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Archive for July, 2020

Guide: Get the Most Out of Your PSP: Accessories @ Digital Trends

Snip: Sony?s PSP has been a smash hit in the gaming world. With tons of great features already built in, such as Wi-Fi and external storage, people are constantly looking to trick out their PSP so that every possible piece of technology available is in their grasp. From protecting your investment with a quality case to giving your PSP 4GB of storage, the range of options for customizing your system is endless! We?re here to showcase 10 great accessories you?ll need to get the most out of your Sony PSP. Full review @ Digital Trends

OCZ 2GB Platinum Edition DDR500 Dual Channel Memory @ BFR

Snip:? As we computer users know all too well, hardware growth will simply never stop and seemingly never slow down. This of course means more hardware upgrades and more often. A common question someone looking to upgrade asks is, "Will this new hardware I’m about to purchase be able to perform on tomorrow’s applications in a year or two?" In today’s memory market 1GB will no longer receive a "Yes" response to that question. 2GB is the new "1GB" in memory. Even the next Windows operating system, Vista, will stress the importance of having a solid amount of memory in your computer. Full review @ BFR

Enermax Aurora Aluminum Keyboard @ Pro-Clockers

Snip: Style and class is something that a lot of us look for when looking to purchase a new computer case, but not until now that style and class can also apply to other things computer related. I never thought about a keyboard having sleekness, until Enermax was generous enough to send over their Aurora Aluminum keyboard. Full review @ Pro-Clockers

LCG 350W & 500W Power supplies @ Gamepyre

The Question on many minds is now ? will these units be worth my money, yes, or no. Dependant on how they are priced, I can foresee that the 350W unit will handle lower end systems well, while the 500W unit wouldn?t have too much trouble powering entry level gaming rigs (Single Core and Single Card). Unfortunately, with limited SATA connectors, no support for SLI, and cooling that needs to be slightly re-worked, the prospective future for this well built, and quiet running power supply begins to darken quickly. So, the solutions are simple ? modify the heatsinks slightly to attain more surface area ? having flat tops is a great idea, so long as the holes are sufficiently large. Full review @ Gamepyre

Kingston’s HyperX DDR-500 PC4000 1Gb kit @ CPU3D

Snip: I’m very impressed with Kingston’s HyperX DDR-500 PC4000 1Gb kit. Not only did I get great results, but also rock solid stability. I seriously can’t fault them. The performance I got at default DDR500 settings were great, and also they great for overclocking. Full review @ CPU3D

PrimeCooler Aqua Ready 1 water cooling kit @ A1 Electronics

Snip: Today we take pleasure as we review their latest water cooled heatsinks system, Aqua Ready 1. A complete ready plumbed and ready filled system in a box as we can see in this picture. Full review @ A1 Electronics

Intel’s Woodcrest processor previewed @ Tech Report

Snip: If you follow?server and workstation processors at all, you probably have a sense that Intel’s Xeon has been having some trouble competing with AMD’s Opteron. Intel is looking to reverse its fortunes in the server and workstation markets with a series of new products designed to take on the Opteron and win. The first wave of those products is being introduced today in the form of a new server platform, code-named Bensley. This platform consists primarily of a new chipset that will be mated with a trio of new Xeon processors, also scheduled to arrive in stages. The star of that lineup, once it arrives, will be the Woodcrest microprocessor based on Intel’s new Core microarchitecture, which promises higher performance and lower power consumption than current Netburst-derived Xeons. I recently attended a reviewer’s workshop in Portland, Oregon where I got to spend some quality time with a pair of Woodcrest processors on the Bensley platform, and I came away impressed. More importantly, I came away with some benchmark scores we can compare directly to AMD’s Opteron 285. Full review @ Tech Report

Scythe Mine CPU Cooler @ Techgage

Snip: Heat is the enemy of any electronic component and most especially the CPU. If your CPU is overheating you won’t get the performance you should and if your cooler is screaming to relieve that heat you’ll wish there was a better way. Today we look at a cooler that offers good performance without mind numbing noise, the Scythe MINE. Full review @ Techgage

Viewsonic VA2012w 20.1″ Widescreen Monitor @ UK Gamer

Snip: The idea of using a widescreen monitor may, at first, seem like something that would only appeal to genuine movie nuts, in fact that’s an opinion I held myself, but after using today’s review candidate for a couple of weeks I was won over. There’s certainly more to widescreen than a night in with a good DVD. Full review @ UK Gamer

AMD’s socket AM2 reviews

Today is the launch day for AM2, and to coincide with this all the usual suspects have detailed coverage. Here’s the list: AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+/FX62 CPU Review @ Motherboards.ORG Socket AM2 and Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Preview @ NordicHardware Socket AM2 chipsets collide @ Tech Report NVIDIA nForce 500 Preview @ techPowerUp! AMD’s AM2: FX-62, X2 5000+, nForce 590 and RD580 @ Hot Hardware Socket AM2 Platform: DDR2 SDRAM Support from AMD @ X-bit labs AMD’s New Socket AM2 CPU @ Hard OCP

Arctic Cooling Accelero X1 VGA Cooler Review @ Bigbruin

Snip: I am impressed by the performance of the Arctic Cooling Accelero X1. It outperforms the previous model, the NV Silencer 5, by a few degrees, and cooled the card much better than the default eVGA cooler. The Accelero X1 would be a great choice to keep your graphics card as cool as possible, especially if overclocking. Full review @ Bigbruin

Seagate 750GB Barracuda 7200.10 @ Techgage

Snip: Seagate has introduced to us once again the largest consumer drive available, and we have it on our testbench. Surprisingly, not only does it have much more space than the previous 500GB model, it also proves to be much faster. Let’s take a close look at the drive, and see just what perpendicular magnetic recording can offer us. Full review @ Techgage

PowerColor Radeon X1900 GT @ ComputerBase

Snip: since the launch of nVidia’s next generation GPU G71, also known as GeForce 7900 Series, at CeBIT 2006, there has been no adequate competitor to the GeForce 7900 GT within the AT Radeon X1900 Series. Last friday, roughly two month later, ATi introduced the Radeon X1900 GT. Our detailed review takes a look at ATis new mid range hope, its performance in relation to other ATi and nVidia? products, temperature, loudness, overclocking and much more. Full review @ ComputerBase (ger)

7900GS, 7600GTX, 7600LE and 7300GT rumour

NGOHQ bring word of some possible new cards looming from Nvidia. This will pile on yet more pressure for ATI, who currently have sporadic mid-range offerings nowhere near as clear cut as Nvidia’s Snip: "Today we had the chance to speak with a very reliable, unofficial source who is very familiar with some of Nvidia?s plans. The same source gave us some news regarding additional members of the GeForce 7 family. Since this source is unofficial, consider the following information as a rumor: 7900GS, 7600GTX, 7600LE and 7300GT." Full story @ NGOHQ

X1900 GT face-off @ Bit-tech

Snip: The GeForce 7900 GT is a very good overclocker, while the Radeon X1900GT looks to be a bit of a mixed bag at the moment. If you’re looking to overclock, we feel that the GeForce 7900 GT is the better deal if you find one at a good price. However, if you’re planning to run your video card at stock speeds the final decision will depend on the games you’re looking to play. Full review @ Bit-tech

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