We have shown you earlier the nice looking Blood Rage X58 board from Foxconn Quantum Force series and now we will provide you an insight to the BIOS options.
Intel brought back a nice feature of the past to Core i7 series, which is the Hyper-Threading Technology. With HT, Core i7 is able to handle 8 software threads on 4 cores. We have spent some time to see if the Hyper-Threading on the Core i7 processors actually helps in improving performance. Using the X58 platform
Toshiba today announced a new range of slim and stylish USB2.0 Toshiba Portable External Hard Drive with capacities of up to an ultra-high capacity of 400GB. It comes in four capacities (160GB, 250GB, 320GB and 400GB) to choose from and is denoted by the hard drive colors: Aurora Green, Blaze Red, Night-cat Gray and Electric Blue.
VR-Zone checked out the new Sapphire HD 4850X2 card and done some quick tests on it using the Core i7/X58 platform. The cooler casing looks pretty nice and heatsinks beneath looks much like the Intel reference cooler. The air is drawn in by the dual fans and exhaust out from the top of the card (there is a hole
Next, we checked out the performance of GeForce GTX 280 SLI on the Core i7 965XE/ ASUS P6T Deluxe X58 board setup. We can observe that at “Enthusiast Mode”, Crysis Warhead is mostly GPU limited and is almost unplayable at 2560×1600 resolution. For Far Cry 2 with settings at “Ultra High”, 1600×1200 and 1920×1200 resolutions are becoming
ASUS has launched the new ASUS Triton 81 capable of supporting powerful Quad-Core™ processors as well as the latest Intel Core i7 processor (LGA 1366). It is equipped with an 4-way airflow heatsink design and dual 90mm fans with a diamond-blue LED light.
Tired of listening to your mediocre audio quality from your notebook PC? Perhaps its time to get this Creative ExpressCard Sound Blaster X-Fi for notebooks. Creative claims to provide superior audio quality for your music, movies and games. Let’s see how good it is with a bonus – the new Creative Wireless Receiver.
It is good to know when will your good old processor be phased out officially by Intel. As seen from the Product Lifecycle Roadmap, Core 2 Extreme QX9770 and QX9650 will reach EOL by Q2 ’09 while Core 2 Quad Q9450 and Q6700 will reach EOL by Q1 ’09. The good old Q6600 outlast the
We told you last week about all the good stuff that this board possess and here are some photos on the final design of the board. There are some changes to the thermal solution of the board and it is looking better than ever.
Apple’s next generation of Macbook, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro and Cinema Display were unveiled in Singapore to the delight of many of the loyal fans from the media. VR-Zone posed some tough questions…
Silverstone made an impact among the enthusiasts back in June during Computex Taipei with their Raven RV01 case where the motherboard is rotated at 90 degrees upwards. This allows hot air to exhaust to the top of the case thereby improving ventilation especially when you have several hot graphics cards like GTX280 in your case. VR-Zone
MSI took over 2 months to produce the very limited amount of the MSI PX600 Prestige Collection in leather finishing. Measuring in at 360mm in length, 295.5mm in width, 37.5mm in height and weighing 2.7Kg with 6-cell battery, it uses Intel Core 2 Duo processor, PM45 Express Chipset, nVidia GeForce 9300M GS DDR3 256MB VRAM.
This is the 2nd part of the Forceware 180 Series Preview. The first part was reviewed using Forceware 180.10 drivers and games were not used for the tests. This time, we manage to grab hold of a newer, Forceware 180.32 drivers and we will be testing it using Crysis:Warhead + FBWH Benchmarking tool v0.29 in Split/Extended mode + SLI function enabled.
Sharkoon is expanding its “Rush” product line designed specifically for gamers with a versatile stereo gaming headset available at a suggested retail price of 16 euros. Sharkoon introduces another new stereo headset: Unatic with plug and play USB soundcard plugs directly into a free USB port available at a suggested retail price of 24 euros.
ASUS today unveiled the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Rampage II Extreme. The board features ROG Extreme Engine, a multi-phase power management system—16 phases for the CPU and 3 phases each for QPI/DRAM, the Northbridge and memory—with Multilayer type Polymer Capacitors (ML Caps) that keep the power supply stable under loads. The board also features TweakIt and ProbeIt,
Sapphire today announced next-generation AMD FireStream 9250™ processor accelerates scientific and engineering calculations, efficiently delivering supercomputer performance at up to eight gigaflops-per-watt. It features 1GB of GDDR3 memory. The FireStream™ 9250 and the supporting SDK are available in beginning of November 2008 while AMD FireStream™ 9170 is currently available for purchase now.
Intel is set to introduce 5 new processors for the Montevina platform on Dec 28th. Core 2 Quad Q9000 (2.0GHz), Core 2 Duo T9800 (2.93GHz), T9550 (2.66GHz), P9600 (2.66GHz), P8700 (2.53GHz) are priced at $348, $530, $316, $348, $241 respectively. Q9000 is set to be the cheapest quad core processor for the mobile platform. There
NVIDIA introduced its new accelerator for Adobe Creative Suite 4 software, the NVIDIA® Quadro CX. This card comes with 192 stream processors like the GeForce GTX 260 and 384-bit memory interface. It has a total of 1.5GB GDDR3 memories onboard. NVIDIA Quadro CX is available starting today, from leading resellers, e-tailers, and retailers, for $1,999 USD.
Foxconn is preparing a flagship X58 board from the Quantum Force series known as “Blood Rage” apart from Renaissance X58 board shown a few months ago. The specs looks pretty impressive with the ability to support Quad Crossfire and 3-way SLI + PhysX with four PCIe 2.0 slots, 3 channel DDR3 memory up to 1800MHz
Intel P55 Express chipset codenamed Ibex Peak will be able to support mainstream LGA1160 quad-core Lynnfield and dual-core Havendale with integrated GPU in Q3 2009. It is a single chip solution known as Platform Controller Hub (PCH) that has all the I/O features of the ICH. Internally, Ibex Peak with Lynnfield/Havendale is known as Summitlake.