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Believe it or not, but the BMW X5 is approaching its 20th birthday. The first-generation model went into production in 1999 as a 2000 model year vehicle. Today, BMW has taken the wraps off the fourth-generation X5, and it's appealing as ever for those looking for a premium, mid-size crossover vehicle. As seems to be the case with every new generation of vehicle launched these days, the 2019 X5 is larger than before, and comes packing in even more technology and luxury features that you would expect (from a BMW). The vehicle is 1.1 inches longer than the outgoing model, and rides on a wheelbase that is just fractionally longer than before. It's built using BMW's Cluster Architecture, which... Read more...
Nokia's phone selection has been a bit interesting of late. They've been lacking in the smartphone department when it comes to living up to standards set by the iPhone and HTC's family of devices, but they're still the global leader in terms of market share. Clearly the U.S. isn't Nokia's main focus, and some might say that smartphones aren't either. Now, Nokia is launching two phones in the X Series, only one of which is entirely new. The Nokia X6 8GB is just a different sized version of the X6 that was revealed last year, while the real star of the show  today is the Nokia X5-01. The X5 aims to plug the gap between the X3 and the X6, and it's using a unique "square" form factor that a... Read more...
After a quick search of Newegg’s site, we’ve found that Intel’s trio of initial Core i7 processors and an array of X58 Express chipset-based motherboards have been made available, just shy of two weeks since our launch article hit the web. The Core i7 920 (2.66GHz), 940 (2.93GHz) and Core i7 Extreme 965 (3.2GHz) are all selling for a small premium at the moment--$319, $599, and 1069, respectively—but the X58 motherboards are priced right in line with expectations. MSI’s offering is the least expensive at the moment at about $220, and ASUS’ flagship Rampage II Extreme is currently the most expensive at almost $400. Coincidentally, we’ve got MSI’s X58 Platinum and ASUS’ Rampage II Extreme in the... Read more...
There are only a select few events in the PC hardware world that get hardcore enthusiasts truly excited. For example, when popular trade shows like Computex, IDF, and CES take place, there is a fair amount of buzz. Also, anytime the major players in graphics release next-generation GPUs, things definitely heat up; or likewise when a hot new game hits. Finally, when either of the processor big guns, Intel or AMD, unleash new CPU micro-architectures on the world, you can almost bet that the community will come alive with enthusiasm. We're sure we've missed a few other momentous occasions as well, but you get the gist. It takes something new and exciting to get a PC Enthusiast's pulse racing. Thankfully,... Read more...
There are only a select few events in the PC hardware world that get hardcore enthusiasts truly excited. For example, when popular trade shows like Computex, IDF, and CES take place, there is a fair amount of buzz.  Also, anytime the major players in graphics release next-generation GPUs, things definitely heat up; or likewise when a hot new game hits.  Finally, when either of the processor big guns, Intel or AMD unleash new CPU micro-architectures on the world, you can almost bet on the community to come alive with enthusiasm. We're sure we've missed a few other momentous occasions as well, but you get the gist. It takes something new and exciting to get a... Read more...
This week there seems to be a subtle (or not so subtle) leaking of Intel Core i7 "ecosystem" supporting products from Intel's various manufacturing partners.  In keeping with the buzz that will soon culminate into the launch of Intel's next gen platform, EVGA sends word and a few choice snaps of their HOT new X58 SLI FTW motherboard. EVGA is proud to show a sneak peak of a new motherboard based on the Intel(R) X58 Express Chipset, supporting the upcoming Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 processor. The EVGA X58 SLI FTW motherboard will feature 6 DIMMs of triple-channel DDR3 memory, and a board layout optimized for the enthusiast including 2-way and 3-way SLI support. EVGA VDroop control minimizes VDroop... Read more...
At the conclusion of their NVISION 08 visual computing conference, NVIDIA pulled together a few members of the press the reveal some very interesting news regarding SLI and Intel's upcoming X58 chipset platform for future Nehalem microarchitecture-based processors, aka Core i7.Up until this announcement, NVIDIA had only planned to support SLI on the X58 with motherboards that also featured their NF200 chip, much as they did with Skulltrail, as NVIDIA had no plans to produce chipsets for Intel's QuickPath Interconnect (QPI).  But as of now, NVIDIA will be supporting SLI natively on the X58 chipset as well, provided the motherboard goes through an NVIDIA certification process. ... Read more...
