Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide Updated and more
Posted on: 03/27/2013 01:47 PM

Here today's reviews roundup with Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide, How To Use Multiple PHP Versions (PHP-FPM FastCGI) With ISPConfig 3 (Ubuntu 12.10), The History of the Modern Graphics Processor, Palit GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost OC edition review, Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II Review, and 10 other articles.

Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 7.1 @ TechARP
These days, there are so many workstation 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 workstation graphics cards in the market as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete.

Currently covering 154 workstation graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 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. 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: Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 7.1 @ TechARP

How To Use Multiple PHP Versions (PHP-FPM FastCGI) With ISPConfig 3 (Ubuntu 12.10) @ Howtoforge
Since ISPConfig 3.0.5, it is possible to use multiple PHP versions on one server and select the optimal PHP version for a website. This feature works with PHP-FPM (starting with PHP 5.3) and FastCGI (all PHP 5.x versions). This tutorial shows how to build PHP 5.3 and PHP 5.4 as a PHP-FPM and a FastCGI version on an Ubuntu 12.10 server. These PHP versions can be used together with the default PHP (installed through apt) in ISPConfig.


Read more: How To Use Multiple PHP Versions (PHP-FPM FastCGI) With ISPConfig 3 (Ubuntu 12.10) @ Howtoforge

Seagate Constellation.2 1TB ST91000640NS SATA3 2.5-inch HDD Review @ OCInside.de
SSDs are currently the first choice for a high performance at very small dimensions.
The SSD prices are getting lower, so that now even 256 GB or 512 GB are getting affordable.
But those who would like to equip their notebooks with a bigger drive like e.g. 1 TB, will probably buy a conventional hard drive.
And even for desktop PCs or servers a 2.5-inch hard drive can make sense, which Seagate is showing us with their fast Seagate Constellation.2 1TB 7200 U/Min Enterprise hard drive.
Today, we take a look at the Seagate ST91000640NS and tested it with the latest firmware SN02.
Unfortunately we could not test, if this hard drive is really running 1.4 million hours without a failure, but the MTBF reliability is approx. 160 years at 24/7 operating.
But let us test the performance of the Seagate Constellation.2 1TB SATA3 hard drive and compare the results with the previously tested solid state drives and hard drives.


Read more: Seagate Constellation.2 1TB ST91000640NS SATA3 2.5-inch HDD Review @ OCInside.de

Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB DDR3 Review @ Vortez
CORSAIR needs no introduction when it comes to performance memory products, their Dominator range being synonymous with overclockers worldwide. They have been leaders in innovation in the memory market for years so it should come as no surprise that they are once again pushing the boundaries in DDR performance.

Today's review focuses on the new Platinum range, specifically the 2133MHz Quad Channel (8x4GB) kit. With Intel's X79 slowly increasing in popularity, more and more memory manufacturers are beginning to create Quad channel memory kits, none more so than Corsair. Indeed, we use their own Vengeance kit in our test system; such is the robust and reliable performance of Corsair products. The Platinum range is an evolution of that ethos and as the precious metal name suggests, it is the result of years of research, culminating in the pinnacle of their skill to produce the kit we have for review today.


Read more: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB DDR3 Review @ Vortez

Phanteks PH-TC12DX CPU Cooler Review @ KitGuru
Aiming to stamp its authority in another segment of the CPU cooling market, Phanteks has released a mid-range model in the PH-TC12DX. Does the dual fan PH-TC12DX have what it takes to shine in an overly-cramped market?


Read more: Phanteks PH-TC12DX CPU Cooler Review @ KitGuru

Scythe Kama Bay Amp Pro (SDAR-3000) & Kro Craft Speakers Rev. B Review @ Madshrimps
Scythe have finally released their latest amplifier iteration, which can provide more power and takes two 5,25 inch bays if we decide to install it inside our computer. The product is also shipped with a very useful remote, which permits us to switch between the inputs, adjust the Equalizer and more.


Read more: Scythe Kama Bay Amp Pro (SDAR-3000) & Kro Craft Speakers Rev. B Review @ Madshrimps

The History of the Modern Graphics Processor @ Techspot
The evolution of the modern graphics processor begins with the introduction of the first 3D add-in cards in 1995, followed by the widespread adoption of the 32-bit operating systems and the affordable personal computer.

The graphics industry that existed before that largely consisted of a more prosaic 2D, non-PC architecture, with graphics boards better known by their chip’s alphanumeric naming conventions and their huge price tags. 3D gaming and virtualization PC graphics eventually coalesced from sources as diverse as arcade and console gaming, military, robotics and space simulators, as well as medical imaging.


Read more: The History of the Modern Graphics Processor @ Techspot

Palit GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost OC edition review @ Guru3D
In today's review we'll look at the Palit GeForce GTX650 Ti Boost OC edition. The SKU comes with an all too familiar looking yet custom PCB and dual-fan cooler. Have a peek at what is this product is all about, and then head on over next page please. So NVIDIA today releases the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost edition. It is their answer to the Radeon HD 7790 that AMD unleashed recently. Is entry level finally reaching mid-range? Can the card play your most favorite games at 1920x1080/1200 ? Well yes it does, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti deserves some explanation though, as the entire 650 range itself now is getting a little flooded with products that differ quite a bit from each other.

