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Zotac GeForce 8800 GTX AMP! Edition Review

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On the whole, Zotac's first foray into our labs has been a pretty good one. Of course there is very little differentiation, aside from clockspeeds, from most other board partners out there because Nvidia’s high-end cards are all built by… Go To Full Article

Silverstone SG03 Case Review

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Overall Silverstone did a remarkable job, with more plusses than minuses. Let's start with the gripes: Aside from the obvious limitations one might expect from a SFF enclosure, there are a few options that would have been nice additions to… Go To Full Article

CoolIT Systems Eliminator CPU Cooler Review

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Personally, I like the Eliminator much better than the Freezone. I enjoy the smaller footprint as well as it leaves much more space for those who may have large Northbridge coolers. Despite the slightly lesser performance in its ability to… Go To Full Article

Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2-1066/PC2-8500 2GB Kit Review

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The Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC2-8500 CL5 memory modules reaches with default Vmem clearly the top of all tested memory modules and even beat their own Ballistix PC2-8000 modules. The frequency of 461 MHz was reached with the Athlon 64 3000… Go To Full Article

Sapphire HD 2600XT Crossfire Review

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What the results of this review show us is interesting. Although single and twin 2600XTs can perform well in synthetic benchmarks and in games that don't have lots of Anti Aliasing and Anistropic Filtering, they really fall down in games… Go To Full Article

The Single 12V Rail SilverStone Olympia OP650 Power Supply Review

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The second special characteristic is the single 12V rail. In a time when other manufacturers are building up to six 12V rails in their PSUs, Silverstone has come up with a single rail able to pull a load up to… Go To Full Article

Windows Live, DX10 looking up for XP

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With Gears of War being announced for PC, creator Cliff Blezinski has been telling journalists that the game is coming to Windows XP as well as Vista, complete with Games for Windows Live integration for multiplayer and achievements.<br><br> Go To Full Article

Editorial: High end Mainboards need more I/O

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TOP NOTCH mainboards are not cheap, with $500 a piece not too far from the most expensive offerings - especially if the mainboard happens to use the Extremely Expensive Nvidia 680i chipset, which can easily amount to close to a… Go To Full Article

ATI's dual RV670 to beat Geforce 8800 Ultra, but only in 2008

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ATI's only hope is to put two RV670 cards together and such a dual chip card should be able to take the performance crown out of Nvidia's G80 Ultra. The biggest trouble is that at the time RV670 comes to… Go To Full Article

Intel P31 Chipset almost as good as P35

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HKEPC has got their hands on a P31 chipset based motherboard from Gigabyte, the GA-P31-DS3. This is an entry level motherboard with pretty basic features and the P31 as with the upcoming G31 chipset, is paired with the old ICH7.… Go To Full Article

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