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ATI has been coming on very strong these past few months, bolstering their GPU line-up with a slew of new products, ranging from the entry level Radeon X1300 all the way on up to the flagship Radeon X1900 XTX. The company's well documented execution problems from 2005 are behind them, and they seem to be firing on all cylinders as we near the end of the first quarter of 2006. Their "standard" graphics cards are in good supply, CrossFire enabled motherboards are readily available and coming down in price, and their various CrossFire Master cards are in-stock at quite a few retailers. The company's GPU and chipset divisions have really turned things around, and aren't scrambling to catch... Read more...
The crew at HardCoreWare.Net sent word that they've posted a review of a new 2GB memory kit from OCZ. The EL DDR PC3200 Gold GX XTC sticks feature OCZ's new XTC heatspreaders that prompted Corsair to distribute a whitepaper detailing the benefits (or lack thereof) of hearspreaders on RAM. "The name is certainly a mouthful - today we're looking at OCZ's latest PC3200 product. The GX (which stands for Gamer eXtreme) features lowest latency timings we've seen on a 2GB kit - 2-3-3-8. It also sports a nice new XTC heatspreader which we'll put to the test."... Read more...
Corsair Memory has just announced the launch of the company's new XMS-3200C2 XPERT 2GB memory kits. Here, hand-picked memory modules that are guaranteed to run at 400MHz with tight 2-3-3-6 timings are paired with Corsair's unique XPERT display to report voltage, temperature, and frequency. Corsair has been a longtime member on Hot Hardware's short list of preffered memory modules. If you're in the market for new memory, do yourself a favor and seriously consider Corsair."The XPERT series continues to be Corsair's flagship product that demonstrates our leadership position in the industry. Catering to the growing demand for 2GB of system memory, we want to offer a complete product line up that... Read more...
In the need for some low latency ram that's just begging to be overclocked? Overclockers Online takes a look at OCZ's 1024-3200 Gold Edition XTC. It's some great ram to have if your motherboard supports DIMM Voltage of 3.0 of higher. "For the suicide-shot overclockers, this is the memory for you because nothing will be able to touch it at 250+ with timings of 2-2-2-5. The gamers out there with higher end CPUs that also have higher multipliers will fall in love with the tight timings at moderate overclocks as well. It is hard to say whether the XTC heatspreaders are any better than the standard ones but the theory behind them is solid and they... Read more...
Quality RAM is a must, especially if you are one to push hardware to its performance limits.  What's nice about today's market is you really don't have to break the bank to get a set of good RAM for your rig.  Case in point, the Crucial Ballistix PC3200 2x512MB set is an affordable set of DDR memory that yields some impressive performance results.  Check out EclipseOC.com's full report here to see if these modules would serve your needs for around $120. "We have decided to revisit the Ballistix sticks for various reasons. Previously our testing was limited, now it is not. Ontop of this, CCU and I had a suspicion that Micron's... Read more...
OCZ has been making memory geared toward the gamer and enthusiast for a while now, and they've again come out with another good product. MKVTech brings you their opinions on OCZ's EL DDR PC-3200 Gold GX XTC 2GB Kit, which sports some unique heatspreaders and decent overclocks. "Developed with gamers in mind, the new OCZ PC-3200 1024MB Gold GX XTC Edition, provides excellent performance and stability for todays applications and gaming titles. The OCZ PC-3200 1024MB Gold GX Edition is part of the OCZ's high performance Gold Series and today we are going to take the 2048MB Dual Channel Kit for test drive. The product promises unprecendented performance... Read more...
Hey folks, it's pretty late but the news just doesn't stop :) It's not exactly computer hardware, but Nintendo has revealed their design for Revolution's controller. At first I was a little disappointed, but after thinking about how it could change the way games are played, I'm actually excited about it. There are only so many different genres you can invent, only so many different story lines you can write... really, there are only so many ideas. However, changing the way a game is played is something that hasn't really been attempted before, certainly not on this scale. It could be the next big thing, or it may just be a dud, but you have to give them credit for trying to bring something new... Read more...
