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Arctic Cooling today announced the release of their latest AMD socket AM2 based cooler with PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) fan control.  Utilizing a unique design with 6 vertical copper heat pipes, vibration dampened frame, and fluid dynamic bearings, the Freezer 64 Pro is designed for swfit absorption of heat and dispersement through the fins.  Armed with a 6 year warranty, this cooler should provide years of trouble free cooling.    For additional details check out product page.  The Freezer 64 Pro will be available in October with an MSRP of $34US.  ... Read more...
For a time, AOL was intent on creating a huge database containing what types of things people usually search for. When the operation was revealed, AOL apologized, removed the file, but not in time. 21 Million search queries is what the file contains, and with a number like that, you know you're going to see a great variety in what people like to search for. Love, revenge, material things, all of the usual stuff is there, mixed with some other things you may or may not expect. "That database does not include names or user identities. Instead, it lists only a unique ID number for each user. What that means is that it's possible to view the... Read more...
Ever wonder what makes the Athlon 64 faster than the Pentium 4, when the P4 is clocked at a higher frequency? Or just want to learn a little more about CPU architecture? The guys over at Hardware Secrets have posted an interesting in depth article about the inner workings of the AMD K8 "Hammer" family of CPU's. The tutorial is easy to follow and explained in easy to understand language. Read it here and find out what makes the K8 tick.  ... Read more...
[H]Consumer (sister site to [H]ard|OCP) has evaluated a mid-range Furia system from Monarch. Unfortunately, Kyle and crew ran into a few problems with regard to how this system was built and configured.  It seems a few components didn't match the original order, and a few missteps were made during the build process as well. "We decided to build a mid-range computer with room for upgradeability. We ordered a Monarch Furia - Monarch's 939 pin, 64-bit AMD product line. We chose an ATI, rather than an NVIDIA, motherboard for the sake of variety. We added a 1-year warranty with 24/7 tech support and a 30-day DOA "freight paid both ways" plan. By far the most expensive component in our build... Read more...
Blizzard has officially announced the Draenei as the new playable Alliance race in their hit MMORPG, World of Warcraft. Rumors of the race being the Draenei have been circulating for sometime, but now it's official as you can see here.  ... Read more...
In the words of Microsoft's Steve Ballmer, internet search is still in it's "DOS era". Ballmer freely admits the mistakes Microsoft has made along the way, but boasts about the progress of their search engine. According to the March Nielsen/Net Ratings, Google owns 49% of the U.S. search market, Yahoo! with 22.5% and MSN Search with 11%. "I like to tell our people, 'I like the years when we make at least a year's progress in a year,'" Ballmer said. "I think we've made more than two years' progress in the last two years, so I'm excited about that. And yet, we have a whole lot more innovation that we want to bring... Read more...
OC Workbench has posted a brief article which outlines the features and benefits of Intel's new Core architecture. Here, the author steps through Intel's entire lineup from the mobile platform all the way through to multi-processor server platforms. If you're planning on upgrading your hardware in the near future, you'd be wise to take a peek at Intel's latest and greatest as they seem determined to knock the performance crown from AMD's head this round. Intel claims that the performance of the Conroe will be > 40% improvement in performance and >40% reduction in power in TDP as compared to today's Pentium D 950... Read more...
If you want to get a head start and brush up on some of the technologies incorporated into Intel's upcoming "Core" microarchitecture, Hardware Secrets has a new tutorial posted that'll give you some background. And be sure to check out our preliminary Conroe performance metrics while you're at it. "The new Intel Core microarchitecture, which was unveiled during IDF Spring 2006, will be used on all new CPUs from Intel, like Merom, Conroe and Woodcrest. It is based on Pentium M's microarchitecture, bringing some new features. In this tutorial we will give you an in-depth trip into this new microarchitecture from Intel."  ... Read more...
