Overclock3D's Weekly Review Roundup - 01/06/08
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Overclock3D's Weekly Review Roundup - 01/06/08 - Pinch and a punch.
Every week Overclock3D's news mailbox is spammed full of content from partner sites around the globe. Even with a dedicated team of 50 news posters we just cant keep up! So here's a round-up of the best bits we've received over the past week:
I mean, if you really want to get harsh, about the only thing this game does wrong is allow money to magically appear in your hand (though if you have a credit card that would explain that), and there is no snow. Other than that, this game does everything right. If you actually say, "I am tired of playing this game," you are a crazy. The only reason to stop playing is to eat, sleep, or carry on with your life.
Yuin OK1 is the name of Yuin's brand new top-of-line earphone. The OK1s are rather special since they can both function as a pair of regular earbuds or as in-ears. The design is also completely revamped. When driven by a proper amp the sound is lightyears ahead of any other earbud we have previously tested. - techPowerUp
On the 29th of May 2008 VIA announced the Nano CPU, a processor built from Isaiah architecture. Building on the market-leading energy efficiency of their existing VIA C7 processor family, the VIA Nano processor family offers as much as four times the performance within the same power range to extend VIA's performance per watt leadership, while identical pin compatibility with VIA C7 processors will ensure a smooth transition for OEMs and motherboard vendors, and provides them with an easy upgrade path for current system or board designs. - Benchmark Reviews
Even though X-Spice is not a very well known brand name, they achieved what nobody else could do: building an extremely quiet power supply that is stable and affordable. We are testing the 530W model today and found that it could easily handle a Quad CrossFireX rig, and produced less fan noise under load than most other power supplies in idle. - techPowerUp
OCModShop's cheat database can help you get past those frustrating levels, beat that boss, or just give you general play tips to improve your scores. Our database grows every day, and we have lots of codes and achievement lists for the Nintendo Wii, DS, Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, and PC games (of course!). - [OC]ModShop
It's very interesting to compare quad-core and dual-core processors, as the cheapest Intel Core 2 Quad (Q6600) already costs about $200. This price border separates more expensive CPUs from popular products in the market. So, common users may be tempted to buy a real quad-core processor, even if it does not operate at a high clock rate. We only have to find out whether it's an objectively expedient decision. - Digit-Life
Travagan's Colors is the name of a brand new portable headphone amplifier. It is much smaller than most normal portable amps and only costs $59. The design is quite outlandish since it resembles a dog bone. The question is of course how does this little thing stack up against some of the bigger portable headphone amps.
The Raidmax Iceberg is a sturdy case designed to suit the gamer who is also conscious of style. Coming stock with three 120 mm blue LED fans and a side panel window in addition to being quite sturdily constructed of aluminum, this case is made to please gamers. - techPowerUp
Apologies for me missing last weeks news round-up I was out of the office. Anywho, this week seems to be a good'un, discuss on our Forums.
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