July 23 News Roundup Part I

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 23 2008 @ 23:50 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Best CPU Cooler Performance - Q2 2008 @ Benchmark Reviews
Benchmark Reviews strives to offer the overclocker and hardware enthusiast community solid evidence reflecting the true performance of computer products through rigorous testing and evaluation. I personally understand that many readers who visit Benchmark Reviews have been involved with other community websites for years, and therefore take our test results personally. So now that our test process has been reworked, we have collected the most complete source of benchmark results possible and gathered in a controlled environment. The purpose of this second article of our series is to document performance and declare the best CPU coolers available as of Q2 2008.





External Hard Drives: How To Carry Your Life With You (And Why You'd Want To)
William gives you his thoughts on the need for external hard drives and how to carry your life with you. Like many of you we too find our digital files make up much of who we are and what is important to us. If we lost some of these files not only would there be financial issues to face but often times much more. External hard drives often fill the need for protecting the files that are important to us. William explains the need and how to accomplish it.



E3 2008: Opening Day Coverage
The 2008 E3 Media & Business Summit hosted by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) at the Los Angeles Convention Center July 15-17, 2008 has officially kicked off and Legit Reviews is there to bring you some show coverage. The 2008 E3 is an invitation-only event that offers you an inside view of the gaming industry, so read on as we show you what is going on at the event with this our initial coverage.



E3 2008 Day 2 Coverage - Notebooks, Coolers and Tacos
The 2008 E3 Media & Business Summit is going well and we bring you some of our day two coverage. We stopped by and took a look at the newly released Toshiba Intel Centrino 2 based notebooks, some console coolers by the folks and Nyko and ended up having a Taco with Sony at King Taco down the street from the convention center.
160 GB Hard Disk Drive Round-Up
Today we bring a comparison between three mainstream 160 hard disk drives: Maxtor STM2160215AS, Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 160 GB and Samsung HD161HJ. Which one is the fastest 160 GB hard disk drive? Read on!



nVidia Hybrid SLI Technology
The idea behind combining multiple graphics processors to increase performance is nothing new. While you might be familiar with recent SLI and Crossfire solutions from modern-day video card manufacturers nVidia and AMD/ATI, the birth of multi-GPU 3D gaming can be traced back more than ten years ago to a company called 3dfx and their Voodoo2 graphics chipset. Today we find nVidia and AMD/ATI competing on a new graphics front, combining a hybrid mix of integrated motherboard graphics chipset commonly found in low-cost mainstream computer systems with that of a more traditional separate discrete graphics card.


About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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