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With the advent of the mini-PC, a completely new industry has been born.  Well, maybe it isn't so new anymore, but what started out almost as a novelty has matured into a major craze in the enthusiast market.  Today's mini-PCs come in a broad range of flavors with a wide variety of features.  Sitting high atop the list of unique mini-PCs is ASUS' latest offering, the S-press Deluxe (S1-P111) mini-barebones PC.  As the "deluxe" name implies, the S-presso Deluxe is the most feature laden of two models ASUS is offering.  The standard model follows a more typical mini-PC approach, while the Deluxe brings some unique options not commonly found in other offerings. ... Read more...
Asus stepped up to us with one of the first third party Radeon X800 XL boards to hit the market after ATi's recent launch. We gave it our standard run-down in typical HH fashion with benchmarks galore.   Have a look-see...... Read more...
  Over the years, Asus has built a solid reputation for manufacturing high-quality products, that consistently match or surpass competing products in terms of both performance, features and quality. It is with that kind of backdrop that we present today's review of the Asus Extreme AX800XL.  Based on the ATI Radeon X800 XL VPU, Asus has a solid footing to begin with. The X800 XL is based on the X800 XT VPU, so it comes with the same number of pixel pipelines as its predecessor (16), but it's built on a more advanced .11 micron manufacturing process and comes clocked at lower speeds.  What ultimately makes the X800 XL attractive, however, is the more affordable price and lower... Read more...
Hey folks. E3 coverage is starting to roll in, and some info on the new Nintendo can be found over at Bytesector. As for HH, Andrew has reviewed the IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad T43, so check it out before you go. Goodnight folks! Corsair XMS2 PC2-4300 Pro 1GB DDR2 Twin2X @ Overclockers Online "The Corsair memory modules tested here today presented a great deal of value compared to SimpleTech's offering we most recently looked at. What's more is that the Corsair memory features extras that users might expect when spending more than $200 for memory; heatspreaders, lower latencies, higher stock frequency, and Corsair's unique activity LEDs. I can say that I'd recommend this memory to people looking... Read more...
Xbox 360 Sneak Peak @ HardOCP: "We all know that the Xbox 360 will be a gaming console, but did you know its abilities are going to reach far beyond playing games? The Xbox 360 has changed the Xbox from a gaming console into a lifestyle device." ASUS Extreme AX800XL-2DTV @ Viperlair: "Performance in our tests was pretty good. In all the game tests, except Doom 3, the x800XL did very nicely providing playable frame rates in basically all situations. Doom 3 is playable at 1024*768 with 4X AA and 16X ansiotropic filtering, but going higher isn't too recommended." Point of View GeForce 6600 GT Review @ Bjorn3D: "Being a reviewer, it is sometimes easy to forget that not everyone... Read more...
Heya Folks! What's red and shiny, looks like a it stepped out of a Ferrari show-room floor and has 120mm fans keeping things cool inside?  Asus' new Vento 3600 Gamer's case, of course! Check it out here, the Stealth Man tells all... :)... Read more...
  Over the past 10 years or so, the Personal Computer has found its way into a majority of homes, evolving from a high-priced curiosity to an everyday necessity.  As with any other market, companies have come and gone during that time period, with their bottom lines inevitably tied to the products they produced.  In today's increasingly competitive market, manufacturer's are constantly looking outside of their established lines for new ideas to keep them profitable.  Heeding to this call, Asus has also begun to look beyond their motherboard and graphics cards for something new.  So far we have seen their S-PRESSO mini-PC, their entry into the wildly popular Small Form... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm back after my week of absence(I know you missed me). So, what's up for today? Tweak Guides has let us know that the final revision of the Fire Fox Tweak Guide is now up. Also, Big Bruin has an article on Password Security and Safety that you might want to check out. Most of it is common sense, but if your new to the tech world, it could help. Well guys and gals, it's good to be back... now enjoy the news :) ASUS P5WD2 (955X) Motherboard @ t-break "The P5WD2 features the "Stack Cool 2" system which basically adds a layer underneath the motherboard that dissipates heat better which in turn, results in reduced temperatures below the CPU area" Mod of the Month @ Creative... Read more...
