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Hey everyone :) Following up on Matt Clement's injury, he seems to be ok. The video still makes me cringe though. Anyway, enough of the sports world. ASUS has sent us a press release and some pictures of GeForce 6600GT equipped with their SilentCool VGA cooling technology. It may be big, but when your looking for absolute silence, size is of little concern. Enjoy! ASUS Launches Silent and Effective Thermal Solution for Latest Graphics Cards SilentCool Technology Offers Fanless Design to Deliver High-Performance Cooling at 0dB   Taipei, Taiwan; July 25, 2005 - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), a leading provider of graphics solutions, today introduced SilentCool Technology, a fan-less, noiseless... Read more...
Hey everyone :) The mailbox isn't exactly overflowing with news, but we've got enough for a decent post. Well I'm off to gut some old machines for spare parts, so goodnight all! Dean Of Stanford Engineering School Elected To Intel's Board Of Directors SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 20, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced that James D. Plummer, dean of the Stanford School of Engineering, has been elected to Intel's board of directors. With Plummer's election, the Intel board now consists of nine independent directors and two directors who are executive officers of Intel (CEO Paul Otellini and Chairman Craig Barrett). Plummer is a UCLA graduate who went on to receive his master's degree and Ph.D.... Read more...
  Tomorrow on nZone.com, NVIDIA will release a new set of Forceware drivers that bring with them a few new features, and the prerequisite list of bug fixes. And whether you're a budget conscious gamer or a hard-core graphics junkie, the new features unveiled in these drivers are sure to pique your interest. Before we fill you in on what NVIDIA has in store, here's a quick list of what's been fixed in the Forceware v77.76 drivers... Single GPU Issues • GeForce 7800 GTX: At extremely cold temperatures (less than-10 degrees C), the GPU clock speed enters "high temperature" slowdown mode. • GeForce 7800 GTX, Windows XP: Enabling gamma-correct antialiasing causes poor performance... Read more...
Good afternoon ya'll! We've got some decent articles for you today, including The Tech Report's benching of various games @ 2048x1536! Nvidia worked on making the G70 handle higher resolutions better than it's predecessors, but how much better? Let's have a look... Uber-high-resolution gaming on today's GPUs @ The Tech Report "Some of our readers requested a different approach, asking us to test the cards at ultra-high resolutions, including the big kahuna, 2048x1536. We're obliging sorts of fellows, so we set out to locate and purchase a monitor capable of running at this almost otherworldly screen resolution. A hundred bucks and a brush with a hernia later, an enormous 22" aperture... Read more...
Gigabyte GIGABYTE's GV-NX78 series provide studio-quality color and incredible cinematic gaming effects, without breaking the bank. Powered by NVIDIAGeForce 7800 GTX graphics processing unit (GPU), GV-NX78 series guarantees powerful 3D blazingly fastest performance to the enthusiast game users. Experience the power of full-throttle graphics. Get mind-blowing performance and the most realistic gaming experiences with GIGABYTE's GV-NX78 series graphics accelerators powering your PC. Core Speed: Memory Speed: Software Bundle: 430MHz 1200Mhz(1.2GHz) Power Director 3 ME, Power DVD 6.0 Albatron Albatron Technology has announced the 7800GTX, a superior, high performance PCIe graphics card using NVIDIA's... Read more...
Hey folks, if Dave's pics of BF2 have your mouth watering, make sure to download the demo and check out TweakGuides.com Battlefield 2 Tweak Guide. So far it's just a few commands that Mr. Ghazi could find, but the complete guide will be soon after the full version of BF2 is released. Goodnight! Hawking Hi-Gain 2.4 GHz Antenna Review @ XYZ Computing "Things like routers and access points are expensive and their range is limited. So if you are trying to set up your entire home on a wireless network, you don't only need the know-how and the hardware but a few little tricks will certainly help out. This review will be taking a look at the Hawking Hi-Gain Antenna which is compatible with 2.4... Read 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! Power Supply Testing Methodology @ EXTREME Overclocking "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,... Read more...
Klipsch RVX-54 Speaker System @ eCoustics: "The RVX-54 home theater system speakers were designed from the ground up focusing on use within a flat panel home theater system. The height and depth of the RVX-54 speakers are a perfect complement to the slim design of modern plasma, DLP and LCD high definition units." Chaintech AE6800 APOGEE (Turbo Version) @ Techniz: "The Chaintech GeForce 6800 256MB PCI-Express graphic card is great mid range graphic card. The performance of this Chaintech GeForce 6800 256MB PCI-Express graphic card is out perform the GeForce 6600GT even the ATI X700 Pro. Beside that, the bundle was very good which including of a full game of the PainKiller. This... Read more...
