News Archive

All News for April 2005

DigiCam HowTo, Koolance EXOS-2,Turbo-Cool 510-SLI

How To Work With Your Digital Camera's Histogram @ The Tech Zone: "While teaching a recent photography workshop, an older fellow in the back of the room raised his hand. He said, "I just bought me a new toy and she's a beauty! But I can't figure out how to make the hysterectomy work?" Fortunately, my student wasn't describing...

Asus P5ND2-SLI Deluxe Worldwide Debut & Showcase

Good Afternoon All! The headline says it all. We've got one of the first retail ready nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition motherboards on the test-bench today. The Asus P5ND2-SLI Deluxe is loaded with features and expandability in typical Asus fashionl, and the board lit up the benchmarks like no other Pentium 4 based board we've seen in a long time....

Corsair XMS Xpert Review, A64 Chipset Comparisons, S18 Nitro and More!

Good morning everyone.  In case you didn't notice, we've released a review of the Corsair XMS Xpert RAM.  The modules are rated at 400MHz DDR and sport eye-catching removable LEDs.  Check the image above or click here to read more.  After that, check your morning new post below. Athlon 64 chipset comparison @ The Tech Report:...

MSI P4N, Satellite Radio and More

ATI Radeon Xpress Platform Technology Included in HP Commercial Desktop PCs MARKHAM, ON – April 27, 2005 – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT), today announced that Radeon Xpress™ 200 will be the chipset platform technology for the HP dx5150, HP's latest AMD Athlon™ 64 processor-based commercial desktop PC....

Shuttle SN25P XPC Review

Good Morning All!  Marco here, to let you all know that we've just posted a new review of Shuttle's SN25P XPC. This XPC is based on NVIDIA's nForce 4 Ultra chipset for AMD's socket 939 platform, and incorporates some value-adding features like an Envy24 audio controller and a 6-in-1 card reader. Click right here to check it out......

HIS X850XT, Thermaltake Cooler, AMD Turion64...

Hello everyone, I hope all of you well.  With my good friend Mr. Coffee working away in the kitchen, I figured this was an opportune time to link my favorite family with a shot of juice.  So, go grab a glass and help yourself; there is plenty to go around today...  HIS X850XT IceQ II Turbo @ Viperlair "The HIS adaptation...

TFT HTPC, Intel Dual-Core Preview and Others

Good evening friends, sorry about the later post tonight, but, I just walked in the door from work.  Oh the joys of being on call ;)  Nonetheless, it is getting late and there is a ton of "special" emails to filter through so let's get down to business.  Here is your nightcap...  HTPCnews Exclusive: Uneed International...

Sky Hawk PSU, 3RSystem Case and More

Good morning everyone welcome back to HH :)  With the Canadian portion of the HH labs receiving some snow yesterday, I think this boy is going to put in for a transfer to someplace with a more normal climate ;) Nonetheless, the inbox is getting full and it is getting later.  Here is your first update for the day...  Sky Hawk...

Actiontec Wireless 54Mpbs Printer Server, Sony VAIO VGN-T140P/L, and more!

Hey Folks :) A few things to mention in addition to the news... Newegg now has a new look, which threw me off the first time I saw it since I visit the site more than Wal*Mart. And the Longhorn News website has been relaunched. Other than that we've got some reviews, have fun... Actiontec Wireless 54Mbps Printer Server @ GideonTech.com "With...

Interesting Tid-Bits - Hardware Nudies

Good morning all!   Make sure you scan down the page here a bit to catch JeffB's latest Tech News from around the web but I also have a couple of recent happenings in the land of Graphics and Dual Core CPUs this AM.   First, S3 Graphics checked in this morning to let us know that their cards are now available for sale at...

Pentium EE 840, Samsung CLP-510n, AGP Standard Fate and More

Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 840 Processor Review @ PCPerspective: "The processor package itself looks like any other LGA775 Pentium processor released by the chip giant, and that is a good thing -- common sockets and connectors usually indicate a much easier transition to a new technology. However, this doesn't mean that current users...