Good Afternoon All! The headline says it all. We've got one of the first retail ready nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition motherboards on the test-bench today. The Asus P5ND2-SLI Deluxe is loaded with features and expandability in typical Asus fashionl, and the board lit up the benchmarks like no other Pentium 4 based board we've seen in a long time. Dual PCIe Graphics, DDR2-667 supported by NVIDIA's robust new memory controller, this board has it all going on. Click here and check it out...... Read more...
  Over the past several years, NVIDIA has not only made a name for themselves in the Desktop Motherboard Chipset business but they have also cultivated a profitable and highly successful business unit in this area as well, commanding approximately 48% market share in the AMD Athlon 64 based market segment. With design wins at virtually all of the major Taiwanese motherboard manufacturers for their nForce 3 and nForce 4 product offering, it was no great surprise when NVIDIA and Intel announced a broad, multi-year patent cross license agreement and front-side bus license agreement that enables the company to deliver nForce platform technology on Intel-based systems. Recently we gave you... Read more...
Lightweight notebooks have always been the weapon of choice for the professional with a need for speed and an eye for style. As new entries are brought into the market during the spring refresh, numerous companies have been scrambling to bring something that fuses aesthetics and power together in a conveniently portable package. Asus's track record has been pretty solid thus far. The motherboard maker turned notebook manufacturer has steadily brought quality new machines along. Recently, Asus began to push forward with innovations based around the simple concepts of style and mobility by announcing their W5 and V6 lines. Both sport a high standard of elegance along with wide array of features... Read more...
Hey guys, we've got a little update for you. Tonight we have a review of the ASUS V9999 Gamer Edition(GeForce 6800), benchmarks of ram running in Dual-Channel vs Single-Channel, a press announcement from Kingston, and a couple other items. Enjoy! Kingston Memory Fuels Dual-Core AMD Opteron(TM) Processors Complementary Partners Mark Innovative Processor 2nd Anniversary Celebration Fountain Valley, CA April 21, 2005, Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world's leading independent memory manufacturer, today congratulated AMD (NYSE:AMD) on the second anniversary of its industry-leading AMD Opteron(TM) processor. Committed to the advancement of computing technology, KingstonR has been working closely... Read more...
Good Evening HotHardware fans! Marco here, dropping by to let you all know that we've just posted a new article entitled, Revisiting SLI: Asus Extreme N6600GT x 2. In this article, we've taken a single Asus Extreme N6600GT, and a pair of N6600GTs, and benchmarked them with the latest set of official Forceware drivers. We've also got scores from a single GeForce 6800 GT, a GeForce 6800 GT SLI rig, and a Radeon X800 XL in there for reference as well. Click here to check it out...... Read more...
A few months ago, we assessed the performance of a pair of GeForce 6800 GTs and a pair of GeForce 6800 Ultras running in SLI-mode, and were impressed by the platform's performance.  We did have some concerns over driver support and the TCO of the platform, however. NVIDIA's current SLI (Scalable Link Interface) technology requires a specific profile be integrated into the drivers that dictates whether alternate frame rendering (AFR) or split-frame rendering (SFR) can be used for a particular application, and without that profile SLI won't function correctly. And a pair of GeForce 6800-class cards plus an nForce 4 SLI motherboard commands a significant monetary investment, so the technology... Read more...
Hey folks, We've got some news for you to digest on your lunch break :) HTPC news has sent us an article regarding bugs with the GeForce 6xxx series cards and using them as a HTPC(Home Theater Personal Computer). Probably a good idea to check it out if your thinking of making a media center out of your system. Anyway, here are the reviews... Thermaltake K450 (CL-P0075) AMD Athlon 64 Heatpipe Cooler @ Bjorn3D "The first time I heard about the Thermaltake K450 heatsink was when I started my search for a CPU cooler for my Athlon 64 FX 55 in my SLI system. The problem I had was that the heatsink that was sent to me for my FX 55 was not meant for that CPU. I found this out by seeing my FX 55... Read more...
Good morning everyone, welcome back :)  I am running short on time this AM so we are going to unfortunately dive straight into the juice jug and see what arrived over night. Here is your first shot of the day...  A-Top Technology XPlode ATX Case Review @ LAN Addict "For less than $60, you can get a case that comes with more items included than a lot of $80 cases. The XPlode may not have all the latest features, but what it lacks in features it more than makes up for in value! From the pre-installed LED case fans to the 10" UV cold cathode to the windowed power supply with UV-reactive fluorescent wiring to the mesh windowing, A-Top's XPlode is an attention getter from the word,... Read more...
