Items tagged with Athlon

Hey guys and gals, take some time out to get a coffee and read the news. Yeah, you can read all about Michael Jackson, the war, life on mars... but who cares, GamePC Labs has compared four RAID-5 Solutions! Check back later for more of the good stuff! Shared Storage Drive from Maxtor: First Look at Network Storage Devices @ X-Bit labs "We would like to introduce to you a new shared storage device for small home and office networks, which is intended to simplify data storage and transfer within these networks a lot. Meet the new solution from Maxtor now!" Antec TX640B ATX Mini-Tower Case Review @ Legit Reviews "Over the last month we have looked at some very nice cases from Antec's... Read more...
Hey folks, E3 is going on and we have a few bits from the show. Along with the AGEIA press announcements below, you can check a screenshot of the upcoming game, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, as well as some info on the PS3. AGEIA Builds Momentum at E3 with Key Hardware and Software Alliances Promoting Physics in Games.   AGEIA physics technology continues to gain enthusiastic support from game industry LOS ANGELES, Calif. – May 18, 2005 – At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), AGEIA™ Technologies, Inc., the pioneer in hardware-accelerated physics for games, today announced a flurry of design wins and new partnerships with game developers, add-in board vendors, publishers,... Read more...
Good morning HotHardware fans! Marco here, dropping by to let you all know that we've just posted a new review of AMD's brand spankin' new Athlon 64 X2 4800+ processor.  The Athlon 64 X2 line of processors is AMD's answer to Intel's dual-core desktop CPUs.  Click this link to see how the X2 architecture compares to Intel's, and then fasten your seatbelt and check out the performance results as well!... Read more...
The personal computer industry is about to undergo a major metamorphosis, due in large part to the recent efforts of Intel and AMD. For the last few decades, mainstream desktop processor manufacturers have focused on increasing the performance of their CPUs by raising their clock speeds, augmenting the base architectures with specialized instruction sets, and by making changes to the pipeline to achieve a higher IPC (among other things). Advances have also been made in I/O technologies like AGP, PCI Express and HyperTransport, along with a plethora of other platform enhancements that have also been employed to increase overall system performance. But even with all of these changes, most modern... Read more...
Hey folks, just thought I'd drop off some news before I head off to bed. Good night! Neoseeker Athlon 64 3800 Venice @ Neoseeker | Marco's review of the 3800+ Venice Core "Today at Neoseeker we take a look at an Athlon 64 3800 based on AMD's Venice core revision which features an updated memory controller as well as SSE3 support. Memory tests yielded some interesting results - they are not strictly improvements from the performance stand point per se." MSI P4N Diamond (nForce4 SLI Intel Edition) @ Hardware Zone "It isn't everyday we come across a board that impresses us like the MSI P4N Diamond did, but full-fledged performance and an almost perfect feature set was the winning... Read more...
Hello HotHardware fans! BW here, dropping in to let you all know that we've just posted a new article where we investigate the overclocking potential, thermal characteristics, and power consumption of AMD's new .09 micron, Venice-core based Athlon 64 3800+ processor. Our results were really interesting. Click here and check them out...... Read more...
  Although desktop dual-core processors from AMD are on the horizon, engineers there are still hard at work refining their single-core processor designs. The latest revision to the Athlon 64 core, internally code named "Venice", recently made it way onto the mass market, carrying a "Rev. E" moniker.  With the Venice core, AMD has integrated SSE3 multimedia instruction sets into the Athlon 64, and have made some additions and enhancements to the integrated memory controller as well.  The changes to the Integrated Memory controller include: ·_Mismatched DIMM support (ability to configure and use different size DIMMs on the same channel) ·_Improved... Read more...
Hey folks, I've got a few minutes to spare right now so I'll bring you some reading material. Hard Tecs 4U has posted a Athlon 64 CPU Cooler Roundup. Like the description says it's written in German, but the benchmarks can be understood by anyone. And if this is your first time here today, Robert has taken a look at the Albatron PC6600U GeForce 6600 Video Card. Enjoy! Gigabyte GV-RX80L256V Radeon X800XL Videocard Review @ PCstats "This brand-new videocard is built from the ground up around the ATI X800 XL VPU, which is nicely hidden behind a complicated heatpipe-based passive cooling system. The X800 XL VPU has been matched with 256MB of GDDR3 RAM. The memory hums along at a full 1 GHz speed... Read more...
Centrino based notebooks are the mobile computing industry's current bread and butter. There is really no denying the huge market share that Intel has claimed in the notebook arena. Centrino is synonymous with mobility and power efficiency, and it is generally regarded as the present gold standard when it comes to mainstream mobile computing. So where does this leave AMD? While both companies hold their own in the desktop market, the North American notebook market is dominated by Intel. Until the Turion 64 is widely available, there just aren't any strong AMD products that compete directly against Intel's low power Centrino platform. Of course, there are still a few DTRs (Desktop Replacement... Read more...
