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ATI has been on tear the past few months, releasing a number of new and interesting products. Since late September / early October of this year, we've been presented with Radeon X850 CrossFire and requisite CrossFire capable dual-PEG slot motherboards to go along with it, a whole series of products based on the new X1K family of GPUs, and most recently the All-In-Wonder Radeon X1800 XL. Not to mention a handful of other products we can't tell you about just yet. It seems the company is doing all it can to keep the folks talking about ATI as we head into the holiday buying season. Today the company is introducing yet another new product, the Mobility Radeon X1600. As its name implies, the Mobility... Read more...
Anand has managed to get his hands on a new Intel Yonah processor and supporting motherboard and posted a series of benchmark results outlining its performance. Seeing the Pentium M family of mobile processors transition to dual cores should certainly get notebook enthusiasts excited as there will likely be some healthy performance gains across the board. How much performance can we expect from Yonah? Well, you'll have to read the article to find out but we'll leave you with a good teaser. Although we didn't consider it as such here today , Yonah will be quite impressive on notebooks. The thought of having such a cool running dual core processor... Read more...
Anandtech has been given a first-hand preview of a X1800XT Crossfire setup on the latest chipsets from ATI. Despite a few initial speed-bumps, the chipset division seems to finally be up to speed and ready to release some exceptional new products. Granted, we'll reserve final judgement until we have some retail boards in our hands though statements like the following certainly leave one optimistic.Because X1800XT Crossfire and The RD580 chipset have not yet officially launched, ATI has asked that we not publish hard benchmarks of our results, since they will likely change in final release versions. We can, however, talk in general terms about performance. Those of you who believe ATI is far behind... Read more...
Hey folks! ATI has sent us word that the Radeon X1800 XT should now be available. It still might be awhile before you can actually get your hands on one, doing a quick search at newegg reports 11/15/2005 as the ETA. Still, this will be some good competition for Nvidia, and will hopefully continue to drive down prices of the previous generation of graphics cards. Good times :) Enjoy the news... ATI Ships the Fastest Graphics Processor on the Planet Record breaking Radeon(R) X1800 XT now available MARKHAM, ON – November 9, 2005 – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT) is pleased to announce that the highly anticipated Radeon(R) X1800 XT, the fastest graphics processor on the... Read more...
Asus recently presented us with an opportunity to evaluate a rather unique video card, namely their soon to be released Extreme N7800 GT DUAL.  What makes the Asus Extreme N7800 GT Dual somewhat unique is that this card sports a pair of NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT GPUs and 512MB of GDDR3 RAM on a single PCB.  The Extreme N7800 GT Dual essentially simulates a two-card GeForce 7800 GT SLI configuration with a single card. Both Asus and Gigabyte did something similar with NVIDIA's GeForce 6 series of GPUs, but the relatively quick release and availability of the GeForce 7 series overshadowed anything available from the previous generation. This time around though, Asus is ready with a dual-GeForce... Read more...
Hey folks, today I came across a nice game performance preview. Some of you already know what I'm talking about... F.E.A.R. FiringSquad has had a chance to take a look F.E.A.R. using 7800GTX(SLI), 6800Ultra(SLI), 6800GT, X850 XT PE, and a X800 XL. Think the 7800GTX in SLI can handle it no problem? Well, you might want to see for yourself, but keep in mind the game is still in BETA form. SunbeamTech 20 in 1 MultiFunction Panel and Anodized Fans @ PimpRig "Like a kid on Christmas, I couldn't decide which one to open first so I went with the biggest box first, the 20-In-1 Superior Panel. Once I opened this sturdy box, I felt intimidated by what I saw. After all, the last time I hooked up a... Read more...