Hey folks. E3 coverage is starting to roll in, and some info on the new Nintendo can be found over at Bytesector. As for HH, Andrew has reviewed the IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad T43, so check it out before you go. Goodnight folks! Corsair XMS2 PC2-4300 Pro 1GB DDR2 Twin2X @ Overclockers Online "The Corsair memory modules tested here today presented a great deal of value compared to SimpleTech's offering we most recently looked at. What's more is that the Corsair memory features extras that users might expect when spending more than $200 for memory; heatspreaders, lower latencies, higher stock frequency, and Corsair's unique activity LEDs. I can say that I'd recommend this memory to people looking... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm here with your first dose of the news for day. Read on, enjoy, and if you can, get outside cause it actually looks and feels like summer today! Sapphire Radeon X800 XL Ultimate PCIe Review @ Bjorn "Now that X800 XL cards are starting to finally fall to (or at least closer to) the $299 MSRP set by ATI, they really are undeniably one of the best bang-for-your-buck gaming video card solutions available. I took a look at Sapphire's X800 XL PCI Express card several weeks ago and was very impressed by its performance. The recent price drops makes this card even more appealing." SATA-II 3 Gb/s RAID Performance Guide @ hardCOREware "Today we'll be exploring the 3 Gb/s transfer... Read more...
Good afternoon folks! Ok, first thing that caught my eye when sifting through the reviews and spam in my box... 64 Bit Far Cry! The 64 Bit version of Far Cry is now available, and of course to use it you need Windows XP 64, and a AMD64 CPU. What's really interesting though, is they've added extra content and given the engine a bit of an upgrade which improves the already amazing visuals. Click here for the patch if you meet the requirements. Far Cry 64 Bit benchmarks and 32 bit comparison @ AMD Zone "We first set out sites on a 64 bit version of Far Cry back in February at our Texas Gaming Festival Winter 2004 event. AMD was on hand showing off the game before it was officially released.... Read more...
The Dual-Core War: Is Intel in Trouble? @ CoolTechZone: "After years of anticipation, dual-core microprocessors are finally a reality. Both Intel and AMD were touting dual-core microprocessors as the inevitable future, and something that would certainly take computing to the next level. At numerous tradeshows and computing conventions, analysts and media predicted the launch date of multi-core CPUs; some said Intel would be the first to bring its chips to the market while others stated the opposite. Whatever the speculations, Intel was indeed the first one to introduce its dual-core chips. In fact, they made a sudden decision to send out preview units to selected media outlets for independent... Read more...
Good morning everyone.  In case you didn't notice, we've released a review of the Corsair XMS Xpert RAM.  The modules are rated at 400MHz DDR and sport eye-catching removable LEDs.  Check the image above or click here to read more.  After that, check your morning new post below. Athlon 64 chipset comparison @ The Tech Report: "With at least four platforms to choose from, the Athlon 64's PCI Express chipset lineup finally has some depth. But between the latest core logic options from ATI and ULi, NVIDIA, SiS, and VIA, which chipset has the most desirable blend of features and best performance? Join us as we sift through spec sheets and pour over a slew of benchmark results... Read more...
Memory has come a long way in the past few years. What was once a nondescript PC component, consisting of nothing more than a few black chips on a green PCB, has since evolved into a brightly colored, and lighted, crucial system component with a multitude of different heat spreader types and speed grades. Just take a look at this pair of Corsair and Mushkin memory sticks of what was, at the time, high-end RAM in 2001, and compare them to the Corsair XMS Xpert modules we'll be looking at today, and you'll immediately agree with us. The deep rooted desire to have a high-performing, tricked-out rig that's ingrained into the minds of many enthusiasts has spawned entire industries, and now virtually... Read more...
Hey Folks :) A few things to mention in addition to the news... Newegg now has a new look, which threw me off the first time I saw it since I visit the site more than Wal*Mart. And the Longhorn News website has been relaunched. Other than that we've got some reviews, have fun... Actiontec Wireless 54Mbps Printer Server @ GideonTech.com "With many households running multiple computers, sharing a printer may be hard when faced with all the networking needed to be done first. If you happen to have a wireless setup already, add this Actiontec printer server and you can get every computer connected to your printer in just a few minutes." Aerocool GT-1000 Heatpipe Heatsink Reviewed @ Hi-Techreviews.com... Read more...