Anyone looking for a new notebook? Heard of a little machine called the Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2? Andrew "The Mobile Man" Ku had the pleasure of reviewing one of these babies last month. However, the focus of the review was centered around it's horsepower and gaming ability. This time Andrew is back in action, examining the media aspect of Dell's expensive lappy. Is it good enough? Is it overkill? Only one way to find out. Oh yeah, and we've also got some news from the tech world :) Goodnight folks! SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT ENTERS INTO STRATEGIC LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH AGEIA AGEIA PhysX, the World's Most Advanced Physics Library, to be Included in Software Development Kit for PS3... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm in a bit of a rush at the moment, so please excuse the lack of chat as I get right to the news. Oh, wait! Before you check out the articles below, if your one of the lucky people to own a 7800GTX, well a Leadtek 7800GTX that is, then make sure to head on over to their download page and get the new 7800 GTX bios that increases the core to 450MHz and the memory to 625MHz(Thanks Bjorn3d). Heh, so much for the lack of chat :) Enjoy! AMD vs. Intel; The Legal Challenge @ CoolTechZone "Yesterday it turned out to be the most widely anticipated day in the microprocessor realm. AMD finally filed an antitrust complaint against its archrival Intel, the world's largest chipmaker. Regardless... Read more...
Hey folks, the news is moving slow today but there's enough for a decent read. I'm taking valuable time away from a Red Sox game right now, so you better enjoy the news :) WD 320GB PATA HDD @ Hardware Avenue "PATA is still considered by many as the HDD standard of choice - IDE cables are not ideal, but when using specialized rounded cables, they become far less of a problem air flow wise and actually aren't too bad in comparison to SATA cables. The HDD makers are aware that not everyone has bought into the rather slow moving SATA market so you'll still find high end HDD's featured on the PATA standard - which is exactly what we have in review today, the high end Western Digital WD3200 320GB PATA... Read more...
Hey folks, how's it going? One tasty item on the menu tonight, is some overclocking results of a AMD 3200 with the Venice core, provided by PC Perspective. Yes... I need one of these :) Superpower XP03P Gaming Case Review @ XYZ Computing "If you have not heard of Superpower before, don't be embarrassed. Though they have been around since 1986 they are certainly not the most popular enclosure manufacturer on the market. In fact, if you are not careful you may just miss them completely. This review will be taking a look at their XP03 series case, their "Gamer PC Case". Let's see if Superpower is a name to remember or if it should stay under the radar for a few more years..."... Read more...
Hey folks, the mailbox is packed full of items, so it's time for another update. If your checking in for the first time during this 3 day weekend, make sure to check out Dave's review of the "Intel Pentium 4 6XX Sequence and 3.73GHz Extreme Edition Processors". Enjoy! Sapphire X800 PCI-E Review @ The Tech Zone "The Sapphire Radeon X800 is clocked at 391.5 MHz core and 351 (702 DDR) MHz memory. The 391.5 MHz core clock is a bit shy of the 400 MHz ATI specs. We're not sure of the reason why Sapphire would choose to downclock their cards from the reference specifications. They did; however, include an overclocking utility, Redline, that easily clocks the core to 400 MHz. They also... Read more...
Good afternoon folks! Just in case you missed the link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you know that we've just posted a new review of two Corsair DDR memory kits, the TWINX 1024-3200XL v1.2 and TWINX 1024-4400C25PT. One of these kits is geared for low-latency 2-2-2-5 operation, and the other is tweaked to hit high front side bus speeds. Click here and check them out...... Read more...
  Even though DDR2 memory may be the current talk of the town, thanks to Intel's platform upgrade, there are plenty of P4, Athlon, and Athlon 64 owners that still use standard DDR based systems.  Reason being, it's almost always cheaper to stay slightly behind the curve when purchasing hardware.  It's probably never been more true these days than ever before.  Although technology can't stand still, current software and user habits simply don't require every user to go out and buy the latest and greatest every few months.  Case in point might be the current crop of i915/i925x motherboards.  Upgrading to one of these motherboards in many cases requires a complete overhaul... Read more...
Hey folks, there's little news in at the moment, but we do have some decent articles for the SuperPower XP02 Case, the NextStar 2 External 5.25" Enclosure, and a review for some apparently good overclocking ram(PDP Systems PC3200 XBLK). SuperPower XP02 Gaming Case Review @ 3DXtreme "Today 3DXtreme presents their latest review of a modded mid tower case by SuperPower. They are not one of the bigger names in computer cases, however the case we present today is definitely different than what you would normally see. Let's have a look at this case and see how well it rates." Vantec NexStar 2 External 5.25" Enclosure @ Techniz "With the Vantec NexStar 2 External 5.25"... Read more...