Hey guys and gals, take some time out to get a coffee and read the news. Yeah, you can read all about Michael Jackson, the war, life on mars... but who cares, GamePC Labs has compared four RAID-5 Solutions! Check back later for more of the good stuff! Shared Storage Drive from Maxtor: First Look at Network Storage Devices @ X-Bit labs "We would like to introduce to you a new shared storage device for small home and office networks, which is intended to simplify data storage and transfer within these networks a lot. Meet the new solution from Maxtor now!" Antec TX640B ATX Mini-Tower Case Review @ Legit Reviews "Over the last month we have looked at some very nice cases from Antec's... Read more...
Hey folks, how goes it? I'm sure some of you haven't had time to look up on any Computex coverage, so if your interested, check out parts 1, 2, and 3, of Hardware Zone's coverage. And if your in the market for a new notebook, check out Andrew's review of the Compaq Presario V4000. Goodnight! The Technology Behind Dual Core CPUs @ PCStats "In this article, PCSTATS is going to focus on both company's versions of this technology, how it works, and the kind of performance boost you can expect from it. Currently only certain of AMD's Opteron server-class processors are available with dual cores, but very shortly AMD will release the Athlon 64 X2 line of dual-core desktop processors. Intel has... Read more...
We've posted a preview of ATi's new CrossFire Multi-GPU platform technology tonight.  Will ATi give NV SLI a run for it's money?   Tonight we show a glimpse of CrossFire here and look to release of the hardware for testing later this month!... Read more...
At this year's E3 show ATi was discretely showing their new multi-GPU rendering technology which until now has been held under wraps of the standard NDA embargos we've come to know and love here in the industry.  Last week we were given a full briefing on the technology by the ATi team and were told sometime in the month of June, product should be available in the retail channel.  However for now, we can give you full details on the features and underlying technology in ATi's new CrossFire products with this pre-launch showcase, which we will follow-up of course, with a full performance preview once we get product in our lab for hands-on testing. ATi CrossFire Technical Overview ATi... Read more...
Good evening friends, sorry about the later post tonight, but, I just walked in the door from work.  Oh the joys of being on call ;)  Nonetheless, it is getting late and there is a ton of "special" emails to filter through so let's get down to business.  Here is your nightcap...  HTPCnews Exclusive: Uneed International 7inch TFT HTPC "The Uneed x15 case certainly is unique and fairly well designed case.  The touch screen was a great add on that really makes this case stand out from the rest of the market and even allows you to put your own personal touch on, as I did with the Konfabulator widgets. This is by no means an average case and can house just about... Read more...
Good afternoon all!  Asus just checked in with us and delivered an image and some specs on their first nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition board, the P5ND2-SLI Deluxe.  This tight little plank-o-silicon certainly has some features that promise serious performance. Asus P5ND2-SLI Deluxe - NVIDIA™ NFORCE4 SLI - Intel Edition - Intel LGA775 Pentium 4 CPU - 64bit CPU support - NVIDIA™ Dual Graphics SLI Technology - Native Dual-Channel DDR2 720 - Dual-Channel DDR2 667 - Fanless Design More details on this sweet looking new motherboard, can be found here... We'll have one of these on the way from Asus shortly so I am told.  Stick around for all the fun!... Read more...
  Today, we're bringing you a Dual-Core Pentium quick take, on short notice from the folks at Intel. With only a few hours of testing at our disposal, we're attempting to make time with some level of meaningful analysis for you and hit Intel's NDA embargo lift time this morning. Would we have liked to spend more quality lab time on such an important launch event as the first dual core Pentium class CPU to ever hit the mainstream? You bet your CMOS digital flip-flop we would, but when hardware is shipped to the wild without a solid game plan behind it, in our gig you react or get walked on. So we did and here's what we've come up with. Read on for our first glance report of Intel's new Dual-Core... Read more...
Good morning.  ATI has released a counter-attack to TurboCache with the release of their HyperMemory Technology and we've pulled together a preview of its features. On paper, HyperMemory is similar in design to TurboCache, using a combination of local memory and system memory to offer advanced performance in a business-class card. Click the image at the top of the page for more details, or just click here.... Read more...
