OCZ DDR2 Platinum, VIA Chipset Preview, Logitech Cordless Desktop and More.
Good morning everyone. I'm starting off the day a bit envious after reading Marco's Mobility Radeon X700 review. Granted, my Centrino 1.4GHz with Mobility 9200 has served me well over the last few years, but an X700 would be a sweet update. If you haven't checked it, you should. Then be sure to check the latest news bits we have in store this morning.
"When Logitech introduced the laser-based MX 1000 as a replacement for the MX 700, it was only a matter of time before they came out with a matching wireless keyboard. That keyboard is known as the MX 3000 on its own, and in a month or so it will be released along side the MX 1000 in a 'cordless desktop' combo known as the MX 3100."
"For a long time now Microsoft's Internet Explorer has ruled as 'King of Internet browsers'. Like many of Microsoft's products an initially brutal marketing campaign pushed Internet Explorer into the mainstream's consciousness and from then on it was the logical, default choice. It's free with the operating system, works well, loads any page and is easy to use. Other web browsers soon faded into obscurity and sometimes even died in the shadow of the new king of the pack. Netscape Navigator, the former 'King of the browsers', has now ceased commercial operations and has been taken over by the fan base. Opera is fading into obscurity and Mozilla was facing a similar fate, until recently."
"Once again OCZ has provided us with some new and exciting memory modules. This time we have PC2-4200 Enhanced Bandwidth Platinum Revision 2 Limited, the newest memory from the OCZ labs. OCZ has listened to the enthusiasts and have delivered DDR2 memory that utilizes tighter timings. As enthusiasts we aren't going to settle for RAM with a CAS latency of 4. The memory speed has to be phenomenally fast to compensate for those loose timings. So, OCZ has released their Enhanced Bandwidth memory that runs at 533MHz with CAS 3-2-2-8 timings. This should be tight enough for us to get good performance while leaving us some overclocking headroom."
"Intel has usually dominated the chipset market for a long time. While chipsets from SiS and VIA were always there, Intel's core logic chipsets were the choice of many Intel preferring enthusiast. If we were to take out Alderwood and Grantsdale out of the picture for the time being, their Springdale and Canterwood chipsets were a new step in performance for the last generation of Intel microprocessors. Intel offered almost all features desired by the enthusiast crowd and with new performance discoveries and features of the Springdale chipset, no other chipset maker could take the crown away from the world's largest chipmaker in both mainstream and high-end performance segments. In fact, after third party board makers started tweaking the Springdale core logics, they were robust enough to compete against its high-end counterpart."