Intel E8600 Core 2 Duo Processor Review

Intel E8600 Core 2 Duo Processor Review

For those of you that have been in the dark for the last year, Intel’s 45nm Wolfdale processors have been the best thing since sliced bread. For the average consumer these processors offer fantastic performance with incredibly low TDPs and prices. Just recently our favorite piece of Hafnium infused circuits received a makeover with the release of the new E0 stepping. Read on to see how the 3.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 Processor does!

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ASUS Striker II NSE Motherboard Review

ASUS Striker II NSE Motherboard Review

Asus tries their hand at the 790i SLi Chipset with the Striker II. How will it fair against the top boards in production today? Is it worth your hard-earned dollars? Will it straighten out the US economy? All that and more is what we intend to find out! This motheroard is part of the Republic of Gamers (ROG) series and is considered by ASUS to be the best of the best. Read on to see how the best NVIDIA chipset does on the premiere ASUS motherboard series.

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Intel DX58SO ‘Smackover’ Motherboard Does Triple-Channel Memory

Intel DX58SO ‘Smackover’ Motherboard Does Triple-Channel Memory

Details on the Intel DX58SO ‘Smackover’ motherboard are becoming crystal clear here at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco! For those that haven’t been keeping up on the bleeding edge of technology the new chipset that Intel will be releasing to support Core i7 processors (Nehalem) is the X58 Express (Tylersburg).

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IDF 2008 – Intel Solid State Drives and Inside The X18-M

IDF 2008 – Intel Solid State Drives and Inside The X18-M

One of the most anticipated SATA Solid State Drives (SSD) to come to market has been the upcoming series by Intel. During a briefing at IDF yesterday we found out some more details on these drives and actually have an non-working engineering sample to take home with us. Read on to see the features on the Intel Solid State Drives and see what they look like inside!

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Intel IDF 2008: 16GB DDR3 Memory Modules With MetaRam

Intel IDF 2008: 16GB DDR3 Memory Modules With MetaRam

Intel is demonstrating a server with 160GB of memory using Hynix DDR3 R-DIMMs and Meta SDRAM technology in the Advanced Technology Zone here at IDF this week. MetaRAM just announced their second-generation chipset that supports DDR3 memory today and we just happened to walk by the demo system. If you haven’t seen a single platform with 160GB then take a look!

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Intel IDF 2008 – Opening Keynote Highlights

Intel IDF 2008 – Opening Keynote Highlights

Pat Gelsinger was on stage and kicked off IDF 2008 by giving the audience an overview of this year’s show. Pat Gelsinger is going to talk about Digital Enterprise and Mobility this afternoon, so he handed things over to former CEO Craig Barrett to get the ball rolling. Read on to see what was talked about at the opening keynote!

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Diamond  HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 Video Card Review

Diamond HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 Video Card Review

The cost of high performance video cards has dropped drastically in the last year. Gone are the days of the GeForce 8800 Ultra reigning supreme and gone are the $600-$1000 cards needed to game at high resolutions. The HD 4870 is AMD’s fastest single-GPU card available on the market and packs quite a punch for a graphics card that can be found for under $250 after rebate. Read on to see how the Diamond Radeon HD 4870 does against a number of other cards in the same price range.

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Corsair 2GB DOMINATOR DDR3 2133MHz Memory Kit

Corsair 2GB DOMINATOR DDR3 2133MHz Memory Kit

Last month on July 1st, Corsair Memory announced the immediate availability of a new DOMINATOR DDR3 memory kit running at 2133MHz. The launch of this memory kit made it the world’s fastest DDR3 memory solution in production volume, a title that it still holds over a month later. Read on to see how this kit does on an EVGA nForce 790i SLI Ultra motherboard at 2135MHz.

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Kingston HyperX 2GB PC3-14400 Memory Kit with Intel XMP

Kingston HyperX 2GB PC3-14400 Memory Kit with Intel XMP

Today we look at a Kingston HyperX 2GB 1800MHz DDR3 memory that has been certified under the Intel Extreme Memory Profile (Intel XMP) validation program to offer PC builders and gaming enthusiasts automatic setup when using select Intel X38/X48-series chipsets. Read on to see how the kit performs against DDR3 memory kits running at 1333MHz/1600MHz and then when overclocked!

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XFX GeForce 9600GT XXX Edition Video Card Review

XFX GeForce 9600GT XXX Edition Video Card Review

The 9600GT is one of the premier mid-range graphic cards on the market today. The XFX GeForce 9600GT XXX Edition takes this mid-range card and pumps up performance with a factory overclock and non-reference cooler. Read on to see how the XFX GeForce 9600 GT 512MB DDR3 XXX Alpha Dog does against the more expensive GeForce 8800 GT graphics card in a number of games!

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Palit Radeon 4870 X2 CrossFire Video Card Review

Palit Radeon 4870 X2 CrossFire Video Card Review

The Palit Radeon HD 4870 X2 graphics card is finally released now that AMD has lifted the embargo on the fastest graphics card in the world. See how this card is redefining the world of computer graphics with its pair of GPUs and 2GB of GDDR5 memory! See how the Radeon HD 4870 X2 performs in CrossFireX versus a number of leading NVIDIA GeForce GTX products.

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BlueAnt Supertooth 3 Bluetooth Handsfree Speakerphone Review

BlueAnt Supertooth 3 Bluetooth Handsfree Speakerphone Review

The BlueAnt Supertooth 3 handsfree Bluetooth speakerphone provides a safer, legal alternative to talking on your cell phone while you drive. Voice prompts provide assistance to help you connect the device with your phone and upload your address book. With up to 15 hours of talk time and a charge time of just 3 hours is this Bluetooth speakerphone right for you? Read on to find out!

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The AMD 790GX Chipset Arrives – Asus M3A78-T Motherboard

The AMD 790GX Chipset Arrives – Asus M3A78-T Motherboard

AMD has finally released the AMD 790GX chipset for enthusiasts around the world. The AMD 790GX chipset is designed for performance gamers and multimedia enthusiasts alike, and promises to deliver outstanding gaming as well as full HD video performance. With the AM2+ processor in mind the AMD 790GX Chipset along with the ATI Radeon HD 3300 graphics core provides awesome gaming compatibility and fantastic multimedia capabilities right out of the box at an ultra competative price.

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Tagan Aplus CS Monolize Full Tower Case Review

Tagan Aplus CS Monolize Full Tower Case Review

Today we are looking at the CS-Monolize case from Tagan. Everyone may know Tagan for their power supplies, now they expanding to the realm of enthusiast cases, and they went big. The Tagan Monolize features a pair of huge 250mm side blue LED Fan with control on the side door for some serious airflow!

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NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card Preview

NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card Preview

The new NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT is touted as the perfect and best performing mainstream graphics board solution on the market today. The GeForce 9500 GT can be found for just $69.99, needs no external power connector and has a maximum board power rating of just 50 Watts. Very impressive for a board that supports PhysX techology, CUDA applications like F@H and can still run intense 3D games!

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