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Sparkle 9800GTX

Despite its name the GeForce 9800GTX is mostly a higher clocked GeForce 8800GTS 512 MB. That does not matter though as well know how good that GPU was/is. We have tested the Sparkle 9800GTX to see if it can match the quality of the Sparkle 8800GTS 512 MB. No related posts. Read More »

NZXT Tempest

Established in 2004, NZXT is a relative newcomer in the field of computer components. Primarily known for cases and power supplies, they focus on the development of quality, high performance products targeted at the PC gamer and enthusiast market. NZXT’s latest offering in their crafted series of cases is the Tempest – also referred to as “Airflow King” due to its included six case fans. But is the Tempest full of hot air or does it really live up to its nickname? Read on to find out… No related posts. Read More »

Super Talent Pico: World Smallest Flash Drive

Today, we will be looking at the world smallest flash drive, the Pico, courtesy of Super Talent. Can this tiny flash drive deliver the performance as it can with its portability? Join us as we put it through our test and see for yourself. No related posts. Read More »

GIGABYTE X48T-DQ6

GIGABYTE is back their flagship motherboard, the X48T-DQ6. Armed with Intel’s newest chipset and support for DDR3 this board has a lot going for it. Toss in some green action with the Dynamic Energy Saver and you may just be able to have your cake and eat it too. No related posts. Read More »

Wolfking Warrior XXtreme

Our mission is to find a keyboard that not only looks like it belongs with the rest of our pimped out gaming system but has the performance to match. Today’s target is the Wolfking Warrior XXtreme gaming keyboard. No related posts. Read More »

Foxconn 9800GTX Extreme OC

The reference 9800 GTX may not perform as well as some of the older 8800 GTS cards, but can the overclocked version offer some good results? This is what we will find out as we we put the Foxconn 9800 GTX Extreme OC to the test. Let’s find out can this card offer some good results. No related posts. Read More »

Honeywell Arius 2216 LCD

Industry heavy-hitters Soyo and Honeywell have collaborated on a new line of LCD monitors dubbed the Arius. This 22″ model features tight specs; a built-in 1.3 megapixel camera, microphone, and speakers; and vertical capability in an aggressive attempt to compete with major manufacturers of the latest and greatest displays. No related posts. Read More »

Sparkle 8800GTS 512 MB

With the new GeForce9-cards being released it is easy to think that the GeForce 8800GTS 512 MB is yesterdays news. Nothing could be further from the thruth. The Sparkle 8800GTS 512 MB uses the same excellent G92 GPU as the 9800GTX and turns out to be a great performer. No related posts. Read More »

3DMark Vantage

3DMark Vantage is the latest version of the popular benchmark from Futuremark. With a Windows Vista requierment as well as several brand news tests it has all the chance to become as popular as its predecessors. No related posts. Read More »

CoolIT Freezone Elite

CoolIT Systems is back with their ESA certified Freezone Elite. Is water chilled cooling the way to go? Can the Freezone Elite justify its lofty price tag? There is only one way to find out. No related posts. Read More »

Dark Sector

I am back and this time we take a plunge into the blood bath that is Dark Sector recently released for the Xbox 360 and PS3. A third person shooter with a dark and eerie twist Dark Sector has the potential supply hours of on the edge of your seat fun. Published by D3 Publisher of America we will be evaluating the Xbox 360 version. Time to see if Dark Sector puts out! No related posts. Read More »

Gigabyte EP35-DS4: DES in Action

Gigabyte has jumped headfirst into the market with their Dynamic Energy Saver technology. Does power savings come at a performance cost? Is it just marketing spin? We will run DES set to the most aggressive power saving setting during all of our tests while using the worst case processor, a Q6600. Results are compared between the EP35-DS4 and the P35-DQ6 which lacks DES to verify performance is not impacted and to see what gains in power savings can be expected. No related posts. Read More »

Antec Mini P180

The Mini P180 is the latest in Antec’s “Performance One” line of enclosures and is designed for gamers on the go. Does this advanced super mid tower have what it takes to compete or does it come up short? Read on to find out. No related posts. Read More »

HIS HD 3870 IceQ 3 Turbo

The HIS HD 3870 IceQ 3 Turbo comes with the excellent IceQ 3 cooler as well as a factory overclock. But how does it fair against the compeititon from NVIDIA? We have not only tested that but also thoroughly tested CrossfireX to see if AMD finally has Crossfire-support that works, and works well. No related posts. Read More »

XFX 9600GT XXX SLI

They say big presents come in little packages. Well when it comes to the 9600GT XXX from XFX they couldn’t be more right. With a slim single slot design and a very attractive bundle there is plenty to love about this card. But how does it perform? Read on to find out! No related posts. Read More »

OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 Reaper HPC 4GB Edition

Unless you absolutely need to have the fastest system and have a lot of money to spend, it would be wiser to stay with DDR2 system until the price has dropped. Vista system consumes quite a lot of memory so having 4GB of DDR2 would be a better choice than having 2GB of DDR3 given to the similar prices. That is why we see manufactures still produce fast speed DDR2. Today, we have probably one of the fastest 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 available from OCZ–the PC2-8500 Reaper HPC 4GB Edition. Join us as we put it through the test and see how far can we push this pair of memory sticks. No related posts. Read More »

Rocketmen Axis of Evil

Time to take an in depth looks at Capcom’s downloadable over the head shooter, Rocketmen: Axis of Evil. Is it worth the small fee to download games or stick to what we can find at the stores? No related posts. Read More »

Accelero Xtreme 2900 VGA Cooler

The Accelero Xtreme 2900 promises not only to cool the HD2900XT and HD2900 Pro GPU more than 20C lower than the stock cooler but also make the card run much more silent. No related posts. Read More »

