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All News for May 2004

SilverStone PSU, Logitech MX Duo, Rock Xtreme Laptop and Others

Good afternoon friends :)  It is getting late, and we are behind schedule today.  So, if you don't mind, we are going to get right down to business... SilverStone SST-ST30NF Fan-less Power Supply @ System Cooling "SilverStone Technology, Inc. is a relatively new manufacturer based in Taiwan with a sales office in California....

8in1 Card Readers, Quiet PSUs, Digicam from HP, Tweak your BIOS

Good morning and happy Friday to all.  Today starts off Memorial Day weekend here in the states.  For starters that automatically means a three day weekend and a boatload of traffic on the highways.  It also is a sign that summer is rapidly approaching.  Traditionally this is a time of year where families get together,...

Opus Tower, Samsung DVD 8x writer, Asus Mobo and Other Goodness

Good morning friends, I am glad to see you are back :)  Sorry about the late start this morning, I had to make a quick run to the local computer store for some supplies.  Last night my GF decided she wanted to rearrange the bedroom, and of course the Ethernet cable that was hooked up her computer fell about 3 inches to short. ...

Asetek Press Release, IWill Sneak Peak, Gaming Case and More

Good afternoon friends, welcome back to Hot Hardware :)  The newswire is humming with activity today.  So, without further delay here is another shot of the juice... PRESS RELEASE -Asetek WaterChill KT03-L20 Entry Kit "The NEW WaterChill™ KT03-L20 Entry Kit is a superb entry-level water cooling kit designed for moderate...

ATi's Mobility Radeon 9700

Good afternoon folks!  For those of you that may have missed it, we just posted a review of ATi's Mobility Radeon 9700.  There is a link at the top of the page, or you can just click here to check it out......

Cheat the Cheaters, ATi Interview, X-Arcade Controller and More

Good morning everyone :)  Well, it is holiday time up here in Canada; the so called "May Two-Four" weekend (you can guess what activities occur during this time).  Though I was unable to go away camping as I have in the past, I think it worked out for the best.  Last night we got pounded with a torrential thunderstorm...

OCZ DDR Memory, Bondo Guide, HIS Exalibur and Other Goodies

Good afternoon friends, welcome back to Hot Hardware :)  Yesterday I received a chance to see a free screening of Shrek 2 at a new DLP cinema that recently opened.  I must say, besides the movie being outrageously funny, the presentation using DLP was amazing.  The difference in picture quality is like comparing a DVD to a VHS;...

64-Bit Catalysts, 8X DVD Burnin', Tiny-Video, Foxconn Athlon64 Mobo.

Good morning all.  It's that time again where we bring you some morning news from the PC hardware world.  The weekend is fast approaching, so let's get to it and then let the relaxing begin! Foxconn 755A01-6EKRS Athlon64 Motherboard (SiS 755) review @ hardCOREware.net: "If you have owned a computer in the past 23 years, I can...

Epox's 8HDA5+, The PC Plasma Ball & Other Goodies

Good afternoon folks!  How is everybody doing today?  I hope those of you in the northeast are enjoying the awesome weather we're having.  All I can say is thank God for WiFi! :)  There's been some more activity the last few hours, so I figured I'd pop back in serve up another helping of news.  So, here you go...  Epox...

Socket 939 and K8T800Pro, DVD Hard Disks, Wireless Music, VIA's Latest

Good morning all.  It looks like this week has shaped up to be quite a busy one.  The hardware news has been developing all week long and today is no different.  There's good stuff going on, so let's get down to business:  VIA Reveals Details of Next Generation C5J Esther Processor Core With Advanced Features For Securing...

ATi Interview, DFI LanPary PRO875B, MSI MoBo and 1 GB of GeIL PC4400

Welcome back friends :)  As my fellow HH brother mentioned a few hours ago, the news is just pouring in today.  So, without further delay here is yet another shot of juice... ATI's Trilinear Filtering Chatlog @ Bjorn3D "As promised, ATI held a chat today with regards to Trilinear Filtering allegations. It was recently discovered...

