Contemporary Dual-Core Desktop Processors Shootout

@ 2006/07/23 read/post comments(1)
The launch of Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors inspired us to conduct detailed comparative testing of all dual-core CPUs. In this article you will find the latest data on the consumer features of Core 2 Duo, Pentium…

Matrix Orbital MX630 USB 2x20 Green PLED Display

@ 2006/07/23 read/post comments(0)
In this review we are going to look at the Matrix Orbital MX630, a 2-line display unit for your 5.25 inch drive bay that uses a new display technology - the PLED (Polymeric Light Emitting Diode). The PLED offers lower…

Abit AW8D Motherboard

@ 2006/07/23 read/post comments(0)
The AW8D board is an excellent example of an Intel 975X board with one rather big exception. Total lack of support for the new Core 2 Extreme and Core 2 Duo CPUs means that those wanting this motherboard are limited…

Apevia X-Pleasure Blue Aluminum Case

@ 2006/07/23 read/post comments(0)
Everyone needs some pleasure in life and Apevia’s X-Pleasure is designed to fulfill your desires. The structure of the case is built from aluminum with an all-plastic front plate that allows it to weigh in at a very light 19…

Firingsquad on HardOCP´s "real-world benchmarking"

@ 2006/07/23 read/post comments(7)
According to [H]ardOCP, "real-world" CPU performance testing means using a variety of AA, AF, resolution and in-game settings to try to average 40fps... or 35fps, or 73fps. Whatever the video card happens to max out at. "Real-world" benchmarks take no…

Coolermaster iGreen 430W PSU

@ 2006/07/23 read/post comments(0)
I’ve never really seen Coolermaster as a PSU manufacturer; but today I’m testing one of their new energy and money saving units that should help save the planet and your pennies. However, has this energy efficiency sacrificed stable rails and…

Silverstone Strider 600W PSU

@ 2006/07/23 read/post comments(0)
With the introduction of power hungry video setups like Crossfire and SLI, having a PSU that does what it says on the tin is more important than ever. We have borrowed one of the most demanding PC configurations known to…

ATI Radeon X1950 Announced (Photo of reference cooler inside)

@ 2006/07/22 read/post comments(7)
Radeon X1950 at launch will come in two flavors: a high clock "XTX" version, and a CrossFire version. Both cards feature 512MB GDDR4, and the only major difference between the two is that the CrossFire X1950 houses the composite engine…

AMD Set to Acquire ATI for $5.5 – $5.6 Billion

@ 2006/07/22 read/post comments(4)
Advanced Micro Devices and ATI Technologies are expected to announce the deal, under which the former is to acquire the latter for $5.5 or $5.6 billion. The deal may be announced in just a few days, according to reports.

No Quad-Core Chips from AMD Till Mid-2007

@ 2006/07/22 read/post comments(2)
Advanced Micro Devices said during its second quarter of fiscal 2006 conference call that it would not launch quad-core processors till the middle of next year, but will showcase such chips by the end of 2006. This confirms earlier unofficial…

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