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ATI's next generation - Southern Islands

@ 2010/03/31 read/post comments(0)
ATI's next generation was revealed to be N. Islands on an official roadmap back in 2009. It was meant to be a 32nm process, with release sometime between Q4 2010 and Q1 2011. Unfortunately, thanks to TSMC's 40nm botch-up, they… Go To Full Article

Asus, Gigabyte mull cheaper USB 3.0 mobos

@ 2010/03/30 read/post comments(0)
Could USB 3.0-enabled motherboards soon wander into the lower echelons of the market? Yes, suggests DigiTimes. The site relays an Apple Daily story that says both Asus and Gigabyte are considering the addition of USB 3.0 connectivity to their "mid-range… Go To Full Article

XFX Abandons GeForce GTX 400 Series

@ 2010/03/30 read/post comments(0)
XFX is getting cozier with AMD by the day, which is an eyesore for NVIDIA. Amidst the launch of GeForce GTX 400 series, XFX did what could have been unimaginable a few months ago: abandon NVIDIA's high-end GPU launch. That's… Go To Full Article

French test 146 CPUs in 12 Benchmarks

@ 2010/03/30 read/post comments(0)
This survey that represents the largest compilation of results ever presented on BeHardware.com, gives a good idea of developments since 2005, the date when the first dual core models were launched by AMD and Intel. Moving from the 90nm engraving… Go To Full Article

Noctua NH-D14 Heatpipe Cooler Review

@ 2010/03/30 read/post comments(0)
Noctua have a justified reputation of silent, yet powerful cooling. Partnering with the Austrian Institute of Heat Transmission and Fan Technology(!) allows some serious science behind their products, and as seen in the performance of their other kit we’ve reviewed… Go To Full Article

Xigmatek Durin D982 Cooler Review

@ 2010/03/30 read/post comments(0)
Xigmatek's Durin D982 CPU cooler lives up to its diminutive namesake in size, although I doubt that the Norse dwarf was as loud as the latter day Durin. To be fair, this cooler would be much more at home in… Go To Full Article

A-DATA S599 100GB SandForce SF-1200 Solid State Disk

@ 2010/03/30 read/post comments(0)
We managed to get the first review of a SandForce SF-1200 product out before anyone else when the Corsair Force F100 went up just last week. At the time we were planning on the A-DATA S599 arriving before the Corsair… Go To Full Article

Geil Black Dragon PC3 12800 CAS 9 6GB Review

@ 2010/03/30 read/post comments(0)
I was able to raise the base clock of the processor all the way up to 167MHz, which allowed the memory to achieve 2000MHz, which is a 400MHz overclock. Now to achieve this, I did need to raise a few… Go To Full Article

Kingston SSDNow SNV425-S2 128GB

@ 2010/03/30 read/post comments(0)
Today brings both a surprise and a non-surprise. The non-surprise? Kingston has added another SSD to its lineup. The surprise? This drive is the same capacity as competing premium SSDs but retails for about $100 less. So what's the catch?… Go To Full Article

Plextor PX-128M1S 128GB SSD Review

@ 2010/03/30 read/post comments(0)
Plextor, best known for manufacturing optical drives, has finally stepped into the SSD market with the PX-128M1S, a 128GB drive that uses multilevel cell (MLC) NAND flash memory. The PX-128M1S is a 2.5", SATA 3Gb/s drive, which makes it compatible… Go To Full Article

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