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The new x264 HD Benchmark 4.0 is here!
     Mon, Mar 07 2011 | 1:44P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This is the improved version of the x264 HD Benchmark 3.0 benchmark which had become a standard CPU benchmark for Tech ARP as well as many other hardware enthusiasts. The new x264 HD Benchmark 4.0 ups the ante by using the latest r1913 x264 encoder as well as other changes under the hood. This makes the x264 HD Benchmark 4.0 the new best tool for testing the full capabilities of modern multi-core, multi-threaded processors. Do note that due to the changes, the results from x264 HD Benchmark 4.0 are NOT comparable with results from older versions of the benchmark. In addition to the release of the benchmark, we will be compiling benchmark results for this new version. So please contribute your new benchmark results to this project!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Gigabyte launches world's first overclocking motherboard X58A-OC
     Mon, Mar 07 2011 | 1:44P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte Technology has announced the launch of the world's first motherboard designed from the ground up for extreme overclockers, the GA-X58A-OC. Its overclocking specific performance design defines a whole new category of enthusiast focused motherboards that introduces never-seen-before tweaking and insulating features.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

MUKii TransImp X3 Hard Drive Enclosure Plus
     Mon, Mar 07 2011 | 1:43P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Something else that MUKii is realizing is that people want more for their money. Functionality and quality is one thing, but good looks are also a must.. So, often is the case that we want both; we deserve it. Right? This brings us to our latest review product from MUKii, their TransImp X3 Hard Drive Enclosure Plus. One might remember the TransImp U3 model that we reviewed some months back and think this is just a redesigned shell; however, that is not the case at all. The TransImp X3 is indeed an external enclosure with USB3 support, but it also comes with a bunch of new features, enough to make it worth of the prefix 'Plus'. So grab a drink, perhaps a snack and sit back as we show you just what this enclosure has in store for you!
  FULL STORY @ CLOCKERS

Beginner's Guide to HTPC Software
     Mon, Mar 07 2011 | 1:43P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Each one of these has their pros and cons. If you are using Mac OSX, you don't have many choices beyond Front Row and Plex (below). If you're using Linux, honestly you're probably not reading this guide due to limited options as well--MythTV (below as well). So that leaves Windows users . This is at least 90% of you out there, and most likely what everyone reading this is interested in. Let's take a look at some HTPC software programs and cover some of their pros and cons. By no means is this full in-depth, but should be a good starting point.
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE

Intel Sandy Bridge VA-API Video Acceleration Performance
     Mon, Mar 07 2011 | 1:43P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"There have been a number of Intel Sandy Bridge articles on Phoronix since the January launch of this next-generation Intel CPU micro-architecture. It's ranged from the Linux support being challenging to dealing with motherboard problems and then the graphics performance being fast relative to previous generations of Intel graphics and for being based upon the classic Mesa driver architecture, but much slower than Windows. Last week then the Sandy Bridge Linux performance became much more interesting after a simple patch led to a huge performance win to the point that the open-source Linux driver performance is much closer to their full-featured Microsoft Windows driver. What is the next chapter in the Intel Sandy Bridge Linux story? A look at the VA-API video acceleration playback performance."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Corsair HS1A
     Mon, Mar 07 2011 | 1:42P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The HS1A is certainly a high quality headset and certainly worthy of a little more money than something from Labtec or even Ozone, but, it's not worth as much money is it is, especially when the HS1 is available for very little more. Even without Dolby Headphone, if the HS1A was priced at $50, I would heartily recommend it, because it is much better than cheaper headsets. However, because it lacks Dolby Headphone and is only $15 cheaper than the HS1, the HS1A just isn't a good value. So, if you want to buy the HS1A, don't: buy the HS1."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey Series 4GB DDR3-2133
     Mon, Mar 07 2011 | 1:41P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“We're looking at a set of Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey Series 4GB DDR3-2133 modules. They bring the famous HyperX pedigree to the table but come with a slightly new twist, sporting grey heatspreaders instead of the traditional blue. They still look sleek, but perhaps more significantly is they come with a $105 price tag for a killer speed rating. Let's find out if Kingston has produced another winner with these HyperX Genesis modules.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

