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What separates a premium headset from a blue light special? It's a combination of things, from well designed drivers to comfy ear cups that kiss the sides of your head with a gentle yet firm caress (we're being melodramatic...a little). And then there's the overall feature-set and premium extras like a noise-canceling microphone and 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound. Unfortunately, there's only so much you can discern from a headset's spec sheet, and with so many to choose from, you'd have to invest an obscene amount of time and money auditioning each one. We don't want you to have to do that, so we went... Read more...
ExtremetTech takes a look at the Bigfoot Killer K1. This is a scaled down version of original Killer NIC and lacks the ability to run FNA Apps without a pay-for upgrade. Staying with ExtremeTech and moving from the world of high powered network cards to CPUs, have a look at their review of the AMD Athlon X2 6000+. For reference, HotHardware also took a look at one of these CPUs recently.  Without a doubt it is one fast piece of silicon. Staying with AMD but moving to another site, and the world of motherboards: OCWorkbench takes a look at a new ASUS motherboard based on the new AMD 690G chipset.... Read more...
This morning, ATI is launching the new Radeon X1950 Pro GPU which is based off of the highly anticipated 80u RV570 core. Beyond a handful of differences with the R580 architecture, the new Radeon X1950's most desirable new feature is native support for Crossfire. In short, this implies a sharp departure from the days of needing special "Master" cards and bulky dongles. In terms of performance, we've compiled a list of reviews to help illustrate how ATI's latest performance GPU fares against the competition. Hot Hardware PC Perspective Anandtech... Read more...
The news has been a little slow this weekend because of the July 4th holiday, but some of our colleagues have fresh content on-line if you need a hardware fix.  Driverheaven checked in with a pair of articles, one a review of Toshiba's M70-159 and the other a showcase of some GeIL and Corsair PC2-8500 RAM with Abit's AN9 32x Fatality motherboard. Epiacenter has a review of Commell's LV-667 Mini-ITX motherboard posted, and Legion Hardware pits the NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI vs. the nForce 590 SLI.... Read more...
NVIDIA's replacement for the aging GeForce 6600 GS and answer to ATI's Radeon X1600 series has been launched as the GeForce 7600 GS. Various websites have posted previews and limited reviews of this new GPU with some solid results. We've taken the liberty of consolidating these reviews in one place for your viewing pleasure. PC Impact Hardware Zone PC Perspective Legit Reviews Firing Squad   (From Hardware Zone) - Based on the MSI NX7600GS-T2D256EH that we have just seen, the GeForce 7600 GS not only runs circles around the GeForce 6600 GT,... Read more...
NVIDIA has launched a new flagship GPU in the way of the GeForce 7900 GTX and GeForce 7900 GT which have been thoroughly reviewed on the Hot Hardware testbench. In similar fashion, NVIDIA is also launching the GeForce 7600 GT which has proven to be a very potent mainstream GPU in our testing. In closing, we've scoured the internet this morning to bring you all the other reviews we can find for NVIDIA's latest and greatest GPU's. HardOCP PC Perspective Tech Report Beyond3D nV News Guru3D  ... Read more...
AGP fans and users can now rejoice as NVIDIA has just launched the new GeForce 7800 GS as an AGP graphics card. Armed with 16 pipelines and all the bells and whistles of the G70 core, this new GPU will be a heatlhy upgrade from nearly any previous AGP-based graphics card. Of course, you can see how NVIDIA's latest and greatest AGP GPU performs by reading our in-house review or by referencing the following reviews from around the web. PC Perspective HardOCP Anandtech Tech Report      ... Read more...
ATI has just launched their new flagship, with the arrival of the new Radeon X1900 series of GPU's. The new high-end X1900 GPU has triple the number of shader units as the X1800, for a total of 48 pixel shaders! For the latest and greatest concerning ATI's new GPU, be sure to read Marco's review here and find out whether this core is "Hot" or "Not". Then you can check out some other reivews from around the web: PC Perspective TweakTown Hardware Zone Beyond3D Tech-Report [H]ard|OCP   ... Read more...
HKEPC Hardware has posted a review of NVIDIA's new Intel chipsets by testing an MSI and Gigabyte motherboard based on the new hardware. Unfortunately, the article is not in English though you can grab your favorite translator if you want to hear what the editor says. Thankfully, the pictures and graphs are universal and should provide you with more than enough information to let you make your own decision regarding NVIDIA's latest and greatest chipsets.... Read more...
Both Anandtech and PC Perspective report that NVIDIA has just launched two new nForce4 chipsets for the Intel platform that will allow it to offer chipsets for the entire market segment. Here, the nForce4 SLI XE will address the performance mainstream segment with the nForce4 Ultra handling the mainstream segment. One of the most visible changes with these MCP's is the lack of the somewhat controversial NVIDIA active-armor networking engine and hardware-accelerated firewall. In return for lacking these features, we finally see the welcomed presence of HD Audio support (Azalia). In the end, it looks... Read more...
As the NDA is now expired, the net is full of reviews for AMD's new flagship Athlon 64 FX-60 processor. Despite a minor drop in overall core frequency, it is exciting to finally see a dual-core enthusiast part from AMD. Follow the links below to see how AMD's latest and greatest processor fares throughout the usual assortment of benchmarks. In addition, be sure to see what Dave thought of the FX-60 in Hot Hardware's own review of this flagship CPU. Hot Hardware Anandtech Tech Report PC Perspective Trusted Reviews Lost Circuits T-Break Firing Squad  AMD's latest "FX" enthusiast class dual-core... Read more...
With the NDA a thing of the past, the reviews of ATI's flagship X1800 XT Crossfire configuration have begun to pour in. We've listed all the reviews we could find thus far and will give you a teaser of what Marco thought in our own review of ATI's latest pride and joy. Hot Hardware Beyond3D Anandtech PC Perspective ExtremeTech  In the end, X1800 XT CrossFire proved to be a very high performing platform, that offered excellent image quality at smooth frame rates. We are a bit concerned over the instability we experienced during some of our testing, but we suspect these issues will be ironed... Read more...
Without question, one of the fastest areas of advancement in this industry can be seen in GPU development. Not content with this rapid growth alone, the usual suspects are now placing an emphasis on the entertainment and multimedia aspect of graphics. Anandtech takes a look at the latest crop of TV tuners to see how this market has progressed since their last hardware roundup.Overall, none of the cards reviewed today are perfect. There are three options covered here: great analog with no digital; great digital with no analog recording unless you have a dual-core system; or decent analog and great... Read more...
Anand has managed to get his hands on a new Intel Yonah processor and supporting motherboard and posted a series of benchmark results outlining its performance. Seeing the Pentium M family of mobile processors transition to dual cores should certainly get notebook enthusiasts excited as there will likely be some healthy performance gains across the board. How much performance can we expect from Yonah? Well, you'll have to read the article to find out but we'll leave you with a good teaser. Although we didn't consider it as such here today , Yonah... Read more...
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