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OCZ Technology Adopts New Enhanced Performance Profiles for New Line of NVIDIA SLI-Certified Memory Modules NVIDIA and OCZ Technology Cooperate in Bringing New High-Performance Memory Specification to Market Sunnyvale, CA - May 22, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, is pleased to announce the design and development of a unique line SLI-Ready memory modules with Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP), which will provide today's enthusiasts with memory solutions that exceed the performance capabilities of all other previous offerings. With a long history of providing the most innovative products to the performance-minded... Read more...
Corsair Raises the Bar for Ultra High Performance DDR2 Memory   -- Shipping immediately, the new NVIDIA SLI-Ready TWIN2X2048-8500C5 and the TWIN2X2048-6400C4 set new performance standards for the enthusiasts --     Fremont, CA (May 22, 2006) - Corsair Memory, the worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high performance memory, today announced broad availability of the world's first production DDR2-1066 and DDR2-800 low latency 2GB kits. The new TWIN2X2048-8500C5 and the TWIN2X2048-6400C4 are optimized for the upcoming NVIDIA nForce 590 chipset based motherboards and feature Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP).   "During the collaborative phase of EPP development, we... Read more...
Hot on the heals of this morning's announcement from AMD, HardwareZone has posted a performance preview is the new Turion 64 X2 processor. It seems the gang at HardwareZone got their hands on a pre-release MSI notebook that featured AMD new mobile CPU.  Seemed like a decent performer... "Get a socket change, a new dual-channel DDR2 memory controller, double the processing cores, improve power management and you have a recipe for the new Turion 64 X2 processor. Read on as we take MSI's S271 Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology pre-evaluation notebook for a quick spin."  ... Read more...
Bit-Tech has posted an article which outlines their brief experience with Unreal Tournament 2007 behind closed doors at E3. Despite the enormous amount of hype which has been building up since we first saw glimpses of what Unreal Engine 3 could do with games such as Gears of War, the guys at Bit-Tech seem more than a bit disappointed by UT2007. Despite running on a powerful system with two flagship graphics cards, the framerate was unacceptable and anti-aliasing was sorely in need. Fortunately, aside from performance and image quality issues the game seemed very polished and the gameplay should please even the most discerning gamer. Hopefully, the developers can get these issues resolved and... Read more...
We've all been reading about NVIDIA's Quad-SLI technology for months, but performance data has been a little hard to come by.  The folks at Xbit Labs aim to change that though with this article that explores Quad-SLI performance with 10 games.  Unfortunately, the site seems to be going up and down at the moment. "When announcing the quad SLI technology at CES 2006, Nvidia Corp. stated that there are some gamers who desire to have extreme performance, quality and exclusivity, but did not begin shipping such products immediately. At CeBIT 2006 the company stated that the systems featuring four GPUs were shipping, even though not all system makers can supply such computers even... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces High-Performance 60X and 133X Secure Digital Memory Sunnyvale, CA - April 24, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the launch of its new Secure DigitalTM (SD) flash memory cards designed to be the ideal storage solution for the latest media electronics and digital devices. Speed-rated up to 133X, OCZ SD Flash delivers fast and flawless performance and reliable storage for MP3s, digital images, and more. "Here at OCZ we have always focused on making faster more reliable memory solutions, and the development of our new line of ultra fast SD cards offer consumers and digital enthusiasts a... Read more...
Samsung says it has developed a new "3D" package, which reduces space requirements and increases performance capabilities of today's multi-chip packages. The company plans to use the technology to improve its NAND Flash packaging starting in 2007. Memory stacks are widely use as a solution in multi-chip packages (MCP) today as they offer semiconductor firms to bump the capacity of their chips without increasing the footprint of chips. When more and more transistors require more and more area space on a package and scaling of the production process does not provide enough real estate, the industry uses a technology called "die-stacking."... Read more...
