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This early Monday morning we step you through an overview of the killer single-core performance that the new AMD Athlon FX-57 is made of.  AMD took the Athlon 64 FX architecture down a notch in process geometry, cranked up the clock speed another 200MHz, goosed the memory controller and dropped in SSE3 instructions.  The results speak for themselves. Check it...... Read more...
AMD's Athlon 64 X2 series Dual Core launch back in May, along with Intel's Pentium 840 launch in April, underscored an industry-wide move toward a completely new Desktop Processor architecture, one that affects virtually all facets of Personal Computing from code-base, applications and software, to the platforms and technology that support these new multi-core CPUs.  With Intel taking the first step with their Pentium 8XX series, and AMD stepping up with the X2, the tide has officially shifted, and the industry and community are ready to catch the wave.  However, as with any major redirection in architecture, "the wave" doesn't just appear out of nowhere.  There is typically... Read more...
Samsung YH-820 MP3 Player Review @ Designtechnica: "Apple may be king of the MP3 player hill, but there are several companies hoping to dethrone the big red, and Samsung's in line. The new YH-820 micro HDD based MP3 player is not only smaller than the iPod mini, but it sports a bright color display, and dare-we-say it, is just as attractive. But are good looks and solid sound enough to convince users to shun the Apple iPod mini? Read on to find out." IPv6 - A Look At The Next Generation Internet Protocol @ The Tech Zone: "Internet Protocol Version 6, is the latest incarnation of the TCP/IP standard that increases Internet Protocol's ability to scale to billions of users and Internet... Read more...
Hey folks, here's your last dose of news for the day. If your in the market for a fancy new case, check out Robert's review of the ASUS Vento 3600. Goodnight! VoIP Editorial @ TechConnect "Voice Over IP technologies are making a comeback, with cheaper prices and prettier interfaces. What lurks beneath the surface, though?" GeCube X800XLA-VIVO 256MB (RADEON X800 XL - AGP) @ Hardware Zone "Powered by ATI's RADEON X800 XL VPU, the GeCube X800XLA-VIVO 256MB comes with the new Rialto bridge chip that should be welcomed by those unwilling to part with their well-stocked AGP compatible systems. Also find out how the new X800 XL cards stack up against the competition." Sunbeam 20-in-1... Read more...
Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 840 Processor Review @ PCPerspective: "The processor package itself looks like any other LGA775 Pentium processor released by the chip giant, and that is a good thing -- common sockets and connectors usually indicate a much easier transition to a new technology. However, this doesn't mean that current users of LGA775 motherboards based on older chipsets are just going to be able to replace their current Pentium 4 with the new Pentium XE; a new chipset is going to be required in the form of the 955X, which we'll cover on the next page." Samsung CLP-510n @ Overclocker Online: "Overall this series of Samsung CLP-500's seem to be an awesome series of color... Read more...
Good morning everyone, how are we all doing this morning?  Myself, I am not to shabby; just hiding out in my office for the day.  I am not a big fan of this whole "spring showers" thing that Mother Nature keeps trying to pull on us every year.  Who really needs real flowers when you can just plant silk ones in your garden? ;) Here is your news...  The Uncertain State of DDR @ CoolTechZone "After we got back from CES this year, we reported back on the industry's speculation of DDR and where it's heading in the near future. It's pretty apparent that DDR isn't going to budge until after two years, if not more. Aside that, almost all memory makers had the same answers... Read more...
Hey folks, the news is moving slow today but there's enough for a decent read. I'm taking valuable time away from a Red Sox game right now, so you better enjoy the news :) WD 320GB PATA HDD @ Hardware Avenue "PATA is still considered by many as the HDD standard of choice - IDE cables are not ideal, but when using specialized rounded cables, they become far less of a problem air flow wise and actually aren't too bad in comparison to SATA cables. The HDD makers are aware that not everyone has bought into the rather slow moving SATA market so you'll still find high end HDD's featured on the PATA standard - which is exactly what we have in review today, the high end Western Digital WD3200 320GB PATA... Read more...
Corsair Partners with Tier One Motherboard Manufacturers to Enable the New NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition Platform -- Equipped with the world's fastest DDR2 memory from Corsair, motherboard makers unleash the power of dual channel DDR2 performance for the new NVIDIA chipset for Intel -- Fremont, CA (April 15, 2005) -CorsairMemory, Inc.,a worldwide leader in high performance memory and cooling products for the enthusiasts and the overclockers, today is pleased to announce launch partnerships with tier-one Taiwanese motherboard manufacturers for the NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition chipset. First to market with both the industry's lowest latency and highest clock speed memory modules, Corsair... Read more...
