Soltek has another nice board in the 75DRV5. Its performance is atop the KT333 heap at the moment, and it provides many overclocking options in addition to the convenient Red Storm automatic overclocking. While it doesn't come bundled with the hardware extras of the Asus A7V333 or Soyo KT333 Dragon Ultra this purple powerhouse would be attractive to overclockers that want top performance.
There’s little doubt that the Crucial RAM we reviewed a few days ago is faster than the Nanya sample, and capable of running at more aggressive timings, but the situation is slightly more complicated. As good as the Crucial DDR 333 is, its also quite expensive—the Nanya DDR tends to be cheaper, and within 2%-4% of Crucial’s performance.
Well, what can I say? There is no real clear “winner” in our tests; however it seems that Corsair’s XMS3000v1.1 is the memory to go with for gaming and overclocking purposes. Achieving 200MHz speeds with perfect stability is something to take into mind. I still think I can get this memory even higher with the right board. The Corsair XMS3000v1.1 comes along with a pre-installed black heat spreader which will help keep the SDRAM chips as cool as possible, especially when placed under heavy overclocking, gaming, or when a little extra voltage is needed to gain those last few MHz of speed. I think that Corsair’s XMS3000v1.1 deserves the MBReview.com Editor’s Choice Award for its incredible ability to overclock, stay stable, and still provide exceptional performance. We cannot overlook the Crucial PC2700 however as it too performed wonderfully. It did not achieve as high of an overclock as we saw with the Corsair RAM, but if you’re looking for some high quality, fast, and affordable PC2700 I would recommend Crucial PC2700 any day of the week. Therefore, the Crucial PC2700 does not walk away empty handed; I have decided to give it the MBReview.com Top Choice Award! I’d like to thank both Corsair and Crucial for supplying me with these modules. They will be used in all of our future motherboard reviews for overclocking, and compatibility testing!
To consolidate as well as expand the companys market share, setting up a new subsidiary to target the low-price sector is a necessary move, said Johnny Shih, chairman of Asustek Computer, at the companys May 23 shareholders meeting.
For ~$89 you get This. I just saw a CompUSA Hard drive (Maxtor rebadged) 80GB for cheap (forgot price ). I want to see a Serial ATA drive.
Overall Samsung has improved on an already great product. This drive is one of the fastest that I have had the pleasure of owning. Price wise, it is one of the cheapest 80 GB 7200 RPM, ata100 hard drives on the market at this moment.
Performance wise, the Hercules 3D Prophet FDX 8500 LE trailed the Gigabyte Radeon 8500 very closely in all tests, except Vulpine's GLmark and DroneZmarK, where performance was particularly sour. Of course, the Leadtek GeForce Ti4600 prevailed as the undisputed leader in every benchmark at every resolution, but this type of performance comes at a price. For around $350 AUD you can pick up the Hercules card, in comparison to the heavy $850 AUD price tag the Leadtek card comes with. Speaking of value, as we have already mentioned the card competes well with the Gigabyte Radeon 8500, which retails for around $500 AUD, making the Hercules 3D Prophet FDX 8500 LE a very cheap card in terms of the performance levels on offer. In summary, quite a feature rich card that happens to not only look good, but actually has the goods.
Currently, if you want to get a DeskNote with an Athlon XP 2000+, 256MB DDR SDRAM, 20GB hard disk drive, an 8x DVD-ROM drive and Windows XP Home Edition, you only pay about S$2388 (S$2188 for an Athlon XP 1700+). The price is really attractive considering the features and performance from the i-Buddie XP. For all of that, we have to give ECS two thumbs up for an excellent product and a full five-stars for innovation.
A new beta service pack has been leaked for Internet Explorer 6, to make it version build 2800.1041 and is available for download from the nice folks over at ieXbeta. [PAGEBREAK]
As expected, Microsoft has released a brand-new build of the upcoming Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1 to its lucky testers! Despite other minor improvements, build 2800.1041 also incorporates the security update that has been issued for previous versions of Microsoft's web-browser on May 15.
For those of you like to have the latest in cutting edge updates for you drivers and other software, direct X 9 beta is available for download over at M3DZone. Please note that this version may have a time limit on it, in which case that would mean reinstalling your OS.
ABIT KX7-333R exhibits great stability for FSB above 166Mhz and even over 200Mhz therefore this board is simply an Overclockers' delight and much high FSB overclocking can be done with this board definitely. Best of all, this price of this board is very affordable at just over US$100 for most consumers even for the budget hunters.
When all is said and done, the JoyTech Apollo Bloody Monster II GF4 Ti 4600 is a very solid product out of the box. You get VIVO via S-Video and a complete array of software for both the gamer and the video editor. Performance is right up there with the other GeForce4 Ti 4600s, and overclocking is definitely something this card can do. JoyTech wanted to make sure you got the best overclocking performance with this card, and they certainly didn't disappoint. This card is a good package all around, and should please any PC enthusiast.
