Items tagged with Asus

Good evening friends, how are you?  Nothing terrible exciting happened in my world today.  I did however pick up a new CD which I ordered a while back.  I doubt most of you have heard of the record label before, but, it is a new release from NinjaTunes.  If you can imagine mixing Downtempo Jazz with Break Beats, you will get an idea of the music ;)  Nonetheless, let's get down to the real reason you came here... Albatron GeForce FX5700U3 GDDR3 Videocard Review @ PC Stats "The GeForceFX 5700 Ultra is already a pretty decent mainstream videocard, but that hasn't stopped nVIDIA from trying to sweeten the deal by including GDDR3 to the mix. GDDR3 (Graphics Double Data... Read more...
Good morning friends, I am glad to see you are back :)  Sorry about the late start this morning, I had to make a quick run to the local computer store for some supplies.  Last night my GF decided she wanted to rearrange the bedroom, and of course the Ethernet cable that was hooked up her computer fell about 3 inches to short.  But, isn't that the way it always is.  Twenty five feet of cable is too short, and fifty feet is overkill.  Since I am too lazy to start crimping my own RJ45's, maybe it is time to step into the world of wireless networking!?!? ;) Opus Technologies MT-200 Mid-Tower Titanium Plated Case @ Extreme Overclocking "The Opus Technologies MT-200 Titanium... Read more...
Greetings HotHardware Fans!  We've just posted a new review of Asus' Radeon 9100 IGP powered P4R800-V Deluxe Motherboard.  The link is up at the top, but just in case you're still getting used to our new layout, we've got a link for you right here as well.  Thanks!... Read more...
The computer industry has been in a state of flux for the past few years.  As the market continues to grow and new technologies continue to evolve, manufacturers are becoming more creative with their products.  One of the most successful of these new offerings is the mini-PC, which has given the industry a nice shot in the arm.  While the mini-PC market has been become a staple for users who want to integrate custom multimedia systems into their home entertainment system, they are not the only choice.  As the PC evolves, and becomes more of a central household component, some users will demand more expandability than what the current mini-PC can offer.  This is resulting... Read more...
  Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe Wireless Edition Performance Anywhere You Want It By, Tom Laverriere February 5, 2004 Ever since its inception, the nForce2 chipset has taken off and never looked back.  It brings a lot to the table in terms of stability, performance, and most importantly affordability for the Athlon XP platform.  The latest revision of the nForce2 chipset, the nForce2 Ultra 400, brings with it all the same traits, but also provides support for the latest Athlon XP 400MHz front side bus processors.  Add a reliable and popular motherboard manufacturer to the mix, namely Asus, and you have a recipe for success.  Taking one of their most popular motherboards, the A7N8X... Read more...
  ASUS DRW-0402P/D DVD±R/RW Drive Review High Capacity on a Budget By Chris Angelini January 28, 2004 It's hard to believe that the very first DVD writers were priced in the neighborhood of $16,000, especially considering the current landscape of low-cost optical hardware.  There's still a market for high-end recording equipment, though.  Just look at Sony's BDZ-S77 Blu-Ray recorder, which debuted last year with an MSRP of $3,800.  But not everyone needs (or even wants) a 31-pound drive for burning $30, 23GB disks. In fact, it only really makes sense to buy the tools that best serve your needs. A year ago, most pre-built... Read more...
  ASUS SK8V K8T800 Motherboard Review Socket 940 Platform Featuring VIA's K8T800 Chipset By: Chris Angelini January 4, 2004 They say it takes years to establish a solid reputation and minutes to destroy it, which is why the office Christmas party requires a delicate balance of business and pleasure.  Dating back to 1997, the folks charged with evaluating hardware have showered ASUS motherboard products with praise for performance, stability, and in many cases, value as well.  Consequently, ASUS is one of the most highly regarded motherboard manufacturers.  The industry is more competitive now than ever before, though, and it isn?t enough to merely be popular.  The ultra... Read more...
  The Asus P4S800D-E  Motherboard Pentium 4 Powered Performance With The SiS 655TX Chipset By: Dave Altavilla December 22, 2003 All year we've been waiting for a chipset manufacturer to get into the Pentium 4 chipset arena with a Dual Channel DDR capable offering that finally gave Intel something to sweat over.  We've seen offerings from VIA and SiS this year but the P4X400 and SiS648, while they were decent low cost solutions, were nothing to write home about performance wise, when compared to an i865 Springdale or i875 Canterwood based motherboard.  Although these chipsets weren't targeted at taking on Springdale or Canterwood directly, since they were "value"... Read more...
