Gigabyte's GV-RX80L256V, nVidia nForce4 Intel vs AMD Edition SLI, More!
"Not content to let only budget cards bask in glorious silence, Gigabyte has brought passive cooling to ATI's mid-range Radeon X800 XL. The GV-RX80L256V combines silent cooling with the X800 XL's already impressive pixel-pushing power, and it comes equipped with HDTV output and VIVO for good measure. Priced at just over $300, the GV-RX80L256V could be the ultimate Radeon X800 XL, but can passive cooling handle a mid-range graphics chip running at 400MHz? Read on to find out."
"The release of nForce4 SLI Intel Edition motherboards brings up an interesting question. Which platform is the better of the two for high-end gaming? There have been rumors floating around the web for several months that nVidia's nForce4 SLI Intel Edition was not performing up to par compared to the original nForce4 SLI for AMD. We were curious to see if these rumors have any merit to them."
"Featuring two easily removable hard drive trays and hardware support for Raid 1 (mirroring), HS-Ri is one of the most secure storage solution available today. Data is written to two hard drives simultaneously, preventing total data loss if a drive were to fail. Hardware support for mirroring removes potential software conflicts and guarantees a faultless and automatic backup of your vital data."