Dell Computer may be looking for a new way to print money.
Among the options: Dell may launch its own line of printers, buy a printer maker, start a Dell brand of printers made by one of the top printer makers or convince companies to give Dell a slice of their ink business. I don't know about you, but I try and buy out a company when I feel like it too.
I wanted this to be a reasonable and if possible useful comparison. A 1 Ghz Celeron against a 1 Ghz Duron at default speeds and maxed out. There would also have to be some matching of hardware to keep the benchmarks from being skewed to much one way or another.
The Pentium III Xeon 900MHz with 2MB of cache – the so called Cascades processor – easily thrashes a Pentium 4 in a four way configuration but Intel wants the manufacturers to go with the current Xeon.
Xeons with big caches – codenamed Gallatin – are not due to be released until the third or fourth quarter of this year, as exclusively revealed here.
This was very interesting and is the first step to a big change in Windows. Read this story.[PAGEBREAK] Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Justice agreed to a settlement in October designed to address complaints that the software giant was using its market dominance to bully computer manufacturers and others to favor its products.
When you buy an ECS motherboard, you have to understand that you're getting a board that's extremely cost-effective without sacrificing on stability. However, you have to cut corners somewhere to make a board this affordable and ECS usually chooses to not concentrate on features like overclocking. The K7VTA3 v3.1 falls in the same category. It will be a good motherboard to use as a server for your LAN or maybe a PC for a loved one.
This is going to be either a big failure, or a big success. I'm guessing a failure.
Like other games in its genre, players of Project Entropia (or "PE," as fans are calling it) use a virtual currency to buy the swords, shields and other equipment they need to have adventures. But unlike these other games, PE players don't start out with any "Project Entropia dollars," or PED. They have to buy the online money with real-world cash. [PAGEBREAK]
What the hell is the world coming to?
The Soyo KT333 Dragon Ultra Black is a worthy inheritor of the Dragon Plus legacy. It is an excellent motherboard, with enough features to satisfy even the most stringent power-users. Its excellent response to Overclocking, and remarkable stability are also points in its favour, but for many, its integrated RAID, networking, and USB controllers, coupled with its excellent integrated sound-card, and SPDIF connector will be the major selling-points. The only telling weakness in the Ultra Blacks's design, in fact, is the lack of an option allowing users to manually assign IRQs. Even with that in mind, however, the Ultra Black's many features more than make up for that sore-point. It's for that reason that we've decided awarded the Soyo KT333 Dragon Ultra Black an extra point, in order to award it with our "High Grade Hardware Award".
As always, AOpen's newest product has lived-up to all ou expectations. The AX4B Max responded very well to our tests, and Overclocked liek a true champion. It's stable, it's versatile, and includes USB and IEEE-1394 ports. In short, the AOpen AX4B Max deserves our recommendations for proving itself to be one of the best Pentium 4 motherboards currently on the market.
I feel that currently Thermaltake's Volcano 7+ is the best value for money Socket 478 heatsink out of the models tested so far, as it provides excellent performance and can be installed into any Socket A/370 system as well. In terms of fan noise, it was up there with the loudest, but luckily Thermaltake gives you a fan-speed controller for free. Ironically, I felt that Thermaltake's P4 Dragon 478 offered the least bang-for-the-buck, since didn't do much in the way of performance, sounded awfully loud, didn't come with a fan-speed controller, and is rather pricey compared to the other models. Stay tuned for more coolers arriving shortly...
E3 2002 is in full swing. Our coverage begins on Thursday, the second day of the exposition. Above is the shot of the Los Angeles convention center from the Promise Lot across the street. Promised Lot veterans will note that the stage is on the opposite side of the past two years, and the lot was put on by Substance TV. The size of the overall lot was scaled down quite a bit from years past.
Would you like to watch TV on your computer? Do you not want to buy a separate card to get this feature? Perhaps you are in the market for a new monitor? Well, look no further, you have an option. This monitor has been hooked up to Tweaknews.net's test rig for the past two weeks. When testing hardware, I use it as a normal monitor and I go about my daily tasks. When I move back to my workstation to write a review as I am doing now, I turn it into a normal TV. It's great! I usually just keep the news on in the background while I work away pecking at my keyboard. Man, what are they going to come out with next? A DVD player built in? Perhaps a small printer? Who knows? If you have a budget set aside for a monitor and a TV card, maybe this monitor is for you. If you have even more set aside, you can go up to a 17 inch monitor with the same capabilities or if you are loaded, try the new 24 inch beast!!