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All News for July 2005

Gigabyte GeForce 7800 GTX, Philips ShoqBox, ECS PF88 and More!

VisionTek XTASY Theater 550Pro @ [H]ard|OCP: "What really makes this chip unique is that it has a 12-bit video decoder. Most add-in-card solutions only offer a 10-bit video decode solution. The Theater 550 Pro itself can perform 60 billion operations per second meaning smooth video frame rates employing image quality features to clear...

Samsung DVD-L75, GF 7800 GTX compared, Samsung SCX-4720f MFP...

Samsung DVD-L75 Portable DVD Player @ CoolTechZone: "Portable DVD players are great consumer electronics devices to have if you're constantly on the road and would like something to keep you entertained for a little while. Samsung is one of the prominent CE manufacturers in the market with solid products from one product line to another....

EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX EGS, Akasa EVO 120 Cooler, and more!

Hey folks, I'm here to drop some news off before I hit the sack. Coming straight from HH, Marco has reviewed EVGA's e-GeForce 7800 GTX EGS, check below for more information. Goodnight all :) EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX EGS "The e-GeForce 7800 GTX we'll be showcasing today is one of three 7800 based products EVGA currently has in their line-up,...

Gigabyte AirCruiser Router, Mushkin PC3500 2-2-2 Redline, and more!

Hey everyone :) Following up on Matt Clement's injury, he seems to be ok. The video still makes me cringe though. Anyway, enough of the sports world. ASUS has sent us a press release and some pictures of GeForce 6600GT equipped with their SilentCool VGA cooling technology. It may be big, but when your looking for absolute silence, size is...

Evercool New Product Roundup, Building a HTPC, and more!

Hey folks, I'm back. Some disturbing news for Red Sox fans tonight, Matt Clement received a head injury with a line drive hit by Carl Crawford. It was powerful enough to knock him off his feet, and he remained almost motionless for about 5 minutes before he was taken away on a stretcher. A standing ovation was given by both Red Sox and Devil...

Logitech Cordless Desktop MX3100, BFG Tech GeForce 7800 GTX OC

Hey folks, are you enjoying the heat? The northeast portion of the HH labs is brutally hot today. Not quite as hot as my hardware(haha!), but it feels like it. Anyway, getting to the news. Adrian's Rojak Pot has updated its "Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide" to include 220 desktop cards. And in other news, The Sims 2 seems...

World's Smallest MP3 Player, ASUS CT-479 Pentium M Adapter

The weekend is over, and apparently so is the nice weather. It's not a problem though, we've got some decent news to keep your eyes glued to the monitor. Let's see what Monday has to offer... Seagate 400GB Barracuda 7200.8 SATA Hard Disk @ Adrian's Rojak Pot "Size matters when it comes to hard disks. Bigger is always better. Everyone...

MSI MegaPC 865 PRO, No Scratch DVD Discs, and more!

Hey everyone :) Yes, I've taken time during this beautiful day to sit in front of a computer and post up some news. See how nice I am? Alright then, let's get to it. If you happen to be reading this with the help of a GeForce 6 or 7 series video card, then your in luck. Hardware Secrets as put up an article showing you how to enable the 2D...

Hitachi Deskstar 500GB, NetGear WPN824, Abit AX8 and More!

Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 500GB SATA-II Hard Drive @ Bigbruin.com: "The Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 500GB SATA-II hard drive raises the bar for those who subscribe to the theory that bigger is better. When it comes to hard drives; more speed, more capacity, and more cache memory is always a good thing. This is the first drive to come across our...

Ultra Products 2x256MB PC3200 XL, ECS Factory Tour, and more!

Anyone looking for a new notebook? Heard of a little machine called the Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2? Andrew "The Mobile Man" Ku had the pleasure of reviewing one of these babies last month. However, the focus of the review was centered around it's horsepower and gaming ability. This time Andrew is back in action, examining the media...

SLI antialiasing debuts, Sorell SF2000 256MB MP3 Player and More!

SLI antialiasing debuts @ The Tech Report: "When ATI first announced its CrossFire multi-card graphics platform to the world in late May, the clever folks on the red team had a few interesting new twists to offer in their answer to NVIDIA's SLI. One of the more appealing features of the CrossFire platform was to be a "super antialiasing"...

XFX Wired and Wireless Gamepad, ETT & UTT Memory IC's Explained

Hey everyone :) The mailbox isn't exactly overflowing with news, but we've got enough for a decent post. Well I'm off to gut some old machines for spare parts, so goodnight all! Dean Of Stanford Engineering School Elected To Intel's Board Of Directors SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 20, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced that James D. Plummer,...

Interview with Croteam's Dean S., DDR vs. GDDR, and more!

Hey folks, just stopping in here with the news for the day. Remember those 77.7x we talked about yesterday? Well if your interested in the 77.76 beta drivers, you can grab them at the nZone BETA driver page. Enjoy! Sony Network Walkman NW-E507 @ CoolTechZone "Sony Electronics is a name known for consumer electronics products. Not surprisingly,...

