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ASUS Sabertooth P67 Sandy Bridge motherboard
     Fri, Jun 10 2011 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With most of the focus of the last month or so on the Z68 launch, P67 chipset may have taken a back seat but the motherboards based around it are still highly appealing. The ASUS Sabertooth in particular is a unique P67 board which sports a great price along with high end features.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Triple Monitor Gaming: GeForce GTX 590 vs. Radeon HD 6990
     Thu, Jun 09 2011 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the release of the dual-GPU AMD Radeon HD 6990, closely followed by the competing Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 we saw graphics card performance reach new heights. With bandwidth throughput in excess of 300GB/s, these cards can consume more power than entire computer systems. Moreover, the two GPUs on board of either product are so complex that combined make up for 11,000 million transistors. By utilizing three monitors games can become roughly 3x more demanding as the graphics card is required to render an overwhelmingly higher number of pixels. Whereas we commonly test graphics cards at single monitor resolutions of 1680x1050 (22”), 1920x1200 (24”) and 2560x1600 (30”), today we are taking these and adding two more LCD monitors for effective resolutions of 5040x1050, 5760x1200 and 7680x1600.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

HIS Radeon HD 6850 & 6870 IceQ X Turbo Crossfire Review
     Thu, Jun 09 2011 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Looking at the market today, the Radeon HD 6850 remains one of the best options available to gamers shopping for a sub-$200 GPU, while the Radeon HD 6870 still commands the sub-$250 bracket with its only real competition coming from the GeForce GTX 560 Ti. It's not very often that we see mainstream-level GPUs settle down for long, in this case it appears there's nothing too big on the horizon and thus we were pleased to hear that HIS was preparing an update for all card versions this year. The factory-overclocked 6870 IceQ X Turbo X and HIS Radeon HD 6850 IceQ X Turbo have upgraded coolers and are meant to be the fastest 6850 and 6870 graphics cards available out of the box -- albeit at a premium price. The 6870 IceQ X Turbo X is currently retailing for $250, while the 6850 IceQ X Turbo costs $190. Being the inquisitive type, we're determined to see if the extra fee is worthwhile.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Intel Z68 Chipset & Smart Response Technology
     Thu, Jun 09 2011 | 4:01P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Intel Smart Response Technology component of the Z68 is a great way for users who may not, for a variety of reasons, be able to use an SSD for their main OS but want an extra boost in performance that only an SSD can bring. Along with Intel releasing a relatively inexpensive 20GB SSD, consumers who have waited to upgrade to the Sandy Bridge platform may now have the incentive they need..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

15 Web Browsers Tested and Benchmarked
     Thu, Jun 09 2011 | 4:00P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We hope this testing helped you out and helped you learn or discover something you didn't know about web browsers before reading this. Our testing shows that in all of the benchmarks except for one that the fastest Microsoft Windows based browser is once again Google Chrome. Chrome 11 is the fastest public web browser and Chrome 12 is the fastest beta web browser that you can download today to use today..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Gigabyte GTX 560 SuperOverclock
     Thu, Jun 09 2011 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The GeForce GTX 560 is a cutdown version of its more expensive sibling, the GTX 560 Ti. What's really interesting, however, is that the 560 costs considerably less. But beyond the reference design card, however, some manufacturers are taking what appears to already be an impressive product and pushing things further, and Gigabyte is doing this with a custom heatsink and factory overclock for their GTX 560 Super Overclock.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

SuperTalent Showcases SandForce Driven Flash Drive
     Thu, Jun 09 2011 | 12:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Having announced the only USB3 Flash Drive SSD at Computex Taipei, SuperTalent was no stranger to innovation and trust us when we tell you that this flash drive is pure SSD through and through. Although we brought the news to you first at CES in January, the RC8 was initially believed to contain 3Xnm NAND flash memory, however, the release was delayed as SuperTalent thought 25nm might be a better choice. If you are looking for the absolute fastest flash drive, look no further! The RC8 is based on the heart and sole of SandForces rise to fame, the SATA 3 SF-1200 processor which is single handedly responsible for SandForces quick rise to fame in the SSD arena.
  FULL STORY @ SHOWCASES

