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All News for July 2004

Corsair Twin-X Pro, Opus Tower, 6800 Ultra & Altec Lansing Sounding Good

Hey gang, time for your Friday morning news update.  There's a lot going on today, so I will spare you my morning babble since the coffee hasn't kicked in yet.  Enjoy and have a great weekend!  Here it goes... Razer Viper Optical Mouse @ Bjorn3D: "Like a knight looking for his best sword the gamer is also in search of tools...

[H] on Doom3, SM 3.0, an Asus Burner and More

Good Evening HotHardware Fans!  How's everyone doing?  I hope everybody is having a good week!  Mine has been going fairly well, especially now that the abysmal weather that was hitting the Northeast is gone.  Today was bright and sunny...and I sat my butt right in front of the computer!  Ahhh - The life a true geek....

Motherboards, MP3 Players, Video Cards, You Name It!

Hey all, time for your morning news update. I'm up a little earlier than usual to get things going for you. Recently I picked up mountain biking to get my lazy butt into shape and I find beating the North Carolina Sun is a good idea. All this sitting in front of a PC is bad news for the body and I figured I better do something or I'm going...

More Sempron, Futuremark Q&A, ATi Tweaking & Others Assorted Goodness

Welcome back folks!  If you knew what's been going on behind the scenes here at HotHardware, you'd know the kind of whirlwind the past couple of weeks have been.  Luckily, we've weathered to storm and can now get back to our normal everyday activities.  Speaking of normal activities, this is just about when I'd normally post...

AMD Sempron 2800+ and 3100+

Good Evening All! If you didn't notice the link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you know that we've just posted a review of AMD's "new" Sempron 2800+ and Sempron 3100+ processors. These new processors are AMD's answer to Intel's recently released Celeron "D". Click here and check them out!...

Sapphire Toxic x800, Lian Li PC-73slb and More

Good evening friends, welcome back :)  After a tremendously long day at work, I am SO ready for some shuteye.  However, before I hit-up the Sandman for some sleepy dust, let's take a few minutes to see what has happened outside the HH box since our last update...  Sapphire Toxic X800 Pro Review @ AMD Zone "Earlier in the...

BFG and eVGA 6800s, Corsair PC-3200, and more Mobility Radeon 9800 News

Greetings All!  There hasn't been a whole lot of activity today, but we were able to pull together some more goodies nonetheless.  So without further ado, here's your mid-afternoon shot of hardware goodness... ATI Brings High Definition Gaming to Mobile Users Leading Developers Agree, MOBILITY RADEON 9800 brings notebook graphics...

ATi Mobility Radeon 9800

Good Morning HotHardware Fans! Just in case you missed the link at the top of the page, I'm popping in to let you know that we've just posted a preview of ATi's brand new Mobility Radeon 9800 mobile GPU. With the Mobility Radeon 9800, ATi brings all of the features of the X800 series to high-end gaming notebooks. Click here and check it out......

Gigabyte Video Card, Plextor PX-708A and Others

Good evening friends, welcome to HotHardware.  Things in my personal life have been quite hectic over the past few days, so I haven't had much activity on the main page.  However, back with my usual bag of tricks, here is the evening news...  Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V PCI-E Videocard Review @ PC Stats "In this review, we have...

DirectX 9.0c Redistributable

Hello again!  I wanted to pop in and let you all know that Microsoft has just officially released the DirectX 9.0c Redistributable... DirectX 9.0c Redistributable Overview: This download provides the DirectX 9.0c end-user multi-languaged redistributable that developers can include with their product. The redistributable license agreement...

DFI News, Memory Timings, an X600XT, a 6800 Ultra and More

Good morning folks!  How is everybody doing today?  I take it you all had a good weekend?  It was a little wet here in good ol' NY, but things have dried out nicely.  It is absolutely awesome outside right now, sunny with a light breeze.  Come to think of it, I should fire up the WiFi and get out there.  Hold...

Video Cards, Mini-PCs, Wireless Mice and a Whole Lot More!

Well, the weekend may be just around the corner, but there's a lot of folks cranking out the reviews before it starts.  There is a ton of stuff to go through today, so let's get down to business! NVIDIA's GeForce 6800 and 6800 GT GPUs review @ Hexus.net: "What strikes me most is the performance difference the entire range of product...

