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Gigabyte G1 Assassin and Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition Review
     Sat, Mar 12 2011 | 12:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today KitGuru will find out if this board is worth your time and money, and thanks to Intel we have their latest Core i7 990x Extreme Edition to partner up Gigabyte’s latest and greatest X58 board. Our goal is to hit 5.0ghz on modest liquid cooling, a rather tall order for the hot running 12 core flagship processor. Getting 4.8ghz stable with a 980x was a challenge,
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 240 GB Review
     Sat, Mar 12 2011 | 11:50A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When you look at the performance of the RevoDrive 3 X2, it is clear that it excels in random workloads with larger file sizes and multiple threads. In the ATTO testing, the RevoDrive 3 X2 easily reaches its advertised read performance target of 1500 MB/s and comes quite close to the 1225 MB/s specification on the writes. Keep in mind that this was done with the RevoDrive 3 X2 as the primary boot drive - not a bare drive."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

BitFenix Outlaw Mid Tower Chassis Review
     Sat, Mar 12 2011 | 11:19A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
To date, from BitFenix I have seen some really unusual designs such as the Survivor and Colossus, but in more recent times they have moved to more widely acceptable aesthetics and design layouts. Of the last pair of chassis designs, both are more of the usual suspect when it comes to mid tower cases, yet still have things that make them stand out when scrolling through what seems like an endless list of chassis purchase options. To stand out against the competition, one option is to paint it white to sell massive amounts of cases, because truly, black on black cases are everywhere. Even though BitFenix lowered the bar for stand out aesthetics and general wow factor, they have, in my opinion, delivered a mid tower gaming chassis that in my mind has a trio of reasons why this new chassis will stand out against the rest."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

NZXT Avatar S Mouse Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Sat, Mar 12 2011 | 9:19A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not everyone wants a weighted mouse with a dozen reprogrammable buttons and a configuration software that looks like it was made by NASA. Those super mice repel the less demanding user, the one who just wants a peripheral that is superior to the model used at the office but that doesn`t cost a fortune or have more functions than needed. If you are like that, then maybe the NZXT Avatar S mouse might be the one you are looking for. Let us show why once we describe the product."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

MEElectronics M9 Earphones Review
     Sat, Mar 12 2011 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“There are a lot of contenders in the earphone market. The prices range from $10 up into the $200s or more for those simple little speakers folks plug into their ears for a few hours at a time, listening to a variety of forms and genres of music. Some folks can’t tell the difference between the low-end ones and the high-end ones, and prefer affordability over demonstrable sound quality. After all, if you can hear something, the earphones are working well, right? Clearly, we audiophiles know there is a difference. However, we, too, fancy ourselves frugal, so we’ll find the highest-quality au dio devices we can afford. Enter the MEElectronics M9 earphones, a $20 set of earphones which sound like $80 earphones."
  FULL STORY @ MEELECTRONICS

MSI Radeon HD 6950 2GB Twin Frozr II Video Card Review
     Sat, Mar 12 2011 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It feels like it's been ages since I've tested a video card. Unfortunately I was then quick to realize that it's only been a little over a week, and became concerned that 10 days felt like an eternity. To get back into the swing of things, though, we fired up the HD 6950 from MSI which has just gotten the Twin Frozr II treatment. The HD 6900 series runs a little warmer than the previous generation HD 5800 series, so it's good to see MSI attack the model with the Twin Frozr cooler; in this case the Twin Frozr II. Out of the box the focus has never been about a pre-overclock on this model; instead it's been all about the cooling and making sure the core is running as cool as possible while not being too loud."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

MSI GeForce GTX 560 Twin Frozr II 1 GB
     Sat, Mar 12 2011 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI's GeForce GTX 560 Twin Frozr II comes with MSI's own cooling solution, which does a great job at keeping the card cool. Even with heavy voltage increases, the temperatures never rose above 80°C. For maximum performance MSI has overclocked the card out of the box - at no price increase compared to the reference design.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

 
Charts: CPU - updated AMD FX-6100 @ ocaholic
     Sat, Mar 12 2011 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding numerous CPUs. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right CPU."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

