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A few days ago, HTC and AT&T announced that the HTC Jetstream Android 3.1 tablet would be coming to AT&T’s network. The Jetstream’s standout features include a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core SoC with Adreno 220 graphics, a 10.1” screen with a resolution of 1280x768, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage, which can be supplemented by a user accessible microSD slot. The Android 3.1 OS is also skinned by HTC's Sense UX and the tablet will work on AT&T’s brand-new, not-yet-fully-online... Read more...
Just when you think you have everything figured out, you come across something that turns your world upside down. Long known for their blue motherboards, Gigabyte has finally decided to enter the dark side and will release mainboards featuring black PCB. Up to this point, it was the only major motherboard company that did not offer models sporting a black paint job. We first saw the P67A-UD7 at IDF 2010 in San Francisco, but finally have a retail unit in our hands.   The P67A-UD7 is an enthusiast class, LGA1155 based motherboard designed specifically for Intel's upcoming line of Sandy Bridge... Read more...
**Update:  We have just added new images that were taken live at the event. - We’ve been spending some quality time with the folks at AMD today in sunny Austin, TX.  The team here has been giving us a run-down on their upcoming Phenom II processor along with the enthusiast platform they’re calling “Dragon”.  In short, the Dragon platform is a combination of an AMD Phenom II X4 processor, Radeon 4800 Graphics cards and an AMD 7 series chipset based motherboard. However, today’s discussion was keenly focused on AMD's upcoming Phenom II X4 processor, two models of which will launch... Read more...
There has obviously been a fair amount of buzz going on in the market about SSDs (Solid State Disks) as of late, as pricing continues its downward trend.  In addition performance has continued to improve with SSDs as the technology matures.  Recently, announcements from major OEMs like Samsung have promised fairly impressive offerings with read/write performance that would rival most standard spinning disks and of course sub 1ms access times that literally no standard rotational media could come close to.In preparation for an SSD round-up here at HotHardware, we started getting in... Read more...
Intel was showing off some of their next-gen hardware today at a posh NYC hotel on the east side of Manhattan.  There aren't many specifics we can talk about just yet, but we were allowed to snap off a few pictures of a system that we're sure many of you are eager to check out.  What you see pictured here is a complete Nehalem-based rig, built around an Intel X58 chipset motherboard.  Unfortunately, we can't disclose any benchmark scores or frequencies, nonetheless, there is still some interesting stuff to see here.     Intel's Nehalem Demo System First off, how... Read more...
As many of you are no doubt aware, AMD is about to release a new line of ATI Radeon graphics cards based on the GPU that was internally codenamed RV770.  Cards based on the GPU were supposed to launch next week, on June 25 to be specific, but due to some unforeseen circumstances, we are able to offer you some preliminary information and benchmark scores a little early.Like the RV670 used on the Radeon HD 3800 series, the RV770 GPU powering the Radeon HD 4850 is manufactured on TSMC's 55nm process node.  A full wafer of RV770 dies is pictured to the left.  At the heart of the... Read more...
Intel is planning to release the successor the popular P35 chipset in a few weeks, the aptly named P45.  From a feature standpoint, the P35 and P45 are somewhat similar.  But the P45 will have official support for 1,600MHz FSB processors, PCI Express 2.0, and the chipset is being manufactured 65nm as opposed to 90nm, which should being power consumption and heat down a bit.  The P45 will also be paired up with a new ICH10-series southbridge, which offers more SATA connectivity.Asus showed off a few P45-based motherboards at CeBit a while back, but they weren't quite ready for prime... Read more...
Home Theater PC aficionados will surely be interested in this one.  In January of this year, during the Consumer Electronics Show, NVIDIA disclosed details regarding their nForce 700a series of chipsets, the GeForce 8200 IGP, and Hybrid SLI.  Motherboards based on the chipsets haven’t stormed the market just yet, but we wanted to show you something ASUS has in the works that’s slated to arrive very soon...      ASUS M3N78-EMH HDMI What you see pictured here is the ASUS M3N78-EMH HDMI.  The M3N78-EMH HDMI is a socket AM2+ motherboard, compatible with virtually... Read more...
About every year or so, the software team at ATI, which is now a part of AMD, produces a Catalyst driver suite that introduces a handful of major new features, above and beyond their regular monthly release.  And at least so far, for 2008, this new Catalyst v8.3 suite appears to be that major release.  We’re sure ATI will have more in store as the year progresses, but for now there is plenty of new ground to cover. We were recently given a chance to chat with some folks from ATI about all of the new features they have in store for users with the Catalyst v8.3 release and we'll... Read more...
A fresh new set of graphics card drivers, like a pair of new shoes, can sometimes make a world of difference.  We were recently given a chance to chat with some folks from AMD about all of the new features they have in store for users with the Catalyst v8.3 release and we'll be outlining some of the finer details here today.  In addition to the typical batch of performance enhancements and bug fixes available with each new Catalyst release, the v8.3 suite is going to deliver official support for three and four GPU CrossFireX and Hybrid CrossFire, plus some new anti-aliasing... Read more...
We just got our hands on some hot news regarding Asus and a brand new smartphone they’ve just introduced.  What you see pictured here is the new Asus M930 Windows Mobile 6-based smartphone.  As the pictures show, the M930 has a clamshell design, and features dual screens, a QWERTY keyboard, and a built in camera / webcam. According to our information, the Asus M930 sports a 450MHz TI OMAP 2431 processor with 256MB of Flash memory and 64MB of SDRAM.  The unit also supports Micro-SD expansion cards and SDHC, however, for further expandability.  Standby time is reportedly 150 -... Read more...
By now, we suspect most of you are aware of Intel’s extreme enthusiast platform – a.k.a. Skulltrail – that couples a pair of quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX9775 processors with the dual-socket D5400XS motherboard, for a total of eight cores of high-performance goodness.  We recently evaluated Skulltrail and have our thoughts on the platform posted for you all available right here. What you may not be aware of at this point is that some of Intel’s partners also plan to introduce enthusiast-class motherboards complete with dual LGA771 sockets, similar to the D5400XS.  Asus, for example is prepping... Read more...
Ever get the hankering to run not one but four panels from a single graphics card?  Let's see... How about a quartet of 24" widescreens spanning your desktop or game environment?  The good folks at Asus sent this beefy plank-o-silicon over for test and evaluation and needless to say, it seemingly has the gifts.  Asus' EAH3870 X2 1GB TOP - Radeon HD 3870 X2             Features: 1GB of .8ns Hynix GDDR3 DRAM (1200MHz/2.4GHz GDDR3) Quad dual-link DVI outputs Overclocked out of the box (speeds to be announced... Read more...
A few months ago, at the fall Intel Developer’s Forum, we got some hands-on time with an Intel Skulltrail system and were able to snap a handful pictures and document a few benchmark scores.  At the time, Skulltrail was still in it the pre-production phase as Intel had a few changes in store for the platform, but it was mature enough for the company to show off what Skulltrail had in store. As we mentioned in our initial look at Skulltrail, the platform is built around an Intel server-class motherboard tweaked for the enthusiast market.  It also features dual 45nm quad-core processors... Read more...
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