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 Friday, 13-June-2008  13:24:30 (GMT +10) - by DiGiTaL MoNkEY

Guru3D roundup the latest Heatpipe CPU coolers from Noctua, OCZ, Tuniq, Cooler Master and Coolink. All coolers really are way above average and are great products. We were just really curious how far it could handle an overclocked Quad Core processor, as much like you guys would like to know.

VR-Zone has some 3-way SLI Action with the unreleased NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 and 3DMark Vantage. Since we have some GTX 280 cards with us so we put them together and run some tri-SLI action. We overclocked our QX9650 to 4GHz to remove some CPU bottleneck. Discussion on the forum.

With all the rumours about Intel's plan regarding the development of USB 3.0, they have decided to address and dispel these rumours circulating around the net. There has been a lot of unanswered speculation recently regarding USB 3.0 and Intel’s involvement; I thought it was about time to set the record straight. USB 3.0 will be a new wired USB standard – operating at faster speeds than previous USB generations.

HardOCP put the latest LS series of power supplies from BFG Tech to the test. BFG has recently proven its worthiness in the high end computer power supply market by providing extremely stable and innovative products. Can BFG pull off another win as it wades again into the middle of the wattage war with many competitors?

Tech Report have a comprehensive look at the Intel P45 Chipset, as well as comparing it to chipsets from Intel and Nvidia. Intel's mid-range chipsets have been consistently solid year after year, establishing a virtual dynasty in an industry that doesn't always look kindly upon incumbents. It's no wonder, then, that expectations are high for the P35's successor, the new P45 Express.

Bit-Tech have published a report of a recent factory tour they attended with Gigabyte in Nan-Ping, Taiwan. Are you planning to pick up a Gigabyte GA-P45-DQ6? Over the course of this article, we'll show you where it was made as Gigabyte invited bit-tech to one of its Taiwanese factories, allowing us to roam around its facilities.

Opera 9.5 has been released to the public. Version 9.5 focuses on Speed, better malware & phishing protection, improved quick find and a revamped look. Available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS systems, in more than 30 languages, Opera 9.5 can be downloaded from this page. Discussion on the forum.

After many release candidates, Mozilla has finally announced that Firefox 3 is set for release June 17, 2008. Firefox 3 sets the innovation bar very high with exciting new features, including one-click bookmarking, the smart location bar and lightning fast performance. Discussion on the forum.

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