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The Inquirer is reportedly hearing that AMD's next generation Socket M2 will be delayed by roughly a quarter. With rumors originally pointing to a Q1 launch around CeBIT, it is a bit alarming to now hear rumors pushing that timeline back significantly. Would a slip in the schedule for this new socket be enough to slow AMD's momentum as of late? Unfortunately, we'll have to exercise patience and wait and see. Then all of a sudden, we heard September, a big oopsie in the chips world, a 2Q slip. That was the story for about a week, late Q3. Soon after, a bunch more people said it was not late Q3, but early Q3, July or so to be exact. Moral of the... Read more...
The Inquirer is reporting that AMD's Socket 939 replacement which has been referred to as "Socket M2" for nearly a year is now being renamed to "Socket AM2". Armed with 940 pins (no, it is NOT compatible with current 940-pin CPU's and motherboards) this new socket will help usher in AMD's new crop of next-generation CPU cores and the introduction of DDR-II memory to the platform.However, the name of new Socket won't be known as "Socket 940 Second Coming" or long-time mentioned "Socket M2", which resided in every roadmap of AMD CPU's for next year. New name is Socket AM2, and we have learned that AMD will introduce not just new models, but will release Socket AM2 versions of... Read more...
AMD's next generation socket (dubbed M2) has shown up on the internet in the way of a few spy shots that can be seen on this Italian website. Despite needing a translator, the article does provide a wealth of information strictly from the images alone. Here, you'll find a nice range of shtos including the processor, the new socket, and even a shot of the socket on a motherboard with the mounting orienation for the heatsink assembly. Interesting stuff for sure, though it still leaves us wondering if and when Intel and AMD could pick a single socket that would last for more than a few years.... Read more...
Good morning (or evening) everyone. Today, AMD has taken the wraps off their latest edition Sempron, the Socket 754 based Sempron 3300+. This time around, AMD is targeting Intel's Celerons with their 3300+, looking to challenge the fastest offerings currently available. While some may think the Sempron 3300+ is merely a speed bump compared to the 3100+, guess again. AMD has tweaked the processor with new features and manufacturing process to help maintain a competitive edge in the economy class processor sector. Today, we'll highlight the critical changes that are incorporated in the latest Sempron 3300+, then we'll line up AMD's latest chip next to the 3100+ and a Celeron D 335 @ 2.8GHz to see... Read more...
Good evening everyone, welcome back to HotHardware.  With the weekend winding down and a small slush storm inhabiting the outer limits of my house, I think it is time that we cuddle up with our favourite caffeinated beverage and delve into the world of tech news. Here is your Nightcap...  SilverStone Gemini ST46GF Redundant Power Supply @ SystemCooling "SystemCooling.com has reviewed a lot of power supplies over the past two years but none that provided hardware redundancy and hot-swap capabilities. The new SilverStone Gemini series ST46GF is actually two power supplies in one. Each power supply module is capable of delivering 460 watts continuous power. During normal operation... Read more...
Good afternoon folks, ready for more news? Today we have reviews for the DFI NF5 Ultra-D Motherboard, Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI and 3D1, a Business Printers Buyer's Guide, and a few other items. Enjoy your read :) HIS X800XL IceQ II Turbo 256MB PCI-E Video Card Video Review @ 3dGameMan "This product is based on the ATI R430 chip, has a core speed of 400MHz, a memory speed of 985MHz, and 256MBs of GDDR3 memory. Both the core and memory can be easily overclocked for additional performance. Like most other HIS Video Cards the cooler is very effective and quiet. Amazing performance at an affordable price!" DFI NF4 Ultra-D Motherboard Review @ HardOCP "If you are feeling a bit on the wild... Read more...
Hey folks, just thought I'd stop in and give you something to read for Friday night. If this is your first visit of the day, Andrew has reviewed the ATI TV Wonder Elite, so check it out. As for other news, we have an article on Linux Gaming, a look at the AMD Sempron 2600+, and some pondering of the age old question... computers: to build or to buy ;) Enjoy! Linux Gaming @ HEXUS "Well, Linux certainly isn't most peoples' thought for a games-based PC. Especially one being taken to a big tournament LAN party. However, by design or trickery, none of the tournament games at the event were out-of-bounds to my Linux machine, and rousing games of Call of Duty, Quake 2 and Unreal Tournament 2004... Read more...
