HotHardware News Archive

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All News for May 2005

ATi CrossFire Multi-GPU Preview

We've posted a preview of ATi's new CrossFire Multi-GPU platform technology tonight.  Will ATi give NV SLI a run for it's money?   Tonight we show a glimpse of CrossFire here and look to release of the hardware for testing later this month!...

HotHardware Editor's Rig Build

So what does a PC Geek and EIC for a Hardware Enthusiast site do on a holiday long weekend?  Well, besides sipping a few umbrella decorated drinks by the sea by day, at night you can find this odd breed playing with the latest Tech Toys of course! Click it and go there now......

Power Color Bravo X700 x 2, Shuttle XPC SN25P dual core

Mainstream Video Card Review: PowerColor Bravo X700 256MB @ HardOCP: "The PowerColor Bravo X700 256MB video card may not show any improvement with a 256MB framebuffer versus a 128MB framebuffer in games, but at least it won't break the bank and does seem to perform faster overall than a GeForce 6600." Shuttle XPC SN25P Review, New...

ATI H.264 Demo, More Pentium D 820 and 670 news, Godzilla Resurrected! Logitech gets Cordless.

Hey folks, time for a lunchtime new update for you.  Both Dave and I released our takes on the latest Pentium D and Pentium 4 670 this AM, be sure to click the images at the top of the screen for the full details.  Several other sites piped up with their own takes on Intel's latest, check'em out here: The Tech Report BJorn3D.com...

Pentium 4 670 3.8GHz, Pentium D 820 and i945 Chipset Reviews

Good Morning All, Today we've got a double-header showcase of new Intel Processor and Chipset technologies being launched by the company affectionately known as "Chipzilla".  Intel has officially taken the wraps off their new mainstream Pentium D 820 Processor and i945 Express series chipsets.  Additionally, they've also...

Gigabyte G-Power Cooler Pro, DFI LANParty UT nF4 Ultra-D

Tonight's serving includes a little bit of everything. Another item I'll throw into the mix, is a possible roadmap of upcoming NVIDIA Chipsets, check it out. Goodnight folks! Shuttle SB83G5C Media Center XPC @ t-break | Image "The two drive bays and the front panel are all concealed making the look consistent and elegant. The front also...

Hitachi HD, MS XP 64bit Pro and More

Good morning everyone :)  With my ISP having more issues then a computer filled with spyware, all I have to say is thank heavens for WiFi !!!  Nonetheless, the clock is ticking away and I am going to be late for work.  Go grab a coffee and settle in, here is your AM update...  Hitachi Global Storage Technologies' Deskstar...

The Paranoia of Digital Rights, Gigabyte X800 & X800XL

Hey folks, we get the evening news all ready for ya. Recently, information about Nvidia's G70 has been circulating around the net. Josh at PenStar Systems attempts to pick out the truth from the sea of rumors, so check out what Nvidia's next offering might offer. Swiftech MCP-350 & PolarFLO TT Pumps Review @ GruntvillE.com | Image "Now...

[H]ard|OCP $1000 System Upgrade, NZXT Trinity Mid-Tower Case, and more!

Hey folks, first things first... Rob has taken the Asus Extreme Radeon AX800XL/2DTV, and puts it up against ATI's Radeon X800XL, and MSI's GeForce NX6800GT. And for you overclocking maniacs, Kingston is auctioning off some rare HyperX modules, and they're doing it for a good cause. Enjoy the news, goodnight folks :) Kingston Auctions Off Rare...

Asus Extreme Radeon AX800XL/2DTV

Asus stepped up to us with one of the first third party Radeon X800 XL boards to hit the market after ATi's recent launch. We gave it our standard run-down in typical HH fashion with benchmarks galore.   Have a look-see......

Memory 'Buy' The Numbers, MSI K8N Neo Platinum, and more!

Hey folks, here's your monday fix :) I've got some news for all you gamers out there... Half-Life 2: Aftermath is rumored to be released in September. Also, Quake 4 is aiming for a fall/winter release date, so it looks like the end of the year will again be a treat to us Source and Doom 3 engine fans. Personally I'm looking equally forward...

MonsterGecko PistolMouse FPS Review

One for the weekend?  Sure, why not...    MonsterGecko - an over-grown lizard or manufacturer of innovative Gaming Controllers?  If you hazard a guess at the latter you'd be on the mark. Which by the way is exactly what their new PistolMouse is aimed to provide you, precision fragging with a classic "gat" kind...

