The following modification is a current booster mod for the PCI Express slots on your motherboards to potentially increase the current that the PCI Express slot can supply for your display cards.
The ASUS P5WD2-E Premium is the successor of the popular PW5D2 Premium mainboard. Based on the latest Glenwood 975X chipset coupled with Intel’s very successful ICH7R Southbridge featuring Intel Matrix Storage Technology, the ASUS P5WD2-E Premium is here to take the enthusiast market by storm.
MSI has showcased a pretty interesting product over at CES and it is the world’s first upgradeable graphics card that features MXM interface. MSI Geminium-Go! has two MXM connectors on board to support two MXM-III graphics modules. In this case, this card is currently powered by two GeForce Go6600 on SLI mode with a total
The Sapphire Radeon X800 GTO² Limited Edition is another Radeon X800 GTO that comes with 16 pipelines straight out of the box. Interestingly, this card comes with an R480 core as opposed to R430 / R432 that we’ve seen on other X800 GTOs we’ve seen before. Check out this review to see how it stacks
Leadtek brings a new level of graphics performance and display flexibility to the mainstream PC. The new Quadro NVS 440 PCI Express professional graphics card provides rock-solid hardware that delivers crystal clear images and display flexibility with support for both analog and digital displays. Power by two state-of-the-art GPUs (Graphics Processing Units) and equipped with
We have done more testing on the 7800GTX 512MB in SLI and have made a new record with the pair of monsters! The cards were running at 792MHz Core and 2196MHz Memory. More details here.
Creative today announced the Fatal1ty 2020 Mouse, the gaming mouse co-developed for competitive PC gaming with professional gamer Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel. The Creative Fatal1ty 2020 Mouse will be available in early 2006 for an estimated street price of $ 69.99. It will be demonstrated from Thursday, January 5 through Sunday, January 8 at the Consumer
NVIDIA G71 should start sampling as soon as next week. The chip should work around 700 MHz frequency and it should feature 32 pixel pipelines. NVIDIA scheduled its launch and world wide availability in stores for February 2006 but if all goes well it might actually launch at the same time as ATI, in the
ATI’s new chipset RD480 will be called Crossfire Xpress 3200. The 3200 number is there because the chipset features 32 lanes for dual PCIe 16X graphic cards. Motherboard manufacturers are making these boards as we speak and there should be some retail boards at launch time. The boards are scheduled for a double jeopardy launch
We have gotten some information regarding a very cool board from AOpen which is targeted at gamers and enthusiasts alike. This AOpen 975Xa-YDG is based on Intel 975X chipset but instead of supporting the usual LGA775 flavors CPUs like Presler and Prescott, this board supports Yonah dual/single core processors. Yonah is certainly a powerful CPU
We came to know that Radeon X1900 XTX (R580) will officially be clocked at 650MHz core and 1550Mhz for the memory while the X1900 XT will be officially clocked at 625MHz / 1450MHz. The reason for the lower memory clocks for X1900 XT is unclear yet since the X1800XT is already clocked at 1.5GHz. It
ARCTIC COOLING launches new series of Graphic card coolers named Accelero (X1 for NVDIA 6800/ 7800 Series and X2 for ATI X1800/ X1900 Series). Vibrations caused by the rotating fan are absorbed by a patented vibration muffler. Complex airflow simulations were conducted during development of the fan, the results were incredible cooling performance at extremely
Nvidia will announce its new operational plans after taking over ULi Electronics by the end of the first quarter 2006. Afer being acquired by Nvidia, ULi will continue to develop southbridge and single-chip solutions adding that the two companies are aiming to integrate their R&D capabilities and co-develop products for the Nvidia brand only. Nvidia
AMD today unveiled its vision to apply the power and flexibility of the PC to enable enhanced digital entertainment experiences on all the screens in peoples’ lives. As part of this vision, AMD plans to extend the professional AMD LIVE! brand to full-featured consumer multimedia desktop and notebook PCs expected to be delivered in mid-2006.
Intel formally unveiled a new brand identity today that represents a significant milestone in the company’s history and further signifies the company’s evolution to a market-driving platform solutions company. The key technologies behind Intel’s platform focus include the microprocessor, chipset and software that together enhance system performance and improve the overall user experience. Intel’s new
Cornice today announced that it has demonstrated perpendicular recording technology (PMR), a new hard drive technology that will double today’s capacities based on vertical recording. Cornice will apply PMR to its next-generation products and expects a majority of its drives to use this technology starting the second half of 2006.
Western Digital today announced that it has doubled the capacity of its next-generation 10,000 RPM WD Raptor® enterprise Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive to 150 GB and has increased the performance of the popular drive with additional features for server and networked storage applications. Sixteen MB cache furthers the drive’s ability to serve and record
Even as users are starting to switch to 2Gb of system memory, 1Gb (512mb x 2) users still stand a larger proportion of the market. We have been looking at premium sets of memory for the past few months. Today, we are going to take a look instead at a pair of value RAMs under
ASUS creates silence once again, this time with their N7800GT TOP SILENT, which uses passive cooling and comes pre-overclocked at the same time!
Our friends over at HKEPC has got hold of a X1900XTX card already and the R580 die size is noticeably larger than the R520. If the process technology remains at 90nm for the R580, the estimated number of transistors stand at 350M or more compared to 321M for the R520. Radeon X1900 XTX will be