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Graphics cards

Overclockers Online has reviewed Gainward FX PowerPack! Ultra1800PCX Golden Sample graphics card. This product is based on the GeForce FX 5900 XT GPU and a 256-bit memory bus along with PCI Express x16 interface. As always products from the Golden Sample lineup work in 2 modes: the default mode frequencies are 350MHz/550MHz for chip/memory, the enhanced mode sets the speeds to 420MHz for chip and 730MHz for DDR memory.


TrustedReviews has posted a roundup of three different DDR memory module kits: Buffalo Firestix FSX5000V PC4000, Crucial Ballistix PC3200 CL2, GeIL Ultra-X PC3200 Dual Channel were compared in terms of overclocking, performance and price criteria.

AnandTech has posted an interesting article covering memory performance issues on the AMD Athlon 64 microprocessor-based platforms. To understand better how memory behaves on the Athlon 64-based system, they have tested a cross-section of some of the best memory modules currently available from Crucial, GeIL, GSkill, OCZ and PQI.


The Tech Report has reviewed Shuttle’s XPC SN95G5 mini-barebone system. The SN95G5 is based on NVIDIA’s nForce3 Ultra chipset. Apart from 1GHz HyperTransport link, the nForce3 Ultra offers an identical feature set to the nForce3 250Gb, providing AGP/PCI frequencies lock, Serial ATA RAID, an integrated Gigabit MAC, and hardware-optimized firewall software.

Computer Cases

Spode’s Abode has posted a roundup of PC cases. Ten different ATX cases have been compared in terms of PC cooling, hardware protection and accommodation as well as aesthetics criteria.

Modding, PSU, etc has reviewed SilverStone SST-ST30NF aluminum power supply. The SST-ST30NF is a fanless model that delivers 300W by default, but is capable of possessing a peak rating of up to 400W. The SilverStone SST-ST30NF aluminum power supply includes a few built-in features, which embrace Over Current Protection (OCP), Over Temperature Protection (OTP) and Over Power Protection (OPP). These features are designed to protect all components that are attached to this unit

Mobile devices

A True Review has posed an article about Toodis Mpal 400 Ultra Compact AV player. This flash based Portable Video Player (PVP) boasts with a 1.8" LCD screen, USB 1.1 interface, 256MB of free space, FM, microphone, and line-in recording. As for playback, you can easily watch movies in a number of formats such as AVI/DIVX/ASF/WMV but after converted/compressed into "MMF" (Mpal movie file format) format.


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