Good afternoon guys and gals. Do you ever get excited over old hardware? I ordered a Radeon 9600 Pro the other day for a friend, and for some reason, I'm excited just to play around with it. Maybe it's because I've never had the opportunity to examine one before, or maybe it's because I know he wants it overclocked :) Anyway, here's your first dose of news for the new week. Hiper Type-R Series 480W Power Supply @ HEXUS.net "Looking at the overall package available here, it's hard to fault Hitech's Type R offerings - A fantastic bundle coupled with a very nice looking and relatively lightweight power supply, all for a reasonable price. What is even nicer to see is the subtle yet understandable... Read more...
Shuttle went through a complete metamorphosis as a company a few years back, and they haven't looked back ever since.  Their wildly successful line of "XPC" small form factor (SFF) PCs has taken off like no other physical incarnation of the PC has in a very long time.  Not even Mr. Jobs could have predicted the kind of success this product line has enjoyed.  For all intents and purposes the Mac itself never garnered this much interest solely as a result of some of the various small footprint versions it has come to market in over the years.  Apple may have been ahead of its time but SFF PCs seem to hit right on time, when everyone seems to be making an effort to... Read more...
  Although AMD's socket 939 platform has moved into the mainstream with the recent release of 939-pin Athlon 64 3000+ and 3200+ CPUs, products based on the older socket 754 platform are still in demand.  While the new socket 939 processors have been met with much fanfare (and relatively high price tags), the older socket 754 Athlon 64s have proven to be a solid processor.  And now that lower-speed socket 939 processors have begun to arrive, the older design has started to drop in price, and socket 754 processors have become much more affordable. While socket 754 will eventually fade away at some point in the future, there is currently no sign that demand has waned.  OEMs are... Read more...
Good morning everyone, NJ here with yet another edition of the HH times.  Awaking to a cool morning with just a touch of frost, it looks as if winter is approaching fast.  Not that I mind though.  The faster the snow is on the ground, the faster I can bust out the new snowboard.  Nonetheless, lets get to the real reason you stopped in this morning.  Here is your morning shot of juice...  NVIDIA's GeForce 6200 Graphics Processor: TechReport NeoSeeker NVNews HardOCP Hexus  Socket 939 Motherboard Shootout @ TweakTown "Mike has served us up some AMD related content today where he compares two Socket 939 Athlon 64 motherboards. The first is the MSI K8N Neo 2... Read more...
Good Evening HotHardware Fans! BW here, checking in to let you all know that we've just posted a big Socket 939 Motherboard round-up featuring four high-end motherboards from Abit, Gigabyte, and MSI. Two of the mobos, the Abit AV8 and MSI K8T Neo2-FIR, are based on VIA's K8T800 Pro chipset and the other two, the Gigabyte K8NSNXP-939 and MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum, are based on NVIDIA's nForce 3 Ultra. Each board has merit, but only one can be crowned the winner. Click here and see which one we picked!... Read more...
With the release of each new processor platform comes the inevitable wait for "enthusiast-class" motherboards to support them.  We've seen the same scenario play out time and again.  When Intel released its Socket 478 Pentium 4 processors, for example, it was a few months before tricked-out motherboards, with a full complement of overclocking tools, made it into the channel.  The same scenario will play out for Intel's Socket T, as it has already for AMD's Socket 939 platform. Sure, some decent motherboards hit the streets immediately, but they almost always have some kinks that need to be worked out, whether it be in the form of a BIOS update, a revision to the chipset,... Read more...
  It has been barely over a week since we first took a look at AMD's new Socket 939 Athlon 64s, and motherboards equipped with the new socket have already started to arrive in the HotHardware Labs.  The first motherboard to land on our test bench is the fully-loaded Asus A8V Deluxe "Wireless Edition".  The A8V Deluxe is powered by VIA's excellent K8T800 Pro chipset, and sports a host of useful features like SATA RAID, Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi and 8-Channel audio with digital outputs.  It's also "Cool 'N Quiet" capable and has wide array of BIOS options geared towards novice and advanced overclockers alike.  Looking at the feature set, it seems like Asus... Read more...
  Since we last took a look at their Athlon 64 FX-53 back in March, AMD has remained relatively quiet.  There was a low profile release of the mid-range Athlon 64 2800+ into the channel, but nothing really new has come from CPU lines at AMD for almost 3 months, which is an eternity in "silicon years".  AMD's relative silence comes to an end today however, with the introduction of four new desktop processors and a new socket standard that brings a common infrastructure to the entire Athlon 64 line-up.  Standard Athlon 64s and high-end Athlon 64 FX processors will both utilize the new 939-pin socket that officially debuts today. We've got both of AMD's new flagship... Read more...
