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Zalman CNPS9900DF Twin Tower Heatsink Review
     Mon, Oct 29 2012 | 3:42P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Zalman's CNPS9900DF heatsink is a twin tower cooler that stands 154mm tall and is built around three 6mm diameter composite wick copper heatpipes. For a look inside a composite wick heatpipe, check this out. The CNPS9900DF comes with two fans, a 120mm intake fan that runs at a fixed speed of 1000RPM and a center, 135mm PWM fan than operates at 1400-900RPM. "
  FULL STORY @ FROSTYTECH

Intel 335 Series 240GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Oct 29 2012 | 3:32P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As we discussed in the outset of the article, there`s not a lot that`s changed from the 330/520 Series of drives except the move to smaller architecture 20nm NAND which helps make them more affordable. We know the smaller the architecture, the greater rate of errors that occur which must be dealt with by the controller so some firmware changes were likely incurred as well..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Silicon Power Marvel M60 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
     Mon, Oct 29 2012 | 1:51P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With prices of SSD drives taking a serious dive in the past 6 months (so did the quality of some) USB flash drives are not doing much better and so pretty much everyone can now carry at least 32GB of data without worrying about the cost. However capacity is not the only single thing that defines a USB Flash Drive and so leaving out consumers who care more about the design and size of one such device there are also those who care mostly about performance. Now performance (or speed) is perhaps the hardest thing to come by since most manufacturers nowadays pay more attention to size and design in an effort to keep cost to a minimum. So today our main goal is to find out whether or not the latest Marvel M60 USB 3.0 Flash Drive by Silicon Power is just all about looks like most similar devices in the market."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Pivos XIOS DS Media Player Review @MissingRemote
     Mon, Oct 29 2012 | 12:04P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Have you ever wanted to play those games from your Android smartphone on your big screen? Pivos is relying on a significant amount of these types of users with the introduction of the Pivos XIOS DS. This is a tiny device which runs either a version of Android or Linux and is a crossbreed between being a media player and casual gaming device. With a retail price of $129 (street at the time of publishing around $99) the Pivos XIOS DS is priced higher than popular streamers such as the Roku or AppleTV, but do the extra capabilities of a fully connected Android device make it worthwhile? *"
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE.COM

Playing the Game (Editorial) @ Techgage
     Mon, Oct 29 2012 | 12:04P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD`s recent Trinity launch has turned a lot of heads thanks to its split NDA. Many journalists are calling foul due to the way it plays on our current press coverage, but Brett has a different perspective. He believes that this is not only good business, but (at least with this launch) better for the consumer. Read on to understand why."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

Pulse-Eight Internal HDMI CEC Adapter Review @MissingRemote
     Mon, Oct 29 2012 | 12:04P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In an HDMI A/V environment, Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) is the glue that ties components together into a cohesive unit--able to be controlled by a single remote without the hassle, or expense, of a normal universal as well as removing infrareds (IR) line-of-site requirement for playback devices. Where there can be problems with the protocol, most often the root cause is linked to the unfortunate fact that CEC works [best] when every component on the HDMI bus supports it which until recently has left home theater PC (HTPC) users out in the cold. Coming to market with an HDMI+USB dongle, Pulse-Eight brought this segment into the modern age, but with the form factor trade-offs demanded of an external adapter and lacking of wake-from S5 (soft- off) some compromise was still required. Fortunately for those with Intel Media Series motherboards offering an HTPC_HEADER like the DH61AG or DH77DF, Pulse-Eight is back with an internal solution able to correct both of these gaps. *"
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE.COM

QNAP TurboNAS TS-269L NAS Server Review
     Mon, Oct 29 2012 | 12:04P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I`ve always said that NAS units/servers would one day enter our homes in numbers (meaning most of us would own at least one) but it seems that we`re getting there a lot faster than i had originally anticipated since not only many of you keep asking for such reviews but sales of low/mid-end NAS units/servers all over the globe increase day by day mostly by end users. Now because of that we will keep our focus on testing all the latest single/dual/quad bay NAS units/servers since such reviews are both what most of you ask and also because most low/mid-end models feature one, two or four HDD bays. So today in our lab we have the latest SMB oriented dual bay NAS unit/server by QNAP the TurboNAS TS-269L."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

