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DigiTimes reports that Asustek (ASUS) has supposedly secured orders for Sony's upcoming PS3 gaming console and PSP handheld. The PS3 and PSP orders are slated to have mass shipments ready for the Christmas season. Now whether or not the PSP orders in question are for the model we all know and love or for an updated version to be launched with PS3, we'll have to wait and see. Regardless, it's a bit reassuring to hear of PS3 production instead of the usual gammit of rumors and speculation.... Read more...
S3 Graphics Chrome S27 Graphics Cards Now Available Through Newegg.com S3 Graphics branded PCI Express add-in graphics cards offer great value with screaming 700MHz core clock and performance DDR3 memory Fremont, CA, February 8, 2006 – Building increased momentum in the North American market, S3 Graphics today announced its PCI Express Chrome S27 graphics cards are now available for immediate purchase through Newegg.com, the premier etailer of graphic cards in North America. Featured on Newegg.com will be two models of Chrome S27 graphics cards; the first featuring 128MB DDR3 memory for US$98, and a second with 256MB DDR3 memory for US$128. With the highest core clock on the market at 702Mhz,... Read more...
S3 Graphics Chrome S27 Graphics Cards Now Available Through Newegg.com Fremont, CA, February 8, 2006 - Building increased momentum in the North American market, S3 Graphics today announced its PCI Express Chrome S27 graphics cards are now available for immediate purchase through Newegg.com, the premier etailer of graphic cards in North America. Featured on Newegg.com will be two models of Chrome S27 graphics cards; the first featuring 128MB DDR3 memory for US$98, and a second with 256MB DDR3 memory for US$128. With the highest core clock on the market at 702Mhz, a robust DirectX 9.0 implementation featuring 4 vertex and 8 pixel processors, its signature Hi-DefT visual experience, and the best... Read more...
Playstation 3 Week brings word that  outspoken (former) Playstation 3 developer Josh Robinson has been fired by Sony for violating NDA and smearing the PS3 name in his highly-publicized "review" of PS3 development. The website managed to interview Josh to see what the fallout of the article entailed and what his plans moving forward are. For some (myself included), the firing of this former developer is no suprise and is to be expected. When a 3D Artist for an upcoming console starts bad-mouthing their own company's product, does anyone expect anything good to happen?Did I knowingly break NDA? I absolutely did not. I would never do that and I would never want to hurt Sony Online.... Read more...
Although they were once a dominant market leader, S3 is now a company that almost exclusively focuses on the budget / business-class graphics market.  For years, S3 has been marketing budget / business-class video cards, managing to offer competitive solutions in a segment that is dominated by "the big boys" - ATI and NVIDIA.  While their product line is small, this can have its advantages in appeal to potential buyers because they are not forced to sift through a broad product line, but instead they can focus on a few choice models to fit their specific needs.  The main goal is to keep costs at a minimum without sacrificing the hardware's capabilities.  Today, we... Read more...
Good morning all. The folks at S3 just sent us some information regarding a few new GPUs they've got coming down the pipeline.  We'll be meeting with S3 sometime next week for a hands-on look, but for now we've got a snip from the official PR... S3 Graphics Unveils Chrome S20 Series PCI Express Graphics Processors Advanced 90nm lead-free manufacturing enables unprecedented 700Mhz core frequency for Chrome S27 and industry-leading performance per watt across the series, enabling silent yet powerful 8 pixel shader performance Beijing, China, November 3rd, 2005 - S3 Graphics today launched its 4th generation DirectX(R) 9.0 graphics processor units (GPUs), the Chrome 20 series, with the introduction... Read more...
Hey everyone! Plenty of reviews in tonight, and while I'm sure most of you are already in bed, there's still the special group of insomniacs that I owe a post to. Enjoy the news, goodnight all :). Fujitsu Lifebook N3511 Review @ Designtechnica "The new Fujitsu Lifebook N3511 takes a stab at the multimedia-centric notebook market by adding an integrated TV tuner and a remote control to its list of one-ups. While the N3511 may come with all the bells and whistles you would expect, it is still a heavy system especially when compared to its competitors. We also aren't sure that it's small 15.4-inch screen will entice media enthusiasts enough to jump into the Fujitsu camp." Canon PowerShot... Read more...
Hey folks, here's some reading material for those of you who are still up. Too tired to read what's on the screen? Check out some Playstation 3 pics :) Goodnight! Sony Playstation 3 Images and Specs. @ Bytesector.com "Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. today announced the Playstation 3 computer entertainment system, at a press conference held in Los Angeles , California , on the eve of the biggest videogame convention of the year. Ending months of speculation, the unit will officially be called the Playstation 3, confirmed Ken Kutaragi, Sony Computer Entertainment President and CEO, and "the father of the Playstation." Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal (Intel 955X Express) @ Hardware Zone "Intel's... Read more...
