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All News for November 2004

First Radeon X850 benchmarks, Crucial Ballistix PC5300 DDR2.

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. On our menu today, we have early benchmarks from the Radeon 850 XT-PE. I'm not 100% sure if these are legit, but they probably are. Also, we have reviews on Crucial Ballistix PC5300 DDR2 Memory, Zalman CNPS7700-AlCu Ultra Silent CPU Cooler, and a couple of other items. Oh and there's going to be a couple...

Half Life 2 and CPU scaling, NVIDIA's SLI in action.

Heya folks! Well it's the start of a new week, and for those of you who are HL2 fans, Valve has mentioned there will be a surprise for the community released this week. CS:S updates? Team-Fortress 2? Releasing the shackles of Steam? Who knows, but I'm personally hoping it's something along the lines of an actual Multiplayer for HL2... CS:S...

MSI nForce4 K8N Neo4, 19'' LCD Hansol H950, plus more!

The news has been a bit sluggish this weekend, but today we have enough items to keep you busy for awhile :) As I look outside, the wind is blowing pretty hard and the tree right in front of my window is looking a little threatening... and hey! You know what it means for me when the wind blows? There's a 90% chance my internet connection will...

Albatron Mars PX915P-AGPe, Thermalright SI-97 Heatsink, and other items.

I'm feeling much better now, and it's great to be back! I'll tell you, you don't realize how great breathing is until you can't do it anymore. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving yesterday. I didn't get to enjoy it myself, but my friends had plenty of leftovers at their house so I still had my fill of turkey :) Anyway, there isn't much...

HIS Lucky Draw, Mushkin Player, Samurai Cases, Abit Mobos and More!

Good morning folks!  Happy Post Thanksgiving to all our State side friends.  In typical holiday fashion, I managed to eat so much food I still feel full the next morning.  We had one heck of a spread including a 25LB turkey and all the sides you could imagine.  What was more amazing was that for some reason, the turkey...

Turkey Day Greetings

  From the entire HotHardware.com staff, we wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!...

MSI DR16-B Dual-Layer DVD Burner, Logitech Z-680 5.1

My head feels like a brick. My head feels like it got hit by a brick. In other words, being sick sucks. I need more sleep, so I'll keep this short... MSI DR16-B Dual-Layer DVD Burner Review @ PCSTATS "Conventional recordable DVD media stores data on a single 4.7GB plane (level) of the disc. On dual-layer DVD media, there are two recordable...

MSI RX800XT-VTD256E Review

Good Evening HotHardware fans! Just in case you missed the fresh link at the top of the page, I'm stopping by to let you all know that we've just posted a new review of MSI's RX800XT-VTD256E (PCI Express Radeon X800 XT). This card is powered by ATi's 16-pipeline Radeon X800 XT GPU and 256MB of high speed Samsung GDDR3 RAM. It also ships with...

Assembling water cooler, NVIDIA SLI Upgrade Guide

 Well it's 11/23 and I've got my first cold of the year :( So what does this mean? I've got nothing to do except cough, and deliver you the news ;) So before the cold medicine renders me unconscious, let's get it on! NVIDIA's SLI - An Introduction! @ HEXUS.net "You'll have to wait for the rest of the articles, but I hope the initial...

New ATi Mobile GPUs, nForce 4 articles, Flash Memory

Good morning folks!  The news is flowing at a steady clip this morning, so I won't take up too much time with my usual banter.  ATi' is making news with the official announcement of a couple of new mobile GPUs, the X800 and X300.  I had a chance to play with both of them about a week ago in NYC, and we hope to have a review...

Asetek Waterchill, NVIDIA news, Mouse Pads & More

Good evening HotHardware fans!  How have you all been?  I feel like I haven't done a news post in ages, but thanks to Matt's sustained efforts these past couple of weeks, it looks like my services weren't needed! He's been doing a heck of job, hasn't he folks?  Don't think I won't be around, however.  If I'm not doing news,...

Twist Pro 2GB USB2, Sandra 2005 Released, and more!

Anyone else buy HL2 and then become a tad angry when they found out the only multiplayer aspects of it are graphical updates of games you've already played hundreds of times before? Well apparently there is some type of multiplayer for HL2! Check this out! It's still in it's infancy, but at least we know it can be done. With some excellent...

Nintendo DS Preview, Spire VertiCool, and more!

