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All News for November 2005

Swiftech H20-Apex "Extreme Duty" Series Liquid Cooling Kit Video Review

Is your overclocked rig being held back by high temps? For the extreme overclocker, air cooling just doesn't always cut it. 3dGameMan looks to quench your thirst with Swiftech's H20-Apex "Extreme Duty" kit. In traditional 3dGameMan style, the review is presented in video format, so grab a snack and enjoy the show....

Moving a Beginner to Linux

Have an old machine sitting around, just waiting to have new life breathed into it? Linux could be the new life it's looking for. XYZ Computing covers a beginner's move to the penguin OS, which isn't exactly a "HOWTO" guide, but rather the thoughts and observations relayed through the writer's personal experience....

Preventing Unwanted Windows Programs From Loading At Startup

Want a good way to slow down your boot times? Have all your programs load at once. Even though you may think you have clean startup, there are still a few Windows programs that insist on starting up, ones you might not even need. If your looking to purge some unnecessary startup files, The Tech Zone might be able to help."Some of the kinder...

CNET prizefight: AMD vs. Intel dual-core CPUs

Looking to pick up a new dual-core CPU? X-Mas time is approaching, and CNet has pitted the two heavy-weights against each other in just about everything from audio encoding, to gaming. "You may recall a few months back when AMD took out full-page newspaper ads to challenge Intel to a dual-core...

Xbox 360: Which Core Bundle is Right for You?

This article was published last week, but with more XBox 360's shipping soon(hopefully), you might want to weigh the pros against the cons on buying the $400 bundle, rather than the $300 core package. "You'll be surprised about the differences between the two bundled systems so consider these...

Tech Style Goes Tactile

Tech Style Goes Tactile Intel and Ultrasuede Bring Fashion and Technology Together in Touchable Laptop PC SANTA CLARA, Calif., and NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2005 – The laptop PC is finally ready for its close-up. Previously confined to a world of monotone grays and blacks, touchable laptop PCs are now poised to break into the fashion spotlight....

Dutch tech firm wants to rid the Web of the .com

A Dutch tech firm is pitching the idea of ridding the internet of suffixes like .org, and .com, and instead use single names, even different character sets. Is the "UnifiedRoot" approach really worth scrapping the current system though? "UnifiedRoot offers practically unlimited...

How Chips are Manufactured

You know how to install a processor, you know how to overclock it, but have you ever wondered how they're made? Manufacturing CPUs and various other chips isn't exactly a simple process. Hardware Secrets latest tutorial goes through the steps taken to bring you the chips that power your PC....

Full NFS: Most Wanted Tweak Guide

Another game, another guide. TweakGuides.com has updated their NFS: Most Wanted Tweak Guide, which you NFS fans should check out. "I bought the retail version of NFS:MW today and finally got the chance to update my Need for Speed: Most Wanted Tweak Guide. If you haven't read it yet, I definitely...

Happy Thanksgiving !

Happy Thanksgiving !

On this day of Thanksgiving we'd like extend our sincere appreciation to you our readers and friends here at HotHardware.com.  Living in place like the United States, with the many gifts and privileges we're afforded, there are just so many things we can all be thankful for.  For example, the Disco Turkey... Happy Thanksgiving all! ...

SETI@home To Merge With BOINC

Sorry E.T., but SETI@home, as we knew it, is no more. On December 15, 2005, the classic SETI@home project will stop issuing new work. However the project isn't entirely done with, as they are merging with BOINC for other distributed computing projects(yes, aliens are still on the menu). You can get more information(and the BOINC software)...

Nvidia Releases 81.95 Video Drivers

And they just keep on coming. Nvidia has released version 81.95 drivers, which aren't dramatically different than their previous set of drivers. Still, if your interested, you can take a look at the release notes(PDF), and head on over to the download page....

XFX GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB

The Inquirer has managed to get their hands on a new XFX GeForce 7800GTX 512MB graphics card and run it through their suite of benchmarks to see how fast vendors can push NVIDIA's latest flagship core. Armed with an impressive 580MHz core clock and memory running at an insane 1730MHz, it's no wonder Fudo is impressed with the card's performance....

A Good ATI-based Motherboard?

There's little question that the media has been less than thrilled by ATI's chipset offerings in the past. Fortunately for ATI, the latest crop of motherboards based on their new chipsets is beginning to make waves and surprise editors. Anandtech takes a look at the ASUS A8R-MVP motherboard and walks away thoroughly impressed.In the end, the...

