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This is a special time for us here at HotHardware. We are celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year; the first version of HotHardware went live in 1999 and we have been partying like it ever since! This year also happens to be the 20th Anniversary of Falcon Northwest’s Talon systems and it’s AMD’s 50th Anniversary as well. Update: 11/9/19 - Check out our full Falcon Northwest Talon review HERE! With all of these major milestones happening – made possible by all of you, the dedicated PC enthusiasts and gamers out there – we thought it would be great to give something back. So we teamed up with the good folks at Falcon Northwest and AMD, along with the talented team... Read more...
On this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks Marco, Dave, Brittany and Chris chat about the interesting, new LG G8X ThingQ with dual screen option, Dell’s sweet XPS 13 with Intel Ice Lake, lag-free wireless HDMI from the Nyrius Aries Pro, our Pixel 4 versus Galaxy Note 10 camera shootout, and details of our totally AWESOME killer gaming PC giveaway with Falcon Northwest, AMD, and Obsidian Entertainment! Show Notes: 04:04 - Impressions of the LG G8X ThinQ 12:40 - Dell XPS 13 (2019) Review: A Near-Perfect Intel 10th Gen Laptop 22:08 - Nyrius Aries Pro Wireless HDMI Kit Review: Low Latency Cord Cutting 30:04 - Pixel 4 XL Vs Galaxy Note 10 Pics: HDR, Portrait, Night Sight Shoot-Out 43:29 - 20th... Read more...
Falcon Northwest is a big name in a very niche market of luxury PCs. The company is known for special touches like custom cases (think FragBox) and mind-blowing, artist-rendered panel images. The company has also built the rest of its reputation on blazing PC performance. Falcon Northwest recently shipped its Tiki to take on the other small form factor rigs we’ve tested of late. The Tiki is small enough and light enough that it could be your next LAN-party rig, but it’s really meant for your desk. And although it’s much, much smaller than your old full- or mid-tower system, it’s going to draw a lot more attention, by virtue of its statuesque design. The Tiki has a clean,... Read more...
Falcon Northwest is a big name in a very niche market of luxury PCs. The company is known for special touches like custom cases (think FragBox) and mind-blowing, artist-rendered panel images. The company has also built the rest of its reputation on blazing PC performance. Falcon Northwest recently shipped its Tiki to take on the other small form factor rigs we’ve tested of late. The Tiki is small enough and light enough that it could be your next LAN-party rig, but it’s really meant for your desk. And although it’s much, much smaller than your old full- or mid-tower system, it’s going to draw a lot more attention, by virtue of its statuesque design. The Tiki has a clean,... Read more...
Could you imagine Zeus sitting atop Mount Olympus plugging away on a MacBook Air (as if!) or a bulk OEM machine loaded with trialware? Pffft. That's absurd, but the concept of packing "godlike power" into a diminutive micro tower form factor isn't, at least not as far as Falcon Northwest is concerned. The boutique builder just unveiled its new Tiki system, which it claims is the "world's most powerful micro tower" PC. Just how powerful will depend on your budget. Pricing starts at a relatively modest $1,826.97, which gets you the Tiki chassis with a granite base (seriously), Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe, Intel Core i5 3450 processor clocked at 3.1GHz, liquid cooling, 8GB of DDR3-1866 memory, Nvidia GeForce... Read more...
In case you missed it, we spent plenty of hands-on time with OCZ's new RevoDrive X2 Solid State Drive device and posted our evaluation last month (you can check it out here). Short and to the point, we walked away "completely and thoroughly impressed," and it looks like we weren't the only ones. Falcon Northwest, makers of high end gaming rigs, has now qualified the RevoDrive X2 for use in its Mach V and Talon series of desktops, OCZ tells us. "We've been looking for a bootable, solid-state PCI Express storage solution for years" said Kelt Reeves, President of Falcon Northwest. "Before OCZ introduced the RevoDrive, other brands we'd tested ran too hot, were too small, too slow, weren't bootable... Read more...
Falcon Northwest and Bigfoot Networks have teamed up to bring a killer gaming experience to customers building one of Falcon's best-of-class, award-winning PC systems. Gamers can now order Bigfoot Networks' Killer NIC™ K1 gaming network card as an upgrade option on Falcon Northwest Gaming PCs, including the Mach V, Talon and FragBox systems. Now Falcon Northwest customers can get the competitive edge in their online gaming experience by using the Killer NIC K1 - the only network card that reduces lag and delivers smoother, more responsive online game play.As the perfect upgrade to Falcon Northwest's high-quality custom gaming PCs, the Killer NIC™ K1 is the affordable gaming networking... Read more...
Today over at Gamecloud, Jeff Yates(VP of Havok) gives his time for an interview. Topics range from his feelings on how the Havok physics has been used, to their new software "Havok Animation"(Thanks Blue!). And for all you overclockers out there, ATI's X1800 XT has had it's GPU pushed past a whopping 1GHz! Do I even have to mention liquid nitrogen was involved? Falcon Northwest FragBox 2 Evaluation @ [H]ard|OCP "I was extremely disappointed by the stability issues we were having in Battlefield 2, and I wasn't convinced that the combination of hardware that we received would ever work 100% together. I applaud Falcon's efforts in making it right, and I can even chalk up some of... Read more...