Items tagged with X2

Hello everyone. We've just taken a look at a pair of energy efficient Athlon 64 X2 processors, more specifically the A64 X2 4600+ and the X2 3800+. These two processors have max TDPs of 65w and 35w, respectively, and as such they sip power and radiate much less heat than their "full-powered" counterparts. Here's a snip from the article... "Both AMD and Intel have made great technological strides when it comes to power consumption in their current CPU architectures. Both the Athlon 64 X2 and Core 2 Duo processor cores have elaborate clock gating schemes to allow their cores to ramp down during periods of inactivity or light... Read more...
Energy efficiency and power consumption are major concerns for modern computing architectures, whether you're an Enthusiast, an IT Manager in a Data Center, or simply an ecologically minded individual.  Let's face it, the modern high end computer is like a small space heater for all intents and purposes, and where there's heat, there's power consumption -- typically a lot of power consumption. Both AMD and Intel have made great technological strides when it comes to power consumption in their current CPU architectures.  Both the Athlon 64 X2 and Core 2 Duo processor cores have elaborate clock gating schemes to allow their cores to ramp down during periods... Read more...
OCZ Technology Launches the PC2-8000 Titanium Alpha VX2 Series Sunnyvale, CA - June 29, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the PC2-8000 Titanium Alpha VX2 Edition, a special extremist series of modules specifically geared towards the high-end overclocking community. Carrying on the OCZ Voltage eXtreme (VX) legacy, the PC2-8000 Ti Alpha is the first high-voltage DDR2 product that offers enthusiasts the performance edge they crave. With the arrival of AM2 CPU technology and the impending release of Intel Conroe, the high-speed Ti Alpha VX2 is an unparalleled memory solution for the latest DDR2 platforms.... Read more...
Hello All!  We've taken Asus' GeForce 7950 GX2 for a spin around the benchmark park here at HH and even dropped it into a Quad SLI setup for a thorough beating in that mode as well.  Here's a sneak peek! "One area to consider seriously though is warranty and Asus is strong in that regard, offering a full 3 years to the end user.  We'd encourage anyone looking at one of these new, slightly toasty-to-the-touch cards, to make sure you are fully aware of the available warranty for the card.  Better safe than sorry.   Pricing aside, the Asus EN7950GX2 is a fine example of a GeForce 7950 GX2 card.  It's built with standard Asus quality under the hood, comes with a great game bundle and... Read more...
The fastest single graphics card in the world.  This is the goal that NVIDIA was shooting for when they conjured up the GeForce 7950 GX2.  Some might argue that a GeForce 7950 GX2, however, with its double stacked dual GPU powered PCB design, is anything but a single graphics card.  We'd remind you that it does drop into a single PCI Express Graphic slot, no matter how you slice it.  In fact there's room for two and yes, for Quad SLI.  In our GeForce 7950 GX2 launch article, we showed you that the 7950 is essentially a pair of GeForce 7900GTs, goosed up a bit in clock speed and then outfitted with 512MB of GDDR3 RAM.  Asus was the first to ship to our labs... Read more...
More news from Driver Heaven today.  It seems Zardon and crew got their hands on one of NVIDIA's GeForce 7950 GX2 cards.  They really seemed to like the GX2 and even gave the card an award.  You can read our take on the 7950 GX2 here, and stay tuned in to HH in the coming days for some killer QuadSLI action... "In this review Driver Heaven will be taking a look at how well the product performs in all of the usual gaming titles. In addition to this there will be in-depth testing at widescreen and ultra high resolutions, including advanced AA and AF settings and if that isn't enough to answer any performance questions we will then take a look at the cards video playback... Read more...
If you're in the market for some high-end DDR RAM, Madshrimps has a review of Corsair's TWINX2048-4400PRO 2GB Memory Kit that'll be of interest.  At lower clock speeds, this memory will run with tight timings, relax the timings though and this still will hit some impressive clock speeds... "What can possibly be said about Corsair which hasn't been said before. Their products are known and respected worldwide, as is their reputation for producing the highest quality memory. Their memory is the most consistent ever tested with every product to date either meeting or exceeding specifications. Today we test a product from their... Read more...
GamePC has just posted a review of eVGA's GeForce 7950 GX2.  Killer card(s) to say the least. If you haven't already done so, you can check out our review of XFX's GX2 for reference... "Today at GamePC, we've taken a good, solid look at nVidia's new GeForce 7950 GX2 graphics card. The 7950 GX2 is nVidia's first multi-GPU product, featuring dual G71 processors, 1 GB of total memory, and massive amounts of rendering power, virtually un-matched in the market today. We've compared to the 7950 GX2 to other high-end cards in terms of performance and power consumption."  ... Read more...
All of today's big news is regarding the official release of NVIDIA's GeForce 7950 GX2. If you missed the frash link at the top of the page, you can read our review right here, but we've also pulled together a few other articles from around the web to give you some different perspectives... GeForce 7950 GX2 Reviews: The Tech Report PCPerspective Guru3D HardwareZone nV News Legit Reviews  ... Read more...
In January of this year, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NVIDIA and Dell jointly unveiled an ultra high-end gaming system equipped with a pair of specialized graphics adapters that were each powered by a pair of GeForce 7800 GTX GPUs and 1GB of memory. The final configuration consisted of two "cards", four GPUs, and a total of 2GB of graphics memory.  NVIDIA dubbed the technology "Quad-SLI", and gave Dell an exclusive on the technology for a short period of time. At the time NVIDIA didn't announce any plans to bring Quad-SLI to retail, but we all knew the day would eventually come. While that day is not today (technically), NVIDIA is laying... 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...
