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It's not the first example of end user review gaming, (anyone recall the Belkin Amazon.com review "scandal" from January?) and there's no reason to believe there isn't a lot more of this going on than you might think. In fact, a leaked document shows end user review gaming is happening in the App Store. Reverb Communications is a PR firm that specializes in video games on several platforms. Their site describes the advantages of Reverb thusly: At Reverb Communications, we specialize in launching new videogame titles and videogame peripherals with our distinct integrated approach. From messaging and PR planning to sales calls with retailers, Reverb provides REAL SOLUTIONS that directly contribute... Read more...
Video: Gigabyte GV-R435OC-512I Radeon HD 4350 Half-Height Videocard Review  @ PCSTATS ASUS ENGTX275 Review @ OCC Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 4890 Graphics Card @ TechwareLabs MSI NGTX260 Lightning Black Edition @ InsideHW ASUS My Cinema EHD3-100 Dual Hybrid TV Card Review @ ThinkComputers.orgMotherboards and Chipsets: ASRock NetTop ION 330 @ PhoronixSystems: Acer Aspire One D250 10.1" netbook D250-1165b Reviewed @ TestFreaks ASUS Eee PC 1005HA Seashell Netbook Preview @ Legit ReviewsCases, Cooling & Misc.: TomTom One 140 S GPS Review @ Digital Trends Noctua NF-S12B FLX Case Fan Review @ Legit Reviews XTracPads Logic Hard Surface Mousepad Reviewed @ DragonSteelMods GELID Systems Silent... Read more...
Let’s face it; buying a gaming machine with today’s latest components is anything but inexpensive. iBuyPower’s Gamer Paladin F970, which is designed to make the most of its powerful Core i7 processor and other high-end components, is proof of that fact. When the Gamer Paladin F970 was first released, the standard configuration initially had a price tag of $3,799. Recently, iBuyPower dropped the price on the standard configuration of the Gamer Paladin F970 to $3,395. Even at that price, however, the Gamer Paladin F970 is still considerably more than its less expensive cousin, the F950, which has an MSRP of $2,319. Of course, the Gamer Paladin F950 also uses lower-end components throughout.... Read more...
Video:Sapphire HD 4830 512MB Review @ OCCDiamond Radeon 4870 - 1GB Edition - Reviewed @ Boot Daily.comPalit Revolution 700 Deluxe HD 4870 X2 2GB Graphics Card @ TweaktownXFX GTX260 Black Edition (GX-260N-ADB9) @ InsideHWThe NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 & 4800 Professional Graphics Card @ TechARPMotherboards and Chipsets:MSI IM-945GSE-A Mini-ITX Fanless Atom Motherboard @ TweaktownGigabyte EG45M-DS2H @ Techgage.comJetway NC92-230-LF Mini-ITX Motherboard Review @ FusionMods.NetMemory and Storage:G.Skill, Intel & Patriot SSD Group Test @ bit-techElixir DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 4Gb Kit (with heat spreaders) @ CPU3D1TB Hard Drive Roundup - UPDATE @ TheTechLoungeCavalry 32gb 2.5" Solid State Drive Review... Read more...
Video:Sapphire HD 4830 Graphics Card @ Modders-Inc.comASUS Radeon HD 4830 Video Card EAH4830 @ Benchmark ReviewsSapphire 770 PURE CrossFireX @ t-breakMotherboards and Chipsets:ASRock G43Twins-FullHD Motherboard @ CPU3DFoxconn A7DA-S Motherboard @ iXBTGigabyte EX58-UD5 @ Techgage.com Asus P6T Deluxe OC Edition Review @ OCCGIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS5 Energy Saver Motherboard Review @ FuturelooksASUS Rampage II Extreme & P6T Deluxe @ VR-ZoneMemory and Storage:Kingston 32GB SDHC Memory Card Review @ ThinkComputers.orgNerf N-Strike Vulcan EBF-25 Machine Gun Review @ I4USamsung BD-P1500 Blu-ray Player Review @ Tweaknews.netPower:Cooler Master's UCP Ultimate 900W PSU @ bit-techTsunami Power On 585W... Read more...
