Items tagged with Gigabyte

It seems that today's mid and high-end video cards are coming with increasingly more creative cooling solutions.  Lately, large, quiet fans are becoming more popular as seen with Abit's OTES, HIS's IceQ II and Sapphire's Lethal Cooling.  All of these options aim to keep a video card cool under load while minimizing fan noise, and in some cases, making it virtually non-existent.  There are trade offs to these designs, however, such as the occupation of a second slot, but often times the upside is a direct exhausting of warm air out of the case, lowering overall case temperatures.  In the end, the benefits outweigh the drawbacks and the end result can be both cool and quiet,... Read more...
Good afternoon guys and gals. Before your eyes fall to the reviews below, make sure to check out Chris's review of the Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 Motherboard. Also, Letter #144 from Dan's Data makes for some good reading. Enjoy the rest of the news... [H]ard|OCP $500 Q2-05 Upgrade Guide @ HardOCP "This a system that will play today's games at acceptable frame rates, run some of the most demanding office applications, and offer a bit of upgradeability when the next $500 roles around." Evercool HPC-925 Ice-Man Heatpipe Cooler Review @ 3DXtreme "Today 3DXtreme has the pleasure of reviewing a new cooler offering from Evercool, the HPC-925 Ice-Man. This cooler uses heatpipe technology to... Read more...
Hey folks, how's it going? One tasty item on the menu tonight, is some overclocking results of a AMD 3200 with the Venice core, provided by PC Perspective. Yes... I need one of these :) Superpower XP03P Gaming Case Review @ XYZ Computing "If you have not heard of Superpower before, don't be embarrassed. Though they have been around since 1986 they are certainly not the most popular enclosure manufacturer on the market. In fact, if you are not careful you may just miss them completely. This review will be taking a look at their XP03 series case, their "Gamer PC Case". Let's see if Superpower is a name to remember or if it should stay under the radar for a few more years..."... Read more...
Good evening HotHardware fans! It's BW here, stopping by to let you all that we've just posted a Socket 939, NVIDIA nForce 4 SLI motherboard round-up, where we pit DFI's LANParty NF4 SLI-DR against MSI's K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI and Gigabyte's K8NXP-SLI. Click here to find out which one we thought was best...... Read more...
Hey folks, how about some CeBIT 2005 coverage? Hardware Zone, Madshrimps, Team Hardware, and HEXUS have some pretty good coverage of the event, and yes, lots of pics. Well guys, to be honest I can barley keep my eyes open, so here's your news, and good night :) NVIDIA SLI Technology Transforms the PC Enthusiast Segment Award-Winning Dual GPU Solution Sweeps 3DMark05 Hall of Fame SANTA CLARA, CA—MARCH 16, 2005—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, is proud to announce that the top systems listed on FutureMark's 3DMark05 performance league tables are all based on NVIDIA SLI technology. NVIDIA SLI-powered systems currently hold... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm here to drop off some more news before I hit the sack. If your just checking in for the first time today, make sure to check out Jeff's review of the Foxconn 925XE7AA-8EKRS2 i925XE Motherboard. Read on and enjoy! Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI @ HEXUS "The GA-K8NXP-SLI oozes of being an enthusiast's motherboard, and it shows throughout, from the thoughtful packaging which doubles as a test bed for the board through to the comprehensive set of overclocking features available in the BIOS. Performance is also generally on a par with other nForce4 boards we've seen, and the whole system was rock-solid stable throughout. The appearance of Gigabyte initiatives such as DPS and Dual BIOS add... Read more...
Good Evening HotHardware fans! Marco here, to let you know that we've just posted a new review of Gigabyte's G-Max N411 notebook. The N411 is an Intel Centrino powered machine, equipped with a widescreen LCD and a sleek white, custom enclosure. Click here to check it out...... Read more...
Widescreen notebook solutions are becoming more popular for general consumers, which is evident looking at the newest offerings from Dell or HP/Compaq.  And as far as other OEMs go, there are few new players entering the market as well. In the past few years, we have started to see large motherboard manufacturers join the fray of OEM notebook manufacturers, case in point the big three MB guys: Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI. Asus has a much better profile in the notebook market than the other two companies we mentioned.  They built up their reputation by following through on the notebook announcements in their roadmap and press releases, and by releasing a reasonable variety of quality notebooks.... Read more...
