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…… the story continues. And the battle for graphics cards supremacy seems to be heating up! Hilbert Hagedoorn of Guru3D sent us TWO reviews of competing cards that came onto the market this week. The good thing about having the competition is that we have better and improved products at lower prices. The bad thing is that it makes it harder to choose!

Hilbert Hagedoorn of Guru3D reports “…..Roughly a week ago NVIDIA launched their GeForce GTX 200 series of products. Guru3D already published three separate articles on the GeForce GTX 280, but we figured it’s about time to have a look at the little brother of the 280, the GeForce GTX 260. A product that is priced much more aggressively than it’s bigger brother at 399 USD……”.

Guru3D’s Hilbert Hagedoorn reports “…… Last week when AMD unleashed some nice fury (you might even say a can of whoopass)  in the graphics card market NVIDIA just had to respond. Before we knew it a GeForce 9800 GTX+ SKU was born. What people seem to forget though is that there are even faster than GTX+ products on the market, now priced very competitive as well….”.

And yet another review by Hilbert Hagedoorn of Guru3D. “……AMD Radeon HD 4850]A pretty hectic day today as AMD moved forward the launch of the Radeon HD 4850 (initially to be released next week). Today Guru of 3D will review both the PowerColor and Force3D graphics cards in a full fetched review. As the tests will show, this little 199 USD gem will pack an awful lot of performance…..”.

A Guru3D review on BFG’s GeForce GTX 280 1024MB OC edition. “…… It had to go something like this; the minute BFG finished designing this product they got all giddily and figured .. ooh we gotta send Guru3D one. Sure thing, hey bring it on. So a couple of days ago, prior to the actual GTX 200 series product launch, we received that OC model from BFG. BFG figured, hey for the same launch price we can introduce a slightly overclocked version, fire off a life-time warranty at it and slap an OC label on there…….”. Read the full review…

Guru3D has tested and reviewed the GeForce GTX 280. “…… NVIDIA launches this new flagship along with the GeForce GTX 260. In this review you can read all you need to know about them. And yes, the rumor was right; 1.4 frickin’ Billion transistors slapped onto a piece of silicon. Crazy, but oh so much fun. We finally found a product that can play Crysis at a decent resolution with high-image quality settings. Be sure to check out the review, which you can find right here…..”.

Hilbert at Guru3D reports “…… King of pre-overclocked products has to be XFX, their speed-bin of releasing OCed products is exceedingly fast. I do not think that there is an XFX product out there that is not available as a triple X edition or other series name slapped on top of it. Today will be no different, we received XFXes top of the shelf product, the GeForce 9800 GX2. The cool thing is that this is the new mystified named ‘Black edition’ series of cards, meaning it comes with a nice pre-overclock and an lovely game bundle……”. Find the full…

Sporty’s Pilotshop, a renown outlet for ‘real’ pilots in the US, now ‘sports’ a “…..Complete Microsoft Flight Simulator Package, that includes Saitek yoke, throttle, rudder pedals & software….. “. “……Yoke features a durable stainless steel shaft with precision bearings for smooth and predictable elevator and aileron control. Throttle quadrant features detents for idle and reverse thrusters. Self centering Rudder Pedals with tension adjustment completes the setup with precise rudder and toe braking control……”. Check out their product page here.

This time Guru3D looks at BFG’s for a product review, specifically their new ES line of power supplies “……and guys, this might be the black sheep of PSU’s, as looking at it from a bit of distance It’s a regular, non out of the ordinary PSU. Black, nothing modular, looks are okay though. That literally was my first impression. Then I hooked it up, ‘is it switched on yet ?” ‘Yeah it is’, I just didn’t hear a thing. Pure silence…..”.

Sim-Avionics “……..are proud to announce the release of their Boeing 777 Flightdeck Avionics Suite for home cockpit builders and Flight Simulator enthusiasts. Designed to run on multiple PC’s in various configurations interfacing with FS2004 or FSX via FSUIPC or Wideclient the product offers a complete avionics solution……”.

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