Intel DG45FC

Intel DG45FC @ ASE Labs

“When people think about ITX, there are a few stigmas that come to mind. The first is that there is limited choice. The second is that performance is lacking. While these two points may have been true in the past, no longer is ITX relegated to the specific niche crowd. Intel has been releasing ITX boards for a long time and their latest releases have come a long way.”

Intel X25-M SATA 80GB MLC SSD

Intel X25-M SATA 80GB MLC SSD @ Benchmark Reviews

“In early September, 2008 Intel released their mainstream series of solid state drives. In its initial offfering Intel brought two drives to market, the X18-M and the X25-M built respectively on the 1.8″ and 2.5″ form factors. The initial capacity of these drives was 80 GB and recently a 160 GB version was released. Solid State Drives are rapidly changing the computing landscape, and many enthusiasts are using SSD technology in their primary systems to help boost performance.”

HIS Ice4 TurboX Radeon HD4850

HIS Ice4 TurboX Radeon HD4850 @ TweakNews

“As with all HIS videocards I have reviewed in the past, this product pulls through and does exactly what HIS intended it to do. HIS intended to bring a videocard that is overclocked right out of the box while providing a very stable gaming experience thanks to their attractive and very efficient cooler. To say the least, they did accomplish their goal.”

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 285

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 285 @ TweakTown

“While we would all no doubt love to own the latest top of the line dual GPU bad boy, for many it’s simply not a purchase that can be swallowed by their partner, bank account or even themselves. The GTX 285, on the other hand, should offer excellent performance while not hitting the bank account as hard. The key words there, though, is “as hard”, because don’t think for a second that the GTX 285 is going to be cheap.”

GeForce GTX 285

GeForce GTX 285 @ Guru3D

“In this article Guru3D.com tests the GeForce GTX 285 from eVGA (SSC edition), Inno3D (Overclock edition) and Point of View (EXO edition). The new new GTX 285 is a respin product based off the GeForce GTX 280 yet now fabricated on a smaller 55nm fabrication node.”

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 Unveiled

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 Unveiled @ Hot Hardware

“Today NVIDIA is launching yet another high-end 3D graphics offering, an optimized version of their top shelf GeForce GTX 280 single GPU card, dubbed the GeForce GTX 285. This new GeForce is a die-shrunk version of the legacy GTX 280 with lower power consumption characteristics that don’t require an 8-pin PCI Express connector, rather just a pair of more standard 6-pin plugs.”

ASUS ENGTX285 TOP

ASUS ENGTX285 TOP @ OC Club

“The Asus ENGTX285 did what it was supposed to do, become the fastest single GPU run through the OverclockersClub suite of gaming benchmarks. Other than an anomaly in BioShock, this card ran faster than the competition. It should have, it is after all an overclocked version of the GTX 285. The fan seemed to be not as loud as in the past but it could be just my old ears not hearing as well as they once did.”

AMD Phenom II X4 940

AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ Digit-Life

“First of all, these tests show that the competition in the CPU market is growing interesting again. Phenom II is evidently a success. Moreover, in a number of tasks we can speak about it even without mentioning prices.”

Gigabyte EX58-UD5

Gigabyte EX58-UD5 @ Neoseeker

“It consistently took the top spot for stock speed results in the majority of tests; and it was almost always in second place – and several times in first place – for the overclocked tests, even though the MSI X58 Eclipse was running the Core i7 920 processor at a slightly higher overclocked speed (4.05GHz vs. 4.03GHz).”

Leadtek GeForce GTX 285

Leadtek GeForce GTX 285 @ TechPowerUp

“NVIDIA’s latest addition to their graphics card lineup is based around the 55 nanometer GT200b. The new card offers more performance, consumes less power and is quieter than the previous model. Yet these improvements cost you a premium of about $70 over the GTX 280. Is that price justified?”