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All News for September 2004

3DMark05 Info, Memory, and other Goodness

Good morning HotHardware fans! Welcome back! The lion's share of today's news focuses on Futuremark's release of 3DMark05. There's lots of info regarding this new benchmark to sort through today, so make sure you read it all, and soak up all the knowledge! And when you're done, come right back here and take a look at our latest review, and...

ASUS Extreme AX600XT vs. MSI GeForce PCX 5750

Good evening folks!  Just in case you're the type who scrolls down right to the news, we want to let you know that we've just posted a new article comparing two affordably priced PCI Express graphics cards, the Asus Extreme AX600XT and the MSI GeForce PCX 5750. Click here to check it out......

Antec NeoPower 480, DDR2 Roundup, Albatron K8X800 Pro II and More

Good evening friends, welcome back to HH :)  Thanks for bearing with me this morning, I made it to my meeting on time, but, not with much room to spare.  Nonetheless, taking a gander into my inbox-o-wonders, it looks like my fellow editors from around the net had quite the busy day themselves.  So, without further ado, here...

Eumax 9-in-1 Flash Genie, 8Com wireless headset and More

Good morning HH Fans. I really hate to do this, but I needed to cut the banter to a minimum.  I have an early morning meeting on the far side of town and I really don't want to get stuck in rush hour traffic.  So, go grab a cup of coffee and settle in, here is your AM shot...  Eumax 9-in-1 USB 2.0 Flash Genie @ Viper Lair "Having...

XGI Press Release, LeadTek GeForce 6800, Iwill ZMAXap SFF and Much More

Good evening everyone, welcome back :)  With meetings running longer then expected, my work day wrapped up exceptionally late tonight.  Nonetheless, before this jockey heads to the stables for some well needed shuteye, I have the wrap-up of news from around the net.  With a few exceptionally tasty morsels on the plate for this...

Plextor PX-712A DVD, MSI K8T Neo2-FIR and Others

Welcome back, NJ here with your AM shot of juice.  I just put my good friend, Mr. Coffee, to work behind me and fired up some new tunes from the slightly deranged crew of Prodigy.  All in all, I am settled in for this wonderful Monday morning.  The news front is flowing at a fairly steady rate already. So, go grab a mug and...

Blackfire4 Fans, Motofever Coverage, BTC 9019 URF Wireless Keyboard and More

Good evening my friends welcome back to HH.  Things around the Canadian portion of the labs have been fairly mundane over the past week or so, and for that, I would like to apologize.  I have been dealing with some fairly substantial situations in my personal life; but, things have been resolved and my life is back on track.  Consequently,...

VIA K8T890 Pro, PCX5750, X800 Pro, DDR2 and More!

Hello everyone, JeffB stopping in for your afternoon news fix.  Today has been an insanely busy day for me and it's only 12 noon!  Between friends having computer problems, intermittent connectivity, and of course, reviews of hardware, I'm really juggling today.  Hopefully I will get through the day unscathed and can get a normal...

VIA's K8T890 - PCI Express for the Athlon 64

Good morning all! VIA is officially unveiling their latest chipset for the Athlon 64 / Opteron today, the K8T890.  The K8T890 sports all of the features of the popular K8T800 Pro, with the added benefits of PCI Express.  The "Pro" flavor of the K8T890 even offers dual PEG slots, for full support of dual PCI Express graphics...

MSI K8N Neo2, Power Color 9800 Platinum and More

Good evening friends, welcome back :)  Along with Jeff, I was also having issues with my internet today.  Though I am on a totally different ISP then my counterpart, I was unable to access anything HH related today (e-mail, web-page or forum).  Yet, when I called in to complain, I was magically able to access everything after...

Big News From Abit, BlueTooth Desktop, X600XTs, A64 Notebooks and More!

Good morning all.  Sorry if I'm later than usual with your morning news.  The past few days my Cable connection has been very slow and the folks at RoadRunner say everything looks good.  While it may look good on their end, I'm slogging along at Dialup 5x speeds.  Hopefully I can make enough noise to get something fixed,...

Lots of Cooling, X600's, DVD Burning & More

Good morning HotHardware fans!  How's everybody doing today? I hope you're all doing well. I, myself, am walking around in a fog. I've been benchmarking like a fiend for the past week or so, and yesterday was the first day in a while that I didn't have to run any numbers. It was weird, I think I'm went through some form of withdrawal!...

ATI Press Release, X700 Previews and Much More

Good evening friends, NJ here with your nightly conglomeration of hot news from around the net.  Tonight we have a wide variety of articles that should cover just about every aspect of the hardware scene.  But, on a quick side note, I need to make mention that the cult favourite, Star Wars, hit the media isles for the first time...

ATi Radeon X700 XT

Good Morning All! Just in case you missed the new link at the top of the page, we're here to let you know that we've just posted a fresh review! It's 6AM EST and we're starting our day early out here in HotHardware land. ATi launches their X700 series of cards this morning and we've got full coverage with benchmarks. From UT2004, to Far Cry...

