HotHardware News Archive

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All News for September 2005

GameDr AutoMax, Puppy Linux v1.0.5

Well folks, it's the 29th and the F.E.A.R. multiplayer demo has been released. The 451MB file contains the DM/TDM and CTF "Facility" maps. You can grab the file at FileShack, FileFront, and Filerush(for you torrent fans). Goodnight all! ECS KN1-SLI Extreme Motherboard Review @ PCstats.com "Based on the nVidia nForce4 SLI chipset,...

More Support for AGEIA PhysX

Good afternoon HH fans. The news is coming in at a steady clip today, and I just came across an interesting tid-bit by way of AGEIA that I didn't want to let sit. Today, the fledgling company announced that Futuremark, the makers of the well-known 3DMark and PCMark line of benchmarks, has licensed the PhysX SDK.  Here's a snip from the...

XFX XGear Headset, Asus Vento 3600, NVIDIA 6100/6150, and More!

Hawking Technologies HBB1 Broadband Booster Review @ Hardware-Review.net: "Getting every ounce out of your broadband bandwidth can be a daunting task and one many users deal with on a daily basis. Many people who use a Voice-Over-IP phone service or play online games experience some distortion or lower quality connections because of how...

XFX 7800GT SLI, Foxconn NF4SLI7AA-8EKRS2

Apple has admitted to a flaw that has left the screens on some iPod Nanos vulnerable to cracks. With about 1% of all the nanos that have shipped being affected, it's not a widespread problem, but that doesn't really make a difference if your one of those unfortunate few. Fortunately however, Apple has said they will replace the problem units....

Asus & ATI CrossFire News

Good afternoon folks! We just got some interesting news by way of Asus. It turns out they've already got a BIOS file ready to enable ATI CrossFire support on their P5WD2 Intel 955X based motherboard (you can see our review of this motherboard right here). Here is a quick snip from the e-mail that we just received... "Now you can enjoy...

MSI P4N Diamond, Apple iPod nano, and more!

Well folks, it didn't take long for Call of Duty 2 to be benchmarked. AMDZone has thrown mid range to high end cards at the new demo, and found some interesting results... is 512MB now useful? Those of you who bought a 512MB X800XL and felt a little disappointed with the small(if any) performance gains over it's 256MB cousin might want to...

CrossFire Roundup, DFI Infinity SLI

Hey folks! There were a couple big releases yesterday... Day of Defeat: Source is now available, as well as the Call of Duty 2 demo. The CoD demo offers one single player level and weighs in at 656MB. FileFront, FileShack both have the demo, and you can use Filerush if your into torrents. As for DoD:S, you can purchase at www.steampowered.com...

ATI Announcement

ATI Announces Three CSIP-Qualified Motherboard Designs with Radeon Xpress 200 ATI Technologies Inc., (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT), today announced that its Radeon Xpress 200 platform technology will be an integral part of AMD's (NYSE: AMD) Commercial Stable Image Platform (CSIP). The program will include three CSIP-qualified and ATI-tested systems...

Grado SR225 Headphones, Blu-ray Vs. HD DVD

CrossFire! You'll get caught up in the... CrossFire! Yeah, I know some of you remember that game:) Today is different though, as it's ATI's CrossFire we're talking about. The reviews are in, and HotHardware's own Marco Chiappetta takes a look at ATI's answer to SLI. Check back later tonight for some CrossFire coverage in our news post. Thermaltake...

DFI NF4 SLI & Ultra Infinity, MGE Vigor 500W PSU

Hey folks! I've gotten a little time to play the Serious Sam 2 demo, and it's not bad. Great graphics, plenty of things to shoot with a variety of weapons... pretty much what I was looking for. Anyway, the weekend news is ready, enjoy! MGE Vigor 500W Power Supply @ ThinkComputers.org | Image "Ah, power supplies, we all need them, we can't...

GeForce 6100 Series w/ Integrated Graphics and nForce 4 SLI X16

NVIDIA's recent announcements of three new chipset product offerings weren't punctuated with a lot of hype or fan-fare but never the less, the new technology is compelling for market segments at completely opposite ends of the spectrum.  NVIDIA's GeForce 6100 series of Motherboard Chipsets with integrated Graphics, bring a host of new...

