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Akiba has posted some preliminary information and pictures of a new Gigabyte Yonah MicroATX motherboard that is now available overseas. This new motherboard yses Intel's 845GT chipset to support the new Yonah Core-Duo processor and features some innovative additions that will likely capture the interest of any HTPC enthusiast. From the standardized Socket 478 heatsink mounts to the full PCI-Express x16 slot and 8-channel HD audio, this new motherboard looks to be the ideal platform for building an extremely fast and quiet system for the living room. Unfortunately, there's no word on cost thus far.... Read more...
Every once in a while a product comes along that really garners the attention of the enthusiast crowd.  There can be a number of factors for this, including overclocking performance, easy modding potential or just an overall great value for the money.  One such piece of hardware that encompasses a lot of these qualities is the Sapphire Radeon X800GTO2 Limited Edition graphics card.  The X800GTO2 LE has begun to make waves thanks to many of the aforementioned qualities above.  Sporting such features as Dual-DVI, VIVO and 256MB of GDDR3 RAM, the X800GTO2 is a capable card that has a few other surprises to whet your tweaking appetite.  First, unlike the X800's that are normally... Read more...
PC Mechanic has produced a good rundown of some entry level video editing software. While they've capped the cash limit to $100, there are some excellent free programs listed, such as VirtualDub and Jahshaka Effects. "Video editing is taking the world by storm. Everywhere you look, you see videos made by average people. If you just bought a DV camcorder and want to show the world or your family what it's seeing, you need video editing software. It's possible some software was included with the camcorder, but you might want to take a look at the options before jumping in."Be warned though, free software doesn't always translate in to simple to... Read more...
Easily one of the most exciting topics in the last few months, Hardware Zone has managed to get their hands on (and benchmark) MSI's MXM-comprised Germinium Go SLI graphics card. Given the low power requirements, significantly lower heat output, and upgradeability of an MXM-based graphics card it is more than a bit exciting to see MSI taking this approach so seriously. Those doubting the viability of this card will be a bit surprised to see that MSI is serious enough to have already achieved all the proper certifications (ROHS, TUV, etc.) to bring the card to market. For those looking for something interesting to stir up their Tuesday morning, do yourself a favor and go check out MSI's ingenious... Read more...
Want a good way to slow down your boot times? Have all your programs load at once. Even though you may think you have clean startup, there are still a few Windows programs that insist on starting up, ones you might not even need. If your looking to purge some unnecessary startup files, The Tech Zone might be able to help."Some of the kinder and well written programs are configurable and allow you to change the settings that starts them up. If this option is available, then this is the best approach. There are, however, many programs that do not give you the choice and no matter how many times you remove them, they return. Two that I find really annoying are the "Windows Messenger" and the "Quicktime... Read more...
Another game, another guide. TweakGuides.com has updated their NFS: Most Wanted Tweak Guide, which you NFS fans should check out. "I bought the retail version of NFS:MW today and finally got the chance to update my Need for Speed: Most Wanted Tweak Guide. If you haven't read it yet, I definitely think you should give it a try. If you have read it, check pages 4 and 10 again in particular for new tips and info which you should find useful."... Read more...
With the recent release of NiBiTor 2.5a(the Nvidia BIOS Editor), MKVTech has updated their NiBiTor guide. Version 2.5a offers support for the GeForce 7800GTX, and 7800GTX 512MB, among other things."MVKTech just released an updated version of the NiBiTor guide for those who would like a better idea of how the application works. Our goals was to provide a generalized understanding on how to use the application properly and effectively. You will find information such as build history, BIOS support and a wealth of information that will bring a better understanding to its use. The guide is now compliant with the lastest release of NiBiTor (v2.5a - Released 15 November 2005)." ... Read more...
Mr. Koroush Ghazi has been at it again, creating comprehensive tweak guides for today's hottest games. The latest guide has been written for the recently released Need For Speed: Most Wanted.The game has been designed for consoles, and as such there are no major .ini/.cfg files which can be played around with. So instead the guide focuses on giving you the rundown on how the various in-game settings affect image quality and performance through a series of screenshot comparisons and performance discussions. ... Read more...
NVIDIA's recent announcements of three new chipset product offerings weren't punctuated with a lot of hype or fan-fare but never the less, the new technology is compelling for market segments at completely opposite ends of the spectrum.  NVIDIA's GeForce 6100 series of Motherboard Chipsets with integrated Graphics, bring a host of new features and DirectX 9 class graphics to the Mainstream, Value and Multimedia PC arena, while the new nForce 4 SLI X16 now offers two full X16 PCI Express Graphics slots for the Enthusiast/Gaming crowd.  In a recent meeting with NVIDIA, we learned about these new chipsets and we're here now to present you the inside details. GeForce 6100 and GeForce 6150... Read more...
