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We've all been reading about NVIDIA's Quad-SLI technology for months, but performance data has been a little hard to come by.  The folks at Xbit Labs aim to change that though with this article that explores Quad-SLI performance with 10 games.  Unfortunately, the site seems to be going up and down at the moment. "When announcing the quad SLI technology at CES 2006, Nvidia Corp. stated that there are some gamers who desire to have extreme performance, quality and exclusivity, but did not begin shipping such products immediately. At CeBIT 2006 the company stated that the systems featuring four GPUs were shipping, even though not all system makers can supply such computers even... Read more...
AOpen Showcases Innovative Intel(R) Viiv(TM) Technology and MoDT-based Products and Launches the MoDT Bootcamp at the 2006 Intel Channel Conference SAN JOSE, Calif., April 12 -- AOpen(R) Inc., an award-winning, global leader in PC component design and manufacturing, today announced that it will showcase several of its award winning Mobile on Desktop (MoDT)-based solutions at the 2006 Intel Channel Conference (ICC). AOpen will debut a series of new Solo and Dual core motherboards, and barebone systems including innovative new XC Cubes, MiniPCs and ePCs. In addition, with Intel's (INTC) support, AOpen will launch it's MoDT Bootcamp, a program designed to educate the channel about the benefits... Read more...
When LCD screens were first introduced they were plagued by many problems, but they also had some advantages over CRT monitors. LCD's were lighter, thinner, and used less power.  And so they caught on and the technology incrementally improved. Early generations were limited to lower resolutions, tight viewing angles, really slow response times, and they carried a hefty price tag. The screen size was also limited because of the early production technology. The main market for them at that point was laptop screens, as the LCD technology offered exactly what was needed in that space. Later on they were introduced as Desktop PC displays, but they still suffered from the same problems and slow... Read more...
PC Perspective has posted a very interesting new article which investigates some of the bandwidth limitations for SLI and Crossfire chipsets. With the launch of ATI's Crossfire Xpress 3200 we reviewed here, ATI has made several allegations indicating NVIDIA's SLI technology was at a distinct architectural disadvantage. Ryan puts the marketing aside and walks away with a clear understanding of how the two architectures truly match up.The truth of the matter is that both the NVIDIA NF4 SLI X16 chipset and the ATI XPress 3200 chipset provided enough bandwidth for today's SLI and CrossFire generations, at the least. ATI's attempt to promote their RD580 chipset by showing poor performance numbers... Read more...
The day pigs fly, and hell freezes over, money might just grow on trees. Until then, we know many of you can't afford a brand new 7800GTX 512MB, or even a 7800GT for that matter. Though if you're looking for something to at least get your games up and running, you could consider Nvidia's GeForce 7300 series. Today Hardware Zone takes the Leadtek WinFast PX7300 GS TDH 256MB DDR2 for a spin, but can it get the job done? "With the new GeForce 7300 GS graphics card, the budget conscious can also enjoy the benefits of the GeForce 7 series. However, would its relatively weak GPU be sufficient to handle today's games? Read on to find out how the Leadtek... Read more...
AMDZone has just posted a review of Leadtek's Winfast Novo USB TV Tuner. This little box offers a ton of PVR functionality, and connects to a system through a standard USB port. This is a nice, simple upgrade for those who want to add TV tuning capabilities to their PC. "WinFast PVR software has a number of buttons on its GUI allowing quick access to everything. First we went into configuration and let the card scan for all the channels, which it did so fairly quickly and accurately. There are a number of options for capturing video, there is a wide selection to choose from including various quality levels of MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV, uncompressed... Read more...
After outsourcing their graphics card production to Foxconn back in May, Leadtek is now setting its sights on expanding their other product lines for 2006. Digitimes reports that Leaktek is looking to gain market share in GPS and Videophone sectors, with major growth expected in their GPS product line as they continue to develop applications for automobiles and PDAs.Meanwhile, the contribution of Leadtek's GPS product line will increase phenomenally next year, buoyed by new orders of car-use GPS modules from unspecified customers in Europe and the US, the company expects. Car and PDA applications are currently Leadtek's major growth drivers for the GPS segment, the company indicated.... Read more...
