Items tagged with N3

For whatever reason, smartphone makers have a tendency to neglect the front-facing camera in favor of a much superior rear-facing lens even though there exists an obsession with taking selfies. Heck, not even the threat of being mauled by a bear (literally) is enough to deter the selfie craze. However, there's one company that gets it, and that company is Oppo, which has gone and motorized the rotating camera on its new N3 handset. The company's previous N1 smartphone had a rotating camera as well -- turn the rear-lens around and take a selfie using a high quality camera -- but this time around it sports a motor for the swivel action. It rotates vertically up to 206 degrees when you swipe your... Read more...
Thecus Technology Announces the N3200PROThe RAID 5 Home NAS Retuned for Extreme Performance10/28/2008 – The N3200 from Thecus has been finding its way into living rooms and home offices around the world thanks to a ton of friendly features, large capacity, and RAID 5 security. Today, Thecus is pleased to announce a successor to this groundbreaking product: the N3200PRO. Featuring the power of an AMD Geode™ CPU, the N3200PRO takes everything you love about the N3200 and improves its performance even further. Under its svelte 160 x 170 x 215 mm exterior, the N3200PRO is powered by an AMD Geode™ CPU for superb performance while maintaining low power usage. With its three SATA drive bays,... Read more...
Just in case you jumped right down to the news this afternoon, we’re popping in to let you all know that we’ve just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features, performance, and overclockability of Corsair's current flagship Dominator TWIN3X2048-1800C7DFIN G DDR3-1800 memory kit.  As its name implies, this 2GB (2 x 1GB) memory kit is rated for operation at 1800MHz with a CAS latency of 7.  But it is also one of a select few memory kits to support Intel’s Extreme Memory Profiles, or XMP.  And it turned out to be a heck of an overclocker too. Click the link below and check it out...Corsair Dominator TWIN3X2048-1800C7DFIN G Kit... Read more...
A few months ago, we rounded up some of the fastest DDR3 memory kits that were available and came away impressed by how well frequencies and performance had scaled in the short time since DDR3 had been introduced on the desktop.  Since that article was published, however, not much has changed on the DDR3 front in terms of overall performance.  1800MHz kits are still the cream of the crop and the latency of the top kits hasn’t dropped below CAS 7.  The landscape has changed a bit though, thanks to ever dropping prices, maturity, and some newly introduced features. At the time our round-up was published, we praised one of Corsair’s kits in particular, the TWIN3X2048 - 1800C7D, for... Read more...
It's astrophysics, not rocket science, actually. Frustrated with the complexity and expense of running computations on big arrays of supercomputers, Dr. Gaurav Khanna of the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth has assembled 8 Playstation 3s into a cluster, loaded it up with Linux, and used it to perform massive calculations seeking to prove the existence of so-called gravity waves. Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity postulates that such waves exist, but it's never been proven.He also says that the console's Cell processor, co-developed by Sony, IBM and Toshiba, can deliver massive amounts of power, comparable even to that of a supercomputer -- if you know how to optimize code and have... Read more...
Sony's powerful gaming console with the semi-lackluster sales, the Playstation 3, is being upgraded to include an 80 gigabyte hard-drive in South Korea. It's currently being offered with a 60 gigabyte drive. It's unclear whether that means the more powerful offering is destined to be offered elsewhere anytime soon. "Increasing capacity for models is one of the options," said Satoshi Fukuoka, spokesman for Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. "We make such decisions depending on the needs of the market, and every country is different." The 80-gigabyte version will start selling June 16 in South Korea, where online games are enormously popular and broadband connections are more... Read more...
We've got a new article posted here at HotHardware, featuring a pair of high-end, Core 2 compatible motherboards. We took Asus' hybrid "Dual X16 SLI" based P5N32-E SLI Plus and pitted it against Abit's nForce 680i SLI based flagship IN9 32X-MAX and had some interesting results. Here's a snip from the piece: "This article set out to find the answer to a question inspired by ASUS' hybrid chipset; can you have nForce 680i SLI performance with dual x16 SLI, at a nForce 650i SLI price? In order to answer that question, we took the only commercially available example of ASUS' hybrid chipset, the P5N32-E SLI Plus and pit it against the nForce 680i SLI based Abit IN9 32X-MAX.... Read more...
