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DigiTimes now reports that motherboard and graphics card vendor Abit will be selling its office in Taipei to help lower the company's significant debts. The once dominant motherboard vendor has seen sales take a dramatic drop over the course of the last year. With Abit's buildings being sold and speculation of outsourcing, it's more than a... Read more...
Worthy of HardwareZone's 'Most Innovative Product' Award, the ExcelStor GSTor Plus GP1080 is an excellent hard drive with some great features. What are these features? Encryption, Password Protection, and Instant Backup Rollback, which is bound to delight business owners. "Overall, the GStor... Read more...
While many of you probably haven't been able to get your hands on an X-box 360, that doesn't mean you can't get your hands on one of their controllers. The crew over at Techgage report on using the X-box 360's controller with windows."Have you ever wished that you could use your consoles controller on your PC? Usually, they are designed much... Read more...
ECS & HotHardware Holiday Giveaway! Hello everyone! We'd like to remind everyone about the contest we've got running, that's open to all current and new HotHardware forum members. In conjunction with ECS and Intel, we'll be giving away three Pentium D 830 Dual-Core Processor / ECS 945P-A Motherboard combos, to three lucky people.     ... Read more...
Since we're faced with a painfully slow day in terms of news, I figured it might be good to spice things up with an Easter Egg for 3DMark05 that adds flying cows to the demo! After benchmarking systems an unimaginable number of times using this benchmark, it's a bit refreshing to see a new spin put on things. If you have time to kill, give... Read more...
The Inquirer waxes philosophical over NVIDIA's recent cancellation of their C60 nForce IGP for the Intel platform. Given the somewhat questionable solidity of the company's C51 GeForce 6100/6150 chipsets on the AMD front, it is possible that there were a few too many issues with the Intel counterpart. However, it is also entirely possible... Read more...
Who wouldn't like to have 2GBs of memory in their system? If you're looking to see some high speed ram in action, check out 3dGameMan's video review of Corsair's XMS-4000PT DDR500 2GB Kit."While Corsair is a little late implementing their UCCC solution they have done a great job. I was a little disappointed in the overclocking result as I... Read more...
AMD Zone has gone ahead and updated their benchmarks of Quake 4's 1.05 dual core patch. A new set of benchmarks have been added using ATI's Radeon X1800XL, comparing it to their 7800GT numbers. Do ATI's drivers really offer much better dual-core support than Nvidia's current release?"For now we see that there are indeed some positive benefits... Read more...
Well folks, the reviews for Intel's latest CPU and chipset are in, and tonight we have a roundup for your reading pleasure. Enjoy! Intel Pentium EE 955 & 975X Express Chipset Reviews: Viper Lair Legit Reviews Sudhian X-Bit labs PC Perspective LostCircuits FiringSquad And our own take on the subject is right... Read more...
Intel has been relatively quiet over the last eight months or so, since the initial release of the dual-core Pentium Extreme Edition 840 processor back in early April of this year. The company has released an entire line of dual-core 'Pentium D' processors since then, and have also introduced a number of new core... Read more...
Although a bit early it seems, CNET has posted their review of the Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 955 (Presler) CPU. Using the soon to be announced 975X Express chipset, this new Intel platform provided some promising performance numbers which took a chunk out of AMD's performance lead. Add some significantly reduced power consumption and this... Read more...
The folks at The Inquirer have been one of the few people with any news this morning. Fortunately, their latest post contains some new information on ATI's upcoming flagship R580 GPU that should help you make it through this slow Tuesday morning. If the listed proposed specs don't shock you, perhaps that tidbit regarding R520's lifespan on... Read more...
In the need for some low latency ram that's just begging to be overclocked? Overclockers Online takes a look at OCZ's 1024-3200 Gold Edition XTC. It's some great ram to have if your motherboard supports DIMM Voltage of 3.0 of higher. "For the suicide-shot overclockers, this is the memory... Read more...
With all the system upgrading and building going on this time a year, a brand new power supply might be the last thing on your mind. The power consumption of new hardware, especially video cards run in SLI and Crossfire, can put a tremendous strain on your power supply. Unless you have a PSU that can handle the load, you're putting your system... Read more...
Who doesn't like a good overclocking article? PC Perspective takes the Athlon 64 X2 3800+, the bottom of the line CPU in AMD's Dual Core range, and attempts to raise the clock speeds to compete with the big boys. Can it really compete against AMD's Athlon X2 4800+? "By doing our simple overclock... Read more...
Well folks, we hope you all had a great Christmas. Can you believe it? Christmas is already over... but that means the news is back in full force, and today we're going to start off with a Q4 2005 Heatsink Roundup, brought to you bad Madshrimps."We are proud to present you with our last heatsink roundup of 2005. Featuring the latest offerings... Read more...
Season's Greetings - From Our Family, To You And Yours... Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays !! Dave, Marco , Jeff, Rob, Sean, Matt and the rest of the HotHardware.com Team ... Read more...
Finding a good headset to work with your cell phone is key.  Not only do you want to be able to hear in virtually any environment, you want to be heard as well.  Futurelooks has a look at the Bluetake BT400 G5 Bluetooth Headset which shows a lot of promise.  They go over the product features in detail and tested the BT400 G5... Read more...
OCIA.net has a look at a sweet looking cordless mouse in the form of the Logitech G7 Cordless Laser Mouse.  In their quest for the perfect mouse, OCIA.net sizes up the G7's potential to see how it handles everyday use, gaming and more.  The package comes with two Li-ion rechargeable batteries and connects to the PC using a tiny USB... Read more...
Corsair is known for making industry leading memory modules of all kinds.  They routinely break ground with market driving products that set them at the top of their industry.  The team at Pimprig has a review their XMS Pro Series PC3500LL 2GB TwinX DDR RAM which brings high performance and overclocking potential to the forefront.... Read more...
Valve Unveils 64-Bit Source™ Gaming Technology Developed In Conjunction With AMD Available Now: 64-Bit Half-Life(R) 2 and Lost Coast™ Bellevue, WA. – December 22, 2005 – Valve, a leading entertainment and technology studio, unveiled a 64-bit version of its Source game engine technology today. The first 64-bit Valve... Read more...
asetek Inc. receives 4 million(EUR) in Venture Capital Broenderslev, Denmark – December 22, 2005 – asetek today announced the investment of 4 million(EUR) from Northzone Ventures, Vaekstfonden and a group of existing investors. asetek is the leader in high performance and next generation mainstream personal computer chip cooling... Read more...
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