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AMD Demos 45nm Native Quad-Core Processors for Server, Desktop — Customer Testing of Product Samples Underway — HANNOVER, Germany. -- March 4, 2008 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) demonstrated at the CeBit electronics exhibition its first 45nm quad-core chips running multiple operating systems and a range of processing intensive applications. The processors were produced in Dresden, Germany, in AMD’s Fab 36 300mm manufacturing facility, using an advanced 45nm process co-developed with IBM. AMD 45nm transistors are engineered to enable greater performance-per-watt capabilities in AMD processors and platforms. AMD combines new processes and materials with leading edge technologies, such as immersion lithography... Read more...
CORSAIR ANNOUNCES NEW 16GB “GT” HIGH PERFORMANCE USB 2.0 FLASH DRIVE AT CEBIT 2008Corsair GT USB Drive Provides Up To 4X Faster Transfer Speeds than Standard USB DrivesFremont, CA, February 28, 2008 – Corsair® https://www.corsair.com, a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, announced a new 16GB high performance “GT” Flash Voyager USB 2.0 drive.  The new Corsair 16GB GT Flash Voyager USB drive will be debuted at the CeBIT 2008 Show next week in Hanover, Germany on Corsair’s stand (Booth 40 in Hall 21).High Performance USB Solutions for Transporting & Backing-up Critical DataThe new Flash Voyager GT USB drive provides data transfer rates that are... Read more...
As with all rumors, take the following story with a grain of salt until we receive official confirmation or denial from AMD.Rumor has it that AMD might receive some sort of financial bailout from the Middle East.  At this time there is no word on who is allegedly offering to help out, or what kind of stake in the company they'll be given.“This move, if and when it happens, will relieve AMD of a pile of debts it owes, and give it the space, time and money to open a new fab in Malta, New York State, because the company have plans to go for that, big time.”... Read more...
We’ve got some exciting news for you all today!  To coincide with Intel’s official Skulltrail announcement that hit the news wire the other day, we’re announcing a sweepstakes of our own where you could win a full Skulltrail-based system, complete with dual graphics cards and a super-fast 10,000 RPM hard drive.  We’re talking eight-cores of benchmark busting performance here, and it could be all yours! HotHardware has partnered up with Intel to assemble a complete Skulltrail rig that we’ll be giving away to a randomly selected contributor to our on-line forum and discussion systems.  The complete break-down of components in the system includes:   Processors: Intel Core 2 Extreme... Read more...
Chris Anderson at Slate takes the long view on the effects that ultra-cheap bandwith, processors, and storage will have going forward, and comes to the conclusion that to make any money in the Internet economy, you'd better give whatever you've got away, and make money from ancillary items or services. And as consumers get used to the concept, other industries better get used to customers that demand a lot --for nothing.The huge psychological gap between "almost zero" and "zero" is why micropayments failed. It's why Google doesn't show up on your credit card. It's why modern Web companies don't charge their users anything. And it's why Yahoo gives away disk drive space. The question of infinite... Read more...
INTEL DELIVERS ‘HARD-CORE’ EIGHT-CORE PLATFORM FOR PC PERFORMANCE AFICIONADOS ‘Skulltrail’-Based Desktop PCs Lead to 3-D, Hi-Definition Media and Gaming Bliss GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE, San Francisco, Feb. 19, 2008 – For those who crave more performance than what four processing cores and a single graphics card can deliver today, Intel Corporation has introduced the Intel Dual Socket Extreme Desktop Platform. Formerly codenamed “Skulltrail,” this is one of the first enthusiast desktop platforms to support two Intel quad core processors for a total of eight processing engines and a choice of multi-card graphics solutions from either ATI or NVIDIA. “When it comes to delivering innovation to the... Read more...
In what many are calling an object lesson to computer repair shops that lose customer's PCs, Raelyn Campbell has filed a $54 million dollar law suit over the loss of her $2100 laptop at Best Buy.On the surface $54 million seems like a lot, but consider what this customer was put through.  First she paid the $300 fee for the extended warranty, then she drops off the laptop to be repaired.  For three months she frequently returned to the store checking on the status of her machine until she was eventually told that her computer was simply missing along with whatever personal data she had on it.  It's certainly easy to see how she'd be upset, but Best Buy obviously thinks that $54... Read more...
