ATI’s finally joins NVIDIA in the DirectX 10 market space by hard launching the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT video card, which is their new flagship graphics card. The core on the Radeon HD 2900 XT is clocked at 743MHz and its 512MB of GDDR3 RAM is clocked at 825MHz. Does this $399 video card have what it takes to beat out the NVIDIA 8800 series or does it get beat? Read on to find out!
The day has come for ATI and NVIDIA to go head to head on the first DirectX 10 video game benchmark! Call of Juarez is going to be one of the first PC games to take advantage of DirectX 10, we took the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX and ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT video cards out for a test drive on it. Don’t expect high frame rates on this one though! Read on to get the low down.
Later this month Intel Bearlake desktop motherboards will be released for the very first time. While these motherboards will feature the latest and greatest Intel P35 chipsets they also happen to be the first desktop platform that utilizes DDR3 memory modules. For those that don’t know DDR3 is the next generation of Double Data Rate (DDR) Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM). Read on to find out more about DDR3 and what it might mean for you.
The Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 motherboard is the top of the line of Intel P965 motherboards that Gigabyte carries. Gigabyte has numerous Intel P965 based boards and keeps upgrading and improving on the previous versions. The GA-965P-DQ6 offers Quad Cooling, Quad eSATA 2, Quad BIOS, and Quad Triple Power Phase, all solid Capacitors and excellent heat resistance for enhanced system durability.
Based on the GeForce 8800 series GPUs, the GeForce 8600 series finally brings DirectX 10 to the masses at mainstream price points. The Geforce 8600 GTS is the successor to the 7600 GT, which was one of the best value DirectX 9 graphics cards of 2006. Read on as we look at the Albatron GeForce 8600 GTS Video Card and compare it to several others around the same price point!
The Sunbeam UFO Acrylic Cube Case is a translucent gaming case. Featuring a top mounted, desktop style motherboard layout with space conservative placement of the power supply and input drives, the UFO is a strange marvel. Read on to see how the Sunbeam UFO Acrylic Cube Case does as we install it and use it with our quad-core gaming system.
NVIDIA has recently released a new chipset based on their 600-series for the Intel platform. The new 650i Ultra chipset lacks SLI support, but offers strong features and performance for a ~$100 motherboard. The NVIDIA 650i Ultra chipset supports 1333MHz FSB processors and we were able to take it to 1950MHz with ease. Read on to see how this ~$100 motherboard does compared to several other chipsets as we run it through the standard benchmarking and overclocking tests.
The GeForce 8800 Ultra takes the world’s fastest GPU and pushes it further: with a core clock of 612 MHz, a shader clock of 1500MHz and a memory clock of 1080MHz, the GeForce 8800 Ultra sets a new benchmark for 3D graphics performance. The GeForce 8800 Ultra will set you back at least $829, which makes this not only the fastest, but one of the most expensive cards out there.
The EVGA e-GeForce 7600 GS 512MB video card can now be found for under $100 and features double the amount of memory that was on the original 7600 GS video cards that were launched last fall. Read on as we take a look at this budget friendly DirectX 9 PCI Express graphics card as we cover the bundle, gaming performance and overclocking on a card that doesn’t do too shabby on newer games!
When standard air-cooling just won’t cut it anymore, but you don’t want to mess around with liquid-cooling options, that leaves you with one choice to get your processor into plaid speeds — the ULTRA Chill-TEC Thermoelectric Hybrid CPU Cooler! Will the Ultra ChillTec Thermoelectric cooler be able to outperform the big boy’s of the air cooling world?
It’s no secret that EVGA is the top add-in-board partner (AIB) when it comes to NVIDIA graphics card. It’s tough not being the top dog, but being behind the industry leader doesn’t mean that you can’t nip at the heels of the guy in front of you to let him know that you are still there. XFX has recently done that and lashed out at EVGA! Read on to find out how!
Wondering what DirectX 10 means to you as a gamer and what kind of difference you can expect to see in the first few titles? We take a glance at one of the first DirectX 10 titles that will hit the market, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures! Age of Conan is the first MMO to be released with DirectX 10 technology, which is significant for those that want to use their DirectX 10 graphics cards for the first time. Read on to compare DX9 and DX10 screen shots from Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures!
Today we look at foneGEAR’s lightest Bluetooth headset for mobile devices, the Mini Blue. See just how well it performs in the real world and if this “Mighty Mouse” of Bluetooth headsets can hang with the big dogs. Read on to find out what exactly you do and don’t get for under $50 on this two inch by 3/4 inch headset that lasts four hours.
Today we get to take a look at DFI’s RD600 motherboard featuring the LANPARTY name! We have come to expect great performance and stability from other LANPARTY offerings featuring Intel and NVIDIA chipsets. Will the DFI LANPARTY UT ICFX3200-T2R/G have what it takes to live up to the LANPARTY name? Read on to find out!
With AMD slashing processor prices we figured that now was a great time to take a look at gaming performance on a pair $185 desktop processors. With enthusiasts and gamers waiting to see realistic gaming performance numbers we tested six games at various resolutions of 1024×1768, 1600×1200 and 1920×1600 to show you what’s up. This is a must read for those on a budget!