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OCZ Technology Introduces Enhanced Latency PC-3200 Platinum XTC Modules Sunnyvale, CA—March 2, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the release of PC-3200 Platinum 1024MB XTC and PC-3200 Platinum Revision 2 XTC. The launch of the new series will meet the needs of today's high-end system builders, gamers and enthusiasts who seek high performance DDR400 memory solutions. The PC-3200 Platinum XTC will be available in 1024MB (1GB) modules and 2GB (2x1024MB) dual channel kits with exceptional CL timings of 2-3-2-5. The PC-3200 Platinum Revision 2 XTC will be available in a 1GB (2x512MB) dual channel... Read more...
  Last month we took a look at two recent sets of memory from Corsair and Kingston that were pushing DDR2 technology ahead, offering higher clock speeds and lower latencies to complement leading edge motherboard technologies.  Each set did very well in our benchmarks, offering up premium peformance with solid stability. But, besides death and taxes, the only other constant in this world is that the speed of most PC components increase every six months or so.  While Kingston was the first to reach the 750MHz barrier with their HyperX KHX6000D2K2/1G memory, we now have faster sets on the market, including today's entry from OCZ Technology, a 1GB set of 800MHz rated DDR2 called the... Read more...
Hey folks, we're posting the final roundup of articles today. Goodnight all, enjoy the news. GIGABYTE GA-8I945P Pro Motherboard @ Techniz "The GA-8I945P Pro was featuring the new Intel(R) 945P Express chipset with Hyper-Threading Technology delivers significant performance gains with variety of new generation architectures including the DDR2 main memory, PCI-Express interface, and Serial-ATA 2 interface for improving storage performance. The motherboard itself has a lot of built in features such as Gigabit LAN, RAID, and 7.1 channel sound. Besides that, it comes with a good bundle of software." Edifier e3100 Speaker Review @ Ninjalane "In this review we will be looking at a mainstream... Read more...
Hey guys... the Red Sox lost :( It was looking good until the 8th, where everything just started falling apart. Well, with that depressing note out of the way, let's get back to the news. Before you get to the list below, make sure to check out Jeff's latest review of the MSI NX6600GT-VTD128SP, overclockers on a budget take notice. Goodnight folks! Intel Completes 64-Bit Transition With Introduction Of Intel(R) Celeron(R) D Processor For Value PCs SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 27, 2005 – With the introduction today of the Intel(R) Celeron(R) D processor 351, Intel Corporation now has Intel(R) Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel EM64T), or 64-bit memory addressability, available throughout... Read more...
As the old saying goes, "It's better to burn out than to fade away".  This holds true when we think about AGP graphics cards.  While PCI-Express has certainly gained a lot of ground, AGP is not ready to die just yet.  Virtually any video card manufacturer you look at is still offering AGP based graphics solutions, even in the high-end sector.  Surely, the day PCI-Express completely eclipses AGP isn't too far off, as the bandwidth and power benefits of PCI-Express are very real.  Nonetheless, new AGP offerings continue to hit store shelves.  The latest such offerings to reach our test bench are from HIS in the form of their X850XT IceQII Turbo VIVO 256MB... Read more...
Hey folks, here's your monday fix :) I've got some news for all you gamers out there... Half-Life 2: Aftermath is rumored to be released in September. Also, Quake 4 is aiming for a fall/winter release date, so it looks like the end of the year will again be a treat to us Source and Doom 3 engine fans. Personally I'm looking equally forward to both of them... well, maybe Quake 4 a little more than the HL2 expansion. MSI K8N Neo Platinum Motherboard Review @ CoolTechZone "After taking a look at seven socket 754 boards late last month, we have established the fact that the 754 platform is the budget system to be had. Though its life span is limited to the point where AMD will stop the production... Read more...
AMD expands Mobile Athlon 64 line-up, more competition for Intel's Centrino: See Press Release Below: SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- April 14, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today again demonstrated its leadership in 64-bit mobile computing with the introduction of the Mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 processor 3700 for full-size notebooks. Based on the award-winning AMD64 technology, this new mobile processor enables a powerful 32-bit computing experience today with a seamless transition to 64-bit computing. The Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 3700 also offers Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP), an advanced security feature designed to prevent the spread of certain malicious viruses when enabled by Microsoft Windows XP... Read more...
