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Zalman @ CES 2011

Zalman unveiled some new products today at CES 2011, including cases, coolers, and more.

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Nvidia @ CES 2011: The Tegra 2

Nvidia has announced the Tegra 2 chip, which will bring in a new generation of superphones like the LG Optimus 2X.

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GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4

The GIGAYBTE P67A-UD4 motherboard is designed with mid- to high-end users in mind, providing enough performance and features that an average user would want in a motherboard.

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GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7

The P67A-UD7 is GIGABYTE’s flagship motherboard, running the P67 Express Chipset with 3-Way SLI and CrossFireX support, and plenty of overclocking potential.

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AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition

The Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition clocks in at 3.6GHz and provides an unlocked multiplier to aide in easy overclocking from the factory.

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ASUS P67 Motherboards: P8P67 Deluxe and P8P67 Pro

ASUS kicks off 2011 with a total of eight Sandy Bridge motherboards based on the Intel P67 Express Chipset. We will examine two of them: the P8P67 Pro and P8P67 Deluxe.

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Intel Core i7 2600K (Sandy Bridge) & DP67BG Motherboard

  The new 32nm Sandy Bridge Intel processor microarchitecture hits stores today with exceptional performance and a lower thermal output that previous Quad-Core CPUs couldn’t achieve.

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Intel Sandy Bridge: Core i5 2500K and Intel 6 Series Chipset

Intel’s latest processor microarchitecture, Sandy Bridge, is finally here. The processor promises greater performance, and we put it to the test.

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I-NA215U USB 3.0 enclosure and I-NPC01 USB 3.0 card

I-NA215U USB 3.0 enclosure with maximum transfer rate of 5 Gb/s is an excellent choice for anyone that is looking for a light and stylish casing for their 2.5” format drive.

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GIGABYTE Aivia K8100

Gigabyte’s lush Aivia K8100 provides more than just smooth looks.

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Vantage Advanced Liquid Cooling by CoolIT Systems

The Vantage A.L.C. from CoolIT Systems is a liquid cooled, close-looped CPU cooler that is designed to cool well without breaking the bank.

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Kingston SSDNow V100 (SV100S2D/128GZ)

Kingston has recently launched the SSDNow V100 based on the updated JMicron JM618 controller. How would the new controller from JMicron fares against the other SSDs? Let’s find it out.

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GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4 Preview

The GIGAYBTE P67A-UD4 motherboard is designed for mid-to-high end users in mind, providing enough overclocking performance and other features that an average high end user would like to see in a motherboard.

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HIS HD5450 Silence PCIe 1x

The HIS HD5450 Silence PCIe 1x is a card that promises to give some more life to computers stuck with just a 1xPCie slot.

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Sapphire HD 6950

The HD 6950 is the latest graphic card from AMD’s Cayman family that is designed to fill the $300 price bracket. With new and improved shader processor and architecture, can it compete against the new Fermi….

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AMD HD6950 and HD6970

The AMD HD6950 and HD6970 are the update to the popular HD5840 and the HD5870. Can AMD repeat the success with these two cards?

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In-Win Ironclad Full Tower Case

A serious contender for the enthusiast looking for supreme cooling, the In-Win Ironclad has great cooling and excellent expandability.

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PhotoFast IPADock – The Mother of all iPad Docks

  The PhotoFast IPADock not only can hold 2 iPad’s, 4 iPhone’s or 6 iPod Nano’s, it also has a card reader and USB-hub built in.

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AMD Phenom II X6 1100T: Last Phenom II Six-Core Processor

AMD once again bumped up the speed of their Phenom X6 processor by launching the Phenom X6 1100T that is clocked at 3.3 GHz with 3.7 GHz Turbo mode. Stayed at 95W power envelope, this maybe the fastest Phenom II processor we will seen before next generation of CPU.

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Nvidia GTX 570 (GF110)

A month after the release of the GTX 580, Nvidia is back again but this time to launch their GTX 570 enthusiast video card. The GTX 570 offers a 25% performance increase from the GTX 470, and also a slight performance increase from the last generation GTX 480.

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Silicon Power XPower DDR3 2000 2 x 2GB Dual Channel RAM

The Silicon Xpower DDR3 Dual Channel RAM has an eye-catching design, and is a great tool for those who do extensive video, photo, or music manipulation.

