Online News October 7, 2012

  • [Techreport.com] Friday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*
    1. Intel’s Haswell architecture analyzed (http://www.anandtech.com/show/6355/intels-haswell-architecture) at AnandTech: Building a new PC and a new Intel
    2. Fudzilla: Intel Z87 (http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/28987-intel-z87-haswell-chipset-has-all-6gbs-sata) Haswell…
  • [Techreport.com] Deal of the week: solid-state storage at 59 cents/GB

    Our own Geoff Gasior wrote a pretty interesting story (http://techreport.com/review/23674/ssd-prices-continue-tumbling-in-q3) about declining solid-state storage prices yesterday. One of the highlights was a graph that ranked a plethora of drives by their median cost per gigabyte over the past…
  • [Techreport.com] Friday night topic: Where do you see PC enthusiasts in 5 years?

    Had an interesting conversation with some fellow editors of PC hardware sites recently that revolved around the question: will we still be doing this in five years? There was genuine curiosity about whether PCs built from components will continue to make sense, given the rise of highly integrated…
  • [Techreport.com] Saturday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*
    1. Bloomberg: Foxconn workers on iPhone lines strike (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-05/foxconn-workers-on-iphone-lines-strike-labor-group-says.html), labor group says
    2. SlashGear: Apple will require approval…
  • [Techreport.com] Choose your own Dishonored adventure

    We have, perhaps, posted too many Dishonored trailers in the past few months. This should be the last one, if only because the game comes out on Tuesday. To whet your appetite, publisher Bethesda has posted a “Path to Revenge” trailer with an interactive twist. The video takes you through parts…
  • [Jonnyguru.com Review] FSP Raider 750W

    It’s time to go on a power supply raid. Today, FSP is going to be helping out there by letting me take a peek at their Raider 750 watt unit. This is an 80 Plus Bronze unit targeted at the budget gaming crowd. Come inside, and we’ll see if this unit turns out to be the bronze idol itself, or…
  • [Bjorn3d.com] Kingston HyperX Predator 2666MHz 8GB Memory

    Categories: Memory (http://www.bjorn3d.com/category/reviews-articles/hardware/memory/), Reviews & Articles (http://www.bjorn3d.com/category/reviews-articles/)

    Tags: 2666 (http://www.bjorn3d.com/tag/2666/), bridge (http://www.bjorn3d.com/tag/bridge/), HyperX (http://www.bjorn3d.com/tag/hyperx/),…

  • [Anandtech.com] AMD Cuts Radeon HD 7850 Prices Again

    AMD’s initial launch prices for the Radeon HD 7000 series were not well received by the thrifty. But as AMD has since discovered, starting high means you can make a big deal of price cuts, and that’s exactly what they’ve been doing for roughly the past 6 months. Through a few different rounds of…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) American Megatrends Introduces New Aptio V UEFI BIOS Firmware

    American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a leader in BIOS and computing innovations, announced the launch of Aptio V, the newest version of its acclaimed Aptio UEFI BIOS firmware, at a seminar titled “Touch the Future with Aptio V” in Taipei, Taiwan. As the “next generation of UEFI BIOS,” Aptio V features…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Enermax Releases White Version of the Ostrog PC Chassis

    After the official presentation of the Ostrog case series in June, it is continuously growing in popularity. Fitted with features and functions that are normally reserved for the premium-class models, the midi tower offers much comfort and a lot of space at an affordable price.

    According to the…

  • [Legitreviews.com] Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Vapor-X Video Card Review

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/2050/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2050/1/)The SAPPHIRE HD 7950 3GB OC Vapor-X Edition has a core clock speed of 950 MHz and 3GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5000MHz (effective). We put this custom card to the test to see how it…
  • [Overclock3D.net] SteelSeries Siberia V2 Frost Blue SE Review

    If white is the new black, then SteelSeries are on the leading edge of fashionable design with the latest Special Edition Siberia headset.

    More… (http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/audio/steelseries_siberia_v2_frost_blue_se_review/1)

  • [Techreport.com] Mozilla releases preview of Firefox for Windows 8

    The Windows 8 version of Firefox sure has come a long way since that early demo (http://techreport.com/news/22742/mozilla-shows-firefox-on-metro-progress) we saw in April. Now, Mozilla has the browser up and running (https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2012/10/04/firefox-metro-preview/) with a…
  • [Techreport.com] New Skyrim DLC is out, lets you play house

    Ever wanted to build a house and raise a family, all while in the comfort of your squalid studio apartment? Then boy, does Bethesda have a treat for you. The latest slice of downloadable content for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has become available on Steam…
  • [Techreport.com] Nvidia program ties GPU warranty support to voltage limits

    EVGA’s GeForce GTX 680 Classified is a beast. The card combines a hot-clocked GK104 GPU with 4GB of RAM on a custom circuit board with 14-phase power delivery circuitry. An oversized blower keeps the thing cool, and there’s a port for EVGA’s EVBot remote overclocking tool—well, there was when we…

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