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Archive for December, 2019

OCZ GameXStream 600W PSU @ 3DGameMan

Snip: Like the PowerStream and ModStream Power Supplies, OCZ has hit the mark again. While the GameXStream Power Supply doesn’t have adjustable rails or modular design, it still has lots going for it. At the top of the list for most computer users who demand quality is the requirement for the Power Supply to provide enough power for their needs. This product comes in a 600W and 700W configurations, so not a problem OCZ GameXStream 600W PSU @ 3DGameMan



MSI K8N Diamond Plus @ HotHardware

Snip: It’s a shame, really. After nearly one year on the market, Socket-939 Athlon64 motherboards are finally getting to a point where we’ve always wished they would be. Feature packed, refined, tweakable, and quiet. Why is this a shame? Well, as AMD is transitioning to their new Socket-AM2 interface, interest in Socket-939 platforms will undoubtedly dwindle away. However, there is a huge install base of Socket-939 users on the market already, and new Socket-939 processor sales will likely continue throughout 2006. So, while Socket-AM2 may be getting all the press lately, it’s still Socket-939 that’s the workhorse, powering the vast majority of AMD desktop and gaming systems on the market today. Full review @ HotHardware



Nvidia 7950 GX2 @ Bit-tech

Snip: There is no doubting that the GeForce 7950 GX2 is the fastest video card on the market today that fits into a single PCI-Express x16 interconnect, and it holds that crown by a good distance in the majority of titles. In fact, probably the only title where the GeForce 7950 GX2 loses out to competing solutions is not because it lacks speed, but because it lacks forward looking features like support for 16-bit floating point High Dynamic Range Lighting in conjunction with a multisample Anti Aliasing pattern. Full review @ Bit-tech



Grado SR60 Headphones @ ukgamer

Snip: Audio Hall of Fame member Joseph Grado started out making phono cartridges on his kitchen table back in 1953 but when the decline of the record player in the 80s started hitting profits, Joseph decided the time was right to bow out gracefully. It was his nephew John, who’d been part of the business since the age of 12, who stepped in to buy the brand name and, spotting a gap in the market he set about working with one of the few remaining employees left, engineer John Chaipis, to develop a prototype headphone design. Full review @ ukgamer



Thermalright HR01 Passive Heatsink @ Pro-Clockers

Snip: Thermalright has been one of the greatest cooling manufacturers around. They have giving us great coolers like the AX, SLK, SI and XP series of cooling devices. And if you have never used one of their coolers (you would be in a small minority) chances you have used a cooler that was a copy of Thermalright?s designs. Well, Thermalright has released another cooler that I am sure is going to perform, the HR01. Full review @ Pro-Clockers



Computex 2006: Thermalright @ techPowerUp!

Snip: At Computex Thermalright has a prototype of a TEC waterchiller. Regular coolers can be seen too, but it’s mainly sized up versions of existing heatsinks. New is a memory cooler and a video card cooler. Also there is a concept of a video card cooling device with an external heatsink. Full review @ techPowerUp!



XG Magnum 600W Externel PSU @ Techgage

Snip: Power supplies are getting bigger and more powerful each year, pumping more and more heat into PC cases. Today we take a look at an external solution that promises to lower in case temps and help your PC keep it’s cool. Full review @ Techgage



Matrix Orbital MX610 Review @ MetkuMods

Snip: Latency is not an issue here and motion blur, familiar from regular LCDs, does not exist. For example, scrolling text is easy to read thanks to this new technology. Picture quality is almost flawless but the color of the screen might be a disappointment for some. Full review @ MetkuMods



Oblivion Tips & Tricks from the Developers @ OCModShop

Snip: If you feel like starting a new character, but you want to get him or her off the ground more quickly, head to the Arena after escaping the character generation sewer. The entire arena quest line will take you a few hours to beat if you’ve sharpened your fighting skills. In the process your character will probably gain several levels, and a good bit of gold to move around on some equipment upgrades before heading out to do some adventuring. Don’t forget to check the Arena coffer on the way out. This is the best way to get a character into the mix quickly. Full review @ OCModShop



OCZ GameXStream 700w Power Supply Review @ OCIA

Snip: The GameXStream series is designed specifically for demanding computer enthusiasts and computer gamers. With quad 12-volt rails, 800W peak load, dedicated PCI-E connections for multi-GPU setups (SLI Ready), active PFC and OCZ’s 3 year PowerSwap warranty, this sounds almost too good to be true. Full review @ OCIA



XFX GeForce 7950 GX2 XXX Edition Video Card @ Motherboards.org

Snip: As far as sheer performance goes, all I can say is WOW! At this moment in time, the XFX 7950GX2 XXX Edition is unchallenged as the fastest out of the box 3D card in existence ,and the card will challenge most exsisting SLI systems as well. After that what is their really to say about an overclocked top of the line product that is basically a single card SLI solution. After that what is their really to say about an overclocked top of the line product that is basically a single card SLI solution. This card is a serious candidate for our Editors Choice Award here on motherboards.org, as it is new, innovative and faster than greased lighting. Good job XFX you have a winner in your new 7950GX2 lineup! Full review @ Motherboards.org



 
 
 
 
 

ATI and Physics Acceleration

ATI show off their physics acceleration at Computex behind closed doors, video demos inside



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






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