Browsing: Hardware & Cockpit

Guru3D’s Hilbert Hagedoorn tested and reviewed the HIS Radeon HD 4850 ICEQ4 TurboX.  “…..A very lovely mid-range Radeon HD 4850 graphics card that comes pre-overclocked and has one of the best performing and definitely most silent coolers available on the market to date……”.

Guru3D looks at the ATI Radeon HD 4550 this time. “….. We tested the Radeon HD 4550. It’s the cheapest desktop graphics product series that ATI can deliver at your doorsteps. This 80 shader cores based Radeon HD 4550 (GPU codename RV710XT) comes with an optional 256 MB GDDR2 or optional 512MB GDDR3 and will cost you .. 45 to 55 USD respectively……”.

ACE of Canada reports the release of their yoke system. “……. Now you can fly Boeing 737 NG how it’s is meant to be flown. Aircraft Controls Engineering (ACE) has announced the availability of an all metal, specially powder coated fully realistic 737 Yoke. It has been under development for over two years. Matured to perfection with help from Boeing, various pilots and flight simulator enthusiasts…..”.

TrackIR Pro 4 now available from simMarket with a nice discount! “….. The new and improved TrackIR 4 Pro now includes the Vector for full 6 DOF head tracking capability. With a 30% larger tracking and movement area and greater response time and resolution, the TrackIR 4 once again sets the standard for head tracking technology. The brand new design clips easily onto any monitor…..”.

Fligth Illusion from the Netherlands has released yet another nice instrument for their Boeing series. “…. This set includes two Boeing style chronometers for use on Boeing Flight decks (for PIC and PNF). The clocks works with our propriety software and are easily configurable. They are able to handle time and date, Z.T., E.T., chronometer counting or de-counting. The clocks can run on FS time or on real time, depending on how it is set up. The connection to the computer runs through our interface (GSA-55). The clock can also work as a standalone unit, without interfacing with our GSA-55,…

Flight Sim Labs, Ltd., (FSLabs), announced the release of yet another one of their specialized driver applications, this time to provide an interface between GoFlight hardware and Flight Simulator software. “…… The GoFlight MCPPro (and optional EFIS) module has been a favorite among users for a long time, due to its quality, durability and affordable price…..”.

Hilbert Hagedoorn has tested the GeForce GTX 280 HC16 (Hydro Copper) for you. “…… A water-cooled pre-overclocked heavily pimped out EVGA GTX 280 HC 16 is what we’ll review today. EVGA already overclocked this monster for you. The core is overclocked by another 89MHz (602MHz to 691MHz), memory by 108MHz (reference 1107MHz to 1215MHz) and the shaders are up from 1296MHz to 1458MHz. Guys and gals .. this is one beast of a graphics card. Check it … Please find the Guru3D review here….”.

Guru3D’s Hilbert Hagedoorn looks at the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked from EVGA. “…. The all new GTX 260 model has 24 more shader processors and was overclocked at default to squeeze more performance out of it. Overall we where very happy with the price versus performance ratio giving you a really good gaming experience. Be sure to check out this review……”.

Hilbert Hagedoorn of Guru3D reports that he “…… is testing the Gigabyte GV-R485OC-1GI Radeon HD 4850 equipped with 1GB of DDR3 memory. It has a custom PCB (printed circuit board), comes with no less than 1 Gigabyte of GDDR3 framebuffer (memory), the manufacturer slapped a Zalman cooler on top of it and to finish it off they even overclocked it……”.

Hilbert Hagedoorn reports that “…….. Rivatuner has been updated towards version 2.11 In this release we have included a huge number of new stuff to keep you guys nicely busy, obviously support has been added as well as ForceWare GeForce drivers up-to 177.98 and AMD ATI Catalyst 8.8 support…..”.

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