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The post is not in english, the hardware was never sold at retail, and the company who designed it as long been deceased, but it's still cool to see someone modding a Voodoo5 6000.  Seems like the modder didn't have that much success, however.  He only hit 183MHz core and memory clocks (they ran syncronously back then).  My bet is he was held back by the RAM. :) "Every heatsink is linked to fan control: so it's possible to modulate power voltage of each fan and to raise rotation speed if thermal conditions require it. Author used copper heatsinks by Thermaltake for each ram chip (look this photo)."... Read more...
Hello Everyone! Just in case you missed to new link at the top of the page, we're here to let you all know that we've just posted a new article where we evaluate the features, performance, and overall value of Systemax's Wildcat AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 SLI Gaming PC.  Here's a snip from the article... "In this article we'll be taking a look at gaming rig from Systemax dubbed the "Wildcat".  Actually, its full name is the Wildcat AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 SLI Gaming PC, but for the sake of brevity and our sanity we will refer to the system as the "Wildcat" for the remainder of this article.  Some of you may remember Systemax as a budget and workstation-class PC builder, but rest assured, times... Read more...
  Due to the fact that we're an on-line PC hardware enthusiast and technology news publication, the majority of our readers tend to be the do-it-yourself type that build their own custom systems. We cover the gamut of PC hardware, from high-end motherboards and graphics cards, to optical drives and speakers. And while we typically focus on the latest "hot" hardware here, we also like to diversify our content with mainstream hardware that has greater appeal to the masses as well. To that end, we've begun evaluating full production systems in addition to individual components here at HotHardware.com. We may be a team of DIY enthusiasts, but we know... Read more...
HKEPC reports that AMD will launch FX-64 during the last quarter of this year. What's even more interesting is AMD's plan to make the entire Athlon 64 X2 line of processors available in a 65W version by Q3. Existing models will come in 65W and 89W flavors but the 5200+ will only be available in the 65W variety. "According to the latest roadmap of AMD, 65W TDP and the normal version are merged together, product in 5200+ or lower are all 65W TDP, while Athlon 64 FX 5400+(2.8GHz/512KBx2 L2) and 5600+(2.8GHz/1MBx2 L2) coming in 2007 Q1 are still kept at 89W TDP."  ... Read more...
GDHardware.com has a whole lot of 7600 goodness with their XFX & MSI 7600GT shoot-out. Performance is similar of course, with the XFX holding a slight lead. MSI on the other hand has packed one heck of a cooler on their card, which could lead to some good overclocking results. "If we had to pick which of the two is are favorite we'd have to give the slight nod to XFX. Between their better stock clock rates and double lifetime warranty we feel as if they're the ones to beat. Hardcore overclockers are going to want to snag the MSI card as its cooler lends to that demographic - or I guess anyone who demands a more silent solution will have a higher regard for MSI's double-tall GPU... Read more...
Now that we've had ample time to digest the performance numbers from AMD's new Socket AM2, it's time to take a closer look at the differences between DDR1 and DDR2. In order to get as close to an apples to apples comparison as you can get, Hardware Zone has overclocked an Athlon 64 FX-60(S939) to 2.8GHz and benchmarks it against AMD's Athlon 64 FX-62(AM2) and Athlon 64 X2 5000+(AM2) processor. "Remember, at a clock speed of 2.8GHz, the FX-60 is almost identical to the new FX-62 processor, with the exception that the former uses DDR memory while the FX-62 obviously uses DDR2 memory. In essence, this is an FX-62 on Socket-939 versus... Read more...
Market share is the name of the game in the Computing industry and AMD has been slowly chipping away at Intel's market share over the past few years, with the release of faster Desktop processor cores with significantly better performance per watt, clock-cycle and dollar.  AMD's performance advantage also has allowed the company to further expand market share in the Enterprise Server arena, as was recently ear-marked by Dell's announcement of an Opteron-based product line during their recent earnings call. Not to mention Sun's successes in the same market space with their Opteron-based Workstations and Servers. AMD has seemingly pulled off the impossible and has... Read more...
