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Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 27, 2005 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There's a contest over at 3D Extreme to win Spire's KestralKing, and a review of it as well. It's a good heatsink if you aren't planning to overclock, but want better performance than the packaged heatsink/fan. Also included are 3 VGA cooler reviews, including a two-fer from GruntvillE.
"Spire has always made some decent coolers and the KestrelKing VI ranks among their better ones.
Subject: Chipsets | April 27, 2005 - 11:41 AM | Ryan Shrout
According to this article at Digitimes, it looks like both VIA and ULi are going to obtain rights to use dual-graphics technology from both ATI and NVIDIA. You'll remember that PC Perspective was one of the proponents of the SLI technology from NVIDIA being available to other chipset vendors, but at the time, NVIDIA claimed it was all a quality control issue. Perhaps this shows that it was really a money issue after all?
Taiwan-based chipset makers including VIA Technologies and ULi expect to obt
Subject: Processors | April 27, 2005 - 10:53 AM | Ryan Shrout
I was looking through our forums this morning and saw a link to a Venice core Athlon 64 3500+ processor, priced at $272 as of this posting. Get 'em while they're hot!
Model Brand AMD
Series Athlon 64
CPU Socket Type Socket 939
Tech Spec Core Venice
Name Athlon 64 3500+
Operating Frequency 2.2GHz
L1 Cache 64KB+64KB
Subject: Motherboards | April 27, 2005 - 10:48 AM | Ryan Shrout
ECS sent over an email with some news that they are releasing boards based on both the RS400 and the RS480 chipsets, so they will have boards for both Intel and AMD platform with ATI chipsets. Is this preliminary for having ATI Multi VPU support?
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Subject: General Tech | April 27, 2005 - 10:45 AM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like the new Xbox 360 will be able to play the last generations Xbox games, a trend started by the PS2 console. I can't imagine how this would be really difficult though as the Xbox consoles are so close to a PC in their technology.
Xbox Live is an online gaming service that works across both the current Xbox system and the future Xbox 2. You will be able to play online and compete against others across both consoles.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 27, 2005 - 10:43 AM | Ryan Shrout
At least, that is what the Inquirer is saying.
We saw some Intel 955 motherboards with two PCIe graphics slots and when we asked around it turns out that you will be able to use ATI's cards in those boards. That is, when ATI officially reveals its marchitecture.
Subject: Memory | April 26, 2005 - 03:03 PM | Ryan Shrout
Today PC Perspective is proud to announce that Corsair Memory has agreed to sponsor our first Overclocking Contest in the PC Perspective forums. You can win some great prizes including 1 GB Corsair memory kits as well as Corsair COOL water cooling setups. All you have to do to enter is overclock your memory bus and post it in the thread! All the details can be found in the contest thread here.
DDR Competition Prizes
Subject: General Tech | April 26, 2005 - 11:31 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
So you figure you've got a good desktop? Well try this box from Orion Industries, if you can be spending the $100,000 to buy it. Currently the 'puter is running Transmeta chips, but Orion is looking into support for other chips as well. If you could cool it, imagine what 96 AMD 64 Bit, dual cores could do for your Seti@Home, Einstein, Folding or Find A Drug production!
"It's a new phenomenon for desktops.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 25, 2005 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Aspire's new X-Plorer has some interesting features, like a nice top blowhole with a good fan cover. But you would much rather hear about it from the reviewers at Pimprig, right? More case reviews follow, as usual, but at the bottom are 2 articles and a gallery. The casemod competition might read a little easier through babelfish, but the pictures are worth 1000 words, whatever your mother tongue!
"A big bonus for the design of the case is the inclusion of a removable motherboard tray.
Subject: Processors | April 25, 2005 - 10:53 AM | Ryan Shrout
Toshiba demonstrated the power of the new cell processor that is going into the Playstation 3 console recently. It decoded 48 standard defiinition TV format MPEG-2 streams and then projected them on a 1920x1080 display divided into 8x6 cells each with a different video stream.
In the demonstration, Toshiba used an operating system environment that it had developed to increase efficiency in the Cell software development.
Subject: Processors | April 25, 2005 - 10:43 AM | Ryan Shrout
The change from DDR400 to DDR500 as the official memory standard for AMD would be quite a feat, being as no JEDEC standard exists for DDR500 at all. But none the less, CoolTechZone thinks it might happen.
Before making the switch to other memory standards, the chipmaker has decided to extend support for DDR even further. The source said AMD would most likely support DDR500 with its Venice core microprocessors.
Subject: Motherboards | April 25, 2005 - 10:37 AM | Ryan Shrout
I am sure many of you remember the trouble that Abit found itself in financially when they came under investigation by the Taiwan version of the SEC, but now things seem to be looking up for the motherboard manufacturer. A new investor in the form of the CEO of the largest transportation group in Taiwan, has put in enough of of his own money to become a majority share holder. Now, I don't know what affect this is going to have on the company in general, their product lines or anything, but we'll be meeting with them extensivel
Subject: General Tech | April 25, 2005 - 10:32 AM | Ryan Shrout
Well, the wait is finally over. Windows XP Professional x64 Edition is finally, a real live, non-beta, official software release today!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 25, 2005 - 10:07 AM | Joe White
Fremont, CA (April 15, 2005) - Corsair Â® Memory, Inc., a worldwide leader in high performance memory and cooling products for the enthusiasts and the overclockers, today is
Subject: General Tech | April 25, 2005 - 09:54 AM | Joe White
- Intel First-Quarter Revenue $9.4 Billion
- Dual Core Era Begins, PC Makers Start Selling Intel-Based PCs
- Intel Introduces New WiMAX Silicon Solution
- Intel Reveals Plans For New Notebook Platform
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 22, 2005 - 11:39 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Grace at Xtreme Resouces took a Prescott and Revoltec's Liquid-Icer Rev. 2, to see what she could do with it. Well, the short answer is this!
Subject: General Tech | April 21, 2005 - 12:40 PM | Ryan Shrout
Newegg.com has today launched a completely new design on their website. They put in a lot of work setting up the website to make shopping easier and faster, so head on over and see what's changed at one of PC Perspective's longest sponsors.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 21, 2005 - 11:27 AM | Ryan Shrout
Read the full release on ATI.com.
ATI Leverages Breakthrough AMD 64 Dual-Core Technology to Drive Graphics Industry Forward
MARKHAM, ON— April 21, 2005 — To mark the 2nd anniversary of the AMD Opteron™ processor platform, ATI Technologies Inc., (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) affirms its ongoing support of AMD's (NYSE : AMD) industry-leading initiatives
Subject: Processors | April 21, 2005 - 10:31 AM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like AMD is planning on having 4 models of the Athlon 64 X2 when it is available, from the 4200+ to the 4800+.
The more interesting introductions are the dual Athlon 64s. There are four models: The 4200+, 4400+, 4600+ and, wait for it, the 4800+. These are 2.2GHz frequency processors with 2x512K cache for $537, and the same with 2x1MB for $581. A 2.4GHz CPU with 2x512 cache will set you back $803, and $1001 for 2x1MB. Is the $1001 just a random number, or is AMD playing numerical games? I vote games.