Hardware

ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 Series Motherboard Review – Z68 Platform Benchmarks

Z68 CHIPSET-SPECIFIC BENCHMARKS LucidLogix Virtu In a nutshell, Virtu is software developed by LucidLogix that allows the use of a dedicated GPU and the CPU’s integrated GPU (as present on Sandy Bridge processors) simultaneously. There are three modes of operation: ‘Off’ (use of dedicated GPU only; integrated GPU is not being used), ‘i-Mode’ (integrated), and ‘d-mode’ (dedicated). ‘i-Mode’ is limited to …

Read More »

ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 Series Motherboard Review – Overall System Benchmarks

OVERALL SYSTEM BENCHMARKS Futuremark 3DMark 11 Professional Edition 3DMark 11 is the latest version of the worlds most popular benchmark for measuring the graphics performance of gaming PCs. Designed for testing DirectX 11 hardware running on Windows 7 and Windows Vista the benchmark includes six all new benchmark tests that make extensive use of all the new features in DirectX …

Read More »

ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 Series Motherboard Review – Gaming Benchmarks

GAMING BENCHMARKS Alice: Madness Returns The Wonderland that you knew from childhood has gone horribly wrong … again. This is the follow-up to designer American McGee’s twisted take on the classic Lewis Carroll tale. Designed with the same dark style of the original, but now featuring entirely new visuals, story and game design, Alice: Madness Returns follows Alice on a …

Read More »

ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 Series Motherboard Review – Memory Benchmarks

MEMORY BENCHMARKS SiSoftware Sandra Professional Business Edition SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information and diagnostic utility. It provides most of the information (including undocumented) needed by testing hardware, software and other devices. Giving the user the ability to draw comparisons at both a high and low-level, Sandra presents information about the CPU, chipset, video adapter, ports, printers, sound card, memory, …

Read More »

ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 Series Motherboard Review – CPU Benchmarks

CPU BENCHMARKS Finalwire AIDA64 Extreme Engineer Edition AIDA64 Extreme Edition is a streamlined Windows diagnostic and benchmarking software suite. AIDA64 Extreme provides a wide range of features to assist in overclocking, hardware error diagnosis, stress testing, and sensor monitoring. It has unique capabilities to assess the performance of the processor, system memory, and disk drives. NEXT: Computation and Productivity Benchmarks INDEX …

Read More »

ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 Motherboard Review – “All Inclusive” Becomes The New Standard

  COMPANY:  ASRock Incorporated PRODUCT:  Z68 Extreme 4 PRICE:        ~$200 CAD AVAILABILITY:  Global WARRANTY:  Two-Year   INTRODUCTION While starting the year in a promising and dominant fashion, Intel veered a bit off-track with Cougar Point malfunctions and setbacks. Fast-forward seven months and things have finally begun to stabilize. Without going into a rant about the Cougar Point chip set as …

Read More »

Dell ST2220T 21.5″ Touch Screen Monitor Review – Video

 SITUATING THE ST2220T Managing screen positioning was something that also surprised us as the screen can be set at any angle from almost upright to completely flat and it remains in place. The ST2220T is supported by an A Frame stand and we thought we might get a few exterior shots to show the beauty of its design.  Its casing …

Read More »