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2004 is easily shaping up to be a banner year for the graphics card market as NVIDIA and ATI continue to trade blows with their high-end offerings.  We've seen huge increases in performance between the current and last generation of video cards from both manufacturers, and the competition is as intense as ever.  Today, there are... Read more...
Good morning friends, how was your night?  The news front is moving at a ferocious pace today.  With articles/reviews from just about everyone I can thinking of, you will surely need an XL coffee to get through this one.  Here is your AM shot of juice... New NVIDIA ForceWare Release 60 Graphics Driver... Read more...
Good evening everyone, welcome back to HH.  The news front has slowed down for the day, thus it is time for our daily wrap-up.  Go grab a drink and settle in, here is the HH Nightcap.  AOpen COM5232 Combo Drive Review @ PC Stats "In this review, PCstats.com is testing the new AOpen COM5232... Read more...
Good day brothers and sisters, how are you doing?  Yesterday I broke down and bought a new mountain bike, the Giant XTC2.  It was a little more money then I was thinking of spending, but  6'5" just doesn't feel safe on a cheap bike ;) News? Of course I have some... DFI Unveils New Flagship... Read more...
Hey There!  It's your friendly neighborhood Italian checking in with a late night serving of hardware goodness.  The news has been coming in at a fevered pace today, so we've got quite a bit to get to in this installment.  Kill the boob tube, grab some munchies, and settle in.  You've got some reading to do...  3DGPU... Read more...
Good Afternoon HotHardware Fans! Our man Rob just put the finishing touches on a review of BFG's GeForce 6800 GT OC. This card is basically a reference design GeForce 6800 GT with a slightly higher core clock speed, hence the "OC" in its name. We've got a ton of benchmarks and screenshots to see. Click here to check it out!... Read more...
When NVIDIA updates their product line, the GPUs usually arrive in the form of a value, midstream, and high-end variety, thus catering to all budgets or tastes.  Monetarily speaking, it works out for the most part with those in need of a simple upgrade able to get something on the cheap, while Uber-users can get a new card to brag to... Read more...
I know, I know.  It's Monday and I'm supposed to complain about how fast the weekend flew by, and that Monday's are the worst day of the week.  But I had about as full a weekend and anyone could have, and I was actually looking forward to getting back to work this morning!  First, we booked the reception hall and got our "Save... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome back to HH.  In case you missed it, we just posted a review of MSI's latest drive, the XA52P CD-RW DVD-ROM Serial ATA Combo.  Coming bundled with three interchangeable face-plates and a Serial ATA interface, this drive surely hosts some unique features.  Click the link above to check it out...  Ultra... Read more...
A few years back, if you wanted the best of DVD playback and CD burning, you had to buy separate drives for each task.  With the advent of combo drives hitting the mainstream market, however, users can now get top-notch CD and DVD performance from a single optical device.  MSI's XA52P for example, reads DVD-ROM discs at 16x, writes... Read more...
Good morning all.  It looks like my desktop troubles are over.  Man, it has been a long time since I've had problems with any of my machines and I hope this is the last of it for a while.  There's nothing like a reformat once in a while to clean things up, but I was try to hold out for SP-2.  Guess that wasn't in the cards.... Read more...
Good evening friends, glad to see you are back.  My buddy and I decided to hit the local computer store after work to pickup a few totally unneeded accessories.  Personally, I was on the hunt for a new CPU Cooler for my AMD rig.  In the end I decided upon Zalman's CNPS7000-Cu.  Though it is not the best for overclocking,... Read more...
Good afternoon HotHardware fans! Just in case you missed the link at the top of the page, we wanted to let you know that we've just posted a shoot-out between two high-end i925X motherboards from the Abit and Asus, the AA8 DuraMAX and the P5AD2 Premium. These are some of the first enthusiast class boards to arrive that support Intel's new... Read more...
  Intel's recent new platform launch of the i915 and i925X chipsets marked a major overhaul of the Pentium 4 system level architecture and brought with it a host of new features and technologies.  At the processor and IO levels, the addition of DDR2 memory and the PCI Express interface significantly... Read more...
Hey gang, time for another news update.  I'm a little behind my normal schedule today after spending a long night of reformatting my machine.  It looks like my desktop box didn't appreciate a recent lightening storm too much.  It took a while to figure out what was wrong, but a memory swap seems to have done the trick.  Luckily... Read more...
Welcome friends! Sorry about the late post today, my family took me out for dinner and such tonight.  So, let's get down to business before it gets any later...  Kingston 1GB CompactFlash Elite Pro @ Viper Lair "If you're a digital photography enthusiast, the Elite Pro deserves a spot in your camera bag. There are different... Read more...
  We get to test and evaluate quite a few high-end video cards here in the HotHardware labs.  Over the past few months, we've previewed numerous Radeon 9800 XTs and GeForce FX 5950 Ultras, and cards based on ATi's and NVIDIA's latest Radeon X800 and GeForce 6800 GPUs have also begun to trickle in recently.  Burning through our... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome back.  With a majority of the HH crew playing with our new "toy" (the forum), the labs have been fairly subdued today.  The news-front, however, has been quiet active.  So, go grab a glass, I am starting to server the juice...  Arctic Silver Thermal Compounds... Read more...
Good afternoon HotHardware Fans!  We've got something brand new for you today!  To compliment our relatively new layout, we've just launched a brand new forum!  If you're already a member, click here and check it out!  If you're not a member yet, what are you waiting for?  :)  All you... Read more...
Greetings HotHardware Fans!  The weekend is over, and it looks like the whole world got back to work with a vengeance this morning!  Our news mailbox is absolutely jammed with press releases at the moment.  I've picked out some of the tastiest morsels, I hope you like 'em...  GeForce 6800 Gameplay Review @ nV News: "We... Read more...
Good afternoon friends, NJ here with your weekend update.  Looking at the supply of news in my inbox, it seems some people have been swayed by the warm weather.  However, there are a few tasty articles for you to sink your teeth into.  So, go grab a cold drink and settle in for a while.  Here is your shot of juice...  Thermaltake... Read more...
Good evening brothers and sisters.  In case you missed the linkage at the top of the page, we have just posted a review of nVidia's GeForce 6800.  Compared to the GeForce 6800 GT, GeForce FX 5950 Ultra, Radeon 9800 XT and Radeon X800 Pro, this review should give one a good idea of where to place their money in future upgrades. You... Read more...
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