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 Monday, 28-May-2007  03:38:31 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Last week Intel announced their P35 and G33 Express chipsets, which is a bit odd given we've been seeing reviews of motherboards based on P35 for several weeks now. DDR3 support is the most eye-catching feature of the new chipsets. Coverage on Bit-Tech, HardOCP, Hexus, HotHardware, LegitReviews, NeoSeeker, PCPerspective (and comparing four P35 mobos here), Tech-Report, TweakTown (and a Gigabyte mobo here) and XbitLabs.

Phoronix have been playing around with Beryl and various GPUs. We have taken eight different systems, benchmarked them using the Beryl Benchmark, and have our thoughts on these ATI/AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA solutions with Beryl v0.2. Wayne gave us a look at Beryl on Ubuntu recently.

From Jimmy: Just noticed this when I was looking around for sound drivers for a hp laptop, I ended up at ULI manufacturers website, when on the main banner it now says nvidia has acquired ULI. Some time ago, yes! While we're talking takeovers, OCZ have inhaled PC Power & Cooling. Moving forward, PC Power & Cooling’s complete line of power supplies will become the premium-grade PSU collection from OCZ, and will continue to be branded under the PC Power & Cooling brand.

OCWorkbench have a guide to modding your X-Fi sound card. The aim of this modification is to bring the sound quality of the X-Fi somewhat closer to that of cards like the Auzentech X-Meridian, meaning you will end up with a card with excellent sound quality and retain good gaming performance. Although listening tests are obviously subjective, I have yet to meet anybody who's performed this mod who has not been bowled over by the quality improvement.

HotHardware have a mainstream GeForce 8 roundp. We’ve just posted an article at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features, bundles, and performance of three mainstream GeForce 8 series cards, the MSI NX8600GT T2D256E, the Gigabyte GV-NX86S256H with Silent-Pipe III, and the MSI NX8500GT TD256E. Tech-Hounds meanwhile looked at four GeForce 8800GTS 320MB cards.

LegionHW are the latest with their thoughts on graphics performance in Lost Planet. In this article we compare DX9 and DX10 image quality along with performance. The Radeon HD 2900XT has been included and the results were pleasantly surprising. The overrated GeForce 8600 series graphics cards are also included, though their performance numbers were not suprising.

Today's timewaster is from MaxKnott: a fun alien shooter for todays timewaster. Beware, some "racy" ads on that site.

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