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It wasn't until the past few years that people even cared about what kind of PSU powered their computer. Recently though, more attention has been given to the need for a quality PSU, and interest in how these devices work and how to mod them has also grown. If you're intrigued about how a PSU is built, than Hardware Secrets can help satisfy that curiosity with their latest article on PSU Anatomy. "Power supplies used on the PC are based on a technology called "switching mode" and thus are also known as SMPS, Switching Mode Power Supplies. In this tutorial we will explain you how switching power supplies work and we will provide... Read more...
EVGA Exclusive - the Signature SeriesT The FASTEST 7900 GT on the Market TODAY! Created for the true graphics performance enthusiast, all Signature SeriesT video cards feature a Collectors Edition Package, Priority Customer Service and are put through a longer and more diverse testing process under EVGA's rigorous standards in addition to many other benefits. The 7900 GT Signature SeriesT features EVGA's own high-efficiency thermal cooling solution allowing the highest possible clock speeds. The memory is now covered by the innovative EVGA copper fan, which allows for better cooling (approximately 6 degrees Celsius). Gamers will appreciate the highest clock speeds and improved performance... Read more...
Intel is in the news again today, but this article isn't about the upcoming Conroe and Merom processors that it seems everyone is talking about. Reuters is reporting that Intel plans to spend upwards of $1 billion dollars to push the internet in poor nations. That's a lot of coin, but money well spent in our opinion. The more people that get connected, the better. "Intel Corp. said on Tuesday it plans to spend $1 billion to promote Internet use and computer training in developing countries, the latest move in the No. 1 chip maker's effort to break into new markets. The program, which Intel has dubbed "World Ahead," aims to bring high-speed... Read more...
Catalyst 5.13? That's right, and it's slated for this month! In ATI's words, they're out for "dominATIon" of video quality, and with their new drivers, it looks like they may have succeeded. As FiringSquad explains, Catalyst 5.13 is set to deliver a huge leap in image and video quality. "ATI owners (and prospective owners) must have been good this year because Santa has brought the thirteenth Catalyst driver release of 2005. With this new version, ATI claims that they've raised the bar in video performance and set the stage for worldwide "video dominATIon." Our tests show that Catalyst 5.13 is the greatest leap in video quality technology... Read more...
So, what's in the news today? There was something important that was supposed to happen, but I can't remember for the life of me. Oh, now I remember... wait, I forgot again. Um, oh yeah! ATI has finally lifted their NDA so we could all get a glimpse of their new X1000 family of cards. For your convenience, a roundup of reviews has been, well, rounded up. For the sake of balancing the scale a bit, Nvidia would also like you to know about the new BETA 81.84 drivers that are now available for download. ATI Radeon X1300, X1600, X1800 Reviews [H]ard|OCP The Tech Report Hardware Secrets Beyond3D Neoseeker t-break Firing Squad Albatron Mars PX915SLI Intel 915PL SLI Motherboard @ PCstats.com "Albatron's... Read more...
Going along with yesterday's update on Google Maps, some Asian governments have voiced their opinion on the technology... they don't like it. There's still some debate has to how serious of a security risk the satellite images are, as the images are a few years old. Living in New Hampshire, I have no concerns as most of my state lacks detailed images. Area 51 has higher quality pictures... could the government be hiding something in the granite state? Well, time to find my tinfoil hat, later folks! FujiFilm FinePix F10 @ eCoustics "The new 6.3-megapixel FujiFilm FinePix F10 ($399 MSRP) is a rather unassuming digital camera with a silvery metal finish and plain vanilla styling. Yet looks... Read more...
Hey everyone. As a reminder for all of you, the demo for F.E.A.R. will be released tomorrow. I'm just hoping my 6800GT can provide and decent ride. Enjoy the news, goodnight all. NVIDIA GeForce 7800GTX 1.0-7675 Preview @ Phoronix "Today, is a rather special day for GeForce 7800GTX Linux owners as we can finally expect some new drivers from NVIDIA that fix the poor performance issues. Although these new 1.0-7675 drivers continue to lack some of the new antialiasing modes, and SLI (Scalable Link Interface), supported by the GeForce 7 series they do come with a hefty amount of changes." EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX Graphics Card Review @ X-Bit labs | HH Perspective "We would like to offer... Read more...
Hey folks, we've got a BIG update for you this afternoon. It starts off in the form of the giant, "Beastly", Gigabyte GV-3D1-68GT... which is 2 6800GT GPU Cores slapped onto 1 board! I'm sure some of you are wondering "How do you cool this thing?!?", so we've provided a pic below. In other news, Microsoft has started beta testing it's Longhorn OS. If we come across any screenshots, we'll be sure to post them! GIGABYTE Unleashes 3D1-68GT VGA Card Beastly GV-3D1-68GT Dual GPU VGA card scores over 20,000 points in 3DMark03   Taipei, Taiwan 11th July, 2005 - GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd., a world-leading VGA card manufacturer, today introduced the much anticipated GV-3D1-68GT,... Read more...
