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Exceleram EP3001A 6GIG Kit Review
     Sat, May 14 2011 | 9:00A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The memory we will be testing today is of part number EP3001A, which Exceleram are selling at 1333Mhz, but with the intention that it will be used for overclocking: “The EP series includes memory(kits) based on timing latencies of (currently) 1333mhz, but with "air" up to the top, so that overclockers have their fun.” says Steffen Eisenstein, Product Manager at Exceleram. Is this a bold claim of a new company, or true? Read on to find out"
  FULL STORY @ XTREMECOMPUTING

Crucial M4 256GB SATA 3 SSD Review - Unexpected Performance in a Small Package
     Fri, May 13 2011 | 9:01A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The best part of reviewing SSDs is the ever changing atmosphere and pace at which things progress. As a reviewer, one never knows what to expect until a SSD is in our hands and that certainly is the case with the Crucial M4 SATA 3 solid state drive. We were a bit surprised to learn that Crucials new consumer version SSD has now taken the branding of M4 vice following that of the C300 line of their former release. For those unaware, Micron is Crucials parent company and will be retaining the C400 branding for their enterprise line of SSDs. Admittedly, we couldn't resist benchmarking the M4 as quickly as it was received and we soon learned that the name change wasn't the only surprise we were in for.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

GeIL Enhance Corsa DDR3 and Evo Corsa DDR3 Memory Kits Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, May 12 2011 | 9:26P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GeIL Enhance Corsa DDR3 and Evo Corsa DDR3 Memory Kits Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Today we are looking at two memory kits from GeIL which are designed for the Sandy Bridge platform. The Evo kit offers speeds above 2100MHz for the high end user and the Enhance modules are more mainstream, though guaranteed to overclock."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

GeIL Enhance Corsa DDR3 and Evo Corsa DDR3 Memory Kits Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, May 12 2011 | 9:26P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GeIL Enhance Corsa DDR3 and Evo Corsa DDR3 Memory Kits Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Today we are looking at two memory kits from GeIL which are designed for the Sandy Bridge platform. The Evo kit offers speeds above 2100MHz for the high end user and the Enhance modules are more mainstream, though guaranteed to overclock."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Kingston HyperX Genesis PC3-12800 4GB Kit Review
     Thu, May 12 2011 | 4:50P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Following the trend of companies expanding with new series, today we're looking at the new Genesis kit from Kingston which is part of the popular HyperX series we know and love. While named Genesis, the term we've been throwing around more is HyperX Grey and that's of course due to the color of the heat spreader that's present. The particular kit we're looking at today is the PC3-12800 4GB version, but it's worth noting that an 8GB version of the kit can also be bought. Being PC3-12800 means the kit carries with it a default clock speed of 1600MHz DDR. It's funny to see companies opt for these lower speed kits lately over the higher end 1866MHz and 2133MHz DDR ones that we've seen for the few months before hand."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

G.SKILL Phoenix EVO 115GB Solid State Drive Review
     Thu, May 12 2011 | 4:49P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Everyone who are used to using fast computers will know this feeling. You sit down at a system that is not yours. You hit the power button. Five minutes later, the CPU is still at 100%, low memory warnings pop up, and just when you seem life cannot get any worse, seek noise from the hard drive continues rhythmic pattern with no end in sight. At this point, you start to go nuts. First, you scream like a little girl. Then you bang your head on the table repeatedly, and scratch it in such frantic manner until your hair starts to resemble Gary Spivey's. Like the prophets of Baal at Mount Carmel in the Bible, regardless of what you do, your acts of desperation goes unheard. But wouldn't you rather be Elijah instead? Sure, no fire will come down from heaven anytime soon (At least I sure hope not), but G.SKILL has something that will sure breathe some fire into your system -- and at the same time, it does not command a price like money is going to fall from the sky tomorrow. The Phoenix EVO 115GB SSD is the company's latest product in the highly competitive flash storage market for computer enthusiasts. Using the renowned SandForce SF-1222 controller with new 25nm MLC ICs, you are going to take a small performance hit along with less available storage capacity due to higher provisioning compared to SSDs using 34nm chips -- but what you do have to gain is a lower price of entry for a better cost-per-gigabyte ratio. So are you ready to eliminate your bottleneck, assuming you have a decent processor and adequate amounts of RAM? Let's crack it open to take a look at what's under the hood, and put it through out series of standard benchmarks.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

