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Intel has been relatively quiet over the last eight months or so, since the initial release of the dual-core Pentium Extreme Edition 840 processor back in early April of this year. The company has released an entire line of dual-core 'Pentium D' processors since then, and have also introduced a number of new core logic chipsets as well, including the recently released 975X Express chipset.  However, they've been content to have the 3.2GHz Pentium Extreme Edition 840 as their flagship desktop processor for quite some time. Courtesy of its dual Hyper-Threading enabled execution cores, the 3.2GHz Pentium Extreme Edition 840 was a high performing CPU in many multi-threaded applications, but... Read more...
Although a bit early it seems, CNET has posted their review of the Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 955 (Presler) CPU. Using the soon to be announced 975X Express chipset, this new Intel platform provided some promising performance numbers which took a chunk out of AMD's performance lead. Add some significantly reduced power consumption and this new platform begins to look much more appealing than current Intel offerings. You can see what Marco thought of Intel's latest platform by reading Hot Hardware's latest review.Although it shows some promise, we had hoped to see more initial performance gains from the Extreme Edition 955 chip. It certainly exhibits some improvement compared to Intel's older... Read more...
ASUSExtreme AX1800XT TOP/2DHTV     Click Images For An Enlarged View... ASUS Computer International, a leading provider of graphics solutions, today introduced the EAX1800XT graphics card, which incorporated the powerful ATI Radeon X1800XT VPU (video processing unit) to provide robust video performance for the enthusiast and 3D gamer segments. To offer a complete visual and gaming experience, the EAX1800XT not only came equipped with innovative applications that enabled users to record gaming actions and share them over the Internet, but also bundled the ASUS Xite game pad and latest games. The new EAX1800XT supports advanced visual technology standards, including Shader Model... Read more...
The gang at HardOCP have taken a look at the ASUS Extreme N6600GT Silencer graphics card. Based on the GeForce 6600GT core and equipped with a totally passive heatsink assembly, this card certainly seems to lend itself well towards a HTPC or quiet gaming box. For comparison sake, you can see how the card faired on the Hot Hardware test bench in this review.The bottom line is that if you are looking for a silent video card with decent performance in the latest games, then this is the card for you. However, if you are trying to find the best gaming experience for your dollar, the GeForce 6800 GS really adds more bang for your buck considering they are close to the same price. If the ASUS 6600 GT... Read more...
Seagate has been making hard drives for as far back as I can remember, which is why it's no surprise that they're on their 9th generation drive. TweakTown takes a look at the Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 HDD, which is the same technology as the 7200.8 drives, with some extra features."The 7200.9 series has models with the following specifications, 40, 80, 120, 160, 200, 250, 300, 400 and 500GB models respectively. This is truly the first drive to support all the HDD requirements from base system all the way to high end storage capacity of the lechers like me out there. What makes this line up unique are the different specifications that accompany each drive." ... Read more...
ASUS EAX1800XT Comes with Rich Features and Hottest Games for Enthusiasts and Hardcore Gamers     Click Images For An Enlarged View... Taipei, Taiwan; October 31, 2005 – ASUS Computer International, a leading provider of graphics solutions, today introduced the EAX1800XT graphics card, which incorporated the powerful ATI Radeon X1800XT VPU (video processing unit) to provide robust video performance for the enthusiast and 3D gamer segments. To offer a complete visual and gaming experience, the EAX1800XT not only came equipped with innovative applications that enabled users to record gaming actions and share them over the Internet, but also bundled the ASUS Xite game pad and... Read more...
Is your overclocked rig being held back by high temps? For the extreme overclocker, air cooling just doesn't always cut it. 3dGameMan looks to quench your thirst with Swiftech's H20-Apex "Extreme Duty" kit. In traditional 3dGameMan style, the review is presented in video format, so grab a snack and enjoy the show. "There's a reason they call this product "Extreme Duty"! They include massive tubing (5/8"), the excellent STORM waterblock, and a wicked industrial quiet pump. All this in combination has to yield excellent results, and it does. If you're in the market for an internal watercooling kit, definitely put this baby at the very... Read more...
