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  Nvidia's SLI technology launched in mid-2004, and was designed to provide high-performance rendering power for gamers. Because the technology was brand new, and the fastest thing on the market, SLI configurations demanded exorbitant price premiums over single card configurations, despite first generation issues like software compatibility, driver problems, and hardware issues. Setting up a "budget" SLI system was simply out of the question at first, as SLI-enabled graphics cards were only available at the high end of the price range, as were SLI-enabled motherboards. Now that Nvidia's GeForce 6 and 7-series lineups (both SLI enabled) have been out-dated by the new GeForce... Read more...
This has to be one of the coolest innovations in keyboards that we've seen in a long time.  Let's face it, keyboards aren't exactly sexy but the Optimus OLED keyboard is looking pretty hot! "Every key of the Optimus keyboard is a stand-alone display showing exactly what it is controlling at this very moment. ...Optimus is good for any layouts - Cyrillic, Ancient Greek, Georgian, Arabic - and so on to infinity: notes, numerals, special symbols, HTML codes, mathematical functions. " Check out the Quake and Photoshop mappings. Too cool...... Read more...
In the last two years, we've seen a major push for home theater PC's by big names in the computer industry. Intel is pushing their ViiV initiative for HTPC market, AMD is pushing their competing AMD Live! program, and of course, Microsoft got in the game with their Windows XP Media Center Edition operating system. While the product we're looking at today is only directly associated with one of these programs (ViiV), what this all shows is that these billion dollar companies realize the value of getting a foothold in the home theater PC market. As content is increasingly going digital, home theater PC's are becoming more and more viable as a product for the everyday household.... Read more...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cingular Wireless, the No. 1 U.S. wireless service, said on Monday it would sell a slim cell phone from Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. with a computer-like keyboard and a music and video player aimed at attracting both business and consumer customers. The BlackJack, the latest device with both entertainment and business features such as e-mail, follows the footsteps of the "Q" phone from Motorola Inc. and the Pearl from Research In Motion Ltd., both launched earlier this year. Cingular, a venture of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp., said the phone, which runs software from Microsoft Corp., would sell for $199 to customers who sign up for a two-year service plan.... Read more...
  ASUS Striker Extreme Motherboard Incorporates Unique Features For Both Easy DIY and Stylish Gaming Taipei, Taiwan, November 9, 2006 - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. the worldwide leader of motherboards, today introduced the Striker Extreme motherboard, which are specifically designed to simplify the DIY process and add style to gaming systems. As the newest member of the popular Republic of Gamers (ROG) series, the nForce 680i SLI-based Striker Extreme supports Intel Quad-Core Processor and Nvidia's Quad-SLI technology, and is ready for the new 1,333MHz FSB specification. Made for gamers and tweakers, the ASUS motherboard provides the power needed for smooth video and extreme performance.  READ MORE...... Read more...
Samsung is really tearing it up with new hardware. And they've figured out the one thing that matters with a portable computing device: The keyboards are too small. The Mobile Intelligent Terminal was unveiled at a Samsung-sponsored industry conference on Mobile WiMax, which is just coming into use and promises fast broadband connections over long distances. The device weighs about a pound and contains a fold-out keyboard, 5-inch screen and 30 gigabyte hard drive. It runs the full version of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP operating system and also supports the CDMA mobile phone communications standard, which is used in South Korea and other... Read more...
Hey All. We've just posted a new review of Abit's well apointed Fatal1ty A9N 32X motherboard for AMD's Socket AM2 platform. This motherboard is based on NVIDIA's nForce 590 SLI chipset and features a number of unique ammenities not found on more mainstream motherboards. Here's a snip from the article... "When news first broke that Abit was going to be purchased by USI earlier this year, it seemed unlikely that Abit would continue their long-running tradition of producing enthusiast level motherboards. After all, USI is a much more traditional electronics company, and enthusiast/overclocking platforms didn't seem like they would mesh well under the USI umbrella." Read the rest... Read more...
