Overclock3D's Weekly Review Roundup - 15/06/08 Page: 1
Overclock3D's Weekly Review Roundup - 15/06/08
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:
The release of the Intel Core 2 Duo E8x00 series caused a lot of overclocking records to be broken. Now we have a light version of those processors, Intel Core 2 Duo E7xx series. We took the E7200 for an overclocking spin. Let's see what we achieved. - madshrimps
QNAP already added nearly every thinkable feature to their NAS firmwares. To make a new series innovation had to be found elsewhere. QNAP decided to double the capacity in their TS-409 Pro and add features to utilize this space. The four disks that the TS-409 Pro houses can therefore be put in any RAID level including 6. Besides adding RAID 5 and 6 support QNAP shows they take their RAID arrays seriously by adding support for online expansion and RAID migration. Combined with the already proven ease of use and list of software features the TS-409 Pro Turbostation promises to be a solid product.
TWEAKTOWN EXCLUSIVE We got word that the ASUS Eee PC 1000 and 1000H was to begin selling in Taiwan on Wednesday this week in Taiwan and we instantly set about trying to buy one. The new 10-inch Intel Atom powered sub-notebooks with 802.11n wireless were actually available from local retailers yesterday with a huge demand but we managed to pick one up today for an early look here at TweakTown. We preferred the Eee PC 1000 (40GB SSD) but from what we were told, the Eee PC 1000H (80GB HDD) has came out first. Take a look at the five minute unboxing video of the ASUS Eee PC 1000H black Taiwanese version...
This year's Computex was full of pretty asian booth babes fighting for your attention. Just like on previous tradeshows we set a day apart to chase down all the sweet girls for you. In total we have over 150 pictures with full-res images available for your viewing pleasure. - techPowerUp
A great variety of memory card standards currently coexist on the market. The product gamma which these cards can be coupled with is no smaller in number. From computers, both personal and portable ones, over mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras, up to gaming consoles - the list seems endless. Naturally, with such a large base of devices, there are many uses memory cards are required for; that's the reason for this variety of more or less popular card types. The memory card history starts back in the beginning of the nineties, when the first PCMCIA models hit the market
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Sapphire HD 3870 X2 Atomic Edition comes with pre-filled, pre-sealed and maintenance free watercooling. This allows Sapphire to ship the card with higher clocks, making the card the fastest HD 3870 X2 on the market today. As you would expect from such a premium product the presentation is outstanding, and so is the price.
Next to video, sound is probably one of the most important aspects of a PC. And if sound is important to you, it should be of decent quality too. Today I'll be looking at the Logitech Z Cinéma Advanced Surround Sound System. Although not a true surround sound setup, which typically include six, seven or more speakers laid out in a circle around the listener, this is a 2.1 setup, with two satellite speakers comprised of dual mids and tweeters, and a single high-power subwoofer for the bass.- OCIA.net
Palit's GeForce 9800 GTX follows the specifications of the NVIDIA reference design to the letter. Even then it is one of the fastest cards out there that you can buy, constantly delivering excellent FPS in games. Our sample allowed up to 16% additional overclocking on the GPU for a final clock speed of 784 MHz.
The screenshot on the poster is not a mistake: that is actually a naked Frank West (from Dead Rising) playing a multiplayer map in the frozen tundra! Frank is one of the new playable character models in the latest edition of Lost Planet: Extreme Condition. This new edition also gives you serveral enhanced single-player modes, many online gameplay modes, four new maps, new supercharged weapons, environments, and enemies! The updated game is titled "Lost Planet: Extreme Condition: Colonies Edition" and is the same groundbreaking gameplay that was released for the PC and Xbox 360 last year, but has a ton of new fun features thrown in. A few new modes have been added to the single-player campaign, which can make playing through the short campaign a nice diversion again.
Thermaltake played a large role in the evolution of the water-cooling phenomenon. With their manufacturing capability and R&D teams, the company has made improvements in the quality of components used and the level of skill needed to install a unit successfully. The Thermaltake ProWater 850i is a step above the company’s entry level water cooling kits and is a good choice for those looking for stable performance with a low acoustic footprint. The fan is able to crank up to very high speeds, giving overclockers who are less worried about noise and more focused on performance the opportunity to let their system run wild.
Most computer users have a reminiscence of overclocking whenever they hear name DFI. This brand became famous during nForce4 chipset period. Even today, DFI doesn't have real competition in field of motherboards attended for AMD processors. In case of Intel platforms they are still competing with prestige ASUS models and some other top manufacturers. This time we have tested DFIs last generation "network party" motherboard with greatest novelty being Intel X48 chipset. We have tested model DFI LanParty LT X48-T2R, but we must say that it is also available UT version with advanced cooling solution. - InsideHW
Yuin OK2 is the name of the second best earphone from the Chinese brand Yuin. Unlike their bigger brother these earphones are easy to drive, and are also optimized for use with a normal modern DAP. The OK2s can function both as normal earbuds and as in-ears which makes them quite unique. - techPowerUp
The Silverstone TJ07 has been on the market for quite some time, but still impresses every time you lay eyes on it. This is the reason you will see the case at every show, always filled with the latest and greatest in hardware. That is certainly enough reason for us to take a close look at the TJ07.
Fantastic week of news, discuss on our Forums.