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Crucial Ballistix PC2-8500 2GB DDR2 Kit

@ 2007/04/20 read/post comments(0)
Crucial may not currently hold the record for having the fastest DDR2 modules on the market, but that doesn't mean we can't have a go at overclocking their recently released Ballistix PC2-8500 2GB kit! Read on to find out how… Go To Full Article

ECS 965PLT-A Motherboard – Intel 946GZ Chipset Tested

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ECS (Elitegroup Computer Systems) has been good enough to supply us with its latest model called the 965PLT-A. While the board has “965” in its name, it does not actually feature a 965 chipset. In fact it is based on… Go To Full Article

Lian Li PC-A10 Case

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If you are in the market for a high quality mid-tower case, I would strongly recommend the Lian Li PC-A10 Case. It has amazing styling, plenty of drive bays, excellent air circulation, removable motherboard tray and its all aluminum. One… Go To Full Article

AMD posts quarterly loss amid Intel price war

@ 2007/04/19 read/post comments(3)
AMD said its net loss for the fiscal first quarter was $611 million, or $1.11 per share, compared to a profit of $184.5 million, or 38 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue fell 7.4 percent to $1.23 billion. Go To Full Article

Qimonda and Advantest Develop Test Hardware for GDDR5

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Samsung Electronics has already showcased GDDR4 chips operating at 4GHz, two times higher compared to currently available 2.0GHz GDDR3 and GDDR4 memory devices. Originally it was estimated that GDDR4 would scale to about 2.8GHz in 2007 and in 2008 the… Go To Full Article

ZEROtherm GX700 and GX710 VGA Coolers

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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

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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

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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

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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

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