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Good evening friends :)  I am packing it in early tonight; this cold is hitting my head pretty hard.  However, before I go pound back a bottle of Robitussin I have a shot of juice for you :) PCI Express Feature @ Neoseeker "We take a look at PCI Express today at Neoseeker and ponder what it brings to the table. As much as everyone in the PC world loves backward compatibility, PCI Express is going to quash that notion introducing both a new physical and underlying interface ushering out the now ubiquitous AGP slot. The classic PCI interface will also be nudged out albeit more slowly. The transition from AGP to PCI Express has a profound impact for the gaming segment especially as... 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...
Good morning HotHardware fans! Today is the day NVIDIA officially unveils their NV40 GPU architecture, and the new GeForce 6 series of cards that will be powered by it. We put the flagship GeForce 6800 Ultra through the wringer, comparing its performance and image quality to a GeForce FX 5950 Ultra and a Radeon 9800 XT throughout. Click the link below and take a look... NVIDIA's GeForce 6800 Ultra Tested & Burned In Right Here!... Read more...
The Advent of PCI Express ATI and NVIDIA Discuss Their Plans By: Chris Angelini March 23, 2004 There was once a time when running an intensive 3D game at a resolution of 1600x1200 was wishful thinking.  Frame rates were laughable, at best.  And what about Anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering? No can do. Believe it or not, that was a scant  three and a half years ago, when NVIDIA's GeForce2 Ultra roamed the earth devouring hapless RADEON and Voodoo5 cards, before swallowing the once dominant 3dfx whole.  Now where are we?  Blasting through the latest first-person shooters at that... Read more...
Intel Pentium 4 3.4GHz "Prescott" And Pentium 4 3.4GHz "Northwood" By, Dave Altavilla March 22, 2004 Last week AMD launched their latest "enthusiast" class processor, with the unveiling of the Athlon 64 FX-53.  Today, Intel returns the volley with the launch of two 3.4GHz Pentium 4 CPUs based on their Prescott and Northwood cores.  In our FX-53 piece, it was obvious that Intel has some catch-up work on their hands, as AMD's new flagship defiantly manhandled even the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition in more than a few instances of our benchmark suite.  What was perhaps more impressive was the way the FX-53 took the lead position, while maintaining a tepid... Read more...
ATi Introduces the HDTV Wonder Bringing High Definition TV to the PC By, Jeff Bouton February 26, 2004   While we are all sitting and watching the 3D Graphics card battles rage on, in the PC TV Tuner industry, competition is a little less prominent.  While a lot of enthusiasts are caught up in the hype of whose video card is faster and which one has the better image quality, there are other developments going in adjacent markets, that sometimes catch us off guard.  The latest of these developments is ATi's recent announcement of their new HDTV Wonder TV card that can deliver a High Definition Television experience to the PC.  Recently some manufacturers have made the jump... Read more...
Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz Prescott And Pentium 4 3.4GHz  Extreme Edition Significant changes in P4 architecture bring future scalability By, Dave Altavilla February 1, 2004 During the course of the year in 2003, AMD and Intel were engaged in a rigorous competition of raw MHz versus IPC (instructions per clock cycle) marketing.  While Intel had taken the road of brute force computing, with the Pentium 4's "Hyper-Pipeline" architecture, AMD was still selling on performance metrics not directly tied to clock speeds.  A 2.2GHz Athlon CPU chiming in with a "3200+" branding is at first glance, a tough sell.  However, the benchmarks and leading indicators in performance... Read more...
VIA PT880 Chipset Preview A Performance Preview of VIA's Dual-Channel P4 Chipset By: Chris Angelini December 8, 2003           For the first time since NVIDIA unveiled its nForce2 chipset more than a year ago, VIA is in a very promising position.  To begin, AMD's Athlon 64 is upon us, bringing with it an integrated memory controller that really equalizes the advantage NVIDIA once enjoyed.  In fact, the nForce3 and K8T800 chipsets generally fall within a percentage or two of each other in performance benchmarks.  VIA's leg-up comes in the form of an encompassing feature set.  Its VT8237 South Bridge includes native Serial ATA support... Read more...
