AnandTech has taken a close look at five new mainboards for AMD’s PGA939 processors. Find out who is the best among ABIT AV8, ECS KV2 Extreme, Gigabyte K8NSNXP-939, MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum and MSI K8T Neo2 Platinum platforms in terms of overclocking and check out which of these products can outperform Intel’s latest high-end Pentium 4 560 in media encoding tasks, the main stronghold of the NetBurst.
Spode's Abode has posted a review that tends to cover almost all new technologies at once: PCI Express, DDR2 SDRAM, E7525 chipset along with Intel’s Xeon 3.40GHz chips enabled with EM64T extensions. Find out more about the future of Intel-based workstations on the example of SuperMicro X6DA8-G2 over here.
Sometimes it is quite important to know the past in order to understand the future. If you are wondering what was wrong with the DDR memory, you should read an article about memory evolution at ExtremeTech.
Viperlair.com has reviewed a brand new memory module kit from
FiringSquad has reviewed ASUS Extreme AX600 XT HTVD graphics card that is aimed to serve mainstream computers with PCI Express bus this year. Additional performance compared to the RADEON 9600 XT thanks to boosted memory speed along with HDTV support are likely to make this product pretty valuable and definitely worth your attention.
Modding, PSUs, etc
Overclockers.com has reviewed Kingwin’s Aluminum 3.5 hard drive enclosure. The KH-350U is equipped with the USB 2.0 interface and a pair of blue and red lamps. If you are looking for something uncommon in order to supplement your notebook or desktop read on and decide whether you want it or not.
If you are looking for a water-block supporting Socket 478/462/754/940 processors, then read an article about Asetech’s Waterchill Antarctica. Using a 4 pass radiator with a copper core and fins this solution has potential to remove up to 418W of heat per hour. Read on at bit-tech.
Juster’s DHT-918C 5.1 speaker set has been reviewed at ExtremeMhz.com. This is a budget segment aimed set of speakers capable of 145 watts (RMS) total output power In case you are planning to get a set of gaming speakers, DHT-918C 5.1 may be something you should look at.
For those who want to have his or her music library in a pocket Bjorn3d.com has reviewed the Frontier Labs L1 20GB MP3 player. With 20GB of storage space and the USB 2.0 connectivity there is a little chance that you will run out of music or free space for it on the road. And if you get tired of listening to your music you can easily switch to FM or just play a set of games.
PCWorld.com has put up an article that compares an array of printers, including general-purpose printer, mobile printer, photo printer and snapshot printer classes. The price starts from $80 and climbs up to $499 being not dependant on the class of a printer.