See when you take the regular GeForce GTX 650 it comes castrated a bit with just 384 shader cores whereas the regular Ti model is released with a far better 768 CUDA cores (shader processors) and a 925 MHz GPU clock (for the reference products). So that's already nearly double the processing performance and allows the product to compete with the Radeon HD 7770. With the Radeon HD 7790 being roughly a third faster than 7770, NVIDIA needed to out a product that can keep up with that rather significant performance boost -- and as such the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost edition now is introduced. So budget graphics card series for gamers therefore just got a little more interesting. Albeit we say that 175 USD/EUR should not exactly really carry the mark of being low budget.


Read more: Palit GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost OC edition review @ Guru3D

A4TECH V3 Bloody Gun3 Gaming Mouse @ Benchmark Reviews
If you've ever gone shopping for a gaming mouse, you've seen the myriads of different options that are available, from multiple buttons, to high-DPI sensors, and tons of other things. Ultimately, one needs to look at what you play for games the majority of the time to pick the right mouse for you, as some features are more applicable depending on what you play. A4Tech developed their V3 Bloody Multi-Core Gun3 gaming mouse with shooters in mind, and that shows in every aspect of this mouse. From the packaging to the features, this is definitely a FPS's mouse. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the A4Tech V3 in multiple FPS games, as well as in general computer tasks.


Read more: A4TECH V3 Bloody Gun3 Gaming Mouse @ Benchmark Reviews

Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1000W PSU Review @ Hi Tech Legion
The same jaded reception seems to be creeping into technology. We need to see something different, something Earth shattering, something revolutionary. We want to see marked progress in every piece released, otherwise….well, it’s just another piece. The fact that most of last gen’s enthusiast components handle today’s software so well is another culprit. It becomes hard to justify spending a ton of cash to gain 15fps in your favorite game when you are already getting over 100fps. One of the areas that actually has been making strides is PSUs. They have been getting more and more efficient as the norm, while delivering more power than ever, with price per watt dropping along the way.


Read more: Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1000W PSU Review @ Hi Tech Legion

Eagle Tech Arion Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review @ Nikktech
Almost a week ago we spoke about the summer period and how it was just around the corner but we were actually a bit off and so while taking a stroll at the beach this morning to clear my head not only did i see many people there as well but most of them weren't there to take a stroll like me (some obviously did) but actually swim and play volley and rackets while listening to music. To my surprise however most people used just the speakers from their smartphones to do that while only a couple did actually use wired portable speakers and not wireless ones. Things got even worse when i realized that i knew one of the people there so when i asked why he was using his iPhone to play to music without an extra speaker he wasn't actually aware about the existence of Bluetooth portable speakers. Now i don't know if this has to do with the job description people have (he happens to be a doctor) but portable Bluetooth speakers have been around for many years so that's not an answer i would expect from anyone. Anyways that's also a reason as to why we will be releasing our portable Bluetooth speaker related reviews a bit faster than we had initially planned and so today we present the latest arion portable bluetooth speaker by Eagle Tech.


Read more: Eagle Tech Arion Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review @ Nikktech

Aoc D2757Ph 3D Monitor @ Rbmods
Looking for a cheap 3D gaming monitor? AOC has made monitors as long or even longer than I have been in the business and they have always made quality products at a lower price.
This passive 3D monitor has some nice looking features but will it perform well enough?


Aoc D2757Ph 3D Monitor @ Rbmods

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II Review @ TechReviewSource.com
The well-designed Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II is a modest evolution of the first version that sounds even better than the original model. It contains just enough improvements to keep it at the top of the heap for portable wireless Bluetooth speakers.


Read more: Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II Review @ TechReviewSource.com

NZXT Hale 90 V2 1000 Watt Power Supply @ Modders-Inc
The NZXT Hale 90 V2 1000 watt power supply is the latest entry into the power supply market and it is a fully modular power supply featuring 80 plus gold certification, active PFC, and silent cooling.


Read more: NZXT Hale 90 V2 1000 Watt Power Supply @ Modders-Inc

ROCCAT Apuri Mouse Bungee / USB Hub Review @ ThinkComputers.org
If you are a serious gamer you are not using a wireless mouse. The main reasons are that it could lose battery or there would be some sort of interference with the wireless signal. While these might not be major issues when browsing the internet, but when you are about to get a headshot and it happens its a MAJOR problem. While wired mice are great they do have one drawback, the cord. In many cases the cord actually causes drag or may simply get in the way, which can affect your aim when gaming. The answer to this is what we know as a mouse bungee. It is a device that lifts this cord off of your desk which not only eliminates the drag, but gets it out of the way. The ROCCAT Apuri is not only a mouse bungee, but it also has 4 powered USB ports on it as well. Will you be adding this to your gaming arsenal? Read on as we take a look...


Read more: ROCCAT Apuri Mouse Bungee / USB Hub Review @ ThinkComputers.org




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