Items tagged with turbo

Hello everyone. Just in case you missed the fresh link at the top of the page, we want to let you all know that we've just posted a new article where we evaluate the features and performance of Gigabyte's unique GA-G1975X G1-Turbo.  This motherboard supports Intel's LGA755 processors and features an elaborate cooling apparatus that flanks two sides of the CPU socket. Click here to check it out...  ... Read more...
  Trends in PC hardware usually come about for a good reason.  As processor and memory speeds continued to rise, many manufacturers responded by producing more elaborate air cooling apparatuses.  Some of them worked well, while others offered almost no improvement at all.  In either case, lowering temperatures in this way usually resulted in an unwanted side effect: excessive noise.  As high-speed fans were placed over this and that chipset, the cacophony of whirring and buzzing machinery became a little more than most users were willing to bear.  So the next trend to come along was to not only cool down a PC, but to do so with more style and less noise. ... Read more...
HIS releases X1600Pro IceQ Turbo video card Hong Kong, Mar 23, 2006 – HIS (Hightech Information System Limited) delivers the HIS X1600Pro IceQ Turbo GDDR3 card, promising faster, quieter and cooler radically new 3D performance architecture technology and the next generation image quality by ATI. The strongest air cooling technology - IceQ HIS X1600Pro IceQ Turbo equips with the most efficient cooling technology among the current graphic cards' series. HIS IceQ can actively draw the air inside your PC case to cool down the card, and blows amounts of hot air out of your case, dramatically decreasing the GPU temperature together with your PC components. Our laboratory tests have proven that... Read more...
Hello Everyone. We want to let you all know that we've just posted a new article where we evaluate the features and performance of HIS' Radeon X1950 XT IceQ3 Turbo. Here's a snip from the piece: "Today, we will be checking out HIS' take on the Radeon X1950 XT, the HIS X1950XT IceQ3 Turbo. As the name implies, the HIS X1950 XT uses the company's IceQ3 cooling apparatus which performs better than the "stock" model and is much quieter to boot. The Turbo in the name also means that the card is guaranteed to overclock to a certain speed, in this case a guaranteed core overclock to the stock XTX speed of 650MHz."... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm still half asleep here, so we're going to get straight to the news so I can hit the sack. Goodnight y'all! HIS X800GTO IceQ II Turbo 256MB @ Overclockers Online "If you were not impressed by the 42% overclock of the GPU core or the 22% overclock of the memory, then surely the temperature when running this ridiculously impressive overclock under load thanks to the IceQ II cooling technology that HIS incorporates in their X800GTO offering has you running out the door to buy it. In addition to the overclocking capabilities of the HIS X800GTO, the pure performance of this new chipset is just incredible.IS X800GTO IceQ II Turbo 256MB" PC Silencing Guide - Part 1 @ HardwareHell... Read more...
A few big deals are being talked about today. It's no secret that eBay is buying Skype for $2.6 Billion, and could pay up to $1.5 Billion more by 2008 or 2009. Also making the headlines, is Oracle's purchasing of Siebel for $5.85 Billion. Enjoy the reviews, goodnight folks! Sunbeamtech NUUO 550W Power Supply @ EXTREME Overclocking "Sunbeamtech, a company often associated with enthusiast cases and accessories, has released a couple high-end modular power supplies. The NUUO 550W is not only NVIDIA SLI Certified, it is the first modular power supply to make their list. An extra feature of the NUUO series is a temperature monitor / fan controller device that mounts in a 3.5" drive bay."... Read more...
Good morning HH fans. BW here, dropping in with your morning serving of hardware goodness. We've got a lot going on behind the scenes here today, so I'm going to jump right in and get some of the more interesting items posted ASAP.  Shuttle ST20G5 Review @ [H]: (They weren't too pleased with this one!) "I work with computer systems every day that have to be tweaked or fine tuned in order to make them work right. The Shuttle ST20G5 and its stable operation was beyond my abilities. I feel as though the ULi southbridge took what could have been a great low cost system and turned it into a pile of frustration and confusion."  Logitech MX1000 Wireless Laser Mouse @ ASE Labs: "Logitech... Read more...
