HotHardware News Archive

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All News for June 2005

OCZ DDR2 Titanium, F.E.A.R. Performance Preview, and more!

Hey folks, today I came across a nice game performance preview. Some of you already know what I'm talking about... F.E.A.R. FiringSquad has had a chance to take a look F.E.A.R. using 7800GTX(SLI), 6800Ultra(SLI), 6800GT, X850 XT PE, and a X800 XL. Think the 7800GTX in SLI can handle it no problem? Well, you might want to see for yourself,...

Foxconn's 945P7AA-8EKRS2 & Gigabyte's GA-8I945P-G

Good Evening Folks! Marco here to let you all know what we've just posted a new article, where we pit Foxconn's 945P7AA-8EKRS2 against Gigabyte's GA-8I945P-G. These two new i945P based motherboards for LGA775 processors offer very similar feature sets, and are ready for Intel's Dual-Core line of Pentium-D processors. Click here to see which...

Mushkin HP3200 Redline Memory, Gaming Graphics Glossary

Hey folks, I'm in a bit of a rush at the moment, so please excuse the lack of chat as I get right to the news. Oh, wait! Before you check out the articles below, if your one of the lucky people to own a 7800GTX, well a Leadtek 7800GTX that is, then make sure to head on over to their download page and get the new 7800 GTX bios that increases...

Logitech z5500 Speakers, MSI 945P Neo Platinum, and more!

Hey guys... the Red Sox lost :( It was looking good until the 8th, where everything just started falling apart. Well, with that depressing note out of the way, let's get back to the news. Before you get to the list below, make sure to check out Jeff's latest review of the MSI NX6600GT-VTD128SP, overclockers on a budget take notice. Goodnight...

MSI NX6600GT-VTD128SP Review

Good afternoon all! It's your friendly neighborhood Italian here, dropping in with an early afternoon update to let you know that we've just posted a new review of MSI's NX6600GT-VTD128SP. As its name implies, the NX6600GT-VTD128SP is based on the 8-pipeline GeForce 6600 GT GPU, and has 128MB of on-board RAM, but this card is also equipped...

Logitech diNovo Cordless Desktop, Password Security Tips, and more!

Hey folks! Well, we certainly have some interesting news for you today, by way of AMD.  It seems they've just filed suit against Intel in the U.S. District Court (details and link below). We've also got some news regading an impressive 3DMark05 score of over 11k with only a single video card used in the system. Enjoy! AMD Files Antitrust...

Athlon64 FX-57 Roundup, DFI LANParty nF4 SLI-DR, and more!

Tonight we present you with a roundup of Athlon 64 FX-57 reviews. There might be some more on the way, and we'll be sure to add them to the list. Now I'm off to bed, so goodnight :) Athlon 64 FX-57 Reviews: t-break LostCircuits Sharky Extreme [H]ard|OCP Firing Squad The Tech Report Foxconn 925XE7AA-8EKRS2 @ Viperlair "Using an Asetek...

HDA Digital X-Mystique 7.1 Gold Sound Card, ATI PCIe Card Buyer's Guide

Well today the net is flooded with reviews for the brand spankin new Athlon64 FX-57 CPU(San Diego Core). Here at HH, Marco and Dave both had the pleasure of reviewing one of these bad boys, and of course, there was some overclocking ;) Make sure to check back later tonight for a roundup of the reviews from across the web! If your looking for...

AMD Athlon 64 FX-57: Sunny San Diego

This early Monday morning we step you through an overview of the killer single-core performance that the new AMD Athlon FX-57 is made of.  AMD took the Athlon 64 FX architecture down a notch in process geometry, cranked up the clock speed another 200MHz, goosed the memory controller and dropped in SSE3 instructions.  The results...

SilverStone NT02 CPU Cooler, Motorola MPx(Tri-band). and more!

Hey folks! After some internet downtime, I'm back on the net and ready to deliver the news. With my cable internet gone, but cable TV still remaining, I fell back to watching the boob tube to ease my boredom, though I had to endure commercial after commercial of Verizon DSL. It wasn't a complete loss though, as I got a few laughs from the...

