Reviews

7.8
Date: Sep 8th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Point of View GeForce 9400 GT 1024 MB Wall-E Edition

NVIDIA's new GeForce 9400 GT Series is based on the same G96 GPU that is also used on the 9500 GT. The 9400 GT has half the shaders however, which seriously limits the uses of the card in a gaming PC. On the other hand this greatly reduces the heat output which allows a completely passive solution. Point of View differentiates their card by using 1 GB of video memory and bundling a full version of the Wall-E game.

7.9
Date: Sep 5th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Other
Vizo Mirrorbox Card Reader

The Mirrorbox is an all-in-one card reader, able to handle every card you throw at it. It has a stylish black housing with compact dimensions and everything to get access to those holiday images on that memory card.

7.9
Date: Sep 4th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
S3 Graphics Chrome 440 GTX 256 MB

The Chrome 440 GTX is the latest card from S3 Graphics. It features all the main bullet points like DirectX 10.1, PCI-Express 2.0, native HDMI with integrated audio, small form factor and low heat output. But is this enough to compete with the offerings from ATI and NVIDIA?

8.7
Date: Sep 4th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Mice
OCZ Dominatrix Gaming Mouse

The Dominatrix is OCZ's newest dive into the gaming mice market. It offers features usually found on much more expensive mice at an entry level price point and comes in a stylish blue and black color. You can store your profiles in the mouse so they are available on any PC, even without the mouse software.

8.9
Date: Sep 3rd 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
A-DATA 16 GB 350x Turbo Compact Flash Card

The new "Turbo" Compact Flash card from A-DATA raises the bar from 266x to 350x performance. It also adds Ultra DMA capability and uses SLC flash memory to attain insane speeds never seen before. If you are looking to build a solid-state HDD using CF Technology then this is one of the cards you should definitely consider.

9.1
Date: Sep 1st 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Palit HD 4870 Sonic Dual Edition 512 MB

Palit is one of the first AMD board partners to release a custom Radeon HD 4870 version. Their new HD 4870 Sonic Dual Edition comes with a completely revamped cooling assembly that features two fans to keep the card cool. Also included is a DisplayPort connector and a Turbo switch which lets you select the operating frequencies of the card. The mandatory "overclocked out of the box" is included as well.

8.8
Date: Aug 28th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Networking
Air Live HP-3000E 200Mbps Ethernet over Powerline Adapters

Power Line adapters utilize the existing cables in your home to establish a network where Wifi is not an option. The Airlive HP-3000E is the company's newest offering of such a system, it promises up to 200 Mbps of bandwidth.

Date: Aug 27th 2008
Author: Easy Rhino
In: Interviews
Interview: Tamas Miklos / Everest

This month's interview is with Tamas Miklos who is the brains behind the popular system information software Everest. He talks about his personal background, first experience with computers and how he came to make Everest.

Date: Aug 26th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Booth Babes
Games Convention 2008: Girls

Games Convention 2008 in Leipzig, Germany is the biggest tradeshow for the Gaming Industry. So it is just normal to see loads of pretty German girls around, showcasing the latest console and gaming products. We took 240 photos of the sweetest girls on site. Full-res images are available in case you want to see your favourite babe every day, as desktop wallpaper.

9.0
Date: Aug 25th 2008
Author: Frederik S
In: Mouse Pads
QPAD|UC Gaming Surface

QPAD|UC is the name of a brand new cloth based mouse pad from QPAD. The mat is available in four different sizes and the shape is similar to that of the hard QPAD mats. It is QPAD's first attempt at making a soft cloth based mat, see how this giant performed in the review.

9.5
Date: Aug 24th 2008
Author: Frederik S
In: Other
Travagan's Green & Mini speakers

Travagan's Green is a small headphone and speaker amp. It has an integrated DAC and can be hooked up to your PC via a USB cable. Besides the Green we also received a pair of 2" mini speakers. The set looks stylish, its main objective is to provide you with a good listening experience both with mini speakers and headphones.

7.9
Date: Aug 22nd 2008
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Tension Labs EAP03 Earphone Audio Processor

Tension Labs EAP03 is the name of a brand new earphone audio processor that can boost your experience in a variety of ways. The EAP03 features a built in microphone and can sample it into the audio feed, providing you with the power to control the level of isolation you want from your earphones.

