Daily Reviews Summary 05/01/12
Posted on: 05/01/2012 10:23 AM
Here today's reviews and articles, including Antec Eleven Hundred Case, MSI Radeon HD 7870 HAWK Review, and DirectX 11.1 Specifications Released
Antec Eleven Hundred Case @ Rbmods
Today it’s time to take a look at at gaming case from Antec. The eleven hundred landed on our doorstep a few weeks back and today we are going to check it out. Antec are known for their high quality products and mainly then cases so I got some high expectations on this computer case.
We review the MSI Radeon HD 7870 HAWK edition, a factory overclocked Radeon HD 7870 solution with room for even higher tweaks. The graphics card PCB will be utilizing an improved VRM that can take advantage of MSI's GPU-Reactor module to further condition power by 88% for more stability when overclocking.
This is probably the coolest R7870 we have tested to date, read the review here
Direct3D 11.1 lets you use shader tracing to ensure that your code is performing as intended and if it isn't you can discover and remedy the problem. The SDK for Windows 8 Consumer Preview contains HLSL compiler enhancements. Shader tracing and the HLSL compiler are implemented in D3dcompiler_nn.dll.