Intel's Dual-Core Examined, ASUS N6800Ultra PCI-e SLI, Portable Storage

Intel's Dual-Core CPUs Examined on OCAU: "Smithfield (current stepping A0) is based on the Prescott 1M core with E0 stepping. This core is known for high overclocking potential. On the other hand, knowing that Smithfield consumes at least 15% more power and runs hotter than the already hot Prescott, we did not expect much when we started...

GeForce 7800 GTX Retail Products

Gigabyte GIGABYTE's GV-NX78 series provide studio-quality color and incredible cinematic gaming effects, without breaking the bank. Powered by NVIDIAGeForce 7800 GTX graphics processing unit (GPU), GV-NX78 series guarantees powerful 3D blazingly fastest performance to the enthusiast game users. Experience the power of full-throttle graphics....

Samsung YH-820 MP3 Player, Sunbeam 20-in-1 Superior Panel, IPv6 Intro

Samsung YH-820 MP3 Player Review @ Designtechnica: "Apple may be king of the MP3 player hill, but there are several companies hoping to dethrone the big red, and Samsung's in line. The new YH-820 micro HDD based MP3 player is not only smaller than the iPod mini, but it sports a bright color display, and dare-we-say it, is just as attractive....

AMD Releases AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology

 AMD Helps Businesses Break Free From Limitations With AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology —Small to Mid-size Businesses Worldwide Offered a True Choice for Mobility with HP Compaq nx6125 Notebook PC Powered by AMD64 Technology — SUNNYVALE, CALIF -- June 22, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced a new level of performance for...

Nvidia 1.0-7667 Linux Driver Performance, Patriot PC2-5600+, and more!

Well folks, as you probably guessed, the news today is pretty much made up of GeForce 7800 GTX reviews. If you direct your eyes to the post below, Jeff has compiled a list of them. Enjoy! Patriot PC2-5600 XBLK Dual Channel Memory Kit review @ Xtreme Resources "The move to the DDR2 memory subsystem seems to be picking up momentum lately...

More GeForce 7800 GTX Coverage from Around the Net!

Unless you live under a rock, most of you have heard about NVIDIA's new GeForce 7800 GTX.  If you haven't done so yet, check out Marco's comprehensive report on NVIDIA's 24-Pixel Pipe powerhouse.  After that, we've listed out a fair collection of other coverage from around the web.  Whether you want a brief overview or more...

NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX & 7800 GTX SLI

Good Morning All, NVIDIA's next generation, 24 pixel pipeline, flagship Graphics Card has been on our test bench for the last couple of weeks.  Come feast your eyes on the power and performance that is now known as the new NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX.    ...

Desktop DDR3 Modules Ready In 12 Months, Adobe Photoshop CS2, and more!

Hey folks, I just got back from the new Batman movie and I was fairly impressed. Not nearly as cartoonish as the previous ones, and it gets back to what I love most about Batman... no special powers, no back-up forces, just some crazy rich guy in a cape with a cool car. That's a real super hero! Anyway, here's the news: Desktop DDR3 Modules...

Diamond Xtreme TV PVR 550 Power Pack Review

Matt B took the new Diamond Multimedia Xtreme TV PVR 550 out for a spin today and has posted his impressions of the product here for your viewing pleasure.   Just in time to catch that mid-afternoon session of Springer while you're "working". ;-)...

MSI K8N Neo3-F, Intel Pentium M 780... in a desktop, and more!

Hey everybody, here's the late night update. I'm sure there have been many of you who have wondered just how much juice your multi-GHz CPU eats up, so Hard Tecs 4U takes a look at power consumption on Intel and AMD CPU's. The language is German, so you'll probably need a translator. Though the graphs on page 7 require no translation. Rosewill...

Shuttle ST20G5, Pentium 840 EE, Abit Tour & More

Good afternoon folks! Things are a little hectic behind the scenes here at HotHardware today, so I'm going to jump right into today's first serving of news. There's some good stuff to check out today, and I'm sure tomorrow will be interesting as well.  But something tells me Wednesday is going to be fun.  Take my word for it...  Shuttle...

Linux Is It's Own Enemy, Seagate 400GB External HD, and more!

Hey folks, I hope you're enjoying the weekend. Tomorrow is Fathers day, so don't forget! Anyway, we got some good reviews for you tonight, including a look at Seagate's 400GB External USB HD! Oh yeah, and there is this little whisper going around about a security breach that affects over 40 million credit cards. Goodnight :) Linux Is It's...