Plextor and Kingston Press Release and More

Good morning all welcome back to HH.  Yours truly is one of the lucky few which have the pleasure of suffering from seasonal migraines.  Though I like the summer, there is a whole different reason why I hate it to go ;)  Nevertheless, with my sleep patterns all screwy for the next little while, I couldn't think of a better way...

Logitech Z-2200, MS S+arck Mouse and More

Good morning everyone, welcome back to HH :)  I was away last week at an Intel sponsored press event which was showing casing some very swank products.  With DMA's, HTPC's and Peripherals coming out the yin yang, I was right at "home."  Logitech Z-2200 Speaker Review @ The Tech Zone "Take Logitech's award winning...

ATi Mobility Radeon 9800

Good Evening Folks! Just in case you missed the new link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you all know that we've just posted a review of ATi's flagship mobile 3D gaming GPU, the Mobility Radeon 9800. We've benchmarked the Mobility Radeon 9800 with a variety of games, including FarCry and Doom 3, comparing it to a Radeon 9800 Pro throughout....

X800's, Giant USB Drives, Gateway DVD, DDR-2 Rumble and More!

Good morning gang, JeffB here ringing in yet another weekend.  The HH labs are starting to really pile up with the hardware lately, guess it's a sign that the holiday season is right around the corner.  With so much new hardware this year, things should be real interesting.  I think there are going to be a bunch of happy little...

Iomega NAS 100d Wireless Server Released!

Good afternoon everyone, JeffB checking in with some interesting information coming out of Iomega.  Check it out! New Iomega Wireless Servers Bring New Features & Flexibility to Entry-Level Network Storage Iomega NAS 100d Now Shipping For Home Offices, SmallBusinesses SAN DIEGO, September 16, 2004 –Iomega Corporation (NYSE:...

MHz Myth vs Fact, Watercooling, Super Heatsink and More!

Good morning all.  I can't believe we are gearing up for another hurricane here in NC.  I moved down here from NY about 5 months ago to find a more affordable place to live with a slower pace.  While those virtues hold true, I never expected to be dodging hurricanes and tornadoes on a regular basis.  Mother Nature is active...

VIA PR, Asus P5ADA, NVIDIA + Dell, Setting Up a Wireless Network and More

Good morning folks!  Today is definitely much busier on the news front than yesterday.  I've only been away from the keyboard for a few hours (ie sleeping), and the news box is loaded with good stuff.  I'm going to get right down to business and get it posted because I've got some benchmarking to do.  The FedEx man was...

New ATi Theater 550 Pro Chip Announced!

  Turn any PC into a High End TV and Personal Video Recorder With ATI's Revolutionary Video Processor September 14, 2004 - Multimedia personal computers take a giant leap forward today, finally reaching the video quality levels associated with high-end $2000 consumer televisions. ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) is proud to...

Asus K8N-E, NVIDIA & PEG Link, Digital Cameras and More

Good morning folks!  How's everybody doing today?  I hope you're all doing well.  We here in the HH labs are up to our usual hijinks, overclocking, benchmarking, evaluating, and the like.  Before we get to posting our next review though, we've got some news to tide you over.  Not too much going on this morning, but...

XGaming X-Arcade Dual Arcade Joystick

Hey there HotHardware fans! For those of you that jump right to the news, I'm here to let you know that we've just posted a new review of XGaming's very cool, very retro, X-Arcade Dual Arcade Joystick. Just seeing this thing takes me back to my early teens when I spent each summer working in an arcade in a local amusement park.  And after...

New Plextor PVR, Universal Computing, Killer Gaming Laptop and Quake 4?

Good eveing all!  We've got some interesting tid-bids this evening from several sites that are sure to get some attention.  Let's jump right into the game and see what is going on! Plextor Introduces First PC-Based Personal Video Recorder with MPEG-4 and DivX Hardware Compression Users Can Pause Live TV and Record Favorite Shows...

Weekend Update - FB-DIMM, Excalibur 9550, JetMaster, Zalman

Happy Sunday all!  It's turning out to be another gorgeous day here in the North East.  Makes a guy almost want to get out in it and get a life...  What is that round bright yellow thing in the sky anyway?  OK, so once you're done with this morning's shot of HH News goodness, you need to go do just that, cool?  On...

Mutant X Case, Epowertec PSUs, PNY 6800 Ultra & a Special Message

Good morning everyone. I know I said I would see you next week, but I wanted to stop by and give you another news update. We also wanted to ask that we all take a moment to honor our armed forces and recognize the hard work and sacrifices they've made since 9/11. It's hard to believe it's been 3 years since that day. Surely the world has changed...

OCZ PC4000, Mini Gaming PC, XP Safe Mode Guide and DVD Burnin'

Good evening folks.  Awfully sorry for the long delay in news postage today.  We had a little miscommunication on coverage that left things unattended longer than we wanted.  Don't fret, however, we have some evening tidbits that should hold you over for a while. OCZ 1GB (2x512MB) PC4000EL Dual-Channel Kit Review @ EOC: "When...

