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Late last year, AMD-ATI introduced their first Stream processor, announcing their efforts in  GP-GPU (General Purpose GPU) computing for scientific, engineering and other compute-intensive applications.  Based on the RD580 architecture, the new card fell somewhat silently on the market and we didn't hear much more on the topic until now.  Late last week AMD unveiled their next generation Stream Processor cards, aptly dubbed the FireStream 9170, which is a combination of AMD's FireGL Pro Graphics branding, along with their Stream processor moniker.  This time around the card is built on a 55nm GPU architecture, most likely a close kin to AMD's RV670 GPU that we'll be show-casing... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces 500W StealthXStream PSU, a Power Management Solution with Excellent ValueSunnyvale, CA—October 23, 2007—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high-reliability memory and power supplies, today announced the new 500 Watt StealthXStream Power Supply to offer a sufficient source of power for mainstream gaming PCs. The 500W edition features the same understated look as its 600W predecessor with a sleek black case and unlit fan for the value-conscious consumer seeking effective, quiet performance. Qualified under the watchful eye of the Power Management division at PC Power & Cooling, the StealthXStream is built for superior... Read more...
Just in case you missed the new link at the top of the page, we wanted to let you all know that we've just posted an article in which we evaluate the features, bundles, and performance of three mainstream GeForce 8 series cards, the MSI NX8600GT T2D256E, the Gigabyte GV-NX86S256H with Silent-Pipe III, and the MSI NX8500GT TD256E. All three of these cards fall within the sub-$200 price range, but they don't perform at similar levels due to difference GPU and memory clock speeds. Click the link below and check them out, it's interesting to see how these current DX10-class cards stack up to last-generation's mainstream offerings. You may just be sirprised by the results... Read The Entire... Read more...
The premium graphics card market is in a lopsided state.  NVIDIA's GeForce 8800 series is still relatively unchallenged in the high-end space, a position which has been futher solidified with the addition of the 8800 Ultra.  By giving the GeForce 8800GTX a nominal speed bump, NVIDIA continues to maintain its lead.  ATI, on the otherhand, is still trying to get their R600 on store shelves in mass quantities, after receiving a lukewarm reception at launch.  The Radeon HD 2900 XT we recently reviewed turned out to be a decent performer, but is nowhere near the challenger to the GeForce 8800 as we all thought it might be.  While "who's the fastest" may be the most popular and exciting topic, it's... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces the Ultra-Quiet StealthXStream 600W, a Best-in-Class, Gamer’s Power Supply Sunnyvale, CA —April 23, 2007—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and power supplies, today announced the new StealthXStream Power Supply. This new 600W PSU features a conservative look with a sleek, black case and fan. Designed for the value-minded consumer seeking simple, quiet performance, the StealthXStream includes OCZ’s acclaimed reliability and feature-sets with a lower price point. The StealthXStream is kept supremely cool with a large 120mm fan features a standard ATX power... Read more...
OCZ Technology Merges their Leading Edge PSU Technology with a Modular Cable Management System and Launches the ModXStream Power Supply Family Sunnyvale, CA—April 12, 2007 — OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and components, today announced the ModXStream Series, a new line of power supplies designed to offer consumers a combination of OCZ’s legendary PSU architecture and an efficient modular cable management system. Available in 780W and 900W models, the high efficiency ModXStream offers the industry’s highest performing modular power supplies on the market. As... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces the 1010 Watt GameXStream Power Supply Sunnyvale, CA - March 12, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and components, today announced the addition of an 1010W power supply to the GameXStream family. Building on the acclaimed performance and features of the OCZ NVIDIA SLITM-Ready GameXStream series, the new 1010W configuration offers a more powerful solution for today's advanced PC systems in the same compact form factor that is an advantage to many gamers and system builders. "OCZ is pleased to announce the launch of the GXS 1010W PSU, the latest power supply in the GameXStream series,"... Read more...
