Items tagged with fx

RaidMax X1 ATX Gaming Case @ Bigbruin.com: "Raidmax continues to impress by offering unique, high quality items at a reasonable price. The Raidmax X1 case is no different... The X1 isn't as flashy as some of the recent "gaming" cases, but does retain enough of the "gaming" case feel with the front LCD, hidden drive bays, and a beautiful side panel." MSI NX7800GTX SLI @ Viperlair: "While we have a lot of praise to bestow upon the MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E, there isn't much we can say that we haven't already done so for the 7800 GTX in general. It's fast, occupies one slot, and with it, you can really crank up the image quality settings without sacrificing performance.... Read more...
  Without question, it is typically far more interesting to read about the latest flagship $600 graphics card than it is to hear about a budget card's performance. Unfortunately, the vast majority of us doesn't have the luxury of being able to afford those high-end cards and must instead focus our attention on some more realistic alternatives. In the past, having a mainstream-level card would mean lackluster performance at best in most games with little advantages over even the despised integrated graphics solutions. With the launch of the GeForce 6200 back in December 2004, NVIDIA brought key new features such as Shader Model 3.0 and TurboCache to the entry-level gamer. By moving towards... Read more...
Yesterday, Digitimes reported that Chaintech was pulling out of the motherboard market, instead focusing on video card and memory products.  Well, this morning Chaintech would like to set the record straight.  Looks like they are not going anywhere. Chaintech Remains in Motherboard Business! "Chaintech Computer Co., Ltd claims today that it will continue its motherboard business. In addition, Chaintech announced its new name as Walton Chaintech Cooperation, following its 25% stake acquired by Walton Advanced Engineering, the leading IC testing and packaging house. Chaintech denies it will fade away motherboard market to clarify the rumors wide spread recently. Most people recognize... Read more...
Crucial Ballistix PC2-8000 (BL2KIT6464AA1005) Memory Modules @ Xbitlabs.com: "The memory chips used in Crucial Ballistix PC2-8000 memory modules are made by Micron, which is actually not at all surprising. Namely these are MT47H64M8BT-3:A chips. According to the specification, these memory chips are designed to work at 667MHz frequency with CL=5. How does Crucial manage to make these chips work at 50% higher frequency than their nominal value? The answer to this question is quite obvious: it is possible due to extremely high voltage." XFX 6800GT Review @ Gamepyre.com: "XFX has announced a new support plan for their 6800GT cards. Several companies like BFG, eVGA and now XFX have... Read more...
It's been only about seven weeks since the GeForce 7800 GTX was officially launched on June 22, but NVIDIA is already making news yet again today with the latest addition to their GeForce 7 Series of cards, the new GeForce 7800 GT. As its name implies, the GeForce 7800 GT is very similar to NVIDIA's current flagship GeForce 7800 GTX, but the GT is launching with a significantly lower MSRP for a couple of reasons. Both cards are based on the GPU formerly codenamed "G70", however, the GeForce 7800 GT has four less pixel pipelines and is missing one vertex unit when compared to the GTX version. The new GeForce 7800 GT's reference specifications also call for lower core and memory clock... Read more...
Good afternoon folks. Earlier this week you may recall Apple's release if it's new mouse, the "Mighty Mouse". While not as cool as the old cartoon, it's still interesting, and today Ars Technica takes on the job of dissecting the electronic critter. Enjoy the rest of the news. HIS X700 IceQ 128MB GDDR3 AGP "The benchmarks paint a different picture than what our synthetic benchmarks would lead us to believe. The X700 Pro performs well, beating out the 6600GT and 9700 Pro in most cases, and in Far Cry, Half-Life 2, and Unreal Tournament 2k4 scaling better with resolution". HIS Radeon X700Pro review on Overcloceronline.com "The 6600GT is a very good card but after my experience... Read more...
Hey everyone :) The mailbox isn't exactly overflowing with news, but we've got enough for a decent post. Well I'm off to gut some old machines for spare parts, so goodnight all! Dean Of Stanford Engineering School Elected To Intel's Board Of Directors SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 20, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced that James D. Plummer, dean of the Stanford School of Engineering, has been elected to Intel's board of directors. With Plummer's election, the Intel board now consists of nine independent directors and two directors who are executive officers of Intel (CEO Paul Otellini and Chairman Craig Barrett). Plummer is a UCLA graduate who went on to receive his master's degree and Ph.D.... Read more...
Hey folks! If this is your first visit for the day, I'd like to bring your attention to Jeff's review of the 3RSystems R900 Computer Case. This case is a beast, so if your running low on space inside your case, you might want to check it out. Goodnight all. 3RSystems R900 Computer Case "Expansion The R900 has an elegant look. The case is also backed with several extras, helping to expand the features of the R900. Probably considered the more important item is the Dual PSU connector which helps two power supplies work in tandem. The feed accepts a 20-Pin ATX power supply and converts it to a 24-Pin ATX power connector. The sub-connector accepts a second 20-Pin ATX power supply, which doesn't... Read more...
