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Good morning everyone and welcome to your latest installment of hardware news at HH.  There's some pretty impressive hardware on tap this AM.  First we have the Soltek SL-K890Pro-939, followed by an ATI X850XT, which we also reviewed here.  Wrapping things up is an interesting DDR booster from OCZ and a sweet 30" HDTV.  Let's get started, there's a lot to cover. Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 Review @ Ninjalane: "Throughout the review process the general impression of this board has been very favorable. Soltek has made quite a few improvements with the SL-K890Pro-939 that compliment the new chipset and make the motherboard very enthusiast friendly." OCZ's DDR Booster... Read more...
Good morning all.  Time for your morning news to start your day off right.  The Mushkin 1GB PC2-4200 looks like a sweet set of RAM and if you're a Wi-Fi user, the Tech Zone has some useful security tips.  Let's get things rolling! Wi-Fi Hotspot Security Tips @ The Tech Zone: "You've set up your Boingo account, you're hanging out at the Home Turf sports bar in LAX and you figure you'll do a little business or check your e-mail while sipping a Chardonnay. Well, that's the point of Wi-Fi hotspots; being able to take care of a few things while in a relaxing atmosphere. Don't, however, get so relaxed that you ignore security and give all your confidential information to some unscrupulous... 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...
When DDR2 first saw the light of day, the memory marked the next level in DDR technology.  However, with improved frequencies, lower voltage requirements and improve packaging also came higher latencies.  With intial offerings coming in at CAS 4-4-4-12 and even higher, the performance improvements over DDR1 were minimal at best.  There was also a significant price increase over DDR1 that became a stumbling block for DDR2 as it really didn't make sense to pay more for the same relative performance.  Today, the DDR2 sector has evolved into the next phase of lower latency offerings.  As expected, we are seeing latency improve, making the case for upgrading to DDR2 a bit... Read more...
Hello and welcome to the evening portion of our news program ;) I just finished stuffing myself with everything the freezer had to offer. Oh, how I wish typing would reduce more calories. Alright, I need to get case modding, so without further ado, here's your headlines... CORSAIR TWIN2X1024-4300C3 DDR-2 MEMORY REVIEW @ PCStats "In it, PCSTATS is testing out two brand new 512MB sticks of Corsair Twin2X1024-4300C3 DDR2 memory. Corsair is consistently a market leader in the memory field, and they were among the first to announce performance grade DDR-2 RAM for enthusiasts. Talk about being on the ball." DDR2 Roundup posts @ motherboards.org "DDR2 is going to take over and has the... Read more...
Good afternoon HotHardware fans! Our man Jeff just finished up a review of some top notch DDR2 memory from PQI. Their PQI24200-1GDB DDR2 Turbo Memory Kit held its own against some of Corsair's best, and it ran at even lower latencies than it was rated for. Click here and check it out...... Read more...
Competition can be a blessing for consumers, a headache for manufacturers and a driving force for an entire industry.  Where a market once may have been dominated by one or two big companies with a handful of smaller competitors striving for their piece of the pie, nowadays the scales are somewhat more balanced.  A good example of this is with the CD/DVD-ROM market, where a few big names like Plextor and Pioneer set the standard for years.  Today, there are many equally good offerings from lesser-known names at lower prices.  No longer is it necessary to pay a little extra for name recognition when there are quality alternatives for an economical price. We've seen a similar... Read more...
Good afternoon folks. I've found one good aspect to the busy holiday season... more work for me. People want computers, which works out great for me since I just happen to build and repair them. Should I put some of the cash away? Or splurge on a new video card? Life is just full of important choices :) Thermaltake Big Water 12cm water cooling kit review @ Madshrimps "Today we´re evaluating an all in one water-cooling solution from Thermaltake, the Big Water 12cm internal H20 kit and see if it can tame a Prescott powered system" Crucial Ballistix DDR500 PC4000 Memory Review @ 3DX "Crucial has always been known for delivering a high performing, stable product and we have not doubt... Read more...
