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Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 DDR3-1600MHz (2 x 2GBs) Kit Review – Conclusions

4.  Futuremark PCMark Vantage Professional 64-Bit Edition (Version 1.0.0.0) PCMark Vantage is a PC benchmark suite designed for Windows, offering one-click simplicity for casual users and detailed, professional grade testing for industry, press and enthusiasts. A PCMark score is a measure of via a computers performance across a variety of common tasks such as viewing and editing photos, video, music …

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Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 DDR3-1600MHz (2 x 2GBs) Kit Review – Overview, AIDA64 & Everest

SYSTEM OVERVIEW AND TESTING PROCEDURES Test System I Test System II Motherboard GIGABYTE 870A-USB3 GIGABYTE P67A-UD7 CPU AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition @ 3.20GHz Intel Core i7 2600K @ 3.40GHz (3.80GHZ Turbo Boost) GPU AMD Radeon HD4670 EVGA NVIDIA GTX 560Ti Operating System Windows 7 64-Bit Windows 7 64-Bit In order to present an unbiased review, I decided …

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SSD RAID Cages and SSD Conversion Kits – Value Conversions

ICY DOCK METAL 2.5″ TO 3.5″ SATA/SSD CONVERTER WITH RAID (MB982SPR-2S) Once again, this cage is a very well built metal cage and will hold two 2.5″ drives for RAID use and fits into a 3.5″ adapter slot.  It would be a great idea for hard drive use but, on the SSD front, there are two limitations of the unit.  …

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Kingston HyperX T1 DDR3-1600 CL9 – Specifications

The Kingston HyperX T1 Series of RAM is a typical 1600 MHz kit, however several XMP profiles are available with easy setup for the home user.  Depending on the configuration of ones computer, any of these four generic settings can be used as highlighted in our CPU-Z screenshot below: This next shot will display the speed at which we are …

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Kingston HyperX T1 DDR3-1600 CL9 – Benchmarks

MaxMEM V1.91 Lets begin our testing with MaxxMem, a nice utility for gauging the speed, latency and performance of memory. MaxMem does a great job of showing that the Kingston HyperX T1 runs at great speeds with its stock setting of 1600 MHz, and also displays very good latency and memory score in GB/s.  Further tweaking and lowering of timings …

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Kingston HyperX T1 DDR3-1600 CL9 – AIDA 64 and Conclusions

AIDA64 Cache and Memory Benchmark Aida 64 is one of the preferred tests by many reviewers and enthusiasts to show ram performance. When tweaking ram and exploring the various settings and timings, this is a great tool to observe the actual increase or decrease in performance. The Kingston HyperX T1 memory performs well in this round of testing: CONCLUSIONS The …

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Fractal Design Define XL Computer Chassis Review

On the morning the Fractal Design Define XL chassis showed up at our facility, everything was shut down. It was the worst storm of the year with all news media warning people to stay in their homes as we were being pelted with the worst snowstorm of the season. Thats when the bets were on as to whether the postman’ …

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Super Talent USB 3.0 RAIDDriveâ„¢ over 370 MB/s

It was only a few weeks ago that the SSD Review evaluated one of the fastest drives on the market with the Super Talent USB 3.0 SuperCrypt Flash drive pulling in scores of 254MB/s in our testing and then showing absolutely incredible side by sides with true solid state drives. Well, it seems that wasn’t enough for Peter Carcione and Super …

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