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P35, DDR3 make official debut

Hardware Roundup Tagan launches new brand of Power supplies
Mon May 21 2007, 13:46
TODAY IS MARKED with the lifting of Intel's NDA on P35 chipset and Intel's Core 2 Duo E6850. Oddly enough, Chipzilla did not choose a national, religious holiday or Sunday to launch this new product.

It seems that folk from Satan Clara learned their lesson with media boycott of QX6800. But let's turn to see what is new in store for Chipzilla's minions.

PCPerspective came up with a review of two P35 based motherboards, but the scores are somewhat dubious, since memories compared were DDR3-1066 and DDR-2-800. Not mentioning or testing DDR2-1066 brings to a somewhat different conclusion. This was corrected by Matbe.com, even though they wrote a review in French. DDR2 versus DDR3 graphs can be found here, while X6800 squared off against E6850 here. For regular English, you can head over to AnandTech's results here.

For those wanting to get some extra performance in an affordable package, check the review of Super Mario's best friend, Luigi from PC Tuner. The guys pushed this affordable DFI P965 Infinity Dark board to the max. Quite interesting to see high-end features in affordable price bracket.

DFI is not the only one in the P965 overclocking club, since Virtual-Hideout reviewed Abit AB9 Quad GT P965 CrossFire. For more affordable overclocking products, check out ASRocks' ConRoe1333-D667 over at OCWorkBench.

Supplying power is most important for power hogs of today, and ExtremeOuterVision brings a review of Silver Power SP-1000E GuardianX power supply , new sub-division of Tagan. It is quite interesting to see a brand of power supplies launching a sub-brand, and both brands manufacture their product in an OEM factory. Regardless of the background, this is a PCIe 2.0-ready power supply (comes with two 8-pin PCI Express cables).

If you, however, feel more worried about where you will store your content, the Techlounge tested a hard drive from Seagate Barracuda line-up, and we are talking about their current top model, 750 gig one.

RBmods tested Crucial's 2GB Ballistix DDR2-1066 memory, and judging by its asking price, this is one potent pair of sticks. Phoronix tested one more unusual piece of equipment, wireless bridge under a cryptic name SMC SMC2870W. They disclosed that they are not going to review network equipment unless it is fully tested inside their penguin testing grounds, so we were expecting some fireworks in this review.

In the world of graphics cards, BenchZone compared Asus's 8800GTS 320MB with Twintech GeForce 8600GTS. Even though the comparison might not seem fair, difference in price is close enough to consider both options.

And for the end of today's roundup, we bring you a look of Revoltec's FightMouse, Lightboard XL2, Gamepad Precision Advanced and Pro - all reviewed by Scott of Bjorn3D. Enjoy.

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