Items tagged with extreme

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...
We have the world's first full review and showcase of Asus' new "Extreme N7800GTX Top" Graphics card for you today.  This card comes equipped with a great cooling solution that exhausts warm air from the card outside of the system chassis and allows for much lower temps under pressure at the card level and even for the entire system.  We should also mention that since it's based on the new GeForce 7800GTX, it's killer fast... Right then, it's killer fast.  So we tested a pair of them in an SLI setup as well! Go see...... Read more...
When NVIDIA launched the GeForce 7800GTX back in June, most of the retail cards we saw were cookie-cutter replicas of each other, at least physically.  About the only things that differentiated one card from another were various clock speed tweaks depending on the manufacturer or the software and game bundles that were included.  Regardless, with the design elegance that the reference GeForce 7800 GTX offers, we were certain it wouldn't be long before the various AIBs brought out their own customized variations on the product. Although its PCB design is still very much a stock GeForce 7800GTX layout, the ASUS Extreme N7800GTX Top is the first retail board we've seen that incorporates... Read more...
Hey folks, I can't get back to sleep so I'm going to clean out the news box. Goodnight! nVidia GeForce 7800 GT Comparison @ GamePC Labs "Today at GamePC, we've compared two new GeForce 7800 GT cards which hit the market last week. From Asus, we have the Extreme N7800 GT card, and from eVGA, we have their e-GeForce 7800 GT. Both cards run off an nVidia reference design, but differ in terms of clock speeds, bundled hardware, and appearance. We test these cards in single card and SLI card scenarios against other high-end nVidia and ATI cards." ECS PF21 Extreme 925XE @ Viperlair "ECS have put together a very stable and well rounded package with the PF21 Extreme. It is very overclocker... Read more...
Nighttime news is here for your enjoyment. Also available for your enjoyment, is Jason's look at Asetek's WaterChill CPU/VGA/Chipset Power kit. Asetek has been know to make decent products, but is it worth the $349MSRP? Let's found out... Asetek WaterChill CPU/VGA/Chipset Power kit - KT12AT-L30 "Asetek's latest addition to their WaterChill line of products, the KT12AT-L30, is also known as the WaterChill Extreme Edition. Sporting a massive radiator which hosts three 120mm fans, water blocks for your CPU, VPU, and Chipset, and a pump that moves about 900L/H, this kit seemed very promising. But, as we all know that when it comes to hardware, some products don't perform nearly as good as they're... Read more...
It's Monday already? Yeah, I guess so. Well, that just means more news for you guys :) If you've been shopping around for a new motherboard recently, then take notice! Dave has reviewed the ASUS A8N Premium motherboard. ASUS has long been know for their quality products, but will the board live up to the "Premium" name? Only one way to find out... Asus A8N SLI Premium - NF4 SLI For AMD Refined "So, Asus did what we've been hoping many others in their competitive arena would do, take what is an already killer nForce 4 SLI for AMD based design and make it better. Better you say? How so? Let's take a collective look at the new Asus A8N SLI Premium and help you decide if it's better... Read more...
OCZ Gamer eXtreme Enhanced Latency Memory @ CoolTechZone: "Over the past few years, OCZ Technology has been pushing the limits of memory modules with its fine engineering talent. In recent memory, OCZ's low-latency Platinum Rev. 2 memory overclocked the highest out of the numerous low-latency modules we tested. OCZ then introduced its VX value line of memory, which continued the tradition of amazingly decent overclocking yields at an all time low prices. The company's innovation didn't stop there, however." Epson PictureMate Deluxe Viewer Edition @ Designtechnica: "A digital camera isn't a PC peripheral, so why should you have to connect to a computer to print photos?  Thanks... Read more...
Hey folks, we've got a BIG update for you this afternoon. It starts off in the form of the giant, "Beastly", Gigabyte GV-3D1-68GT... which is 2 6800GT GPU Cores slapped onto 1 board! I'm sure some of you are wondering "How do you cool this thing?!?", so we've provided a pic below. In other news, Microsoft has started beta testing it's Longhorn OS. If we come across any screenshots, we'll be sure to post them! GIGABYTE Unleashes 3D1-68GT VGA Card Beastly GV-3D1-68GT Dual GPU VGA card scores over 20,000 points in 3DMark03   Taipei, Taiwan 11th July, 2005 - GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd., a world-leading VGA card manufacturer, today introduced the much anticipated GV-3D1-68GT,... Read more...
 ECS KN1 Extreme Motherboard Review @ The TechZone: "In order to optimize PC performance, the KN1 Extreme includes NVIDIA nTune, enabling KN1 Extreme to operate at speeds up to FSB 2GHz. And KN1 Extreme has added a second 802.11g LAN connector to make this motherboard ideal for Internet connection sharing over a home network. KN1 Extreme supports four SATA2 ports through the NVIDIA nForce4 single chip as well as two standard SATA ports through the SiS180 controller."  ANTEC Aria Small Form Factor MicroATX Cube Case Review @ Futurelooks: "There are plenty of cube-shaped bare bone systems out on the market these days. However, most of them force you to use their board built... 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...
Good Evening HotHardware fans! Marco here, dropping by to let you all know that we've just posted a new article entitled, Revisiting SLI: Asus Extreme N6600GT x 2. In this article, we've taken a single Asus Extreme N6600GT, and a pair of N6600GTs, and benchmarked them with the latest set of official Forceware drivers. We've also got scores from a single GeForce 6800 GT, a GeForce 6800 GT SLI rig, and a Radeon X800 XL in there for reference as well. Click here to check it out...... Read more...