Besides ironic, what other words might come to mind over this, eh?The download section of AvSoft's S-cop Web site hosts the malicious code, according to Roger Thompson, chief research officer with security vendor AVG. "They let one of their pages get hit by an iFrame injection," he said. "It shows that anyone can be a victim.... It's hard to protect Web servers properly."The technique used on the site has been seen in thousands of similar hacks over the past few months. The attackers open an invisible iFrame Window within the victim's browser, which redirects the client to another server. That server, in turn, launches attack code that attempts to install malicious software on the victim's computer.The... Read more...
So you might want to file this one under "huh?" right from the get-go but allows us to expand your horizons a bit anyway.  Imagine it's 6:43AM, you're just sitting down at the breakfast table to a couple of english muffins, a bowl of grapenuts, or the lumberjack breakfast.  Whatever gets you going in the morning; you get the idea.  But something just isn't right.  Ahhh, right.  Like a double Espresso, grande caramel macchiato or tall cold Rockstar, you need your morning shot of HH!  The day just wouldn't start off right without it.  Have no fear, the Yuno PC is here... ya know?"The Yuno PC is a new personal computer concept designed to help you get the most... Read more...
The One Laptop Per Child charitable organization hoped to develop a durable and useful laptop for under $100 and distribute them to children in poor nations. Their $100 laptop turned into a $200 laptop pretty quick, and for many people who participated in their "Give One, Get One" program, they've turned into $200 vaporware.The Give One, Get One program, launched last November, allowed let U.S. and Canadian residents to donate $400 to pay for two XO laptops. One laptop would go to a deserving child in a developing nation, and the other would go to the donor. The program was originally intended to last two weeks but was later extended for six. The offer ended on Dec. 31.Complaints over delivery... Read more...
When AMD launched the RV670 GPU at the heart of the ATI Radeon HD 3870 and 3850 series of products, they received quite a bit of fanfare due to the product's  competitive prices, strong performance, and more manageable power profiles.  One of the main reasons AMD was able to bring the Radeon HD 3870 and 3850 to market with these attributes was because the company had migrated their GPUs to a relatively more advanced 55nm process technology.  Manufacturing the GPUs at 55nm meant they were more economical to produce, required less power than the previous generation, and could run at higher clock speeds. AMD didn’t stop there, however.  They have since taken the very... Read more...
Despite the recent announcement from WB and the subsequent cancellation of HD DVD related press announcements, it seems that the format wars are not over just yet."I don't think we're in a position to go out and declare a winner," said Steve Eastman, Target Corp's (TGT.N: Quote, Profile, Research) vice president of consumer electronics, in an interview.As long as there are two standards competing in public, consumers will stay away, he added."Until it settles completely I think we're going to continue to see consumers sitting on the sidelines," Eastman said.”There are already rumors about other key studios dropping HD DVD.  If those rumors prove true, then everything is more or less over,... Read more...
From NVIDIA Public Relations:Today, Crytek released the version 1.1 patch for Crysis. This patch improves 3D performance in single and SLI mode. For optimal SLI performance with the patch, you will need to use the v169.28 graphics driver. It can be downloaded at the following link: https://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_ut3_downloads.html We are completing some final testing of the patch with this driver. Once this is complete, the driver will be available for download on NVIDIA.com. ... Read more...
While attending an NVIDIA event yesterday in Las Vegas, we got a chance to snap a few pictures of a pair of brand new GeForce 8800M GTS powered notebooks.  If you recall, we previewed NVIDIA's flagship mobile GPU back in November - if you'd like more details by all means, take a look at the article right here.For now, here are a couple of pictures of Gateway's first FX edition notebook and Sager's NP5792...    More information on the Sager NP5792 is available on the company's website.  As for the Gateway FX, here's a snip from the product's official press release: GATEWAY’S FIRST FX EDITION NOTEBOOK IS A MOBILE MEDIA AND GAMING POWERHOUSE Gateway extends attributes of... Read more...
Hitachi can read the digital writing on the wall. Small hard disk drives have nowhere to go but down, soon to be made obsolete by NAND flash memory. They're phasing out their small drive business and focusing on making their bigger 2.5" and 3.5" drives. Large-sized hard disk drives used in PCs and servers hold a cost advantage over NAND flash chips, but profitability was hit hard in the market for 1.0- and 1.8-inch drives as storage capacity has increased and prices have come down for NAND chips.Hitachi's loss-making hard disk drive unit, which competes with larger rivals Seagate Technology and Western Digital Corp, shipped about 560,000 units of 1.8-inch drives in July-September, or 2.3 percent... Read more...
