Items tagged with fast

Computerworld answers the age-old question: -If train A leaves the station at 8:00 am using a pencil and a phone -And train B comes in late and reads Fark and texts on a Blackberry and has a Palm and a cellphone and two monitors going with multiple RSS feeds Which one makes your stock options rise above junk-bond status? If you look across e-mail and social networks, database and phone, the surprise was that overall, IT use is not associated with an increase in speed. In fact, it's associated with slower speed. But we found that heavier IT users are much heavier multitaskers, so over time, they're completing more projects and bringing in more money for the firm. The answer: It's... Read more...
EETimes reports: Executing on its goal of keeping pace with archrival Intel Corp., Advanced Micro Devices rolled out its first 65-nm x86 CPUs Tuesday (Dec. 5). The new Athlon 64 X2 cuts die size in half and power by a third in existing 90-nm desktop processors. AMD is maintaining its position as a fast follower of giant Intel with plans to ramp its 65-nm process quickly and ship its first 45-nm devices by mid-2008. The new dual-core desktop processors have a maximum power consumption of 65W down from 89W. They come in existing speed grades of 2.1 to 2.6 GHz and costs ranging from $169 to $301.... Read more...
Does that little mp3 player that made Apple a player again really define a generation? Michael Agger in Slate doesn't think so, even after reading The Perfect Thing, Steve Levy's ode to the iPod: Levy, a senior editor at Newsweek, is a prime example of the boomers who think the iPod is revolutionary. But really, they're grateful, because it's made them feel cool again. As the first generation to embrace rock, Levy's cohort faced a musical conundrum as they aged: Do we graduate to classical music or keep listening to the Doors? Both choices have their downsides, but the iPod provided a third way out. Under the guise of converting CDs... Read more...
If you're not wasting all your time playing Doom3 on your desktop now, Nvidia announced Thursdaythey're teaming up with Dell to put their GeForce Go 7950 GTX in Dell's laptops, allowing you to waste all your spare time looking for ammo while away from your desk, too: Nvidia's new processor, the GeForce Go 7950 GTX, is the firms flagship mobile product, delivering support for Microsoft's Direct-X 9.0 graphics library, and includes power-saving features to reduce battery drain. The products will go into Dell's XPS line of laptops - the computer makers enthusiast and gamer line of notebooks. "Dell XPS notebooks have swept the awards... Read more...
Hot Hardware brought this idea to your attention in September, but now Apple has sponsored a study that comes to the same conclusion: A big monitor will increase your productivity. Providing employees with 30-in. computer monitors can boost worker productivity at companies where 17-in. or 19-in. monitors are typically used, according to a French consultant hired for a study sponsored by Apple. The study, which evaluated Apple's 30-inch Apple Cinema Display, concluded that large screens can offer gains of up to 50 percent to 65 percent in productivity on a variety of specific office tasks and can earn back their extra costs in time savings over several years. The 30-in. display costs $1,999. Read... Read more...
Smart people invent things. Smarter people look all around at the stuff other people invented and say: How the hell are we going to charge all that stuff, and not lose our minds keeping track of all the chargers? Splashpower thinks they have the answer: You can power up any Splashpower-enabled device (e.g. phone, PDA, MP3 player, camera etc), simply by dropping it on a mouse-mat-sized pad, called a SplashPadTM. No physical connection is required between the SplashPad and the device - power is transferred wirelessly between the pad and the receiver module in the device. And of course, different devices can be charged on a single SplashPad at the same time. Add to this the kind of styling which... Read more...
WinFast PX7950 GT TDH Extreme and WinFast PX7950 GT TDH --The smart New Choice for the Gaming Enthusiast who wants everything-- Taipei, Taiwan -- Leadtek Research, a world leader in extreme visual graphics technology, today announced the WinFast PX7950 GT TDH series for the enthusiast gaming segment. Following close in the footsteps of PX7900GS, with which it shares many similar features, the WinFast PX7950 GT TDH series was designed for extreme HD gaming and in this respect still has the edge on its sibling. Powered by NVIDIA SLI-Ready GeForce 7950 GT graphics processing units it delivers exceptionally smooth frame rates at widescreen resolutions up to 2560x1600 with ultra fluid, high-definition... Read more...
