Month: August 2008

Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2: AMD 690G, Take 2

The new AMD 740G chipset is a refresh of the popular 690G. Gigabyte’s budget priced GA-MA74GM-S2 shows us what the die shrink has done by giving us the lowest idle power draw for any micro-ATX board to date.

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IDF Fall 2008: Through the Silent Glass

The 2008 Fall Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco came and went last week. Here is a summary of the highlights, as seen through the SPCR glass. In a nutshell, it was Atom, SSDs and Core i7.

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NesteQ ECS7001 700W PSU: A Modular Twist

NesteQ is not a name that rolls off the lips of the typical PC user, except perhaps among the uber-geeks. A few silencers might know of it; this is where the German brand is trying to make its mark. A 700W model with unique modular cabling is their flagship model, which we run through our

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Asus M3A78 Pro: An ATX 780G Motherboard

The AMD 790G chipset is here now, and a board review is underway, but in the meanwhile, we thought it would interesting to revisit the previous generation AMD chipset. The Asus M3A78 Pro is an ATX board based on AMD’s 780G chipset, widely applauded as possibly the best to date. Has it changed much since

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