Diamond's Stealth S100 & S110 and Some News

Good afternoon folks!  Those of you that jump right to the news may not have noticed that we've just posted a new review of Diamond's value priced Stealth S100 (Radeon 9600SE) and S100 (Radeon 9200) video cards.  Here's the link for those that are interested. The news has also been coming in at a steady pace today, so here's a mid-afternoon...

Logisys SP 6000 Speakers, Intel P4 3.4E, Foxcoon Mobo and More

Good morning friends, how are we doing this AM?  My world was fairly mundane last night; I just kicked back with some tunes and a good book.  However, judging by the amount of news in my in-box it looks like others were quite busy... Logisys Computer SP 6000 "Alien" Speakers @ System Cooling "As the home computer market...

Intel 915 Chipset, Xoxide X-Turbine Skull Case and Other Goodies

Good evening friends :)  I just finished watching the Unreal 2004 Tech-Demo video.... Oh My...  Now that is a drool worthy movie.  It is a bit large, but seeing what they are able to do with PS 2.0 and 3.0 in the new Engine is well worth the download.  I think Unreal 2004 is going to give the Half-Life 2 and Doom 3 a good...

Sicruro 2.1 Gaming Speakers, Coolmax Chameleon Fan and Other Swank Hardware

Good morning my friends :)  Sorry about my absents for the past few days; we have been having a few issues with our e-mail accounts.  Needless to say, I am back up and running.  So, without further delay, lets get down to business... Sicuro RW-360XL 2.1 Gaming Speakers @ ExplosiveLabs "Today we are taking a look at the...

ATI's Position on Upgradeable Modules in Mobile Graphics

Welcome back HotHardware fans!  Today's announcement by NVIDIA regarding their new MXM (Mobile PCI eXpress Module) initiative has generated quite a bit of interest.  So much interest that we were able to get a statement from ATi on the topic.  Here's a direct "cut-and-paste" from the correspondence...   •"Industry...

Alienware's ALX System, nForce2 Ultra 400Gb & More

Good evening folks!  The news has been coming in at a steady pace today, so I figured I'd pop in with a quick update before the in-box get's overloaded!  Here are some more of today's interesting happenings...  Alienware's Dual PCI-E Graphics System Uncovered @ PCPer.Com: "The first ALX system consumers will see will be...

NVIDIA's MXM, Some Radeons & Some Coolers

Good morning HotHardware fans!  Just in case you missed it, we've just posted a short article outlining some of the features and benefits of NVIDIA's newly announced MXM, or Mobile PCI eXpress Module.  Click here, or check out the cool picture at the top of the page for details.  In other news...  NVIDIA and Ten Leading...

E3's "Booth Babes", The Three Amigos & More

Good afternoon folks!  I apologize if I come across a bit somber today.   All of our regulars probably know that I'm a huge boxing fan, and that I especially like Roy Jones, Jr.  Well, last night Antonio Tarver landed a wicked left hand in the second round of their rematch, right on Roy's chin, to hand him the first "real"...

USB Swivel Drives, Blue Tooth Adapters, Mobile Athlon64 and ATI's X800 Pro

Good morning all.  It's time for a little hardware news for this Friday morning.  We have a good selection of reading for you, so let's get down to business. Today, Bjorn3D has a look at Imation's 256MB USB 2.0 Swivel Flash Drive: "People lose stuff. Whether it's car keys, a five dollar bill or a favorite pen, we all seem to...

VIA Mobo, Opustek Case, GeForce 6800 vs x800 And A Few Other Items

Good evening my friends :)  Things around the HH labs have extremely hectic today.  With two of our key members on the "injured" list, and the rest busy pounding out the benchmarks, the office has been humming with activity.  Unfortunately, I can not say the same about the news front.  I tell yea; the warm weather...

