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Even though AMD’s Athlon 64 FX processors have never been good overclockers, looks like the latest breed of such chips may become a better option for those who are running on speeds beyond stock Pedro Rocha & |RickY| of XtremeSystems.org forum have managed to set an AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 to run at unbelievable 3.60GHz.

Graphics cards

Benyond3d has reviewed GeXCube RADEON 9550 Extreme graphics card.  This product features core-clocks considerably higher than those of ATI’s RADEON 9550 reference design: the chip operates at 400MHz, while the memory works at 500MHz. The graphics card installs an aluminum heatsink serves as a cooling solution that cools graphics chip and memory.

TrustedReviews has taken a look at ATI RADEON X700 XT graphics card. This particular item reviewed is a reference board supplied by ATI featuring the newest RV410 architecture and clocked at 475MHz for chip and 1.05GHz for memory. It is natural that the reviewers compared the RADEON X700 XT to its natural rival: NVIDIA 6600 GT graphics card.

Even though ATI Technologies and NVIDIA Corp. constantly update their lineups of graphics processing units causing prices on older-generation graphics cards to drop, some of such outdate graphics cards still seem to be fast enough to handle even today’s games. OSNN.net has posted an article about ATI AIW 9700 PRO graphics card that is about two years old. The main aim of the issue was to find out performance level that slightly outdated high-end graphics card can bring today’s applications.

Memory

Red & Blackness has posted an article about Corsair's memory module kit aimed at value market segment. The Corsair Vs400c3 memory module kit that differs from more expensive models with relatively relaxed timings of CL3 4-4-9 was compared to the Corsair TwinX1024-3200LL memory module kit aimed at high-end systems.

GruntvillE.com has reviewed the Super Talent 1Gb PC 3500 dual channel memory module kit. This product boasts with 433MHz working frequency, aggressive timing of CL2 3-3-6, good overclockability and lifetime warranty.

Multimedia

X-TremeModz has reviewed Altec Lansing AHS602 headphones. Altec Lansing’ AHS602 features SRS 3-D Audio technology, an audio enhancement technology that provides a realistic and spacious listening experience through headphones. This technology retrieves the spatial information from surround recordings and restores the original three-dimensional sound field.

Sudhian Media has taken a look at ASUS’s Proactive Premium series of mainboards equipped with CMedia CMI9880 audio codec. The CMI9880 chip installed on ASUS mainboards was compared to the ALC880 audio codec installed on the Intel’s reference i925X platform. Find out the difference between Intel’s high definition audio and ASUS’s vision of the same audio solution’s requirements.

Computer cases

BigBruin.com has reviewed A-Top Technology X-Blade ATX window case. This is a great looking case, with the pleasing blue glow. The window design is very appealing and the chrome accent pieces are a fine finishing touch. While the case is inexpensive, it still includes many features and boasts with a high degree of quality.

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