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Neoseeker hosts part five of the Multi-GPU World Tour. They are looking at how multi-GPU platforms perform using a sample of the most popular games being played according to XFire and Gamespy. "Although this article series leans towards a heavy slant of comparing ATI performance versus NVIDIA, our particular portion of the series gives us an opportunity also to remark on the overall value and relevance of Mult-GPU. We're looking at the most popular games being played, and many of these games simply don't stress the GPU enough for a very expensive setup to be of much gain. While other articles will and have covered games that put more pressure on the GPU, the only title we tested that... Read more...
The next installment of the Multi-GPU world tour is on-line today.  The crew at HARDiNFO covers some of the more common benchmarks and applications at four different resolutions on each of the six systems being covered. "This Multi-GPU World Tour is essentially 9 different sites working together to produce the largest and most comprehensive GPU review yet, featuring 6 multi-GPU setups and 60 benchmarks! At HARDiNFO we were assigned to cover the "common benchmarks". What is actually meant by "common benchmarks" you may ask? Well, all the benchmark applications included in this suite have the following in common: Thanks to built-in benchmarking... Read more...
Bjorn3D takes on part 3 of the multi-site evaluation and analysis project dubbed the "Mult-GPU World Tour 2006".  Penstar Systems and bit-tech kicked it off last week and there are others to follow Bjorn's installment, including opposite sides of the table fan sites, NVNews and Rage3D.  So far, to be quite honest, these articles seem to be more focused on the NVIDIA offerings, with diagrams and charts explaining full feature-set details of nForce SLI chipsets but not as much detail on ATI CrossFire.  Though clearly NVIDIA has a bit more maturity in their offerings and a lot more traction in the marketplace, hopefully future installments in this... Read more...
The Toughpower series is Thermaltake's premium line of power supplies, aimed at the enthusiast crowd. With models starting at 600W, they should be able to handle even extreme applications with ease. The guys over at PC Perspective have a nice review of the flagship model, the Thermaltake Toughpower 750W. "If you are in the market for a power supply in the 600~750 watt range, one of the new Thermaltake Toughpower units deserve a close look. The 750W model exhibited very good voltage regulation and stability and was quiet, especially while operating under moderate loads. The overall efficiency is very good and Active PFC, sleeved cables, and a 3-year warranty are added pluses. The... Read more...
The making of a printed circuit board is an interesting process as The TechZone shows in their latest tour. They've taken plenty of pictures while in ECS' factory, so sit back and enjoy the tour. "The Golden Elite plant is the first in a series of expansion on the SEZ property. When completed, the plants will take up 385,000 square meters of production space and employ over 10,000 people. Currently the property has two factories running with 1,500 employees. By the end of the year, two more plants will be added and total employment will go to 4,500. The property is expected to be fully developed by the end of 2007."... Read more...
All the talk lately has been focused around Computex. Today, Virtual Hideout gives you the scoop on the AMD Tech Tour 2006 that took place in Seattle. Companies such as Nvidia, ATI, Creative, Microsoft, and of course AMD were all displaying their latest goodies. Take a look at the photos and write up of this event here. AMD and Microsoft put some heart and soul in to this event with the mind set of showing us new applications and new ideas. It was a great event really. You get to mingle with some great minds and really nice people. When your profession deals with technology and people, you have to have heart and soul.... Read more...
The article is meant as a preview, but Ars Technica's tour of Windows Vista Beta 2 has some good coverage on the progress of the upcoming OS. "Generally when I am reviewing beta operating systems, I use whatever throw-away gear that I might have. For this preview I've decided to throw my main machine at Vista. I really wanted to get a good feel for what using Vista day-to-day might feel like on more modern hardware that I have plenty of experience using."  ... Read more...
E3 is always filled with the latest and greatest in gaming.  With Xbox 360 selling well and DX10 and Vista on the horizon, even Microsoft had large presence at E3.  For a tour of their booth complete with a handful of pics, check out this article at ThinkGaming... "At the farthest back point in the South Hall you'll find Microsoft's enormous booth that spans almost a half of a football field and featuring hundreds of playable Xbox 360s. For a company as big as they are, they don't skimp when it comes to making an unforgettable presence on the showfloor, and they have certainly done so. The entire back half of the booth is a two-story set of rooms for press and presentations that is... Read more...
AMDZone has posted a listing of the dates for AMD's tech tour with Microsoft. The event kicks off in Burlington, Mass on May 1st, and ends in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on June 29th. Is it heading to your town?... Read more...
GamePC Labs has gone ahead and rounded up four 500GB hard drive's... I still remember when 500MB was a lot. These are some quality drives though, manufactured by names such as Western Digital, Seagate, Hitachi, and Maxtor. Even though each brand is known for quality, when the drives average around 77 cents per gigabyte, you'll still want to pick the best drive possible."Today at GamePC, we've taken a look at four of the highest capacity disks on the market, all sporting 500 GB of storage capacity. We've got the largest drives on the market from Hitachi, Maxtor, Seagate, and Western Digital all in the labs for a round of competitive testing. We've also thrown in Western Digital's Raptor 74 and... Read more...
Over the past few years, the need for a quality power supply has scaled well with the flow of new hardware. With Overclocking is as popular as ever, stable PSUs are in full demand, and here to answer the call is Thermaltake with their new ToughPower series. "Today, I'm looking at Thermaltake's yet to be available ToughPower 550W power supply. You might ask what's the big deal? Let's say you already have a PurePower / PowerStation ~500W model. While the amount of Watts may be enough, your new components may require more stable voltages and higher amperage (strength of an electrical current). As the name implies, ToughPower is all about stability."... Read more...
Anandtech has gathered GeForce 6800 GS cards from several vendors and has compiled a shootout to determine which card offers the best bang for the buck. Without question, this mainstream GPU has gathered a significant amount of popularity for its price/performance ratio. Although you're sure to have an excellent card regardless of which vendor you choose, this roundup might just provide you with enough reason to favor a particular vendor. NVIDIA's 6800 GS does in fact seem like the card that most gamers will be looking to aim for a solid mid-range upgrade, especially if unlocking the pipelines of the X800 GTO isn't something that sounds like... Read more...
Anandtech has published the second part of their roundup of 2GB DDR kits to see which memory vendors should be receiving your hard-earned cash. With nearly every major memory vendor represented, the article does a good job of rounding up the usual suspects and weeding out the less than stellar performers. In the end, the editor has no problem dividing the best modules from the rest of the field. However, there are some interesting questions nested at the end of the article that might just complicate that upcoming memory purchase you were planning. The only real question is whether you really want to invest in 2GB of DDR with AMD DDR2 just around... Read more...
Corsair Announces Corsair BattleField 2 Infantry Cup Online Tournament - Dashing to the New Year, sixty-four top BattleField2 teams from around the world will meet online to battle for the first place title and over $5,000 worth of prizes - Fremont, CA (December 22, 2005) – Corsair Memory, Inc., a worldwide leader in high performance memory and cooling products for enthusiasts and overclockers, today announced that it has furthered its commitment to the gaming community by hosting the first Corsair BattleField 2 (BF2) Infantry Cup online tournament. In association with Team Dignitas, one of the world's top ranked gaming teams, online registration will take place on Team-Dignitas.com and... Read more...
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