Items tagged with Catalyst

Hey folks, just checking in here with another update before the weekend hits us. As for HotHardware news today, Andrew has reviewed the Dell Inspiron 6000(d). Also, Dave's post below gives you a little bit if info on the upcoming nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition board from ASUS, the P5ND2-SLI Deluxe. Enjoy! ASUS AX800XT/TVD 256MB (RADEON X800 XT P.E.) @ Hardware Zone "With the launch of ATI's X850 series, the honor of leading ATI's lineup has passed from the X800 XT P.E. to its X850 counterpart. Meanwhile, price and availability for the X800 XT P.E. has improved significantly. Find out why we think the ASUS AX800XT/TVD 256MB is an attractive option for those requiring a high-end performer with... 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...
Hey folks, I'm here to bring you a news update before heading off to bed. ATI has released version 5.2 of their Catalyst driver. Click here for the download page, and click here for the release notes. Goodnight all :) Hard Drives: ATA versus SATA @ BigBruin "The current SATA standard provides significant benefits over ATA in terms of convenience, power consumption and, most importantly, performance. The main thing ATA has going for it right now is history, as it has been the standard for so long that it will not likely disappear any time soon." Mushkin DDR2 PC2-4200 CL3-2-2 1GB Kit Review @ MVKTech "The PC2-4200 CL 3-2-2-8 is some of the fastest DDR2 on the planet with excellent... Read more...
Good morning everyone, the news front is moving at a fantastic rate.  So, needless to say, we have a quiet the variety of fresh juice on tap this AM.  I don't know about you, but I am planning on kicking back for a few minutes and indulging my hardware fetish... Here is your first shot for the day...  BigBruin.Com Article: Monitors - LCD vs. CRT "As the technology has improved and the prices have come down, LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) monitors have rapidly been replacing CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) monitors on desktops around the world... The question is why choose LCD over CRT? There are several pros and cons to consider, and a few items will be considered in this Tech Tip."... Read more...
Good evening folks, it's time for a little news. For those of you who are Counter-Strike: Source fans, Bots are now available! Just restart your Steam client to receive the update. NVIDIA Delivers GeForce 6 Series for AGP-Based Systems NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), today extended the world-renowned GeForce 6 Series architecture and performance into the value PC segment of AGP-based PCs with the introduction of the NVIDIA(R) GeForce™ 6200 AGP graphics processing unit (GPU). The GeForce 6200 GPUs offer best-in-class performance in the value segment by taking the GeForce 6 graphics architecture, which has been described as the most advanced in the world, top-to-bottom in the NVIDIA product... Read more...
I have recently ordered a Abit AV8, Athlon 64 3000+, and I can't wait until Mr. FedEx gets to my house. Next item on my list is a GeForce 6800 GT, but that's a long ways away. Enough about me though, let's get you some news. ATI CATALYST 4.12 Performance Analysis @ HEXUS.net "As far as CATALYST 4.12 goes, the big news here is probably for those of you still playing Half-Life 2 in some shape or form, as this driver has certainly rolled out another set of fine performance improvements." Antec TriCool @ Phoronix "In this review, we have to present the Antec TriCool LED fans, which not only will improve the airflow throughout your system, but also the overall looks of the machine."... Read more...
X-Mas is 21 days away, and I still haven't done any shopping. Given I only have a few people to get things for, it's always good to get it done early. It's another odd winter in my neck of the woods... four days into December, and there's no snow on the ground, when last year we had plenty. That's New-England weather I guess :) Diamondback Precision Gaming Mouse reviewed @ hi-techreviews.com "The Razer Diamondback is the world's first optical mouse with a precision of 1600 dots-per-inch (dpi), this is roughly 400 dpi more than the closet competitor. When combine with Razer's highly tunable software you end up with a mouse that is ideal for gaming, photo manipulation, or just surfing the... Read more...
Good morning all! Today, ATi is aiming to add another layer to the Catalyst software package in an effort to bring new features, added stability and a streamlined interface to the game with the introduction of their new Catalyst Control Center.  The Catalyst Control Center is a new and improved user interface, built around Microsoft's .NET technology, that brings new ideas to the table to ensure a smooth experience for users of all levels.  By utilizing .NET as a baseline, the Catalyst Control Center can offer the most flexibility to the end-user while giving developers the ability to add plug-ins that integrate seamlessly into the design.  Check out the full details here!... Read more...
  A tarnished reputation is often the hardest thing to overcome in any business.  It is much easier for a company to earn a bad reputation than it is to gain the consumer's faith in any given product.  Over the years, ATi struggled to overcome a reputation for having sub-par drivers.  This impression seemed to grab hold and not let go for many years, although the company continued to improve their drivers regularly.   The biggest step ATi took to correct the situation was to essentially overhaul their driver development process, which resulted in the introduction of the Catalyst driver package in June 2002.  This was a major step forward in addressing a number of... Read more...
Good morning gang.  Time for a little bit of computer hardware news and reviews to wake up with.  We're all cranking away on some sweet new hardware and the reviews should keep rolling out at a steady pace.  This should be one heck of a summer, so stay tuned.  For now, grab some java and enjoy the news we have on tap right now!  Chenming 602 ATX Case Review @ NewsTechInfo.com: "Chenming has been very popular with modders and among those who are looking for a simple, pre-modded case with a side panel. The company's Dragon line is a success in itself and it was not a surprise when Chenming announced their 602 model, which is a step above the Dragon series. The 602... Read more...
Good morning all.  It's that time again where we bring you some morning news from the PC hardware world.  The weekend is fast approaching, so let's get to it and then let the relaxing begin! Foxconn 755A01-6EKRS Athlon64 Motherboard (SiS 755) review @ hardCOREware.net: "If you have owned a computer in the past 23 years, I can virtually guarantee that you have used at least one Foxconn product at some point in time. It may have been an IDE cable, USB plug, or the socket you plug your memory into on a motherboard. For most of their history, Foxconn has stuck to producing parts sold directly to motherboard and other component manufacturers." AMDZone took some time to play with... Read more...
  ATi's New "Catalyst" Software Package Improved Performance, Reliability & More! By, Jeff Bouton June 13, 2002 In a quest to maintain their position as a leader in the video card market, ATi is constantly looking to improve the end-user's overall experience.  This applies to their latest hardware releases, as well as new and improved software developments.  As we've recently seen, ATi has begun to seriously address some issues that have plagued them in the past.  Lately, we've seen a marked increase in their efforts to improve driver performance and reliability.  It seems like this year alone they have released updated drivers at an ever increasing pace,... Read more...
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