There are only a select few PC enthusiasts who like to show off their hardware more than gamers do. With all the questing, spying, and fragging going on, they still find the time to appreciate the machine that grants them such pleasure. As you know though, these days, any old box just won't do. No; something a little flashier than the mundane is needed, especially if you're headed to a big LAN Party. While we've reviewed some great cases over the years here at HotHardware, producing a case that receives a gamer's approval has it's own set of special requirements. At the very least, it needs to look cool, and a single intake fan at the front isn't going to... Read more...
The uniqueness of these CPU Coolers makes the article. They're not kidding when they say "wild", especially when it comes to the silent coolers. Odd looks aside, some of them manage to cool pretty well. "With the fans finally spinning down, we can see that through mounting difficulties, the monstrous heatsinks, predictably, came out on top. While there are no clear cut recommendations to be made today, we're hoping that this review will help clear up any questions and doubts you might have had, and help you on your way to picking out one of the three sinks we see here. Thermaltake has a lot of products to choose from and these are... Read more...
An interesting thread over at the StarForce forums has been developing for the past few days. It all started when a link was provided by a StarForce employee, taking users to OnlineSecurity ON's website where they explain the "truth" about StarForce Drivers. As some found out however, the site has close ties to StarForce itself."To conclude, we must say that StarForce does not use rootkits, StarForce does not cause security issues and StarForce is not the only software developer that installs ring 0 drivers. We appreciate all the feedback from our clients and users and that is why StarForce drivers will be automatically uninstalled in the latest version of our copy protection system... Read more...
Thermaltake releases the world's first patent design power supply for the high-performance graphics cards NVIDIA and ATI are pushing their video cards faster while Intel and AMD are quickly switching to multi-core processors. Consumers are often left confused regarding the choice of the vast amount of power supplies in the market. Thermaltake Technology's innovational spirits have developed the world's first patent design power supply unit that is dedicated towards the high-performance graphic cards today. Due to the high demand of the 12V rail as specified by NVIDIA and ATI, the Power Express 250W dedicated graphic card power supply is born. The power supply effectively assists... Read more...
THERMALRIGHT RELEASES HR-05 NORTH BRIDGE COOLER As technologies get more advanced each day we see faster CPUs, motherboards, VGA cards, and etc. Unfortunately all of that translates into generating more heat inside our computers. Many of us forget that one of those heat sources also comes from the North Bridge chipset. Like the CPU coolers, the North Bridge coolers can also be passively cooled OR actively cooled. Now, with the heatpipe technology existing in just about every CPU cooler, we applied that same technology to our new NB cooler, the HR-05 and allowing you to make the choice to go either cooling passively or actively. Basically, the HR-05 has the same design as our HR-01 CPU cooler... Read more...
Intel Boosts Energy Efficient Performance With First Dual-Core Low-Voltage Intel Xeon Processor HILLSBORO, Ore., March 14, 2006 – Intel Corporation is outfitting server, storage and telecommunications equipment makers with a new ingredient for squeezing more performance out of space– and power–constrained environments. It is the first low–voltage Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor to combine dual–core technology with Intel's innovative power management capabilities, helping to boost energy–efficient price/performance with up to two to four times the performance–per–watt of previous Intel Xeon processors and platforms.** The historical need for raw computing... Read more...
Adrian's Rojak Pot has a review of Mushkin's new high speed, low latency DDR2 memory. The Mushkin 2G XP2-5300 Extreme Performance is able to run with timings of 3-3-3-10, using 2.3v(which is covered by warranty), and keeps cool thanks to Mushkin's unique heat spreader design. "Of course, all that overclockability is due to the increased voltage that the Mushkin XP2-5300 modules run at. Unlike regular DDR2 modules, these modules are rated to run at a minimum of 2.1V. If you want to seriously overclock it, you need to further increase the voltage to 2.3V or higher."... Read more...
