Daily Reviews Summary 02/03/12
Posted on: 02/03/2012 12:26 PM
Here a roundup of today's articles, including Synology DS-212 Two-Bay NAS Review, Noctua NF-F12 Focused Flow Fan Review, and AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card Overclocked
Synology DS-212 Two-Bay NAS Review @ Tweaknews
Synology has taken their winning formula for a NAS and improved upon it further with the DS-212. In addition to the long list of network storage and server functions, two USB 3.0 ports ensure blazing fast file transfers to/from an external drive while the SD card slot is handy for backing up photos or other data.
In this review we will be looking at the new Noctua NF-F12 PWM Fan which features the new Focused Flow technology for better air penetration and overall pressure. The fan features nine major innovations some of which we have seen on competing products with different levels of refinement.
AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card Overclocked @ TweakTown
Because we've already looked at a reference clocked card it seems completely pointless to turn around and benchmark the AMD HD 7950 in exactly the same way as we know that performance is going to be almost identical outside a bit of fluctuation. For that reason we'll be taking the time to overclock the new model and see just what kind of performance we're able to get out of a standard HD 7950.
What's even better is that the new Beta 11 of MSI Afterburner brings with it voltage adjustment for the new HD 7950 which means we'll be able to get a true idea of overclocking performance. Before we cover the overclocking side of things, there are a couple of things we need to do beforehand.