Good morning all.  It looks like this week has shaped up to be quite a busy one.  The hardware news has been developing all week long and today is no different.  There's good stuff going on, so let's get down to business:  VIA Reveals Details of Next Generation C5J Esther Processor Core With Advanced Features For Securing E-Commerce Transactions: "Designed to be coupled with a range of feature rich chipsets from VIA, the C5J Esther core will enable unprecedented performance of demanding applications, such as high compression video streaming and data encryption/decryption, from miniature, fanless devices." The Inquirer is reporting that AMD and Tyan are working on... Read more...
The MSI K7D Master Dual Socket A Motherboard Athlon Power X 2! By Marco Chiappetta May 21, 2002 There is no denying that AMD has done very well with their Athlon line of processors.  A few years ago, back in the K6 days, AMD CPUs were found only in low-end desktop systems.  The terms "high-performance" and "K6" were never used in the same sentence.  Things began to turn around a bit with the K6-2 though.  Performance was better than the K6, and new proprietary features were added like AMD's 3D Now!.  Then the K6-III hit the market, and while it wasn't a best seller, it's price / performance ratio was relatively good when compared to similarly clocked... Read more...
Abit's TH7II-Raid & Skt. 478 P4 CPU! Setup for the next generation of Intel's Flagship By, Dave Altavilla August 16, 2001   All indications are that we are shaping up for a very busy fall here in the PC Hardware scene.  New Processors, Motherboard Chipsets and Form Factors, Graphics Cards and Graphics Chipset, are coming to fruition from various manufacturers and we get the feeling that a tidal wave of technology is upon us.  Perhaps the US and world economies have hit a proverbial speed bump but for sure, investment in R&D and next generation technology continues with vigor. Adding fuel to the fire, Abit Computer has released a follow on product to their well designed... Read more...
  Intel's Pentium 4 2GHz. Socket 478 Processor Breaking through the 2GHz. ceiling with ease By, Dave Altavilla August 27, 2001 Alright, I'll admit it...  I was a William Shatner fan.  That is to say, when old Bill played the all powerful James T. Kirk, I couldn't help but admire his swagger and command of the situation.  Unfortunately, times change and old Bill finds himself stooping to the level of lame Priceline.com commercials.  He's merely a shell of the man he use to be.  Ahh, but I can still hear the words echoing in my head, "we must have more power Scotty!"  Yes sir, ol' Bill sure did know how to command attention, back in the day. Well, much... Read more...
Gigabyte's GA-6OXM7E i815 Socket 370 Motherboard It sure looks nice...but how does it perform? By, Marco ?BigWop? Chiappetta 11 / 2 / 2000    The hardware community had been eagerly anticipating a worthy successor to the mighty 440BX chipset. When Intel released their 133MHz FSB capable "Coppermine" Pentium IIIs it was time to also replace the aging BX chipset with a more feature-rich, capable part. The BX lacked native support for AGP4X, UDMA/66/100 hard drive transfers and wasn't designed to fully support FSBs greater than 100MHz. To compensate, Intel released the i810 and i820 chipsets to handle the needs of these new Coppermine processors. There were many issues to deal with should... Read more...
Abit's KT7A-RAID Socket A Motherboard Don't miss out... By Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta March 8, 2001 The competition in the CPU and motherboard chipset markets over the last year or so has been incredible. AMD has evolved into Intel's fiercest competitor and are consistently gaining market share. AMD's Athlon line of CPUs have steadily won over power users and budget shoppers alike with their high performance and relatively low prices (at the time this is being written a 1.2GHz T-Bird is selling for $236, while a 1 GHz Pentium III sells for $251). AMD can attribute their current market status not only to their great product, but to another company's efforts...VIA Technologies. A great... Read more...
Shuttle AV14 Socket 370 Motherboard It's does everything right...but nothing great. By, Marco ?BigWop? Chiappetta 10 / 12 / 2000    My first assignment when I initially joined the Hot Hardware team was to review a VIA Apollo Pro 133 based board, the AV61 from Shuttle Inc. I was very excited to get my hands on this product, because at that time the 440BX had already been available for quite a while and was lacking some of the features the Apollo 133 brought to the table. I wasn't very familiar with Shuttle products so I was also intrigued by the opportunity to test hardware from another company. The AV61 has been through a few revisions and has evolved into the board we are looking at... Read more...
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