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All News for June 2004

Abit's KV8 Pro Motherboard

Good Evening HotHardware Fans! We've just posted a review of Abit's K8T800 Pro powered socket 754 motherboard, the KV8 Pro. The KV8 Pro is a value priced Athlon 64 mobo, with a fairly complete feature set and an excellent selection of overclocking and monitoring options. Click here or on the link at the top of the page to check it out......

ATi and nVidia CPU Scaling, Gyration Ultra GT Keyboard Combo and Other Goodies

Good morning everyone, I hope you slept well :)  Things on the news front seem to be moving quite quickly this morning.  With some interesting reading from all walks of the hardware scene, there is surely something to satisfy everyone's hunger.  So, go grab a second cup of coffee, kick back and relax before you hit the cubical...

Dell XPS Review, a DVD burner and more NVIDIA SLI

Good evening folks!  Thankfully, I have completely recovered from this weekend's festivities (my girl threw me an awesome surprise party for my birthday), and decided to stop in for a quick shot of news.  Most of the action today was dominated by NVIDIA's SLI announcement and Intel's Nacona news, but there were some other goodies...

NVIDIA SLI Overview

Good Morning HH Fans! Today, NVIDIA is unveiling an updated version of 3dfx's SLI technology, but this time around, dual PCI Express X16 slots and two NV4x powered graphics cards will be handling the graphics workload. NVIDIA is claiming huge performance gains with the setup. Click here, or on the link at the top of the page, to take a look...

Western Digital Raptor, Cooler Master Cavalier, Shuttle Mobo and Other Goodies

Good morning everyone, NJ here with another edition of the HH times.  With a few not so pleasant incidents over the weekend, the HH team was not in the best mindset.  So, in hopes of starting the work week off right, I have a XL dose of juice for all of us.  Here is your AM shot... Western Digital Raptor 74GB SATA 10,000RPM...

News from ABIT, 6800s, Flash Memory, SiS Road Map and Trouble for Intel?

Good morning everyone. JeffB checking in to ring in the new weekend. Since I've started working from home, weekends have a lot less meaning than they used to, but I still look forward to them. If all goes well I will be snuggling up with a new piece of hardware this afternoon. Otherwise I think I will be getting out. Thanks to my latest addiction,...

BFG's GeForce FX 5900XT OC

Good afternoon folks!  We've just posted a review of BFG's GeForce FX 5900XT OC.  As its name implies, BFG has taken the GeForce FX 5900XT and overclocked the core a bit to give the card a little more horsepower.  Click here and check it out......

MP3 Players, Video Cards, Gaming Mice and Intel's Latest...

Good morning all.  It looks like we've got a fair amount of news for you this morning, with a number of sites hard at work on some interesting reading.  We've been pretty busy this week as well, with some nice treats on tap for you.  I've also been toying with the idea of writing a few guides for our newbie friends, to help...

SilentTower HeatPipe Cooler, Global WIN Case and More

Good evening brothers and sisters :)  Well, the day has almost come and gone.  With only the gentle hum of my computer to keep me company here the lab, I know bed time is fast approaching.  However, before I crawl between the sheets, there is enough time for one final update for the day.  Here is your Nightcap... SilentTower...

BuffaloTech FireStix, WindwsXP SP2 Preview, Maxtor DiamondMax 9 and More

Good morning everyone, N.J. here with yet another serving of juice.  The news front is moving at a fantastic rate today, so there is quiet the variety of articles for you to choose from.  So, go grab your lunch and settle in.  This is going to be a big one... BuffaloTech FireStix PC4000 1GB DDR @ GideonTech.com "BuffaloTech...

AOpen Press Release, ABIT Press Release, Thermaltake's Tsunami Dream and Others

Good evening friends, how was your day?  Mine was okay, nothing terribly exciting.  A little work, a little play, you know how it goes.  However, from the looks of my inbox, the news front was rock'n this afternoon.  So, go pull a stool up to the juice bar and order whatever you wish, there is lots to choose from... PRESS...

ATi & Abit PRs, DDR2 Pricing, X800XT PE and More

Good afternoon folks!  It's a muggy, wet day here in HH's New York lab.  It seems like Mother Nature is making up for the fantastic weather this Father's Day!  No matter though, I've got 6 video cards running through our benchmark suite in preparation for some upcoming articles, and could use a good excuse to stay inside chained...

The ATI HDTV Wonder - It Has Arrived!