ATI Announces New Price-Performance Leader: Radeon(R) X1800 GTO Featuring Advanced Gaming Performance at an Exceptional Value MARKHAM, Ontario – March 9, 2006 – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT) today announced the newest family member of the Radeon(R) X1800 series, the Radeon(R) X1800 GTO. Available from ATI's add-in-board partners by the end of the month at a suggested retail price of $249, the Radeon X1800 GTO delivers outstanding gaming performance that will dominate other graphics options in its price class. With simultaneous support of high definition rendering (HDR) and anti-aliasing (AA)—functionality unique to ATI—the Radeon X1800 GTO is the ideal... Read more...
Anandtech has posted a very interesting follow-up to their initial Conroe CPU benchmarks. This new article includes results taken from Anand's own custom benchmarks and not the Intel-created demos used in the previous article. Somewhat surprisingly, the new Conroe CPU still retains its almost obscene performance advantage seemingly indicating that there were no tricks behind the stunning results Intel was already showcasing. Should these results be legit, the only question which remains is when and how much?The performance picture with regards to Conroe hasn't really changed all that much - on average we're still seeing a bit over a 20% increase in performance over an overclocked Athlon 64 FX-60.... Read more...
Fudo and the gang at the Inquirer are reporting this morning that NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce 7900GT will be the ideal price/performance GPU for the coming months. Supposedly offering the same performance as the current GeForce 7800 GTX 256MB for a surprising $299, the GeForce 7900GT will surely be a popular GPU should this prove to be true. Given the 90u core, it would not be all that surprising to hear of some healthy overclocks from the factory that should provide even more impressive results. The performance of 7900 GT might be as high as 7800 GTX as the card is clocked 10 MHz higher and has the same number of pipelines.... Read more...
Over the past few years, the need for a quality power supply has scaled well with the flow of new hardware. With Overclocking is as popular as ever, stable PSUs are in full demand, and here to answer the call is Thermaltake with their new ToughPower series. "Today, I'm looking at Thermaltake's yet to be available ToughPower 550W power supply. You might ask what's the big deal? Let's say you already have a PurePower / PowerStation ~500W model. While the amount of Watts may be enough, your new components may require more stable voltages and higher amperage (strength of an electrical current). As the name implies, ToughPower is all about stability."... Read more...
Now this is a case that'll look great in your living room. The Thermaltake Mozart HTPC Case is a quality case, providing decent cooling with low noise output. With everyone trying to get a piece of the HTPC market, Thermaltake still manages to stand out. "Front the list of specifications it seems like this is not going to be an undersized case that will prohibit the use of all the peripherals you want to install. Full ATX motherboard and power supply support, five 3.5" bays, three 5.25." bays, and seven expansion slots sounds pretty spacious."... Read more...
Our colleagues over at the TechReport have some new information regarding Intel's recently released Pentium Extreme Edition 955 (Presler). They had a bit of trouble with their initial sample that has since been resolved, but the solution had some unwanted side effects. "You may recall that we had some problems with our Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 955 setup that caused us to delay our review a bit. The motherboard, CPU, and cooler combo we received from Intel for review didn't always cool the CPU sufficiently under load, leading to thermal throttling. We've now tested a production Intel CPU/motherboard/cooler combo, and we have some good news... Read more...
Last week we brought word of BTXFormFactor's introduction to Cooler Master's BTX offerings. Tonight we have more BTX goodness from the same guys, this time covering Thermaltake's line of BTX cases. "Founded in 1999, Thermaltake has grown into one of the world leaders in computer cooling devices, power supplies, and cases for home and industrial applications. Their case designs are continuously being improved to meet the demands of the users, as well as the high powered components inside. This evolution now includes a few models designed to accommodate systems based on the BTX form factor, which will be covered in this introduction. Here is the... Read more...
We're now living in the year 2006, and that means ATI has begun releasing it's 6.x driver set. Today ATI Catalyst 6.1 is available for your downloading pleasure. Has ATI been focusing on fixing bugs, or have they been trying to raise performance as well? To answer that question, we also present you with TweakTown's ATI Catalyst 6.1 Performance Analysis. "As we enter 2006 we see the first Catalyst driver set for the New Year labeled as the 6.1s. These come out just in time for the release of the latest FutureMark benchmark application labeled 3DMark06 funnily enough."... Read more...
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