Daily Reviews Summary 10/15/09
Posted on: 10/16/2009 12:36 PM

Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 1GB video card review
Elite Bastards posted a review on the Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 1GB video card

A reference Radeon HD 5870 makes use of a full Cypress core with all of its Stream Processors, texture units, ROPs and so on intact - Couple that with an 850MHz core clock speed and you have yourself 2.72 TeraFLOPS of computing power to play with. Meanwhile, this board also features 1GB of GDDR5 memory sporting a total of 4.8 Gigabits per second of bandwidth courtesy of a 1200MHz clock speed.

Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 1GB video card review

OCZ Agility EX 60GB SLC SSD Review
TechSpot posted a review on the OCZ Agility EX 60GB SLC SSD

OCZ is showing strong commitment to be at the forefront of SSD technology. Over the past year the company has released nearly a dozen different series targeting every possible market, from affordable netbook oriented products to enterprise-grade solid state drives for servers and data warehouses.

They have had a great deal of success with multi-level cell (MLC) drives such as the Vertex we reviewed a few months ago. At the other side of the spectrum, single-level cell (SLC) solid state drives tend to sell for more outrageous prices.

OCZ has been working on making this technology a bit kinder on your bank account. Their latest 2.5" consumer drive is known under the Agility EX moniker, and is touted as the most cost-efficient SSD based on single-level cell memory with a cost per gigabyte at around $6.65 -- or 40% less than the Vertex EX and other similarly equipped SLC solid state drives.

OCZ Agility EX 60GB SLC SSD Review

Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ Media Player Review
Bigbruin.com has published a new reivew on the Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ Media Player

My primary concern was with video playback, and the Theater+ delivered. High definition is supported thanks to a variety of file formats, and with 1080p output via HDMI, there shouldn't be anything it can't handle. It was able to play all but one file I queued up, and whether my media was local or streaming from my network, it generally looked and sounded just fine.

Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ Media Player Review

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 275 Super Overclock 1792MB Video Card Review
TweakTown posted a review on the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 275 Super Overclock 1792MB Video Card

The other week we had a look at a GTX 260 from GIGABYTE which sat in the company's new Super Overclock series. One of our main concerns about the new series was that what might be a "Super Overclock" to GIGABYTE, might not be to us. Considering we see some companies really give us some serious MHz out of these high-end models, GIGABYTE really had their work cut out for them.

When it came to testing, however, the GTX 260 did nothing but offer us the best performance we've seen out of the model. Finding ourselves quickly getting excited, we were happy to see that the higher end GTX 275 was going to get the same SOC treatment.

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 275 Super Overclock 1792MB Video Card Review

Atlona AT-HDAir Wireless USB HD Video Adapter Review
TechwareLabs has published a review of the Atlona AT-HDAir Wireless USB HD Video Adapter

Perhaps one of more exciting trends in computer industry has been conversion of peripherals such as mouses, keyboards and HDTV tuners to wireless technology. It is almost inevitable that many more will follow this trend. We have here is an Atlona AT-HDAir Wireless USB/HDMI adapter. At the core of it’s purpose HDAir makes wireless screen possible. Now that’s an exciting possibility. It is a wireless USB to HDMI adapter and it’s something that showed up on the market only couple of months ago.

Atlona AT-HDAir Wireless USB HD Video Adapter Review

Sound ID 400 Bluetooth Headset Review
TestFreaks posted a review on the Sound ID 400 Bluetooth Headset

Sound ID went back into their lab and fixed this issue and added some new features to their soon to be released Sound ID 400 Bluetooth headset. Today's review will be looking at this product, as they were kind enough to provide Testfreaks with a preview sample.

Sound ID 400 Bluetooth Headset Review

ATI Radeon HD 5770 and 5750 CrossFire Video Cards
Legit Reviews posted a review on the ATI Radeon HD 5770 and 5750 CrossFire Video Cards

AMD released the ATI Radeon HD 5700 series of graphics cards this week, which means that AMD has successfully launched four brand new DirectX 11 graphics cards in less than a month! Read on to see how the Radeon HD 5770 and Radeon HD 5750 perform as we test them individually and in CrossFire!

ATI Radeon HD 5770 and 5750 CrossFire Video Cards

Coolink SWiF2 Fan Review
Vortez.co.uk posted Coolink SWiF2 Fan Review

The Coolink SWiF2 series of fans offers serious performance across the board. They're more than a worthy replacement for the original very highly regarded SWiF model.

