Albatron GeForce, Sapphire Radeon, Asus K8T800 Pro and Other Goodies
Good evening friends, how are you? Nothing terrible exciting happened in my world today. I did however pick up a new CD which I ordered a while back. I doubt most of you have heard of the record label before, but, it is a new release from NinjaTunes. If you can imagine mixing Downtempo Jazz with Break Beats, you will get an idea of the music ;) Nonetheless, let's get down to the real reason you came here...
"The GeForceFX 5700 Ultra is already a pretty decent mainstream videocard, but that hasn't stopped nVIDIA from trying to sweeten the deal by including GDDR3 to the mix. GDDR3 (Graphics Double Data Rate3) is a new type of DDR memory, one which has been specifically developed for use with graphics card. As PCstats tests out the Albatron GeForceFX 5700 Ultra GDD3 videocard, we'll take a closer look at GDDR3, and what it means to gamers and overclockers."
"Sapphire's Radeon X800 Pro has proved its self as an excellent video card for the gaming enthusiast, with a great bundle, outstanding performance, in a smaller, more power efficient, and cooler package. Never the less it comes up whether or not this is the right card for you. If you're currently using a card such as Radeon's 9800 Pro, you probably don't need to upgrade once more to the X800. While there is a definite improvement, it'd probably be wise to wait for the next generation of video cards. However, for those using more dated technology who want to keep up with such graphically intense games as Far Cry or those building a new system, Sapphire provides a wonderful solution with the Radeon X800 Pro featuring a game bundle that simply can not be beat."
"Asus has done a great job as usual packing the board with features. Switching to a PCI 802.11g card is a great improvement over the proprietary connector they had previously. The board is feature rich with enhanced audio connectors, Firewire and USB ports a plenty, and SATA RAID and GiGE to boot. They also include plenty of documentation, and all the connectors you will need. The bios is also one of the best with a plethora of settings, and lots of overclocking options. Performance right now also looks good, and stability was great with the 3800 and the FX53."
"The clarity of the sound, even at high volumes, was remarkable when bumping music on my PC. It even comes with an extra cable to hook the speakers up to a TV or DVD player which is a very nice feature. I didn't like the directional sound coming out of the holes in the satellite speakers, the bandpass subwoofer enclosure, size of the amp/controller (being too big for desk), and absence of headphone jack on the front of the controller."
"There are a lot of big names that come up when talking about high performance DDR SDRAM these days, like Corsair, OCZ, Kingston, Geil, etc, but to be honest a name I was totally unfamiliar with was Kingmax. That all changed the day I received 2 512MB sticks of Kingmax Hardcore Series PC4000 RAM"
Well, that is all I have at the moment friends. I will catch you back here tomorrow :) - Cheers