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Is this time the charm? Videoconferencing is an old art, one that's still being perfected. And while some companies have attempted to integrate it into the home (like Verizon with their "Hub"), things haven't gone so well in terms of sales. With video chatting so easy on smartphones these days, convincing anyone to hang onto their landline phone is tough. Leadtek is today introducing a new multi-media videophone, the AMOR8210, with standout features including tight integration with surveillance systems and health monitoring devices (e.g. blood pressure monitor). AMOR8210 has different features for the home or office, which includes communication, information, entertainment, health care, security... Read more...
The day pigs fly, and hell freezes over, money might just grow on trees. Until then, we know many of you can't afford a brand new 7800GTX 512MB, or even a 7800GT for that matter. Though if you're looking for something to at least get your games up and running, you could consider Nvidia's GeForce 7300 series. Today Hardware Zone takes the Leadtek WinFast PX7300 GS TDH 256MB DDR2 for a spin, but can it get the job done? "With the new GeForce 7300 GS graphics card, the budget conscious can also enjoy the benefits of the GeForce 7 series. However, would its relatively weak GPU be sufficient to handle today's games? Read on to find out how the Leadtek... Read more...
AMDZone has just posted a review of Leadtek's Winfast Novo USB TV Tuner. This little box offers a ton of PVR functionality, and connects to a system through a standard USB port. This is a nice, simple upgrade for those who want to add TV tuning capabilities to their PC. "WinFast PVR software has a number of buttons on its GUI allowing quick access to everything. First we went into configuration and let the card scan for all the channels, which it did so fairly quickly and accurately. There are a number of options for capturing video, there is a wide selection to choose from including various quality levels of MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV, uncompressed... Read more...
After outsourcing their graphics card production to Foxconn back in May, Leadtek is now setting its sights on expanding their other product lines for 2006. Digitimes reports that Leaktek is looking to gain market share in GPS and Videophone sectors, with major growth expected in their GPS product line as they continue to develop applications for automobiles and PDAs.Meanwhile, the contribution of Leadtek's GPS product line will increase phenomenally next year, buoyed by new orders of car-use GPS modules from unspecified customers in Europe and the US, the company expects. Car and PDA applications are currently Leadtek's major growth drivers for the GPS segment, the company indicated.... Read more...
DICE's Battlefield 2 has been patched again, this time adding a new map(Wake Island), Stat Compare, improved mod support, and much more. Click here to grab the patch and see the changelog. Enjoy the news! Leadtek PX7800 TDH MyVIVO Extreme @ hardCOREware.net "The top end model was the 7800 GTX, and unlike what we've seen from their Canadian counterparts, NVIDIA had the products on store shelves the very same day they were launched. Fast-forward to now: Manufacturers have had some time to play around with their designs, and we're starting to see some interesting products. Today we're reviewing teh 7800GTX Extreme from Leadtek. They used a Quadro heatsink, and gave it a nice overclock."... Read more...
Following up on yesterday's Nvidia optimization story, Nvidia has delivered a response. According to them, there's no shady business going on, and the whole thing can be attributed to a bug within the drivers. They say a new beta driver(78.03) has already been released to reviewers, and will be released on nZone once it receives feedback on the driver. Phew! All right folks, I don't know how much longer I'm going to have power for, this storm is about ready to snap some trees. Enjoy the news! Sapphire Radeon X850XT Platinum Edition AGP @ TweakTown "Today we're looking at Sapphire's X850XT PE, or Platinum Edition. Not only that, but we'll be testing it in the AGP format since many of our... Read more...
When we talk about video cards, the focus is typically on the latest high-profile offerings that leave many of us in a perpetual state of hardware envy.  It's a common picture, with ATI or NVIDIA releasing a new model and the other usually answering with their own killer product not long after.  It's a constant dance called "competition", which is the driving factor that keeps the technology moving forward.  However, the high-end sector only accounts for a small percentage of the big picture, with mid-range and value class products comprising a much larger percentage of sales. Back in December, NVIDIA showed us their most recent play in the value class market with their... Read more...
