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Archive for October 24th, 2021

Socket AM2 pricing information

Dailytech have some tasty pricing information on AMD’s socket AM2 processors. As of yet there is no information on the hugely popular 1xx Opteron’s, though it’s most likely they will show up at launch or soon therafter. AMD Desktop Processor Price List: Athlon 64 FX-62 AM2 $1,236 Athlon 64 X2 5000+ AM2 $696 Athlon 64 X2 4800+ AM2 $645 Athlon 64 X2 4600+ AM2 $558 Athlon 64 X2 4400+ AM2 $469 Athlon 64 X2 4200+ AM2 $365 Athlon 64 X2 4000+ AM2 $328 Athlon 64 X2 3800+ AM2 $303 Athlon 64 3800+ AM2 $290 Athlon 64 3500+ AM2 $208 There seems to be no A64 3200+ part, if you click the link above you’ll see Sempron’s have taken over at these speed grades. Recent rumours over the web regarding AM2 performance is a little worrying, though its too early to tell how accurate this all is.

Sony’s PSP-only UMD format cold shouldered

Looks like Sony’s Universal Media Disc,?the?PSP-only movie format, is drastically fizzling out of favour?with the major film studios. While the discs initially sold well?at PSP’s launch, sales rapidly dropped off and movie companies are no longer interested in producing titles. According to the article, At least two major studios have completely stopped releasing movies on UMD, while others are either toying with the idea or drastically cutting back. A high-ranking executive said: "We are on hiatus with UMD," he said. "Releasing titles on UMD is the exception rather than the rule. No one’s even breaking even on them." Did anyone really see a point to UMD anyway?

Spire VertiCool II Heatsink @ Viper Lair

Snip: Heatpipe technology has come a long way, The very first review I ever wrote was for a heatpipe based cooler and I remember thinking, "Man, this will never get off the ground" This was back in the day of big, solid copper heatsinks like the SLK 800 being the dominant force in air based cooling solutions. These days just about every high end heatsink is built around heatpipe technology. Full review @ Viper Lair

Connect3D X1900XT 512MB @ 3DGameMan

Snip: If you wish to play the latest games with all the eye candy enabled on a widescreen display, a very fast Video Card is required. The Connect3D X1900 XT 512MB GDDRIII with dual DVI-I and VIVO is just that card. It loaded with the technologies and 512MB of GDDR3 memory gives this card a clear advantage. In a single configuration it’s hardcore enough, but for the gamer that needs the fastest setup, it is also Crossfire ready. This is one product that can handle any graphically demanding game. Watch the Video to find out more. Full review @ 3DGameMan

Unitek-Colors-IT Atrix A9001 Case @ Technic3D

Snip: The Atrix A9001 ATX Case from Unitek-Colors-IT are easily pre-modded and shows a few of interesting features. See you at the following review on Technic3D. Full review @ Technic3D

GeIL 2GB PC2-8000 Value Series @ Techgage

Snip: So, you think you have fast DDR2? Then you better check out the GeIL PC2-8000, which happens to be the fastest we’ve ever seen, and the benchmarks prove it! It’s also probably the most expensive ‘value’ ram you will set your eyes on, but is it worth the cash for the ultimate performance? Full review @ Techgage

Alienware Area-51 M5500 @ HotHardware

Snip: HotHardware evaluate the features and performance of Alienware?s Pentium M powered Area-51 m5500 notebook.? In addition to the slick aesthetic Alienware?s machines are known for, the m5500 also sports some useful features like a hybrid graphics system that can be switched from the Intel IGP to a more powerful GeForce 6600 Go.? Click the link below and check it out Full review @ HotHardware

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