  When news first broke that Abit was going to be purchased by USI earlier this year, it seemed unlikely that Abit would continue their long-running tradition of producing enthusiast level motherboards. After all, USI is a much more traditional electronics company, and enthusiast/overclocking platforms didn't seem like they would mesh well under the USI umbrella. Luckily, all this skepticism was for naught, as the newly revised Universal Abit has come out of the gate swinging, producing high-end platforms which not only cater to the high-end tweaker motherboard market they once dominated, but may very well exceed their previous boards in terms of innovation and style. Their flagship... Read more...
Fuad over at the Inquirer is digging around again and seems to have uncovered something of interest for those of you looking forward to NV's next gen DX10 product that is rumored, we-can-neither-confirm-nor-deny, to be around the corner soon. "NVIDIA told all of its partners that it simply won't allow the overclocking of G80 cards. It doesn't want another Geforce 7900 GT overclocking fiasco that caused a too high return rate for the cards." Not surprising really but doubtful perhaps.  You can characterize these chips all you want and put elaborate HSF solutions on them to mitigate heat but at the end of the day, you have no idea of knowing what it's going to do to the real... Read more...
Hello Everyone. We're writing to let you all know that we've just posted an article at HotHardware.com where we evaluate the features and performance of DFI's LANPARTY UT CFX3200-DR motherboard. Here's a snip from the piece... "DFI has earned a reputation over the last couple of years for producing feature-rich, enthusiast friendly motherboards. DFI's decked out LANPARTY family of motherboards in particular has become known to many around the world as a family of products that cater to the unique needs of the enthusiast and overclocking communities. Today we present to you DFI's LANPARTY UT CFX3200-DR. Build around the CrossFire... Read more...
If you're like me, you could open up the back of your keyboard and make a sandwich out of all the stuff in there. I don't recommend you eat it, but hey -- it's safer than bagged spinach. But let's say you need something a little more durable than your standard keyboard, because you want to shave and shower while you visit Hot Hardware's forum. Stealth computer has your NEMA 4x solution: The Stealth Computer model 2000-DT-TB features 114-key functionality, including 24 function keys and a 10-key number pad. It is constructed using a highly rugged, stainless steel case and industrial silicone rubber pad, ensuring NEMA 4X protection. The 2000-DT-TB's trackball pointing device... Read more...
Microsoft has released a series of new keyboard and mice solutions clearly aimed at Media Center and Vista. Starting off, the Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000 is a rechargeable 2.4Ghz Bluetooth mouse/keyboard combination.  The keyboard features an ultra thin ergonomic design with backlit keys that are auto sensing.  As the user approaches the keyboard or under low light situations, the keys light up automatically.  The mouse features a brushed aluminum finish, high definition laser, and 4-way scrolling in a handsome ergonomic look. Microsoft also released the Wireless Entertainment Desktop 7000  which mirrors the 8000 in many respects but lacks some of the more... Read more...
The call of most computing enthusiasts or workstation professionals has always been "more power, more bandwidth and more features, please".  The advent of serial PCI Express-based computer architectures was the foundation of an enabling technology that provided a much needed solution to the bottleneck problems associated with the aging PCI bus architecture.  Unfortunately, though NVIDIA heard the call and answered with their nForce 4 SLI X16 and nForce 590 chipsets recently, Intel hasn't yet seen fit to expand beyond the more limited PCI Express connectivity options in their 965 and 975X chipsets.  Asus recently saw this hole in Intel's... Read more...
In the market for a new Core 2 Duo motherboard?  GamePC published a comprehensive review of 5 motherboards from Asus which might fit your bill.  They cover boards based on all 3 Core 2 Duo chipset variants currently available: Intel's P965 and 975X, and the Intel Edition Nforce4 SLI X16 chipset.  Asus has long been known for their performance and stability and these boards are excellent representations of those qualities. Leading the charge in the land of Core 2 Duo motherboards has been Asus, who has released platforms based on all three chipsets, hoping to cater to each individual market. While it's great to have flexibility when choosing a new motherboard, too many... Read more...
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