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ATi' s TV Wonder USB 2.0 is on the HotHardware.com Test Bench today.  Tom takes us through the ins and outs of this new little PVR nugget from the folks up in the Great White North.  TV Tuning and TiVO-like capabilities driven with ATi's Mutlimedia Center software, all over a USB 2.0 connection, just what the doctor ordered for those long winter nights?    Step inside and find out!  ... Read more...
  Good Evening Folks! BW here, stopping by to let you know that we've just posted a new review of Asus' K8N-E Deluxe Socket 754 motherboard. This board, which is based on the NVIDIA nForce 3 250Gb chipset, sports a very complete BIOS and host of useful integrated features. Click here and check it out!    ... Read more...
Good evening all!  BW here to let you all know that we've just posted a new review of Shuttle's swank SB81P XPC for the LGA775 platform.  With this small form factor system, powered by Intel's i915G chipset, Shuttle unveils their new "P Series" chassis, that not only looks great, but offers more configuration options than all of the XPCs to come before it.  Click here and check it out!... 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...
Good morning my friends welcome back to HotHardware :)  Sorry about the lack of news last night, I didn't get back from the day job until nearly 12am.  Needless to say, this News Jockey is craving the caffeine this morning.  I wonder if thinkgeek would do an emergency shipment????  nVidia 6600GT Previews from around the web: Hexus HardOCP NVNews xBitlabs PC Perspective  Silverstone LC06 review @ Epiacenter.com "It doesn't matter whether it's used in a living room or an office the Silverstone LC06 always looks good. That's mainly due to the subtle yet elegant design and the hidden optical drive. "  Dual 2.5GHz G5 PowerMac Liquid Cooling @ Overclockers Australia... Read more...
On August 12th, NVIDIA took the wraps off their new value-based PCI-Express video cards, introducing the GeForce 6600 and 6600 GT. Back then we were given ample information in advance to do a thorough preview on what both cards brought to the game. Since our initial preview, NVIDIA provided us with a GeForce 6600 GT, which we immediately put to work in the benchmarking arena. We've been eager to see how the new GT would perform against ATI's X600, the card NVIDIA is targeting with the 6600 series. Today we have the results of our efforts and you might be surprised at what we found!  ... Read more...
Good Evening Folks!  BW here checking in to let you all know that we've just posted a review of Foxconn's i925X based motherboard for LGA775 Pentium 4 processors, the 925A01-8EKRS2. The 925A01-8EKRS2 is a feature-rich motherboard that takes full advantage of all of the i925X chipset's inherent capabilities including Gigabit Ethernet, Intel 7.1 channel High-Definition audio, SATA RAID, PCI Express and more. It's also priced fairly aggressively and turned out to be a respectable overclocker. Click here and check it out!... Read more...
Good afternoon HotHardware fans! This is BW checkin' in to let you all know that we've just posted a review of the Asus AX800 XT. This card sports all of the features of a "built by ATi" X800 XT Platinum Edition, but unlike the ATi branded cards, the Asus AX800 XT has a uniquely colored PCB, lighted cooling fan, and it ships with a beefy accessory and software bundle. We've got some screenshots and a ton of benchmarks. Click here and check it out...... Read more...
Good morning everyone.  We've got a new preview for you this morning. Today, NVIDIA unveiled their next additions to the GeForce 6 series, namely the GeForce 6600 and 6600 GT. Both are aimed at offering value-based PCI-Express solutions, competing directly with ATI's X600 line.  The goal is to offer a superior performance solution for a lot less than the 6800 models, while still delivering many of its advanced features, including GDDR3 and SLI capabilities.  In an effort to provide you with a little more detail on NVIDIA's newest creations, we've put together a preview of each card, spotlighting its features and capabilities.  Click here for more details.... Read more...
With the release of both NVIDIA's 6800 Series and ATI's X800 series, the high-end enthusiast has several excellent choices when seeking the perfect gaming card.   It really is hard to go wrong either way, with each product line having the muscle to power any game you can throw at it, while offering the best image quality we've seen to date.  But the high-end market is only a small percentage of sales as these cards can cost in excess of $500.  When it comes to PCI Express based value solutions , ATI has their X600 series which sells in the $200 range, while NVIDIA has yet to launch many new value-based PCI Express offerings as of yet, electing to focus first on their high end products.... Read more...
Good afternoon folks!  I apologize for the later than usual start today.  I've been grinding away at a couple of reviews and totally lost track of time!  I'll make it up to you though - there's LOTs of good stuff to get posted.  And if I'm productive in the next couple of hours, we'll have some new content of our own for you as well...  The ATI Radeon To ATI FireGL Mod Guide Rev. 3.0 @ RojakPot: "Want a FireGL workstation card but can't afford to pay ATI's exhorbitant prices? Well, why don't you grab a Radeon desktop card and mod it into a FireGL card? Yes, you can easily mod a Radeon into the FireGL with just a simple BIOS flash! Our guide will go through all the... Read more...
Good Evening Folks! Just in case you've missed the new link at the top of the page, I wanted to let you know that we've just posted a review of Soyo's newest Socket A motherboard, the Dragon2 KT880. With this board, powered by VIA's KT880 chipset, Soyo brings some updated technology to the Socket A platform, namely native SATA RAID and Gigabit Ethernet. And there are lots of other goodies packed onto this board as well. Click here and check it out!... Read more...
