Moving over to Sapphire, as you may have seen from a couple of my previous reviews on Sapphire cards, I have always had to give it to their cooling department as they produce what I regard to be some of the best parter coolers out in the field with very effective heat dissipation and some of the quietest fans going at the same time. Another title they have to their name is against the Vapor-X cooling systems that they have developed and have made a huge impact with, with a large number of their cards featuring a vapour chamber based cooler at its heart. The 7970 Vapor-X OC 6GB is another vapour chamber based card, but as we’ll see this little beauty has got a little bit more than just a simple overclock under the hood. Packing a whopping 6GB of GDDR5 memory, this 7970 certainly appears to have been given more grunt, but how it fairs in the real world is what we’re here to find out.
We have had the first two Water 2.0 AIO water-cooling unit in our labs for testing. Yes, only the Pro was published for now. And each has performed pretty well, easily out doing some of the better air coolers on the market. Now we have the granddaddy of them all on the lab’s test bench and that is the Water 2.0 Extreme. The Extreme is a dual rad version of the other two models. But just how much better of a cooler is it? And will it outperform the Corsair H100, which many consider the best AIO cooler on the market?
The Contour 200i Air Music Streaming System from Pure is able to produce good sound quality, features the known AirPlay technology and can dock most iOS gadgets, without the need of extra plastic adapters. The product does also accept auxiliary sound sources on the 3.5mm Line-in port on the back. Pure also offers a free app named Connect which gives free access to thousands of internet radio stations, on demand programmes, podcasts, audioboos and more.
Overall, the Crucial Ballistix Elite 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 Memory Kit tested as-good or better than a competitive reference memory kit. Beyond the stock settings, the Ballistix Elite kit was capable of running default timings (8-8-8-24) all the way up to an overclocked frequency of 1866MHz at 1.65v. At $68 shipped, this kit is a pretty good value.
Kingston entered the computer market 25 years ago with a single new type of SIMM. Here we are 25 years later looking at a much more advanced DIMM. Though the DIMM isn't anything new to the market, the Kingston HyperX Blu 16Gb memory kit is the first 16Gb HyperX kit to be offered by Kingston that uses only two DIMMs. The Kingston HyperX KHX1600C10D3B1K2/16G 16Gb memory kit is rated for 1600MHz with CL10 timings. How will the first 2x8Gb memory kit from Kingston perform? Join us as we find out!
The Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB DDR3 2133 Memory arrived Technic3D. Technic3D will see as good they are on Windows 7 64 Bit and the Intel DX79SI Extreme Series Mainboard. You can see 2.304 MHz (1,6V) with 11-11-11-30 (1T) and more in the following Review.