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It has been a little over two months since we first got to play with ATI's Radeon X800 XL, and we have now begun to receive retail products based on this eagerly anticipated GPU in the HotHardware labs.  For those unfamiliar with the Radeon X800 XL, it is a .11 micron GPU, with 16 pixel pipelines, 6 hardware vertex shaders and all of the other features found in ATI's X8xx series of products.  We've covered the technology behind the Radeon X800 series of GPUs in detail in this article, and our original X800 XL coverage can be found right here. If you'd like to get more familiar with ATI's current flagship GPU architecture, we suggested reading those two articles; they'll fill you in... Read more...
Hey folks, the mailbox is packed full of items, so it's time for another update. If your checking in for the first time during this 3 day weekend, make sure to check out Dave's review of the "Intel Pentium 4 6XX Sequence and 3.73GHz Extreme Edition Processors". Enjoy! Sapphire X800 PCI-E Review @ The Tech Zone "The Sapphire Radeon X800 is clocked at 391.5 MHz core and 351 (702 DDR) MHz memory. The 391.5 MHz core clock is a bit shy of the 400 MHz ATI specs. We're not sure of the reason why Sapphire would choose to downclock their cards from the reference specifications. They did; however, include an overclocking utility, Redline, that easily clocks the core to 400 MHz. They also... Read more...
Good evening folks :) After attacking a large pizza, I'm about ready to burst so I'm here to unload the news while I digest the pounds of Italian perfection that's sitting in my stomach. In addition to the news articles, I'd also like bring your attention this story, which makes notice of new spyware that attacks Mozilla browsers. I'm not at all surprised by it, as it was only a matter of time before this would happen. Anyway, read on and enjoy! Sapphire RADEON X800 XL Review @ Neoseeker "Today at Neoseeker we take a look at Sapphire's RADEON X800 XL, ATI's direct response to the very popular 6800GT. Featuring a full 16-pipe configuration like the X800 and X850 XT/Pe's this will undoubtably... Read more...
Good afternoon guys and gals :) First on the list today, is an announcement for LanChelms 160 Man LAN Party that's being held on Fed 12th. On a different note, there's a guide on "Wireless Networking Troubleshooting", which I was very glad to see as I know more and more people these days, who are freeing themselves from the shackles of the ethernet cable. Well folks, Read on and enjoy! LanChelms 160 Man LAN Party Feb 12th! This is a reminder to everyone that LanChelms 9 is in two weeks, Saturday February 12th, 2005 in Chelmsford, MA! LanChelms is Massachusetts's largest active LAN party, and has a long history of sellouts at our past events. Seats have not filled up! There are 203 people... Read more...
Good Evening HotHardware fans! Just in case you missed the fresh link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you all know that we've just posted a new review of Sapphire's PCI Express Radeon X800 XT. This video card sports ATi's 16-pipe X800 XT GPU and 256MB of high speed Samsung GDDR3 RAM. It's also got a few other niceties thrown in for good measure. Click here and check it out...... Read more...
Over the last six weeks, three new chipsets for the AMD processor platform have been announced that all have one very important feature in common.  NVIDIA's nForce 4, VIA's K8T890, and ATi's RADEON XPRESS 200 all have support for the emerging PCI Express standard.  PCI Express, which was first brought to market with Intel's 900 series of chipsets back in June, is a serial point-to-point communications link for graphics and data, that offers much more bandwidth than AGP 8X and the aging parallel PCI bus.  For example, when compared to AGP 8X, which offers a peak bandwidth of 2.1GB/s, the new PCI Express X16 link used for graphics cards has almost four times the peak bandwidth, 8GB/s... Read more...
Good evening friends, NJ here with your nightcap.  I just walked through the door from work, so I am going to cut the banter short.  The smell of fresh pasta and garlic bread is just killing me ;)  Here is your news shot...  Sapphire X600 XT PCI Express Video Card Review @ AMD Zone "The advanced graphics port first showed up long ago after the bottlenecks of the PCI interface were reached by the first graphics cards to fully stress the memory bandwidth of the interface. At the time, there was a lot of hype but no real performance difference between the two but in time the superior AGP interface eventually showed it's worth and became the only interface available for graphics... Read more...
