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!!
Introduction: With the passing of time, diseases are also migrating to attempt to take over the world. In order to fight diseases, scientists have to do a lot of research with proteins and other biological matter to find out how to battle deadly diseases! Stanford University is dedicated to help in this massive research initiative …more
Introduction: The Show Floor Semi-Truck Anyone? For a couple hours every day Intel allowed press and forum attendees to walk through the technology showcase and spend time with the companies who paid to have booths. What was nice about IDF is that the number of people attending the show is under 6,000 including the press, …more
Introduction: On Tuesday of this week the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) got off to a great start after Paul Otellini took the stage and officially kicked off the Fall 2004 forum. The forum started off highlighting the recent growth in the IT industry and how processor sales are now better than ever. It has been …more
Introduction: Today I’ll be sharing with you my thoughts and experience with the newest member of the Thermalright family, the XP-120 heatsink for sockets 478/939/940/754. Thermalright arguably makes the finest CPU heatsinks available. Among their quality CPU coolers are the SP-94, SP-97, and the SLK 948U. When you hear people talk about quality heatsinks, they …more
This is for the ABIT AA8. 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!