A few months ago, we assessed the performance of a pair of GeForce 6800 GTs and a pair of GeForce 6800 Ultras running in SLI-mode, and were impressed by the platform's performance.  We did have some concerns over driver support and the TCO of the platform, however. NVIDIA's current SLI (Scalable Link Interface) technology requires a specific profile be integrated into the drivers that dictates whether alternate frame rendering (AFR) or split-frame rendering (SFR) can be used for a particular application, and without that profile SLI won't function correctly. And a pair of GeForce 6800-class cards plus an nForce 4 SLI motherboard commands a significant monetary investment, so the technology... Read more...
  Today, we're bringing you a Dual-Core Pentium quick take, on short notice from the folks at Intel. With only a few hours of testing at our disposal, we're attempting to make time with some level of meaningful analysis for you and hit Intel's NDA embargo lift time this morning. Would we have liked to spend more quality lab time on such an important launch event as the first dual core Pentium class CPU to ever hit the mainstream? You bet your CMOS digital flip-flop we would, but when hardware is shipped to the wild without a solid game plan behind it, in our gig you react or get walked on. So we did and here's what we've come up with. Read on for our first glance report of Intel's new Dual-Core... Read more...
Hey folks, Happy St. Patrick's Day. Tonight's reading material contains the Speeze Vulture Spin 3, ASUS A8V-E Deluxe, asetek WaterChill KT03A Extreme, and the Bluetake BT007SI Bluetooth USB Adapter. Also, Jeff has reviewed the Sapphire Toxic Radeon X700 Pro 128. Well I'm off to celebrate my Irish heritage with a beer, good night ;) Speeze Vulture Spin 3 @ HardwareHounds.com "Recently we reviewed Speezes's Coppersnake III. A fine heatsink designed for the Pentium crowd. Today we are going to review Speeze's VultureSpin III, the Amd equivalent. As always, first impressions count for a lot, so how the hsf looks right out of the box is important. The good news is that the VultureSpin III looks... Read more...
Good morning folks! I hope everyone had a good weekend, and if you didn't... well, here's some tech news to drown your sorrows :) We received an announcement today from HIS, they're introducing their line of Radeon X8x0 video cards. If you want to check out ATI's press release on the new AGP cards, click here. Enjoy the rest of the news. Product Launch on new 8X AGP series: X850XT PE, X850XT, X800XL, X800 Hong Kong, Monday, Feb 28, 2005 – HIS (Hightech Information System Limited) today announced the introduction of the HIS X850XT PE (Platinum Edition), X850XT, X850XL and X800 AGP cards. Extended the most extreme gaming graphics card ever created in PCIe version, with up to 16 pipelines,... Read more...
  Good morning folks.  We sleepily bring you our Pentium 4 6XX Sequence and 3.73GHz Extreme Edition Processor showcase today, as the NDA embargo lifts at 3AM EST / 12AM PST.  With EM64T extensions for 64-bit computing, 2MB of L2 cache, Execute Disable Bit for virus - buffer overflow protection and advanced SpeedStep power saving technology, we certainly have plenty to cover, so you better fire up a bit more Joe if you're up and around at this wee hour.  Enjoy and good-night!  ... Read more...
  It's no secret that Intel has occassionally been playing a bit of catchup this year in the desktop and workstation processor arena.  AMD's Athlon 64 releases have recently positioned the company in the lead from a general performance standpoint.  Additionally, the Athlon 64 was the first processor to market with 64-bit extensions and processing capabilities, although there really hasn't been much if any impact in consumer or business usage models for the new architecture because there are scarce few 64-bit applications available, much less a mainstream 64-bit OS.  Of course that's something Intel will be quick to point out as an "I told you so," but you've... Read more...
Hey folks, after a long day of battling internet problems, I'm here to bring you a news update. Feel the need for speed? Check out the review Madshrimps has sent us, which takes the FX-55 through some serious overclocking. Also on the list is a SFF system from ASUS, X-Bit lab's Best of 2004, Zalman's CNPS7700-Cu Heatsink Fan, and a review of Gigabyte's GA-K8NXP-SLI. Read on, and enjoy the news! Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NVIDIA nForce4 SLI) @ hardwarezone "Need more SLI motherboard options? If you do, then sink into this review as we find out what Gigabyte's SLI motherboard had in store and how it fared against MSI's own option. Supporting 12 storage devices, DPS, Dual BIOS, WLAN, FireWire-800... Read more...
Good evening folks, it's time for another round of news. Coming at you tonight, we have subjects ranging from wireless networks and security, to the Spire Coolwave II, a Heatsink for LGA775 CPUs. Enjoy ;) Spire Coolwave II (LGA 775 Heatsink) reviewed @ hi-techreviews.com "...This time around it's the Spire Coolwave II, a very nice looking unit featuring a UV reactive fan and mounting assembly and perhaps one of the securest mounting methods of any 775 heatsink we have tested. So come on along as we take a look at this unit and see just how well it performs under stock conditions and with a 500 MHz overclock." Soltek Qbic 3901a Socket 939 SFF Review @ Neoseeker "Even with the extra... Read more...
Hello All!  I just got back from CES in Las Vegas and am trying to get back into the swing of things.  I should be updating my blog shortly and will also be working on a review of a sweet little small form factor PC from Soltek.  For not though, I think it's time for some news.  We're going to try something a little new with this post.  Consider it an experiment... Evercool WC-202 Water Cooling Kit Source: https://www.madshrimps.be Monday - January 10, 2005 - 6:47PM EST by, Marco Chiappetta "Ready to take an adventure into water cooling your computer system but don't know much about the subject? Have a desire to mutilate your case, or crave a Dr. Frankenstein approach... Read more...
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