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Multi-Tech RouteFinder RF550VPN Gateway @ TechConnect

"In addition to the WAN Ethernet port for cable or DSL broadband Internet connections, it also offers VPN connectivity based on the IPSec protocol. The RF550VPN gateway supports up to 5 IPSec tunnels and provides 3DES encryption with 700K bps throughput. As you might have been expected, it uses NAT (Network Address Translation) for routing cable or DSL Internet access. That means you can share a single Internet connection to multiple computers, saving costs of having more than one Internet account. Firewall and filtering functions are also available."


3DCenter News: Benchmark Utilities, Part II

"We have uploaded a few new interesting files for hardware reviewers and testers:
D3D AF-Tester (new version 1.2c)
updated "system_detail.gas" for Dungeon Siege — this file complete the Dungeon Siege hardware data base with informations on the new Radeon and GeForceFX video cards, important for game & benchmark performance
Benchmark Save Game for AquaNox 2 — Neopolis — excellent video card limited and clear below 100 fps!
Timedemo for Elite Force II — PCGH — excellent video card limited and clear below 100 fps!
Timedemo for Enemy Territory — Battery — like RTCW: really CPU limited
Timedemo for Enemy Territory — Radar — like RTCW: really CPU limited
Timedemo for Enemy Territory — Railgun — like RTCW: really CPU limited
Timedemo for Jedi Knight II — SaberTest — also known as "Massassi Demo"
Benchmark Scripts 1.4 for Serious Sam: The First Encounter

Benchmark Scripts 1.1 for Serious Sam: The Second Encounter
Timedemo for Soldier of Fortune II — Columbia — really CPU limited
Timedemo for Splinter Cell — 1_3_2CaspianOilRefinery
Timedemo for Unreal Tournament 2003 — Overkill — rather video card limited
Timedemo for Unreal Tournament 2003 — PCGH — rather CPU limited
Timedemo for Unreal Tournament 2003 — Pyramid2003 — good mix between CPU and video card limitation."

Detonator FX Roundup @ 3DChip

"Short time after our last very detailed detonator FX comparison a new detonator FX beta driver in the version 45.33 appeared, in which screen "flickering" is to be eliminated. Further rumors mean that now the "mouse wheel noise bug" is repaired.
In further process you find a picture value comparison between the detonator fx 45.23 and the detonator fx 45.33 beta.
In addition we checked whether the patched detonator FX 45.33 exerted influence on the performance of the driver to texture flares on the basis the avoidance of the noise."

Read more at 3DChip.

COOLINK Typhoon Copper Liquid Block for S478 processors @ Madshrimps

"Well for starters this review, like all the other reviews I did, is a rather short and to the point one. Some people may like it, some won´t but I don´t care because when I need information about some hardware component, I don´t care about the chit-chat, I just want to see the bare performance results!"

Read more at Madshrimps.

I4U News: ZVUE Update: Will Hit Retail Stores in October

"This morning San Francisco based Hand Held Entertainment announced that the $99 ZVUE! portable video/mp3 player is on schedule to be in retail stores next month. Just in time for the 2003 Holiday Shopping Season.
The hand-held ZVUE! can play videos, music videos and MP3s and features an ultra-bright, 2.5-inch full-color screen that plays full-motion video and displays digital images. About the size of a deck of playing cards, the ZVUE! target market is "tween" (youth ages 8 to 12), teenage (youth ages 13-19) and early twenty-something (ages 20 to 25) markets."

Read more at I4U.

Gainward Ultra 760XP Review @ Ninjalane

"The board features a signature red PCB, 128megs of memory. This card is quite a bit different from the other Gainward FX5600 cards in that it also comes equipped with super fast TinyBGA memory and the fancy cooling gear."

Read more at Ninjalane.

Asetek WaterChill Kit w/Chipset Block Review @ ipKonfig

"Want to get into water-cooling, but unsure about what components to use? Are you leery of trying to figure out what components work best together, without annoying "how do I fit this to that" problems? Liquid cooling can be quite difficult to work with, especially if you´ve never worked with such setups. It offers better and quieter cooling solutions, but can also be extremely dangerous. However, if you´re willing to experiment and have always wanted to move from air to liquid cooling, then you may be in the market for a pre-configured water-cooling kit!"

Read more at ipKonfig.

Lian Li PC-60H3 Mid-Tower Designer Aluminum Case Review @ Tweaknews.net

"As one of the few pioneer companies to create and mass market the aluminum case, Lian Li Industries has always been known to have THE best high quality aluminum cases on the market. A little over a year and a half ago, I had the opportunity to review the Lian Li PC-86 Black Aluminum Computer Case and found it to be a great case. Has the quality gone down hill over time? Has the company taken the cheaper approach their new models? You will find out in this review..."

Read more at Tweaknews.

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