Good morning folks.  We've got a few memory reviews that should peak your interest, including some impressive PC4800 modules.  Follow that with an interesting Enermax PSU whose fans keep running even after you power down.  Check it out! G.SKILL Extreme Series PC4800 512Mb Kit @ OCTools.com: "The Extreme Series PC4800 512Mb Dual Channel DDR Kit showed tremendous potential for overclocking. The ability to run at aggressive timings at high speeds is something that overclockers have been waiting for for a long time. Running CAS 2.5-3-3-7 at DDR562 is indeed quite an achievement". Enermax EG495AX-EV @ ClubOverclocker: PC Power Supplies are one of those known components that... Read more...
Hey folks!  Happy Friday to ya!  I'm pretty psyched for this weekend a little more than most.  We have a good friend stopping in from out of town that we haven't seen in a while.  I certainly look forward to catching up.  Saturday, my wife has mustered up the courage to attempt selling some of her photography.  Being an aspiring photographer can be tough.  People can be very critical about your work, which is very personal.  I admire her determination, I don't think I would have the courage to do it.  Sadly, it's an outside venue and rain is in the forecast.  Looks like Murphy's Law is in full effect!  Good thing we have a tent.  Enough... Read more...
Time for another before bed news post... the purpose of which is to keep you reading while I'm sleeping ;) There's a decent amount of news so this should help keep you full until the next one. As always, enjoy! Albatron GeForce PC6600 @ PCstats.com "OCZ was nice enuogh to send over some of their new T-shirts for me to give away. This contest will be similar to the previous contest that was run. Every post you make in the forum will give you a single entry into the contest. You can get a maximum of 50 entries from 50 posts over the duration of the contest. There will be 7 winners in this contest so come on over and start posting!" Aopen EX915 XCube @ PCstats.com "Small Form Factor... Read more...
Finally had some snow today... at one point it looked like a blizzard. It's nice to watch until you have to shovel three feet of it around your house :( Anyway, it's late so i'll make this brief. Enjoy! G.Skill PC3200-PC4400 Memory tested on A64 S939 @ Madshrimps "The results and benchmarks speak volumes for the potential performance to be had with high HTT and memory speeds on a Socket 939 Athlon64 setup. I have no hesitation in recommending this memory to those users seeking the utmost in performance potential from their high end computing hardware." HC Technology DH-720G Dolby Headphones Review @ OCModShop "Traditionally headphones were a simple pair of speakers which did their... Read more...
Hey everyone, it's been awhile since the last post, so I might as well unload the latest news. We have a roundup of low latency PC3200 ram, a SilverStone case review and a mod guide to turn your single layer burner into a dual layer burner! Check back later for the latest news :) Low latency PC3200 memory roundup on Intel @ Madshrimps "We test a new batch of PC3200 and PC4400 rated memory from known and lesser known manufacteres on our Intel P4 test setup. With the introduction of Samsung?s TCCD revision F memory chips we might get performance only seen in the days of Winbond BH-5!" SilverStone TJ06 Case Video Review @ 3dGameMan "The SilverStone TJ06 Case has an extremely unique... Read more...
Good afternoon folks, and man is it cold today! I'm sure snow isn't far behind now that it's November. As much as my body hates the cold, my computer is loving it :) I can't think of a more cost-effective cooling solution than just opening a window. As for the news right now, we have some interesting articles for you, including a contest from Corsair that you should certainly check out. Adios for now! Corsair 4GB PC3200XL Memory Giveaway! @ CoolTechZone "Corsair and CoolTechZone proudly partners together to bring you one of the largest appreciation contests in the industry. We, Corsair and CoolTechZone, would like to take a moment and thank our consumership and readership that has supported... Read more...
Good afternoon folks! BW here, stopping by to let you all know that we've just posted a review of EPoX's eX5-320S small form factor PC. This mini-system is powered by the Intel i865 chipset for the Pentium 4, and sports some useful features not found on competing products. It even includes a remote control! Click here and check it out!... Read more...
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