Power Supply Testing, Corsair XMS PC4400 1GB TwinX, and more!
Hey folks, here's your dose of news for the night. Following up on Hardware Zones Computex coverage, you can now check out parts 4 and 5. As for HH news, you can check out Jeff's review of the ASUS S-presso Deluxe (S1-P111). Well folks, Goodni... wait! How bout them Booth Babes!
"There are devices available like the Seasonic Power Angel, or the Kill-A-Watt meter, which give reasonably accurate figures for the amount of AC power a device consumes (and can even calculate out PF automatically). If you had one of these devices, you could make a rough estimate of DC wattage requirements by guestimating your PSU is about 75% efficient. However, a more accurate method to measure the DC wattage would be to use a voltmeter & ammeter to measure each rail."
"There's little doubt that DDR memory has got some life left in it. Though not quite capable of reaching the heights of the fastest DDR2 available, DDR is still quite popular and widely used especially on the AMD platforms. Today we look at a matched set of DDR modules rated for 550 MHz operation at 2.5-4-4-8 timings in the form of Corsair's XMS TWINX1024-4400C25PT"
"Crucial is one of the premiere memory companies that has become a household name in the PC industry. Today we take a look at their 1GB matched kit of DDR2 Ballistix memory modules. Fast and overclockable, the Ballistix series of memory is an enthusiasts geared product line that has a lot to offer performance wise."
"Suggested retail price is pretty competitive and weighs just about $160 with tax. ATI based RV410 cards can be found in quite a few flavors, i.e. different VPU clocks and / or memory type -- it all depends on the Add-In-Board manufacturer and most importantly customer needs."