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 Thursday, 19-February-2009  20:02:24 (GMT +10) - by DiGiTaL MoNkEY

PC Perspective tested OCZ’s latest Vertex Series of Solid State Drives. The OCZ Vertex series of solid state drives might be the most anticipated since the release of the Intel X25-M series. Using a new controller technology from Indilinx, the Vertex drive we are previewing offers incredible performance and a more reasonable price per GB. Discussion on the forum.

World of Warcraft developer Blizzard has unveiled the next major addition to its successful PC MMO, the Ulduar dungeon. As the next step in tiered raid progression in Wrath of the Lich King, Ulduar is set to let players enjoy gorgeous set-pieces, sprawling battlefields, and innovative boss encounters.

AMD's Shareholders approved spinning off manufacturing capacities into The Foundry Company. AMD today announced that its stockholders approved a proposal to issue common stock and warrants to an affiliate of Mubadala Development Company PJSC, paving the way for AMD and the Advanced Technology Investment Company of Abu Dhabi to create "The Foundry Company".

Nvidia has posted brand new ForceWare drivers yesterday, bringing them up to version 182.06 – these are WHQL and not beta drivers. You’ll find performance tweaks for games such as Fallout 3, F.E.A.R 2, Left 4 Dead, Race Driver: GRID and other specifc bug fixes. Discussion on the forum.

HardOCP get busy with two Nvidia GeForce GTX 295's in Quad SLI. We take a close look at gameplay performance with the GeForce GTX 295 Quad SLI and compare it to Radeon HD 4870 X2 CrossFireX. The results may surprise you and make you question whether Quad SLI or CrossFireX are worth investing in for gaming at this time.

X-Bit Labs investigate what performance improvements the latest Nvidia ForceWare 182.06 drivers bring. In our previous mini-review we discussed what advantages the new Catalyst 9.1 driver can bring the owners of ATI Radeon graphics cards. Today its Nvidia’s turn – the company has just officially released a new GeForce driver version 182.06.

Arctic Cooling announced they will be releasing an aftermarket cooler for AMD’s Radeon HD 4870X2 video card. The cooler is equipped with three 92mm PWM fans running from 1,000 to 2,000 RPM, generating 81 CFM airflow. The eight-heatpipe design can achieve 320 Watts cooling capacity. This product will be available by end of March 2009. The MSRP is US$68.30 and 53.95€ (excluding VAT). Discussion on the forum.

A new version of the well know graphics card information tool GPU-Z has now been made available. You can grab the latest version here.

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