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Zalman CNPS9900 MAX

We put the Zalman CNPS9900 Max against the Noctua NH-D14 and the Prolimatech’s Megahalem. See how this heatsink performs?

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Zalman N Series 128GB SSD

Zalman surprised us with their latest N Series SSDs, proving to be one of the top performer SSDs on the market from our collection of 20+ SSDs. With the SandForce SF-1222 chip, Zalman hit the perfect spot for excellent performance and capacity at an affordable price point.

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ASUS ENGTX580 Voltage Tweak – SLI

ASUS is one of many manufacturers that have factory overclocked video cards even during hard launches like the GTX 580 was. ASUS’ ENGTX580 (GTX 580) Voltage Tweak edition video card is slightly clocked higher than the reference GTX 580s.

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ASUS EAH6850 DirectCU

When AMD released the Radeon HD 6850 and 6870, they had their sights set on one thing. The GTX 460. Read along as ASUS employs a custom cooling solution to their EAH6850 DirectCU.

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ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU

By modifying the cooling to provide up to 20% better results than a standard GTX 460, ASUS has provided a videocard that meets performance standards while still keeping cool.

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GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7 Preview

The P67A-UD7 will be the newest flagship motherboard from GIGABYTE, scheduled to be released early 2011 to go with Intel’s new Sandy Bridge architecture.

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ASUS Rampage III Extreme

The ASUS Rampage III Extreme is the ultimate weapon for enthusiast gamers, and overclockers. The Rampage III Extreme spiced up with the latest technologies and breakthroughs makes this motherboard a dream for any user.

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ASUS Rampage III Gene

Following in the lineage of ASUS boards before it, the Gene III adds another notch next to the ‘I WIN’ button. Great build quality, USB3 and Sata6 in a small package.

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ASUS P8P67 Motherboards Preview

ASUS has given us a preview of their new P67 series of motherboards, made for Intel’s newest architecture of processor

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Sapphire HD 6850 : 1120 Shader vs 960 Shader

We have retested the Sapphire HD 6850 with 960 shader unit and compare it against the card with 1120 shader unit. How does the retail card compare against the card with more shader unit? Let’s find out and also find out how the cards perform in CrossFireX.

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 (GF110)

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 is finally here! With the newly improved and optimized Fermi architecture (GF110), the Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 is capable of higher performance vs power, temperature, and noise ratio.

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VisionTek 6870

Powered by AMD’s Barts GPU, we review VisionTek’s 6870 to see what makes it the better alternative.

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Asus HD 6870 (EAH6870)

Asus EAH6870 is the first factory overclocked HD6870, with its GPU overclocked to 915 MHz (15MHz higher than the reference card). Bundled with ASUS SmartDoctor, it can be overclocked easily with a slight increase in voltage.

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ASUS TUF X58 SABERTOOTH

The Asus TUF X58 Sabertooth is a solid motherboard designed to withstand tougher environments and yet still allow the enthusiast to tweak to their hearts content.

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ASUS ROG Crosshair IV Extreme

Asus Crosshair IV Extreme is the top of the line board for AMD with its excellent overclocking features. Asus also adds the Lucid chip to the board so AMD users can enjoy SLI as well as CrossFire.

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ASUS Rampage III Formula ROG

  The ASUS Rampage III Formula is one of the best boards on the market. Packed with features, the Formula is an excellent and price-efficient option for gamers and overclockers.

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Kingston H2O 2133MHz 4GB Dual-Channel Memory Kit

The Kingston H2O 2133MHz 4GB Dual-Channel KHX2133C9AD3W1K2/4GX memory kit is designed for users looking for high performance in their applications and also be able to overclock their memories with the help of Kingston’s water cooled heatsink design.

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Sapphire HD 6850 (1120 Shader Units)

Sapphier HD 6850 is the latest mainstream graphics card with AMD competing against Nvidia GTX 460. With good performance at 1920×1080, low power consumption, and low heat-ouput, it may just be the card to beat…

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HIS Radeon HD6870

The HIS Radeon HD6870 is a no-frills HD6870 from HIS which peforms very well against the GTX460.

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