The title speaks volumes and it's a lengthy one indeed. AMD's new DDR2 infused platform is here, in concert with new chipset offerings from NVIDIA and ATI.  Swing on by for a look...   And Digg on it here please to spread the word to others.  ... Read more...
Getting bored of just hearing the sound effects in your game? Well if you've got the cash to spend, you could give the XGear Multimedia Gaming Headset a try. With a built in vibration feature, you'll be able to feel some of the effects you normally just hear in games and movies. As X-Bit labs explains, it's not perfect, but still good enough to have a fun time with.We decided to try out XFX XGear multimedia gaming headset that has a very special vibration feature implemented. Whenever you hear an explosion or shoot within a game or movie, the headphones begin to pulsate, which definitely adds immersion and realism to games. So, let's take a look at the mindquake from XFX!... Read more...
Adding to the physics news today(Nvidia's latest announcement), FiringSquad sits down to chat with the folks over at Havok. Havok's physics engine has been used in some top quality games such as Half-Life 2 and Painkiller, and if you enjoyed those games, you'll like what they have to say about their upcoming 4.0 release."Havok will be showing its upcoming 4.0 release, which will showcase more scalable physics on next-generation console platforms, and two new products: Havok Behavior (a character behavior composition tool and run-time SDK), and Havok FX (a GPU-accelerated "effects physics" SDK that blends seamlessly with Havok's game-play physics product - we'll be showing Havok FX at the NVIDIA... 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 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...
As the NDA is now expired, the net is full of reviews for AMD's new flagship Athlon 64 FX-60 processor. Despite a minor drop in overall core frequency, it is exciting to finally see a dual-core enthusiast part from AMD. Follow the links below to see how AMD's latest and greatest processor fares throughout the usual assortment of benchmarks. In addition, be sure to see what Dave thought of the FX-60 in Hot Hardware's own review of this flagship CPU. Hot Hardware Anandtech Tech Report PC Perspective Trusted Reviews Lost Circuits T-Break Firing Squad  AMD's latest "FX" enthusiast class dual-core CPU, the Athlon 64 FX-60, is sure to be a hit for those looking for the utmost performance with... Read more...
  Intel's launch of their next generation Pentium Extreme Edition 955 dual-core processor last month, marked a solid improvement in overall performance for what is to be the last core iteration utilizing the Pentium 4 Netburst architecture.  While this Intel dual-core kicker, essentially beefing up a pair or Prescott dies in a single package, was a welcomed addition in performance and an impressive feat in 65nm process technology, thermal characteristics of the new Presler core Pentium were still pretty toasty and performance wasn't enough to catch AMD's high end Athlon 64 FX-57 or their Athlon 64 X2 4800+ dual core chip in many of our real world benchmark tests. And today AMD lets... Read more...
Fudo has just posted some interesting information over at The Inquirer that seems to indicate that the upcoming dual-core AMD Athlon64 FX60 will actually be slower than its single-core FX57 counterpart in most games. Taking the slightly lower clocks of the FX60 into consideration, this should really be no surprise. However, it will certainly be interesting to see how the FX60 will look in ALL benchmarks beyond just gaming. Something tells me that the FX60 will quickly become the "Swiss-Army Knife" of choice for flagship CPU's.AMD will release its Athlon FX60 CPU in January and as Charlie reported before, it will be the first dual core FX CPU. It will have two cores but will end up clocked... Read more...
The gang at Beyond3D have taken a look at XFX's latest flagship offerings in a review of the company's GeForce 7800 GTX and GeForce 7800 GTX OC cards. With each card offering some exceptional performance and features albeit at slightly different prices, the review helps make the decision whether the extra money spent on the higher-clocked model is a worthwhile investment.Therefore one is left to forgo the faster (albeit fractionally so) model and recommend XFX's standard 7800 GTX as being the one to choose from this review. As an example of such card amongst the competition, it also remains recommended - one receives a high performance graphics card, well packaged with all of the necessary cables,... Read more...
