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Gamers take notice! Many of you may recall the legal battle between Valve and Vivendi, with Valve's child, Steam, in the middle. Well all of that is over and done with, but the questioned still remained as to who would be the next to distribute Valve's products. Now we know(and knowing is half the battle - GI Joe), Valve has teamed up with, drum roll please... Electronic Arts(EA). Details and info on upcoming game packages can be found below, as well as your afternoon dose of news. EA AND VALVE TEAM UP TO DELIVER HALF LIFE TO GAMERS WORLDWIDE Redwood City, Calif. and Bellevue, WA – July 18, 2005 – Electronic Arts, the world's leading interactive entertainment company and Valve(R),... Read more...
  We probably haven't stressed this often enough, whether to you our faithful readers or to our OEM contacts in the PR and Product teams at various companies we work with here at HotHardware.  But let it be known unequivocally now, we LOVE board revisions.  Don't get us wrong, we're not losing it on you.  We'd rather a manufacturer get their product right, out of the gate (and likely, so would they) but when a board revision means taking an already impressive product and making it better, it's sort of like a Tech Editor's nirvana; fewer headaches in testing, more performance, better features and usability.  Wait, that's what end users are interested in too, isn't it? ... Read more...
Hey folks, today I came across a nice game performance preview. Some of you already know what I'm talking about... F.E.A.R. FiringSquad has had a chance to take a look F.E.A.R. using 7800GTX(SLI), 6800Ultra(SLI), 6800GT, X850 XT PE, and a X800 XL. Think the 7800GTX in SLI can handle it no problem? Well, you might want to see for yourself, but keep in mind the game is still in BETA form. SunbeamTech 20 in 1 MultiFunction Panel and Anodized Fans @ PimpRig "Like a kid on Christmas, I couldn't decide which one to open first so I went with the biggest box first, the 20-In-1 Superior Panel. Once I opened this sturdy box, I felt intimidated by what I saw. After all, the last time I hooked up a... Read more...
Hey everybody, here's the late night update. I'm sure there have been many of you who have wondered just how much juice your multi-GHz CPU eats up, so Hard Tecs 4U takes a look at power consumption on Intel and AMD CPU's. The language is German, so you'll probably need a translator. Though the graphs on page 7 require no translation. Rosewill R114A Mid-tower Case Review @ 3DXtreme "I'm sure if you asked anyone these days what brand of computer case they wanted, they would probably tell you Lian Li, Thermaltake, Silverstone, CoolerMaster or maybe even Antec. But if you asked that person which one of those cases they can afford they might tell you none of them. Sure it might be nice to spend... Read more...
Good afternoon folks! Things are a little hectic behind the scenes here at HotHardware today, so I'm going to jump right into today's first serving of news. There's some good stuff to check out today, and I'm sure tomorrow will be interesting as well.  But something tells me Wednesday is going to be fun.  Take my word for it...  Shuttle ST20G5 XPC @ t-break: "A blue LED for power and an orange LED for hard drive activity are present besides the power and reset buttons on the front and the good thing is that unlike certain Shuttle XPCs, they're not extremely bright. The front panel flips open to reveal two USB, one firewire and audio input and output jacks while an external... Read more...
Hey folks, before we get to the news I'd like to bring your attention to Robert's review of the Asus P5WD2 Premium i955X Motherboard. It's an expensive piece of hardware, going for around $225, but is the package worth the price? Only one way to find out. Enjoy the rest of the news :) Intel Researchers Develop CMOS Radio Supporting All Flavors Of The 802.11 Wi-Fi Standard KYOTO, Japan, June 17, 2005 -- Intel Corporation announced it has developed a prototype of an all-CMOS direct conversion dual-band radio transceiver capable of supporting every current Wi-Fi standard (802.11a, b and g), as well as the projected requirements of 802.11n. The system-in-a-package technology is a significant step... Read more...
When Intel released their previous line of chipsets, namely the i915 and 925X, they got a luke warm reception at best. Performance gains over of the 865/875 platform were minimal, and there weren't many upgrade options available at the time of launch. On top of that, users were faced with the unenviable task of purchasing a new CPU, RAM, and video card, at the very least, to get up and running with one of these new chipsets. The 915/925 duo undeniably brought new technologies to the field, including, but not limited to, PCI-Express graphics, DDR2 memory and the LGA775 socket for Prescott and Extreme Edition processors.  And a later revision called the 925XE even added support for... Read more...
