OCZ PowerStream PSU, Dual Channal DDR Kits Compaired and Much More
Good evening friends, welcome back to HotHardware :) With today being Canada Day, yours truly has been out enjoying the gorgeous weather. With a gentle breeze, sunny skies and an ample supply of BEvERages, the day has gone by quite nicely. However, there is work to be done. So, before it gets much later, let's see what I can dig up for you...
"Its been quite the voltage competition in the last nine months at ClubOC. First we had a modified Enermax power supply for our AMD testbed, then we pitched a new offering from ThermalTake up against the Enermax and the Thermaltake won by a surprisingly good margin. Next up we had a Q Technology PSU 350W unit match the Thermal Take's numbers, and now we have a REAL heavy hitter from OCZ. Ever since its conception last month Overclockers have been anticipating its debut with a mass of questions on its performance and features. Well we have good news, OCZ has graciously given us a sample of what we can honestly say is going to give Enermax, Antec, ThermalTake, and the others a real fit. This is the first power supply that offers overclockers more than what they want, and exactly what we need. It comes with fully adjustable line voltages, and has over-current protection for those fragile devices such as x800 pro video card's and Raptor hard drives. The OCZ power supply is also nothing short of a looker, and has a black chrome-like finish, so as you can already conceive of it,"
"Today we've taken a look at four different sets of Dual Channel DDR-500 kits from OCZ, Kingmax, Mushkin and TwinMOS. While DDR-II has hit the market it will be a long while yet before it fully takes over regular DDR memory. Read on as we compare the modules at 250MHz and as high as we could overclock them on our Intel test bed platform."
"With the 915/925 platform Intel has removed the AGP slot completely off the board and with newer CPUs only appearing in the LGA775 form, the Intel enthusiast has no option but to upgrade to a PCI-Express card for now. But that's not a bad thing at all considering the fact that PCI Express x16 delivers twice the throughput than AGP 8X and both ATI and nVidia have their solutions available in the PCI-E flavor"""AMD has finally released the Socket 939 version of their Athlon64 processors, which includes the Athlon64 FX53 (Socket 939), the Athlon64 3800 and the Athlon64 3500 with the two latter running the dual memory controller but being restricted to the smaller 512 kB L2 cache of the Newcastle die. However, the entire family of Socket 939 processors is capable of running unbuffered memory, which shaves off one bus cycle on each initial memory access."
"The original Overture was a great desktop case, but it was thermally challenged, high system temperatures meant that running a high end system in there would be almost impossible. Antec went back to the drawing board and came up with several improvements to the original idea. We take a closer look at this new revision and let you know how it turned out!"
Time to run my friends, I will "see" you later :) - Cheers