Evercool NW11F Pentium 4 Heatsink, Transcend PC2-4200 Overclocking

Hey folks, before we get to the news I'd like to bring your attention to Robert's review of the Asus P5WD2 Premium i955X Motherboard. It's an expensive piece of hardware, going for around $225, but is the package worth the price? Only one way to find out. Enjoy the rest of the news :) Intel Researchers Develop CMOS Radio Supporting All Flavors...

ECS KN1 Extreme,  ANTEC Aria Cube,  Free Crucial Giveaway and More!

 ECS KN1 Extreme Motherboard Review @ The TechZone: "In order to optimize PC performance, the KN1 Extreme includes NVIDIA nTune, enabling KN1 Extreme to operate at speeds up to FSB 2GHz. And KN1 Extreme has added a second 802.11g LAN connector to make this motherboard ideal for Internet connection sharing over a home network. KN1...

GIGABYTE Enters the PC Chassis Market with Exciting New Case Design

 GIGABYTE Enters the PC Chassis Market with Exciting New Case Design Taipei, Taiwan June 16, 2005 - GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, VGA cards, PC coolers and other computing hardware solutions, today announced the 3D AURORA chassis, the company's first stand alone chassis to compliment its extensive range...

GIGABYTE Launches First Generation Liquid Cooling System:3D Galaxy series

GIGABYTE Launches First Generation Liquid Cooling System : 3D Galaxy series Taipei, Taiwan June 16, 2005 - GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, VGA cards, PC coolers and other computing hardware solutions, today announced the new 3D Galaxy liquid cooling system, the company's first generation water cooler for PC enthusiasts...

Technology vs. Content, Beginners Guides: Overclocking the Videocard

Hey folks, just checking in to drop off the news, and let you know that Andrew has reviewed the Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2 notebook, gamers looking for a mobile beast should give this one a look. Enjoy the news, good night! Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2 - Gaming and Performance Andrew Ku "Consider this: a few years ago there were a handful of...

Athlon 64 FX57 Performance Preview, Antec TX640B ATX Mini-Tower Case, and more!

Hey guys and gals, take some time out to get a coffee and read the news. Yeah, you can read all about Michael Jackson, the war, life on mars... but who cares, GamePC Labs has compared four RAID-5 Solutions! Check back later for more of the good stuff! Shared Storage Drive from Maxtor: First Look at Network Storage Devices @ X-Bit labs "We...

Neoseeker 3 way HD Cooler/Silencer Shootout, MSI RS480M2-IL

Hey everyone, here's the last bit of news for the night. Please excuse the lack of chatter, I'm about ready to pass out... after a bowl of lucky charms :) Good night. Niveus Media Center Now Available at Select Audio/Video Retailers Now Available at select Audio/Video retailers; the Niveus Media Center – Denali Edition with HDTV, featuring...

GeForce LAN 2.0 News

Hi all.  We just got word from NVIDIA that there are still some positions available for the GeForce LAN 2.0, which is being held in San Francisco on June 21. Not only will there be plenty of gaming going on, but NVIDIA is handing out some nice prizes! Here's the scoop... GeForce LAN 2.0 June 21, San Francisco, CA Join NVIDIA and hundreds...

Shuttle ST20G5, TurboCool 850, Sony DRU800A & More

Good morning HH fans. BW here, dropping in with your morning serving of hardware goodness. We've got a lot going on behind the scenes here today, so I'm going to jump right in and get some of the more interesting items posted ASAP.  Shuttle ST20G5 Review @ [H]: (They weren't too pleased with this one!) "I work with computer systems...

Battlefield 2 Performance, ASUS EN6800GT SLi, and more!

Tonight I pray for those of you without air conditioning... IT'S HOT! I've got mine cranked to the max, and yet it's still not enough :( Anyway, here's your dose of news, and remember kids, stay away from them violent games! And after you read the article, make sure to check out the other related articles on the right hand side, including...

ATI Xenos, ProMagix DCX, Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal & More

Good afternoon all! The news has been flowing in at a steady clip today, so we've got a decent amount of the good stuff to get posted. Our colleagues over at Beyond3D have an interesting article posted outlining ATI's Xenos GPU, which will be found in the XBox 360 and the [H] has posted their first full-system review. Here are some links and...