  The Plextor Premium 52/32/52 Hi-Performance Internal CD-RW Drive Exceptionally Fast Performance For Professionals Jason R. Gibson July 14, 2003 With the recent introduction of recordable DVD drives, it seems like recordable CD drives may soon become a thing of the past.  In hopes of maximizing their impact on this slowly declining market, Plextor has recently released their latest edition to the very successful PlexWriter line of products, the PlexWriter Premium 52/32/52. Historically known for producing well-constructed drives that deliver the goods, Plextor has garnered a very reputable name in the Optical Drive market. Sporting new technology and some very notable specifications,... Read more...
ATI RADEON 9100 IGP Preview Integrated Graphics for the Pentium 4 By: Chris Angelini July 7th, 2003 ATI's engineers have worked hard this past year.  At the risk of being redundant, they've escorted to market the R300 series of Visual Processing Units (VPUs), they've spun off mainstream versions of the same chip for broader appeal, and they've successfully implemented the R300 and R350 processors (operating at full-speed) into the All-In-Wonder family of multimedia products.  What a busy bunch of beavers.  But there are other aspects of computing in which the expertise of a graphics company proves useful.  ATI's rival, NVIDIA, already knows that.  NVIDIA's nForce and... Read more...
ATI ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 PRO Press Releases & Screenshots...   CLICK IMAGE FOR AN ENLARGED VIEW EAZYLOOK MENUS: CHAPTER SELECTION   INFO SCREEN   LIBRARY SCREEN   LIBRARY SELECTION   MEDIA INFORMATION   PERMANENT ICONS   TRICK-PLAY MODE   VOLUME CONTROL   ATI's New ALL-IN-WONDER® 9800 PRO Delivers Improved Display and Graphics Performance For The Home Theater: EAZYLOOK? enhances the home theater experience with on-screen display: MARKHAM, Ontario ? ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) today announced the ALL-IN-WONDER® 9800 PRO. Available this spring, ATI?s newest multimedia video card combines the world?s fastest graphics engine featuring... Read more...
The GeForce FX 5900 Ultra  A Preview And Performance Analysis With NVIDIA's New Killer By - Dave Altavilla May 12, 2003 Here we are again, with another installment of my pixel is faster than yours.  Why is it that Graphics Cards create so much buzz in the PC Enthusiast market?  Perhaps it's because Processors, Motherboards, Memory and Drives are just a little too sterile, in terms of the what Marketing Weasels can spin up for the general public?  We here at HotHardware, actually get fairly jazzed up about a next generation Motherboard Chipset or CPU but then again, some of us don't get out much.  Companies like Intel, AMD, SiS and VIA, do an excellent job of marketing... Read more...
  ATI 'M10' Mobile Graphics Preview Mobile Gaming Diversifies By, Chris Angelini March 13th, 2003 The computer industry has been in the doldrums as of late.  And as much as we want to deny it, business isn't picking up as quickly as the analysts forecasted.  It isn't voodoo, though.  There is no witchcraft involved in judging the future of the fair industry in which we work.  Look at the roadmaps - processors continue getting faster, core logic adapts in time, and we are continually treated to more I/O bandwidth.  But that's to be expected.  That is what we call evolution.  What the industry needs is something to reignite the excitement that was felt when... Read more...
  SiS Xabre 600: Impressions The GPU That Scales With Your Processor By: Chris Angelini November 26, 2002 There isn't much room for error in the graphics market - just ask someone who worked at 3dfx.  The current landscape is fairly barren for gaming enthusiasts, save the recent success ATI is enjoying and NVIDIA's GeForce FX announcement, which will hopefully yield actual product sometime in February.  Conversely, there is a lot more action taking place in the mainstream, where volume is the name of the game.  NVIDIA has been busy revamping the GeForce4 MX 440 and Ti 4200 cards with AGP 8x support.  And, ATI is putting the finishing touches on its RADEON 9500 and 9500... Read more...
  ATI RADEON 9700 and 9500 Family Preview Meet The Whole Family! By: Chris Angelini October 24th, 2002 ATI has been hammering away at NVIDIA?s firm grasp on the hearts and minds of gamers, multimedia enthusiasts, corporate users and laptop owners.  Up until now, they have done so with individual product announcements, like the RADEON 9700 Pro, RADEON 9000 Pro, and so on.  Each card effectively delivered a well-aimed blow to NVIDIA?s comprehensive lineup, currently consisting of the GeForce4 Ti and MX families.  With the 9000 and 8500 cards covering the mainstream market, ATI is poised to further its cause in the mid and high-end 3D arenas, filling the gap between the RADEON... Read more...
