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Enermax Noisetaker II 701AX 600W Power Supply @ 3dGameMan

Snip: The Noisetaker II 701AX 600W Power Supply has everything you would expect from an Enermax product. It offers quality reliable power and it’s stable. These are things everyone wants from a Power Supply. More often then not people go for a cheap Power Supply solution and this is not a wise decision. A Power Supply is a vital part of any computer system, especially for today’s demanding Personal Computers. This product is well suited for the gaming enthusiast to workstation servers. Full review @ 3dGameMan

EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GS CO SuperClock @ MVKTech

Snip: This year NVIDIA released in February an AGP version based upon the GeForce 7800 chip. Somehow the AGP market is still bigger then the PCI Express and therefore NVIDIA saw the need to kick out a new product to bring em at the top of the performance gain in the AGP world. By releasing the GeForce 7800 GS AGP based upon the GeForce 7 series released previously NVIDIA made sure they can deliver top notch performance and an attractive upgrade path for all AGP system owners. And with EVGA being a close partner of NVIDIA, we see the release of the e-GeForce 7800 GS CO SuperClock. Full review @ MVKTech

Abit AN8 32X Motherboard @ Pro-Clockers

Snip: Over the past several ages Abit has been making history with some of their motherboards. The likes of the classic BH-6 help to start the overclocking movement coupled with an Intel 300A processor. Next, came the NF7 and the AMD mobile 2500+, that a lot of people, believe it or not are still running this setup. And one of the last great motherboard to come from the Abit stable is the IC7 MAX3. Today, we have what could be the next big board from Abit, the AN8 32X. Full review @ Pro-Clockers

XFX GeForce 7900 GT XXX @ Noticias3D

Snip: Few days after its announcement and in a while where already they are possible to be acquired in the stores, we have in hand a fleeting analysis of a XFX GeForce 7900 GT XXX. No, it does not have anything to do with Diesel Vin, but without a doubt it is a card destined to destroy any mark. With the respect of the 7900 GTX and the 1900XTX. Full review @ Noticias3D (Spanish) Full review @ Noticias3D (Google translation)

Nikon Coolpix S3 6.4MP Digital Camera @ BFR

Snip:? Nikon?s Coolpix digital camera line has been well-regarded since its earliest days, and now includes a wide range of 17 models from entry-level to prosumer cameras. The Coolpix S3 fits in the middle of the range and is aimed at the user seeking style combined with ease of use. In the Coolpix S3, Nikon offers a subcompact design with great looks, a generous 6 megapixel imager, a 3X optical zoom lens, a large 2.5 inch LCD screen, and a feature set designed to make it easy to use, even for the beginner. Full review @ BFR

Perpendicular Hard Disk Drives Article @ BTXFormFactor

Snip:?Hard Disk Drives store all our most valuable data, our contacts, email, family photos and the like, but increasingly space is getting cramped in drives… Perpendicular Hard Disk Drives aim to stem the theoretical limit of disk capacity, and this article aims to explain how and why. Full article @ BTXFormFactor

OCZ EL DDR PC-4000 XTC Platinum 2GB @ Overclockers Online

Snip: The performance of the OCZ EL Platinum XTC modules is very good for the frequencies that it was able to run at. Not only are the primary timings of 3-3-3-8 very impressive at these speeds but the secondary timings were quite tight providing some very exciting SuperPi times and synthetic bandwidth numbers. Benchmarkers and gamers alike will definitely want to check these modules out when shopping for high performance 2GB memory kits. Full review @ Overclockers Online

AMD 65 nm announcement expected next week

The Inq has stated that AMD is to finally announce there 65nm parts next week. It most likely will announce what is already known from leaked roadmaps?flying around the web, which is that the dual-core 65nm AM2 based ‘Brisbane’?will be available in?the first half of 2007. You never know though, with Intel’s recent?flurry of press coverage?regarding Conroe benchmarks and details of the quad-core?Kentsfield?sheduled for early 2007, this announcement next week may offer a few large suprises over the leaked roadmap….??

