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BMW has unveiled the most hardcore of its M3 variants for the U.S. and the car is called the BMW M3 CS. The M3 CS is a limited-edition model, of which only 1,200 units available globally (only 550 of them will be coming to the States). The car is notable for being 110 pounds lighter than other M3 models with copious amounts of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) used to help the M3 CS shed that weight. The entire roof of the M3 CS is made from CFRP and it alone accounts for 13 pounds of weight lost. The goal behind reducing the weight of the roof is to effectively lower the vehicle center of gravity and improve handling. Other than the roof, CFRP is also used in the front splitter, "Gurney... Read more...
Who says Acer is all about notebooks? While the company may certainly ship quite a few portable computers, there's still a desktop market out there that needs catered to. Enter the Aspire X3 and M3 lineups, two new desktop ranges that Acer is bringing to the U.S. Both of these are on the smaller side of desktops, perfect for bedrooms, studios and any other location where space comes at a premium and you're not in any need of serious horsepower. The X3 comes in a black small-form-factor case, aimed for placement on desks and available with 4GB of RAM and either AMD's Athlon II, Phenom II or Intel's Core i3 or Pentium E6600 CPUs. Users can also get up to 1TB of storage space and an NVIDIA GeForce... Read more...
ZigBee may still be foreign to many consumers, but it's a growing wireless transmission technology that has especially taken hold in the home automation realm. To that end, ARM has decided to hitch its wagon to one Ember in order to delve gently into what could be a promising partnership.Announced today, Ember will rely on ARM's own Cortex M3 processor for its next generation ZigBee semiconductors, and considering the goals of each company, the match truly is one that's made in heaven. ZigBee needs a low-power chip, and ARM has low-power chips to provide. No, the Cortex M3 is no powerhouse, but ZigBee isn't a technology that requires gobs of computational abilities.  As it stands, Embed... Read more...
We're writing to let you all know that we have just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features and performance of ASUS' AMD 780G-based M3A78-EMH HDMI motherboard.  The M3A78-EMH HDMI defies ASUS’ usual habit of packing in every add-on available at a premium price by sticking to the basics, consequently driving down the price of this motherboard.  Head on over to the site and check it out...ASUS M3A78-EMH HDMI Motherboard... Read more...
AMD made it very clear in our sneak peek at the 780G integrated chipset and Athlon X2 4850e processor that its platform aspirations were coming to pass. Not only did the company introduce a complementary hardware ecosystem, complete with processor, chipset, and graphics solution, but it succeeded in trumping the best effort of its principal rival. Intel’s G35 simply couldn’t keep up with the 780G’s alacrity in gaming and video decoding.   The 780G chipset demonstrated somewhat playable frame rates—a boast most built-in GPUs cannot make. We heard grumblings that the built-in Radeon HD 3200 graphics weren’t enough to give mainstream gamers the high resolutions and detailed textures today’s... Read more...
Home Theater PC aficionados will surely be interested in this one.  In January of this year, during the Consumer Electronics Show, NVIDIA disclosed details regarding their nForce 700a series of chipsets, the GeForce 8200 IGP, and Hybrid SLI.  Motherboards based on the chipsets haven’t stormed the market just yet, but we wanted to show you something ASUS has in the works that’s slated to arrive very soon...      ASUS M3N78-EMH HDMI What you see pictured here is the ASUS M3N78-EMH HDMI.  The M3N78-EMH HDMI is a socket AM2+ motherboard, compatible with virtually all AMD single, dual- and quad-core desktop processors.  The board is built around NVIDIA’s GeForce... Read more...
IBM plans to place DRAM (dynamic random access memory) circuits right in their microprocessors starting next year. It's not a breakthrough, just a tweak. Soon you'll be able to eDRAM those Cacodemons and spreadsheets. Until now, IBM, Intel (NasdaqGS:INTC - News) and nearly all chipmakers used synchronous RAM, another type of memory. SRAM is faster that DRAM, but it has some limitations. As chips get smaller, chipmakers need something to replace SRAMs as on-chip memory. The solution, says IBM, is eDRAM. It is one-third the size of SRAM and uses one-fifth the power in standby mode of regular SRAM.... Read more...
Industry sources have informed DigiTimes that AMD will be delaying the launch of the company's AM3 processors until mid 2008. With the first quad-core K8L processors slated to launch in the third quarter of 2007, the change to mid 2008 is a rather significant delay. To avoid the situation where Intel is the only quad-core processor on the market for the period of time until AM3 is ready, AMD will introduce a new AM2+ socket. This variant of the current AM2 socket will differ mainly in the support of HyperTransport 3.0 standard versus the current use of the HyperTransport 1.0 specification. Shipments of this new socket should begin in the third quarter of 2007.... Read more...
We've posted a showcase today where we evaluate the features and performance of two ECS-built motherboards, the 945G-M3 and the C19-A SLI.  While both of these boards are available for about the same price (<$100), they feature different chipsets and form factors.  Head on over...... Read more...
As ECS continues to gain respect and attention in the enthusiast motherboard market, the company is of course extending its reach into the segment it is best known for - the budget segment. While high-end and enthusiast-level boards often cost $150 or more, budget and entry-level motherboards can usually be had for $70-90. Entry-level doesn't necessarily equate to a lack of great features though, as demonstrated by the two review candidates on the test bench today. The ECS 945G-M3 motherboard is based on Intel's 945G chipset, while the ECS C19-A SLI motherboard is based on NVIDIA's nForce4 SLI XE chipset. Both boards sport an LGA775 socket, 667MHz DDR2 support, 1066MHz FSB support,... Read more...
ECS unveils new RoHS-compliant 945G-M3 motherboard Fremont, CA (March 23, 2006) – Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc.(ECS), the world's leading computer component and notebook manufacturer, today unveiled the new RoHS-compliant 945G-M3 motherboard designed for the new generation of digital home users. Based on the new Intel Viiv technology, the 945G-M3 motherboard is a powerhouse of digital media features that deliver superior user performance thank to the Intel 945G Express/ICH7DH chipsets. Utilizing the full capabilities of the new Intel digital home chipsets, ECS' 945G-M3 motherboard supports recording, storage, and playback of a wide range of digital media and removes the need to have... Read more...
Good evening everyone, how is my HH family doing?  With Doom3 being released today, I am sure many of you have spent the day fraging baddies, or in some cases, screaming like a little girl every time a monster jumps out of the shadows ;)  Nevertheless, just to aid you in your quest of getting the max FPS out of the game, here is a little treat from our friends at ATi. Doom 3: CATALYST 4.9 BETA ATI is making a pre-release version of its upcoming CATALYST 4.9 driver available to its customers (in conjunction with the recent release of Doom 3). This pre-WHQL driver will deliver a great experience for RADEON customers playing Doom 3. The beta driver is intended to get Doom 3 performance... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome to HH.  The news trend from this morning has continued throughout the afternoon and we have quite a variety on tap for you tonight.  Whether you want hardware suitable for Doom3 or info on an entry level upgrade, we have you covered.  Pull up a chair and settle in, here is your evening shot of juice...  Mid-Range PCI Express GPU Comparison @ GamePC Labs "Today at GamePC, we've compared two new PCI Express graphics cards which have recently hit the market. Reresenting the ATI Radeon X600 XT PCIe is Asus's Extreme AX600 card, which is pitted against Gigabyte's NX59128D, representing nVidia's GeForce PCX 5900 GPU. These cards are both considered... 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...
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