9.1
Date: Aug 19th 2008
Author: Pinchy
In: CPU Coolers
Sunbeamtech Core Contact Freezer

Sunbeam's Core Contact Freezer is a cost effective CPU cooler for AMD and Intel CPUs. Its four heatpipes make direct contact with the processor for optimum cooling. Also included in the package is a fan controller which allows you to optimize the acoustics to your usage scenario.

8.1
Date: Aug 15th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
Mushkin XP2-6400 4GB CL4 Kit

Mushkin has also jumped the 4 GB DDR2 memory bandwagon and is offering these kits at tighter than usual latencies. This kit runs at 4-4-4-12 at 2.0 - 2.1V.

9.8
Date: Aug 14th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Powercolor PCS HD 4850 512 MB

Powercolor's latest HD 4850 PCS graphics card is based on the AMD HD 4850 reference design but comes with an improved cooler and slightly increased core clocks. While the overclock makes only a small performance difference, the cooler substantially improves the product. Even under load the PCS 4850 is barely audible which makes it the quietest graphics card ever tested - of all performance classes.

8.8
Date: Aug 11th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Sapphire HD 4870 X2 2048 MB

Today AMD released their new HD 4870 X2 graphics cards. They are based on two RV770 GPUs on one PCB. With a total of 1600 shaders and 2 GB GDDR5 memory the card has excellent chances to achieve the goal "fastest graphics card in the world".

9.1
Date: Aug 9th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Akasa Omega

Akasa has taken the Mirage-62 case and has updated it using thick aluminum panels, adding air vents which also can be used for water cooling units and a stylish new front door. The mid-tower case features loads of space and some clever design choices to make it big enough for even the largest power supplies and longest graphics cards.

8.9
Date: Aug 8th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Mice
NZXT Avatar Gaming Mouse

The NZXT Avatar is the first input device from the famous case and power supply manufacturer. It offers up to 2600 DPI, clean symmetric looks and a driver software that can rival what Razer and Logitech offer.

9.6
Date: Aug 7th 2008
Author: DanTheBanjoman
In: NAS
Thecus N5200PRO NAS

Thecus' N5200 PRO NAS device holds up to five drives internally in any RAID configuration desired for maximum safety. With plenty of features and a modular design, when it comes to both hardware and software, it fits anyone's needs. As the N5200 PRO uses a fast 1.5 GHz CPU it has serious potential to stomp the competition.

9.0
Date: Aug 6th 2008
Author: Frederik S
In: Memory
Lexar 8 GB Class 2 SDHC

Lexar's new entry level 8 GB SDHC card is quite unique. It is both reasonably priced and offers really good performance for a "Class 2" card. Actually the card surpasses the Class 2 requirements in our testing. At around $50 quite a nice achievement.

9.2
Date: Aug 5th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Sapphire HD 4850 Toxic 512 MB

Sapphire's new HD 4850 Toxic graphics card comes with a preinstalled Zalman VF-900 GPU cooler that greatly reduces the operating temperature of the card. Also the operating frequencies have been bumped quite a bit, with some additional overclocking potential left in the card.

8.6
Date: Aug 4th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
OCZ DDR3 1600 MHz Platinum EB Ed. 4GB Kit

OCZ is offering a full line-up of DDR3 memory. Their Platinum Series was always known for their great price/performance ratio and this Enhanced Bandwidth kit is no different. It offers tighter timings at 1600 MHz than the competition, at a lower price point. So can it give us some serious bang for our buck?

8.6
Date: Aug 4th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Zotac GeForce 9800 GTX+ (Plus) Amp! Edition

NVIDIA's new GeForce 9800 GTX+ comes with a 55 nm CPU that runs at higher clock speeds, yet consumes less power than the original 65 nm chip. Zotac's Amp! Edition further increases the operating frequencies. Even though the higher clocks make the card faster than the ATI HD 4850, the difference is very small and probably not noticable while gaming.

8.5
Date: Aug 3rd 2008
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Amazing Tech Products PureBuds

PureBuds is the name of Amazing Tech Products all new ear bud offering. The ear buds feature a new approach on how to make a good ear bud, unlike most ear buds these have a reverse mounted driver which should have quite an effect on the sound quality.

8.7
Date: Aug 1st 2008
Author: Pinchy
In: CPU Coolers
Zaward Gyre

The Zaward Gyre looks quite interesting with the black shroud. Its unique design shows us that it is a competitor to more "known" heatsinks. Featuring a nice finish with blue LED lights, being very easy to install and having great performance, the Gyre lives up to all of its expectations.