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Good Afternoon HotHardware fans! Just in case you didn't see the link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you know that we've just posted a new article investigating the overclocking potential, thermals, and power consumption of AMD's .09 micron, Winchester core based Athlon 64 3500 processor. Our results were fairly interesting. Click here and see what we found out...... Read more...
When Intel released the first batch of Pentium 4 processors based on their Prescott core, which were built using a .09 micron manufacturing process, analysts found that the CPUs generated more heat and consumed more power than similarly clocked Pentium 4 processors based on the .13 micron Northwood core. These findings flew in the face of tradition, as a die shrink usually yielded processors that would run at higher clock speeds and consume less power. But the Prescott core wasn't a simple die-shrunk Northwood.  The Prescott architecture consists of millions of more transistors than Northwood and it has a deeper pipeline. The combination of building a new core on a relatively new and unproven... Read more...
Heh, snow and sleet yesterday, and now it's raining. I love New England :D I do have to head out in a few minutes though, so no time to chit chat. Check back later tonight to see what I've got for gaming news. Logitech MX1000 Laser Cordless Mouse Review @ The Tech Zone "When I first heard of the MX1000 Laser my first thought was "I wonder if I could use it as a laser pointer?" The answer is no. All lasers conform to one of four classes, depending on usage and power. The MX1000 is a Class 1 laser device - extremely low-powered and can be stared directly into, even with a magnifying glass, for extended periods without causing any eye damage." Arctic Cooling NV5 Video Cooler... Read more...
Well folks, it's time for me to do my first all game info news post. Over time, I assure you it will get better... I may possibly add a small graphic banner to distinguish it from the normal news posts, and maybe a few other things. But for now, I'll just post what interesting bits I've found. If you have any suggestions on what you think would make it better, make sure to send me an E-Mail! Square Enix working on 'new brand concept' "Called "Code Age", whatever it is, Square Enix considers it a "new concept brand" and doesn't specify any platforms or specific games, leading to speculation that it will be exploited across multiple forms of media - much as the company's... Read more...
Finally had some snow today... at one point it looked like a blizzard. It's nice to watch until you have to shovel three feet of it around your house :( Anyway, it's late so i'll make this brief. Enjoy! G.Skill PC3200-PC4400 Memory tested on A64 S939 @ Madshrimps "The results and benchmarks speak volumes for the potential performance to be had with high HTT and memory speeds on a Socket 939 Athlon64 setup. I have no hesitation in recommending this memory to those users seeking the utmost in performance potential from their high end computing hardware." HC Technology DH-720G Dolby Headphones Review @ OCModShop "Traditionally headphones were a simple pair of speakers which did their... Read more...
Good morning everyone.  I know you stopped by for your latest dose of news this AM, and it is a big one.  We had a slew of interesting articles sitting in our inbox covering the hardware spectrum, from memory, motherboards, P4 overclocking and a contest for some free memory too.  So pour yourself an extra large one, this is going to take a little time to get through.   FIC Condor SFF @ Viper Lair: "FIC put together a nice little barebone PC, but missed on some important features that enthusiasts have come to expect. While it's no slouch in gaming, it does not stand out in the performance department which is a shame as the design itself was well thought out. A change in... Read more...
Good Evening HotHardware fans! Just in case you've missed the link at the top of the page, I wanted to let you all know that we've just posted a shoot-out between two 1GB DDR2-675 capable memory kits, Corsair's TWIN2X1024-5400C4PRO and Kingston's KHX5400D2K2/1G. We ran some tests at stock settings, with more aggressive 3-3-3-10 timings, and at their highest stable overclocked speeds. Click here and see which kit came out on top...... Read more...
              With the launch of their 900 series chipsets, and LGA775 based Pentium 4 processors, Intel introduced the use of DDR2 system memory on the desktop.  DDR1 system memory had been the standard for quite a few years, and DDR2 memory had been used on the occasional video card at that point, but DDR2 system memory had yet to be implemented in a consumer level desktop computer.  DDR1 and DDR2 memory are fundamentally very similar.  In essence, DDR2 memory is simply a refinement of the original, however, there are some differences that set them apart.  For example, DDR2 memory requires much less voltage... Read more...
