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Interview: 2Dawn Games on its upcoming
     Sat, Sep 15 2012 | 4:01P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earth is dying. Devastated by a pole shift, the planet's oceans have evaporated and its cities reduced to rubble. In its struggle to survive, mankind has split between two warring factions: the Scavengers, savage marauders hell-bent on claiming the world's remaining resources, and the Resistance, freedom fighters working to restore civilization. With humanity undergoing its greatest test, where will your loyalties lie? Currently in beta (keys giveaway at the end of the interview), Ravaged is the brainchild of Boris Ustaev and his crew at 2Dawn Games, who have spent the last few years toiling away on a fast-paced post-apocalyptic multiplayer shooter with a strong focus on skills, teamwork, vehicular combat and most importantly, fun. In other words, it's everything the folks at 2Dawn have wanted in a modern PC shooter, but have been unable to find.

Bitfenix Prodigy: a unique mini-ITX chassis
     Sat, Sep 15 2012 | 4:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Prodigy is the first mini-ITX chassis Bitfenix has released, and right-away it's an attempt to offer something different than what's already out there. Bitfenix tried a different approach to the mini-ITX form factor, something we can only applaud in an otherwise conservative market. We also like the many different possibilities you get with the Prodigy, we can think of many different applications. The Bitfenix Prodigy has excellent build quality, lots of upgrade possibilities, many configuration options and a very reasonable price.

GameTiger Mars VA-2 Gaming Mid-Tower Chassis Review
     Sat, Sep 15 2012 | 12:11P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have seen the low-end and we`ve seen the best that GameTiger has to offer. It`s time now to look at the Mars VA-2, their mid-range solution in mid-towers."

Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Motherboard Review
     Sat, Sep 15 2012 | 12:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H is a high end board with a mid-range price. Sound too good to be true? Well as it turns out it's still mostly a high end board with a few cost cutting measures here and there. The question I had to ask myself was: Is the Z77X-UD5H a high end dud or a mid-range marvel?

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti at High AA Settings Review
     Sat, Sep 15 2012 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take the GeForce GTX 660 Ti and compare it clock-for-clock with a GeForce GTX 670 to see what the memory bandwidth difference means at high AA settings. We also take the GALAXY GTX 660 Ti GC video card and compare to a Radeon HD 7950 w/Boost at high AA settings.

Intel’s TSX extensions in Haswell
     Sat, Sep 15 2012 | 12:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We previously theorized that Intel’s TSX extensions in Haswell use the caches to provide transactional memory semantics. This article describes an alternative approach based on minimal changes to the CPU core, contrasts the advantages of the two techniques. Our analysis concludes with the expected implementation in Haswell and potential improvements in Skylake.

Patriot's 32GB EP Series Pro
     Sat, Sep 15 2012 | 12:00P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Patriot's 32GB EP Series Pro is billed as the memory manufacturer's flagship secure digital flash media card, designed for HD video and photography enthusiasts. With nearly five times the transfer speeds compared to regular SDHC cards (90MB/s read and 50MB/s write), Patriot has created one fast SDHC which just might be the secret ingredient in helping your camera score those high speed shots. We give it a quick spin in our review:

Test: Crucial Ballistix Elite 4x4GB 2000 MHz CL9 revisited on Ivy Bridge @ Ocaholic
     Sat, Sep 15 2012 | 11:48A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Very recently, we posted a trilogy featuring memory from Crucials recently refreshed Ballistix series. Before Crucial have massively switched to Micron D9PFJ, they had to resort to other IC makers in order to produce their fast memory. Tonight, we will take a second look at some of their older stuff to judge if going Micron made things any better."