Hey folks, time for a lunchtime new update for you.  Both Dave and I released our takes on the latest Pentium D and Pentium 4 670 this AM, be sure to click the images at the top of the screen for the full details.  Several other sites piped up with their own takes on Intel's latest, check'em out here: The Tech Report BJorn3D.com We also have some other big news rolling in as well. ATI Leads High-Definition Video Transition On PCs PC video leadership extended with first hardware accelerated public H.264 demonstration at Computex MARKHAM, Ontario & TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 26, 2005-- ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) solidifies its PC video and display leadership... Read more...
The news is moving at a slow crawl this weekend, but have no fear, it will be back to normal once the week starts. Heh, yesterday a friend brought over his computer because it wasn't working... well come to find out it stopped working when his CPU Fan broke, and he used the computer any ways... while it was overclocked ;) As dumb as it sounds, he's still fairly new to computers and only used it to finish a school report. However this was unlike the time another customer had his CPU Fan stop working, I told him not to use it, and he insisted he had to because of a Pogo.com tournament he had to play in... now that is good stuff :D Hardware [M]adness in 2004: a Recap @ Madshrimps "The year... 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...
Welcome back folks!  If you knew what's been going on behind the scenes here at HotHardware, you'd know the kind of whirlwind the past couple of weeks have been.  Luckily, we've weathered to storm and can now get back to our normal everyday activities.  Speaking of normal activities, this is just about when I'd normally post an afternoon update!  I better get cracking...  AMD's Sempron 2800+ and 3100+ processors @ TR: "VALUE PROCESSORS ARE all about artful foot-dragging. They are somewhat slower versions of the familiar Athlons and Pentiums, reworked and re-branded to sell at lower prices in cheaper PCs. At the high end of the market, we get to witness an epic struggle... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome back.  With a majority of the HH crew playing with our new "toy" (the forum), the labs have been fairly subdued today.  The news-front, however, has been quiet active.  So, go grab a glass, I am starting to server the juice...  Arctic Silver Thermal Compounds @ XYZ Computing "The biggest name in thermal compounds (aka TIMs or thermal interface materials) is Arctic Silver. They have been at it for a long time and are the most respected company in the game. Currently their two most popular products are Ceramique and, at the higher-end, Arctic Silver 5. The "Arctic Silver" line has been around for some time- it is the companies... Read more...
Whoa!  I've only been offline for about 8 hours, and already our news box is chock full of goodies!  For a geek like me, there's not much better than waking up to a healthy sampling of hardware related articles.  I just brewed a fresh pot of coffee, slammed down a pastry and some toast, and now I'm going to settle in for some good reading.  When I'm done with that, I'm going to button up a review of Asus' excellent Radon X800 Pro!  I figure some of you might want to do the same (minus that part about writing a review), so here's enough hardware news to keep you busy for most of the morning - just don't spill any coffee on your keyboard...  Shuttle's XPC SK83G SFF... Read more...
Good evening folks!  We've just posted a review of Prolink's Pixelview 5900XT Golden Limited.  This somewhat unique GeForce FX 5900 XT is equipped with a custom, aluminum cooling solution and it's got an illuminated LCD read-out that reports the GPU temperature and fan speed.  It overclocked fairly well, too.  Click here and check it out...... Read more...
For video card manufacturers, the drums of technology beat forever. Today's hot new release is tomorrow's eBay listing, because the hardcore enthusiasts are always looking for the next "big thing". It's a hard to stay on top of the list for very long, so we were interested in the recent arrival of two new GeForce FX 5900XT's in our labs. Originally, our plans were to pit these two together XTs, mano a mano, to see which of the two cards would come out on top. After our initial peek into the boxes and specs for each card, however, we decided to give each card its own day in the sun. Our first article in this series will cover the Prolink Pixelview GeForce FX 5900XT... Read more...
NVIDIA GeForce 4 Ti 4200 Shoot-Out September Update: Best Data & MSI... By - Marco Chiappetta September 8, 2002 With all of the hype surrounding the Radeon 9700 Pro, NV30 and Parhelia recently, you'd think those were the only video cards people were buying, but you'd be wrong.  The fact of the matter is, these high-end products are consumed by only 3-5% of the total market.  The vast majority of consumers purchase video cards that have sub-$200 price tags, and there are a ton of viable products available that fall well within this price range.  How do you know which card is the right one for you though?  With multiple flavors of GeForce 3, GeForce 4 and Radeon based products,... Read more...
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