Daily Reviews Summary 04/25/12
Posted on: 04/25/2012 10:16 AM

Here today's reviews with 28 new articles, including GTX680 Quad SLI vs HD7970 Quad CrossfireX Review, MSI Z77A-GD65 motherboard (with 3770K Ivy Bridge) Review, and more Cooler Master HAF XM Case Reviews

GTX680 Quad SLI vs HD7970 Quad CrossfireX Review @ Vortez
Like most enthusiasts, especially those that either bench or game at the high end, what we all want to know is 'who is best'? In years gone by it was a simple affair of pitching one card against another however with multiple GPU setups now common place there is more to evaluating a graphics cards performance. No longer is it mano-a-mano, 1 vs. 1 because to truly examine the performance of a high end graphics card you also have to look at how it performs when in tandem with another. SLI and CrossfireX are critically important when faced with the decision of what to buy because it's all very well buying the fastest single card, if it scales poorly in multi-GPU configuration you could be disappointed if you wish to expand on your GPU setup.

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MSI Z77A-GD65 motherboard (with 3770K Ivy Bridge) Review @ Guru3D
We review the MSI Z77A-GD65 motherboard. The MSI Z77A-GD65 is intended for Intel's 22nm Ivy Bridge processors on Socket LGA1155, and they tend to overclock rather well as we'll show you. On (really good) air cooling you can reach 4.7 to 5 GHz with a motherboard as used today. Have a peek at what was just released, this is the MSI Z77A-GD65 'Ivy Bridge' motherboard.

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Cooler Master HAF XM Case Review @ Legit Reviews
Cooler Master continues to add to their fine HAF (High Air Flow) series PC enclosures and today introduced a new mid-tower case called the HAF XM. This mid-tower case is priced at 139.99 and is basically a scaled down version of the Cooler Master HAF X! PC enthusiasts should take a good long look at this model when they are planning their next system build.

The Cooler Master HAF XM is impressive on every level. In past reviews I find at least one item on a case that is easily breakable. I didn't feel this way at all about every part of this case. Innovations such as the X-DOCK feature and an SSD mount behind the motherboard tray are examples of how Cooler Master is thinking outside the box...

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Cooler Master HAF XM Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
Cooler Master HAF XM @ Modders-Inc
Cooler Master TPC-812 CPU Cooler @ Modders-Inc
Dell Alienware X51 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
LIAN LI PC-90 The Hammer Review @ OC3D
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge LGA1155 Processor Review @ Futurelooks
Cooler Master HAF XM Review @ Neoseeker
ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe LGA1155 Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews
Tribes: Ascend GPU & CPU Performance Test @ Techspot
Dell UltraSharp U2312HM, 23” Monitor Review @ Hardware Canucks
Corsair Accelerator Series 60GB Cache SSD Review - Your System Start Up Decreases Significantly @ The SSD Review
Kingston USB-Flash Drive Roundup @ Rbmods
MEGATechNews Checks Out The 2012 Fan Expo in Vancouver (Video) @ MEGATechNews
REVIEW: Cooler Master HAF XM @ PureOverclock
VW Touareg 2012 long haul test @ t-break
Coolermaster TPC-812 Vapor Chamber/Heatpipe Heatsink Review @ FrostyTech
TteSports Saphira Gaming Mouse Review @ Nikktech
SuperTooth HD Bluetooth Speakerphone @ TestFreaks
Pandora's Tower (Nintendo Wii) Game Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
ASUS Transformer Pad 300 Review @ HotHardware.com
Mobile CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 8.3 @ Tech ARP
G.Skill TridentX PC3-19200 8GB (Z77 Ivy Bridge) Memory Kit Review @ TweakTown
Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe Review @ KitGuru
Intel Ivy Bridge i5-3570K and i7-3770K Review @ Madshrimps
NVIDIA Updates GeForce 600 OEM Desktop Lineup, Adds GT 645, GT 640, GT 630 @ Anandtech



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