Overclocking and WindowsXP x64, Abit AW8, and more!

Hey folks, just dropping off tonight's latest headlines. Earlier today, Valve's head honcho Gabe Newell shared his opinion on next-gen consoles, commenting on a different range of subjects from marketing strategies to game development. It's a decent read so make sure to check it out. Goodnight all.

Overclocking and WindowsXP x64 Edition @ PCstats

"PCStats thought it would be interesting to see how overclocking is affected on the WindowsXP x64 Edition platform by illustrating both 32-bit and 64-bit benchmarks for an AMD Athlon64 4000+ based system. Would the test platform be stable enough to overclock successfully? Would WindowsXP x64 Edition require a more stable processor than its 32-bit counterpart does?"

Abit AW8 Motherboard @ Bytesector

"Today, I will be taking a look at Abit's AW8 motherboard which sports Intel's 955X express chipset, SATA II support, the Abit AudioMAX HD 7.1 audio technology, Abit's latest uGuru 2005 overclocking technology and last but not least, Abit's SilentOTES technology. When you put all these things together on a single motherboard, you end up with the AW8."

PowerColor Radeon X800 GT 256MB (PCIe) @ Hardware Zone

"ATI has introduced another Radeon in its X800 series. This time, they are aiming for the mid-range market with the Radeon X800 GT. How would this card fare against NVIDIA's wildly popular mid-range stalwart, the GeForce 6600 GT? Read on as we try out the PowerColor Radeon X800 GT 256MB."

Samsung SpinPoint MP0804H Hard Drive @ Overclockers Online

"The Samsung MP0804H has certainly gone through a lot and it shined in its tests. When used as an external unit, its faster than NAS units and has a lot more capacity than typical flash drives. As an internal drive, I felt an immediate rejuvenation in performance."

HEC Group 6C28 ATX PC Case @ Big Bruin

"Today we are taking a look at the HEC Group 6C28 ATX PC Case. The case is a mid tower model that combines a good mix of looks, features and functionality, even if the name leaves a lot to be desired."