REVIEW: CoolerMaster Storm Ceres 400 @ PureOverclock
     Sat, Sep 15 2012 | 11:44A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With a quick overview of the Cooler Master CM Storm Ceres-400, we see it is meant to deliver high-quality sound, in a rugged yet comfortable and light weight frame. Built for gamers on the go, the Ceres-400 is also meant to deliver this great ultra mobile sound at an affordable price. The High Quality 40mm drivers should bring out every detail in the game so you can react quickly and hear where the action is. It includes specially designed sound-absorbing cushions that sit comfortably on your ears and help block out distractions. The Ceres-400 is designed to let you enjoy the comfort, quality and competitive edge of a top-notch stereo gaming headset wherever you go. Let`s see if it can live up to these expectations."

CM Storm Stryker Case Review
     Sat, Sep 15 2012 | 10:28A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the end, this case is essentially the same as the CM Storm Trooper - the only difference is really the fact that is white. The eSATA port has also been removed from the front I/O panel of the case, but this isn`t a deal breaker, as I can`t say that I`ve used one in a long time, if ever. The price is up there with some of the higher models, but at $159.99 it isn`t too much for what you really get. It is a slight premium to the cost of the Trooper at the moment, but in my opinion it looks more like the true Imperial side that I expected in the first release."

Gigabyte Aivia Krypton Mouse and Mouse Pad
     Sat, Sep 15 2012 | 9:53A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabytes Aivia Krypton line includes a gaming mouse and a mouse pad. The Aivia Krypton is one of the few gaming mice designed to support both left and right hand. In addition, the mouse features tons of customization such as Macro, button assignment, weight distribution, and even the feet. We got both the mouse and the pad here so lets find out more about them."

News - NZXT Avatar S Gaming Mouse Review @ Overclockers Online
     Sat, Sep 15 2012 | 9:30A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The DPI setting can be changed by holding down the left side button and scrolling the wheel. The color of the NZXT logo changes to indicate your setting. Blue indicates 1600 dpi, purple is 800 dpi, and red is 400 dpi. All in all, the NZXT Avatar S is a pleasure to use and performs as advertised. It feels very precise and the ergonomics are top-notch."

REVIEW: Gigabyte GA-X79S-UP5-WIFI and GA-X79-UP4 @ PureOverclock
     Sat, Sep 15 2012 | 9:28A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
New products in the desktop sector have taken somewhat of a break for a bit. Intel`s latest Ivy Bridge release has settled in and Haswell is slated for mid 2013. As for the immediate future, Intel is on the brink of releasing Ivy Bridge E extreme processors in the next quater, and Intel continues Socket 2011 with the X79 chipset. In the meantime, some may have forgotten that Sandy Bridge E processors still remain a viable and even better performing platform than Ivy Bridge. Today, we have a dual-motherboard review, and both of them are from Gigabyte: the GA-Z79S-UP5 WiFi and the GA-X79-UP4. Let`s see how they fare."

BitFenix Prodigy @ ocaholic
     Sat, Sep 15 2012 | 9:23A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Prodigy, BitFenix has a compact, mini ITX compatible case in their portfolio, which is perfectly suitable to build a small but yet powerful system. Furhtermore this nice looking little case should also offer plenty of space in the interior."

TT eSports Challenger Ultimate Review - XSReviews
     Sat, Sep 15 2012 | 9:10A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Keyboards are as integral to your PC as just about anything else in it, and here at XSR we`re determined to give you the best advice on just what keyboard is best for you. Thermaltake have gone the extra mile with their latest Tt e-Sports branded Challenger series, the Challenger Ultimate. Representing just about everything you`d want out of a gaming keyboard, from the glowing keys to...a fan for some reason. Oh well. More fans means more power, right? A link to the article would be much appreciated."

Optimus L7 and Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus review
     Sat, Sep 15 2012 | 9:03A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The LG Optimus L7 and the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus are two very different-looking phones that are built with many of the same components. In terms of looks and features LG is the winner. The L7 has a nicer screen, Android 4.0, NFC and looks better in our opinion. The problem with the LG phone is that the hardware isn't on the same level as its looks. The Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus might not be as stylish, lacks ICS and NFC, and has a lower-resolution screen, but in the end that's a better combination than the LG Optimus L7. The entry-level SoC makes more sense here than in the LG phone.

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