January 2010

by Rafael Hernandez on January 31, 2010 · 4 comments

Intel’s Core i3 lineup presents a bit of an interesting premise for system users. It’s certainly fast but there are older processors that are clearly faster but the new chip shows it has the muscle to handle other tasks at a much faster clip. Phoronix has a look at how the Intel Core i3 530 […]

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by Rafael Hernandez on January 29, 2010 · 0 comments

The budget PC enthusiast seeks out the sort of hardware that might look like a less than appealing option for those with bigger budgets but can, with some coaxing, transform itself into a beast of a performer. AnandTech has a look at the AMD Phenom II X2 555 which may or may not be able […]

Read more AMD Phenom II X2 555 unlocking brings cheap quad-core dreams

by Rafael Hernandez on January 29, 2010 · 0 comments

The benefits of a 64bit operating system are quite clear when you’re dealing with massive amounts of information. It allows for native support of large amounts of memory which your carefully crafted applications can address and make full usage of. BCCHardware has grabbed 24GB of DDR3 memory and tested Microsoft Windows 7’s ability to cope […]

Read more Windows 7 and 24GB of memory, whole lotta play space

by Rafael Hernandez on January 28, 2010 · 0 comments

Apple events tend to throw a ton  of information at everyone without giving you much time to sit back and really digest what just happened, thankfully a day’s rest and some fresh eyes give you some new perspectives: The Apple iPad – Anand’s Analysis – AnandTech Insanely great? Ars reacts to the Apple iPad – […]

Read more Apple iPad: The Next Day

by Rafael Hernandez on January 28, 2010 · 0 comments

Energy friendly computer hardware tends to cut out features or run things a bit slower in order to get their power usage in check. Then there are those cases where they cherry-pick the best of the best in order to make things run quickly and with less of a power load. This is one such […]

Read more AMD Phenom II X4 910e great performance with a low power footprint

by Rafael Hernandez on January 27, 2010 · 0 comments

Apple’s iPad tablet has been announced and it has everyone in a tizzy, one way or the other, on the company’s take of the future of mobile computing products. The device isn’t a full-fledged PC, instead you can consider it a larger format iPhone/Touch which will be a host to already existing apps and, of […]

Read more Apple iPad Embiggens Us All

by Rafael Hernandez on January 27, 2010 · 0 comments

Intel’s P55 and X58 Express chipsets occupy two separate price categories but it isn’t always clear cut on which offers the best possible performance given that each handles a different processor socket. TweakTown has a look at how well each platform performs, given a bit of an overclock, when running the same memory: In wondering […]

Read more Intel P55 versus X58 memory performance

by Pedro Hernandez on January 27, 2010 · 0 comments

Wondering where to park your browser during the Apple event today? Here’s an easy list for your clicking pleasure. The action starts at 10:00 am Pacific, 1:00 pm Eastern. Live from the Apple ‘latest creation’ event – Engadget Apple Tablet Event Liveblog – Gizmodo Apple January 27 “Latest Creation” Media Event Live Coverage – The […]

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by Rafael Hernandez on January 26, 2010 · 0 comments

As with most cooling trends the high-end heatsink manufacturers latch on to a good idea and run with it, at least on their high end products. Thankfully some of them serve a purpose more than others. The Xigmatek Balder SD1283 puts the shiny anti-corrosive properties of nickel plating to good use. Tweaknews gives it the […]

Read more Xigmatek Balder SD1283 sports nickel plated goodness

by Rafael Hernandez on January 26, 2010 · 0 comments

There are two tiers of graphics cards out there, those that are worthy of overclocking and those that aren’t. Architecture differences, namely memory bandwidth, are the biggest roadblock to overclocking effectiveness. TweakTown has a look at how well the Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 handles some increased clock speeds and it’s not looking so hot: You’re […]

Read more Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 Overclocking just might be futile

by Rafael Hernandez on January 26, 2010 · 0 comments

With the increasing focus on smaller computers we’re, thankfully, starting to see an increasing number of performance based boards which can easily handle the workload full-sized motherboards are designed for. The ASUS Maximus III Gene sports enough overclocking options to keep you busy for days as well as a microATX formfactor to please the HTPC […]

Read more ASUS Maximus III Gene is dedicated to the space conscious tweaking fiends