Overclock3D's Weekly Review Roundup - 22/06/08 Page: 1
Overclock3D's Weekly Review Roundup - 22/06/08
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 guys down at IBuyPower Australia can’t get rid of me these days. I’m surprised they haven’t started asking me to pay rent. The other day the ASUS P5E64 WS Evolution board arrived, and this thing just absolutely won me over as far as looks and features went. However, the feature that we really care about today is the fact it has four PCI Express x16 slots. While ASUS use a x16/x16/x4/x4 configuration, it’s really one of the best on the market. So, with four HD 4850s in hand and hopefully a driver that was going to work, it was time to take four of these single slot bad boys to town. - TweakTown
This game proves that taking a PC online shooter and porting it to the consoles is not an easy task.
The Xigmatek Achilles S1284 heatsink has many improvements over the famous HDT-S1283 cooler. There are now four U-shaped heatpipes, and they are nickel-plated. The fan design is new and unique as well, with its white LEDs that light up the fan's smoke frame and orange blades. - techPowerUp
Today we are looking at the Logitech Driving Force GT racing wheel specifically designed to be used with the PS3 game Gran Tursimo 5 Prologue. The wheel has force feedback effects and controls to allow real-time adjustment of car performance. The force feedback effects are good with the Driving Force GT, but simply not in the same league as the G25. That said the price of the Driving Force GT is not in the same league as the G25 either. You can pick up the Driving Force GT for $149.99 and the G25 will set you back $299. For the vast majority of users the Driving Force GT will be ideal for driving games like GT5. - I4U I love this game, maybe not the story, but the game is solid. Finally a future game that has future toys, and stealth gameplay that will be par for the course for all games to come. And short, not so complicated levels are quickly becoming the norm in games, and this game shines in that area. And it's not like I hate the cutscenes or the nonsense story, it's just the two steps forward, one step back (maybe step for step). I mean, take half of the dialogue and maybe it all sounds better. - [OC]ModShop
We are proud to present our second review for nVIDIA's GT200 series. Today we are presenting our review for GTX 260 (the first available worldwide in spanish language). We tested it against GTX 280 and GTX 9800. - MADBOXPC
AMD has moved the launch date of the HD 4850 forward, launching it today. The cards are positioned in the $200 range and offer several new features and performance improvements. According to our benchmark results AMD has found a winner with this card that offers excellent price/performance and energy efficiency. - techPowerUp
Although Intel's Core Duo and Quad processors have pretty much taken taken over the top performance rung from rival manufacturer AMD, fans of the underdog company have reason to rejoice... Phenom is here. With a new 9x50 numbering scheme to represent the latest stepping, and no longer plagued by the TLB errata, AMD re-released the Phenom X4 chips to retail suppliers with 2.2, 2.4 and 2.5 Ghz operating frequencies. So if you're finally thinking about taking the K10 plunge, or you are looking to get a little more out of your Phenom processor, this guide was written with you in mind. - OCIA.net MVKTech has just released a new version of NVIDIA BIOS Editor (NiBiTor) software. NiBiTor is the original and defenitive BIOS tweaker that supports the latest NVIDIA graphics cards. NiBiTor allows graphics card enthusiasts to have full control over advanced features and functionality found on firmware on supporting cards. This to gain some extra performance, enable hidden features and extra stability on the NVIDIA graphics cards.
A-DATA is one of the few companies, which offer 32 GB Compact Flash cards. We take a look at the unit and also give it a go as a hard drive, as it certainly has the size for such a scenario. - techPowerUp
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