ABIT Press Release, Cooler Master Stacker, Tyan Tomcat i915 and More

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ABIT Engineering comes to the nForce3 platform: NF8 motherboard

October, 22 – ABIT took the overclocking world by storm with the release of the legendary NF7 motherboard. With breakneck performance and BulletProof stability, the NF7 represented the yardstick by which all nForce 2 based motherboards were judged. Today, ABIT launches the follow up to the nForce juggernaut – the NF8 motherboard. Combining the best of ABIT and nForce technologies, the legend of ABIT nForce motherboards continues with the NF8.

Powered by the NVIDIA nForce 3 250Gb chipset for support for the latest AMD Athlon 64 and Sempron CPUs, the NF8 combines the power of nForce3 with ABIT Engineering for unparalleled overclocking performance.

The NF8 is built upon the NVIDIA nForce 3 250Gb chipset, which supports the latest Socket 754 AMD Athlon 64 and Sempron CPUs. 1.6 GHz HyperTransport Technology enables massive overall system bandwidth to drive the latest 3D games and applications, and Cool n' Quiet Technology ensures that the system remains cool in the heat of competition. 2 DDR 400 DIMM slots support a whopping 2GB of memory. Storage options are taken care of with the 2 SATA ports and 2 IDE ports that adorn the NF8, making future storage expansion a simple task. Built-in USB 2.0 allows the NF8 to connect to the hottest high-speed peripherals, and optional IEEE 1394 functionality is a godsend for multimedia buffs. With a robust feature set, the NF8 makes an ideal backbone for your Athlon 64-based dream rig.

For the full Press-Release: Click Here

 Cooler Master Stacker case review @ OCModShop

"Cooler Master has built a very solid and feature rich case with a demanding consumer in mind. This product seems to be well suited for professional seeking a solid case for a network file server or workstation. Although with a tank-like construction, endless interior space and the ability to mount an impressive array of components, I can see many an ambitious case modder taking advantage of this platform and turning it into a stunning creation."

 Tyan Tomcat i915 @ Phoronix

"Frustrated with the poor results from the ASRock 775i65GV motherboard, which was examined here at Phoronix earlier this week, we have decided to look at Tyan's latest offering, the Tomcat i915 S5120. Is this board a real winner or will it suffer like the 775i65GV?"

 MSI Radeon RX800XT-VTD256E Videocard Review @ PCStats

"Architecturally identical to the ATI Radeon X800XT PE, the 16-pipeline Radeon X800XT core is clocked a whole 20 MHz slower than the Platinum Edition, and so it sits at 500 MHz. The DDR-3 memory backing up the ATI R420 core is clocked at an even 1 GHz, down from 1.12 GHz for the X800XT PE version. MSI's RX800XT-VTD256E direct competition comes from the nVidia GeForce 6800GT class videocard, as both PCI Express cards are one step down from the top of the heap. However, as you'll soon see in PCstats benchmarks, the MSI RX800XT-VTD256E does very well for itself!"

 Gigabyte 3D Rocket Cooler-Pro @ PC Perspective

"Gigabyte has combined a lot of features and innovation into their new 3D Rocket Cooler-Pro heatsink fan.  It may not be the top performing cooler in its class but it does work well and should meet the needs of most PC enthusiasts.  The compact size and light weight design allows the 3D Rocket to fit most motherboards without interference or concern for damage."

 Samsung 710N LCD review @ PCUnleash

"When turning the monitor horizontally, some colors turn a yellowish tint. But this doesn't pose any kind of serious problem for usage. However, there are significant changes when the monitor is tilted vertically. Notice that the picture that was taken from the top of the monitor seems to have a low gamma rating, while the picture which was taken from the bottom has a high gamma rating. Furthermore, the pictures turn very dark. so, from our wallpaper, there is a round color prism. Notice once the angles are changed the white color alters to black. In conclusion, I have to say that the 160 viewing angle is something of an exaggeration..."

That's all for now, time to go start the weekend :) - Cheers