XFX MG-630i-7159 Motherboard

In late September 2007, XFX announced the introduction of three new small-form factor motherboards with integrated GeForce® 7 series Graphics. Targeted at the mainstream user on a budget, join us as we take a closer look at the XFX nForce® 630i with integrated GeForce® 7150 graphics to see if it hits the mark. No related posts. Read More »

Foxconn X38A Digital Life

DDR2 or DDR3? Who can decide? Foxconn wants to make the choice a bit easier with their x38A Digital Life motherboard. Run with the lesser expensive DDR2 now and upgrade to DDR3 later all without changing your motherboard. But does this hybrid system deliver or is it a jack of all trades and master of none? No related posts. Read More »

XFX 9800GX2

Well today NVIDIA and its board partners are introducing NVIDIA’s new high-end GPU the 9800GX2. We should actually just call this NVIDIA’s new card since like AMD/ATI’s 3870X2 this is a card using 2 GPU’s. NVIDIA has been down this road before with the 7950GX2 of 2 years ago. No related posts. Read More »

Seagate Momentus 5400.4 250GB

Seagate blessed Bjorn3D this week with the Momentus 5400.4 RPM 250GB. It is powered by low RPMs, perpendicular magnetic recording technology, 5 year warranty and proven quality. No related posts. Read More »

Army of Two

EA is no stranger to top notch games and they hope to continue the tradition with Army of Two. Hyped as no ordinary third person shooter will Army of Two give gamers a reason (outside of the sports genre) to connect a second controller to their console? Lets find out as we take a closer look at the Xbox 360 version. No related posts. Read More »

WinFast Leadtek PxDTV2300H

To be able to watch TV on or through a computer we of course need a TV-card and Leadtek were kind enough to send over one of their premium TV-cards, the WinFast Leadtek PxDTV2300H. In addition to the support for analogue broadcasts this card also supports the DVB-T standard for digital Terrestial broadcasts. No related posts. Read More »

Rosewill Xtreme RX950-S-B

Rosewill has entered the competitive market of the high-end power supply with their latest line of Xtreme series. The Xtreme series power supply consists of 750W, 850W, and 950W power supplies and users have the option of choosing either a dual fan model or a single 135mm fan model. Today, we will put the 135mm fan, 950W model to the test. Join us as we take a closer look at this power supply. No related posts. Read More »

Cooler Master Cosmos S

Without the talented engineers and artists we would be spewed with shoddy products and nothing to pick from. Well thank God for Cooler Master and others No related posts. Read More »

Überclok Ion: Custom built fragging goodness

For those looking for a screaming fast machine that won’t leave you screaming when you see the price tag, Bjorn3D.com is proud to present you with the Überclok ION. Come with us as we find out if the company and the machine are worthy competitors in a tight market. No related posts. Read More »

Leadtek WinFast PX9600 GT Extreme

Leadtek honored us today by allowing Bjorn3D to review a brand new, just released, the WinFast PX9600 GT Extreme. Will 9000 series cards set a new standard for cards in ’08? No related posts. Read More »

Super Talent Project X DDR3-1800

What does it take to offer the very best RAM? The recipe calls for a lot of speed, sprinkled with tight timings and topped off with a superior warranty. Does the Project X DDR3-1800 kit from Super Talent kit taste as sweet as it sounds or will it just leave a sour taste in your mouth? No related posts. Read More »

Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2008 Suite

Paragon Hard Disk 2008 Suite has utilities for most situations surrounding a hard drive. Whether you need to prepare a disk for use, make a backup of a existing partition or make sure that data stays deleted – Paragon Hard Disk 2008 Suite can help. No related posts. Read More »

Devil May Cry 4

Capcom is back with Devil May Cry 4, the latest installment of a highly successful series. Does this Dante/Nero combo have what it takes to keep us DMC fans entertained? No related posts. Read More »

HighPoint RocketRAID 3120

RAID has become the standard features found in almost all moderm motherboards. Many of these RAID controller on the motherbards are software based (or more correctly, hardware-assisted software based). These software based RAIDs usually are not as flexible as a true hardware RAID and do not perform as well as a true hardware RAID. However, these RAIDs are cheap and easy to implement. Hardware RAIDs are expensive but today we are going to take a look at one of the cheapest hardware based RAID controller–the HighPoint RocketRAID 3120. Join us as we put this controller through the tests. No related posts. Read More »

Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune is the perfect blend of Indiana Jones, Gears of War and Tomb Raider. While short it is fun as long as it lasts. No related posts. Read More »

Thermaltake Bigwater 760i

Ready to take the plunge into water cooling but not sure how to do it? Thermaltake would like to offer their all-in-one kit dubbed the Bigwater 760i as a solution. Making it easy for all of us to switch to water is one thing but offering a competitive kit at a competitive price is another. Can Thermaltake pull it off? No related posts. Read More »

PowerColor HD 3650 512M GDDR3 Xtreme PCS

AMD has recently released the HD 3000 series cards. The cards are ranging from top of the line HD 3800 for gamers, HD 3600 for mainstream/budger users, and HD 3400 for value users. Today, join us as we are going to take a look at HD 3650 Xtreme from PowerColor. This card carries factory overclock and comes with modification from reference design. Let’s see how well it performs. No related posts. Read More »

Leadtek 8800 GT 256MB aka G92

The sample I’ve tested costs roughly $215 bucks while the 512 MB model positions itself at around $250-260 dollars. Personally I’d rather pay the difference and not worry about staggering at higher resolutions with applied 4AA / 16AF. No related posts. Read More »

ASUS EN8800GTS TOP

Take this already fast graphics card and put it in the hands of Asus, who is known for taking the best and making it even better and you have the product we will be reviewing, the Asus® GeForce® EN8800GTS TOP. No related posts. Read More »

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