GeForce 7800 GS Reviewed?

Anandtech has stopped teasing us with news bits and previews and finally shows us all a full review of the unreleased (and unannounced) GeForce 7800 GS. Positioned to be less than $300, this could very well be the mainstream performance card to have this holiday season. That is, if the card is released in time or even released at all.Let us...

Readers Annoyed with Laser Technology in Gaming Mice

As most of you know, new hardware can bring with it a whole new set of problems. Those of you who have recently bought a mouse using laser technology are well aware of these annoying problems. CoolTechZone is tackling the issue, and looking for your input on the matter."These comments didn't necessarily include questions for Logitech or Razer,...

ATI AIW X1800XL & VIA K8T900 Roundup

Hey folks! The reviews are in for ATI's latest addition to the All In Wonder series, and VIA's latest chipset which features DualGFX Express. Enjoy! ATI All In Wonder Radeon X1800XL: Motherboards.org Viperlair Bjorn3D FiringSquad DriverHeaven X-Bit labs VIA K8T900: PC Perspective The Tech Report Legion Hardware  ...

Mobility X1600 Coming...

Fudo reports that ATI is preparing to release a new mainstream notebook GPU based on its new RV530 design. With solid performance and reasonable power draw, this could very well end up being a very lucrative solution for the daily notebook user. No word yet on actual availability of specific vendor partnerships. However, you can be sure this...

GeForce 7800GS?

The gang at Anandtech have stumbled across a new product from NVIDIA called the GeForce 7800GS. As one might imagine, this card is looking to be a potent mainstream offering with excellent performance and a very reasonable price. Hopefully, this is a product we'll see in time for the holidays.The card we benchmarked came with a 375MHz core...

HardOCP Reviews XBox360

To my surprise, HardOCP has posted an extremely positive review of the XBox360. With all the recent negative press of sorts regarding the system, the last place I expected to see such a glowing review was at [H]. Regardless, the review is certainly worth a look as there is a great layout of what you get for your hard earned cash and what to...

Microsoft Opens Office Formats

Microsoft has finally decided to open up it's office document formats. Complying with the request from government and other agencies, Microsoft will offer it's Excel, Word, and PowerPoint formats as open standards. "Microsoft has been facing increasing pressure from governments and agencies...

MSI Factory Tour at Kunshan

If you've ever wondered what goes in a motherboard manufacturing facility, Hardware Zone has a five page tour of their recent visit to MSI's facility in Kunshen, China. "Hardware Zone recently visited one of MSI's manufacturing facilities at Kunshan, China. The tour offered us a glimpse of...

Corsair Expands Flash Voyager Line Up, Begins Shipment of New 4GB Ultra-Durable USB2.0 Drive

Corsair Expands Flash Voyager Line Up, Begins Shipment of New 4GB Ultra-Durable USB2.0 Drive Fremont, CA (November 21, 2005) – Adding to its award-winning Flash Voyager USB2.0 drives, Corsair Memory today announced immediate availability of a new capacity – 4GB. Enclosed in the Corsair proprietary all-rubber Flash Voyager housing...

Is Dell Finaly Going AMD?

After weeks of rumors circulating around the web, Forbes reports that Dell has informed it's contract manufacturers of plans to build devices based on AMD CPU's."Dell Inc has informed its Taiwan contract makers of plans to develop devices based on Advanced Micro Devices Inc's microprocessors, and these suppliers are awaiting orders for global...

ATI All-In-Wonder X1800 XL Press Release

ATI's New Feature Rich All-In-Wonder X1800 XL, With Avivo, Now Available Amazingly fast Radeon graphics and award-winning Adobe software enhance new multimedia offering MARKHAM, Ontario – November 21, 2005 – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT) today announced All-In-Wonder X1800 XL is now available in North America –...

Google Buying Up Fiber Planning Internet Dominance?

And I thought our little shop here at HotHardware had some hot-stuff hardware capacity coming on line with our new fancy-pants Dual 3GHz Xeon front end web box.  Google on the other hand likes to throw a few thousand Opterons at a time at the situations and own the backbone connection as well.  Oofaa..."The probable answer lies in...