Good morning HotHardware fans!  How are you all doing today?  I take it everyone had a good weekend?  Mine was pretty fun, I celebrated my 2 year anniversary with my fiance on Saturday, and on Sunday we went to a Jets game.  On top of that, I had some benchmarking to do, we had a Yankee game to watch, and I had to contribute to the never-ending trail of trash talking e-mails circulating between the guys.  It's fun having Dave up in Massachusetts, and a few of the other guys living in New York.  I swear, if you could read the e-mails between Mario and Dave you'd all have a good laugh...but we're a PG-Rated site...  AMD Athlon FX overclocking to 3Ghz: Creating... Read more...
Good morning all welcome back to HH.  Yours truly is one of the lucky few which have the pleasure of suffering from seasonal migraines.  Though I like the summer, there is a whole different reason why I hate it to go ;)  Nevertheless, with my sleep patterns all screwy for the next little while, I couldn't think of a better way to help my brain relax then to read over some reviews.  Here is you're mid... night... umm... early morning... eerr.... here is some news.... ;) Plextor's Press Release "Plextor Selects Decisionmark's TitanTV Electronic Program Guide for PC-Based Personal Video Recorder with MPEG-4 and DivX" FREMONT, Calif. - September 20, 2004 - Plextor(R)... Read more...
Hey folks! It's Friday and most are getting set for a little R&R this weekend. Sadly, that will not be the case with most of the guys here at HH. We've got a lot of hardware to review and I myself have a piece slated for early next week that you're sure to like. So it's going to be busy for us, but that's what we're here for! Abit's AV8 motherboard @ The Tech Report: "With all the must-have integrated peripherals, a working AGP/PCI lock, a sub-$110 price tag, and a BIOS laden with tweaking and overclocking options, the AV8 has the potential to be the ultimate Athlon 64 overclocking platform. Let's see if it delivers. " Thermaltake TWV480 Total Watts Viewer Power Supply @ BigBruin.com:... Read more...
Good evening folks!  BW here checking in with a late night shot of hardware goodness.  I'm engrossed in a huge article for you AMD fans out there, and want to get back to business, but I thought you'd all like to what's been going on in the hardware world the last few hours.  Here's what came into the news box tonight...  Making DVD Movies from Video Files @ PCStats: "Given the imminent death of the VCR (as soon as recordable DVD set-top boxes become an affordable item), we feel it's a good time to get a jump on converting your treasured home movies to recordable DVDs. In a recent PCstats.com Beginner's Guide, we explored the process of turning your videotaped home movies... Read more...
Good morning brothers and sisters, welcome back to HotHardware.  On my way home last night I stopped by the local computer shop to pick up a few accessories, and well, some stuff I really didn't need.  Upon leaving the store I saw a really good sale on Logitech's Z-5300 5.1 THX cert'd speaker system.  Needless to say, I convinced myself that I really "needed" them for my gaming rig.  Considering I have them for a little less than 24 hrs, I have to say that I am extremely happy with my purchase. Anyhow, I know you are itching for some juice, so llet's get to the real reason you showed up... Kingston Launches HyperX DDR2 Memory Modules Fountain Valley, CA (August 23,... Read more...
Welcome back folks!  If you knew what's been going on behind the scenes here at HotHardware, you'd know the kind of whirlwind the past couple of weeks have been.  Luckily, we've weathered to storm and can now get back to our normal everyday activities.  Speaking of normal activities, this is just about when I'd normally post an afternoon update!  I better get cracking...  AMD's Sempron 2800+ and 3100+ processors @ TR: "VALUE PROCESSORS ARE all about artful foot-dragging. They are somewhat slower versions of the familiar Athlons and Pentiums, reworked and re-branded to sell at lower prices in cheaper PCs. At the high end of the market, we get to witness an epic struggle... Read more...
Here we go again, starting up your day with a taste of what the hardware world has to offer.   This morning we've got the spectrum covered from motherboards to power supplies and water cooling.  Top that of with some Doom3 benchmarking and the fun real gets going!  So let's jump in shall we? ECS PF1 Deluxe Photon Motherboard review @ Tweaktown: "We are taking a little flash-back today as we look at the year old ECS PF1 Deluxe Photon Motherboard. We've seen attempts in the past from ECS to make it big in leagues besides OEM and watched them fail. How does the this ECS Springdale motherboard fair against some of the biggest names in the enthusiast motherboard business?... Read more...