Hey folks, we've got a pretty big update for you tonight. If your looking for a project to work on, and have one of those old style LCD monitors with the large housing for the screen, then you might want to check out this thread over at the GideonTech forums. The only time I've tried to mod a monitor was when I was about 10... dad wasn't happy ;) Goodnight all. Athlon 64 FX55 San Diego Core Prometia Mach II Overclocking @ AMD Zone "AMD quietly updated the FX55 to a San Diego core a couple of months ago. With this core an improved 90nm process, SSE3, and tweaks to the memory controller were added. We quickly tested the overclocking ability of this new FX with high end air. We were able to... Read more...
Asetek introduces - New WaterChill 12V pump system with integrated reservoir and USB/Software Control Panel The NEW WaterChill 12V DC pump system with integrated reservoir and USB/Software-based control unit is the first of its kind. Packed with features and design that ensure every consumer with the markets best usability and developed especially for water-cooling this 12V pump system utilizes the ultimate balance between flow, pressure and power consumption (heat dissipation) for maximum performance. Ensuring uncompromising reliability in water circulation and maximum performance the 12V low noise pump system is the perfect match for ANY water-cooling set-up – customized or included in... 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...
This early Monday morning we step you through an overview of the killer single-core performance that the new AMD Athlon FX-57 is made of.  AMD took the Athlon 64 FX architecture down a notch in process geometry, cranked up the clock speed another 200MHz, goosed the memory controller and dropped in SSE3 instructions.  The results speak for themselves. Check it...... Read more...
AMD's Athlon 64 X2 series Dual Core launch back in May, along with Intel's Pentium 840 launch in April, underscored an industry-wide move toward a completely new Desktop Processor architecture, one that affects virtually all facets of Personal Computing from code-base, applications and software, to the platforms and technology that support these new multi-core CPUs.  With Intel taking the first step with their Pentium 8XX series, and AMD stepping up with the X2, the tide has officially shifted, and the industry and community are ready to catch the wave.  However, as with any major redirection in architecture, "the wave" doesn't just appear out of nowhere.  There is typically... Read more...
Hey guys and gals, take some time out to get a coffee and read the news. Yeah, you can read all about Michael Jackson, the war, life on mars... but who cares, GamePC Labs has compared four RAID-5 Solutions! Check back later for more of the good stuff! Shared Storage Drive from Maxtor: First Look at Network Storage Devices @ X-Bit labs "We would like to introduce to you a new shared storage device for small home and office networks, which is intended to simplify data storage and transfer within these networks a lot. Meet the new solution from Maxtor now!" Antec TX640B ATX Mini-Tower Case Review @ Legit Reviews "Over the last month we have looked at some very nice cases from Antec's... 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 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...
Well the whole holiday season is finally coming to an end, and I'm looking forward to getting things back to normal. Who knows, maybe I'll get a few more tech calls from all the folks who got expensive computers and don't know how to use them :) Which brings me to a rather odd realization. Spyware and computer viruses, as annoying as they are, help me make money. I've always looked down on people who make money off of another persons misery... but that appears to be the situation I'm in... oh well ;) Albatron PX915G4 Pro @ Overclockers Online "Albatron decided to stick with the current Socket 478 processors on this model. This allows existing P4 users to migrate over to the PCI-E world without... 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...
Good Evening Folks! I just wanted to pop in and let you all know that we've just posted a review of AMD's latest high-end desktop processors, the Athlon 64 FX-55 and the Athlon 64 4000+. We benchmarked these new processors against the Athlon 64 FX-53, the 3800+, and Intel's current flagships, the 3.6GHz Pentium 4 560 and the 3.4GHz Pentium 4 Extreme Edition. We've also got some information regarding AMD's strained SOI strategy, and we overclocked both CPUs quite a bit as well. Click here and take a look...... Read more...
Almost five months have passed since AMD and Intel released new flagship processors.  Back in June, AMD launched its Athlon 64 FX-53 and Athlon 64 3800+ processors, and Intel officially took the wraps off of its LGA775 platform and the 3.6GHz Pentium 4 560, along with a few lower-speed processors and a pair of supporting chipsets.  Now, a few months later, with the holiday season rapidly approaching, it only seems logical that both companies would up the ante again to entice holiday shoppers to upgrade.  AMD shows its hand first with the release of two new high-end processors, namely the Athlon 64 FX-55 and the Athlon 64 4000+. The Athlon 64 FX-55 is a 2.6GHz (2600MHz) processor... Read more...
Good morning HotHardware fans!  How are you all doing today?  I take it everyone had a good weekend?  Mine was pretty fun, I celebrated my 2 year anniversary with my fiance on Saturday, and on Sunday we went to a Jets game.  On top of that, I had some benchmarking to do, we had a Yankee game to watch, and I had to contribute to the never-ending trail of trash talking e-mails circulating between the guys.  It's fun having Dave up in Massachusetts, and a few of the other guys living in New York.  I swear, if you could read the e-mails between Mario and Dave you'd all have a good laugh...but we're a PG-Rated site...  AMD Athlon FX overclocking to 3Ghz: Creating... Read more...
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