Sorry for the long time between updating folks, but the news feed has been a bit slow this weekend. Fortunately we have enough for a post this afternoon, so get some coffee and get ready to read... 8COM BH220 Bluetooth Phone Headset Review @ Mikhailtech "Measuring 120mm x 30mm x 20mm and weighing in at only 14 grams, the BH220 is smaller...

Epox 9NDA3+, Saitek PC Gaming Keyboard, and more!

Oh no, my right ear has been blocked for the past three days... this may be the beginning of an ear infection :( After this post I'm off to Google to search for some sinus pressure remedies. Hey! Did anyone else see the video of that fight at the Pistons/Pacers game? It took security forever to get that thing under control. If anyone knows...

How to Get Deep Bass, DFI K8M800-MLV (VIA K8M800), and more!

Well I just finished HL2 a few hours ago. It's a great game with a questionable registration system(That's right folks, I'm talking about STEAM). After this post, I'll be off to record some time demos and then do some benchmarks. With the Doom3, Source, and Cry Engine available for developers, gamers will be in for a real treat in the next...

SLI is near!

Check it out folks, dual GeForce 6800 GTs just ready for the bench.  We're waiting for our friends at Asus to deliver the motherboard goodness to go along with these but it's safe to say we'll be burning the midnight oil on this one shortly. This SLI (Scalable Link Interface) connector interestingly enough, is a flexible ribbon cable...

NVIDIA & INTEL Team Up, Servers, and Portable Storage!

Good morning all.  I may be a little behind in delivering the news this morning, but it turned out for the better.  We just found out some major news from Intel and NVIDIA that is about as big as it gets.  Check the PR below for a taste and then head over to Intel.com or NVIDIA.com for more details.  Then be sure to come...

Swiftech H20-120 Kit, Thermalright XP-90 Heatsink, and more!

Well guess what I've been doing the last couple of days? Probably the same thing as you, HL2 :) Valve has created one amazing game, and one I'm sure the mod community is going to be all over. Is it the best game of the year? Well that's a debatable issue, but it certainly is up at the top. On with the news... and then off I go to play HL2...

Shuttle SB77G5 XPC Review

Good afternoon folks! This is your friendly neighborhood Italian here to let you all know that we've just posted a fresh review of Shuttle's brand new SB77G5 XPC. This small form factor system is equipped with a motherboard that sports Intel's i875 "Canterwood" chipset along with a Socket T CPU interface. Click here and check it out......

Samsung LCD, Athlon64 4000+, Sweet Cases and Silent PSUs

Good morning all!  Can you tell the holiday season is approaching fast?  More commercials, more people in stores and a lot of computer hardware hitting the market.  We've got lots of treats on tap in the weeks ahead, so be sure to stay close to HH for the latest updates!  For now, here is your morning news... Samsung Syncmaster...

Sapphire Radeon X800 XT Review

Good Evening HotHardware fans! Just in case you missed the fresh link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you all know that we've just posted a new review of Sapphire's PCI Express Radeon X800 XT. This video card sports ATi's 16-pipe X800 XT GPU and 256MB of high speed Samsung GDDR3 RAM. It's also got a few other niceties thrown in for...

Lite-On SOHW-1633S, Half Life 2 Benchmarks, and more!

I'm back! That's right folks, my faithful internet has been down since Sunday, and because of that I had to sit and stare at my HL2 CD's as they collected dust. Oh well, at least this time wasn't as bad as when my internet was slower than Dial-Up for two months. Before I play HL2 though, I'm here to bring you fine people the news, so let's...

Day Break Insomnia Post

  Well now, I'm glad at least some of you have taken a 5 minute Half Life 2 breather here and can focus your eyes on something other than a gun sight and mutant alien baddy.  ;-)  Sad truth be told, I haven't even played the game yet.  There's just been too much work to do around here lately.  Ahh but that's the life...

6600 GT AGP Official PR & Reviews

Good evening folks!  By now, I'm sure all of you have taken a few minutes to read through Rob's review of NVIDIA's brand new GeForce 6600 GT AGP.  If not, make sure you do!  Then check out NVIDIA's official announcement and maybe a couple of the other reviews posted today...the more you read, the more you'll know! NVIDIA Announces...

Chaintech Mobo, Logitech Speakers and Much More

Good morning friends :)  Well, today is the day; the day in which Half-Life 2 is officially launched.  Myself, I have the Collectors Edition currently installing in the background and personally, I have never be so excited about a game.  After nearly six years of waiting, I am very eager to see how Gordon is going to get out...

