Mobile CPU Comparison Guide and more
Posted on: 01/12/2013 01:14 PM

Here a roundup of the latest articles, including Mobile CPU Comparison Guide, Intel Haswell Overclocking Preview, Five-Way NVIDIA GeForce Comparison On Nouveau, ASUS ET27 All in One PC Review, and In Depth: Loved Command and Conquer? You'll love these iOS games

Mobile CPU Comparison Guide @ TechARP
Currently covering 792 mobile CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare 19 different specifications for each and every CPU. 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 CPUs 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.


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Intel Haswell Overclocking Preview @ HCW
I can’t remember a CPU launch being more highly anticipated than Intel’s upcoming Haswell, expected to be released this year. Much has been said about the microarchitecture - if you want to learn more about it, I would highly recommend reading this article at Real World Tech. In it, you will learn everything that has been made public of Haswell, including details on the scheduling engine, instruction set configuration, memory hierarchy, and more, all in great detail.

However, the most important aspect to overclockers is usually the system architecture itself – how the chip is engineered can determine the feasibility of tweaking a CPU to squeeze more performance out of it. It is fully expected that Intel will continue the policy of having an ‘unlocked’ SKU (currently K-Series), giving buyers the ability to overclock their CPU easily by increasing the CPU multiplier. However this has its limits – typically only the most expensive processors have been unlocked, although that has improved since the Nehalem days. Still, currently the only unlocked Ivy Bridge CPUs are the $220 Core i5 3570K and $320 Core i7 3570K. If you buy anything else, you essentially won’t be able to overclock it very much at all, due to the reasons below.


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Five-Way NVIDIA GeForce Comparison On Nouveau @ Phoronix
With the GeForce 600 "Kepler" graphics cards now working on Nouveau in an out-of-the-box manner with OpenGL acceleration, here's a brief five-way NVIDIA GeForce graphics card comparison when using the Nouveau open-source driver with the Linux 3.8 kernel and Mesa 9.1-devel.

Nouveau with the Linux 3.8 kernel can be faster as earlier Phoronix benchmarks have shown plus the Kepler support is now in better shape, although it's still very slow and lacks re-clocking support. Other recently published benchmarks show that Nouveau is still no competitive threat to NVIDIA's binary blob.


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Cyborg S.T.R.I.K.E 7 Keyboard Review @ t-break
There are gaming peripheral makers, and then there is Mad Catz. Always pushing boundaries of innovation, Mad Catz has been inventing and re-inventing gaming hardware as we know it. If you have been following its Cyborg range of products, you also know that they are rather unconventional.

The Cyborg S.T.R.I.K.E 7 (henceforth, just Strike 7, please), is another such product, combining the company’s many innovations with an intelligent keyboard design that smartly incorporates an LCD screen, all the while maintaining Mad Catz’s trademark W.H.A.C.K. It’s also completely modular.



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Acer T232HL Review @ TechReviewSource.com
We got our hands on the new Acer T232HL, a 23-inch model that retails for $500. It and its larger sibling, the Acer T272HL meet the requirements to be Windows 8-certified displays, which includes support for at least five simultaneous touch points and a bezel design that does not interfere with the user's ability to interact with the interface.


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Tt eSPORTS Level 10 M Gaming Mouse Review @ TechwareLabs
Today we are taking a look at the Tt eSPORTS Level 10 M gaming mouse, the newest addition to the Level 10 series. This mouse, designed in collaboration with BMW's DesignworksUSA offers stunning and unique aesthetics as well as practical functionality. With all of the best features you would expect in a high-end gaming mouse and a radical design, this mouse has the potential for greatness.


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NZXT Respire T40 CPU Cooler Review @ Hardware Secrets
The Respire T40 is a CPU cooler from NZXT, with a tower heatsink, four 8 mm heatpipes, and a 120 mm fan. Let's test it and check its performance.


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ASUS ET27 All in One PC Review @ t-break
We recently published a review with one of Intel’s VP, Mr Christian Morales and I remember him mentioning that sales of All-in-One PCs are on the rise. This doesn’t come as a surprise when you see something like the ASUS ET27 that dropped into our labs a couple of weeks back. There are quite a few models with different configurations that ASUS has released around this 27” AIO- the one we are specifically looking at is the ET2701INTI.


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CES 2013: Kingston HyperX 10-Year Anniversary Party & Starcraft II Tournament @ Legit Reviews
Kingston Technology was very busy during CES 2013, as the memory manufacturer released new products, celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the HyperX product line and held the championship match the companies first StarCraft II tournament. Legit Reviews visited Kingston several times this week to keep up with all that the company was doing. In this article we'll be covering the StarCraft II Tournament and some of the Kingston HyperX Products that they had on display.


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In Depth: Loved Command and Conquer? You'll love these iOS games @ Techradar
The onset of 16-bit computers was the tipping point for the popularity of real-time strategy (RTS) games, along with the ability to fully realise their potential. Although the genre's roots go back further (notable early examples include Stonkers on the ZX Spectrum and The Ancient Art of War on the Apple IIe), the Amiga, Atari ST and - later - PC provided the graphical capabilities and under-the-hood grunt to ensure RTS games had a suitable mix of depth, scope and visual clout. The 1990s subsequently saw classic RTS series emerge, but when the dust eventually settled, Warcraft, Starcraft and Command Conquer reigned supreme, providing a mix of resource gathering and micro-management, building and unit construction, and real-time warfare. Command Conquer found its way to iOS through Command Conquer Red Alert (£2.99, iPhone; £2.99, iPad), and it's a reasonable effort in fashioning a mobile take on the PC original.


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