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PCMark Vantage

03/24/2012 - 20:28

Futuremark's benchmark suite, PCMark Vantage, was released in 2010 we published an initial article on the new software that looked at some CPU performance as well as providing overviews for all the individual testing suites it uses and what kind of...

Gaming Tests

03/24/2012 - 20:28

3DMark11 3DMark11 measures your PC’s gaming performance and makes extensive use of all the new features in DirectX 11 including tessellation, compute shaders, and multi-threading.   [inline:files/review/2012-03-24/3dmark11.jpg]  

Synthetic CPU and Memory Tests

03/24/2012 - 20:27

SiSoft Sandra 2012 The latest version of SiSoft Sandra offers up a lot of new features including compatibility updates for Sandy Bridge processors, media transcoding enhancements, Blu-Ray, and expanded GPGPU support.  [inline:files/review/2012-03-...

Testing Configuration and Benchmarks Used

03/24/2012 - 20:26

[inline:files/review/2012-03-24/IMG_9182.jpg] For our testing today, we chose to pit the ASUS Sabertooth X79 against Gigabyte's X79-UD5 and MSI's X79A-GD65 (8D) to see which $300 motherboard will take our Intel i7-3820 3.6GHz processor to its highest...

BIOS Features

03/24/2012 - 20:26

ASUS created a unique UEFI BIOS with a stylish graphical interface to help novice and advanced users refine and tweak every component in their PCs. Users can customized the UEFI BIOS in EZ or advanced modes and save screenshots for sharing system...

Specifications, Motherboard Layout, Included Accessories

03/24/2012 - 20:25

  Technical Specifications (taken from ASUS's website)

SXSW Trade Show 2012

03/17/2012 - 12:39

Introduction [inline:files/review/2012-03-13/IMG_9042.jpg] This year's South by Southwest (SXSW) Trade Show brought together many small and global companies with computer hardware and information technology backgrounds as well as creative industries that...

Miscellaneous Gadgets, Booth Babes, Conclusion

03/13/2012 - 18:30

Miscellaneous Gadgets [inline:files/review/2012-03-13/IMG_9132.jpg]

Vendors Part 2 - Otter Box, Audio Technica, Das Keyboard, Henge Docks, 3D Scanner

03/13/2012 - 18:16

Otter Box [inline:files/review/2012-03-13/IMG_9080.jpg] One of the largest booths at the trade show was from Otter Box, who intrigued expo visitors with a "Plinko" style game to win Otter Box backpacks, pens, and badge holders. The interesting...

SXSW ScreenBurn Arcade 2012

03/12/2012 - 00:02

Introduction Check out our video coverage of the SXSW Screenburn Arcade! [inline:files/review/2012-03-10/intro.png] [inline:files/review/2012-03-10/IMG_8780.jpg] The 19th Annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival kicked off on Mar. 9 and...