Items tagged with dual

Hey folks, how goes it? I'm sure some of you haven't had time to look up on any Computex coverage, so if your interested, check out parts 1, 2, and 3, of Hardware Zone's coverage. And if your in the market for a new notebook, check out Andrew's review of the Compaq Presario V4000. Goodnight! The Technology Behind Dual Core CPUs @ PCStats "In this article, PCSTATS is going to focus on both company's versions of this technology, how it works, and the kind of performance boost you can expect from it. Currently only certain of AMD's Opteron server-class processors are available with dual cores, but very shortly AMD will release the Athlon 64 X2 line of dual-core desktop processors. Intel has... Read more...
Mainstream Video Card Review: PowerColor Bravo X700 256MB @ HardOCP: "The PowerColor Bravo X700 256MB video card may not show any improvement with a 256MB framebuffer versus a 128MB framebuffer in games, but at least it won't break the bank and does seem to perform faster overall than a GeForce 6600." Shuttle XPC SN25P Review, New dual core bios for Shuttle XPC SN25P @ AMDZone: "To demonstrate the size changes of the Shuttle Athlon SFF lineup over the years we stacked 4 of them from oldest on the top to the latest on the bottom.  We start with the SN41G2, then the SN85G4, then the SN95G5, and lastly the SN25P.  As you can see the last two Shuttles have a significant jump... Read more...
The personal computer industry is about to undergo a major metamorphosis, due in large part to the recent efforts of Intel and AMD. For the last few decades, mainstream desktop processor manufacturers have focused on increasing the performance of their CPUs by raising their clock speeds, augmenting the base architectures with specialized instruction sets, and by making changes to the pipeline to achieve a higher IPC (among other things). Advances have also been made in I/O technologies like AGP, PCI Express and HyperTransport, along with a plethora of other platform enhancements that have also been employed to increase overall system performance. But even with all of these changes, most modern... Read more...
Good evening friends, sorry about the later post tonight, but, I just walked in the door from work.  Oh the joys of being on call ;)  Nonetheless, it is getting late and there is a ton of "special" emails to filter through so let's get down to business.  Here is your nightcap...  HTPCnews Exclusive: Uneed International 7inch TFT HTPC "The Uneed x15 case certainly is unique and fairly well designed case.  The touch screen was a great add on that really makes this case stand out from the rest of the market and even allows you to put your own personal touch on, as I did with the Konfabulator widgets. This is by no means an average case and can house just about... Read more...
AMD's dual-core Opteron processors reviewed at TR: "We've had a pair of dual-core Opteron processors on the test bench for some time now, and we're pleased to report some rather impressive results. AMD's dual-core design is something more than just a pair of CPUs glued together on a single piece of silicon, and this design choice yields a performance dividend. Keep reading to see how the new Opteron 275 stacks up against its Opteron predecessors and against Intel's latest "Nocona" Xeons. We also have a head-to-head battle of single-socket, dual-core workstation processors: the Opteron 175 versus the Pentium Extreme Edition 840." Gigabyte Radeon X800 (GV-RX80256D) @ Bjorn3D:... Read more...
Good morning everyone, welcome back to our not so little corner of the internet.  Things are bumping up here in the Northern portion of the HH labs so we are going to get straight to stirring the ol'news pot. Enjoy you morning friends, here is your AM shot...  ATI vs Hauppauge @ HTPCnews.com "Using the Theater 550 Pro solely the softness doesn't stand out much. The bad part here is that unlike other capture devices I have used, the Theater 550 Pro's drivers do not offer sharpness control. What does stand out is how each of the capture cards handles a noisy analog cable signal. This is supposed to be the Theater 550 Pro's forte."  Samsungs Double-Layer DVD Burner @ ipkonfig... Read more...
