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ASUS Unveils New Generation EN8800GT 512MB Graphics Cards -- Enjoy amazing combat realism and superb graphics with bundled PC title: Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts -- FREMONT, CA (October 29, 2007) – ASUS, worldwide leader in component and notebook design and manufacturing, today released the EN8800GT/G/HTDP/512M graphics card for mainstream enthusiasts. Based on the NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT graphics processing unit (GPU), the ASUS EN8800GT 512MB graphics card is designed to provide a feature-rich DirectX 10 gaming experience and the best multimedia playback while reducing energy consumption thanks to the new power-efficient 65nm processor. Additionally, with the ASUS proprietary SmartDoctor... Read more...
GIGABYTE Introduces GeForce 8800 GT-Based Graphics Accelerators Experience the next generation of PCI-Express 2.0 gaming with the GIGABYTE GV-NX88T512H-B and Neverwinter Nights 2 City of Industry, CA, Oct 29, 2006 - GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions, today announced the launch of their new graphics accelerator, the GV-NX88T512H-B, equipped with NVIDIA’s latest GeForce 8800 GT graphics processor. The GIGABYTE GV-NX88T512H-B features the GeForce 8800 GT with 512 MB GDDR3 memory, delivering the highest levels of sophisticated game rendering for a greatly enhanced gaming experience. Transporting users into a... Read more...
In the GPU business, like any other semiconductor technology, die size, cost and performance-per-watt are the name of the game.  Performance-per-watt from a design and manufacturing perspective is important on multiple levels.  Certainly, power efficient products are important to the consumer but also, generally speaking, power-efficient designs usually mean higher clock speed head-room and higher yields which, at the end of the day, drop right to bottom line profits.  In terms of very complex, highly scalable processor architectures like CPUs and GPUs, bleeding-edge manufacturing processes are critical to delivering a competitive product with reasonable cost targets, power... Read more...
In the GPU business, like any other semiconductor technology, die size, cost and performance-per-watt are the name of the game.  Performance-per-watt from a design and manufacturing perspective is important on multiple levels.  Certainly, power efficient products are important to the consumer but also, generally speaking, power-efficient designs usually mean higher clock speed head-room and higher yields which, at the end of the day, drop right to bottom line profits.  In terms of very complex, highly scalable processor architectures like CPUs and GPUs, bleeding-edge manufacturing processes are critical to delivering a competitive product with reasonable cost targets, power... Read more...
We have just posted a new article here at HotHardware featuring the Zalman Z-Machine GT1000 case, which Zalman labels a "High End Gaming Enclosure."  This case is made from aluminum, but it bucks the lightweight trend of typical aluminum cases due to it being constructed of metal that is 4-5mm thick.  In addition to its high quality, thick aluminum construction, the GT1000 offers plenty of cooling and innovative tool-less installation options.The GT1000 comes in two different colors: titanium and black. The case features two 92mm intake fans in the front and one 120mm rear exhaust fan. The titanium model features blue LED fans, and the black one sports red LED fans. We have the black... Read more...
As enthusiasts, we're always looking for the next great design in computer cases. We're eager to see companies innovate in various areas of design, including cooling, tool-less installation, and style. When we see a new case hit the market, we often hope that it is made of aluminum, includes quiet 120mm or larger fans, and is easy to work in. We like aluminum because it usually looks good and is typically lightweight. We prefer the convenience of tool-less installation features because we are frequently swapping out parts. We happen to have a new case in the labs that meets some of these criteria, the Zalman Z-Machine GT1000, which Zalman labels a "High End Gaming Enclosure." This... Read more...
In the event that you pointed your browser right to our news section and missed the link at the top of the page, we’re writing to let you all know that we’ve just posted a new article at here HotHardware in which we evaluate the features, performance, and overclockability of BFG’s GeForce 8600 GTS OC2 with Thermo Intelligence cooling.  The BFG GeForce 8600GT OC2 is a factory overclocked version of the NVIDIA GeForce 8600GTS, priced at approximately $229 - $249, and running at a 720MHz core and 1110MHz memory clocks.  Click the link below and check it out... BFG GeForce 8600 GTS OC2... Read more...
