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OCZ Octane SSD reviews round-up

OCZ Octane SSD reviews round-up

This week we're seeing the fabulously powerful and relatively inexpensive OCZ Octane 1TB 2.5-inch SSD hit the review block, and what we're seeing here is that the manufacturers have backed up their claims in more ways than one. Price per gigabyte on this device is lower than the competition while the strength its displaying in this first round of hands-on looks is showing it to be more than a contender in the benchmark department. Could this be your next solid state drive, dare we ask?

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Galaxy Nexus benchmarks show device to be near Galaxy S II

Galaxy Nexus benchmarks show device to be near Galaxy S II

This week and throughout the next we'll be continuing to explore the many facets of the Galaxy Nexus both inside and out, this newest post showing off the power of the device running this vanilla version of Ice Cream Sandwich with some benchmark tests. You'll see CF-Bench, Linpack, Quadrant Advanced, and SunSpider (web browser test). Each of the tests run in their own app from the market while SunSpider runs in the native WebKit web browser that comes with the device. Will this newest Samsung device outdo the Galaxy S II, or will it prove to be less of a powerhouse than Samsung's hottest selling space-themed handset?

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Qualcomm Vellamo Benchmarking System [Hands-On]

Qualcomm Vellamo Benchmarking System [Hands-On]

It's Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc's turn and it's time to benchmark some heads. There's a new benchmark in town, and this one's aimed directly at the mobile browser performance of YOUR device. Where the major benchmarking systems we speak of most often test more general CPU power and 3D graphics prowess of single core, dual core, and all kinds of core mobile handset processors, here we've got not one, but a whole suite of tests set up to show the web browser performance of whichever handset you're aiming to try out - and it works on tablets, of course, too!

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AMD Bulldozer Engineering Sample CPU details slip

AMD Bulldozer Engineering Sample CPU details slip

Anytime a new platform with processors and mainboards are in the works you can bet that there are engineering samples of the parts floating around well in advance of the CPU actually hitting stores. For instance, AMD ships out a bunch of the sample processors for all sorts of reasons. Some of them go to reviewers so they can write about the products on launch day, some go to partners that want to start working on system configurations before the parts launch, and some land other places.

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BAPco goes Cee Lo Green on AMD

BAPco goes Cee Lo Green on AMD

I mentioned yesterday that AMD had pulled out of the industry group known as BAPco that produces the SYSmark benchmarking suite that is used widely for testing computer performance online and in print. AMD said that it wanted to support a benchmark suite that was based on open standards. BAPco benchmarks tend to use the software that is most popular in its test suite with the latest version SYSmark 2012 using Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Acrobat, WinZip, AutoCAD, and 3ds Max among others.

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Android browsing 52% faster than iPhone? Maybe, maybe not…

Android browsing 52% faster than iPhone? Maybe, maybe not…

The mobile browser speed wars continue, and the latest fray comes courtesy of website optimization firm Blaze with claims that Android is 52-percent faster than iPhone, and quicker - in real-world testing - on 84-percent of sites. That's despite Apple's much-vaunted Nitro JavaScript engine, new to iOS 4.3 on the iPhone and iPad 2. We spoke to Blaze to find out more about the testing process, and in what ways the company was interpreting the results.

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iPad 2 Browser Benchmarks

iPad 2 Browser Benchmarks

The iPad 2, Steve Jobs took to the stage to tell us, offers twice the performance of the original iPad and 9x the graphics performance, thanks to its dual-core 1GHz Apple A5 processor. Still, what does that mean for daily use? Considering most people spend their time on tablets browsing, we ran some side-by-side SunSpider benchmarking on Apple's old and new iPads to see how the new model shaped up. Check out the results after the cut.

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