Monday, October 06, 2003
Daily mailbox: OCW, Bjorn3D, myWORLD Hardware, Tweaknews, TweakTown, OnlyNewZ, Madshrimps, etc. — Cormac @ 14:40
OCW Exclusive Review : BIOSTAR K8VHAPro Athlon64 Mainboard
"The K8VHAPro is based on the VIA K8T800/8237 chipset mainboard. It features SATA support, comes with Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, 1394 support, 6 channel audio. There are other models that comes with IDE RAID, WIFI. The board also comes with some overclocking features — FSB adjustments and a software WarpSpeeder which works in Windows. It automatically tunes your system for max performance by increasing the FSB."
Read more at OCWorkbench.
FIC Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB @ Bjorn3D
"I think the main question that we want to be answer with this review will be, "Does the extra memory really increase performance?" I know we have all heard that there really isn´t that many opportunities for a graphics card to utilize all 256MB of memory it has available. Hopefully, we can help shed some light on this subject with some straightforward numbers."
Read more at Bjorn3D.
SiS 655FX Chipset Preview @ myWORLD Hardware
"With that, most of the chipset manufacturers, including the giant Intel who once committed to RAMBUS solution, finally gave it up and chooses the dual channel DDR memory solution for their line of desktop chipset, which included the all-time-favorite, Intel Springdale(i865) and Intel Canterwood (i875). For our SiS, initially, SiS had never designed any dual channel memory solution for their chipset that includes our previously reviewed 648FX for Pentium 4 and 748 for AMD. But, seeing at how Intel and NVIDIA were happily earning away with their successful product, SiS has finally taken the step to introduce their first ever dual channel DDR memory solution for Intel Pentium 4 CPU. Is it too late to capture the heart of hardware enthusiasts? We´ll find out how amazing this product can performed on our test bench on the next few pages!"
Read more at myWORLD Hardware.
Samsung SyncMaster 213T 21 Inch Digital LCD Monitor Review @ Tweaknews.net
"Today I will be reviewing Samsung´s new 21 inch 213T digital flat panel which is catered to anyone wanting the highest quality digital flat panel available. In this review I will walking you through all the monitor features and illustrating why this monitor should be on short list of "must-have" LCD monitors for now, or when Santa Claus punches a hole through your roof."
Read more at Tweaknews.
BroMagic 17” DVI LCD Monitor Review @ TweakTown
"About three years ago we all would have loved to be an owner of a brand new LCD monitor but with retail prices the way they were it was just not viable. Now LCDs are becoming somewhat mainstream, prices have dropped and are becoming an option for most. Today Shawn "Toxic" Baker takes a look at a new competitor in the value section of the LCD market in BroMagic with their 17” DVI-enabled monitor. Does cheap necessarily mean poor quality? Not always!"
Read more at TweakTown.
Cremax IcyDock Bodyguard525 Advanced Hard Drive Rack Review @ Tweaknews.net
"The ICY DOCK Bodyguard525 is not only worthy of one of your 5 1/4" bays … it actually deserves one. The unit came through on all of its claims to protect the hardware (cooling the HDD anywhere from 4-6 degrees Celsius) and it provides the user with useful monitoring tools. It is aesthetically pleasing, sleek, stylish, and fits in many different case designs."
Read more at Tweaknews.
Latest Bios and Drivers updates! @ OnlyNewZ
While Surfing around the world wide web, I found and published a list of bioses and drivers updates, from ASUS, Abit, Aopen, MSI, Leadtek, TYAN, CMedia, and nVidia.
View the list of updates over here.
Thermalright SP-94 In-Depth @ Madshrimps
"Thermalright has certainly kept their eye on the ball lately, and they´ve scored yet again with their latest offering, the SP-94. This marks Thermalright´s ingress into heat-pipe technology, and they´ve made a distinguished entrance. The SP94 is an all copper thin-fin cooler, the embodiment of which centres around their SLK series. From what your about to see, Thermalright has truly raised heat-sink manufacture, to an art form. We compare it to the SLK-947U and SLK-900U in this article."
Read more at Madshrimps.
CoolJag CJC66IC Review @ Ninjalane
"Unlike other Pentium 4 heatsinks you don´t need to attach the clips before the unit is tightened down, it does it automagically."
Read more at Ninjalane.
Detonator 52.10 reviewed @ 3DCenter.org
"We here at 3DCenter.org take a look at the performance and IQ of Detonator 52.10".
Read more at 3DCenter.
HWZ review: Chaintech 7NJS Ultra ZENITH (nForce2 Ultra 400)
"No doubt there are still some quirks as mentioned in our ‘Dislike’ section, overall we feel that the Chaintech 7NJS Ultra ZENITH is the best nForce2 Ultra 400 motherboard to attain a standard closest to perfection. It may not have the most perfect layout nor Gigabit LAN and other extra special features, but it has the right mix of features suited for most enthusiasts who can benefit from what it offers immediately."
Read more at HardwareZone.
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