Value Gaming PC Buyer's Guide, BenQ DW1640 Internal DVD Writer

Hey guys :) Today Marco has given us a preview of the interesting new additions found in the upcoming NVIDIA Forceware drivers. Some pretty sweet features have been added to the driver set, so click here to see what's in store for you GeForce owners. They're set to be released tomorrow, and we'll be sure to provide you a download link ASAP....

Pentium D 820, Koolance Exos-2 Liquid Cooling System, and more!

Gamers take notice! Many of you may recall the legal battle between Valve and Vivendi, with Valve's child, Steam, in the middle. Well all of that is over and done with, but the questioned still remained as to who would be the next to distribute Valve's products. Now we know(and knowing is half the battle - GI Joe), Valve has teamed up with,...

Data Backup Part II, Gigabyte GV-RX80L256V X800XL, and more!

Hey folks! Tonight we've got a few reviews, and a couple of press announcements. One is from Intel, and the other one is from... HAVOK! Yes, HAVOK has announce a new technology of theirs which they've named "Hydracore". So what's so special about this? Hydracore takes advantage of multi-core CPU's, which is great news for gamers...

Chenbro Gaming Bomb II Case, ECS KN1 Extreme Mobo, and more!

It's Monday already? Yeah, I guess so. Well, that just means more news for you guys :) If you've been shopping around for a new motherboard recently, then take notice! Dave has reviewed the ASUS A8N Premium motherboard. ASUS has long been know for their quality products, but will the board live up to the "Premium" name? Only one...

JAHT 54Mbps Wireless Router, Foxconn 945P7AA-8KS2, and more!

Hey guys, the weekend news is a bit sluggish, but we've got some decent items for you tonight. For all you BF2 fans out their, another patch has been released... to correct the problems with the previous patch. Click here for a download link. Enjoy the news, goodnight all! Raptor-Gaming M2 and MyStify Claw @ A True Review | Image "In...

High-End Buyer's Guide, 2005 AMD/Microsoft Tech Tour and More!

High-End Buyer's Guide (Q2'05) @ TheTechLounge: "The goal of this guide is to outline an entire high-end computer system for around $3,000. This includes the internal hardware, input devices, monitor and speakers (everything but an OS). The components we have chosen for this system are what we consider to be great products with the best...

Matrox announces world's first PCI Express x1 graphics card

Montreal, Canada, July 13, 2005 -- Matrox Graphics Inc., the leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professionals, announces Millennium G550 PCIe, the world's first PCI Express x1 graphics card. The x1 design allows this card to be compatible with any compliant PCI Express slot. The card is based on Matrox G550 technology and has DualHead(R)...

OCZ Gamer eXtreme, Linksys WRT54GC, Mushkin 1GB XP4000 and More

OCZ Gamer eXtreme Enhanced Latency Memory @ CoolTechZone: "Over the past few years, OCZ Technology has been pushing the limits of memory modules with its fine engineering talent. In recent memory, OCZ's low-latency Platinum Rev. 2 memory overclocked the highest out of the numerous low-latency modules we tested. OCZ then introduced its...

Sunbeam Trio Case, XFX 7800GTX SLI, and more!

Hey folks! If this is your first visit for the day, I'd like to bring your attention to Jeff's review of the 3RSystems R900 Computer Case. This case is a beast, so if your running low on space inside your case, you might want to check it out. Goodnight all. 3RSystems R900 Computer Case "Expansion The R900 has an elegant look. The case...

Albatron K8SLI, iRiver PMP-140 Multimedia Player, and more!

Good afternoon folks! Looking for something interesting to read? How about the 7800GT reportedly having 20 pipes. Need more? There's a good chance ATI's R520 will be available for purchase at it's launch date. Still not enough? Well, we've got plenty more below! Albatron K8SLI Review @ AMD Zone "While overclockers may want to steer clear...

Corsair XMS2 UL8000, Five Tips For Buying a Laptop, and more!

Good afternoon ya'll! We've got some decent articles for you today, including The Tech Report's benching of various games @ 2048x1536! Nvidia worked on making the G70 handle higher resolutions better than it's predecessors, but how much better? Let's have a look... Uber-high-resolution gaming on today's GPUs @ The Tech Report "Some of...

VIA EPIA MS12000, AOpen OpenBook 1558-JL Mobile Barebone System

The nightly news has arrived. We'll start off with Intel, as they have sent us over a couple of announcements today, one of which is the announcement of their new Vice President: Xu (Ian) Yang. In other news, Mr. Ghazi over at TweakGuides.com is at it again, only this time he's building instead of tweaking. Enjoy the rest, goodnight. Doubling...

ECS KN1 Extreme Motherboard, Antec Sonata II ATX Case, and more!

Hey folks, we've got a BIG update for you this afternoon. It starts off in the form of the giant, "Beastly", Gigabyte GV-3D1-68GT... which is 2 6800GT GPU Cores slapped onto 1 board! I'm sure some of you are wondering "How do you cool this thing?!?", so we've provided a pic below. In other news, Microsoft has started beta...

NZXT Trinity Gaming Chassis, PowerColor Radeon X800XL 512MB

Hey folks, here's what's been sitting in the box today. Goodnight. NZXT Trinity Gaming Chassis @ Phoronix "Of all the computer cases we've examined here at Phoronix, one of the best cases we've seen when it came to innovation was the Sytrin Nextherm ICS-8200. However, today up on the testing bench we have the latest chassis from NZXT....

