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AMD Bulldozer Dual-Interlagos Benchmarks
     Wed, May 25 2011 | 9:01A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Lately we have been talking a lot about Intel's latest Sandy Bridge processors under Linux due to their very competitive performance and interesting graphics abilities, but on the AMD side there has not been too much to talk about. On the low-end there is the intriguing Fusion APUs, but on the high-end they don't have an answer to Sandy Bridge until delivering their new "Bulldozer" products closer to the summer. Fortunately, we have the first Linux scoop and performance benchmarks from engineering samples of their 16-core Interlagos server chip."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Sapphire Radeon HD 6670 1GB DDR5 DX 11 Video Card Review
     Wed, May 25 2011 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Sapphire Radeon HD 6670 is one of thoes latest releases. The Radeon HD 6670 looks to take over its predecessor's, the 5670, position in the market. With the 6670, we get an increase in architecture that boosts computing performance. The core clock is set to 800 MHz and the memory 1GHz, 4GHz effective. Onboard memory for the HD 6670 equals 1GB of 128-bit GDDR5. There is an increased SIMD core, giving a total of 480 stream processors and 24 texture units. Similar to the previous generation, there are 32 Z/Stencil ROP units and 8 color ROP units. The 6670 has support for DX11, Eyefinity, and AMD App Acceleration. Sapphire has also paired up with Arctic Cooling to put a special heatsink/fan combination on the 6670 to keep temperatures low."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

News: XFXs Triple Display Monitor Stand
     Wed, May 25 2011 | 2:52A | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Join us as we strap three monitors to XFX`s triple-head stand and take the whole contraption for a spin."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Futurelooks Guide to Getting More Bang for Your PC Gaming Bucks
     Wed, May 25 2011 | 2:37A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Futurelooks shows you how to kit out your rig with great games for cheap or even free ... Futurelooks Guide to Getting More Bang for Your PC Gaming Bucks You have finally built your own PC gaming rig. You are ready to defend Earth from alien invasions, fight your way out of a city full of zombies, and become the world champion Zuma player. Well, maybe not that last one, but it is time to see what all the hard work has to offer you. But after building that new computer system, you are now down to a $100 to buy games for the newborn. Summer break just started and there just isn?t any room in your budget for games beyond what you are holding right now. How do you get the most game for your buck?"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

Asus DirectCU NVIDIA & AMD Graphics Card Round-Up
     Tue, May 24 2011 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we're looking at five DirectCU graphics cards from Asus: the GTX 580, GTX 570, HD 6970, HD 6950, and HD 6870. They span the high-end and mid-range spectrum within the GPU market, with representatives from both NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon product lines. Of course, all come factory overclocked while sporting massive coolers with redesigned PCBs and enhanced components. If you're into enthusiast level hardware, especially graphics cards, you don't want to miss this article...
  FULL STORY @ ROUNDUP

The Kingston SSDNow V+100 96GB SSD Upgrade Bundle
     Tue, May 24 2011 | 4:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Kingston SSDNow V+100 96GB Upgrade Bundle features everything you need to make the jump from your current spindle drive to SSD technology. At the heart of the Kingston SSDNow V+100 96GB Upgrade bundle is the 2.5” SATA II SSD featuring MLC NAND flash memory components and a Toshiba controller for blazing throughput speeds. With Read and Write throughputs rated for 230 and 180 MB/s respectively, the SSDNow V+100 is capable of application performance up to 5x that of a 5400rpm spindle HDD."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

ASUS Rampage III Black Edition X58 Motherboard Review
     Tue, May 24 2011 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
: "The Rampage III Black Edition comes in muted red and mostly black colored layout but keeps the aggressive ROG styling. The Rampage III Black Edition is ripe with overclocking features and exclusive gaming technologies, including the ASUS Thunderbolt LAN/Audio card combo, Extreme Engine DIGI+, BCLK Enhance, QPI/PCIe Tuning, GPU DIMM Post, etc. For users with multiple graphic cards, the Rampage III Black Edition also supports 3-way SLI or CrossFireX and is ready for 4 single PCB 2-slot graphic cards (requires ASUS Xpander NF200 add-on daughterboard)."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

 
Sentey Arvina GS-6400B Full Tower Case Review
     Tue, May 24 2011 | 4:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Sentey Arvina is a feature packed full-tower gaming case. The Arvina full-tower case is part of Sentey’s Extreme Division line and comes in red, blue or black. The Sentey Arvina supports the latest dual-GPU video cards and the largest aftermarket heatsinks. To keep system components in optimal thermal condition, the Sentey Arvina comes out of the box with six fans pre-installed, which can be turned off through a fan controller at the top. Users can also connect an eSATA enclosure or a SATA HDD through an external extension on the top I/O module of the Sentey Arvina."
  FULL STORY @ CASES