Hey folks, we got a big news post for you this morning! My weekend was full of beer and BBQ, but now it's monday so it's back to coffee and... well, still BBQ :) Anyway, Let's get rolling with a press release from ATI... ATI's MobilityT RadeonR X800 XT Unleashes the Ultimate Mobile Gaming Experience MARKHAM, ON - June 6, 2005 - ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT), the industry leader in notebook PC graphics, is raising the bar for the mobile enthusiast with the introduction of MobilityTM RadeonR X800 XT. Delivering lightning-fast, ultra-high graphics performance, the Mobility Radeon X800 XT features 16 pixel pipelines-an industry first in notebook graphics. Designed for high-end desktop... Read more...
Hey folks, time for a lunchtime new update for you.  Both Dave and I released our takes on the latest Pentium D and Pentium 4 670 this AM, be sure to click the images at the top of the screen for the full details.  Several other sites piped up with their own takes on Intel's latest, check'em out here: The Tech Report BJorn3D.com We also have some other big news rolling in as well. ATI Leads High-Definition Video Transition On PCs PC video leadership extended with first hardware accelerated public H.264 demonstration at Computex MARKHAM, Ontario & TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 26, 2005-- ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) solidifies its PC video and display leadership... Read more...
Good Morning All, Today we've got a double-header showcase of new Intel Processor and Chipset technologies being launched by the company affectionately known as "Chipzilla".  Intel has officially taken the wraps off their new mainstream Pentium D 820 Processor and i945 Express series chipsets.  Additionally, they've also cranked up the Pentium 4 6XX sequence line-up to include the new Pentium 4 670 at 3.8GHz. Get all the good stuff on this new HOT Hardware right here - HotHardware's Pentium D 820  and i945 Chipset Showcase And HotHardware's Pentium 4 670 3.8GHz Performance Profile... Read more...
  In recent months, the race between the two major industry playersto bring dual-core processing to the masses has heated up. On April 4th, Intel delivered its first dual-core Pentium offering in the form of the Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 840.  AMD was soon to follow, on May 9th, releasing its dual-core Athlon 64 X2 4800+.   While Intel may have been first to deliver a dual-core processor for the masses, AMD's updated X2 processor architecture brought with it the path of least resistance by supporting existing socket 939-based hardware.  In fact, AMD's dual-core Athlon 64 X2 requires only a simple BIOS update to support the new processors.  Conversely, Intel's... Read more...
Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 840 Processor Review @ PCPerspective: "The processor package itself looks like any other LGA775 Pentium processor released by the chip giant, and that is a good thing -- common sockets and connectors usually indicate a much easier transition to a new technology. However, this doesn't mean that current users of LGA775 motherboards based on older chipsets are just going to be able to replace their current Pentium 4 with the new Pentium XE; a new chipset is going to be required in the form of the 955X, which we'll cover on the next page." Samsung CLP-510n @ Overclocker Online: "Overall this series of Samsung CLP-500's seem to be an awesome series of color... Read more...
Hey folks... anyone else living in hot weather right now? After months of horrible weather and teeth chattering cold, this 80'F heat is a bit much. Anyway, today in the news we have word that Ameritrade has warned some 200,000 clients that a data tape has either been lost or accidently destroyed. If you happen to be one of those customers, check out the news below and drown your sorrows with a good review ;) GIGABYTE GeForce 6600 TurboForce Ultra Edition @ Techniz "The performance of this GigaByte GeForce 6600 128MB PCI-Express graphic card is out perform the ATI 9800 series even the ATI X700 Pro and it was very close to the GeForce 6600GT performance. Beside that, the bundles was very good... Read more...
Good evening folks! If this is your first time checking in today, make sure to check out Dave's latest article, as he takes a look at Intel's Dual Core technology. HardOCP has also sent us a link to their review, which can be found below. Well, I'm off to watch the game soon, adios folks. Kingwin SS-350S-BK SATA External Enclosure Video Review #551 @ 3DGameMan "This external all aluminum enclosure fits a standard SATA HDD up to a whopping 400GB, is available in 2 different colors (black/silver), & is stackable. This is not a USB2 product but rather gets connected to a SATA connection; resulting in speeds up to 3x faster than USB2. It looks great, is affordable & fast. Fantastic backup... Read more...
  Today, we're bringing you a Dual-Core Pentium quick take, on short notice from the folks at Intel. With only a few hours of testing at our disposal, we're attempting to make time with some level of meaningful analysis for you and hit Intel's NDA embargo lift time this morning. Would we have liked to spend more quality lab time on such an important launch event as the first dual core Pentium class CPU to ever hit the mainstream? You bet your CMOS digital flip-flop we would, but when hardware is shipped to the wild without a solid game plan behind it, in our gig you react or get walked on. So we did and here's what we've come up with. Read on for our first glance report of Intel's new Dual-Core... Read more...
