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Subject: Motherboards | December 7, 2004 - 09:20 PM | Ryan Shrout
Despite what other might be saying, it would seem that Asus is indeed still making their K8T890-based 939-pin motherboard for Athlon 64 processors and PCI Express GPUs. Specifications are below from this link at Asus.com.
Subject: Motherboards | December 7, 2004 - 05:42 PM | Ryan Shrout
I am sitting here at the NVIDIA Editor's Day and we have some interesting information that no one told me we couldn't share yet, so I'll pass it along.
First, the opening discussion with Jen-Hsun, CEO of NVIDIA, brought about some interesting news about SoundStorm audio. Without any of the usual pestering from the media in the room, he specifically mentioned that there was "still a lot of room for innovation" in audio technologies, "trust me." He also stated point blank that they had continued development of SoundStorm audio and that rebuilding it was "going to be awesom
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 7, 2004 - 12:19 AM | Mark McKee
For those of us that overclock, there is a never ending battle to keep the cpu stable and the temperature low. It looks like Coolermaster has an addition to the selection of heatsinks and fans we use to battle high temperature. What is Coolermaster's answer to the battle on temperature? Introducing the Hyper48 Copper Heatpipe Cooler.
Subject: Processors | December 7, 2004 - 12:09 AM | Mark McKee
There is a new review of the Athlon 64 3000+ Winchester over at Hexus. For those of you considering a Winchester based cpu, this article is for you!
Our off-the-shelf sample was utterly stable at just under 2.4GHz, cooled only by the supplied reference heatsink. All it took was a slight rise in core voltage and a motherboard capable of scaling with the processor's heightened driven clock.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 6, 2004 - 12:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
So what if you made a huge heatsink, and hollowed it out that your entire system could fit in it, and then filled most of the remaining space with heatpipes? You'd have Zalman's TNN500AF case, and X-bit Labs does a great review on it. My only warning about it is the price, a quick look shows the cheapest price to be around $1000.00.
"The new system case from Zalman, the TNN500AF model, beats its precursor, the TNN500A, in every respect. The new system is more efficient, functional and easier to assemble and use.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 5, 2004 - 07:42 PM | Mark McKee
Check out the Raidmax Cobra 822 case review over at Overclockers Online.
It isn't often that you see a case of this type turning up on our
desks. Indeed, I have never personally owned one and could not see the lure
to the bright lights, odd styled windows, and themed bezels. I'm talking
about heavily pre-modded cases; Thermaltake, Raidmax, Cooler Master, Antec,
and so many more all do it in some form. These are the cases that were built
to grab attention.
Subject: Processors | December 4, 2004 - 07:18 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, Calif -- December 2, 2004 --With 25 percent of the Fortune Global 100 now using AMD Opteron™ processor-based systems, AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced broad enterprise support for the AMD Opteron processor, the world's first 32-bit and 64-bit processor compatible with the x86 architecture. Since its introduction more than one year ago, Fortune 500 companies from industries including financial services, insurance, manufacturing, automotive, and energy have selected AMD Opteron processor-based systems to run their critical enterprise applications.
Subject: General Tech | December 4, 2004 - 07:16 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CA -- November 30, 2004 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that AMD Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Robert J. Rivet will present at the Credit Suisse First Boston Annual Technology Conference at 10:00 a.m. MT (12:00 p.m. ET) on Thursday, December 2, 2004 in Phoenix, Arizona. Forward-looking and other material information may be discussed during the presentation.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 3, 2004 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Radiators that hide inside the case, watercooling on the cheap, and a way to make your 6800GT cooler and quieter than it is now.
"We're going to be looking at a water cooling solution from a German company that I haven't heard of before. The company is called 1A-Cooling and the system we are looking at is their dual 5 Â¼ drive bay radiator kit. It is this radiator what makes this kit different from most other kits on the market.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 2, 2004 - 09:34 AM | Jonathan Hung
Some interesting news from NVIDIA and Intel today. Intel will be bundling GeForce 6600GT video cards with their PCI Express motherboards until December 31. The following products qualify:
- Intel Desktop Board D925XCV/BC family
- Intel Desktop Board D925XECV2/BV2 family
- Intel Desktop Board D915PBL/CY/CM family
Holiday upgrading just got a lot more interesting.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 1, 2004 - 11:51 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Air cooling is still going through innovations. Thermalright's SI-97 is about half the weight of most newer heatsinks, so it doesn't need to be screwed into the 4 mounting holes, it can use a retention clip, and one that sounds easy to work with, partially because of the unique design of the SI-97.
"Thermalright are renowned for their quality performance heatsinks throughout the enthusiast and overclocking community. Their latest offering for the aging but popular Socket A market, is the SI-97. In Thermalright terms, this is a different kind of heatsink.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 29, 2004 - 11:46 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Sunbeam case that OCIA reviews has one of the most interesting side panels I've seen on a non-modded case. See if it fits your style too. If not there are 1 or 2 more reviews to try.
"Sunbeam has listened to the cries of enthusiasts for years and has included a 120mm front intake fan hole. I am not sure why they included a fan bracket, as a 120mm fan can be mounted directly to the steel shell behind it, eliminating the need for the bracket.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 26, 2004 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Everything comes in kits nowadays, and watercooling is no exception. For around US$150, you can have Thermaltakes's newest watercooling kit, and The Tech Zone picked one up to review. Plus a guide on how to assemble watercooling systems in general and Asetek's watercooling kit as well.
"Not too long ago, water cooling was reserved for the elite, adventurous few who are willing to pay the extra bucks for the extra cooling power.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 24, 2004 - 11:35 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Air cooling innovations are still coming out, even with the growth of water cooling as a solution for top preforming PC's. With 120mm fans and multiple heat pipes being the main improvements lately, it is nice to see someone improve that which usualy gives me the most trouble, the retention clip. Phoronix reviews the Spire VertiCool and one of the comments that stood out for me was "
The Spire VertiCool is among the easiest heatsinks on the market as far as installation is concerned."
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 24, 2004 - 08:36 AM | Chris Wiles
Not so much a review of a specific card, but rather an in-depth discussion on the merics of SLI technology. A very well written first piece to complement your next graphics purchasing decision.
Fremont, CA, November 23, 2004: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced System Select, a new memory product line specifically designed to meet the needs of consumers and IT professionals in the upgrading of their desktops, laptops, and servers.
Subject: Processors | November 24, 2004 - 06:18 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- November 23, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the new Mobile AMD Sempron™ processor 3000+ for thin and light notebooks, expanding the popular product family that has redefined everyday computing for today's mobile lifestyle with AMD's latest technology. In addition to offering best-in-class performance, this full-featured mobile processor also offers Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP) designed to prevent the spread of certain malicious viruses when enabled by MicrosoftÂ® WindowsÂ® XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).
Subject: Storage | November 23, 2004 - 10:13 PM | Chris Wiles
|No sooner had I mentioned the variety of products from Kingston, than into my in-tray pops this review of their top of the range USB 2.0 Flash Drive. The Data Traveller Elite is aimed squarely at the Corporate I.T. user, combining advanced data security with outstanding performance.|
Subject: Memory | November 23, 2004 - 09:39 PM | Chris Wiles
|Kingston are well known to most people, with more than a passing interest in computers, as one of the leading players when it comes to the supply of quality PC memory. But what you may not know is that they also manufacture a diverse range of portable media, from Smart Cards to USB Flash Drives.|
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