Microsoft Delivers NVIDIA PureVideo

NVIDIA Corporation is pleased to announce that Microsoft Corporation has released a software update that enables NVIDIA PureVideo" decode acceleration of Microsoft Windows Media High Definition Video (WMV-HD) content in Microsoft Windows Media Player 10 with NVIDIA GeForce" 6 Series video cards. NVIDIA PureVideo" technology a combination of...

Hawking Hi-Gain 2.4 GHz Antenna, Thermalright V1 (GPU Cooler), & more!

Hey folks, if Dave's pics of BF2 have your mouth watering, make sure to download the demo and check out TweakGuides.com Battlefield 2 Tweak Guide. So far it's just a few commands that Mr. Ghazi could find, but the complete guide will be soon after the full version of BF2 is released. Goodnight! Hawking Hi-Gain 2.4 GHz Antenna Review @ XYZ...

Weekend Fun w/ Battlefield 2 - Screens and Benchmark

Evening all, Dave checking in here with ya for a little late-night eye candy and benchmark reference update.  I've been spending sometime in "the lab" playing around with the new Battlefield 2 demo and it's safe to say the game looks dialed.  The game engine graphics are stunning and the game-play difficult but fun. ...

Jetart ThermoEye, Inside ECS - Motherboard Factory Tour, and more!

Hey folks, how's the weekend treating ya? Whatever your situation, I bet there's time for a little tech news, so dig in! Inside ECS - Motherboard Factory Tour @ Hardware Zone "www.hardwarezone.com(R) took a tour of Elitegroup Computer System's motherboard fabrication factories in China. Here we witnessed the heart of ECS' manufacturing...

Ultimate Guide to RAM, Gaming Gear Checklist, Zen Vision video player Sneak-Peek

Ultimate Idiot's Guide to RAM @ FutureLooks: "Memory: What is it? How does it work? What kinds are there? We try to answer almost everything you can possibly think of, and maybe bring up a few things you didn't think mattered!" AmacroX Super Wide Camera Phone Lens Review @ Modtown: "Once the steel ring is attached to the camera mobile...

Radeon X800 XL Shootout, Gigabyte 8I955X Motherboard, and more!

Hey folks, just stopping in and dropping off some reading material. Any of you gamers want to know what $4K will buy you? Sharky Extreme will show you. Those of you with 1700+'s and GF4 MX's, you might not want to look. And for those of you with ATI cards, you can check out Marco's review of the new Catalyst 5.6 drivers running on a Radeon...

ATI Radeon X800XL 512MB & New Catalyst 5.6 Driver Update

BW comes back from his sunny Caribbean Honeymoon, only to test out the latest addition to the ATi Radeon family, the Radeon X800 XL w/ 512MB of memory on board.  Life is tough sometimes kid...    So we decided to actually make him WORK for a living and re-test the new board with ATi's just now released Catalyst 5.6 driver suite,...

BlueTake BT400 G5 Headset, DFI LanParty UT SLI-DR, G.Skill DDR600 and More!

BlueTake BT400 G5 Bluetooth Headset Review @ The Tech Zone: "Nothing says geek like a Bluetooth headset. With the BT400 G5, you'll be able to laugh at people with corded headset because they're not as cool as you. With a simple flip and a twist, the BT400 G5 works for both left or right ear. How geeky is that?" DFI LanParty UT SLI-DR Review...

Doom for Mac OS X on x86, A64 3000+ Venice Overclocking, and more!

Good morning everyone :) Whether your waking up on the west coast, or having lunch on the east coast, grab yourself a coffee and enjoy tales of overclocking and digital photography. Check back later for more of the news you love. Possible Doom for Mac OS X on x86 @ CoolTechZone "Apple's recent collaboration with Intel to use its microprocessors...

Best & Worst of Computex 2005, Danger Den NV-68, and more!

Hey folks, I've got some bedtime stories for you techies :) Intel sent me an interesting e-mail today... apparently Seattle is the "Most Unwired City" in America. I guess with all the starbucks it's hard to sit still. Anyway, enjoy the rest. Goodnight. Replay: Unknown Features of the NetBurst Core @ X-Bit Labs "In the third...