An unfortunate side effect of many of today's high-performing PC peripherals is significant heat output. The need to tame this heat has led to bigger, and unfortunately, louder cooling solutions, which is something we at HotHardware are very familiar with. With the number of fans we have in some of our test systems, you'd think we were trying to keep the fires of hell at bay. Our intentions aren't that heroic though, we're just after the same thing most of you probably are; a decent computer. Without any background noise, even a system that could be considered "mid-range" by today's standards can be quite loud. The quest for more exotic, quiet, and more efficient cooling solutions has... Read more...
Adrian's Rojak Pot is known for their guides on everything from BIOS Tweaking to Voltage Mods. This weekend they've added to their list with the "Emergency Spyware Guide", which covers how to properly identify and remove the most annoying of programs. "Is your PC behaving strangely? Popping up banners all the time? Getting redirected to unknown websites? It's very likely your PC has been hit by spyware! But fret not. We have just the guide for you! Join TEB as he shows you how to get rid of spyware and stay clean!"... Read more...
If we took a moment to reflect on some of the biggest technological advancements in recent history, SLI has to be on the short list.  Thanks in part to the increased bandwidth of PCI Express, NVIDIA paved the way for running two matching PCI Express based video cards concurrently, resulting in what we know today as SLI.  As with virtually any technology, there are positives and negatives to SLI.  First, the cards used must be the same and designed specifically to support SLI.  Second, the power requirements of today's NVIDIA graphics cards will require many to add a new PSU to their upgrading budget, in many cases.  However, these added considerations can yield some impressive... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces the Gamer eXtreme XTC 2GB Dual Channel Kits Sunnyvale, CA -- November 15, 2005 -- OCZ Technology, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the release of the PC-3200 and PC-4000 Gold GX XTC 1024MB Modules. These exciting, new memory solutions will be available in 2GB Dual Channel Kits to accommodate the increasing demand for high density modules in today's contemporary gaming PCs. The new Gamer eXtreme 1024MB modules feature the innovative, patent-pending XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) Heatspreaders. The unique design used in the XTC heatspreaders optimizes the thermal management of memory modules by promoting... Read more...
Evercool H.D.D Air Condition @ Overclockersonline.com: "The Evercool HDAC is a very straight forward hard drive cooler that mounts in an open 5.25" drive bay. The aluminum body is solid and does a good job drawing heat out of the hard drive and the turbine fan performs very well and nearly silent at lower RPMs. In a tightly packed case or one with no front fans, this hard drive cooler can really help keep the hard drive with all your precious data nice and cool. This will extend the life of the drive and help prevent an early failure." Broadband Security part deux: So, how DO I get secure? @ OCModshop: "The first thing you need to do is log into your router. For my examples,... Read more...
The news is now back in full swing! If you haven't noticed already, today is the big launch day for Nvidia's new GeForce 6800 GS. HotHardware's own Marco Chiapetta took the card for a spin, and put it up against some decent competition. Make sure to check back later on for a roundup of 6800 GS reviews from around the net. ECS KN1 SLI Extreme Mainboard @ BigBruin "Although they still have strong a focus on motherboards, they have not always received praise from the computer enthusiast segment. ECS is trying to change that with the release of their new flagship motherboard, the KN1 SLI Extreme. On paper it has the makings of a very solid motherboard that could help you move into a SLI configuration... Read more...
Sunbeamtech Theta TP-101 Fan Controller @ Bigbruin.com: "Sunbeamtech has offered the typical fan controller (rheobus) in a variety of styles in the past, but the software based Theta TP-101 is much different. Instead of using knobs to mechanically vary resistance, a Windows interface is used to automate this through software, while providing on screen information for up to eight fans and eight thermal probes." ECS KN1 SLI Extreme Review @AMDZone: "ECS took us by surprise with their nForce 4 Ultra based KN1 Extreme earlier this year, and followed that up with their revealing their SDGE technology a couple of months ago. Long a budget motherboard maker they made their plans known... Read more...