Good morning folks!.  We've got a hot new item for you first thing this morning that is sure to get some attention.  Back in February 2004 we were given advanced word on a hot new HDTV tuner card from ATI, dubbed the "HDTV Wonder."  The details were sketchy, but we were given enough information to whet a lot of enthusiast's...

Intel Press Release, Vantec EZ-Grip Connectors, Thermaltake Polo and More

Good evening everyone :)  Well, the day is winding down and you know what that means.  Yup!  I round up of all the latest and greatest from around the net.  This evening we have a smattering from all areas of the hardware scene; water-cooling, case mods, windows tweakage, etc. etc..  So, go grab yourself a cold beverage...

Intel 915G and 925X Chipsets, Corsair Memory and Others

Good morning, is everyone doing okay?  I sure hope so!  Unfortunately, I was unable to jump on the editor yesterday due to Fathers Day celebrations with two sets of families.  But, I would like to take this time to personally wish all the Dad's out there a belated Happy Fathers Day.  With a few of HH's very own sporting...

Thermaltake Spirit, Memory Cooler, Icemat 2nd Edition and More

Good afternoon everyone :)  After a demanding day at work, the women friend has decided that we should go out for dinner and a movie.  I think a few glasses of wine, some tasty Italian food and a good action flick should calm the nerves.  But, before we leave *smacks lips*, I think I am in the mood for a piping hot appetizer...

Intel i925X and i915 Chipsets - Alderwood, Grantsdale, PCI Express and DDR2 Take Flight

Good Morning All, Intel lets fly with their new i925X and i915 chipsets today, along with a couple of LGA775 based P4's to go with them.  PCI Express, DDR2 and a host of other new goodies are on the bench at HotHardware.com. Have a look at all this new good stuff, right here!...

Case Modding, Wireless Networking and Digital Media Galor

Good morning all.  JeffB stopping in as we say good bye to another work week and hello to the weekend.  My wife and I, recent residents of North Carolina, enjoyed a nice little pool party in our community last night with a live reggae band and good food and drink.  The carribean tunes seemed quite appropriate with the general...

Corsair Press Release, ATI Radeon Mod, AOpen 52x32x52x, Vantec @ Computex and More

Good evening friends :)  Sorry about the delay in news, I had to stay extra late at work tonight.  However, from the looks of it, the news has been flowing at a steady rate all evening.  With tasty reading like this, I would be lying if I said tonight's news shot was anything but golden... PRESS RELEASE - Corsair Announces Value...

Prolink Pixelview 5900XT Golden Limited

Good evening folks!  We've just posted a review of Prolink's Pixelview 5900XT Golden Limited.  This somewhat unique GeForce FX 5900 XT is equipped with a custom, aluminum cooling solution and it's got an illuminated LCD read-out that reports the GPU temperature and fan speed.  It overclocked fairly well, too.  Click here...

Watercooling, Wifi Security, Corsair Memory and Hard Drive data recovery

 The team at HotHardware have had a busy few weeks recently, with major releases from ATI, NVIDIA, AMD and more.  Top that off with the usual string of high-end DVD burners, motherboards and the like and there are no signs of it letting up.  Soon we should see motherboards with PCI Express starting to show up as well and some...

Flexiglow Keyboard, VIA MoBo, BTX Article and More

Good evening friends, welcome back :)  Things around the HH labs have quieted down for the night.  However, before we dive between the sheets for a bit of shuteye, we have a tasty bedtime snack for you.  With a killer "case" mod, some insight into BTX MoBo's and a few other swank articles, you should rest at ease knowing...

NewEgg Press Release, MSI Nx6800, Thermaltake XaserV and Lots More

Good morning everyone, I am glad to see you are back :)  Unfortunately, I have a ton of work to address before I pull the nightshift at work today.  So, we are going to keep the banter short and sweet and get to the real reason you came here.... PRESS RELEASE - NEWEGG.COM UNVEILS WEB SITE ENHANCEMENTS LOS ANGELES, June 15, 2004 -...

The Plextor PX-712A DVD+/- R/RW

Greetings HotHardware fans!  We've just posted a review of Plextor's latest DVD / CD burner, the PX-712A.  This drive is capable of burning DVDs at speeds up to 12X and it can burn CDs at speeds up to 48X.  It's got some other unique features as well, click here and check it out......