Good afternoon guys and gals. Before your eyes fall to the reviews below, make sure to check out Chris's review of the Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 Motherboard. Also, Letter #144 from Dan's Data makes for some good reading. Enjoy the rest of the news... [H]ard|OCP $500 Q2-05 Upgrade Guide @ HardOCP "This a system that will play today's games at acceptable frame rates, run some of the most demanding office applications, and offer a bit of upgradeability when the next $500 roles around." Evercool HPC-925 Ice-Man Heatpipe Cooler Review @ 3DXtreme "Today 3DXtreme has the pleasure of reviewing a new cooler offering from Evercool, the HPC-925 Ice-Man. This cooler uses heatpipe technology to... Read more...
Good evening folks! If this is your first time checking in today, make sure to check out Dave's latest article, as he takes a look at Intel's Dual Core technology. HardOCP has also sent us a link to their review, which can be found below. Well, I'm off to watch the game soon, adios folks. Kingwin SS-350S-BK SATA External Enclosure Video Review #551 @ 3DGameMan "This external all aluminum enclosure fits a standard SATA HDD up to a whopping 400GB, is available in 2 different colors (black/silver), & is stackable. This is not a USB2 product but rather gets connected to a SATA connection; resulting in speeds up to 3x faster than USB2. It looks great, is affordable & fast. Fantastic backup... Read more...
Hey there everyone.  We've got ourselves a relatively quiet morning with just a few items to serve up.  First, there is the Pentium 4 3.73GHz Extreme Edition followed by some 6600GT and 6800 SLI lovin'.  Lastly, there's a look at the Thermaltake Armor VA8000 Case.  For me, it's time to get the weekend started a little early.  I'll catch you back here next week. Intel Pentium 4 3.73GHz Extreme Edition @ Viperlair: "As we've seen in our results, the gap between AMD and Intel in terms of application performance is a lot closer than it used to be, at least when we're talking about $1000 processors. The 3.73GHz Extreme Edition did edge the Athlon FX-55 in most of the... Read more...
Hey folks, how's it going? Corsair sent us a notice today, they've produced a document that takes a look at the importance of memory latency and it's impact on performance. If your interested, you can download the PDF file: Here. Here's the rest of your news... Wireless Networking: Setup and Security @ Bigbruin "There are definitely additional issues that could be considered when setting up a wireless network, but covering these basics will make a wireless network much more secure than it was straight out of the box. Many people are confident that no one would be interested in their home network and feel security is just one more headache of technical mumbo-jumbo that they would rather not... 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 evening loyal HotHardware fans! It's BW again, here to let you know that we've just posted a comprehensive Dual-Layer DVD Burner Round-Up - there's a link right at the top of the page. We've got drives from Sony, Plextor, BenQ, Lite-On, and Asus all represented. Click here to find out which drive was our favorite...... Read more...
  It used to be the case that the fastest optical drive was, by default, the best. Reducing CD burn times from 12 minutes to eight and then to six was considered significant evolutionary progress. But then a barrier was encountered, where the imperfect nature of mass-produced compact discs precluded, or at least made it much more difficult, to spin them faster than 52x. Rather than risk spontaneously disintegrating media, drive manufacturers have since focused their attention elsewhere. After all, we'd tend to agree that a polycarbonate saucer spinning in excess of 10,000 rotations per minute next to our knees is plenty, thank you. So, now we have DVD burners flying along at 16x, or roughly... Read more...
Good morning all :)  With my good friend, Mr. Coffee, not working this morning; I have to seek alternate means of getting caffeine into my blood stream.  Our friends over at ThinkGeek have a good selection of various goodies, but I think a quick stop at Starbucks is called for this morning.  Mmm, expensive coffee..... ;)  MSI DR16-B Dual Layer 16x DVD @ Viper Lair "In terms of performance, the MSI DR16-B provides ample speed for a Dual Layer drive. Performance is on par with the HP unit and is quite a bit quicker in DVD-R burning. All the DR16-B burns worked flawlessly, and if you can find them, 16x DVD writes is as fast as it gets."  OCZ EL DDR PC-3200 Gold... Read more...
