Core i7 "Ivy Bridge-E" Arrives Before September 11 and more
Posted on: 07/20/2013 10:48 AM
Here today's reviews and articles, including Core i7 "Ivy Bridge-E" Arrives Before September 11, Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 26.7, Infographic: How to Become a Hacker, Plextor M5M 128GB mSATA SSD Review, and Toshiba BDX2400
QPAD QH-1339 Pro Gaming Headset Video Review with Kaeyi Dream @ HardwareHeaven.com
Today Kaeyi Dream takes a look at the Pro Gamer QH-1339 Headset from QPAD in her latest video review for HardwareHeaven.
Read more: QPAD QH-1339 Pro Gaming Headset Video Review with Kaeyi Dream @ HardwareHeaven.comCore i7 "Ivy Bridge-E" Arrives Before September 11 @ techPowerUp
Intel's next HEDT (high-end desktop) processors, Core i7 "Ivy Bridge-E," should launch in most global markets before September 11. The launch window for these chips opens on September 4th, and the last of the targeted markets should see these chips launched by the 11th. Among the parts launched, are the Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition flagship, the Core i7-4930K, and the Core i7-4820K.
The i7-4960X is a six-core part, with 3.60 GHz clock speed, 4.00 GHz maximum Turbo Boost, and 15 MB L3 cache; the i7-4930K is the other six-core part, which offers 3.40 GHz clocks, 3.90 GHz maximum Turbo Boost, and 12 MB L3 cache. The i7-4820K is the only quad-core part in the series, featuring 3.70 GHz clocks, 3.90 GHz Turbo Boost, and 10 MB of L3 cache. All three are based on the 22 nm "Ivy Bridge-E" silicon, are built into the LGA2011 package, feature unlocked BClk multipliers, and will run on existing motherboards based on the X79 Express chipset, with BIOS updates. It's also rumored that Intel could launch a new chipset for the platform, which offers more SATA 6 Gb/s ports, and integrated USB 3.0.
Read more: Core i7 "Ivy Bridge-E" Arrives Before September 11 @ techPowerUpDesktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 26.7 @ Tech ARP
These days, there are so many graphics card models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different configurations. Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various desktop GPUs in the market as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete.
Currently covering 544 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare 24 different specifications for each and every card. We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly, so do check back for the latest updates.
To make it easy to compare the specifications, we split it up into three sections for your convenience. Just click on Split List to access them. However, if you prefer to compare all the graphics cards for each company in a single table, we also have a single list which can be accessed by clicking on Full List. Just click on the company and the type of list you prefer.
Read more: Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 26.7 @ Tech ARPEVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC with ACX Cooling Review @ HotHardware.com
Coincident with the launch of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 700 series of products, EVGA unveiled a new invention of its own: the ACX cooler. ACX is an acronym for "Active Cooling Extreme" and as the name suggests, it's a cooling solution for high-end graphics cards. To date, we have looked at two ACX-equipped graphics cards, the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC ACX and GeForce GTX 760 SC ACX. We found both cards to be class-leading products and liked them both very much. And so far, the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC ACX remains the fastest, single-GPU powered graphics card we have tested. In fact, it's factory overclock allowed it to overtake a standard GeForce GTX Titan.
Today we're going to take a look at yet another ACX-equipped graphics card, the EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC ACX. This card takes NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 770 up a couple of notches thanks to its more powerful cooler and factory overclock...
Read more: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC with ACX Cooling Review @ HotHardware.comInfographic: How to Become a Hacker @ TechReviewSource.com
Most people jeer at the word "hacker," assuming some angry geek is holed up in his parents' basement, plotting against the government and stealing eHarmony user passwords. People like information security analysts and computer programmers, who make a living out of professionally hacking.
Read more: Infographic: How to Become a Hacker @ TechReviewSource.comASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
The ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional is a top mid-range socket LGA1150 motherboard targeted for the "Haswell" processors (fourth-generation Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors). Let's see what this motherboard has to offer.
Read more: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional Motherboard @ Hardware SecretsRazer Orbweaver @ LanOC Reviews
When it comes to gaming keypads there are really only a few options on the market. Of those options most, like the G13, have been around forever. Of those gaming keypads, none of them are mechanical. That is until Razer introduced the Orbweaver this year at CES. As a big fan of mechanical keyboards, mice, and peripherals overall I couldn’t wait to get my hands (well hand) on it. After living with it for a while I am finally ready to talk about it and see how the mechanical Orbweaver compares to the G13 and the Razer Nostromo.
Read more: Razer Orbweaver @ LanOC ReviewsPlextor M5M 128GB mSATA SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
Not too long ago, Plextor stepped out of their comfort zone and added SSD storage to their list of products. Now they're one of the few manufacturers to delve into the mSATA SSD space which should help them get a good foothold into this market space. Of course, performance and price will have a significant influence on sales so have a look at our review of their M5M series of drives to see if they have what it takes.
