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When AMD's 8-12 core Magny-Cours architecture launched three months ago, we noted that it was simply the first step in a two-pronged refresh and the beginning of a top-to-bottom revamp of AMD's server offerings. As of today, AMD has finished that process; the company's new Opteron 4100 series (codenamed Lisbon) updates the 4-6 core server products the same way Magny-Cours updated and extended the upper end of the server market. Unlike Magny-Cours, AMD's Lisbon series features the same 4-6 cores that have been available via existing Istanbul/Shanghai processors, but deliver several CPU and chipset... Read more...
In a blog post yesterday, AMD's director of product marketing John Fruehe announced that the company is now shipping its eight and 12-core "Magny-Cours" processors to OEMs and select manufacturers. Magny-Cours, you may recall, is AMD's next-generation server CPU and consists of two Istanbul cores side-by-side on the same package. Since AMD has no native octal-core design, it's implied that the eight-core version of Magny-Cours consists of two Istanbul processors with two cores on each disabled. If Magny-Cours is more-or-less an Istanbulx2, however, the upcoming Maranello platform is something altogether... Read more...
The crew at HardCoreWare.Net sent word that they've posted a review of a new 2GB memory kit from OCZ. The EL DDR PC3200 Gold GX XTC sticks feature OCZ's new XTC heatspreaders that prompted Corsair to distribute a whitepaper detailing the benefits (or lack thereof) of hearspreaders on RAM. "The name is certainly a mouthful - today we're looking at OCZ's latest PC3200 product. The GX (which stands for Gamer eXtreme) features lowest latency timings we've seen on a 2GB kit - 2-3-3-8. It also sports a nice new XTC heatspreader which we'll put to the... Read more...
Quality RAM is a must, especially if you are one to push hardware to its performance limits.  What's nice about today's market is you really don't have to break the bank to get a set of good RAM for your rig.  Case in point, the Crucial Ballistix PC3200 2x512MB set is an affordable set of DDR memory that yields some impressive performance results.  Check out EclipseOC.com's full report here to see if these modules would serve your needs for around $120. "We have decided to revisit the Ballistix sticks for various reasons. Previously... Read more...
Anyone looking for a new notebook? Heard of a little machine called the Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2? Andrew "The Mobile Man" Ku had the pleasure of reviewing one of these babies last month. However, the focus of the review was centered around it's horsepower and gaming ability. This time Andrew is back in action, examining the media aspect of Dell's expensive lappy. Is it good enough? Is it overkill? Only one way to find out. Oh yeah, and we've also got some news from the tech world :) Goodnight folks! SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT ENTERS INTO STRATEGIC LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH AGEIA AGEIA... Read more...
Hey folks, the mailbox is packed full of items, so it's time for another update. If your checking in for the first time during this 3 day weekend, make sure to check out Dave's review of the "Intel Pentium 4 6XX Sequence and 3.73GHz Extreme Edition Processors". Enjoy! Sapphire X800 PCI-E Review @ The Tech Zone "The Sapphire Radeon X800 is clocked at 391.5 MHz core and 351 (702 DDR) MHz memory. The 391.5 MHz core clock is a bit shy of the 400 MHz ATI specs. We're not sure of the reason why Sapphire would choose to downclock their cards from the reference specifications. They did;... Read more...
Hey folks, there's little news in at the moment, but we do have some decent articles for the SuperPower XP02 Case, the NextStar 2 External 5.25" Enclosure, and a review for some apparently good overclocking ram(PDP Systems PC3200 XBLK). SuperPower XP02 Gaming Case Review @ 3DXtreme "Today 3DXtreme presents their latest review of a modded mid tower case by SuperPower. They are not one of the bigger names in computer cases, however the case we present today is definitely different than what you would normally see. Let's have a look at this case and see how well it rates." Vantec NexStar... Read more...
Good morning folks.  We've got a few memory reviews that should peak your interest, including some impressive PC4800 modules.  Follow that with an interesting Enermax PSU whose fans keep running even after you power down.  Check it out! G.SKILL Extreme Series PC4800 512Mb Kit @ OCTools.com: "The Extreme Series PC4800 512Mb Dual Channel DDR Kit showed tremendous potential for overclocking. The ability to run at aggressive timings at high speeds is something that overclockers have been waiting for for a long time. Running CAS 2.5-3-3-7 at DDR562 is indeed quite an achievement".... Read more...
Time for another before bed news post... the purpose of which is to keep you reading while I'm sleeping ;) There's a decent amount of news so this should help keep you full until the next one. As always, enjoy! Albatron GeForce PC6600 @ PCstats.com "OCZ was nice enuogh to send over some of their new T-shirts for me to give away. This contest will be similar to the previous contest that was run. Every post you make in the forum will give you a single entry into the contest. You can get a maximum of 50 entries from 50 posts over the duration of the contest. There will be 7 winners in this contest... Read more...
Finally had some snow today... at one point it looked like a blizzard. It's nice to watch until you have to shovel three feet of it around your house :( Anyway, it's late so i'll make this brief. Enjoy! G.Skill PC3200-PC4400 Memory tested on A64 S939 @ Madshrimps "The results and benchmarks speak volumes for the potential performance to be had with high HTT and memory speeds on a Socket 939 Athlon64 setup. I have no hesitation in recommending this memory to those users seeking the utmost in performance potential from their high end computing hardware." HC Technology DH-720G Dolby Headphones... Read more...
Hey everyone, it's been awhile since the last post, so I might as well unload the latest news. We have a roundup of low latency PC3200 ram, a SilverStone case review and a mod guide to turn your single layer burner into a dual layer burner! Check back later for the latest news :) Low latency PC3200 memory roundup on Intel @ Madshrimps "We test a new batch of PC3200 and PC4400 rated memory from known and lesser known manufacteres on our Intel P4 test setup. With the introduction of Samsung?s TCCD revision F memory chips we might get performance only seen in the days of Winbond BH-5!" SilverStone... Read more...
Good afternoon folks, and man is it cold today! I'm sure snow isn't far behind now that it's November. As much as my body hates the cold, my computer is loving it :) I can't think of a more cost-effective cooling solution than just opening a window. As for the news right now, we have some interesting articles for you, including a contest from Corsair that you should certainly check out. Adios for now! Corsair 4GB PC3200XL Memory Giveaway! @ CoolTechZone "Corsair and CoolTechZone proudly partners together to bring you one of the largest appreciation contests in the industry. We, Corsair and... Read more...
Good morning everyone :)  The news front is bumping and it is getting late.  So, let's skip over the banter and get right down to business...  BenQ 16x DVD -RW Double Layer Writer @ ExtremeMhz "Based on some email requests from our readers, today we will take a look at yet another 16x DVD writer, this time from BenQ.  Not to be confused with the DW1610, the new DW1620 offers the same capabilities but adds support for double layer writing.  While not a 4x double layer writer, this drive is set to compete against the Lite-On SOHW-1633s and LG GSA-4160B.  This is... Read more...