Friday News, May 13th 2011

We love modified graphics cards at Kitguru, and today’s review product should really tickle the taste buds. Not only have Powercolor overclocked AMD’s award winning HD6950, but they have added an dual fan cooler, which is height adjustable. Today we will find out if it is worth your money.

Futuremark has launched the latest version of its popular PC benchmarking tool, PCMark, and as its “7″ name suggests, it’s designed exclusively for use with Windows 7. A couple of notable changes were made to both the test organization of the program, and also its pricing schemes. Join us as we take a quick look to see what’s been added or refined.

The Phoenix EVO 115GB SSD is the company’s latest product in the highly competitive flash storage market for computer enthusiasts. Using the renowned SandForce SF-1222 controller with new 25nm MLC ICs, you are going to take a small performance hit along with less available storage capacity due to higher provisioning compared to SSDs using 34nm chips — but what you do have to gain is a lower price of entry for a better cost-per-gigabyte ratio. So are you ready to eliminate your bottleneck, assuming you have a decent processor and adequate amounts of RAM? Let’s crack it open to take a look at what’s under the hood, and put it
through out series of standard benchmarks.


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