Mobile GPU Comparison Guide and more
Posted on: 01/09/2013 12:41 PM

Here a roundup of today's articles, including Mobile GPU Comparison Guide, Canon EOS M Review, NVIDIA GeForce 600 "Kepler" On Open-Source: It's Uselessly Slow, Sapphire HD 7870 XT With Boost (Tahiti LE) Maximum Overclock Graphics Card Review, and i3DSpeed, December 2012.

Mobile GPU Comparison Guide @ TechARP
These days, there are so many mobile GPU 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 mobile GPUs in the market as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete.

Currently covering 384 mobile GPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 22 different specifications for each and every GPU! 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!


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CES 2013: Thermaltake @ ThinkComputers.org
Our friends at Thermaltake are launching quite a few different products this year at CES. We took some time to go over their new cases, which the Urban Series are designed to be more conservative to appeal to a whole new market. The new Nic CPU air coolers address many issues such a memory clearance and finally Thermaltake has a new BigWater all-in-one watercooling system. Read on to see all of these new products!


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Canon EOS M Review @ t-break
The digital camera market is rapidly evolving as always, and while DSLRs were the absolute option for anyone looking for solid image quality, the line has been blurred with the arrival of impressive interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras by Panasonic, Nikon, Samsung and others.

But Canon has been late to enter the increasingly popular mirrorless camera market, much to everyone’s wonder. However, with the EOS M, one can term their entrance as ‘fashionably late’. The EOS M is a very impressive mirrorless camera that rivals entry level DSLRs in terms of image and video quality, with a slow autofocus being its only major weakness.


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Thermaltake Level 10 Mouse Review @ Bigbruin.com
A few years ago, Thermaltake worked with BMW Designworks to design a new high end gaming case, the Level 10. When it came out, it received many awards for its innovative design and in the following years, Thermaltake continued to develop the Level 10 line up. Now Thermaltake is again working with BMW Designworks, this time to design a new mouse, aptly named the Level 10 mouse. Following in the footsteps of the Level 10 case, the Level 10 mouse has sleek lines, and advanced features to make this a great gaming mouse. Some of the advanced features included in the Level 10 include items such as: multiple buttons, profiles, adjustable DPI up to 8200, adjustments to the height and tilt, just to name a few of the features.

Before taking a look at the Level 10 mouse, here are a few words from the product page on the Thermaltake website...


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PNY XLR8 Pro SSD Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
Today we have the latest SSD from PNY attached to our test system, the XLR8 Pro, putting it up against the best that Samsung and OCZ (amongst others) have to offer.


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Asus S46CA-XH51 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
Small business owners looking for an affordably priced ultrabook with some design oomph will find more than a few things to like about the Asus S46CA-XH51. It's a handsomely
designed Windows 7-equipped ultrabook that comes equipped with a built-in DVD burner, USB 3.0 connectivity, and a full-size HDMI port.


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Noctua NF-A14 and NF-A15 Premium Silent Fans @ DreamWare Computers
Noctua's original 140mm fan, the NF-P14, was a huge hit among silent PC enthusiasts. It offered low noise performance while still remaining high enough airflow to be a great choice in gaming and overclocking systems. The NF-P14 was compatible with 120mm mounting holes which gave it the ability to slip into many places where a 140mm fan usually couldn't be mounted. Over the last year or so we've seen Noctua release several new fan models in their 120mm fan series, each of which offered many great performance improvements over earlier models, but the NF-P14 sat without upgrade for quite a while. Recently, however, Noctua released some updates to the NF-P14 fan in the form of not one, but three new models; the NF-A15 PWM, NF-A14 ULN and NF-A14 FLX. Each fan offers something slightly different than the other, such as the ability to mount in 120mm vs. 140mm fan mounting holes, or different speed/silence options. I was a big fan of the original NF-P14, which still sees use on my CPU cooler today, so I have high expectations that these new fans will bring me some noticeable upgrades to the series.


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MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti Power Edition Review @ Neoseeker
Today we will be taking a look at MSI's GTX 650 Ti Power Edition graphics card. The release of the GeForce GTX 650 Ti rounds out the Kepler based GPU lineup that began last year in March 22nd 2012 with the launch of NVIDIA's GTX 680. Since that time, NVIDIA has launched a barrage of graphics cards in every price point ranging from the pricey GTX 690 all the way down to the entry level GTX 650.

MSI's GTX 650 Ti PE has been designed for best-in-class performance, being up to 1.5 times faster than the GTX 550 Ti while at the same time consuming up to 22% less power. The GTX 650 Ti has also been designed to offer top performance when gaming at 1920x1080 resolution, further offering gamers an excellent choice of upgrade over prior entry level GPU's.

The GTX 650 Ti PE has been built around the same GK106 GPU that was first introduced with the launch of the GTX 660. Although the GTX 650 Ti retains many of the features of the GTX 660, it has been trimmed down in a few key areas. Most notably we see a reduction in the overall CUDA core count down from 960 implemented in the GTX 660 to 768 seen in the GTX 650 Ti. The SMX units have also been reduced to 4, one less than the GTX 660. Another key feature that has been removed is NVIDIA's GPU boost.


