Online News December 17, 2011

  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Research Firm Claims That Google is ‘Conspiring’ to Kill Firefox

    Last week, security research firm Accuvant released a report – commissioned by Google – which claimed that Chrome was the most ‘secure’ browser and Firefox was the least secure. Now, rival security firm NSS Labs has published a report claiming that Accuvant’s methodology is flawed, and is part of a…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] KFA2 Launches GeForce GTX 580 MDT X4 Graphics Card

    KFA2, the European premium NVIDIA brand, announced today the GTX 580 MDT X4 EX OC, the latest in the line of MDT series multi-display performance gaming graphics cards. The KFA2 GeForce GTX 580 MDT X4 is designed to be the flagship product within our MDT range, offering unparalleled performance in…
  • [Anandtech.com] Motorola Droid RAZR Review – A Better Clad Bionic

    Recently Motorola unleashed a bunch of devices it was keeping up its sleeve, and the latest for Verizon is the Motorola Droid RAZR. A while ago we reviewed the Bionic, which was the first time we got to see 4G LTE connectivity (courtesy of a Motorola Wrigley LTE baseband) alongside a dual core…
  • [Overclock3D.net] PowerColor HD6970 Devil 13 Review

    With the 7 series AMD cards on the horizon we take a look at the swansong for the HD6970, in full-on custom Devil 13 guise from PowerColor.

    More… (http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/gpu_displays/powercolor_hd6970_devil_13_review/1)

  • [Guru3d.com] Patriot Pyro SE 240GB SSD review

    Patriot wanted to release another SSD something a little over the top and as such that meant releasing the Pyro SE SSD. While based on the SandForce 2281 controller Patriot did apply some tweaks to make the product even faster. To keep it up to snuff it comes with synchronous NAND flash memory….
  • [Expreview.com] “Kepler” Based GeForce GTX 780 Outperforms GTX 580

    Many of us think that NVIDIA’s next generation graphics will be called GeForce 600 series, however, a slide leaked by PCINLIFE suggested that “Kepler” would be named after GeForce 700 series. The slide showed the performance comparison  between GTX 580 and GTX 780, test bed included Core i7-3960X…
  • [Bit-tech.net] ASRock X79 Extreme4-M Review

    Image: http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2011/12/asrock-x79-extreme4-m-review/featured_double.jpg (http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/motherboards/2011/12/16/asrock-x79-extreme4-m-review/1)We look at the first micro-ATX LGA2011 motherboard, and see how it compares to its ATX brothers.Image:…
  • [Expreview.com] Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Online Mod Available for Download

    Lately online version of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been released, and relative video is let out too. As we could see from the above video, there’s much room for its optimization. There are a few bugs, even we can’t see other play characters, but it has a chat box to compensate for it. “I [...]
  • [Anandtech.com] Microsoft Releases Hotfix to Improve Bulldozer Performance UPDATE: Pulled

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5251/_DSC2467.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/5251/microsoft-releases-hotfix-to-improve-bulldozer-performance)

    The launch of Bulldozer in October wasn’t exactly a success for AMD. In our review…

  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] NVIDIA Appoints Former Macromedia CEO to Board of Directors

    NVIDIA announced today that it has named Rob Burgess, a veteran technology executive and independent consultant, to its board of directors. Burgess, age 53, served as chief executive officer of Macromedia, Inc., a provider of Internet and multimedia software, from 1996 to 2005, and as the company’s…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] AMD to Appoint Dr. Lisa Su as Senior Vice President and GM, Global Business Units

    AMD announced today that Dr. Lisa Su, 42, has agreed to join the company as senior vice president and general manager, Global Business Units. She will report to president and chief executive officer Rory Read. Dr. Su, who was most recently senior vice president and general manager, Networking and…
  • [Expreview.com] AMD Radeon HD 7970 Official Slides Unearthed

    Various slides about AMD Radeon HD 7900 series now has been leaked by OBR Hardware, let’s see the relative data firstly. It appears that HD 7970 based on GCN architecture improves greatly in tessellation, with nearly an increase of 50% over HD 6970. And the games performance improvement is quite…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] AMD Moves Radeon 7970 Launch to December 22; Card Specs Leaked Online

    AMD has announced that they intend to move the launch date of their Radeon 7970 card to December 22 from January 9, an announcement which has coincided with the specs of this new card being leaked online. This is the second major product AMD is launching during the Christmas season; the company…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) KFA2 Launches GeForce GTX 580 MDT X4 Graphics Card

    KFA2, the European premium NVIDIA brand, announced today the GTX 580 MDT X4 EX OC, the latest in the line of MDT series multi-display performance gaming graphics cards. The KFA2 GeForce GTX 580 MDT X4 is designed to be the flagship product within our MDT range, offering unparalleled performance in…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Intel Readies Core i5-2550K Quad-Core Unlocked Processor

    Intel started its “Sandy Bridge” LGA1155 family with two processors geared for overclocking, the Core i7-2600K, at a $320 price-point, and Core i5-2500K at around $210. Both are extremely successful products, among the two the Core i5-2500K struck a price-performance sweet-spot, while the Core…

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