Tech News August 6, 2012: VelociRaptors and SSDs

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Boy do we have some news for you today!  We have the new ATI HIS HD 7870 video card, an Apple Thunderbolt display article, Gigabyte motherboard, Corsair power supplies, and a great article comparing Western Digital VelociRaptors with SSD drives.

A quick look at Corsair’s Professional Series AX1200i digital power supply @ TechReport

HIS HD 7870 IceQ Turbo 2GB Review @ HardwareLOOK
Today we are taking a look at the HIS HD7870 GHz Edition IceQ Turbo 2GB. HIS are taking the same designing route that the other companies are taking right now, along the lines of GPU cooling. HIS have also equipped a heatpipe design, which makes for a much more effective cooling system, and apparently especially in crossfire setups.

Apple Thunderbolt Display Presents Problems For Linux @ Phoronix

Xilence Interceptor Pro Case Review @ KitGuru

Gigabyte Z77X-UP4 TH Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets

New Super Mario Brothers 2 Nintendo 3DS Review @ Tweak Town

Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR 16MP Digital Camera w/3.5″ Touchscreen Review @ TestFreaks
Today for review I have the Fujifilm FinePix 16MP Camera and it was provided by our friends at Geeks.com. The camera is specifically the Z900EXR model which features a 3.5” touchscreen on the back instead of your normal LCD you’d find there. It seems everything is going touch these days so why not cameras. I have to start this is off with the fact that I’m just very much impressed with this camera. I’ve owned many cameras, small and larger and I have to say that this is a great all around around camera that takes some excellent photos.

Corsair AX1200i 1200 W @ techPowerUp

Vizio Thin+Light CT14 Review @ TechReviewSource.com

Western Digital VelociRaptors Vs. Solid State Drives @ Tech ARP
With graphics cards and processors so powerful these days and DDR3 SDRAM so cheap, the only thing holding back a system is often the storage subsystem. Hence, there is an increase emphasis on the performance of the hard disk drive, or its rival, the solid state drive.


Many have said that the days of the hard disk drive is waning, and the age of the solid state drive has begun. But is the hard disk drive really on the way out? That is what this small comparison is about.

Corsair Professional Series AX1200i Power Supply @ KitGuru

Samsung MV-3V4G3D DDR3-1600 8GB Memory Kit Review @ ThinkComputers.org
Samsung are well known as manufacturers of consumer televisions, laptops and other electronics. Samsung’s SSDs have been gathering traction and some rave reviews across the industry, and also picking up steam are Samsung’s offerings to the memory sector. Available in 2GB or 4GB DIMMs, with kits available for 4GB, 8GB and in some locations, 16GB, Samsung have something available for every user. Rated at 1600Mhz at only 1.35v, the kit is designed to fit into the low voltage/green market segment. With stock timings of 11-11-11-28, these kits aren’t aimed at the performance consumer.. but knowing that these DIMMs also support higher voltages, lets see how far we can push them, shall we?

The resolutionary wars @ t-break

Xclio Touch 767 Full-Tower PC Chassis Review @ eTeknix.com

ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE Motherboard Review @ Techgage

Android App Pick – Flipboard – BCCHardware

Crucial m4 mSATA 256GB Solid State Drive Review @ Tweak Town

The Nexus between Batman and Korean IPS displays Podcast @ Tech Report

Automate the Web Using IFTTT: Useful Recipes to Get You Started @ Tech Spot
A relatively new web service, IFTTT (If This Then That) lets you automate tasks between other popular services such as Dropbox, Twitter, Evernote, Facebook, Instapaper, and many others. IFTTT works by telling it what task you want carried out, what will trigger this task, and it will put it into action for you.

Epic Gear Meduza Gaming Mouse Review @ t-break