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When Samsung first introduced its F1 series of hard drives several years ago, the company was pushing its way through the terabyte barrier, joining a then elite club of high-capacity drive makers. Now in its fourth generation, Samsung is kicking off its new SpinPoint F4 series with a 320GB hard drive designed for "superior performance and high reliability," the company announced. "Higher performance combined with increasing capacities continues to accelerate demand for 3.5” drives in desktops storage," said In-Chul Park, vice president of sales, storage systems division, Samsung Electronics. "The one-head platform of the new 7200rpm Spinpoint F4, packing up to 320GB of storage capacity... Read more...
With the popularity of portable MP3 players, it's always good to check out the market's latest additions. Today ExtremeMHz has published their review of Toshiba's Gigabeat F40 40GB player, which looks to be a good alternative to Apple's IPod. "Toshiba Gigabeat players are highly popular in Japan but have just recently been more readily available here in the US and have gain the interest of many audiophiles, thanks to their aggressive pricing and feature set. I've taken a look at a variety of MP3 players over the past years, some of which were truly impressive in terms of either design or feature set. For those, like me, who prefer... Read more...
Tech Report has taken DFI's LANParty UT NF4 SLI-DR for a spin on the testbench and have walked away more than impressed. The board received top marks in every category with the performance results showing this model as the fastest Socket 939 motherboard Tech Report has tested to date. Add to that a stunning 425MHz HyperTransport clock speed as well as an impressive number of ports and peripherals and it appears as though DFI is an excellent choice for those looking for a new SLI motherboard. However, we've yet to encounter a Socket 939 motherboard that can match the Expert's performance, features, and overclocking prowess.... Read more...
The crew at Phoronix recently posted a review of DFI's Infinity NF4 Ultra motherboard. It seems that SLI motherboards get the lion's share of the press lately, but if you don't plan to run dual graphics cards, you can't do much better than the nForce 4 Ultra chipset. DFI stands for Diamond Flower Inc., though... "It has been quite a while since we last featured a DFI, or rather Design For Innovation, motherboard at Phoronix but today we are back again with them as we feature one of their products from the Infinity series -- the DFI NF4 Ultra. As the model name implies, the Chipset used is NVIDIA's nForce4 Ultra and it also features a Vitesse... Read more...
Good morning all. There's some exciting news coming from NVIDIA today. The company is launching two new chipsets for the Intel platform in an effort to capture some more of the mainstream market. NVIDIA has just announced the nForce 4 SLI XE and nForce 4 Ultra Intel Editions.  Here's a snip from the official PR: New NVIDIA nForce MCPs Bring High Performance, Low-Priced Solutions to Intel PC Market New Top-to-Bottom Solutions Support All Intel Dual-Core CPUs SANTA CLARA, CA—JANUARY 17, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the NVIDIA nForce4 SLI XE and NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra media and communications... Read more...
The gang at HardOCP take a look at Foxconn's latest budget SLI offering called the NF4SK8AA. Offering a decent feature set for a very attractive price, it should be interesting to see if this motherboard makes it onto the list of quality components at a reasonable price. Unfortunately, it seems that you get what you pay for in this case as the team is less than impressed.I had some SATA RAID problems with this board, which we have seen with numerous other NFORCE 4 motherboards in the past. The simple fact is that we could not install an OS to a SATA RAID array for whatever reason, it just did not work. Using the 6.66 nForce driver set, we would slipstream the drivers and the entire install process... Read more...
Yeah folks, it's late, but the news keeps on rolling! I'm sure many of you are wanting to get your hands on ATI's new Radeon X1800XT, so I've been looking around the net a bit... nothing. A few sites list them, but the adventure stops with the "out of stock" label. In other news, X-Bit labs has been known for their CPU comparison articles, and today they've added their "Contemporary CPUs and New Games: No Way to Delusions!" article to their arsenal. This is a great read for you CPU shoppers who aren't sure if AMD or Intel has the best gaming processors. Enjoy the news, goodnight all! Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT with Silent-Pipe II @ HardwareZoom "Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce... Read more...
Foxconn manufactures a wide range of products, ranging from video cards, to connectors, and as we'll explore today, motherboards. Over the years, we've had some experience with Foxconn, and while their products have not always been hardcore-enthusiast friendly, they have produced decent products. Today we'll be sampling Foxconn's WinFast NF4SK8AA-8EKRS, as they aim to bring an affordable, but high quality, SLI solution to the AMD Platform. Higher end motherboards from ASUS and Abit can retail for well over $160, and unfortunately many of us can't afford that. The Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8EKRS currently retails for around $125, however, which is a much more reasonable price for someone who wants... Read more...