ATI's new AGP Radeons, PowerColor X850 XT PE, XION II Gaming PC Case

ATI's new AGP Radeons @ The Tech Report: "For a little over a year, ATI's Radeon X800 series GPUs have powered the company's high-end AGP offerings. Over that time, however, ATI has introduced a number of new graphics products, including the Radeon X850 XT PE that boasts dynamic clock gating and higher clock speeds than previous Platinum...

Sapphire Radeon X850 XT PE: AGP

He may be sippin umbrella drinks on some sandy beach in the Eastern Carribean right now with the new Mrs. BigWop but he was good enough to load up one of his patented Graphics Card showcases before he left! Here's hoping Marco comes back... Here's our take on Sapphire's New Radeon X850 XT PE AGP card.  Who says you need a PCI Express...

Xbox 360 Graphics Showcase

Good evening all...  By now you've probably read a few of the articles post around the web regarding the new Microsoft Xbox 360 console and the ATi Graphics Processor technology that will be the main rendering engine in the machine.  If you haven't had the chance to dig into the scene yet, there are articles up at the following sites:...

HyperMemory Vs TurboCache, AOpen i915GMm-HFS 915GM, Altec Lansing GT5051 SS Speakers

Sapphire Radeon X300SE HyperMemory & Leadtek WinFast PX6200 TC TDH @ Bjorn3D: "To make a respectable profit in the video card industry, a company cannot rely on its flagship cards to bring in high margins. Instead, a graphics card company must produce mid-level and low-end cards that will sell in big lots to OEMs. That's where the...

E3 Bits, Athlon 64 Overclocking Guide, and more!

Hey folks, E3 is going on and we have a few bits from the show. Along with the AGEIA press announcements below, you can check a screenshot of the upcoming game, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, as well as some info on the PS3. AGEIA Builds Momentum at E3 with Key Hardware and Software Alliances Promoting Physics in Games.   AGEIA physics...

Corsair XMS2 PC2-4300 Pro 1GB, ASUS N6600 GT/TD

Hey folks. E3 coverage is starting to roll in, and some info on the new Nintendo can be found over at Bytesector. As for HH, Andrew has reviewed the IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad T43, so check it out before you go. Goodnight folks! Corsair XMS2 PC2-4300 Pro 1GB DDR2 Twin2X @ Overclockers Online "The Corsair memory modules tested here today presented...

IBM Thinkpad T43 Notebook Review

Known as arguably one of the best selling Notebooks in the Corporate sector, IBM's T series of Thinkpad Notebooks has historically earned high marks for its build quality, feature set and general well-rounded performance. Today HotHardware's Andrew Ku takes a look at the new IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad T43 Notebook. Can IBM pass the Thinkpad's illustrious...

Audio Cable Guide, AMD The Next Intel?

Good afternoon folks! Albatron has sent us a pic of their new device... the "ATOP". This nifty thing allows 8x AGP cards to be used in a PCI-E system. ATOP stands for AGP-To-PCIe and some information about it as well as a pic can be found below. Oh, and Designtechnica has pics and specs of the Playstation 3 which can be found here....

PS3 Images and Specs, Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal, and more!

Hey folks, here's some reading material for those of you who are still up. Too tired to read what's on the screen? Check out some Playstation 3 pics :) Goodnight! Sony Playstation 3 Images and Specs. @ Bytesector.com "Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. today announced the Playstation 3 computer entertainment system, at a press conference...

EPoX Mobo, Thermalright Heatsink and More

Good morning everyone, welcome back :)  With the sun shinning bright and work fast approaching I think it is time for your AM update.  So, go grab a cup of Joe and settle in...  EPoX 9NPA Ultra (nForce 4 Ultra AMD) Motherboard Review @ TweakTown "EPoX sent us one of their newest motherboards recently, the 9NPA Ultra, which...

Plextor PX-716A, BenQ Joybook S72, and more!

Hey folks, here's some sunday reading material for you. If this is the first time your checking in this weekend, make sure to check out the good news in the post below :) Plextor PX-716A @ Overclockers Online "While it may have started out as a simple Plextor review, it turned into a full-fledged compendium/assessment of recordable media...

Nuptial Bliss at HH

Good Morning All! This is the day, THE DAY of days... for our brother, good friend and HotHardware.com's "back-bone" of the organization – Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta.  Marco Chiappetta and Adrienne Matero will be joined today in holy matrimony.  Let's wish them All-The-Best as they take the first step on...

Xbox 360, ASUS Extreme AX800XL-2DTV, GeForce 6600 GT, more!

