Tuesday, December 02, 2003
Daily mailbox: I4U, Bjorn3D, Tweaknews, TweakTown, Designtechnica, Legion Hardware, TweakPC, etc. — Cormac @ 11:12
Corsair XMS3200LL ProSeries TwinX Review @ Ninjalane
"For the user looking to add a little flair and maximum performance from their PC the Corsair XMS ProSeries 3200LL might be just what you are looking for."
Read more at Ninjalane.
Asus Radeon 9600XT/TVD @ TrustedReviews
"So what does Asus bring to the 9600XT party? If you want to squeeze more out of the card you can use the supplied overclocking utility called SmartDoctor to shift the VPU up to 530MHz and the memory up to 650MHz. This also enables dynamic throttling of the fan speed so you can lower the ambient noise when you don’t need to stress the VPU. This features can’t however be used in conjunction with overclocking."
Read more at TrustedReviews.
I4U News: Virgin Unveils Personal Music Hand Held Kiosks
"On Wednesday, December 3 (4-8pm), Virgin Founder Sir Richard Branson will unwrap the most high tech music retail environment, at the Virgin Megastore, San Francisco. The droolcool digital gadget at the uptown international party scene will most certainly be the MusiKube Personal Music Guide (PMG). Virgin Megastore members receive a customized HP iPAQ when they arrive at the store. Consumers scan product bar codes into the 802.11b Pocket PC that connects wirelessly to the MusiKube’s Encyclomedia™, a powerful MS SQL Server database comprised of licensed samples of over two-million songs, album reviews and related content. NOTE: In the future, curtain cell phones will also be able to access the Virgin PMG."
Read more at I4U.
Allied 500W Aluminum PSU Review @ Bjorn3D
"Even before I pulled this thing out of the box I knew I had something special. Not only is it packing power, this thing is packing good looks too. The brushed aluminum body looks very cool and definitely deserves a close-up look. While many PSUs on the market are a simple steel gray, this PSU would be the runway model of the bunch."
Read more at Bjorn3D.
Merconnet 7 Inch Mini Widescreen LCD TV Review @ Tweaknews.net
"Merconnet´s 7" LCD TV would be a great addition to a small portable DVD viewing station, but as for the Cable TV viewing, it is a little lacking. If stereo composite connectors were added and the TV tuner refined, this would be a great product."
Read more at Tweaknews.
ATI Radeon 9100 IGP “RS300” Pentium 4 Chipset Review @ TweakTown
"Today we´ve got ATI´s very first mainstream desktop Intel Pentium 4 based chipset on the test bed to go under the grinder in the form of the FIC P4M-RS300 motherboard. The ATI Radeon 9100 IGP is designed to compete against Intel´s Springdale chipset. Read on and find out just how well it does!"
Read more at TweakTown.
Gateway FPD1930 19" LCD review @ Designtechnica
"The FPD1930 is not a particularly bad LCD monitor, its just that there are so many other LCD displays in this price range that offer considerably more "bang for your buck". The FPD1930 has limited adjustability, below average performance, especially for hardcore gamers and a relatively high price tag. If we were to recommend a 19" LCD monitor in this price range, based on our tests we would have to go with Samsung´s 192T. But if you currently have a Gateway system, do little gaming and would like a new monitor to match, the FPD1930 should fit the bill quite nicely. Just be forewarned that you are paying a premium to have this monitor match your Gateway system with no further benefits."
Read more at Designtechnica.
Legion Hardware — Abit KV8-MAX3
"Although, overclocking on the KV8-MAX3 was nothing mind blowing, getting just an extra 200MHz out of the 3200+ processor. Abit are most likely not to blame here, as the KV8-MAX3 has produced the best overclocking results from an AMD64 motherboard to date. Therefore the AMD Athlon64 3200+ processor is most likely at fault in this situation. Overclocking aside the KV8-MAX3 offered extremely solid stability with a highly tweakable BIOS."
Read more at Legion Hardware.
Apple iPod 20GB Review @ Legit Reviews
"Today I will be looking at Apple´s illustrious MP3 player, the iPod. I think it´s fair to say for any PC enthusiast, whether you´re a fan of the Macintosh line of products or your general PC products, chances are you store music on your computer. If you are like me, and struggle to remember the last time you purchased a CD, then it would be nice to take your collection of songs from your computer and onto something a little more portable..."
Read more at Legit Reviews.
More and More GeForceFX 5600 XT Models @ TweakPC
Now from XFX (Pine) there will come two more GeForceFX 5600 XT Graphic-Cards. This Products will released world-wide at Mid-Dezember and will be equipped with 256MB and 128MB (also with TV-Out and DVI).
GeForceFX 5600 XT with ViVo @ TweakPC
"MSI will present in Mid-December a new GeForceFX 5600 XT Modell with ViVo Functions. It would be the first 5600 XT Card with such Abilities, but there Price will also be a Highlight. The Card is equipped with only 128MB but will be 20,- Euro more expensive then the regular GeForceFX 5600 XT with 256MB."
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