First Radeon X850 benchmarks, Crucial Ballistix PC5300 DDR2.
Good evening ladies and gentlemen. On our menu today, we have early benchmarks from the Radeon 850 XT-PE. I'm not 100% sure if these are legit, but they probably are. Also, we have reviews on Crucial Ballistix PC5300 DDR2 Memory, Zalman CNPS7700-AlCu Ultra Silent CPU Cooler, and a couple of other items. Oh and there's going to be a couple of changes to the way we post the news, one of them is fewer articles in each post, but more posts each day. We are also going to be posting various tech news, not just hardware reviews, so if you have something interesting, by all means use the 'Submit News' link and let us know what you've found!
"One of the most noticeable traits of after market coolers is how big they are getting. This is due to the idea that the bigger the heatsink, the more surface area there is to dissipate heat. An example of this idea is Zalman's newest addition to their CNPS7 series of CPU coolers, the CNPS7700-AlCu Ultra Silent CPU Cooler."
"However, DDR2 has been proclaimed the future memory standard by Intel, and like it or not Intel does dictate the majority of standards for our PCs. Crucial has stepped up to the enthusiest´s plate with their PC2-5300 Ballistix DDR2 memory which promises 667mhz memory speeds at timings of 4:4:4:10."
"In our forums, an user posted the first Radeon X850 XT-PE benchmarks from the german print magazine "PC Games Hardware""
"Sporting the ATi Radeon X700 PRO GPU and 256MB of memory, the GV-RX70P256V's most obvious feature is the complete absence of any sort of noisy active cooling solution. Instead, the GV-RX70P256V runs a single heatpipe from the front heatsink to the pair of massive heatsinks on the back of the card, Zalman style. This heatpipe distributes the heat from the GPU equally across all heatsink surfaces."