Early this morning, Microsoft will reveal two new additions to the SideWinder gaming line – the SideWinder X6 Keyboard and SideWinder X5 Mouse. The SideWinder X6 Keyboard is the first gaming keyboard created by Microsoft from the ground up, and the only gaming keyboard on the market with a switchable key pad for powerful versatility. The X6 Keyboard’s key pad does double duty, with connectors on either side of the keyboard that allow gamers to attach it on the right or left side. Mode switching lets gamers manually toggle the keyboard from standard mode to either of two gaming modes, where the Windows Key is deactivated and the key pad becomes a fully-programmable Macro pad. The X6 Keyboard... Read more...
Lian-Li launches the all new Tyr X500 HTPC/Gaming Chassis Taipei, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd has launched the Tyr X500 chassis designed as a stylish midi-tower HTPC/Gaming chassis. Combining the usual toned down profile of HTPC cases with the arresting larger profile of traditional Lian Li chassis; the Tyr X500 stands out in style. Similar to the X2000 Chassis, there is no hiding of this case as it proudly resembles multimedia speakers, and boldly displays your tasteful style. The Tyr X500 is destined to become your next HTPC/Gaming Chassis allowing unprecedented high performance components to be encompassed in the home theatre environment without compromising on looks and appeal. Not... Read more...
Hello Everyone.  BW here, stopping in for a evening update to let you all know that we've just posted a new article where we evaluate the features and performance of Gigabyte's GV-NX79X512DB-RH GeForce 7900 GTX.  Click right here to check it out...  ... Read more...
Now that the dual-GPU GeForce 7950 GX2 has hit the streets, the GeForce 7900 GTX is no longer NVIDIA's flagship desktop graphics adapter. But that doesn't mean it should all of a sudden be disregarded and brushed aside as an afterthought for a high-end gaming rig. In fact, the 7900 GTX may even become a more attractive option for some as its price inevitably drops over the coming the weeks and months. It's not like the 7900 GTX has suddenly become a bad performer, just because a more powerful and more expensive option has come along. We've got a new GeForce 7900 GTX on the test-bench today, courtesy of Gigabyte. The GV-NX79X512DB-RH we'll be looking at here doesn't stray... Read more...
Here's something that's bound to get some of you excited. Digital Trends has just posted a review of Sony's UMPC (Ultra-Mobile PC), the UX50. It's not quite as small as a PDA, but it's much smaller than a laptop.  Not matter how small it is though, it's definitely cool...I want one... "The entire 4.5" diagonal widescreen display of the UX50 slides up to reveal a full 69-key keyboard, complete with blue backlighting. Keep in mind that imported versions of the UX series use a Japanese keyboard layout, which is the same as the standard US layout with the addition of a few extra buttons and different mapping of the symbols... Read more...
Quality RAM is a must, especially if you are one to push hardware to its performance limits.  What's nice about today's market is you really don't have to break the bank to get a set of good RAM for your rig.  Case in point, the Crucial Ballistix PC3200 2x512MB set is an affordable set of DDR memory that yields some impressive performance results.  Check out EclipseOC.com's full report here to see if these modules would serve your needs for around $120. "We have decided to revisit the Ballistix sticks for various reasons. Previously our testing was limited, now it is not. Ontop of this, CCU and I had a suspicion that Micron's... 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...
Logitech mm50 Portable Speakers @ CoolTechZone.com: "As Apple continues to introduce newer iPods, third party manufacturers including Logitech are updating their product line continuously to specifically revolve around the world's most popular music player. The latest from Logitech is the company's mm50 Portable Speakers for iPod." Sapphire Radeon X550 Video Card Review @ The TechZone: "The new Sapphire Radeon X550 represents an affordable graphics upgrade for the gamer who wants performance at a price that won't break the bank. The new video card operates with a standard core clock speed of 400MHz and memory speeds of 500MHz. The X550 also feature both 64-bit and 128-bit Memory... Read more...
