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AMD Llano Extreme Overclocking on Gigabytes A75-UD4H @ ocaholic
     Mon, Jan 30 2012 | 1:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There is a Llano competition running at the moment on HWBot.org sponsored by Gigabyte called ``GIGABYTE X`MAS & New Year Contest``. And at ocaholic we are proud to show you how the young professional overclocker Christian Ney set up his system with the ambitious goal to lead the competition and break two World Records at once."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Android App Pick - Google Docs - BCCHardware
     Mon, Jan 30 2012 | 1:01P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have just posted up our 16th App Pick of the Week and this time we have a look at a Google App and see how handy Google Docs is to have on your mobile.  I`ve grown to love this handy app and it makes a great companion to Google Apps for your desktop."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

Antec EarthWatts Platinum 650 W @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Jan 30 2012 | 1:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Antec finally decided to enter the Platinum efficiency club with the new EarthWatts Platinum series. These units address all users that just need a high efficiency PSU, with no bells and whistles. This new series creates a new mainstream class of PSUs and is placed between the EarthWatts Green and the High Current Gamer series."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Catalyst 12.1 Windows 7 Driver Analysis
     Mon, Jan 30 2012 | 1:01P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If we look back to the 11.12 release that made its way to us just before December came to an end, it was one we said to skip, instead we suggested that you skipped the official WHQL driver and jumped onto the 12.1 preview that was released at the same time. This release sees a similar kind of setup when it comes to the release schedule. Outside of the new WHQL 12.1 driver we`re going to be looking at today, AMD have also released a Catalyst 12.2 preview driver."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Charts: CPU - updated AMD A8-3870K @ ocaholic
     Mon, Jan 30 2012 | 1:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding numerous CPUs. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right CPU."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Wireless Storage: Kingston Wi-Drive 16 GB & Seagate
     Mon, Jan 30 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The mobile device market is booming, and more and more users want a bit more space to store movies and video for their tablets or smartphones. These two devices should do the job well!
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

Ubisoft changes Anno 2070 DRM after Guru3D critique
     Mon, Jan 30 2012 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the past week a news post of ours resulted in a lot of coverage on the web. Long story short -- while we where testing the RTS game Anno 2070 for PC (from Ubisoft) we ran into downright silly DRM copy protection issues. Each time after reinstalling a GeForce graphics card the DRM kicked back in, rendering the game inactivated. And as a policy, three strikes, an you are out. That said and with the VGA performance review posted moments ago we received an email from BlueByte and Ubisoft with a statement that they have changed their Tages DRM copy protection. We are very happy to see that the activation scheme has been changed for anybody and everybody who purchased and is purchasing the game, you may now swap out as many graphics cards as you want.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

 
Anno 2070 VGA Graphics performance review
     Mon, Jan 30 2012 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
history. The franchise decided to jump to the future, 58 years ahead of time. For Anno 2070 the graphics engine has been updated, the game is now DirectX 11 compatible. And as such it is time to throw a couple of graphics cards (well we can't say that nineteen graphics cards are a couple really) at it to see how well the game performs with DX11 cards Anno 2012. Check out the article here.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Neoseeker's CES 2012 coverage
     Sun, Jan 29 2012 | 9:03A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Neoseeker's CES 2012 coverage concludes with our third and fourth reports showcasing booth highlights from both well-known and all-new manufacturers including Zalman, Lian-Li, ROCCAT, SkullCandy, Asus, and Intel. We hope you enjoyed our reports (and the booth babe pics)!

CES 2012 Day 3 Coverage:

CES 2012 Day 4 Coverage: http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/CES_2012_DAY_4/

  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

CES 2012: Plextor @ ThinkComputers.org
     Sun, Jan 29 2012 | 9:02A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Plextor showed us around their suite at CES 2012 which featured their optical drives and SSD’s. We took a look at the PX-612U, an external DVD writer that has a built in card slot and can connect to a TV thanks to Plextor’s PlexTV software. PlexTV allows you to display anything from the PX-612U onto your TV, whether it is a DVD Movie, or something from the SD card slot, like photos or home videos. On the SSD side, Plextor showed off their M3 Pro Series. A really neat feature about the M3 Pro Series is Plextor’s True Speed technology. True Speed manages the SSD in a manner where performance doesn’t degrade when the drive is in a dirty state. Plextor had a speed test demo running in their suite to prove that True Speed really works, and I can attest True Speed provides a significant boost in read and write speeds on dirty drives."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTER

OCC has published a article on CES 2012
     Sun, Jan 29 2012 | 9:01A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"After internet issues, staff getting sick, we have finally finished our article. 41 pages for your viewing pleasure, videos are included on some pages, and of course never to be missed the lovely booth babes."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

CES 2012: AViiQ @ ThinkComputers
     Sun, Jan 29 2012 | 9:00A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"AViiQ is known for their laptop stands and portable products. They focus on portability and usability. At CES 2012, AViiQ showed us both of their laptop stands, which place the laptop at a 12 degree ergonomic angle. The Smart Case for the iPad 2 which doesn’t compromise style for performance. A Portable Charging Station with easy cable management for multiple devices, a 4 port USB hub, and a battery pack so you won’t need any outlet. Ready Clips, which are flexible cables that are very portable and easy to carry. Quick Change is a 3-in-1 USB cable that features micro, mini, and an Apple dock port. Mini Surge Protector that easily allows you to get power to 3 AC outlets and 2 USB ports in a portable form factor. Lastly, AViiQ’s Slim Travel Adapter eliminates the need for bulky electrical adapters by folding up into a neat package when not in use."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

TR's Cyril Kowaliski shares his impressions of CES 2012
     Sat, Jan 28 2012 | 9:03A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In his latest blog post, TR's Cyril Kowaliski shares his impressions of CES 2012—and his disappointment about a show that should have been so much more.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Coolermaster CM690 II Advanced USB 3.0 @ ocaholic
     Sat, Jan 28 2012 | 9:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the CM690II Cooler Master shows a steel midi-tower that comes with a lot of useful features as well as a decent design. The mostly black outside is being decorated by two small, chromed bars. Also the manufacturing quality is on a good level and the CM690 II Advanced USB 3.0 even comes with a feature you wont find anywhere else, the external SATA X-dock (HDD dock). About this and a lot of other things we will write on the following pages.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Lian Li PC-90 Case/Chassis Review @ TechwareLabs
     Sat, Jan 28 2012 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So once again Lian Li has changed up the computer case design while leaving the exterior of the case unchanged. Just when you think there isn’t much else you can do with a computer case, Lian Li comes in and WOW’s you once again. Check out why we feel the PC-90 should be on your watch list for a new case for its features and game changing design.
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

Antec EarthWatts Platinum 650 W Power Supply Review
     Sat, Jan 28 2012 | 9:00A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The EarthWatts Platinum is the latest power supply series from Antec, and will be available in 450 W, 550 W, and 650 W versions, coming with the 80 Plus Platinum certification. This new series will reach the North American market next month; we were able to get a sample before its official release. Let's see if the 650 W model is a good option."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

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