ATi Radeon 9250 Review

Good evening folks!  If you take a look at the top of the page, you'll notice that Jay has just posted a new review of ATi's budget priced 128MB Radeon 9250.  We've got a sampling of in-game screen shots, and benchmark comparisons against ATi's Radeon 9600SE and Radeon 9200.  Click here and check it out......

Intel P4 570J Reviews, Coolers, Cases, and More

Whoa!  I apologize for the late start today folks!  I had to take care of a little family business this morning, and wasn't able to get to my keyboard until now.  I promise to make it up to you all though. I've got so much news to post, that you'll still be reading it when we post tomorrow morning's news...  Swiftech MCX64-V...

Intel Celeron D, Logitech Gaming Headset and More

Good morning everyone :)  With a cold still floating around my head and my feel-good pills wearing off, I figure this is a perfect opportunity to server up some piping hot juice. So, go grab a glass and settle in.  Here is another serving of news...  EE Times Article: AMD tips 'Pacifica' and 'Presidio' processors for '06 "Advanced...

SB Live! Audigy2 Mod, Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 nForce4 Ultra, and more

Hey everyone, I've got a piece of news that wasn't in the mail... another memory contest! From the guys over at FiringSquad, there is a contest for Corsair TWINX1024-3200LL Pro memory. So make sure to stop over, enter the contest, and then check out the rest of FiringSquad(plenty of good stuff there). Oh and Catalyst 4.11 is now out. On with...

Gigabyte GA-K8VT800 Pro, Mentor HSMT-UD headphones, and more!

Hey everyone! So here I am, posting the news on a friday night. Nerd, or dedicated news jockey? A little bit of both actually ;) Seriously though, I'm heading out in a few minutes so I've got to do this fast. Let's get it on! Mentor HSMT-UD headphones @ Legit Reviews "I first listened to music and then watched a couple of action DVD movies...

Abit KV8 Pro, OCing the Athlon64 3200+, A Sweet SilverStone Case and Much More!

Hey folks!  Happy Friday to ya!  I'm pretty psyched for this weekend a little more than most.  We have a good friend stopping in from out of town that we haven't seen in a while.  I certainly look forward to catching up.  Saturday, my wife has mustered up the courage to attempt selling some of her photography.  Being...

Antec's NeoPower 480 Modular PSU, Gigabyte's 3D Rocket Cooler

Shiver me timbers it's cold! But like I said before... my computer is loving it :D Well guys and gals, Half-Life 2 is almost here and I personally can't wait! Well, I'll be getting Metroid Prime 2 first, but still... HL2! "you don't mess with a nerd and a crowbar" - entermymatrix03, Forum Member HEC Windmill 385W PS @ Techniz News...

MSI DR16-B 16X DVD+/-R / RW Dual Layer Review

Good Morning All! Just in case you missed the new link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you all know that we've just posted a review of MSI's DR16-B 16X DVD+/-R / RW Dual Layer recordable drive. We tested the performance of every aspect of the DR16-B, and compared it to a similarly priced dual layer DVD writer from Asus throughout the...

Headphones, Ballistix, Dothan, Creative Zen and More!

Good morning all!  There is a lot going on today in the computer hardware world.  My e-mail was loaded with a broad array of hardware reviews from primo headphones to the Dothan from Intel.  So get comfortable as we take a journey through today's hardware tid-bits... The Tech Zone takes a look at Altec Lansing's top of the line...

Cooler Master Hyper 48 Heatsink, Corsair DDR2 running 802MHz

I just got home and let me tell you... it's hard trying to teach someone, who thinks AOL is the Internet, to actively protect themselves against spyware ;) It's almost as fun as explaining that pop-ups that say "You have a virus, Click Here!!!!1!", might not be telling the truth! Enough of that, it's news time... ATI X800 Pro Video...

NVIDIA SLI Certification Program

Good morning all!  NVIDIA informed us of a new program they have started to ensure that consumers who purchase SLI capable motherboards and video cards have a good expereience.  The technology at work in NVIDIA's new SLI implementation is complex, and NVIDIA wants to be sure that someone with an MSI SLI capable motherboard, for example,...

Albatron GeForce PC6600, Mushkin PC3200 L2V2, and more!

Time for another before bed news post... the purpose of which is to keep you reading while I'm sleeping ;) There's a decent amount of news so this should help keep you full until the next one. As always, enjoy! Albatron GeForce PC6600 @ PCstats.com "OCZ was nice enuogh to send over some of their new T-shirts for me to give away. This...

