Headphones, Ballistix, Dothan, Creative Zen and More!
Good morning all! There is a lot going on today in the computer hardware world. My e-mail was loaded with a broad array of hardware reviews from primo headphones to the Dothan from Intel. So get comfortable as we take a journey through today's hardware tid-bits...
The Tech Zone takes a look at Altec Lansing's top of the line AHS-602 headset:
"SRS Headphone technology is an audio enhancement technology that provides a realistic and spacious listening experience through standard headphones. Based on the same psychoacoustic research as the patented, Sound Retrieval System (SRS) and further refined for use with headphones. This technology uses the spatial information from recordings to restore the original three-dimensional sound field. This process repositions the sound from inside the listener's head to outside the listener's ears, creating a more natural listening experience without relying on special recording techniques or manipulation of the audio signal."
Adrian's Rojak Pot reviews the Creative Zen Portable Media Center:
"MP3 players have been around for a while now. The most recognized, of course, is the Apple iPod. And ever since then, we have had portable music players of all shapes and sizes. But why settle for just music when we are now entering a new era, the era of portable video players!"
Dothan Revisted : Focus On Gaming Performance @ GamePC Labs:
"Today at GamePC, we've taken our second look at Intel's new Pentium-M "Dothan" platform for the desktop, this time with a focus solely on the gaming performance levels of these processors. We've compared top of the line Pentium-M platforms against top Pentium 4, P4 Extreme Edition, Athlon64, and Athlon64 FX processors to show who reigns supreme in the gaming arena."
Crucial Technology Ballistix PC4000 memory review @ xtremeresources.com:
"There are many modules to choose from for every purpose; however are there any modules versatile enough to cover as many market aspects as possible? The Crucial Ballistix series are rumored to be as such. We decided to utilize 2 systems for testing, both an Athlon A64 and a Pentium 4 system, since these 2 are the most popular configurations at the time plus they are completely different when it comes to memory performance."
Titan Siberia 12cm K8 CPU and System Cooler Review @ BigBruin.Com:
"The Titan Siberia does its job, and then some! Not only does it cool your processor, but it also cools your system. Sporting a large fan (12cm), it keeps cool air flowing over everything, and definitely becomes a major centerpiece of your case, overshadowing your RAM and Northbridge."
Swiftech H20-120 Rev2 Athlon 64 Water Cooling Kit Review @ Tweaktown:
"Today we have an in-depth look at Swiftech's newest water cooling kit by Mike. We test the H20-120 Rev2 with an AMD Athlon FX-53 processor and compare it against one of the best air coolers on the market today. Read on and let's find out if Swiftech are offering something which really deserves our money."
Asus V9999 Ultra Deluxe Review @ PC Perspective:
"In our testing, the cooling on the single slot Asus card was adequate. I couldn't tell a difference between the heat on the V9999 Ultra compared to a reference NVIDIA 6800 Ultra with a two-slot cooler. While this isn't scientific testing by any means, the Asus V9999 Ultra was completely stable through our testing in a room with a very high ambient temperature (my office tends to get to about 80 degrees Fahrenheit most days), so this boades well for Asus' cooling solution. "
That's all for now, but don't fret, we've got a lot more on the way!