Cooler Master CM Stacker, Via VTF2004, Matrix Orbital and Other Goodness

Good morning brothers and sisters, how are you?  Last night up here in the Canadian portion of the HH labs, we got pounded with a torrential thunderstorm.  Lots of lighting, tornado warnings, the whole nine yards.  Needless to say, it was a night I was grateful to have a UPS.  Anyhow, it is getting late in the AM, so let...

[H] vs. Infinium, Zalman Reserator & More

Good afternoon folks!  How is everyone?  Good I hope!  I just got back from a very cool trip to Montreal, where I went to see the Montreal Grand Prix F1 race.  I had an awesome time, and hung out with some very cool people, but it's good to be home!  But there's just something about sleeping in your own bed, isn't...

Albatron PX875P Pro, Sony VAIO Notebook, Sapphire X800 XT Platinum and More

Good morning everyone :)  Sorry to cut this short but, I am running extremely lean on time today.  So, without further ado, here is your morning shot of juice... Albatron PX875P Pro @ Viper Lair "With the exception of the lack of RAID, 10/100 networking, and a passive North Bridge cooler, it's tough to ignore the performance...

Cooler Master Wavemaster Case, CoolTech Water Cooling Kit, Games X Copy and More

Good afternoon friends, N.J. here with another shot of Juice.  Things around the Canadian portion of the HH labs have been extremely hectic over the past few days.  With good things brewing at the day job and a GF dealing with a serious case of allergies, I have been stretched fairly thin.  However, there is always time to hook...

IPOD Toys, A Man Goes to China, Samsung Printers and Some Corsair Memory

Hey gang, JeffB ringing in the weekend with the Friday morning news.  It's funny, since I've relocated to North Carolina and decided to work from home, weekends and holidays don't mean so much anymore.  I used to look forward to the weekend, and long weekends like Memorial Day, and now it really doesn't matter anymore.  Takes...

Asus A8V Deluxe "Wireless Edition"

Good Evening HotHardware Fans! We've just posted a review of Asus' brand new A8V Deluxe "Wireless Edition" motherboard for Socket 939 Athlon 64s. The A8V Deluxe is powered by VIA's excellent K8T800 Pro chipset, and sports a host of useful features like SATA RAID, Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi and 8-Channel audio with digital outputs. It's also "Cool...

NU SBW-242 External Drive, GFX Card Comparison, Thermaltake Tower and More

Good evening friends, welcome back to HotHardware :)  Sorry about the later edition of news today, but the info-flow has been moving at a snails pace. Nonetheless, we managed to scrounge up a few tidbits for you to read over.  Here is yours evening shot of juice... NU SBW-242 External Combo Drive Review @ T-Break "Although Nu-Tech...

HTPC Cases, VoIP, Dual Layer DVDs, Mini-MP3 players

Good morning all.  Time for some morning reading courtesy of your good friends at HotHardware.  JeffB checkin' in with the latest news floating around the hardware world.  Got a decent selection waiting for me in my mailbox this AM, so let's not waste any time! Aristec Accent HT-400b HTPC Case Review at htpcnews.com: "As...

Corsair Pro Series, ASUS DVD Burner, Albatron K8K800 Pro II and More

Good morning friends, how is everyone doing?  Things around the Canadian portion of the HH labs have been fairly mundane so far today.  Between applying a few Ghost Images and taking a few pictures for a review, I think the coffee machine has been doing the brunt of the work ;)  Nonetheless, let's take a step out of the HH world...

Intel Interview, DVD Burning, Memory & More

Greetings HotHardware fans!  How is everyone doing today?  I sure hope you're all doing well!  All of the members of the H.H. crew are working with some tasty new hardware at the moment, so we should have quite a bit of fresh content for you in the coming days.  Rob's got a couple of new 5900 XTs on the bench, Jeff's been...

Albatron FX5700P, Swiftech Liquid Cooling, Shuttle XPC and More

Good morning friends :)  Things around the HH labs have been humming with activity over the past few days.  With our newest member of the HH Crew, Rudy, firing up his first review and our other members preparing to unleash their reviews, this week is going to be a busy one.  But you know us, the busier we are, the happier ;)...

Asetek Antarctica WaterChill Water Cooling Kit

Good Evening Folks! Just in case you missed it, we've just posted a review of Asetek's new Antarctica WaterChill water cooling kit. We ran the WaterChill with its fans operating in both 12V (high-performance) and 7V (low-noise) modes, and compared its performance to Intel's stock P4 cooler and Thermalright's excellent SLK948U throughout. We...

