WE’RE QUITE overwhelmed with BFG’s GeForce GTX 295 H20C LE. The liquid-cooled card comes with a 99MHz / 216MHz / 214MHz core, shader and memory overclocks, respectively, and delivers pretty much the ultimate graphics performance of this generation of cards. Noisy, pricey and powerful – it’s an American muscle card.
Anandtech takes a look at Asus’ new Eee PC 1005HA. It’s an improvement over previous models, but the anemic Atom processor still slows things down a bit.
Think Computers takes on another netbook, the Lenovo Ideapad S10-2. Unsurprisingly, a 10.1-inch screen (the “-2” refers to it being a second generation S10) that is powered by the Atom. It’s much slimmer and has a greater battery life than the original.
We really like to see just how much of a punch tiny PCs can pack. The HP Pavilion s5160f, on review at Digital Trends, seems to be a good example, with a Q8200 processor and a rather massive 6GB of DDR2 RAM stuck inside a slim micro-ATX case.
LAN OC tests Crucial Technology’s M225 SSD. This kit is specced at 190MB/s write and 250MB/s read with 64MD of SDRAM buffering it all. You get blistering fast performance for $330 or so...
Small Net Builder is our first stop for NAS reviews. Tim’s got the new QNAP TS-239 Pro device in the lab which features an improved admin UI and is powered by *gasp* an Atom processor (VGA output and all!), replacing the 219’s Marvell embedded system.
Silent PC Review delivers another dose of the silent treatment with the SilverStone Sugo SG05 and SG06. You’ve got some real estate for a graphics card, but you’ll need a mini-DTX motherboard (yes, you read that right).
Liquid cooling systems have fallen into the mainstream and now you can buy stuff like the Corsair H50 very cheap indeed. MetkuMods has a go at this remarkable little liquid-based cooler.
This is the first Gateway netbook we recall mentioning in our wibble, the LT3103u, which you can see at Laptop Mag. Well, we don’t really know if it’s officially a netbook, despite being powered by an Atom, it breaks Intel conventions by coming in a 11.6-inch form factor.
VR-Zone wanted to test several generations of SSD controllers and rounded-up some sample units with JMicron, Indilinx and Intel electronics. Stay away from JMicron, says the site, it’s bad mojo for your PC.
Extremetech discusses two new(-ish) mouse sensor technologies. Microsoft’s Bluetrack vs Logitech’s Darkfield. Darkfield promises to read the crap off glass and other smooth surfaces, thereby removing the need for mousepads. Bluetrack doesn’t.
XS Reviews has a review of Nesteq’s Xzero 500W PSU that seems to be a very unique power supply. A fan controller will keep your fan at low speeds and a temp sensor will kick it into high rotation if the heat builds up in the unit. Sounds like a good idea. µ
Uses 20 percent less power than traditional systems
It's becoming more prevalent in car research and development
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