Power DVD 7 : No AVIVO nor Pure Video

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As you certainly know, Power DVD 7 is out. We tryed the Deluxe edition with Both ATI and NVIDIA cards. Even with the hardware acceleration enabled, there is no improvement in CPU usage. It's the same with and without.…

HIS ATI Radeon X1300

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So you can see that HIS’s implementation of the ATI X1300 series card kicks for its category and price range. Not to mention the silent passive cooling is a treat. This is a great card for a gamer that has…

nMedia HTPC 300SA

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My first experience with nMedia was when I was asked to do a custom HTPC build with one of their HTPC 200 cases, although I had a few issues with it (the low height being one of them) I wouldn't…

ASUS P5N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard

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ASUS delivers a one-two punch to the competition by releasing the P5N32-SLI Deluxe, using the Intel version of the nForce4 x16 chipset. Just how well does this stack up to its AMD counterpart?

Antec Performance CPU Cooler

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Today we're going to looking at a brand new HSF, simply called the Performance CPU Cooler, just introduced by Antec® a company well known for design and manufacture of cases, fans, and other quality cooling solutions. While well versed in…

Auto geek hits highway for surreptitious runs in jet-powered VW

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The Navy surplus General Electric T58-8F is that menacing, giant cigar-like item sticking out of the VW's hatchback. When he fires it up, standing next to it is a bit like standing next to one of the engines of a…

ATI and nVidia - Can They Do No Wrong?

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First of all, what people need to understand about the GPU business is historically a major slaughtering of the competition only occurs when the other falls flat on their face. So if the green team falls flat, the red team…

ASUS AGEIA PhysX Hardware Tested

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We're still a little skeptical about how much the PhysX card is actually doing that couldn't be done on a CPU -- especially a dual core CPU. Hopefully this isn't the first "physics decellerator", rather like the first S3 Virge…

Cooler Master May 2006 Contest

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This month we're giving away Cooler Master's newest power supply - iGreen Power 430W! Everyone can use a free high efficiency power supply to curb those rising electricity prices. The most important piece of information for every…

2x1GB DDR Memory Roundup: Corsair, Mushkin and OCZ

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Games such as Battlefield 2, F.E.A.R, Quake 4, and more recently Oblivion are setting an obvious trend that will only continue. If you’re a serious gamer then you really should have 2GB of fast system memory, and if you currently…

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