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We have explained in numerous articles in the past that the bulk of GPU sales are made in the form of ether IGPs (Integrated Graphics Processors) or affordable, mainstream graphics cards.  As powerful and exciting as the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 or GeForce  GTX 280 cards may be, AMD and NVIDIA simply don't sell as many flagship products as they do mainstream cards.It is because of this fact that both companies consistently refresh their mainstream offerings every few months or so, and continually push new features and performance down their respective product lines.  As many of you may have expected, since AMD recently released the RV770 GPU,... Read more...
OCZ Technology Introduces the ModXStream Pro Series, Efficient, Quiet, High-Performance Power Supplies Featuring Cable Management Sunnyvale, CA—August 18, 2008—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and components, today announced the ModXStream Pro, a superior gaming-grade power supply series that offers consumers a combination of OCZ’s cutting-edge PSU architecture and an efficient modular cable management system. Designed for enthusiasts and gamers in 400W, 500W, 600W, and 700W configurations, the ModXStream Pro is built for unparalleled stability and will provide optimal high-performance power to the latest GPUs and CPUs... Read more...
NVIDIA has announced the new GeForce 9500 GT today and it's their latest addition to their sub-$100 graphics card offering. Of course the card won't bring the same level of 3D performance as current high-end, more expensive products but its feature set is comparable to just about anything else on the market. In comparison to the recently released GeForce GTX series, the GeForce 9500 GT has only a fraction of the number of stream processors, ROPs, and texture units available, but the GPU's configuration does put it on par with or ahead of the GeForce 8500 / 8600 series of graphics cards, that the 9500 GT will eventually replace.  Check it out, here.... Read more...
As much as we love to write about the latest and greatest flagship graphics cards here at HotHardware, the fact of the matter is, cards that fall into the more mainstream market segments are vastly more popular with consumers--at least in terms of the overall sales numbers in the retail channel.  As such, the major players in discreet graphics, currently NVIDIA and ATI, typically drive many more features and into this segment from year to year, while also increasing performance significantly.The latest mainstream graphics card to land in our lab comes by way of NVIDIA.  NVIDIA's new GeForce 9500 GT is the company's latest weapon in its arsenal of sub-$100 graphics cards but... Read more...
It was only February when Microsoft had a big issue with Fasthosts providing a streamed version of Office, but it seems their tone has softened.Worried by the small but growing number of small businesses and consumers switching from Microsoft Office to cheaper or free online alternatives such as Google Apps, Microsoft Corp. plans to arm a key cohort of its formidable legion of partners to help fight the threat to Office 2.0.Microsoft plans to test a yearlong change to a key part of its license for Office 2007 that will, according to multiple sources, enable Web hosting service providers to offer Microsoft Office via an emerging technology called application streaming.The sources said Microsoft... Read more...
OCZ Technology Introduces the Highly Efficient EliteXStream PSU Featuring a Powerful Single-Rail Design for Optimum Distribution to High-Performance Systems Sunnyvale, Calif.—April 7, 2008—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and PC components, today unveiled the EliteXStream power supply family for high-powered gaming systems and workstations. Designed to offer the consumer market an enthusiast-grade computer power supply with a state-of-the-art architecture, the EliteXStream is the ultimate power solution for those users that require an ultra-efficient, highly reliable, high-wattage solution for their leading-edge gaming... Read more...
OCZ Technology Group Announces PC Power & Cooling’s Expansion of Silencer Line, Including the All-New 500W for Mainstream Systems Sunnyvale, Calif.—April 3, 2008—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance memory and PC components, today announced the release of all-new additions to the Silencer line of power supplies from PC Power & Cooling including a 500W EPS12V and Dell™ compatible model. The efficient and economical 370W, 420W, and 500W Silencers offer mainstream system builders and professionals a robust power resource at an affordable price point. "I am pleased that PC Power & Cooling is able to offer exceptional Silencer series performance... Read more...
Less than a decade ago Apple was in serious trouble, and even after Steve Jobs retuning to the helm, the company still wasn't out of the woods until the iPod phenomenon hit.  They were losing ground to windows on all fronts, and one of the most important might have turned out to be schools.  While this is all old news to most of us, not everyone has taken a close look at the ramifications of the success of the iPod.“...students who are used to Apple products grow up, get jobs, and make money. They will then buy more Macs, and will also make Apple products more "mainstream" and become more common in the workforce.”It may still take a while before the adoption of Macs hits critical mass,... Read more...
Call this a rumor, but a particularly cool one.Netflix may consider extending its Watch Instantly movie streaming feature to game consoles, says one customer presented with a survey by the company. Polling its subscriber base, the rental outlet asks households if they would like to watch both movies and TV shows through either the PlayStation 3 or the Xbox 360 and suggests a custom software implementation that would allow the feature.No confirmation yet, and only one report of this survey, which makes this report very questionable yet.  It would indeed be a cool feature, however.... Read more...
The small Intel Core 2 Duo chip that allows Apple to make their MacBook Air so slender is not exclusively licensed for use by Apple. Newsfactor reports that both Lenovo and Fujitsu are interested in using the 65 nanometer scale chip in their own ultrathin notebook offerings. Earlier this month, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the MacBook Air at the annual Macworld conference. The new laptop is so thin -- three-quarters of an inch at the thickest part -- that it fits into a manila envelope. The svelteness is achieved in part by a special chip Intel designed for the new machine, based on the older Merom line of processors.During the Macworld presentation, Intel CEO Paul Otellini said Jobs had asked... Read more...
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...
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