Matrix Orbital LCD, Yeong Yang Case and Others

Good evening friends, how was your day?  I just popped some pills that should help me kick this cold / sleep tonight.  So, before I loose total coherence to the world around me, let's get the news posted.  Here is your evening shot of juice...  Matrix Orbital MX422 LCD Review @ GruntvillE.com "The MX422 is basically...

Socket 939 Motherboard Round-Up

Good Evening HotHardware Fans! BW here, checking in to let you all know that we've just posted a big Socket 939 Motherboard round-up featuring four high-end motherboards from Abit, Gigabyte, and MSI. Two of the mobos, the Abit AV8 and MSI K8T Neo2-FIR, are based on VIA's K8T800 Pro chipset and the other two, the Gigabyte K8NSNXP-939 and MSI...

ATI Press Release, 6600GT, PolarFLO water Block and More

Good afternoon friends, welcome back to HH.  Today being a cold and drizzly day, it's looking like I will be huddling around the warmth of my computers in hopes of fending of my cold.  So, to help pass the time, let's check under the pillow and see what the juice fairy brought us overnight... ATI Redefines the Multimedia Personal...

Philips PSC724 Ultimate Edge Audio Card

Good Evening All, DJ Jazzy Jay Gibson, spins all the hot stacks of wax and all the platters that matter, through the new Philips PSC724 Ultimage Edge PCI Sound Card tonight.  This is a 24bit/192kHz capable sound card that steps up and takes on the likes of a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS and for a bit less out of pocket expense.  Go...

6600GT Previews, Silverstone LC06, Dual 2.5GHz Liquid Cooling and More

Good morning my friends welcome back to HotHardware :)  Sorry about the lack of news last night, I didn't get back from the day job until nearly 12am.  Needless to say, this News Jockey is craving the caffeine this morning.  I wonder if thinkgeek would do an emergency shipment????  nVidia 6600GT Previews from around the...

New Review - NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT

On August 12th, NVIDIA took the wraps off their new value-based PCI-Express video cards, introducing the GeForce 6600 and 6600 GT. Back then we were given ample information in advance to do a thorough preview on what both cards brought to the game. Since our initial preview, NVIDIA provided us with a GeForce 6600 GT, which we immediately put...

Xconnect 500W PSU, ASUS P5AD2 and Much More

Welcome back everyone, NJ here with another shot of juice.  If the condition of my inbox this morning is any sign of things to come, today is going to be a great day for news.  So, go make a cup of coffee, grab some toast and settle in.  Here is your AM shot...  BigBruin.Com Review: Ultra Products Xconnect 500W PSU "When...

ECTS Article, Intel Q&A and More

Good evening friends, I am glad to see you are back :)  With most of the crew enjoying the tail-end of the long weekend, things around the lab have been fairly quiet today.  Nonetheless, there is always a balance of work and pleasure around here.  Speaking of which, it is time for this News Jockey here to finish up his duties...

MORF PSU Sleeving MOD, Logitech LX 501 and More

Good morning everyone, welcome back :)  It seems like the news front took a turn for the better after I crashed last night.  With news flowing in at a pretty steady rate, your hunger for knowledge should be well satisfied.  However, I do not have tons of spare time to chit-chat this morning, so let's get down to business so...

Jetart Xcool Laptop Cooler, Gigabyte Router and Others

Good evening friends, welcome back to HH.  With most people enjoying the long weekend (US and Canadian alike), the news front has been dreadfully slow.  However, we managed to scrape-up a few tasty morsels for you to sink your teeth into.  So, grab a drink and pull up your chair; here is your evening nightcap...  Jetart...

Abit's AV8 Overclocking Dream, Thermaltake PS, Lite-On Dual-Layer DVD and More

Hey folks! It's Friday and most are getting set for a little R&R this weekend. Sadly, that will not be the case with most of the guys here at HH. We've got a lot of hardware to review and I myself have a piece slated for early next week that you're sure to like. So it's going to be busy for us, but that's what we're here for! Abit's AV8...

NVIDIA vs. ATi - Doom 3 and CS: Source!

Good evening HotHardware fans! We've taken NVIDIA's and ATi's flagship video cards, the GeForce 6800 Ultra and the Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition, and tested them across various Doom 3 maps using all custom time demos, as well as a multiplayer deathmatch demo. We've also loaded up the recently released Counter Strike Source and its Graphics...

ATI Releases New Catalyst Control Center

Good morning all! Today, ATi is aiming to add another layer to the Catalyst software package in an effort to bring new features, added stability and a streamlined interface to the game with the introduction of their new Catalyst Control Center.  The Catalyst Control Center is a new and improved user interface, built around Microsoft's...

Seasonice Power Monitor, Thermaltake 480PSU and Others

Good morning friends, welcome back to HH :)  The news front is moving at a pretty steady pace this AM.  So, keeping this short, sweet; here is your first shot of juice for the day...  BigBruin.Com Review: Seasonic Power Angel Power Monitor "Seasonic has sent over one of their newest items for review, but this time around...