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About three weeks ago, we tested a new Acer notebook powered by ATI's Mobility Radeon X700. With our testing complete, we found the Mobility Radeon X700 to be a well-balanced mobile GPU that offered very good performance, in a thin and relatively light form factor. Then, a few days after that article went live, we were contacted by representatives from NVIDIA and given an opportunity to test a different sort of animal. NVIDIA told us they'd be releasing a new mobile GPU meant for high-end, desktop replacement notebooks. What we ended up getting our hands on was a new Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2 with a GeForce Go 6800 Ultra pushing the pixels. The GeForce Go 6800 Ultra incorporates all of the technology... Read more...
Hey folks, how is everyone doing tonight? I'm in a hurry at the moment, so please excuse my lack of conversation, and feast your eyes on the news below... Seasonic S12 500W Power Supply Video Review @ 3dGameMan "The Seasonic S12 500W Power Supply offers ample power for any current computer system on the market. It has plenty of leads for most motherboards which add versatility and longevity. One of the plus points of this particular product is the true power it provides in virtual silence. The extremely quiet 120mm fan included makes it a product for anyone interested in building a silent computer system. Watch the Video to find out more..." Razer Diamondback 1600dpi Gaming Mouse @... Read more...
Hey folks, there's little news in at the moment, but we do have some decent articles for the SuperPower XP02 Case, the NextStar 2 External 5.25" Enclosure, and a review for some apparently good overclocking ram(PDP Systems PC3200 XBLK). SuperPower XP02 Gaming Case Review @ 3DXtreme "Today 3DXtreme presents their latest review of a modded mid tower case by SuperPower. They are not one of the bigger names in computer cases, however the case we present today is definitely different than what you would normally see. Let's have a look at this case and see how well it rates." Vantec NexStar 2 External 5.25" Enclosure @ Techniz "With the Vantec NexStar 2 External 5.25"... Read more...
Earlier today I was shopping on E-Bay for a budget card for my friend... 9500 Pros going for around $70! I don't know, I was going to get my next card(6800 GT) from retail, probably Newegg, but E-Bay is just to good to pass up. Yeah, yeah... scammers all around and Pay-Pal can be a big hassle, but I've had some good experience from E-Bay so I'll take my chances again. Well, I'm going to play some HL2:DM after this, and then hit the sack, so let's get on with the news... Creative Zen Micro @ hardwarezone "Tired of paying good money for substandard portable audio players? Check out our review of Creative's latest Zen Micro and learn about its impressive audio quality and useful features. Find... Read more...
Oh no, my right ear has been blocked for the past three days... this may be the beginning of an ear infection :( After this post I'm off to Google to search for some sinus pressure remedies. Hey! Did anyone else see the video of that fight at the Pistons/Pacers game? It took security forever to get that thing under control. If anyone knows where I can find the video, send me an E-Mail! Saitek PC Gaming Keyboard Review @ 3DX "In my opinion this Keyboard is the best Keyboard on the market and if you are a gamer the blue backlighting is just the icing on the cake." Epox 9NDA3 Review @ AMDZone "The chipset area shows that Epox has a huge heatsink for the nForce 3 250GB. This is probably... Read more...
Good morning everyone :)  With a cold still floating around my head and my feel-good pills wearing off, I figure this is a perfect opportunity to server up some piping hot juice. So, go grab a glass and settle in.  Here is another serving of news...  EE Times Article: AMD tips 'Pacifica' and 'Presidio' processors for '06 "Advanced Micro Devices Inc. on Friday (Nov. 12) disclosed its new microprocessor roadmap, including the introduction of the "Pacifica" and "Presidio" processors for the 2006 time frame."  Fifa 2005 @ TrustedReviews "One area where FIFA really batters its rival, however, is online play. With FIFA 2005 EA is already fine tuning... Read more...
Good morning everyone.  I know you stopped by for your latest dose of news this AM, and it is a big one.  We had a slew of interesting articles sitting in our inbox covering the hardware spectrum, from memory, motherboards, P4 overclocking and a contest for some free memory too.  So pour yourself an extra large one, this is going to take a little time to get through.   FIC Condor SFF @ Viper Lair: "FIC put together a nice little barebone PC, but missed on some important features that enthusiasts have come to expect. While it's no slouch in gaming, it does not stand out in the performance department which is a shame as the design itself was well thought out. A change in... Read more...