BlizzCon 2005 Coverage

For all of you Blizzard fans out there, techFEAR has a two part coverage piece one this years BlizzCon. If your a World of Warcraft fan, you might find this particular interesting, as they explore the thought process of the game's design. Click here for part 1, and here for part 2."Blizzard held its inaugural annual conference, BlizzCon 2005,...

Emergency Spyware Guide

Adrian's Rojak Pot is known for their guides on everything from BIOS Tweaking to Voltage Mods. This weekend they've added to their list with the "Emergency Spyware Guide", which covers how to properly identify and remove the most annoying of programs. "Is your PC behaving strangely?...

All Pentium 4 Model Reference

The Pentium 4 processor was first released in November of 2000. Over the past five years, we've seen a lot of changes happen to Intel's precious processing baby. With all the different core revisions and the features they have, it's a little difficult to keep up with what the various Pentium 4 chips have to offer. Hardware Secrets looks to...

Beware Of Remarked Celeron CPUs

This kind of problem has reared it's ugly head from time to time. As some of you may recall, AMD started locking the multiplier of their mainstream CPUs, after they claimed people were remarking them and selling them as a different CPU, at a higher price. This is a bit different though, with Celerons being remarked as a Pentium 4."Shenzhen...

Intel's Hyperthreading Hurting Server Performance?

ZDNet has an article running on how Intel's Hyperthreading hurts server performance with certain applications.  There have been instances reported with SQL Server and Citrix Terminal Server where under heavy load, performance degrades with HT enabled.  A Microsoft SQL Developer reported performance degrading and documents the details....

Xbox 360: Good, but not great

Over at CNN Money, opinions of the new XBox 360 are shared. While the technology behind the system is amazing, and the hype has been intense, the starting game lineup might not dazzle you like the original XBox. "The Xbox 360 goes on sale Tuesday, Nov. 22 and will cost either $299 for a bare...

Highspeed PC Tech Station v2

Today, Paradise|OC presents us with the Highspeed PC Tech Station v2, designed for those of you who are constantly swapping hardware."There have been times when a box of band-aids has been needed for every finger when I go to work in a case. No matter what, I always got a few cuts from somewhere in the case. They were small, so I never noticed...

Intel Launches High-Performance 90nm Multi-Level-Cell Nor Flash Memory For Multimedia Handsets

Intel Launches High-Performance 90nm Multi-Level-Cell Nor Flash Memory For Multimedia Handsets

Intel Launches High-Performance 90-Nanometer Multi-Level-Cell Nor Flash Memory For Multimedia Handsets SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 17, 2005 – Intel Corporation today announced it is shipping in volume the industry's first 90-nanometer (nm) multi-level cell (MLC) NOR flash memory device. The new Intel StrataFlash(R) Cellular Memory (M18)...

Puget Systems Dual Core Custom Evaluation @ [H]

HardOCP ordered up a sweet powerhouse from Puget Systems, running it through their standard evaluation procedures.  We're talking dual-core, 2GB of RAM, and high end video wrapped up in a sweet looking case.  Better yet, the $2600 pricetag is actually a solid value, beating out a lesser system by $150. "Therefore, in reality,...

ASUS Main Station Motherboard Series with Intel 975X Chipset

ASUS Main Station Motherboard Series with Intel 975X Chipset

ASUS Main Station Motherboard Series Incorporates Highly-Anticipated Intel 975X Chipset P5WDG2-WS Offers Superior Expandability and Quiet Cooling for Efficient Workstation Solution Click To Enlarge Taipei, Taiwan; November 17, 2005 – ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), the worldwide leader of motherboards, today introduced the Main Station...

VoodooPC Making iPod-Killer?

VoodooPC's President and CTO Rahul Sood has made some very interesting comments in one of his latest blog entries. After illustrating the impact the iPod has made upon Apple's own products and the Consumer Electronics industry in general, he wraps up with some very intriguing comments that seem to indicate a new product coming from VoodooPC...

Intel-Apple Systems for January

The longtime Apple-rumor based website ThinkSecret has posted that the only Intel-based systems coming from Apple this January will be iBooks. Unfortunately, their sources don't seem to believe we'll be seeing any high-end systems with Intel processors showing up in this timeframe. Those who are patiently waiting for Intel-based Powerbooks...

AMD Socket M2 in the Wild

AMD's next generation socket (dubbed M2) has shown up on the internet in the way of a few spy shots that can be seen on this Italian website. Despite needing a translator, the article does provide a wealth of information strictly from the images alone. Here, you'll find a nice range of shtos including the processor, the new socket, and even...