Welcome back everyone!  It's your friendly neighborhood Italian checking-in to let you all know that we've just posted a review of Sapphire's Toxic X800 Pro. This oversized video card sports some major cooling, ships with a utility to dynamically overclock the on-board RAM, and has one of the best bundles we've seen in quite a while. Click here to take a look...... Read more...
Today, avid computer enthusiasts have their pick of some of the best computer hardware ever made available to the public.  Processors and graphics cards have truly matured in the past few years, giving the general public computing power to do just about anything.  Whether you're a hardcore gamer or you want to develop your own independent film, the power to get the job done is now within reach.  But not everyone is a power user.  For every enthusiast looking to build a serious dream machine, there are the mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters who simply want to run common office applications, surf the Web, or play MP3s. While it may not garner all of the attention of the... Read more...
The battle between NVIDIA and ATi for dominance in the desktop 3D gaming video card market has been on-going for many years.  With each new product they release, both companies attempt to leap-frog the other by introducing new features and increasing performance over their previous generation.  The competition has gotten so fierce, that every 6 months or so a new product hits the scene that turns last season's flagship video cards into a mid-range parts, that will soon be sold at bargain basement prices. Both NVIDIA and ATi have done very well with their desktop GPUs, but a new market recently emerged that demanded their attention.  "Desknote" or Desktop Replacement Notebooks,... Read more...
Long time no see ;)  I am back to inform you that we've just posted a review of AOpen's GeForce FX 5900 XT.  Like some other recently released 5900 XTs, this model from AOpen comes pre-overclocked, with a core clock speed that's a full 30MHz higher than NVIDIA's recommendations.  It's got a custom cooling solution, a decent bundle, and it's also priced to sell.  Click the link above to check it out, or, if you are lazy: Click Here  Leadtek WinFast A400GT TDH (GeForce 6800 GT) @ Bjorn3D "Leadtek is one of the oldest NVIDIA board partners around. They actually have been working with NVIDIA since the GeForce 256 back with their WinFast GeForce256 DDR. We at Bjorn3D... Read more...
2004 is easily shaping up to be a banner year for the graphics card market as NVIDIA and ATI continue to trade blows with their high-end offerings.  We've seen huge increases in performance between the current and last generation of video cards from both manufacturers, and the competition is as intense as ever.  Today, there are high-performance options from both companies that easily exceed a $500 price tag.  Whether you're eyeing the latest Radeon X800 XT or the GeForce 6800 Ultra, you're going to get the highest frame rates and best image quality, for a price.  But let's face it, there is a select audience for video cards in this price range.  The rest of us are looking... Read more...
Good morning folks!  What a weekend!  The weather here in the big apple was fantastic, the Fourth of July fireworks were great, the BBQ was perfect and on top of it all, I got engaged!  Woo Hoo!  Here's a bit of the story and some pictures if you're interested in knowing how to incorporate some "smooth-geekiness" into a proposal!  :)  When you're done, head back here to though, we've got a ton of news for you...  ATI Radeon X800 XT (PCIe) Review @ Beyond3D: "Comparing R423 to R420 we see that all the main characteristics of the two chips - process, complexity, configuration - are identical and this is indeed the case. The only difference between... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome back :)  Besides linking you up with some tasty articles from around the net, I am here to give you the skinny about your favorite Italian's, El Woparoo, latest article.  Serving up yet another feast of numbers, Marco walks us threw the advantages of Far Cry's v1.2 patch and SM 3.0.  With numbers from every angle, this review should keep you crunching for quite sometime.  As usual, you can find the link to Marco's review at the top of our page.  Or, if you are lazy like me, Click Here. Here is your news... Guide: Cable Sleeving Made Easy @ GideonTech.com "If you have a large power supply, you know the mess of cables that come with it.... Read more...
Hey All!  As we alluded to earlier this afternoon, the PRs have been steadily flowing in today.  I'm here to give you another sampling and hardware news and to let you know that We've just posted a review of Asus' Radeon X800 Pro powered AX800 Pro/TD.  This card ships with a very comprehensive software and accessory bundle, which even includes a webcam, and it sports a uniquely colored PCB.  We evaluated its image quality, and compared its performance to 5 other video cards, including a 12-pipe GeForce 6800 and a 16-pipe GeForce 6800 GT.  We used the latest drivers available for all of the cards and did some overclocking as well.  Overall, we have over 300 different... Read more...
Good evening folks!  Thankfully, I have completely recovered from this weekend's festivities (my girl threw me an awesome surprise party for my birthday), and decided to stop in for a quick shot of news.  Most of the action today was dominated by NVIDIA's SLI announcement and Intel's Nacona news, but there were some other goodies posted as well.  Here's goes...  Dell Inspiron XPS Notebook Review @ Hard|OCP: "The Dell Inspiron XPS brings forth a level of game playability that allows you the power to easily head off to any LAN game and compete, or to enjoy the latest 3D adventure in the privacy of your home. And then without issue, you can use it for those daily computing... Read more...
Good morning everyone, N.J. here with yet another serving of juice.  The news front is moving at a fantastic rate today, so there is quiet the variety of articles for you to choose from.  So, go grab your lunch and settle in.  This is going to be a big one... BuffaloTech FireStix PC4000 1GB DDR @ GideonTech.com "BuffaloTech has long been in the OEM field and just recently slid into the performance market. We've taken a look at their previous DDR modules and they all faired rather well. Today we have their newest dual channel matched pair package in the 2X512MB flavor. If anything, they have THE coolest names...let's see if they perform that way." X-Bag CTSSL LAN Bag @... Read more...
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