Cooler Master Vortex TX, ASUS V9999 Gamer Edition, and more!

Hey guys, we've got a little update for you. Tonight we have a review of the ASUS V9999 Gamer Edition(GeForce 6800), benchmarks of ram running in Dual-Channel vs Single-Channel, a press announcement from Kingston, and a couple other items. Enjoy! Kingston Memory Fuels Dual-Core AMD Opteron(TM) Processors Complementary Partners Mark Innovative...

Dual-core Opteron, Gigabyte Radeon X800 (GV-RX80256D) and More.

AMD's dual-core Opteron processors reviewed at TR: "We've had a pair of dual-core Opteron processors on the test bench for some time now, and we're pleased to report some rather impressive results. AMD's dual-core design is something more than just a pair of CPUs glued together on a single piece of silicon, and this design choice yields...

AMD Announces First 64-Bit, x86 Multi-Core Processors For Servers And Workstations

  AMD Announces World's First 64-Bit, x86 Multi-Core Processors For Servers And Workstations At Second-Anniversary Celebration Of AMD Opteron Processor —AMD launches Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors for server and workstations and unveils AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core processor for consumers and business users — NEW YORK -- April...

Intel Pentium-M Performance, Pentium EE 840, and more!

Hey folks... anyone else living in hot weather right now? After months of horrible weather and teeth chattering cold, this 80'F heat is a bit much. Anyway, today in the news we have word that Ameritrade has warned some 200,000 clients that a data tape has either been lost or accidently destroyed. If you happen to be one of those customers,...

DDR Article, Samsung DVD-ROM and Much More

Good morning everyone, how are we all doing this morning?  Myself, I am not to shabby; just hiding out in my office for the day.  I am not a big fan of this whole "spring showers" thing that Mother Nature keeps trying to pull on us every year.  Who really needs real flowers when you can just plant silk ones in your...

NVIDIA SLI Interview, CoolerMaster Aquagate Mini R80, and more!

In addition to the reviews and interview we have for you tonight, we also have another press release from Intel on their First-Quarter Revenue($9.4 Billion). And if your hunting for a new graphics card(s), check out Marco's latest article as he takes a look at the Asus Extreme N6600GT(SLI). Good night :) Exclusive NVIDIA SLI Interview @ PenStar...

Revisiting SLI: Asus Extreme N6600GT x 2

Good Evening HotHardware fans! Marco here, dropping by to let you all know that we've just posted a new article entitled, Revisiting SLI: Asus Extreme N6600GT x 2. In this article, we've taken a single Asus Extreme N6600GT, and a pair of N6600GTs, and benchmarked them with the latest set of official Forceware drivers. We've also got scores...

16x DVD Burner Comparison(Aopen, Gigabyte), ASUS K8N-E Deluxe, and more!

Hey folks, We've got some news for you to digest on your lunch break :) HTPC news has sent us an article regarding bugs with the GeForce 6xxx series cards and using them as a HTPC(Home Theater Personal Computer). Probably a good idea to check it out if your thinking of making a media center out of your system. Anyway, here are the reviews......

AGP vs PCI-E, Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2 w/ Go 6800 Ultra, and more!

Hey folks, today we've got a couple of announcements from Intel. You can read about the "New WiMAX Silicon Solution" below, and you can check out the one on Dual Core PC's. Good night all :) Intel Introduces New WiMAX Silicon Solution To Expand The Reach Of Broadband Internet SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 18, 2005 - Intel Corporation...

A-Top Computer Case, Asus K8N and More

Good morning everyone, welcome back :)  I am running short on time this AM so we are going to unfortunately dive straight into the juice jug and see what arrived over night. Here is your first shot of the day...  A-Top Technology XPlode ATX Case Review @ LAN Addict "For less than $60, you can get a case that comes with more...

WD 320GB PATA HDD, Samsung 213T LCD Display, and more!