Apple has admitted to a flaw that has left the screens on some iPod Nanos vulnerable to cracks. With about 1% of all the nanos that have shipped being affected, it's not a widespread problem, but that doesn't really make a difference if your one of those unfortunate few. Fortunately however, Apple has said they will replace the problem units. Now, I don't even own a regular iPod, I'm still listening to MP3s on my desktop. That seems primitive these days... stationary music is so 90's. XFX 7800GT SLI Review Posts @ Gamepyre.com "The 7800GT is a worthy successor to the 6800GT and sell at about the same price point. At the moment, a 7800GT outperforms the competition at the same price point,... Read more...
Hey folks! I've gotten a little time to play the Serious Sam 2 demo, and it's not bad. Great graphics, plenty of things to shoot with a variety of weapons... pretty much what I was looking for. Anyway, the weekend news is ready, enjoy! MGE Vigor 500W Power Supply @ ThinkComputers.org | Image "Ah, power supplies, we all need them, we can't live without them. Not so long ago I did a review on the Mge/Xgbox Magnum PSU, today I have another from the same company. It is the Vigor 500 Watt power supply. There comes a time when that stock PSU just won't cut it anymore, but where do you go when you need a good power supply with a great warranty? Well MGE offers a Lifetime Warranty on their power supplies... Read more...
The optimization accusations have started again. German tech sites 3D Center, and Computerbase are taking a close look at Nvidia's Anisotropic filtering methods after some recent findings as to how Nvidia implements the technique. Flashbacks of the Nvidia FX days are starting to hit me... ohhh the horror. There's little doubt that Nvidia's currently working on a response, and we'll be sure to bring it to you. Aerocool Masstige Computer Case @ A True Review | Image "Currently, there are two major new design trends for computer cases. One trend is to move the motherboard tray from the right side of the case to the left. This, in turn, will make a mounted ATX motherboard upside down as well... Read more...
Today's hardware headlines have arrived. I still have a few things I need to take care of, so without further ado, the news... Computer Memory Basics @ Big Bruin "Memory is an essential component in any computer system, and as with most things, bigger and faster are always a good thing. But, if your budget doesn't allow for a few GBs of the highest performance modules out there, having the appropriate amount of good quality memory can make a tremendous impact on system performance, reliability, and user happiness." Corsair COOL Water-Cooling Kit @ SystemCooling "When you hear the name Corsair, you probably think of their top quality RAM. With water cooling becoming more popular... Read more...
  We probably haven't stressed this often enough, whether to you our faithful readers or to our OEM contacts in the PR and Product teams at various companies we work with here at HotHardware.  But let it be known unequivocally now, we LOVE board revisions.  Don't get us wrong, we're not losing it on you.  We'd rather a manufacturer get their product right, out of the gate (and likely, so would they) but when a board revision means taking an already impressive product and making it better, it's sort of like a Tech Editor's nirvana; fewer headaches in testing, more performance, better features and usability.  Wait, that's what end users are interested in too, isn't it? ... Read more...
           Today we're going to take a look at three enthusiast class motherboards based on the NVIDIA nForce 4 Ultra chipset, the Abit Fatal1ty AN8, the MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum, and the ECS KN1 Extreme. All three of these motherboards take the core features inherent to the NVIDIA nForce 4 Ultra, and implement them in their own unique ways. One board is flashy and boastful, another is subdued and loaded up with third-party on-board peripherals, while the other is rather spartan and quite inexpensive. But in the end, they are all subject to our discerning eyes and the same suite of benchmarks. We took all three of these motherboards for a spin, and... Read more...
Tonight we present you with a roundup of Athlon 64 FX-57 reviews. There might be some more on the way, and we'll be sure to add them to the list. Now I'm off to bed, so goodnight :) Athlon 64 FX-57 Reviews: t-break LostCircuits Sharky Extreme [H]ard|OCP Firing Squad The Tech Report Foxconn 925XE7AA-8EKRS2 @ Viperlair "Using an Asetek Waterchill system, with only a water block on the CPU, we tested the overclocking potential of the Foxconn 925XE. We would have put a block on the chipset as well, but with the new chipset HSF mounting solution, we have no way of attaching the block to the northbridge chipset. We managed to get our 3 GHz P4 running stable at 3.75 GHz, which is a healthy 750... Read more...
