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REVIEW: Sapphire 7950 FleX @ PureOverclock
     Mon, Jun 18 2012 | 11:59A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What`s so special about a FleX graphics card? Well, FleX is unique to Sapphire and it supports Eyefinity out of the box with no need for expensive DisplayPort screens or adapters. The tech is built directly into the card itself, independent of the monitors being used. We`ve seen a few other FleX models, but most of them have struggled to push respectable framerates at extreme resolutions across three displays. But this 7950 takes advantage of the increased horsepower from AMD`s latest generation, with a more powerful GPU and a boost of GDDR5 memory to 3GB, looking to remedy that problem and bring better gaming experiences to the diehard enthusiasts."

Cooler Master Silencio 650D @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Jun 18 2012 | 11:06A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master is breaking the 100 Euro barrier with their latest silent chassis. Going by the name Silencio 650D, it aims to please the high-end gamer and quiet computing enthusiast. But is it worth the price premium over the 550D? Read on to find out!"

Nouveau Driver Still Tries To Compete With NVIDIA
     Mon, Jun 18 2012 | 9:59A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After sharing the results last week of an optimized open-source Radeon driver trying to compete with AMD`s Catalyst driver, it is time to turn the tables. In this article is a look at the latest open-source Nouveau driver code compared to NVIDIA`s official closed-source Linux driver across a few generations of GPUs."

Patriot Viper Extreme Division 4 16GB DDR3 Review @ Vortez
     Mon, Jun 18 2012 | 9:55A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Patriot stormed the market recently with their Pyro and Wildfire SSD`s so when they asked us to sample their X79 quad channel memory kit we weren`t about to say no, especially if the performance matches the blistering pace set by the solid state drives we reviewed here. If you are reading from the U.K you could be forgiven in thinking that Division 4 means this kit is somehow inferior to other memory kits however, the Division 4 moniker is simply an evolution from the Division 2 dual channel kit with this kit being quad channel. If you were in any doubt of the performance then the addition of Viper and Extreme to the product title should leave you with no reservations that this is a seriously fast memory kit."

Preview: A Cheap 12-Core 30-Watt Ubuntu Cluster
     Mon, Jun 18 2012 | 9:55A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s quite easy these days to build a many-core compute cluster that is low-powered, running Linux, and performant-friendly. Here`s a small cluster build that`s begun at Phoronix and has twelve 1.2GHz cores while the total system power consumption under load is just about 30 Watts. "

REVIEW: ASRock Z77 Fatal1ty Professional @ PureOverclock
     Mon, Jun 18 2012 | 9:55A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASRock, a full line motherboard company and a fan favorite of ours, has released the Z77 Fatal1ty motherboard series. The Fatal1ty branding is ASRock`s gaming series whose spokesperson is Jonathan Wendel, a world known pro gamer. The Z77 Fatal1ty Professional is geared to both gamers and enthusiasts, and it comes with a great set of features. Question is: how is the performance? Let`s get it on the bench and find out."

Review: HP Envy 14 Spectre @ ocaholic
     Mon, Jun 18 2012 | 9:55A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Already at the beginning of this year, or more precisely during CES 2012, HP presented the first pictures and specs regarding their Envy 14 Spectre ultra portable notebook. Meanwhile we`ve received a review sample from HP and we`re curious wether this exquisite piece of hardware can also convince from a performance and battery life point of view."

REVIEW: MSI 7770 Power Edition @ PureOverclock
     Mon, Jun 18 2012 | 9:55A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The MSI 7770 Power Edition is a unique graphics card that comes with something we haven`t seen before: a multi-configuration heatsink. Not unlike an Autobot perhaps, the Power Edition can physically transform and run three different setups to customize the cooling for your needs. MSI also ensure this card is built to last, with Military-class components. That`s awfully impressive for a lower-end card that costs only $150."

[Affiliates News] SilverStone Strider Gold Evol ution ST75F-G 750W Review @
     Mon, Jun 18 2012 | 9:23A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
APH Networks reviews the Strider Gold Evolution 750W, which is an updated version of the Strider Gold. How does it stack up? We took one apart to find out."

Corsair Obsidian 550D Mid-Tower Quiet Chassis Review @ Techgage
     Mon, Jun 18 2012 | 9:10A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair`s Obsidian line of cases have long been regarded as being some of the best for their aesthetic design, effective cooling, and overall potential. The 550D changes the formula up a little bit, though, putting a huge focus on quiet computing. Let`s check it out and see how it compares to its direct competitors."

Intel Ivy Bridge Linux Virtualization Performance
     Mon, Jun 18 2012 | 9:10A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As the latest Intel Ivy Bridge numbers to push out, here is a look at the Linux virtualization performance with the Core i7 3770K processor when comparing its raw/bare-metal performance to Linux KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) virtualization and Oracle VM VirtualBox under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS."

Sennheiser PC 323D G4ME Headset Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Mon, Jun 18 2012 | 9:05A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sennheiser PC 323D G4ME Headset Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Recently Sennheiser announced their latest gaming headset, the PC 323D which features virtual 7.1 sound and Dolby technology as a step up from the PC 320. Today we have one connected to our test system and have run it through a selection of tests to find out how it fares in a very competitive market segment."

Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset Review @ Madshrimps
     Mon, Jun 18 2012 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Vengeance 2000 is another gaming headset from Corsair, this time wireless, with a catchy look and succeeds to deliver good quality sound in the games we play frequently, but not"

OCZ RevoDrive 3 120GB PCIe SSD Review - BCCHardware
     Sun, Jun 17 2012 | 3:55P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although the RevoDrive series from OCZ is not made for every platform, desktop and workstation users that need some extra performance can benefit from the 4x RAID 0 stripe created by the RevoDrive 3. This is why the performance of this product is rated so high. On one little board, we are sitting with a quad-drive RAID 0 array. This stripe should be pretty fast. . ."

REVIEW: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB @ PureOverclock
     Sun, Jun 17 2012 | 11:59A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we`re looking at the Enthusiast-classed Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD. This drive is a bit different from the last HyperX we reviewed, as this HyperX 3K comes loaded with the latest Sandforce SF-2281 controller, along with 25nm Intel MLC NAND flash memory. The SF-2281 controller sports some extremely fast speed numbers, and there are plenty on the market these days, so Kingston is a little slow out of the gate. But the HyperX 3K does come with an accessory package second to none, in addition to blazing speeds. Let`s take a look."

Compiler Tuning With Intel Ivy Bridge Processors
     Sun, Jun 17 2012 | 11:06A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this article is a look at the impact that compiler tuning has for the latest-generation Intel Ivy Bridge processors. Being tested is the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) while passing various architecture flags to look at the impact they have on the results."

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