The Asus Radeon 9x00 XTs A Close-Up Look at Asus' First ATi Powered Video Cards By, Marco Chiappetta November 25, 2003 A few months ago, rumors began to circulate that alleged ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (aka Asus), a long-time provider of NVIDIA based graphics products, was poised to launch a new line of video cards based on ATi's popular Radeon GPUs.  Asus had been a steadfast NVIDIA partner for quite a few years, but it seemed like NVIDIA's recent troubles had forced some of their most loyal cohorts to look at competing products.  A shot while later, the rumors proved to be true and now we've got two ATi powered, Asus built video cards burning up our monitors here in the HotHardware labs. ... Read more...
Albatron PX865PE Lite Pro vs. Asus P4P800S-E Budget boards take a bite out of the market by Robert Maloney November 20th, 2003           With the proliferation of 800MHz FSB processors and the wide acceptance of DDR400 memory, it's quite easy to see how Springdale and Canterwood boards have captured a large share of the current market.  Performance-wise, both of these chipsets provide a large jump over the very successful i845, but with an equally large bump in the price.  Cost-conscious users who are currently content with their i845 setup might find the cost of upgrading somewhat prohibitive.  As we all know, the upgrade cycle can sometimes... Read more...
The Asus V9950 Ultra - GeForce FX 5900 Ultra The First Single-Slot Ultra to Hit Our Lab... By - Marco Chiappetta September 9, 2003 Recently it seems as though NVIDIA has made a few wrong moves, that got them a ton of bad press. First, there was the whole 3DMark03 situation. Then came the Unreal Tournament 2003 filtering "bug". These issues along with all of the resulting commentary were significant and had to be discussed, but they distracted many people from the fact that NVIDIA's NV35 GPU was a very noteworthy product.  With the NV35, now named the GeForce FX 5900 Ultra, NVIDIA eliminated most of the 5800 Ultra's shortcomings. The 5900 Ultra enjoys the benefits of a 256-bit wide... Read more...
Abit IC7-G vs. Asus P4C800 A tale of two Canterwoods By, Dave Altavilla April 29, 2003       Intel's i875P/i865P Canterwood/Springdale chipsets have all the markings of a second coming; the second coming of the "BX".  Intel's 440BX was a chipset for the Pentium 3, that reigned supreme years ago, as the premier motherboard platform to couple with a high end Intel CPU.  Back in the day, there were so many incarnations of motherboards built on the 440BX, that it even scaled beyond its targeted life span and host bus speed, with some motherboard manufacturers characterizing the chipset up to a 133MHz system bus, while it was only designed to run at... Read more...
Asus V9280S Geforce 4 Ti4200 A Ti4200, or something more? By - Robert Maloney January 22, 2003 Marketing -  simply defined as the process of bringing a product to market.  Tim Cohn, on www.marketingprinciples.com, describes marketing as "to find out what your customers want and then give it to them."  Sometimes it can make or break a product.  A manufacturer can produce all of the hardware they want based on the latest technologies, but to get the sale they must find a way to differentiate their product from the rest of the pack. There are just too many companies that, for better or worse, are providing the same item.  So, what can a company do to satisfy the... Read more...
  The Asus A7N8X Deluxe Motherboard Review May the 'nForce2' be with you By, Jeff Bouton January 9, 2003 Back when NVIDIA first announced they were entering the chipset market, one couldn?t help but wonder if companies like Via, Intel and SiS were looking over their shoulders.  At the time, NVIDIA shared control of the high end 3D Graphics market with no one, although ATi was poised for a long overdue resurgence.  The question was whether or not the company, who was extremely successful in the graphics card industry, would be able to carry that success over to the chipset market.  Certainly on-line media was eager to see if they were going to be able to inject new energy into... Read more...
The Asus P4G8X Deluxe Motherboard Intel E7205 - Granite Bay Infused Horsepower By, Dave Altavilla December 18, 2002 The first Granite Bay (Intel E7205 chipset) motherboard to grace the HotHardware Laboratories not long ago, was MSI's GNB Max.  This board, supports Dual Channel DDR and AGP8X, as well as a host of other features, for the Pentium 4 platform.  However, this board, as well as a few others we have seen specifications for, seems to be more targeted at the High End Workstation crowd, rather than the enthusiast or "Overclockers" out there.  In fact, Intel's strategy with this new chipset for the Pentium 4, is also to target this space as well.  Intel's follow-on... Read more...
