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Coolermaster USNA 95 laptop/mp3 charger tested in PSU test-lab
     Mon, Mar 28 2011 | 4:02P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Laptops are now more then ever being used for everyday tasks and even some gaming, it does not take a fool to understand that this growing market also brings along a higher desire for aftermarket battery chargers/laptop power adapters. Today we're having a look at Coolermasters latest offering, the USNA 95, and have it tested inside the PSU test-labs in Venlo
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Grand 750W Power Supply Review
     Mon, Mar 28 2011 | 4:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What is the first thing that comes to mind when I mention the words 'cake' and 'cheese'? Cheese that is melted on top of a cake? A cake made out of cheese? Or should I simply refer to it as a cheesecake? Recently, I have been invited to a wedding, and the first thing that comes to my mind is the bride and groom cutting their wedding cake. Now obviously weddings and cheesecakes have nothing to do with a power supply we are reviewing today -- but before you click the little 'X' next to your browser's tab, let me ask you this question first before moving on further in this review: Would you buy an ugly looking cheesecake to munch down on, or an ugly wedding cake for that special someone? Probably not, and I believe nine out of ten people would agree also. In the world of computers, PC enthusiasts will go pretty far in obtaining hardware to make their system look pretty, and I have to admit that I am one of them. Not too long ago, I was browsing the internet in search of some new hardware for my system, and it so happens that I have stumbled across a good looking power supply, in which I am going to report on today. This is no other than the Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 750W. At first glance, it has a simple, yet unique strip of red on a dark matte body. As well, a Ferrari/Lamborghini inspired logo is stamped onto the honeycomb mesh in front of the fan. Without further thought, I told myself this was one power supply is a must-have for looks. But how well does its outer appearance reflect its internal quality? Being an 80 Plus Gold certified power supply, I am quite confident that Thermaltake has produced a quality cheesecake... I mean, a power supply. Keep reading to see what we have found!
  FULL STORY @ THERMALTAKE

Gskill RipjawsX 4GB 17000 CL9D-4GBXMD Review
     Mon, Mar 28 2011 | 4:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gskill introduced their magical Flare ram kit at the same time as the release of AMD's Hexacore Thuban CPU. By using PSC ICs, better known as powerchips, achieving new ram speed heights on the AMD 890 platform. On the AMD front it has been quite calm lately, though Intel launched their new "ahum" mainstream Sandy Bridge CPU early this year. With a bucketload of available brand new ram dividers on the P67 motherboards, you can squeeze every drop of performance out this platform. When exploring the Sandy architecture we noticed a sweetspot of price/performance around the 1600mhz ram speed mark. Though for the enthousiasts every Mhz counts. Today we test the brand new 4gb 2133Mhz CL9 kit. Quite an interesting kit as it's not the high end CL 7 kit, and thus less pricey. Though could we achieve similar speeds ?
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Antec Six Hundred V2 Mid Gaming Case
     Mon, Mar 28 2011 | 12:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we get to take a detailed look at another new case of Antec's, one that is based around a great selling previous model, which this one will no doubt continue that success. The previous model we are talking about is the original Six Hundred case, a winner due mostly to its unique top panel and aggressive front bezel, a style that was something many of us have never seen in a gaming case before. But now, Antec figures that they could improve on that uniqueness even more by re-releasing the case under the Six Hundred V2 badge, and kicking in some nice features as well; typically found on their higher end models.
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS

ASUS GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP video card
     Mon, Mar 28 2011 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP has moved away from the NVIDIA reference design chosen by some manufacturers. The first change was the mini-HDMI connector, replaced by a full-sized HDMI, and the addition of a VGA connection, replacing the second DVI connector seen in reference design cards. As with the GTS 450 and GTX 460 it features bitstreaming support for both Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio, handy for home theatre PC use.
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERS

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Ultraportable Notebook Review
     Mon, Mar 28 2011 | 9:03A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Living up to its reputation, I've generally been pleased with Lenovo's overall build quality and performance. The recently reviewed IdeaPad U260 was a real work of art and excelled in nearly every category except for one -- it narrowly missed Intel's Sandy Bridge processor refresh which would have offered even better all-around CPU and GPU performance. Today we'll be looking at our first notebook based on Intel's second generation Core processors, the ThinkPad X220. The X220 was just introduced this month and represents Lenovo's latest ultraportable ThinkPad. Feature highlights include a 12.5" 1366x768 IPS display, a solidly built thin frame and starting weight of 3 pounds, all without sacrificing on performance courtesy of Intel's new mobile processors. The ThinkPad X series refresh is available in various configurations, from the Core i3-2310M all the way up to the high-end i7-2620M (the series fastest dual-core mobile processor).
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

