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Archive for October, 2021

Web Review Roundup: 31st August – BenQ 5ms Monitor & PSU Goodness

BenQ 5ms monitor – Bit-tech "At around ?200 / $350 , it’s the same cost as a Samsung 8ms 19" monitor. When it comes to gaming, why not have the extra two inches?" Abit AW8?- InsaneTek "Abit’s flagship Intel motherboard is based on the 955X chipset. This non-MAX version doesn’t come with too many fancy features but it does have a great passive heatpipe cooler for the Northbridge." More Web News: Silenx iExtrema Fans Review – Techgage Plextor ConvertX PX-TV100U USB Personal Video Converter – BFR Thermaltake Golden Orb II – Pro-Clockers OCZ 420watt ModStream ATX PSU – Marns CDA ASUS DRW-1608P DL Burner – Viperlair Samsung YH-820 5Gb Digital MP3 Player – Tweaknews MGE Magnum 500W PSU – ThinkComputers

Gainward Ultra 3500 PCX 7800 GTX Golden Sample: Single & SLI

The latest GPU to come through Pureoverclock?is the?Gainward Ultra 3500 PCX 7800 GTX Golden Sample. Phew! It’s quite a mouthful but remember the name well, as it’s one of the fastest cards you can get your mitts on! "Gainward kindly supplied two 7800GTX Golden Sample cards to allow us to test the performance in an SLI configuration. That?s ?800 worth of pixel pushing power staring back at ya!" Read the review HERE


If you want a single board that does 3D and media tuning that comes with good software, and your budget means you’re happy with the mid-range 3D performance and price of the X800 GT version, you’re staring right at it. Link to Review

China Imposes Online Gaming Curbs

Gamers in China are facing new limits on how much time they can spend playing their favourite online game. The government in Beijing is reported to be introducing the controls to deter people from playing for longer than three consecutive hours. The measures are designed to combat addiction to online role-playing games such as World of Warcraft and Lineage II. More than 20 million Chinese play games regularly, mainly in net cafes. BBC News

Intel to Release New Enthusiast Gear Soon

Intel isn’t done on this year’s high-end releases – there may be more gear to come! Secret sources at IDF have been talking about the company’s plans for the next three months. They have hinted that there will be a new Extreme Edition CPU coming in the next couple of months. Like the existing 840, it will be dual core with Hyper Threading. It will possibly sport a higher clock speed and more cache. Bit-Tech

Intel Sees More ‘Aware’ Technologies Which Can Adapt To People In Next Decade

Intel Corporation today outlined long-term research to make electronic products smarter, safer and capable of adapting to the way people use them around the world. These "user-aware" platform technologies could be used to build systems that intuitively respond to people and their ever-changing needs.

Justin Rattner, Intel senior fellow and director of Intel's Corporate Technology Group, explained in a keynote?at IDF?today that current electronic products have almost no way of knowing how they are being used, who is using them, or what the user wants to accomplish without that person directing their every move. This leads to frustration because of all the things people have to do just to use and manage their technology. The future of electronics will be driven by the need for simpler, more intuitive ways of dealing with technologies that in turn help people do what they want to do. To achieve this will require a new generation of user-aware platform technologies.

Web Review Roundup: 26th August – ‘Cow in a Churn’ Mod

Evercool Neon Crab Memory Cooler – ThinkComputers Tonkputer ‘Cow in a Churn’ MOD?- Bit-Tech SE-VOIP USB Skype Phones – BigBruin WACOM Graphire Bluetooth Tablet – 3DVelocity MSI NX7800GTX review – Guru3D

Enermax ‘Galaxy’ 1000 Watt Power Supply

Enermax have gone power mad with their latest bit of kit, the Galaxy.

X800GT, X800GTO to Support Crossfire

All of the X800 cards from ATI will support Crossfire, including the X800GT and X800GTO. You will need a master card in order to run it and have to wait for the?second driver release, as the launch drivers will?only support X800XT and X850XT derivatives. Hexus

Intel Reveals Details of New CPU Design

At 14 stages, the main pipeline will be a little bit longer than current Pentium M processors. The cores will be a wider, more parallel design capable of issuing, executing, and retiring four instructions at once. (Current x86 processors are generally three-issue.) The CPU will, of course, feature out-of-order instruction execution and will also have deeper buffers than current Intel processors. These design changes should give the new architecture significantly more performance per clock, and somewhat consequently, higher performance per watt. Tech Report

Nvidia Drivers to Support Mix-Matched Graphics Cards

NVIDIA will be releasing Rel-80 drivers within the next month, which will support mix-matched graphics cards. Whilst it is unclear if it will currently down clock the performance of the faster card – it will show a clear upgrade path for users who have SLI and a single 6-series card. We should see this within the next month. Hexus

Intel to Move to Common CPU Architecture

IDF ? Intel CEO Paul Otellini announced today in his keynote address at the Intel Developer Forum that Intel will be moving its future CPUs to a common architecture. He said the architecture will incorporate the best of the current Netburst and mobile architectures, with a focus on delivering more performance per watt. The architecture will be used in mobile platforms (code-named Merom), desktops (Conroe), and servers (Woodcrest). This processor architecture will feature a range of next-generation Intel technologies, including 64-bit compatibility (EM64T), virtualization (VT), Intel’s LaGrande security features, and Intel Active Management Tech (iAMT). Tech Report

No More HyperThreading For Intel

Intel have stated that HT is not going to feature in their next architecture. This is a bit of a shock since they spent months messaging us that HT would be the most important move in microprocessor development, Intel have removed it (read – not included it) in their next generation processor. Hexus

Web Review Roundup: 25th August – OCZ PC3200 Gold Givaway

Setting Up a Dual Display Desktop – Bigbruin OCZ PC-3200 Gold 1GB Dual Channel DDR Kit Giveaway – OCIA How to Quickly Improve Your Computer’s Performance – BFR Antec TX1050B SOHO File Server Case – ThinkComputers Hiper Clavier Aluminum Keyboard – InsaneTek Nextherm ICS 8200 Air-conditioned Case Reviewed – MetkuMods XSPC Passive Aluminium Reservoir – Viperlair Lian Li PC-777 Memorial Model Case Video Review – 3DGameman Acousti Products Dust Proof Fans – Bigbruin Thermaltake Max 4 3.5" HDD USB External Enclosure – A1 Electronics Evga E-geforce 7800 Gt (SLI) – Pro-Clockers

AMD Challenges Intel to a Dual-Core Duel

AMD has proposed a live dual-core duel in 2005 against Intel. It will be?a public performance evaluation between server platforms based on the highest-performing Dual-Core AMD Opteron? 800 Series or 200 Series processors and the corresponding Intel x86 server processors that are commercially available in volume. Should Intel accept AMD’s challenge, the duel woul take place at a public venue, with testing conducted by a neutral third-party. Industry-standard server benchmarks would include SPECjbb and SPECweb, plus measurement of energy consumption by each corresponding server. It’s unlikely Intel will accept, however, as this AMD conjured marketing?ploy can only make Intel look bad. If Intel ignore this?challenge?it?will allow them to incurr mimimum damage. If they were to accept and loose, it would essentially make Intel look incredibly stupid to the mainstream public, and loose they no doubt will…

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