Hey folks, the news is moving slow today but there's enough for a decent read. I'm taking valuable time away from a Red Sox game right now, so you better enjoy the news :) WD 320GB PATA HDD @ Hardware Avenue "PATA is still considered by many as the HDD standard of choice - IDE cables are not ideal, but when using specialized rounded cables,...

Corsair's Latest, AMD beats Intel to 64-bit Mobile Punch, Samsung SyncMaster 915N

Corsair Partners with Tier One Motherboard Manufacturers to Enable the New NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition Platform -- Equipped with the world's fastest DDR2 memory from Corsair, motherboard makers unleash the power of dual channel DDR2 performance for the new NVIDIA chipset for Intel -- Fremont, CA (April 15, 2005) -CorsairMemory, Inc.,a...

Cooler Master QuaGate Mini R80, SimpleTech 1GB DDR PC4000, and more!

Hey folks, your news is a little late tonight since I fell asleep on the couch, watching the Sox vs Yankees game(Sox won). First off, Nvidia has released Forceware version 71.89, which fixes the SLI Overclocking bug among other things. Personally I'm still using the latest build of the Omega drivers with my 6800 GT and 9800 Pro, no complaints....

AMD 90nm Socket 754 Sempron 3300+ Launch

Good morning (or evening) everyone. Today, AMD has taken the wraps off their latest edition Sempron, the Socket 754 based Sempron 3300+. This time around, AMD is targeting Intel's Celerons with their 3300+, looking to challenge the fastest offerings currently available. While some may think the Sempron 3300+ is merely a speed bump compared...

AMD Expands Mobile A64, Microsoft pushes SP-2, MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum and More!

AMD expands Mobile Athlon 64 line-up, more competition for Intel's Centrino: See Press Release Below: SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- April 14, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today again demonstrated its leadership in 64-bit mobile computing with the introduction of the Mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 processor 3700 for full-size notebooks. Based on the award-winning...

ASUS V6500V Centrino Notebook, OCZ EL DDR PC-4000 Gold VX, and more!

The news for the night is here. Mixed in with the news tonight, is an article from PCStats on making Batch Files, which can make your life easier depending on what you do with your computer. Have a look. Now for the reviews and I'm off to bed, good night. ASUS V6500V Intel Centrino Notebook @ Hardware Zone "Positioned as a slim and lightweight...

ATI vs Hauppauge, Samsung Dual Layer DVD and More

Good morning everyone, welcome back to our not so little corner of the internet.  Things are bumping up here in the Northern portion of the HH labs so we are going to get straight to stirring the ol'news pot. Enjoy you morning friends, here is your AM shot...  ATI vs Hauppauge @ HTPCnews.com "Using the Theater 550 Pro solely...

Albatron TC 6200 Q PCI-E, Thermaltake Tsunami Dream PC Case, and more!

Hey folks, here's your last bit of news for the day. I'm off for a quick game of Counter-Strike: Source, and then bed, so good night all. Sunbeam 20 in 1 Superior Panel Review @ 3DXtreme "We have digital cameras and other devices that use all kinds of media cards, not to mention those that use USB, Firewire or even SATA connections. To...

Chaintech SE6600G, SuperTalent PC3500 CAS 2, and more!

Hey all, here's your afternoon shot of tech related news. I've got a few machines to get working on, so I'll skip the chit chat for now and let you get straight to the good stuff... Chaintech SE6600G Review @ AMDZone "Aesthetically the SE6600G is not too different from other cards on the market, a blue PCB and a matching blue heatsink...

Aspire X-Plorer Steel Case, Aquagate Mini Water Cooling kit, and more!

Hey folks, here's the last bit of news for the night. Before we get to what's in the box, Jeff has reviewed the Gigabyte GV-RX80256D X800 Turbo Silent Pipe, which as the name implies, uses a heat pipe instead of a fan. Goodnight all :) Aspire X-Plorer Steel Case Video Review #554 @ 3dGameMan "The Aspire X-Plorer Steel Case has great looks,...