LG LRY-517 VCR/DVD Recorder Combo Review @ Designtechnica: "The LG LRY517 Super-Multi DVD recorder not only raises the bar for stand-alone DVD recorders, but with the integrated VCR and memory card slots, it runs away with it. Whether you are transferring old family movie tapes to DVDs, copying new digital camcorder recordings to DVD, recording your favorite TV programs, or displaying photos or DviX movies from a memory card or CD, the LRY517 will be the tool of choice. " Biostar's iDEQ 330P small form factor system @ The Tech Report: "Biostar's iDEQ 330P is the latest small form factor system to offer something a little different. Based on a 939-pin Athlon 64 socket and NVIDIA... Read more...
Good evening HotHardware Fans!  We've got some interesting news for you tonight, hot off the presses... Alienware to offcer NVIDIA SLI Configurations... Area-51 ALX with SLI Alienware ALX Full-Tower Chassis Alienware X2 and NVIDIA SLI Technology Cutting Edge Performance-Enhanced Hardware Personalized Pre- and Post-Sales Support Alienware ALX Game Support Portal Award Winning AlienCare Service Program Don't beleive us?  :)  Check these out... Alienware SLI Information Alienware SLI Configurations  FarCry Patch v1.3 with SM 2.x & 3.0 Support Released: That's right! The long awaited Far Cry patch 1.3 is out along with the linux dedicated server. ·_Fixed a crash with... 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...
NVIDIA Detonator 40 Evaluation New Features And Enhanced Performance By -Chris Angelini August 30, 2002 We haven?t heard much from NVIDIA lately, though rumors about NV30 seem to dominate hardware discussion boards. Similarly, even the excitement surrounding nForce2 has subsided in light of newfound graphics competition from ATI.  After patiently watching ATI tantalize the mainstream, enthusiast, and mobile markets, NVIDIA has put the finishing touches on a new driver package that bolsters performance and enhances the functionality of its entire graphics family.  Will it be enough to divert attention from the RADEON 9700 Pro?  Not this time ? ATI has established a sizeable performance... Read more...
The nVIDIA GeForce2 GTS Ultra and Detonator 3 Drivers nVIDIA's Technology War Machine Rolls On By Dave "Davo" Altavilla 8/14/00   You've got to hand it to nVIDIA.  They crank out new technology from a hardware and software standpoint, at a pace that has the rest of the competitive field cringing.  If nVIDIA was like a weapon, in this War of 3D Graphics, they would be an Abrams Tank with a Gatlin Gun strapped on top, clearing a path of destruction as they relentlessly rolled onward.  Perhaps that is a little over the top but it seems as if there is no end to their arsenal of next generation 3D Graphics product.  At the very least they seem to execute new... Read more...
     Driving The Athlon MIcro-Star's MS-6167 AMD Based Motherboard       Finally, the playing field is begining to level out somewhat in the Processor/Motherboard arena. The consumer is no longer limited to one processor and chipset family that will provide top end performance. For many years competitors to Intel tried to compete in the "Value PC" market nipping at Intel's margins for what was then thought to be the mainstream PC. The high end space was always filled by product produced by the king of the technology hill, Intel. Many of these competitors to Intel fell by the wayside, surcoming to tough economic climates under the strains of being a "me... Read more...
Microstar International's MS-6337 - i815E Pro Our second pass at the i815E and it gets better every time. By Dave "Davo" Altavilla 9/27/00   You probably have noticed...  Intel's latest motherboard chipset the i815E, has taken hold with virtually all of the major motherboard manufacturers as a major component in their mainstream and high end product offering.  Not long ago product offerings were a flood with boards based on the VIA Apollo Pro133A chipset.  However, now that Intel finally has their own PC133 ready product out the door, we knew it wouldn't be long before the Big "I" would permeate once again. The HotHardware labs have recently been inundated... Read more...
Sono International's 1008S Newcomers to the PC Motherboard arena? Not really!   When Sono contacted me about reviewing their new Slot 1 Motherboard, I have to admit I was a little in the dark. At first I thought... Sono? Who? Then I received the eval unit. I was pleasantly surprised. This board seemed to be designed well. I also liked the fact that I got on board audio AND 4 PCI Slots. Sono has been in this business for over 9 years now. They are definitely not new to the scene. As you can see in the above shot, the layout is clean. and straight forward. One area of note was that the board we were sent only had two DIMM sockets populated and an obvious host location on the board for another... Read more...
  Taming The Beast     A Look At The Hercules Terminator Beast Super Charged!               Hercules Computer Technology Inc. is one of the oldest manufacturers of video cards in the US. They have long been regarded as a quality manufacturer of mainstream computer graphics accelerators. Hercules has been a little dormant in the past year or so. However Hercules has recently returned to the game with a multitude of exciting new products based on current chip sets which offer the end user features not... Read more...
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