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Good morning HotHardware fans! If you take a look at the top of the page, you'll notice that we've just posted a new preview of VIA's PT894 and PT880 Pro chipsets for Intel's LGA775 processors. We've got information regarding VIA's plans for these chipsets, along with some benchmarks from a pair of reference motherboards powered by the PT894 and PT880 Pro. Click here and take a look...... Read more...
  VIA is perhaps most notable for its contributions as a supplier of chipsets for AMD's Athlon XP/64 processor families. The company's work with Intel's offerings has ranged, over time, from clandestine manufacturing of unlicensed core logic (in Intel's eyes, at least) to the manufacture of a respectably leading edge product in the form of its PT880. Up until now, however, all of VIA's products have featured AGP graphics connectivity and it doesn't take a gifted mind to realize that the industry is trudging forward with PCI Express. So, while all of its competitors have already made that pivotal transition on the AMD side, VIA is now unveiling its family of Pentium 4 chipsets with PCI Express... Read more...
Well folks, some of us might be getting a bit of snow tonight. I'm sure some sleet will also make it into the mix. Come on now, it's January and so far the winter has been a dud! I'm looking for a storm right now, but I'm sure I'll be less enthusiastic about the situation when I'm outside shoveling steps and salting the driveway ;) ABIT AA8 DuraMAX (Intel 925X Express) @ hardwarezone "The AA8 DuraMAX is one of ABIT's high-end boards based on the Intel 925X Express chipset. Featuring all the advanced technologies of the Alderwood plus an excellent price, find out if the 'Guru' of motherboards still has the edge." Modding Boot Camp - Window Cutting/Fitting @ PimpRig "The first step... Read more...
Using the sheer number of "NVIDIA vs. ATi" articles posted on-line or published in every popular computer magazine as a gauge, it would be easy to surmise that these two rivals battled each other for dominance in the desktop 3D graphics space alone.  Numerous head-to-head comparisons between NVIDIA's GeForce 6 series and ATi's Radeon X800 series line of video cards are published constantly.  And each company has since amassed a loyal following.  Point your browser to any number of public forums, and you'll see just how allegiant their fans can be.  Staunch NVIDIA and ATi users debate more feverishly than an auditorium filled with an equal number of conservative Republicans... Read more...
Hey everyone, as my first news post I'd like to remind you all it's November 2nd, so if you haven't already, get registered to vote and support your candidate! But that's politics, and I know why your really here, so get ready for your mid-afternoon fix of tech news.  Thermaltake Tsunami Dream Case @ PimpRig.com "If it weren't for the lights it would be difficult to know the case was on. Yes, that is how silent it is. What more could you want? Looks, performance, and silence..."  RaidMax Cobra Gaming Case @ ViperLair.com "Cooling is very well done, but we think they could have substituted the sheer number of 80mm fan options with fewer larger fans. While the cooling is... Read more...
Good morning everyone :)  With a good majority of us escorting little ones around our respective neighbourhoods last night, I am sure a few minutes of peace and quiet are quite sought after this AM.   So, go grab another cup of coffee and settle in for a few minutes.  Here is your morning shot of juice...  Intel's P4 XE 3.46GHz processor and 925XE chipset: TechReport MBReview ViperLair TweakNews HardOCP  ABIT AV8 K8T800 Pro socket 939 Motherboard Review @ 3DX "The ABIT AV8 performed very well, battling with the Soltek K8T800 Pro board for much of this review. The stock performance of the K8T800 Pro chipset seems to be consistent across the motherboards we used... Read more...
NVIDIA's ride as a chipset designer and manufacturer has been tumultuous in spots without question. The first two iterations of its nForce product family were immensely popular because they addressed weaknesses that plagued other chipsets, such as memory and integrated graphics performance. However, they are correspondingly more expensive than other chipsets and motherboards that centered on both nForce and nForce2 suffered repeated delays. As AMD transitioned to its eighth-generation processor architecture with an integrated memory controller, NVIDIA lost the one advantage that really differentiated its products with regard to performance. It subsequently dropped some of the other desktop-oriented... Read more...
When AMD's Athlon 64 was initially introduced, all of the major players in the core logic chipset  business immediately jumped on board, and introduced, or released, full-featured chipsets for the new processor.  And although SiS, ALi, VIA and NVIDIA all had similar Athlon 64 chipsets on their respective road maps, it was VIA and NVIDIA who ended up truly dominating the segment.  VIA's K8T800 and NVIDIA nForce 3 150 Pro locked horns back then, and the battle has raged on ever since.  NVIDIA and VIA essentially fought to a draw on the Socket 754 platform, with each chipset garnering its share of fans, but on the Socket 940 platform the K8T800 was declared the "best"... Read more...
  Turn any PC into a High End TV and Personal Video Recorder With ATI's Revolutionary Video Processor September 14, 2004 - Multimedia personal computers take a giant leap forward today, finally reaching the video quality levels associated with high-end $2000 consumer televisions. ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) is proud to announce and ship the THEATER(TM) 550 PRO video processor that delivers superb TV reception and Personal Video Recording (PVR) functionality for PCs through products such as add-in PC cards, motherboard-down solutions and notebook computers. THEATER 550 PRO continues the THEATER(TM) family tradition of industry-leading video reception achieved by ATI's consumer... Read more...
