Items tagged with value

I’ve recently built up two midrange Core i7 based systems, which I discuss on my blog at Improbable Insights. One is based on Bloomfield, more specifically, the popular (among performance enthusiasts, anyway) Core i7 920. The other is the new Lynnfield-based Core i7 860. What’s interesting is the similarity in pricing between the two systems. I’ll talk about the individual system builds, but I also want to explore why you might build one type of system over the other. These systems are similar, but don’t have identical components (motherboards obviously differ.) But they are good case studies into... Read more...
I’ve recently built up two midrange Core i7 based systems, which I discuss on my blog at Improbable Insights. One is based on Bloomfield, more specifically, the popular (among performance enthusiasts, anyway) Core i7 920. The other is the new Lynnfield-based Core i7 860. What’s interesting is the similarity in pricing between the two systems. I’ll talk about the individual system builds, but I also want to explore why you might build one type of system over the other.These systems are similar, but don’t have identical components (motherboards obviously differ.) But they are good case studies into... Read more...
Lenovo is a company that offers a wide range of notebooks. From multimedia notebooks, to gaming notebooks, to value notebooks to netbooks, Lenovo has their bases adequately covered. We've spent some time with a few of the company's prior offerings, but we've never quite seen a product like this. The simplistic G530 is a computer that's easily overlooked. It's not flashy, the model name isn't memorable and the specification sheet has nothing on it that will immediately grab your attention. But what this machine lacks in pizzazz it makes up for in value, so it follows logic that the G530 is a critical... Read more...
AT&T has teased iPhone users a few times by putting up notices of free wi-fi at AT&T hotspot, only to pull them down hours later after the blogosphere (and usually us!) got excited, thus alerting them to their mistake.  While the apparently miscues seem to point to them working on such a feature, it appears the fact that the free access is still hackable might be the sticking point.At the same time, the Zune, which does have wi-fi, but does not have a browser, has managed to strike a deal with Wayport, the company AT&T uses for its hotspots, to provide free access to Zune 3.0 software... Read more...
Legion Hardware answers the age old question today, "Which GeForce 7 graphics card is the best value?"  The author runs through a handful of benchmarks with 7900, 7600, and 7300 GTs, and explains where each card fits in the 3D food chain. "Providing you are going to play the latest games with quality settings, such as FSAA & Aniso enabled, the 7900GT is a must. That said when operating at their default frequencies, the 7600GT did deliver the best bang for your buck as it dominated the 7300GT with ease and was only around 30~40%... Read more...
Hey guys :) Today Marco has given us a preview of the interesting new additions found in the upcoming NVIDIA Forceware drivers. Some pretty sweet features have been added to the driver set, so click here to see what's in store for you GeForce owners. They're set to be released tomorrow, and we'll be sure to provide you a download link ASAP. Goodnight! Intel Posts Record Second-Quarter Revenue Of $9.2 Billion SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 19, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced second-quarter revenue of $9.2 billion, up 15 percent year-over-year and down 2 percent sequentially. Second-quarter net... 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...
On August 12th, NVIDIA took the wraps off their new value-based PCI-Express video cards, introducing the GeForce 6600 and 6600 GT.  Back then we were given ample information in advance to do a thorough preview on what both cards brought to the game.  With a smaller die size, many of the same qualities of the 6800 series and even a few new features, like a native on chip PCIe core, NVIDIA's first GeForce 6 Series offerings into the mainstream PCI Express market seemed intriguing.   Up until now, NVIDIA's GeForce 6 Series PCI-Express solutions have been developed exclusively for their... Read more...
Good morning everyone.  We've got a new preview for you this morning. Today, NVIDIA unveiled their next additions to the GeForce 6 series, namely the GeForce 6600 and 6600 GT. Both are aimed at offering value-based PCI-Express solutions, competing directly with ATI's X600 line.  The goal is to offer a superior performance solution for a lot less than the 6800 models, while still delivering many of its advanced features, including GDDR3 and SLI capabilities.  In an effort to provide you with a little more detail on NVIDIA's newest creations, we've put together a preview of each... Read more...
With the release of both NVIDIA's 6800 Series and ATI's X800 series, the high-end enthusiast has several excellent choices when seeking the perfect gaming card.   It really is hard to go wrong either way, with each product line having the muscle to power any game you can throw at it, while offering the best image quality we've seen to date.  But the high-end market is only a small percentage of sales as these cards can cost in excess of $500.  When it comes to PCI Express based value solutions , ATI has their X600 series which sells in the $200 range, while NVIDIA has yet to launch... Read more...