Welcome back HotHardware fans!  Considering it has only been a few hours since my last post, things have been busy.  After checking the new mailbox, I was greeted with quite a few noteworthy items.  Here's what we've got so far...  Sapphire Toxic X800 PRO VIVO Review @ Beyond3D: "Beyond the cooling system, and the obvious PCB colour change, the rest of the board appears to adhere to the ATI reference design. Removing the heatsink from the board reveals Samsung 1.6ns GDDR3 RAM, which should be capable of a maximum operating speed of 600MHz, which well beyond the rates that even the "APE" overclocking runs it at."  Hitachi 57S700 HDTV @ DesignTechnica:... Read more...
Good morning everyone, how are you doing?  It has been a few days since I have touched the front page, let alone been home.  I can honestly say that the past week has been the busiest in my entire life.  The new position which I took at my day job required me to do a lot of media interaction this week, so I have been running all over the local area talking to newspapers and was featured on a fairly major TV show.  Thankfully our "hard-launch" has wrapped up and my schedule is back to normal.  I will surely miss that 13+ hour work days though............ ;)  Enermax Noisetaker EG475AX 475 Watt PSU @ SystemCooling "It is safe to say that the EG475AX is one of... 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...
With all of our recent articles concerning NVIDIA's latest round of products, it seemed as if our analysis in the graphics space was getting a bit lop-sided.  Today, we're aiming to change that with a new card from Sapphire, dubbed the Sapphire Toxic X800 Pro ViVo.  This card alone could make up for some of the new mid range Radeon's missing fanfare.  From the shiny metallic alien-adorned box to the exotic looking card within, this product is definitely an eye-catcher.  Based on the Radeon X800 Pro VPU, the Toxic X800 Pro is a complete solution for both performance users and multimedia aficionados. Sapphire is branding this, as well as some other new cards, as the "TOXIC"... Read more...
Good morning friends, NJ here with your AM news update.  The Juice Fairy was very kind to us last night, so we have quite the variety of juice on tap this morning.  So, go grab a mug, pull up a chair and settle in; you are going to be here for a while ;)  Sapphire Radeon Toxic X800 Pro VIVO Review @ GotApex "The fan that gave the boot to Zalman is the Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer 4, in Blind Your Mother Orange. This is a larger set up than found on the older IceQ 9800 card, but about as silent in actual operation. It's also lighter than the Ultimate cards, and I found it's mounting to be quite solid on the card with no obvious gaps or any looseness to be found, which was a... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome back :)  After a tremendously long day at work, I am SO ready for some shuteye.  However, before I hit-up the Sandman for some sleepy dust, let's take a few minutes to see what has happened outside the HH box since our last update...  Sapphire Toxic X800 Pro Review @ AMD Zone "Earlier in the spring, Nvidia and ATI updated their product line with their X800 and 6800 product lines showing a massive leap in performance from the pervious generation of cards. With some time since then, most vendors have had their cards based off those reference designs out, but that for the most part it is simply a bunch of look alike video cards that all perform the... Read more...
Good morning everyone :)  Sorry to cut this short but, I am running extremely lean on time today.  So, without further ado, here is your morning shot of juice... Albatron PX875P Pro @ Viper Lair "With the exception of the lack of RAID, 10/100 networking, and a passive North Bridge cooler, it's tough to ignore the performance and stability of the PX875P Pro. If you're in the market for a Pentium 4 motherboard, and don't need all the frills some high-end boards may provide, this board is certainly worthy of being on your short-list given its cost." Sony VAIO VGN-X505VP Notebook Review @ Designtechnica "Using the X505 in a public place such as a coffeehouse or on public... Read more...
Good evening friends, how are you?  Nothing terrible exciting happened in my world today.  I did however pick up a new CD which I ordered a while back.  I doubt most of you have heard of the record label before, but, it is a new release from NinjaTunes.  If you can imagine mixing Downtempo Jazz with Break Beats, you will get an idea of the music ;)  Nonetheless, let's get down to the real reason you came here... Albatron GeForce FX5700U3 GDDR3 Videocard Review @ PC Stats "The GeForceFX 5700 Ultra is already a pretty decent mainstream videocard, but that hasn't stopped nVIDIA from trying to sweeten the deal by including GDDR3 to the mix. GDDR3 (Graphics Double Data... Read more...
