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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...
If you've ever wondered what goes in a motherboard manufacturing facility, Hardware Zone has a five page tour of their recent visit to MSI's facility in Kunshen, China. "Hardware Zone recently visited one of MSI's manufacturing facilities at Kunshan, China. The tour offered us a glimpse of what goes on behind MSI's factories, their focus for 2006 and a look at some of their new product offerings."... Read more...
Hey folks! It's time to kick off the news with new edition of HotHardware. The news format is changing a bit, so keep a look out for more frequent updates. Now, If you're in the market for a new Tablet PC, CoolTechZone has posted their views on the Lenovo ThinkPad X41. Also, for those of you wondering how much CPU power Quake 4 can eat up, FiringSquad has benchmarked the game against high-end to mid-range AMD and Intel CPU's. Those of you who remember similar benchmarks with Doom 3 should have an idea of what to expect. The Athlon XP series is not included in the test, but from the Doom 3 CPU benchmarks I've seen, if your still using an Athlon XP, you should upgrade if you want to get the most... Read more...
Gaming news has been flooding our news box since the release of some major titles in the past month. F.E.A.R. is still one of the hottest topics, and today is no exception. Mr. Ghazi from TweakGuides has put up his F.E.A.R. tweak guide, which fortunately has some image comparisons for various quality settings in the game. FiringSquad is also indulging in the craze, and today they've released their "F.E.A.R. CPU Shootout" article. Enjoy the news! ATI Radeon X1800 Performance and Image Quality Article @ Beyond3D "The X1800 XT is able to open a reasonable performance gap to the other boards here, with it performance up to 38% faster than the previous generation high end board and... Read more...
Hey everyone! Ever wonder how to mod a Apple iMAC G5? Posting this might be a sin to some of you, but Legit Reviews will show you how. Also, is the memory industry at a stand still? All that and more, here at the HH news post :) High-End Wireless Notebook Mouse @ CoolTechZone "After seething on the lack of ergonomically comfortable notebook mice, we noticed a new addition to Logitech's product line, the V500. The V500 is a wireless notebook mouse with comparatively better ergonomics, thanks in part to its grooves. The precision is all well and good for what its designed for – basic tasks. If you are planning on purchasing the V500, you wouldn't necessary be delighted with its performance... Read more...
Anyone looking for a new notebook? Heard of a little machine called the Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2? Andrew "The Mobile Man" Ku had the pleasure of reviewing one of these babies last month. However, the focus of the review was centered around it's horsepower and gaming ability. This time Andrew is back in action, examining the media aspect of Dell's expensive lappy. Is it good enough? Is it overkill? Only one way to find out. Oh yeah, and we've also got some news from the tech world :) Goodnight folks! SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT ENTERS INTO STRATEGIC LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH AGEIA AGEIA PhysX, the World's Most Advanced Physics Library, to be Included in Software Development Kit for PS3... Read more...
High-End Buyer's Guide (Q2'05) @ TheTechLounge: "The goal of this guide is to outline an entire high-end computer system for around $3,000. This includes the internal hardware, input devices, monitor and speakers (everything but an OS). The components we have chosen for this system are what we consider to be great products with the best bang for the buck. Depending on your individual needs, you may prefer to swap out different components in order to focus more on gaming, multimedia or multitasking. While we will recommend specific components throughout the article, we will also point out some options that you may want to consider as well." 2005 AMD/Microsoft Tech Tour Coverage @ The... Read more...
Good afternoon folks! Things are a little hectic behind the scenes here at HotHardware today, so I'm going to jump right into today's first serving of news. There's some good stuff to check out today, and I'm sure tomorrow will be interesting as well.  But something tells me Wednesday is going to be fun.  Take my word for it...  Shuttle ST20G5 XPC @ t-break: "A blue LED for power and an orange LED for hard drive activity are present besides the power and reset buttons on the front and the good thing is that unlike certain Shuttle XPCs, they're not extremely bright. The front panel flips open to reveal two USB, one firewire and audio input and output jacks while an external... Read more...
