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G.Skill Ripjaws-X 4GB DDR3-2133
     Tue, Mar 22 2011 | 9:00A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Today we're looking at a flagship set of G.Skill Ripjaws-X DDR3-2133 modules. They look great, run fast, and have tighter CL8 timings. Let's find out if G.Skill has produced another winner with these Ripjaws-X modules. And as an added bonus, we've got G.Skill's new memory cooling fan to look at as well.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Lenovo ThinkPad EDGE 13 notebook
     Mon, Mar 21 2011 | 7:42P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since acquiring IBM’s famed ThinkPad brand five years ago, Lenovo has done their best to restore this legendary brand to its former glory. It’s undeniable that they’ve done little wrong in this regard, but there’s always been that impression of a lack of innovation that would truly give ThinkPad the push it deserves…
  FULL STORY @ INSIDEHW

OCZ RevoDrive 50GB PCIe Solid State Drive
     Mon, Mar 21 2011 | 7:27P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
And yet, just when you think you have that new rig right where you want with drive performance, OCZ ups the ante once more; enter RevoDrive, stage left. The RevoDrive is one of the more recent additions to OCZ's SSD arsenal, but the RevoDrive is not your typical SSD. What makes it different is that they have dropped the SATA connector and 2.5" enclosure, in favor of utilizing PCIe slot and an open-board design. A little unusual? Perhaps, but the performance numbers will no doubt remove any ill conceived notions you may have.
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS

A Look at AMD's Catalyst 11.4 Driver
     Mon, Mar 21 2011 | 7:12P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With our look at AMD's Radeon HD 6990 out of the way, we've decided to shift some focus over to AMD's upcoming Catalyst driver, 11.4, to see all of what it's bringing to the table. Read on as we explore its improvements and additions, and also evaluate AMD's results for multi-monitor performance using its HD 6990.
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE

GIGABYTE P67A-UD4 (Intel P67 Express) Motherboard Review
     Mon, Mar 21 2011 | 6:57P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Let's dive into GIGABYTE's P67A-UD4. This is the "little brother" to the UD7 that we have already told you about. The P67A-UD4 is sort of a scaled back version of the UD7. You get dual x8 SLI and Crossfire and lose a few other features on top of that. Of course, it is not marketed to the same high-end crowd as the UD7, so it does not need the same feature set. But even without Three-Way SLI the UD4 is still a member of the Ultra Durable line and has a great feature set of its own. Like its big brother, the UD7, the P67A-UD4 is a nice looking board. GIGABYTE has made a good move (in my opinion) with the new black PCB and stylized cooling. The layout is also very clean with good component and peripheral spacing. As there is no NF200 on the board, the cooling is broken into two parts; the voltage regulators and the Cougar Point MCP that everyone is talking so much about."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Asus RT-N56U Gigabit Router Review
     Mon, Mar 21 2011 | 6:42P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Asus' RT-N56U router has unique, elegant styling with an impressive feature set to go along with it. The slim, antenna-free design allows the unit to be tucked away just about anywhere, while the simultaneous dual-band connectivity is ready for the most demanding of home networks."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKNEWS

ASUS P8P67 Pro Socket 1155 Motherboard
     Mon, Mar 21 2011 | 6:27P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The first motherboard we will take a look at is the P8P67 Pro, which will be ASUS’ performance motherboard for users on a budget, or in other words a top-shelf mainstream board. In the lineup it falls just under the Deluxe but above the EVO. The P8P67 Pro holds a few similarities to the P7P55 Deluxe we reviewed here, looks is the only thing they have in common. The new board sports a new chipset for Intel's also new Sandy Bridge processor: the P67 North Bridge. So, what does that mean for the consumer? Well, the PCIe 2.0 is increased from 2.5GT/s to 5GT/s, meaning the USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s connections will not hog up a lot of bandwidth as there is more to share. That is just the tip of the iceberg though, read on to find out more as we review this brand new ASUS motherboard utilizing Intel's brand new chipset and Core i5 2500K CPU!
  FULL STORY @ CLOCKERS

 
AMD Phenom II X4 975 & 840
     Mon, Mar 21 2011 | 6:12P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"When it came to overclocking, the X4 840 has a locked multiplier and did not offer much in the way of overclocking, with only a 400MHz burst. That being said, for the price, they are hard to beat. The X4 975, on the other hand, is an overclocking beast, making it to 4.32GHz with ease thanks to the unlocked multiplier and a bit of tweaking. At 4.3GHz and a price tag under $200, this chip is also hard to be beat - the scores were excellent and the chip never faltered."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Taiwan motherboard makers not affected by Nippon Chem-Con production stoppage
     Mon, Mar 21 2011 | 5:57P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Japan-based Nippon Chem-Con, a main supplier of solid aluminum electrolytic capacitors for Taiwan-based motherboard makers, has temporarily stopped production due to the earthquake hitting northeastern Japan, but the makers will not be negatively influenced because they have 1- to 2-month inventories, plus one or more alternative supply sources in Japan, according to sources from motherboard players.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

