AMD64 Processors Power Digital Home

Subject: Processors | January 9, 2005 - 11:42 AM |
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 SUNNYVALE, CALF. -- January 5, 2005 --Today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced support for the upcoming DivX Connected Certification Program from DivXNetworks, Inc. The DivX Connected Program is a comprehensive technology initiative that connects digital media from the PC to consumer electronics products throughout the home.

Source: AMD

New CE-ATA Storage Interface Building Steam

Subject: Storage | January 9, 2005 - 11:40 AM |
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 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES), Las Vegas, Jan. 5, 2005 - CE-ATA, the storage interface for next-generation handhelds and portable consumer electronics devices, has reached a number of milestones that underscore progress made with the specification and the industry since the initiative was launched at the Intel Developer Forum in September.

VIRTUAL PRESS KIT -- 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show

Subject: General Tech | January 9, 2005 - 11:36 AM |
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 Intel Corporation CEO Craig Barrett teams with Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler to sing "Walk This Way" during a demo of new music-mixing software from Cakewalk at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Cakewalk's UMIXIT software, tied to a track on Aerosmith's latest album, 'You Gotta Move,' is optimized for PCs based on the Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology, and gives users the power to transform their PC into a virtual music studio.

The Holidays are Over, and so is CES

Subject: Editorial | January 9, 2005 - 12:00 AM |
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With both holidays and this years CES show under my belt, its time to move on and start back to the regular old, day to day kind of work at PC Perspective. That means reviews and articles all kinds of fun things for you guys to read and participate in.

Speaking of participation, I almost on the verge of opening up a vote for PCP's Reader Awards of 2004. What do you all think of the idea of having forum readers vote on subjects like the best chipest and video card of 2004?

Mushkin 1GB PC2-5300 (667) DDR2 Dual Pack Review

Subject: Memory | January 8, 2005 - 04:42 PM |
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It looks like Mushkin has come up with some great ddr2 memory. Check out a review of the Mushkin 1GB PC2-5300 (667) DDR2 Dual Pack at OCTools.

"We were able to take Mushkin's PC2-5300 up to 706MHz DDR2 at CAS 4-4-4-11 and up to 760MHz DDR2 at CAS 5-5-5-12 with the memory voltage set at 2.0v".

Source: OCTools

Get a first start in watercooling & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 7, 2005 - 11:44 AM |
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Jumping into watercooling doesn't mean you'll have to buy the tubing, reservoir, pump and blocks all seperately today, there are now many complete watercooling kits available, like the Evercool Kit that Overclockers Cafe reviews.  Are you ready to make the jump into water?

"The Evercool WC-202 has a lot going for it to include universal CPU application, almost universal VGA application, trim clean looks on the exposed bezel, lots of copper pipes and fins throughout and all for about $100.

Pioneer DVR-S806 16x Dual-Layer DVD Writer

Subject: Storage | January 7, 2005 - 10:01 AM |
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  • External DVD writer capable of recording at up to 16x write speed on DVD-R or +R discs (use Pioneer-recommended 8x discs or media that are designed for this recording speed

  • Up to 4x write speed on DVD+R DL (double-layer) discs (use Pioneer-recommended 2.4x discs)

  • Pioneer's original "honeycomb structure" and other improvements to the internal structure have dra

Source: CoolTechZone

Quick links for a rainy day

Subject: General Tech | January 7, 2005 - 09:49 AM |
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To start us off lets take a look at the D-Link Express EtherNetwork DI-604 4-Port Ethernet Broadband Router reviewed in brief at PC-Base


"The D-Link Express EtherNetwork DI-604 4-Port Ethernet Broadband Router is a wise choice with its no-brainer setup wizard and easily configurable features such as IP and MAC address filtering, domain and URL blocking and a robust firewall at an extremel
Source: PC-Base

The Cooler Master Centurion 5

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 7, 2005 - 09:20 AM |
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Coolermaster are probably one of the best case designers in the world. If you want crazy and whacky designs and colours, then you'll have to look elsewhere I'm afraid. Coolermaster concentrate on functionality, coupled with sleek lines and a high quality finish.