Just about four and a half years ago, a company started by ex-Visiontek executives entered the already crowded graphics card market with the hope of capturing the enthusiast and hardcore gaming audience. The plan was to factory overclock many of their products, offer a life time warranty, and have a dedicated 24/7 technical support staff ready to answer any questions or troubleshoot any problems end users may encounter throughout the life of their cards. Fast forward to present day, and BFG is well respected in the enthusiast and gamer communities, and in addition to their top to bottom graphics line, they now have a growing motherboard, power supply, and even physics card lineup. With... Read more...
Abit introduces the IX38 QuadGT motherboard Get in the Driver’s Seat with Extreme Performance October 12, 2007 – abit today announced their brand new enthusiast Intel® X38 chipset based IX38 QuadGT Speedster motherboard. With the IX38 QuadGT Speedster you are prepared for the latest 65nm and next generation 45 nm Core 2 Extreme/Quad/Duo processors with up to 1600 FSB. A total of 8 GB high-end DDR2 1066 MHz system memory offers sufficient expandability for all your needs. Dual X16 PCI-E 2.0 offer highest bandwidth for hardcore gaming. The uniquely abit engineered electrical design including next generation digital PWMs and 100% solid state capacitors warrant best power characteristics resulting... Read more...
Just in case you missed to new link at the top of the page, we’re writing to let you all know that we have just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features, bundle, overclockability, and performance of XFX’s GeForce 8600 GT Fatal1ty.  The XFX GeForce 8600 GT Fatal1ty is one of the few GeForce 8600 GT cards on the market today that is not only passively cooled, but factory overclocked as well.  And even though its “stock” GPU and memory clock speeds are already well above NVIDIA’s reference specifications, we found the XFX GeForce 8600 GT Fatal1ty to have plenty of clock speed headroom left for overclocking.  Head on over to the site and check it out...... Read more...
If silence is golden, then silence plus overclocking is platinum. Hardware enthusiasts have loved squeezing every last drop of performance out of their hardware for quite some time. Noise levels are not a concern for many of these enthusiasts, but over the last several years, more and more of them have become not only performance enthusiasts but also silence enthusiasts. So, finding a silent, overclocked product is like winning a mini lottery. For this article, we have such a product: the XFX GeForce 8600 GT Fatal1ty. Not only is the XFX GeForce 8600 GT Fatal1ty silently cooled, but it is also overclocked. While a reference NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT has a 540 MHz core clock and a 700 MHz... Read more...
Grand Theft Auto has always served as the poster boy for video games that drive parents and government officials up the wall. Take-Two Interactive Software took a lot of heat for the violent and sexualized content, and made a whole lot of money selling it.  But they've had trouble coming up with a follow-up to their signature title.  It looks like their gamble on the new first person shooter -sort of- called " BioShock" is just what the doctor ordered for their ailing bottom line. The game is part first-person shooter, horror flick, and morality tale. Players explore a failed underwater utopia torn apart by clashes over a DNA-altering substance that bestows health and superpowers.... Read more...
We’ve just posted a new article here at HotHardware, in which we evaluate the features, overclockability, and performance of two Abit-built motherboards, the IP35 Pro (P35) and AB9 QuadGT (P965) for Intel LGA775-based processors.  Here’s a snip from the piece... “The dilemma is, if you wanted a mid-range to high-end Intel powered system using an Intel-built chipset, which is the best choice? While most enthusiasts gravitate towards the latest and greatest, there is definitely something to be said for new products which are based on more mature chipsets like the 965. The kinks have been worked out,... Read more...
It’s been almost one year since Intel launched the 965 series of chipsets, which were originally designed to be packaged with Intel’s Core 2 Duo series of processors. While the 965 series didn't perform quite as well as Intel’s flagship 975x chipset in some cases, most notable in multi-GPU configurations, it made a name for itself due to its more flexible nature along with lower power consumption and heat output, and strong overclocking, which were made possible due to the more refined manufacturing process used to build the chipset. Not only was the 965 series a great overclocking chipset for the money, but over time, it’s evolved to support the changing needs of the market. While this chipset... Read more...