ASUS P4S8X SiS 648 Motherboard AGP 8X, Serial ATA and More! By: Chris Angelini December 16, 2002 Manufacturing chipsets for AMD's Athlon XP is one thing.  SiS, VIA and NVIDIA all vie for market share by focusing on different areas, be it price, performance or features.  Contending with Intel in the Pentium 4 chipset market is quite a different story, though.  Between the i850E, i845PE, and latest E7205 Granite Bay chipset, Intel has maintained a commanding position in the Pentium 4 chipset market.  VIA has tried, with limited success, to attract attention with its P4X266 and P4X400 chipsets, but Intel has been quick to file suit, claiming VIA doesn't possess the necessary... Read more...
  The Asus CRW5224A - 52X CDRW Drive The fastest rated burn speed on the planet.. for now. By Dave Altavilla December 13, 2002 It seems as though CDRW Drive technology is evolving as fast, if not faster, than Hard Disk technology these days.  It's amazing to think that CD Burning speeds are now on par with Read speeds.  However, that's exactly what the Asus CRW5224A is proposing it brings to the market.  With 52X Write, 24X Re-Write and 52X Read speeds, this drive should by all rights serve you as not only a speedy CD Burner but also a fast CDROM reader as well.  Asus historically has made a good name for themselves as a quality motherboard manufacturer targeting the... Read more...
Asus V8420 Deluxe GeForce 4 Ti 4200 Review A Ti 4200 For Gamers & Video Aficionados... By - Robert Maloney October 16, 2002 The Asus V8420 Deluxe is a bit of a paradox at first glance.  It could be assumed that this is a budget package.  After all, it does contain a card built on the NVIDIA GeForce 4 Ti 4200 chipset, technically the "low man on the totem pole" of the three cards in the GF4 Titanium series.  A closer examination reveals that Asus didn't just give you any board based on the Ti 4200 but a faster and more powerful version than most competitors. Then they threw together a bundle unmatched by most other companies. You want games?  How about two full... Read more...
  The Asus P4PE And Intel D845GEBV2 Motherboards Intel's  i845PE and i845GE Chipsets Hit The Ground Running With DDR By, Dave Altavilla October 7,  2002 As a starting point for this article, we'll offer some confessions.  We admit it.  For a long time now we've been die hard RDRAM fans, when it comes to Pentium 4 configurations.  It was just too hard to ignore the simple fact that RAMBUS driven i850/i850E setups offered the best performance, hands down.  We're performance enthusiasts around the HH Lab and there is no way we'll settle for second best, when we have the top dog at our disposal.  As a result, our platform of choice for the Pentium 4 had to... Read more...
The Asus A7V333 KT333 Motherboard Asus Perfects The VIA Flagship Athlon Line By, Robert Maloney August 13, 2002 Asus is one of those hardware companies that has earned a reputation for reliability. As with most motherboard vendors, they started producing motherboards, but then branched out to video cards, as well as modems and Ethernet cards. In my time building and testing systems, I often found that Asus provided some of the best performance boards usually combined with some of the latest and greatest features. A few of them even found their way into my own personal system like the P3V4X, which was up until recently my favorite (Pentium 3) board of all time. Thus, I was pleased when their latest... Read more...
  The ASUS P4T533 i850E Motherboard Review i850E Armed with 32-bit RIMM 4200 By -Chris Angelini and Dave Altavilla June 17th, 2002 ASUS first earned acclaim with the hardware enthusiast community for building reliable motherboards that deliver industry-standard performance.  Their products often feature value-added integrations, such as IDE RAID, USB 2.0 and C-Media?s six-channel audio processor (as opposed to the software codec many manufacturers opt for).  Accordingly, ASUS boards often command a premium price.  The P4T533 is no exception, coming in at more than $300.  The price doesn?t tell the whole story however.  Along with the motherboard, you also get a 512MB... Read more...
The ASUS V8460 Ultra GeForce4 Ti4600 Power and ASUS Quality By -Chris Angelini May 10th, 2002 When you think of the movers and shakers in the motherboard industry, names like Abit, MSI, and ASUS immediately come to mind.  Their solid products generally deliver the best stability and more often than not, performance above and beyond their competition.  A reputation like that takes years to build and can be torn apart in a single product cycle.  So you can be sure that when a big-name Taiwanese manufacturer releases hardware, it?s already been through the ringer on their end.  Nowadays, the large manufacturers don?t seem to be content building motherboards alone.  They?ve... Read more...
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