Items tagged with revisit

One of the downsides to system reviews is that it's usually impossible to evaluate system reliability or performance over an extended period of time. Since boutique builders typically assemble rigs with a focus on solid warranties or top-level components, not being able to properly grade long-term reliability is an area of product coverage that some of you might find lacking. Fortunately, we're currently in a position to investigate this sort of question with one particular product and perhaps on a higher level as well. About 18 months ago, we reviewed Origin's then-new Genesis system.... Read more...
Anandtech has just posted a follow-up article to their initial preview of Apple's new Mac Pro flagship desktop / workstation. Here, Anand focuses primarily upon the Mac Pro's upgrade path as well as overall performance when running Windows XP. Although there are relatively few GPU options at this time for the system, the Mac Pro still turns in a respectable performance in the latest and greatest titles. Now if Apple would just release a Core2Duo (Conroe) equipped desktop system with NVIDIA and ATI's latest GPU's available as options, we would likely see a healthy volume of... Read more...
Good Evening HotHardware fans! Marco here, dropping by to let you all know that we've just posted a new article entitled, Revisiting SLI: Asus Extreme N6600GT x 2. In this article, we've taken a single Asus Extreme N6600GT, and a pair of N6600GTs, and benchmarked them with the latest set of official Forceware drivers. We've also got scores from a single GeForce 6800 GT, a GeForce 6800 GT SLI rig, and a Radeon X800 XL in there for reference as well. Click here to check it out...... Read more...
A few months ago, we assessed the performance of a pair of GeForce 6800 GTs and a pair of GeForce 6800 Ultras running in SLI-mode, and were impressed by the platform's performance.  We did have some concerns over driver support and the TCO of the platform, however. NVIDIA's current SLI (Scalable Link Interface) technology requires a specific profile be integrated into the drivers that dictates whether alternate frame rendering (AFR) or split-frame rendering (SFR) can be used for a particular application, and without that profile SLI won't function correctly. And a pair of GeForce 6800-class... Read more...