Items tagged with doom

We think it's a bit early to declare Amazon's new Star-Trek-esque reader as a flop just yet.  Sure it may not be the prettiest thing we've ever seen, and the price is a bit higher than what we were expecting, but all in all it could just be a glimpse of things yet to come.Not everybody shares our optimistic outlook on new hardware, especially Don Reisinger of CNet, who writes:“When bookstores are within driving distance and Amazon.com is a click away of most people, what's the impetus to use one of these?Everything I've heard from the proponents of this device attempt to glorify it as the... Read more...
Many of you have heard of the Doomsday Clock. The proximity of the minute hand to midnight has been the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' way of predicting the potential of nuclear war at first, and now doomsday for the human race in general terms.DogsinDanger.com has a similar idea, and hopes to promote adoption of shelter dogs.Each is tagged with a death date set by a shelter — and a countdown clock showing the days, or hours, until the animal is killed.Dogsindanger.com works with more than 120 shelters nationwide that destroy dogs. How much time the dogs get before death varies from state to... Read more...
A requirement for a new residence has always been, in our opinion, broadband of some type, either DSL or cable modem service.  Rural America is still pretty broadband-less, and may stay that way, because of the forever mighty profit margin. As population density drops outside of metropolitan areas, it's impossible for telecommunications companies or cable service providers to justify the tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars per mile it can cost to bring fiber to every rural community, let alone every home. The result: Today, just 17 percent of rural U.S. households subscribe to broadband... Read more...
IBM plans to place DRAM (dynamic random access memory) circuits right in their microprocessors starting next year. It's not a breakthrough, just a tweak. Soon you'll be able to eDRAM those Cacodemons and spreadsheets. Until now, IBM, Intel (NasdaqGS:INTC - News) and nearly all chipmakers used synchronous RAM, another type of memory. SRAM is faster that DRAM, but it has some limitations. As chips get smaller, chipmakers need something to replace SRAMs as on-chip memory. The solution, says IBM, is eDRAM. It is one-third the size of SRAM... Read more...
The Washington Post has just published an interesting article outlining the author's disappointment with Intel's VIIV campaign. Although there has been ample marketing dollars thrown at this campaign, there has been little no no innovation in terms of hardware to give consumers any compelling reason to opt for a VIIV certified system. Hopefully, the campaign will mature over time and we'll see some key hardware innovations come to the table to offer more features and functionality than a standard PC. Intel says Viiv will mean much more in the future. For example, the coming... Read more...
Well folks, the weekend is over and everything is getting back to normal. If your looking for something different to read, The TechZone has written a piece about being in "The Zone". I'm sure a few of you can relate to the article... personally I've spent days working on just parts of my own personal projects. Almost nothing beats the feeling when it's 4am and your code is finally working. The only problem is no one else is awake to see your accomplishment. Anyway, I've got some work to do, goodnight all! Lite-On SHW-1635S 16x DVD -RW 8x Double Layer Writer @ ExtremeMHz "Lite-on... Read 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 surged a great deal of interest throughout the industry. Though there are several arguments spanning the market currently, one thing is certain – Apple has stated it will not let users install Mac OS X on non-proprietary hardware, even though... Read more...
Good evening HotHardware fans! We've taken NVIDIA's and ATi's flagship video cards, the GeForce 6800 Ultra and the Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition, and tested them across various Doom 3 maps using all custom time demos, as well as a multiplayer deathmatch demo. We've also loaded up the recently released Counter Strike Source and its Graphics Stress Test and taken readings at medium and high resolutions, with various image quality settings. Click here and take a look...... Read more...
  As the old saying goes, "hindsight is 20/20".  That is to say, if you were in the market for a new high end graphics card, back in early August, as a direct result of the launch of Id Software's much buzzed about title Doom 3, you may have opted to go the way of an NVIDIA product.  For sure, with NVIDIA's obvious strength in the Doom 3 game engine, and subsequently the quickly emerging benchmarks that surfaced around the web, if you were placing bets on NVIDIA's new GeForce 6 series line-up, it was definitely a solid wager in that gaming scenario.  Additionally,... Read more...
So, have all of you had your chance to spend some quality time with Doom 3?  Have you lost countless hours reveling in the horror, fragging the baddies back to where they belong?  I suspect a lot of you have.  I've tried to put some quality time in myself and I can surely say, this game delivers the goods on fear and graphics quality, no doubt.  Too bad I don't have the time to play for hours on end.  Something about work and divorce always comes up to rain on the party :) Doom 3: Why is Radeon X800 Series behind GeForce6? @ 3DCenter.org: "One the one hand, Radeon-cards... Read more...
Good evening everyone, how is my HH family doing?  With Doom3 being released today, I am sure many of you have spent the day fraging baddies, or in some cases, screaming like a little girl every time a monster jumps out of the shadows ;)  Nevertheless, just to aid you in your quest of getting the max FPS out of the game, here is a little treat from our friends at ATi. Doom 3: CATALYST 4.9 BETA ATI is making a pre-release version of its upcoming CATALYST 4.9 driver available to its customers (in conjunction with the recent release of Doom 3). This pre-WHQL driver will deliver a great experience... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome to HH.  The news trend from this morning has continued throughout the afternoon and we have quite a variety on tap for you tonight.  Whether you want hardware suitable for Doom3 or info on an entry level upgrade, we have you covered.  Pull up a chair and settle in, here is your evening shot of juice...  Mid-Range PCI Express GPU Comparison @ GamePC Labs "Today at GamePC, we've compared two new PCI Express graphics cards which have recently hit the market. Reresenting the ATI Radeon X600 XT PCIe is Asus's Extreme AX600 card, which is pitted... Read more...
Here we go again, starting up your day with a taste of what the hardware world has to offer.   This morning we've got the spectrum covered from motherboards to power supplies and water cooling.  Top that of with some Doom3 benchmarking and the fun real gets going!  So let's jump in shall we? ECS PF1 Deluxe Photon Motherboard review @ Tweaktown: "We are taking a little flash-back today as we look at the year old ECS PF1 Deluxe Photon Motherboard. We've seen attempts in the past from ECS to make it big in leagues besides OEM and watched them fail. How does the this ECS Springdale... Read more...
The NV35 Doom3 Advantage UltraShadow Technology  Accelerating The Gloom By - Dave Altavilla June 4, 2003   With Id Software's upcoming Doom3 title looming on the not so distant horizon, we've been taking a sincere interest in Id's new game engine.  Since it will obviously become a definitive tool in our benchmarking test suite, for next generation graphics products and related articles, we were also more than interested when our colleagues at Anandtech posted preliminary benchmark figures in their GeForce FX 5900 Ultra launch article.  The scores represented here showed a significant... Read more...
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