Online News August 14, 2012

  • [Techpowerup.com] AMD Updates Radeon HD 7950 to Thwart GeForce GTX 660 Ti

    AMD is preparing to update the specifications of its Radeon HD 7950 graphics processor to make it more competitive in the sub-$400 market segment, particularly against NVIDIA’s upcoming GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics processor. The update is much like that of the Radeon HD 7750, which got its core…
  • [Techpowerup.com] SSD TRIM Command on RAID 0 Possible – With A Few Riders

    Intel made it possible for SSDs to utilize the TRIM command feature when striped in RAID 0, provided a few meaty requirements are met. The TRIM command feature works to minimize write performance degradation on SSDs, but thus far it has been impossible to enable the feature on any other host…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) HIS Introduces Radeon HD 7970 X Graphics Card

    Hightech Information System (HIS) today introduces HIS 7970 X. The card is not only of HIS top class but is also the best of the best among 7970 cards. The 4-way crossfire HIS 7970 X achieved the number 1 world records on both 3dMark Vantage and 3Dmark 11 with 84669 and 29937 marks respectively….
  • [Hothardware.com] Eurocom Monster 1.0 11.6" Gaming Notebook Review

    Image: http://hothardware.com/thumbnail/eurocom-monster-thumb.jpg (http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Eurocom-Monster-10-Review/)When Eurocom sent us their latest gaming notebook for evaluation, we expected the usual huge, heavy machine with obscenely powerful components inside. It’s even called…
  • [Anandtech.com] ASUS P8Z77-V Premium Review: A Bentley Among Motherboards

    In the car industry, there is a large variety of cars to choose from – both the cheap and the expensive will get you from A to B, but in various amounts of luxury, with different engines and features under the hood.  In comparison the motherboard industry, we have nothing like this – products are…
  • [Anandtech.com] RightWare Launches Basemark GUI Free on Android Market – We Test It Out

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6150/2012-08-12 21.53.51_575px.png (http://i4memory.com/show/6150/rightware-launches-basemark-gui-free-on-android-market)

    Earlier this year RightWare launched a free version of the popular Basemark ES 2.0 benchmark free on the Android market in the form…

  • [Anandtech.com] The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 1

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6151/logo_575px.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/6151/the-anandtech-podcast-episode-1)

    Last Friday, Brian Klug, Ian Cutress and myself took an hour to discuss a lot of what was on our minds lately. At a high level we discussed building a new Ivy Bridge PC,…

  • [Legitreviews.com] What Is The Best Sub-$100 Intel Z77 Motherboard? Find Out In Our Roundup!

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1998/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1998/1/)Today we are going to look at a couple of the more budget friendly motherboards out there. We have three motherboards on the chopping block today, the ASRock Z77 Pro3, BIOSTAR TZ77B, and…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) ARM and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Collaborate to Enable Devices on 20 nm and FinFET

    GLOBALFOUNDRIES and ARM today announced a multi-year agreement to jointly deliver optimized system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for ARM processor designs on GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 20-nanometer (nm) and FinFET process technologies. The new agreement also extends the long-standing collaboration to include…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Samsung Plans Series 7 Gamer Notebook Refresh

    Samsung, in its latest company blog post, unveiled plans to refresh the specifications of its first gamer-centric notebook, the Series 7. The new specs sheets shows NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M replaced with AMD Radeon HD 7870M graphics processor, and a new 14.3-inch SuperBright 3D LED screen, with a…
  • [Jonnyguru.com Review] Thermaltake Toughpower XT Gold 1475W

    Now that we’ve taken a look at two of Thermaltake’s biggest new power supplies on the market in the form of their Toughpower XT 1275 watt and 1375 watt, I reckon it’s time to look at the biggest one in the line – the 1475 watt model. On the next one down, I found that despite being billed as 80…
  • [Bit-tech.net] Palit GeForce GTX 680 2GB JetStream review

    Image: http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2012/08/palit-geforce-gtx-680-2gb-jetstream-review/featured_double.jpg (http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2012/08/13/palit-geforce-gtx-680-2gb-jetstream-review/1)We get our hands on Palit’s GTX 680, boasting a trio of cooling fans and a…
  • [Anandtech.com] HP 2311xi IPS Monitor

    HP managed to make the right choices with their 27” ZR2740w monitor, hitting a reasonable price point without sacrificing quality. Now HP has introduced their 2311xi monitor, a 23” IPS display with LED backlighting that is designed with value in mind. Even with their value target, they haven’t cut…
  • [Techpowerup.com] MSI Intros B75IA-E33 Mini-ITX Motherboard

    MSI introduced the B75IA-E33, a socket LGA1155 motherboard in the mini-ITX form-factor, based on Intel’s business-oriented B75 Express chipset. The board has sufficient connectivity for space-saving business PCs, featuring Intel Small Business Advantage. The board also bears the Windows 8…
  • [Techpowerup.com] RAIDON Announces Runner R2420-B3 Dual 2.5-inch USB 3.0 External Enclosure

    RAIDON announced the Runner R2420-B3, a dual 2.5-inch SATA external enclosure. It can enclose two 9.5 mm-thick 2.5-inch SATA hard drives or solid-state drives, and offers RAID capabilities. The two drives are held in place by caddies that eject the drive when the lid is opened (push to eject).

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