Gainward has also announced their self-designed HD 4870 X2 card right after Palit announcement. By first look, you know they are of the same design made by the same company. However, Gainward made one step forward by increasing the core clock to 790MHz instead of 750MHz and given it a rather long and interesting name
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 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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 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,
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 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 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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