As the old saying goes, "It's better to burn out than to fade away".  This holds true when we think about AGP graphics cards.  While PCI-Express has certainly gained a lot of ground, AGP is not ready to die just yet.  Virtually any video card manufacturer you look at is still offering AGP based graphics solutions, even in the high-end sector.  Surely, the day PCI-Express completely eclipses AGP isn't too far off, as the bandwidth and power benefits of PCI-Express are very real.  Nonetheless, new AGP offerings continue to hit store shelves.  The latest such offerings to reach our test bench are from HIS in the form of their X850XT IceQII Turbo VIVO 256MB... Read more...
Lian Li V1000 review @ ShinyNewToys.com: "I'm torn. In some ways, this is the best case I've ever worked inside: it's sexy, it's roomy, it's sturdy, and it's easy to use. On the other hand, there are some issues that limit its flexibility..." Logitech Z-2300 THX Certified 2.1 Speaker System Review @ FutureLooks: "In this day and age of 5.1 speakers and surround sound, is there still a place for a set of top end 2.1 speakers that can rock your world? Of course there is! For the music lovers everywhere, 2.1 is where it's at, and we check out Logitech's top drawer offering to see if they are up to task." HIS X850XT IceQ II Turbo @ Viperlair: "The HIS X850XT IceQ II Turbo did well... Read more...
Sapphire Radeon X300SE HyperMemory & Leadtek WinFast PX6200 TC TDH @ Bjorn3D: "To make a respectable profit in the video card industry, a company cannot rely on its flagship cards to bring in high margins. Instead, a graphics card company must produce mid-level and low-end cards that will sell in big lots to OEMs. That's where the big money is. Several months ago, ATI and NVIDIA decided to spice up the low-end segment with their HyperMemory and TurboCache technologies, respectively." AOpen i915GMm-HFS 915GM (Alviso) Desktop Pentium-M Platform @ GamePC Labs: "This is a unique product as it's the first desktop platform to merge the Pentium-M processor in a desktop platform with... Read more...
Hello Everyone, HotHardware's Jeff Bouton gives us his performance evaluation of ATi's X300 SE 128MB HyperMemory based card vs. NVIDIA's GeForce 6200 128MB TurboCache offering.  It was a battle royale in the budget graphic arena for sure. Check it out here. Thanks!... Read more...
How To Work With Your Digital Camera's Histogram @ The Tech Zone: "While teaching a recent photography workshop, an older fellow in the back of the room raised his hand. He said, "I just bought me a new toy and she's a beauty! But I can't figure out how to make the hysterectomy work?" Fortunately, my student wasn't describing a woman. He was talking about how to pull up the histogram on his new Nikon digital camera. His confusion is not unusual. When I use my digital cameras around film people, one of the first things they see and ask about is the histogram. They want to know what it is, and how should they use it." Koolance EXOS-2 Self Contained Computer Water Cooler @ HardOCP:... Read more...
Good afternoon folks! If you are in the market for a high-performing, silent video card, you'll probably want to check out the Gigabyte GV-RX80256D X800 Turbo Silent Pipe video card review we've just posted. This card sports a completely silent, custom heat-pipe cooling apparatus, it overclocked well, it performed well, and it won't break the bank. Click here to check it out...... Read more...
It seems that today's mid and high-end video cards are coming with increasingly more creative cooling solutions.  Lately, large, quiet fans are becoming more popular as seen with Abit's OTES, HIS's IceQ II and Sapphire's Lethal Cooling.  All of these options aim to keep a video card cool under load while minimizing fan noise, and in some cases, making it virtually non-existent.  There are trade offs to these designs, however, such as the occupation of a second slot, but often times the upside is a direct exhausting of warm air out of the case, lowering overall case temperatures.  In the end, the benefits outweigh the drawbacks and the end result can be both cool and quiet,... Read more...