  Back in December 2004, NVIDIA introduced their latest evolution in the budget graphics card market with the release of TurboCache technology.  The focus with TurboCache was both system resource utilization and economics, in an effort to deliver a quality business-class/casual gaming video card at the lowest possible price point.  NVIDIA wanted to achieve this while still offering many of the features of the higher-end 6600 and 6800 series cards but at a much lower price tag.  Through the use of software and hardware, a new TurboCache designed video card could allocate a chunk of system memory to be used concurrently with the video card's local memory.  This meant that... Read more...
Hey folks, we've had some news building up in the box, so it's time for a release :) For something different tonight, I've included a preview of the upcoming game "Pariah", which looks really cool. Really. Well, it's only 11PM but I'm beat, so it's off to bed with me. Goodnight all. High-End CPU Coolers Roundup: The Battle for Silence and Efficiency @ X-Bit labs "Nowadays computer users pay attention not only to performance of their PCs, but also to such characteristic as external design, high stability and silence. Given that modern computers produce incredible amount of heat, coolers play one of the biggest roles in making the PCs comfortable to work on. Today X-bit labs attempts... 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...
  VIA is perhaps most notable for its contributions as a supplier of chipsets for AMD's Athlon XP/64 processor families. The company's work with Intel's offerings has ranged, over time, from clandestine manufacturing of unlicensed core logic (in Intel's eyes, at least) to the manufacture of a respectably leading edge product in the form of its PT880. Up until now, however, all of VIA's products have featured AGP graphics connectivity and it doesn't take a gifted mind to realize that the industry is trudging forward with PCI Express. So, while all of its competitors have already made that pivotal transition on the AMD side, VIA is now unveiling its family of Pentium 4 chipsets with PCI Express... Read more...
Sorry for the long time between updating folks, but the news feed has been a bit slow this weekend. Fortunately we have enough for a post this afternoon, so get some coffee and get ready to read... 8COM BH220 Bluetooth Phone Headset Review @ Mikhailtech "Measuring 120mm x 30mm x 20mm and weighing in at only 14 grams, the BH220 is smaller and lighter than most car door remotes. After wearing it for a while you forget it's even there. There are three buttons on the front, the biggest one being the function key, with a pair of volume keys below. Each button has several functions. You'll notice a clear casing between the lower buttons; this is where two LEDs (red and blue) reside. The tiny hole... Read more...
Good Morning All! We've just posted a preview of ATi's new RADEON XPRESS 200 Series of chipsets for the AMD platform. The RADEON XPRESS 200 supports PCI Express, has an integrated DX 9 graphics processor and support for SurroundView when used in conjunction with a discreet add-in video card. Click here and check it out...... Read more...
NVIDIA's ride as a chipset designer and manufacturer has been tumultuous in spots without question. The first two iterations of its nForce product family were immensely popular because they addressed weaknesses that plagued other chipsets, such as memory and integrated graphics performance. However, they are correspondingly more expensive than other chipsets and motherboards that centered on both nForce and nForce2 suffered repeated delays. As AMD transitioned to its eighth-generation processor architecture with an integrated memory controller, NVIDIA lost the one advantage that really differentiated its products with regard to performance. It subsequently dropped some of the other desktop-oriented... Read more...
Good evening friends, NJ here with your nightly conglomeration of hot news from around the net.  Tonight we have a wide variety of articles that should cover just about every aspect of the hardware scene.  But, on a quick side note, I need to make mention that the cult favourite, Star Wars, hit the media isles for the first time in DVD format today.  I have yet to open my box, but I am looking forward to seeing my main man, Darth "I am your father" Vader, in all the glory of digital format. Nonetheless, it is getting late so on with the show... ATI Announces World's First PCI Express ALL-IN-WONDER MARKHAM, Ontario – September 21, 2004 – The new PCI Express... Read more...
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