Velocity Micro GE 1500, Biostar I945P-A7, Truly MP313X Player and More!

Velocity Micro Gamer's Edge 1500 Evaluation @ HardOCP: "We chose the Gamer's Edge 1500 because yours truly is addicted to Battlefield 2 and can barely stand having only 1GB of memory (and 512MB is unthinkable). Therefore, we ordered the 1500 instead, and we did not change one part. I think that if Velocity Micro is going to put their...

OCZ EL DDR-PC4000 2GB Gold, Nikon D70s 6.1 MP DSLR

I came across some great new pictures of Nintendo's Revolution controller today(thanks blue!). The Wavebird adapter is not surprising as the system supports Gamecube titles. There's still plenty of criticism about the new controller, and Nintendo needs to show it off a little more, possibly with demos of current favorites such as Metroid or...

AMD Athlon64 X2-3800+, Pioneer DVR-633H-S DVD, TWIN2X1024-8000UL...

Corsair TWIN2X1024-8000UL Memory Modules @ X-bit labs: "Today you will get acquainted with another memory solution that managed to surpass 1GHz threshold. It is going to be overclocker DDR2 SDRAM memory from Corsair. This memory manufacturer is very well-known for their excellent products. For example, their DDR2-1000 modules boast the...

OCZ PC4800 Platinum, GIGABYTE GA-8I945P Pro

Hey folks, we're posting the final roundup of articles today. Goodnight all, enjoy the news. GIGABYTE GA-8I945P Pro Motherboard @ Techniz "The GA-8I945P Pro was featuring the new Intel(R) 945P Express chipset with Hyper-Threading Technology delivers significant performance gains with variety of new generation architectures including the...

ATI's Technical PR Interview, ABIT AX8 v1 Motherboard

Hey folks, the Serious Sam 2 demo has been released! The 250MB demo includes all 16 weapons(might need a cheat), a vehicle that you can drive, and supports four players online(and co-op mode). You can grab the file at Filefront, Fileshack, or Filerush if you prefer using torrents. Intel Developing Ultra-Low Power Manufacturing Process Additional...

ATI Avivo Technology, Klipsch iFi iPod Speaker System

CNet has put up a good read today, examining the effect the internet has had on human intelligence. Does using the internet make you smarter? It's already been proven that a daily dose of HotHardware can raise your IQ, but what about the rest of the net? All right, fine... maybe we won't raise your IQ, but we will keep you informed about the...

OCZ Rally High Performance USB2 Flash Memory, Nokia N90

Tonight in the news, Grokster, a well known P2P File sharing service is the latest service making the attempt to go completely legit. Rather than fighting the entertainment industry, the decision allows them to avoid a lengthy and expensive court trial. Not a bad choice. Goodnight folks, enjoy the news. Arrowmax PSX-550AL-24 Aluminum 550W...

PenStar on Crossfire, Razer Diamondback & More

Good morning all. Did everyone have a nice weekend? I hope so. I spent most of my weekend building up and tinkering with a new test rig that'll get abused for an upcoming article. Can't tell you much about it just yet though! :)  I can tell you about the news though, which has been flowing in at a steady clip all weekend.  Check...

The Mini-ITX Project, Lian Li External HDD Enclosure EX-125

Hey folks, it's really late... really. The last batch of this weekend's news is ready, and we'll have more in about 10 hours, so stay tuned. Goodnight! Samsung SE-W164 DVD Writer @ Bytesector "Today we're taking Samsung's SE-W164 external DVD burner for a spin (no pun intended). The competition is extremely tight, so many different companies...

GeCube Radeon X800 GTO 256MB(PCIe), WD Caviar RE SATA 320GB

Hey folks, it's pretty late but the news just doesn't stop :) It's not exactly computer hardware, but Nintendo has revealed their design for Revolution's controller. At first I was a little disappointed, but after thinking about how it could change the way games are played, I'm actually excited about it. There are only so many different genres...