Xbox 360 Sneak Peak @ HardOCP: "We all know that the Xbox 360 will be a gaming console, but did you know its abilities are going to reach far beyond playing games? The Xbox 360 has changed the Xbox from a gaming console into a lifestyle device." ASUS Extreme AX800XL-2DTV @ Viperlair: "Performance in our tests was pretty good....

Memory Market Overview, Bluetake BT400 G5 Headset

Hey folks, there's not much news in the box tonight, but here's what we got. Goodnight! Bluetake BT400 G5 Headset Review @ CoolTechZone "Ever since Bluetooth starting gaining popularity, it was only a matter of time before innovative and useful products started appearing on shelves that took advantage of the standard's wireless options....

Gigabyte's GV-RX80L256V, nVidia nForce4 Intel vs AMD Edition SLI, More!

Gigabyte's GV-RX80L256V graphics card @ The Tech Report: "Not content to let only budget cards bask in glorious silence, Gigabyte has brought passive cooling to ATI's mid-range Radeon X800 XL. The GV-RX80L256V combines silent cooling with the X800 XL's already impressive pixel-pushing power, and it comes equipped with HDTV output and...

ECS RS400-A Motherboard, Gigabyte Radeon X600 XT, and more!

Hey folks, we have a few video card reviews for you tonight. In addition to the ones listed below, make sure to check out Robert's review of the MSI GeForce NX6800GT-T2D256E. Goodnight! HIS X850XT IceQII Platinum Edition and X850XT IceQII Turbo AGP @ Rage3D "Both the X850XT-PE and X850XT come with respectable bundles. The only difference...

MSI GeForce NX6800GT-T2D256E Review

Good Afternoon All, Stealth steps out of the shadows this afternoon long enough to give us his insight on MSI's new GeForce 6800GT PCI Express card. Fast, quiet and overclocker friendly, not a bad set of characteristics for one of the high end models from NVIDIA.   Catch all the spy-shots right here!...

SATA-II 3Gb/s RAID Performance Guide, PCI Express Comes To Opteron, and more!

Hey folks, I'm here with your first dose of the news for day. Read on, enjoy, and if you can, get outside cause it actually looks and feels like summer today! Sapphire Radeon X800 XL Ultimate PCIe Review @ Bjorn "Now that X800 XL cards are starting to finally fall to (or at least closer to) the $299 MSRP set by ATI, they really are undeniably...

SilverStone Eudemon Multifunction Panel, Upgrading A Motherboard Without Reinstalling, and more!

Hey folks! Following up on the previous announcement today for the 64-Bit version of Far Cry, we have a little bit more information for you. Below you can find a list of the additions and enhancements, as well as the system requirements(other than needing Windows XP 64-Bit, and an AMD64 CPU). If you'd like to see some screenshots of it, just...

ATi HyperMemory Vrs. NVIDIA TurboCache Head 2 Head

Hello Everyone, HotHardware's Jeff Bouton gives us his performance evaluation of ATi's X300 SE 128MB HyperMemory based card vs. NVIDIA's GeForce 6200 128MB TurboCache offering.  It was a battle royale in the budget graphic arena for sure. Check it out here. Thanks!...

64 Bit Far Cry, ATI Multi-VPU Details, and more!

Good afternoon folks! Ok, first thing that caught my eye when sifting through the reviews and spam in my box... 64 Bit Far Cry! The 64 Bit version of Far Cry is now available, and of course to use it you need Windows XP 64, and a AMD64 CPU. What's really interesting though, is they've added extra content and given the engine a bit of an upgrade...

Plusedeck PC Cassette Deck, X-Mystique Sound Card and Others

What's happening friends?  With the sun just about to set, I figured this was a good time to crack a beverage and sit on the deck to enjoy the fine scenery with the latest news from around the net.  Why don't you follow suit, and settle in for a while?  Plusdeck 2 PC Cassette Deck @ Bjorn3D "It is not that often that I...

AMD 4800+, Dry Ice Cooling and More

Good morning everyone, welcome back to HotHardware :)  I know it is a bit late, but I wanted to take a second and wish all the mothers out there a belated Happy Mommies Day.  Though we may have our heads buried inside our computer towers more then we probably should, we do appreciate everything you do for us!!  Well, except...

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Review

Good morning HotHardware fans! Marco here, dropping by to let you all know that we've just posted a new review of AMD's brand spankin' new Athlon 64 X2 4800+ processor.  The Athlon 64 X2 line of processors is AMD's answer to Intel's dual-core desktop CPUs.  Click this link to see how the X2 architecture compares to Intel's, and then...

