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Weekend Waffle IV

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The Weekend Waffle is our weekend feature where we re-cap on those articles that have proved popular, as well as sharing some community news from the Overclockers Forums and distilling some of the best news and reviews from across the internet.

Top Articles

In case you missed them the first time around, the top three articles this week are linked below:

  1. Xokeman‘s “Extreme” Video Card Cooling on an “Extreme” Budget was the most popular article this week.
  2. Standing tall in the second position this week is Official AMD Radeon HD 6850/6870 Performance Specs by I.M.O.G.
  3. Last but certainly not least is the Corsair Hydro Series H70 Review by muddocktor.

Xokeman shows off his inexpensive DICE GPU cooling setup.

Xokeman shows off his inexpensive DICE GPU cooling setup.

AMD 6870 Graphics Card

H70

Corsair Hydro Series H70

On the Forums

Our very own hokiealumnus is taking the plunge into extreme cooling. His CPU pot has arrived and he has been chronicling his journey in this thread, “Finally Going Cold”.

Duniek Custom CPU Pot

Duniek Custom CPU Pot

CPU Pot Installed

CPU Pot Installed

OCF’s resident OCZ Product Development Technician, SeanOMatic, has a Sandy Bridge processor in hand for testing. He will be answering questions on the CPU and P67 platform on the forums.

Sandy Bridge CPU-Z Validation

Sandy Bridge CPU-Z Validation

From the Internet

AMD just launched the 6800-series, but enthusiasts are already hungry for information on the new 6900-series cards. Bit-tech has the inside scoop on benchmarks for the HD 6970.

This week’s edition of the Tech Report Podcast features some great discussion on HD 6850 and 6870, AMD’s SB800-series fan speed controller and more.

NVIDIA will be responding to AMD’s upcoming Cayman release with a card of their own. According to VR-Zone, NVIDIA’s GTX 580 will feature 512 SP, which marks a 7% increase over the GTX 480.

GTX 580 Specifications (Courtesy VR-Zone/IT168)

GTX 580 Specifications (Courtesy VR-Zone/IT168)

Slashgear has previewed the latest offerings from Gigabyte for the upcoming Sandy Bridge processors.

Gigabyte P67A-UD3R (Courtesy Slashgear)

Gigabyte P67A-UD3R (Courtesy Slashgear)

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