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All News for January 2006

The Inquirer is running a story this morning that gives us a very brief preview of ATI's upcoming R580-based mobile GPU. Likely dubbed the Mobility Radeon X1900, it seems safe to assume that this new flagship mobile part will best NVIDIA's current GeForce Go 7800 GTX GPU. Obviously, the frame rates of the available NVIDIA GPU will certainly... Read more...
Anandtech has placed both the iMac G5 and the new iMac Core Duo on the test bench today to see just how revolutionary the change truly is as Apple shifts over to Intel processors. Seeing how the iMac system remained largely unchanged aside from the obvious motherboard and CPU swap, this test gives us the ideal situation to have a real apples... Read more...
Tech Repo Tech Report has just posted their review of ATI's latest flagship All-In-Wonder graphics card based on the new X1900 GPU. Despite having significantly lower clock speeds for both GPU and memory, the latest AIW card still retains the full 48 pipelines of the R580 core. Given the lower frequencies and the fact that the card "only"... Read more...
A simple yet customizable case is what BigBruin gets the pleasure of looking at. Cooler Master is known for a wide array of products, quality products, and their CM Media 250 HTPC Case aims to keep in step. "If you're one of those folks who wouldn't dream of passing up the opportunity to... Read more...
Looking for a card that'll play just about anything you want to throw at it, but won't break the bank? As Overclockers Online reports, the PowerColor X800GTO16 might be what you're looking for, just don't expect to be break any records. "If you're looking for a cheap upgrade and don't have... Read more...
Hello everyone!  We'd like to remind you all about a contest we're running, open to all HotHardware forum members in Canada, North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia only. In conjunction with Sapphire, we'll be giving away two Radeon X800GTO2 Special Edition cards, to two lucky winners. If you're not familiar with this... Read more...
Geoff and the gang at The Tech Report have taken a look at ASUS's A8R-MVP to see how ATI's chipsets are progressing these days. Fortunately forgoing ATI's own southbridge in favor of a ULI chipset, the ASUS board avoids many of the issues that plagued most Xpress 200-based motherboards. With Crossfire support and some hefty overclocking features,... Read more...
The Inquirer is reportedly hearing that AMD's next generation Socket M2 will be delayed by roughly a quarter. With rumors originally pointing to a Q1 launch around CeBIT, it is a bit alarming to now hear rumors pushing that timeline back significantly. Would a slip in the schedule for this new socket be enough to slow AMD's momentum as of... Read more...
TechWorld has just posted an interview with IBM's Chief Scientist and PowerPC inventor Frank Soltis. Amongst the field of solid questions, there were a few which drove towards understanding what direction IBM would be taking for the next generation PowerPC CPU. As you might have guessed, the next PowerPC will have more in common with the CELL... Read more...
The Inquirer reports today that they have received word that NVIDIA's next flagship G71 GPU has just taped out at the Fab. Rumored to have 32 pipelines, NVIDIA's first 90u enthusiast GPU should be able to operate at incredibly high frequencies which will both (hopefully) amount to exceptional performance. With ATI's new X1900XTX dominating... Read more...
Anandtech has gathered GeForce 6800 GS cards from several vendors and has compiled a shootout to determine which card offers the best bang for the buck. Without question, this mainstream GPU has gathered a significant amount of popularity for its price/performance ratio. Although you're sure to have an excellent card regardless of which vendor... Read more...
Penstarsys has published a review of the Icemat Audio Siberia Headphones. Given the success Icemat has had with their mousepad business, there seems to be a good chance that these headphones are a quality product. Let's just hope listening to music through these headphones sounds better than the product's name.Now I'll tell you what I really... Read more...
The noise over what to do about Digital Rights Management and how the idea should be approached is a battle that's been raging on for a while now. Public outcry was sparked last year when rootkit software was discovered on CDs produced by Sony, and really hasn't died down since. In their latest article, eCoustics... Read more...
It's no coincidence that we've been posting a lot of HTPC related articles in the past few months. The computers that are changing living rooms everywhere just seem to keep getting better and better, with faster processors, more space, and an image overhaul that'll give your house that high-tech look. Tonight XYZ Computing explains why 2006... Read more...
Our latest off-color HotHardware release is up for grabs again this evening – Old School.  The holidays are now officially over, and Sully rings in with some cheerful ramblings, as always...  The Future Looks Bright! It's not our typical hardware-centric content by any means, but we urge you all to come by and check it out. ... Read more...
Worthy of Hardware Zone's "Most Value For Money Award", the Palit 7800GT Blitz comes overclocked straight out of the box. Is higher clock speeds and faster memory enough to make it stand up to the 7800GTX though? "The GeForce 7800 GT is a rather mature graphics chipset that has... Read more...
X-bit Labs reports that NVIDIA has confirmed that their next flagship GPU (G71) will be launched at CeBIT. This post is fueled by a report from DigiTimes where NVIDIA's own Paul Sun confirms the official launch date. Some industry players were a bit skeptical of a new GPU launch so soon after the GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB. However, as we witnessed... Read more...
Anandtech has just posted a review of Intel's new flagship consumer desktop motherboard dubbed the D975XBX. Obviously, everone is familiar with Intel's processors and chipsets. However, it is not widely known that Intel also makes complete motherboard solutions. In the past, Intel's motherboards lacked the robust features and functionality... Read more...
Two cores, one die, and possibly longer battery life? That's Intel's claim on their new notebook technology. Hardware Zone dedicates five pages to help explain how Intel's latest offering is better than anything before it. "Timing is everything when it comes to marketing, and none the more... Read more...
Sales have been strong for AMD CPUs in both the desktop and server market, and have made steady gains in the market. Their market share has risen close to four points in the fourth-quarter of 2005, bringing their total market share to 21.4 percent. "Basically, I think the fundamental difference... Read more...
Hello everyone!  We'd like to remind you all about a contest we're running, open to all HotHardware forum members in Canada, North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia only. In conjunction with Sapphire, we'll be giving away two Radeon X800GTO2 Special Edition cards, to two lucky winners. If you're not familiar with this... Read more...
ABIT Announces Merger with USI Long-term strategic partnership marks new chapter for ABIT Taipei, Taiwan, January 25, 2005 – ABIT Computer Corporation, maker of high-performance motherboards and PC peripherals, today announced a definitive agreement to enter a long-term strategic partnership with Universal Scientific Industrial Co.,... Read more...
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