Good morning everyone, welcome back to our not so little corner of the internet.  Things are bumping up here in the Northern portion of the HH labs so we are going to get straight to stirring the ol'news pot. Enjoy you morning friends, here is your AM shot...  ATI vs Hauppauge @ HTPCnews.com "Using the Theater 550 Pro solely the softness doesn't stand out much. The bad part here is that unlike other capture devices I have used, the Theater 550 Pro's drivers do not offer sharpness control. What does stand out is how each of the capture cards handles a noisy analog cable signal. This is supposed to be the Theater 550 Pro's forte."  Samsungs Double-Layer DVD Burner @ ipkonfig... Read more...
Hey folks, here's your last bit of news for the day. I'm off for a quick game of Counter-Strike: Source, and then bed, so good night all. Sunbeam 20 in 1 Superior Panel Review @ 3DXtreme "We have digital cameras and other devices that use all kinds of media cards, not to mention those that use USB, Firewire or even SATA connections. To fulfill these needs companies have come up with fan controllers, I/O panels, card readers, and temperature displaying LCD screens. But what about the limited amount of real estate on the front of your case? If you have all these items and a standard mid-tower case, there's no room left for your drives. How are you supposed to make that work? That's where Sunbeam... Read more...
Hey there everyone, JeffB stepping in with your Thursday morning news update.  We've got a shootout between an AMD Opteron and Intel Xeon as well as a good looking Samsung LCD.  If you are in the market for a laptop, Designtechnica has a look at a Gateway M210XL.  For more on how to select the right laptop for you, check out our Buyer's Guide here. DFI LanParty UT nF4 Ultra-D Motherboard @ Bigbruin.com: "There is no end to the amount of tweaking you are allowed on this board. With very minor effort and time, I was able to get a FSB of 300 MHz at a multiplier of 8 for a CPU frequency of 2400 MHz. With some time spent, this board will go much higher, although this particular... Read more...
Hey there folks, we've got a full line-up for you this Friday morning.  If you are in the market for a sweet HTPC case, the SilverStone LC10 may be what you need.  You may also want to check the LC11 I reviewed not too long ago as another option.  The HIS Radeon X800XL is another piece that catches my eye.  While they can be really hard to find in the states, HIS makes some great cards.  Well, let's get started! Have a great weekend. HIS Radeon X800XL PCI-E @ Hardwareavenue.com: "When you first hear "X800XL", it is quite natural for words such as "bastardised", "featureless" and "cheap" to come to mind, primarily brought... Read more...
Good evening ladies and gents. For you ATI card owners, Catalyst version 5.3 is out now, with OpenGL 2.0 support. They'll probably be performance benchmarks out in a few days or so, and we'll be sure to post them when we see them. Well, I'm out for now, good night all. Thermaltake Soprano Mid-Tower Case @ SystemCooling "Thermaltake is known for producing some very good computer cases. As of recently they have begun to expand their lineup once again with the release of the Tsunami Dream and the Shark cases. Today we'll be looking at another new case from Thermaltake, the Soprano. Will this case live up to the Thermaltake name? Let's find out." BenQ DW1625 Internal DVD Writer with LightScribe... Read more...
Good evening folks! The news has been moving slow this weekend, but we've got enough items now for a decent sized sunday night update. If this is your first visit of the day, scroll down a bit to see Dave's recent post about HotHardware's upcoming appearance at the Nor'Easter LAN. Well ladies and gents, I'm out until tomorrow :) Goodnight. MSI NX6600 Diamond (AGP & PCIe Combo Review) @ hardwarezone "Using a standard GeForce 6600 GPU, but coupled with better components found on MSI's expensive 6600 GT products, the NX6600 Diamond edition strikes a unique performance point with superb overclocking potential and more. Find out if it has what it takes to win you over." Intel 660 and... Read more...
Hey folks, after a long and intense battle with Windows Networking, I'm here to deliver the news. Most people wouldn't consider networking very intense, but as many of you know... it can be. Yeah I'm a geek, and I love it :) Anyway folks, here's your news. Enjoy! AOpen i915Pa-PLF Motherboard Review @ PCStats "The AOpen i915Pa-PLF motherboard is a socket 775 Intel Pentium 4 solution designed for mainstream users getting ready to upgrade a little of everything. Obviously based on the Intel 915P chipset, this blackened-PCB motherboard supports current 800/533MHz FSB Socket 775 CPUs (Celeron or Pentium 4), and requires a PCI-Express compatible video card. AGP videocards are not supported at... Read more...