Hello Everyone. We've just posted a new article here at HotHardware.com in which we evaluate the features and performance of OCZ's brand-new ProXStream 1000W power supply. Here's a snip from the article: "The unit is amazingly small for a 1000W power supply; as similar units form other companies typically require extended depth designs, which can require larger cases in order to be mounted properly. The OCZ unit, on the other hand, has the depth of a standard ATX power supply, meaning it can be mounted in nearly every standard ATX chassis on the market today." Read The Rest Right... Read more...
A thousand watts, a kilowatt. A kilowatt or a thousand watts. We can't decide which term sounds larger when spoken aloud. In any case, when said aloud, both terms are conversation starters when in discussion about PC power supplies. In this day and age where energy efficiency is something which many gravitate toward, anything with such a large number when it comes to power is instantly an attention grabber, in both positive and negative ways. It's been quite a while since the first enthusiast targeted 1000 watt power supplies hit the market. There were 1000 watt power supplies before, mainly targeted at multi-processor servers and "heavy-iron", but never before had such... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces the New ProXStream A Server-Class 1000W Power Supply for Enthusiasts and High-End System Builders Sunnyvale, CA-January 15, 2007-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and power supplies, today announced the launch of the ProXStream power supply series, a new high performance PSU that was first showcased at the recent 2007 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. OCZ engineered the ProXStream to provide ample power to even the most demanding high-end systems. Incorporated in a small and diverse form factor, the ProXStream 1000W core is extremely efficient and very practical, as it can be integrated... Read more...
On the heels of its announcement yesterday of adding Quad-Core Intel Chips to their lineup, Dell is now announcing systems based on the AMD Opteron processor. This looks like a major push from the PC manufacture to expand its line and offer a wide variety of solutions to fill a variety of market opportunities. Dell has announced two new PowerEdge servers that features: the PowerEdge 6950 and PowerEdge SC1435. The Dell PowerEdge 6950 is a four-socket server designed for demanding enterprise applications such as database, server consolidation, and virtualization, as well as migration efforts from legacy RISC-based systems. The PowerEdge SC1435... Read more...
OCZ Technology Enhances the Award-Winning GameXStream Family with the Addition of the Ultra-Powerful 850 Watt Configuration Sunnyvale, CA - November 1, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and components, today announced the addition of an 850W power supply to the GameXStream family. Building on the acclaimed performance and features of the OCZ NVIDIA SLITM-Ready GameXStream series, the new 850W configuration offers a more powerful solution for today's advanced PC systems in the same compact form factor that is a necessity to many gamers and system builders.  READ MORE...... Read more...
OCZ Technology Launches the EvoStream Power Supply Series Sunnyvale, CA - October 9, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and components, today announced the new EvoStream Power Supply. The exciting addition to the prominent OCZ PSU family will be introduced in a 600W configuration and features an advanced 100% modular cable management system and polished, titanium mirrored case that is reminiscent of the award-winning ModStream line. Next generation CPUs and high performance graphics cards are essential to modern gamers and enthusiasts; the rock solid EvoStream is built to provide sufficient output to power dual GPU... Read more...
Rys from Beyond3D has been experimenting with ATI's Linux drivers, and based on some findings in the X Server log, he believes ATI may be readying a new line of products -- dubbed "FireStream" -- based on the R580 GPU. The real news is not a new product based on the R580 could be in the works, but that he speculates that it could be for general purpose (GP) GPU computing acceleration.  Way back in October, we were briefed at an ATI event on GPGPU projects that were in the works, and Stanford University has a Folding@Home client on the way for ATI GPUs (see here) as well. This is still speculation at the moment, but Rys' comments and findings are rather convincing.... Read more...
  As computer enthusiasts, we all love to see PC components get more and more powerful. Unfortunately, with this increasing power often comes an increase in power demands. This is especially true of video cards. In fact, it can be reasonably argued that if it weren't for the high-end video card market, power supplies probably wouldn't be anywhere near the 600W or more that we see in typical enthusiast-level PSUs these days. When you begin to crave high-end dual or quad GPU configurations, you must realize that a high quality and high capacity power supply is probably in your future. Fortunately, both NVIDIA and ATI make your search for an acceptable PSU a little easier as both companies... Read more...