Gigabyte GV-RX80256D X800 Turbo Silent Pipe

Good afternoon folks! If you are in the market for a high-performing, silent video card, you'll probably want to check out the Gigabyte GV-RX80256D X800 Turbo Silent Pipe video card review we've just posted. This card sports a completely silent, custom heat-pipe cooling apparatus, it overclocked well, it performed well, and it won't break...

Gigabyte NeonCooler 8-Pro, Intel Dual Core Multi-Task Benchmarking, and more!

Good afternoon guys and gals. Before your eyes fall to the reviews below, make sure to check out Chris's review of the Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 Motherboard. Also, Letter #144 from Dan's Data makes for some good reading. Enjoy the rest of the news... [H]ard|OCP $500 Q2-05 Upgrade Guide @ HardOCP "This a system that will play today's games...

Soltek SL-K890 Pro-939 Review

Good Evening All! It's your friendly neighborhood Italian here, dropping by for a quick Sunday evening update to let you all know that we've just posted a new review of Soltek's SL-K890 Pro-939. This socket 939 motherboard for Athlon 64 processors is one of the few out there based on VIA's PCI Express enabled K8T890 chipset. Click here and...

Thermalright SI-97 CPU Cooler, Corsair XMS2-6400 TwinX, and more!

Hey folks, sorry about the lack of updates this weekend, but we have some decent news for you tonight. Included in the list of items, is Abit's RX700 Pro-256PCIE, which comes with 1.6ns GDDR-3, and Corsair's XMS2-6400 modules, which are rated for 800MHz. Both very overclocker friendly... very. Anyway folks, after sleeping 6 hours on a hardwood...

ATI Catalyst 5.3 and 5.4 Analysis, Alpha PAL8150 Heatsink, and more!

Hey folks, just checking in here with another update before the weekend hits us. As for HotHardware news today, Andrew has reviewed the Dell Inspiron 6000(d). Also, Dave's post below gives you a little bit if info on the upcoming nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition board from ASUS, the P5ND2-SLI Deluxe. Enjoy! ASUS AX800XT/TVD 256MB (RADEON X800 XT...

Asus nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition Motherboard preview shot!

Good afternoon all!  Asus just checked in with us and delivered an image and some specs on their first nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition board, the P5ND2-SLI Deluxe.  This tight little plank-o-silicon certainly has some features that promise serious performance. Asus P5ND2-SLI Deluxe - NVIDIA™ NFORCE4 SLI - Intel Edition - Intel LGA775...

HIS X850XT AGP, Corsair XMS6400, nForce4 SLI Intel Edition and More!

Good morning folks!  The weekend is about to get started, but not before a couple of announcements from HIS and Corsair.  HIS brings a new X850XT to the game while Corsair adds to yesterday's news with even faster memory.  Check out the full details below! HIS Launch X850XT IceQ II TURBO HIS introduces HIS X850XT IceQ II TURBO...

Shuttle SB95P v2 XPC Review

Good afternoon HH fans! It's BW here, dropping by to let you all know that we've just posted a new review of Shuttle's latest i925XE based XPC, the SB95P v2. This mini-pc is loaded with a ton of features, and it performed very well throughout our battery of benchmarks. Click here to check it out......

Corsair XMS2 5400UL, Shuttle XPC SN25P, HIS X850 XT IceQ II & More

We're starting the day off with the latest news out of Corsair. They introduce their new XMS2 5400UL DDR2 that runs at 675MHz at CAS 3-2-2-8-1T. You may also want to check out Bjorn3D's HIS X850XT IceQ II Dual DVI VIVO 256 video card. HIS is making some pretty impressive products as of late and their availability has improved quite a bit here...

AMD Venice Core 3200+ Overclocking, Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Royal, and more!