My head feels like a brick. My head feels like it got hit by a brick. In other words, being sick sucks. I need more sleep, so I'll keep this short... MSI DR16-B Dual-Layer DVD Burner Review @ PCSTATS "Conventional recordable DVD media stores data on a single 4.7GB plane (level) of the disc. On dual-layer DVD media, there are two recordable 'layers' which can both store up to 8.5GB of data. Today we're looking at MSI's new DR16-B dual-layer DVD burner. The DR16-B is capable of burning DVD /-R media at a blistering 16x, DVD /-RW at 4x and most importantly, dual-layer DVD media at 2.4x. Of course you can still burn conventional CD recordable media and the MSI DR16-B flies along at 40x for CD-R,... Read more...
Good Morning All! Just in case you missed the new link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you all know that we've just posted a review of MSI's DR16-B 16X DVD+/-R / RW Dual Layer recordable drive. We tested the performance of every aspect of the DR16-B, and compared it to a similarly priced dual layer DVD writer from Asus throughout the review. Click here and check it out...... Read more...
Now that the DVD format war is essentially over, thanks to the advent of Dual-Format drives, the market's next big push is towards Dual-Layer recording.  One of the most noticeable differences with the next generation of DVD drives is low pricing from the start, unlike the initial DVD offerings of years past.  This instant affordability helps entice users into making up their mind whether now is the time for a new recordable DVD drive.  With some drives selling for under $100 while offering double the capacity of single-layer DVDs, it can appear to be an easy decision.  However, there is one caveat: the cost of the drive is not the only consideration.  While Dual-Layer... Read more...
Good Afternoon Folks! If you take a gander at the top of the page, you'll see that we've just posted a new review of ASUS' DRW-1604P Dual Layer DVD+/- R/RW drive. This drive sports a very complete list of features, including the ability to burn DVD+R and -R discs at 16X speeds, and the ability to burn dual-layer discs at 4X speeds. And it's affordable too!  Click here and check it out...... Read more...
  Choosing a recordable DVD drive has always been somewhat of a difficult task.  There was a bit of initial uncertainty as some wondered which format would win out, DVD+R or DVD–R.  After all, each format has its advantages.  In the end, however, unlike the Beta vs VHS battles of the early 80s, this war was quelled as OEMs moved quickly to offer both capabilities with Dual Format drives. Today, we have another addition to the mix with the long awaited arrival of Dual Layer recordable DVDs.  This iteration of writable media supports a full 8.5GB of storage capacity.  And unlike previous market evolutions, Dual Layer DVD drives have entered the market at very... Read more...
Hey there HotHardware fans! For those of you that jump right to the news, I'm here to let you know that we've just posted a new review of XGaming's very cool, very retro, X-Arcade Dual Arcade Joystick. Just seeing this thing takes me back to my early teens when I spent each summer working in an arcade in a local amusement park.  And after reading Rob's review, I'm SOOO getting one to connect to the home theater PC. Playing Mr. Do, Galaga and Street Fighter II on the big screen is going to rock!... Read more...
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy", at least that's what Jack Torrance (Nicholson) in "The Shining" told us. What he was trying to say is that we all need a break from the usual grind every now and then.  Even here at HotHardware, where we're usually knee-deep in testing motherboards, video cards, and the like, once in a while something comes along that really grabs our attention, even if it is a little bit off of the usual radar.  We were actually a bit excited when we were asked to review the X-Arcade Joystick and we thought that you, our faithful readers, would be interested as well. What we've got for our show-and-tell here today is the X-Arcade Dual... Read more...
Good morning my friends welcome back to HotHardware :)  Sorry about the lack of news last night, I didn't get back from the day job until nearly 12am.  Needless to say, this News Jockey is craving the caffeine this morning.  I wonder if thinkgeek would do an emergency shipment????  nVidia 6600GT Previews from around the web: Hexus HardOCP NVNews xBitlabs PC Perspective  Silverstone LC06 review @ Epiacenter.com "It doesn't matter whether it's used in a living room or an office the Silverstone LC06 always looks good. That's mainly due to the subtle yet elegant design and the hidden optical drive. "  Dual 2.5GHz G5 PowerMac Liquid Cooling @ Overclockers Australia... Read more...
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