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Razotech Green Ram Mod Kit Review @ Modthebox.com

Modthebox.com have just informed us of?their new review: Razotech Green Ram Mod Kit! Snip: "Once a system is powered, consumers will be treated to an animated LED display that does provide a good amount of illumination inside a case interior. The LED diodes are very bright and run various "Knight Rider" style chase sequences that can be toggled at a push of a button." Read the full review HERE

Basics of Flash Memory, Part 1: SD and MMC @ Bigbruin.com

Bigbruin.com has posted a new and very interesting article about the basics of flash memory. Snip: "Flash memory is available in so many formats that it can be difficult to know what will work with any particular device. Devices such as MP3 players, PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and personal computers can take advantage of flash memory to bolster their storage capacity, but selecting the right format may be easier said than done." Read the full article HERE

Arctic Cooling Silentium T1 @ InsaneTek

InsaneTek have a review up the Arctic Cooling Silentium T1 Snip: "By now, you should all be very familiar with Arctic Cooling products and their capabilities.? Their cooling solutions make computing in silence a reality.? The VGA silencers are winning awards at every site and their Freezer coolers are now the preferred choice for my test bed.? With VGA coolers, CPU coolers, and case fans already set, what’s the next step in providing a cool computing environment?? The case.? Arctic Cooling’s step into the case category was somewhat surprising, considering that the majority of new cases today cater towards gamers.? All those cases focus mainly on looks and not any increased cooling performance.? Arctic Cooling has a different approach.? They look to provide better cooling performance while still maintaining the low level of noise they’re very well known for.? With the goals in mind, they created the Silentium T1 and T2." Read the full review HERE

CeBIT 2005: XFX DUAL 6800 Ultras /w 512MB per card!

Hexus are at CeBIT and have found?a rig running two XFX 6800 Ultras and get this, both cards have 512MB! Snip: "Oh yes, you can rely on us to bring you the good stuff. Over here at CeBIT, the mighty (and rather impressive) XFX stand is showing off the very latest in GFX grunt.. a very sexy SLi set up using two 6800Ultra 512megs!" Read the full article HERE

Web Review Roundup! – 10th March 2005

Some interesting reviews from around the web for you to seek your teeth into. DHT-819C 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Speaker @ Bigbruin.com5.1 channel speaker system. Thermaltake Beetle @ InsaneTekGreat looking heatsink! Xtrac Hybrid Mouse Pad Review @ mikhailtech.comHigh performance haming?mouse mat. Speeze EEA67B4 VultureSpin III @ A1 Electronics.netHeatsink fan combo.

Evercool WC-202 @ Rbmods

RBmods have just posted a review of the Evercool WC-202 "Today we are taking a closer look on one of Evercool’s newest watercooler kits. It’s a nice little thing which only requires one of your 5.25" drive bays and one of your 80mm fan holes inside the case, if you choose too use that extra radiator they have included. Well, let’s quit this chit-chat and start with the review! (Actually, I’m pretty bad on these introductions." Read the review HERE

XG Vortex 500W Power Supply Video Review@3dGameMan.com

3dGameMan has posted a video review of the XG Vortex 500W Power Supply. "The XG Vortex 500W Power Supply performs very well and looks stunning with its all-aluminum construction and two windows. It comes with two blue LED fans (120mm & 80mm) which can be easily adjusted in speed. There are plenty of sleeved leads which increase airflow inside your case. In addition, the sleeving and all the connectors are UV reactive. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better overall PSU. Watch the Video to find out more…" Watch the review HERE

Star Honours for Video Game Icons

Pong creator Nolan Bushnell and Donkey Kong maker Shigeru Miyamoto have received the first-ever ‘Walk of Game’ stars for video games in San Francisco. The two men were honoured at a ceremony on Tuesday for their services to the video game industry. Pong was one of the first video games and was made by Bushnell while at Atari. Miyamoto’s Donkey Kong helped usher in a golden age of gaming. Read the full story HERE

PlusDeck 2 Computer Cassette Player Review @ A1 Electronics.net

A1 Electronics.net have just posted their latest review of the PlusDeck 2 computer cassette player! "A super computer device for those of us with a collection of now old cassette tapes where we can now listen to them on our computer and make top quality recording for CD, MP3 or any other recording format we want. Use of the Plus Deck 2 cassette player could not be easier, simply half push in the cassette tape and press the relevant button on the cassette player." Read the full review HERE

New “Vapochill Micro” Brand – Phase Change Hits Mainstream?

Powering the fastest PC?s on the planet for almost a decade the compressor-based VapoChill? CPU cooler technology is now launched in a compact, reliable and highly effective solution: VapoChill Micro [TM]. The prospects for a new mainstream industry standard are solid.

Broenderslev, Denmark March 8th 2005 - asetek Inc. (DK), long-time market leader in high-end processor cooling technologies, has joined forces with the Leonhardt Group Industries (Germany) to launch a compact and highly effective CPU cooler technology. The already patented cooler technology, to be mass-marketed under the VapoChill Micro [TM] brand name, is based on the vapor phase principles of the compressor run VapoChill XEII [TM] and LS [TM] CPU coolers.

Game Developers Play With Intel’s First Dual-Core Software Development Platforms

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 8, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced it has been working closely with game developers on threading their games and has expanded seeding of its dual-core-based software development platforms. These efforts will fuel gaming software and features such as physics, artificial intelligence, character animation and world simulation that can take advantage of multiple CPU cores and threads.

The effort -- part of the Intel Software and Solutions Group's Early Access Program -- is based on the dual-core Intel? Pentium? Processor Extreme Edition that also includes Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, providing the ability to process four software "threads," and the Intel? 955X Express Chipset, formerly codenamed "Glenwood."

Updated AMD roadmap for 2005/6@A1 Electronics

A1 Electronics.net have just posted their AMD roadmap for 2005/6 Take a look HERE

News @ Beyond3D regarding NVIDIA’s plans for 2005

“…I think you?ll see the industry move up a little bit in performance. But I don?t think you?ll see any radical changes in architecture. I doubt you?ll see any radical changes in architecture even in the fall…” It seems NVIDIA will be focusing on improvements to Shader Model 3.0 architecture in their product refreshes for 2005, rather than bring any radically new changes to their current high-end technology. Makes sense to us. Few games have begun to scratch the surface of Shader Model 2, let alone 3. “Architecturally we?re still in the shader model three type era.” Read the full news article http://www.beyond3d.com/#news20937.

Gigabyte 3D1 and GA-8AENXP bundle review @ Anandtech

It’s been out for a couple of months now, but still interesting to know about. Gigabyte has released the 3D1 graphics card: Basically two GeForce 6600 GT GPUs on a single card. From Anandtech: “Gigabyte is hitting multi-GPU technology hard out of the gate with a single board 6600 GT solution dubbed the 3D1. We were able to get our hands on this and two new motherboards from Gigabyte last week for a round of holiday testing. The two major focuses of the article will be to explore any advantages offered by the 3D1 over two-card SLI solutions, and to take a first look at the performance of the GA-8AENXP Dual Graphic Intel SLI offering from Gigabyte…” How does the innovative 3D1 compare to the usual, multi-card SLI solutions? Read more http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2315.

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