This heatsink lost weight for New Years & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 5, 2005 - 11:43 AM |
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120mm cooling is becoming very common, especially if you are running the newest, hottest cores.  Some builders want to keep their heatsink from reaching a pound or more, and the Thermalright SI-97 that OCIA reviews may just be right up your alley, it's still built around 80 & 92mm fans, and only weighs in at 280g.

"Definitely nothing to block the airflow through the fins. The SI-97 is fairly large, but with its design, it will fit nearly all Athlon XP based motherboards.

Source: OCIA

Albatron PX915G4 Pro - SLI for Socket 478

Subject: Motherboards | January 5, 2005 - 05:24 AM |
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Albatron decided to stick with the current Socket 478 processors on this model. This allows existing P4 users to migrate over to   the PCI-E world without having to buy a new processor.

Gigabyte K8NSNXP-SLI

Subject: Motherboards | January 5, 2005 - 05:13 AM |
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Here's yet another motherboard form Gigabyte.

Source: t-break

HardOCP's 10th Round KO

Subject: General Tech | January 4, 2005 - 04:07 PM |
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Nearly everyone in the industry is familiar with the epic saga involving Infinium Labs suing HardOCP for this article outlining the facts behind the upcoming Phantom console. Being one of the few people in the industry who is always willing to fight for the truth (regardless of who's on the other side of the ring), Kyle appropriately gave Infinium the finger. A few months and obscene amounts of cash later, Infinium Labs has motioned to relent all of Kyle's claims.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

DFI Lanparty 875-T LGA 775 Motherboard Review

Subject: Motherboards | January 4, 2005 - 12:00 AM |
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It looks like DFI has done it again. DFI has made another great overclocker according to Hardcoreware.net's review of the DFI Lanparty 875-T LGA 775 Motherboard. If your looking for an intel board this is for you.

Source: hardCOREware

Seasonic S12 430watt Silent PSU

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 2, 2005 - 03:55 PM |
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For those of you, to whom the name Seasonic is new, here's a quick intro from the Seasonic USA website.

"Seasonic USA was established in 2002 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sea Sonic Electronics Co. Ltd., in Taiwan, to develop retail channels and to grow Seasonic as a premier retail brand in the US and Canada.

Cooling Solutions for 2005

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 2, 2005 - 03:18 PM |
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3R Systems Poseidon WCL-03 120cu WaterCooling Kit

Quote: "Ever since I got my first water cooling kit I have been hooked on it, air cooling is just no longer an option for me. Today I will be looking at a kit that will be familiar to those of you who have been browsing around this page for awhile.

Chaintech GeForce 6600GT AGP

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 2, 2005 - 02:51 PM |
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"The GeForce 6600 video card was initially released as a PCI-Express video card. Recently Nvidia released an AGP version of the 6600 for those who have not made the leap to the new bus type. Nvidia places the 6600 series in the performance category while the biggest and baddest 6800 is in the enthusiast category. Currently there are two models of the 6600 line, the regular 6600 and 6600GT which is faster than the regular 6600.

Source: OCMODSHOP

Of Mice and Men

Subject: General Tech | January 2, 2005 - 02:24 PM |
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Here's the latest mouse/keyboard combo review, the Microsoft® Wireless Optical Desktop, Comfort Edition @ XYZ Computing

"When it came time to actually use the keyboard and mouse, they did not disappoint. Though I am very attached to my small, minimalist Eluminx keyboard, I am very much a fan of ergonomic keyboards.

Intel Boosts Investment In The Digital Home

Subject: General Tech | December 30, 2004 - 03:47 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec.

Mobility Radeon X800

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 30, 2004 - 02:02 AM |
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Those of you interested in laptop gaming might want to check out this review of ATI's Mobility X800. You can find the review over at Beyond3d.

"M28, fundamentally, is very similar to M18 as they are both derived from basically the same core parts. Where M18 is derived from ATI's R420 core,
M28 is derived from R423 - both of these cores are architecturally, and performance configuration wise, the same but R420 is built for AGP graphics
whilst R423 is built for PCI Express.

Source: Beyond3D