When someone talks about ways to enhance your gaming experience, we typically focus on faster graphics cards and high resolution monitors. Over the years, this has typically been the only way to dramatically enhance the way games were played. However, with the launch of Doom3 roughly a year ago, the gaming world soon realized that there was much more than graphics in an ideal gaming experience. For the first time, developers focused a significant amount of attention towards the sound effects in the game. The end result was a title whose sounds were as dramatic and intense as its graphics. Gamers were hooked and were anxious to have this new level of realism in all their games. Although the main... Read more...
Hey folks, it's time for us to wrap up Monday's headlines. Goodnight all, enjoy the news! Intel Invests $650 Million In U.S. Manufacturing Site Company to Add 300mm Wafer Capacity at New Mexico Fab SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 24, 2005 – Intel Corporation today announced plans to invest $650 million in the company's existing manufacturing site in New Mexico. The investment will be used to increase the capacity of the 300mm wafer fabrication facilities in Rio Rancho, N.M., called Fab 11X. "Today⬙s announcement signals another important addition to one of Intel's pre-eminent U.S. manufacturing sites, and better positions us to meet customer requirements," said Intel President and CEO... Read more...
Asus recently presented us with an opportunity to evaluate a rather unique video card, namely their soon to be released Extreme N7800 GT DUAL.  What makes the Asus Extreme N7800 GT Dual somewhat unique is that this card sports a pair of NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT GPUs and 512MB of GDDR3 RAM on a single PCB.  The Extreme N7800 GT Dual essentially simulates a two-card GeForce 7800 GT SLI configuration with a single card. Both Asus and Gigabyte did something similar with NVIDIA's GeForce 6 series of GPUs, but the relatively quick release and availability of the GeForce 7 series overshadowed anything available from the previous generation. This time around though, Asus is ready with a dual-GeForce... Read more...
Hey folks, the last articles of the night have been rounded up for ya! Enjoy :) Crucial Ballistix PC4000 DDR RAM Review @ PCstats.com "Sold under the Crucial Ballistix name, this pair of 512MB PC4000 DDR modules have been well received by the enthusiast community. The 184 pin (unbuffered, non ECC) DDR DIMMs are dual channel compatible and have a default rated speed of 250 MHz, or PC4000. Default timings are very conservative at 3-4-4-8. To reach an overclocked speed of 250 MHz, the memory is rated for use with voltages as high as 2.8V." Swiftech H20-APEX "Extreme Duty" @ Viperlair "With the amount of kits for watercooling your PC that are out on the market today it's... 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...
ATI Announces Three CSIP-Qualified Motherboard Designs with Radeon Xpress 200 ATI Technologies Inc., (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT), today announced that its Radeon Xpress 200 platform technology will be an integral part of AMD's (NYSE: AMD) Commercial Stable Image Platform (CSIP). The program will include three CSIP-qualified and ATI-tested systems at launch. Developed to help simplify commercial PC management, AMD's new program provides system stability by ensuring availability of select AMD desktop and mobile processors, ATI Radeon Xpress 200 chipsets, motherboards and stable image drivers for a 15-month period. The following motherboard designs based on the Radeon Xpress 200 platform technology qualify... Read more...
Yesterday, Digitimes reported that Chaintech was pulling out of the motherboard market, instead focusing on video card and memory products.  Well, this morning Chaintech would like to set the record straight.  Looks like they are not going anywhere. Chaintech Remains in Motherboard Business! "Chaintech Computer Co., Ltd claims today that it will continue its motherboard business. In addition, Chaintech announced its new name as Walton Chaintech Cooperation, following its 25% stake acquired by Walton Advanced Engineering, the leading IC testing and packaging house. Chaintech denies it will fade away motherboard market to clarify the rumors wide spread recently. Most people recognize... Read more...
Over the past few weeks, we've been getting numerous e-mails concerning Podcasting. The digital audio broadcast is a popular way for bloggers to get their voice out, literally. If you interested in setting up your own audio blog, Designtechnica has produced a guide on how to start Podcasting. Enjoy! Frontier Labs NEX 3 MP3 Player Review @ CoolTechZone "From the hard drive based players to flash players, there are literally hundreds of models you can pick from to suit your needs. We are all aware of the regular group of manufacturers that usually hold a large portion of the market share, but can the smaller companies deliver? Frontier Labs, a name not familiar to the majority of us, has introduced... Read more...
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