G70 Cards with 2GB of Memory!

The Inquirer has posted a rather interesting article this morning. The first article illustrates the previously unknown fact that NVIDIA's G70, NV40, and NV45 cores can all support and address up to 2GB of memory. Granted, our testing hasn't shown any immediate need to have even 512MB of memory for today's crop of games. However, with titles...

XBox 360 on a 24" LCD

Those looking for some initial pics of XBox360 up and running at HD resolutions will be thrilled to see this collection of images showing the console connected to a 24" Dell LCD. Despite seeing some initial gameplay previews over at Kotaku such as this preview of King Kong, none have been seen on an HD-capable TV or monitor. Fortunately,...

NVIDIA BIOS Editor (NiBiTor) Guide Updated!

With the recent release of NiBiTor 2.5a(the Nvidia BIOS Editor), MKVTech has updated their NiBiTor guide. Version 2.5a offers support for the GeForce 7800GTX, and 7800GTX 512MB, among other things."MVKTech just released an updated version of the NiBiTor guide for those who would like a better idea of how the application works. Our goals was...

Fall 2005 Buying Guide: Photo Printers

With Christmas just around the corner, I'm sure some of you are looking for the perfect gift. In the year 2005, a pair of slippers might cut it. But how about new photo printer? Designtechnica looks to make the job a little easier with their Fall 2005 Buying Guide for Photo Printers. "You...

Connecting Two PCs Using an USB-USB Cable

Hardware Secrets has released their article on how to connect two PCs using a USB-USB cable. In a day where more and more people have routers to create their own home networks, this method of connecting two PCs is still fairly useful. "A very easy way to connect two PCs is using an USB-USB...

3 Million Teachers Help Students Learn To Develop 21st Century Skills

3 Million Teachers Help Students Learn To Develop 21st Century Skills

3 Million Teachers Help Students Learn To Develop 21st Century Skills Intel(R) Teach to the Future Reaches Milestone; Expands to South Korea and Nigeria SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2005 – A major milestone was reached by Intel Corporation today in its worldwide effort to help students and teachers develop 21st century learning skills....

Anand's XBox 360

Well it looks as though Christmas has come early as Anand has somehow managed to get his hands on an XBox 360. With roughly 20 games at launch and some bonus perks like enhanced Halo2 gameplay, and it appears as though this is the ideal solution for curing the post-Turkey Thanksgiving boredom. Like any reputable hardware junky, Anand wastes...

AMD FX-60 in January?

The Inquirer is reporting that gaming enthusiasts can rejoice with a late Christmas present from AMD in the way of launching their new flagship Athlon FX-60 processor in January. Without question, this will be the fastest gaming processor on the planet at that time. If you're dying to give that new GeForce 7800GTX or Radeon X1800XT some relief...

ATI RD580: Dual x16 Crossfire Preview

Anandtech has been given a first-hand preview of a X1800XT Crossfire setup on the latest chipsets from ATI. Despite a few initial speed-bumps, the chipset division seems to finally be up to speed and ready to release some exceptional new products. Granted, we'll reserve final judgement until we have some retail boards in our hands though statements...

OCZ Technology Announces the Gamer eXtreme XTC 2GB Dual Channel Kits

OCZ Technology Announces the Gamer eXtreme XTC 2GB Dual Channel Kits

OCZ Technology Announces the Gamer eXtreme XTC 2GB Dual Channel Kits Sunnyvale, CA -- November 15, 2005 -- OCZ Technology, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the release of the PC-3200 and PC-4000 Gold GX XTC 1024MB Modules. These exciting, new memory solutions will be available...

Corsair 2GB Secure Digital 133x

With the growing demand for larger storage space in a variety of devices, we've seen some great products float into our news box. Viperlair reviews the Corsair 2GB Secure Digital 133x, which should fill the space needs of most consumers.We added the Flash Voyager simply as a scale to help put the numbers in perspective. Flash media (in it's...

Could Sony's DRM Uninstaller Make Matters Worse?

More bad news for Sony and their customers, as Sony's XCP uninstall software apparently suffers from the same problem as the DRM software its self... security flaws. Sony has announced they will pull all their XCP infected CDs from store shelves."The consequences of the flaw are severe," Felten and Halderman wrote in a blog posting Tuesday....

