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Hardware Roundup: Weekend Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: August 8, 2009 11:28AM
Author: Nemo

Solid state drives are becoming common place these days - at least in the world of reviews. The speed and power saving advantages are the biggest advantages, but one not so little aspect of solid state drives is the performance degradation that occurs over time. The latest round of drives from Intel promote the ability to upgrade the firmware to be able to use the TRIM function to supported under Windows 7 when its released this fall. OCZ and Indilinx have worked together on a new set of firmware that helps reduce the problem and restore drives to like-new performance. Our weekend roundup also includes a look at Sapphire's Radeopn HD 4890 Vapor-X 2GB graphics card (also reviewed by OCC here).

Cases
Ikonik Ra X10 SIM Aluminum Full Tower @ ThinkComputers

Motherboards
ASRock X58 Extreme Core i7 Motherboard @ TweakTown
Asus : Gigabyte : MSI : P55 Motherboard Preview @ Motherboards.org

Storage/Hard Drives
OCZ and Indilinx Collaborate On New SSD Garbage Collection Scheme @ HotHardware

Video
Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 2GB Vapor-X Graphics Card @ TweakTown



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