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Hey folks, how's everyone doing? A foot of snow has fallen, adding to the 4 inches we had yesterday, so hurrah for March and the fact that's it's not even half over. Well, I'll end with the sarcasm and get you the news, enjoy :) Razotech Blizzard Case @ PimpRig "Before I go any further, let me talk a little bit about the airflow design of the Blizzard case. It makes no sense at all. Both doors and the top are actually a huge mesh, but only the top and left side have filters. The front is mesh, but is mostly blocked by plastic. The only fan included on the Blizzard is a front intake yet there is no filter there." March 2005 Budget System Buyer's Guide - Socket 754 under $400 @ Mikhailtech... Read more...
Good morning folks! We're starting off this morning with the latest major release from AMD.  Next, we follow that up with a breakdown of SLI and a review of a couple of 6600GTs in SLI.  Rounding out the bunch is a 480w PSU from Hiper.  Let's get going! AMD Ushers In A New Era In 64-Bit Mobile Computing With AMD Turion™ 64 Mobile Technology — Acer, Fujitsu Siemens and Packard Bell Among Leading Manufacturers Expected to Launch Notebook PCs Worldwide in Coming Months — SUNNYVALE, CALIF -- March 10, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD)today introduced AMD Turion™ 64 mobile technology, the latest in a succession of computing innovations based on the industry-leading AMD64... Read more...
Well folks, some of us might be getting a bit of snow tonight. I'm sure some sleet will also make it into the mix. Come on now, it's January and so far the winter has been a dud! I'm looking for a storm right now, but I'm sure I'll be less enthusiastic about the situation when I'm outside shoveling steps and salting the driveway ;) ABIT AA8 DuraMAX (Intel 925X Express) @ hardwarezone "The AA8 DuraMAX is one of ABIT's high-end boards based on the Intel 925X Express chipset. Featuring all the advanced technologies of the Alderwood plus an excellent price, find out if the 'Guru' of motherboards still has the edge." Modding Boot Camp - Window Cutting/Fitting @ PimpRig "The first step... Read more...
Good Afternoon HotHardware fans! Just in case you didn't see the link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you know that we've just posted a new article investigating the overclocking potential, thermals, and power consumption of AMD's .09 micron, Winchester core based Athlon 64 3500 processor. Our results were fairly interesting. Click here and see what we found out...... Read more...
When Intel released the first batch of Pentium 4 processors based on their Prescott core, which were built using a .09 micron manufacturing process, analysts found that the CPUs generated more heat and consumed more power than similarly clocked Pentium 4 processors based on the .13 micron Northwood core. These findings flew in the face of tradition, as a die shrink usually yielded processors that would run at higher clock speeds and consume less power. But the Prescott core wasn't a simple die-shrunk Northwood.  The Prescott architecture consists of millions of more transistors than Northwood and it has a deeper pipeline. The combination of building a new core on a relatively new and unproven... Read more...
Heh, snow and sleet yesterday, and now it's raining. I love New England :D I do have to head out in a few minutes though, so no time to chit chat. Check back later tonight to see what I've got for gaming news. Logitech MX1000 Laser Cordless Mouse Review @ The Tech Zone "When I first heard of the MX1000 Laser my first thought was "I wonder if I could use it as a laser pointer?" The answer is no. All lasers conform to one of four classes, depending on usage and power. The MX1000 is a Class 1 laser device - extremely low-powered and can be stared directly into, even with a magnifying glass, for extended periods without causing any eye damage." Arctic Cooling NV5 Video Cooler... Read more...
Using the sheer number of "NVIDIA vs. ATi" articles posted on-line or published in every popular computer magazine as a gauge, it would be easy to surmise that these two rivals battled each other for dominance in the desktop 3D graphics space alone.  Numerous head-to-head comparisons between NVIDIA's GeForce 6 series and ATi's Radeon X800 series line of video cards are published constantly.  And each company has since amassed a loyal following.  Point your browser to any number of public forums, and you'll see just how allegiant their fans can be.  Staunch NVIDIA and ATi users debate more feverishly than an auditorium filled with an equal number of conservative Republicans... Read more...