GeForce 7800GTX 512MB Roundup

Well folks, it's time for a release of all the 7800GTX 512MB reviews that have been piling up in our box. Also, Josh Walrath from Penstarsys.com has taken a different approach to covering the GeForce 7800GTX 512MB with his "Creating the 512MB 7800 GTX: Behind the Scenes" article. Enjoy! GeForce 7800GTX 512MB Roundup: Techwarelabs...

Intel Presler Delay?

Sampling Intel's 65nm dual-core Presler processors has revealed some stability problems, according to unspecified motherboard makers, adding that the problematic CPUs include the 2.8GHz 920 and 3.0GHz 930 series. Launch of end products based on the Intel Presler core may be pushed back from the January 2006 date originally scheduled by system...

New Alienware Notebooks

Having worked for Alienware in the past, I can attest to the fact that they have some of the highest performance notebooks money can buy. Today, the company has completed their refresh of their notebook lineup with the release of a slick new 12" widescreen system and their first-ever shipping AMD notebook. For those looking for a killer...

NVIDIA 7800 GTX 512MB = New 3DMark Records

With the release of Nvidia's new GeForce 7800GTX 512MB cards, there was bound to be some record breaking. VR-Zone has gone to great lengths to set a new 3DMark 05 record, using massive overclocks made possible by some hardcore cooling. We have done some overclocking tests on the new GeForce...

Intel Delivers New Era For Virtualization

Intel Delivers New Era For Virtualization

Intel Delivers New Era For Virtualization SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 14, 2005 – Delivering the industry's first hardware virtualization support for desktop PCs, Intel Corporation debuted new processors today that offer businesses improved manageability and bolstered security. Virtualization allows a platform to run multiple operating...

Need For Speed: Most Wanted Tweak Guide

Mr. Koroush Ghazi has been at it again, creating comprehensive tweak guides for today's hottest games. The latest guide has been written for the recently released Need For Speed: Most Wanted.The game has been designed for consoles, and as such there are no major .ini/.cfg files which can be played around with. So instead the guide focuses...

The Sony Controversy, How to Build a Small Network, and more!

The Sony Controversy, How to Build a Small Network, and more!

Well folks, it's time to cover what's been going on this weekend. Sony has decided to stop(temporarily) including their controversial software with their CDs. No word on what kind of software they'll include next. In a related subject, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has dissected part of the Sony-BMG EULA. Wonderful stuff, really. Anyone...

Legion Hardware on Asus A8N32 SLI Deluxe

Legion Hardware has a look at the A8N32 SLI Deluxe tonight as well.  Our take can be found here, with recent updates.The A8N-SLI Deluxe is now worth just $170 US, so what has ASUS done to justify the A8N32-SLI Deluxe price premium? Well they have actually done quite a bit, as the board now includes an 8-phase power design and a seriously...

Asus A8N32 SLI Deluxe - Article Update

When our Asus A8N32 SLI Deluxe article first launched on 10/18/05, we reported to you our findings based on the hardware and related driver versions we had in hand at the time.  Unfortunately the Asus A8N SLI Deluxe motherboard we tested in comparison to the A8N32 SLI Deluxe, needed a new BIOS update to take advantage of NVIDIA's recently...

GIGABYTE Unleashes GA-8N-SLI Quad Royal

GIGABYTE Unleashes GA-8N-SLI Quad Royal

GIGABYTE Unleashes GA-8N-SLI Quad Royal Frees the Limitation of Graphics and Gaming Performance! Taipei, Taiwan November 11th, 2005–GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, VGA cards and other computing hardware solutions, has launched GIGABYTE GA-8N-SLI Quad Royal, the world first SLI technology enabled motherboard...

Epox 9NPA+, Saitek Audio A-350, Blue Laser Wars & More!

Epox 9NPA+, Saitek Audio A-350, Blue Laser Wars & More!

Epox 9NPA+ SLI Review @ AMDZone: "Epox has put together another solid Athlon 64 motherboard with a fair price. They include a number of overclocking features and good cooling which will help get the most clock out of your CPU. They have made a couple of enhancements to the Ultra version of the board for certain. We always like diag LEDs...