 
Mach Xtreme Displays New JMicron SATA 3 SSD
     Thu, Jun 09 2011 | 12:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One would always expect big moves by big companies but today we happened to stumble upon something just a bit unexpected. You may remember some time ago we did a SSD review on the MX-DS 'Sandforce Driven' SSD which was introduced by a fairly new company called Mach Xtreme. We met with Tomasz Swatowski, Marketing Manager of Mach Xtreme, this morning and quite frankly, we may have stumbled on the hidden GEM of Computex SSDs.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

OCZ Reaches 1 Million IOPS in SSD Demo At Computex
     Thu, Jun 09 2011 | 12:00P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I guess if you wanted to catch everyone's attention at a place like Computex Taipei, displaying any product pushing in excess of 1 million IOPS would do it now wouldn't it? Our official Computex visit started off with a meeting with Alex Mei, CMO, and Jessica Lucan, Global Marketing Director of OCZ Technology, and have we got some toys to talk about with you. If there is anything tht OCZ is not short on with respect to technology, that is innovation. Don't believe us? Read on and brace yourself!
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Thermaltake Level 10 GT Case Review
     Thu, Jun 09 2011 | 9:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thermaltake decided to take another swing at it though, and hitting at a much better price point they have come out with the new Level 10 GT. This go around it can be had for about $270, yet it still provides you with many of the functions of the original Level 10. Hinged door panels, hot-swap hard drive bays and support for water-cooling are all offered in the GT. Sound like it might be the case for you? Stick tight and find out as we take a look at the case in detail today
  FULL STORY @ THERMALTAKE

COMPUTEX 2011 – Evolve III Maestro Convertible Tablet Triple Boots Windows
     Thu, Jun 09 2011 | 9:01A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tablets have become quite the hot commodity in the last year or two, so it’s becoming increasingly difficult for companies to differentiate their products from the competition. I think Evolve III (Evolve Three) might have accomplished that with the Maestro-C Convertible.
  FULL STORY @ TABLET

Crucial 128GB m4 SSD review
     Thu, Jun 09 2011 | 9:00A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Faster and cheaper than last year's award-winning C300? We take a look at Crucial's second-gen SATA 6Gbps SSD.
  FULL STORY @ HEXUS

COMPUTEX 2011 Video Coverage – Fractal Design
     Wed, Jun 08 2011 | 6:13P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At COMPUTEX 2011 this year, Futurelooks finally had a chance to chat face to face with the people behind Fractal Design, a case manufacturer with Scandinavian roots. We’ve seen them do very well in retail channels so we thought we’d drop in to see just what was cooking for COMPUTEX 2011 this year in our latest video coverage.
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS

Thermaltake Armor A30 Case
     Wed, Jun 08 2011 | 6:13P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The front of the chassis offers a number of options for the needs of any enthusiast. There are two full 5.25 inch bays for your optical drives and even a single 3.5 inch bay for a floppy drive if you still use them, or a fan controller could even be installed for the number of included fans in the Armor A30. On the bottom left of the case there are the ports that the A30 offers. The mix of ports on this case is a blessing as you literally have everything you need including a USB 2.0 port, a USB 3.0 port, front audio jacks and even an eSATA port for your high speed external devices. To the right of the port are the power button, reset button, and power/HDD LEDs."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Computex 2011 - Booth Babes
     Wed, Jun 08 2011 | 6:12P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The one thing that stands out the most at COMPUTEX that there is not enough of at other trade show events like CES is the Booth Babes. COMPUTEX has lots of them and it it keeps the show fun and exciting throughout the day. This year we went ahead and snapped a few photos and shot a short video to bring you guys a small portion of the booth babes from some of the largest companies that rule the computer industry now.
  FULL STORY @ COMPUTEX

AMD Radeon HD 6870 CrossFire with 5x1 Eyefinity
     Wed, Jun 08 2011 | 6:11P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the performance of more mainstream cards on the rise, monitor prices on a downward slide, and support for 5x1 Eyefinity available (sort of), we decided to see what a pair of Radeon HD 6870 cards running in CrossFire mode could do with a quintet of screen out in front. The cleanest way to pull off a 5x1 Eyefinity configuration, without using an array of adapters, is with a card that has at least five, similar outputs, connected to matching monitors. To that end, we got our hands on a pair of PowerColor Radeon HD 6870 2GB Eyefinity 6 Edition cards and five Dell 22” screens with DisplayPort inputs...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

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