Arctic Cooling, known for many decent coolers including their VGA Silencer series, is back with a new offering. This time they're covering the CPU Market with the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro, but does it live up to AC's quality reputation? "Today, I am going to look at a fairly new CPU cooler from Arctic Cooling named the Freezer 64 Pro. This is a cooler designed to fit on AMD Athlon 64 CPUs (Socket 754/939/940). Arctic Cooling does also make a version that mounts on Intel systems called the Freezer 7 Pro for the Intel Socket 775."... Read more...
The 3GSM World Congress 2006 is around, showcasing everything mobile, and Hardware Zone is ready with the first part of their event coverage. How bout them cell phones? "It's that time of year again where we pay a visit to the mobile mecca, the 3GSM World Congress. This is where deals are made and technologies are shown off, but more interestingly are the new mobile phones that were showcased. In our first part, we take a look at Nokia, Motorola & Sony Ericsson pavilions."... Read more...
Arctic Cooling's NV Silencer series needs no introduction. The NV Silencer has found it's way on to video cards everywhere, and after personally owning 3 NV Silencers over the years, I can tell you Arctic Cooling can make a quality cooler. Tonight Hardware-Review.net puts this baby to the test with Nvidia's 7800GT. "Increasing GPU and memory speeds require manufacturers to come up with unique and creative cooling solutions for their video cards. As PC enthusiasts, we like to take it a step further because by nature we like to tinker and mod every aspect of our rigs. One way to modify our high end video cards is Arctic Cooling's NV Silencer 5,... Read more...
The gang at Beyond3D have formulated a long list of technical questions regarding ATI's new R580 architecture and have published their findings. Receiving input from both Eric Demers of the Desktop Graphics Engineering group and Richard Huddy from ISV relations, there is a suprising level of detail shared throughout the discussion. If the finer details of GPU architecture get your blood going, this R580-based article certainly warrants your attention.Right now, they seem to balance at 1:1 (TEX:ROP), but the trend is towards lowering ROPs, in general. The reality is that shading per pixel is increasing, which usually means many ALUs and many textures per pixel, as well as many cycles per pixel.... Read more...
With the largest search engine companies being based in the US, French President Jacques Chirac is proposing the creation of a rival search engine named "Quaero". One inteseting feature that's being planned for, is a translation tool that can translate audio."The ambitious project will probably not be available anytime in the near future. Quaero is still in the earliest stages of development, so early that none of the major players have yet ventured a guess as to how much the project might cost. When Quaero does launch, it will have a great deal of catching up to do. Google currently has a tight hold on its position as the world's leading search engine, and it shows no signs of loosening... Read more...
Intel sure sees something special with their Pentium M architecture, with their next set of CPUs like Yonah, Conroe and Woodcrest being built on it. Hardware Secrets takes you through 7 pages of Pentium M explanation."In this tutorial we will explain you how Pentium M CPU works in an easy to follow language. Since all new CPUs from Intel will use Pentium M's architecture, studying this architecture is very important to understand the architecture of forthcoming CPUs like Yonah, Conroe and Woodcrest. You will learn exactly how its architecture works so you will be able to compare it more precisely to other processors from Intel and competitors from AMD."... Read more...
Aussie website DigitalReviews.net has just published a very interesting bit of news regarding SLI-capable notebooks. According to their sources, we can expect to see a notebook featuring two GeForce Go 7800 GTX GPU's showing up in retail sometime in late February of early March. Although we can't comment on any details, you can be sure the usual suspects will be offering this configuration as soon as the ODM's have finalized the designs. I suppose the days of laughing at notebooks at LAN parties are gone as an SLI notebook with GeForce Go 7800GTX GPU's would likely trounce 90% of the desktops in attendence.A source close to ITC, a market leader of custom made notebooks in Australia, has informed... Read more...
X-Bit labs has gone all out and taken a look at 5 different case models from Arctic Cooling. The Silentium series is in the spot light, and even though each of the different models look different, the insides remain the same. "Today we are going to take a look at the whole system case family from Arctic Cooling known under Silentium brand name. The remarkable thing about these mid-tower cases is that Arctic Cooling took an absolutely new approach to building a system case and developed a whole new component layout almost from scratch. We will look at 5 models from this family positioned as ready-made solutions for very quiet computers."... Read more...