Hey guys, how is everyone doing? The winter is still not over, and there's no better reminder than another cold. In between my schedule of cold medicine and sleep, I've come to bring you this afternoon's load of tech news. One item that caught my eye, is a Gigabyte Factory tour, which gives some good insight into the amount of work it takes to build and test a motherboard. Read on, and enjoy! How Motherboards Are Made: A Gigabyte Factory Tour @ PCStats "Without a doubt, motherboards are the most complex and essential part of the modern PC. With this in mind, it's surprising to learn the amount of work and machinery involved in manufacturing a single motherboard. As PCSTATS recent trip to... Read more...
Good evening everyone. Following Jeff's lead in bringing you something different, there's a review of Sirius Satellite Radio Vs XM Satellite Radio. Other items for your reading pleasure include the Enermax CS-718B Maxflow Case, Gigabyte 3D1, and Edirol FA-101FireWire Audio Interface. Read on, and enjoy! Edirol FA-101FireWire Audio Interface Review @ XYZ Computing "Edirol, a division of Roland, fine makers of professional audio and music equipment, with their FA-101 FireWire audio interface. In brief, the FA-101 is an outboard soundcard with 10 channels of both input and output. But the features run much deeper." Enermax CS-718B Maxflow Case Review @ 3DXtreme "We enjoyed reviewing... Read more...
This morning HardOCP checks in with an interesting piece on the real benefits of SLI in gaming.  After that, there are a couple of mini-PCs worth checking out from Shuttle and Soltek.  Rounding things out is Gigabyte video card that got Hardwarezoom so excited, they posted a preview.  Check It! HardOCP has an editorial questioning whether SLI is falling short in gaming: "The bottom line is NVIDIA is going to have to kick it up several notches on the driver side if they want SLI to impact the marketplace. The optimal solution is to make it so SLI is completely transparent to games so they don't have to create a profile for each game allowing SLI to "just work." Unfortunately,... Read more...
It's almost the end of December, and I almost went an entire month without a single problem from my ISP! The "Horrible Ping From Hell" problem has risen it's ugly head again, which makes a few things I do on the net impossible or very problematic. All you online gaming fans know the pain that a ping of 400 can bring. Next year, maybe Santa will bring me Comcast ;) Enough of my problems though, let's get this going... Zalman VF700-AlCu GPU Cooler Review @ Rojakpot "The NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800 Ultra has already shown us how the heat generated can be unbearable, both thermally as well as acoustically. Is quiet cooling still possible? Today, we will take a look at the new Zalman VF700-AlCu... Read more...
Well folks, Christmas is over and I'm a few pounds heavier. Even after the feast, there's enough turkey soup in my house to live off of for a week :D Actually thinking about all this food is making me hungry again, so let's get down to business so I can get back to the fridge... Gigabyte N203 12.1-inch Centrino notebook @ hardwarezone "Tired of dull and common looking notebooks that have a stern business design? Can't find the right notebook to complement the youthful energy inside of you? Step inside and feast your eyes on Gigabyte's latest N203 12.1-inch notebook and for all you know, you might just be a proud owner yourself." Logisys Phone Smart LED Keyboard @ Phoronix "Well,... Read more...
Hey everyone, I've got a piece of news that wasn't in the mail... another memory contest! From the guys over at FiringSquad, there is a contest for Corsair TWINX1024-3200LL Pro memory. So make sure to stop over, enter the contest, and then check out the rest of FiringSquad(plenty of good stuff there). Oh and Catalyst 4.11 is now out. On with the news! Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 nForce4 Ultra Motherboard Review @ PC Stats "Over the course of this review, PCstats will explain the attributes of nVidia's hot new nForce 4 Ultra chipset, the benefits of this technology, and how it application on the Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 motherboard performs. The Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 is bound to be a favourite solution,... Read more...
Hey everyone! So here I am, posting the news on a friday night. Nerd, or dedicated news jockey? A little bit of both actually ;) Seriously though, I'm heading out in a few minutes so I've got to do this fast. Let's get it on! Mentor HSMT-UD headphones @ Legit Reviews "I first listened to music and then watched a couple of action DVD movies with the Mentor HSMT-UD headphones and thought they sounded great. I really noticed the difference when I used them to play games. I first tried them with Battlefield 1942 and found it much easier to tell which direction I was taking fire from..." Ultra X-Connect 500W Power Supply Review @ EXTREME Overclocking "When you get to the point where... Read more...