Good Evening Folks! I just wanted to pop in and let you all know that we've just posted a review of AMD's latest high-end desktop processors, the Athlon 64 FX-55 and the Athlon 64 4000+. We benchmarked these new processors against the Athlon 64 FX-53, the 3800+, and Intel's current flagships, the 3.6GHz Pentium 4 560 and the 3.4GHz Pentium 4 Extreme Edition. We've also got some information regarding AMD's strained SOI strategy, and we overclocked both CPUs quite a bit as well. Click here and take a look...... Read more...
Almost five months have passed since AMD and Intel released new flagship processors.  Back in June, AMD launched its Athlon 64 FX-53 and Athlon 64 3800+ processors, and Intel officially took the wraps off of its LGA775 platform and the 3.6GHz Pentium 4 560, along with a few lower-speed processors and a pair of supporting chipsets.  Now, a few months later, with the holiday season rapidly approaching, it only seems logical that both companies would up the ante again to entice holiday shoppers to upgrade.  AMD shows its hand first with the release of two new high-end processors, namely the Athlon 64 FX-55 and the Athlon 64 4000+. The Athlon 64 FX-55 is a 2.6GHz (2600MHz) processor... Read more...
Good morning all. It's going to be an interesting couple of days in the south east with two storms rolling around. Bonnie blew through NC yesterday evening and managed to kick up a few tornadoes in my area. Next up is Charlie who is due to arrive on Saturday. I don't mind a good storm, but I draw the line with tornadoes. I hope that's the last of those for a long time. Before I head to the basement, here's some news for you :) AMD Rev E Dual Core CPUs info @ vr-zone.com: "VR-Zone has posted some info on the AMD64 processors based on the Revision E core. Rev E will include support for Dual core, better mismatched DIMM support, 2-beat DRAM timing, better power management features, an enhanced... Read more...
Good Evening All! If you didn't notice the link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you know that we've just posted a review of AMD's "new" Sempron 2800+ and Sempron 3100+ processors. These new processors are AMD's answer to Intel's recently released Celeron "D". Click here and check them out!... Read more...
Today, avid computer enthusiasts have their pick of some of the best computer hardware ever made available to the public.  Processors and graphics cards have truly matured in the past few years, giving the general public computing power to do just about anything.  Whether you're a hardcore gamer or you want to develop your own independent film, the power to get the job done is now within reach.  But not everyone is a power user.  For every enthusiast looking to build a serious dream machine, there are the mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters who simply want to run common office applications, surf the Web, or play MP3s. While it may not garner all of the attention of the... Read more...
  Since we last took a look at their Athlon 64 FX-53 back in March, AMD has remained relatively quiet.  There was a low profile release of the mid-range Athlon 64 2800+ into the channel, but nothing really new has come from CPU lines at AMD for almost 3 months, which is an eternity in "silicon years".  AMD's relative silence comes to an end today however, with the introduction of four new desktop processors and a new socket standard that brings a common infrastructure to the entire Athlon 64 line-up.  Standard Athlon 64s and high-end Athlon 64 FX processors will both utilize the new 939-pin socket that officially debuts today. We've got both of AMD's new flagship... Read more...
Good Morning Folks! BW here to let you all know that we've just posted a review of AMD's brand new 939-pin Athlon 64 FX-53 and Athlon 64 3800 processors. With these new CPUs, the flagship FX no longer requires registered memory and the 3800 is built using a new core dubbed "Newcastle" that loses 512K of cache, but gains a 128-bit memory controller. We've got a ton of interesting pics and ran a slew of different benchmarks, comparing them to 8 other processors throughout. Click here to take a look... More Socket 939 Athlon 64 Coverage from around the web: Hard|OCP TechReport Beyond3D HardTech4U XBit Labs PCPerspective AMDZone Anandtech Ace's Hardware... Read more...
Hot off the presses, AMD announces two new Mobile Processors.  Check it! AMD Fuels New Mobile Processors With 64-Bit Performance For Sleek Notebooks —Acer Inc. to Offer Racy New Ferrari Notebook with Extra Horsepower Under the Hood — Sunnyvale, CA -- May 6, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced two new low-power mobile processors designed to offer outstanding computing performance and true mobility for thin and light notebooks. The new low-power mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 processor models 2800 and 2700 further expand the award-winning AMD Athlon 64 processor family, offering a powerful 32-bit computing experience today with a seamless transition to 64-bit applications. These... Read more...
