Diamond Radeon HD 3870 1GB GPUs Don’t Have 512-bit Memory Interfaces

Diamond Radeon HD 3870 1GB GPUs Don’t Have 512-bit Memory Interfaces

This past Tuesday we did an article on the Diamond Viper Radeon HD 3870 1GB video card and it turns out some of the details in that article were incorrect. When the Diamond Multimedia launched the first 1GB ATI Radeon HD 3870 graphics card they had the memory interface incorrectly labeled as 512-bit. Legit Reviews contacted the Diamond Multimedia marketing department and they confirmed it was really just 256-bit.

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Asus M3A78-EMH HDMI Motherboard Review

Asus M3A78-EMH HDMI Motherboard Review

The AMD 780G chipset is all the rage right now for micro-ATX socket AM2+ motherboards. Today, we take a look at the ASUS M3A78-EMH HDMI motherboard. It features DX10 compliant integrated ATI RV610-based graphics, which supports dual VGA outputs including DVI/HDMI interfaces with HDCP. It also incorporates AMD’s UVD with hardware acceleration of H.264, VC1 and Mpeg2 used in HD DVD and BluRay disks. Is this board the right choice for your next HTPC or PC?

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Alienware High Definition Media Server Review

Alienware High Definition Media Server Review

Cutting-edge technology is coming home with the Alienware High Definition Media Server. With wireless high definition media streaming, full digital home automation readiness, 4 terabytes of hot swappable hard disk drive content storage, and Blu-ray high definition movies, your house just got a whole lot smarter. Read on to see our thoughts on a $7,000 HD media server!

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AMD Phenom X3 8750 Triple-Core Processor Review

AMD Phenom X3 8750 Triple-Core Processor Review

Just hours ago AMD announced the availability of three new AMD Phenom X3 triple-core processors that feature the latest B3 stepping. AMD first announced triple-core processors back in September 2007, but only just recently launched the AMD Phenom X3 8000 series last month. AMD has finally brought the ‘B3′ stepping to the triple-cores and has announced three new AMD Phenom X3 triple-core processors that make up the new ’50-series’.

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Diamond Radeon HD 3870 1GB GDDR3 Video Card Review

Diamond Radeon HD 3870 1GB GDDR3 Video Card Review

Last week Diamond Multimedia launched one of the first 1 gigabyte, overclocked versions of the ATI Radeon HD 3870 graphics card. Diamond claims that the performance matches against Nvidia’s new GeForce 9xxx series, as well against
the Radeon HD 3870 X2. We fire up the Dell 30″ to test out this claim at 2560×1600 to see just how the larger frame buffer does on a number of games. We then overclock the card and give you our thoughts!

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Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB SATA Hard Drive

Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB SATA Hard Drive

The Western Digital 300GB VelociRaptor is the newest member of WD’s 10,000 RPM SATA hard drive series for enthusiasts and gamers. The VelociRaptor still has the same DNA as the Raptor series, but it offers a whole new level of performance. WD also has something new called the IcePAK that helps keep the drive temperatures down and still allow this 2.5″ HDA drive to mount in a standard case.

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Intel Core 2 Quad 9300 Processor Review

Intel Core 2 Quad 9300 Processor Review

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.

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NVIDIA 3-Way SLI With GeForce 9800 GTX Graphics Cards

NVIDIA 3-Way SLI With GeForce 9800 GTX Graphics Cards

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!

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In Win B2 Stealth Bomber ATX Computer Case

In Win B2 Stealth Bomber ATX Computer Case

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!

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ECS A780GM-A Motherboard Review – AMD 780G Chipset

ECS A780GM-A Motherboard Review – AMD 780G Chipset

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!

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Thermaltake DuOrb CPU Cooler

Thermaltake DuOrb CPU Cooler

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.

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Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Processor Review

Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Processor Review

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!

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Nyko Zero Wireless Controller for Playstation 3

Nyko Zero Wireless Controller for Playstation 3

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!

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Logitech Cordless MediaBoard Pro Keyboard for PS3 & PC

Logitech Cordless MediaBoard Pro Keyboard for PS3 & PC

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!

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CoolIT Systems Pure CPU Cooler – Water Cooling For Under $100

CoolIT Systems Pure CPU Cooler – Water Cooling For Under $100

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.

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