F3-17000CL9D-8GBXLD 2x4GB review
     Wed, May 11 2011 | 4:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just a quick glance at the calendar on my right, I noticed it was Valentine's Day when I wrote this introductory paragraph for this review. (Before you ask, yes I did write this paragraph a whole month and a half ahead of publication -- I ran into some problems during this review, causing such a massive delay.) How convenient. So allow me make a confession at this point: I love Sandy Bridge. No, it is not a girl named Sandy with last name Bridge. According to my Facebook profile, I don't even know anyone called Sandy. But inside my latest desktop build humming silently next to me sits something that is, according to any computer geek out there, even better than knowing Sandy in real life. And Sandy is very impressive. She is impeccably smart. She is matchless among her peers in every way. The moment you meet her, you know you don't want anyone else. And best of all, she is actually within reasonable reach. Of course, I am talking about none other than Intel's second generation Core processors code named Sandy Bridge, and from our review last week, you can see how it completely blew its predecessor away in posting truly impressive numbers across the board. And all this is before you start overclocking it. But let's not pretend a computer awesome is just because of the processor alone. To complement the latest Intel CPUs, G.SKILL is back in the game again with their latest line of memory products. The Ripjaws-X RAM, optimized for the Sandy Bridge platform, promises to deliver high performance with excellent value like the Lynnfield-optimized Ripjaws DDR3-1600 8GB CL7 set we have reviewed back in October last year. What we have here is one of their top of the heap, seriously fast DDR3-2133 Ripjaws-X F3-17000CL9D-8GBXLD 8GB dual channel kit sitting here at APH Networks right now -- but how well does it perform in our usual battery of benchmarks? We gave it a shot and have all the details for you in our review today.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

 
HIS HD6950 IceQ 2GB Review @ Vortez
     Wed, May 11 2011 | 4:20A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few weeks ago HIS unveiled their new Limited Edition HD6950 IceQ graphics card, available exclusively at Overclockers. Today we take a look at this new AMD graphics card, bundled with the notorious IceQ cooler will this new card project HIS to the top?"
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Kingston HyperX 8GB 1866MHz SO-DIMM Memory Kit For Notebooks
     Mon, May 09 2011 | 4:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The performance numbers from upgrading to the Kingston HyperX Plug and Play 8GB DDR3 1866MHz memory kit was insane. We saw performance gains from 6% to 86% depending on the benchmarks with the largest performance gains coming from graphics intensive games. Who would have thought that the area that gained the most was the frame rate in games? If you want to get better performance out of the Intel HD Graphics 3000 GPU on your Sandy Bridge laptop this is more than likely the best way to go about it. You can literally feel and see the difference in everything that you do on the system, so this is an ideal upgrade for those that want 8GB of memory and better performance..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Patriot Supersonic 32GB USB 3.0 drive
     Mon, May 09 2011 | 9:03A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Supersonic is the name and… probably, going fast and stuff, its it’s… Anyway, here’s a review of another Patriot flash drive. It’s got a 32GB capacity, USB 3.0 functionality and its Quad Channel. Read on to find out how it performs."
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS

