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Subject: Storage | July 31, 2006 - 04:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Hardware Zone looks at the GStor Secure Mobile Storage solution. While it looks like a normal HDD enclosure, by using the GStor security key, you get 64bit, on-the-fly encryption. There is a big warning, though the security key slot looks like a Firewire slot, it isn't! Plugging a normal firewire cord into it may damage the enclosure, your PC, or both.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 31, 2006 - 03:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Lake Forest, IL — (July 31, 2006) — BFG TechnologiesÂ®, Inc., the leading North America and European-based supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards and other PC enthusiast products, announced today that the company continued its #1 revenue market position for NVIDIA-based 3D graphics cards in United States retail sales from January through June of 2006, as well as for the month of June, 2006.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 31, 2006 - 01:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP has released a seven way AM-2 cooler shootout. In keeping with their style, this is more than just a comparison of temperatures, they delve into the ease of installation, what fans are possible to fit onto the coolers, and of course, whether it will drown out a vacuum cleaner, or vice versa.
For more extreme cooling, check out Lee's shiny new review of the peltier based Vigor Monsoon II.
Subject: Processors | July 31, 2006 - 12:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Lounge ponders buying a new system, based around a Conroe chip. This involves some guesswork right now, as some parts aren't available yet, and more have no price. It does give you a good baseline to start your Conroe dreams on.
"Core 2 Duo is here. Sort of.
Subject: General Tech | July 31, 2006 - 12:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ars Technica looks at the new incarnation of Sahdow Copy that will likely ship with Vista. Having 5 previous versions of files can be very handy, if you've mistakenly changed and saved a file, but it can also making getting rid of files difficult. You will also have to be careful the backups don't bloat your hard drive to death.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 30, 2006 - 07:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
So we tally up the results from them we see NVIDIA obviously dominate everything, even in certain games if ATI is winning NVIDIA remains really close. Especially in low and mid-range performance systems ATI is under attack. But very interesting to see is are the high-end products from ATI perform with that new Cat 6.7 driver. Be sure to check that out. In short: the overall view thus generic performance among the majority of games without a doubt is looking fantastic for NVIDIA SLI. Nobody will deny that even for a second. But do remember what I already stated in the introduction.
Subject: Motherboards | July 28, 2006 - 05:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Some of the fallout from the ATI-AMD merger has made itself apparent. The ATI RD600 for Conroe will still be released, but as TweakTown discovered, it is likely to be the last Intel compatible Radeon chipset.
If you are looking for an Intel based board for Conroe, Ryan has reviewed the ASUS P5W DH Deluxe right here.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 28, 2006 - 04:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legit Reviews carries on benchmarking the systems, testing a bundle of new games with various settings. Drop by to get a feel for the best SLI and CrossFire can offer.
Subject: Memory | July 28, 2006 - 02:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TweakTown takes you on a guided tour of TEAMs production facilities from the initial attachment of the chips to the PCB through production to final testing.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 28, 2006 - 02:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While the Radeon x1900GT is based on the R580 GPU, it's clock speed has been reduced as well as the number of shaders and pipelines. HotHardware tests this ATI mid-range card against nVidia's to see who offers the best value.
Subject: General Tech | July 28, 2006 - 12:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Microsoft has partnered with Aero-News, a world wide real-time news service for aviation and aerospace. Flight Sim X will be gorgeous already, but this partnership raises the possiblity of real time weather and other new and unique features.
Subject: Processors | July 27, 2006 - 05:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 27, 2006 - Intel Corporation today unveiled 10 IntelÂ® Core™ 2 Duo and IntelÂ® Core™ 2 Extreme processors for consumer and business desktop and laptop PCs and workstations, reshaping how computers perform, look and consume powerâ€”and most importantlyâ€”transform how people use them.
"The Core 2 Duo processors are simply the best processors in the world," said Paul Otellini, president and CEO of Intel. "Not since Intel introduced the PentiumÂ® processor has the industry seen the heart of the computer reinvented like this.
Subject: General Tech | July 27, 2006 - 05:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MARKHAM, CANADA - July 27, 2006 - 'Boundless gaming' comes home today as ATI
Technologies (TSX:ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) announced that leading system
integrators and OEMs from around the world are bringing to market the
powerful combination of ATI's RadeonR X1900 CrossFireT multi-GPU graphics
and the IntelR CoreT 2 Extreme processor.
Subject: General Tech | July 27, 2006 - 05:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, CAâ€”JULY 27, 2006â€”NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced that many of the world's leading system builders have elected to launch new enthusiast gaming Intel Core 2 Duo-based systems exclusively with NVIDIA SLI technology.
Subject: Storage | July 27, 2006 - 02:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech has pitted two 320 GB HDDs in a battle royal, one from Western Digital and one from Seagate. Both are fast drives for their size, and even better they are quiet and relatively cool.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 27, 2006 - 01:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Vizo's Sleet chipset and DDR heatsinks are small, finned and pure copper. Attach the chipset sinks with the thermal tape that comes pre-stuck and you are ready to go, to install the DDR heatspreaders with the included metal clip. Pro-clockers went through the whole pack!
Subject: Displays | July 27, 2006 - 12:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hardware Zone reviews the multi-talented ASUS PW201 Widescreen LCD monitor. Take a good look at this 8ms reponse 20" widescreen LCD panel runnuing a native resolution of 1680*1050.
"It's hard to imagine an LCD monitor that provides more than just visual functions in an aesthetically
pleasing package that boasts a jaw-dropping screen size, quick gray-to-gray response time, a built-in
camera, speakers, and a whole range of connectors.