Items tagged with 4P

Intel launched its much-anticipated Nehalem-EX processor today; the new chip could redefine performance at 4P and above. Nehalem-EX, aka Beckton, aka Xeon 6500/7500 is Nehalem at full throttle; Beckton is an eight-core/16-thread processor with up to 24MB of L3 cache or ~3MB per core compared to Nehalem's 2MB/core design. It supports up to four QPI links for glueless design implementations and features a quad-channel memory controller capable of controlling up to 16 DIMMs per socket. Intel has released a number of SKUs with different core counts, one without Hyper-Threading, varying amounts of L3... Read more...
Good Afternoon Folks! If you take a gander at the top of the page, you'll see that we've just posted a new review of ASUS' DRW-1604P Dual Layer DVD+/- R/RW drive. This drive sports a very complete list of features, including the ability to burn DVD+R and -R discs at 16X speeds, and the ability to burn dual-layer discs at 4X speeds. And it's affordable too!  Click here and check it out...... Read more...
  Choosing a recordable DVD drive has always been somewhat of a difficult task.  There was a bit of initial uncertainty as some wondered which format would win out, DVD+R or DVD–R.  After all, each format has its advantages.  In the end, however, unlike the Beta vs VHS battles of the early 80s, this war was quelled as OEMs moved quickly to offer both capabilities with Dual Format drives. Today, we have another addition to the mix with the long awaited arrival of Dual Layer recordable DVDs.  This iteration of writable media supports a full 8.5GB of storage capacity. ... Read more...
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 DRW-0804P's features and performance to the popular Plextor 708A.  Click this link to check it out... While I'm here, I thought I'd serve up another shot of news.  It's been flowing in at a pretty good clip, so there's quite a bit to get to.  Here's... Read more...
We've taken a look at quite a few dual format DVD burners over the last few months, and found some to be better than others for various reasons.  Most, if not all, of the drives we've reviewed shined in one area, but were lacking in another. Whether it be slower CD-R burning speeds, lack of options, or slow access times, we keep pressing on trying to find that one drive that will cover all the basics well.  Don't take this the wrong way, however, as we have generally been impressed by of what we've seen in the past, and the Plextor 708A still reigns supreme as our burner of choice (a... Read more...
Epox 4PDA2+ V2 Motherboard Review One Step Closer to Near-Perfection "Burned" in by Robert Maloney September 3, 2003           Today on HotHardware we have another Springdale-based motherboard to add to the mix. Intel has made some recent comments about "shutting down" the PAT enhancements being done by various OEMs on the i865PE.  However, today's entry, the Epox 4PDA2+ Version 2, has slipped under the wire, with their "Accelerated Memory Mode" (AMM) still a major part of the package. While we did not have a chance... Read more...
  The VIA P4PB Ultra Motherboard Review Intent on Total System Performance for the P4 By Robert Maloney March 19th, 2003 Our first impression of the VIA P4PB Ultra, when the box showed up on the testing bench, was that it screamed (literally) that it was here to play.  From the no-nonsense black box with a guy yelling (at what we have yet to find out) to the impressive bundle within, it was clear that VIA was out to stake their own claim on the Pentium 4 Enthusiast Motherboard playing field.  Legally, it has been a mostly uphill battle for VIA, who claims that the rights to the P4's... Read more...
  The Asus P4PE And Intel D845GEBV2 Motherboards Intel's  i845PE and i845GE Chipsets Hit The Ground Running With DDR By, Dave Altavilla October 7,  2002 As a starting point for this article, we'll offer some confessions.  We admit it.  For a long time now we've been die hard RDRAM fans, when it comes to Pentium 4 configurations.  It was just too hard to ignore the simple fact that RAMBUS driven i850/i850E setups offered the best performance, hands down.  We're performance enthusiasts around the HH Lab and there is no way we'll settle for second best, when we have... Read more...