Sapphire's PI-A9RX480, BFG GeForce 7800GT OC, and more!
Hey folks, who likes mondays? Not me, but I managed to get a chuckle this morning from "Flat-screen memorials to the dead emerge" story over at the Inquirer. Anyway, I need to be getting back to work, enjoy the news.
"Powercolor appears to be making its mark with the X800GT, ATI's answer to NVIDIA's 6600GT. Since Powercolor is one of the first few board partners to actually have a X800GT in the market, it's getting all the attention it possibly could. With that said, Powercolor does have a strategy behind promoting its X800GT offering. Unlike other board partners that went with ATI's R423 chips in order to save cost, Powercolor went with the R480, making the card highly overclockable and a solid performer at stock speeds."
"As with the GTX, the 7800 GT has come with immediate board vendor availability and here Beyond3D are taking a look at BFG Tech's GeForce 7800 GT OC board, which comes pre-overclocked from the reference specifications. Along with the usual round of single board performance tests we'll take a look at the BFG Tech 7800 GT OC in SLI mode and take a look at the output and performance of the newer SLI AA modes."
"Want to watch TV on the go? Don't want to limit your viewing only to DVDs with portable DVD players? Well, it appears as though Archos may just have what you are looking for with its AV 700 Mobile DVR (Digital Video Recorder). The concept behind the device is straightforward: install TV docking pod in a one-time setup operation, record TV programs directly (live programming, movies or home videos), and watch on the go."
"The current generation of Video Graphics Cards generate serious amounts of heat. Because of this, they are also equipped with seriously noisey heatsink and fan solutions. The folks at Zalman think they can help you cool and quiet them down with their latest VGA Cooling solution. Let's have a look!"
"Based on ATI's Radeon Xpress 200 chipset for Athlon 64 processors, the PI-A9RX480 has many of the bells and whistles you'd expect from a high-end enthusiast board, including PCI Express, Serial ATA RAID, Gigabit Ethernet, High Definition Audio, plenty of overclocking options, and a truly unique aesthetic."