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Hey folks, the work week is back in full force, and so is the news. In the chaotic war of "Do video games rot your brain?", a new battle seems to have been won by the gamers. How do games help this time? Apparently they speed up your visual processing. The article starts off by saying "but when they're ready to go out they can find their keys quicker than the rest of us"... yeah, right. That's one area where video games haven't helped me :( ASRock K8 Upgrade 760GX Motherboard @ PC Perspective "The main advantage of supporting two different CPU packages is clearly the ability to stretch your technology investment. You can go with a Sempron on socket 754 today, and upgrade to... 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...
Hey folks, here's your monday fix :) I've got some news for all you gamers out there... Half-Life 2: Aftermath is rumored to be released in September. Also, Quake 4 is aiming for a fall/winter release date, so it looks like the end of the year will again be a treat to us Source and Doom 3 engine fans. Personally I'm looking equally forward to both of them... well, maybe Quake 4 a little more than the HL2 expansion. MSI K8N Neo Platinum Motherboard Review @ CoolTechZone "After taking a look at seven socket 754 boards late last month, we have established the fact that the 754 platform is the budget system to be had. Though its life span is limited to the point where AMD will stop the production... Read more...
Hey folks, We've got some news for you to digest on your lunch break :) HTPC news has sent us an article regarding bugs with the GeForce 6xxx series cards and using them as a HTPC(Home Theater Personal Computer). Probably a good idea to check it out if your thinking of making a media center out of your system. Anyway, here are the reviews... Thermaltake K450 (CL-P0075) AMD Athlon 64 Heatpipe Cooler @ Bjorn3D "The first time I heard about the Thermaltake K450 heatsink was when I started my search for a CPU cooler for my Athlon 64 FX 55 in my SLI system. The problem I had was that the heatsink that was sent to me for my FX 55 was not meant for that CPU. I found this out by seeing my FX 55... Read more...
Good morning everyone, welcome back :)  I am running short on time this AM so we are going to unfortunately dive straight into the juice jug and see what arrived over night. Here is your first shot of the day...  A-Top Technology XPlode ATX Case Review @ LAN Addict "For less than $60, you can get a case that comes with more items included than a lot of $80 cases. The XPlode may not have all the latest features, but what it lacks in features it more than makes up for in value! From the pre-installed LED case fans to the 10" UV cold cathode to the windowed power supply with UV-reactive fluorescent wiring to the mesh windowing, A-Top's XPlode is an attention getter from the word,... Read more...
AMD expands Mobile Athlon 64 line-up, more competition for Intel's Centrino: See Press Release Below: SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- April 14, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today again demonstrated its leadership in 64-bit mobile computing with the introduction of the Mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 processor 3700 for full-size notebooks. Based on the award-winning AMD64 technology, this new mobile processor enables a powerful 32-bit computing experience today with a seamless transition to 64-bit computing. The Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 3700 also offers Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP), an advanced security feature designed to prevent the spread of certain malicious viruses when enabled by Microsoft Windows XP... Read more...
Good Evening All! It's your friendly neighborhood Italian here, dropping by for a quick Sunday evening update to let you all know that we've just posted a new review of Soltek's SL-K890 Pro-939. This socket 939 motherboard for Athlon 64 processors is one of the few out there based on VIA's PCI Express enabled K8T890 chipset. Click here and see how it competes against last-generation's K8T800 and the newer nForce 4...... Read more...
  Once the dominant player for chipsets compatible with AMD's Athlon, VIA has fallen out of favor lately, it seems. The company introduced its K8T890 chipset with PCI Express support way back in November of last year. Yet, we've heard very little about retail products centering on the platform until recently. The PT-series, destined for an epic battle against Intel's Pentium 4 chipset family, is still missing in action, with NVIDIA's competing core logic approaching at breakneck speed. And then there's the VT8251 south bridge, an integral component in the grand scheme of things responsible for establishing parity with the latest crop of I/O controllers. It was originally slated to add Serial... Read more...
Hey folks, how goes it? Not featured in the list below, but still a good read, is a roundup of 13 PSUs from Overclockers Australia. If your still using a cheap, low wattage PSU in your high end rig, you might want to check it out. I'm off to bed now, good night :) MSI NX6800GT-T2D256E Video Card Review @ HardOCP "In fact, here is something to think about, the RADEON X850 XT runs at 520MHz with 16 pixel pipelines, which gives it 8.3 gigapixels per second of fillrate. The MSI NX6800GT runs at 350MHz with 16 pipelines, which gives it 5.6 gigapixels per second of fillrate. Yet the MSI NX6800GT matches the RADEON X850 XT in DOOM 3 and Chronicles of Riddick. Just goes to show it is indeed not... 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...
Hi Ya'll! To help alleviate your case of the mondays, we have plenty of reviews for you. Video cards, a motherbard, sub zero overclocking, and a look at a new case by Thermaltake, are all ready for your eyes to view. If you haven't checked in since sunday afternoon, make sure to take a look at Andrew's latest review, the Asus Z80K: Athlon 64 DTR Notebook. Enjoy! Thermaltake Armor Super Tower Case Review @ MVKTech "Meeting the needs of most users, Thermaltake unleashes the latest in full tower hardware encasements, the Armor. The Thermaltake Armor revolutionizes case design with standard features found on custom gaming rigs, taking form and functionality to the next level..." "Natural"... Read more...
Hey folks, it's time for one more update. If your checking in for the first time, Marco has taken a look at the GeForce Go 6800 Ultra, which is Nvidia's latest and greatest Mobile GPU. We also have a couple more reviews for the new Pentium chips, from hardwarezone and t-break. Goodnight all, enjoy the rest of the news :) The History Of The Computer @ The Tech Zone "Unlike most devices, the computer is one of the few inventions that does not have one specific inventor. Throughout the development of the computer, many people have added their creations to the list required to make a computer work. Some of the inventions have been different types of computers, and some of them were parts required... Read more...