Shiver me timbers it's cold! But like I said before... my computer is loving it :D Well guys and gals, Half-Life 2 is almost here and I personally can't wait! Well, I'll be getting Metroid Prime 2 first, but still... HL2! "you don't mess with a nerd and a crowbar" - entermymatrix03, Forum Member HEC Windmill 385W PS @ Techniz News "Today, we are reviewing another good power supply unit from HEC which is the Windmill 385W PSU. HEC have started to expand from pure manufacturing into establishing designing, R&D, sales channels and global logistics businesses. Besides computer cases, their main products include Power, Barebone Assembly, IPC/Server hardware, Redundant Power,... Read more...
Hey there folks, JeffB stopping in for a little news update. Actually, there is some big news coming from the team at DFI this AM.  Check out the full release below regarding interesting new Pentium-M boards that boast some serious performance.  After that, we have several MSI motherboard reviews on tap as well as a sweet X800XT video card from Gigabyte.  What are you waiting for, get reading! DFI(R) Brings Dothan to Performance Desktop Computing The new Pentium M based 855GME-MGF "green motherboard" aims at energy-conscious enthusiasts who demand the best cool and quiet platform for overclocking or underclocking Hayward, CA (November 4, 2004) – DFI, maker of the award-winning... Read more...
Welcome back brothers and sisters.  With the day drawing to a close and a good majority of the HH labs shut down for the evening, it looks as if it is time for your nightcap.  It may not be as big as our normal "last call" of the day, but it should tie you over until the AM ;)  Mushkin 1GB PC2-4200 DDR-2 Memory Review @ PCStats "In this review, PCStats will be testing a set of new 512MB Mushkin PC2-4200 DDR-2 RAM modules, for a total of 1GB. These green single-sided DIMMs are wrapped in black aluminum heatspreaders, and fall into the PC4200 class. They are rated to run at 266 MHz with 4-4-4-12 memory timings, at 1.8V. The memory runs a bit conservatively considering... Read more...
Good evening everyone, welcome back :)  The day is winding down and my inbox is filling up.  I think you know what that means!  Yup, time for the HH Nightcap.  Go grab a beverage, a few snackies and settle in, here is your news shot...  GeForce 6800/Ultra Roundup @ HardOCP "It all comes down to money and your wants and/or needs. You have to decide how much you want to spend and how much performance you want. If you want the best of the best there is no topping the ASUS V9999 Ultra Deluxe. It has an incredible bundle, single-slot, and has some room to stretch with overclocking. But you do pay for all of this; it is not the cheapest card on the block."  Gigabyte... Read more...
Good evening everyone, welcome back to HotHardware.  The day is coming to a close and in traditional HH style we have a collection of swank news from around the net.  So, with a bit of DJ Tiesto and a tall glass of G&G, I am all settled in for a good read.  Here is your evening shot of juice...  FutureMark 3DMark05 Glance @ IPKonFig "3DMark 04 hit the shelves in 2003, and was doing quite well with companies who depend greatly on well design software tools for benchmarking applications and hardware. But that event was shortly lived when word broke out about 3DMark 04 and NVIDIA sleeping in the same bed came loose on the internet. Basically, many sites accused 3DMark... Read more...
With the release of each new processor platform comes the inevitable wait for "enthusiast-class" motherboards to support them.  We've seen the same scenario play out time and again.  When Intel released its Socket 478 Pentium 4 processors, for example, it was a few months before tricked-out motherboards, with a full complement of overclocking tools, made it into the channel.  The same scenario will play out for Intel's Socket T, as it has already for AMD's Socket 939 platform. Sure, some decent motherboards hit the streets immediately, but they almost always have some kinks that need to be worked out, whether it be in the form of a BIOS update, a revision to the chipset,... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome back to HH.  With most people enjoying the long weekend (US and Canadian alike), the news front has been dreadfully slow.  However, we managed to scrape-up a few tasty morsels for you to sink your teeth into.  So, grab a drink and pull up your chair; here is your evening nightcap...  Jetart Xcool NP5000 Laptop Cooler Review @ ExtensionTech.net "Although laptop coolers are nothing new to the enthusiast market, one would question the real necessity of them. I mean, if your laptop would get too hot, the whole 4 or 5 real manufacturers of laptops would catch that, and put in better cooling, right? But one could say that a cooler system will last... Read more...
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