In my opinion Coolink have sorted all of the issues i saw in the original SWiF series fan. Lower (more competitive) pricing, better performance and the addition of anti-vibration mounts really bring Coolink back into the race.

Coolink SWiF2 Fan Review

Zalman MFC3 LCD Fan Controller Review
Rbmods checked out the Zalman MFC3 LCD Fan Controller

Fans can be noisy and disturbing to a work environment, but we all know that stressing PC hardware provides excessive heat that can be damaging to the components. Fan controllers come in handy to keep the noise in check during office work, but crank up the air when gaming. RBMods reviews the Zalman MFC3 LCD Fan Controller. Read on for the full review.

Zalman MFC3 LCD Fan Controller Review

3R System iCEAGE Prima Boss CPU Cooler Review
Hardware Secrets posted a review on the 3R System iCEAGE Prima Boss CPU Cooler

We tested the 3R System iCEAGE Prima Boss, a CPU cooler with tower design, four 8 mm U-shaped copper heatpipes and a 120 mm fan. Let's see how its performance compares to other coolers we have tested recently.

3R System iCEAGE Prima Boss CPU Cooler Review

Seasonic X-Series 650 W Power Supply Review
Hardware Secrets posted a review on the Seasonic X-Series 650 W Power Supply

Seasonic has just released their 80Plus Gold power supply line-up, X-Series, which promises 90% efficiency. Let's take a look on the 650 W model.

Seasonic X-Series 650 W Power Supply Review

Samsung Jet Review
InsideHW.com has reviewed Samsung Jet smartphone

Samsung Jet was presented in Jun this year and now, it has arrived in our test lab. First detail that anyone will notice is its significantly lower price tag compared to similar models on the market. There is also very fast Qualcomm MSM6246 at 800MHz CPU that allows very comfortable user experience. Although Samsung marketed this smartphone as “smarter than smartphone”, we did notice few problems during test period…

Samsung Jet Review

Patriot Gamer Series 4GB PC3 12800 1600 MHz DDR3 Memory Review
Hi Tech Legion posted a review on the Patriot Gamer Series 4GB PC3 12800 1600 MHz DDR3 Memory

B.E.M.P. has its benefits and, unlike XMP (Intel's memory profile), it is not placed in the chip's SPD, allowing the memory manufacturer the ability to change the profile at anytime, if they develop more enhanced settings. The major benefit of the B.E.M.P. is that the work of fine tuning your system's memory is done for you, with just a click of a button, after you download AMD Overdrive. Patriot Memory has manufactured a line of B.E.M.P. Memory as part of their Gamer Series modules. The Patriot Memory DDR3 Gamer Series for AMD Black Edition is Dual Channel DDR3 memory and is available in both DDR3 10666 1333MHz and 12800 1600MHz. You also have the choice of Latencies for both Enhanced and Low; the enhanced latency kit comes with timings of 9-9-9-24 at 1.8V and the low latency kit with timings of 7-7-7-20 at 1.7V. These memory modules are targeted towards the enthusiast/overclocker level of users.

Patriot Gamer Series 4GB PC3 12800 1600 MHz DDR3 Memory Review

Thermalright T-Rad2 GTX + VRM-R1/R2 Cooling Solution Review
PCShopTalk posted a review on the Thermalright T-Rad2 GTX + VRM-R1/R2 cooling solution

Before installing the heatsink on the video card, we must first place the thermal pads in the indicated zone. The thermal pads are a little long and they have to be shortened. Shortening them is very easy, by using a cutter; they are made of a very soft material.

Thermalright T-Rad2 GTX + VRM-R1/R2 Cooling Solution Review

Patriot Viper II Sector 5 4GB DDR3-2000 Review
PureOverclock has published a review of the Patriot Viper II Sector 5 4GB DDR3-2000 memory modules.

Today we're looking at a set of Patriot Viper II Sector 5 4GB DDR3-2000 modules that are optimized for use in the LGA1156 socket Core i5/i7 platform, and geared to those who want to push their system. We've seen in our past testing that Patriot modules typically offer great performance and value, so we'll see today if they can continue the trend.

Patriot Viper II Sector 5 4GB DDR3-2000 Review


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