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 Saturday, 28-June-2008  13:34:48 (GMT +10) - by Rezin

Techgage have posted an in-depth look at NVIDIA's PhysX performance. Before testing, I had a few goals in mind. The first was to find out if using PhysX on a GPU is much faster than using the add-in PPU, and in the same vein, would using the PhysX acceleration severely throttle overall gaming performance, when compared to the PPU? … I next wanted to see what sort of effect overclocking had on the results, on both the CPU and GPU. Which overclock would increase the physics more?

Meanwhile, Benchmark Reviews compares the FPS impact going from NVIDIA's ForceWare 175.16 driver to their 175.19 driver. Anyone familiar with their updates would agree that the version number difference is so small that it would suggest nothing has really changed. But did NVIDIA take two steps backward instead? Benchmark Reviews offers this small article to demonstrate what we discovered while testing the GeForce 9800 GTX and 9800 GX2 video cards.

A new article by Hardware Secrets explains everything you need to know about Serial ATA. Serial ATA - or simply SATA - is the hard disk standard created to replace the parallel ATA interface, a.k.a. IDE. SATA provides a transfer rate of 150 MB/s or 300 MB/s against of a 133 MB/s maximum using the previous technology.

HotHardware check out the performance of three WD VelociRaptor drives in a RAID 5 configuration with an Areca PCIe X8 hardware RAID card. Though packed in a 3.5" form-factor for desktop system compatibility, the 2.5", dual 150GB platter platform that the VelociRaptor was built on allows it to outperform virtually all standard 3.5" SATA drives on the market today, even WD's 10K RPM Raptor WD1500 series.

This Bit-tech guide shows you how to build your own Linux-based router. Today, Ken is going to introduce some of the most powerful security and networking tools to allow you to start building an entire home or SOHO (Small Office / Home Office) network from the ground up with security in mind.

Sil80 sent in this amusing look at a server room with a difference. Obviously, the new second-floor tenant wouldn't want their neighbors walking through their office to access a server room, so building management and the company's executives came up with an alternative: wall off the server room door and build a new one. It seemed simple enough, but there was, however, just one small hitch. The only available wall to install a door was adjacent to the women's restroom. Inside the handicapped stall.

TweakTown believes this is the perfect Razer desktop ensemble. Razer have dished up a triple whammy this time with a desktop setup that's going to turn your red squishy heart blue. With the Razer Lycosa Keyboard, Lachesis Mouse and Destructor Gaming Surface, we have a serious gaming setup and a sweet looking desktop.

This PC Perspective NVIDIA 9600 GT roundup compares a few of the latest models from ASUS and XFX. No other product is upgraded quite as often as the GPU and since most users donít live on infinite budgets or feel the desire to spend $600 every few months for gaming hardware, the 9600 GT card from NVIDIA has been a great success since its introduction.

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