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Sean Pelletier

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Beyond3D reports that ATI has decided to significantly change the reference specifications of the Radeon X1900 GT graphics card such as the Sapphire model we reviewed here. Here, ATI has opted to lower the GPU's core frequency from 575MHz to 512MHz. In an attempt to compensate for the decreased performance from the lower speed,... Read more...
X-Bit Labs reports that L International Computers Inc. is claiming to be preparing a Quad-SLI notebook which will be equipped with the latest enthusiast hardware. Here, the system will reportedly feature a factory overclocked Core 2 Extreme X6800 processor (3.37GHz), an Intel P965 chipset, support up to 4GB of PC2-6400 memory,... Read more...
Over the course of the last few months, the vast majority of news coming through the doors of NVIDIA has been in regards to enthusiast-class products such as the GeForce 7950 GX2 GPU and nForce 570 chipset. However, today the company is launching two new GPUs aimed squarely at the more mainstream price segments of the gaming community.... Read more...
HKEPC has uncovered an interesting discovery with the launch of NVIDIA's latest Forceware 91.47 drivers. Apparently, the latest drivers have unlocked Transparency Anti-Aliasing within the GeForce6 family of GPU's. Originally noted as an exclusive feature of the GeForce7 family of GPU's, the team at HKEPC have found Transparency... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that Intel's G965 is plagued once more with a delay thanks to a major issue regarding the chipset's drivers. The chipset which was originally expected to launch as early as the end of July was initially delayed due to a defect within the integrated graphics subsystem. Since then, Intel has encountered issues... Read more...
Mercury News has posted a very interesting article which outlines the upcoming consolidation of the CPU and GPU into one package. Here, the author gets feedback directly from key players within the industry as vendors such as AMD, Intel, ATI, and NVIDIA are all represented. In short, it sounds as though efforts will be made to bring... Read more...
The gang at IGN have been chatting with the folks at Bigfoot Networks regarding the company's new $279 Killer gaming NIC. In essence, this new NIC offloads all the networking tasks from the CPU and OS and handles it onboard with its own 400MHz NPU (Network Processing Unit) and 64MB of RAM. As one might suspect... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that the new AMD-ATI conglomerate is poised to launch a new notebook platform in Q4 2006 which will be aimed directly at Intel's Napa refresh platform. Dubbed "Yokohama", the new platform will take advantage of ATI's upcoming RS690M, RS690DC, and RS790M chipsets as well as utilize AMD's latest Turion64... Read more...
HardOCP has sat down with the company Bigfoot to analyze the new $279 Killer gaming NIC. In short, the card is a 10/100/1000 PCI network card that is equipped with a 400MHz onboard processor and a USB 2.0 port. Here, the company is touting significantly lower ping times and higher overall system performance. Then again, when... Read more...
Tech ARP has posted their coverage from ATI's Tech Day 2006 recently in Singapore. The main focus of the event was to officially launch three new GPU's including the new flagship Radeon X1950 XTX we reviewed here at Hot Hardware. Much like an Editor's Day, the event also made some key technical resources available to... Read more...
Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that high-ranking ATI insiders are confirming that AMD will retain the ATI brand name for the next few years. Since AMD's acquisition of the company, the industry has run rampant with rumors that AMD would be discarding the ATI brand name though opting to keep the Radeon designation... Read more...
Avid readers of HotHardware will certainly recognize the brand Corsair as one of the most respected and reputable companies within the industry. Since 1994, the company has made a name for themselves by offering some of the most stable and overclocker-friendly memory on the market. Backed with exceptional reliability and stellar support, the... Read more...
The folks at HKEPC have managed to get their hands on the AsRock AM2NF6-VSTA motherboard which is based upon NVIDIA's next generation MCP61 IGP chipset. Utilizing a single chipset package, the new NVIDIA IGP platform is passively cooled despite featuring a new graphics core based around the GeForce 7 series of... Read more...
  Despite the recent trend of using dual and sometimes even quad graphics card configurations, the true benchmark of total gaming performance is how a single graphics card performs. Over the course of the last few years, the industry has witnessed an epic battle between ATI and NVIDIA as they trade punches in an effort to own... Read more...
  Gaming enthusiasts can certainly remember a time when the thought of fragging on a Dell system was somewhat comical. Granted, Dell built systems were solid and reliable and often came at an exceptionally good price. However, these systems lacked the aesthetics, upgradeability, and high-end hardware the gaming community craves. As... Read more...
ATI leads the way with industry's first graphics hardware certified for Windows VistaTM MARKHAM, ONTARIO, Sep 26, 2006 (CCNMatthews via COMTEX News Network) -- Underlining the company's leadership in developing hardware and drivers to support Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Vista operating system, ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT)... Read more...
AppleInsider has an interesting news story this morning regarding some rumored plans by Apple to develop an ultra-portable PC similar to Microsoft's "Origami" platform. Although the story also speaks of NAND-equipped notebooks which should have blisteringly fast boot and load times, the exciting news comes in the way of the tiny... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that MSI is claiming AMD will play a major role in the company's 2H motherboard sales. With the vast majority of the industry focusing on Intel's new Conroe desktop processor due to some exceptional performance gains, it is somewhat surprising to hear MSI giving AMD so much attention. Then again,... Read more...
HKEPC once again throws caution and NDA to the wind and have posted some preliminary details regarding ATI's next generation RD600 chipset. Based around Intel's upcoming Conroe processor, the chipset supports a 1333MHz FSB, dual-channel DDR2 1066, 48 PCI-E lanes, and have a whopping 3 PCI-E slots. The third slot is supposedly... Read more...
PC Perspective has just posted a review of the ASUS A7J 17" Core Duo notebook. Overall, this system appears to be a solid all-around notebook that has an emphasis on multimedia. With a Radeon X1600 GPU, this is probably not the best choice for hardcore gaming fans. For those users, they would be much better off with... Read more...
  With the advent of NVIDIA's SLI technology in 2004, gaming performance on the desktop was dramatically increased which allowed users to run games at higher resolutions with more image quality enhancements. Unfortunately for mobile users, the notebook platform was left behind with no immediate solution made available beyond... Read more...
Dell has just officially launched a nearly complete refresh of its flagship XPS line of systems. On the notebook side, we see the very portable XPS M1210 complete with GeForce Go 7400 graphics all the way through to the multimedia powerhouse XPS M2010. On the desktop end, we see the radical new XPS 700 complete with two... Read more...
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