Corsair Partners with Tier One Motherboard Manufacturers to Enable the New NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition Platform -- Equipped with the world's fastest DDR2 memory from Corsair, motherboard makers unleash the power of dual channel DDR2 performance for the new NVIDIA chipset for Intel -- Fremont, CA (April 15, 2005) -CorsairMemory, Inc.,a worldwide leader in high performance memory and cooling products for the enthusiasts and the overclockers, today is pleased to announce launch partnerships with tier-one Taiwanese motherboard manufacturers for the NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition chipset. First to market with both the industry's lowest latency and highest clock speed memory modules, Corsair... Read more...
Hey all, here's your afternoon shot of tech related news. I've got a few machines to get working on, so I'll skip the chit chat for now and let you get straight to the good stuff... Chaintech SE6600G Review @ AMDZone "Aesthetically the SE6600G is not too different from other cards on the market, a blue PCB and a matching blue heatsink with a translucent fan adorn Nvidia's GPU. In addition to that Chaintech have put silver heatsinks over the memory modules on the PCB to give the memory a little extra cooling. What Chaintech have done seems to have worked as it is one of the best overclockers we've seen so far but we'll get to that shortly" SuperTalent PC3500 Cas 2 Memory Review @ GruntvillE.com... Read more...
Hey folks, sorry about the lack of updates this weekend, but we have some decent news for you tonight. Included in the list of items, is Abit's RX700 Pro-256PCIE, which comes with 1.6ns GDDR-3, and Corsair's XMS2-6400 modules, which are rated for 800MHz. Both very overclocker friendly... very. Anyway folks, after sleeping 6 hours on a hardwood floor last night, I think I could use a nap on a mattress. Enjoy the news :) Thermalright SI-97 CPU Cooler Review @ 3DXtreme "Today 3DXtreme has the pleasure of testing the latest Socket A heatsink from Thermalright, the SI-97. Although A64 and Pentium 4 users have been given the opportunity to use the XP-120 and XP-90, the users of the older Socket... Read more...
Good morning folks!  The weekend is about to get started, but not before a couple of announcements from HIS and Corsair.  HIS brings a new X850XT to the game while Corsair adds to yesterday's news with even faster memory.  Check out the full details below! HIS Launch X850XT IceQ II TURBO HIS introduces HIS X850XT IceQ II TURBO AGP a new and innovative graphic solution for Radeon X850XT AGP. HIS releases another innovation from its award-winning line of HIS IceQ II series for AGP platform, it provides the best features and the highest performance graphic solution among any other X850XT AGP solution. The HIS X850XT IceQ II TURBO boosts graphic card performance through its proprietary... Read more...
We're starting the day off with the latest news out of Corsair. They introduce their new XMS2 5400UL DDR2 that runs at 675MHz at CAS 3-2-2-8-1T. You may also want to check out Bjorn3D's HIS X850XT IceQ II Dual DVI VIVO 256 video card. HIS is making some pretty impressive products as of late and their availability has improved quite a bit here in the states. When your done with that, you may want to check Dave's take on this impressive card here. Corsair Demonstrates Industry Leadership by Introducing World's Fastest DDR2 Memory -- New XMS2 5400UL offers blazing fast DDR2 memory performance at the lowest latencies currently available -- Fremont, CA (April 7, 2005) - Corsair Memory, Inc., a worldwide... Read more...
Hey folks, got some great reviews here tonight. The big news today is the new nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition chipset. Also, we have an announcement from Corsair, which can be found as the last news item in this post. Good night folks, and enjoy! nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition Roundup Viperlair Bjorn3D Neoseeker HardOCP nVnews 3DCenter PC Perspective PCStats BenQ DW1625 LightScribe 16x DVD+-RW DL Writer @ ExtremeMHz "Out of all the DVD writers I've had the pleasure of reviewing, the BenQ DW1620 was certainly the most impressive. Today, we take a thorough look at the new BenQ DW1625, which may not bring next gen features to the table, but does offer full support for HP's new LightScribe direct disc... Read more...
Hey folks, how goes it? Not featured in the list below, but still a good read, is a roundup of 13 PSUs from Overclockers Australia. If your still using a cheap, low wattage PSU in your high end rig, you might want to check it out. I'm off to bed now, good night :) MSI NX6800GT-T2D256E Video Card Review @ HardOCP "In fact, here is something to think about, the RADEON X850 XT runs at 520MHz with 16 pixel pipelines, which gives it 8.3 gigapixels per second of fillrate. The MSI NX6800GT runs at 350MHz with 16 pipelines, which gives it 5.6 gigapixels per second of fillrate. Yet the MSI NX6800GT matches the RADEON X850 XT in DOOM 3 and Chronicles of Riddick. Just goes to show it is indeed not... Read more...
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