Hardware Roundup: Saturday Edition
It's a good thing there's no football on today. That way everyone gets a chance to read through all the goodies we turned up today. Intel's latest Penryn family of chips based on the 45nm process have been out for a bit. We get to take a look the fastest member of the new dual core lineup in a HotHardware review of the Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale CPU. You can also check out the updated Intel Core 2 Performance Comparison Guide from Tech ARP. Legit Reviews found themselves with a single HD 3870 X2 and a HD 3870. So while waiting for a second dual GPU card to be delivered, they're treating us to a ATI CrossFireX Preview - Triple CrossFire Benchmarking. Gamers looking for an edge might want to check out the Logitech G9 Gaming Mouse at motherboards.org. Here's a pretty interesting product that offers the portability of a flash drive and the capacity of a hard drive. Check out the Honeywell SecuraDrive 1.8" Pocket HDD at 3dGameMan. The Cooler Master Sphere CPU Cooler might look good to some folks but TweakTown finds the performance numbers a bit disappointing. Next up in the cooling world is the Ultra Aluminum Hard Drive Cooler reviewed by Overclockers Online. Legit Reviews was able to get their hands on one of the first Alienware High Definition Media Server units - a sweet looking system that will set you back a cool $5-7K. TweakTown also offers us the SE W380i Mobile Phone - Exclusive Look. Ending up today's roundup, we find the Half-Life 2: Episode 2 Walkthrough and Vista Tip: Speed Up Internet Explorer, both at OCModShop.