Unlike a traditional desktop, a notebook is a very specialized system which typically excels in one particular area. However, there are usually design constraints that impede the system's performance in other areas. For example, at one extreme we have the ultraportable notebooks that are extremely light and easy to handle. In exchange for its convenience, these smaller notebooks generally lack the brute horsepower of a large desktop replacement notebook. With no additional space for intricate cooling solutions necessary to manage the latest and greatest GPU's and CPU's, these notebooks are heavily constrained with no apparent solution in sight. Those craving serious horsepower for gaming or taxing... Read more...
DICE's Battlefield 2 has been patched again, this time adding a new map(Wake Island), Stat Compare, improved mod support, and much more. Click here to grab the patch and see the changelog. Enjoy the news! Leadtek PX7800 TDH MyVIVO Extreme @ hardCOREware.net "The top end model was the 7800 GTX, and unlike what we've seen from their Canadian counterparts, NVIDIA had the products on store shelves the very same day they were launched. Fast-forward to now: Manufacturers have had some time to play around with their designs, and we're starting to see some interesting products. Today we're reviewing teh 7800GTX Extreme from Leadtek. They used a Quadro heatsink, and gave it a nice overclock."... Read more...
Following up on yesterday's Nvidia optimization story, Nvidia has delivered a response. According to them, there's no shady business going on, and the whole thing can be attributed to a bug within the drivers. They say a new beta driver(78.03) has already been released to reviewers, and will be released on nZone once it receives feedback on the driver. Phew! All right folks, I don't know how much longer I'm going to have power for, this storm is about ready to snap some trees. Enjoy the news! Sapphire Radeon X850XT Platinum Edition AGP @ TweakTown "Today we're looking at Sapphire's X850XT PE, or Platinum Edition. Not only that, but we'll be testing it in the AGP format since many of our... Read more...
Asus stepped up to us with one of the first third party Radeon X800 XL boards to hit the market after ATi's recent launch. We gave it our standard run-down in typical HH fashion with benchmarks galore.   Have a look-see...... Read more...
  Over the years, Asus has built a solid reputation for manufacturing high-quality products, that consistently match or surpass competing products in terms of both performance, features and quality. It is with that kind of backdrop that we present today's review of the Asus Extreme AX800XL.  Based on the ATI Radeon X800 XL VPU, Asus has a solid footing to begin with. The X800 XL is based on the X800 XT VPU, so it comes with the same number of pixel pipelines as its predecessor (16), but it's built on a more advanced .11 micron manufacturing process and comes clocked at lower speeds.  What ultimately makes the X800 XL attractive, however, is the more affordable price and lower... Read more...
Xbox 360 Sneak Peak @ HardOCP: "We all know that the Xbox 360 will be a gaming console, but did you know its abilities are going to reach far beyond playing games? The Xbox 360 has changed the Xbox from a gaming console into a lifestyle device." ASUS Extreme AX800XL-2DTV @ Viperlair: "Performance in our tests was pretty good. In all the game tests, except Doom 3, the x800XL did very nicely providing playable frame rates in basically all situations. Doom 3 is playable at 1024*768 with 4X AA and 16X ansiotropic filtering, but going higher isn't too recommended." Point of View GeForce 6600 GT Review @ Bjorn3D: "Being a reviewer, it is sometimes easy to forget that not everyone... Read more...
When we talk about video cards, the focus is typically on the latest high-profile offerings that leave many of us in a perpetual state of hardware envy.  It's a common picture, with ATI or NVIDIA releasing a new model and the other usually answering with their own killer product not long after.  It's a constant dance called "competition", which is the driving factor that keeps the technology moving forward.  However, the high-end sector only accounts for a small percentage of the big picture, with mid-range and value class products comprising a much larger percentage of sales. Back in December, NVIDIA showed us their most recent play in the value class market with their... Read more...
