ASRock has recently been including a feature called Instant Boot on their N7AD-SLI motherboards and claims that it only takes 3 to 4 seconds to boot up to Windows. Read on as we benchmark the ASRock N7AD-SLI motherboard and overclock it to see what it can really do. We also tossed in a couple of videos to better explain the board layout and BIOS functionality.
While we’ve had a number of engineering sample motherboards floating around our test bench in recent weeks the ASUS M4A79T Deluxe motherboard is the first retail AMD Socket AM3 motherboard to show up at our door step. Read on to see what this upcoming motherboard is all about it as you look at some of the very first pictures of the ASUS M4A79T Deluxe motherboard to be posted online.
The Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P motherboard features Ultra Durable 3 technology with a 2oz copper PCB for 50°C cooler working temperature when working under extreme loads. With 16 Intel P45 Express motherboards on the market, Gigabyte has a ton of motherboards to pick from. Read on to see if the Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P motherboard is right for you.
Forged of premium stainless steel alloy and fabric cables the V-Moda Vibe II is one killer looking headset. The Vibe II also includes a discrete microphone, noise-isolating headphone/headset features, hi-definition sound, ergonomic detachable sport earhooks, and convenient call/music control functions for use with the iPhone and other popular devices.
The ASUS Radeon HD 4870 Matrix 512MB Video Card is not your average ATI Radeon HD 4870 as it has a four pipe heat sink that is cooled by two cooling fans. This custom cooler not only lowers noise levels it drops temperatures and allows the card to be overclocked right out of the box.
Today, we will be firing up our new Intel Core i7 test system and putting several enthusiast CPU coolers through the paces. Join us as we see how coolers from Asus, Cooler Master, Intel, Noctua, Thermalright, and Vigor Gaming stack up to one another.
Enthusiasts have been talking about running 12GB of memory on an Intel Core i7 platform since the day the platform came out. With many enthusiasts getting into photo editing using CS4 or other memory intensive applications we take a look at running 12GB of system memory. Read on to see how tight we can get the timings and how far they can be overclocked.
Very few desktops and even fewer laptops have eSATA ports, but for those lucky enough to have a system with one you can embrace the OCZ Throttle eSATA drive. The OCZ Throttle eSATA drive is one of the very first eSATA Flash drives available. The OCZ Throttle’s eSATA interface offers an incredible performance speeds of up to 90MB/second read and 30MB/sec write.
We are finishing up most of our CES coverage now that we are back from the show and figured we’d give you a peak at our few few minutes of fun on the $44,500 Simcraft APEX SC830 racing simulator. We also made a visit to the Cooler Master suite to check out some of their new lineup for 2009. Both companies had some very cool displays that you’ll be sure to enjoy checking out.
The Callpod Dragon V2 Bluetooth headset is perfect for the person that likes to move around while talking on the phone. With a 328+ ft (100m) range, you can roam around your office or home without having to carry your phone. Dragon can also connect with your PC for Skype calls simultaneously, allowing you to switch between your PC and mobile phone with a press of a button.
While walking the show floor at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas we spotted the CoolIT Systems booth and figured that we would stop by and see what they were up to. It was around this time we spotted someone walking into private room carrying what looked like an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 hooked up to the CoolIT Domino A.L.C. Sure enough it was the very first prototype water cooler for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 video card!
At the Consumer Electronics Show last week, NVIDIA was showing off a new reference platform that they were calling the world’s smallest fully capable visual computer. Features like DirectX 10 graphics, NVIDIA CUDA technology, and HD video are now possible in a 3″ x 4″ motherboard. This PC is so small that it fits in the palm of your hand with room left to spare.
CES 2009 always has the latest and upcoming technology from any industry. We thought it would be nice for our readers to see a few products that normally are not featured on LR, so we ran around the show floor and found a few products to tell you about. Read on to see how you like these products from Real-View, iRobot, Ozaki, and Anybots!
Psyko Audio Labs has announced a 5.1 Gaming headset with quite a few speakers including a subwoofer for each ear. They call it “The Perfect Room” and we were there to take some video, photos, and to experience for ourselves why others around CES were buzzing about these headphones.
PC enthusiasts and fast cars seem to go together nicely, so when I saw some Dodge Charger SRT-8 custom PCs at the Intel booth I instantly fell in love with them. Maybe it is the fact that I own one of DaimlerChrysler’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) models, but this is one of the sweetest looking small form factors (SFF) computers that I have seen in some time.