Tuesday News, May 3rd 2011

Just to keep things fresh and prevent you all from getting bored with all the headset reviews we’ve been putting out recently, here’s something a bit more internal,a GPU from HIS. This is the IceQX
variant of their HD 6870 Graphics card from AMD.

We reviewed the same card a few weeks back and liked what we saw. Click here for a comparison review with the XSReviews above.

KitGuru has teamed up with the world’s biggest component supplier, Asus, to bring you an exclusive competition which will certainly upgrade your life!

Case, Cooling and Power

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In this review we will be looking at the P67 offering from Foxconn Quantum Force called the Rattler. The Rattler designed with a few special features to enhance your overclocking enjoyment but follows a principal of only providing the essentials needed for an enthusiast system. Most great overclocking systems follow this model, and with varying degrees of success.

The ASUS Maximus IV Extreme is the latest Republic of Gamers motherboard for the Intel socket 1155 mainstream platform. The ASUS Maximus IV Extreme features an updated sleek heatsink design, Extreme Engine DIGI+, DDR3-2200 (OC) support and 3-way SLI/CFX. The Maximus IV Extreme also boasts a wealth of overclocking options, including onboard debugging tools and switches as well as remote overclocking controls via Bluetooth devices or through a laptop. In order to achieve 3-way SLI/CFX support, the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme is equipped with an NVIDIA NF200 chip located where the Northbridge is typically placed. The new B3 version of the Maximus IV Extreme has 10 USB 3.0 ports including two at mid-board for front panel support as well as four SATA 6Gb/s ports for
high speed connectivity options.

The ASUS P6X58-E WS is today’s sample, and is designed to be the center of your workload, providing you with all the power and reliability needed to run a workstation. Similar to the Sabertooth P67 we recently reviewed, this new motherboard is built with all the highest quality components to insure a long and reliable operating lifespan. Rather, it is the long days in the office or the long dark night sitting behind the monitor in which ASUS is hoping to be the rock to get that next project done.

AMD 980 Black Edition

Looks like we have a new chip on the block. A few reviews of the AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition have popped up today.

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