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Archive for June 18th, 2021

Sapphire Radeon X1900 XT @ PCMasters (ger)

Snip: In times where Games become ever more complex, in order to lead us into the digital reality, where HDR lets us see still reallere worlds, there are pure computing power in demand. The two large giants within the range go different ways and these become also clear if one goes into the digital world. Today however more in such a way are to be around the ATI ‘ ische conversion and become we today once the R580 alias RADEON X1900 XT Sapphire under the magnifying glass to take more exactly. Full review @ PCMasters?(ger)

NVIDIAs GeForce 7950 GX2 @ HotHardware

HotHardware evaluate the features and performance of NVIDIA?s brand new GeForce 7950 GX2.?They’ve benchmarked the card versus the best ATI and NVIDIA had to offer, and go into detail on Forceware Rel. 90.? Head on over to the site and check it out? Full review @ HotHardware

NVIDIA’s GeForce 7950 GX2 video card @ Tech Report

Snip: NVIDIA?has been talking?publicly about Quad SLI for half a year now, and Quad SLI configs have been shipping for a few months in a select number of ultra-high-end PCs.? Today, at long last, NVIDIA is unveiling a consumer version of its Quad SLI component card, the GeForce 7950 GX2.? A single GX2 plugs into one PCI Express slot, but it actually has a pair of printed circuit boards, two GPUs, and two sets of memory chips onboard.? By itself, the GeForce 7950 GX2 is an SLI setup on a stick, a dual-GPU powerhouse that fits into the same space as any other high-end graphics card with a dual-slot cooler.? Slide two of these puppies into a system side by side, and you have the potential for Quad SLI–but not the reality, apparently, if you’re just a lowly DIYer. Confused?? So are we.? But we do have a GeForce 7950 GX2 in our grubby little hands, and it’s still a heckuva thing, quad SLI or no. Full review @ Tech Report

Ultra X-FinityT 500/600 Watt PSU @ Pro-Clockers

Snip: Not long ago we took a look at the modular X-Finity power supplies from Ultra which was a sweet unit to be reviewing. But for those that don?t see modular cabling in your future or need a little less or a less more for that matter, we have two offering for you today in the form of the X-Finity 500 and 600 models from Ultra. Full review @ Pro-Clockers

Thermaltake ToughPower 550watt power supply @ Tweaknews

Snip: Thermaltake has a real winner in the Toughpower 550W. This is just the first entry in the Toughpower series, and it’s impressive. But, if 550 watts isn’t enough for you, there are Toughpowers in the works with up to 750 watts and modular cables will be available on selected models. Outstanding stability like this, however, doesn’t come cheap. Full review @ Tweaknews

Podcast: Pirate Bay, Intel Core 2 Duo, and Dell’s New XPS Systems @ Digital Tren

Snip: The big news of the week centers around the raid on The Pirate Bay, where Swedish officials confiscated the servers and equipment of a bit torrent site. Will they be back? Well, looks promising, but you?ll have to go here and refresh until TPB sees the light of day once again. While you?re waiting, check out the updated Intel roadmap. Chicago. You can get some of the best pizza in the world there. You can also get pulled over by a Segway riding cop. I?ve seen ?em, and yes, it is as awkward as you might expect. But if that isn?t disturbing enough, take your faulty hard drive to Best Buy, so they can pawn it off at a flea market. Just remember to use Eraser first. Vonage had their IPO this week. Whew! What a stinker!" Full review @ Digital Trends

New DFI motherboards coming

DFI’s nforce4 boards were absolute favourite’s amongst overclockers and with very good reason, so when they start to ready new boards based on new chipsets you should take note. There are quite a few new boards on there way for both Intel and AMD based on both NVIDIA’s nForce 5 series and the ATI RD580 and RD550 chipsets. On the NVIDIA and AMD socket AM2 side of things the current LANParty UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert will be replaced by the LANParty UT nF590 SLI-M2R/G. The LANParty UT nF590 SLI-M2R/G will be the only nForce 590 SLI based board DFI is offering this generation. The board will feature two PCI Express x16, one PCI Express x8, one PCI Express x4, and three PCI slots. There will also be a total of eight SATA II ports with six powered by the NVIDIA MCP and two ports powered by a Silicon Image SIL3132 controller. DFI will support Dual Gigabit LAN which means there will most likely be Teaming support. An nForce 570 SLI based LANParty UT nF570 SLI-M2/G will replace the previous LANParty UT nF4 SLI-D/DR. Features will be similar to the nForce 590 SLI based board except there will be two PCI Express x1 slots instead of the PCI Express x8 and x4 slots on the LANParty UT nF590 SLI-M2R/G. The Silicon Image SIL3132 SATAII controller is also removed. Replacing the entry-level LANParty UT nF4-D/nF4 Ultra-D models will be the LANParty UT nF570-M2/G. The board will be similar to the nForce 570 SLI variant but lack support for SLI. You can fine more?details on DFI&#...

OCZ Mini Kart 1GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive @ ThinkComputers

Snip:?To some people carrying around a lot of accessories like phones, PDA’s, iPod’s, etc is a pain. So what do people usually always carry on them? A wallet! What if you could fit one of your most used accessories, your flash drive in your wallet? It would not take up anymore space than your credit card! Well OCZ has just released their Mini-Kart flash drive and they were nice enough to send us the 1GB version. So let’s check it out. Full review @ ThinkComputers

Antec Performance One P180 Mid-Tower Case @ Viper Lair

Snip: As far as quiet goes, the P180 is perfect. The 3 speed TriCool fans, the triple layer side panels and rubber bushings on everything adds up to a VERY quiet PC. Currently the only thing I am able to hear when the case is sitting on my desk a couple of feet from me is the PSU fan and the 80mm heatsink fan. Once I get my water-cooling system installed I imagine this system will be almost 100% silent. Full review @ Viper Lair

Intel Pentium 820 D 2.8GHz Dual Core @ Techgage

Snip: If you are looking to upgrade to a dual core rig, but want to do it cheaply, then Intels 8** series may be for you. We are taking a look at the 820 D, a 2.8GHz chip with 1*2MB cache. What makes it a great value is the fact that it overclocks to almost 4GHz on air. But compared to other similar chips on the market, is this one worth your cash? Full review @ Techgage

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