Jackson Armor Card @ TechTastic.ca: "Today we take a look at a hardware solution that works independently of the operating system, the Jackson Armor Card.  The Jackson Armor Card is a revolutionary hardware solution that instantly restores computers to full operational status with a simply reboot. Even a novice PC user can instantly revive a disabled computer." Notebook Buying Tips and Input Devices Galore @ Designtechnica: "Lastly I discuss a nice logical process for purchasing a laptop, from a student's perspective. Hint: Start with the components you can't upgrade, and decide on how much weight you want to lug around. Specific systems mentioned include the Sony Vaio S4X0,... Read more...
Although Dell, IBM, and HP/Compaq get a lion's share of the press, there are several other major notebook brands vying for your hard earned dollar as well. Recently, Winbook's marketing machine has been in full swing emphasizing their new notebooks in the North American market. This means two things for potential notebook consumers. One, you get a few more notebooks to choose from, and two, another player is around to help drive down prices.  We've got one of Winbook's offerings in the labs right now, the X530.  What do you say we take a close look at the X530 to see what Winbook is offering... Winbook X Series Specifications Processor •_Designed for Intel 90nm Dothan Pentium-M... Read more...
Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74 GB Hard Drive Review @ The TechZone "Designed for servers and NAS/SAN systems, the drive of choice for high-performance workstation and gaming systems, the WD Raptor hard drive is a new class of drive that matches SCSI performance and reliability while providing simplified connectivity. Make no mistake about it, the Raptor is for serious speed freaks. If you don't run a server farm or play cutting edge 3D games then this is not the drive for you. However, if you're a power nut who wants - no needs - the fastest ATA drive available then this is your baby, or dinosaur as the case may be." QuakeCon 2005 Day Three Coverage @ TheTechLounge: "Our third... Read more...
Hey folks, we've got a pretty big update for you tonight. If your looking for a project to work on, and have one of those old style LCD monitors with the large housing for the screen, then you might want to check out this thread over at the GideonTech forums. The only time I've tried to mod a monitor was when I was about 10... dad wasn't happy ;) Goodnight all. Athlon 64 FX55 San Diego Core Prometia Mach II Overclocking @ AMD Zone "AMD quietly updated the FX55 to a San Diego core a couple of months ago. With this core an improved 90nm process, SSE3, and tweaks to the memory controller were added. We quickly tested the overclocking ability of this new FX with high end air. We were able to... Read more...
Hey guys and gals, take some time out to get a coffee and read the news. Yeah, you can read all about Michael Jackson, the war, life on mars... but who cares, GamePC Labs has compared four RAID-5 Solutions! Check back later for more of the good stuff! Shared Storage Drive from Maxtor: First Look at Network Storage Devices @ X-Bit labs "We would like to introduce to you a new shared storage device for small home and office networks, which is intended to simplify data storage and transfer within these networks a lot. Meet the new solution from Maxtor now!" Antec TX640B ATX Mini-Tower Case Review @ Legit Reviews "Over the last month we have looked at some very nice cases from Antec's... Read more...
Good evening folks :) Tonight we have a roundup of motherboards based on the VIA K8T800 Pro chipset, a look at the Dell Axim X50v Pocket PC which comes with a 624MHz CPU, and a couple other items. I decided to do some spring cleaning today, so now I'm off to organize all my hardware junk and figure out if it should go in a rig, or be sold on ebay. Good night. Dell Axim X50v Pocket PC Review @ The Tech Zone "The powerful Dell Axim X50v Pocket PC features a large 3.7" VGA display that provides brilliant, clear images at 640x480 resolution. This was previously unheard of in a handheld device. The large viewing area makes documents easy to see so you can work smart and fast. In addition... Read more...
Good afternoon folks! BW here, stopping by to let you all know that we've just posted a review of EPoX's eX5-320S small form factor PC. This mini-system is powered by the Intel i865 chipset for the Pentium 4, and sports some useful features not found on competing products. It even includes a remote control! Click here and check it out!... Read more...
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