Creative X-FI and NF4 Compatibility Issue, Seasonic S12-600W PSU

Creative X-FI and NF4 Compatibility Issue, Seasonic S12-600W PSU

Yeah folks, it's late, but the news keeps on rolling! I'm sure many of you are wanting to get your hands on ATI's new Radeon X1800XT, so I've been looking around the net a bit... nothing. A few sites list them, but the adventure stops with the "out of stock" label. In other news, X-Bit labs has been known for their CPU comparison...

Antec Minuet II, ECS KN1 EXTREME SLI, Broadband Security and More!

Antec Minuet II, ECS KN1 EXTREME SLI, Broadband Security and More!

Evercool H.D.D Air Condition @ Overclockersonline.com: "The Evercool HDAC is a very straight forward hard drive cooler that mounts in an open 5.25" drive bay. The aluminum body is solid and does a good job drawing heat out of the hard drive and the turbine fan performs very well and nearly silent at lower RPMs. In a tightly packed...

Intel Bensley(Dempsey) Preview, ASUS Z63A Whitebook Laptop

Intel Bensley(Dempsey) Preview, ASUS Z63A Whitebook Laptop

Hey folks! ATI has sent us word that the Radeon X1800 XT should now be available. It still might be awhile before you can actually get your hands on one, doing a quick search at newegg reports 11/15/2005 as the ETA. Still, this will be some good competition for Nvidia, and will hopefully continue to drive down prices of the previous generation...

Titan TTC-G3T Notebook, Aerocool HT-102 CPU Cooler

Titan TTC-G3T Notebook, Aerocool HT-102 CPU Cooler

Some good news for those of you looking to pick up a Xbox 360... iPod compatibility(Thanks Blue!). Microsoft's latest toy should be able to use Apple's iPod as an alternative to game soundtracks. Don't expect to be using the songs you downloaded from iTunes however, DRM makes sure of that. Enjoy the news, goodnight all! Seagate Barracuda 7200.9...

Press Releases: Matrox, HIS, ATI

Good afternoon everyone. A few interesting press releases just landed in our in-box that we thought you'd like to see.  They are all graphics / video related, and come by way of Matrox (Yes, Matrox!), HIS, and ATI... Matrox DualHead2Go offers completely new way to add multi-display support Montreal, Canada, November 8, 2005 – Matrox...

Tuesday Morning Menu

Tuesday Morning Menu

This morning, we have some interesting news tidbits to keep you amused on an otherwise lackluster day. From price cuts, price hikes, and an extremely thorough roundup there is bound to be something for everyone on this morning's menu. ATI Stealthily Raises Card Price @ The Inquirer "The X1800XT, according to a recent ATI memo making the...

GeForce 6800 GS Review Roundup, ATI Radeon X1K Overclocking

GeForce 6800 GS Review Roundup, ATI Radeon X1K Overclocking

The GeForce 6800 GS reviews are in! Lots of Nvidia related news in this post tonight, so to balance it out, we've included a link to TweakTown's ATI X1K Overclocking adventures. Enjoy the news, and goodnight! Nvidia GeForce 6800 GS Reviews: The Tech Report nVnews Techwarelabs FiringSquad Anandtech [H]ard|OCP X-Bit labs Hardware Zone CoolTechZone...

ECS KN1 SLI Extreme, LiteOn SHW-1635S DVD Writer, Silverstone Temjin 5

ECS KN1 SLI Extreme, LiteOn SHW-1635S DVD Writer, Silverstone Temjin 5

The news is now back in full swing! If you haven't noticed already, today is the big launch day for Nvidia's new GeForce 6800 GS. HotHardware's own Marco Chiapetta took the card for a spin, and put it up against some decent competition. Make sure to check back later on for a roundup of 6800 GS reviews from around the net. ECS KN1 SLI Extreme...

NVIDIA Launches New GeForce 6800 GS

New NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS GPU Available For Holiday Season NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS GPU Raises Performance Bar in the Midrange Segment to Meet the Demands of the Graphics-Intensive Holiday Titles SANTA CLARA, CA—November 7, 2005—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies,...

X-Micro Mini DisGo, DFI RDX200, and more!

X-Micro Mini DisGo, DFI RDX200, and more!

Hey all, the weekend news has been rolling in, and it's time to unload a few articles. Enjoy! Cooler Master Praetorian 730 case review @ Xtreme Resources "Cooler Master has introduced the 730 series of aluminum alloy cases into the marketplace for enthusiasts. As the successor to the successful Wave Master case design, an improved air...

New HH Server On Deck!

New HH Server On Deck!