ABIT AV8 Motherboard, Antex HD Cooler, ATi HDTV, and more!

Hey... good morning to you all! An interesting news item we have today is that the "Majority of New HDTVs Powered By ATI". In my house, we have three computers powered by ATi(and a fourth computer powered by a 3DFX Voodoo3). Even my Gamecube has ATi! ATi... the other red army ;) My next card will be a 6800GT though so that will mix...

GeForce Go 6800, Kingston PC3200 ValueRAM, and more!

Finally had some snow today... at one point it looked like a blizzard. It's nice to watch until you have to shovel three feet of it around your house :( Anyway, it's late so i'll make this brief. Enjoy! G.Skill PC3200-PC4400 Memory tested on A64 S939 @ Madshrimps "The results and benchmarks speak volumes for the potential performance...

Radeon XPRESS Reviews, asetek hard drive water cooler, and more!

Good afternoon folks! We've got a few reviews in of ATi's Radeon XPRESS Chipset today, including one done by Marco... so make so you check that one out first :) I'm heading out after this post, it's finally warmed up a bit so I might as well take advantage of it. Adios for now! Radeon XPRESS Chipset Reviews Hothardware PC Perspective Tech...

ATi RADEON XPRESS 200 Preview

Good Morning All! We've just posted a preview of ATi's new RADEON XPRESS 200 Series of chipsets for the AMD platform. The RADEON XPRESS 200 supports PCI Express, has an integrated DX 9 graphics processor and support for SurroundView when used in conjunction with a discreet add-in video card. Click here and check it out......

MSI's X800 XTs, Hitachi Deskstar 250GB SATA, and more.

Not satisfied with this mornings news post? Well tonight we've got a lot more for you to read. We've got an item from Mikhailtech... lights for your molex connectors! We've also got a review of MSI's X800 XTs. Read on and enjoy :) Old ... yet cool ?" @ OC-Service.com "When the new graphic cards are being introduced, their manufacturers...

Industry Update - Q4-2004, PQI Memory Giveaway and more!

As the clock hits afternoon time, there isn't all that much news in today. I'll post what we have now, and I'll update this post if anything new comes along in the next few hours... depending on how the New England Patriots game is going :) Here we go... Al Tech Anydrive FM Transmitter @ MHW "On the left side is where you are able to...

Home Theater Article, PC AirCon PAC400 Cooler, Thermaltake TR2-M13 and More!

Hey! I think my internet is working now. You know what that means? More news for you! Anyway, for your nightly news fix, we've a got Home Theater article from eCoustics, Logisys UV Reactive Molex Sleeve Kit from LAN Addict, and as usual... a little more. After this i'm going straight to bed, so goodnight! Home Theater Article @ eCoustics.com...

Halo2 Giveaway, Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5, and More!

Well good morning! After loosing power for five hours yesterday, and my internet still touch and go, I'm going to make this brief... On with the news! 2 Copies of Halo2 Giveaway @ OCHQ "That right we are giving away a copy of Halo2. This game is going to rock, make sure you get your name in the drawing for two copies of Halo2. We will...

Soltek Mobo, Bluetooth Headset and Much More...

Good evening everyone :)  With the work day over, we all know what time it is.  Yes, news time but it's also the start of the weekend.  So, to kick things off the right way we have prepared another hefty does of juice for your reading enjoyment.  Go grab a glass and help yourself, it's open bar tonight...  Soltek SL-K8TPro-939...

Gaming Rigs, Mobos, Memory, Overclocking and More!

Good morning everyone.  I know you stopped by for your latest dose of news this AM, and it is a big one.  We had a slew of interesting articles sitting in our inbox covering the hardware spectrum, from memory, motherboards, P4 overclocking and a contest for some free memory too.  So pour yourself an extra large one, this is...

DFI Pentium M based 855GME-MGF

DFI Brings Dothan to Performance Desktop Computing The new Pentium M based 855GME-MGF "green motherboard" aims at energy-conscious enthusiasts who demand the best cool and quiet platform for overclocking or underclocking Hayward, CA (November 4, 2004) – DFI, maker of the award-winning LANParty and record-scoring LANPartyUT series of...

nForce 6.14, XGI Tech Volari V8, and of course... more!

Seven hours later, five more news items ;) For you nForce chipset owners, there's a new driver version out(6.14 beta) for you to download... I'll be trying them myself after this post. Depending on how much news piles up, this could be the last post for tonight, so goodnight :) First Full-sized Illuminated Keyboard @ ExtremeMHz "Here...

