Daily Reviews Summary 04/18/12
Posted on: 04/18/2012 09:45 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including XigmaTek GIGAS Review, Intel Z77 'Panther Point' Chipset Overview, and Galaxy GeForce GTX 680 2GB Graphics Card Review

XigmaTek GIGAS Review @ Guru3D
SSF / MicroATX cases are typically smaller than typical ATX towers. This means that although the same standard hardware is supported, it is supported in lower quantities. Typically these boxes are used as a suitable HTPC home (home-theater personal computer), but with the looks the GIGAS offers, it would make a great gaming system as well as even lengthy graphics cards, ( up-to 320mm (12.5 inches) can be installed.

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Intel Z77 'Panther Point' Chipset Overview @ Techspot
Continuing its tick-tock release cycle, Intel plans to unveil a new CPU microarchitecture at the end of April. Codenamed Ivy Bridge (tick), the update will bring a 22nm die shrink of current 32nm Sandy Bridge technology (tock), bringing greater efficiency and allowing Intel to cram more into the same size die.

Although backwards compatibility with 6-series motherboards will be a lailable, Intel couldn't resist the opportunity to accompany its latest architecture with a fresh round of chipsets. Codenamed "Panther Point," the new 7-series chipsets include half a dozen parts, with the Z77 being Intel's new flagship.

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Galaxy GeForce GTX 680 2GB Graphics Card Review
When the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 launched in March we were incredibly impressed with the performance and technology that the GPU was able to offer while also being power efficient. Fast forward nearly a month and we are still having problems finding the card in stock - a HUGE negative towards the perception of the card and the company at this point.

Still, we are promised by NVIDIA and its partners that they will soon have more on shelves, so we continue to look at the performance configurations and prepare articles and reviews for you. Today we are taking a look at the Galaxy GeForce GTX 680 2GB card - their most basic model that is based on the reference design.

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The Must-Have Mods of Skyrim @ HotHardware.com
ASUS ZENBOOK UX31E Ultrabook Review @ Legit Reviews
Corsair Force GT 180GB @ RWLabs.com
Corsair Force 3 180GB@ RWLabs.com
CM Storm Trigger Mechanical Gaming Keyboard @ techPowerUp
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5, Premium Edition @ TechwareLabs
Palit JetStream GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Cards in SLI @ TweakTown
QuietPC Nofan Icepipe A40-Z68 Silent PC Review @ OC3D
Panasonic DMP-BDT220 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
Airlive N.Plug One Touch Wireless Repeater Review @ Nikktech
IcyDock MB994SP-4SB-1 Four-bay 2.5-inch SATA Hard Drive Rack @ PC Stats
HIS Radeon HD 7770 iCooler 1GB Ghz Edition PCI-E Video Card @ TestFreaks
Titan Fenrir Siberia TTC-NC55TZ(RB) Heatsink Review @ Frostytech
Time Running Out for Free 3DS Repair @ OCModShop
SanDisk Extreme 120GB Solid State Drive Review @ eTeknix.com
Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 12.0 @ Tech ARP
Biscotti TV Phone Review @ MissingRemote
Web Browser Grand Prix: Chrome 18, Firefox 11, Windows XP @ Tom's Hardware
Interview with with Mike Al Mefleh from RIM @ t-break
Interview with SoundCloud's Caroline Drucker @ t-break



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