ATI is announcing the Mobility Radeon X800 and the budget Mobility Radeon X300 today. Also known as the M28 and M22 these mobile GPU’s enter ATI into the PCI Express market for notebooks with low & high end mobile PCI Express solutions. Does the X800 perform up to par? How does 90+ FPS in Half-Life 2 sound at 1024×768!?!
Now that CompactFlash (CF) memory has become popular we take a look at Kingston’s flash memory line. We take their ElitePro series and see how it performs over the standard series. Is it worth the extra ~10% to get a “high-speed” CF card over the standard? We think it can be justified!
As the digital world infiltrates the living room, silent operation becomes the key. More and more people are investing and building home theater PCs. Thermaltake has since released a power supply that is guaranteed to please even the stiffest of audiophiles when it comes to silent operation. The Thermaltake Silent PurePower Fan-less Power Supply sets the bar high when it comes to power, efficiency, and silent operation.
We take a look at the entire line of products Microcool motherboard coolers, including the “North Pole” northbridge cooler set, the “Hook Adapter” set for the “North Pole” cooler, as well as their entire family of Microcool “Chipsinks” for passive cooling of the integrated motherboard chips. We check them out and see if your motherboard needs them.
SunnyTech Mentor 3D 5.1 surround sound headphones bring a new level of realism to your gaming and multimedia experiences. These headphones are under $50 and make a great accessory for any audiophile! Read on to see what our staff thought of them and see if they are something you could use.
Antec has recently released a modular power supply that takes cable management to the next level for computer builders. Legit Reviews looks at the overall concept of the Antec NeoPower PSU and makes sure that the voltage rails are stable on our AMD Socket 939 test system.
Today we’ll look at AMD’s intial entry into the 90nm processor field. Can the AMD Winchester core conquer the thermal beast where Intel’s Prescott failed? Read on and find out how the 90nm CPU’s performs and check out the thermals when we overclock our 90nm and 130nm A64 3500+ processors!
With the recent release of the new 90nm core of the A64 socket 939 chip, and the hopes of higher overclocking 90nm parts users are looking for the perfect 939 board to use. Today we take a look at the ABIT AV8 and see how it performs! Is ABIT on the right track with another great board?
The ATI Radeon Xpress 200 has arrived and offers another choice for those users wanting a better integrated graphics solution. We found that it more than doubles the graphics performance when compared to Intel’s 915G IGP solution! ATI may have a winner if the final production boards look anything like this!
Today (Halloween by chance) is the day that Intel makes public the updated 925X chipset and the new processor that can capitalize on it. Enter the 925XE Express Chipset and Pentium 4 Processor Extreme Edition with HT Technology at 3. 46GHz (13x266MHz). Overclockers will be happy with the new chipset that can do 1066MHz and beyond!
Today we set out on a fun little project. We decided to test a mod that was floating around on the net and see if it really works! The Sony DW-U18A DVD burner was a popular model, and now there are instructions on the net to show you how to flash it to a Lite-On 832s! Thus, making your single-layer burner turn into a Dual-Layer (DL) burner! Is this really a free upgrade? We will find out!
Enthuisiasts are always looking for a few extra MHz here and there and you can never have too much head room! We have noticed that certain memory PCB’s perform better than others and today bring you our findings! Read on to find out which brands are using the best ones and which are using the slower reference designs.
AMD launches their latest processors and gives the Athlon 64 line a speed boost. Enter the FX-55 and 4000+ processor! The 4000+ is basically the old FX-53 renamed and the FX-55 has a 200MHz boost over the previous FX model while also getting strained silicon on insulator technology!
PQI Turbo memory has been doing a marketing push in North America. Is the memory something to take a look at or something to skip over? Today we pull out all the spots and punish the PQI Turbo PC-3200 memory with our RST Pro2 memory tester and a bunch of memory bandwidth benchmarks!
We have already shown you what you need to do in order to build a notebook. Now we walk you through installing Windows XP, updating the BIOS, desktop video card drivers, and overclocking the video card. We have managed to take a great notebook that gets 38FPS on DOOM 3 to a notebook that gets 52FPS after we get done with it. Without touching the Processor!!