Daily Reviews Summary 04/09/12
Posted on: 04/09/2012 11:32 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including Nokia Lumia 900 Review: Windows Phone's New Hero Device, Corsair Force Series GT 180GB Solid State Drive Review, and Intel Z77 Chipset motherboard Review

Nokia Lumia 900 Review: Windows Phone's New Hero Device @ Techspot
The Nokia Lumia 900 represents a number of firsts: it is the first high-end Windows Phone from Nokia to arrive in the U.S., it is the first 4G LTE smartphone from Nokia, and it is one of the first 4G LTE Windows Phones on the market.

Like the Lumia 800 that preceded it, the Lumia 900 features stunning industrial design, great build quality, and a fantastic ClearBlack AMOLED display. Add in great network performance, solid battery life, and a fast and fluid user interface thanks to Windows Phone 7.5, and you start to see that Nokia really might have a winner on their hands.

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Corsair Force Series GT 180GB Solid State Drive Review @ TweakTown
Over the last couple of weeks we've seen some pretty amazing SSDs. You know when you are doing one thing, but really want to work on something else? That is what I've been going through these last couple of weeks. The reason why is because Corsair has taken another approach in order to achieve modest performance improvements.

We've seen the SandForce SF-2282 controller used on a retail consumer drive one other time, but it's implementation was identical to the SF-2281 configuration. The SF-2282 is identical to the 2281 in every way except one, the number of byte lanes, moving from 8 to 16. We've speculated for some time that the SF-2282 was used on most if not all 480GB models, but we've yet to see one to confirm. Ironically we'll have our first 480GB drive in the lab tomorrow.

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Intel Z77 Chipset motherboard Review @ OCC
Overclocking the MSI Z77A-GD65 was more of the same type of Sandy Bridge overclocking we have seen in the past on the Z68 as well as the P67 platform with simple bclock and bclock multiplier adjustments to creep up on the highest possible clock speed. This of course continues to be a limiting factor in how far your chip will overclock. The MSI Z77A-GD65 proved to be fully capable of delivering an overclock similar to what I have reached on Z68 and P67 boards in the past with the test CPU. This means a clock speed just north of 4.9GHz with a maximum bclock multiplier of 47 and a bclock that ranges from 104MHz to 105MHz using an applied 1.495V with LLC set to high. Memory overclocking is limited on my CPU but still it managed to pull off a 2133MHz+ clock speed.

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 OC edition review @ Guru3D
MEGATech Reviews – LG Optimus 3D Android Smartphone @ MEGATechNews
Biostar TZ77XE4 Intel LGA1155 Preview @ techPowerUp
ECS Golden Board Z77H2-AX LGA 1155 Preview @ techPowerUp
Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H Intel Z77 Motherboard Review @ ThinkComputers.org
MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA1155 Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews
ECS, Gigabyte & Intel Z77 Motherboard Preview @ Neoseeker
News: Z77 motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI @ The Tech Report
Gaming Video Cards for a Steal: The GeForce GTX 560 & Radeon HD 6870 @ circuitREMIX
ARCTIC Freezer Extreme Rev. 2 Review @ Vortez
SSD News: OWC Mercury Enterprise Pro 6G 6Gbps SSD Review @ The SSD Review
Hands-on with Nokia PureView 808 @ t-break
BIOS Option Of The Week - Delay DRAM Read Latch @ Tech ARP
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H WiFi & GA-Z77X-UD3H Motherboard Reviews @ Legit Reviews
Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H Motherboard Sandy Bridge Review @ eTeknix.com
The Best Free iPod Touch Apps @ TechReviewSource.com
Kingston Wi-Drive Review @ t-break
The TR Podcast 109: Dude, where's my Apple tax? @ The Tech Report
Scythe Kaze Master II Fan Controller Review @ Madshrimps
MSI Z77-GD65 @ Bjorn3D

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