Corsair Unveils the World's Fastest Production DDR2 and DDR1 Memory at CeBIT 2006 Fremont, CA (March 6, 2006) – Corsair Memory(R), the worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high performance memory, today launched the world's fastest DDR2 and DDR1 memory solutions for the Intel(R) and the AMD(R) platforms. Rated at scorching fast 1066MHz, the new TWIN2X1024-8500 from Corsair delivers the highest memory frequency currently available to Intel users. Simultaneously, the new TWINX2048-4400PRO takes the lead with its rated 550MHz speed to unleash maximum performance on the AMD platform. Live demonstrations of the world's fastest memory modules can be seen at the Corsair booth in Hall... Read more...
The day pigs fly, and hell freezes over, money might just grow on trees. Until then, we know many of you can't afford a brand new 7800GTX 512MB, or even a 7800GT for that matter. Though if you're looking for something to at least get your games up and running, you could consider Nvidia's GeForce 7300 series. Today Hardware Zone takes the Leadtek WinFast PX7300 GS TDH 256MB DDR2 for a spin, but can it get the job done? "With the new GeForce 7300 GS graphics card, the budget conscious can also enjoy the benefits of the GeForce 7 series. However, would its relatively weak GPU be sufficient to handle today's games? Read on to find out how the Leadtek... Read more...
While the majority of our coverage here at HotHardware.com tends to favor enthusiast class products, the fact of the matter is affordable mainstream products are far more prevalent in the marketplace. Flagship video cards and overclockable motherboards are certainly nice, but there is a much larger market for highly integrated motherboards with a multitude of common features already on-board. With that in mind, we present to you the Foxconn WinFast 6150K8MA-8EKRS. Foxconn's WinFast 6150K8MA-8EKRS motherboard uses NVIDIA's relatively new GeForce 6150 + nForce 430 chipset with integrated graphics. Although the GeForce 6150 IGP isn't a pixel-processing powerhouse in comparison to most discreet graphics... Read more...
AMDZone has just posted a review of Leadtek's Winfast Novo USB TV Tuner. This little box offers a ton of PVR functionality, and connects to a system through a standard USB port. This is a nice, simple upgrade for those who want to add TV tuning capabilities to their PC. "WinFast PVR software has a number of buttons on its GUI allowing quick access to everything. First we went into configuration and let the card scan for all the channels, which it did so fairly quickly and accurately. There are a number of options for capturing video, there is a wide selection to choose from including various quality levels of MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV, uncompressed... Read more...
The rumor mill at The Inquirer is beginning to run at a frantic pace as tidbits of news regarding NVIDIA's 90u flagship GPU begin to make their way around the internet. Fudo reports that NVIDIA's G71 GPU is shaping up to be a very high-frequency part that "should" have no trouble besting ATI's X1900 XTX in the usual group of benchmarks. Obviously, we'll reserve final judgement until we have the cards on our test bench. However, it certainly proves interesting to hear rumors of some G71 samples hitting 800MHz with standard air cooling! And one more, a very important thing. G71 at 700+ MHz can and will beat R580, Radeon X1900 even the... Read more...
  Western Digital has earned themselves quite a reputation in the Computing Enthusiast market with their line of Raptor hard drives.  Originally targeted as "Enterprise class" SATA variants of what WD had historically brought to market for high-end SCSI server storage solutions, the 10K RPM Raptor was an overnight success for end user performance freaks, including many of us here at HotHardware.com.  WD's first iteration of the drive was a somewhat overly-svelte 36GB version that came outfitted with an 8MB cache.  And it was actually not what one would term a "native SATA" drive, with a Marvell PATA to SATA bridge chip handling calls for the drive's SATA... 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...
