had no problems with it being jerky or skipping around regardless of what surface I was using it on. It is constructed well from high quality components and the Teflon feet did not show any noticeable sign of wear after a months use. The Teflon feet did a great job of being smooth on any surface I tried it on. . ."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

Review: Patriot Extreme Masters Viper 3 Limited Edition 2x4GB DDR3-2133 MHz CL11 @ Ocaholic
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 5:31P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As an exclusive memory sponsor of the Intel`s Extreme Masters event Patriot had to come up with something special. Therefore in July Patriot memory introduced it`s new Intel Extreme Masters Limited Edition DDR3 memory. Built for gamers the kit we are reviewing here is the fastest 8GB one. Let`s have a closer look at what they came up with!"
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Asus P8Z77-V DELUXE Review
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 4:07P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OK let`s start with the obvious here. Performance wise the delta`s between all of the boards in this comparison are going to be pretty slim for the most part. Intel`s socket 1155 Second and Third Generation Core series processors with their integrated memory controller and core overclocking consistency have made it so that just about any board will give you a decent overclock and deliver comparable performance when you pop the same parts into it. To look at this even closer to home ASUS builds its boards to deliver the same overclocking experience in its Z77-based product stack from the lower end all the way up to the ROG Maximus V Extreme. Where the differences occur is in the feature set each board is equipped with so that just about every price point from the bottom to the top is covered. Kind of a modular approach when you look at it."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

 
Fractal Design Define R4 Case
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 12:25P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Fractal Design Define R4 is the next PC-Case in the Technic3D Editorship. The Define R4 supports ATX, Mini-ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards and have place for seven 140mm Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

AMD A10-5800K (Trinity) and FX-8350 (Vishera) Joint CPU Review
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 11:49A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take a look at the Trinity based A10-5800K and Vishera FX-8350 processors from AMD and see how they do in terms of all important performance."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

TP-LINK TL-WDR4300 Router @ Rbmods
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 11:46A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will have a look at two devices from TP-LINK which are the TL-WDR4300 and the TL-WDN3200."
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.COM

Olympus SP-620UZ Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 11:23A | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Olympus SP-620UZ is an affordable, compact (but not pocket size) superzoom camera with a 21x zoom lens. It`s affordably priced, but not as refined as its pricier competition. It offers strong performance to go with that 21x zoom lens but the LCD is low-res and video recording is limited to 720p."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Kingwin Power Force 850W Power Supply Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 11:16A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingwin has some really great power supplies in their Lazer Gold and Lazer Platinum series, but at the end of the day not everyone wants to dish out the cash for an 80PLUS Platinum certified power supply. Dont worry though Kingwin has the mainstream covered as well. Today we are going to be taking a look at the Kingwin Power Force PF-850 850W power supply which features an 80PLUS Bronze certification, modular cables and a 5 year warranty. Read on as we take a look! Happy Thanksgiving!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

AMDs New Catalyst Linux Driver Isnt Too Good
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 9:57A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week marked the release of a new AMD Catalyst Linux driver beta that was intended to improve the AMD Radeon OpenGL performance. AMD said this updated closed-source Linux graphics driver would bring significant performance improvements for Valve`s recently ported Left 4 Dead 2 Linux game. Curious about AMD Linux OpenGL performance improvements elsewhere, I ran some benchmarks of this new driver on several different graphics cards. Unfortunately, the performance improvements aren`t too widespread and there`s other problems making this beta driver not appealing."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

[Tech ARP] Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 25.6
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Covering *523 desktop graphics cards*, this comprehensive comparison allows you to easily compare *23 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 25.6 : *- Added the Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) - 6 EUs (1050 MHz) integrated graphics. - Added 2 new CPU models to the Intel HD Graphics - 6 EUs (1100 MHz). - Added 3 new CPU models to the Intel HD Graphics - 6 EUs (1000 MHz). - Updated the OpenGL Support specification for the Intel HD Graphics 4000 series of integrated graphics. - Updated the OpenGL Support specification for the Intel HD Graphics 2500 series of integrated graphics. - Corrected the Pixel Fill Rate specification for the Intel HD Graphics - 6 EUs (1000 MHz). - Removed the Intel HD Graphics - 6 EUs (1050 MHz). - Removed the Intel HD Graphics - 6 EUs (950 MHz). - Removed the Intel HD Graphics - 6 EUs (800 MHz).*"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Kingston Class 10 128GB SDXC Card Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 8:56A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The 128GB Kingston SDXC card has been evaluated to write at speeds above 14MB/s and read at speeds approaching 40MB/s. This is pretty good performance, but its by no means the fastest card. Serious photographers may be interested in seeing that write speed higher to ensure that their technnology doesn`t keep them from getting the shots they want!"
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN.COM

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 8:56A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is almost everything we want in a hybrid ultrabook. As an ultrabook, the Yoga 13 offers an uncompromised computing experience, while wedding Windows 8 with the touch screen it deserves, and delivering performance that will keep you satisfied at work and play. But as a tablet, it falters."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

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