The news for the night is here. Mixed in with the news tonight, is an article from PCStats on making Batch Files, which can make your life easier depending on what you do with your computer. Have a look. Now for the reviews and I'm off to bed, good night. ASUS V6500V Intel Centrino Notebook @ Hardware Zone "Positioned as a slim and lightweight 15-inch notebook, the ASUS V6500V boasts a solid build, a pair of good speakers and decent performance. Find out if it really has all the qualities as claimed." AMD Q1 2005 Earnings Conference Call Notes @ AMDZone "We have posted our notes from the AMD earnings report for Q1. Highlights include talk of 90nm progression and yields, 65nm progress,... Read more...
Good afternoon all!  Asus just checked in with us and delivered an image and some specs on their first nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition board, the P5ND2-SLI Deluxe.  This tight little plank-o-silicon certainly has some features that promise serious performance. Asus P5ND2-SLI Deluxe - NVIDIA™ NFORCE4 SLI - Intel Edition - Intel LGA775 Pentium 4 CPU - 64bit CPU support - NVIDIA™ Dual Graphics SLI Technology - Native Dual-Channel DDR2 720 - Dual-Channel DDR2 667 - Fanless Design More details on this sweet looking new motherboard, can be found here... We'll have one of these on the way from Asus shortly so I am told.  Stick around for all the fun!... Read more...
Good evening folks! If this is your first time checking in today, make sure to check out Dave's latest article, as he takes a look at Intel's Dual Core technology. HardOCP has also sent us a link to their review, which can be found below. Well, I'm off to watch the game soon, adios folks. Kingwin SS-350S-BK SATA External Enclosure Video Review #551 @ 3DGameMan "This external all aluminum enclosure fits a standard SATA HDD up to a whopping 400GB, is available in 2 different colors (black/silver), & is stackable. This is not a USB2 product but rather gets connected to a SATA connection; resulting in speeds up to 3x faster than USB2. It looks great, is affordable & fast. Fantastic backup... Read more...
Hey there folks, time for your Thursday morning news post.  In case you missed it, Marco posted an extensive nForce 4 SLI motherboard Round-Up.  This is a big one that's real interesting with an excellent showing from DFI.  We also have the latest hardware headlines for you this AM including Intel's P4-M 770, a 400GB Seagate Barracuda and more.  Let's get started! MonsterGecko Joins Forces With GoGamer.com, Popular PistolMouse FPS Gaming Mouse Now Available From GoGamer.com The PistolMouse FPS complements GoGamer.com's offerings with its wide selection of First-Person Shooter games PALO ALTO and LAKE FOREST, CA – March 30, 2005 – MonsterGecko, LLC (www.monstergecko.com),... Read more...
Hey folks, it's time for one more update to cap off the night. I received my BFG 6800GT OC w/ NV5 Silencer today... wow, big step up from a 9800 Pro :) Goodnight all. Asus Star Ice CPU Cooler Review @ PC Perspective "At the end of the day I have mixed feelings about the Asus Star Ice CPU cooler. If you are looking for a large cooler that looks like a small jet engine fitted onto your motherboard then the Star Ice is what you seek. To obtain good cooling performance it may also have to sound like a small jet engine." VIA K8T800 Pro (Socket 939) Roundup : ABIT AV8 @ Hardware Zone "As we await the latest PCI Express chipsets to roll in en masse, we roundup the current Socket 939 Athlon 64 solutions... Read more...
Hey folks, it's that time again. Before getting to the news, I'd like to direct you to Marco's review of the ATI All-In-Wonder X800 XT, which combines the power of the Radeon X800 XT, with the media capabilities of the All-In-Wonder series. Enjoy the rest :) Ultra Products XL PC3200 Low Latency Memory @ SystemCooling "Today we're going to look at one such manufacturer, Ultra Products that has just released their new low latency PC3200 ram into the market place. And they are doing it with a little twist, Ultra Products has specified speeds and timings for their PC3200 XL ram up to PC4200 speeds." ASUS 6800GT SLi @ t-break "One of the problems we initially faced with SLI was the... Read more...
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