Daily Reviews Summary 04/20/12
Posted on: 04/20/2012 11:37 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews, including ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP review, Intel Z77 Motherboard Round-up: Asrock, ECS, Gigabyte & Intel, and Areca ARC-1882i RAID Controller Review

ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP review
We review the ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP. The benefits of that big cooler are plentiful though, this is a product that you will not hear whilst retaining really good temperatures, yeah it works pretty darn well in both performance and silence really.

The card's base clock frequency is set higher at default for you, at 1137 MHz with a dynamic turbo that on our sample clocks up-to 1267 MHz. The memory runs stock at 6000 MHz though. Not only will we show the performance of the GeForce GTX 680 ASUS DCU II TOP -- we'll throw in the results for the NV GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 680 GBT OC, GeForce GTX 680 MSI TwinFrz III OC and GeForce GTX 680 Palit JetStream as well.

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Intel Z77 Motherboard Round-up: Asrock, ECS, Gigabyte & Intel
Although Intel's die shrink of Sandy Bridge isn't due until next week (Monday, rumors say), the company has long shipped Ivy Bridge's accompanying chipsets. It might seem odd to jump the gun on "next-gen" motherboards, but 7-series platforms are backwards compatible with Sandy Bridge processors, so users have actually been able to buy a Z77 motherboard and use it for a few weeks without Ivy Bridge.

After surveying Panther Point's spec sheet, we're itching to get a little more hands-on. Fortunately, we have four new Z77 motherboards in the shop and begging for attention, including the Asrock Z77 Extreme6, ECS Z77H2-AX, Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H-WB and Intel DZ77GA-70K.

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Areca ARC-1882i RAID Controller Review @ TweakTown
Hot off the heels of our LSI MegaRAID review, Chris is back with a look at the Areca 1882i RAID controller.

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2012 Range Rover Sports Supercharged Review @ t-break
Powerline Network Adapter Shootout @ Legit Reviews
NZXT Switch 810 @ techPowerUp
DiRT Showdown Preview (PC) @ HardwareHeaven.com
Gigabyte HD 7950 WindForce 3X & MSI HD 7950 Twin Frozr III Review @ Hardware Canucks
Dell Latitude XT3 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
MSI Radeon HD 7770 Power Edition 1GB Overclocked Video Card Review @ TweakTown
Karotz Smart Rabbit Review @ ThinkComputers.org
REVIEW: Sapphire Pure Black X79N @ PureOverclock
Corsair Vengeance M90 Laser Gaming Mouse @ Benchmark Reviews
Leetgion Hellion Gaming Mouse Review @ Nikktech
Thermaltake eSports Isurus In-ear Headset Review @ Neoseeker
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Intel Z77 Motherboard Review @ PC Stats
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 AM3+ ATX Motherboard Review @ Futurelooks
Coolermaster Silent Pro M2 1000W @ Rbmods
News: A quick look at Intel's DZ77GA-70K motherboard @ The Tech Report
LG Spectrum from Verizon Wireless @ HotHardware.com
Dell XPS 15z Notebook Review: Kinda Luxurious @ PC Perspective
MSI GT683DXR Gaming Laptop Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
Corsair Performance Pro 128 GB SSD Review @ Hardware Secrets
Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 6.6 @ Tech ARP



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