I know, I know.  It's Monday and I'm supposed to complain about how fast the weekend flew by, and that Monday's are the worst day of the week.  But I had about as full a weekend and anyone could have, and I was actually looking forward to getting back to work this morning!  First, we booked the reception hall and got our "Save the Date" magnets done.  I went out for a nice meal with the better half and got a few engagement gifts.  I also spent some time at the local computer show with Mario and to top it all off my sister went into labor and had her fourth son!  Nice, huh? :)  Needless to say,  I didn't have too much time to myself, so it felt... Read more...
Welcome friends! Sorry about the late post today, my family took me out for dinner and such tonight.  So, let's get down to business before it gets any later...  Kingston 1GB CompactFlash Elite Pro @ Viper Lair "If you're a digital photography enthusiast, the Elite Pro deserves a spot in your camera bag. There are different options available when it comes to capacity, but I would strongly recommend 512MB and up if you own anything higher than a 4MP camera."  Onix Rocket Tykes 5.1 Speaker Review @ Designtechnica "Onix' Rocket Tykes are truly a gem among micro speaker systems. If you are looking for a tiny speaker system with little sacrifice in sound, you may not... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome back.  With a majority of the HH crew playing with our new "toy" (the forum), the labs have been fairly subdued today.  The news-front, however, has been quiet active.  So, go grab a glass, I am starting to server the juice...  Arctic Silver Thermal Compounds @ XYZ Computing "The biggest name in thermal compounds (aka TIMs or thermal interface materials) is Arctic Silver. They have been at it for a long time and are the most respected company in the game. Currently their two most popular products are Ceramique and, at the higher-end, Arctic Silver 5. The "Arctic Silver" line has been around for some time- it is the companies... Read more...
Good morning all.  JeffB stopping in as we say good bye to another work week and hello to the weekend.  My wife and I, recent residents of North Carolina, enjoyed a nice little pool party in our community last night with a live reggae band and good food and drink.  The carribean tunes seemed quite appropriate with the general theme being sunny and hot. Tomorrow we get to check out a local pig roast that is an annual tradition that brings in 15,000 people each year.  It's definitely a different world down here compared to New York, but one thing is certain, these folks like to eat!  They are also a hefty community of techies too, with the Research Triangle being home to... Read more...
Good afternoon HotHardware fans!  The purpose of this post is two-fold - First off, I wanted to make sure I was comfortable working in our spiffy new editor, and secondly, I wanted to post a few more links to some noteworthy items.  The news has been slowly trickeling in for the last few hours, so there isn't much to cover, but it'll be enough to keep you busy for a little while...  Thermaltake MobileFan 2 & 2 @ TheCrucible.ca: "Heat, seems that everything is getting hotter in the computer world. Even your hands? Thermaltake seems to think so. Thus brings us to the Mobile fan 2 & 2 , USB powered adjustable fans."    nForce3 250 Chipset Overclocking article... Read more...
The Asetek Vapochill and Abit CX6 An Adventure In Over-Clocking June 27, 2000 - By Dave Altavilla  Art form, hobby, addiction.... whatever you want to call it, Over-Clocking and the quest for every last MHz. that can be wrung out of a CPU, is beginning to become a national and global past time.  With each new Motherboard, CPU, Heat Sink or Over-Clocking tool, new plateaus of performance are being reached that were unattainable with standard equipment.  The "need for speed" has truly been the mother of invention.  Some extreme over-clocking setups begin in the lab and others still are conceived in a garage or basement.  In either case, the people behind the cause... Read more...
 Overclocking The GeForce4 Ti 4600 When fast isn't fast enough... By Dave Altavilla 3/3/02 What self respecting PC Enthusiast wouldn't take a brand new graphics card technology and push it to its limits?  Well, perhaps there are a few conservative types out there that would rather take the "in warranty" and stable path of stock clock speeds.  The HotHardware Team however, like many in our field, takes pride in exploring the outer limits of new hardware that hits our labs.  In this quick analysis, we plan to show you just what the GeForce4 Ti 4600 can do with a little help from the "coolbits" clock frequency control panel tab.  We didn't perform any... Read more...
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