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Archive for October 24th, 2021

Enermax CS-718 Chassis Review

Should this server chassis be on the short list for demanding users??We find out in this 12 page review. Snip: ?To fully appreciate Enermax?s design with this case, you need to understand the current state of form factors. There is currently a transitional period taking place. The ATX form factor (Advanced Technology eXtended) will eventually be replaced with BTX (Balanced Technology eXtended), Intel?s new internal PC design standard for combating the ever increasing power demands of components, such as processors and graphics cards. Despite all these increases in heat and power output, the demand for quieter working environments from the consumer is ever increasing. BTX will attempt to address these crucial issues. The CS-718 is not BTX, though, but during this transitional period, BTX has inspired case designers to implement BTX style designs using the ATX form factor. Enermax is one such company.? Read our full review HERE

Intel commissions Futuremark development

HEXUS has learned that we are close to seeing the first ‘multi-threaded’ benchmark available for consumers. This will enable consumers to see performance of a threaded gaming environment. This benchmark, commissioned by Intel, will be called Mechanoids. It is based on a series of droids moving around the screen which stresses the system in different ways. Read it HERE

Can RAID Systems Fail? @ Viperlair

RAID promises speed and disaster prevention, but is it perfect? Viperlair look into this, as well as outlining some flavours of RAID. Snip: "RAID undoubtedly offers more data protection than non-RAID disk systems. However, the management of the disks and the data distribution across them can be complex. Complex redundant systems can suffer failure, most often not a fault of the technology used or the design of the array, but most likely because of its failure to correctly apply these systems which leads to a single point of failure causing disastrous data loss." Check?the article HERE

OCZ Modstream 520w PSU @ OCIA.net

OCIA.net has posted a review on the OCZ Modstream 520w PSU. Snip: "Heatshrink is used near the molex connectors instead of the sleeving continuing all the way to the connector. A previous PSU that I looked at ran the sleeving all the way to the molex, which made for some pretty stiff ends that were a little difficult to work with in some situations." Read it HERE

Xuke Mp600 mp3 player @ Rbmods

Rbmods take a look at a nice looking mp3 player. Snip: "I have not taken a look on a mp3 player for a while but today it’s time again. I got a flash based player from Xuke on the test bench today. At the first look it seems to be a very small player with decent battery time but how about the sound quality and the accessories? We will compare it to a few mp3 player sizewise to see how big it really is. In the marekt for a flash based mp3 player stay tuned for this review." Read the review HERE

NVIDIA nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition @ Viperlair

NVIDIA officially released the nForce 4 SLI for Intel on the 5th April, and Viperlair take a look at the technology as well as throwing a dozen or so benchmarks at it. Snip: "Application performance is probably secondary as the nForce4 SLI is aimed squarely at gamers and enthusiasts. Going back to AMD Vs Intel, it used to be pretty clearly AMD all the way, but now the waters have muddied somewhat as the nForce4 SLI Intel Edition has bridged the gap by allowing the user to plug in two NVIDIA cards into their system. Granted, one card will also do for those who can’t splurge on two cards, but the idea we’re trying to make clear is you now have a choice." Read the full review HERE

HiS Radeon x800XL, 850 XT and x850 XT PE @ Guru3D

In a rather extensive article, Guru3D goes in-depth on not one, not two, but three graphics cards from HiS. Namely the HiS Radeon x800 XL, x850 XT?and x850 XT Platinum Edition. Snip: "Both x850 products really are expensive though, there was a very good reason that I wanted to include the Radeon x800 XL results in these tests also. As that card my friends, still offers the most bang for your bucks. If you’d make a calculation in the amount of money that you pay versus the framerate that XT would extinguish the 850 XT and XT PE versions from a price point of view. But that’s not what this review is about." Read the full article HERE

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