Good morning once again all!  We've lined up several good news-bits for you today.  The Tech Zone checks in with a Sorell SF 2000 MP3 player, while Bjorn3D lines up with a Leadtek WinFast TV USB II Deluxe.  When your done there, come on back and check Matt's take on Leadtek's Deluxe TV kit.  Enjoy the holiday weekend! Sorell SF 2000 MP3 Player Review @ The Tech Zone: "The Sorell SF 2000 is more than just a flash based MP3 player - there is also a built in voice recorder and FM tuner. Plus the unit can double as a USB flash drive, making filing transfer quick and easy. The SF 2000 is available in? 256MB and 512MB configurations. The player is really small, just 3.1"... Read more...
Hey folks, up for some news? For those of you looking to turn your computer into a media center, techniz has reviewed the TwinhanDTV Magic Box, which is the first of its kind that doesn't require an extra power supply to work. If media is still on your mind, you can also check out my review of the Leadtek Winfast TV USB II Deluxe. Enjoy the rest of the news :) How To Create Your Own Blog @ The Tech Zone "Blogs, the abbreviation of Web Logs (online journals), are becoming more and more popular all the time. People are starting new blogs at an astounding rate so it's safe to assume that there are constantly people out there who want to know how to get a blog going. Despite personal feelings... Read more...
Good Evening Folks! Just in case you're the type that just jumped right to the news, we wanted to let you know that we've just posted a new review of Asus' Z80K. This Athlon 64 powered desktop replacement notebook is equipped with an ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 and sports a 15.0" SXGA+ TFT LCD with a native resolution of 1400 x 1050. Click here and check it out...... Read more...
Centrino based notebooks are the mobile computing industry's current bread and butter. There is really no denying the huge market share that Intel has claimed in the notebook arena. Centrino is synonymous with mobility and power efficiency, and it is generally regarded as the present gold standard when it comes to mainstream mobile computing. So where does this leave AMD? While both companies hold their own in the desktop market, the North American notebook market is dominated by Intel. Until the Turion 64 is widely available, there just aren't any strong AMD products that compete directly against Intel's low power Centrino platform. Of course, there are still a few DTRs (Desktop Replacement... Read more...
Good Evening Folks! BW here, stopping by to let you know that Matt has just posted a new review of Leadtek's WinFast USB II Deluxe. This little white box gives users the ability to watch and record TV, as well as tune-in to FM radio stations. It ships with some decent software too. Click here and take a look...... Read more...
Years ago, when computers with a 200MHz Pentium processor and 32MB of RAM were all the rage, we came upon a nifty device that came pre-installed in a wimpy Packard Bell PC. This device was a PCI TV Tuner Card. Back then, the ability to watch TV on a computer was somewhat of a rarity.  And now, while there are many more options available, its still pretty uncommon.  However, users are no longer limited to simply watching.  In fact, there are a myriad of other uses for this kind of device. One addition has been the ability to receive and even record FM Radio signals. Today on HotHardware, we will be examining these features, and beyond that, we'll also be taking a look at the visual... Read more...
Hey folks, how is everyone doing this morning? Me? Well, there's a lot of snow on the ground... new snow, that needs to be removed soon(unfortunately). But before I get to that, I must empty the news box. If you happen to be checking in for the first time today, Jeff has given us a preview of ATI's HyperMemory technology, so check it out if your interested in ATI's answer to Nvidia's TurboCache. Enjoy the rest of the news :) Leadtek PX6800 TDH (SLI) 256MB PCIe Videocard @ PimpRig "Like I stated earlier, the RAM on this card is spec'd to run at 350MHz but comes stock clocked at only 300MHz. I used Nvidia's excellent built-in auto overclock function after applying the good old coolbits registry... Read more...
Hey... good morning to you all! An interesting news item we have today is that the "Majority of New HDTVs Powered By ATI". In my house, we have three computers powered by ATi(and a fourth computer powered by a 3DFX Voodoo3). Even my Gamecube has ATi! ATi... the other red army ;) My next card will be a 6800GT though so that will mix things up. Anyway enough about me, on with the news! Majority of New HDTVs Powered By ATI "ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT) announced today that the vast majority of commercially available integrated Digital Cable Ready (DCR) High Definition Televisions use ATI's NXT2003™. The NXT2003 is the industry's first single chip off-air DTV... Read more...
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