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...
When we talk about video cards, the focus is typically on the latest high-profile offerings that leave many of us in a perpetual state of hardware envy.  It's a common picture, with ATI or NVIDIA releasing a new model and the other usually answering with their own killer product not long after.  It's a constant dance called "competition", which is the driving factor that keeps the technology moving forward.  However, the high-end sector only accounts for a small percentage of the big picture, with mid-range and value class products comprising a much larger percentage of sales. Back in December, NVIDIA showed us their most recent play in the value class market with their... Read more...
Good morning once again all!  We've lined up several good news-bits for you today.  The Tech Zone checks in with a Sorell SF 2000 MP3 player, while Bjorn3D lines up with a Leadtek WinFast TV USB II Deluxe.  When your done there, come on back and check Matt's take on Leadtek's Deluxe TV kit.  Enjoy the holiday weekend! Sorell SF 2000 MP3 Player Review @ The Tech Zone: "The Sorell SF 2000 is more than just a flash based MP3 player - there is also a built in voice recorder and FM tuner. Plus the unit can double as a USB flash drive, making filing transfer quick and easy. The SF 2000 is available in? 256MB and 512MB configurations. The player is really small, just 3.1"... Read more...
Good Evening Folks! BW here, stopping by to let you know that Matt has just posted a new review of Leadtek's WinFast USB II Deluxe. This little white box gives users the ability to watch and record TV, as well as tune-in to FM radio stations. It ships with some decent software too. Click here and take a look...... Read more...
Years ago, when computers with a 200MHz Pentium processor and 32MB of RAM were all the rage, we came upon a nifty device that came pre-installed in a wimpy Packard Bell PC. This device was a PCI TV Tuner Card. Back then, the ability to watch TV on a computer was somewhat of a rarity.  And now, while there are many more options available, its still pretty uncommon.  However, users are no longer limited to simply watching.  In fact, there are a myriad of other uses for this kind of device. One addition has been the ability to receive and even record FM Radio signals. Today on HotHardware, we will be examining these features, and beyond that, we'll also be taking a look at the visual... Read more...
Good afternoon all! Just in case you missed the new link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you know that we've taken a look at a motherboard powered by the SiS755FX chipset, the inexpensive Foxconn WinFast 755FXK8AA-8EKRS. With the 755FX, SiS has added support for Socket 939 Athlon 64 processors, dual-channel memory, and a 1GHz HyperTransport clock. Click here and see how she compared to a couple of nForce 3 Ultras and a K8T800 Pro...... Read more...
A few months ago, we took a look at a sampling of Athlon 64 Socket 939 motherboards, and ended up giving an Editor's Choice award to the NVIDIA nForce 3 Ultra based MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum.  At the time, the K8N Neo2 Platinum struck the best balance between features, performance, overclockability, and price.  Another motherboard tested in that round-up was also powered by the nForce 3 Ultra, and two others were based on VIA's K8T800 Pro. Since then, a few new PCI Express enabled chipsets for the Athlon 64 have sprung up, but they haven't begun shipping in any real volumes just yet.  Plus, PCI Express graphics cards are more expensive than their AGP counterparts for the most part,... Read more...
The Leadtek WinFast A350 TDH MyViVo & The Abit Siluro FX 5900 OTES Two GeForce FX 5900s Square-Off... By - Marco Chiappetta August 19, 2003         On May 12, NVIDIA formally introduced the NV35 to the public, dubbed it the GeForce FX 5900 Ultra, and enthusiasts began to drool.  The original FX-Flow cooler found on the 5800 Ultra was gone and a 256-bit memory interface had replaced the 128-bit interface used in the NV30.  The NV35 was everything the NV30 should have been.  Unfortunately, one thing did carry over from the 5800 Ultra to the 5900 Ultra, the exorbitant price tag.  Even today, over three months since its introduction, GeForce... Read more...
Prev 1 2 3 Next