Gateway FX400XL, MSI NX7800GTX SLI, RaidMax X1 ATX and More!

RaidMax X1 ATX Gaming Case @ Bigbruin.com: "Raidmax continues to impress by offering unique, high quality items at a reasonable price. The Raidmax X1 case is no different... The X1 isn't as flashy as some of the recent "gaming" cases, but does retain enough of the "gaming" case feel with the front LCD, hidden drive...

RaidMax X1 ATX Gaming Case, AOpen Nouveau B-350B Case

It's the middle of September, and as just about every HL2 fan knows, the Lost Coast and Day of Defeat: Source is almost upon us! With DOD:S scheduled to be released on 9/26(pre-loading has already started), and Lost Coast close behind, Ars Technica has taken a trip to Valve's office to ask some questions and get a preview of some great new...

Gigabyte 7800GT, Ergodex DX1, WD's Caviar RE2 and More!

Gigabyte 7800GT Review @ amdzone.com: "Since ATI got their act together with the Radeon 9700 it has been a very tough battle between Nvidia and ATI over who lays claim to the fastest video card for computer gaming, a constant tug of war that never seems to end. Earlier in the summer Nvidia fought back big with their G70 GPU and the 7800GTX,...

Titan Robela Watercooling Case, HIS Radeon X800 GT IceQ II

Hey folks, here's your early afternoon update. If your looking for someone(or something) that loves ROI talk, and dimly lit data centers, check out Sun Microsystem's new advertising campaign. While it may seem strange to some, we at HotHardware fully understand the twisted thoughts that come from hours without sleep while staring at a computer....

Transcend T-Sonic 610 512MB MP3 Player, Thermalright SI-120

Hey folks, we've got the last reviews of the night ready for you. Goodnight all! Thermalright SI-120 Heatsink @ SystemCooling "The new Thermalright SI-120 heatsink is a redesigned XP-120 that offers greater motherboard compatibility while still accommodating a 120mm fan of your choice. In fact, Thermalright claims the SI-120 will fit...

ATI News, Antec Performance One P180, and More

Good morning HH fans!  How's everyone doing today? I hope all is well. Things here in the New York lab (soon to be Connecticut) are humming along nicely. We've got some tasty hardware on the test bench at the moment, but we can't tell you about that for a few more weeks. Rest assured, we'll fill you in the second the NDAs lift.  For...

HIS Radeon X800 GT 256MB Turbo, VIA C7-M Processor, and more!

A few big deals are being talked about today. It's no secret that eBay is buying Skype for $2.6 Billion, and could pay up to $1.5 Billion more by 2008 or 2009. Also making the headlines, is Oracle's purchasing of Siebel for $5.85 Billion. Enjoy the reviews, goodnight folks! Sunbeamtech NUUO 550W Power Supply @ EXTREME Overclocking "Sunbeamtech,...

ASUS N7800GTX TOP, Google Talk Review, and more!

Shimmer me timbers, they're at it again. Most of you should remember the texture shimmering problem with Nvidia's recent 77.77 drivers, which Nvidia claimed to be a bug and quickly fixed the problem. Now it's ATI's turn to address the issue since it also seems to suffer from a similar problem. As usual, we'll keep you updated on any new driver...

Crucial Ballistix PC2-3500 DDR2, USB Drive Roundup, and more!

More news is starting to arrive concerning Microsoft's new operating system, Vista, and it's not exactly good news for most of you. The hassle that DRM is going to create will be accompanied by some pretty hefty system requirements that are currently be thrown around the web. bit-tech.net has published a brief summary of what you might need...

SoundBlaster X-FI Xtreme, XFX GeForce 7800 GTX, Chaintech Lives!

Yesterday, Digitimes reported that Chaintech was pulling out of the motherboard market, instead focusing on video card and memory products.  Well, this morning Chaintech would like to set the record straight.  Looks like they are not going anywhere. Chaintech Remains in Motherboard Business! "Chaintech Computer Co., Ltd claims...

MSI NX7800GTX SLI, Sempron vs. Celeron D, and more!