Hey there everyone.  We've got ourselves a relatively quiet morning with just a few items to serve up.  First, there is the Pentium 4 3.73GHz Extreme Edition followed by some 6600GT and 6800 SLI lovin'.  Lastly, there's a look at the Thermaltake Armor VA8000 Case.  For me, it's time to get the weekend started a little early.  I'll catch you back here next week. Intel Pentium 4 3.73GHz Extreme Edition @ Viperlair: "As we've seen in our results, the gap between AMD and Intel in terms of application performance is a lot closer than it used to be, at least when we're talking about $1000 processors. The 3.73GHz Extreme Edition did edge the Athlon FX-55 in most of the... Read more...
Good afternoon folks, welcome back from the weekend. To start you off today, we have an announcement... there's going to be a beast of a machine unveiled at CeBIT 2005, the description is below you so check it out and feel free to drool all over your keyboard, you won't be alone. Enjoy the rest of the news :) PC enthusiasts' dream machine on display at CeBIT 2005 Broenderslev, Denmark, March 2005 - ABIT Computer Corporation, Kingston Technology(R), ATI Technologies Inc. and asetek(R) Incorporated have joined forces at this year's CeBIT 2005 to present the ultimate dream machine for PC enthusiasts and gamers. The system based on VapoChill(R) CPU cooling, WaterChill™ graphics, hard drive... Read more...
  Good morning folks.  We sleepily bring you our Pentium 4 6XX Sequence and 3.73GHz Extreme Edition Processor showcase today, as the NDA embargo lifts at 3AM EST / 12AM PST.  With EM64T extensions for 64-bit computing, 2MB of L2 cache, Execute Disable Bit for virus - buffer overflow protection and advanced SpeedStep power saving technology, we certainly have plenty to cover, so you better fire up a bit more Joe if you're up and around at this wee hour.  Enjoy and good-night!  ... Read more...
  It's no secret that Intel has occassionally been playing a bit of catchup this year in the desktop and workstation processor arena.  AMD's Athlon 64 releases have recently positioned the company in the lead from a general performance standpoint.  Additionally, the Athlon 64 was the first processor to market with 64-bit extensions and processing capabilities, although there really hasn't been much if any impact in consumer or business usage models for the new architecture because there are scarce few 64-bit applications available, much less a mainstream 64-bit OS.  Of course that's something Intel will be quick to point out as an "I told you so," but you've... Read more...
Hey folks, it's time for a saturday afternoon update. Today we have reviews for the Albatron Trinity GeForce PC6600U, Asetek WaterChill CPU/VGA/Chipset Water Cooling Kit, Zalman VF700-AlCu, and a few other items. Have a great weekend :) HP DVD 640i - A First Look at LightScribe Disc Labeling Technology @ ExtremeMHz "A while back, Yamaha introduced their innovative CRW-F1 CD writer that gave users the ability to label their discs right from their drive. While this feature, called DiscT@2, was indeed quite impressive and sparked quite a bit of interest, it certainly had its drawbacks. For one, you could only "tattoo" your discs on the data side, reducing the maximum storage capability... Read more...
Hey folks, it's kind of late but there's news in the box and I'm here to deliver it. For those if you wanting to see a performance review of the new Catalyst drivers(5.2), tweaktown has sent us a link to their review. If your currently into Half-Life 2, you might want to check it out before you upgrade your driver. Oh, and a forum member, Laggerzero, mentioned to me that the KDE desktop environment for Linux will be ported to Windows, click here for more details. Anyway, here's the news... Zalman VF700-AlCu VGA Cooler @ A True Review "While the majority of the CPU cooler market has embraced incorporating heat pipes into their coolers, Zalman has found a great deal of success with its zero... Read more...
Hello everyone, and good afternoon. The mailbox is overflowing with news, so I'll make this post a little bigger than normal. Wait no longer, because here it is... Intel 915P Shootout : ASUS P5GD2 Premium @ hardwarezone "ASUS goes postal by slapping on almost every feature imaginable on the P5GD2 Premium motherboard. If you think you need three seperate RAID arrays, 14 hard disks, wired and wireless networking, the P5GD2 Premium is your baby." Thermaltake HardCano 13 @ Phoronix "Thermaltake is most notably known for their conspicuous heatsinks and power supplies, but up on our workbench today we are trying the multi-functional HardCano 13. Will its 6-in-1 card reader and 8-color... Read more...
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