All right folks, we've got a big post for you tonight. Opinions on F.E.A.R. and Quake 4 are everywhere, and we've rounded a few reviews to help you make up your mind. And hey, we can't forget about Sam... seriously. Enjoy the news folks, goodnight! Intel Announces Record Revenue Of $9.96 Billion SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 18, 2005 – Intel Corporation today announced record revenue of $9.96 billion for the third quarter, up 18 percent year-over-year and up 8 percent sequentially. Third-quarter operating income was $3.1 billion, up 31 percent year-over-year and up 17 percent sequentially, and includes the impact of a legal settlement discussed below. Net income was $2 billion, up 5 percent... Read more...
Hey folks, we've got plenty of news this weekend! For all of you that loved, and still love, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System(talking about the SNES here), XYZ computing has put up an article praising the glory of this great machine. For those of you who missed out on those days, it breaks my heart... really, hours of my childhood devoted to that box. I've spent more time with Final Fantasy 3 than I have with Half-Life 2. Goodnight all! BenQ DW1620 DVDR @ MHW "The BenQ DW1620 arrived in a typical retail box with Styrofoam inserts. In addition to the drive were four mounting screws, two quick start guides, and software. The software contained was Sonic RecordNow, InterVideo, WinCinema,... Read more...
Hey folks, it's time for a saturday afternoon update. Today we have reviews for the Albatron Trinity GeForce PC6600U, Asetek WaterChill CPU/VGA/Chipset Water Cooling Kit, Zalman VF700-AlCu, and a few other items. Have a great weekend :) HP DVD 640i - A First Look at LightScribe Disc Labeling Technology @ ExtremeMHz "A while back, Yamaha introduced their innovative CRW-F1 CD writer that gave users the ability to label their discs right from their drive. While this feature, called DiscT@2, was indeed quite impressive and sparked quite a bit of interest, it certainly had its drawbacks. For one, you could only "tattoo" your discs on the data side, reducing the maximum storage capability... Read more...
Hey folks, it's kind of late but there's news in the box and I'm here to deliver it. For those if you wanting to see a performance review of the new Catalyst drivers(5.2), tweaktown has sent us a link to their review. If your currently into Half-Life 2, you might want to check it out before you upgrade your driver. Oh, and a forum member, Laggerzero, mentioned to me that the KDE desktop environment for Linux will be ported to Windows, click here for more details. Anyway, here's the news... Zalman VF700-AlCu VGA Cooler @ A True Review "While the majority of the CPU cooler market has embraced incorporating heat pipes into their coolers, Zalman has found a great deal of success with its zero... Read more...
Good evening folks :) After attacking a large pizza, I'm about ready to burst so I'm here to unload the news while I digest the pounds of Italian perfection that's sitting in my stomach. In addition to the news articles, I'd also like bring your attention this story, which makes notice of new spyware that attacks Mozilla browsers. I'm not at all surprised by it, as it was only a matter of time before this would happen. Anyway, read on and enjoy! Sapphire RADEON X800 XL Review @ Neoseeker "Today at Neoseeker we take a look at Sapphire's RADEON X800 XL, ATI's direct response to the very popular 6800GT. Featuring a full 16-pipe configuration like the X800 and X850 XT/Pe's this will undoubtably... Read more...
Hey folks, just wanted to bring you one last update before I head off to bed. My allergies have been kicking me around all day, so I'm in need of some sleep... good sleep. I'm sure the assortment of cold medicine available will see to that :) Here we go... CaseBuy EZ Power Supply Tester @ LAN Addict "CaseBuy's EZ Power Supply Tester is very easy to use and it will tell you if you are getting power on a rail. Just don't expect it to do any more than that. This little gadget can save you a lot of time by weeding out dead power supplies, but you'll want to have a multimeter handy to make sure that you're getting the right amount of power from your rails before you use the PSU you're testing."... Read more...
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