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Good morning HotHardware fans! BW here to let you all know that ATi is taking the wraps off of whole new line of graphics cards with their new X850 Series today, and they've made some additions to the X800 Series of cards as well. In all ATi is announcing five new Radeons, at price points randing from $250 to $540. We've got information on them all, and have taken their flagship Radeon X850 XT Platinum Edition out for a spin. Click here and take a look...... Read more...
NVIDIA's SLI technology (Scalable Link Interface), which allows two PCI Express GeForce 6800s or 6600s to work in tandem to increase performance, has been getting a ton of press these past few months.  So much press that it has some PC enthusiasts wondering what ATi has been up to and what the Canadian-based graphics giant would do to counter the deluge of NVIDIA-related information circulating through the tech community.  Well it turns out that the folks at ATi have actually been hard at work on a few new products.  Today they're unveiling a whole new line of video cards in a wide range of price points.  And although ATi isn't quite ready to release any details with regard... Read more...
Good morning folks!  Happy Post Thanksgiving to all our State side friends.  In typical holiday fashion, I managed to eat so much food I still feel full the next morning.  We had one heck of a spread including a 25LB turkey and all the sides you could imagine.  What was more amazing was that for some reason, the turkey didn't make me sleepy at all.  In fact, I was wide awake the whole night, staring at the ceiling wondering if the triptophan would ever kick in.  Sadly, it didn't.  So it's lots of coffee for me this AM followed by a late afternoon nap for sure. I hope the rest of you had a good time with the one's you love, as that is what Thanksgiving is all... Read more...
Using the sheer number of "NVIDIA vs. ATi" articles posted on-line or published in every popular computer magazine as a gauge, it would be easy to surmise that these two rivals battled each other for dominance in the desktop 3D graphics space alone.  Numerous head-to-head comparisons between NVIDIA's GeForce 6 series and ATi's Radeon X800 series line of video cards are published constantly.  And each company has since amassed a loyal following.  Point your browser to any number of public forums, and you'll see just how allegiant their fans can be.  Staunch NVIDIA and ATi users debate more feverishly than an auditorium filled with an equal number of conservative Republicans... Read more...
Anyone up for some late night news? For the insomniac in you, we have reviews for products from Thermaltake, MSI, RaidMax, and Altec Lansing. I'd like to chat more, but as my vision becomes a little blurrier, I realize I probably should get some sleep, so good night :) Thermaltake Fanless 103 @ Phoronix "Large heatsinks are quite a hit these days, and the Fanless 103 from Thermaltake is no exception. In fact, it's so big that we just had to nickname it "Big Blue." The largest question we have for Big Blue is: can it in fact take the pressure that other heatsinks with fans can handle, or will it slip into the background to be slowly forgotten like the real Big Blue?" MSI 915P... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome back :)  Along with Jeff, I was also having issues with my internet today.  Though I am on a totally different ISP then my counterpart, I was unable to access anything HH related today (e-mail, web-page or forum).  Yet, when I called in to complain, I was magically able to access everything after they "ran some tests."  Nevertheless, I am now able to access my e-mail which means I have a pile of news and all that glorious spam that accumulated throughout the past 36 hrs ;)  So, go grab a comfy chair and toss in some music, here is your news for the evening....  MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum @ Viper Lair "The Socket-939 is a step... Read more...
Hardcore gamers, with the large disposable incomes necessary to feed their hardware addictions, have a lot to be thankful for at the moment.  Both NVIDIA, with the GeForce 6 Series of products, and ATi, with their X800 Pro and X800 XT, have extremely powerful GPUs in their arsenals that are an order of magnitude faster than the previous generation.  And while the previous battle at the high-end between the GeForce FX 5950 Ultra and Radeon 9800 XT was heated, it was never quite as competitive as things are today.  The 9800 XT was almost universally lauded as the "better" choice, but now the choice isn't quite as clear.  Compelling arguments can be made for choosing... Read more...
So, have all of you had your chance to spend some quality time with Doom 3?  Have you lost countless hours reveling in the horror, fragging the baddies back to where they belong?  I suspect a lot of you have.  I've tried to put some quality time in myself and I can surely say, this game delivers the goods on fear and graphics quality, no doubt.  Too bad I don't have the time to play for hours on end.  Something about work and divorce always comes up to rain on the party :) Doom 3: Why is Radeon X800 Series behind GeForce6? @ 3DCenter.org: "One the one hand, Radeon-cards have got a superior Early-Z-Occlusion performance. But on the other hand, the Radeon-mechanism... Read more...
Hey all, time for your morning news update. I'm up a little earlier than usual to get things going for you. Recently I picked up mountain biking to get my lazy butt into shape and I find beating the North Carolina Sun is a good idea. All this sitting in front of a PC is bad news for the body and I figured I better do something or I'm going to get decrepit. Rob has his volley ball league, Dave his Tai Kwon Do and Jay is a cycler too. Seemed like a good fit for me as well. We'll see what happens over time, but the cost to get started is enough to keep me going for a long time!  This is not a cheap sport.  Here's your morning fix... Samsung Yepp YP-T5V Digital Audio Player Review @ Designtechnica:... Read more...