3D DVDs, New Video Array Technology, Wireless FireWire

Good morning gang, JeffB stopping by with your morning news update.  While Marco is fighting off a bug, or possibly an overdose of pollen, I have a dilemma of a different kind.  I took a ride to Top Sail Island off the coast of NC yesterday and didn't bring the sunblock.  After walking along the beach for several hours without...

Wrist TV, Jetwat's N2VIEW and a Whole Bunch of HDs

Greetings and Salutations loyal HotHardware fans!  This is your favorite oversized Italian hardware geek, checking in with a mid-afternoon helping of hardware goodness.  I'm fighting off a cold (or allergies - I'm not sure yet), and need to get back to benchmarking, so I'll unfortunately have to be brief.  So here goes...  Mega...

Mushkin Memory, Logitech MX700, Noisekiller Kit Article and Other Goodness

Good morning friends, I hope you survived the night :)  Myself, I kicked back for a little while and watch Scary Movie 3.  I found the last two movies of the series mildly funny; however, I won't be recommending this one to anyone.  If you haven't seen it, and are set on renting it, the pre-title sequence is the best part......

Foxconn 755A01-6EKRS Review & Some News

Good Evening HotHardware Fans!  Just in case you missed it, we've just posted a new review of Foxconn's 755A01-6EKRS - a SiS755 powered, Socket 754 motherboard for the Athlon 64.  You can click the picture at the top of the page, or save a few seconds and click this link... We've also got some fresh news for you as well...  NVIDIA...

Vantec MousePad, A Few ATI AIW 9600XT's And A Few Other Items

Good morning friends :)  After a night of planning, I think I have come up with a way to "borrow" that sexy laptop Marco is working on.  The plan involves a small army of garden gnomes wearing green overalls and an industrial sized jug of thermal grease...wait...Marco, reads the news!  *Sigh*  Back to the...

Mutant Mods Trio, A Handful Of MoBo's And Other Goodies

What's up folks?  It looks like summer has hit the northern extent of the HH labs today.  With a temperature peaking around 27 degrees Celsius, yours truly shall be finding a comfy spot on the back deck with my beater of a laptop and an icy-mug full of... eeerrr... BEvERage type... stuff... yeah... *looks shifty eyed*....  A...

More nForce2 & Some Thoughts on HL2

Good afternoon HotHardware fans!  How is everyone doing today?  I take it you all took care of Mom yesterday, and spent some time with the family!  With my nephew's confirmation last Friday and Mother's Day this past Sunday, you know this guy spent some serious time around the dinner table this weekend!  I also put some...

NVIDIA's New nForce2 Ultra 400Gb

Good morning folks!  We've just posted a preview of NVIDIA's new nForce2 Ultra 400Gb chipset for the Athlon XP.  This new chipset sports all of the features of the very popular nForce2 Ultra 400, along with Gigabit Ethernet, SATA, RAID and it even has a built-in hardware optimized firewall.  Click the link and check it out......

Guardian ATX Case, Steelpad 45, Bytecc Enclosure and other PC Goodness

Good evening my friends :)  I am going to keep the banter to a minimum tonight due to family plans.  So, on with the show... NZXT Guardian ATX Case @ Controlled-Insanity PC Mods "There are so many "pre-mod" cases available today, that sometimes it's tough to find one that stands out from the rest. Recently, a very...

Liquid Cooled Dual Xeon Workstation, Two North/South Bridge Coolers and Pixalshader 3.0

Good morning everyone :)  Well, today is the day that we celebrate our mothers.  Whether they are cooking our food, mending our cloths or tending to our wounds; mothers are the adamant friend that is always there.  We may not always get along with them, but we always love them.  On behalf of the HH crew, to all the mothers...

Abit Fatal1ty PR, Mouse Grips, HDTV Tuner Card and Other Goodies

Good afternoon friends, welcome to Hot Hardware :)  Yesterday was my girlies birthday, so of course she was spoiled to no end.  Between the massive amounts of food and the bottles of wine, I slept like a baby last night.  All the same, my head is still not full on this morning but I think I am still able to dish out some news...