Some of us love lusting after the finer things in life: a Mercedes-Benz SLR, Akoya pearls, Beluga caviar, and Clos du Mesnil champagne. While Intel's 925X chipset doesn't exactly fit in with those other high-end luxuries, it does happen to sit atop a long list of distinguished core logic products, offering the latest in technology and a fair dose of performance (even if it doesn't fly above and beyond the 875P it replaces). Unfortunately, when it comes time to pay the bills, reality is more along the lines of a Honda Civic, McDonald's, a six pack (if you're old enough), and Ritz crackers. If you're finding the latest round of 925X motherboards (characterized by Gigabyte's GA-8ANXP-D, a nearly... Read more...
Good morning, is everyone doing okay?  I sure hope so!  Unfortunately, I was unable to jump on the editor yesterday due to Fathers Day celebrations with two sets of families.  But, I would like to take this time to personally wish all the Dad's out there a belated Happy Fathers Day.  With a few of HH's very own sporting crumb-snatchers, and maybe a few in the not so distant future (going to get beat for that), I surely know the compassion that these guys put forth year round.  Davo for example.  Besides running the show around here, he has an intensive day job.  *Shakes Head* I don't know how that boy can work two jobs, take TKD, coach a team and still... Read more...
Good Morning All, Intel lets fly with their new i925X and i915 chipsets today, along with a couple of LGA775 based P4's to go with them.  PCI Express, DDR2 and a host of other new goodies are on the bench at HotHardware.com. Have a look at all this new good stuff, right here!... Read more...
Good evening friends :)  I just finished watching the Unreal 2004 Tech-Demo video.... Oh My...  Now that is a drool worthy movie.  It is a bit large, but seeing what they are able to do with PS 2.0 and 3.0 in the new Engine is well worth the download.  I think Unreal 2004 is going to give the Half-Life 2 and Doom 3 a good run for their money... Intel 915 chipset Technology Preview @ T-Break "The new Intel 915 ICH6 chipset supporting the upcoming Socket 755 is scheduled to debut in about a month's time. Some information about this chipset has been making rounds on the Internet, like the lack of an AGP interface and Win 9X drivers. Today, we try to put together different... Read more...
Good morning everyone!  I hope you are all digging the new layout, I know I am.  Dave, Marco and Jay broke their respective behinds to get this completed and launched on Monday and the effort shows in my opinion.  My presence has been sparse lately with personal things taking up most of my time.  Fortunately, next week should be the last of it for me, then I should be back in the saddle, along with Rob who recently returned from his honeymoon.  So stick around, we have some more goodies coming your way soon! BigBruin.Com has a new review posted taking a look at the New Enermax CS-800TA-MW Case: "Right off the bat we notice a few things that make this case different.... Read more...
VIA PT880 Chipset Preview A Performance Preview of VIA's Dual-Channel P4 Chipset By: Chris Angelini December 8, 2003           For the first time since NVIDIA unveiled its nForce2 chipset more than a year ago, VIA is in a very promising position.  To begin, AMD's Athlon 64 is upon us, bringing with it an integrated memory controller that really equalizes the advantage NVIDIA once enjoyed.  In fact, the nForce3 and K8T800 chipsets generally fall within a percentage or two of each other in performance benchmarks.  VIA's leg-up comes in the form of an encompassing feature set.  Its VT8237 South Bridge includes native Serial ATA support... Read more...
  Intoducing the SiS655FX Chipset An Overview of Functionality and Performance By: Jeff Bouton October 2, 2003 By now you all know the drill, Intel or AMD release a new chipset for their processor platform and the other third party manufacturers, like VIA, NVIDIA, ALi, and SiS, are soon to follow.  This time around we are talking about the latest release from Silicon Integrated Systems, with their SiS655FX chipset.  Their latest incarnation is a potent package, challenging the Intel 865/875 family chipsets in an effort to offer some competition in both price points and features.  SiS introduced several new features to give the SiS655FX an edge over the competition, with the... Read more...
ATI RADEON 9100 IGP Preview Integrated Graphics for the Pentium 4 By: Chris Angelini July 7th, 2003 ATI's engineers have worked hard this past year.  At the risk of being redundant, they've escorted to market the R300 series of Visual Processing Units (VPUs), they've spun off mainstream versions of the same chip for broader appeal, and they've successfully implemented the R300 and R350 processors (operating at full-speed) into the All-In-Wonder family of multimedia products.  What a busy bunch of beavers.  But there are other aspects of computing in which the expertise of a graphics company proves useful.  ATI's rival, NVIDIA, already knows that.  NVIDIA's nForce and... Read more...
The SiS 648 Chipset Debuts A Comprehensive Look at a Pre-Production Shuttle AS45GT/R By, Marco Chiappetta August 12, 2002    In early 2002 Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SiS) released their 645 chipset.  Initially, many analysts were skeptical that SiS could deliver a high-performing DDR chipset for the Pentium 4.  They were all quickly proven wrong though, as time and again the SiS645 performed at, or near, the top of the pack in review after review.  Looking to build upon the relative success of the 645, SiS took the wraps off of their latest chipset for the Pentium 4, the 648.  With the new 648 Northbridge, SiS is also releasing their new 963 Southbridge which... Read more...
  Intel's Pentium 4 with 533MHz Bus and The i850E Chipset 2.4 and 2.53GHz performance with a 533MHz Front Side Bus By, Dave Altavilla May 6, 2002 There are many architectural attributes of Intel's Pentium 4 processor, that will drive incremental performance for CPU core, as the months and years roll on, in their battle against their primary competitor, Advanced Micro Devices.  Intel engineered the P4 core with a staggeringly deep 20 stage pipeline, that allows clock frequencies to scale with ease.  There are certainly pros and cons to having this deeply pipelined architecture.  However, in a market where MHz and GHz are king, not only will more clock cycles drive performance,... Read more...
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