To be honest, after watching the Patriots loose tonight, I'm at a loss for words. I do have to clap for Miami though, since it's amazing they still have that kind of fight left in them with their record. You can't win them all I guess. DFI Lanparty 875-T LGA 775 Motherboard @ hardCOREware "Enter DFI's Lanparty 875-T. It takes the latest CPU socket platform and mates it to the mature 875P chipset. It won't win any Gigabit Ethernet races, but you just wait and see how it performs with the tighter timings of DDR memory, and killer overclocking ability." Danger Den TDX Waterblock Review @ OCModShop "Instead of using their traditional maze flow design Danger Den has made something completely... Read more...
Good evening ladies and gentlemen. On our menu today, we have early benchmarks from the Radeon 850 XT-PE. I'm not 100% sure if these are legit, but they probably are. Also, we have reviews on Crucial Ballistix PC5300 DDR2 Memory, Zalman CNPS7700-AlCu Ultra Silent CPU Cooler, and a couple of other items. Oh and there's going to be a couple of changes to the way we post the news, one of them is fewer articles in each post, but more posts each day. We are also going to be posting various tech news, not just hardware reviews, so if you have something interesting, by all means use the 'Submit News' link and let us know what you've found! Zalman CNPS7700-AlCu Ultra Silent CPU Cooler @ A True Review... Read more...
I just got home and let me tell you... it's hard trying to teach someone, who thinks AOL is the Internet, to actively protect themselves against spyware ;) It's almost as fun as explaining that pop-ups that say "You have a virus, Click Here!!!!1!", might not be telling the truth! Enough of that, it's news time... ATI X800 Pro Video Card Review @ CoolTechZone "NVIDIA is back in the market with full force and ATI is slowly taking the back seat in few of its product lines, namely it's mid-end graphics card lines. We have evaluated NVIDIA's 6800 graphics cards previously and have been quite impressed with the overall performance. This time, however, we have changed tracks and will... Read more...
Good evening everyone, how was the work day?  Nothing to exciting happened at my end of the world this afternoon.  I did however place an order for some new hardware from FrozenCPU at lunch time.  The bad thing is that it got me thinking about setting up a new liquid cooling system... If anyone has any suggestions for a good setup for an AMD64 system, drop me a line.... Here is your news...  EE Times Article: Polymer electronics yet to realize promise "Polymer electronics' low carrier mobility limits the switching frequency of printed transistors to a few hundred kilohertz. Because of their low line carrier mobility, components can handle relatively high voltages between... Read more...
Welcome back brothers and sisters.  With the day drawing to a close and a good majority of the HH labs shut down for the evening, it looks as if it is time for your nightcap.  It may not be as big as our normal "last call" of the day, but it should tie you over until the AM ;)  Mushkin 1GB PC2-4200 DDR-2 Memory Review @ PCStats "In this review, PCStats will be testing a set of new 512MB Mushkin PC2-4200 DDR-2 RAM modules, for a total of 1GB. These green single-sided DIMMs are wrapped in black aluminum heatspreaders, and fall into the PC4200 class. They are rated to run at 266 MHz with 4-4-4-12 memory timings, at 1.8V. The memory runs a bit conservatively considering... Read more...
Finally, it's over. The Red Sox made history last night with their amazing march to, and through, the World Series. After sending the Yankees back home with a 4 game come back, they just kept on winning, shutting out the Cardinals in 4 games. I'm not a big baseball fan, but you have to respect that. These guys dug deep and did the unthinkable, over and over and over. There is some good Mojo hanging over Massachusetts lately, now it's the Patriots turn to keep the winning streak alive. Enough sports talk from me, here is your news for this AM! Raidmax Samurai ATX Gaming Case Review @ BigBruin.Com: "In essence what Raidmax did was to take a plain square case and screw plastic panels and shells... Read more...
Good Evening HotHardware fans! Just in case you've missed the link at the top of the page, I wanted to let you all know that we've just posted a shoot-out between two 1GB DDR2-675 capable memory kits, Corsair's TWIN2X1024-5400C4PRO and Kingston's KHX5400D2K2/1G. We ran some tests at stock settings, with more aggressive 3-3-3-10 timings, and at their highest stable overclocked speeds. Click here and see which kit came out on top...... Read more...