Good evening everyone :)  According to the clock in my system tray, it is time for the HotHardware nightcap.  So, toss on some music, grab a warm drink and settle in for a good read.  Here is our final shot of juice for the day... Having Difficulty Writing 64-Bit Code? Intel Introduces Suite Of Tools, Expertise To Help SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 4, 2004 - Intel Corporation today announced new software tools to help developers design, analyze and optimize applications running on Intel-based platforms supporting Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel EM64T). Intel already offers similar products for its Intel Itanium 2 processor family. Intel software products with support for... Read more...
Good evening HotHardware fans!  We've got something a little different for you all tonight. Rob spent some time gaming with a few classic Coleco at-home arcade units, and has put together a fun retrospective of some of the most popular units, including Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Galaxian and Frogger. If you'd like to take a walk down memory lane, and have a little fun while you're at it, check out Rob's article right here...... Read more...
After our previous foray into some old-school arcade action with the X-Arcade Dual Joystick and MAME, we got to thinking about the early years of home-style gaming.  We're talking about back in the late 70's, a time when the USSR was still our Cold War adversary, and the thought of a PC in every household was still a fantasy.  While today's generation drools over the heavenly graphics and stellar gameplay that a Doom 3 or FarCry provide, back then we didn't have much more interaction than moving paddles up and down on the edge of the screen in Pong.  Mattel Electronics released some of the first handheld electronic games back in 1977, based on popular sports such as football and... Read more...
Hey there HotHardware fans! For those of you that jump right to the news, I'm here to let you know that we've just posted a new review of XGaming's very cool, very retro, X-Arcade Dual Arcade Joystick. Just seeing this thing takes me back to my early teens when I spent each summer working in an arcade in a local amusement park.  And after reading Rob's review, I'm SOOO getting one to connect to the home theater PC. Playing Mr. Do, Galaga and Street Fighter II on the big screen is going to rock!... Read more...
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy", at least that's what Jack Torrance (Nicholson) in "The Shining" told us. What he was trying to say is that we all need a break from the usual grind every now and then.  Even here at HotHardware, where we're usually knee-deep in testing motherboards, video cards, and the like, once in a while something comes along that really grabs our attention, even if it is a little bit off of the usual radar.  We were actually a bit excited when we were asked to review the X-Arcade Joystick and we thought that you, our faithful readers, would be interested as well. What we've got for our show-and-tell here today is the X-Arcade Dual... Read more...
Good eveing all!  We've got some interesting tid-bids this evening from several sites that are sure to get some attention.  Let's jump right into the game and see what is going on! Plextor Introduces First PC-Based Personal Video Recorder with MPEG-4 and DivX Hardware Compression Users Can Pause Live TV and Record Favorite Shows on Personal Computers; DivX Format Offers Nearly 300% More Compression than MPEG-2 FREMONT, Calif. - September 13, 2004 - Plextor Corp., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media equipment, today announced the new ConvertX PVR model PX-TV402U with built-in TV tuner. The new PX-TV402U captures and records broadcast, cable, or satellite... Read more...
Good evening folks.  Awfully sorry for the long delay in news postage today.  We had a little miscommunication on coverage that left things unattended longer than we wanted.  Don't fret, however, we have some evening tidbits that should hold you over for a while. OCZ 1GB (2x512MB) PC4000EL Dual-Channel Kit Review @ EOC: "When it comes to choosing the right memory for your overclocking needs, you'd be hard pressed to find memory more highly recommended than OCZ Technology. In the short time since OCZ hit the memory market in August 2000 it has become the most sought after brand of high performance RAM products among computer enthusiasts. OCZ has always catered to the high-end... Read more...
