Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

Nemo - December 1, 2008 04:58AM in Affiliate News

It's back to the grind as we kick off another week. Let's get it started with a couple of CPU-related items covering the latest from AMD and Intel. First up is a look at the AMD 45nm 'Shanghai' Opteron CPU to see how well it stacks up to the latest Xeon processors from Intel. Then we get a chance to examine the Intel Core i7 desktop processor to see what happens to gaming performance when you disable a core or two. The Antec Skeleton case (also reviewed by OCC here) is one of those cases that definitely makes a statement. Whether you agree with the concept is a matter of taste, but it's certainly different from the run of the mill cases. Make sure to follow the rest of the links below to get the latest reviews from our affiliates.

Cases
NZXT Rogue Small Form Factor Computer Case @ RBMods
Antec Skeleton Open Air Case @ Virtual-Hideout

CPUs
AMD's 'Shanghai' 45nm Opterons @ Tech Report
Core i7 920 Core Disabling Performance Analysis @ TweakTown

Gadgets
Foldable Multi Notebook Stand @ ThinkComputers

Motherboards
ASUS Rampage II Extreme - The Definitive Overclocking Board? @ Techgage

Storage/Hard Drives
G.Skill 64GB SSD (FM-25S2S-64GB) @ Bjorn3D
Patriot 128GB Warp SSD @ Bjorn3D

Video
Sapphire HD 4830 @ Bjorn3D
ASUS EN9800GT HybridPower Video Card @ Motherboards.org
ZOTAC NITRO – Graphics Card Overclocking Made Easy @ TweakTown