The Inquirer has managed to get their hands on a new XFX GeForce 7800GTX 512MB graphics card and run it through their suite of benchmarks to see how fast vendors can push NVIDIA's latest flagship core. Armed with an impressive 580MHz core clock and memory running at an insane 1730MHz, it's no wonder Fudo is impressed with the card's performance. Overall, this is certainly an extremely fast and expensive card that warrants your attention if you can foot the bill.The XFX 7800 GTX clocked at 580 MHz core and 1730 MHz memory is by far the fastest card that we ever tested. We just think that you can not air cool this beast much more. At the same time Nvidia managed to have a very quiet card. It will... Read more...
The Inquirer is reporting that gaming enthusiasts can rejoice with a late Christmas present from AMD in the way of launching their new flagship Athlon FX-60 processor in January. Without question, this will be the fastest gaming processor on the planet at that time. If you're dying to give that new GeForce 7800GTX or Radeon X1800XT some relief from any CPU bottlenecks, you'd best start saving those pennies now.THE AMD FX-60 is due out in the second week of January. Preliminary reports are that it will be a decent overclocker, early samples went to almost 3GHz on air, with little or no tweaking. If you couple it with the new NVidia 7800/512 cards, you will be easily able to break the 15K barrier... Read more...
Around this time last month, ATI made a lot of noise with the launch of their new X1000 series of graphics cards. With much of the buzz still continuing a month later, it's little surprise that NVIDIA is feeling the need to showcase something new. With their 7800 boards covering the enthusiast market, and the new 6800 GS tackling the mainstream, NVIDIA has re-worked an existing product to specifically compete against new ATI's entry-level offering, the Radeon X1300 Pro. The card we have for you today isn't exactly new technology, it's a GeForce 6600, but some modifications have been made to boost performance. DDR2 memory, as many of you may recall, was first by NVIDIA on their GeForce FX 5800. ... Read more...
Good evening folks! An interesting package just arrived in the New York HH lab that we thought many of you would like to see.  And unlike many of the other items that come our way, this one won't cost you an arm and a leg.  Check it out... XFX GeForce 6600 with 256MB or DDR2 RAM       What you're looking at here is a sub-$100 card with an 8-pipe GPU clocked at 400MHz (NVIDIA's reference spec. calls for 350MHz) and 256MB of DDR2 RAM running at 400MHz (800MHz DDR). No, it's not a GeForce 7800 killer, but for under a $100 this card is going to be an excellent option. XFX also bundles in a full copy of FarCry with this card, which makes its price point all the more attractive.... Read more...
Hawking Technologies HBB1 Broadband Booster Review @ Hardware-Review.net: "Getting every ounce out of your broadband bandwidth can be a daunting task and one many users deal with on a daily basis. Many people who use a Voice-Over-IP phone service or play online games experience some distortion or lower quality connections because of how their data packets are being prioritized, sent, and received. All of these programs take valuable bandwidth and leave each fighting for their place in line. To help broadband routers with this problem, Hawking Technologies has developed the unique HBB1 Broadband Booster, which is the subject of our review today." XFX XGear Headset With Vibration Function... Read more...
Apple has admitted to a flaw that has left the screens on some iPod Nanos vulnerable to cracks. With about 1% of all the nanos that have shipped being affected, it's not a widespread problem, but that doesn't really make a difference if your one of those unfortunate few. Fortunately however, Apple has said they will replace the problem units. Now, I don't even own a regular iPod, I'm still listening to MP3s on my desktop. That seems primitive these days... stationary music is so 90's. XFX 7800GT SLI Review Posts @ Gamepyre.com "The 7800GT is a worthy successor to the 6800GT and sell at about the same price point. At the moment, a 7800GT outperforms the competition at the same price point,... Read more...
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