Hardware news and Review RoundUP november 9 2012


Thanks to process miniaturization and an upgraded GPU, the Adonis gets not only a boost in power but also burns through a battery a lot slower than the existing 32nm HKMG based Exynos 5250 (Cortex A15).

Chrome’s stragglers still haven’t gone away, but account for a much smaller share of its user base than they do Firefox; around 14 percent of Chrome users are on obsolete versions of the browser.

Snapping the VivoTab RT into its keyboard sidekick roughly doubles the weight and expands the system’s girth by 0.41″ (10.4 mm). Add the little rubber feet affixed to the bottom of the dock, and the system gets thicker still. However, the complete package remains easily portable. All in all, you’re looking at hefting 2.3 lbs, or just over one kilogram.

The results give Activision ATVI -1.85% some momentum leading into the holiday season — with the major launch of “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2” on deck for next week.

OSRC staff primarily worked to develop the Linux support for AMD’s server processors, but they also wrote code and extensions for related desktop and notebook CPUs – for example, they looked after the code to support CPU frequency scaling for the PowerNow and Turbo Core technologies.

For the fourth quarter, Activision expects non-GAAP earnings of 70 cents per share on revenues of $2.41 billion. Moreover, Activision raised its fiscal 2012 outlook buoyed by the strong third quarter results. Activision now expects to earn $1.10 per share (up from 99 cents) on total revenues of $4.81 billion (up from $4.63 billion) for the full year.

The Chrome App Launcher is currently only available in Google’s highly experimental Chrome Canary builds (the good thing about these is that you can install them without touching your regular stable Chrome install). Even there, it’s still a bit hidden. You have to open chrome://flags and then look for the “Show Chrome Apps Launcher” option all the way at the bottom of the page.

Review RoundUP

Cases: — Lian Li PC-7HXBitFenix ProdigyCougar Challenger

CPU Coolers and Case Fans: — Noctua NF-F12 fanCooler Master TPC 800 CPU CoolerXigmatek Dark Knight II Night Hawk Edition CPU CoolerThermaltake Water 2.0 Performer LCS

Game Controllers: — Thrustmaster GPX LightBack Xbox 360 Controller

Video Cards: — TGT GeForce GTX 660 Ti Ultra Charged LLS

Harddisks: — Western Digital VelociRaptor 3 x 1TB RAID 0

Keyboards: — Thermaltake MEKA G-Unit

Memory: — Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 2x 4GB Kit

Mainbords: — Biostar Hi-Fi Z77XMSI Z77 MPowerGigabyte Z77X-UP7Sapphire PURE Black 990FX PB-A3BRD990

Mouse: — Epic Gear MedusaROCCAT Kone XTD

Laptops: — Alienware M18x R2MSI GX60

Processors: — AMD FX-8350 4.00 GHz Eight-Core

Power Supply: — Xigmatek Centauro 600WCorsair AX850i

Audio and Headsets: — CM Storm Ceres 400 Headset

SSD: — OWC Mercury Electra MAX 3G 960GBIntel SSD 335 240GB

Storage: — QNAP TS-869 ProSynology DS213+


~ by benchmarkstest on November 9, 2012.

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