VIA Introduces K8T800 Pro, Intel to Confirm Death of "Tejas", So Long Leo...

Good morning folks.  We've got some major announcements today, some good, some bad, all very interesting.  Let's jump into it and see what is going on... VIA Raises the Performance Bar for the AMD64 Processor Platform with Introduction of VIA K8T800 Pro Chipset Asynchronous bus architecture enables power users to fully optimize their...

Radeon X800 Series Article Update

Good morning all... I've gone in and made updates to two sections of our ATi Radeon X800 article, that I think you all will find somewhat interesting. First, we discovered that the particular NV Forceware driver revision we were using in our Wolfenstein Enemy Territory tests, had issues relative to its setting of NV's trilinear optimization...

AMD Introduces New Mobile Processors

Hot off the presses, AMD announces two new Mobile Processors.  Check it! AMD Fuels New Mobile Processors With 64-Bit Performance For Sleek Notebooks —Acer Inc. to Offer Racy New Ferrari Notebook with Extra Horsepower Under the Hood — Sunnyvale, CA -- May 6, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced two new low-power mobile processors...

Tejas in Trouble? ATI gets Aggressive. AMD takes it to Intel.

Good morning all.  Well, the trek is finally over and I am now a resident of North Carolina.  It definitely isn't like New York.  Things are cheaper, slower and much warmer.  We are looking at a heatwave for our first week here, topping 90 !  This will take some getting used to, but I think it was a good move.  I...

Novatech Heatsink, Lian Li Case, FX5950 Shootout and 5900 XT FAQ's

Good evening my friends, welcome back :)  As you can see, the dust from constructing our new home is slowly settling to the ground.  But, as BigWop eluded to this AM, we still have a few tricks up our proverbial sleeve.  In the mean time, you will just have to suffer through piles of news and benchmarks... *sigh* such a rough...

More ATi and X800, Cooling, and Other Goodness

Good morning HotHardware fans!  What a crazy couple of weeks, huh?  First the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra hits, and then just over two weeks later ATi plays their hand and unveils the X800 XT and X800 Pro.  On top of that, Rob got back from his honeymoon, Jeff moved to NC, we launched the new site and finished a couple of reviews...

Gigabyte HD PR, X800 Pro/XT Linkage, RocketRAID and Other Swank Articles

Good evening friends :)  Sorry about this morning, but my Internet connection was DOA when I awoke this AM.  I placed an order for an upgrade to my Internet service a few days ago; and of course they choose the daytime to cut my service while they did the platform swap. :P  Nevertheless, I am back up and running and there is...

ATi Radeon X800 XT and Radeon X800 Pro's Reviewed!

Hello All,   I don't think we need much of a flowery introduction here!   ATi's Radeon X800 XT and Radeon X800 Pro are live and on showcase at HotHardware:...

ATi 9200 PRO IGP PR, Chenming Server Case, Watercooling Mod Kit and Other Various Goodies

Oh, good you are back :)  We are just getting pounded with news today; so, without further delay here is another shot of juice... PRESS RELEASE - ATi's RADEON™ 9100 PRO IGP MARKHAM, ON – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT), today announced the introduction of RADEON™ 9100 PRO IGP, a high performance platform...

ATi 9600XT, FoxConn MoBo, Zalman Cooler and More

Good morning everyone, I hope you survived the weekend.  Mine was pretty quite for a change, I just kicked around the house with the little lady.  However, next weekend is going to be a different story; between my GF's birthday and Mothers Day (yes, mothers day is this upcoming Sunday) I am going to be pretty strapped for time. ...

LCD Harness, nForce3, Moblie GPU's and other Various Case Goodies

Good afternoon everyone;  Sorry about the lack of news yesterday, but my ISP was down *grumbles*.  Subsequently, we have quite a bit of news for you today.  So, in the interests of time, here is your weekend news...     Steelpad Wire Holder Review @ CreativeMods.com "Today I reviewed a product from Steelpad...