Good morning everyone and welcome to your latest installment of hardware news at HH.  There's some pretty impressive hardware on tap this AM.  First we have the Soltek SL-K890Pro-939, followed by an ATI X850XT, which we also reviewed here.  Wrapping things up is an interesting DDR booster from OCZ and a sweet 30" HDTV.  Let's get started, there's a lot to cover. Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 Review @ Ninjalane: "Throughout the review process the general impression of this board has been very favorable. Soltek has made quite a few improvements with the SL-K890Pro-939 that compliment the new chipset and make the motherboard very enthusiast friendly." OCZ's DDR Booster... Read more...
Good morning all!  Most of us in the States are at the beginning of a 3-day weekend.  While I know I look forward to it, I also welcome the extra time to work on a couple of sweet pieces of hardware. Speaking of hardware, AMDZone has the X850XT Platinum on tap, an impressive looking card.  Make sure you check out Marco's take on this card too. ATI Radeon X850XT Platinum Edition Review @ AMDZone: "As you can see the card is equipped with a copper heat sink and large red exhaust fan. The fan helps to reduce overall system temperature by drawing internal air over the heat sink and expelling it from the back of the computer. On the back of the card you will notice the metal band... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm checking in to let you know what's going on. ATi has sent us an announcement today, they're announcing the "Industry's First DirectX 9 Chipset for AMD Processor-based Notebook PCs" so check it out along with our other items. Enjoy! ATI Delivers Industry's First DirectX 9 Chipset for AMD Processor-based Notebook PCs RADEON(R) XPRESS™ 200M drives a new class of integrated graphics and power management for PCI Express-based AMD mobile platforms. MARKHAM, ON – February 17, 2005 – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT), the world leader for notebook PC graphics, today announced the introduction of RADEON(R) XPRESS™ 200M – the industry's... 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...
The Friday night news update is here, so sit back folks and enjoy the read. I'd like to throw a little console gaming news in with the rest of the bunch, so get this... we might be seeing the Next Box(X-Box 2) before the year's end. I still don't own an X-Box, so I'm hoping this thing is going to be backwards compatible with original X-Box games. EQS A58XK9-ALF Radeon Xpress 200P motherboard @ HEXUS "While I wasn't expecting this particular motherboard to offer a plethora of overclocking options, as it simply isn't aimed towards that market, what I would expect is at least the ability to tune and alter memory timings, and in this discipline the A58XK9-ALF is more than lacking. If this is... Read more...
Another Saturday, another news post. It's 5:30 and I still haven't changed out of my sweat pants, weekends are great :) I'll try and muster up some energy though, just for you guys. Read on, and enjoy! Danger Den MCT-5 and MCT-40 Liquid Review @ Madshrimps "Danger Den has partnered with Midwest Cooling Technologies to bring two non-conductive cooling liquids for the H20 Enthusiast: MCT-5 and MCT-40 are premixed, non-conductive, and with significantly lower freeze points then water. They even fluoresce under black light." Scythe's Arctic Silentium 1 Reviewed @ hi-techreviews.com "With Scythe's new Arctic Silentium 1 case they have broken with tradition and designed a case that does... Read more...
For those of you not watching football at the moment, I ask you to take a look below at our latest news offerings. I'm going to get straight to it since I'll be off shortly to watch my beloved Patriots battle the Pittsburgh Steelers. Enjoy! Gigabyte GA-81915P Duo Pro-A @ Club Overclocker "This board gives you the flexibility to keep your DDR and your AGP video card with the option to later upgrade to DDR2 and PCI Express. This sounds perfect for the person that wants to gradually upgrade their system. I know that upgrading your CPU and board can be a little expensive, but at least now you don't have to upgrade the RAM and the video card at the same time." LTB USB Pro 5.1 Headphone Set... Read more...
Good afternoon all! Just in case you missed the new link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you know that we've taken a look at a motherboard powered by the SiS755FX chipset, the inexpensive Foxconn WinFast 755FXK8AA-8EKRS. With the 755FX, SiS has added support for Socket 939 Athlon 64 processors, dual-channel memory, and a 1GHz HyperTransport clock. Click here and see how she compared to a couple of nForce 3 Ultras and a K8T800 Pro...... Read more...
A few months ago, we took a look at a sampling of Athlon 64 Socket 939 motherboards, and ended up giving an Editor's Choice award to the NVIDIA nForce 3 Ultra based MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum.  At the time, the K8N Neo2 Platinum struck the best balance between features, performance, overclockability, and price.  Another motherboard tested in that round-up was also powered by the nForce 3 Ultra, and two others were based on VIA's K8T800 Pro. Since then, a few new PCI Express enabled chipsets for the Athlon 64 have sprung up, but they haven't begun shipping in any real volumes just yet.  Plus, PCI Express graphics cards are more expensive than their AGP counterparts for the most part,... Read more...
Hey folks! After a bit of troubleshooting, the User News Submission feature is now working properly. Do you have something interesting to share? Think it should make the front page? Yeah? Then Click on the 'Submit News' link, right under the 'Hot Headline News' section, or the link on the top right of each news post, and fill out the form. If you don't feel like submitting the news though, just reading it, then this is for you... Mushkin PC2-5300 DDR2 Memory Review @ Madshrimps "We take a closer look at Mushkin´s Enhanced DDR2 Memory rated to run at DDR667 speeds. Using a high end system we push this 1GB kit as far as it can go." Gainward's Hollywood@Home Roundup @ HEXUS.net "...So... Read more...
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