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Subject: General Tech | June 30, 2005 - 07:53 PM | Joe White
Sorry for the delay everyone. Been pretty crazy on my end with work and the new version of vBulletin currently in beta.
Here are some press releases from AMD and Intel that have built up in my inbox. One that is of particular note, and interest, is AMD's antitrust complaint against Intel. I'm sure many of us are anxious to see what comes of this. I'll do what I can to get developements of this up as soon as possible.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 29, 2005 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Overclockers Online reviews the Ultra Fire from Ultra Products. A heatsink with 2 fans, one pushing and one pulling mean that you get reasonable airflow with very little noise. It was designed for AMD retention clips only, Socket
A, 754, 939 & 940, and seems reasonably easy to install.
"Ultra Products still has a bit of refinement left for the Ultra Fire; more fins would definitely be an advantage.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 27, 2005 - 11:52 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
How about a $50 case which includes a side fan, a blow hole and a back exhaust that can accomodate an 80, 92 or 120mm fan? The Rosewill that 3DXtreme reviews has all of that, and some style in it's design too. Plus, a mouse which will help rid you of any sweat on your plams from fragging all night.
"I'm sure if you asked anyone these days what brand of computer case they wanted, they would probably tell you Lian Li, Thermaltake, Silverstone, CoolerMaster or maybe even Antec.
Subject: Editorial | June 27, 2005 - 12:26 AM | Ryan Shrout
Well, it is day one in the new house, and after a whole day of unpacking and settling and water the grass and answering calls, I can say that...it looks like I have nothing done. The garage is still full of boxes, the rooms seem empty, my office is in parts all across the multiple test tables and I am sitting here wondering what to do next. I think that is going to be sleep, unfortunately.
It took me two trips with a 15' rental truck to make it with all my goods and I didn't bring the second load in to the garage until after midnight last night. I spent all
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 24, 2005 - 11:54 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
C-Systems is replacing their aging CSP-750 pump with a newer more powerful pump, the CSP-MAG, and SystemCooling has the review. While not the most powerful pump available, it does have several things to recommend it, including it's small size, and it's small price tag $49.99US on the manufacturers website (C-systems.ca), and it's even cheaper if trade in an old 750.
"The C-Systems CSP-MAG is a next generation brushless DC pump that replaces the original CSP-750.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 24, 2005 - 11:48 AM | Ryan Shrout
Does this quote from a GlobeInvestor article point to another delay in the release of ATI's next generation GPU?
'This range has been adjusted down from the preliminary guidance announced on June 6, 2005, due to a more conservative expectation on the ramp of new products in the fourth quarter,' ATI said. The company said on a conference call that its new graphics chip, the R520, is delayed.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 24, 2005 - 09:31 AM | Ryan Shrout
I was just browsing through the PriceGrabber engine looking for updates on the prices of the 7800 GTX cards, and found some really great deals!! At this link, click on Page Computer, and though the price on the PG page says the price is $582, their site has it p
Subject: Editorial | June 24, 2005 - 09:19 AM | Ryan Shrout
Just one more day until moving day. Tomorrow, bright and early, my helpful friends and I will pack up the UHaul truck and I will hopefully drive it safely an hour and half north to where my new house is finished and waiting. I closed on it nearly 2 full weeks ago, but because of my recently trips and the 7800 GTX article that needed to be completed on time, I waited to move-in. The office is now completely packed up with the expection of this single computer that I am typing on now; its a barren wastela
Subject: Processors | June 24, 2005 - 09:11 AM | Ryan Shrout
I forgot to post this last week, but GDHardware has a review of the new Athlon 64 FX-57 processor that will be announced on the 27th of this month.
The real target audience for the FX-57 is going to be the ultra-gamer who insists on nothing but the absolute fastest gaming CPU money can buy. It simply crushes everything in its path in game performance and handles most of today's common applications with power to spare.
Subject: General Tech | June 24, 2005 - 09:04 AM | Ryan Shrout
Anandtech has a published an article that goes into some detail comparing the Sony PS3 and the Xbox 360's hardware specifications including the CPU and GPU.
On a purely hardware level, ATI's Xbox 360 GPU (codenamed Xenos) is quite interesting. The part itself is made up of two physically distinct silicon ICs. One IC is the GPU itself, which houses all the shader hardware and most of the processing power.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 24, 2005 - 09:02 AM | Ryan Shrout
It seems almost crazy to hear, but it just might happen. After news about the cancelled 6800U dual chip card hit the streets (as we expected) the rumors are starting about Asus' next move.
Instead, the company is looking forward to utilize two GeForce 7800-series chips on a single graphics card targeted for hardcore enthusiasts. The cancellation of the project is suggested to be the launch of the new-generation GeForce 7800 GTX graphics processing units.
Subject: Systems | June 24, 2005 - 09:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
The gang at HardOCP has posted a quickie guide called the "HardOCP 1500" that looks at what system they could buy with a $1500 budget today. They ended up choosing nearly the same components as I did in our High End System Leaderboard.
While holding true to our upgradeability that has become the cornerstone of our guides, we have built the ultimate gaming upgrade that $1500 can buy.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 23, 2005 - 06:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The FX57 is geared towards gaming and the X2 will cater for those engaged in Content Creation. AMD will put even more emphasis in the future on this segmentation so that there is no overlapping of the two products in people's minds. The FXers will always be the best for gaming: designing games, distributing them and playing them.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 22, 2005 - 12:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMDGamer has some pictures of Innovatek's brand new Cool-Matic G70, and a link to Innovatek for more info. The G70 is a water based cooler (block) for both the GPU and the memory on the just released 7800. Before you ask, there are pictures of what look to be a 2 card SLI setup, so the G70 takes full advantage of the card's smaller footprint to make sure both cards can be cooled with 2 seperate G70's.
"Parallel to the upcoming Launch of the new Nvidia G70 Graphic Card -Monster (Geforce
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 22, 2005 - 12:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Coolermaster has re-imagined the classic Hyper 6 into a Hyper 6+, and it is put through some testing at Insanetek. Not only does it provide some respectable cooling power, but it is small enough to fit into most cases, unlike many of the other high performance heatsinks that have come onto the market recently. If it's your videocard that's overheating, you can find help here too!
"The Hyper 6 is probably considered Cooler Master's first high performance cooler.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 22, 2005 - 09:40 AM | Ryan Shrout
For the first time I can remember, we have availability of a new GPU on launch day! Below are some press links to vendors supplying them.
Here are some places where you can buy these cards right now!
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 22, 2005 - 09:34 AM | Ryan Shrout
After you have perused my GeForce 7800 GTX Review you can head on out and check out some other site's take on this new GPU release. More as they come in...
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 22, 2005 - 09:30 AM | Ryan Shrout
You can read the entire release at NVIDIA.com.
NVIDIA REDEFINES HIGH-END PC GRAPHICS WITH NEW-GENERATION GEFORCE 7800 GTX GPU Redesigned Architecture Delivers Stunning Image Quality and More than Twice the Pure Graphics Performance of its Previous Generation's Top GPU
SAN FRANCISCO, CAâ€”JUNE 22, 2005â€”NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processing, today unveiled the NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX graphics processing unit (GPU), the new flagship of the NVIDIA GeForce GPU line-up.
Subject: General Tech | June 21, 2005 - 08:17 AM | Dave Phelps
TechSpot has a few tidbits about Quake 4 for your viewing pleasure.
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The Quake series is undoubtedly one of the most popular in the first-person-shooter (FPS) genre ever.
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