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In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Dave, Marco and Iyaz discuss AMD's new Trinity A10 mobile processor, NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 670 graphics card, Dell's hot UltraSharp U3011 30-inch IPS LCD, and Corsair's Accelerator SSD Cache drive. We also mention the winners of our Spring Tegra 3 Tablet giveaway and drop some hints about our next contest... Show Notes: 01:14 - AMD Trinity A10-4600M Processor Review 08:28 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 Reviews, EVGA and Gigabyte 13:22 - Dell UltraSharp U3011 30-inch Monitor Review 19:22 - HD Overdrive: Corsair's Accelerator SSD Cache... Read more...
Solid State Drives are a fabulous way to boost a system's performance, but for all their strong points, they aren't an easy upgrade for a lot of people. Performance can vary significantly between manufacturers, only the most expensive drives can replace the need for an HDD in an enthusiast / data-heavy system, and reinstalling a full suite of software from scratch is a major headache. Corsair's Accelerator Series family of SSDs is designed to reduce the barriers to the SSD option by offering a solution that's accessible without the need to wipe your existing HDD or create a storage plan that ensures... Read more...
Using a small-capacity SSD as a cache for frequently-accessed data to boost a PC’s overall performance (leaving less speed-critical tasks to a slower and larger-capacity storage drive) is a common practice these days, and Crucial announced a new foray into the market with its Adrenaline Solid State Cache Solution. As we showed you back at CES 2012, Adrenaline is comprised of a 50GB Crucial m4 SSD and NVELO Dataplex caching software, which comes with a 3.5-inch adapter bracket and a SATA cable. The key to this particular solution is the ease of use of the software; some cache solutions are... Read more...
The idea of using an SSD as a caching tool--placing more frequently-used files on the SSD and leaving the rest on a slower storage drive--is a great one, but many users have found that setting up the SSD cache can be tricky. Crucial’s new Adrenaline Solid State Cache Solution offers a slightly more elegant way of configuring such a setup; it includes a 50GB m4 SSD, a 3.5" adapter bracket, and software. According to Crucial, all one must do is connect the SSD to the motherboard and install and run the software; no fuss, no muss. From then on, the software does its thing automatically. Equipped... Read more...
Have you ever heard of "caching?" You probably have, but you may assume we're simply talking about the caching of files, or perhaps an L2 cache on a CPU. But when speaking about GPS units and outdoor activities, caching refers to something else: a grown-up version of hide-and-seek. And now, Garmin is stepping up to the challenge and inviting customers to join a new caching community. The company has just launched OpenCaching.com, a new online community makes it free and easy to create, find and share caches. As described by Garmin: "geocaching combines exploration, education, entertainment and... Read more...
EE Times has discovered some interesting information regarding a new partnership AMD has developed that could result in processors using up to 5MB L2 cache in the very near future. Dubbed Z-RAM, this new memory technology from Innovative Silicon uses a SOI process to allow for some extremely dense and higher capacities. Two years from now, it should be interesting to see what AMD can do with this new technology and a new 65u process."The dramatic increase in density offered by ISi's Z-RAM embedded memory can enable much larger on-chip microprocessor cache memories resulting in improved performance... Read more...
Digitimes is reporting that "sources" claim Apple will be introducing a new notebook utilizing Intel Robson Cache Technology.  Basically, the system uses NAND flash memory for booting and running most commonly run programs.  Along with major improvements in boot times, battery life should be improved significantly as power consumption is reduced as NAND has no moving parts. "According to industry observers, there are three possible ways Apple can deploy Robson technology in its notebook. The most convenient way would be to... Read more...
Sapphire Radeon X300SE HyperMemory & Leadtek WinFast PX6200 TC TDH @ Bjorn3D: "To make a respectable profit in the video card industry, a company cannot rely on its flagship cards to bring in high margins. Instead, a graphics card company must produce mid-level and low-end cards that will sell in big lots to OEMs. That's where the big money is. Several months ago, ATI and NVIDIA decided to spice up the low-end segment with their HyperMemory and TurboCache technologies, respectively." AOpen i915GMm-HFS 915GM (Alviso) Desktop Pentium-M Platform @ GamePC Labs: "This is a unique... Read more...
Hello Everyone, HotHardware's Jeff Bouton gives us his performance evaluation of ATi's X300 SE 128MB HyperMemory based card vs. NVIDIA's GeForce 6200 128MB TurboCache offering.  It was a battle royale in the budget graphic arena for sure. Check it out here. Thanks!... Read more...
Good morning HotHardware fans!  We've got two new articles posted up for you today.  In the first we take a look at ATI's brand new Radeon X800 XL.  This card will appeal to anyone in the market for a high-end PCI Express graphics card, as its got all of the features of an X800 XT, but it's MSRP is actually less than $300! Click here to check it out. In the second article, we cover NVIDIA's brand new entry-level GPU, the GeForce 6200 with TurboCache Technology. The new GeForce 6200 with TurboCache Technology has the same feature set as any other GeForce 6, and performs like a card... Read more...
The performance and capabilities of 3D graphics cards for the PC have been increasing at an exponential rate these past few years.  High-end video cards that debuted at $500 just over a year ago, are now being surpassed in features and performance by cards being introduced at prices at or below $200.  This unyielding drive to push for more power at the high-end has an a very attractive incremental benefit, however.  After months, or even years in development, the technology introduced in flagship GPUs, like the GeForce 6800 for example, is leveraged and eventually scaled down to... Read more...
  Cooling The Cache ! Decapsulating the P2 and delivering a cool breeze over your cache!   I got a little bored Saturday night and decided to "pull a Kyle" on my Pentium 2-333. This was a serious leap of faith in that this processor already does 500+ Mhz. very stable on most BX motherboards. I really didn't have a lot of motive to try to cool my CPU anymore because of this. However, like I said, I was in between hardware reviews and I was bored! Idle hands make the devil's work... At least that's what my Mother always says! :-) One of the most prominent issues with stability... Read more...