Good morning once again all!  We've lined up several good news-bits for you today.  The Tech Zone checks in with a Sorell SF 2000 MP3 player, while Bjorn3D lines up with a Leadtek WinFast TV USB II Deluxe.  When your done there, come on back and check Matt's take on Leadtek's Deluxe TV kit.  Enjoy the holiday weekend! Sorell SF 2000 MP3 Player Review @ The Tech Zone: "The Sorell SF 2000 is more than just a flash based MP3 player - there is also a built in voice recorder and FM tuner. Plus the unit can double as a USB flash drive, making filing transfer quick and easy. The SF 2000 is available in? 256MB and 512MB configurations. The player is really small, just 3.1"... Read more...
Good Evening Folks! BW here, stopping by to let you know that Matt has just posted a new review of Leadtek's WinFast USB II Deluxe. This little white box gives users the ability to watch and record TV, as well as tune-in to FM radio stations. It ships with some decent software too. Click here and take a look...... Read more...
Years ago, when computers with a 200MHz Pentium processor and 32MB of RAM were all the rage, we came upon a nifty device that came pre-installed in a wimpy Packard Bell PC. This device was a PCI TV Tuner Card. Back then, the ability to watch TV on a computer was somewhat of a rarity.  And now, while there are many more options available, its still pretty uncommon.  However, users are no longer limited to simply watching.  In fact, there are a myriad of other uses for this kind of device. One addition has been the ability to receive and even record FM Radio signals. Today on HotHardware, we will be examining these features, and beyond that, we'll also be taking a look at the visual... Read more...
Hey folks, how is everyone doing this morning? Me? Well, there's a lot of snow on the ground... new snow, that needs to be removed soon(unfortunately). But before I get to that, I must empty the news box. If you happen to be checking in for the first time today, Jeff has given us a preview of ATI's HyperMemory technology, so check it out if your interested in ATI's answer to Nvidia's TurboCache. Enjoy the rest of the news :) Leadtek PX6800 TDH (SLI) 256MB PCIe Videocard @ PimpRig "Like I stated earlier, the RAM on this card is spec'd to run at 350MHz but comes stock clocked at only 300MHz. I used Nvidia's excellent built-in auto overclock function after applying the good old coolbits registry... Read more...
Good evening everyone, welcome back :)  With meetings running longer then expected, my work day wrapped up exceptionally late tonight.  Nonetheless, before this jockey heads to the stables for some well needed shuteye, I have the wrap-up of news from around the net.  With a few exceptionally tasty morsels on the plate for this evening, your hunger for the latest and greatest should be well satisfied until we meet up in the AM.... XGI™ Announces theVolari™ Graphics Board Series Taipei—September 27, 2004 —XGI Technology Inc, an innovative graphics chipsets supplier, today announced their Volari™ Graphics board series; a full line of graphic boards powered... Read more...
The Leadtek WinFast A350 TDH MyViVo & The Abit Siluro FX 5900 OTES Two GeForce FX 5900s Square-Off... By - Marco Chiappetta August 19, 2003         On May 12, NVIDIA formally introduced the NV35 to the public, dubbed it the GeForce FX 5900 Ultra, and enthusiasts began to drool.  The original FX-Flow cooler found on the 5800 Ultra was gone and a 256-bit memory interface had replaced the 128-bit interface used in the NV30.  The NV35 was everything the NV30 should have been.  Unfortunately, one thing did carry over from the 5800 Ultra to the 5900 Ultra, the exorbitant price tag.  Even today, over three months since its introduction, GeForce... Read more...
Leadtek WinFast A300 Ultra TD MyVIVO A "Friendly" GeForceFX 5800 Ultra... By - Marco Chiappetta April 25, 2003 NVIDIA's latest flagship GPU the NV30, now known as the GeForce FX 5800, has been a long time coming.  Products based on the GeForce FX 5800 Ultra are just now starting to arrive in very limited quantities.  The first batch of products to ship to pre-order customers were all basically the same.  They were all based on the same reference board design, and they all shipped with the now infamous "FX-Flow" cooler.  Gainward was one of the first companies to show off an FX 5800 Ultra with a custom cooling solution, but their card still looked very similar... Read more...
  The Chaintech 7NJS Zenith & Leadtek K7NCR18D-Pro Motherboards Nvidia's Nforce2 Chipset pushes out Dual Channel DDR By, Tom Laverriere December 16, 2002 When we think of motherboard chipsets, NVIDIA isn't always the first that comes to mind.  In fact, NVIDIA earns its stripes from their line of graphics chipsets and for good reason.  I would say only the enthusiasts and OEMs among us know that NVIDIA makes a motherboard chipset known as the nForce.  The first iteration of the nForce, proved itself to be a solid chipset backed by a reputable name.  Although most would agree that the nForce was a good match for the AMD platform, we would also agree that it needed some... Read more...