Hey everyone, here's the last bit of news for the night. Please excuse the lack of chatter, I'm about ready to pass out... after a bowl of lucky charms :) Good night. Niveus Media Center Now Available at Select Audio/Video Retailers Now Available at select Audio/Video retailers; the Niveus Media Center – Denali Edition with HDTV, featuring Windows (R) XP (R) Media Center Edition 2005 and the Niveus A/V-style chassis. Santa Clara, CA, 16 June 2005 – Niveus Media, Inc., manufacturer of media entertainment devices for the high-end audio/video market , has announced that its Denali Edition media center based on the Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 operating system is now available... Read more...
Hey folks, how's the weekend treating ya? Whatever your situation, I bet there's time for a little tech news, so dig in! Inside ECS - Motherboard Factory Tour @ Hardware Zone "www.hardwarezone.com(R) took a tour of Elitegroup Computer System's motherboard fabrication factories in China. Here we witnessed the heart of ECS' manufacturing operations and learned that 'Progress' is their most important product." Jetart ThermoEye @ Techniz | Image "The ThermoEye from Jetart will be a very good temperature monitoring devices for all the computer lovers and especially the overclockers to use this device to monitor the temperature of the devices such as the CPU, VGA card, HDD and others... Read more...
Hey folks, just stopping in and dropping off some reading material. Any of you gamers want to know what $4K will buy you? Sharky Extreme will show you. Those of you with 1700+'s and GF4 MX's, you might not want to look. And for those of you with ATI cards, you can check out Marco's review of the new Catalyst 5.6 drivers running on a Radeon X800XL 512MB. Goodnight folks! RADEON X800 XL Shootout @ Hardware Zone "ATI's RADEON X800 XL cards are turning out to be very attractive value for money prospects for those looking for a decent and affordable high-end card. We examine the credentials of seven RADEON X800 XL cards and see which one should get your dollar." Coolmax CU-400T 400W Modular... Read more...
Hey folks, how's it going? Corsair sent us a notice today, they've produced a document that takes a look at the importance of memory latency and it's impact on performance. If your interested, you can download the PDF file: Here. Here's the rest of your news... Wireless Networking: Setup and Security @ Bigbruin "There are definitely additional issues that could be considered when setting up a wireless network, but covering these basics will make a wireless network much more secure than it was straight out of the box. Many people are confident that no one would be interested in their home network and feel security is just one more headache of technical mumbo-jumbo that they would rather not... Read more...
Good morning folks! We're starting off this morning with the latest major release from AMD.  Next, we follow that up with a breakdown of SLI and a review of a couple of 6600GTs in SLI.  Rounding out the bunch is a 480w PSU from Hiper.  Let's get going! AMD Ushers In A New Era In 64-Bit Mobile Computing With AMD Turion™ 64 Mobile Technology — Acer, Fujitsu Siemens and Packard Bell Among Leading Manufacturers Expected to Launch Notebook PCs Worldwide in Coming Months — SUNNYVALE, CALIF -- March 10, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD)today introduced AMD Turion™ 64 mobile technology, the latest in a succession of computing innovations based on the industry-leading AMD64... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm here to bring you a little news to cap off your night. We have reviews for the Demon 480w Power Supply, Coolink BAT1VS HSF, and a few more items. Check back tomorrow for more of what you love :) Goodnight. Demon 480w Power Supply @ Controlled-Insanity "The Demon includes all of the standard connections you may need, the 20 pin ATX, P4 connector, 2 floppy connectors, and 2 strings, with 3 molex connectors on each. These are again, all pre-modded with nice blue connectors. If you have ever replaced these before, you will understand the value of having these pre-modded, especially the 20 ping connector." Coolink BAT1VS HSF @ Phoronix "When pulling the Coolink BAT1VS... Read more...
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