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ZEROtherm GX700 and GX710 VGA Coolers

@ 2007/04/19 read/post comments(0)
ZEROtherm are a relatively new player in the cooling market. They have a number of different heatsinks including the odd Butterfly range and flower coolers; all of which feature at least one heatpipe. Today I have two of their universal… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master GeminII CPU Cooler

@ 2007/04/19 read/post comments(0)
Based on my experience, the use of at least one fan makes the GeminII a top performer. The cooler should not be used passively on any modern processor. It easily beat the Intel stock cooler and also helped Go To Full Article

Noctua NF-S12 and NF-R8 cooling fans

@ 2007/04/19 read/post comments(0)
One such company that is gaining a burgeoning reputation for high quality yet quiet cooling components are Noctua, whose Austrian-designed products have gained many plaudits. Today, we'll be looking at two of their case fans, the 120mm NF-S12 and the… Go To Full Article

ATI Mid-Range may follow in NVIDIA's Footsteps

@ 2007/04/19 read/post comments(0)
Neither G84 or RV630 are (going to be) massively under-performing products -- they're just not very compelling if the IHVs and their partners don't get the pricing dead on. Pricing is incredibly important in the mid-range, as £10-20 can make… Go To Full Article

Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 in RAID 0: Is Two Terabytes really better than One?

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In our first look at Hitachi's new Deskstar 7K1000 we thought it was the best 7200rpm drive that has passed through our labs. Throughout testing we found the performance of the drive to be very balanced across a broad spectrum… Go To Full Article

GeForce 8 Streams to the Mainstream

@ 2007/04/19 read/post comments(1)
Today we are taking a look at the G86, the GeForce 8600 GTS, which can boast DirectX 10 support, high image quality, modern micro-architecture and low power consumption. But how fast is it in contemporary games? Let’s find out together… Go To Full Article

Catalyst 7.4 Drivers Released

@ 2007/04/18 read/post comments(0)
OpenGL performance in Windows Vista improves for the entire ATI Radeon X1000 series of products in both single card and hardware Crossfire configurations. Typical Improvements of 15% or more can be seen games such as Doom 3, Quake 4 and… Go To Full Article

Thermalright HR-09 announces mosfet heatsinks

@ 2007/04/18 read/post comments(0)
As many hardware enthusiasts would know, there are three major heat sources from your computer system; CPU, north and south bridge chipset, and PWN-IC which is also known as MOSFET. The increasing density of MOSFETs on an… Go To Full Article

Intel Penryn Performance Preview

@ 2007/04/18 read/post comments(0)
Obviously we'll reserve final judgments on Penryn for our official review of the CPU, but these initial results look very promising. We would expect to see clock for clock Penryn vs. Conroe improvements to be in the 5 - 10%… Go To Full Article

BAPCo® RELEASES SYSmark®2007 Preview

@ 2007/04/18 read/post comments(0)
San Mateo, California – April 18, 2007 - The latest version of the premier performance metric that measures and compares PC performance based on real world applications was released today by the Business Application Performance Corporation or BAPCo®, a non-profit… Go To Full Article

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