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What separates a premium headset from a blue light special? It's a combination of things, from well designed drivers to comfy ear cups that kiss the sides of your head with a gentle yet firm caress (we're being melodramatic...a little). And then there's the overall feature-set and premium extras like a noise-canceling microphone and 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound. Unfortunately, there's only so much you can discern from a headset's spec sheet, and with so many to choose from, you'd have to invest an obscene amount of time and money auditioning each one. We don't want you to have to do that, so we went and rounded up five high-end headsets from four different manufacturers, including Corsair, Creative... Read more...
ExtremetTech takes a look at the Bigfoot Killer K1. This is a scaled down version of original Killer NIC and lacks the ability to run FNA Apps without a pay-for upgrade. Staying with ExtremeTech and moving from the world of high powered network cards to CPUs, have a look at their review of the AMD Athlon X2 6000+. For reference, HotHardware also took a look at one of these CPUs recently.  Without a doubt it is one fast piece of silicon. Staying with AMD but moving to another site, and the world of motherboards: OCWorkbench takes a look at a new ASUS motherboard based on the new AMD 690G chipset. While we're on the subject of motherboards let's go from mini-ATX and AMD to full blown... Read more...
This morning, ATI is launching the new Radeon X1950 Pro GPU which is based off of the highly anticipated 80u RV570 core. Beyond a handful of differences with the R580 architecture, the new Radeon X1950's most desirable new feature is native support for Crossfire. In short, this implies a sharp departure from the days of needing special "Master" cards and bulky dongles. In terms of performance, we've compiled a list of reviews to help illustrate how ATI's latest performance GPU fares against the competition. Hot Hardware PC Perspective Anandtech TechReport HardOCP  ... Read more...
The news has been a little slow this weekend because of the July 4th holiday, but some of our colleagues have fresh content on-line if you need a hardware fix.  Driverheaven checked in with a pair of articles, one a review of Toshiba's M70-159 and the other a showcase of some GeIL and Corsair PC2-8500 RAM with Abit's AN9 32x Fatality motherboard. Epiacenter has a review of Commell's LV-667 Mini-ITX motherboard posted, and Legion Hardware pits the NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI vs. the nForce 590 SLI.... Read more...
NVIDIA's replacement for the aging GeForce 6600 GS and answer to ATI's Radeon X1600 series has been launched as the GeForce 7600 GS. Various websites have posted previews and limited reviews of this new GPU with some solid results. We've taken the liberty of consolidating these reviews in one place for your viewing pleasure. PC Impact Hardware Zone PC Perspective Legit Reviews Firing Squad   (From Hardware Zone) - Based on the MSI NX7600GS-T2D256EH that we have just seen, the GeForce 7600 GS not only runs circles around the GeForce 6600 GT, it makes a mockery of ATI's mid-range offering. The nearest price competitor, the Radeon X1600 PRO... Read more...
NVIDIA has launched a new flagship GPU in the way of the GeForce 7900 GTX and GeForce 7900 GT which have been thoroughly reviewed on the Hot Hardware testbench. In similar fashion, NVIDIA is also launching the GeForce 7600 GT which has proven to be a very potent mainstream GPU in our testing. In closing, we've scoured the internet this morning to bring you all the other reviews we can find for NVIDIA's latest and greatest GPU's. HardOCP PC Perspective Tech Report Beyond3D nV News Guru3D  ... Read more...
AGP fans and users can now rejoice as NVIDIA has just launched the new GeForce 7800 GS as an AGP graphics card. Armed with 16 pipelines and all the bells and whistles of the G70 core, this new GPU will be a heatlhy upgrade from nearly any previous AGP-based graphics card. Of course, you can see how NVIDIA's latest and greatest AGP GPU performs by reading our in-house review or by referencing the following reviews from around the web. PC Perspective HardOCP Anandtech Tech Report      ... Read more...
