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Published in: on April 8, 2006 at 6:11 pm  Comments (1)  

Sapphire Releases Water Cooled X1900 XTX

Sapphire produces a 3-slot Radeon X1900 XTX water-cooled from factory

Sapphire has given word to us that its unique Blizzard Radeon X1900 XTX video card is now shipping. The card stands out from other X1900 XTX cards by including a factory integrated water-cooling device, which mountsSapphire x1900XTX a copper water block on the GPU for maximum heat dissipation. Those interested in Sapphire’s card will have to take caution however, as the card consumes considerable space. With standard Radeon X1900 XTX boards already taking up two expansion bays, Sapphire’s monster card takes up an additional bay for a total of three slots.

Quick Specifications:

  • Blizzard Cooling System
  • Copper water block and radiator
  • 512MB GDDR3 memory
  • 650MHz Core
  • 1550MHz Memory
  • PCIe 16x native
  • Dual DVI outputs
  • Video In/Video Out connectors

Interestingly, the water cooling unit also comes equipped with an electronic fan which helps move air over the radiators for increased performance. The fan can be turned on or off depending on how far a customer chooses to overclock the board. The card’s onboard memory chips are cooled by conventional heatsinks, which while adequate, don’t really provide balanced cooling performance. Overclocking the card’s memory would be improved had there been a heat pipe connecting all the memory heatsinks to the water-block.


Published in: on March 19, 2006 at 9:25 am  Leave a Comment  

Would You Like Fires With Your Plasma TV?

Philips Electronics said on Friday that nearly 12,000 plasma TVs it sold in the United States are vulnerable to overheating, and plans to visit customers’ houses to replace the faulty component. Consumers will be contacted directly, and Philips declined to say how much the fix will cost the company.


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posted by Bill at 2:06 PM

Tech Nudge

I work for Philips and can tell you this is false. It is only certain units with the ambilight feature. I wish people would read the whole thing not just pieces of press releases. Not to knock Bill over at Tech Nudge, he’s just reposting content from other “major” news Sources.

Published in: on March 17, 2006 at 8:33 pm  Leave a Comment  

Nintendo DS Lite Launched

Nintendo DS Lite
By: Chief Gizmateer
Contributing Writer, RealTechNews

The Nintendo DS Lite was released a couple weeks ago over in Asia and luckily the Geeks know where to get it… directly from Asia! Nintendo products are region-free meaning it does not matter where you play the device because it’s a universal system! As long as you can read English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German or Italian you will be able to play the DS Lite.

Imagine getting your hands on a DS Lite long before it’s sold in the US and being the envy of your fellow portable gaming geeks! By the way, I’ve only really seen great reviews on this product.

The new, more compact version of the Nintendo DS, DS Lite comes in at 215 grams in weight, 133mm wide, 73.9mm high and 21.5mm deep – 42% smaller and 21% lighter than the original design. The DS Lite also features a brightness settings which can be adjusted to 4 different settings.

Is the Nintendo DS Lite worth fighting over (video) though?


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Published in: on March 17, 2006 at 8:10 pm  Leave a Comment