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NZXT Respire T40 Heatsink Review @ Frostytech.com
At the heart of this 158mm tall heatsink are four 8mm diameter copper heatpipes and a 120mm, 68CFM fan. The heatpipes are all exposed at the base while the aluminum fin stack is pretty standard; there aren't any fancy leading edges, punched out cooling fin patterns or unnecessary plastic fan shrouds. The 120mm fan rotates at 1800-1300RPM and moves upwards of 68CFM through the heatsinks' 112x130mm fin stack.


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NVIDIA GeForce 600 "Kepler" On Open-Source: It's Uselessly Slow @ Phoronix
With the Linux 3.8 kernel that's presently under development, the open-source reverse-engineered Nouveau driver for supporting NVIDIA graphics processors has seen some significant changes. One of the late changes was enabling Kepler acceleration support. While there is now an "out of the box" open-source GPU driver that supports the GeForce 600 GPUs with 3D/OpenGL acceleration, it's incredibly slow.

When it comes to supporting the NVIDIA GeForce 600 "Kepler" family with an open-source Linux graphics driver, it turned out relatively better than past generations of NVIDIA hardware with the community-maintained driver. NVIDIA still put out its same-day binary graphics driver for supporting the GeForce 600 graphics cards, but the open-source community was quick this time with initial hardware enablement.

The GeForce GTX 680 launched in March and the Nouveau project had same-day surprises. Two Nouveau developers managed to get their hands early on two GTX 680 graphics cards and were able to provide same-day mode-setting support for the NVIDIA Fermi successor within the Nouveau DRM driver. The GeForce 600 "Kepler" has its differences from the GeForce 400/500 "Fermi" GPUs, but still the Nouveau developers were able to quickly work through the differences. It was also at the same time the developers decided Nouveau would leave the Linux kernel staging area.


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SilverStone Strider Gold 650 W Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets
SilverStone released a series of power supplies with the 80 Plus Gold certification and a fully modular cabling system, with 550 W, 650 W, and 1,000 W versions, dubbed the Strider Gold. Let's see if the 650 W model, also known as SST-ST65F-G, deserves our recommendation.


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Sapphire HD 7870 XT With Boost (Tahiti LE) Maximum Overclock Graphics Card Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
Recently AMD and a number of their partners released cards based on the Tahiti LE GPU. Those were the same GPUs used on the Radeon 7900 series however were configured to a performance level below the 7950. Somewhat bizarrely AMD decided these cards would share the name of an existing product, the 7870 and we reviewed one of the early samples a few weeks back. Today we take our second look at Tahiti LE with the Sapphire 7870 XT (With Boost) and in this article will be maxing out its core and memory speed then checking how it performs in games like Far Cry 3, Assassins Creed 3 and Hitman Absolution against a max OC 660 Ti.

Before we begin though, a little refresher on the 7000 series...


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TT eSPORTS Level 10 M Gaming Mouse Review @ Hardware Canucks
Designed by BMW’s prestigious DesignWorks USA studio (which is also known for airplane interiors, table flatwear and espresso machines), Thermaltake’s new Level 10 M gaming mouse is supposed to be the crowning achievement of their TT eSPORTS peripheral lineup. Indeed, it has a lot to prove since despite a stunning design, a price of $100 puts it well into the premium category and may turn off many prospective buyers.

While the cost of bringing a Level 10 home may be a bit extreme, Thermaltake and their friends over at BMW have incorporated several interesting features into this mouse. Not only does it look absolutely stunning but there’s also complete height and tilt adjustment and handy ventilation holes to ensure sweat buildup remains minimal. The all metal chassis has a soft-touch rubberized finish which is also a great addition and provides additional grip in fast-paced gaming marathons.


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Asus S56CA Review @ Techradar
With the arrival of Ultrabooks, laptops took a leap forward in portability by paring back on features. Where the MacBook Air led, others followed - low-power Intel chips, fast SSD storage and a cutting back of features and connectivity in order to fit the space.But some recent Ultrabooks have been taking back what was lost, while still fitting into the slim-and-light spec. The Asus S56CA-XX024H is one such laptop.Like the Toshiba U840-10V, it's a lower-priced Ultrabook that doesn't skimp on connections, though it's a few hundred pounds cheaper than the Toshiba - or almost any Ultrabook we've seen - at £499.99 in the UK (around AU$765) or US$699.99 in the US.


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Thermaltake Brings a Little Sophistication @ Anandtech
For the most part I like Thermaltake, but generally they've been one of the holdouts producing glossy, ostentatious enclosures while the rest of the industry has been moving past those. So you can imagine my surprise when the producers of the Level 10 GT and its kin hit me with some more restrained designs.


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i3DSpeed, December 2012 @ iXBT Labs
The i3DSpeed project is dedicated to testing performance of a large number of graphics cards under Windows.

Traditionally, we offer you performance diagrams of popular graphics cards and inform about the best price/performance deals in the market.


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2013: World Wide War in the Tech sector @ t-break
At the tbreak awards 2012, Jumbo’s CEO Mr. Vishesh Bhatia gave some predictions for 2013 and I tend to agree with most of what he said. If you weren’t present at the event, here are some of trends Mr. Bhatia saw going into 2013


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