AMD 12.11 “Never Settle” Driver Performance

AMD’s new “Never Settle” 12.11 drivers supposedly bring performance increases for the HD 7000-series but there’s nothing unusual about that.  The kicker here is AMD’s claim of framerate improvements in almost … [Read more...]

SuperMicro Brings Overclocking to Dual Socket Xeon Motherboards

After being confined to desktop systems, overclocking makes its way into the server / workstation market with SuperMicro’s Socket 2011 X9DAX-iF.  Most enthusiasts use processor and memory overclocking to increase the performance and longevity of their desktop … [Read more...]

AMD Announces Q3 Results; $157 Million Loss, Layoffs Planned

AMD has been struggling as of late and their latest financial results point to a situation that is looking quite bleak, particularly for the APU business.   One of the main challenges faced by technology companies in this day and age is staying profitable, … [Read more...]

Gigabyte HD 7970 Super Overclock Review

The Gigabyte HD 7970 Super Overclock will likely prompt heated debates, not for performance but rather due to the heatsink Gigabyte is using.  In the place of their well known coolers, a new WindForce -dubbed the “5X”- has been designed and it uses … [Read more...]

New Ooma Accessories Announced: HD2 Handset & Linx

Ooma is one of the most popular online telephone service providers and they’re now announcing a pair of handy accessories for their service:  the HD2 hand Linx adaptor.   The Ooma phone service uses a straightforward VOIP setup with a number of interesting … [Read more...]

ASRock Releases Top Tier Z77 Extreme11 Motherboard

ASRock’s surge into the mindset of enthusiasts continues with the introduction of their latest creation:  the Z77 Extreme11.  This is a motherboard that caters to overclockers and high end gamers by boasting a long list of features from eight SATA 6Gbps … [Read more...]

BitFenix Hydra Pro & Recon Fan Controllers Review

Fan controllers may not be a marquee item within many enthusiasts’ systems but the power they grant over airflow within a case cannot be underestimated.  BitFenix’s Hydra Pro and Recon controllers hail from very different ends of the spectrum but they … [Read more...]

Microsoft Announces Surface RT Prices: Starts at $499, Pre Orders Underway

According to Microsoft, their upcoming Surface with Windows RT tablet will be priced at $499 but won’t come with the associated Touch Cover.  If you want the iconic cover, be prepared to fork over another $100.  The buzz surround Microsoft’s Surface tablets … [Read more...]

Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid & QuickFire Pro Review

Cooler Master’s QuickFire Rapid and QuickFire Pro target two completely different areas of the keyboard market.  The Rapid is a sleek portable gaming device which can be carried just about anywhere while the Pro is geared directly towards enthusiasts … [Read more...]

Amid Investigations & Investor Angst, OCZ’s Stock Plummets

SSD manufacturer OCZ has been on a rollercoaster ride as of late, and the situation is getting substantially worse with allegations of securities fraud and numerous investigations.  At the beginning of 2012, OCZ Technologies’ outlook was rosy.  Their … [Read more...]