Extreme Overclocking, MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum

Good morning folks! I hope everyone had a good weekend, and if you didn't... well, here's some tech news to drown your sorrows :) We received an announcement today from HIS, they're introducing their line of Radeon X8x0 video cards. If you want to check out ATI's press release on the new AGP cards, click here. Enjoy the rest of the news.

Product Launch on new 8X AGP series: X850XT PE, X850XT, X800XL, X800

Hong Kong, Monday, Feb 28, 2005 – HIS (Hightech Information System Limited) today announced the introduction of the HIS X850XT PE (Platinum Edition), X850XT, X850XL and X800 AGP cards. Extended the most extreme gaming graphics card ever created in PCIe version, with up to 16 pipelines, the fastest frame rates and ATI's industry-leading 3D image enhancement technology. HIS X850 AGP and X800 AGP series bring further on the promise of High-Definition Gaming on AGP system platform.

Introducing the Most Advanced Gaming Card
HIS X850 AGP series is based on ATI's latest introduced RADEON(R) X850 (R481) visual processing units (VPUs), natively supports the latest AGP 8X interface.

HIS X800XL AGP and HIS X800 AGP are based on ATI's latest introduced RADEON(R) X800 (R430) visual processing units (VPUs). Plus the onboard RAILTO converter chip makes the AGP connection possible.

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512MB graphics, extreme overclocking @ The Tech Report

"First, they showed off what they claimed was the world's first 512MB graphics card, a Radeon X850 XT with twice the RAM of the usual variety. Second, ATI flew in three of the world's top overclockers for an exhibition of some of the most extreme overclocking attempts anywhere. Frankly, at the end of the day, the overclockers had utterly upstaged the 512MB graphics card, at least in my view. Read on to get my take."

Intel 915P Shootout : MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum @ hardwarezone

"The MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum is the final contender in our Intel Grantsdale motherboard shootout. This flagship board from MSI offers several enhancements over the mainstream 915P Combo, but is it enough to win you over?"

Samsung 711T LCD Display Review @ XYZ Computing

"This review will be taking a look at the first 17" LCD monitor to feature a 1000:1 contrast ratio, a distinction which will certainly prevent it from being confused with the rest of the products out there."

Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR PC2-5300 @ Club Overclocker

"Last September we had the opportunity to review Crucial's first entry into the Performance RAM market with their impressive Ballistix DDR2 PC2-5300. Now Crucial is kicking it up a notch with their new Ballistix Tracer line."