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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 40GB SSD
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 12:30A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If we told you that you could have one of the top rated solid state drives available for absolutely free, would you be interested? Its TRUE!!!! The SSD Review and Other World Computing have teamed up to giveaway one of the fastest SSDs we have evaluated and it is free and open to all active members of The SSD Review. This model of SSD was reviewed here and its evaluation produced amazing disk transfer highs of 279MB/s read and 267MB/s write in Atto Disk Benchmark. This drives true ability was shown in its testing through PCMark Vantage HDD Suite where SSDs are put through a series of 8 different simulated real life user scenarios. Each scenario has a resulting disk transfer speed which, when calculated with all 8 tests, provides a HDD Suite score for easy comparison of different drives. Until only recently, we had never seen a solid state drive reach the 40 000 mark plateau
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

ZOTAC H55ITX-C-E Mini-ITX Motherboard Review
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 12:28A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Enthusiasts love to show off their biggest, most powerful computers. While visiting Texas for a little QuakeCon action, I saw some crazy huge computer systems taking up a little bit more than their share of the table, or even the actual walk ways. In the eyes of many gamers and enthusiasts, bigger often means better and faster. ZOTAC, who is the trailblazer in Mini-ITX motherboards, think that shrinking the size of a platform and giving it scalable options, is the way to go. With the right mix of components, could the ZOTAC H55-ITX-C-E could be your next “big” system? Let’s find out!
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS

EVGA Geforce GTX 570 Superclocked video card
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 12:28A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Late last year, NVIDIA released their GTX 570 – a card that proved itself to be the perfect solution to AMD”s upcoming HD 6900-series since it ended up outperforming even the GTX 480. Since then board partners have released a steady stream of non-reference designs and EVGA has led the pack with their Superclocked edition.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

Intel's SandyBridge II HD Gfx, Open GL and AVX Performance
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 12:27A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I don’t recall which movie it was, something that was highly acclaimed and after watching it with a friend, he claimed that it sucked. It sucked for the simple reason that he had read and heard so much of be buzz around it that the real thing simply did not live up to his expectations. Something similar is happening now with respect to Sandy Bridge. The prelaunch expectations were that it would stomp everything by a land slide and now it only turns out to be about the fastest CPU ever released by Intel. And the rest of the world. How disappointing is that? Sarcasm aside Sandy Bridge has come and the initial impression has been rather overwhelming. Particularly with respect to the energy efficiency, there is not quite anything like SB out there. The same goes for the overclocking potential, yet, almost everybody complains about the lack of real life OC achievements. It’s a cruel world that Sandy was thrown into … On the downside, there are certain layers of hype that need to be peeled off, particularly with respect to Intel releasing what might be called an immature platform. OpenGL does not work, AVX functionality is crippled by the cache interconnect and possibly by the Uops cache and Integer AVX will not even be functional until 3 generations down the road. Ok, we can live with the latter, it appears rather inconsequential for the time being. The L2 connectivity is also something we can live with, 20-30% performance increase at the same power budget are very significant. And OpenGL has somehow outlived its usefulness.
  FULL STORY @ LOSTCIRCUITS

ASUS EAH6870 DirectCU
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 12:26A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"There were only two cons that I found overall. The backplate is flush with the PCB on the sides and as such doesn't allow some PCI Express slot latching mechanisms to engage fully and that causes the card to not sit properly in the slot. Secondly, the ability to change the voltage is there but currently does not work and is advertised as a feature. Hopefully soon, such voltage adjustments will be allowed."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

HD 6950 is touted to be in a class of its own
     Mon, Jan 17 2011 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"After an unexpected delay (and plenty of rumors that soon followed), AMD's Radeon HD 6970 and Radeon HD 6950 finally see the light of day. The Cayman GPU brings a new VLIW4 core design that enables better efficiency and improved tessellation performance among others. AMD has positioned the HD 6970 as the superior enthusiast GPU, while the HD 6950 is touted to be in a class of its own. But still, the burning question: can the AMD Radeon HD 6970 subdue NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 580?"
  FULL STORY @ ZONE

AMD HD 6970 Graphics Card Review
     Mon, Jan 17 2011 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
: "It’s that time again; time for AMD to release another flagship that is! This time it’s their current single GPU flagship, right on the heels of their new Phenom II x6 1100T Black Edition."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERS

 
PowerTune technology get into the mix?
     Mon, Jan 17 2011 | 4:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"That being said, the new HD 6970 and HD 6950 have some great performance results. The HD 6970 was able to compete very well against the similarly priced GeForce GTX 570 and even beat it in many of our tests including the once-NVIDIA-dominated Metro 2033 title. In that instance, the HD 6970 was almost able to keep up with the GTX 580 priced at least a $150 higher on the graphics card scale. It's close but if I were to select a winner in the battle between the HD 6970 and the GTX 570, I would likely go with the new AMD option."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