Football season is back! Tonight, the New England Patriots squared off against the Oakland Raiders in Foxboro stadium, kicking off the 2005 season. If you didn't get a chance to watch the game, you missed out. The first half was pretty close, with both teams getting to the end zone and making some excellent plays. But as in usual Patriots...

Crucial Ballistix PC2-8000, XFX 6800GT, Hitachi's Deskstar 7K500 and More!

Crucial Ballistix PC2-8000 (BL2KIT6464AA1005) Memory Modules @ Xbitlabs.com: "The memory chips used in Crucial Ballistix PC2-8000 memory modules are made by Micron, which is actually not at all surprising. Namely these are MT47H64M8BT-3:A chips. According to the specification, these memory chips are designed to work at 667MHz frequency...

EVGA Disaster Relief

Good evening folks.  We were just informed that EVGA is auctioning off one of their excellent e-GeForce 7800 GTX cards, and that all of the proceeds - and then some - will be going to the Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief fund.  Here's what EVGA had to say in their e-mail: "...There are many in need and EVGA is doing...

FujiFilm FinePix F10, Antec Sonata II Case, and more!

Going along with yesterday's update on Google Maps, some Asian governments have voiced their opinion on the technology... they don't like it. There's still some debate has to how serious of a security risk the satellite images are, as the images are a few years old. Living in New Hampshire, I have no concerns as most of my state lacks detailed...

Seagate Momentus 120GB HD, VoIP 101, and more!

New satellite photos of New Orleans have been released on google maps. Clicking the "Satellite" button will show previous pictures of the city, while the red "Katrina" button displays the city in it's current state. The devastation is just mind blowing, I can hardly imagine what it's like to be there. If you wish to make...

DDR400 Battle Crucial vs. Geil vs. Mushkin, ECS KN1 Extreme

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 @...

Jackson Armor Card, MSI K8N SLI, and more!

Hey everyone! Today's latest hardware headlines are ready, enjoy the news. Goodnight folks. Mushkin: Now is the Time for Change @ Bytesector "Mushkin has decided that change is good and that now is the time for change. There are always minor changes with each style of memory. Mushkin's choice to change all this is a wise one, but it has...

Samsung 915N Monitor, ASUS P5LD2 Deluxe WiFi+TV, and more!

The news is still rolling in :) Enjoy the rest of the weekend folks. 1600DPI Gaming Mice from Logitech and Razer @ TweakTown "Swinging away from the usual hardware, today we're looking at two of the latest and greatest gaming mice from Logitech and Razer. In the left corner we have the Logitech MX518 and in the right corner we have the...

Cyber Snipa Gaming Peripherals, MSI StarCam 370i, and more!

Hey folks, we've got plenty of news this weekend! For all of you that loved, and still love, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System(talking about the SNES here), XYZ computing has put up an article praising the glory of this great machine. For those of you who missed out on those days, it breaks my heart... really, hours of my childhood devoted...

Iwill ZPC64, Creative Xtreme Fidelity, Dell UltraSharp 2005FPW and More!

Iwill ZPC64 Review @ AMDZone: "We have been testing Iwill boards since their early VIA Socket 462 offerings, and to tell you the truth we were a bit surprised to see them jump into the small form factor crowd. They did with a lineup that has certainly been different than just the normal bread box style solution. Amongst their most interesting...

Ageia Interview, HighSpeedPC Standard HSPC Tech Station 2.0

Hey folks, I'm just here to drop off the news. Goodnight all! Intel Files Response To AMD Complaint   SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 1, 2005 - Intel Corporation today filed its response to a lawsuit recently initiated by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) regarding Intel's business practices. In the response, Intel refutes AMD's claims and states...

HyperX DDR2 750MHz, But Why Intel?, Zalman CNPS7700-Cu

Kingston HyperX DDR2 750MHz (KHX6000D2K2/1G) @ Bjorn3D: "Kingston's high-end system memory products are given the HyperX brand. Of course, Kingston offers HyperX products featuring the latest memory technology, DDR2. DDR2 is supported on most of the recently released chipsets and will eventually supplant first generation DDR as the dominant...