Items tagged with Xtreme

A few months ago, we assessed the performance of a pair of GeForce 6800 GTs and a pair of GeForce 6800 Ultras running in SLI-mode, and were impressed by the platform's performance.  We did have some concerns over driver support and the TCO of the platform, however. NVIDIA's current SLI (Scalable Link Interface) technology requires a specific profile be integrated into the drivers that dictates whether alternate frame rendering (AFR) or split-frame rendering (SFR) can be used for a particular application, and without that profile SLI won't function correctly. And a pair of GeForce 6800-class cards plus an nForce 4 SLI motherboard commands a significant monetary investment, so the technology... Read more...
  Today, we're bringing you a Dual-Core Pentium quick take, on short notice from the folks at Intel. With only a few hours of testing at our disposal, we're attempting to make time with some level of meaningful analysis for you and hit Intel's NDA embargo lift time this morning. Would we have liked to spend more quality lab time on such an important launch event as the first dual core Pentium class CPU to ever hit the mainstream? You bet your CMOS digital flip-flop we would, but when hardware is shipped to the wild without a solid game plan behind it, in our gig you react or get walked on. So we did and here's what we've come up with. Read on for our first glance report of Intel's new Dual-Core... Read more...
Hey folks, Happy St. Patrick's Day. Tonight's reading material contains the Speeze Vulture Spin 3, ASUS A8V-E Deluxe, asetek WaterChill KT03A Extreme, and the Bluetake BT007SI Bluetooth USB Adapter. Also, Jeff has reviewed the Sapphire Toxic Radeon X700 Pro 128. Well I'm off to celebrate my Irish heritage with a beer, good night ;) Speeze Vulture Spin 3 @ HardwareHounds.com "Recently we reviewed Speezes's Coppersnake III. A fine heatsink designed for the Pentium crowd. Today we are going to review Speeze's VultureSpin III, the Amd equivalent. As always, first impressions count for a lot, so how the hsf looks right out of the box is important. The good news is that the VultureSpin III looks... Read more...
Good morning folks! I hope everyone had a good weekend, and if you didn't... well, here's some tech news to drown your sorrows :) We received an announcement today from HIS, they're introducing their line of Radeon X8x0 video cards. If you want to check out ATI's press release on the new AGP cards, click here. Enjoy the rest of the news. Product Launch on new 8X AGP series: X850XT PE, X850XT, X800XL, X800 Hong Kong, Monday, Feb 28, 2005 – HIS (Hightech Information System Limited) today announced the introduction of the HIS X850XT PE (Platinum Edition), X850XT, X850XL and X800 AGP cards. Extended the most extreme gaming graphics card ever created in PCIe version, with up to 16 pipelines,... Read more...
  Good morning folks.  We sleepily bring you our Pentium 4 6XX Sequence and 3.73GHz Extreme Edition Processor showcase today, as the NDA embargo lifts at 3AM EST / 12AM PST.  With EM64T extensions for 64-bit computing, 2MB of L2 cache, Execute Disable Bit for virus - buffer overflow protection and advanced SpeedStep power saving technology, we certainly have plenty to cover, so you better fire up a bit more Joe if you're up and around at this wee hour.  Enjoy and good-night!  ... Read more...
  It's no secret that Intel has occassionally been playing a bit of catchup this year in the desktop and workstation processor arena.  AMD's Athlon 64 releases have recently positioned the company in the lead from a general performance standpoint.  Additionally, the Athlon 64 was the first processor to market with 64-bit extensions and processing capabilities, although there really hasn't been much if any impact in consumer or business usage models for the new architecture because there are scarce few 64-bit applications available, much less a mainstream 64-bit OS.  Of course that's something Intel will be quick to point out as an "I told you so," but you've... Read more...
Hey folks, after a long day of battling internet problems, I'm here to bring you a news update. Feel the need for speed? Check out the review Madshrimps has sent us, which takes the FX-55 through some serious overclocking. Also on the list is a SFF system from ASUS, X-Bit lab's Best of 2004, Zalman's CNPS7700-Cu Heatsink Fan, and a review of Gigabyte's GA-K8NXP-SLI. Read on, and enjoy the news! Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NVIDIA nForce4 SLI) @ hardwarezone "Need more SLI motherboard options? If you do, then sink into this review as we find out what Gigabyte's SLI motherboard had in store and how it fared against MSI's own option. Supporting 12 storage devices, DPS, Dual BIOS, WLAN, FireWire-800... Read more...