VirtualBox 4.0 OpenGL Acceleration Leaves Room For Improvement
     Sat, Mar 12 2011 | 9:00A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"VirtualBox, the Sun/Oracle virtualization platform, has supported OpenGL acceleration and Direct3D acceleration within virtual machines for more than two years. When the host system has hardware GPU acceleration, OpenGL/Direct3D calls can be passed from the guest to the host when the VirtualBox guest driver is installed. There has been the Linux 3D support since VirtualBox 2.2 and was initially limited to OpenGL 1.4 support and in the summer of 2009 it turned to OpenGL 2.0. We had not delivered any early benchmarks as the initial support was too buggy, but even with the recently released VirtualBox 4.0, while the support is usable and stable for the most part, it is still far from being very efficient and will crash under some OpenGL software."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win Dual GPU Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Fri, Mar 11 2011 | 11:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Dual GPU cards are rarities these days since the amount of time, effort and engineering capital that needs to be dedicated towards designing one is substantial. While most board partners usually avoid designing these high end niche products, EVGA has jumped into the pool head first with their new GTX 560 Ti 2Win. Packing a pair of GF114 cores and 2GB of memory, this new card should have what it takes to effectively bridge the gap between NVIDIA`s GTX 580 and GTX 590."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Futurelooks? INTEL Z68 Round Up: ASUS vs GIGABYTE vs ASRock vs MSI ? FIGHT!
     Fri, Mar 11 2011 | 9:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Futurelooks round up some of the most popular INTEL Z68 boards and has a cage match ... *Futurelooks? INTEL Z68 Round Up: ASUS vs GIGABYTE vs ASRock vs MSI ? FIGHT! * Some say Z68 killed the P67 star. That really depends on what features you require and will realistically use. If gaming and other fun activities like home or office work are the primary purpose, a highly affordable P67 system would more than make you happy. However, if productivity is more important and you work with very large data intensive programs, the Intel Z68 Chipset is the platform of choice thanks to the new enhanced features like LucidLogix Virtu and Intel Smart Response (ISR). While Virtu and Intel Quick Sync are very handy for video projects, ISR still brings one of the most useful performance boosts to the table. Let?s have a look at a wide array of the Z68 motherboard choices available and see if it?s possible to crown a winner. * * *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

Silverstone TS04 USB 3.0 2.5" SDD/HDD Enclosure
     Fri, Mar 11 2011 | 5:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"January 2011 marked the one year anniversary of USB 3.0 availability on mass-market consumer products. Adoption of the USB 3.0 standard started a little slow, but as of late 2010 began really ramping up. The Silverstone TS04 is Silverstone's first USB 3.0 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD compatible drive enclosure to hit the market. Today I have the TS04 here on my test bench, and am ready to put it to the test!"
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS

Kingston HyperX T1 8GB (4 x 2GB) 2133MHz DDR3 Memory Kit
     Fri, Mar 11 2011 | 5:02P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Kingston HyperX T1 8GB (4 x 2GB) 2133MHz DDR3 memory kit is definitely worth considering by those looking for a high speed, high capacity kit to take their system to the next level. An XMP profile at 2133MHz makes the whole process extremely simple, and anyone with a compatible motherboard should be up and running in no time.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

GIGABYTE G1.Sniper
     Fri, Mar 11 2011 | 5:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At CES 2011, GIGABYTE announced the release of a completely new series of motherboards: the G1.Killer series. The series consists of three different variants: the G1.Assasin, the G1.Sniper, and the G1.Guerilla, all of which utilize the old X58 chipset, while bringing in a set of new features that are not observed in any other modern motherboard. The G1 series motherboards have been designed to deliver maximum performance without depriving the user of the room for creativity. The most definitive features of these motherboards are the built-in high quality audio utilzing the Creative 20K2 chip and the Bigfoot Killer E2100 Network Processing Unit. These features are geared towards the gaming audience, but are not limited to one particular group of users. Without the need to use expansion slots for audio or LAN hardware, users are able to make full use of the provided PCI-E bandwidth to either stock up on GPUs or add additional cards to their liking.
  FULL STORY @ GIGABYTE

Snooping Timbuk2's camera messenger bag
     Fri, Mar 11 2011 | 5:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In his latest blog post, TR's Geoff Gasior explores Timbuk2's Snoop camera messenger bag to see how well it handles notebooks, camera gear, and all the other gadgets you might want slung over your shoulder.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

News: Fractal Designs Define R3 mid-tower chassis
     Fri, Mar 11 2011 | 2:07P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Fractal Design has concocted a USB 3.0 revision of its stylish Define R3 mid-tower chassis. We go hands-on to see if its beauty is more than skin deep."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

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