Review Corsair Obsidian Series 500D Review
The Obsidian Series makes a welcome return.
The Obsidian Series makes a welcome return.
Cheaper than the original Eisbaer range.
Micron president Mark Adams claims that the DRAM market's slump is over, meaning prices will begin to rise.
Memory specialist Elpida has announced the world's smallest LPDDR2 memory chip.
Intel has announced some new Atom processors which bring improved performance, higher clock speeds, and support for DDR3 memory to the platform.
Rambus has created a prototype of a new memory controller for mobile devices which uses a fifth the power of traditional systems.
DFI's 'dark' 790FX motherboard features the latest SB750 southbridge from AMD and promises the usual crazy DFI overclocking and shenanigans. We drop the new Phenom II X4 940 CPU in to see what it's truly capable of.
We've got our third winner for the Mod of the Year competition, to reward those of you who took the time to vote. Check out if you won inside!
UPDATE: Play.com changed the price to £27.99 Sorry!
There is a common DDR2 question about which is better - low latency 800MHz or medium-high latency 1,066MHz? To answer it, we dropped in some performance-value G.Skill Pi Black memory in a P45 board to find out.
Nvidia's latest Intel MCP with integrated 9-series graphics has arrived, and we get to grips with its specs and new features to see if this could be a real G45 or even P45 killer.
Foxconn's new DigitaLife branded A79A-S hails the relaunch of 790FX alongside the new SB750 southbridge that sports better overclocking. We put it through its paces to understand whether Foxconn made the board all AMD enthusiasts need, or an overly-expensive dud.
The DS3R legend is back, and we take the latest budget "energy efficient" P45 from Gigabyte to the cleaners, to see if its whites are whiter than white.
Asus takes Nvidia's nForce 780a to the next level with its second generation CrossHair motherboard. Does Hybrid Graphics cut the mustard? Does Asus make another Republic of Gamer masterpiece? We went off to find out.
We take a look at not only OCZ's latest super-fast super-cool 4GB kit of Flex II, but also the watercooling kit designed for it from Aqua PCs. How does it fare under air and water? Does 1,150MHz make that much difference? We found out.
We check out the latest P45 flavour from MSI to see if its new GreenPower Center, funky new heatpipes and DrMOS features, mean it's worth the consideration compared to the competition.
COMPUTEX 2008: Branching out into ever more areas, OCZ has today signed Fatal1ty, while also expanding its line of Flash drives and more.
While we've been inundated with P45 boards from across the breadth of the motherboard world, Asus is the first to us with a BIOS that works well. We take it for a full spin to see if Intel's highly anticipated new mainstream chipset is a worthy successor to the massively popular P35.
Combining Intel's X48 chipset with DDR2 memory and a sprinkling of the usual DFI LANParty magic, we're introduced to the LANParty LT X48 T2R. Have we got a "OMG must upgrade" motherboard in our hands? Read on to find out...
We look at XFX's Nvidia nForce 790i Ultra SLI motherboard to find out if it offers that much more than Intel's X48 or even its own nForce 780i SLI. Do higher prices automatically get you more performance? The answers are inside.
We have a UK exclusive early look at Gigabyte's next-generation P45-DS5 motherboard. It's DDR2 based and will be released in May when the chipset is officially launched. Let's find out what's changed from Gigabyte's current P35 range of motherboards.
So you want a 4GB DDR2 kit, but you also want some extreme speeds? OCZ has the answer.
An inexpensive, well featured P35 board with Asus' energy efficient EPU and a full eight phase power regulation? The Asus P5K Pro seems to have it right - we find out if it's as good as the spec sheet implies.
4GB kits are swiftly becoming the choice of gamers and enthusiasts - and since prices have dropped considerably for DDR2, it makes upgrading all that much sweeter. We look at Crucial's new Ballistix Tracer modules, which are now available all in red.
UPDATED: Corsair has announced new additions to its power supply, DDR2 and DDR3 product lines ahead of CeBIT next week.
In the third part of our detailed investigation into memory technology, our resident expert, Ryan J. Leng, dives into memory generations and detail its revolutionary, then evolutionary technical break-throughs that lead us up to today's systems.
We have a look at three mATX motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte and MSI based on three of the latest integrated graphics chipsets from Intel, AMD and Nvidia to see which is the best solution for a Home Theatre PC.
While we usually wait for full reviews, we just had to show you what arrived today: AMD's new RS780 IGP and SB700 south bridge.
The original Striker was arguably the most popular motherboard in the Asus RoG series and now it gets a brother - the Striker II. It's based on the new Nvidia nForce 780i SLI chipset and has many tweaked features - we check it out to see what's changed.
If 2007 was the year when DDR2 prices hit rock bottom, 2008 looks like it will be the year when DDR3 becomes affordable.
For our third voter give away for the Mod of the Year competition we've got something to keep your memory in top nick - no, not a notepad; some Corsair Dominator DDR2!
Gigabyte has exclusively shown bit-tech roadmaps of its upcoming products - the most notable of which is its new Dynamic Energy Saver software which will be rolled out in Jan.
With the AMD Phenom processors dropping in price hand over fist, some great deals on AMD ATI Radeon HD 3800-series graphics cards to be found... could MSI's K9A2 CF make now a good time to invest in that Spidery thing?
In the second part of this series on PC memory technology, Ryan investigates the secrets behind mobile DDR and self-refreshing technologies, power down modes and chip packaging technologies.
Abit loads its IX38 QuadGT with digital power regulation, fancy looks and buttons and an awesome BIOS, but has the silicon enhancement worked out well? Let's find out...
Ryan Leng and bit-tech investigate memory technology to give you a detailed, but easy to digest read, into one of the most fundamental parts of a PC.
We look at the Gigabyte X38-DS5 to see if it's a worthwhile compromise for those that can't afford the higher-end X38 boards. While we're at it, we also revisit the GA-X38T-DQ6 to get a full set of performance numbers and a look at the retail bundle.
Intel is to launch two new technologies with X38: Extreme Memory and Extreme Tuning Utility. Good news: P35s might get it. Bad news: DDR3 only.
VIA's EPIA range goes from strength to strength and the latest upgrade to the EX provides a 1.5GHz CPU, DDR2, DVI and component output on-board, with frugal power requirements compared to anything else on the market. How does it stand up to the mighty AMD 690G chipset? We find out.
Sources close to AMD have suggested that the company's future 45nm socket AM3 CPUs will work in current socket AM2 motherboards.
OCZ DDR2 Memory comes in quite a range: from classic XTC to the watercooling capable FlexXLC to the latest Reaper HPC modules. We tested one of each to find out how they all stack up.
Kingston, long time manufacturer of memory and a favourite of many goes for some ultra speed DDR2. Its HyperX series doesn't have the crazy heatspreaders others feature, so does it still perform as well?
MSI adds a new Intel P35 motherboard to its line up with the P35 Platinum. Among other modern technologies we all know heatpipes are great, but this time, they're circular.