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HWZ Review: Samsung SpinPoint SP1614N/SP1614C (7200RPM)

"All in all, the new Samsung SpinPoint SP1614 drives performed admirably well in all of our tests although it is not the fastest drive we´ve seen to date. Surprisingly, the ATA-133 version (the SP1614N) performed slightly better than the SATA version (SP1614C) although both drives share the same specifications and even the IC controller. The only difference with the SP1614C is the SATA interface which was enabled through a Marvell 88i8030 SERDES (serializer-deserializer) chip."

Read more at HardwareZone.

Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition @ TrustedReviews

"Unlike the Athlon 64 FX-51, the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition is not based on a completely new core, so it can quite happily drop into any of the current crop of Pentium 4 motherboards. Intel claims that this is a major advantage over its competitor since there is no need to use a costly new motherboard or expensive ECC memory, although cost really isnít something that the Extreme Edition has on its side."

Read more at TrustedReviews.

ATI Radeon 9800 XT Visual Gaming Performance @ TweakTown

"Half a grand is a lot of money to spend on a graphics cards. In this article we examine visual gaming performance of ATI´s latest GPU, the Radeon 9800 XT, in Counter-Strike, NHL 2004, Max Payne 2, Midnight Club II and Halo PC to work out if it is really worth spending all those dollars."

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