So it's probably obvious by now that we've been re-investing a little bit in things around here lately. All for your benefit of course!  :)  Last week we launched the new site design and asp.net backend database which, all told, went relatively smoothly.  Today we just got the high sign from our host, Data 393, that our new...

MSI P4N Diamond, Asus P5LD2-VM, Asus CrossFire A8R-MVP and More!

MSI P4N Diamond, Asus P5LD2-VM, Asus CrossFire A8R-MVP and More!

MSI P4N Diamond @ Viperlair: "While the board did not sit on top of every benchmark, it has the potential to be one of the fastest gaming platforms for Intel. Benchmarks don't tell the whole story though, as the P4N Diamond proved to be a reliable board throughout testing and is stacked with enough features that it should be able to survive...

JVC GZ-MG70U Camcorder, How To Secure Your E-Mails

JVC GZ-MG70U Camcorder, How To Secure Your E-Mails

Tonight, a few articles concerning security have found their way into the HH news box. Over at The TechZone, you can find some tips on how to secure your e-mails. And how many of you have ever forgotten a password? Really, who hasn't? PCStats covers ways to recover your forgotten passwords, and ways to bypass or reset certain passwords such...

Corsair Announces Certified SLI Ready Memory

Corsair Announces Certified SLI Ready Memory

The press is hot today, folks! Corsair has just informed us that they are to produce the first "Certified SLI Ready Memory". With the growing popularity of SLI, it's only a matter of time before more memory manufactures join the SLI Certified club. Part numbers for their Single Module memory are CM2X512-5400C4, and CM2X512-5400C4PRO....

S3 Graphics Unveils Chrome S20 Series

S3 Graphics Unveils Chrome S20 Series

Good morning all. The folks at S3 just sent us some information regarding a few new GPUs they've got coming down the pipeline.  We'll be meeting with S3 sometime next week for a hands-on look, but for now we've got a snip from the official PR... S3 Graphics Unveils Chrome S20 Series PCI Express Graphics Processors Advanced 90nm lead-free...

Albatron K8SLI, CrossFire vs SLI vs 16X SLI, Tyan Tiger K8WE and More!

Albatron K8SLI, CrossFire vs SLI vs 16X SLI, Tyan Tiger K8WE and More!

Albatron nForce4 K8SLI @ Bjorn3D: "Sometimes us reviewer tend to forget that not everyone have the money to buy one of the latest and fastest cards available. Instead of a GeForce 7800GT or GeForce 7800GTX many instead have opted for cheaper, but yet capable, GeForce 6600GT. But what if you have one of those and want to in a cheap way...

Thecus N4100 NAS, Cloning WindowsXP

Thecus N4100 NAS, Cloning WindowsXP

After hearing much criticism over Anti-Piracy techniques, Sony has decided to release a patch that will reveal hidden files that certain music CDs are now installing. As many of you know, Sony's recent attempt at stopping piracy involves the installation of Anti-Piracy software that comes with a growing number of music CDs. The problem with...

LapCool 3(LPC-401), Creative Labs X-Fi, 1GB Crucial Ballistix PC2 6400 DDR2

LapCool 3(LPC-401), Creative Labs X-Fi, 1GB Crucial Ballistix PC2 6400 DDR2

Creative Labs X-Fi @ PC Perspective | HH Perspective "If you're on the fence with the X-Fi, consider gaming as a big factor. At the moment there's no real quality improvement (see 24-bit Crystalizer and CMSS-3D) to audio or performance improvement with the X-Fi (see Game Testing). I would wait a few months to see which titles are going...

AOpen miniPC available now

AOpen miniPC available now

AOpen miniPC available now San Jose, CA - November 1, 2005 - AOpen, an award-winning global leader in PC component and system design and manufacturing, continues its miniaturized personal computing innovation with a cool new twist to PC computing, the most affordable and compact PC ever, the AOpen miniPC. The launch of the unique miniPC testifies...

ABS Mayhem G4 Laptop, Exploring The Performance Impact of Memory Latency

ABS Mayhem G4 Laptop, Exploring The Performance Impact of Memory Latency

Hey folks! Some interesting news that's been circulating around recently, is the idea that Wikipedia might one day be available in printed form. There's also some talk about changing how things work with the web site. Check it out. And how is Apple doing with their iPod's new video capability? Apparently they're doing OK, with their iTunes...