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Archive for October 18th, 2021

Patriot PDC1G4800+XBLK DDR-600 1 GB Kit @ Pro-Clockers

Snip: Since the introduction of their DDR3200 XBLK line of memory, Patriot has been at the top of their game. Combining high FSB and low timings make it a line of ram worth looking into. If you were to think some time back, you will probably remember that they were the first to release some ultra DDR2 with the PDC22G5600+XBLK. Now they are back at it with the 4800+XBLK. Full review @ Pro-Clockers

Vizo Luxon 3.5″ HDD external enclosure @ A1 Electronics

Snip: The top thing must be its usability and life where you can install either a IDE or SATA hard drive so as you change over from IDE to SATA you can put your existing older hard drive in this enclosure. Or buy a new drive. Full review @ A1 Electronics

Zalman Fatal1ty FS-V7 VGA Cooler @ OCIA

Snip: Put the card back in your system, plug the adapter into a 4 pin molex, and plug the fan in. The white connectors are low speed, the black ones are high speed. From my experience with the VF-700CU, low speed will offer plenty of cooling. At low speed, the fan is virtually silent. At high speed, the fan is pretty audible, but nowhere near as loud as say, an 80mm case fan running at a full 12V. Full review @ OCIA

Intel’s Conroe Benchmarked @ HotHardware

The guys at Hot-Hardware?have a full suite of benchmarks with Intel?s future generation 65nm Dual-Core CPU – Conroe. If you haven’t read anything on Conroe yet WAKE UP!! Intitial benchmarks?using a 2.66Ghz Conroe outperform an FX 60 overclocked to 2.8Ghz on near identical test rigs, and were not?talking small margins here either. Full article @ HotHardware

7900 GTX and GT retail board details

As expected, both 7900 GT and GTX boards are available in the retail channel as of this afternoon, so i thought I’d post a quick roundup of AIB partner boards you can add to your?shopping cart?now and pay off later on your credit card 🙂 There’s the usual flurry of basic boards available. All the boards below carry default specs: 7900 GTX (all clocked at 650/1600)– Leadtek GeForce 7900 GTX 512MB– MSI GeForce 7900 GTX 512MB – Asus EN7900 GTX 512MB– XFX GeForce 7900 GTX 256MB 7900 GT (all clocked at 450/1320)– Leadtek GeForce 7900 GT 256MB – MSI GeForce 7900 GT 256MB– Asus EN7900 GT 256MB– XFX GeForce 7900 GT 256MB Some board partners have released factory overclocked boards today with XFX leading the way. Here’s a real quick roundup: 7900 GTX– BFG GeForce 7900 GTX OC 512MB [670/1640]– Leadtek GeForce 7900 GTX Extreme 512MB [675/1660]– XFX GeForce 7900 GTX Extreme Edition 512MB [675/1700]– XFX GeForce 7900 GTX 512MB XXX Edition [700/1800] 7900 GT– BFG GeForce 7900 GT OC 256MB [475/1360]– Leadtek GeForce 7900 GT Extreme 256MB [520/1430]– XFX GeForce 7900 GT Extreme Edition 256MB [520/1500]– XFX GeForce 7900 GT XXX Edition 256MB [560/1650] Those XFX Extreme boards are going to be seriously fast, that’s for sure. Gainward have also released news of 7800 GTX and GT BLISS boards but as of yet the clocks are not known. Rumours has it that there might be 1GB boa...

Nvidia 7900 GTX, 7800 GT and 7600 GT reviews

As you are no doubt fully aware by now, the 7900 GTX, GT and 7600 GT were all launched today. Many of the usual suspects have reviews out today and here’s a quick list for you to read over. GeForce 7600 GT, 7900 GT & 7900 GTX (SLI) review @ Guru3D NVIDIA’s GeForce 7600 GT and 7900 series GPUs @ Tech Report NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX, 7900 GT and 7600 GT Preview @ Hexus NVIDIA GeForce 7900GTX 7900GT and 7600GT Series @ HotHardware XFX 7900 GTX XXX Edition Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews NVIDIA GeForce 7 Phase 2 Roundup @ Motherboards.org Tiny 90nm G71 and G73: GeForce 7900 and 7600 Debut @ Anandtech As predicted?a single?7900 GTX lags a little behind?an X1900 XTX. Interestingly once in SLI it easily outperforms X1900 XTX CrossFire solutions, especially in F.E.A.R. Also predicted in a story yesterday, the 7900 GT is a little faster than a 7800 GTX and costs quite a bit less, around ?270. Enjoy!

CeBIT: Nvidia extends SLI to notebooks

CeBIT ? NVIDIA today announced it is to bring SLI to notebooks. SLI technology enables two GeForce Go 7800 GTX GPUs to be used in notebooks based on the nForce4 SLI core-logic solution. The GeForce Go 7800 GTX was the first top-of-the-line notebook GPU to deliver performance on a par with desktop PCs, and provide the gamer with enthusiast-class performance on the road. ??Desktop PCs featuring SLI technology still had the performance edge. They needed that edge because of the higher resolution desktop monitors,? said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president of the GPU business unit at NVIDIA. ?Now gaming notebooks with extreme HD resolutions of up to 1920?1200 are here, requiring more processing power so gamers can still turn up their 3D quality settings. SLI technology delivers that power?creating high-performance notebooks for gamers on the go.? Notebooks featuring SLI technology are available now from top-tier gaming system builders worldwide, including Sager, Alienware, Velocity Micro, and Voodoo as well as partners ABS, AJP, BioHazard, Cybersystem, Evesham, Gericom, Hypersonic, Multirama, Olidata, Plaisio, ProStar, rockdirect, Rombus, Savrow, Vicious PC, XS2, and Wortmann.

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