Daily Reviews Summary 04/27/12
Posted on: 04/27/2012 12:44 PM

Here today's reviews roundup with 33 new articles, including Intel Core i5-3570K "Ivy Bridge" Processor Review, ECS Z77H2-AX motherboard review, and Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB (WD1000DHTZ) Review

Intel Core i5-3570K "Ivy Bridge" Processor Review @ Hi Tech Legion
The Intel Core i5 3570K is part of Intel's Ivy Bridge processor line retailing for $212. The Core i5 3570K is based on 22nm manufacturing technology and uses new 3D-trigate transistors to deliver better performance at a lower TDP than Sandy Bridge based LGA1155 CPUs. Coinciding with the 3rd Generation Core i5 3570K's release are the new Intel Panther Point chipsets which deliver native USB 3.0 and PCI-E 3.0 support to mainstream Intel systems. Equipped with 4 cores/4 threads with 6MB of L3 cache and having a maximum turbo frequency of 3.8GHz, the Intel Core i5 3570K has plenty of processing power for most enthusiast needs.

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ECS Z77H2-AX motherboard review @ Guru3D
We review the ECS Z77H2-AX motherboard which screams gold and features. The Z77H2-AX is gold plated everywhere. The changes for Z77 primarily can be found in native USB 3.0 support as well as an upgrade towards PCie gen 3 PCIe x16 slots.

ECS however really pimped out the motherboard with a lot .. seriously LOT of extra's with even embedded WIFI and Bluetooth.

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Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB (WD1000DHTZ) Review @ TechwareLabs
The one storage drive line that has bucked the trend over the years and managed to create noticeable separation between itself and its contenders/pretenders, and that is Western Digitals VelociRaptor line. Prior to SSDs hitting mainstream, the VelociRaptor line, with its 10,000 RPM spindle speed, was the pinnacle of performance and was the defacto choice for anyone that put performance before price. Fast forward to present day, where widespread competition is making SSD drives more and more affordable the VelociRaptor line isnt enjoying the same V.I.P treatment from enthusiasts it once used too. Today we take a look at the new Velociraptor

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ASUS Maximus V GENE Z77 motherboard review @ Guru3D
Sandberg 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub Review @ Nikktech
Rosewill RK-8200 Gaming Keyboard Review @ HardwareLOOK
Rosewill RM-5000L Laser Gaming Mouse Review @ HardwareLOOK
Corsair Force Series 3 180GB Solid State Drive Review @ TweakTown
Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 24.5 @ Tech ARP
Zalman CNPS8900 Extreme CPU Cooler Review @ Hardware Secrets
Sapphire Pure Platinum Z77K Motherboard Review @ KitGuru
Asus N56VM Review @ TechReviewSource.com
Razer Mass Effect 3 Gaming Gear Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
SSD NEWS: Intel 330 Series 120GB SATA 3 SSD Review - LSI SandForce Performance With Unbeatable Value @ The SSD Review
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge GPU Performance @ techPowerUp
SuperTooth Crystal Bluetooth Speakerphone @ TestFreaks
GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H (Intel Z77) Motherboard Review @ Tweaktown
Review: Dell Latitude XT3 @ Techradar
Cloud Storage: 5 Alternatives, What's in It for You? @ Techspot
Intel Ivy Bridge Processor Overclocking Proves Challenging For Some Motherboard Makers @ Legit Reviews
ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe Benchmark Performance @ Benchmark Reviews
Samsung Green DDR3L 1600 2x4GB Review @ OCC
Corsair Vengeance M60 FPS Mouse Review @ Techgage
SSD NEWS: Intel 910 400/800GB PCIe SSD Quick Preview - On The Bench and Pushing Out 1.9GB/s Performance @ The SSD Review
Ridge Racer Unbounded Review @ Techgage
REVIEW: Patriot Viper Xtreme 16GB DDR3-1600 @ PureOverclock
In Win Mana 136 Mid-Tower Chassis Review @ eTeknix.com
Ozone Onda 3HX Headset Review @ eTeknix.com
Play .MKV's in Windows Media Center (WMC) @ Computing on Demand
News: Why is Ivy Bridge so hot and bothered? @ The Tech Report
Griffin Helo TC Assault Remote Control Helicopter Review @ TestFreaks
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 Review @ KitGuru
VisionTek Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card Overclocked Review @ Tweaktown



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