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The mainstream video card market is about to get a shot in the arm courtesy of the folks at NVIDIA. Today the company is officially unveiling a new addition to their popular GeForce 6 Series of products, the GeForce 6800 GS. The GeForce 6800 GS is a new 12-pipeline, mainstream product, that promises relatively high-performance at a much more... Read more...
Hey all, the weekend news has been rolling in, and it's time to unload a few articles. Enjoy! Cooler Master Praetorian 730 case review @ Xtreme Resources "Cooler Master has introduced the 730 series of aluminum alloy cases into the marketplace for enthusiasts. As the successor to the successful Wave Master case design, an improved air... Read more...
So it's probably obvious by now that we've been re-investing a little bit in things around here lately. All for your benefit of course!  :)  Last week we launched the new site design and asp.net backend database which, all told, went relatively smoothly.  Today we just got the high sign from our host, Data 393, that our new... Read more...
MSI P4N Diamond @ Viperlair: "While the board did not sit on top of every benchmark, it has the potential to be one of the fastest gaming platforms for Intel. Benchmarks don't tell the whole story though, as the P4N Diamond proved to be a reliable board throughout testing and is stacked with enough features that... Read more...
Tonight, a few articles concerning security have found their way into the HH news box. Over at The TechZone, you can find some tips on how to secure your e-mails. And how many of you have ever forgotten a password? Really, who hasn't? PCStats covers ways to recover your forgotten passwords, and ways to bypass or reset certain passwords such... Read more...
The press is hot today, folks! Corsair has just informed us that they are to produce the first "Certified SLI Ready Memory". With the growing popularity of SLI, it's only a matter of time before more memory manufactures join the SLI Certified club. Part numbers for their Single Module memory are CM2X512-5400C4, and CM2X512-5400C4PRO.... Read more...
The Radeon X800 XL has been a very successful GPU for ATI. The X800 XL has been widely available for quite some time, it's built using a .11 micron process that make it a cost effective part for ATI to produce, and retail cards based on the X800 XL GPU offer very good performance for the price. 256MB variants of the X800 XL have also been... Read more...
Good morning all. The folks at S3 just sent us some information regarding a few new GPUs they've got coming down the pipeline.  We'll be meeting with S3 sometime next week for a hands-on look, but for now we've got a snip from the official PR... S3 Graphics Unveils Chrome S20 Series PCI Express Graphics Processors Advanced 90nm lead-free... Read more...
Albatron nForce4 K8SLI @ Bjorn3D: "Sometimes us reviewer tend to forget that not everyone have the money to buy one of the latest and fastest cards available. Instead of a GeForce 7800GT or GeForce 7800GTX many instead have opted for cheaper, but yet capable, GeForce 6600GT. But what if you have one of those and... Read more...
After hearing much criticism over Anti-Piracy techniques, Sony has decided to release a patch that will reveal hidden files that certain music CDs are now installing. As many of you know, Sony's recent attempt at stopping piracy involves the installation of Anti-Piracy software that comes with a growing number of music CDs. The problem with... Read more...
Creative Labs X-Fi @ PC Perspective | HH Perspective "If you're on the fence with the X-Fi, consider gaming as a big factor. At the moment there's no real quality improvement (see 24-bit Crystalizer and CMSS-3D) to audio or performance improvement with the X-Fi (see Game Testing). I would wait a few months to see... Read more...
AOpen miniPC available now San Jose, CA - November 1, 2005 - AOpen, an award-winning global leader in PC component and system design and manufacturing, continues its miniaturized personal computing innovation with a cool new twist to PC computing, the most affordable and compact PC ever, the AOpen miniPC. The launch of the unique miniPC testifies... Read more...
Hey folks! Some interesting news that's been circulating around recently, is the idea that Wikipedia might one day be available in printed form. There's also some talk about changing how things work with the web site. Check it out. And how is Apple doing with their iPod's new video capability? Apparently they're doing... Read more...
Hey all, we're back with more news. First off, F.E.A.R. has been patched again. Along with a few bug fixes, a new multiplayer titled "Asylum" map has been included. On the graphics front tonight, The Inquirer reports more on the flexibility of ATI's R520 Memory Controller. Enjoy! Asus VR Cooler Review at... Read more...
Hey folks! It's time to kick off the news with new edition of HotHardware. The news format is changing a bit, so keep a look out for more frequent updates. Now, If you're in the market for a new Tablet PC, CoolTechZone has posted their views on the Lenovo ThinkPad X41. Also, for those of you wondering how much CPU power Quake 4 can eat up,... Read more...
 Well now, there's a surprise eh?  Welcome to HotHardware.com's 5th edition site.  As you can see we've revamped the graphics a bit courtesy of our in-house stylizers Mario Mirabella and Marco Chiappetta (team Cinzano baby!).  And of course there's our Ultra Code Ninja (UCN for short) Dominic Plouffe, our Canadian connection,... Read more...
Hey folks! As most of you know, Valve has released the short, but sweet, Lost Cost level with HDR support. From the Steam update I read earlier, the added commentary seems to be a hit, so they'll most likely be adding it to other projects. It would be nice to see some design comments on their upcoming expansion, "Aftermath". Enjoy... Read more...
Over the years, ATI's All-In-Wonder series of video cards have been the card of choice for those looking for a complete 3D Graphics card/TV-Tuner hybrid.  With little competition and a consistent release schedule of new models, ATI sits atop the all-in-one food chain, with the most popular option available. We shouldn't ignore the fact... Read more...
PowerColor X800 GT Xtreme Edition Review @ The Tech Zone: "Power for the X800 GT Xtreme is provided by ATI's R480 chipset running at 500MHz. This is 25MHz faster than the standard X800 GT. The Xtreme achieves this higher core speed with a better cooling solution. The normal X800 GT use 256 Meg of 2ns GDDR3 memory... Read more...
Good evening folks.  We've got some news from ECS just now that we thought may be of interest to many of you. The company has added support for Intel's Pentium M processors to the PF88 though the use os a new SIMA card. Check it... ECS Adds Intel Pentium M Support with the Launch of I9S SIMA Card -- Expanding platform flexibility of PF88... Read more...
Sunbeamtech Theta TP-101 Fan Controller @ Bigbruin.com: "Sunbeamtech has offered the typical fan controller (rheobus) in a variety of styles in the past, but the software based Theta TP-101 is much different. Instead of using knobs to mechanically vary resistance, a Windows interface is used to automate this... Read more...
Hey folks, the news is moving a bit slow, but it's still moving. AMD Zone has updated their Quake 4 benchmarks to include some numbers using two Radeon X850XT PE cards(Crossfire). On a more depressing note, Baseball season is now over, ended by a 4 game sweep of the Houston Astros by the Chicago White Sox. Two Sox in two years. It's the most... Read more...
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