X1900 series shrinks to 80nm

ATI has released information to its AIB partners that an 80nm R580 is on the cards. There will be no other tweaks or functionality incorporated into R580+, just the die shrink from 90nm to 80nm. The benefits an 80nm process will bring to R580 are a cooler running and less power hungry X1900 series?along with?potentially cheaper production of the R580 core, which is extremely necessary as R580 is a much larger (in transistor count)?and more?costly chip to produce compared to G71. Overclocking potential should theoretically improve, too and that’s one of the main reason to be excited.? ATi’s current 90nm R580 is powerful, but it does run hotter and consumes more power than the 7900 series cards, so this move by ATI is a necessary one to pile the pressure on Nvidia before G80 and R600.

NiBiTor v2.8a Released

MVKTech has just released a new version of NVIDIA BIOS Editor (NiBiTor) software. NiBiTor is the defenitive BIOS tweaker that supports the latest NVIDIA graphics cards. NiBiTor allows graphics card enthusiasts to have full control over advanced features and functionality found on firmware on supporting cards. This to gain some extra performance, enable hidden features and extra stability on the NVIDIA graphics cards. Changes in this Version: Added support for GeForce 7300 GS PCI-E Added support for GeForce 7900 GX2 PCI-E Updated support for GeForce 7900 GT PCI-E Direct Link:http://www.mvktech.net/content/view/3034/

Quad-core Kentsfield planned for early 2007

Intel?s successor to Conroe, the quad-core Kentsfield will be available as early as January 2007. It will first show itself under the Extreme Edition brand name and filter down thereon after. Kentfield is essentially two 65nm Conroe?s on one chip. Intel?s P965, Q965 and G965 motherboards will be ?Kentsfield ready? but early 975X boards may not. You can find a pic of Kentfield at Dailytech. Let’s just hope software support ramps up?over the next 6-12 months so we can all enjoy the massive performance leaps.

New 7600 and 7900 series cards from Galaxy

Galaxy may be well known to many of our international readers but here in the UK they are relatively unknown. This is set to change soon as Galaxy is working hard to enter the UK market and cause quite a racket! Galaxy is set to release some non-reference boards based on the 7600 GT and 7900. No hard details on the clocks of these cards as of yet, but Galaxy?is known for adding unique features to there non-reference boards, like dual bios capability and an overheating buzzer alarm which will alert the user if the card overheats to unsafe levels. Cooling will be provided by Zalman, and as you can no doubt see below, a passive 7600 GT is on the cards, too.

Microsoft denies Vista code changes

Microsoft has slammed?the article by Aussie technology website Smarthouse which claimed that sources within the company said as much as 60 percent of Vista’s code needed to be rewritten. "This is speculation with no demonstrable basis in fact. There aren’t any Xbox developers moving over to the Windows Vista team. Vista is feature complete, which means that the code writing process is basically over. The next phase of development focuses on security, testing and fit/finish – not writing new code," a Microsoft spokesperson told BetaNews. Of course, Microsoft would?say this, but without more evidence you cannot disprove?there position?either. Looks like we’ll all just have to wait and see if Vista hits retail in January.

OCZ to roll out 4GB kits in time for Vista

OCZ have stated they will ship 4GB memory kits (2x2GB)?before Microsoft Vista launches.

60% of Vista needs re-writing?

The Inq is reporting that up to 60% of the code in the consumer version of Vista may need to be rewritten. It has something to do with Media Centre code; apparently they cannot get it to work properly in its current format and will have to make a lot of changes to "jack it in". Microsoft has also admitted it has major problems in its Windows division which has lead to a decision to restructure it in its entirety.?Microsoft has been making a lot of bad decisions lately. You may recall a big revamp of its online search engine that was reported to have cost $150 million and gained them little market share. Let?s hop Vista stays on track after this major hiccup.

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