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More breaking news in from the Inq... The collective ears of ATI fans worldwide can rejoice as Fudo over at The Inquirer has confirmed that ATI will be changing to a new heatsink assembly design for the company's upcoming R600 flagship GPU. Although effective, the dual-slot heatsink assembly on all high-end R520/R580 graphics cards is painfully loud and obnoxious and is nearly on par with the infamous GeForce FX 5800 cooler. ATI's engineers will have to be creative in their design however as recent flagship GPU's have already taken advantage of the performance benefits allotted by heatpipes, blower fans, and using copper in place of aluminum. "We have confirmation that ATI plans to do something... Read more...
For about $90USD, you can add three extra(hot swappable) hard drives to your machine using the IcyDock MB453SPF-B Multi-Bay Backplane Module. In their latest review, PCStats checks to see if this new device is a handy piece of hardware, or just another electronic dud. "The IcyDock MB453SPF-B multi-bay backplane module is a box the size of a couple optical drives stacked on top of one another that stores a handful of serial ATA hard drives in compact, individually hot swappable drive caddy's. When internal hard drive space in a computer case is full, or if quick access to hard drives is called for, this box will allow you to add up to three... Read more...
We're going through a little bit of an overhaul with one of the server databases this evening folks and unfortunately downtime will be unavoidable.  We should be out for only about an hour or so if all goes well. After that, hopefully things will be a bit faster around here. Faster is good... for most things.... Read more...
SFF vendor Shuttle is spreading word that the company will be introducing a new SFF platform that is even smaller than their conventional XPC systems. Aimed squarely at the living room, it is likely that these new systems will place a large emphasis on aesthetics and low-noise such that the PC belnds nicely with the other home theater components in the room. Unfortunately, no significant details have been shared thus far, though we imagine the rumor mill will be coming up to speed shortly."We have introduced the world's first SFF PC five years ago and thus have invented the small form factor. The time to set another milestone has arrived: a new form-factor will help Shuttle to make the new Shuttle... Read more...
And I thought our little shop here at HotHardware had some hot-stuff hardware capacity coming on line with our new fancy-pants Dual 3GHz Xeon front end web box.  Google on the other hand likes to throw a few thousand Opterons at a time at the situations and own the backbone connection as well.  Oofaa..."The probable answer lies in one of Google's underground parking garages in Mountain View. There, in a secret area off-limits even to regular GoogleFolk, is a shipping container. But it isn't just any shipping container. This shipping container is a prototype data center. Google hired a pair of very bright industrial designers to figure out how to cram the greatest number of CPUs, the... Read more...
Hey gang, Jeff.B stopping in for a little more news bits for you. Having a busy day myself, so let's get down to business. ATI Rebuts Nvidia With Counter-Claims @ ChannelTimes.com: "Responding strongly, Suki Matharu, country manager, ATI India, said, "We can point out 100 flaws with Nvidia drivers and its cards. They cheat the consumers all the time. We can actually kill them as our products are far better." Five Large P4 Coolers @ OCAU: "CPU core temperatures were recorded by MBM. It's well known now that the reported on-die CPU temperature should be taken with a large grain of salt as it can vary from motherboard to motherboard. However for the purposes of our comparison... Read more...
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