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Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Daily mailbox: Legion Hardware, Bjorn3D, Tweaknews, TrustedReviews, OCW, I4U — Cormac @ 15:41  Discuss this

Corsair TWINX 4000-1024 reviewed overclocked to 260MHz FSB

"Corsair, one of the leading ram manufacturers are quick to respond to the demand of gamers and overclockers. As more and more users are into overclocking on the Dual channel DDR boards, Corsair introduces their TWINX series of ram modules. The TWINX series basically consists of two identical modules tested under stringent conditions for best compatibility and performance with the different platforms; both Intel and AMD Dual Channel DDR chipsets."

Read more at OCW.

I4U News: Unique Light Glove wins CES 2004 Design Award

"The Light Glove is in the development since quite a while, but it now start to gain recognition. The Light Glove was awarded a CES 2004 Design Award in the Accessibility Category. The Lightglove attaches like a large watch underneath one or both wrists and senses finger position and hand motion to generate typing and pointing input for virtually ANY electronic device. Wireless operation offers cordless freedom. Each Lightglove adjusts for your hand size and shape using the accompanying software to create the perfect fit just for you. Yes, it fits like a glove made of light without anything obstructing your hand. A light beam illuminates a column for each finger, and a reflection is detected when a finger is lowered into the beam to "press a key". Software decodes the reflected light and highlights the activated key cell on your system video monitor."

Read more at I4U.

Legion Hardware — Abit AN7

"No one said this was the end of the AthlonXP processor and if they did they need to re-evaluate that statement. With motherboards still in production such as the Abit AN7 and processor prices falling like they are there is still a bright future for the AthlonXP. With that said I expect in the near future to find that companies such as VIA will release updated chipsets for the AthlonXP."

Read more at Legion Hardware.

VisionTek XTASY Radeon 9800 XT 256MB @ Bjorn3D

"It´s time to turn the focus on the VisionTek Xtasy 9800 XT, which is a 256MB card just like the 5950 Ultra. Also just like the 5950 Ultra, it´s basically just an overclocked version of its father. In this case, that father is a 9800 Pro, which has a VPU core clocked at 380MHz and memory running at 340MHz (680MHz DDR). The XT flexes its muscles a little harder and runs at 412MHz core and 365MHz memory (730MHz DDR). In addition to being clocked higher, the XT features a new and improved cooler design. It´s a lot more interesting design than on the basic 9800 Pro cards."

Read more at Bjorn3D.

HIS Radeon 9600SE 128Meg VIVO Videocard Review @ Tweaknews.net

"Before you buy any computer component, it is very important to do your homework and consider what you need (versus what you want… or crave… or drool over, in my case). If you do not need a $350 video card, why would you buy one? If you are not apt to use all of its features, then save yourself a couple hundred bucks and buy something that isn´t as powerful."


Read more at Tweaknews.

MSI DR8-A DVD Writer @ TrustedReviews

"The DR8-A is a fast DVD writer, both on paper and in practice, but let’s look at the paper specs first. This drive will write DVD+R discs at eight-speed, DVD+RW discs at four-speed, DVD-R discs at four-speed, DVD-RW discs at two-speed, CD-R media at 40-speed and CD-RW discs at 24-speed. Those specs put the DR8-A at the top of the tree next to the Plextor PX-708A."

Read more at TrustedReviews.


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