Contests, Avalon case reviews, P4 3.46EE and more!

Hey everyone, ready for your fix of afternoon news? We've got a couple of contests for you to check out today. You have to register with the sites, and create a few posts on them, but if your serious about free hardware make sure to check it out! Another worthy mention is ATi has received PCI Express certification, so i've provided a link...

News from DFI, MSI Mobos and a Gigabyte X800XT

Hey there folks, JeffB stopping in for a little news update. Actually, there is some big news coming from the team at DFI this AM.  Check out the full release below regarding interesting new Pentium-M boards that boast some serious performance.  After that, we have several MSI motherboard reviews on tap as well as a sweet X800XT...

LL PC3200 Roundup, SilverStone Tj06 Case Review and More!

Hey everyone, it's been awhile since the last post, so I might as well unload the latest news. We have a roundup of low latency PC3200 ram, a SilverStone case review and a mod guide to turn your single layer burner into a dual layer burner! Check back later for the latest news :) Low latency PC3200 memory roundup on Intel @ Madshrimps "We...

Corsair 4GB PC3200XL Memory Giveaway and more!

Good afternoon folks, and man is it cold today! I'm sure snow isn't far behind now that it's November. As much as my body hates the cold, my computer is loving it :) I can't think of a more cost-effective cooling solution than just opening a window. As for the news right now, we have some interesting articles for you, including a contest from...

Tsunami Case, Xtrac Mouse Grips, Plextor DVDR and More

Good morning friends :)  Awaking to a cold and frosty morning, it unfortunately looks as if winter is fast approaching.  I know us Canadians are supposed to enjoy the cold and snow.  But, all I can say is that I am glad I installed a remote car starter a few weeks back; nothing like pre-heated seats in the early AM ;)  Tsunami...

MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum, RaidMax RX-520XPW and More!

Anyone up for some late night news? For the insomniac in you, we have reviews for products from Thermaltake, MSI, RaidMax, and Altec Lansing. I'd like to chat more, but as my vision becomes a little blurrier, I realize I probably should get some sleep, so good night :) Thermaltake Fanless 103 @ Phoronix "Large heatsinks are quite a hit...

EE Times Article, Corsair 1GB DDR2 and More

Good evening everyone, how was the work day?  Nothing to exciting happened at my end of the world this afternoon.  I did however place an order for some new hardware from FrozenCPU at lunch time.  The bad thing is that it got me thinking about setting up a new liquid cooling system... If anyone has any suggestions for a good...

Tsunami Thermaltake Case, ASUS K8N-E, ATi Chipset News and More

Hey everyone, as my first news post I'd like to remind you all it's November 2nd, so if you haven't already, get registered to vote and support your candidate! But that's politics, and I know why your really here, so get ready for your mid-afternoon fix of tech news.  Thermaltake Tsunami Dream Case @ PimpRig.com "If it weren't for...

Abit Press Release, P4 3.46EE and Others

Good morning all :)  In my blurry eyed state last night, I have seemed to have missed a few interesting articles that came in our inbox.  But, as we all know; Old news is good news... wait.... that doesn't sound quite right.... ;)  Here is your AM shot of juice... ABIT Launches Pro Gaming Hardware line Fatal1ty AA8XE and Fatal1ty...

Mushkin 1GB DDR-2, Gigabyte MoBo and Others

Welcome back brothers and sisters.  With the day drawing to a close and a good majority of the HH labs shut down for the evening, it looks as if it is time for your nightcap.  It may not be as big as our normal "last call" of the day, but it should tie you over until the AM ;)  Mushkin 1GB PC2-4200 DDR-2 Memory Review...

Akasa AK-945D, Samsung 192MP and More

Good evening everyone, welcome back.  I am quickly stopping in while I am waiting for my dinner to finish cooking ;)  I will be more social later on tonight...  Akasa AK-954D @ Phoronix "With Intel's LGA775 processors using an entirely re-designed socket, and no longer using the retention frame we had been so accustom to...

Intel's P4 XE 3.46GHz and 925XE Chipset and Much More

Good morning everyone :)  With a good majority of us escorting little ones around our respective neighbourhoods last night, I am sure a few minutes of peace and quiet are quite sought after this AM.   So, go grab another cup of coffee and settle in for a few minutes.  Here is your morning shot of juice...  Intel's...