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Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 & E6400: Tremendous Value Through Overclocking

@ 2006/07/26 read/post comments(2)
In addition to the question of performance, there's also the issue of overclockability. We've already seen that the high end Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme CPUs are fairly overclockable, thanks in no small part to Intel's 65nm manufacturing…

Best sub $100 videocard? GeForce 7300GT vs. Radeon X1600 Pro

@ 2006/07/26 read/post comments(0)
On paper the Radeon appears to have the edge since the 7300GT features just 8 pixel pipelines, 1 texture mapping unit and 4 vertex processing units. The GeForce 7300GT also only features a core clock frequency of 350MHz and 667MHz…

Sony VAIO VGN-TX3XP - Ultra-Portable Notebook

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Back in March I reviewed the Sony TX2XP and although I liked it, I didn’t consider it a big enough step forward from the previous model. Now I have the Sony VAIO VGN-TX3XP sitting in front of me and it’s…

NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX vs. 7950 GX2

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The GeForce 7950GX2 is NVIDIA's current high-end offering. While this card is based on the GeForce 7900GX2 used in Quad SLI systems, the 7950GX2 is just as long as a 7900GTX and currently meant to be used as a single…

NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS AGP shootout

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Still on AGP? Looking for what might be one of the last upgrades you can get out of your current system? We check out three GeForce 7800 GS AGP models to see if they're worth your hard earned... and there's…

Microsoft denies physics API rumours

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IT SEEMS the easiest way to find out if Microsoft is producing a DirectX physics API is to ask them. And that's exactly what the guys at Maximum PC did. A leaked issue of the upcoming September…

ThermalRight Ultra 120 Cooler

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I for one was quite impressed with the ThermalRight Ultra 120. Performance wise, it stood tall above all else, with only the Noctua close by. The 120 even killed a beginner's water cooling kit. The incredibly low noise levels it…

ECS KA3 MVP motherboard

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The ECS KA3 MVP is the first CrossFire Xpress 3200 AM2 motherboard to hit the market. It's based on the same RD580 northbridge that we saw on socket 939 variants of CrossFire Xpress 3200, but comes with the all-new and…

Build your own hardware test bench

@ 2006/07/26 read/post comments(0)
First thing to do was to test fit parts onto the 1/4" thick plywood that was chosen for the base. The little small piece of plywood standing up represents the radiator in the watercooling loop. Planning on this being used…

Gainward BLISS 7300 GT PCX Golden Sample Graphics Card

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Everyone wants graphics cards to be better AND cheaper. Is that even possible? Maybe with the release of the new Gainward BLISS 7300 GT PCX Golden Sample graphics card!

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