Beyond3D had a short time at CeBit and we've detailed a few of our findings in a short article.We catch up on the 3D happenings with 3Dlabs/Creative, ATI, NVIDIA, SiS and also look at what Philips and VIA have to offer. Seeing as both ATI and NVIDIA also launched the new mobile video parts here we preview what Radeon Mobility 9600 and GeForce FX Go5200 & Go5600 have to offer the notebook user.
"Gainward showed me their low end, entry level GeForce FX 5200, with passive cooling, an FX 5600 class product and their version of the 5800 Ultra, with a mindbogglingly large array of bundled extra's. Gainward will still be opting for a 2 slot solution for the FX 5800 Ultra, but in this instance it will be drawing air from the inside of the case and expelling it out, which means that at least this solution will not only be dumping more hot air in the case, as is the case with NVIDIA’s reference solution."
OCAddiction takes a look at some very fast PC3500 Memory from Kinston, the HyperX. This is some pretty good stuff and is gaining popularity quickly within the enthusiast’s community. Let’s see what the gang from OCAddiction had to say about it.
“Judging by this stick, and various other users in the online community, Kingston has released some kick ass memory here. If you take your time finding the sweet spot in overclocking, you will not be disappointed with this memory. Even if you just want to ramp up your FSB to make your friends "oooh and ahhh" the HyperX 3500 will not disappoint.”
The install of the sink was a little tricky. It was difficult to get the back side clip down and clipped onto the fingers. After several attempts to hold the front clip up and get the rear to catch, I discovered that if you lock the rear clips under the nuts that hold the mounting tabs to the block, it was easy to catch.
Just like it's predecessor, the ALL NEW X-Trac Pro HS measures 8.5" x 11" giving you plenty of freedom for your optical mouse to move around. The X-trac Pro HS is one of the best optical mouse pads available today. With the hexagonal pattern and random dot configuration, mouse cursor fade and jitter are practically eliminated. If you are a computer gamer (PC or Mac) or just like very cool (and useful) mouse pads, the X-Trac Pro Hard Surface may be the perfect optical mouse pad for you.