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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...
If you're in the market for a Tablet PC, the folks over at [H]ard|OCP have taken a look at Gateway's CX200X Tablet PC. Though not the perfect Tablet PC, it's got a good enough mix of hardware and software to make your everyday life a little easier."In the context of why a system such as this would be purchased, we were very pleased. While it doesn't blow our socks off as a gaming solution, it's not supposed to be one. The utility of a Tablet PC is extremely attractive, and the convertable nature of the CX200X allows for more traditional usage."... Read more...
Need super fast ram? How about buying SuperTalent? Though they're not as well known as brands such as Corsair or Mushkin, they have produced some extremely fast(and stable) memory. Getting this speed in a 2GB kit comes with a price though. Are you willing to pay?"AMD will present the AM2 socket this summer, which supports DDR2 PC6400 RAM. Intel based motherboards can already use such RAM and so we have most manufacturers entering a 'memory war', with every RAM manufacturer trying to design and release high speed DDR2 modules while offering good value as well. This 'memory war' seems to get interesting as Super Talent, a less known company among the enthusiast circles, released the (for the time... Read more...
  As we've said in the past, Corsair's XMS (Xtreme Memory Speed) memory modules have been longtime favorites amongst the computer enthusiast community. Corsair has memory kits available in many different capacities and speeds, and virtually all of them are regarded as some of the best modules available in their respective classes. Some of their more highly regarded modules are the "low-latency" kits in the "Pro" series. Low-latency memory offers better overall performance than similarly clocked memory with higher latencies. Chips capable of higher clock speeds, however, offer more bandwidth and better performance for the most part, but memory kits based on these high-speed... Read more...
Watercooling isn't cheap, but the prices have become fairly reasonable over the years. If you're still running on air, but find yourself looking for something a little better, XSPC's new X20 is aiming to be a solid choice. It's a small system, but as Madshrimps reports, it gets the job done. "XSPC is fairly new to the water cooling world. Their first water cooling kit has been knighted X20. The kit is both compact and compatible with most motherboard sockets. In this respect X20 may be the ideal entry level kit."... Read more...
Tonight we bring you a review from ThinkComputers, which covers... the Athlon64 X2 Stock CPU Cooler? No it's not a joke, and yes it's actually a decent cooler. I'm sure many of you have purchased a third party cooler along with your CPU, but as ThinkComputers explains, that might not always be necessary. "Stock coolers that come with CPU's, most people that want to push their systems don't even install them. When they bought their setups they also made sure they got an after market CPU cooler as well. I was moving some stuff around in my attic trying to find something and came across the box for my AMD Athlon X2 4200+ CPU, I had forgotten that... Read more...
Who doesn't like a good overclocking article? PC Perspective takes the Athlon 64 X2 3800+, the bottom of the line CPU in AMD's Dual Core range, and attempts to raise the clock speeds to compete with the big boys. Can it really compete against AMD's Athlon X2 4800+? "By doing our simple overclock to the 3800+ and pushing the frequency from 2.0 GHz to 2.5 GHz, we can get the best of both worlds. While the FX line still holds the crown for top single threaded performance (and gaming) the X2 3800+ @ 2.5 GHz is damn close. And the benefits you get for a multitasking environment more than make up for the speed decreases you see in single threaded... Read more...
Tweaknews.net takes a look at the Corsair PC4000 DDR500 TWINX2048-4000PT 2Gig Dual Channel Memory Kit.  Clocked at 500MHz at 3-8-4-4 timings, these modules performed well, were very stable and are priced to sell."This two gigabyte kit from Corsair again is just a perfect example of a quality product. It is relatively inexpensive, performs well and is rock solid stable. As for the 3-8-4-4 timings, if you overclocking at all, don't even bother considering it a disadvantage." ... Read more...
Hey all, the weekend news has been rolling in, and it's time to unload a few articles. Enjoy! Cooler Master Praetorian 730 case review @ Xtreme Resources "Cooler Master has introduced the 730 series of aluminum alloy cases into the marketplace for enthusiasts. As the successor to the successful Wave Master case design, an improved air flow design implemented the use of 2 vertically stacked 80mm exhaust fans just underneath the power supply. Cooler Master used a very thick curved door o­n the front of this stylishly designed case, which hides four 5.25 inch drive bays, with two external 3.25 inch bays, and 4 internal 3.25 inch bays just below." Soyo BayOne Extreme 9-in-1 card reader/writer... Read more...
We've been playing with a couple of sticks of new DDR Memory from Corsair.  Here's a quick look at their XMS series TWINX2048-3500LLPro module kit.  Two 1G sticks matched together, CAS2,3,2,6 and 1T command rate capable rated up to 437MHz, just the thing for more Battlefield 2 performance. And here's what they were capable of in our Asus A8N SLI Premium - Athlon 64 X2 4400 test bed... Not too shabby at all.  460MHz, with 2, 3, 2, 6 timings and a 1T Command rate set in the BIOS.  Look at those scores though, that's the real story.   This test was peformed on a Dual Core Athlon 64 X2 4400 sharing its bandwidth on the memory controller between the two cores, which... Read more...
Sorry folks, no more game reviews today. But, we still have plenty of hardware bits to go around. Enjoy! Intel's Next-Generation Wi-Fi Solution To Support Cisco Compatible Extensions SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 19, 2005 – Intel Corporation today announced that it will support the latest version of Cisco* Compatible Extensions in Intel's next-generation Wi-Fi solution, providing enterprises the assurance that Intel-based devices have been designed to interoperate with Cisco Wi-Fi access points. Intel is the first vendor to achieve Cisco Compatible Extensions 4.0 certification, with the Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection. The Cisco Compatible Extensions program sets criteria so... Read more...
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