Good morning friends, N.J. here with yet another edition of the H.H. Times.  If you managed to miss last nights news shot, AMD just released their new 939-pin AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 and Athlon 64 3800 processors.  If AMD is your cup of tea, you won't want to miss-out Marco's thoughts of the new core... Marco's Review PRESS RELEASE - "AMD Ices Competition" TAIPEI, TAIWAN - June 1, 2004 - At Computex, AMD today raised PC performance to new heights with the launch of four new processors in the award-winning AMD Athlon™ 64 processor family featuring the exclusive Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP) capability for desktop and mobile computing when enabled by the upcoming Microsoft(R)... Read more...
The Sapphire Atlantis 9800XT Up Close and Personal with Sapphire's Radeon 9800 XT 256MB By, Marco Chiappetta December 30, 2003 In late September '03, ATi refreshed their fall line-up with the Radeon 9800 XT, knocking the then dominant Radeon 9800 Pro from its perch atop ATi's video card food chain.  We reviewed one of the first Radeon 9800 XTs to come out of ATi back then, and were thoroughly impressed with the card's performance and in-game image quality, but we did find the $500+ price tag a bit tough to swallow.  With this new XT branded card, ATi didn't pioneer many new features, but rather they refined their existing technology so it would run at higher clock speeds.  In doing... Read more...
The Sapphire Ultimate Edition Atlantis 9800 Pro & The Sapphire Ultimate Edition Atlantis 9600 Pro A Couple of Passively Cooled, Wild Looking Radeons! By - Marco Chiappetta July 25, 2003 ATi's Radeon 9800 Pro and 9600 Pro GPUs are two of the most popular 3D chipsets on the market today.  A multitude of OEMs build boards based on these two chipsets and most of them strictly adhere to ATi's reference designs, for the PCB and cooling system.  It has gotten to the point that if you line up cards sold by a few top manufactures side-by-side, it would be almost impossible to them apart.  Well, all that is about to change!  Today, Sapphire Technologies unveils two new products... Read more...
Sapphire Radeon 9200 Atlantis 128MB Vivo/TV-Out With ATi's Catalyst 3.4 Drivers By - Tom Laverriere June 12, 2003 The graphics card industry is a vicious one.  The relentless six month product cycle means PC enthusiasts are out shopping twice a year for a video card upgrade.  At $400 a whack for the top performing cards, their wallets take a mighty blow.  Then there's the rest of us, who cannot afford the industry's leading graphics card or keep up with the ever changing hardware.  There is a light at the end of the tunnel though.  The industry's graphics leaders, ATI and NVIDIA, have been offering their latest GPUs in a mainstream form, at lower speed bins or by shaving... Read more...
The Gigabyte Maya II R9500 Pro vs. The Sapphire Radeon 9500 Atlantis Pro Premium Performance, Mainstream Price By - Tom Laverriere & Marco Chiappetta February 3, 2003     It's game 7 of the World Series, bottom of the 9th and the winning run is standing just 90 feet away.  Who do you want in the batters box?  You want the best hitter in the league standing in the batters box ready to rip the cover off the ball.  In video cards these days, that equates to "Built by ATI" or "Powered by ATI" Radeon 9700 Pro boards.  No other consumer video card on the market right now can move pixels like a  Radeon 9700 Pro.  Of course his little... Read more...
Sapphire Technology Radeon 9700 Atlantis Pro A newcomer brings The Radeon 9700 To Market By -Dave Altavilla October 14, 2002   A complete unknown to the retail market, Sapphire Technology debuts here today, with their high end, ATi based entry into the 3D Graphics space.  We've seen many ATi built cards here in the HotHardware Labs and the design and quality has never fallen short of expectations.  Granted, we have not always been impressed with performance or driver stability but that is a thing of the past it seems, for the current 3D Graphics leader from the great white north.  Their flagship VPU (Video Processing Unit, as ATi has aptly named it), is currently king of the... Read more...
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