CORSAIR INTRODUCES 32GB HIGH-DENSITY USB FLASH DRIVESFOR FLASH VOYAGER™ AND FLASH SURVIVOR™ AT CES 2008Fremont, CA, January 3, 2008 – Corsair® https://www.corsair.com, a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, announced today that it is expanding its Flash Voyager and Flash Survivor USB family lines with new 32GB capacity offerings.  The new Corsair 32GB Flash Voyager and Flash Survivor USB drives will be debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show 2008 (CES) next week in Las Vegas in the Corsair Suite at the Wynn Hotel and at Showstoppers CES 2008. Ultimate Solution for Storing, Transporting & Backing-up Critical Data Users now... Read more...
Google always does something "different" with the logo on its homepage on a holiday or other special occasion, and New Year's Day is no different.  But it's not just about New Year's Day today.Today’s Google logo reads “2008” to celebrate new year’s, but also honors 25 years of TCP/IP. Clicking on it leads to a search result for the query January 1 tcp/ip. This protocol underlying the internet was fully switched to on January 1st, 1983, as Wikipedia’s entry on the subject knows.Look carefully at the confetti at the bottom of the logo to see if you can make out the special "message" there.... Read more...
What's "Naked DSL?" It's DSL you can get without having to have phone service as well. With more people going totally wireless phone-wise, it's a "tier" people want.A year after agreeing to offer a no-strings DSL deal as a part of its acquisition of BellSouth, AT&T has started selling high-speed Internet service without requiring consumers to buy regular telephone service.The San Antonio-based company added the DSL Lite option to its Web site Dec. 20. The new offering, priced at $19.95 monthly, allows consumers to connect to the Internet without having to also pay for a landline, as had been required.Talk about sneaking it into action, however.  It's not easy to find either; you'd be... Read more...
Just in time for the weekend, AMD has released a brand new set of Catalyst drivers.  The Catalyst 7.12 suite incorporates a number of performance tweaks and bug fixes for all flavors of Windows.  A quick glance at the release notes reveals the following interesting bits of information... Enhanced ATI OverDrive support for the ATI Radeon HD 2900 SeriesThis release of Catalyst introduces an enhanced version of ATI OverDrive for the ATI Radeon HD 2900 Series. Users can now Overclock both GPU engine and graphics memory clock speeds in CrossFire mode (and over-clock single ATI Radeon graphics accelerators as well). Performance Improvements The following performance improvements are... Read more...
   While doing research for this review, we realized that we had to go back nearly three years - an eternity in the PC industry - to find the last HotHardware article on optical drives.  For a comparative look at technologies, back then we were using single core Pentium 4s in Intel 865/875 boards, GeForce 6800s and 1GB of blazing fast 533MHz RAM. One of the reasons for the lack of optical drives articles is that not much has rocked this area since that time.  There have been minor bumps in speed from 16x to 18x (and now 20x) and swapping of the interface from IDE to SATA, but nothing truly earth shattering has happened.  And until the... Read more...
Just in case you're the type who likes to jump right down to the news, we’re writing to let you all know that we’ve just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features, performance and overall value of three DVD+/-RW drives, the Asus DRW-2014L1T, the  Lite-On LH-20A1H, and finally the Plextor PX-810SA.  Each drive has a somewhat different feature set and rated speeds, but they’re all equipped with a SATA interface.  Click the link below and check them out...DVD+/-RW Drive Round-Up: Plextor, Asus, Lite-On... Read more...
The onslaught of new product releases for the holiday season continues, with the launch of NVIDIA's nForce 700 series of chipsets.  Just in case you skimmed past the fresh link at the top of the page, we’re here to let you all know that we’ve just posted a new article in which we evaluate the features and performance of NVIDIA’s nForce 780i SLI chipset using the brand new Asus P5N-T Deluxe motherboard.  We compare its performance to the nForce 680i SLI and X38 chipsets, outline the 780i SLI’s new features, and talk a bit about the mainstream 750i SLI chipset as well.  Click the link below and check it out...NVIDIA's nForce 780i SLI Chipset Arrives... Read more...
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