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Archive for December 10th, 2018

Samsung SyncMaster 215TW – 21in Monitor @ Trusted Reviews

Snip: The 20in widescreen monitor has become very popular over the past year or so, and it?s easy to see why. With more and more games supporting widescreen aspect ratios, a decent size, widescreen display with a high, but still graphics card friendly resolution seems like the perfect solution. But Samsung has pushed this concept just a little bit further with the SyncMaster 215TW, which sports a 21in widescreen panel rather than the more usual 20in Samsung SyncMaster 215TW – 21in Monitor @ Trusted Reviews



Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard @ ASE Labs

Snip: The keyboard contains the extra programmable keys on the left but also contains many more features that set this keyboard apart from other keyboards. There is a lack of extra keys. Those are what I call the "BS" keys such as email and homepage keys or other sort of quick launch buttons. It makes the keyboard look too cluttered. In the center located at the top left is the Windows key disable switch which is VERY useful for a gaming keyboard. No need to pop off your keys if you keep hitting the Windows key. This switch is hardwired and does not require software. There is a mute button and a backlight button on the top right and both do not need software to function. Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard @ ASE Labs



GeForce 7950 GX2 retail roundup @ Bit-tech

Snip: The XFX is undoubtedly the fastest of the five GeForce 7950 GX2’s on test, but it is also the most expensive by a considerable margin – at over ?527 including VAT, it represents very poor value for money, especially when you consider performance over a wide range of games. Indeed, there are occasions where its higher clock frequencies don’t result in higher playable image quality settings. Of course, gameplay is slightly smoother and the performance gap will increase at higher resolutions. However, as we have already mentioned, we feel that gaming at 2560×1600 is limited to Quad SLI for the foreseeable future. GeForce 7950 GX2 retail roundup @ Bit-tech



Cooljag AMA-P AM2 Cooler @ Pro-Clockers

Snip: Just last week reviewed one of the first Cooljag coolers, the AMA-H, assigned to work on the AMD AM2 platform. It was aimed at totally replacing the stock OEM unit and adding just a touch more performance. Today, Cooljag has sent us another cooler that should top the AMA-H, the AMA-P. The AMA-P is a light heavyweight that is sure to pass up the H version due to it being completely made of copper. Let?s see how well it does. Cooljag AMA-P AM2 Cooler @ Pro-Clockers



Thermaltake Muse LanDisk external HDD enclosure @ A1 Electronics

Snip: Today we are reviewing the latest Muse LanDisk external 3.5" IDE enclosure which not only looks great but is an ideal storage system which lets you use either a Lan or USB connection. Thermaltake Muse LanDisk external HDD enclosure @ A1 Electronics



Day of Defeat: Source Updates Impressions @ Techgage

Snip: Valve has unleashed a new DoD: Source update, and this one is a winner. Included is a brand new mode, Detonation, which will be familiar to some CS players. Two new maps and the film grain graphic effect are also included. We give our first impressions inside. Day of Defeat: Source Updates Impressions @ Techgage



Dell 2407WFP 24 inch widescreen monitor @ Bit-tech

Snip: Dell has become one of the first brands that hardcore geeks like us look to when choosing a monitor. Isn’t that bizarre? Despite the ‘Dull’ brand so often associated with it, recent years have seen the Texas firm redefine the TFT market with some great monitors at insane prices. Dell 2407WFP 24 inch widescreen monitor @ Bit-tech



Epox 9U1697-GLI K8 s939 Motherboard @ PC Stats

Snip: The Epox 9U1697 GLI motherboard that’s passing through the PCSTATS test labs today is based on ULi’s last chipset which was quite a sleeper, the M1697. Make no mistake about it, the Epox 9U1697 GLI motherboard is inexpensive but that doesn’t mean it’s a slow motherboard! Now here is the tricky part – while there are two PCI Express x16 slots on the Epox 9U1697 GLI motherboard, they do not officially support nVIDIA SLI or ATi CrossFire. Dual videocards can be used for multiple 2D displays, like for workstation style applications – but that’s it. Now that nVIDIA owns ULi, it’s possible that it may eventually certify the ULi chipset as SLI compatible, but that is something you shouldn’t bet on. Epox 9U1697-GLI K8 s939 Motherboard @ PC Stats



ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe AM2 Motherboard @ Virtual-Hideout

Snip: Ok I know I said I wasn’t going to review the ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe (wireless edition) motherboard when I wrote my AM2 overclocking article. However, I just couldn’t help myself because this board is quite simply the most feature-packed motherboard I’ve ever used. ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe AM2 Motherboard @ Virtual-Hideout



HIS X1300 512MB DDR2 PCI-e video card @ BFR

Snip:? Today we have the last card in our HIS X1300 series of reviews; the X1300 dual DVI 512MB PCI Express. Unlike the previous two cards, this X1300 does not feature the IceQ cooler and instead uses a passive cooling solution. This is most likely because this card is not a part of the "Turbo" line of HIS cards meaning that it has received no overclock and comes at the normal X1300 speeds right out of the box. The core and memory speeds on this card are the typical 450MHz and 250MHz (500MHz effective). HIS X1300 512MB DDR2 @ BFR





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