Corsair TWINX1024-3200XLPRO Memory Kit

Good Evening HotHardware Fans! We've just posted a review of Corsair's TWINX1024-3200XLPRO 1GB low-latency memory kit. This memory sports 18 activity LEDs, and can run with a CAS Latency of 2T, a RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD) of 2T, a Row Precharge (tRP) of 2T and an Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS) of 5T at 200MHz. In other words, 2-2-2-5 timings...

ECS Springdale, Enermax Power Supply, Water Cooling and Doom3 Benchmarking!

Here we go again, starting up your day with a taste of what the hardware world has to offer.   This morning we've got the spectrum covered from motherboards to power supplies and water cooling.  Top that of with some Doom3 benchmarking and the fun real gets going!  So let's jump in shall we? ECS PF1 Deluxe Photon Motherboard...

AOpen GeForce FX 5900XT Review

Long time no see ;)  I am back to inform you that we've just posted a review of AOpen's GeForce FX 5900 XT.  Like some other recently released 5900 XTs, this model from AOpen comes pre-overclocked, with a core clock speed that's a full 30MHz higher than NVIDIA's recommendations.  It's got a custom cooling solution, a decent...

NVIDIA Press Release, Chaintech VNF3-250, Thermaltake PSU and Much More

Good morning friends, how was your night?  The news front is moving at a ferocious pace today.  With articles/reviews from just about everyone I can thinking of, you will surely need an XL coffee to get through this one.  Here is your AM shot of juice... New NVIDIA ForceWare Release 60 Graphics Driver Now Available New Unified...

AOpen Combo Drive, Scythe Fanless Mini PC, Asus Mobo and Others

Good evening everyone, welcome back to HH.  The news front has slowed down for the day, thus it is time for our daily wrap-up.  Go grab a drink and settle in, here is the HH Nightcap.  AOpen COM5232 Combo Drive Review @ PC Stats "In this review, PCstats.com is testing the new AOpen COM5232 CD-RW/DVD combo drive. The AOpen...

DFI Press Release, 3.6 GHz Prescott, DFI NF2 Ultra B and More

Good day brothers and sisters, how are you doing?  Yesterday I broke down and bought a new mountain bike, the Giant XTC2.  It was a little more money then I was thinking of spending, but  6'5" just doesn't feel safe on a cheap bike ;) News? Of course I have some... DFI Unveils New Flagship LANParty™ 925X-T2 Motherboard...

The Return of 3DGPU, Tapwave Zodiac, 6800 Stuff & More

Hey There!  It's your friendly neighborhood Italian checking in with a late night serving of hardware goodness.  The news has been coming in at a fevered pace today, so we've got quite a bit to get to in this installment.  Kill the boob tube, grab some munchies, and settle in.  You've got some reading to do...  3DGPU...

BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC

Good Afternoon HotHardware Fans! Our man Rob just put the finishing touches on a review of BFG's GeForce 6800 GT OC. This card is basically a reference design GeForce 6800 GT with a slightly higher core clock speed, hence the "OC" in its name. We've got a ton of benchmarks and screenshots to see. Click here to check it out!...

LGA775 Overclocking, HIS X800s, Some Gadgets & More

I know, I know.  It's Monday and I'm supposed to complain about how fast the weekend flew by, and that Monday's are the worst day of the week.  But I had about as full a weekend and anyone could have, and I was actually looking forward to getting back to work this morning!  First, we booked the reception hall and got our "Save...

Ultra PC4000, Sharp AQUOS LCD and More

Good evening friends, welcome back to HH.  In case you missed it, we just posted a review of MSI's latest drive, the XA52P CD-RW DVD-ROM Serial ATA Combo.  Coming bundled with three interchangeable face-plates and a Serial ATA interface, this drive surely hosts some unique features.  Click the link above to check it out...  Ultra...

Supermicro, BFG 6800, Intel Matrix RAID...

Good morning all.  It looks like my desktop troubles are over.  Man, it has been a long time since I've had problems with any of my machines and I hope this is the last of it for a while.  There's nothing like a reformat once in a while to clean things up, but I was try to hold out for SP-2.  Guess that wasn't in the cards....

ATi Promo, Plextor DVD Writer, Logitech MX-510 and More

Good evening friends, glad to see you are back.  My buddy and I decided to hit the local computer store after work to pickup a few totally unneeded accessories.  Personally, I was on the hunt for a new CPU Cooler for my AMD rig.  In the end I decided upon Zalman's CNPS7000-Cu.  Though it is not the best for overclocking,...

