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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

Geoff Gasior argues that life is pretty good for PC enthusiasts
     Fri, Jan 27 2012 | 5:19P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In his latest blog post, TR's Geoff Gasior argues that life is pretty good for PC enthusiasts despite all the attention and market share that smartphones, tablets, and notebooks have taken from traditional desktops.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

ASUS P8H67-M Evo Motherboard Review
     Fri, Jan 27 2012 | 4:52P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

"The ASUS P8H67-M Evo supports one PCI Express 2.0 x16 videocard (x16 mode) and up to 32GB of dual channel DDR3-1066/1333 memory in 64-bit operating systems like Windows 7. Beyond the stock Intel H67 feature set, ASUS' P8H67-M Evo motherboard includes two USB 3.0 ports care of the uncommon ASmedia AS1040 controller, an IDE connector (that's rare these days!), eSATA II port via the low end Marvell SE6111 controller, four different video outputs (any two of which can be used for dual-monitor set ups) and an assortment of ASUS-gimicks like GPU Boost, EPU and MemOK."

  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

ZOTAC ZBOX AD04 Plus AMD Fusion Mini PC Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Fri, Jan 27 2012 | 4:36P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ZOTAC ZBOX AD04 Plus AMD Fusion Mini PC Review @ HardwareHeaven.com We are starting to see a number of ultra small systems updated with the latest AMD E-450 dual core APU which features CPU and GPU in one compact design. A front runner in this market is the latest ZBOX from ZOTAC, the AD04 Plus and we have one of the first samples on our review bench today."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Patriot Pyro SE 240GB Solid State Drive Review @ APH
     Fri, Jan 27 2012 | 4:36P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With an outside temperature of about -30 degrees Celsius at the time of writing this review (That`s -22 degrees Fahrenheit for those oddballs who still use such a weird unit of measurement, but we will leave that discussion for another day), sometimes, I kind of wonder where Al Gore is when you need him. Okay, I guess we do know where he is. So meanwhile Al Gore is happily tapping away in his Nashville, Tennessee mansion at above freezing temperatures, us here in Calgary could really use some warmth. A bonfire or something would be nice, as long as it is not inside my igloo house. Speaking of bonfires, a few months ago, we have covered the Patriot Pyro 120GB solid state drive. The Pyro 120GB is one sleek looking drive with the performance to boot -- a quick hop over to a popular online retailer`s website shows us it is finally in the same price range as the OCZ Agility 3 120GB; its main competitor. But there seems to be something missing in Patriot`s SSD lineup. If the Wildfire stacks up against the OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS and the Pyro against the Agility 3, what does Patriot have that competes with the vanilla Vertex 3? Without the need to come up with a completely new name, the Pyro SE 240GB we have here at APH Networks this morning is the company`s answer to OCZ`s Vertex 3. Enough said, let`s get straight to the juicy details."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

[Tech ARP] Mobile CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 7.9
     Fri, Jan 27 2012 | 4:36P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are so many mobile CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different models or even remember their specifications! Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various mobile CPUs in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete. Currently covering 690 mobile CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 19 different specifications for each and every CPU! Here are the latest updates in Revision 7.9 : - Added the Intel Pentium B960 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Celeron 807UE processor. - Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-2675QM quad-core processor. - Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-2450M dual-core processor. - Updated the specifications of the Intel Celeron B847E dual-core processor. - Updated the specifications of the Intel Celeron B810E dual-core processor. - Removed the Intel Mobile Pentium II 400 PE processor."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Super Talent TeraDrive Nova 240GB SATA 3 SSD Review
     Fri, Jan 27 2012 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So we were just winding down from CES 2012 last week and bidding adieu to many of our friends for another year when we popped by the Super Talent booth. Our relationship with ST goes back a few years and Peter Carcione, Super Talents Director of Marketing, is a good friend who always seems to have something up his sleeve. This time was no different as Peter tossed over a brand new TeraDrive Nova SATA 3 240GB SSD for review and we couldn’t wait to get it on the bench!
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Ice Cream Sandwich Update
     Fri, Jan 27 2012 | 12:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When we first received the new NVIDIA Tegra 3-powered Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime for testing, we had solid communication from both Asus and NVIDIA that this tablet was one of Google's tablet test vehicles for their upcoming Android 4.0 operating system, also referred to as Ice Cream Sandwich. Besides the fact that the folks at Google have a bit of a sweet tooth, at least when it comes to development project code names, this new iteration of Google's OS reportedly was targeted primarily at performance enhancements, with a few feature-adds and UI tweaks thrown into the mix...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

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