Just in case you're the type who likes to jump right down to the news, we wanted to let you all know that we’ve just posted a new article in which we evaluate the features and performance of PNY’s XLR8 8800 GTX OC.  Here’s a snip from the piece: “The PNY XLR8 8800 GTX OC has a list price of $579.99 and it is one of the more affordable factory overclocked 8800 GTXs currently available. The XL8 has its core, shader, and memory clock frequencies all overclocked at the factory so it's ready to rumble right out of the box. It receives a 100MHz (200MHz effective) memory overclock, 108MHz shader overclock and a nice 46MHz overclock to its core. While 46MHz doesn't... Read more...
When we first took a look at the GeForce 8800 Ultra, back in May, we were left with some mixed feelings. On one hand it was, and still is, the undisputed graphics champ. On the other hand, it didn't introduce any new features and it wasn't a whole lot faster than its significantly cheaper sibling, and former graphics champ, the 8800 GTX. The nearly $250 price delta between the Ultra and the GTX was hard to justify since the Ultra is essentially just an overclocked GTX with a larger cooling apparatus.   Anyone looking for screaming top-end performance that isn't hell-bent on owning the absolute fastest graphics card on the market has a bevy of 8800 GTX cards to choose from. Although... Read more...
If you’re an avid YouTuber, then you might want to pay close attention to this new way to spread viruses.  New methods of virus distribution tend start with just one or two people doing it, but copycats come out of the woodwork at a stunning rate. The new method shows viewers a web site URL during the presentation and encourages them to go there to download the virus-infected software.  Luckily the virus doesn't seem to take full effect until a reboot, so if you've downloaded the "mod" and haven't rebooted yet, now would be the time to run your anti-virus/spyware remove software. “Someone is using a Grand Theft Auto mod video as a way... Read more...
NVIDIA's ever-potent line of 3D Graphics processors for Notebooks has been added to today, with the introduction of the new GeForce 8700M GT.  While details are still a bit sketchy, this variant of the mobile GPU is most likely a ramped-up clock speed version of the GeForce 8600M GT that has 32 stream processors, is DX10/Shader Model 4.0 and HDR capable and infused with NVIDIA's PureVideo HD video processing technology. "SANTA CLARA, CA—June 12, 2007— NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced the GeForce® 8700M GT graphics processing unit (GPU) for notebook PCs, a new high-end GPU designed for the most demanding notebook users. The GeForce 8700M GT GPU extends the award-winning... Read more...
Hitachi announced today that it's equipping their 200GB Travelstar 7K200 hard drive with a bulk data encryption option. Information can be encrypted right as it's being written to the hard disk. By taking advantage of bulk data encryption, users can scramble data as it is written to the disk by using an encryption key. They can then retrieve the descrambled information when and where they choose by using the same encryption key. In addition, the Bulk Data Encryption option reduces the need for arduous and time-consuming data-erasing processes when it's time for a hard drive to be jettisoned and discarded. End users only need to delete their encryption key on the Travelstar to keep... Read more...
PNY has just announced a factory overclocked, limited edition $579 GeForce 8800 GTX card. Here's a quick run-down of some of it more interesting specifications: BUS Technology PCI Express Memory Amount 768MB Memory Interface 384-bit Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)... Read more...
Hello Everyone. Today is the day NVIDIA chose to officially announce their new DX10-class GeForce 8600 GTS, 8600 GT, and the rest of the mainstream GeForce 8 family of products. We pulled together a few GeForce 8600 GTS and GT cards, tested them with some popular games and benchmark tools, and have posted our thoughts for all too see. Head on over to the main site and take look...Check out the new GeForce 8600 GTS and GT right here.... Read more...
Today's announcement by NVIDIA should come as no surprise to PC enthusiasts. The company's modus operandi has been to launch a new flagship GPU and over the course of the next year or so scale back the design to flesh out a complete top-to-bottom line-up of products, all with essentially the same feature set. We saw this scenario play out with the GeForce 6 series, which began with the high-end GeForce 6800 Ultra and ended with the GeForce 6100 series IGPs. The GeForce 7 series too began its life with the GeForce 7800 GTX and is now comprised of a whole host of products at various price points, many of which will soon be overshadowed by their GeForce 8 series couterparts.... Read more...
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