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Processors, Mainboards

LostCircits has issued an article which explains in detail why the industry needs transition to 64-bit microprocessors. Huge panorama photos were used to show the difference between performance of 32-bit and 64-bit microprocessors.

Tom’s Hardware Guide has reviewed a number of mainboards for AMD’s Socket 939 microprocessors. This mainboard roundup covers three different platforms based on chipsets from NVIDIA, SiS and VIA. The reviewers compared mainboards using overclocking, performance and features criteria.

Monitors

TrustedReviews has taken a look at Samsung SyncMaster 173P TFT monitor. It offers more or less everything you can expect from a 17” TFT screen and truly can be named as a workhorse of modern displays.

And if you are looking for a slightly bigger TFT display, GidionTech.com has reviewed Samsung SyncMaster 193P 19” LCD monitor. The P line of Samsung monitors features a unique software driven control panel as opposed to the common OSD (on screen display) method.

Multimedia

If you are a gamer, maybe not a hardcore one but still with intention to play all the new games with pleasure and joy, then you have definitely asked yourself which graphics card to purchase. HotHardware is trying to help you decide which graphics card you should have to play Doom III and yet-to-be-released Half-Life 2 games. ATI’s RADEON X800 XT Platinum Edition has been put against NVIDIA’s GeForce 6800 Ultra graphics card in a number of Doom III and several Counter Strike: Source benchmarking demos in order to find out the performance numbers.

VR-Zone Hardware has reviewed Creative’s MuVo? FM 5GB mini portable audio player.  It sports features such as built-in FM tuner/recorder, voice recording, and a newly-designed navigation stick. The most interesting aspect of this player is definitely huge data storage powered by Seagate’s new 1” ST1 5GB, 3600rpm hard drive with RunOn technology which improves the drive’s performance in high-motion environments.

Pointing devices

PC Perspective has taken a look at Gyration Ultra GT pointing device. What sets this mouse apart from the rest is that unlike all traditional mice that are bound to a surface in order to function, the Gyration Ultra GT can be used off the surface and “in the air”.

Modding

Overclocker Caf? has reviewed Kingwind Mutant X midtower case. This steel made case comes equipped with a 420W PSU, three 80mm case fans, stylish design with blue lighting for a total price of just around $60.

Digital Silence has found a way to safely remove GPU and memory heatsinks for use on another card later without having to use those less efficient thermal interface pads. Read on to find out the details.

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