Thursday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Fudzilla: AMD Trinity overclocked to 7.3GHz and

    FM2 socket motherboards available in the USA

    and Nvidia GTX 650 Ti detailed

  2. X-bit labs: Pricing of AMD Radeon HD 7700, 7800 graphics cards keeps dropping
  3. VR-Zone: Amazon orders more than 10,000 Nvidia Tesla K10 cards, K20s to follow?
  4. VR-Zone on ModBook Pro: OS X pen tablet for $3,499
  5. The other TR: Samsung Nexus and Nexus 7 32GB leaked?
  6. TechCrunch: Jolla confirms it will unveil Sailfish MeeGo-based OS next month
  7. Building Windows 8: Updating our built-in apps for Windows 8
  8. KDE 4.9.2


  1. The NY Times: A billion users raise stakes at Facebook for revenue
  2. TorrentFreak: The Pirate Bay returns after 2 days downtime
  3. Computerworld: Poor pre-launch showing plagues Windows 8 (thanks Neutronbeam)
  4. Fudzilla: PowerColor launches the HD 7990
  5. PC Perspective’s podcast #221
  6. Newegg’s deals
  7. Dealzon’s deals: $100 coupon for 17.3″ hp dv7t i7-3610QM /

    GeForce GT 630M, $80 off 15″ Acer AS5750 i5-2450M,

    and $50 off 20″ hp Omni 120t Pentium PC


  1. Neowin: Windows Phone 8 launch event to be held October 29th
  2. Tbreak’s hands-on with HTC 8X
  3. TechReviewSource on Lenovo IdeaTab A2109

Software and gaming

  1. iPhoto 9.4.1
  2. XCOM: Enemy Unknown launch trailer
  3. Techgage on the basics of multi-monitor gaming
  4. OCC’s Borderlands 2 review

Systems, storage, and networking

  1. Hardware.Info’s Lenovo ThinkCentre M92 USFF review
  2. Benchmark Reviews and Guru3D review AMD A8-5800K
  3. Hardware Secrets pits A10-5800K vs. Core i3-3220
  4. HTL reviews MSI FM2-A85XA-GD65
  5. ocaholic reviews ASRock Fatal1ty X79 Champion and Biostar Hi-Fi Z77X
  6. X-bit labs review Asus P8Z77-V LX
  7. Madshrimps review MSI Z77A-G43
  8. Hardware.Info’s ASRock Z77 OC Formula review
  9. KitGuru reviews MSI Z77IA-E53
  10. OCC’s 16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133MHz kit review
  11. TweakTown reviews Toshiba MK01GRRB/R 2.5″ 6Gb/s SAS HDD
  12. [H]ard|OCP reviews 256GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD
  13. PCPer’s 250GB Samsung 840 series SSD review
  14. Hardware Canucks review 30GB Corsair Accelerator SSD cache
  15. Legit Reviews on Asus RT-N66U router

Multimedia, power, and casing

  1. CowcotLand reviews VTX3D HD 7770 X-Edition (in French)
  2. techPowerUp! reviews Rosewill RHTS-11004 supra-aural headphones
  3. ThinkComputers reviews 1500W Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 PSU
  4. TweakTown reviews Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 case
Comments closed
    • TheMonkeyKing
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]The NY Times: A billion users raise stakes at Facebook for revenue[/quote<] The NY Times, once again in their technology reporting, fails to grasp what "1 billion Facebook users" actually means. Let's rephrase to mean really "1 billion Facebook accounts created." Let's ask how many actually use their account on a daily basis? How many are duplicates or assumed names? How many are not really specific users but more of a group account (like a business or flavor of the month support group)? Let's make the numbers actually mean something this time, yes?

      • soccergenius
      • 7 years ago

      As stated in the article (2nd paragraph)
      [quote<]The company said Thursday that it had a billion users worldwide who logged into Facebook at least once a month.[/quote<]

    • Arclight
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]I.Fudzilla: AMD Trinity overclocked to 7.3GHz [/quote<] 5GHz on air without problems? I didn't see that reflected in any review. Matter of fact even 4,5 required 1,5V....... On the other hand, something that wasn't fully explained regarding OCing on FM2, only K series can be overclocked? If the others can through the FSB will that create problems with the RAM frequency(on which the iGPU depends upon)?

      • Meadows
      • 7 years ago

      The thing already does 4.2 GHz turbo by itself. The fact that 4.5 GHz is so difficult to reach only reinforces suspicions about crappy (by comparison) overclocking.

