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Quick Review: Corsair Dominator Series PC3-17000 4GB Kit
     Sat, Feb 19 2011 | 9:01A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"When we heard about how overclocking wasn't going to work via the BCLK on the P67 chipset, it really made me wonder how companies were going to attack the higher end RAM market. For years we've used a combination of dividers and a high BCLK to achieve high memory speeds; with only dividers available now we wouldn't be able to fine tune as much. So in came the beloved Dominator series from Corsair which we know from past experience is designed for high speed. The question was, though, how will we go about getting to the 2133MHz DDR default clock that Corsair is offering us? Before that, though, we'll look at the modules. Being part of the Dominator series, you're not going to see anything that really surprises you. We've got the black and red modules with Dominator tagging."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AMD 880G Motherboard
     Sat, Feb 19 2011 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“A couple of weeks ago we took a look at the ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 mATX motherboard. Well today we will be taking a look at its big brother the M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3. This motherboard features the same AMD 880G northbridge and SB850 southbridge as its smaller counterpart. AMD’s 880G chipset is sort of the little sister of the 890GX chipset, but is set to be more affordable, while still offering the same performance. This chipset also offers native SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0 support. Let’s take a look at the M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 and see how well it performs."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

AMD Phenom II X4 840 & X4 975 Black Edition Processors
     Fri, Feb 18 2011 | 4:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There is no denying the fact that AMD has been hell-bent on providing the CPU market with some much-needed value options as of late. While this approach hasn't led to any direct competitors against Intel's high-end products, there are several Phenom and Athlon processors that feature an excellent price / performance ratio. Today, AMD is releasing two more quad core Phenom II CPUs: the enthusiast-friendly X4 975 BE and the sub-$120 X4 840.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution Motherboard Review
     Fri, Feb 18 2011 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution was designed using the highest quality components delivering unparalleled performance and power efficiency, compared to other P67 motherboards. The ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution supports both 3-way SLI and Quad-CrossFireX, utilizing an NVIDIA NF200 chip to deliver optimal multi-GPU bandwidth not natively supported in Sandy Bridge systems. The ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution also has USB 3.0 functionality, an additional pair of SATA 6 Gb/s ports with RAID support and dual Intel Gigabit LAN. With a combination of server-class features, intelligent power saving options and superior overclocking capabilities, the ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution is elevating mainstream desktop computing to a level previously unheard of in the industry."
  FULL STORY @ REVOLUTION

Intel Core i5 2500K "SandyBridge" Processor Review
     Fri, Feb 18 2011 | 4:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Intel is making another push with the Intel Core i5 2500K. The Core i5 2500K is based off of the new Sandy Bridge architecture. The i5 2500K has a base frequency of 3.3GHz, a max turbo frequency of 3.7GHz, and is loaded with 6MB of L3 cache. There are 4 cores but no hyperthreading support, so 4 threads as well. The "K" version of the i5 2500 puts the Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor on die, instead of the 2000. The "K" version also means fully unlocked and flexible overclocking capabilities. LGA-1155 will be the new socket to hold the latest Intel Core processors. There is support for Intel's new AVX instruction set, Intel's Quick Sync Video, and Virtualization."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

Mobile GPU Battle, Radeon vs GeForce w/ Eurocom
     Fri, Feb 18 2011 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We took a pair of Radeon HD 6970M graphics cards and put them up against a pair of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 470Ms for some head-to-head benchmarks. Since we'll be working with mobile cards, we'll need a suitable mobile platform to run the tests on. Our benchmark platform is the Eurocom Panther 2.0. This is a very large and very powerful desktop replacement (DTR) based on the Clevo X7200 whitebook...
  FULL STORY @ RADEON

AXLE GeForce GT 430 1GB Video Card Review
     Fri, Feb 18 2011 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I was impressed by the AXLE GeForce GT 430 video card, mainly by its cooling ability. Our review of the ASUS ENGT430 GeForce GT 430 video card showed the load temperature reaching up to 73C on that card, while the AXLE GeForce GT 430 barely broke a sweat at 41C. Overclock it a little bit and it still stays around 45C. It is geared more toward Home Theatre PCs, but it can be a decent card for gaming...as long as it is low resolution and you can sacrifice some of the eye candy...."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

