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Hey everyone. I've been playing with one of Intel's Pentium D 805 processors for most of this morning, and have some interesting news to report.  If you're unfamiliar with the Pentium D 805, it's basically a cheap, dual-core CPU based on Intel's 90nm Smithfield core. What separates the Pentium D 805 from most of its Smithfield-based counterparts, is that the 805 rides on a 533MHz FSB. And it's also the lowest clocked dual-core desktop processor available from Intel at the moment at 2.66GHz. This, of course, makes the Pentium D 805 a potential candidate for overclockers on a budget looking to jump on the dual-core bandwagon.  How good of a candidate was a question I had up until a few... Read more...
The folks at VR-Zone have taken a standard GeForce 7900 GT and managed to overclock the card from the stock 450/660MHz speeds to an astounding 785/1020MHz with rock solid stability! For those thinking a great deal of effort went into raising framerates by a measly 3fps or such, you are in for a surprise. In F.E.A.R, the average framerate (1280x1024 4xAA 16xAF) jumped from 52fps at stock speeds to a blistering 82fps at overclocked speeds! That's a huge difference, from 50+ frames per second, our VR-Zone OC Edition bumped frame rates to 80+! A 50% increase in performance there! Didn't cost much as well. Sure, you definitely need some basic electronic... Read more...
Hardware Secrets thinks the pre-overclocked XFX GeForce 6600 256MB DDR2 is a solid value for those looking for a mid-range graphics card. We thought so too, and even gave the card an Editor's Choice award a few months back."Nowadays the GeForce 6600 chip is located on the top of all entry-level nVidia GPUs (or at the bottom of all mid-range graphics chips, depending on how you look the market). We reviewed an overclocked model from XFX, called PV-T43P-UDS7, which comes with 256 MB GDDR2. Let's see how it performs against "normal" GeForce 6600 models and also against other video cards available at the market."... Read more...
If you're in the market for a large, widescreen LCD, you'll want to check out this review from Overclocker's Online. They've taken Samsung's gorgeous 244T for a spin, and liked it so much they gave it an award.  Nice LCD for sure, but I'll be sticking with my Dell 2405 until I can afford something bigger! :) "Samsung has once again delivered an exceptional display product that's far superior than any of the monitors I have worked with to date. The colors are exceptionally beautiful and there was no ghosting or blurring even during the most action packed scenes tested."... Read more...
Who doesn't like a good overclocking article? PC Perspective takes the Athlon 64 X2 3800+, the bottom of the line CPU in AMD's Dual Core range, and attempts to raise the clock speeds to compete with the big boys. Can it really compete against AMD's Athlon X2 4800+? "By doing our simple overclock to the 3800+ and pushing the frequency from 2.0 GHz to 2.5 GHz, we can get the best of both worlds. While the FX line still holds the crown for top single threaded performance (and gaming) the X2 3800+ @ 2.5 GHz is damn close. And the benefits you get for a multitasking environment more than make up for the speed decreases you see in single threaded... Read more...
The GeForce 6800 GS reviews are in! Lots of Nvidia related news in this post tonight, so to balance it out, we've included a link to TweakTown's ATI X1K Overclocking adventures. Enjoy the news, and goodnight! Nvidia GeForce 6800 GS Reviews: The Tech Report nVnews Techwarelabs FiringSquad Anandtech [H]ard|OCP X-Bit labs Hardware Zone CoolTechZone Cross-platform game development and the next generation of consoles @ Ars Technica "By the end of 2006, all three of the next-generation game consoles will be on the market. But with Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony all going with more complex hardware for their upcoming consoles, how easy will it be to develop for three very particular platforms? More... Read more...
Hey folks, just dropping off tonight's latest headlines. Earlier today, Valve's head honcho Gabe Newell shared his opinion on next-gen consoles, commenting on a different range of subjects from marketing strategies to game development. It's a decent read so make sure to check it out. Goodnight all. Overclocking and WindowsXP x64 Edition @ PCstats "PCStats thought it would be interesting to see how overclocking is affected on the WindowsXP x64 Edition platform by illustrating both 32-bit and 64-bit benchmarks for an AMD Athlon64 4000+ based system. Would the test platform be stable enough to overclock successfully? Would WindowsXP x64 Edition require a more stable processor than its 32-bit... Read more...