  ATI All In Wonder 9700 Pro Preview The Fastest 3D in a Multimedia Package By: Chris Angelini September 30, 2002 If ATI were a Winston Cup NASCAR, we'd say that the company is efficiently firing on all eight cylinders.  The Mobility RADEON 9000 rules the mobile market, the well publicized RADEON 9700 Pro delivers the best performance to gaming enthusiasts, and the RADEON 9000 Pro is a solid mainstream card.  Further, ATI's latest round of hardware has been complimented by relatively stable drivers - a first, as far as the gaming community is concerned.  After the past few months of heightened success, what more could we ask for from the Canadian firm?  Well, consider... Read more...
  The ATi Radeon 9000 and Radeon 9700 Preview ATi 's Next Generation Products Unveiled By, Jeff Bouton July 18, 2002   The video card wars are heating up once again.  The rivalry between ATi and NVIDIA has never been more intense.  The two are poised for yet another battle in their ongoing attempts for market supremacy.  As of late, the two seem to be in strike / counter-strike mode.  ATi launches new drivers and NVIDIA launches Cg.  Just as was the case with the Radeon 8500 launch, ATi is the first to break the silence and have announced their next generation technology.  We can only assume that NVIDIA is lying in wait, to see what their arch-rival has... Read more...
The Matrox Parhelia 512 Matrox Re-Enters The 3D Graphics Ring - Big, Bad and Pretty By -Dave Altavilla May 14, 2002   We know you've been waiting for this, haven't you?  Of course you have.  Since the launch of the Matrox G450, we don't know of any hard core PC Hardware Enthusiast that hasn't been waiting for Matrox to step back up to the plate, with a new high end 3D Gaming Graphics card.  It was then that Matrox Graphics made a conscious decision to step back from the ridiculously competitive 3D Graphics scene and watch as giants fell.  Perhaps their next generation 3D Gaming chip was not ready for prime time or perhaps they just didn't want to duke it out in the down... Read more...
 SOYO ANNOUNCES 10 NEW MOTHERBOARDS FOR CAMINO, ATHLON, PENTIUM II/III and SOCKET 370 CPUs New Designs Support Leading Edge 750/800MHz CPUs/Chipset Technology, Consumer-based PCs with Integrated Multimedia, and "Designer" Internet Appliances FREMONT, CA  (January 3, 2000) - Soyo, Inc. rings in the new year with 10 new motherboards and a new IEEE-1394 Firewire adapter to jump start year 2000 sales to system integrators and endusers building Camino, Athlon, consumer PCs as well as Internet appliances.  All new Soyo motherboards support next generation CPUs, chipsets, and peripherals with features such as 100/133 system bus support, 4X AGP support, PCI expansion slots, Universal... Read more...
Preparing For a Dual-Processor PC Know what you're getting into... By, Marco ?BigWop? Chiappetta 1 / 11 / 2001    Hello Folks.  Today we?re doing something a little different here on H.H.  We normally focus on straightforward hardware reviews but while working on my most recent project?a review of the Abit VP6?I hit a little speed bump.  As most of you probably know by now, the VP6 is Abit?s newest Dual-Processor motherboard.  Last week I sat down to install our review board and about an hour into checking it out my system went dead.  I had killed my power supply!  What a bummer!  It was a decent 300-Watt unit that came with my case.  It had been... Read more...
The 3dfx Voodoo 5 5500 AGP An "In House" PREview and Test Of Alpha 2 Product By Dave "Davo" Altavilla 4/24/00   This product review needs no introduction.  We have been waiting a long time for the next coming of Voodoo Graphics.  In what seems like a deluge of market hype over next generation 3D Graphics chipsets from various vendors, 3dfx unleashes one of their most lethal weapons in the battle for 3D dominance.  Currently in an "Alpha 2" stage, we received, what 3dfx would classify as their mid range product, the Voodoo5-5500 AGP.  We at HotHardware want to emphasize again that the board we will show you in the following pages, is indeed... Read more...
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