ASRock P67 Pro3
     Mon, Mar 28 2011 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"When it comes to Intel's Sandy Bridge, lately we have been looking a lot at the Linux graphics performance with the H67 chipset as it has been an interesting journey but now at least the OpenGL performance is good and VA-API video acceleration is working. Now that the B3-stepping Cougar Point motherboards are beginning to ship that address the original SATA issues for this chipset that led to a recall, we are back to looking at this magical CPU, the supported motherboards, and its overall Linux performance. In this review we are taking a Linux look at the ASRock P67 Pro3."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

 
RAZER Anansi Expert MMO Gaming Keyboard Review
     Mon, Mar 28 2011 | 9:01A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Anansi from Razer is a membrane-based keyboard, with a nice customizable LED effect, over 100 programmable keys, on-the-fly macro recording and an unique feature: the 7 thumb modifier keys right under the Space Bar which help to perform even more complicated macros or can aid in various productivity applications.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Fatal1ty P67/H67 ASSrock event
     Mon, Mar 28 2011 | 9:00A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASRock invited to a Fatal1ty P67/H67 event in the Holiday Inn hotel Ratingen, Germany and presented some of their current motherboards. However, their motherboards were not only shown in this presentation, because the well-known gamer Johnathan aka Fatal1ty also visited this product presentation. ASRock has developed the ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Professional in cooperation with Fatal1ty, so it suggest itself, that Fatal1ty presented the product Live in this presentation. Quake was extremely fast, or lets say it was definitely too fast for the opponent ;-)
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

The TR Podcast 84: Wicked graphics and solid state storage
     Mon, Mar 28 2011 | 2:31A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Join us for another episode of vocal tech reporting as we dive into the latest PC gaming news the most expensive graphics cards on the market super-fast SSDs and why Mark Hamill is still the best Joker."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

PowerColor Radeon HD 6990 CrossFire
     Sun, Mar 27 2011 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD's new Radeon HD 6990 is the fastest graphics card in the world. We take TWO of those cards for a spin and check if this combination is worth $1,400 of your hard earned Dollars or if it only serves as a hot air blowing e-penis extension.
  FULL STORY @ POWERCOLOR

ASUS Radeon HD 6990 4 GB
     Sun, Mar 27 2011 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today AMD unleashed their new monster: Radeon HD 6990. This dual-GPU card, which is based on two HD 6970 GPUs took the gaming performance crown without beating a sweat. So, this card has tons of performance, but what about power consumption, heat and noise? And last but not least, is it worth the $699 price tag?
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

AMD Radeon HD 6990 Review: Antilles Has Arrived
     Sun, Mar 27 2011 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The product we’ll be featuring here today, the AMD Radeon HD 6990, should come as no surprise to anyone that even remotely stays on top of the PC graphics scene. News of the Radeon HD 6990’s arrival has been circulating for many months now, although back in the early days it was referred to by its codename—Antilles. Antilles was the codename given to the dual-Cayman GPU powered graphics card that would eventually top AMD’s graphics card line-up and supplant the Radeon HD 5970 that’s served the company so well, since its release way back in November of ’09. While news of Antilles development wasn’t really news at all, considering AMD’s GPU design philosophy these past few years with the likes of the previous generation Radeon 4870 X2 and Radeon HD 5970, the actual final specifications of the Radeon HD 6990 were unclear for quite some time. But we’ve got the full scoop for you today...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

AMD Radeon HD 6990 4GB
     Sun, Mar 27 2011 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD's second generation DX11 lineup is finally starting to take full shape and the latest card is one which many have been eagerly anticipating. Code named Antilles and officially called the HD 6990, it incorporates a pair of Cayman XT cores into a single PCB design which sports 4GB of GDDR5 and a sky high price of $699. This is obviously an enthusiast-oriented product but can it deliver in some of the most demanding situations?
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

AMD and NVIDIA based video cards
     Sun, Mar 27 2011 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The potential is there, but we just haven’t seen enough of it yet. The idea is compelling, but the current implementations are still behind the curve when being compared to native Crossfire or SLI products. It is a good start, but I would argue that the technology is still a bit immature. This hopefully will change. I cannot reiterate enough that the potential for this technology is outstanding, but delivering upon that promise is going to be a challenge."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

XPAND X103 Universal 3D Glasses Review
     Sun, Mar 27 2011 | 12:02P | Imaging | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This wouldn’t be so bad if the glasses were inexpensive, but with glasses costing over $100 each, not too many consumers are going to be stockpiling glasses for a rare group viewing. Furthermore, those 3D glasses might be worthless if a 2nd 3D display or replacement 3D display is purchased from another manufacturer. This is where XPAND steps in and attempts to alleviate the problem with their line of universal 3D glasses. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the XPAND X103 universal 3D glasses.
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE

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