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Earlier this week, Hot Hardware mentioned that Canon and Toshiba had announced their deal to build a factory in Japan to build great big SED widescreens, and predicted it would put pressure on other screen prices. Now the latest  Business Week outlines the coming race to the bottom for prices on LCD and Plasma screens, just in time for Christmas. Coincidence? We think not. "The only ones making money in the TV business this year will be the guys who deliver the sets and the people who sell the stands and the mounting brackets," says analyst Rosemary Abowd of Pacific Media Associates in Menlo Park, Calif. The imminent price war will pit... Read more...
Hello everyone. NVIDIA has just taken the wraps off of two new mainstream GPUs, the GeForce 7900 GS and GeForce 7950 GT. We took a retail-ready XFX GeForce 7900 GS for a spin at its factory-overclocked speeds and down-clocked it to illustrate how reference cards would perform as well. We've also got some information regarding the new GeForce 7950 GT, but benchmarks for this card will have to wait. Here's a snip from the article... "The company is launching two new GPUs aimed squarely at the more mainstream price segments of the gaming community. Here, we find the GeForce 7900 GS coming to market with an MSRP of $199 and the GeForce 7950 GT which carries an MSRP of $299. With these two... Read more...
Mercury News has posted a very interesting article which outlines the upcoming consolidation of the CPU and GPU into one package. Here, the author gets feedback directly from key players within the industry as vendors such as AMD, Intel, ATI, and NVIDIA are all represented. In short, it sounds as though efforts will be made to bring low-end graphics onboard a multi-core processor with the ultimate goal being to have a full range of consolidated CPU/GPU hardware. One aspect of this approach which surprisingly seems to have not been covered is the topic of upgrading and the overall lifecycle of the hardware. With both CPU and GPU functionality tied to a single package,... Read more...
The news has been a little slow this weekend because of the July 4th holiday, but some of our colleagues have fresh content on-line if you need a hardware fix.  Driverheaven checked in with a pair of articles, one a review of Toshiba's M70-159 and the other a showcase of some GeIL and Corsair PC2-8500 RAM with Abit's AN9 32x Fatality motherboard. Epiacenter has a review of Commell's LV-667 Mini-ITX motherboard posted, and Legion Hardware pits the NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI vs. the nForce 590 SLI.... Read more...
In their latest press release, Dell talks about their fiscal Q1-2007 revenues, but also drops in some news of their future plans with AMD. According to Dell, their ninth generation servers will use Intel's Woodcrest CPU, and will introduce AMD Opteron CPUs in their multi-processor servers by the end of the year. "Dell had operating income of $949 million, or 6.7 percent of revenue, in the quarter, which reflected investments in customer experience as well as pricing decisions the company believes will drive future growth. Cash flow from operations was $1.0 billion for the quarter and Dell ended the quarter with $11.1 billion in... Read more...
HKEPC has posted some interesting news regarding AMD's mobile roadmap and their transition to new sockets. Here, we find some details regarding plans for Socket S1 and Socket AM2 products that should begin appearing the latter part of this year. One thing is certain here, once AMD releases these new processors Intel will certainly have some competition on the mobile front. Now if only we could get every notebook vendor to offer an AMD-based system.  ... Read more...
Today, we've seen a few interesting bits of news show up on the web concerning ATI's next-generation R580 flagship GPU. The Register reports that Japanese vendors already have the cards on hand and that a note inside the boxes claims some pretty serious power requirements. On its own, a single R580 card requires a 450W PSU with 30A on the 12V rail. When two cards are in a Crossfire configuration, your system will need a power supply with at least 550W and a whopping 38A on the 12V rail. Yet another somewhat surprising rumor comes from The Inquirer and states that the R580 All In Wonder card will be equipped with 256MB of memory. Although this seems more than adequate for the time being, this... Read more...
The influx of press releases continues today with an interesting announcement from Sapphire.  It looks like they'll be releasing an AGP Radeon X1600 Pro.  Take a look... SAPPHIRE SUPPORTS AGP USERS WITH X1600Pro Upgrade market now enjoys latest graphics architecture Supporting the upgrade and retrofit markets using the industry standard AGP bus, leading graphics supplier Sapphire Technology is now shipping AGP versions of its latest series of graphics accelerators. Based on an exciting new architecture this family is now delivering the most sophisticated yet affordable graphics processing solutions to this market. Based on a completely new architecture, the new X1600 series has been... Read more...
