Online News August 27, 2012

  • [Anandtech.com] Sprint 4G LTE Network Performance on the Motorola Photon Q

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    Last week Motorola sent us the Photon Q 4G LTE, a Qualcomm MSM8960 based Android smartphone with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. While I’ll…

  • [Anandtech.com] AMD Announces FirePro S Series: S9000 and S7000 For Servers

    One of the surprising things we learned earlier this month with the launch of AMD’s FirePro W Series was that AMD would be retiring their FireStream brand (http://www.anandtech.com/show/6137/the-amd-firepro-w9000-w8000-review-part-1/7). FireStream had been AMD’s dedicated compute part, sitting…
  • [Anandtech.com] AVADirect Quiet Gaming PC System Review Part II: Can Ivy Bridge and Kepler Make Up the Difference?

    The last time we reviewed AVADirect’s Quiet Gaming PC (http://www.anandtech.com/show/5452/avadirect-silent-gaming-pc-an-exercise-in-balance) was in January. I was mostly pleased with it, but it went awry in the places that boutique systems often do: a questionable choice of case and a sub-optimal…
  • [Expreview.com] Performance Comparison Among Five Non-reference GTX 660 Ti

    Specs of six non-reference GTX 660 Ti Temperature & Power Consumption Test In our previous GTX 660 Ti review, our data were mainly based on reference solution, however, actually the launched-model currently feature non-reference design, so here we gathered several non-reference products for test,…
  • [VR-Zone.com] Asus ROG Maximus V Extreme (Z77) Subzero Review

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    Today we take the Maximus V Extreme for a spin on our LN2 test bench. Never before have we seen a motherboard so packed with innovative overclocking features and support. This board not only packs the latest…

  • [VR-Zone.com] ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II TOP 2GB Review

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    We pit ASUS’s non-reference DirectCU II TOP variant of the GTX 660Ti (with the latest 305.68 drivers) against its direct competitor AMD Radeon HD 7950 with Boost (Catalyst 12.8), on modern games like Battlefield 3,…

  • [Expreview.com] Synology Introduces DiskStation DS213+ 2-bay NAS

    Synology recently introduces the new DiskStation DS213+, a high performance 2-bay NAS server designed as a secure, energy efficient, and full-featured storage solution for small and medium businesses. DS213+ features is powered by a dual-core 1066MHz processor, features an average read speed at…
  • [Techreport.com] Saturday Shortbread

    *_The Pick 6_*

    1. Fudzilla: DRAM price set to fall again (http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/28494-dram-price-set-to-fall-again)
    2. Intel Brickland & Grantley (http://vr-zone.com/articles/intel-brickland–grantley-platforms-revealed-ivy-bridge-ex-haswell-ex-broadwell-ex/17046.html) platforms…

  • [Legitreviews.com] Gigabyte GP-Krypton MAT Two-Sided Gaming Mouse Pad Review

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/2002/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2002/1/)Gigabyte has once again expanded their gaming peripherals to include a new semi-hard large mousing surfacing the GP-Krypton Mouse Mat. This large Mouse mat contains both a fabric surface…
  • [Anandtech.com] Qualcomm’s APQ8064 and GLBenchmark 2.5 – MDP/T Results

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6185/APQ8064MDP-2611_575px.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/6185/qualcomms-apq8064-and-glbenchmark-25-mdpt-results)

    A month ago Qualcomm invited us to play with their latest mobile development platform, the APQ8064 based MDP/T…

  • [Techreport.com] Deal of the week: Discounted Radeons, SSDs, and a mechanical keyboard

    Earlier this week, AMD trimmed mid-range Radeon prices (http://techreport.com/discussions.x/23447), providing plenty of fooder for this week’s deals post. For the most part, the discounts have already impacted online listings. Newegg has five different Radeon HD 7850 2GB cards for $210, and four…
  • [Anandtech.com] HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook Review: Something More Than Envy

    It’s interesting, we recently met up with HP in San Francisco to see what they have planned for the future (and they do have some very compelling stuff in the pipeline), but one of the quirkier things I noticed was a shift in branding. For a while now, HP has had three lines in the consumer range:…
  • [Techreport.com] Jury finds Samsung violated Apple patents

    The jury in Apple’s patent infringement case against Samsung has found that Samsung violated a great many of the patents Apple sought to enforce, and it has awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages, according to widespread reports, including this one…
  • [Techreport.com] Dual Tahiti GPUs team up on PowerColor Devil 13

    Although AMD has yet to answer Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 690 with a comparable dual-GPU Radeon, that hasn’t stopped PowerColor from coming up with one of its own. The graphics card maker has unveiled the Devil 13 HD 7990, which squeezes a pair of Radeon HD 7970 chips onto a single board. Each GPU is…
  • [Techreport.com] Is the subscription MMO model dead?

    Is there any future for MMOs that charge a monthly fee? Unless they’re called World of Warcraft, maybe not. This article at Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/5937575/the-subscription-mmo-is-dead) takes a look at the increasingly free-to-play MMO landscape and concludes that the subscription model is dead….

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