Read more: Plextor M5M 128GB mSATA SSD Review @ Legit ReviewsRosewill RSVA-12001 Security Camera DVR System Review @ Benchmark Reviews
For many, security systems are something they consider mandatory, or just too expensive to implement. Thankfully, theres a whole new generation of affordable products that can help people get started. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the Rosewill RSVA-12001, an all-in-one security system with four cameras and digital video recorder that can be remotely monitored. Rosewill offers the two similar kits with the same DVR, packaging four CCD sensor cameras in RSVA-11001 or CMOS sensor cameras in RSVA-12001.
Read more: Rosewill RSVA-12001 Security Camera DVR System Review @ Benchmark ReviewsCase Mod Friday: Parvum Extreme MbK @ ThinkComputers.org
Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have Kier's "Parvum Extreme MbK" build. Here is what he had to say about it: They guys from Parvum systems came to me with the question "If I could mod the new Parvum case?" Hell yeah...love working with acrylic so couldn't say no.
Read more: Case Mod Friday: Parvum Extreme MbK @ ThinkComputers.orgIntel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Processor Review @ Techgage
Intel’s latest processor architecture brings a lot to the table, with the usual suspects dominating the feature’s-list: improved CPU and GPU performance, better power-efficiency, and new instruction sets. We’re taking a look at the desktop line’s highest-end offering here, so let’s see how it stacks up against the last-gen’s champ.
Read more: Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Processor Review @ TechgageHigh Power Astro GD 750 W @ techPowerUp
Today, we will have the chance to test a High Power retail product for the first time. The Astro GD 750 W utilizes both analog and digital components to deliver very good performance and is also equipped with a power meter.
Read more: High Power Astro GD 750 W @ techPowerUpEnermax ELC240 A.I.O liquid CPU cooler @ NikKTech
Over the past 3-4 years we've witnessed an large number of AIO (All In One) liquid CPU coolers get introduced in the market by many of the leading DIY manufacturers that largely thanks to producing better performance levels compared to regular air CPU Coolers and having virtually zero clearance issues with other hardware components are considered to be the best choice for enthusiasts and gamers alike. However although the custom water-cooling market is still considered to be somewhat special (even after all these years) with the summer period reaching its peak (at least in the EU) more and more consumers in general are starting to trust all the latest AIO Liquid CPU cooling solutions (closed loop) since such devices effectively combine good/great performance levels at a fraction of the cost required to get a custom loop (yet higher performance) water-cooling solution. A few months ago Enermax introduced their own AIO liquid CPU Cooler offerings and since from this point forward we will be focusing on water-cooling quite a bit today we will be testing their high end ELC240 model.
Read more: Enermax ELC240 A.I.O liquid CPU cooler @ NikKTechCorsair Vengeance Pro 1866MHz (2x8GB) Memory Kit Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
In our roundup last week we took a look at a range of high end Z87 boards which were ideal to build a performance based Haswell system on. Of course as well as our board and CPU we need a great kit of memory to help us maximise performance. Corsair aim to do exactly that with their new Vengeance Pro modules and today we have a 16GB kit on our test bench.
Read more: Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866MHz (2x8GB) Memory Kit Review @ HardwareHeaven.comNoctua Heatsink Roundup @ Bjorn3D
Lets examine the pair and see how they perform. Noctua products pay special attention to engineering and design. From serious over-clockers that desire a premium air-cooled solution, to gaming enthusiasts, their products have in the past been synonymous with performance, quality, and safety.
Read more: Noctua Heatsink Roundup @ Bjorn3DEVGA GTX 770 SC @ Techradar
One of the only issues we have with the GTX 770 concerns Nvidia's decision to drop the lovely trivalent chromium plated cooling solution from the GTX Titan and 780 onto it. We had no problem with the level of cooling it affords and we certainly had no problem with the look - it couldn't look any more bling unless it had a diamond-studded hubcap in the middle of the fan housing.
Read more: EVGA GTX 770 SC @ TechradarToshiba BDX2400 @ Techradar
The Toshiba BDX2400 is a tiny Blu-ray player, measuring just 290 x 180 x 36mm (11.4 x 7.1 x 1.4 inches) and weighing a mere 800g (1.76lbs). It has BBC iPlayer and HD Blu-ray features. All for an asking price of £69/US$129.99 (around AU$115). And yet Toshiba's entry-level Blu-ray player for 2013 isn't much fun to use. Smart in both looks and features, this matt black plastic-adorned box looks like a Freeview box or a portable DVD player - it's impressively slim and small.
Read more: Toshiba BDX2400 @ Techradar