ExtremetTech takes a look at the Bigfoot Killer K1. This is a scaled down version of original Killer NIC and lacks the ability to run FNA Apps without a pay-for upgrade. Staying with ExtremeTech and moving from the world of high powered network cards to CPUs, have a look at their review of the AMD Athlon X2 6000+. For reference, HotHardware also took a look at one of these CPUs recently.  Without a doubt it is one fast piece of silicon. Staying with AMD but moving to another site, and the world of motherboards: OCWorkbench takes a look at a new ASUS motherboard based on the new AMD 690G chipset. While we're on the subject of motherboards let's go from mini-ATX and AMD to full blown... Read more...
This morning, ATI is launching the new Radeon X1950 Pro GPU which is based off of the highly anticipated 80u RV570 core. Beyond a handful of differences with the R580 architecture, the new Radeon X1950's most desirable new feature is native support for Crossfire. In short, this implies a sharp departure from the days of needing special "Master" cards and bulky dongles. In terms of performance, we've compiled a list of reviews to help illustrate how ATI's latest performance GPU fares against the competition. Hot Hardware PC Perspective Anandtech TechReport HardOCP  ... Read more...
The news has been a little slow this weekend because of the July 4th holiday, but some of our colleagues have fresh content on-line if you need a hardware fix.  Driverheaven checked in with a pair of articles, one a review of Toshiba's M70-159 and the other a showcase of some GeIL and Corsair PC2-8500 RAM with Abit's AN9 32x Fatality motherboard. Epiacenter has a review of Commell's LV-667 Mini-ITX motherboard posted, and Legion Hardware pits the NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI vs. the nForce 590 SLI.... Read more...
NVIDIA's replacement for the aging GeForce 6600 GS and answer to ATI's Radeon X1600 series has been launched as the GeForce 7600 GS. Various websites have posted previews and limited reviews of this new GPU with some solid results. We've taken the liberty of consolidating these reviews in one place for your viewing pleasure. PC Impact Hardware Zone PC Perspective Legit Reviews Firing Squad   (From Hardware Zone) - Based on the MSI NX7600GS-T2D256EH that we have just seen, the GeForce 7600 GS not only runs circles around the GeForce 6600 GT, it makes a mockery of ATI's mid-range offering. The nearest price competitor, the Radeon X1600 PRO... Read more...
NVIDIA has launched a new flagship GPU in the way of the GeForce 7900 GTX and GeForce 7900 GT which have been thoroughly reviewed on the Hot Hardware testbench. In similar fashion, NVIDIA is also launching the GeForce 7600 GT which has proven to be a very potent mainstream GPU in our testing. In closing, we've scoured the internet this morning to bring you all the other reviews we can find for NVIDIA's latest and greatest GPU's. HardOCP PC Perspective Tech Report Beyond3D nV News Guru3D  ... Read more...
AGP fans and users can now rejoice as NVIDIA has just launched the new GeForce 7800 GS as an AGP graphics card. Armed with 16 pipelines and all the bells and whistles of the G70 core, this new GPU will be a heatlhy upgrade from nearly any previous AGP-based graphics card. Of course, you can see how NVIDIA's latest and greatest AGP GPU performs by reading our in-house review or by referencing the following reviews from around the web. PC Perspective HardOCP Anandtech Tech Report      ... Read more...
ATI has just launched their new flagship, with the arrival of the new Radeon X1900 series of GPU's. The new high-end X1900 GPU has triple the number of shader units as the X1800, for a total of 48 pixel shaders! For the latest and greatest concerning ATI's new GPU, be sure to read Marco's review here and find out whether this core is "Hot" or "Not". Then you can check out some other reivews from around the web: PC Perspective TweakTown Hardware Zone Beyond3D Tech-Report [H]ard|OCP   ... Read more...
HKEPC Hardware has posted a review of NVIDIA's new Intel chipsets by testing an MSI and Gigabyte motherboard based on the new hardware. Unfortunately, the article is not in English though you can grab your favorite translator if you want to hear what the editor says. Thankfully, the pictures and graphs are universal and should provide you with more than enough information to let you make your own decision regarding NVIDIA's latest and greatest chipsets.... Read more...
Both Anandtech and PC Perspective report that NVIDIA has just launched two new nForce4 chipsets for the Intel platform that will allow it to offer chipsets for the entire market segment. Here, the nForce4 SLI XE will address the performance mainstream segment with the nForce4 Ultra handling the mainstream segment. One of the most visible changes with these MCP's is the lack of the somewhat controversial NVIDIA active-armor networking engine and hardware-accelerated firewall. In return for lacking these features, we finally see the welcomed presence of HD Audio support (Azalia). In the end, it looks as though the Intel platform just received a healthy bust of energy and it will be interesting... Read more...
