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  • Sharkoon Unveiled Cheaper Alternative To Notebook SSD

    The Sharkoon Flexi-Drive S2S is an SSD adaptor with the size and connections of a 2.5 inch SATA hard drive. The necessary flash memory is provided by the up to six SDHC cards that can be installed in the enclosure. At this time the maximum available SDHC capacity is 32GB, allowing for a maximum of 192GB

  • Palit Self-Designed 4870X2 Card – Revolution 700 Deluxe

    Palit announces Revolution 700 Deluxe featuring dual GPUs features a pre-overclocked 750MHz core speed, 3,800MHz memory speed, and 2GB of GDDR5 memory. The cooling department consists of two PWM fans and four heat-pipes. Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe comes with DisplayPort, HDMI, Dual-link DVI, and D-Sub support.

  • Lamptron Fan Controller (FC-3) For Enthusiasts

    Manufactured from 3/4″ thick CNC milled aluminium and available in classic silver and anodised black. The Lamptron FC3 is designed to integrate with the modern high-end PC chassis. With a total of four channels supporting up to 30 Watt each. The FC3 also supports the largest range of high performance fans on the market.

  • E-LEET Tune First Look On EVGA X58 SLI FTW

    We have the opportunity to check out how the EVGA X58 SLI FTW board overclocks using the E-LEET Tune utility. Basically this tool allows you to tweak QPI and PCIE frequency as well as CPU multiplier real-time within the OS. Another neat feature is the voltage tweaking options which is soon to be revealed. With the tool, we can

  • ASUS Rampage II Extreme 3-way SLI OC Test

    We have played around with ASUS Rampage II Extreme for a while to check out its OC potential on default air cooling setup. In fact, Core i7 is actually pretty easy to OC and we find that 4GHz is the sweet spot without any increase in voltages. We also investigate the different combination of base clock and

  • Preview of Intel Core i7 Extreme 965 Setup

    Need to know how your Extreme (QX9650) fairs against the new Extreme – Intel’s (Nehalem) Core i7 Extreme 965 Socket 1366. Is it a fair fight or a simple pushover. Read as we pit them against each other in a synthetic benchmark fight using 3DMark Vantage. And if that isn’t juicy enough we will overclock the CPUs upto 4.0GHz.

  • Blood Rage X58 Board BIOS Screenshots

    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.

  • Effects of GPU frequency on 3DMark 06 Scores (9800GTX Single)

    Overclocking your GPU will affect the rest of your system components in various ways. We look at how a single 9800GTX card is affected with synthetic benchmarking using 3DMark06.

  • Kingston Unveiled HyperX DDR3 2GHz Kits For Core i7

    Kingston announced it is first to ship 2GHz memory in triple-channel configuration designed specifically for the new Intel-based X58 motherboards. Kingston’s HyperX DDR3 2GHz memory, available now, come in kits of three 1GB modules that are Intel XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) ready meeting the Core i7 1.65 volt platform recommendation. In addition to the top-of-the-line 2GHz,

  • Does Core i7 Hyper-Threading Helps?

    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

  • ZOTAC Offers nForce 630i ITX Board w/ WiFi

    ZOTAC today unleashes its latest mini-ITX form factor motherboard — the nForce 630i-ITX WiFi. An HDCP compliant DVI output allows the ZOTAC nForce 630i-ITX WiFi to connect to DVI-equipped digital flat panel displays.  The board supports Intel single, dual and quad-core processors, DDR2-800 up to 4GB of memory, one PCI Express x1 slot, eight USB ports, two SATA

  • Toshiba New Range of Slim & Stylish Portable 2.5” Hard Drive

    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.

  • Toshiba Qosmio X300

    The Toshiba Qosmio X300 is the latest gaming laptop that boasts superb performance to run the latest 3D games. See how it blazes through the competition and the benchmarks.

  • Sapphire HD 4850X2 First Look & Tested

    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

  • (Updated) X58 SLI Test On Crysis Warhead & Far Cry 2

    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

  • Thecus Brings RAID 5 to Home NAS with N3200PRO

    Thecus is pleased to announce N3200PRO  featuring the power of an AMD Geode™ CPU. With its three SATA drive bays, the N3200PRO accommodates up to 3TB of storage, and gives users the option of RAID 5. Thecus’ web-based management system makes a return to the N3200PRO, allowing users to configure and manage the unit through any

  • Effects of CPU frequency on 3DMark06 Scores (GTX 280 Single)

    Overclocking your CPU will affect the rest of your system components in various ways. We look at how a single GTX 280 card is affected with syntethic benchmarking using 3DMark06.

  • Creative ExpressCard Sound Blaster X-Fi Notebook & Wireless Receiver

    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.

  • Intel Desktop, Mobile & Server CPU EOL Roadmap

    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

  • Foxconn Quantum Force “Blood Rage” Final Look

    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.