Items tagged with Swiftech

There isn't much to fault about AMD's Radeon HD 7970 graphics card. Prior to Kepler, it was the fastest single-GPU graphics card on the market, and post-Kepler it's still a high performing part. It can also run a bit loud, particularly if you roll with a Crossfire configuration. What's an enthusiast to do? Cool it with water, of course! Swiftech just launched a new waterblock specifically for Radeon HD 7970 graphics cards. It's called the "Komodo HD7970" and it covers the full length of the card to protect not just the GPU, but the memory, power MOSFETs, and other digital bits. The Komodo is a... Read more...
Seeing as how we just gave some attention to CPU coolers, it's only fair to cover GPU coolers as well. However this time around we're talking about watercooling, as 3DXtreme puts three top of the line waterblocks to the test."From this we have come across forums where certain products are recommended for their performance with very little performance data to stand on. Based on this we decided to evaluate the performance of three GPU waterblocks which are considered to be the best ones on the market at this time. Now let's find out how well they perform against each other..."... Read more...
Is your overclocked rig being held back by high temps? For the extreme overclocker, air cooling just doesn't always cut it. 3dGameMan looks to quench your thirst with Swiftech's H20-Apex "Extreme Duty" kit. In traditional 3dGameMan style, the review is presented in video format, so grab a snack and enjoy the show. "There's a reason they call this product "Extreme Duty"! They include massive tubing (5/8"), the excellent STORM waterblock, and a wicked industrial quiet pump. All this in combination has to yield excellent results, and it... Read more...
Hey folks, the last articles of the night have been rounded up for ya! Enjoy :) Crucial Ballistix PC4000 DDR RAM Review @ PCstats.com "Sold under the Crucial Ballistix name, this pair of 512MB PC4000 DDR modules have been well received by the enthusiast community. The 184 pin (unbuffered, non ECC) DDR DIMMs are dual channel compatible and have a default rated speed of 250 MHz, or PC4000. Default timings are very conservative at 3-4-4-8. To reach an overclocked speed of 250 MHz, the memory is rated for use with voltages as high as 2.8V." Swiftech H20-APEX "Extreme Duty" @ Viperlair... Read more...
Hey folks. For those of you who are still part of the Far Cry online scene, a new patch has been released which updates the game version to 1.33 and fixes a few bugs. More information can be found at Far Cry's homepage, or you can download it directly from the Ubisoft FTP Server. Goodnight! MSI NX6800-TD128E (GeForce 6800) in SLI-Configurations @ X-Bit labs "Today we are taking a look at the "weakest link" of the GeForce 6800-series graphics processors in its latest incarnation - NV42 -made using 0.11 micron manufacturing technology at TSMC. The new GPU shows excellent overclocking... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm here to start you off with your weekend fix of tech news. One little interesting bit we have is a review of Thermaltake's 5.25" bay "Xpeaker"... these guys think of everything ;) Thermaltake Xpeaker Panel @ Mikhailtech "The drivers are too small and too weak to reproduce any low frequencies, so the result is a slight boost in sound levels. As for distortion, there really is none since it never reaches levels where it would be noticeable. In short, these are quiet speakers. For what it's worth, the Xpeaker is a neat contraption and useful in certain situations.... Read more...
Anyone up for a little bedtime reading? I'm a little short on words tonight, but I do want to remind you all that TwistedMods is still having their contest for... 1GB of Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC4000 Memory! You can enter once a day until Dec. 30th, so Click Here and try your luck! Thanks again to TwistedMods :) Swiftech MCX775-V Heatsink Reviewed @ Hi-Techreviews.com "So what Swiftech has done is take the .50" copper plate we talked about earlier an populate the entire top of the heatsink with their patented aluminum helicoid pins. These thin aluminum pins promote increased turbulence... Read more...
Well guess what I've been doing the last couple of days? Probably the same thing as you, HL2 :) Valve has created one amazing game, and one I'm sure the mod community is going to be all over. Is it the best game of the year? Well that's a debatable issue, but it certainly is up at the top. On with the news... and then off I go to play HL2 some more ;) Thermalright XP-90 Heatsink Review @ OCModShop "In addition to the fins there are four heat pipes. Heat pipes are closed metallic tubes that generally contain a phase change liquid in side. Heat is applied to one end of the pipe, which in turn... Read more...
Good evening and welcome back HotHardware fans!  I'm just getting in after a night of food and movies with a buddy, and figured I'd stop in and hook you all up with another shot of hardware goodness.  After this I've got to feed the kitty and rack out though, so I'm going to get right down to business...  Swiftech MCW5002-64T Thermoelectric Waterblock @ Systemcooling: "Swiftech is one of the few manufacturers that offer actively cooled waterblocks for extreme cooling. Today we are going to take an in depth look at the Swiftech MCW5002 series of thermoelectric waterblocks, which... Read more...
Good morning friends :)  Things around the HH labs have been humming with activity over the past few days.  With our newest member of the HH Crew, Rudy, firing up his first review and our other members preparing to unleash their reviews, this week is going to be a busy one.  But you know us, the busier we are, the happier ;) Albatron FX5700P Turbo Video Card @ LAN Addict "So, after all of the testing and overclocking and game playing I've done with Albatron's FX5700P Turbo, what do I think of it? Well, I think it's a damn fine card! It'll overclock past 5700 Ultra core speeds... Read more...