In recent months many enthusiasts have looked into updating the video cards on their dating AGP based platforms only to find that all the top end cards are PCI Express only. NVIDIA has noticed the demand for AGP cards and in a move to help support the millions still using the AGP slot have released the 7800 GS AGP to help. Read on to see what it is all about!
Armed with a faster dual core processor, we take a deeper look at the performance of the ATI Radeon X1900 video cards. We take the fastest enthusiast video cards from ATI and nVidia and benchmark them on the leading game titles and 3DMark05/3DMark06 to show you where your hard earned money should be spent.
With this months release of the Mushkin Xtreme Performance XP2-5300 3-3-3-10 DDR2 modules we are seeing that tight timings and high densities can work very well together. We test Mushkin’s XP2-5300 modules versus 1GB and 2GB modules with the same speed and latency to show if these modules can hang with the Micron Rev A IC’s.
With the launch of ATI’s X1900 series we see the first series of graphics cards to feature 48 pixel shaders and over 380 million transistors. The new X1900XTX, X1900XT, and X1900 CrossFire are also available for sale today, which might as well be another first for the video card industry! Read on to see how the ATI X1900 compares to the nVIdia 7800GTX 512!
St. Louis Gaming is alive and never been better now that organized LAN parties are finally taking off in the heart of the country. With numerous 100+ LAN parties becoming normal in St. Louis take a look and see what you are missing out on! The next one will be taking place in April if you missed this one.
With the high demand of games and graphic intensive programs, the need for more ram in daily use rigs is becoming more apparant. It is also becoming more affordable to run 2GB of ram, as todays 2GB kits cost roughly the same as a 1GB kit a little over a year ago. Combine great prices with great performance, and you have a situation that should appeal to the masses. But do we really need 2GB of ram in our rigs? That is what we intend to find out today.
Today we look at ATIs second generation of multi-GPU systems, the X1800 CrossFire and compare it to Nvidias SLI. We test both the ATI X1800XT and the X1800XL with the ATI X1800 CrossFire master card and see how they perform against a couple of overclocked BFG Tech nVidia 7800GT’s in SLI mode. Read on to see how they do!
For the first interview of the month we bring you one of co-founders of Corsair Memory — John Beekley. We have known John for nearly five years now and just recently interviewed him to see his perspectives on Corsair and the memory industry in general. John Speaks about everything from Corsair’s updated website to FB-DIMM’s and DDR3 memory!
Are you looking for a power supply that supports two PCIe SLI power cables, SATA hard drives, and the EPS power connector for your next system? If the answer is yes, read on and take a look at the E-Power Silent Engine Tiger 550W power supply review we have today. We take the 550W power supply for a test spin on an Extreme Edition rig and give you our thoughts.
Today with the launch of the AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 AMD has launched their first dual-core processor in their FX line of processors. Rated at 2.6GHz the FX-60 is 200MHz slower than the 2.8GHz single-core FX-57 processor. Read on to see how the FX-60 does against several Intel Extreme Edition CPU’s and AMD processors.
Today Infinitevalence walks you through several products that he saw from CES that he really liked. Read on to see what products caught his attention while he tried to avoid the 150,000+ people around him! While CES 2006 is a thing of the past we are already gearing up for CES 2007.
Kingston Technology announced during CES 2006 that they fully support the growing U.S. multifunction mobile or “Smartphone” market with the release of microSD expansion memory cards as well as larger capacity miniSD and MMCmobile cards. We got a chance to take a look at the 256MB microSD card during the show!
Dell’s upcoming XPS 600 Renegade gaming PC features the World’s first Quad-SLI video card solution with 2GB of memory on board. If you think seeing high end games run smooth on a dual card SLI or CrossFire system is impressive you haven’t seen anything now that Quad-SLI is being used!
While at CES 2006 we got a chance to see the the revolutionary WD Raptor X SATA hard drive, the first ever drive with a view. Offspring of the immensely popular WD Raptor, fastest SATA drive on the planet, WD Raptor X focuses a large, crystal-clear lens on the drive to let you see into the inner workings and witness the drive in action.
While at CES we spotted the upcoming OCZ Cryo-Z Phase Change Cooler out in Vegas. These single phase change coolers are still over a month away from being in full production, but are still worth a look. If prices get down under $300 like OCZ hopes water cooling might be dated!