EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW Signature 2 versus ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II Graphics Card Review and more
Posted on: 01/17/2013 11:30 AM
Here today's latest reviews and articles, including EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW Signature 2 versus ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II Graphics Card Review, Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 Windows 8 All-In-One Review, Samsung Ativ Tab Review, Intel 847 with NM70 ECS NM70-I2 Review, and Gametel iOS controller Review
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW Signature 2 versus ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II Graphics Card Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
We will be taking EVGAs latest GTX 670, the FTW Signature 2 Edition and putting it head to head with the ASUS 7970 DirectCU2 to find out how each performs in games such as Far Cry 3, Assassins Creed and Hitman Absolution. Of course this will all be real world gaming and the usual GPU computing, media and power/thermal testing will be thrown in too.Read moreLenovo IdeaCentre A720 Windows 8 All-In-One Review @ Hot Hardware
The all-in-one PC form factor is a brilliant, if not obvious, evolution of the desktop computer. AIO systems offer the maximum amount of screen real estate while drastically minimizing the total footprint of the computer by packing all the components inside the monitor (or in the case of this particular AIO, the base of the stand).Read moreNZXT Respire T20 CPU Cooler Review @ Hardware Secrets
Even better, now that ten-finger touch input is de rigeur, these machines offer new methods of computer interaction that are alternately ideal for wide-eyed youngsters, old luddites, and seasoned power users. (Give a toddler a touchscreen and she'll figure out how to pull up her favorite album, play a simple game, and scroll through photos in minutes. Give her a mouse and keyboard and she'll destroy or delete everything on your computer in roughly the same amount of time.)
Although some AIOs are intended as higher-end machines for professionals, others are designed primarily for home use by family types and those with more casual workloads. The latter category is where the Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 lands..
The NZXT Respire T20 is a CPU cooler with a tower heatsink, a 120 mm fan, and three heatpipes (one 8 mm and two 6 mm). Check it out!Read moreKingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64 GB @ techPowerUp
The Kingston DataTraveler HyperX is one of the fastest flash drives from the memory manufacturer. It advertises speeds of more than 200 MB/s write and 100 MB/s read. Too good to be true? We take a close look to find out.Read moreBeats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats Review @ TechReviewSource.com
Beats by Dr. Dre makes so many different headphone, earphone, and speaker options at this point, it's taking some time to test them all hence, here's a semi-belated look at the Powerbeats. This exercise earphone pair has all the features you should expect from a sport-focused pair, including a sweat-resistant design and a very secure fit.Read moreCougar GX 800W Power Supply Review @ KitGuru
Today we are going to look at the current high grade 800W power supply from Cougar the GX 800W. This is a modular design which has received 80 Plus Gold Certification and it features Cougar Vortex HDB fan technology. Retail pricing is around Â£140 in the United Kingdom so it is facing stiff competition.Read moreSamsung Ativ Tab Review @ Techradar
Samsung has got on the Windows 8 boat earlier than many, releasing one of the first tablets to sport the new Windows RT operating system. Aside from being one of the first out the gate, the Samsung Ativ Tab looks to be a strong contender in its own right, with a slim build and solid specs.Shorn of the keyboard of its Samsung Ativ Smart PC brethren, the Samsung Ativ Tab hasn't been released in a vacuum - the Microsoft Surface RT is already out in the wild. Microsoft's flagship iPad 4 rival is also cheaper than the stomach-turningly expensive Samsung Ativ Tab, which starts at £549.99/US$649.99 (around AU$836).Read moreIntel 847 with NM70 ECS NM70-I2 Review @ Guru3D
Here at Guru3D we have a tendency to test the biggest and most bad-ass hardware, but admittedly we do have a soft spot for the rather tiny gear which let's admit it, always is the coolest stuff. Today for example we'll look at a motherboard that is 17cm wide and long and houses on the Mini ITX form factor. You know, the ultra silly small motherboards that offer fair enough performance yet come with decent integrated processor and graphics subsystem that just oozes with features and value.Read moreAsus' VivoBook X202E notebook reviewed @ The Tech Report
In the past we have tested Intel Atom based solution or AMD's E350 for example, and let's not forget about the impact that NVIDIA ION made, the combination of a small form factor motherboard, an "okay" processor and power full graphics sparked and ignited the netbook and net-top market.
Also another segment suddenly became interested in these products, the HTPC audience. And when we look at the SOHO segment, a lot of NAS servers these days are equipped with small form factor products with ATOM.
For just $550, Asus' X202E ultraportable offers an 11.6" touchscreen, a 17W Ivy Bridge CPU, and a beautiful chassis with brushed metal surfaces. We take a closer look at the system and the trade-offs it makes to hit such a low price.Read moreRHA SA950i Headphones Review @ KitGuru
It would be fair to say that professional-grade audio and consumer-grade pricing are two characteristics that are usually considered to be mutually exclusive. In the SA950i pair of headphones, RHA aims to break this barrier by combining technologies more commonly found in studio equipment with a price tag that is appealing to a mid-range audience.Read moreGametel iOS controller Review @ Techradar
The Gametel was originally designed for Android. The packaging doesn't mention iOS, and omits the micro-USB lead for charging because the assumption is that you already have one. Fortunately, the controller is actually iCade-compatible and is easily paired with an iOS device over Bluetooth. Uniquely for the devices on test, it can house a device in landscape in an extendable clip, although this also means it's uglier than the 8-Bitty and SteelSeries Free.Read more