Good afternoon folks. We just got a juicy tid-bit of information directly from NVIDIA that we wanted to let you all know about. It seems that the highly anticipated game Call of Duty 2 will be bundled with some popular graphics cards based on GeForce GPUs.  Here's the full scoop... NVIDIA GeForce graphic processing units (GPUs) have been selected by Activision as the preferred platform for Call of Duty 2, the highly anticipated sequel to Call of Duty which is the winner of over 80 "Game of the Year" awards. To enable gamers to experience Call of Duty 2 as it was truly intended, NVIDIA has reached an agreement with Activision that allows partners of NVIDIA to bundle the Call of... Read more...
Hello All! The weekend is drawing to a close, and while the rest of the world is watching football, I thought I'd post up some spy shots of some new RAM Corsair's got in the works and supply a healthy dose of news while I'm at it. First things first... Corsair's TWINX2048-4400PRO      The pictures above are of a brand new 2GB memory kit that the good folks at Corsair are getting ready to release.  The TWINX2048-4400PRO memory features Corsair's swank activity LEDs, and Infineon Rev. C chips. This 2GB kit is guaranteed to hit DDR550 speeds at 3-4-4-8 timings, and at DDR400 speeds will run at CAS 2. This memory kit will be ideal for overclockers who want to populate only 2 DIMM... Read more...
Good afternoon folks! We just got some interesting news by way of Asus. It turns out they've already got a BIOS file ready to enable ATI CrossFire support on their P5WD2 Intel 955X based motherboard (you can see our review of this motherboard right here). Here is a quick snip from the e-mail that we just received... "Now you can enjoy Crossfire technology on ASUS P5WD2 as well. When you receive ASUS P5WD2 Premium, you may have question about what is the secondary PCI Express for? ASUS is always think ahead to provide solution for future upgrade. Attached BIOS is the latest BIOS to support CrossFire graphic cards." This is interesting news for sure, but ATI still has to deliver... Read more...
Good morning HH fans!  How's everyone doing today? I hope all is well. Things here in the New York lab (soon to be Connecticut) are humming along nicely. We've got some tasty hardware on the test bench at the moment, but we can't tell you about that for a few more weeks. Rest assured, we'll fill you in the second the NDAs lift.  For now though, it's time for a shot of news. Here ya go... ATI is the Principal Graphics Provider for Microsoft's Professional Developer's Conference ATI Showcases Advanced Windows Vista Leadership in Over 300 Demo PCs MARKHAM, ON – September 13, 2005 – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) today announced it is the principal graphics provider... Read more...
Hello again, HH fans!  I just wanted to pop back in to let you all know that there is some NVIDIA news today.  They are launching a pair of new nForce 4 SLI chipsets, one for the AMD platform and the other for Intel, that sport a pair of true x16 PCI Express graphics slots. The current crop of nForce 4 SLI boards have a pair or x8 electrical connections.  On top of this, NVIDIA is also announcing a new relationship with Dell.  Here's a snip from the official Press release... NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 Powers the Dell XPS Gaming Desktop Now Available: The World's First NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16-based PC Get the ultimate gaming system with the first ever NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16-based... Read more...
Good morning everyone. We just got some interesting information from Rambus regarding their new high-speed XDR memory interface that we wanted to send your way. If you think GDDR3 RAM running at 1.3GHz is impressive, wait until you see what Rambus has on tap. Here's a snip from their press release... RAMBUS UNVEILS NEXT GENERATION XDR MEMORY INTERFACE 8GHz XDR2 DRAM with micro-threading enables unprecedented graphics capabilities       LOS ALTOS, Calif. – July 7, 2005 – Rambus Inc. (Nasdaq:RMBS), one of the world's premier technology licensing companies specializing in high-speed chip interfaces, today announced the latest version of its high-bandwidth XDR... Read more...
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