  As the old saying goes, "hindsight is 20/20".  That is to say, if you were in the market for a new high end graphics card, back in early August, as a direct result of the launch of Id Software's much buzzed about title Doom 3, you may have opted to go the way of an NVIDIA product.  For sure, with NVIDIA's obvious strength in the Doom 3 game engine, and subsequently the quickly emerging benchmarks that surfaced around the web, if you were placing bets on NVIDIA's new GeForce 6 series line-up, it was definitely a solid wager in that gaming scenario.  Additionally, the Doom 3 game engine will probably power many a title in the coming year, so NVIDIA's scope of influence... Read more...
Good afternoon friends, NJ here with your weekend update.  Looking at the supply of news in my inbox, it seems some people have been swayed by the warm weather.  However, there are a few tasty articles for you to sink your teeth into.  So, go grab a cold drink and settle in for a while.  Here is your shot of juice...  Thermaltake XController @ Controlled-Insanity Pc Mods "The Xcontroller provides excellent control of the speeds at which air is brought into and exhausted from your case. The lighting scheme is a constant reminder as to how much case cooling you are currently getting from your fans. I highly recommend this unit to anyone who is looking for a simple way to... Read more...
Good morning all.  It looks like we've got a fair amount of news for you this morning, with a number of sites hard at work on some interesting reading.  We've been pretty busy this week as well, with some nice treats on tap for you.  I've also been toying with the idea of writing a few guides for our newbie friends, to help them with the various facets of building and using their rig.  What I'd like is some feedback from our readers letting me know what you would find most helpful.  So if there is something you would like covered, please drop a quick line and let me know! GeForce FX Comparison - Prolink 5900XT vs. Albatron 5700P Turbo @ Tweaktown: "Today we've checked... Read more...
Good afternoon friends, welcome back to Hot Hardware :)  The newswire is humming with activity today.  So, without further delay here is another shot of the juice... PRESS RELEASE -Asetek WaterChill KT03-L20 Entry Kit "The NEW WaterChill™ KT03-L20 Entry Kit is a superb entry-level water cooling kit designed for moderate PC Enthusiasts and Overclockers excited to explore the world of water cooling for the first time – without compromising quality. The WaterChill™ CPU Cooling Entry Kit offers Maximum Cooling Performance & Easy Assembly and has unmatched price competitiveness." Components: • WaterChill™ CPU Cooler (DYO – CPU01/P1) supporting... Read more...
Good morning my friends :)  Sorry about my absents for the past few days; we have been having a few issues with our e-mail accounts.  Needless to say, I am back up and running.  So, without further delay, lets get down to business... Sicuro RW-360XL 2.1 Gaming Speakers @ ExplosiveLabs "Today we are taking a look at the Real World Technology Inc. Sicuro RW-360XL 2.1 gaming speakers. Yes they are 2.1, as popular as 5.1 speakers have become you may be thinking why even consider 2.1? Generally speaking you may be right, however these Sicuro 2.1 gaming speakers by Real World Tech apparently recreate surround sound with only 2 speakers. And without using any special software to... Read more...
Mobile Gaming At Desktop Speeds Tests & Benchmarks With The Pentium 4M & NVIDIA's GeForce4 440 Go By Dave Altavilla 6/3/02   There was once a time when the average Laptop Computer, even the top of the line models, were designed and built strictly for business.  There were little if any true multimedia capabilities, without the need for DVD Drives, elaborate sound systems, CD-RW drives or 3D Graphics.  You got your basic CPU, Drive, RAM and LCD screen with floppy, keyboard and mouse.  The bells and whistles just weren't available and gaming on these machines was not even considered.  However, as the average end user became more PC savvy and technology made it possible... Read more...
The SGI 1600SW Flat Panel LCD Finally, a Multi-Media and Gaming ready LCD By Dave Altavilla 8/3/01 Flat Panel technology is still far from perfect, at least in this Tech Journalist's eyes.  Then again, so is CRT technology.  I guess we're a bit spoiled here at HotHardware.  However, let's face it, the display you look at on your home or work PC, is easily the most important piece of equipment in your setup.  If your monitor doesn't cut it, chances are you won't be happy using the machine that is driving it.  Now, with this in mind, I think it is safe to say that modern TFT LCD displays are easily the best 2D Desktop image for the home user and professional alike. ... Read more...
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