Daily Reviews Summary 03/21/12
Posted on: 03/21/2012 11:18 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including Gigabyte X79-UD3, OCZ Fatal1ty 1000W Modular Power Supply Review, and Amd A8-3870 FM1 CPU

Gigabyte X79-UD3 @ Techradar
Of course, any board based on Intel's X79 chipset hardly rates as poverty item. At £175, the Gigabyte X79-UD3 ain't exactly cheap, but it is within a fiver of the cheapest X79 motherboards on the market. Everything, therefore, is relative. Consequently, the Gigabyte X79-UD3 is flagrantly frills-free. But with so many features now finding their way onto the the CPU die itself, including the memory controller and PCI Express bus, you could argue motherboards in general are less critical.So Gigabyte's task is to deliver quality and performance where it matters while not going overboard on the corner cutting compared with more expensive X79 models such as the Asus P9X79 Pro and MSI X79A-GD65 8D. If Gigabyte can pull that off, we can certainly live without trinkets such as hardware power switches and LED displays.BenchmarksThese days, we're accustomed to pretty consistent performance across motherboards sharing the same chipset.

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OCZ Fatal1ty 1000W Modular Power Supply Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
Sitting at the top of OCZ's recently announced Champ1on Series of Fatal1ty PSUs is the 80Plus Gold Certified 1000w model with modular cables and very distinct styling. We have that very version on our test bench today and will find out if gamers should be putting it at the top of their shopping list for new system builds... after all we all need a new system with AMD and NVIDIA throwing out new GPUs almost weekly.

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Amd A8-3870 FM1 CPU @ Rbmods
Low power usage, Radeon HD6550 and a price at 140$? What am I talking about? Well the AMD Llano A8-3870 cpu that we are going to review today, we are going to compare this what looks like a very competent cpu towards the Bulldozer.

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Video Connectors Tutorial @ Hardware Secrets
Ivy Bridge High-Speed RAM Run with G.Skill PC3-20800 2666MHz RipjawsZ @ Tweaktown
XFX HD7870 Black Edition Overclocked Graphics Card Review @ Kitguru
Nokia Lumia 710 Unboxing and First Look @ Tech-Reviews.co.uk
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (XBOX 360) Game Review @ HardwareHeaven.com @ Hardware Heaven
HP Pavilion Phoenix h9 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
Nvidia GeForce GT640M Mobile GPU Review @ t-break
NZXT Switch 810 Full Tower Review @ KitGuru
Gelid ICY Vision Rev. 2 GPU Coolers In SLI @ Bjorn3D
Intel Ivy Bridge Overclocking with the Core i7 3770K and Core i5 3570K CPUs @ TweakTown
Arctic MC001-BD HTPC Media Center @ Benchmark Reviews
REVIEW: Sapphire Radeon 7750 Ultimate @ PureOverclock
Noctua NF-F12 PWM Fan Review Update @ Hi Tech Legion
Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 Ultimate Review @ Neoseeker
Topower Gold Vapour Injection-HD DDR3 1866MHz 8GB Memory Kit Review @ eTeknix.com
Sapphire HD 7870 OC Edition vs XFX R7870 Black Edition DD Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
Cideko Air Conqueror Keyboard / Gamepad Review @ ThinkComputers.org
Review: HP ProBook 4535s @ Techradar


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