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AMD Roundup October 09

AMD Roundup October 09


AMD Athlon 2 X4 620

AMD continue to drive us mad with their product names (there is no reason why this chip could not be called the Phenom 2 X4 620) but as far as the product itself goes it is hard not to be impressed.

For a quad core CPU to hit the market at £80/$99 and compete with processors such as the X4 810 is great for you guys, the consumers. Across a range of tests the Athlon 2 provided excellent performance with a particular highlight being the media encoding where the application was able to make use of all four cores.

By combining this CPU with a 785G motherboard or midrange graphics card it is possible to create an impressive low cost build with low power requirements and temperatures. An ideal option for those shopping on a budget.

Newegg $99


Paper Writer Website Gigabyte GA-MA785GPMT-UD2H
If there is one thing Gigabyte do well it is create products with fantastic build quality. Even low cost options such as this model still retain features like as 2oz copper PCB, dual BIOS chips and solid capacitors which makes for a good long term investment. We also have to praise the inclusion of Q-Flash for quick and easy BIOS updates from a USB drive as it helps novice users maintain their board.

Gigabyte have managed to pack a lot of features and functionality on the GA-MA785GPMT-UD2H such as support for DDR3-1800 and all of the Phenom 2 range. Unfortunately there were two issues which take the shine off the product slightly and both could have been easily avoided. The first is the lack of Dual-Link DVI which means that boards from competitors are better suited to higher resolution displays. Then we have the SATA ports. Through the location used, and the fact that they point upwards rather than out the side of the board we lose 3 ports when a larger graphics card is installed.

Overall though the GA-MA785GPMT-UD2H is a flexible, great value product which is ideal for use in a HTPC or mainstream desktop system. Essay Writing In German Graphics Cards

Do All Essays Need A Thesis Statement Gigabyte 4650 1Gb OC
The three graphics cards tested today all have their own market segment and as a result appeal to different consumers. Starting with the Gigabyte 4650 1Gb OC we have a card which has plenty of memory and a decent specification which makes it both good value and attractive when compared to other 4650 models. It is also good to see a native HDMI output on the card which allows us to easily use the great media functionality of the product. For someone who games on a HDTV at 720p or media enthusiasts this is an ideal low cost solution.

Writers Wanted Gainward’s 512Mb GS GLH
Our choice of 4850 for this roundup was I Will Pay You To Write My Paper Gainward’s 512Mb GS GLH model which is still available in limited quantities. For those who cannot source the card in their region Gainward also offer another Golden Sample model Aide Pour Dissertation Philosophique as an alternative which has the same excellent core speed of 700MHz as well as custom cooler and PCB but substitutes the DDR5 for DDR3 with little performance difference. Either model paired with a mid-range CPU provides great performance in the latest games at resolutions up to 1920×1200.

Novatech £82.79

HIS 4890 iCooler x4
Finally we have HIS’s latest 4890, the 1Gb iCooler X4. This card is one of the quietest 4890’s we have tested which is a great selling point on its own, add to this some impressive temperatures and performance which is a match for many other models and we have a card well worth considering for purchase. Ideally we would have liked to see HIS add a small overclock to enhance performance and value but there is nothing to stop a user performing this task themselves.

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