Mourning the PowerPC, Modern CPUs, Gigabyte's Silent Pipe & More

Good morning folks. There's lots of news flowing in today, some of it due in part to yesterday's announcement that Apple will be using Intel processors in the not so distant future. There's also a full compliment of hardware news in the HH in-box, so we've got plenty of good stuff to keep you busy this morning.  In fact, let me get right...

Asus P5LD2 Premium, AeroCool Magic-3D PC Case, and more!

Hey folks, we got a big news post for you this morning! My weekend was full of beer and BBQ, but now it's monday so it's back to coffee and... well, still BBQ :) Anyway, Let's get rolling with a press release from ATI... ATI's MobilityT RadeonR X800 XT Unleashes the Ultimate Mobile Gaming Experience MARKHAM, ON - June 6, 2005 - ATI Technologies...

Dell Latitude D810 Review

Good Evening Folks!  We're going to kick off the weekend right, with a little notebook review action courtesy of Andrew, by way of Dell.  We've just posted a new review of Dell's Latitude D810 notebook. The D810 is the latest in Dell's line of business class notebooks, that's powered by a powerful Intel Pentium M processor, the i915...

ATi CrossFire Article Update

Today we learned about an error within our ATi CrossFire article that frankly was the result of some misinformation provided to us by ATi regarding AA image quality comparisons. Please check out our update here and draw your own conclusions.  We hope this update serves as a reminder to always take vendor-provided information with a grain...

Lian Li V1000, Logitech Z-2300 THX, HIS X850XT IceQ II Turbo and Wireless Skype?!?

Lian Li V1000 review @ ShinyNewToys.com: "I'm torn. In some ways, this is the best case I've ever worked inside: it's sexy, it's roomy, it's sturdy, and it's easy to use. On the other hand, there are some issues that limit its flexibility..." Logitech Z-2300 THX Certified 2.1 Speaker System Review @ FutureLooks: "In this day and...

Power Supply Testing, Corsair XMS PC4400 1GB TwinX, and more!

Hey folks, here's your dose of news for the night. Following up on Hardware Zones Computex coverage, you can now check out parts 4 and 5. As for HH news, you can check out Jeff's review of the ASUS S-presso Deluxe (S1-P111). Well folks, Goodni... wait! How bout them Booth Babes! Power Supply Testing Methodology @ EXTREME Overclocking "There...

Asus S-Presso S1-P111 Review

Good afternoon HotHardware fans!  Marco here, with an mid-afternoon update to let you all know that we've just posted a brand new review of Asus' rather unique small form factor barebones PC, the S-Presso Deluxe (S1-P111).  This mini-PC has quite a few unique features, but is ultimately hampered by some questionable design issues....

Klipsch RVX-54, Chaintech AE6800 APOGEE, PowerColor Bravo X700 and More!

Klipsch RVX-54 Speaker System @ eCoustics: "The RVX-54 home theater system speakers were designed from the ground up focusing on use within a flat panel home theater system. The height and depth of the RVX-54 speakers are a perfect complement to the slim design of modern plasma, DLP and LCD high definition units." Chaintech AE6800...

HIS X850/X800 CrossFire Edition Preview, Technology Behind Dual Core, and more!

Hey folks, how goes it? I'm sure some of you haven't had time to look up on any Computex coverage, so if your interested, check out parts 1, 2, and 3, of Hardware Zone's coverage. And if your in the market for a new notebook, check out Andrew's review of the Compaq Presario V4000. Goodnight! The Technology Behind Dual Core CPUs @ PCStats "In...

Compaq Presario V4000 Review

Good evening folks! BW here, stopping in with an evening update.  Just in case you missed the fresh link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you know that we've just posted a new review of Compaq's Presario V4000 notebook.  Andrew had somewhat mixes feelings with regard to the V4000, but for the money it may be tough to beat....

ATI & AMD, Koolance Exos, Computex & More

Good morning folks!  Long time no see.  I apologize for my extended absence.  Can you believe that was the longest I've been away from HotHardware for over 6 years!  But I have a good excuse - I was on my Honeymoon!  Adrienne and I tied the not on May 14, 2005 and then we hopped on a plane for a couple of weeks in...