Good morning all.  Well, the trek is finally over and I am now a resident of North Carolina.  It definitely isn't like New York.  Things are cheaper, slower and much warmer.  We are looking at a heatwave for our first week here, topping 90 !  This will take some getting used to, but I think it was a good move.  I got up a little early today and started poking around the web for the latest happenings.  We've got some good bits for you, some hot off the presses.  Get to it! The Tech Report has a write up on VIA's K8T800 Pro chipset, Primed for Socket 939: "For everyday operation at stock clock speeds, this new clocking scheme doesn't mean much. However,... Read more...
Good morning everyone :)  I am going to have to cut the banter to a minimum this AM, things in my life have turned out to be a lot crazier then I had expected.  Nevertheless, here is some juice... Seagate Barracuda 160GB SATA HDD @ Bytesector "Seagate is the lesser known of the three major companies vying for supremacy in the consumer hard drive market. Today, I will take a look at their latest technological offering, a Serial ATA hard drive. The Seagate series has retained the branding name of Barracuda throughout the past several years and it is now being used on their SATA series of hard drives. These drives sport a 7200RPM spindle, a nicely sized 8MB cache, 8.5 ms average seek... Read more...
AMD's Athlon 64 FX-53 The FX Gets Its First Speed Bump... By, Marco Chiappetta March 18, 2004 Almost 6 months have passed since the initial release of the AMD Athlon 64.  In September '03, AMD released two new desktop processors, the Athlon 64 3200+ clocked at 2.0GHz and a premium product dubbed the Athlon 64 FX-51, clocked at 2.2GHz.  The FX and standard Athlon 64 shared the same base architecture, but with the FX-51 AMD kept the 128-bit memory controller found in their Opteron line of server CPUs intact.  The standard Athlon 64's memory controller is 64-bits wide and doesn't require the use of registered DIMMs.  The FX-51 was to be AMD's premium product, targeted at hardcore... Read more...
The AMD Athlon 64 3400+: The Athlon 64 Gets Its First Speed Bump... By, Marco Chiappetta January 6, 2004 AMD closed out 2003 by quietly releasing the Athlon 64 3000+.  The 3000+ was clocked at the same 2.0GHz as the Athlon 64 3200+, and it used the same 754 pin socket, but it featured 512K of L1 cache, only half that of the 3200+.  Its performance, however, was only slightly behind that of the 3200+, and it was priced much more affordably at around $200 U.S.  The 3000+ is exactly the type of CPU mainstream buyers gobble up in droves, but this almost low profile launch was rather unusual, with all the fan-fare being made about the new core in general.  AMD and Intel have been... Read more...
The Athlon 64 FX-51 Processor AMD Drops the Hammer, On Your Desktop! By, Marco Chiappetta And Dave Altavilla September 23, 2003 AMD'S HECTOR RUIZ WITH AN ATHLON 64 It has been about two years, since AMD first divulged information about their "K8" architecture, also known as the "Hammer", at the Microprocessor Forum in 2001.  At the time, AMD was having much success with their "K7" line of processors.  Enthusiasts and industry analyst were eager to see just what AMD could do with their next generation processor architecture.  AMD was no longer following in Intel's footsteps.  They were introducing new technology in an effort to become an industry... Read more...
The AMD Athlon XP 3200+: A 2.20GHz "Barton" with a 400MHz System Bus The Barton Core Gets Its First Speed Bump... By, Marco Chiappetta May 13, 2003 In mid February, AMD introduced a group of new processors based on their "Barton" core with 512K of on-die L2 cache, double the amount of the previous generation.  With the introduction of the "Barton", AMD gave the Athlon XP line of desktop CPUs a much needed "shot in the arm".  Performance versus similarly clocked "Thoroughbred" based Athlons was superior, and the performance deltas between AMD's and Intel's flagship processors were reduced.  For the most part though, Intel's 3.06GHz... Read more...
The AMD Athlon XP 3000+: A 2.16GHz CPU with 512K L2 Cache Has AMD Done Enough to Take The Speed Crown From Intel? By, Marco Chiappetta and Chris Angelini February 10, 2003 Calendar year 2002 was a great one for the computer geek.  The economy may not have performed very well, but most of the major players in PC Hardware were on a roll, unleashing a myriad of new products and technology.  In 2002, we saw Intel break the 3GHz barrier and bring their Hyper-Threading technology to the desktop.  We also saw ATi seize the 3D performance crown with the introduction of the Radeon 9700 Pro, and saw NVIDIA try to regain that crown with the announcement of their GeForce FX.  AMD made... Read more...
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