SteamCast Networks, creator of the Morpheus file-swapping software, has filed a lawsuit naming Kazaa, Skype Technologies and its founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, among others, as defendants. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in the Central District of California, claims that StreamCast owns the technology underlying Internet calling provider Skype. Zennstrom and Friis are also the developers behind file-swapping software Kazaa. StreamCast and Kazaa have argued in the past over software licensing fees.... Read more...
NVIDIA Strengthens Mainstream Product Line with Two GeForce 7 Series GPUs GeForce 7600 GS and GeForce 7300 LE GPUs Deliver GeForce 7 Series Features and Performance at Affordable Prices GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE 2006—SAN JOSE, CA—MARCH 22, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today expanded the Company's GeForce 7 Series product line for the mainstream market segment with two aggressively-priced graphics processing units (GPUs). Available immediately from leading retail and e-tail outlets worldwide are: GeForce 7300 LE GeForce 7300 LE GeForce 7600 GS The GeForce 7600 GS GPU—this NVIDIA SLI-Ready... Read more...
Using water to cool the components in a PC was once considered and outlandish idea, and maybe even a little crazy. We all know what happens when water gets spilled onto something electronic, so why intentionally pump it into a system? Well, the short answer to that question is that water is far more effective at absorbing and removing heat than air. But the problem with using water is that it must be confined in a closed loop, like it is in most automobiles, and it cannot make direct contact with any exposed circuitry that has an electric current running through it. This wasn't an insurmountable problem by any means, though. Once the idea of using water to cool a desktop PC caught on, hardcore... Read more...
Battles have been won by each side, but the war over which graphics card produces the best image quality will never be over. FiringSquad has taken the top 3 contenders of today, ATI, Nvidia, and XGI, and have put their image quality to the test. Is it ATI, Nvidia... or even XGI? "Today Alan Dang looks at the deinterlacing performance of the NVIDIA GeForce 6600, the ATI Radeon X800, and the XGI Volari 8300. Test-taking skills will tell you that FiringSquad wouldn't have bothered talking about the XGI Volari 8300 unless it had something special to offer..."... Read more...
  Tomorrow on nZone.com, NVIDIA will release a new set of Forceware drivers that bring with them a few new features, and the prerequisite list of bug fixes. And whether you're a budget conscious gamer or a hard-core graphics junkie, the new features unveiled in these drivers are sure to pique your interest. Before we fill you in on what NVIDIA has in store, here's a quick list of what's been fixed in the Forceware v77.76 drivers... Single GPU Issues • GeForce 7800 GTX: At extremely cold temperatures (less than-10 degrees C), the GPU clock speed enters "high temperature" slowdown mode. • GeForce 7800 GTX, Windows XP: Enabling gamma-correct antialiasing causes poor performance... Read more...
Good morning all :)  Last night I decided that I should hit up the local shopping mall in hopes of finishing up the last of my Xmas shopping.  Thankfully I was able to get in and out in a short period of time.  I don't like crowds to begin with, but, there is nothing worse then a large crowd of people in the "Christmas sprit" shopping... *shudder* ;) Go grab a mug and pull up a chair.  Here is your first shot of juice for the day...  OCZ ModStream Power Supply Roundup @ CoolTechZone "There is a new trend that recently emerged in the world of power supplies, the wireless trend. Yes, the industry is moving towards reducing the unnecessary wires from the power... Read more...
We actually had a decent amount of snow last night. I may not be good with a snowboard like Jay, but I've got some mean skills on a toboggan ;) Anyway, here's the latest in our news feed. Twinhan DTV MagicBox and VisionDTV Mini Ter @ HEXUS.net "Between the two products you've seen here, Twinhan have covered all their bases for anybody wanting a straightforward device enabling them to view terrestrial digital television on their PC. For laptop users or anyone on the move, you have the USB-based MagicBox, and for those only planning to use a single computer to feed their TV watching habits, then the PCI board will be the way to go." NVIDIA PureVideo Technology - Can NVIDIA take back ground... Read more...
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