Tuesday Nightcap -Wireless G Goodness and 5900XT
Welcome friends :) Things around the lab have quieted down for the evening, and most have gone home. However, before I follow suit, lets see what the Juicy Fairy brought in this afternoon. Here is your PM Nightcap...
"I don't know about anyone else, but I for one haven't heard much about the company X-Micro. So I did a little research and found out that they haven't been around that long at all. The company was established in 1999, and develops Graphic Cards, Wireless Communication, and Digital Devices (likes MP3 Players). Today X-Micro has graciously provided a X-Micro WLAN 11g Router 108Mb, and the X-Micro WLAN 11g PCI 108Mb. That is a pretty big claim to be able to go faster then a normal wired setup, let's see if they can actually get there."
"Our final thoughts are simple. NVIDIA's done a good job in ensuring that a midrange GPU has true top-end performance clout. AOpen hasn't seized the opportunity with both hands. The Aeolus FX5900XT doesn't have enough going for it at the asking price of £150 to seriously warrant an immediate purchase, and the lack of a bundled game is disappointing. We'd either opt for another partner's card that offers the full gamut of hardware (VIVO) and software (games) extras, or we'd plump for a generic model at a lower price-point."
"Today 3DXtreme has the pleasure of reviewing the Aspire X-Infinity Case. Aspire has produced some impressive cases in the past including the X-Alien and X-SuperAlien, both of which have been reviewed here by 3DXtreme. Aspire?s Cases make it easy for any user to have a modded case without having to use a dremel."
"The Super Silencer and Super Tornado names may be a little misleading. The ?Tornado? is actually quieter than the ?Silent? units while operating under an identical, moderately heavy load. For the typical home PC user, noise should not be a problem. If you place a heavy load on one of these power supplies and/or have relatively warm ambient room temperatures with poor case cooling, then expect the fan to run at a higher speed and become noticeably noisier."
"Ever since the Eluminex Electroluminescent Keyboard hit the shelves, it?s been one of those items that you?d love to get, but the cost was too much. Lucky for us, we then got to check out a cheaper Illuminated Keyboard that was slightly better, providing the needed on/off switch and cost a third of what the Eluminex would cost. Today we?ll look at yet another addition to the illuminated keyboard ? Multimedia buttons!"
That is all my friends, see you back here in the AM :) - Cheers