Archive for November 2009

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 260 SO -- Super Overclock

Review 567 Published by Hilbert Hagedoorn 0

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 260 SO -- Super Overclock

One of the things that is receiving a lot of attention these days are overclocking, overclock competitions and products based on that theme -- as such Gigabyte technology is releasing their SO series of graphics cards, short for Super Overclocked.

Today we'll test their all new GeForce GTX 260 (SP216) SO -- it comes with an Ultra durable design (long-lasting components) and as the title already suggests .. a pretty  nice overclock -- making this product faster than say a GeForce GTX 275.

Check out the review here.

Gigabyte geForc GTX 260 SO


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Eye-Fi Card drop to $40

Network 111 Published by Hilbert Hagedoorn 0

So handy .. we certainly are fans of Eye-Fi cards, and rightly so: these SD cards include a wireless antenna that automatically sends pictures you take to your computer and to any number of photo sharing sites over your wireless network.

Our biggest quibble with the Eye-Fi cards is that they

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 260 SO review

Graphics cards 1022 Published by Hilbert Hagedoorn 0

Gigabyte technology is releasing their SO series of graphics cards, short for Super Overclocked. Today we'll test their all new GeForce GTX 260 (SP216) SO -- it comes with an Ultra durable design (long-lasting components) and as the title already suggests .. a pretty  nice overclock

ExpressCard USB 3.0 for laptops

Games 1603 Published by Hilbert Hagedoorn 0

Brando has introduced an ExpressCard device that adds two USB 3.0 ports to your laptop. The maximum bandwidth of ExpressCard is 2.5Gbps, less than the 4.8Gbps supported by USB 3.0 but still faster than the 480Mbps offered by USB 2.0. The product also includes a USB power cable, this is necessary because ExpressCard can't deliver enough power.

You can find it over here for $39.
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Sandra 2010 Final 16.10 Released

Download 370 Published by Hilbert Hagedoorn 0

SiSoft Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility.

SANDRA will provide most of the information (including undocumented) you need to know about your hardware, software and other devices whether hardware or software.

It works along the lines of other Windows utilities, however it tries to go beyond them and show you more of what's really going on. Giving the user the ability to draw comparisons at both a high and low-level. You can get information about the CPU, chipset, video adapter, ports, printers, sound card, memory, network, Windows internals, AGP, ODBC Connections, USB2, 1394/Firewire, etc.

SiSoftware Sandra 2010, the latest version of the award-winning utility, includes remote analysis, benchmarking and diagnostic features for PCs, servers, mobile devices and networks.

At SiSoftware from version to version we focus four key areas of software development to make sure we give our users the best software experience. Quite simply our four drivers are:

  1. Inclusion of new technologies that ensure our tools remain current.
  2. Increased hardware and software support for existing modules.
  3. Improving the user interface to make it a richer easier user experience.
  4. Filling gaps in the product line in response to our customers' needs.


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G.Skill Releases High Performance 8 GB Memory Kits

Memory 234 Published by Hilbert Hagedoorn 0

G.Skill International Co. Ltd., manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid-state storage with solid quality, has today released its series of very high capacity DDR3 memory: 8GB (2GBx4) and 12GB (2GBx6) memory kits.

G.Skill understands that families, business users, PC enthusiasts and gamers are often heavy multi-taskers too. Opening tens of applications to retain a workflow or several hundred photos after a family day out can put serious demands on the memory capacity, so installing 8-12GB becomes an investment in being able to do as much as you want, when you want.

G.Skill 8GB and 12GB DDR3 computer memory kits are specifically produced to provide top performance and quality, across a range of popular motherboards.

Combined with the ability to run at extreme high frequency and low latency, without extra dram voltage, the kits offer unparalleled performance while remaining cool running thanks to our range of Ripjaws, Trident, NQ and Pi memory heatsinks and ultra low voltage ECO series. G.Skill offers high capacity DDR3 solutions from 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL7 to new ultra low voltage ECO series 8GB 1600MHz CL7 1.35V, right up to the latest Pi series 8GB 2200MHz CL7 1.65V 8GB.

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Thermaltake Launches V3 Black Edition Mid-Tower Chassis

Storage 785 Published by Hilbert Hagedoorn 0

Thermaltake launches the newest mid-tower PC case in their V-Series for value-conscious users. The Thermaltake V3 Black Edition comes in an entirely black coating from the inside to the outside, lending it stylish looks and a degree of individuality. A transparent window at the back end of the left side panel allows for a look inside the case. This way the brilliant blue beams of the preinstalled 120 mm rear exhaust-fan can emanate in a black-bluish array. A perforated black mesh front panel offers optimized airflow and a sleek design.

As characteristic for all Thermaltake chassis, the V3 Black Edition is also optimized for most effective airflow with the option for 3 additional case fans: the front panel allows to add a 120 mm intake fan, the top panel offers the possibility to install a 120 mm exhaust fan and on the bottom is room for yet one more intake fan. The standard ATX PSII PSU can conveniently placed at the bottom of the case where you find an intake exhaust hole to immediately blow cold outside air into the PSU. An extra dust filter is attached to this fan hole in order to keep dust and dirt out of the case and the PSU, effectively prolonging you power supply's life time.

With dimensions of 430 (H) x 190 (W) x 473 (D) mm the V3 Black Edition is a conveniently sized mid-tower that still offers more than enough room for system upgrades and expandability. There are four 5.25" and one 3.5" bays accessible from the front, and further four 3.5" and one 2.5" bays are accessible from the inside. Peripheral connectivity is given through the implementation of two USB 2.0 and HD audio connectors for MIC and speaker at the front panel. All of this making for a stellar setup.

The V3 Black Edition mid-tower chassis will be available at a suggested retail price of US$ 39.

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