Friday, December 19, 2003
Daily mailbox: Legit Reviews, JSI Hardware, Ninjalane, 3DCenter, TrustedReviews, HardwareExtreme — Cormac @ 17:00
DFI LanParty 865PE Reviewed @ OCW
"LANPARTY 865PE is based on the Intel 865PE series. If you have read our NF2 Lanparty review, you will find the package quite similar. Bundled with lots of goodies, they deserve a good mention here. The package comes with a carrying case known as PC Transpo which allows you to sling your PC barebone and bring it to LAN Parties. The rounded cables provided helps by improving the air flow in the PC. The glowing mainboard is exceptionally beautiful under UV lighting. The package also comes bundled with a FrontX which you can mix n match the connectors to be mounted on it."
Read more at OCW.
S3´s DeltaChrome S8 Video Card Preview @ Legit Reviews
"S3 Graphics will be producing two S8 cards, the S8 and the S8 Nitro, with the only difference between the two cards being clock speeds. S3 clocks the standard S8 at 300MHz on the core and its memory, while the S8 Nitro runs at 315/315MHz. The video card that we received was the DeltaChrome S8, which is a a six-layer board with core and memory set at 300MHz/600MHz..."
Read more at Legit Reviews.
Mini PC EX-1 Review @ JSI Hardware
"This system is the smallest PC I have seen yet, it comes in two halves one half is the PC itself with a touchpad mouse on the top and the ports around the side the other half is the docking station with CD Rom and FDD it also has 2 USB ports, Serial port and LPT port."
Read more at JSI Hardware.
DFI Extreme Duo: Lanparty Pro875B @ Ninjalane
"Many things in the technology sector are subject to continual updates and reconfigurations. Even though this practice isn´t normally seen in the motherboard world that doesn´t mean it will never happen. Case in point, the new DFI LanParty Pro875(B). Now with CMOS Reloaded Technology."
Read more at Ninjalane.
ATi & nVidia Anti-Aliasing Performance @ 3DCenter.org
"Our benchmark charts clearly demonstrates ATi´s anti-aliasing leadership: With all of ATi´s anti-aliasing modes, the performance hit is well justified by the achieved edge smoothing quality. With nVidia this only applies to the lesser modes 2x, 4x and 4xS, with these the performance hit fits the quality gain. We can´t claim that for the higher modes of anti-aliasing at all, 12x and 8xS reduce performance far too much for their respective quality gains, they are quite inefficient. nVidia´s problem is, none of the efficient 2x, 4x and 4xS modes can compare to ATi´s "middle of the road" mode 4x when it comes to edge smoothing quality. That means nVidia is only competitive in lower to medium quality anti-aliasing modes and falls short on higher quality modes, sometimes significantly so. As soon as higher anti-aliasing modes are required, ATi clearly edges out nVidia in both performance and image quality terms."
Read more at 3DCenter.
Toshiba e800 Bluetooth PDA @ TrustedReviews
"Toshiba has taken the opportunity to do something very clever with the extra screen space pop in a graphics adaptor with its very own 2MB of SRAM, and give users the option of driving the screen at 640 x 480 pixels. To get to this resolution you use a software switch that sits on the start menu. Selecting it causes a soft reset and a few seconds of waiting. To get back to standard 240 x 320 you again go through a soft reset."
Read more at TrustedReviews.
D-Link Xtreme G 108Mbps Wireless Network Solutions @ HardwareExtreme
"The newly released D-Link Xtreme G DI-624 Wireless Router is capable of transfer rates of up to 12x faster than standard 802.11b, 11Mbps. D-Link has sets a new standard for its new 802.11g, 108Mbps wireless broadband router. At over 60% of standard wired network speed, the new D-Link Xtreme G would be a good replacement for the wired network. D-Link Xtreme G produced unparalleled results over Netgear and Linksys Wireless G routers in our lab test environment using industry standard NetIQ Chariot testing software."
Read more at HardwareExtreme.
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