OCZ Core Series 64GB SSD benchmarks suggest performance bargain

The words “cheap” and “SSD” don’t tend to cluster together all that much, which is a shame because many people would love to upgrade their tech with cool-running, fast-accessing solid-state storage.  OCZ promised to (almost) change things, with their Core Series line of drives: the predicted retail prices are $169, $259 and $479 for 32GB, 64GB and 128GB respectively, with read transfer rates of over 100MBps and sub-1ms seek times.  Bold claims, and Laptop Mag have had the 64GB model in recently to see if OCZ really have kicked off the age of affordable SSDs.


ATI Radeon HD 4850 escapes early, gets benchmarked & impresses

One of AMD’s upcoming ATI Radeon video cards using the RV770 GPU, first tipped in May, has slipped out early and delivered some details into the hands of HotHardware.  The ATI Radeon HD 4850 features 800 stream processors packed onto a 55nm GPU with a 625MHz clock speed.  As expected, there’s 512MB of 993MHz GDDR3 RAM linked with a 256-bit memory bus.  Of course, when you’re holding a pre-release card you don’t just sit & grin at it; you slap it into a test system and benchmark it against some of NVIDIA’s latest rivals.


ASUS Eee PC 900 and 901 benchmark comparison video

ASUS have previously said that, until the supply chain problems plaguing Intel’s Atom processor are fixed, their Celeron-based Eee PC 900 will continue to be sold alongside the new, Atom-based Eee PC 901.  Although the 900 is cheaper than its eventual-replacement, you could be forgiven for wondering exactly how much more performance you get for your money.  MiniPCPro have managed to pick up a new 901 and benchmarked it against the older budget notebook; turns out, the differences aren’t quite as clear cut as you might expect.

Check the video comparison after the cut


ASUS EAH3850 Trinity Tri-GPU graphics card – wow, just wow

Asus may have taken that whole CrossFireX multi-GPU thing a little too far. This concept card packs in three RV670 cores and offers up 4 DVI ports.


32GB Flash Survivor by Corsair Reviewed

So I’ve had the 32GB Corsair Flash Survivor for a few days now which has been time enough for me to run some benchmarks on it and see how practical it is for every day use. I must say, I love it, I was copying some files to it for a friend, and I came to the realization that for once I didn’t have to worry about copying too much and filling up the flash drive mid copy as there is almost nothing I could copy to this drive that would fill it up.


Samsung 64GB SSD performance benchmarks

Earlier this month Samsung sent over their new 64GB solid-state drive for us to play with, and Vincent promptly slapped it into his MacBook Pro to see whether it made much of a difference in access speed.  Well, we’ve finally dragged it away from him, extracted the SSD and put it through some benchmark testing.

As a test machine we used Alienware’s m9750 laptop running Windows Vista 32-bit (as we reviewed here), comparing the Samsung 64GB SSD with Sandisk’s 32GB SSD in both single and dual-drive RAID-0 configurations.  After each hardware change we reinstalled the laptop’s OS using Alienware’s supplied restore disk, then ran HD-Tach and HD-Tune to test burst and transfer rates.


ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT pitted against rival Nvida GeForce 8800GTS

In console gaming you’ve got three groups of people; those that love the PS2, those that love the Xbox 360 and those that love their Wii. In PC gaming it’s a little different. You’ve got processors and graphics cards. Intel fans, and AMD fans; Nvidia fans and ATI fans. Today we see what happens when we pit one of the new DX10 cards from AMD up against a similar Nvidia card. I’ll just warn you, it isn’t pretty.


Benchmarks appear for the upcoming ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT

ATI’s new DirectX 10 lineup will be making its debut before long, but the guys over at DailyTech already managed to get their hands on the Radeon HD 2900 XT for some early benchmarks. If the first benchmarks are anything to go off of, things are looking good for ATI’s new cards.


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