ATI has just launched their new flagship, with the arrival of the new Radeon X1900 series of GPU's. The new high-end X1900 GPU has triple the number of shader units as the X1800, for a total of 48 pixel shaders! For the latest and greatest concerning ATI's new GPU, be sure to read Marco's review here and find out whether this core is "Hot" or "Not". Then you can check out some other reivews from around the web: PC Perspective TweakTown Hardware Zone Beyond3D Tech-Report [H]ard|OCP   ... Read more...
HKEPC Hardware has posted a review of NVIDIA's new Intel chipsets by testing an MSI and Gigabyte motherboard based on the new hardware. Unfortunately, the article is not in English though you can grab your favorite translator if you want to hear what the editor says. Thankfully, the pictures and graphs are universal and should provide you with more than enough information to let you make your own decision regarding NVIDIA's latest and greatest chipsets.... Read more...
Both Anandtech and PC Perspective report that NVIDIA has just launched two new nForce4 chipsets for the Intel platform that will allow it to offer chipsets for the entire market segment. Here, the nForce4 SLI XE will address the performance mainstream segment with the nForce4 Ultra handling the mainstream segment. One of the most visible changes with these MCP's is the lack of the somewhat controversial NVIDIA active-armor networking engine and hardware-accelerated firewall. In return for lacking these features, we finally see the welcomed presence of HD Audio support (Azalia). In the end, it looks as though the Intel platform just received a healthy bust of energy and it will be interesting... Read more...
As the NDA is now expired, the net is full of reviews for AMD's new flagship Athlon 64 FX-60 processor. Despite a minor drop in overall core frequency, it is exciting to finally see a dual-core enthusiast part from AMD. Follow the links below to see how AMD's latest and greatest processor fares throughout the usual assortment of benchmarks. In addition, be sure to see what Dave thought of the FX-60 in Hot Hardware's own review of this flagship CPU. Hot Hardware Anandtech Tech Report PC Perspective Trusted Reviews Lost Circuits T-Break Firing Squad  AMD's latest "FX" enthusiast class dual-core CPU, the Athlon 64 FX-60, is sure to be a hit for those looking for the utmost performance with... Read more...
With the NDA a thing of the past, the reviews of ATI's flagship X1800 XT Crossfire configuration have begun to pour in. We've listed all the reviews we could find thus far and will give you a teaser of what Marco thought in our own review of ATI's latest pride and joy. Hot Hardware Beyond3D Anandtech PC Perspective ExtremeTech  In the end, X1800 XT CrossFire proved to be a very high performing platform, that offered excellent image quality at smooth frame rates. We are a bit concerned over the instability we experienced during some of our testing, but we suspect these issues will be ironed out with future driver releases. We also suspect ATI will be able to wring more performance out of... Read more...
Without question, one of the fastest areas of advancement in this industry can be seen in GPU development. Not content with this rapid growth alone, the usual suspects are now placing an emphasis on the entertainment and multimedia aspect of graphics. Anandtech takes a look at the latest crop of TV tuners to see how this market has progressed since their last hardware roundup.Overall, none of the cards reviewed today are perfect. There are three options covered here: great analog with no digital; great digital with no analog recording unless you have a dual-core system; or decent analog and great digital with a slightly less friendly user interface. What we really want now is to have ATI, PowerColor,... Read more...
Anand has managed to get his hands on a new Intel Yonah processor and supporting motherboard and posted a series of benchmark results outlining its performance. Seeing the Pentium M family of mobile processors transition to dual cores should certainly get notebook enthusiasts excited as there will likely be some healthy performance gains across the board. How much performance can we expect from Yonah? Well, you'll have to read the article to find out but we'll leave you with a good teaser. Although we didn't consider it as such here today , Yonah will be quite impressive on notebooks. The thought of having such a cool running dual core processor... Read more...
