Instead of writing my usual reviews, I’m going to take a break and give my new Bulldozer chip a run.
The system I’m going to be using is:
AMD FX-8120 with a Cooler Master Hyper 412S and a Little Devil PC-V2 phase unit.
ASUS Reference 5870
Crucial C300 128GB
Cooler Master Silent Pro 850W
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Antec SOLO II
A few may know of a couple of flaws this board has. First off is the Vdroop. Vdroop is when you apply load to your CPU and the voltage being sent to the CPU drops. The UD7 has this badly and for that reason some of the [...]
With the new line up of graphics cards coming from AMD and Nvidia, we can expect some nice price drops on the last generation as both firms and their partners attempt to clear old stock. This means it’s upgrade time whether you’re buying the latest cards or not, but not necessarily just for the high end.
Today I’m checking out a card that’s much more at home in an HTPC or low end gaming rig. It’s a dual fan 6670 from HIS with 1GB of onboard memory. Let’s check it out.Features Direct® 11 EvolvedTake advantage of improved performance and realistic effects of Microsoft DirectXR 11 using AMD AMD’s second generation [...]
Just to keep things fresh and prevent you all from getting bored with all the headset reviews we’ve been putting out recently, here’s something a bit more internal,a GPU from HIS. This is the IceQX variant of their HD 6870 Graphics card from AMD.SpecificationsProduct Code H687QN1G2MEAN Code 4895139005189Cooler IceQ XGPU 6870Core Clock 900 MHzMemory Clock 4200 MHzMemory Size 1024 MBMemory Type GDDR5Memory Interface 256 bitInterface PCI Express x16 (PCI Express 2.1)Card Dimension 14.2 x 4.2 x 26 cm (HxWxD)Box Dimension 32.31 x 9.5 x 18.48 cm [...]