The Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 processor is the entry level 45nm quad-core processor from Intel, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t perform well! This 45nm quad-core ‘Yorkfield’ processor is operates at 2.50 GHz with a 1333MHz FSB and 6MB L2 cache. The Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 processor should be a decent overclocker as it has a 7.5 multiplier. Just how high can you get the FSB is the question as the multiplier is a bit low to reach much higher than 4GHz.
Armed with an nForce 780i SLI motherboard and a set of GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB video cards in 3-way SLI, we push the limits of graphics technology on our 30″ Dell monitor at a resolution of 2560×1600. A couple of months ago we showed you 3-way SLI with a set of GeForce 8800 GTX graphics cards, but today that is old news. Sit back and see what 3-way SLI looks like with a set of GeForce 9800 GTX graphics cards!
In Win has been developing some pretty interesting cases lately and the B2 Stealth Bomber is the latest ATX tower from the Xtreme Series. With an auto-sensing front door and a touch sensitive mechanism to activate the front cover this case is far from what one would expect in a computer case. Join us as we see if this tool-free case can be as stealthy as the plane its named after!
The ECS A780GM-A ‘Black Series’ motherboard is the first motherboard by the designers at ECS that uses the recently released AMD 780G and SB700 chipsets. Unlike the micro-ATX boards that we have looked at in the past this is a full size ATX board. Will the ECS A780GM-A exceed our expectations or end up falling short? Read on to find out how this Black Series board does!
The Thermaltake DuOrb CPU cooler is by far one of the most interesting looking CPU coolers on the market today. With a true Dual-Flow design it uses the system air flow to cool down surrounding temperatures and helps dissipate the heat of CPU, RAM, VRM, North Bridge, and the back of VGA card. The Thermaltake DuOrb CPU cooler gets testing on an Intel Core 2 Quad today, so read on to see if this new offering from Thermaltake can live up to its heritage.
The Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 processor isn’t even out yet, but it is by far one of the most talked about processors in 2008 and with a rumored price of $133 it is no wonder as to why. This 45nm dual-core ‘Wolfdale’ processor is operates at 2.53 GHz with a 1066MHz FSB and 3MB L2 cache. The Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 should be a great overclocker as it has a 9.5 multiplier. Read on to see how it does and if it can overclock!
With full six-direction tilt functionality and vibration support, the Zero is fully compatible with all PS3 software and control schemes. The Zero is powered by an included NiMH rechargeable battery that provides up to 25 hours of wireless gameplay. The Zero is the first controller to feature LED back-lit action buttons, heat dissipating aluminum panels and a hybrid metal-resin design. This is a PS3 controller that stands out from the crowd!
Following up on the original Cordless MediaBoard, Logitech has unveiled the Bluetooth-enabled MediaBoard Pro to give Sony PS3 users something to use. The Logitech MediaBoard Pro sports a piano black finish, a dedicated Menu button, and of course, the circle / square / X / triangle PS3 action buttons as well. A couple of AA batteries can last up to 200 hours, and the Logitech MediaBoard Pro Keyboard has a 30 foot range. Read on to see if this keyboard is right for you!
The CoolIT PURE CPU cooler utilizes a pre-plumbed, factory sealed, closed loop radiator and pump module designed to effectively and efficiently dissipate heat from the CPU. Up until now CoolIT’s CPU coolers have harnessed the power of both liquid cooling and thermoelectrics, but that is not the case with Pure. What some thought could not be done CoolIT Systems has done, released a CPU only water cooler that costs under $100.
Video cards are launching left and right these days and it’s been a confusing time for many consumers. Trying to tell people that many of the latest GeForce 8 series cards have the same core as the GeForce 9 series isn’t an easy thing to do. To complicate things even more, NVIDIA has been reducing the frame buffer size on the latest video cards. This is not only confusing to consumers, but the media as well. Today is no different, so sit back and we will try to walk you through what is going on with the GeForce 9800 GTX!
With a streamlined metal alloy casing, coiled metal cable, in-line mic and 11mm speakers, the Skullcandy iPhone Full Metal Jacket headset is fully loaded. The great news is that this headset also works with the Blackberry Curve, so more than just Apple iPhone lovers can use them! To top things off the iPhone FMJ comes equipped with a custom EVA carrying case and three sizes of ear gel sleeves. Read on to see how the iPhone FMJ does against the V-Moda Vibe Duo!
With 1GB of GDD3 memory and a healthy dose of overclocking, does the Palit GeForce 8800 GTS 1GB Sonic have what it takes to knock out the legendary 8800 GTX? Read on as we take a pair of Palit GeForce 8800 GTS 1GB Sonic graphics cards and run them in SLI against three GeForce 8800 GTX graphics cards on a Dell 30″ monitor at 2560×1600! If that isn’t enough we also overclock these already overclocked cards to the bleeding edge, which is something you’ll want to see.
When the AMD Phenom series of processors launched back on November 19th, 2007 no one could have expected just how rough things were about to get for AMD. AMD has fixed the problems with a new B3 stepping of Phenom. All of the new Phenom B3 steppings will be named with the nomenclature of what AMD is calling the ’50 series’ of processors. The four new AMD Phenom X4 processors that AMD is announcing today are the 9550 (2.2GHz), 9650 (2.3GHz), 9750 (2.4GHz) and 9850 Black Edition (2.5GHz).
With more gamers and enthusiasts using quad-core processors the need for improved cooling it a must. Many have used air cooling, but are tempted to move on to bigger and better cooling methods like water cooling. Today, we will be looking at Thermaltake’s Bigwater 760i water cooler to see how it does on an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor. Read on to see how it does against one of the best air cooled heat sinks we have to see if Bigwater 760i is worth it.
Last week, we got a chance to look at the XFX GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics card and found that it was a very powerful card for gaming. At the conclusion of that article we stated that we couldn’t show Quad-SLI numbers as NVIDIA had them under NDA. The gag order has finally lifted, so we can share with you our thoughts on Quad-SLI with a pair of XFX GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics cards!