              With the launch of their 900 series chipsets, and LGA775 based Pentium 4 processors, Intel introduced the use of DDR2 system memory on the desktop.  DDR1 system memory had been the standard for quite a few years, and DDR2 memory had been used on the occasional video card at that point, but DDR2 system memory had yet to be implemented in a consumer level desktop computer.  DDR1 and DDR2 memory are fundamentally very similar.  In essence, DDR2 memory is simply a refinement of the original, however, there are some differences that set them apart.  For example, DDR2 memory requires much less voltage... Read more...
Good evening brothers and sisters, welcome back :)  The day is coming to a close and the HH news-bin is busting at the seams.  However, before I jump over to the news front, I want to point out that Jeff recently posted his review of S3's OmniChrome TV/Graphics Card, their competitor to ATi's All-In-Wonder and NVIDIA's Personal Cinema line of products.  Take a few minutes and check it out before you scroll down to the news... Corsair Announces 550 MHz CAS2.5 DDR Modules Fremont, CA, October 20, 2004: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced their fastest ever DDR memory module, a DDR550 module that... Read more...
Happy Friday all!  Looks like a lot of people have been very busy in the hardware world this week. We've got a slew of news for you on a typically quiet Friday morning.  We're all working on some awesome hardware ourselves, so stay tuned.  I wonder how many of you feel real old after checking out Rob's retro Coleco piece.  I know I got a reality check when I can remember playing that pocket football game when I was a kid.  It was so cool at the time.  Ugghh...getting old :( September High-end Gaming PC Buyer's Guide @ Sharky Extreme: "Today on Sharky Extreme, we've posted our September High-end Gaming PC Buyer's Guide, where we take $2500 in search of high-end Intel... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome back to HH :)  Thanks for bearing with me this morning, I made it to my meeting on time, but, not with much room to spare.  Nonetheless, taking a gander into my inbox-o-wonders, it looks like my fellow editors from around the net had quite the busy day themselves.  So, without further ado, here is your evening dose of juice...  Antec NeoPower 480 Review @ ClubOC "The box top of the Antec NeoPower 480, aside from the obvious Matrix overtones, clearly shows the power supply's greatest innovative feature. No, not the use of a single 120mm fan to provide cooling. How about the five connectors that allow you to pick and choose as many, or as few,... Read more...
Hello everyone, JeffB stopping in for your afternoon news fix.  Today has been an insanely busy day for me and it's only 12 noon!  Between friends having computer problems, intermittent connectivity, and of course, reviews of hardware, I'm really juggling today.  Hopefully I will get through the day unscathed and can get a normal routine back this weekend.  As far as news goes, things are hopping with the latest Chipset release from VIA.  Let's take a look... A number of sites, including HotHardware, have news on the VIA K8T890 Pro.  Here's the rundown so far: VIA K8T890 - PCI Express For The Athlon 64 @ HotHardware.com HEXUS.net Feature: VIA's PCI Express plans... Read more...
Good morning gang, JeffB here ringing in yet another weekend.  The HH labs are starting to really pile up with the hardware lately, guess it's a sign that the holiday season is right around the corner.  With so much new hardware this year, things should be real interesting.  I think there are going to be a bunch of happy little geekmeisters this year come December!  Until then, we are going to do our best to make sure you know what is hot or not this season.  Here's your news for this morning... HIS X800XT and X800 Pro IceQ II Video Cards @ hardcoreware.net: "Today we're reviewing HIS' entries into the X800 market: The X800 XT Platinum, and the X800 Pro. These cards... Read more...
Good evening folks!  BW here, stopping by to let you all know that we've just posted a review of PQI's new PQI3200-1024DBU - Low Latency Turbo DDR400 RAM.  These modules posted some impressive benchmark scores, overclocked very well, and they're priced to sell.  Click here and check them out...... Read more...
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