Hot on the heals of this morning's announcement from AMD, HardwareZone has posted a performance preview is the new Turion 64 X2 processor. It seems the gang at HardwareZone got their hands on a pre-release MSI notebook that featured AMD new mobile CPU.  Seemed like a decent performer... "Get a socket change, a new dual-channel DDR2 memory controller, double the processing cores, improve power management and you have a recipe for the new Turion 64 X2 processor. Read on as we take MSI's S271 Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology pre-evaluation notebook for a quick spin."  ... Read more...
AMD Delivers Multi-Tasking Performance On-The-Go With First 64-Bit Dual-Core Mobile Processor SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- May 17, 2006 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced AMD TurionTM 64 X2 mobile technology, the first and only family of 64-bit dual-core processors designed for thin and light notebook PCs. AMD Turion 64 X2 mobile technology allows people to get more from their mobile lifestyle through long battery life and outstanding performance, even when using multiple applications simultaneously, including demanding digital media applications. Continuing its technology leadership, AMD also is bringing 64-bit computing to the Mobile AMD SempronTM processor family. Now AMD delivers the only complete... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that motherboard vendors have confirmed a May 17 launch date for AMD's Turion64 X2 and Socket AM2 products. This is in contrast to previous reports where AMD would be delaying the launch due to a lack of sufficient volume. With a number of new mobile designs wins for AMD and their Turion64 processor, it will be interesting to see how many more will use this upcoming dual-core version. Certainly, the new SLI notebooks from Alienware which feature the Turion64 would be blistering fast with one of AMD's latest and greatest CPU's under the head. AMD will launch the Turion 64 X2 mobile platform on... Read more...
    Though DDR2 has been out for sometime, and both AMD and Intel have platforms supporting DDR2, there are still a large number of people who still require DDR ram to power their computers. While many users don't care what type of ram is inside their computers, there are many who no only care about the brand of ram they use, they also care about the potential performance of the ram. Standard PC3200 memory is not for everybody, and that's where companies like Corsair come in. Corsair has been a brand of choice for the enthusiast for years now, as they've gained a reputation of not only producing reliable memory, but also producing some of the fastest memory available.... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that AMD is delaying the launch of their Turion 64 X2 mobile processor by roughly a month. Fortunately, the delay does not seem to be hardware related and is instead credited to Microsoft's latest delay with its upcoming Vista operating system. With Intel's Santa Rosa platform on the horizon, the Turion 64 X2 processor will certainly be critical to AMD's chances of gathering market share in the mobile segment. AMD has postponed the launch of the Turion 64 X2, its first 64-bit dual-core processor for notebooks, to June 2006, instead of May 9 as originally planned, sources at Taiwan notebook manufacturers indicated. The push back of the launch date was due... Read more...
DDR2 memory technology has been pushing the envelope in terms of memory clock speeds and tighter latencies as of late. Many enthusiasts were pleased when clock speeds hit the 800MHz mark last year, but Super Talent has eclipsed this mark with its 1GHz 2GB kit we'll be looking at today, the T1000UX2G5. This overclocked, high performance memory kit is geared toward gaming enthusiasts and sports 5-5-5-15 timings.    Super Talent T1000UX2G5 2GB PC2-8000 Specifications 1GHz Rated "Super Talent's new T1000UX2G5 is a matched pair of 1GB PC2-8000 DDR2 modules. Every kit built is fully tested on a dual channel motherboard at 1000MHz at 5-5-5-15 latencies to guarantee that it meets... Read more...
MVKTech has a preview of NVidia's 7900GX2 Quad SLI cards. This review has some excellent information about the layout and specifications of each board as well as awesome photos of these high profile cards. NVIDIA has taken advantage of their leading position when it comes to multi-GPU technology, which they have introduced quite successfully some years ago. This technology was launched as SLI, Scalable Link Interface to bundle the performance of two graphics cards. SLI is a high-performance technology that intelligently combines and scales graphics performance and visual quality by having multiple NVIDIA GPU's in a single system. NVIDIA has puched once again the limits and instead of running... 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...
DigiTimes reports that AMD's upcoming new Turion 64 X2 mobile CPU's are expected to cause a price-war in the notebook market. With Turion 64 X2 based notebooks from the likes of ASUS, HP, and Acer coming to market in May, we are bound to see one of the first true threats to Intel's Centrino platform. With Intel's new Merom CPU preparing to launch, it will certainly be interesting to see how AMD's price/performance ratio for the Turion 64 X2 will match against it.AMD will release its new Turion X2 64 processors, with the entry-level segment starting at 1.6GHz and the flagship topping out at 2.2GHz with 2MB of L2 cache, on May 9.... Read more...
Not sure we agree with Hardcoreware.net's contention that "the playing field is level" now that AMD and Intel both offer dual-core processors, but if you want to see how the Athlon 64 X2 stacks up against a Pentium D, they've got some benchmarks for you to chew on. When you're done though, make sure to check out our Athlon 64 FX-60 and Pentium Extreme Edition 955 articles as well."Deciding between an Athlon64 and a Pentium 4 used to be a generally tough decision. AMD was easily faster in games, but the Pentium 4 was always backed by superior platforms (Intel's own chipsets), better multitasking performance thanks to HyperThreading, and generally better audio and video encoding performance.... Read more...
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