 
Sunbeamtech Twister 120
     Mon, Mar 07 2011 | 1:40P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Das Unternehmen Sunbeamtech ist vermutlich den wenigsten ein Begriff. Bringen wir nun aber den Namen Tuniq ins Spiel, so sollte es vermutlich bei einigen Klick machen, den aufmerksamen Lesern von DeXgo sollte der Name nun aber was sagen, stellten wir bereits zwei Kühler des taiwanesischen Unternehmens, den Tower 120 Extreme und den Propeller 120, in zwei Reviews vor. Tuniq wurde als extra Division (Abteilung) von Sunbeamtech gegründet und gehört somit zu dem großen Unternehmen, welches vornehmlich auf dem OEM-Markt tätig war. Mit dem Twister 120 stellt Sunbeamtech nun den nächsten Kühler vor, welcher mit zwei 120-mm-Lüftern ausgestattet ist und für alle aktuellen Sockel freigegeben ist. Wie sich der Kühler auf unserem Teststand schlägt, erfahrt ihr auf den folgenden Seiten.
  FULL STORY @ DEXGO

PowerColor HD 6970 PCS+ 2 GB
     Mon, Mar 07 2011 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PowerColor's new HD 6970 PCS+ comes overclocked to the highest clock speeds of any Radeon HD 6970 card that is available at the market right now. It also uses a dual-fan heatsink which will help give you that edge during overclocking and overvolting. With a price increase of just $10, pricing is right, too.
  FULL STORY @ POWERCOLOR

Intel's first SATA 6Gb/sec offering - Intel 510 Series SSD
     Mon, Mar 07 2011 | 12:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"While we were glad to see Intel step up and release this 6Gb/sec part, I can't help but feel this was a bit of a rush job. While the drive performed decently and reliably, I certainly didn't get that same feeling of performance awesomeness present with each of their previous releases. I believe this 510 was pushed out as a stop gap measure, with speedier offerings coming down the road. Sure you could argue this is meant to be a consumer drive only and should be 'good enough' for most people, but the competition is upgrading the definition of 'consumer grade' on a daily basis."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

[Tech ARP] BIOS Option Of The Week - TM2 Bus VID
     Mon, Mar 07 2011 | 9:53A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition. Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend. This week, we will be taking a look at the TM2 Bus VID BIOS setting."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Brother MFC-J6710DW All-in-One Printer Review
     Mon, Mar 07 2011 | 9:02A | Printers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"If you need a heavy-duty printer, Brother has one they would like you to consider. The MFC-J6710DW is made to appeal to anyone who does a lot of printing and needs to work with large documents. It is a large, do-it-all printer which can print, scan, copy, and fax paper up to A3 (i.e., 11 x 17 inches or 297 x 420 mm). We decided to take a look to see just how well it performed these tasks."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Zalman ZM-VE200 External 2.5-inch HDD Enclosure with Virtual Drive Function Revi
     Mon, Mar 07 2011 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Zalman ZM-VE200 external 2.5” HDD enclosure comes with a built-in virtual drive function that requires no drivers to use. The Zalman ZM-VE200 is completely plug-and-play and can be connected via a USB 2.0 or eSATA cable, both included in the retail box. Compatible for use under Windows, Ubuntu or MacOS X systems, the Zalman ZM-VE200 is versatile and flexible, compared to optical drives or other 2.5” enclosures. The Zalman ZM-VE200 fits right in your pocket in a sleek, sexy silver or black aluminum enclosure."
  FULL STORY @ ZALMAN

1,000 watts of clean, stable power
     Mon, Mar 07 2011 | 9:00A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Zalman has successfully added another high-quality power supply to their line up. The ZM1000-HP Plus 1,000W power supply’s voltage regulation, line regulation and cross-loading regulation are all very good. The AC ripple noise suppression is excellent and the overall efficiency is good. Under normal operating conditions (below 500W load) the ZM1000-HP Plus is virtually silent. The PSU comes fitted with both hard-wired and modular cables that can support multiple, high-end video cards but not dual CPUs."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Exceleram EP3001A PC3-10666 2x2GB Memory Review
     Sun, Mar 06 2011 | 4:03P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new EP3001A memory modules from Exceleram are using Powerchip Rev D 128x8 and even if the rating is PC3-10666, they are very overclockable and come at a very affordable price
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Corsair H60 Liquid CPU Cooler Review
     Sun, Mar 06 2011 | 4:02P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Twelve months ago there were two major players in the factory sealed liquid cooler market, Corsair with their H50 and H70 models and CoolIT with their ECO and Vantage products. All four products were impressive in their own right and these two manufacturers were competing against each other for the same consumers, each looking for reviews and user experience to show their cooler in the best light. Things change quickly in the technology world though and today we take a look at a product which a year ago we wouldn't have thought possible, a cooler which is co-produced by CoolIT and Corsair... the H60."
  FULL STORY @ LIQUID

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