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Zotac H67-ITX: Sandy Bridge for Mini-ITX
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 1:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Zotac H67-ITX is the most capable mini-ITX board on the market. It offers a full set of features including SATA 6 Gbps, eSATA, USB 3.0, and 802.11n, not to mention full support for Intel's Sandy Bridge processors.
  FULL STORY @ SILENTPCREVIEW

Xigmatek Elysium Super Tower Chassis Launch Review
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 1:02A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today Xigmatek are launching the Elysium, a case with HPTX compatibility and we have one of the first samples on our test bench to find out if it has the quality and features to compete with other high end models."
  FULL STORY @ SUPER

AMD Radeon HD 6670 and 6570 Mainstream GPUs:
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 12:50A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A couple of weeks ago, AMD took the wraps off of the Radeon HD 6450, an affordable DirectX 11-class graphics card targeted at users looking to upgrade from basic, integrated graphics solutions. We posted a quick look at the Radeon HD 6450 in our news, and while the card wasn’t a barnburner, it was certainly a step up from integrated graphics. The card’s low-power characteristics, low profile, and the integration of AMD’s UVD3 video engine also made it an excellent candidate for HTPC applications. Today AMD continues to flesh out the Radeon HD 6000 series with a few more cards targeted at more budget-friendly, mainstream market segments. As their names suggest, the new Radeon HD 6670 and Radeon HD 6570 cards launching today are somewhat more powerful than the Radeon HD 6450, but they’re also priced a little higher too. We’re still talking about really affordable price-points though; 1GB GDDR5 versions of the Radeon HD 6670 will be available for as low as $99, while the 512MB GDDR5 (or 1GB DDR3) version of Radeon HD 6570 will be available for around $79...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

AMD Radeon HD 6450 and HD 6670 graphics card review
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 12:50A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mainstream GPUs from AMD. We review and rate them.
  FULL STORY @ HEXUS

AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB & HD 6570 512MB video cards
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 12:50A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Another week, another graphics card launch. This time AMD is hitting the entry level with a pair of new products: the HD 6670 and HD 6570. Both of these are supposed to offer budget conscious buyers some new choices over the previous generation while adding features like UVD3 into the mix. Hopefully, they'll allow lower priced GPUs to hit higher performance levels as well.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

AMD Radeon HD 6670 1 GB
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 12:49A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today AMD releases their HD 6670 which is priced at $100. The card is based on a brand-new graphics processor called "Turks" with 480 shaders and GDDR5 memory. Like all recent cards from AMD the card supports EyeFinity, DirectX 11 and full HD video acceleration.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Kingston Versus IronKey - Who Has The Fastest FIPS Flash Drive
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 12:49A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"On paper it looks like the IronKey solutions should be faster, but you can't believe everything a company tells you when they are marketing a product they are trying to sell you. Since security is such a big deal to corporations these days we decided to order in these Flash drives and do some testing of our own. We've heard rumors and have experienced ourselves that review sites often get 'cherry picked' samples, so we ordered in as many drives as our $1000 self-prescribed budget would allow. You can look at our receipts from Amazon.com, TigerDirect.com and PConnection if you'd like..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

 
AMD Radeon HD 6450 and AMD Radeon HD 6570
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 12:49A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Presenting the lowest segment in the product gamma is usually the last step in presenting the new generation, at least in the usual scenario. In accordance with this, AMD announced their low-end chips, Caicos and Turks, for the second quarter of the current year. These chips are reserved for the weakest models from the Radeon HD 6000 series, which is probably the last thing that is going to be presented in the following months as well, with the possible exception of HD 6670. These cards are intended for non-heavy duty users, and are mostly low-profile, so that they fit not only into regular office PCs, but also HTPCs. We got two visually similar models for testing; these two small Radeons, however, turned out to be packing major differences under their coolers…
  FULL STORY @ INSIDEHW

