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About three months ago, we took a look at the Pentium Extreme Edition 955, which was Intel's first Extreme Edition processor built using the company's then brand-new 65nm manufacturing process. Each of the 955XE chip's two cores hummed along at a lofty 3.46GHz, and we found its performance to be quite good when compared to Intel's previous dual-core and single-core offerings. The Pentium Extreme Edition 955 was clearly Intel's fastest desktop dual-core processor in our tests, and due to the inherent benefits of the more advanced manufacturing process, the chip consumed much less power than its predecessor under-load, even though it was clocked almost 10% higher and was equipped with double the... Read more...
If you're in the market for a powerful AGP graphics card, Motherboards.org has something on tap you'll want to check out. They've just posted a review of XFX's GeForce 7800 GS Extreme Edition. It's one of the fastest and most feature rich AGP graphics cards available. "There's still an upgrade market for the AGP user. After all there's literally hundreds of millions of systems based upon the old standard still in use today. The 7800GS AGP Extreme Edition is positioned to take advantage of the fact that the last ATI AGP high-end card, the X850XT PE is still based upon SM 2.0. One thing that the card has going for it is the availability. The 6800... Read more...
Every once in a while a product comes along that really garners the attention of the enthusiast crowd.  There can be a number of factors for this, including overclocking performance, easy modding potential or just an overall great value for the money.  One such piece of hardware that encompasses a lot of these qualities is the Sapphire Radeon X800GTO2 Limited Edition graphics card.  The X800GTO2 LE has begun to make waves thanks to many of the aforementioned qualities above.  Sporting such features as Dual-DVI, VIVO and 256MB of GDDR3 RAM, the X800GTO2 is a capable card that has a few other surprises to whet your tweaking appetite.  First, unlike the X800's that are normally... Read more...
Well folks, the reviews for Intel's latest CPU and chipset are in, and tonight we have a roundup for your reading pleasure. Enjoy! Intel Pentium EE 955 & 975X Express Chipset Reviews: Viper Lair Legit Reviews Sudhian X-Bit labs PC Perspective LostCircuits FiringSquad And our own take on the subject is right here. ... Read more...
Intel has been relatively quiet over the last eight months or so, since the initial release of the dual-core Pentium Extreme Edition 840 processor back in early April of this year. The company has released an entire line of dual-core 'Pentium D' processors since then, and have also introduced a number of new core logic chipsets as well, including the recently released 975X Express chipset.  However, they've been content to have the 3.2GHz Pentium Extreme Edition 840 as their flagship desktop processor for quite some time. Courtesy of its dual Hyper-Threading enabled execution cores, the 3.2GHz Pentium Extreme Edition 840 was a high performing CPU in many multi-threaded applications, but... Read more...
Although a bit early it seems, CNET has posted their review of the Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 955 (Presler) CPU. Using the soon to be announced 975X Express chipset, this new Intel platform provided some promising performance numbers which took a chunk out of AMD's performance lead. Add some significantly reduced power consumption and this new platform begins to look much more appealing than current Intel offerings. You can see what Marco thought of Intel's latest platform by reading Hot Hardware's latest review.Although it shows some promise, we had hoped to see more initial performance gains from the Extreme Edition 955 chip. It certainly exhibits some improvement compared to Intel's older... 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...
Well folks, we hope you all had a great Christmas. Can you believe it? Christmas is already over... but that means the news is back in full force, and today we're going to start off with a Q4 2005 Heatsink Roundup, brought to you bad Madshrimps."We are proud to present you with our last heatsink roundup of 2005. Featuring the latest offerings from Arctic, Scythe, Silverstone, Sharkoon and newcomer Noctua. We compare them to the best out there in 3 different test configurations." ... Read more...
When NVIDIA first resurrected the term "SLI" from the technology archives, it was welcomed back with open arms. Although the exact definition has changed from it's 3Dfx roots, it boils down to two graphics cards working on the same job. The obvious benefit is that two cards should be able to easily outperform even the fastest single card.  The only real problem for some users was that the technology was limited to owners of nForce-based motherboards, and initially that meant having an AMD Athlon processor.  NVIDIA eventually decided to address Intel's huge install-base as well, and nForce 4 SLI - Intel Edition motherboards arrived on the scene.     It has only been... Read more...
Ryan at PC Perspective has just posted a review of the Asus A8R-MVP Crossfire Edition motherboard. Based upon the ATI Xpress 200 Crossfire Edition chipset, it should be interesting to see how Asus faired in dealing with an ATI chipset. Granted, ATI has had some growing pains initially in the chipset market, though their latest efforts seem to be gathering praise everywhere you look.The A8R-MVP isn't available at any online stores yet that I could see and so retail pricing is up in the air. The best guess that I have based on Asus' estimates is that you should be able to find the board for about $125, much lower than the $200 that the DFI RDX200 is going for. If this is how things turn out, I... Read more...
Hey folks, how goes it? I'm sure some of you haven't had time to look up on any Computex coverage, so if your interested, check out parts 1, 2, and 3, of Hardware Zone's coverage. And if your in the market for a new notebook, check out Andrew's review of the Compaq Presario V4000. Goodnight! The Technology Behind Dual Core CPUs @ PCStats "In this article, PCSTATS is going to focus on both company's versions of this technology, how it works, and the kind of performance boost you can expect from it. Currently only certain of AMD's Opteron server-class processors are available with dual cores, but very shortly AMD will release the Athlon 64 X2 line of dual-core desktop processors. Intel has... Read more...
Hey folks. We got a special update for you here, introducing ATI's CrossFire Graphics technology from HIS. And yes, pictures are included :) HIS introduces HIS X850 / X800 CrossFire Edition "The ultimate multi-GPU PCIe graphics solution" Hong Kong, Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - HIS (Hightech Information System Limited) today announced the introduction of the HIS X850 / X800 CrossFire Edition. Pairing up with existing X850 or X800 series graphic card, HIS CrossFire edition is the ultimate multi-GPU consumer graphics solution, igniting an entirely new gaming experience with the power of multiple GPUs within a single a PC. HIS CrossFire accelerates all your games, all the time, and delivers... Read more...
Gigabyte's GV-RX80L256V graphics card @ The Tech Report: "Not content to let only budget cards bask in glorious silence, Gigabyte has brought passive cooling to ATI's mid-range Radeon X800 XL. The GV-RX80L256V combines silent cooling with the X800 XL's already impressive pixel-pushing power, and it comes equipped with HDTV output and VIVO for good measure. Priced at just over $300, the GV-RX80L256V could be the ultimate Radeon X800 XL, but can passive cooling handle a mid-range graphics chip running at 400MHz? Read on to find out." nVidia nForce4 Intel and AMD Edition SLI Comparison @ GamePC Labs: "The release of nForce4 SLI Intel Edition motherboards brings up an interesting question.... Read more...
  Over the past several years, NVIDIA has not only made a name for themselves in the Desktop Motherboard Chipset business but they have also cultivated a profitable and highly successful business unit in this area as well, commanding approximately 48% market share in the AMD Athlon 64 based market segment. With design wins at virtually all of the major Taiwanese motherboard manufacturers for their nForce 3 and nForce 4 product offering, it was no great surprise when NVIDIA and Intel announced a broad, multi-year patent cross license agreement and front-side bus license agreement that enables the company to deliver nForce platform technology on Intel-based systems. Recently we gave you... Read more...
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