Friday News, June 3rd 2011

For hardcore enthusiasts, the all-aluminum TJ11 was specifically designed to be easy to work with, as the entire chassis is free of rivets, so everything can be taken apart. It also has a larger “downstairs” compartment than the TJ07, built to house the largest 4×140mm radiators available on the market.

The potential and the flexibility of TJ11 should be unrivaled in today’s marketplace. However, we will be tossing the TJ11 on our test bench to find out just how good Silverstone did in the creation of the TJ11. Let’s see how it stands up to these lofty expectations, shall we?


It’s been over a year since AMD launched their Phenom II X4 and X6 processor lines and they are certainly showing their age compared to Intel’s Sandy Bridge platform. But can they still compete with Intel’s latest Sandy Bridge processors?


To help make up for the lack of a proper EFI solution, GIGABYTE has given its Z68 users what it touts as being a “Hybrid EFI” – or in non-marketing speak, a piece of Windows software for interfacing with an old-school BIOS. We take TouchBIOS for a spin and see if it has what it takes to become a viable solution for most users.


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Rumours reached KitGuru a while back that Intel would be in full testing mode for its new high-end products, sometime just after Computex 2011 in Taipei. From what’s being shown on the stands, that looks about right.


The MSI P67A-GD65 motherboard sports the latest in Military Class II technology, offering top quality and stability. The MSI P67A-GD65 also features the latest evolution of the OC Genie intelligent auto-overclocking feature as well as a completely new Click-BIOS system featuring a Universal Extensible Firmware Interface.
USB 3.0 and additional SATA 6Gb/s ports via Marvell 9128 chipset also come standard in the P67A-GD65. Equipped with a pair of PCI Express x16 gen 2 slots spaced optimally for proper thermal conditions under SLI or CrossfireX, the MSI P67A-GD65 is perfect not just for overclockers but for hardcore gamers as well.


HIS first introduced its IceQ coolers in 2003 to its Radeon 9800PRO series of video cards, eight years later HIS return with the IceQ X cooler, which thankfully performs much better than it looks. In this review the IceQ
X cooler is strapped onto a HIS HD6870 Turbo X video card which comes factory overclocked at 975MHz GPU and 1150MHz Memory. Pushing clocks this far on a factory overclocked video card takes some guts, but HIS know that they have nothing to worry about, their IceQ cooler is up to the job. Benchmark Reviews aims to provide you with an unbiased review of the HIS HD6870 IceQ X Turbo X and report back our findings, keeping you informed on the latest technologies available on the market today.


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