ABIT AA8 DuraMAX & ASUS P5AD2 Premium

Good afternoon HotHardware fans! Just in case you missed the link at the top of the page, we wanted to let you know that we've just posted a shoot-out between two high-end i925X motherboards from the Abit and Asus, the AA8 DuraMAX and the P5AD2 Premium. These are some of the first enthusiast class boards to arrive that support Intel's new...

Samsung, Logitech, S3 and More!

Hey gang, time for another news update.  I'm a little behind my normal schedule today after spending a long night of reformatting my machine.  It looks like my desktop box didn't appreciate a recent lightening storm too much.  It took a while to figure out what was wrong, but a memory swap seems to have done the trick.  Luckily...

Kingston 1GB CF Card, Aopen 5900XT and Lots More

Welcome friends! Sorry about the late post today, my family took me out for dinner and such tonight.  So, let's get down to business before it gets any later...  Kingston 1GB CompactFlash Elite Pro @ Viper Lair "If you're a digital photography enthusiast, the Elite Pro deserves a spot in your camera bag. There are different...

Arctic Silver, Kingmax DDR500, Illuminated Keyboard and More

Good evening friends, welcome back.  With a majority of the HH crew playing with our new "toy" (the forum), the labs have been fairly subdued today.  The news-front, however, has been quiet active.  So, go grab a glass, I am starting to server the juice...  Arctic Silver Thermal Compounds @ XYZ Computing "The...

Our New Forum! An Asetek PR, Budget Video Shoot-Out, Abit AA8 & Others

Good afternoon HotHardware Fans!  We've got something brand new for you today!  To compliment our relatively new layout, we've just launched a brand new forum!  If you're already a member, click here and check it out!  If you're not a member yet, what are you waiting for?  :)  All you need is a valid e-mail address...

GeForce 6800, Motherboards, Coolers, Cases - You Name It!

Greetings HotHardware Fans!  The weekend is over, and it looks like the whole world got back to work with a vengeance this morning!  Our news mailbox is absolutely jammed with press releases at the moment.  I've picked out some of the tastiest morsels, I hope you like 'em...  GeForce 6800 Gameplay Review @ nV News: "We...

Thermaltake XController, Razer Gaming Mouse and More

Good afternoon friends, NJ here with your weekend update.  Looking at the supply of news in my inbox, it seems some people have been swayed by the warm weather.  However, there are a few tasty articles for you to sink your teeth into.  So, go grab a cold drink and settle in for a while.  Here is your shot of juice...  Thermaltake...

NVIDIA GeForce 6800 and Some News

Good evening brothers and sisters.  In case you missed the linkage at the top of the page, we have just posted a review of nVidia's GeForce 6800.  Compared to the GeForce 6800 GT, GeForce FX 5950 Ultra, Radeon 9800 XT and Radeon X800 Pro, this review should give one a good idea of where to place their money in future upgrades. You...

Burners, Cell Phones and Processors Galore!

Hey folks, welcome back.  We're winding down the work week and ringing in the weekend here at HH.  It looks like we're not the only ones as the hardware reviewage is a little lite this morning.  Don't fret, we have a lot on tap for you, so be patient, we've got a nice line-up coming your way soon: LiteOn 8x DVD±R/ 4X ±RW SOHW-812S...

OCZ PowerStream PSU, BFG 6800 GT, ASUS PSU Roundup and Others

Good evening friends, how was your day?  Over the past while I have been trying to convert my eating habits.  I had been consuming to much "bad" food and had not been feeling the greatest because of that.  So, to go along with this health kick, I have decided to invest into a new Mountain Bike.  I have not full...

Crucial Memory, DDR2 Roundup, New ATI Catalyst 4.7s

Good morning gang.  Time for a little bit of computer hardware news and reviews to wake up with.  We're all cranking away on some sweet new hardware and the reviews should keep rolling out at a steady pace.  This should be one heck of a summer, so stay tuned.  For now, grab some java and enjoy the news we have on tap right...

A new life enters the world and it is good. -

OK, so this one is a couple days late but that doesn't minimize its tremendous importance!  Fellow HH'er Azwrath from our forum and his wife, are the proud parents of a brand new bouncing baby boy, Derek Joseph (DJ for short)!  DJ and Dad are pictured here sporting their HH pride.  DJ and Dad on DJ's Birthday! Good lookin' little...

AOpen MoBo, Evercool Notebook Pad, ASUS FX 5200 and Others

Good evening friends, welcome back.  From the looks of my inbox, the news has been flowing at a good rate throughout the day.  There seems to be articles from all different aspects of the hardware scene tonight, so, everyone should be happy.  Go grab a chair; I am starting to serve...  AOpen AX4SPE Max II motherboard @...