Hey folks, how's it going? One tasty item on the menu tonight, is some overclocking results of a AMD 3200 with the Venice core, provided by PC Perspective. Yes... I need one of these :) Superpower XP03P Gaming Case Review @ XYZ Computing "If you have not heard of Superpower before, don't be embarrassed. Though they have been around since...

500 Watt+ Round-up, Albatron Mobo and Others

Good Afternoon everyone, sorry about that later start today, yours truly got tied up in a meeting.  Nonetheless, the inbox is getting full and time is running short so let's get down to business...  500 Watt Power Supply Comparison @ HardcoreWare "To keep up with ever-advancing CPU's, video cards, and other components, Power...

nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition Roundup, Corsair Partners with Nvidia, and more!

Hey folks, got some great reviews here tonight. The big news today is the new nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition chipset. Also, we have an announcement from Corsair, which can be found as the last news item in this post. Good night folks, and enjoy! nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition Roundup Viperlair Bjorn3D Neoseeker HardOCP nVnews 3DCenter PC Perspective...

NVIDIA Launches SLIZone.Com

Good afternoon folks! We just got word from NVIDIA that they've launched a new website full of information about their SLI (Scalable Link Interface) technology. And to help get things started, they're giving away a ton of hardware, courtesy of MSI.  Here's the full scoop.. NVIDIA has launched a new website dedicated to SLI information....

NZXT Trinity Full Tower, Jackito Fingertip PDA and More

Good morning everyone!!  It seems as if Mother Nature is making a valiant effort to free the greater Toronto area from his icy shell which arrived over the past few days.  With the sun melting what is hopefully the last ruminant of snow, this boy is itching to break out the mountain bike and hit the trails. In the mean time though,...

NVIDIA nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition

Good Morning All, NVIDIA steps out today with the launch of their nForce 4 SLI platform for Intel processors and we've got a full review and showcase chock full of benchmarks at HotHardware.com. Stop on by and see how NVIDIA's new platform stands up against the likes of the i925XE as well as their own AMD based nForce 4 solutions. Enjoy!...

ASUS DRW-1608P Internal DVD Writer, Pentium Dual Core, and more!

Good evening folks! If this is your first time checking in today, make sure to check out Dave's latest article, as he takes a look at Intel's Dual Core technology. HardOCP has also sent us a link to their review, which can be found below. Well, I'm off to watch the game soon, adios folks. Kingwin SS-350S-BK SATA External Enclosure Video Review...

Forceware Comparison, Linux vs Linux, and more!

Hey folks, I've got some news here to start off your week. I'm still a little fuzzy from last night's Red Sox vs Yankees game, so I'll let you enjoy the news while I get some coffee and continue trying to wake up. Enjoy! Forceware Comparison (71.84 - 75.90 - 76.10 - 76.41) @ Techconnect "Unfortunately, picking the right set of drivers...

SilverStone Gemini, Socket 939 Buyer's Guide and More

Good evening everyone, welcome back to HotHardware.  With the weekend winding down and a small slush storm inhabiting the outer limits of my house, I think it is time that we cuddle up with our favourite caffeinated beverage and delve into the world of tech news. Here is your Nightcap...  SilverStone Gemini ST46GF Redundant Power...

Deal of The Day

Good Evening Folks... Just checking in here with a heads-up from our buds at NewEgg.  They're currently running some great deals and free or .99¢ maximum shipping costs on everything on their site, from this past Thursday until Monday 4/4.  So, here are some great ideas.... Personally, I like all the new stuff Rosewill is punching...

Pentium 4 3.73GHz EE, Dual 6600GT vs Dual 6800, Thermaltake Armor VA8000 Tower

Hey there everyone.  We've got ourselves a relatively quiet morning with just a few items to serve up.  First, there is the Pentium 4 3.73GHz Extreme Edition followed by some 6600GT and 6800 SLI lovin'.  Lastly, there's a look at the Thermaltake Armor VA8000 Case.  For me, it's time to get the weekend started a little early....