The Leadtek Winfast A250 Ultra TD The GeForce4 Ti Card With A Massive Heat Sink By -Dave Altavilla March 26 2002 We've been working with Leadtek hardware, here at HotHardware, since our beginning way back in late 1998.  At that point in time, Leadtek was known for designing and building top end graphics cards with various chipsets, including workstation "professional" level graphics.  Since that time, Leadtek has diversified its portfolio of product, with TV Tuners, Motherboards, EIDE/SCSI Controllers and even video conferencing technologies folding into the mix. However, what has always been a focus for Leadtek is producing consumer level graphics cards based on the latest... Read more...
  The Leadtek WinFast 5300MA All-in-one features at a stripped down price!   Leadtek has been known for many years as a manufacturer of High End Graphics Cards. They have until now, stayed within the Video/Grpahics space. Like all healthy well established companies, occasionally it is time to diversify. Enter the Leadtek WinFast 5300MA Motherboard. Leatek, at this juncture, has teo motherboards available. The other board is a dual Slot 1. We reviewed this Super 7 Socket based, multimedia enhanced, all in one system board and were very impressed with the feature set. For starters this board comes with on board AGP Graphics and also on board 3D Sound! Here are the particulars...  ... Read more...
The Leadtek Winfast GeForce 2 MX DH Pro An MX With all the Goodies... By Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta December 21, 2000 As a hardware review site, we come across many products competing for the same space in a particular market. No where is this more evident than the video card market. nVidia has been, and now that there is one less competitor, surely will remain the most dominant supplier of video chipsets to OEMs. Many companies that sell products using chipsets from nVidia, simply take nVidia's reference design and churn out cards that are essentially exact replicas. This practice makes is much harder to choose one product over another as they are all basically the same. Users are forced... Read more...
The Enhanced Leadtek Winfast GeForce GTS Chock full of good stuff... By, Jeff Bouton December 28, 2000 It seems like every time you turn around these days, a leading manufacturer releases yet another new video card on the market.  Ever since the release of nVidia?s line of GeForce/GeForce2 GPUs, the introduction of powerful display cards has become commonplace.  With this ?Boom? in the market, we?ve had the opportunity to see some really exciting products.  But it is also becoming increasingly difficult for the buyer to discern which card has the right balance between features and price.  If money is no object, then there isn?t too much to worry about. If it says ultra, it?s... Read more...
The Leadtek Winfast GeForce 2 MX Worth every cent...and then some... By Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta 10/10/00 nVidia has been on a roll as of late.  They are seemingly starting to dominate the performance gamer market with their powerful GeForce 2 GTS.  As if that wasn?t good enough, they will soon be releasing an ?Ultra? model that will further establish their position.  Being a dominant force in a single market segment isn?t enough for nVidia though.  Their design win with the Microsoft X-Box should establish nVidia as a major player in the console market.  They have an integrated chipset on the way which will surely be popular in the sub $1000 PC market and... Read more...
The Leadtek WinFast GeForce3 TD A Reference Design With Attitude... By, Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta June 27, 2001     Now that the GeForce 3 has been widely available for a few weeks, we find ourselves in the same situation we we've been in numerous times before, since the days of the Voodoo2. Manufacturers follow a standard reference design, mass produce it and market it under their recognized brand name. The advantage of this process is knowing you are getting a product based on a proven, tested design. The disadvantage is that differentiating one product from another becomes very difficult. Many times potential customers are forced to make their buying decisions based on... Read more...
The Leadtek WinFast GeForce 3 Ti500 TD... Yes, There is a Video Card Under all that Metal! By, Marco Chiappetta November 15, 2001 Here we are again, in the same predicament we have found ourselves in many times before.  With the release of a "new" NVIDIA GPU, inevitably comes an onslaught of cards all based on a standard reference design.  The up side to this "situation" is that all of the cards based on the reference design have gone through a rigorous testing regimen to insure compatibility, stability and performance.  The down side is that it becomes increasingly more difficult to distinguish one product from another as more and more brand-name cards hit... Read more...
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