Good afternoon folks, ready for more news? Today we have reviews for the DFI NF5 Ultra-D Motherboard, Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI and 3D1, a Business Printers Buyer's Guide, and a few other items. Enjoy your read :) HIS X800XL IceQ II Turbo 256MB PCI-E Video Card Video Review @ 3dGameMan "This product is based on the ATI R430 chip, has a core speed of 400MHz, a memory speed of 985MHz, and 256MBs of GDDR3 memory. Both the core and memory can be easily overclocked for additional performance. Like most other HIS Video Cards the cooler is very effective and quiet. Amazing performance at an affordable price!" DFI NF4 Ultra-D Motherboard Review @ HardOCP "If you are feeling a bit on the wild... Read more...
Good evening everyone, I'm here with more news from the tech world. I'd like to take this time and comment on a game I've recently bought... Resident Evil 4 for the Gamecube. I'll spare you any details, as multiple in depth reviews have already be published, but I will say that this game has brought life into the Resident Evil series in a way I didn't think was possible. From the graphics and sound, to the game play and level design, I've been totally blown away. If you own a Gamecube and are considering this game, consider no longer. Just buy it. Now, on with the news! Intel 915P Shootout: ABIT AG8 @ hardwarezone "The ABIT AG8 is the second board to be featured in our Intel 915P Express... Read more...
It's almost the end of December, and I almost went an entire month without a single problem from my ISP! The "Horrible Ping From Hell" problem has risen it's ugly head again, which makes a few things I do on the net impossible or very problematic. All you online gaming fans know the pain that a ping of 400 can bring. Next year, maybe Santa will bring me Comcast ;) Enough of my problems though, let's get this going... Zalman VF700-AlCu GPU Cooler Review @ Rojakpot "The NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800 Ultra has already shown us how the heat generated can be unbearable, both thermally as well as acoustically. Is quiet cooling still possible? Today, we will take a look at the new Zalman VF700-AlCu... 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...
Well I didn't wake up to snow like Jay, but there's a nice coating of it now. I'm stuck in the house until the plows can clear things up, but it's not so bad since I picked up Metroid Prime 2 yesterday... for anyone who hasn't played it but likes Metroid... buy it! Seriously, this game is awesome! I do have to pull myself away from it sometimes, like now... so let's get on with the news so I can get back to my game ;) LTB USB True 5.1 Surround Sound Headphone Review @ 3DX "While this headset may not be the cheapest on the market, if you are a serious gamer price may not be a huge consideration. For positional awareness in gaming the LTB USB-M headset just flat out rocks. I play alot of Call... Read more...
Good morning all!  Can you tell the holiday season is approaching fast?  More commercials, more people in stores and a lot of computer hardware hitting the market.  We've got lots of treats on tap in the weeks ahead, so be sure to stay close to HH for the latest updates!  For now, here is your morning news... Samsung Syncmaster 193P 19 inch LCD Monitor Review @ Futurelooks: "What do you get when you cross one of Samsung's great LCD Monitors with the looks of an Apple iPod? Well, you get this! Samsung takes some design cues from the PC Alternative Giant. Is this the monitor for you?" AMD Athlon64 4000 Processor @ GamePC Labs: "Looking to round out the year in... Read more...
Hey folks!  Happy Friday to ya!  I'm pretty psyched for this weekend a little more than most.  We have a good friend stopping in from out of town that we haven't seen in a while.  I certainly look forward to catching up.  Saturday, my wife has mustered up the courage to attempt selling some of her photography.  Being an aspiring photographer can be tough.  People can be very critical about your work, which is very personal.  I admire her determination, I don't think I would have the courage to do it.  Sadly, it's an outside venue and rain is in the forecast.  Looks like Murphy's Law is in full effect!  Good thing we have a tent.  Enough... 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! VIA is officially unveiling their latest chipset for the Athlon 64 / Opteron today, the K8T890.  The K8T890 sports all of the features of the popular K8T800 Pro, with the added benefits of PCI Express.  The "Pro" flavor of the K8T890 even offers dual PEG slots, for full support of dual PCI Express graphics cards.  We've got all of the main features outlined in our K8T890 spotlight.  Head on over and take a look.  ... Read more...
Good morning gang.  There is some good happening going on with some news out of Computex and DVD and Athlon64 lovin.  So without further delay, here is your morning news: The Guys at Hardwarezoom.com got the chance to tour the ABIT manufacturing facility in Taiwan: "Wonder how Abit did their motherboard testing? Want to know their working environment? Hardwarezoom was invited to visit Abit test labs in Taiwan and in this article, we have plenty of photos to show. Take a look and you will know why they are one of the best motherboard manufacturer in the world." While they were there, they spent some time at a little event called Computex in Taipei: "1st June 2004 mark... Read more...
Good morning folks, I hope you survived the night okay :)  In the effort of saving time this AM, we are going to skip over the banter and get right down to business.  So, go grab a cup of coffee and settle in for a long read.  Here is your morning shot of juice... Athlon 64 FX-53 & Athlon 64 3800+ Socket 939 Processor Review @ Sharky Extreme "The introduction of the AMD64 line of processors was a rousing success on many levels, but there were a few niggling issues to address. The Athlon 64 FX-51 940-pin represented the new high-end of the processor scale, featured a powerful dual-channel memory controller, and supported both 32 and 64-bit software, but it could only use... 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...
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