Items tagged with R4

Today we're reviewing a series of mid-tower cases at a variety of affordable price points. These four cases are all marketed towards enthusiasts and ship with what were once considered upscale options, including external water cooling mounts, multiple 120mm fans, screwless installation, removable case vents, and board cutouts for easy third-party heatsink installation. That's great news if you're tired of seeing full towers get all the high-end love from case manufacturers, but it makes the prospect of picking a single enclosure a bit daunting. We've rounded up options from Antec, Corsair, Fractal,... Read more...
Today we're reviewing a series of mid-tower cases at a variety of affordable price points. These four cases are all marketed towards enthusiasts and ship with what were once considered upscale options, including external water cooling mounts, multiple 120mm fans, screwless installation, removable case vents, and board cutouts for third-party heatsink installation. That's great news if you're tired of seeing full towers get all the high-end love from case manufacturers, but it makes the prospect of picking a single enclosure a bit daunting. We've rounded up options from Antec, Corsair, Fractal,... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about the Toshiba Thrive Android tablet, Samsung's gorgeous Galaxy S II smartphone, a new 1TB notebook drive from WD, OCZ's upcoming Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD, AMD's Llano-based A6 desktop processor with integrated Radeon graphics, and spotlight a couple of new features on the HotHardware website... Show Notes: 01:45 - The Swiss Army Knife of Tablets: Toshiba's Thrive 06:40 - Samsung Galaxy S II Smartphone Review 10:15 - A Terabyte For Notebooks: WD Scorpio Blue 1TB Drive 15:45 - AMD A6-3650... Read more...
No matter what you think of AMD's ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series of video cards, you'd be crazy not to love what AMD did with the pricing of the first two cards (Radeon HD 4850 and HD 4870) from the series. As a result of AMD's aggressive pricing, NVIDIA felt compelled to lower the price of its latest GeForce video cards, the GeForce GTX 260 and the GTX 280. Today, we have a look at MSI's Radeon 4850 offering.  To see how well the new MSI R4850 512M performs, we'll pit it against a Radeon HD 4870, a Radeon HD 3850, a GeForce GTX 260 and a couple GeForce 9800 GTXs.   ... Read more...
No matter what you think of AMD's ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series of video cards, you'd be crazy not to love what AMD did with the pricing of the first two cards (Radeon HD 4850 and HD 4870) from the series. As a result of AMD's aggressive pricing, NVIDIA felt compelled to lower the price of its latest GeForce video cards, the GeForce GTX 260 and the GTX 280. It's not often that ATI can actually make NVIDIA fans smile as big as its own or vice versa. Ultimately, though, you don't have to favor one brand over the other to appreciate the downward pressure that the new Radeon HD 4850 and... Read more...
Chinese website HKEPC has some supposed scoop regarding AMD/ATI's upcoming mid-range RV630 GPU. According to the story, some RV630 variants will support not only GDDR4 memory but conform to the PCI Express 2.0 specification as well.  There is news regarding three flavors of R630 posted up on the site, but the information is not written in english, so bring your favorite translator. There are a couple of charts and diagrams listed at the end of the piece with specifications and features listed.... Read more...
Earlier this week, Hynix Semiconductor enveiled their new GDDR4 Graphics memory modules.  Able to process data at almost two time that of GDDR3, Hynix will be pushing graphics card manufacturers to sign on, with a mass production target of Q306.  The current model can process 11.6 Gigabytes of data in one second with 14.4GB/s being the target later in 2006. "GDDR is an ultra-high speed graphics DRAM that processes moving pictures and graphic data in personal computers and game consoles. The fourth-generation graphics memory GDDR4, which... Read more...
Over the past few weeks, we've been getting numerous e-mails concerning Podcasting. The digital audio broadcast is a popular way for bloggers to get their voice out, literally. If you interested in setting up your own audio blog, Designtechnica has produced a guide on how to start Podcasting. Enjoy! Frontier Labs NEX 3 MP3 Player Review @ CoolTechZone "From the hard drive based players to flash players, there are literally hundreds of models you can pick from to suit your needs. We are all aware of the regular group of manufacturers that usually hold a large portion of the market share, but... Read more...
Good evening folks!  BW here, stopping by to let you all know that we've just posted a review of PQI's new PQI3200-1024DBU - Low Latency Turbo DDR400 RAM.  These modules posted some impressive benchmark scores, overclocked very well, and they're priced to sell.  Click here and check them out...... Read more...
Recently, several big name memory companies have offered new "low-latency" DDR memory modules capable of running with brisk 2-2-2-5 timings at 400MHz.  Based on Samsung's latest low-latency ICs, these chips have demonstrated remarkable stability, compatibility and speed as well as the potential to overclock in excess of 500MHz DDR when relaxed latencies are used. One of the lesser known players in this field is PQI Designs.  Not long ago, PQI acquired PMI Memory, incorporating their Turbo Series brand into the PQI product line.  This has given PQI a much broader product... Read more...
Corsair's XMS (Xtreme Memory Speed) memory modules have long been a favorite amongst the enthusiast community. Corsair has memory kits available in many different sizes and speeds, and all of them are regarded as some of the best modules available in their respective categories.  Unfortunately, with the demise of Winbond's BH5/BH6 chips, low-latency memory kits from Corsair (and other manufactures) virtually disappeared.  Low-latency memory offers better overall performance than similarly clocked memory with higher latencies.  Chips capable of much higher clock speeds quickly surfaced,... Read more...
ECS P4IBAD versus Transcend TS-ABR4 Budget i845s Do Battle! By, Marco Chiappetta March  28, 2002 When the Pentium 4 was initially introduced, the only motherboards available were based on the Intel i850 chipset, which required the use of relatively expensive (at the time) RDRAM.  While the performance of an i850 / Pentium 4 combo was excellent, the price was prohibitive and kept Intel's new CPU out of the hands of many users.  Intel took too long to ready an alternate chipset that used less expensive memory types, which opened the door for companies like SiS and VIA to snatch up... Read more...