Good afternoon folks, it's time for another update. I'm a little short on time at the moment, so please forgive the lack of conversation as I get straight to the news. Legit Reviews has sent us their article for the XFX 6600GT PCI-E, so if your looking for more on that card, make sure to also check out Jeff's review of the 6600GT PCI-E. Enjoy! "17 Inch LCD Display Buyer's Guide" @ XYZ Computing "The Buyer's Guide is going to take a look at some of the many 17" LCD display out there so as to help consumers learn a little bit and get a point to start from. The selection of 17" LCDs is almost unlimited so this is easier said than done, but if you know what you are looking... Read more...
Good afternoon ladies and gents. I've got some new hardware to play around with, and a few errands to run, so I'm going to get straight to the news. Enjoy! Soltek Qbic EQ3901-300P Review @ AMDZone "We are quite happy to have an Athlon 64 small form factor that can handle two hard drives and two optical drives. We are also impressed with the first 300 watt power supply we have seen in a SFF. Stability of the system was excellent, the price is agreeable, and the looks are pleasant." GeForce 6600 GT and SLI @ LostCircuits "From an SLI standpoint, the 6600GT is especially interesting since its single card performance - even though excellent for the price - offers enough headroom for... Read more...
Hello and good evening to all :) In the news tonight, Madshrimps has taken a shot at overclocking the Pentium M (Dothan) using DFI's 855GME-MGF. In addition to that, we also have reviews for the Dell Ispiron 700M Notebook, Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI motherboard, and the Sunbeam Chameleon case. Enjoy! Overclocking the Pentium M: Silent Powerhouse @ Madshrimps "One of Intel's latest CPU runs at 1.6ghz, no there is no typo here, the Pentium M normally intended for laptops have been given a chance to shine in desktop systems also with the help of resourceful motherboard manufactures. We take a closer look at DFI's offering to see how far we overclock this new "Dothan" CPU." Dell Inspiron... Read more...
Good to see you again friends :)  With the world of work starting back up for me again this morning, I do not have a huge amount of time to chit-chat.  However, I do have enough to fire up another round of linkage.  Enjoy your day, I will "see" you back here later this evening...  SilverStonetek SST-FP54 Review @ ExtensionTech.net "You'd perhaps think that this parallel powered VFD was late into the market. And well, perhaps it is...But seeing that you can't buy too many printers these days that use the parallel port anymore, that leaves potential for all those free printer ports doesn't it? This parallel (2x16) character VFD from SilverStone, with its beveled,... Read more...
Hey folks, it's that time again.  Sadly, we heard some disturbing news about Abit yesterday. The reports are there is a fair amount of financial wrong doing going on and the Taiwan authorities have stepped into the picture.  Here's the latest details so far, but we'll need to stay tuned and see how this unfolds. The 12 Stars of Samsung for 2005 @ HardwareZoom: "Here is a sneak preview of 12 Samsung hottest products which will be released in year 2005. From 56" wide screen DLP TV to the ultra compact MP3 player about the size of your thumb. Other highlight includes six compact & stylish clamshell/sliding phones, laser printer, video camera, LCD TV & DVD Recorder."... Read more...
Good morning everyone :)  Sorry about the later start this morning, I am fighting off a lovely head-cold which is playing havoc on my sleep schedule.  Nonetheless, our HH News Bin is filling up, so let's get the show on the road...  Legion Hardware - A look at the ATi Radeon X800 series "The Radeon X850XT is said to cost at least $50 US more than the X800XT and produces just 0.3 more gigapixel/sec. Most gaming titles struggled to place more than a frame per second between these two graphics cards, which is most disappointing given the price premium ATi have placed on the Radeon X850XT."  Sunbeam Transformer Case @ Systemcooling "Though I've mostly known Sunbeamtech... Read more...
What's going on friends?  With a migraine lingering in the back of my head, I am going to cut the banter to a minimum so I can get some more drugs into me.  However, we do have quite the tasty selection of juice on tap this morning.  So, go grab a glass and dive in; here is your AM update...  Wireless Bluetooth Mouse Battle: Microsoft vs. Logitech @ HardcoreWare "If you're looking to add Bluetooth connectivity to your system, why not add a nice wireless mouse at the same time? Both of these products from Logitech and Microsoft do just that.Today we're going to find out which of these two mice is most suitable for different applications; desktop, mobile, and gaming."... Read more...
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