AMD Phenom-II X6-1100T Processor @ Benchmark Reviews

While enthusiasts await AMD’s next-generation “Bulldozer”-based desktop CPUs, AMD continues to expand their current desktop CPU line, introducing the Phenom-II X6-1100T processor. The 6-core Phenom-II X6-1100T takes over the top spot in AMD’s CPU line from the 1090T, and does it at a suggested retail price of only $265.00. The clock speed improvements over the 1090T are minimal: both the …

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Samsung SSDs Available In Canada But At What Price?

A few weeks back The SSD Review posted our evaluation of the new Samsung 470 Series SSD and a barrel full of e-mails were received asking when it would be available in Canada. It seemed that it was readily available in the US but retail sales couldn’t be found in Canada. . It seems that our conversations with Samsung Reps, both …

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Razer BlackWidow Mechanical Gaming Keyboard @ Benchmark Reviews

For a select few, mechanical keyboards hold a special place in their hearts, unfortunately for those people the number of mechanical keyboards on the market is very small with even less having any type of unique design for gaming. Razer recently introduced the Razer BlackWidow mechanical gaming keyboard, which uses the Cherry MX Blue switches to give it auditory and …

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H.A.W.X. 2 Gaming and Performance Review @Hi Tech Legion

Do you have the need? The need for speed? Once upon a time I did. A good portion of my childhood was spent in San Diego near the Miramar base. For those that don’t know, Miramar used to be the home of TOPGUN, which was also made famous by the movie. It was where the elite fighter pilots were trained. …

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nVidia’s Quadro and Tesla sales manager defects to AMD

Earlier this year, KitGuru broke the story that Manju Hegde, nVidias VP for PhysX and Cuda moved across to AMD. Weve just heard that the person managing nVidias professional product sales across a massive region (including the UK) has also defected to Team AMD. Interesting development. KitGuru investigates. Originally with Seimens, Rob MacDonald is a seasoned veteran with almost 14 years …

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SteelSeries Shift Gaming Keyboard Review@KitGuru

There are a huge number of gaming keyboards on the market so it can often be very difficult to make a decision on which to buy.  When we review gaming keyboards it is always good to see a product that brings more features to the table and differentiates itself in some way from the competition. Today we are going to …

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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 40GB SSD Review – Benchmarks

1.  CRYSTAL DISKMARK VER. 3.0 X64 (0Fill) 2.  ATTO DISK BENCHMARK VER. 2.46 Crystal DiskMark and ATTO represent the two primary test methods utilized by manufacturers to arrive at their listed specifications.  Both confirm that this drive can reach the top of the SATA 2 bandwidth limit and the Crystal DiskMark score displays that that all important low 4kb write …

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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 40GB SSD Review – PCB, Testing and Protocol

Having disassembled the drive, we can see below that the SSD relies on the SandForce SF-1200 series (SF-1222TA3-SBH) processor along with 12x4GB Intel NAND Flash memory chips (29F32G08AAMDB) for a total of 48GB storage. The available storage for the user is 40Gb as 8GB is allocated for over provisioning and other activities of the firmware itself. This over provisioning helps to …

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