As the NDA is now expired, the net is full of reviews for AMD's new flagship Athlon 64 FX-60 processor. Despite a minor drop in overall core frequency, it is exciting to finally see a dual-core enthusiast part from AMD. Follow the links below to see how AMD's latest and greatest processor fares throughout the usual assortment of benchmarks. In addition, be sure to see what Dave thought of the FX-60 in Hot Hardware's own review of this flagship CPU. Hot Hardware Anandtech Tech Report PC Perspective Trusted Reviews Lost Circuits T-Break Firing Squad  AMD's latest "FX" enthusiast class dual-core CPU, the Athlon 64 FX-60, is sure to be a hit for those looking for the utmost performance with... Read more...
With the NDA a thing of the past, the reviews of ATI's flagship X1800 XT Crossfire configuration have begun to pour in. We've listed all the reviews we could find thus far and will give you a teaser of what Marco thought in our own review of ATI's latest pride and joy. Hot Hardware Beyond3D Anandtech PC Perspective ExtremeTech  In the end, X1800 XT CrossFire proved to be a very high performing platform, that offered excellent image quality at smooth frame rates. We are a bit concerned over the instability we experienced during some of our testing, but we suspect these issues will be ironed out with future driver releases. We also suspect ATI will be able to wring more performance out of... Read more...
Without question, one of the fastest areas of advancement in this industry can be seen in GPU development. Not content with this rapid growth alone, the usual suspects are now placing an emphasis on the entertainment and multimedia aspect of graphics. Anandtech takes a look at the latest crop of TV tuners to see how this market has progressed since their last hardware roundup.Overall, none of the cards reviewed today are perfect. There are three options covered here: great analog with no digital; great digital with no analog recording unless you have a dual-core system; or decent analog and great digital with a slightly less friendly user interface. What we really want now is to have ATI, PowerColor,... 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...
To my surprise, HardOCP has posted an extremely positive review of the XBox360. With all the recent negative press of sorts regarding the system, the last place I expected to see such a glowing review was at [H]. Regardless, the review is certainly worth a look as there is a great layout of what you get for your hard earned cash and what to expect down the road.Does the Xbox 360's hardware live up to our initial expectations? Yes, very much so, and then some. It is hard not to be impressed with what we have seen, heard, and experienced. On the hardware level, the Xbox 360 delivers a true next-gen gaming experience that promises to deliver for a long time to come.... Read more...
All right folks, we've got a big post for you tonight. Opinions on F.E.A.R. and Quake 4 are everywhere, and we've rounded a few reviews to help you make up your mind. And hey, we can't forget about Sam... seriously. Enjoy the news folks, goodnight! Intel Announces Record Revenue Of $9.96 Billion SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 18, 2005 – Intel Corporation today announced record revenue of $9.96 billion for the third quarter, up 18 percent year-over-year and up 8 percent sequentially. Third-quarter operating income was $3.1 billion, up 31 percent year-over-year and up 17 percent sequentially, and includes the impact of a legal settlement discussed below. Net income was $2 billion, up 5 percent... Read more...
Good afternoon folks!  Things are a bit hectic this morning, and I've got to head into NYC to meet an associate post haste (Perhaps we'll be taking next-gen graphics?  Who Knows!), so I'm just going to jump right into the news today.  Here goes!  AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800 Reviews: The Tech Report Legit Reviews GamePyre Techware Labs  Interview with NVIDIA's CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang @ Beyond3D: "There's long since been elements of graphics research which haven't made their way on to consumer PC graphics products yet, one of them being geometry compression and another being hardware tessellation - which could be seen as another form of geometry compression..." "Higher... Read more...
Good Morning All, Today we've got a double-header showcase of new Intel Processor and Chipset technologies being launched by the company affectionately known as "Chipzilla".  Intel has officially taken the wraps off their new mainstream Pentium D 820 Processor and i945 Express series chipsets.  Additionally, they've also cranked up the Pentium 4 6XX sequence line-up to include the new Pentium 4 670 at 3.8GHz. Get all the good stuff on this new HOT Hardware right here - HotHardware's Pentium D 820  and i945 Chipset Showcase And HotHardware's Pentium 4 670 3.8GHz Performance Profile... Read more...
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