Good morning all :) Last night I decided that I should hit up the local shopping mall in hopes of finishing up the last of my Xmas shopping. Thankfully I was able to get in and out in a short period of time. I don't like crowds to begin with, but, there is nothing worse then a large crowd of people in the "Christmas sprit" shopping... *shudder* ;)
Go grab a mug and pull up a chair. Here is your first shot of juice for the day...
"There is a new trend that recently emerged in the world of power supplies, the wireless trend. Yes, the industry is moving towards reducing the unnecessary wires from the power supplies to better assist in system aesthetics and overall heat dissipation. Personally, this is one of the impressive, long awaited changes that have happened to power supplies in a long time. Agreeably, the power of the units increased and manufacturers paid close attention to noise, thermal and exterior aspects, but the annoying wires were left untouched. "
"Just recently we reviewed the now infamous NV5 silencer. That kit was very impressive, and by the looks of the graphics card sector, more and more video cards will be running hotter and hotter. Its a real shame to plop down a couple hundred dollars only to see your video card go up in smoke from just mild overclocking. Products such as the NV5 silencer, and other coolers are just the ticket for those of you wanting to get a few extra frames. Nevertheless, some of these items are hard to find, and unfortunately so is the Jetart which we really need more of. This product from Jetart has phenomenal performance compared to the retail HSF package you get on a ATI card. To be honest, I think it is probably the best there is when it comes to a full kit for your video card,"
"There is much to be said about SLI technology, the nForce4 chipset and of course the ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard. Some of which is good, some bad but for the most part it is all very interesting"
"Today at the GamePC Labs, we've manage to get our hands on one of nVidia's new nForce4 SLI motherboards from Asus, the A8N-SLI Deluxe. The A8N-SLI Deluxe is the first motherboard available which supports nVidia's SLI multi-GPU technology. We test out SLI by running pairs of nVidia GeForce 6600 GT / 6800 cards against a single ATI Radeon X800 XT card to see which is stronger."
""M28, fundamentally, is very similar to M18 as they are both derived from basically the same core parts. Where M18 is derived from ATI's R420 core, M28 is derived from R423 – both of these cores are architecturally, and performance configuration wise, the same but R420 is built for AGP graphics whilst R423 is built for PCI Express. Where the configurations differ, primarily, is in the number of pixel quads that are enabled - while R420 and R423 have 4 pixel quads (16 pipelines), M18 utilised 2 pixel quads (8 pipelines) whilst M28 has 3 pixel quads enabled."