Direct X 11 has been bitter sweet since its launch. The sweet: beautiful graphics, tessellation, dynamic lighting, triangles out the wazoo. The bitter: the battle rages on between Nvidia and ATI. Both companies have been pumping out very impressive cards with ATI finally getting a hold of their past Driver issues and Nvidia's struggle again with wattage and heat issues. Today we are going to be taking a look at one of Nvidia's board partners renditions of Nvidias top of the heap graphics card the GTX480. Let's get a good look and see what Sparkle has done to make the GTX 480 just a little different than its other board partner companions:
FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSHQ (http://overclockershq.com/video-and-sound-cards/sparkle-geforce-gtx480-review.html#ixzz0uoFdn5PU)
"Up on the review block today I’ve got the Noctua NH-U9B SE2 CPU Cooler. The SE2 at the end just means it’s now compatible with new socket styles like the 1156 I’ve got. I’ve installed the NH-U9B on my Corei5 750 and ran some tests, both stock speeds and overclocked speeds, and I’m pleasantly surprised by the results I got. Don’t let the small size of this cooler fool you, it’s big on performance… "
FULL STORY @ BONAFIDEREVIEWS (http://www.bonafidereviews.com/blog/noctua-nh-u9b-se2-cpu-cooler/)