Radeon XPRESS Reviews, asetek hard drive water cooler, and more!
Good afternoon folks! We've got a few reviews in of ATi's Radeon XPRESS Chipset today, including one done by Marco... so make so you check that one out first :) I'm heading out after this post, it's finally warmed up a bit so I might as well take advantage of it. Adios for now!
Radeon XPRESS Chipset Reviews
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"A solid offering from asetek, that can make a huge difference in extending the longevity and reliability of your hard drive. If you already own an existing water cooling setup, you might want to consider this to round things out."
"NVIDIA and ATI launched their latest line of graphics cards a while back, which swayed the industry in a swish. These new wonders, from both companies, were allowing twice as much performance as their predecessors. Both companies were back to tackling each other in performance and value to gain more consumership and we must admit that NVIDIA definitely proved themselves with the introduction of their 6800 series of video cards. ATI was ahead and was beating NVIDIA for the past 18 months or so; however, NVIDIA is much stronger than it was previously"
"Corsair, a leader in the computer memory market, recently released the TwinX1024-4400C25PT, which runs at DDR550 speeds yet can run with a CAS latency of 2.5. At Phoronix we will check out this new memory and see how it can fair against existing modules that have proved themselves worthy over time."
"I just wanted to tell you about some huge ULTRA news, that might be interesting to Hot Hardware readers. Nov. 1st - Dec. 31st, 2004 is the "Trade Up to the Best" program where customers can purchase ANY 500 Watt X-Connect Modular PSU, send us thier Antec power supply and get up to $50 dollars back!"
"The company's GeForce 6800 offering - the GV-N68128DH - is quite a change-up for them. The card features a completely fanless cooling solution that consists of a rather large heatsink and a heatpipe design. What? A high-end video card with no fan? Yeah, that's right. Keep in mind, though, that the chip on this board is a standard GeForce 6800, which means it's the least powerful of NVIDIA's current high-end graphics accelerator solutions."
"We got another HD DVD player from our friends over at Samsung. This one is an improved/cut down model of the previously reviewed HD-931. The HD-841 from Samsung has been stripped down and lacks certain features but has adopted some new ones as well; while still supporting the same high end 1080i quality. It looks a lot different and has lost some of its design appeal, its "coolness". Nonetheless, it is still an interesting player to look at, let's see what Samsung has brought to the table with this new model..."
"When it comes to keeping your CPU chilled on air it's always a bonus to have a setup that'll be quiet enough for your wife to not throw the PC out the window. CoolerMaster seems to be taking a shot at Zalman's 7000 series CPU HSF with this latest Ultra Vortex and comes close in performance / noise. Check out the review at HTPCnews.com and see how well it fared in comparison."