Wednesday, August 20, 2003
Daily mailbox: Madshrimps, HardwareZone, myWORLD Hardware, Tweaknews, Computer Critics — Cormac @ 17:38
Silicon or Succotash, Memory Conflicts among three 875/865 motherboards @ Madshrimps
"Claims have been made, Q&C tests performed on initial batches of 875 silicon (NB-MCH) where the NB silicon failed so many criteria, and a budget version had to be released. Intel, in an effort to save thousands of pieces from the dumpster, announced Canterwood´s younger brother, Springdale. Has Intel taken sub-par silicon, and made Succotash?"
Read more at Madshrimps.
HWZ review: TEAC DV-W50D 4x DVD±RW
"As a DVD-ROM however, the drive proved to be one of the fastest for a DVD writer with its 12x read speed. Although you´ll have to keep in mind that like many other DVD drives that we´ve tested, the TEAC will slow down to 6x when reading DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW media."
Read more at HardwareZone.
Vantec AeroFlow HSF Review @ myWORLD Hardware
"Heat is always an issue for any hardcore computer user. As processor speeds are increasing by the day, CPU cooling is becoming more vital than it was before. So how do we keep our CPUs cool more effectively without increasing manufacturing cost? The answer to that will be coming from Vantec in this review on its AeroFlow HSF series."
Read more at myWORLD Hardware.
Palit Daytona Geforce FX5200 Ultra Videocard Review @ Tweaknews.net
"For a lower end model, this card was actually a little fun to review. It performed reasonably well as long as you left it at 1024x768 with no antialiasing, and gave a FX5600 a good run for it´s money. Add in the fact that the card overclocks extremely well and is packed with fast memory and you have yourself a budget hidden gem for the mainstream."
Read more at Tweaknews.
Cowon Systems iAudio CW300 Digital Audio Player Review @ Computer Critics
"Despite so many choices, it´s hard to find a great sounding portable music player that´s easy to use, packed with features, and affordable. Does the iAudio CW300 from Cowon Systems stack up?"
Read more at Computer Critics.
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