 
Palit GTX 560 Ti Sonic
     Fri, Feb 18 2011 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Palit GTX 560 Ti Sonic, clocked at 900 MHz, has been finely tuned to provide an ultimate gaming experience, while conserving the high performance/watt efficiency demonstrated in all GTX 560 Ti cards. Palit incorporated a dual 80mm fan design, and shrunk down the PCB by a few inches. This compact design makes the Palit GTX 560 Ti Sonic an ideal contender for any mid tower case, as well as lowering the overall voltage required to power the card. Currently, the Palit GTX 560 Ti Sonic is priced at 259.99 USD, while the reference Palit GTX 560 Ti is priced at 249.99 USD. The low market price of GTX 560 Ti is yet another quality making this card a serious contender in the market.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

Intel 310 Series 80GB mSATA SSD Review
     Fri, Feb 18 2011 | 12:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As tablets, portable media players, and even ultra-thin notebooks keep shrinking in size, so too will the components they're built around. This is where Intel's new 310 Series SSDs come into play. The 310 Series utilize the same 34nm NAND flash memory technology and controller found on the chip maker's 2.5-inch SSDs, but in a form factor just 1/8th the size. We're talking a scant 2 inches (51mm) long by 1.18 (30mm) wide and flatter than a pancake. And the best part, says Intel, is that despite its diminutive stature, you can expect performance similar to that of the company's popular X25-M 34nm SSD...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Gigabyte G1 Assassin Motherboard Video Preview
     Fri, Feb 18 2011 | 12:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte is back with yet more sexy looking motherboards, this time in an X58 flavor dedicated to gamers.
  FULL STORY @ ASSASSIN

Seagate Constellation.2 1TB 2.5-inch SATA Hard Drive
     Fri, Feb 18 2011 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"When it comes to traditional platter drives, the most innovative company on the block is Seagate. Seagate has many firsts under their belt, more than what I could possibly go into in an article about a single drive. Adding to the long string of innovative products is the new Seagate Constellation.2 Series of products. With a maximum capacity of 1TB and a small 2.5" form factor, the Constellation.2 is already breaking new ground. On top of that, Seagate wasn't content with just a SATA or SAS interface, the Constellation.2 is available in both SATA 6G and SAS 6G. As you might have guessed, the new 2.5" Constellation.2 is a nearline enterprise drive, but unlike the norm in this field the new SATA and SAS Constellation.2 is optimized to be power efficient, using only 3.9 watts at idle."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

In Win Dragon Rider Review
     Fri, Feb 18 2011 | 9:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"A great deal of enthusiasts may not have heard of In Win before, they are a Taiwanese based company that specialise in chassis/case manufacture. We have taken a look at some of their storage products in times past via the NA and AMMO. I took a look at the In Win Griffin, which as highlighted in the article had some major flaws in the design. Determined to find some improvement in In Win's case design, I am today looking at the Dragon Rider which is In Win's first full tower case. In fact, this case can accommodate E-ATX motherboards - so as you will appreciate the interior is extremely roomy. We can also expect tool-less mechanisms for attaching drives and cards and there are some alternative cooling solutions inside which look very intriguing. Everyone loves an under-dog, so lets begin our analysis of the Dragon Rider."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Antec High Current Gamer 520W PSU Review
     Fri, Feb 18 2011 | 9:01A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Antec High Current Gamer 520W PSU arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review from Technic3D the next PSU with one +12V rail (40A), 135mm Fan, 6x SATA hard disk connectors and 2x PCI-e 6+2-Pin."
  FULL STORY @ GAMER

MSI HD 6850 Cyclone Power Edition
     Fri, Feb 18 2011 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Brief: MSI's HD 6850 Cyclone Power Edition comes at 860 MHz, which is the largest overclock out of the box of any HD 6850 available. The card also features a little switch to enable a silent BIOS which reduces fan noise considerably and makes the card a virtually noiseless experience to use, in both idle and 3D.
  FULL STORY @ MSI

ASUS GeForce GTX 570 Direct CU II
     Thu, Feb 17 2011 | 6:04P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS is expanding their triple-slot cooler graphics card lineup. Their GeForce GTX 570 Direct CU II offers amazingly low noise levels as well as low operating temperatures in both idle and 3D. ASUS has also increased to clock speeds out of the box, even though the icnrease is only minimal. But with a price increase of just $10 there is not much to complain about.
  FULL STORY @ ASUS

Crucial Ballistix PC3-17000 DDR-3 4GB Kit
     Thu, Feb 17 2011 | 5:58P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hardwareoverclock.com has just posted the Crucial Ballistix PC3-17000 DDR-3 4GB Kit review. This memories works with 2133 MHz and 9-10-9-24-1T at 1.65 Volt. So we’ve found a very interesting kit for our Sandy bridge system, that supports memories up to 2300 mhz. But what about the performance? Can the 2133 MHz kit also develop their full power? We’ll see….
  FULL STORY @ BALLISTIX

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