Good evening all!   We invite you to feast your eyes on a couple of beastly new graphics cards from HIS - The HIS X850 XT IceQ II Turbo and HIS X800 XL IceQ II Turbo.  We cover these cards top to bottom, from the standard gaming benchmarks to a brand new Doom 3 engine based title and of course a bit of overclocking just to keep things interesting.   Come get some - right here!  ... Read more...
  In January we took a look at the HIS X700 Pro IceQ Turbo because it piqued our interest with its somewhat unique cooling solution.  HIS took a page from the book of "OTES", which stands for Outside Thermal Exhaust System, a thermal management approach pioneered by Abit Computer, that has been out on the market in various incarnations for a couple of years now.  The HIS approach also employs a cooling scoop and shroud design in which a large fan at the rear of the assembly pushes air across the GPU and RAM heatsink plate, and out through a rear slot plate in the PC chassis.  While this design does consume two motherboard/chassis slots of real estate, the benefits... Read more...
Good afternoon folks! Just in case you missed the fresh link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you all know that we've just posted a review of the HIS' X700 Pro IceQ Turbo VIVO 256MB PCI Express. This card sports an oversized dual-slot cooling solutions and is guaranteed to overclock to a pre-determined level using HIS' proprietary iTurbo software. Click here and take a look...... Read more...
One of the major up and comers in the video card industry is HIS.  In recent months, HIS has garnered some attention with several impressive additions to their product line.  They put a major emphasis on overclocking, cooling and stability, while providing competitive performance.  With such innovations as oversized, yet quiet cooling solutions and the ability to monitor and throttle fan speeds based on temperature, HIS is catering to enthusiasts who don't like to compromise. Today, we are going to take a look at the HIS X700 Pro IceQ Turbo 256MB PCIe Video Card.  Building on their experience with previous IceQ models, HIS introduces something new with this product, namely... Read more...
Good afternoon HotHardware fans! Our man Jeff just finished up a review of some top notch DDR2 memory from PQI. Their PQI24200-1GDB DDR2 Turbo Memory Kit held its own against some of Corsair's best, and it ran at even lower latencies than it was rated for. Click here and check it out...... Read more...
Competition can be a blessing for consumers, a headache for manufacturers and a driving force for an entire industry.  Where a market once may have been dominated by one or two big companies with a handful of smaller competitors striving for their piece of the pie, nowadays the scales are somewhat more balanced.  A good example of this is with the CD/DVD-ROM market, where a few big names like Plextor and Pioneer set the standard for years.  Today, there are many equally good offerings from lesser-known names at lower prices.  No longer is it necessary to pay a little extra for name recognition when there are quality alternatives for an economical price. We've seen a similar... Read more...
Good morning HotHardware fans!  We've got two new articles posted up for you today.  In the first we take a look at ATI's brand new Radeon X800 XL.  This card will appeal to anyone in the market for a high-end PCI Express graphics card, as its got all of the features of an X800 XT, but it's MSRP is actually less than $300! Click here to check it out. In the second article, we cover NVIDIA's brand new entry-level GPU, the GeForce 6200 with TurboCache Technology. The new GeForce 6200 with TurboCache Technology has the same feature set as any other GeForce 6, and performs like a card with a large amount of on-board memory, but it gets by with as little as 16MB of local memory. ... Read more...
The performance and capabilities of 3D graphics cards for the PC have been increasing at an exponential rate these past few years.  High-end video cards that debuted at $500 just over a year ago, are now being surpassed in features and performance by cards being introduced at prices at or below $200.  This unyielding drive to push for more power at the high-end has an a very attractive incremental benefit, however.  After months, or even years in development, the technology introduced in flagship GPUs, like the GeForce 6800 for example, is leveraged and eventually scaled down to bring out a product with essentially the same feature set at a much more affordable price point. ... Read more...
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