To my surprise, HardOCP has posted an extremely positive review of the XBox360. With all the recent negative press of sorts regarding the system, the last place I expected to see such a glowing review was at [H]. Regardless, the review is certainly worth a look as there is a great layout of what you get for your hard earned cash and what to expect down the road.Does the Xbox 360's hardware live up to our initial expectations? Yes, very much so, and then some. It is hard not to be impressed with what we have seen, heard, and experienced. On the hardware level, the Xbox 360 delivers a true next-gen gaming experience that promises to deliver for a long time to come.... Read more...
All right folks, we've got a big post for you tonight. Opinions on F.E.A.R. and Quake 4 are everywhere, and we've rounded a few reviews to help you make up your mind. And hey, we can't forget about Sam... seriously. Enjoy the news folks, goodnight! Intel Announces Record Revenue Of $9.96 Billion SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 18, 2005 – Intel Corporation today announced record revenue of $9.96 billion for the third quarter, up 18 percent year-over-year and up 8 percent sequentially. Third-quarter operating income was $3.1 billion, up 31 percent year-over-year and up 17 percent sequentially, and includes the impact of a legal settlement discussed below. Net income was $2 billion, up 5 percent... Read more...
Good afternoon folks!  Things are a bit hectic this morning, and I've got to head into NYC to meet an associate post haste (Perhaps we'll be taking next-gen graphics?  Who Knows!), so I'm just going to jump right into the news today.  Here goes!  AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800 Reviews: The Tech Report Legit Reviews GamePyre Techware Labs  Interview with NVIDIA's CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang @ Beyond3D: "There's long since been elements of graphics research which haven't made their way on to consumer PC graphics products yet, one of them being geometry compression and another being hardware tessellation - which could be seen as another form of geometry compression..." "Higher... 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...
I just got around to reading the recent news about Abit that Jeff has posted... very interesting. On the lighter side of things, we have some motherboard reviews, a digital camcorder review, plus a few other reviews that might help you decide what to get for the holiday. Foxconn 925A01-8EKRS2 and Foxconn 915A01-8EKRS2 Mainboards Review @ X-bit labs "This review is our first introduction to Foxconn products. This company is a well-known mainboard and components contract manufacturer and this year they are entering the retail market. We took a really close look at two products from this manufacturer designed for Intel LGA775 platform." JVC Everio GZ-MC200 Digital Camcorder Review @ I4U... Read more...
I was just looking through a box of old computer related things, and I found my Windows 3.11 disks. I was almost tempted to install them and take a trip down memory lane. I still remember using Windows 3.11 being cautious about putting Windows 95 on my computer. Those were the days :) ATi Radeon X800 XL Reviews HardOCP Tech Report Beyond3D PC Perspective Taking SLI and X850 XT PE to Bloodline @ HEXUS.net "While we were at Bloodline, we had some awesome rigs on display, including a stunning SLI system from Scan Internation, and a HEXUS built rig featuring a Radeon X850XT PE, in what was the X850's first public showing. Ryszard writes about his Bloodline experience and the systems we had on... Read more...
Sorry about the later update tonight friends, I just walked in the door from work.  So, while my eyes are still open and my mental capacity is at a semi-acceptable level, let's fire up another round of news.  Here is your evening shot of juice... ATI Raises Performance Bar Once Again with New Additions to RADEON(R) X Series MARKHAM, ON – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT), the global leader in PC graphics, today broadened its offerings for PC gamers and extended its performance lead with the introduction of a family of powerful new graphics processors. The new additions to the RADEON(R) X800-series satisfy gamers who want high-quality and high-performance graphics at... Read more...
Good evening folks!  By now, I'm sure all of you have taken a few minutes to read through Rob's review of NVIDIA's brand new GeForce 6600 GT AGP.  If not, make sure you do!  Then check out NVIDIA's official announcement and maybe a couple of the other reviews posted today...the more you read, the more you'll know! NVIDIA Announces Immediate Availability of GeForce 6600 GT for AGP-Based PCs NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT AGP Offers Supercharged Performance and Shader Model 3.0 Features for Computer Systems with AGP Slots SANTA CLARA, CA—NOVEMBER 16, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced widespread... Read more...
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