        • Arclight
        • 7 years ago

        Intel only has 2 SKUs that can be OCed (on Ivy arc) and they don’t OC that high either, 4,5 Ghz being the average high OC done using high end coolers. But how does that “by comparison” work? If compared to Intel’s offerings at the same price (they don’t OC at all)……

        if compared to the FX series, they don’t OC better either. Matter of fact Bulldozer is a dud specifically because it’s a speed deamon architecture that can’t get enough speed on reasonable power draw. This thing should run at 5 GHz+ (i’m reffering to the mid and high end SKUs ofc).

        Edit: Back on topic, regardless of Trinity clocking high (up to 5 GHz) with adequate cooling the fact remains that even then they still underperform compared to stock cloked Ivy chips while gorging Watts like there is no tomorrow. Designers definetly made too many sacrifices with hopes of high clock speeds that never were.

          • ColeLT1
          • 7 years ago

          I have seen averages of 4.7ghz on high end cooling air/water, and 4.5ghz on the cheapest $20 tower style coolers. I was able to do 4.8ghz on water with respectable temps, but it took 1.4v vs 1.3v for 4.7ghz.

      • Shouefref
      • 7 years ago

      3GHz should be enough for everybody

        • Arclight
        • 7 years ago

        Yes and no, it depends on the arhitecture of the chip. Quad core brainiacs at 3 GHz do very well, speed deamons, not so much.

          • Shouefref
          • 7 years ago

          Yes, that’s what I meant: the number of cores has become very important.
          Lots of applications won’t show an improvement with more than 3GHz.

            • NeelyCam
            • 7 years ago

            [quote<]Lots of applications won't show an improvement with more than 3GHz.[/quote<] Huh!?

            • fergdog
            • 7 years ago

            You have it completely backwards.. Increases in single core performance always has a benefit, increase in cores doesnt always have a benefit.

    • BIF
    • 7 years ago

    Okay, now for the first post with an actual purpose…

    I would like to read more about X79 Socket 2011 related motherboards and CPUs, especially about any future roadmaps regarding Ivy Bridge E.

    The only thing I want more than a 8-core CPU is TWO 8-core CPUs.

      • Liron
      • 7 years ago

      I think I read that the IB-E 2011 socket will be a different 2011 socket.

        • BIF
        • 7 years ago

        I heard that too but I don’t now if it’s reliable info. Would love to wait for it, but I think it’s something like 18-24 months away. Maybe by then I’ll be ready to build a server and swap in an IB-E rig for day-to-day use.

        I have no idea why anything you said would warrant a downthumb. Wow.

          • cosminmcm
          • 7 years ago

          I guess he read it at semiaccurate, and he mixed up the things a little:
          [url<][/url<] Every opinion that I suspect is coming from semiaccurate gets a -1 from me.

            • BIF
            • 7 years ago

            Well, how is he supposed to know that? Or me? Or anybody else for that matter?

            Sorry if I sound harsh, but without any explanation (until I made a point of it), it sure looked to me like downthumbs against Liron were just people being mean to somebody who made an honest effort to contribute information.

            If his source is not valid or reliable, then let’s argue the point, by all means! In this case, a comment from one or two downthumbers might have allowed others to discuss this source. I’m up for learning, always.

      • MadManOriginal
      • 7 years ago

      8-core CPUs: the front teeth for a whole new generation!

        • Arclight
        • 7 years ago

        I want dat 16 core/ 32 threads, 5 Ghz base/ 6 Ghz turbo CPU for $200-$300. I better have it by 2014 when i’m going to upgrade. Oh and it better run on HMC.

        • BIF
        • 7 years ago

        Why not make ’em into tie-tacks or cufflinks?

      • dashbarron
      • 7 years ago

      There was a purpose, everyone just missed it.

        • BIF
        • 7 years ago

        Okay, I meant a RELEVANT purpose or a RELEVANT contribution. There obviously wasn’t. I’m okay with somebody “firsting”, just contribute something please.

    • dashbarron
    • 7 years ago

    Two things:

    1) First.

    2) This proves that SrlyBro, SSK, and Neely have early bedtimes.

      • Arclight
      • 7 years ago

      Or early club times……

      • NeelyCam
      • 7 years ago

      I was busy watching Game Of Thrones

        • dashbarron
        • 7 years ago

        This…is acceptable.

      • sweatshopking
      • 7 years ago

      I do have an early bedtime. What can I say, I’m old?

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 7 years ago

      We gotta let the kids have their fun once in awhile. 🙂

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