MSI denies plans to cut global personnel by 3-5%
     Mon, Mar 21 2011 | 5:42P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Micro-Star International (MSI) will reportedly start downsizing personnel in Taiwan, China and other offices by 3-5% on April 1, 2011, according to industry sources.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

AMD's own Radeon HD 5970
     Mon, Mar 21 2011 | 5:27P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I am glad to see AMD really embracing the overclocking mindset in both its CPU and GPU divisions as well. AMD has been offering unlocked processors for quite some time and with previous Radeon releases and now the new HD 6990 offering, the engineering and marketing teams continue to strive to beat out the competition in anyway they can. By installing a switch on the card that now basically overclocks the clock speeds and moves the power consumption beyond approved levels, AMD is enabling consumers that WANT to push their hardware the option to do so, and for that, we at PC Perspective are very grateful."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

HotHardware's Killer 3D Gaming Rig Spring Fling Sweepstakes
     Mon, Mar 21 2011 | 5:14P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just in time for spring, HotHardware.com and our friends at MAINGEAR, NVIDIA, Asus, Intel, and Patriot have teamed up to put together one heck of monster sweepstakes give-away! This time around we're giving you a chance to win an Intel Core i7-2600K-infused, custom MAINGEAR-built gaming rig with 16GB of Patriot DDR3 RAM, a, Intel 510 Series SSD, dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 graphics cards, and an Asus VG236H 23” 3D Vision ready monitor with an NVIDIA 3D Vision kit included.
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This machine is by far the most powerful and feature-laden we will give away to date!
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II Review
     Mon, Mar 21 2011 | 5:12P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With its GTX 570 Direcet CU II, ASUS shows a factory overclocked version of the NVIDIAs GTX 570 GPU. Additionally this card got an overworked power design as well as ASUS huge triple slot cooler. This should therefore be both more powerful and more silent.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

CM Storm Spawn Mouse Review
     Mon, Mar 21 2011 | 4:57P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Not everybody grabs a mouse the same way, but there are two most common form of handling this peripheral: resting the whole hand over the mouse and letting the wrist and palm pressure control it, or by a claw-like grip with only the fingertips being responsible for the movements. People who prefer a claw grip have now a model specifically tailored for this: the CM Storm Spawn, with a 3,500 DPI optical sensor and seven configurable functions. Let's see how the model fared during the test after describing its physical characteristics."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Zalman ZM-VE200 2.5 HDD Enclosure Review
     Mon, Mar 21 2011 | 4:42P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you had a billion dollars to put in a bank, would you trust a Swede, or a German? If you wanted to invest in a new automobile, would you lean towards a Japanese vehicle, or a Korean made car? Haven't caught on yet? I'll give you one more example, this time a little more obvious. If you were to purchase a bottle of drinking water, would you rather have Canadian H2O, or Iranian water? First of all, I'd like to make it clear in stating that I am not a racist; nor does the point I'm going to make have anything to do with a certain race. Instead, I'm merely stating an observation that as consumers, we have created world-wide-product-stereotypes on what certain countries can and can't do –- or to be less harsh, what countries are good at, and what they aren't. Of course, these few 'cans' could very well be the pride of a nation. The flip side, however, is a little bit more humorous when this country tries another 'thing', and simply put, fails miserably, haha. South Korea also falls into this category. Undoubtedly Korea has its international successes (I.e., music industry, at least in my opinion; oh and who can forget their amazing potatoes), but also has their not so proud moments (Ever seen a true car enthusiast complement a Kia or Hyundai with a genuinely straight face?). What the world doesn't see as much though –- aside from us techni-fatics -- is the rise of electronics seen by Korean companies. Aside from highly respectable companies such as LG and Samsung, what about Zalman? Getting my hands on a unit made by a relatively smaller company competing against the big boys like Thermaltake and Cooler Master definitely gets the blood pumping. So, with my cultural-product-stereotype rant done, my sleeves rolled up, and my new unit beside me, let's get on with review! But wait, I haven't even introduced you to this sleek and innovative product. Today, I will introduce you to the Zalman ZM-VE200. On the surface, this seems like just another HDD enclosure, but it definitely has something up it's sleeve to impress the unimpressed... or does it? Unfortunately Fortunately you'll have to read the rest of this review to find out!
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

MSI 890FXA-GD65 Socket AM3 Motherboard
     Mon, Mar 21 2011 | 4:27P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So for MSI to follow up the success of their previous motherboards, they have recently announced an addition to the 890FX series: the new 890FXA-GD65. This new board is squarely aimed at the gamer who is looking for the ability to run CrossFire-X, or a single high-end NVIDIA based chard, but also keep a tight grip on their wallets. The 890FXA-GD65 features some of the great features of the GD70 model like core unlocking, constructed with Military Class components, and the ability overclock with ease. So lets dive into this bad boy!
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS

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