AMD 990 Chipset / socket AM3b Preview - MSI 990FXA-GD65
     Tue, May 24 2011 | 2:35P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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MSI released some snap shots today of its upcoming AMD990FX chipset motherboard for the AMD socket AM3b processor. No technical specifications for the MSI 990FXA-GD65 motherboard were released however.
From the photo's alone, PCSTATS can see the board is equipped with two PCI Express x16 videocard slots, (6) 6Gb/s SATA III ports, a pair of USB 3.0 care of an NEC chipset and (4) PCI Express x1 slots. The rest is a mystery.... I'd like to tell you that the board will run on DDR3 memory, but I can't. I'd like to tell you that MSI will bundling _______ in with the board, but I can't. I'd like to tell you the MSI 990FXA-GD65 motherboard will run for just over $100, but I can't.
I've gotta ask, will you be buying an AMD processor to go along with an AMD 990FX board when they finally emerge? Start the discussion in the PCSTATS Forums...here.
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  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

Contemporary Graphics Cards in Crysis 2
     Tue, May 24 2011 | 12:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are going to take a look at one of the most highly anticipated ??? titles of 2011 - Crysis 2 First-Person Shooter video game. The predecessor is still the benchmark to beat even for the latest AMD Radeon HD 6990 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 dreadnoughts and the second part is expected to raise the performance bar even higher
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

now defunct P67 chipset
     Tue, May 24 2011 | 12:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Some of the high points included the redesigned PCB with the new low-profile heatsinks and black color scheme. But, the low points involved sub-par gaming benchmark scores and fair overclocking results. We were also a bit disappointed with the lack of a full EFI BIOS with mouse support. Overall, after Intel's debacle with the P67 chipset is straightened out, I think Intel's new CPUs and chipset have plenty of room to mature and I hope Intel and Gigabyte can give overclockers a little more to work with other than increasing the CPU multiplier and Vcore on unlocked K-series processors."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Exclusive - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 SO review
     Tue, May 24 2011 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte peeked at the NVIDIA reference GeForce GTX 580, then took the GeForce GTX 580 GPU, and threw the rest away. They designed a new PCB loaded with features and overclock potential, slapped some really cool memory on the card and topped off that GPU with the all new WindForce 3X cooler. The cooler design is Gigabytes first generation triple-fan solution. It features 3 quiet PWM fans, three copper heat pipes and a vapor chamber to strengthen the speed of heat dissipation, and the product is called the Super Overclock edition.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

GeForce GTX 560 Ti, the EVGA Superclocked Edition
     Tue, May 24 2011 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
EVGA has supplied us with their take on the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, the EVGA Superclocked Edition. The EVGA SC edition is the second-lowest-clocked card of their factory overclocked cards. The first is the FPB edition, then the SC, followed by the SSC and the FTW editions. The EVGA GTX 560 Ti comes overclocked by about 75MHz on the core and 50MHz on the memory. Judging from previous overclocking results on past cards, this should still leave plenty of headroom to go higher. We will find out just how much higher in our overclocking portion of the review. Let’s get to testing EVGA’s entry into the extremely popular area of the GTX 560 Ti market and see how well they do, shall we?
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION

Asrock Vision 3D HTPC
     Tue, May 24 2011 | 9:03A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
" The Asrock Vision 3D HTPC was designed to deliver cutting edge home theater technology in a compact form factor. The Asrock Vision 3D HTPC uses an Intel “Arrandale” mobile processor, paired with an NVIDIA GT 425M GPU, instead of the typical Intel Atom processor found in most pre-built HTPCs. The components of the Asrock Vision 3D HTPC are compactly housed inside a thick, heavy, anodized aluminum enclosure. A slot-loading Blu-ray or DVD drive can also be found inside, with a 2.5” 7200rpm HDD for storage and 4GB of DDR3 SO-DIMM memory, upgradeable to 8GB. The Asrock Vision 3D HTPC is not only capable of 3D media playback with 7.1 HD audio support over HDMI 1.4a, but users can also enjoy media encoding and even 3D Vision video gameplay."
  FULL STORY @ MULTIMEDIA

Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 Flex Edition 2GB DDR5 DX11 Video Card Review
     Tue, May 24 2011 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Sapphire is back on the scene with the Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 FleX Edition. The Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 FleX comes with the onboard ability to use Eyefinity without the need of a DisplayPort monitor or Active DP adapter. The underlying 6950 is still the original stock model. This sports a 800MHz core clock and 1250MHz (5 Gb/s effective) memory speed. The HD 6950 has 2 DVI, 2 mini Display Port, and a single HDMI 1.4a slot. There is also advanced technology with the HD 6950, including dual graphics engines, 22 SIMD engines, and 88 texture units. Sapphire has also included TriXX utility support and their Vapor-X cooling solution."
  FULL STORY @ SAPPHIRE

Sapphire Radeon HD6670
     Tue, May 24 2011 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote: "The final GPU core clock I was able to get to was 890MHz, which ends up being about an 11% increase. The memory overclocking was done using the exact same procedures. I was able to arrive at about an 18% increase, which was 1180MHz. To make all of these adjustments, I was using the Sapphire TriXX overclocking utility."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

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