Good morning all.  It looks like we've got a fair amount of news for you this morning, with a number of sites hard at work on some interesting reading.  We've been pretty busy this week as well, with some nice treats on tap for you.  I've also been toying with the idea of writing a few guides for our newbie friends, to help them with the various facets of building and using their rig.  What I'd like is some feedback from our readers letting me know what you would find most helpful.  So if there is something you would like covered, please drop a quick line and let me know! GeForce FX Comparison - Prolink 5900XT vs. Albatron 5700P Turbo @ Tweaktown: "Today we've checked... Read more...
Good morning everyone :)  Sorry to cut this short but, I am running extremely lean on time today.  So, without further ado, here is your morning shot of juice... Albatron PX875P Pro @ Viper Lair "With the exception of the lack of RAID, 10/100 networking, and a passive North Bridge cooler, it's tough to ignore the performance and stability of the PX875P Pro. If you're in the market for a Pentium 4 motherboard, and don't need all the frills some high-end boards may provide, this board is certainly worthy of being on your short-list given its cost." Sony VAIO VGN-X505VP Notebook Review @ Designtechnica "Using the X505 in a public place such as a coffeehouse or on public... Read more...
Good morning all.  Time for some morning reading courtesy of your good friends at HotHardware.  JeffB checkin' in with the latest news floating around the hardware world.  Got a decent selection waiting for me in my mailbox this AM, so let's not waste any time! Aristec Accent HT-400b HTPC Case Review at htpcnews.com: "As newcomers to the HTPC community begin their journey one of the first questions that they have is "what case should I buy" and the answer is not always what they want to hear. HTPC's are not a cheap hobby by any means... Yes you can build a HTPC for practically nothing but you will be heavily limited on what it can do in the grand scheme of things.... Read more...
Good morning friends, N.J. here with yet another edition of the H.H. Times.  If you managed to miss last nights news shot, AMD just released their new 939-pin AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 and Athlon 64 3800 processors.  If AMD is your cup of tea, you won't want to miss-out Marco's thoughts of the new core... Marco's Review PRESS RELEASE - "AMD Ices Competition" TAIPEI, TAIWAN - June 1, 2004 - At Computex, AMD today raised PC performance to new heights with the launch of four new processors in the award-winning AMD Athlon™ 64 processor family featuring the exclusive Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP) capability for desktop and mobile computing when enabled by the upcoming Microsoft(R)... Read more...
Good afternoon folks!  How is everybody doing today?  I hope those of you in the northeast are enjoying the awesome weather we're having.  All I can say is thank God for WiFi! :)  There's been some more activity the last few hours, so I figured I'd pop back in serve up another helping of news.  So, here you go...  Epox 8HDA5+ Review @ Neoseeker: "The 8HDA5+ has one of the most full-featured back panels, putting the majority of the really important stuff on without needing to resort to multiple headers and twenty PCI brackets. You can see the dual LAN onboard, SPDIF and Coaxial outputs as well as the 6 jacks for the 7.1 sound. Unlike other motherboards that use... Read more...
Oh, look you are back :)  I am in the middle of resolving some issues with an article I am writing, but I figured I would take a five minute breather to toss up some news for all of you.  So, with out further delay, here is some more of the good stuff... PMI 1GIG DDR400 Platinum Turbo Dual Channel Memory Kit Review @ Tweaknews.net "PMI's PC3200 Platinum Turbo Memory can be summed up rather simply. If you are in the market for cost effective high quality PC3200 memory complete with copper heatspreaders, lifetime warranty and good overclocking potential, PMI's DDR400 would definitely be a smart buy. Throughout my three day barrage complete with gaming, benchmarking, overclocking... Read more...
Good morning friends, welcome back to HH.  Today I took a sick-day in hopes of kicking this flu that has been hanging around for the past while.  *shakes head* I don't understand my immune system; I will be fine all winter but as soon as summer comes, BAMN, I get sick.  Maybe my body is so used to the soothing radiation that emanates from my CRT monitor that it is starting to reject natural sunlight.  Nevertheless, a solid day of coffee, music and benchmarks should do my body good ;) PRESS RELEASE- Serial ATA Milestones Achieved With Two Completed Specs Signaling Speed Doubled to 3Gbps, New Cable and Connector Solutions Defined   INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, Barcelona, Spain,... Read more...
The Soyo P4X400 DRAGON Ultra Platinum Edition VIA's Rogue Chipset Has Arrived! By, Marco Chiappetta October 31, 2002 Tonight on HotHardware.Com we're going to take a look at a motherboard from Soyo that is powered by VIA's controversial P4X400 DDR chipset for the Pentium 4.  If you've been on top of the hardware scene, you may know that Intel and VIA have been locked in a heated battle over the legality of VIA's P4X series of chipsets.  Intel alleges that VIA does not hold the necessary licenses to produce chipsets for the P4, while VIA claims they obtained the licenses in their acquisition of S3.  Regardless of who is "right", the ongoing litigation between these two... Read more...
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