Good morning folks! I hope everyone had a good weekend, and if you didn't... well, here's some tech news to drown your sorrows :) We received an announcement today from HIS, they're introducing their line of Radeon X8x0 video cards. If you want to check out ATI's press release on the new AGP cards, click here. Enjoy the rest of the news. Product Launch on new 8X AGP series: X850XT PE, X850XT, X800XL, X800 Hong Kong, Monday, Feb 28, 2005 – HIS (Hightech Information System Limited) today announced the introduction of the HIS X850XT PE (Platinum Edition), X850XT, X850XL and X800 AGP cards. Extended the most extreme gaming graphics card ever created in PCIe version, with up to 16 pipelines,... Read more...
Hey folks, it's time for one more update. If your checking in for the first time, Marco has taken a look at the GeForce Go 6800 Ultra, which is Nvidia's latest and greatest Mobile GPU. We also have a couple more reviews for the new Pentium chips, from hardwarezone and t-break. Goodnight all, enjoy the rest of the news :) The History Of The Computer @ The Tech Zone "Unlike most devices, the computer is one of the few inventions that does not have one specific inventor. Throughout the development of the computer, many people have added their creations to the list required to make a computer work. Some of the inventions have been different types of computers, and some of them were parts required... Read more...
Good morning all!  Most of us in the States are at the beginning of a 3-day weekend.  While I know I look forward to it, I also welcome the extra time to work on a couple of sweet pieces of hardware. Speaking of hardware, AMDZone has the X850XT Platinum on tap, an impressive looking card.  Make sure you check out Marco's take on this card too. ATI Radeon X850XT Platinum Edition Review @ AMDZone: "As you can see the card is equipped with a copper heat sink and large red exhaust fan. The fan helps to reduce overall system temperature by drawing internal air over the heat sink and expelling it from the back of the computer. On the back of the card you will notice the metal band... Read more...
Good morning everyone.  I'm starting off the day a bit envious after reading Marco's Mobility Radeon X700 review. Granted, my Centrino 1.4GHz with Mobility 9200 has served me well over the last few years, but an X700 would be a sweet update.  If you haven't checked it, you should.  Then be sure to check the latest news bits we have in store this morning. Logitech MX 3100 Cordless Desktop @ hardcoreware.net: "When Logitech introduced the laser-based MX 1000 as a replacement for the MX 700, it was only a matter of time before they came out with a matching wireless keyboard. That keyboard is known as the MX 3000 on its own, and in a month or so it will be released along side... Read more...
Guys and Gals, it's that time again. Apparently it's also time for another winter storm. Not to worry though, it's going to be around 55'F in my area on Thursday! Well, that's the weather for now, and here's the tech stuff... MSI 925X Neo Platinum (Intel 925X Express) @ hardwarezone "Alderwood motherboards aplenty, but throw in a robust design, good performance plus the latest technologies and you have the MSI 925X Neo Platinum. If you're planning on getting a new Pentium 4 system or know someone who is, this board comes highly recommended." NVIDIA SLI Hands-On Feature @ Neoseeker "Today at Neoseeker we take a look at NVIDIA's SLI technology and do some testing with a pair of 6800GTs... Read more...
  Good afternoon all!   JeffB took MSI's new i915 based motherboard for a spin today and gives us his impressions of the product after spending some quality time with it on the bench.  Learn why this new PCI Express enabled P4 mobo steals the HH Editor's Choice Award versus other i915 boards in its class. HotHardware's MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum Series Motherboard Review  ... Read more...
As Intel's Alderwood and Grantsdale chipsets have brought a whole new platform of technology to the P4, OEMs are now in full swing, bringing their own flavors to the mix.  With support for Intel's new LGA775 processors, DDR and DDR2 and PCI-Express, the playing field has certainly changed.  Granted, while upgrading will require a larger investment, the results can be worth it in the end, especially if you are migrating from a generation or two behind this current Intel architecture. Recently, we've seen a number of offerings come to market based on the 915G/P chipset.  While each company offers its own combination of features, only a few have truly stood out from the rest. The... Read more...
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...
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...
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...
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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