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JEDEC Reveals Key Aspects of DDR4

@ 2011/08/24 read/post comments(0)
First and foremost, DDR4 will concentrate on performance and power consumption. The latter is achieved by lowering the voltage to 1.2V, compared to DDR3's 1.5V (although there are DDR3 modules with lower or higher voltage but 1.5V is the standard… Go To Full Article

Memory prices continue to inch downward

@ 2011/08/23 read/post comments(0)
There's no reprieve in sight for memory makers, by the looks of it. Earlier this morning, DigiTimes reported that spot prices for some 2Gb DDR3 memory chips have slipped to as little as 71 cents. Research firm inSpectrum blames the… Go To Full Article

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Performance Preview

@ 2011/08/23 read/post comments(0)
We secured an advance copy of Deus Ex: Human Revolution so that we could show our readers how the game will perform when it launches later today. We've given it a quick once-over with four different video cards. We have… Go To Full Article

Windows 8 to natively support USB 3.0

@ 2011/08/23 read/post comments(0)
One of the important roles Windows plays as part of a broad ecosystem is developing support for new hardware. This is a pretty involved process and so for this post we wanted to take a look at supporting USB 3.0,… Go To Full Article

Sandy Bridge Pentium Review: G850, G840, G620 & G620T Tested

@ 2011/08/23 read/post comments(0)
At a high level the Sandy Bridge CPU architecture looked unchanged from prior iterations. Intel still put forth a 4-issue machine with a similar number of execution resources to prior designs. Looking a bit closer revealed that Intel completely redesigned… Go To Full Article

AMD's A8-3850 up to 26% Faster than A6-3650

@ 2011/08/23 read/post comments(0)
When AMD introduced its Llano desktop parts it mentioned two different GPU configurations: an on-die Radeon HD 6550D with 400 cores running at 600MHz and a Radeon HD 6530D with 320 cores running at 443MHz. The A8 gets the faster… Go To Full Article

MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone II SLI Video Card Review

@ 2011/08/22 read/post comments(0)
Packing a GeForce GTX 550 Ti GPU each, we have a pair of N550GTX-Ti Cyclone II video cards that we are going to evaluate against a Radeon HD 6950, GeForce GTX 570 and even an overclocked GeForce GTX 560 Ti.… Go To Full Article

CM Storm Enforcer Case Review

@ 2011/08/22 read/post comments(1)
The CM Storm Enforcer is the next PC-Case in the Technic3D Editorship. The Enforcer supports ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards and have place for four Cooling-Fans and a six 3,5" drives. We will check this and many more in the following… Go To Full Article

Kingwin Stryker Fanless 500 W

@ 2011/08/22 read/post comments(0)
The Kingwin Stryker 500 W is an amazing little PSU. It is one of the few models that offers 80PLUS Platinum efficiency, which means well over 90%, even at low load. In addition to that the power supply is completely… Go To Full Article

Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 Dirt 3 Edition Video Card Review

@ 2011/08/22 read/post comments(0)
Sapphire's latest game-themed card is based on the AMD Radeon HD 6950, otherwise known as Cayman Pro from the Northern Islands series. The card is a custom PCB design, shorter than the reference AMD one. The main difference is in… Go To Full Article

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