When we think of TV/Video combination cards, we often think of ATI's All-In-Wonder series and NVIDIA's Personal Cinema.  Each company has been offering various hybrid cards for quite some time, covering the spectrum from high-priced enthusiast-class to the value-priced solutions.  ATI clearly has the name recognition with its All-In-Wonder and the Personal Cinema is also a solid offering in its own right, but you may be surprised to find out that these are not the only solutions out there. Today, we are going to take a look at a new TV/Video combination card from S3 dubbed OmniChrome.  S3 married an analog TV Tuner with its DeltaChrome S4 Nitro Graphics chip, upping the clock speed... Read more...
Hey gang, time for another news update.  I'm a little behind my normal schedule today after spending a long night of reformatting my machine.  It looks like my desktop box didn't appreciate a recent lightening storm too much.  It took a while to figure out what was wrong, but a memory swap seems to have done the trick.  Luckily I didn't lose any data!  Today I'll put the finishing touches on software installs and image the drive for good measure.  Hopefully that will be the end of this saga.  But before I get started on that, I owe you some news.  Let's go! Samsung SGH-D410C Phone review @ HardwareZoom: "The body is metallic silver in colour measures... Read more...
  We get to test and evaluate quite a few high-end video cards here in the HotHardware labs.  Over the past few months, we've previewed numerous Radeon 9800 XTs and GeForce FX 5950 Ultras, and cards based on ATi's and NVIDIA's latest Radeon X800 and GeForce 6800 GPUs have also begun to trickle in recently.  Burning through our suite of benchmarks with these enthusiast-class products can be very interesting, and seeing these cards for the first time gets the hardware community extremely excited.  But the simple fact of the matter is that these high-end cards make up only small portion of the overall 3D graphics market.  Much more affordable entry-level and midrange products... Read more...
Good afternoon folks!  Jeff is all packed up and is enroute to his new home in North Carolina, so he won't be around for the next few days to cover his normal news shift.  Don't fret though!  I will be here to make sure you get your daily dose of hardware goodness!  So far today, the news is coming in at a decent clip - take a look at what we've got for up to this point...  PowerStrip Beta for Win64 @ EnTech Taiwan: "A PowerStrip 3.50 beta has been released, with support for over 100 graphics controllers under 64-bit Editions of Windows. This release is backwardly compatible with all Win32 operating systems, and additionally features updated support for a variety... Read more...
S3 Graphics Interview More DeltaChrome Info Straight From the Source... By, Marco Chiappetta April 13, 2004 S3's DeltaChrome GPU is a different sort of graphics product, combining a few very unique features at very competitive price points, with projected street prices that should attract the masses. With the DeltaChrome in its current state however, we felt it wasn't quite ready for prime time when we first previewed it back in March, although it definitely has potential. As such, we decided it might make sense to dig in a bit deeper with S3 directly, in an effort to learn more about what's going on behind the scenes with regard to DeltaChrome and the road ahead for the... Read more...
The S3 DeltaChrome S8 & S8 Nitro A Veteran Re-Enters The Fray... By, Marco Chiappetta March 9, 2004 Anyone with even the slightest interest in PC graphics is aware that NVIDIA and ATi have had a virtual stranglehold on all segments of the add-in card market for the last few years.  For hardcore enthusiasts, the names "3dfx" and perhaps even "Matrox" may come to mind as well, when talking about the dominant players in PC graphics of the recent past.  However, there is another company that once reigned supreme for a short period of time as an early gaming card evangelist.  That company was S3 Graphics. Many of the veterans among you will surely remember the... Read more...
IBM's DDRS34560D - 4.5 Gig Ultra 2 SCSI LVD Drive   SCSI for the masses!       SCSI, use to conjure up memories of difficult set up and lots of time spent tweaking with settings in the SCSI BIOS trying to get a drive to run at peak performance. Not so with many of today's SCSI Drives. IBM has a full arsenal of high performance SCSI drives all of which are all easily configured and set up due to Ultra 2 LVD SCSI Features. I had this drive in, up and running in about 15 minutes. This drive also has built in SCSI Termination. You have to terminate the end of the cable in the chain that the last SCSI drive is on. We only had one drive in our testbed and this allowed us to avoid... Read more...
The Leadtek WinFast 3D S320 II 4/30/99   Leadtek was absolutely the first OEM to release a Graphics Accelerator based on the NVIDIA TNT2 chip. We received a full Retail Release 32MB SGRAM Supported Card. This is a highly anticipated product as we all know, so I won't bore you with a long monologue. Let's get right to it! As I stated, our card came equipped with 32MB of SGRAM, a type of Synchronous DRAM specifically designed for video & graphics. This memory is designed to handle the high bandwidth requirements of today's PC Graphics Accelerators. The card had TV Out but no Flat Panel Output Capability. Leadtek will have a version that supports both very soon. Also, our card is officially... Read more...
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