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G.Skill Ripjaws-X Series PC3-17000 16GB Kit Review
     Mon, May 16 2011 | 3:47P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The G.Skill Ripjaws-X PC3-17000 kit comes with four 4GB sticks carrying a default clock speed of 2133MHz DDR. I'm not all that big on overclocking my main machine, but the ease of P67 RAM overclocking means that changing the XMP Profile to 1 gives me the speeds I need without even touching my CPU speed. Carrying such large modules at such a large speed, it comes as little surprise that the timings are more relaxed than the black Ripjaws-X we looked at earlier in the year. The kit we've got today comes in at 9-11-9-28-2T @ 1.65v. Normally I would just ignore the 2T and jump straight to 1T, but I actually had trouble with the machine booting."

Mushkin Interview and Tour 2011
     Sat, May 14 2011 | 4:02P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"There is a saying that big things come in small packages and this suits Mushkin to a tee. They may not have hundreds of employees or dozens of offices, but they sure do damn well with what they have. I spent two days in the offices watching, asking questions and learning how they do business. I was amazed at the overall moral of the company and how everyone smiles and just loves their job. One thing that stood out to me was when they got a big order, and everyone ran to the back to help out and pack orders. When I say everyone, I mean everyone - sales people, tech guys - even the president of the company."

Patriot LX Pro 32GB Class 10 SDHC Memory Card Review
     Sat, May 14 2011 | 4:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This is not unlike the weight classes in boxing, where the categories below 200lbs are tightly defined but weight differences beyond the Heavyweight class can be widely disparate. A 210lb fighter for example will be in the same weight class as a 320lb boxer, but a 160lb fighter cannot fight a 154lb pugilist. In terms of SD speed rating, as long as a memory card can sustain a minimum write speed of 10MB/s, it is given a Class 10 rating."

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"

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.

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."

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."

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."

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.

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.

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?"

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..."

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."

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.

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.

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.

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