SATA RAID, Dual-Format DVD Shoot-Out & More

Greetings HotHardware Fans!  Can you believe it's already Wednesday?  Those long weekends really throw me for a loop!  They make it seem like the week is just flying by.  Then again, when you've got a pile of hardware to test, stacked from floor to ceiling, there never seems to be enough hours in the day!  But that's...

Samsung Syncmaster LCD, Thermaltake Cooler, ATi AIW and More...

Good evening friends, welcome back!  The news flow has slowed down for the evening, but we still have a few tasty articles for you to sink your teeth into.  So, go grab yourself a cold drink, toss in some tunes and kick back with the HH Nightcap...  Samsung Syncmaster 173P 17-inch LCD Display Review @ PC Stats "The compact...

eVGA's Personal Cinema FX 5700

Good Evening Folks! Just in case you missed the link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you know that we've just posted a review of eVGA's Personal Cinema FX 5700. This card is eVGA's answer to the very popular ATi "All-In-Wonder" line of products. We've compared its features and performance to a Radeon 9600 XT and a GeForce FX 5700 Ultra....

BFG 6800 Ultra OC, Shuttle ST62K, Plextor's PX-712A and Much More!

Good afternoon HotHardware fans!  The long, holiday weekend has ended (here in the U.S.) and it's time to get back to work!  We've got a few reviews on-tap for you, but for now it's time for some hardware news from around the web.  Here is what came in to the HH news feed over the last few hours...  BFGTech GeForce 6800...

AeroCool VGA Cooler, DFI 875, CPU Shootout and Others...

Good morning everyone :)  As you can probably judge by the timestamp of this post, I am having issues sleeping.  So, what better way to fill a slumber free night, then relaxing with some soft music and good reading?! AeroCool VM-101 Fanless VGA Cooler @ SystemCooling "AeroCool has responded to increased consumer interest in...

Evercool Fan, Silverstone LC04, Powercolor 9550 and More

Good evening, welcome back to HotHardware :)  Before I begin serving up the juice tonight, I want to take a second and abuse my front page privileges.  I know, I know, such a rebel I am ;)  I would like to personally congratulate both Marco, and his lovely fiance on getting engaged.  I have been working with BigW. for almost...

X800XT (PCIe) Review, BFG 6800 GT OC, and MUCH more!

Good morning folks!  What a weekend!  The weather here in the big apple was fantastic, the Fourth of July fireworks were great, the BBQ was perfect and on top of it all, I got engaged!  Woo Hoo!  Here's a bit of the story and some pictures if you're interested in knowing how to incorporate some "smooth-geekiness"...

Far Cry Patch v1.2 - SM 3.0 Review and Some News

Good evening friends, welcome back :)  Besides linking you up with some tasty articles from around the net, I am here to give you the skinny about your favorite Italian's, El Woparoo, latest article.  Serving up yet another feast of numbers, Marco walks us threw the advantages of Far Cry's v1.2 patch and SM 3.0.  With numbers...

Shader Model 3.0 and Far Cry, Sweet Modding, Corsair Pro Series and More...

As we start out this Friday morning, we've got multiple reports of sites who've had time to work with the latest Far Cry patch v1.2 and Shader Model 3.0.  It's no secret this is one of the best games I've played to date and it looked great even on mid-range cards.  Can't wait to see what differences the new patch makes.  Check...

OCZ PowerStream PSU, Dual Channal DDR Kits Compaired and Much More

Good evening friends, welcome back to HotHardware :)  With today being Canada Day, yours truly has been out enjoying the gorgeous weather.  With a gentle breeze, sunny skies and an ample supply of BEvERages, the day has gone by quite nicely.  However, there is work to be done.  So, before it gets much later, let's see what...

Corsair 667MHz Memory, LG Dual Layer Drive, Something Tiny from Sony and More...

Good morning everyone.  Man-o-man the news just keeps flowing this week.  After seeing Marco's post last night, I was worried I may not have much for you this morning, but that certainly is not the case.  Once again we pulled together a hefty dose of hardware reality for you to start your morning off the right way.  By...

Asus AX800 Pro/TD Review & Some News

Hey All!  As we alluded to earlier this afternoon, the PRs have been steadily flowing in today.  I'm here to give you another sampling and hardware news and to let you know that We've just posted a review of Asus' Radeon X800 Pro powered AX800 Pro/TD.  This card ships with a very comprehensive software and accessory bundle,...