GIGABYTE Targets High-Volume Market With New AGP 8X Graphics

GIGABYTE Targets High-Volume Market Segments With New AGP 8X Graphics Accelerator GV-N62128DE VGA card provides cost conscious 'upgraders' with NVIDIA GeForce 6–series 3D graphics and PureVideo Technology Taipei, Taiwan May 6th, 2005 - GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards, VGA cards and other computing...

USModular Cold Fusion PC4000, ATI R520 coming in Q3, 2005Spire DigiPanel

USModular Cold Fusion 2 x 512MB PC4000 Memory Review @ 3DXtreme: "Today 3DXtreme is proud to present our latest review, this review comes from a relatively newcomer in the memory field, USModular. In this review we are taking a look at the 1GB Kit of USModular Cold Fusion PC4000 Memory; this memory is rated for use at 250 MHZ or DDR500...

VoIP Editorial, Sunbeam 20-in-1 Superior Panel, and more!

Hey folks, here's your last dose of news for the day. If your in the market for a fancy new case, check out Robert's review of the ASUS Vento 3600. Goodnight! VoIP Editorial @ TechConnect "Voice Over IP technologies are making a comeback, with cheaper prices and prettier interfaces. What lurks beneath the surface, though?" GeCube...

Raidmax Virgo 811, File Management Tips and More!

The Dual-Core War: Is Intel in Trouble? @ CoolTechZone: "After years of anticipation, dual-core microprocessors are finally a reality. Both Intel and AMD were touting dual-core microprocessors as the inevitable future, and something that would certainly take computing to the next level. At numerous tradeshows and computing conventions,...

Asus Vento 3600 Case Review

Heya Folks! What's red and shiny, looks like a it stepped out of a Ferrari show-room floor and has 120mm fans keeping things cool inside?  Asus' new Vento 3600 Gamer's case, of course! Check it out here, the Stealth Man tells all... :)...

New Networking Record, Albatron TC6200Q

Hey folks, tonight Kingston announces their new numbering system for ValueRAM used in Intel servers. If the ram is is designated with an "I", you can be sure it's been validated by Intel's validation group. Good night! Kingston Launches Line of Validated ValueRAM Modules for Intel-based Servers Parts Designated with an "I"...

Radeon X800XL 512MB, Windows x64 & Gaming, and more!

The Radeon X800XL 512MB reviews are out! I'm sure many of you are wondering how a 512MB Radeon card will perform with Doom 3's Ultra Quality mode. The reviews listed below should help answer that question. Stay tuned for HotHardware's report on the X800XL 512MB! ATI's Radeon(R) X800 XL 512 MB Graphics Card Delivers Better Performance and Image...

Athlon 64 3800+(Venice), DDR2 @ CAS2.5, and more!

Hey folks, just thought I'd drop off some news before I head off to bed. Good night! Neoseeker Athlon 64 3800 Venice @ Neoseeker | Marco's review of the 3800+ Venice Core "Today at Neoseeker we take a look at an Athlon 64 3800 based on AMD's Venice core revision which features an updated memory controller as well as SSE3 support. Memory...

Fujitsu P7010D Laptop, Thermaltake BigWater 12cm Liquid Cooling, and more!

Hey folks, this afternoon we have a few photography related articles for you, along with a Laptop and water cooling system review. I've got to cut the chat short though, as I'm trying to fix a couple computers and fill some holes in my wall(fun stuff!). Enjoy! Fujitsu P7010D Laptop Review @ Designtechnica "The LifeBook 7010 is an attractive...

Gigabyte Radeon X700, Vantec Iceberg 5 VGA Cooler, and more!

I heard it from the mailbox: "Gigabyte has released 5 new bios files that add support for the E stepping of the new Athlon 64 Venice and Sempron Paris core". And there is now another chapter in the recent story of large companies and lost information... Time Warner announced today that they have lost data on 600,000 current, and...

ASUS P5WD2(955X), Mod of the Month, and more!

Hey folks, I'm back after my week of absence(I know you missed me). So, what's up for today? Tweak Guides has let us know that the final revision of the Fire Fox Tweak Guide is now up. Also, Big Bruin has an article on Password Security and Safety that you might want to check out. Most of it is common sense, but if your new to the tech world,...

AMD Athlon 64 3800+: Probing the Venice Core

Hello HotHardware fans! BW here, dropping in to let you all know that we've just posted a new article where we investigate the overclocking potential, thermal characteristics, and power consumption of AMD's new .09 micron, Venice-core based Athlon 64 3800+ processor. Our results were really interesting. Click here and check them out......