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Monday, September 29, 2003

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Bjorn3d Reviews the Thermaltake Extreme Volcano 12

"Their latest addition to the Volcano series is the Extreme Volcano 12. This HSF features support for AMD Athlon XP up to 3400+, an all copper heat sink, and a variety of operation modes. In this review, I will be comparing the Extreme Volcano 12´s performance to a stock HSF that AMD ships with Athlon XPs. Considering that it is all copper and much larger than the stock HSF, I expect the Extreme Volcano 12 to outperform the stock HSF by near two digit margins."

Read more at Bjorn3D.

Corsair TwinX 4000 vs OCZ Gold 4000 @ Madshrimps

"A simple and to the point review. Sandra memory benchmarks will be used MAX-3 version and WCPUID for verification purposes. Which one comes out on top?"

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I4U News: The Future: Communication Glove — CommanderGauntlet

Network Anatomy works on integrated communication glove named CommanderGauntlet. CommanderGauntlet (currently in development) is a comprehensive wireless communications device incorporating voice, data, audio, video, text messaging and extreme lighting. This unit is a professional-grade system that is ruggedized, durable and waterproof manufactured for use in any harsh environment. Network Anatomy makes several integrated communication solutions for harsh environments.

Read more at I4U.

OCZ 512meg Platinum Dual Channel PC3200 Memory Kit Review @ Tweaknews.net

"Being an unbiased website, I have to report to the reading population as to how a product performed and I am never about to sugarcoat a review to make a product sound better than it is. The OCZ Platinum Dual Channel Memory Kit would be an expensive stock or mild overclocking alternative to generic memory, but honestly any informed consumer would be better off putting your money into the Corsair TwinX PC3200 kit for the SAME money and be able to push your system to the edge. Because of this, OCZ´s Dual Channel Kit being reviewed today will get the "Good Product Award" because it does perform perfectly at it rated speed, just not too much more."

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PC Power and Cooling 510W Deluxe Power Supply @ EOC

"PC Power and Cooling is known for their excellent power supplies. For the last five years Maximum PC magazine has chosen PC Power and Cooling power supplies as their top pick for the "Dream Machine" because they are of the highest quality, reliable, and come with a nice warranty."

Read more at EOC.

Gainward CoolFX 5900 Ultra Review @ K-Hardware

The CoolFX Ultra/1600 XP is similar to the air-cooled FX 5900 Ultra from Gainward, but is equipped with a water cooling solution. So the Ultra chip is higher clocked an works with 35 celsius cool and loudless. We take a look at this fantastic board solution from the experts of Gainward.

Read more at K-Hardware.

HWZ coverage: Computex Taipei 2003 Update Pt. 2

There were only a handful of new technologies on display at Computex this year as there were not many announcements made during this period. Of course, we did managed to catch a couple of interesting displays which we think is worth mentioning in this next Computex 2003 update.

Read more at HardwareZone.

ABIT Siluro FX5900 OTES VGA Card Reviewed @ myWORLD Hardware

"On 18th November 2002, NVIDIA announces their highly anticipated top of the line product, GeForce FX5800Ultra. It was touted to be the first ever graphic chip to be made under 0.13micron process with incredible core and memory speed, featuring DDR II memory that runs at 1GHz. Although NVIDIA was heavily promoting it, getting hands on one of them is sure hard enough which were mainly contributed by delay productions and high priced tag. Choice wise, it was the only DirectX 9.0 card by NVIDIA at that time."

Read more at myWORLD Hardware.

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