Good evening folks, it's time for another round of news. Coming at you tonight, we have subjects ranging from wireless networks and security, to the Spire Coolwave II, a Heatsink for LGA775 CPUs. Enjoy ;) Spire Coolwave II (LGA 775 Heatsink) reviewed @ hi-techreviews.com "...This time around it's the Spire Coolwave II, a very nice looking unit featuring a UV reactive fan and mounting assembly and perhaps one of the securest mounting methods of any 775 heatsink we have tested. So come on along as we take a look at this unit and see just how well it performs under stock conditions and with a 500 MHz overclock." Soltek Qbic 3901a Socket 939 SFF Review @ Neoseeker "Even with the extra... Read more...
Hello All!  I just got back from CES in Las Vegas and am trying to get back into the swing of things.  I should be updating my blog shortly and will also be working on a review of a sweet little small form factor PC from Soltek.  For not though, I think it's time for some news.  We're going to try something a little new with this post.  Consider it an experiment... Evercool WC-202 Water Cooling Kit Source: https://www.madshrimps.be Monday - January 10, 2005 - 6:47PM EST by, Marco Chiappetta "Ready to take an adventure into water cooling your computer system but don't know much about the subject? Have a desire to mutilate your case, or crave a Dr. Frankenstein approach... Read more...
Good Afternoon All! BW here taking some time out from trick-or-treating to let you all know that we've just posted a review of Intel's latest flagship processor, the 3.46GHz Pentium 4 Extreme Edition, and the new i925XE chipset with official support for a 1066MHz front side bus. We've got reference numbers from four top-end Athlon 64 platforms, as well as a Pentium 4 560 and a 3.4GHz Pentium 4 Extreme Edition. Click here and check it out...... Read more...
  The folks out in Sunnyvale have been releasing new additions to their Athlon 64 processor lineup with the kind of fevered pace we've come to expect from major-league semiconductor manufacturers.  So too has the ever-dominant Intel.  With 78,000 employees worldwide and almost 10 times the revenue of its nearest competitor at $30 billion annually, its this kind of critical mass that allows a company to pour endless resources into a program and drive higher reaching product line goals. Earlier this month, we brought you a view of AMD's new Athlon FX-55 and Athlon 64 4000+ processors and their relative performance versus Intel's flagship CPUs.  Today we've got Intel's latest... Read more...
Good evening folks!  Just in case you're the type who scrolls down right to the news, we want to let you know that we've just posted a new article comparing two affordably priced PCI Express graphics cards, the Asus Extreme AX600XT and the MSI GeForce PCX 5750. Click here to check it out...... Read more...
  With much anticipation and fanfare, the next generation in video card interface has arrived.  PCI Express, the successor to AGP, is now available on a number of Intel-based boards starting with the 900 series chipset.  VIA, SiS, and others are sure to follow in the coming months. It's still uncertain when the other OEM solutions will come out with PCI-E (not to be confused with PCI-X), but regardless of potential delays, PCI-E will be universal sooner than later. The potential benefits of PCI-E over AGP are dramatic, offering peak bandwidth of 4GBps (8GB concurrent), which more than doubles that of AGP 8X.  Initially, PCI-E appeared on the high-end of the scale with... Read more...
Back in May '04, NVIDIA introduced the GeForce 6800 Ultra Extreme Edition to counter the launch of ATi's Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition, and gamers the world over took notice.  Just a few weeks earlier, the GeForce 6800 Ultra was unveiled, and at the time it was smoking through benchmarks like nobody's business.  Then, about a month later NVIDIA announces this new card and it's got a 16-Pipe NV40 core running a full 50MHz faster than the "stock" 6800 Ultra.  On top of that, it was said that some AIC partners may even ship cards with faster memory as well, offering even higher performance.  Today, we'll be taking a look at just such a card. The eVGA GeForce 6800... Read more...
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