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When Samsung first introduced its F1 series of hard drives several years ago, the company was pushing its way through the terabyte barrier, joining a then elite club of high-capacity drive makers. Now in its fourth generation, Samsung is kicking off its new SpinPoint F4 series with a 320GB hard drive designed for "superior performance and high reliability," the company announced. "Higher performance combined with increasing capacities continues to accelerate demand for 3.5” drives in desktops storage," said In-Chul Park, vice president of sales, storage systems division, Samsung Electronics.... Read more...
With the popularity of portable MP3 players, it's always good to check out the market's latest additions. Today ExtremeMHz has published their review of Toshiba's Gigabeat F40 40GB player, which looks to be a good alternative to Apple's IPod. "Toshiba Gigabeat players are highly popular in Japan but have just recently been more readily available here in the US and have gain the interest of many audiophiles, thanks to their aggressive pricing and feature set. I've taken a look at a variety of MP3 players over the past years, some... Read more...
Tech Report has taken DFI's LANParty UT NF4 SLI-DR for a spin on the testbench and have walked away more than impressed. The board received top marks in every category with the performance results showing this model as the fastest Socket 939 motherboard Tech Report has tested to date. Add to that a stunning 425MHz HyperTransport clock speed as well as an impressive number of ports and peripherals and it appears as though DFI is an excellent choice for those looking for a new SLI motherboard. However, we've yet to encounter a Socket 939 motherboard... Read more...
The crew at Phoronix recently posted a review of DFI's Infinity NF4 Ultra motherboard. It seems that SLI motherboards get the lion's share of the press lately, but if you don't plan to run dual graphics cards, you can't do much better than the nForce 4 Ultra chipset. DFI stands for Diamond Flower Inc., though... "It has been quite a while since we last featured a DFI, or rather Design For Innovation, motherboard at Phoronix but today we are back again with them as we feature one of their products from the Infinity series -- the DFI NF4 Ultra.... Read more...
Good morning all. There's some exciting news coming from NVIDIA today. The company is launching two new chipsets for the Intel platform in an effort to capture some more of the mainstream market. NVIDIA has just announced the nForce 4 SLI XE and nForce 4 Ultra Intel Editions.  Here's a snip from the official PR: New NVIDIA nForce MCPs Bring High Performance, Low-Priced Solutions to Intel PC Market New Top-to-Bottom Solutions Support All Intel Dual-Core CPUs SANTA CLARA, CA—JANUARY 17, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor... Read more...
The gang at HardOCP take a look at Foxconn's latest budget SLI offering called the NF4SK8AA. Offering a decent feature set for a very attractive price, it should be interesting to see if this motherboard makes it onto the list of quality components at a reasonable price. Unfortunately, it seems that you get what you pay for in this case as the team is less than impressed.I had some SATA RAID problems with this board, which we have seen with numerous other NFORCE 4 motherboards in the past. The simple fact is that we could not install an OS to a SATA RAID array for whatever reason, it just did not... Read more...
Yeah folks, it's late, but the news keeps on rolling! I'm sure many of you are wanting to get your hands on ATI's new Radeon X1800XT, so I've been looking around the net a bit... nothing. A few sites list them, but the adventure stops with the "out of stock" label. In other news, X-Bit labs has been known for their CPU comparison articles, and today they've added their "Contemporary CPUs and New Games: No Way to Delusions!" article to their arsenal. This is a great read for you CPU shoppers who aren't sure if AMD or Intel has the best gaming processors. Enjoy the news, goodnight... Read more...
Foxconn manufactures a wide range of products, ranging from video cards, to connectors, and as we'll explore today, motherboards. Over the years, we've had some experience with Foxconn, and while their products have not always been hardcore-enthusiast friendly, they have produced decent products. Today we'll be sampling Foxconn's WinFast NF4SK8AA-8EKRS, as they aim to bring an affordable, but high quality, SLI solution to the AMD Platform. Higher end motherboards from ASUS and Abit can retail for well over $160, and unfortunately many of us can't afford that. The Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8EKRS... Read more...
Apple has admitted to a flaw that has left the screens on some iPod Nanos vulnerable to cracks. With about 1% of all the nanos that have shipped being affected, it's not a widespread problem, but that doesn't really make a difference if your one of those unfortunate few. Fortunately however, Apple has said they will replace the problem units. Now, I don't even own a regular iPod, I'm still listening to MP3s on my desktop. That seems primitive these days... stationary music is so 90's. XFX 7800GT SLI Review Posts @ Gamepyre.com "The 7800GT is a worthy successor to the 6800GT and sell at about... Read more...
Hey folks! I've gotten a little time to play the Serious Sam 2 demo, and it's not bad. Great graphics, plenty of things to shoot with a variety of weapons... pretty much what I was looking for. Anyway, the weekend news is ready, enjoy! MGE Vigor 500W Power Supply @ ThinkComputers.org | Image "Ah, power supplies, we all need them, we can't live without them. Not so long ago I did a review on the Mge/Xgbox Magnum PSU, today I have another from the same company. It is the Vigor 500 Watt power supply. There comes a time when that stock PSU just won't cut it anymore, but where do you go when you need... Read more...
The optimization accusations have started again. German tech sites 3D Center, and Computerbase are taking a close look at Nvidia's Anisotropic filtering methods after some recent findings as to how Nvidia implements the technique. Flashbacks of the Nvidia FX days are starting to hit me... ohhh the horror. There's little doubt that Nvidia's currently working on a response, and we'll be sure to bring it to you. Aerocool Masstige Computer Case @ A True Review | Image "Currently, there are two major new design trends for computer cases. One trend is to move the motherboard tray from the right... Read more...
Today's hardware headlines have arrived. I still have a few things I need to take care of, so without further ado, the news... Computer Memory Basics @ Big Bruin "Memory is an essential component in any computer system, and as with most things, bigger and faster are always a good thing. But, if your budget doesn't allow for a few GBs of the highest performance modules out there, having the appropriate amount of good quality memory can make a tremendous impact on system performance, reliability, and user happiness." Corsair COOL Water-Cooling Kit @ SystemCooling "When you hear the... Read more...
  We probably haven't stressed this often enough, whether to you our faithful readers or to our OEM contacts in the PR and Product teams at various companies we work with here at HotHardware.  But let it be known unequivocally now, we LOVE board revisions.  Don't get us wrong, we're not losing it on you.  We'd rather a manufacturer get their product right, out of the gate (and likely, so would they) but when a board revision means taking an already impressive product and making it better, it's sort of like a Tech Editor's nirvana; fewer headaches in testing, more performance,... Read more...
           Today we're going to take a look at three enthusiast class motherboards based on the NVIDIA nForce 4 Ultra chipset, the Abit Fatal1ty AN8, the MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum, and the ECS KN1 Extreme. All three of these motherboards take the core features inherent to the NVIDIA nForce 4 Ultra, and implement them in their own unique ways. One board is flashy and boastful, another is subdued and loaded up with third-party on-board peripherals, while the other is rather spartan and quite inexpensive. But in the end, they are all subject to our discerning... Read more...
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