In early November of last year, NVIDIA unveiled their successor to the nForce 5, the nForce 600 series. The starting line-up included three solutions supporting Intel's Core 2 processor, each aimed at a different segment of the market and each with a different price point. The most expensive chipset in the series, the high-end 680i SLI provided a host of new features including dual X16 SLI support with a third X8 PCI-E slot. Next comes the 650i SLI, which lacks many of the 680i's fancier features like dual x16 SLI support, but makes up for it with a significantly lower price point. Finally at the low end is the 650i Ultra, which lacks SLI support altogether. While the three boards in... Read more...
There's a steady flow if news rolling in today. A trio of our compatriots have posted some reviews we thought you'd like to check out.  First up, the Tech Report has posted a review of AMD's brand new Athlon 64 X2 6000 . They tested the CPU with the 64-bit version of Vista, so if you'd like to see how it stacks up to the Core 2 Duo in a 64-bit environment, TR's got the scoop. [H]Enthusiast has a review posted of the Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus. As its name implies, this mobo is based upon and NVIDIA nForce SLI chipset, but what makes it somewhat unique is that Asus bolted together the nForce 650i SLI chipset with the older 570 SLI SB to make a sort of hybrid board that supports... Read more...
When AMD launched their AM2 series of processors, the company seeded analysts with test platforms that were built around Asus' M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard.  That says something about the quality of this motherboard.  [H]ard|OCP goes in depth with the M2N32-SLI Deluxe and gives their opinion on what will likely be a popular AM2 mobos with enthusiasts. "The M2N32-SLI Deluxe is ASUS' latest offering supporting the new socket AM2 CPU's . The M2N32-SLI Deluxe supports all current socket AM2 (940) processors including the Athlon 64, Athlon FX, Athlon X2, and Sempron processors. The board supports full speed dual x16 PCI-Express graphics slots, memory up to DDR 2 800MHz speeds officially.... Read more...
When AMD launched their socket AM2 platform, most analysts tested the new CPUs on an Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard because it was part of AMD's NPRP system.  It seems that the folks at VH were so impressed by the board they were compelled to write a standalone review. The quote below says it all. "Ok I know I said I wasn't going to review the ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe (wireless edition) motherboard when I wrote my AM2 overclocking article. However, I just couldn't help myself because this board is quite simply the most feature-packed motherboard I've ever used."  ... Read more...
Stealth took the Asus P5N32 SLI Deluxe for spin and gave us his impressions of the board here with full analysis.  Dual X16 PCI Express Graphics slots in SLI comes to the Intel platform courtesy of Asus and NVIDIA.  Check it out. ... Read more...
When NVIDIA first resurrected the term "SLI" from the technology archives, it was welcomed back with open arms. Although the exact definition has changed from it's 3Dfx roots, it boils down to two graphics cards working on the same job. The obvious benefit is that two cards should be able to easily outperform even the fastest single card.  The only real problem for some users was that the technology was limited to owners of nForce-based motherboards, and initially that meant having an AMD Athlon processor.  NVIDIA eventually decided to address Intel's huge install-base as well, and nForce 4 SLI - Intel Edition motherboards arrived on the scene.     It has only been... Read more...
Legion Hardware has a look at the A8N32 SLI Deluxe tonight as well.  Our take can be found here, with recent updates.The A8N-SLI Deluxe is now worth just $170 US, so what has ASUS done to justify the A8N32-SLI Deluxe price premium? Well they have actually done quite a bit, as the board now includes an 8-phase power design and a seriously impressive cooling setup. Heat has become a huge concern for all high-end motherboards and none really address the issue correctly.And indeed heat needs to be managed better with this board as well, with its additional 16 PCI Express SerDes IO driving even more power in this new nForce 4 SLI X16 two-chip solution.... Read more...
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