Good afternoon folks. Earlier this week you may recall Apple's release if it's new mouse, the "Mighty Mouse". While not as cool as the old cartoon, it's still interesting, and today Ars Technica takes on the job of dissecting the electronic critter. Enjoy the rest of the news. HIS X700 IceQ 128MB GDDR3 AGP "The benchmarks paint a different picture than what our synthetic benchmarks would lead us to believe. The X700 Pro performs well, beating out the 6600GT and 9700 Pro in most cases, and in Far Cry, Half-Life 2, and Unreal Tournament 2k4 scaling better with resolution". HIS Radeon X700Pro review on Overcloceronline.com "The 6600GT is a very good card but after my experience... Read more...
Hey folks, before we get to the news I'd like to bring your attention to Robert's review of the Asus P5WD2 Premium i955X Motherboard. It's an expensive piece of hardware, going for around $225, but is the package worth the price? Only one way to find out. Enjoy the rest of the news :) Intel Researchers Develop CMOS Radio Supporting All Flavors Of The 802.11 Wi-Fi Standard KYOTO, Japan, June 17, 2005 -- Intel Corporation announced it has developed a prototype of an all-CMOS direct conversion dual-band radio transceiver capable of supporting every current Wi-Fi standard (802.11a, b and g), as well as the projected requirements of 802.11n. The system-in-a-package technology is a significant step... Read more...
Hey folks, just checking in to drop off the news, and let you know that Andrew has reviewed the Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2 notebook, gamers looking for a mobile beast should give this one a look. Enjoy the news, good night! Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2 - Gaming and Performance Andrew Ku "Consider this: a few years ago there were a handful of names making true blue notebook gaming rigs, i.e. Alienware, albeit in small quantities. But as the gaming generation grows, so does the interest in these powerful systems. So, it really comes as no surprised to us to see Dell and HP joining the fray. The difference is that Dell has really gone after the "enthusiast" gamer, rather than the casual "once... Read more...
Good morning everyone :) Whether your waking up on the west coast, or having lunch on the east coast, grab yourself a coffee and enjoy tales of overclocking and digital photography. Check back later for more of the news you love. Possible Doom for Mac OS X on x86 @ CoolTechZone "Apple's recent collaboration with Intel to use its microprocessors surged a great deal of interest throughout the industry. Though there are several arguments spanning the market currently, one thing is certain – Apple has stated it will not let users install Mac OS X on non-proprietary hardware, even though the CPU will fully comply with x86 architecture. The only apparent way for Apple to achieve that is... Read more...
Hey folks, E3 is going on and we have a few bits from the show. Along with the AGEIA press announcements below, you can check a screenshot of the upcoming game, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, as well as some info on the PS3. AGEIA Builds Momentum at E3 with Key Hardware and Software Alliances Promoting Physics in Games.   AGEIA physics technology continues to gain enthusiastic support from game industry LOS ANGELES, Calif. – May 18, 2005 – At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), AGEIA™ Technologies, Inc., the pioneer in hardware-accelerated physics for games, today announced a flurry of design wins and new partnerships with game developers, add-in board vendors, publishers,... 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...
Good afternoon folks, ready for more news? Today we have reviews for the DFI NF5 Ultra-D Motherboard, Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI and 3D1, a Business Printers Buyer's Guide, and a few other items. Enjoy your read :) HIS X800XL IceQ II Turbo 256MB PCI-E Video Card Video Review @ 3dGameMan "This product is based on the ATI R430 chip, has a core speed of 400MHz, a memory speed of 985MHz, and 256MBs of GDDR3 memory. Both the core and memory can be easily overclocked for additional performance. Like most other HIS Video Cards the cooler is very effective and quiet. Amazing performance at an affordable price!" DFI NF4 Ultra-D Motherboard Review @ HardOCP "If you are feeling a bit on the wild... Read more...
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