Daily Reviews Summary 03/23/12
Posted on: 03/23/2012 12:50 PM

Here today's reviews and articles, including GeForce GTX 680 SLI review, Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review, and Patriot Wildfire (SandForce SF-2281) 4x SSD RAID Report

GeForce GTX 680 SLI review @ Guru3D
In this GeForce GTX 680 SLI review we take two cards and place them into 2-way SLI mode. See if your wallet allows it, you can double up that shader count and thus performance.

Over the next few pages we'll tell you a bit about multi-GPU gaming, the challenges, the requirements and of course a nice tasty benchmark session. We'll have a peek at temperatures, power consumption and overclocking of the GeForce GTX 680 cards in SLI mode to squeeze out every last ounce of performance. Read the article here

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Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review @ PC Stats
The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work. Gigabyte's GA-X79-UD5 board is equipped with eight DDR3 memory slots, not the usual four. Given 8GB sticks of RAM, that means the GA-X79-UD5 can accommodate up to 64GB of quad channel DDR3-1066/1333/1600/1866/2133 system memory.

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Patriot Wildfire (SandForce SF-2281) 4x SSD RAID Report @ Tweaktown
Patriot Wildfire back in June of 2011 and at the time it was one of the hottest new SSDs on the market. That was around 9 months ago so while no longer new, Wildfire is still competitive with, and considered one of the best on the market today. The key to Wildfire's longevity is the Toshiba Toggle Mode flash Patriot chose to use on this SSD.

Toshiba and their partner SanDisk has received a lot of press lately for their new 24nm Toggle Mode flash. The new 24nm flash has proven to be very fast, but that is about the only thing it's proved so far. We're still seeing issues in our labs with write performance degrading rapidly until TRIM finishes its cycle. This was not a problem on the older 32nm Toggle Mode flash, the same used on the Patriot Wildfire.

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Huntkey Win7 6600 Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M: Kepler Goes Mobile with Acer @ HotHardware
Kingston SSDNow V+200 90GB Review @ KitGuru
Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 Review: Kepler's First Laptop @ PC Perspective
Acer AX1930-UR10P Review @ TechReviewSource.com
OCZ VERTEX 3 240GB SATA III 2.5" SSD Review @ TestFreaks
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Launch Review @ Neoseeker
Canon EOS 5D Mark III field review @ Engadget
APB Reloaded (Free-to-Play) PC Review @ eTeknix.com
HP TouchSmart 520 All-In-One Review @ TechSpot
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 OC review @ Guru3D
Arctic Cooling Freezer A30 Heatsink Review @ FrostyTech
SAPPHIRE HD 7750 ULTIMATE Review @ OCC
Cooler Master Silencio 450 Review @ Vortez
Review: Gigabyte X79-UD3 @ Techradar
Amd A8-3870 FM1 CPU @ Rbmods
REVIEW: ASUS Sabertooth X79 @ PureOverclock
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 680 Graphics Card SLI Performance Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
Building the Right Box @ Techgage
CM Storm QuickFire Rapid (Cherry MX Blue) Gaming Keyboard Review @ Hi Tech Legion
Scan 3XS Vengeance GTX680 Z68 OC System Review @ OC3D
Noontec A9 Review @ Vortez
OCZ Fatal1ty 1000W Modular Power Supply Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card tested with Catalyst 12.2 @ TweakTown
10 Things to Consider Before Setting Up RAID @ TechwareLabs
Noctua and Kingwin Ultra Quiet 120mm Fans Review @ Bigbruin.com
Diesel DZ7164 LED Watch Review @ Nikktech
Belkin Play N450 DB Router Review @ t-break
2012 - The year of the HD re-releases @ eTeknix.com
AMD Radeon HD 7750 Video Card Review @ Madshrimps
SteelSeries Kana Gaming Mouse Review @ KitGuru
Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai (PC) Game Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X220 @ Techradar


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