Well today the net is flooded with reviews for the brand spankin new Athlon64 FX-57 CPU(San Diego Core). Here at HH, Marco and Dave both had the pleasure of reviewing one of these bad boys, and of course, there was some overclocking ;) Make sure to check back later tonight for a roundup of the reviews from across the web! If your looking for some different news, check out the selection below, including a different kind of review by The Tech Zone. Enjoy!
"Bluegears has released a new sound card, the HDA Digital X-Mystique 7.1 Gold. For years gamers like us have relied on Creative Labs and their Sound Blaster line of sound card to deliver the gaming experience. Non-frequent driver updates and some chipset compatibility issues have plagued the Creative product line for years, but to many of us if you weren't using an Audigy card, you just weren't experiencing gaming as it was meant to be. Onboard audio has evolved quite a bit over the years and is the choice of audio for some gamers; others still rely on a PCI card to deliver the experience that the onboard audio cards just cannot deliver."
"There are a few factors that determine a heatsink's cooling performance; the heatsink itself of course, the thermal interface material, and the factor most people forget, flatness of the heatsink base. A large number of heatsinks these days have bases that are not flat. Even the best heatsinks are not free from this problem. How do we solve this problem however? Lapping is usually the solution, and Easy PC Kits has a Premium Heatsink Lapping Kit to make it easier."
"I work the best when watching TV. At home I have a nice big TV on the side of my computer which always is on showing a movie or just a random TV-channel. Obviously at work I cannot do the same and need to solve this in another way. Luckily Compro came to the rescue and let me test one of their latest external TV-Tuners, the Compro VideoMate Action Ultra tuner."
"This guide is going to skim over the PCI Express video cards that are currently available using ATI graphics processing units. We will take a look at nVidia-based cards in a future article, we already have more than enough to handle."
"Babies make the best and the worst subjects to photograph. In this photo guide we'll show you what it takes to get that perfect baby shot. After all, Babies are babies for short a period of time; you can never have too many photographs."