HIS Radeon HD 6950 2 GB
     Mon, Jan 17 2011 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HIS Radeon HD 6950 is a new option in the $300 upper midrange graphics card segment. It has enough power to play the latest titles in Full HD resolution. Thanks to improved geometry and tesselation engines it also promises to deliver increased performance in latest titles compared to the Radeon HD 5870.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Zalman ZM850-HP Plus Power Supply Review
     Mon, Jan 17 2011 | 2:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Zalman has just released a new power supply line, the HP Plus, featuring two internal heatpipes and modular cabling system. Currently only two models are available, 850 W and 1,000 W, both with 80 Plus Silver certification. Although they are not selling them yet, Zalman has already got 80 Plus Bronze certification for the 500 W, 600 W, and 700 W models, so they will be releasing these models in the near future. Let's see if the 850 W model is a good buy."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Thermaltake Armor A30
     Mon, Jan 17 2011 | 2:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Thermaltake is well-known with their chassis as they have been producing great design, performance-grade, and highly versatile chassis. Armor A30 was launched in Dec 2010 and Thermaltake categorized it as gaming cube form factor since it is neither a mini case nor a mid-tower case. Don't be misleading by the size of Armor A30 as it can do far more than its size; let us explore it to you."
  FULL STORY @ THERMALTAKE

Exceleram Red Culvert (EB3103A) DDR3-1600 6GiB
     Mon, Jan 17 2011 | 12:03P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Im Jahr 2007 stellten wir ein erstes Speicherkit der damals noch unbekannten Firma Exceleram vor. Damals noch DDR2-Speicher, haben wir für unseren heutigen Test ein aktuelles DDR3-Triple-Channel-Kit vorliegen. Mit einer Kapazität von insgesamt sechs GiB und einer Frequenz von 1.600 MHz stellt dieses Kit wohl die gängigste Konfiguration dar, wenn es um Triple-Channel-Kits geht. Der Unterschied, welcher die Exceleram Red Culvert von anderen Kits abgrenzen soll, sind die von Hause aus recht straffen Timings von 6-8-7-24. Wie sich das Kit mit dem schwarzen PCB und den roten Heatspreadern bei uns im Test schlägt, erfahrt ihr auf den folgenden Seiten.
  FULL STORY @ ARTIKEL

ASRock ION 3D 152B Intel Atom D525 HTPC with NVIDIA 3DTV Play
     Mon, Jan 17 2011 | 12:02P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Over the past couple of years we have tested our fair share of ASRock nettop systems. You may remember them as they have developed over time. The small black or white rectangle boxes with loads of goodies packed inside a small box. We started with the ION 330 which was more or less a basic system with the home theater capability, then we moved onto the ION 330HT which was designed more for the home theater user in mind and then this year the Core 100HT-BD which again saw new HTPC improvements and faster performance. Fast forward a little and we see the release of the ION 3D Series from ASRock. Don’t let looks deceive you; it looks pretty similar to all previous nettop systems from ASRock, but what is going on inside the attractive and small case is what is important. As the name implies, the ION 3D comes with 3D playback support. This is thanks to the inclusion of the NVIDIA GT218-ION graphics chip that is NVIDIA 3DTV Play capable."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
     Mon, Jan 17 2011 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The highly awaited GeForce GTX 570 is now on sale. We have sent the card with reference clock and overclocked through our benchmarks and otherwise cast a close look at the new model.
  FULL STORY @ GRAFIKKARTEN

BitFenix Survivor Mid Tower PC Case Review
     Mon, Jan 17 2011 | 12:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The second case offering from BitFenix is a nice one. The Survivor is a small case with lots of features and is easy to use. The Survivor is also subtle in its looks -- not to flashy like its big brother, the Colossus. The Survivor still has LED lighting, but scaled way back, and even then if that is too much you have the ability to turn the lighting off. The handle feature on the Survivor could be quite attractive to those on the move with their systems. Some may not like that it blocks some of the top exhaust, though..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

PowerColor Extreme PX 1000W
     Mon, Jan 17 2011 | 9:03A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“We're looking at the PowerColor Extreme PX 1000W power supply, a unit that sports some very unique aesthetics for a PSU, though we have seen a similar color scheme and styling on their graphics cards. But good looks will only get you so far. The specifications of the PX 1000W are impressive on paper, but what happens when we load it up to the gills with some of the most power hungry components out there? Let's find out.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

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