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Hello Everyone!  In case you missed the fresh link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you know that we've just posted a new article where we evaluate the features and performance of Asus' EN7900GT TOP.  Here's a snip from the article...   "It's the midrange that the most sales will be made in, and where we will focus our attention on today. Asus' latest release in this field is the EN7900GT TOP, based on the NVIDIA 7900GT GPU. As we alluded to earlier, the 7900GT is an updated version of the 7800GTX, formerly NVIDIA's high-end GPU but with a smaller die size and, as result, higher clock speeds. However, the architecture really hasn't changed... Read more...
When AMD launched their AM2 series of processors, the company seeded analysts with test platforms that were built around Asus' M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard.  That says something about the quality of this motherboard.  [H]ard|OCP goes in depth with the M2N32-SLI Deluxe and gives their opinion on what will likely be a popular AM2 mobos with enthusiasts. "The M2N32-SLI Deluxe is ASUS' latest offering supporting the new socket AM2 CPU's . The M2N32-SLI Deluxe supports all current socket AM2 (940) processors including the Athlon 64, Athlon FX, Athlon X2, and Sempron processors. The board supports full speed dual x16 PCI-Express graphics slots, memory up to DDR 2 800MHz speeds officially.... Read more...
Our buds over at 2CPU have the skinny on Woodcrest performance, sort of like a ghost of things to come with Conroe... sort of. Woodcrest, or the Xeon 5100 series processors, will have 4mb of dynamically shared L2 cache. Having this type of shared cache allows each core to use as much cache as it needs to handle the operations associated with its thread. Since most multi-threaded applications tend to have imbalanced operation requirements, this allows more efficient use of the cache. If both threads are demanding, the balance of cache usage will meet somewhere in the middle.... Read more...
[H]Consumer (sister site to [H]ard|OCP) has evaluated a mid-range Furia system from Monarch. Unfortunately, Kyle and crew ran into a few problems with regard to how this system was built and configured.  It seems a few components didn't match the original order, and a few missteps were made during the build process as well. "We decided to build a mid-range computer with room for upgradeability. We ordered a Monarch Furia - Monarch's 939 pin, 64-bit AMD product line. We chose an ATI, rather than an NVIDIA, motherboard for the sake of variety. We added a 1-year warranty with 24/7 tech support and a 30-day DOA "freight paid both ways" plan. By far the most expensive component in our build... Read more...
If you're looking for a fully configured small form factor system, [H]ard|OCP's subsidiary, [H]Consumer may have just posted something of interest.  They've evaluated Polywell's Mini-Box2 939NP, and they seemed to like it quite a bit.  The system earned an 8.4 on the Hard-O-Meter. "The Mini-Box2 is a solid, no-frills computer from what appears to be a solid, no-frills manufacturer. Polywell offers a versatile and varied online configurator with two levels of options - catering to both enthusiasts and mainstream users alike. That is something we have yet to see elsewhere."... Read more...
The onslaught of ATI announcements this quarter continues today, with the official unveiling of the Radeon X1800 XT Master Edition graphics card -- the "missing link" necessary to run a pair of X1800 cards in a dual-GPU CrossFire configuration. From the end of September '05 through to today, ATI has announced and released a top-to-bottom line-up of graphics products in rapid succession, in an effort to bolster their product lines in time for the peak holiday buying season. But ATI's intentions aren't just about getting products on store shelves in time for Santa to place them under the tree. In frank conversations with representatives from ATI, we were also told that the company's recent... Read more...
The Dell XPS 400, it's advertised as a gaming machine, but can it live up to the claim? Well, not really. Infact it seems to have some serious software issues, which is one of the last things any gamer would want to deal with. "Even more troubling is that our Dell XPS 400 did not live up to its billing as a gaming machine that is suitable for ANY gamer. The software compatibility issues we saw lead me to question just how Dell tests their products. Certainly a serious gaming computer company would insure their solutions work with some of the most popular gaming franchises on the market. The Dell XPS 400 is a good example of how you cannot just... Read more...
HardOCP ordered up a sweet powerhouse from Puget Systems, running it through their standard evaluation procedures.  We're talking dual-core, 2GB of RAM, and high end video wrapped up in a sweet looking case.  Better yet, the $2600 pricetag is actually a solid value, beating out a lesser system by $150. "Therefore, in reality, you make look at our article and decide that Puget is exactly the company for you. I must point out that we had a similar system on deck during the testing of our Puget system and it came with slower components while costing about $150 more, so you're getting a good initial value in your purchase." ... Read more...
NVIDIA Detonator 40 Evaluation New Features And Enhanced Performance By -Chris Angelini August 30, 2002 We haven?t heard much from NVIDIA lately, though rumors about NV30 seem to dominate hardware discussion boards. Similarly, even the excitement surrounding nForce2 has subsided in light of newfound graphics competition from ATI.  After patiently watching ATI tantalize the mainstream, enthusiast, and mobile markets, NVIDIA has put the finishing touches on a new driver package that bolsters performance and enhances the functionality of its entire graphics family.  Will it be enough to divert attention from the RADEON 9700 Pro?  Not this time ? ATI has established a sizeable performance... Read more...
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