SFF Round-Up, Antec's Overture & More X800 Pro

Good morning folks!  I know Jay was just here a little while ago, but the news is piling up today, so I thought I'd hammer out another shot of the good stuff!  We've got some more interesting tid-bits from around the web right now, and a little later we'll be back with some fresh content of our own.  So stay tuned...  X800Pro...

Corsair and PQI Memory, DDR Article and Other Goodies

Good morning friends, welcome back to HotHardware :)  Things around the Northern part of the HH labs were fairly quiet this weekend.  My GF took off camping for two days so I was left home alone.  Needless to say, I took the opportunity to party it up with the boys ;)  Anyhow, lets get down to business so I can pop a few...

Computex coverage, Monster Prescott Sinks and The P4-M 735

It's feeling like the calm before the storm here around the HH Northeast labs.  There is an onslaught of new gear on its way to us and a few of very large OEMs preparing for some major launches in the next few weeks.  If you take a look around at some of the Computex coverage on the web (I'll provide a link or two for you in the...

Radeon 9200, Pentium-M 735, KVM Lovin, Wireless Media

Good morning folks.  Jeff.b checking in with your Friday morning news fix.  It's relatively quiet today, to start.  So I've rounded up a few news items for you today and hopefully things will pick up a little.   Hightech Excalibur Radeon 9200SE Videocard Review @ Tweaknews.net: "Now before you discredit this card as...

Asus DRW-0804P & Some News

Good afternoon, and welcome back HotHardware fans! We've just posted a review of the Asus DRW-0804P 8X DVD+/-R Burner. While there are quite a few 8X DVD burners already on the market, there aren't many others that boast 8X burning capabilities on both +R and –R media. Asus' drive, however, is able to do just that. We've compared the...

Computex Coverage, DVD Burners and the Athlon 64

Good morning gang.  There is some good happening going on with some news out of Computex and DVD and Athlon64 lovin.  So without further delay, here is your morning news: The Guys at Hardwarezoom.com got the chance to tour the ABIT manufacturing facility in Taiwan: "Wonder how Abit did their motherboard testing? Want to know...

Albatron GeForce, Sapphire Radeon, Asus K8T800 Pro and Other Goodies

Good evening friends, how are you?  Nothing terrible exciting happened in my world today.  I did however pick up a new CD which I ordered a while back.  I doubt most of you have heard of the record label before, but, it is a new release from NinjaTunes.  If you can imagine mixing Downtempo Jazz with Break Beats, you will...

Athlon 64 FX-53 and 3800+, Robot Vacuum Article, 939 MoBo Preview and More

Good morning folks, I hope you survived the night okay :)  In the effort of saving time this AM, we are going to skip over the banter and get right down to business.  So, go grab a cup of coffee and settle in for a long read.  Here is your morning shot of juice... Athlon 64 FX-53 & Athlon 64 3800+ Socket 939 Processor Review...

Intel and Hush Technologies Press Releases

Good evening friends, welcome back :)  Things on the industrial side of the hardware market have been hopping today.  So, straying away from our usual format, here are some Press Releases that came in this afternoon... PRESS RELEASE - Intel Expands Mobile Processor Offerings For Portability And Value Market Segments SANTA CLARA,...

ATi PCI Express Radeon Sneak Peek!

Hello again HotHardware Fans!  ATi is taking the wraps off of their PCI Express offerings today, and we've got some of the details posted for all to see.  We've got information regarding the PCI Express X800 XT, and the lesser known X600 and X300 product lines.  Click here to check them out... ATi's Official Press Release: ATI...

Sapphire Radeon x800, MSI K8N Neo Platiunum, Logitech Z5300's and More

Good morning friends, N.J. here with yet another edition of the H.H. Times.  If you managed to miss last nights news shot, AMD just released their new 939-pin AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 and Athlon 64 3800 processors.  If AMD is your cup of tea, you won't want to miss-out Marco's thoughts of the new core... Marco's Review PRESS RELEASE -...

AMD's Athlon 64 FX-53 & 3800+

Good Morning Folks! BW here to let you all know that we've just posted a review of AMD's brand new 939-pin Athlon 64 FX-53 and Athlon 64 3800 processors. With these new CPUs, the flagship FX no longer requires registered memory and the 3800 is built using a new core dubbed "Newcastle" that loses 512K of cache, but gains a 128-bit...