 
AMD Never Settle Game Bundle & Catalyst 12.11 Driver Performance @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Oct 29 2012 | 11:46A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you purchase an AMD Radeon HD 7970 or 7950 graphics card you`ll get three game titles; Sleeping Dogs, Far Cry 3, and Hitman: Absolution. You also get a 20% discount code valid through EA`s Origin site. This is the crme de la crme when it comes to the Never Settle game bundles and is valued at ~$170 when you figure in the full MSRP of the game titles and discount voucher value. We did a quick price search and the lowest priced AMD Radeon HD 7950 video card is the Power Color AX7950 at $279.99 plus shipping after a $20 rebate. To get three good game titles and a discount for Medal of Honor: Warfighter is pretty damn impressive. You spend ~$280 and then you get roughly $150 in game titles. Hard to go wrong there..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Asus Vivo Tab RT Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Mon, Oct 29 2012 | 11:43A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Asus Vivo Tab RT is a 10.1-inch slate tablet that can be fitted with a notebook dock with a built-in keyboard. It`s a great way to have extremely portability while still having the functionality for a keyboard. It also has excellent battery life and is powered by the new Windows 8 RT."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Intel SSD 335 Series Solid State Drive @ Benchmark Reviews
     Mon, Oct 29 2012 | 11:34A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel`s SSD 335 Series solid state drive is available in 240GB capacity and features 20nm 64GB IMFT 29F16B08CCMF2 NAND Flash components. Optimized for the SATA 6Gb/s interface, the Intel SSD 335 Series provides sequential reads up to 500 MB/s and 450 writes up to MB/s. Performance for 4 KB random reads reaches 42,000, while writes climb to 52,000 IOPS (94,000 combined). Intel SSD 335 uses a second-generation LSI/SandForce SF-2281VB1-SDC processor with enhanced BCH ECC capability, and supports for ATA-7 Security Erase. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the value-priced Intel SSD 335 Solid State Drive (SSDSC2CT240A4) against competing storage solutions to determine the best value for your computer system."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Intel SSD 335 Series 240GB Full Review - Intels first 20nm SSD
     Mon, Oct 29 2012 | 11:33A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel has flexed their flash fabrication muscle yet again with the launch of their SSD 335 Series. We have a consumer oriented drive yielding good performance at an excellent price point, which is sure to put Solid State into the hands of even more users. Our only reservation was Intel`s choice to stick with the 9.5mm housing."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

News: Intels 335 Series SSD reviewed
     Mon, Oct 29 2012 | 11:31A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The next generation of NAND has arrived. Intel`s new 335 Series sports 20-nm flash, and we`ve run it through our test suite to see what`s what."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB WIFI Motherboard @ Hi Tech Legion
     Mon, Oct 29 2012 | 11:23A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H-WB is a uniquely designed motherboard that straddles the line between mainstream and high-end. The Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H-WB is priced at $209, placing it within the mainstream segment but it is loaded with features that are only often found in high-end motherboards. Capable of PCI-E 3.0 multi-GPU setup up to TRI-SLI/TRI-Crossfire configuration at 8x/4x/4x, the Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H-WB is a solid gaming platform as well. For users who want to squeeze out as much performance possible from their Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge processors, Gigabyte has made it convenient with the addition of on-board buttons, voltage readout points, debug LED, dual-BIOS and an on-board BIOS switcher on the Z77X-UD5H PCB. Optional extra power can be added to the PCI-E as well through the OC-PEG connector, useful for extreme LN2 GPU overclocking. In terms of USB connectivity, the Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H has three on-board USB 3.0 headers (2x VIA VL810, 1x Intel Z77) for up to six ports as well as four more USB 3.0 ports in the back. There are also two Gigabit LAN ports which use an Intel WG82579V, as well as an Atheros AR8151 controller. For wireless networking, Gigabyte has also bundled a Bluetooth 4.0/Dual-band WiFi card, capable of fast transfer rates up to 300 Mbps."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2 Review @ Vortez
     Mon, Oct 29 2012 | 11:14A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will be taking a look at one of be quiet!`s premium CPU coolers named Dark Rock Pro 2. This is our first outing with be quiet! although we have had experience with the original Dark Rock Pro in the Scan 3XS FT03 ROG SLI system review earlier in the year. The Dark Rock Pro 2 is touted as the companies best offering to date, featuring - dual SilentWings cooling fans, seven copper heatpipes and a unique heatsink design which promises to offer great heat dissipation whilst delivering optimal airflow for fans."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

ASUS RoG Vulcan Pro Gaming Headset Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Mon, Oct 29 2012 | 11:13A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS RoG Vulcan Pro Gaming Headset Review @ HardwareHeaven.com The Vulcan Pro is a follow up to the Vulcan ANC, the first active noise cancelling pro gaming headset from ASUS which we previously covered. With updated specifications including hardware sound processing in the form of RoG Spitfire, can it improve on the strong foundations of the original?"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Gigabyte Luxo M10 Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Mon, Oct 29 2012 | 11:05A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Luxo M10 is the latest mid-tower case from Gigabyte, targeted to the average user. It presents an inverted design, where the motherboard is installed against the left panel, instead of against the right panel. Let`s see what the Luxo M10 has to offer."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

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