Athlon 64 FX55 San Diego OCing, Abit AL8, and more!

Hey folks, we've got a pretty big update for you tonight. If your looking for a project to work on, and have one of those old style LCD monitors with the large housing for the screen, then you might want to check out this thread over at the GideonTech forums. The only time I've tried to mod a monitor was when I was about 10... dad wasn't happy...

Gigabyte 3D Aurora Case, ASUS W2V Notebook and More!

Gigabyte 3D Aurora Case Review @ Bjorn3D: "Lately, it seems like I have been changing my computer cases almost as often as I have been changing my oil. In two years, I have already reviewed four cases, and this is now my fifth. Don't take that the wrong way though, as I love getting in a new case to critique. Gigabyte, well known for...

Rambus XDR2 Memory Interface News

Good morning everyone. We just got some interesting information from Rambus regarding their new high-speed XDR memory interface that we wanted to send your way. If you think GDDR3 RAM running at 1.3GHz is impressive, wait until you see what Rambus has on tap. Here's a snip from their press release... RAMBUS UNVEILS NEXT GENERATION XDR MEMORY...

Biostar's iDEQ 330P, LG LRY-517 VCR/DVD Combo, Skype Alternative...

LG LRY-517 VCR/DVD Recorder Combo Review @ Designtechnica: "The LG LRY517 Super-Multi DVD recorder not only raises the bar for stand-alone DVD recorders, but with the integrated VCR and memory card slots, it runs away with it. Whether you are transferring old family movie tapes to DVDs, copying new digital camcorder recordings to DVD,...

Plasma or LCD TV Set?, Canon Pixma IP4000 Inkjet Printer

Hey folks, here's the latest news to cap off your night. If your a fan of CS:S, Valve has released a new update that introduces new Terrorist models, and has a bunch of other fixes and extra content such as CS_Assault and new animations. Unfortunately the problem with the hostage AI and a few other annoyances still remain. Intel And Revelations...

Podcasting vs. Blogging, Sempron 3100+ Palermo Core, and more!

Hey guys, here's your early afternoon update. Asetek has announced it's new 'WaterChill' Water cooling kits, so let's have a look... NEW WaterChill™ kits launched incl. the NEW 12V Standard or Xtreme pump and reservoir system even at seriously reduced prices!!! asetek Inc. - the leading manufacturer of vapor phase CPU cooling systems...

Introduction to FB-DIMM Memory, Review of PCMark05, and more!

Hey guys, I'm half asleep here so I'm going to make this short and sweet. Here is your news, enjoy :) Introduction to FB-DIMM Memory: Birth of Serial RAM? @ PCStats "Serial data links, once reserved for only the slowest exterior connections and least-demanding peripherals, have proven to be the future of computer design. Up until just...

ATI All-In-Wonder X800XL

Hello everyone.  ATI has just announced the latest edition to their All-In-Wonder line of video cards, the All-In-Wonder X800 XL PCI Express. Below is a snip from the official announcement; we hope to have a review posted as soon as samples become available... ATI Brings High-End Multimedia Entertainment to the Latest PCs; New All-in-Wonder(R)...

ASRock K8 Upgrade 760GX Mobo, ThermalRock Eclipse Case, and more!

Hey folks, the work week is back in full force, and so is the news. In the chaotic war of "Do video games rot your brain?", a new battle seems to have been won by the gamers. How do games help this time? Apparently they speed up your visual processing. The article starts off by saying "but when they're ready to go out they can...

Setting up Multiple Monitors, Thermaltake Kandalf Case, and more!

Hey folks. With one eye half open, I bring you news. We've got some good reviews tonight, including the ultra powerful Athlon64 FX-57, and a guide on setting up multiple monitors. I hope everyone had a great 4th of July(aka Independence Day)... the fact that my stomach feels like it's going to explode is a testament to how good mine was :)...

Independence Day 2005 -

Good evening all.  As a July 4th cool-down, I've decided to do a little blogging tonight.  I wouldn't normally call your interest direct to the blog but since I've been remiss for so long in my blogging efforts and since this one is a bit special, please stumble over this way for what I think is some fairly interesting and enjoyable...

Nikon Coolpix S1 5MP Digital Camera, C3 Expo Coverage, and more!

Hey folks, I hope your all having a good weekend. I'm just stopping in for a few minutes to update you on the news that's floating around this weekend... enjoy! C3 Expo 2005 Coverage @ XYZ Computing "It is conveniently (for me) located at the Javits Center in New York City so even though it mainly featured enterprise level hardware and...

A.I. For Dummies, Battle of the AMD64 PCI-E Chipsets, and more!

Hey guys, here's your first dose of news for the day. If your not interested in anything that ATI, Intel, or AMD has to offer, then how about taking a look at the "iPod Shuffle Killer", the Samsung YP-T7X. Enjoy! ULI M1695 chipset @ t-break "Today, we take a look at the ULi M1695 chipset for the AMD platform that should not...