Hardware

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Samsung Electronics Unveils Terabyte Hard Drive for Notebooks

SAN JOSE, CA. June 7, 2011: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in digital consumer electronics and information technology, today announced its 500 gigabyte per platter, one terabyte internal hard disk drive, Spinpoint M8 for use in mobile computing applications such as notebooks. Samsung’s Spinpoint M8, which consists of two 500 gigabyte platters, provides users with one terabyte storage space. …

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Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3: Z68 Done Right

Final Words and Conclusion With the introduction of Sandy Bridge at the beginning of 2011, consumers who could not wait for Z68 had to make two choices in terms of their motherboard chipset: H67 for GPU functionality, or P67 for overclockability. Ironically, due to the mishaps of the Cougar Point chipset, the mass recall of H67 and P67 motherboards gave most …

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Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3: Z68 Done Right

BIOS and Overclocking Of the two things that worried me about the Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3, the main one was the BIOS. As manufacturers such as MSI, ASUS, and ASROCK have started promoting their UEFI-only BIOS, I wondered if Gigabyte had done the same, and if they had done it right. As we can see, Gigabyte has done a terrific job with their UEFI …

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Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3: Z68 Done Right

Temperature, Power, and Efficiency The Z68X-UD3H-B3 yielded some excellent results when it came to overall efficiency: The Dynamic Energy Saver 2 feature also contributed its fair share to keep the entire system as adept as possible: NEXT: BIOS and Overclocking Page 1: Introduction Page 2: Specifications, Overview, and Features Page 3: Closer Look, Specifications, and Benchmark Testing Platform Page 4: CPU Benchmarks Page 5: Computation and …

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