Cooler Master Centurion 5 II Limited Edition "Red" Case Review
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 12:49A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Centurion 5 II “Red” is a limited edition case from Cooler Master. The Cooler Master Centurion 5 II Red edition has a steel body and a fully black painted exterior outfitted with an acrylic side window so you can see the striking red painted interior. A case for gamers, the Cooler Master Centurion 5 II Red edition can be fitted with up to 4 fans, 2 of which already come pre-installed: a 140mm red LED intake fan at the front and a 120mm red LED exhaust fan at the rear. Improving upon the original Cooler Master Centurion 5 design, the Centurion 5 II has better airflow options, 2.5” and 1.8” drive mounting support and a removable I/O module. Unfortunately, being a limited edition case, the Cooler Master Centurion 5 II Red edition case is only available in select retailers from Asia and Australia."
  FULL STORY @ CASES

Dell V715w
     Mon, Apr 18 2011 | 4:03P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Dell V715w, an MFP (multifunction printer), has the features, output quality, and paper capacity suitable for a home or micro office, and is also up to doing double duty as a home printer. It includes fax, ADF, auto-duplexer, LCD screen for previewing photos, and slots for memory cards and USB key.”
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE

Cooler Master Storm Enforcer gaming case
     Mon, Apr 18 2011 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gaming" cases seem to be a dime a dozen these days but Cooler Master's products always seem to stand out from the crowd. Their latest addition to the CM Storm line is called the Enforcer and it looks to offer an excellent combination of features and sleek design design elements into a case that doesn't cost a fortune.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

Sapphire HD 6950 FleX 2GB Graphics Card
     Mon, Apr 18 2011 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many graphics cards are rebranded reference designs. Sapphire doesn't play that game, and releases their HD 6950 Flex 2GB to prove it. This card has a trick, the ability to run 3 monitors right out of the box. Tricks are great, but does the card have the muscle to satisfy gaming enthusiasts? Read on to find out.
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

Etymotic Research Custom Tips by ACS
     Mon, Apr 18 2011 | 4:00P | Tips | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Etymotic earphones may already be a pricy proposition for the average consumer, but the discerning listener is aware of the importance of a good seal in obtaining the best sound quality from an in-ear earphone. Is it possible that a mere set of eartips can be worth the $100 asked by ACS and Etymotic for the service? I decided to lay my own ears on the line and find out."
  FULL STORY @ ETYMOTIC

Thermaltake Frio OCK
     Mon, Apr 18 2011 | 12:03P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Thermaltake is a thermal & cooling computer peripherals vendor which does not sound strange and in fact they are one of the world leading vendors. Thermaltake always gives us surprise with their new products; either with outstanding design, superb performance or both. Today we will have a look on their latest Frio CPU cooler; Frio OCK after 12 months later of their first Frio CPU cooler."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREBISTRO

ASRock H67M-ITX/HT Socket 1155 Motherboard
     Mon, Apr 18 2011 | 12:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Cougar Point chipset and Sandy Bridge processor selling like crazy, so brings a new line of ITX motherboards. The first one we will take a look at is the ASRock H67M-ITX/HT. ASRock currently offers two motherboards in this small form factor: one being the HT, which comes with Wi-Fi and a Media Center controller; and the other being a non-HT, which lacks both. Otherwise you are getting the same great motherboard features with both, though we will be taking a look at the HT sub-model for you all today.
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS

ASUS GeForce GTX580 1536MB DirectCU II
     Mon, Apr 18 2011 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS is a company reputed for going all the way through with its ideas; once they’ve decided to create a special product (or product series, for that matter) and present it to the market, they achieve what they had in mind. This is the case with their own rendition of GeForce GTX580 DirectCU II, which has been redesigned in every way, all with the goal of separating the card from competitors in mind, with both low temperatures and overclock capabilities. Even the world-famous overclocker Shamino managed to set a record on this card; you can read more about this in a separate box. This card is aimed at users who don’t restrain from paying good money for quality and now exactly what quality means. ASUS has done their part of the job flawlessly and we really can’t say that we have anything to reproach to this card...
  FULL STORY @ INSIDEHW

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