USB flash drives are undoubtedly one of the most useful accessories
     Mon, May 02 2011 | 4:02P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
USB flash drives are undoubtedly one of the most useful accessories PC users can have handy, at least until fast cloud storage is a reality. Whether you’re using one to transfer important files between work and home, or copying a video file from your PC to play on your Playstation 3, you probably can’t imagine life without one. USB 3.0 has gotten to the point where it is widely available, and it does to USB 2.0 what USB 2.0 did to the original format. If you aren’t aware of just how fast USB 3.0 is, put it this way – it is totally feasible to run a main system hard drive from it like you would with SATA. Now that the speed limit has been drastically increased, flash drive manufacturers are scrambling to come up with the fastest products possible. Today we are looking at Patriot Memory’s Supersonic USB 3.0 flash drive. It is the standard form factor that you’re used to, but with a quad channel memory controller inside. Patriot boasts that this will reach up to 100 MB/s peak read speeds, and an amazing 70 MB/s write. If you are still using a dual channel USB 2.0 drive, you are probably writing data to it at about 10 MB/s peak.
  FULL STORY @ HARDCOREWARE

Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer DDR3-1600 4GB Kit BL2KIT25664ST1608RG Review
     Sun, May 01 2011 | 4:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This time the new Crucial Ballistix Smart tracer DDR3-1600 modules are tested, which offers fast timings, high frequencies and a special highlight, in the truest sense of the word. We already know activity LEDs in different colors on the top of the modules and near the pins from several Crucial Ballistix Tracer reviews. But these new Smart Tracer RAM LEDs can be programmed with a special BallistixUtility and additionally the software can show the temperature of the DDR3 memory modules and write it into a log file. The temperature monitoring of the RAM is particularly interesting for overclocking and for us one reason more to overclock these modules up to the limit. Let us see, what these Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer PC3-12800 CL8 4GB DDR3 kit can offer in addition to colored lighting and temperature monitoring.
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

The 9265 & 8 Micron C300 SSDs
     Fri, Apr 29 2011 | 9:19P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Welcome to our follow up of the LSI 9265-8i MegaRAID Card, an eight-port PCI Express SATA+SAS RAID Controller that is configured for 6Gb/s devices. Our first LSI review concentrated on RAID 0 speed and performance and the response prompted our further testing of the LSI in a RAID 5 environment. Take a look as we explore the in-depth the performance of the 9265 as it tackles an array of 8 solid state drives. RAID 0 is the 'big dog' when it comes to flat out performance. In previous generation RAID cards, the maximum sequential throughput and random I/O would make it impossible to match the speed of RAID 0 with a RAID 5 setup. The stage is changing, however, as the dual core ROC LSI2208 of the the 9265 raises RAID 5 performance to new levels.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Patriot SuperSonic 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
     Fri, Apr 29 2011 | 4:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The one thing that worried me is when bench testing using the Flash Memory Toolkit, the drive casing became quite hot, too hot to touch at one point. While this did not happen during regular use, if you are doing a large volume transfer there is a possibility that your drive will heat up so I would use caution. The fact that the casing is made of aluminum could be the reason for the higher external temperature since the drive does employ a quad channel design on the inside and the case is acting as a passive cooler for the chips."
  FULL STORY @ PATRIOT

Corsair AirFlow Pro Memory Temperature Monitor Review
     Thu, Apr 28 2011 | 4:02P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Have a desire to add a bit of 'bling' to your PC, but fear being ridiculed for it? Well, there's no better excuse for bling than with Corsair's AirFlow Pro add-on for the company's AirFlow 2 memory cooler. In addition to offering a hypnotizing light-show, the AirFlow Pro can also keep you informed on your memory's usage and temperatures.
  FULL STORY @ MEMORY

G.Skill Ripjaws-X DDR3-2133 8GB Dual Channel Memory Kit Review
     Thu, Apr 28 2011 | 4:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Sandy Bridge, by now you all know the name and you know that Intel’s new processors blew the socks off almost anything out there. With this whole new architecture comes a new line of components made specifically for Sandy Bridge. Today we will be taking a look at some memory from our friends at G.Skill. A little while back we took a look at their 1600 MHz Ripjaws memory and today we are checking out the 2133 MHz Ripjaws-X memory, more specifically the Ripjaws-X F3-17000CL9D-8GBXLD kit. This kit runs at 2133 MHz with timings of 9-11-9-28 at 1.65v. Let’s take a look at this memory and s ee if it is perfect for your Sandy Bridge setup."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

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