Maximum PC (January 2012)

Greatest laptop journal is the last word improve for savvy computing device vendors. Written for the house workstation person, greatest computing device is full of breaking information, interviews with leaders, guidance and strategies, in-depth stories, and extra.

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Nonetheless, with a number of extra GPUs, the Sandy Bridge-E computer may trounce our Dream computer. something I didn’t get to aim used to be construction out a RAM disk—yet. With 32GB to play with, i'll make a 20GB RAM disk with learn speeds within the 4,000MB/s diversity and now have 12GB of RAM for daily initiatives. I additionally most likely may have clocked the CPU up a piece extra, yet I ran out of time. nonetheless, four. 4GHz is sort of great. I’m additionally particularly inspired with how simply the Matrix GTX 580 overclocked with Asus’s GPU Tweak software program, and the way quietly it ran even at a thirteen percentage overclock. one other great shock was once Antec’s P280 chassis. This was once my first construct into that case, and albeit, I anticipated to need to upload extra fanatics. whereas it’s now not the best construct I’ve ever performed, the P280’s guts are miles sooner than Antec’s older designs, and the darn factor is quiet. BENCHMARKS It did believe bizarre to pay simply $200 for 32GB of 0 RAM, but greater than $350 for a 3TB hard disk drive. aspect The flooding in Thailand had simply began to impact Vegas seasoned (sec) 3,049 1,905 harddisk offers on the time i used to be development, Lightroom 2. 6 (sec) 356 245 and that i was once startled to work out costs on current inventory double approximately in a single day. ProShow four (sec) 1,112 795 After this construct, I’m certainly excited for MainConcept 1. 6 (sec) 2,113 1,379 Sandy Bridge-E. The platform’s sheer strength STALKER: CoP (fps) forty two. zero fifty one. 6 and ease-of-overclocking breathe new lifestyles into some distance Cry 2 (fps) fanatic computing. nearly all people locate that 114. four 124. five Socket 1155 Sandy Bridge machines are nonetheless a nil% 10% 20% 30% forty% 50% 60% 70% eighty% ninety% a hundred% higher purchase from a cost/performance point of view, Our present laptop try out mattress contains a quad-core 2. 66GHz center i7-920 overclocked to three. 5GHz, 6GB of Corsair DDR3/1333 overclocked to 1750MHz, on a Gigabyte X58 motherboard. we're working an ATI Radeon HD 5970 pics card, a 160GB Intel X25-M SSD, and 64-bit yet those that want strength by way of the bucketful will home windows 7 final locate it right here. maximumpc. com JAN 2012 MAXIMUMPC sixty nine in the lab reports of the newest and software program confirmed. REVIEWED. VERDICTIZED. within seventy two Falcon Northwest Mach V Icon 2 computer seventy four Asus P9X79 Motherboard seventy six electronic typhoon x17 desktop seventy seven Cooler grasp Hyper 212 Evo Cooler seventy eight Gigabyte GTX 580 tremendous Overclock pix Card eighty 3TB Seagate Barracuda hard disk drive eighty two Android pill Roundup: Asus EEE Pad Slider SL101-A1, Fusion storage Grid10, and Vizio VTab1008 eighty four Cubitek XL Tank Case 86 Media Streamer Roundup: Western electronic WD television stay and Netgear NeoTV NTV200 88 iHome iW1 instant Speaker ninety Corsair Vengeance 1500 USB Gaming Headset ninety one Battlefield three ninety two Lab Notes COOLER grasp HYPER 212 EVO web page seventy seven maximumpc. com JAN 2012 MAXIMUMPC seventy one in the lab Falcon Northwest Mach V Icon 2 It’s extra a piece of artwork than a laptop delight in the paint activity on Falcon Northwest’s Mach V except you could fondle it. We suggest it—you simply can’t understand how rattling tender the paint is with out lovingly stroking your hand at the aspect of this attractiveness as though you have been a presidential candidate.

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