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You know how to install a processor, you know how to overclock it, but have you ever wondered how they're made? Manufacturing CPUs and various other chips isn't exactly a simple process. Hardware Secrets latest tutorial goes through the steps taken to bring you the chips that power your PC. "Have you ever wondered how chips such as microprocessors, video processors, memories, chipsets etc are created and manufactured? In this tutorial we will explain everything you need to know about chip manufacturing process."... Read more...
With the adoption of PCI Express as a next-gen I/O technology, all of the major chipset manufacturers worked hard to bring compatible chipsets to market.  Naturally, Intel was first on the scene with the 900 series chipsets. But on the AMD side, VIA was first to market with its K8T890 Chipset.   Building on the successes of the K8T800, which competed on the same level as nVidia's nForce 3 250 and nForce 3 Ultra, VIA aimed to take things to the next level with new features and improved overall performance.  By coupling the K8T890 Northbridge with the promising VT8251 Southbridge, VIA's first PCI Express ready chipset aimed to deliver a number of new features, the most notable... Read more...
ASUS Main Station Motherboard Series Incorporates Highly-Anticipated Intel 975X Chipset P5WDG2-WS Offers Superior Expandability and Quiet Cooling for Efficient Workstation Solution Click To Enlarge Taipei, Taiwan; November 17, 2005 – ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), the worldwide leader of motherboards, today introduced the Main Station Motherboard Series and the inaugural model, P5WDG2-WS, which is based on the Intel 975X chipset and supports the Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition 955 dual-core processors. Made for high-end computer and workstation users, the P5WDG2-WS provides powerful computing, superior scalability for future upgrades, quiet system cooling and stable continuous operation.... Read more...
With today's ever advancing PC technology, it seems that two things ultimately remain unchanged; an increase in performance usually means an escalation in heat output.  Currently, air cooling techniques can still keep most computer hardware operating at reasonable temperatures, but those who decide to squeeze every ounce of performance from their systems will see, and potentially hear, the limitations of these methods. With some systems starting to rival the noise levels of the household vacuum, computer enthusiasts are always on the hunt for alternative cooling solutions that may quiet down their rigs.  This is where Asetek comes in. Asetek is known for producing such infamous... Read more...
Hey guys, here's your first dose of news for the day. If your not interested in anything that ATI, Intel, or AMD has to offer, then how about taking a look at the "iPod Shuffle Killer", the Samsung YP-T7X. Enjoy! ULI M1695 chipset @ t-break "Today, we take a look at the ULi M1695 chipset for the AMD platform that should not only work well for system integrators but also for end-users in the process of upgrading their systems. Paired with the ULi M1567 Southbridge, the platform provides something ULi calls TGi- Triple Graphics Interface that allows simultaneous support for a PCI-E x16, an AGP 8X and a PCI graphics cards on the same motherboard." ATI All in Wonder X800XT AGP... Read more...
Good Morning All, Today we've got a double-header showcase of new Intel Processor and Chipset technologies being launched by the company affectionately known as "Chipzilla".  Intel has officially taken the wraps off their new mainstream Pentium D 820 Processor and i945 Express series chipsets.  Additionally, they've also cranked up the Pentium 4 6XX sequence line-up to include the new Pentium 4 670 at 3.8GHz. Get all the good stuff on this new HOT Hardware right here - HotHardware's Pentium D 820  and i945 Chipset Showcase And HotHardware's Pentium 4 670 3.8GHz Performance Profile... Read more...
  In recent months, the race between the two major industry playersto bring dual-core processing to the masses has heated up. On April 4th, Intel delivered its first dual-core Pentium offering in the form of the Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 840.  AMD was soon to follow, on May 9th, releasing its dual-core Athlon 64 X2 4800+.   While Intel may have been first to deliver a dual-core processor for the masses, AMD's updated X2 processor architecture brought with it the path of least resistance by supporting existing socket 939-based hardware.  In fact, AMD's dual-core Athlon 64 X2 requires only a simple BIOS update to support the new processors.  Conversely, Intel's... Read more...
Good morning everyone.  In case you didn't notice, we've released a review of the Corsair XMS Xpert RAM.  The modules are rated at 400MHz DDR and sport eye-catching removable LEDs.  Check the image above or click here to read more.  After that, check your morning new post below. Athlon 64 chipset comparison @ The Tech Report: "With at least four platforms to choose from, the Athlon 64's PCI Express chipset lineup finally has some depth. But between the latest core logic options from ATI and ULi, NVIDIA, SiS, and VIA, which chipset has the most desirable blend of features and best performance? Join us as we sift through spec sheets and pour over a slew of benchmark results... Read more...
Good morning everyone.  We're starting off the weekend with some news out of ATI and SiS.  ATI is unveiling the Radeon XPRESS 200 with DX9 and DDR2 support.  SiS follows that up with the release of their latest AMD64 PCI Express chipset, the SiS761GX.  We close things out with a NEC DVD 16X Dual-Layer Drive and more news from CEBIT regarding ATI.  And we thought it was going to be a quiet Friday morning! ATI Launches Industry's Most Powerful DirectX 9 Integrated Chipset for Intel Platforms RADEON XPRESS 200 for Intel delivers unparalleled onboard DirectX 9 graphics performance and support for next-generation DDR2 667 memory ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY) (NASDAQ:ATYT),... Read more...
Good morning everyone.  I'm starting off the day a bit envious after reading Marco's Mobility Radeon X700 review. Granted, my Centrino 1.4GHz with Mobility 9200 has served me well over the last few years, but an X700 would be a sweet update.  If you haven't checked it, you should.  Then be sure to check the latest news bits we have in store this morning. Logitech MX 3100 Cordless Desktop @ hardcoreware.net: "When Logitech introduced the laser-based MX 1000 as a replacement for the MX 700, it was only a matter of time before they came out with a matching wireless keyboard. That keyboard is known as the MX 3000 on its own, and in a month or so it will be released along side... Read more...
Good evening folks :) In case you didn't notice, in addition to Dave's review of the ASUS P5AD2-E i925XE, Chris has posted a review on the VIA PT894 & PT880 Pro Chipset. As for other news, we have plenty. So sit back, relax, and enjoy! VIA PT880 Pro and PT894 Chipset PC Perspective [H]ardOCP The Tech Zone BigBruin The Tech Report HEXUS Viper Lair Intel 915P Shootout:DFI LANPartyUT 915P-T12 @ hardwarezone "Our next contestant in the i915P Express motherboard shootout is DFI's idea of a 'fun' board. The LANPartyUT 915P-T12 has a funny name, but it comes packed with additional features like Karajan audio and even glows under ultraviolet lighting. Funky!" Evercool WC-202 Watercooling... Read more...
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...
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...
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