Hey folks! I hope everyone enjoyed memorial day. Despite the thunder storms in the northeast, I managed to have a good day. Tuesday is here however, so it's time to get back into the swing of things, and time for you to check out today's news. Oh, and if this is your first trip to HH in the past few days, you should check out HotHardware's Editor's Rig, and Dave's preview of ATI's CrossFire Technology. Intel Pentium D 820 and Pentium 4 670 Review @ The Tech Zone "The dual core processor is what I consider the next major technological step in the evolution of the processor. With the exception of the bit-size increases which are major steps as well, all the other improvements to the processors... Read more...
Tonight's serving includes a little bit of everything. Another item I'll throw into the mix, is a possible roadmap of upcoming NVIDIA Chipsets, check it out. Goodnight folks! Shuttle SB83G5C Media Center XPC @ t-break | Image "The two drive bays and the front panel are all concealed making the look consistent and elegant. The front also houses the VFD display which is a two line display with the top line showing icons of the currently used function and the bottom line showing text such as the time or the temperature of your XPC. We must say that the VFD display gels real well with the mirror finish giving it a somewhat Sony floating glass touch." LiteOn SOHW-1693S DVD Writer @ Techniz... Read more...
Hey there folks, time for your Thursday morning news post.  In case you missed it, Marco posted an extensive nForce 4 SLI motherboard Round-Up.  This is a big one that's real interesting with an excellent showing from DFI.  We also have the latest hardware headlines for you this AM including Intel's P4-M 770, a 400GB Seagate Barracuda and more.  Let's get started! MonsterGecko Joins Forces With GoGamer.com, Popular PistolMouse FPS Gaming Mouse Now Available From GoGamer.com The PistolMouse FPS complements GoGamer.com's offerings with its wide selection of First-Person Shooter games PALO ALTO and LAKE FOREST, CA – March 30, 2005 – MonsterGecko, LLC (www.monstergecko.com),... Read more...
Hey there everyone, JeffB stepping in with your Thursday morning news update.  We've got a shootout between an AMD Opteron and Intel Xeon as well as a good looking Samsung LCD.  If you are in the market for a laptop, Designtechnica has a look at a Gateway M210XL.  For more on how to select the right laptop for you, check out our Buyer's Guide here. DFI LanParty UT nF4 Ultra-D Motherboard @ Bigbruin.com: "There is no end to the amount of tweaking you are allowed on this board. With very minor effort and time, I was able to get a FSB of 300 MHz at a multiplier of 8 for a CPU frequency of 2400 MHz. With some time spent, this board will go much higher, although this particular... Read more...
Good afternoon folks, ready for more news? Today we have reviews for the DFI NF5 Ultra-D Motherboard, Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI and 3D1, a Business Printers Buyer's Guide, and a few other items. Enjoy your read :) HIS X800XL IceQ II Turbo 256MB PCI-E Video Card Video Review @ 3dGameMan "This product is based on the ATI R430 chip, has a core speed of 400MHz, a memory speed of 985MHz, and 256MBs of GDDR3 memory. Both the core and memory can be easily overclocked for additional performance. Like most other HIS Video Cards the cooler is very effective and quiet. Amazing performance at an affordable price!" DFI NF4 Ultra-D Motherboard Review @ HardOCP "If you are feeling a bit on the wild... Read more...
Hey folks, we've got plenty of news for you tonight! From the Motorola V710 Mobile Phone, to the plethora of reviews for the Intel 6xx series & 3.73GHz, there's enough here to keep you busy for a good part of the night. Enjoy the news, and check back tomorrow for more. Intel 6xx & 3.73GHz EE Reviews HotHardware Viper Lair TweakTown Hexus Beyond3D PC Perspective Legit Reviews LostCircuits Gamepyre Motorola V710 Mobile Phone @ Bytesector.com "Motorola has, time and time again, produced excellent mobile phones with new and exciting features that simply make other phones on the market obsolete. The new Motorola V710, with its unique look, video and camera capabilities is no exception.... Read more...
Good afternoon brothers and sisters! There's a whirlwind of news today, thanks to the release of the Athlon 64 FX-55, Athlon 64 4000 and NVIDIA nForce 4.  We have our own articles posted here and here, but many of our compadres were busy as well.  Here's a list of links, along with some other news that should keep you busy for a while...  Athlon 64 FX-55 & Athlon 64 4000 Articles: HardOCP Tech Report Anandtech bit-tech.net PC Stats Sudhian Media PC Perspective AMD Zone SimHQ  NVIDIA nForce 4 Pre/Reviews: Tech Report HardOCP HardwareLuxx Neoseeker Bjorn3D Hardware Analysis PC Perspective AMD Zone  Cleaning up power with additional cooling @ OCModShop: "Along with... Read more...
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