It is around this time at the start of a new year that people believe they can get off to a fresh beginning. While most people are running out getting gym memberships or buying magical patches to stop smoking, I took some time to reflect on 2006 and ponder what 2007 will hold for enthusiasts and gamers in the PC industry. Read on to check out the editorial ramblings if you dare.
Ultra Products, a global leader in technology solutions, today announces that it will unveil the world’s first 2000W ATX Power Supply Unit for the PC at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. We bring you some of the first available pictures of this beast and take a closer look at the number of rails and Amps that this power supply can handle!
Kingston’s new high frequency HyperX DDR2 9600’s are the fastest production modules that are in stock and for sale here in the Unites States. With a mind staggering frequency 1200MHz at 5-5-5-15 they are sure to be winners when they come to performance. We take a kit of the modules and push it up to 1300MHz at 5-5-5-15 2T then go the other direction and run it at 800MHz 3-3-3-9 1T.
ECS continues their trend of trying to produce enthusiast motherboards and is getting ready to release an nVidia 590 SLI motherboard for Intel users. Do they succeed with their Core 2 Duo board based on the Nvidia 590 chipset? With a simple motherboard layout and support for SLI this motherboard should be budget friendly and pack a mean punch. Let’s take a look and find out just how Extreme this board is.
FOXCONN tries their hand at a high end Intel Chipset board and came up with an 975 Express based motherboard that packs some serious punch for the price tag. The 975X7AB-8EKRS2H revision AB is an updated version of the older AA boards and supports multi-core Intel processors. Will it be a Fox or a Dog? We’ll find out as we look at the $169 Foxconn 975X7AB motherboard.
A month ago, NVIDIA unveiled the GeForce 8800 series of graphics cards and the gamers are impressed by the results that they saw with a single 8800 GTX in gaming benchmarks. Legit Reviews has a pair of production XFX 8800 GTX graphics cards and compares them to Quad-SLI, X1950 XTX Crossfire, 7900 GTX SLI and a 7950GX2 to see how past generations hang with the latest and greatest!
The abit AW9D-MAX motherboard is based on the Intel 975X chipset and was designed by abit to destroy the competition. With support for all the latest Intel dual-core and quad-core processors the AW9D series is ready for all enthusiasts can throw at them. In this article we take the recently released Intel D975XBX2 ‘Bad Axe 2’ motherboard and pair it against the AW9D-MAX ‘Bushido’ to see which board comes out on top!
Today we look at the Super Talent 2GB Mega Screen MP3 Player, which is Super Talents first attempt at the MP3 player market. Is this the MP3 Player for the iPod craver on a budget? With a built in FM tuner, OLED color display, lithium battery and simple button layout it just might be! Read on as we take a look at the 2GB white version to see if this is the MP3 Player is right for you.
Legit Reviews has all of the latest products from Everglide on the test bench and have spent a number of hours with their group of gaming products. The s-500 Headphones, The g-1000 Gaming Mouse and the TITAN Mouse pad are designed for hardcore gamers, but do they make the cut? We look and see if they are worthy of hitting the battlefield at full force. Read on to see if Ben was turned into one Ubar LEET gamer that owns all!
Today we get to look at another ASRock motherboard that takes the mATX form factor, although this one is of the AMD socket AM2 variety. How will ASRock do they do with their AM2 board? How will it stack up against other AM2 boards? Let’s take a look at the ASRock ALiveNF6G-DVI and see what they have to offer for users that are looking for a mATX board under $70!
Now that the AMD Quad FX platform has been successfully benchmarked and overclocked, we can now have some fun with the system. With four x16 PCI Express slots present on the ASUS L1N64-SLI WS motherboard LR figured why not populate all of them? Read on to see how our attempt at running four card SLI went on the AMD Quad FX test system!
Last week LR brought you launch day coverage of AMD’s Quad FX platform and today we take a closer look at overclocking this beast. With an updated BIOS and improved cooling we aim to beat our previous 200MHz overclock and get well over 3.2GHz on our test system. If you are intrested in seeing how AMD’s fastest computer platform does when it comes to overclocking this article is a must read!
Today we look at Gennum’s nXZEN VoIP system that features advanced noise-cancelling Bluetooth headset with a Skype certified plug-n-play Bluetooth dongle. Does the nXZEN headset and dongle make for a perfect match for those looking for a one-stop-shop for cell phone and IP telephony? Read on and see if this wireless Bluetooth headset should be something on your holiday shopping list.
AMD today demonstrated the industry?s first native quad-core x86 server processor, achieving four x86 processing cores on a single die of silicon. At the annual AMD Industry Analyst Forum, a server powered by four upcoming Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors was shown utilizing all 16 cores. Not only is this exciting news we were also able to get a picture of a naked Barcelona processor!
Today AMD has launched their Quad FX platform and for the first time is able to put four cores on a dual-socket desktop motherboard. Will AMD’s long-awaited 4×4 platform have what it takes to take the performance crown from Intel’s quad-core processor? Read on and take a look to see what the new FX-70 series from AMD can do!