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Though perhaps not always in the lime-light, VIA Technologies continues to impress with low power innovation in X86 computing, targeted not only at embedded markets but higher volume, mainstream applications as well... VIA Announces Ultra Thin VESA Mounted PC for Instant Display Systems The VIA vmpc vm7700, a unique approach to digital signage and media display, converts any standard LCD monitor into a full x86 PC in minutes Taipei, Taiwan, 8 October 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading developer of x86 silicon and platform solutions, today announced the new VIA vm7700 VESA mounted PC (vmpc) that turns a standard display panel into a fully functional PC for signage, kiosk and other intelligent... Read more...
MIT's Nicholas Negroponte has been touting his idea of giving an inexpensive laptop to kids in developing countries. His One Laptop Per Child foundation started out with a per unit target of $50 by 2010, then became widely publicized as the $100 laptop project.  How far have the goalposts moved to date?  Well, you can have one for $188 -- if you buy two and give one away. Negroponte's plan to heal the world with laptops is well-meaning but fundamentally flawed. What good is a laptop in the middle of rural Thailand when electricity, much less Internet access, are spotty at best? Rather than getting laptops into the hands of every schoolchild across the world, why not start with an... Read more...
Just in case you didn't catch the fresh link at the top of the page on your first visit here today, we’re writing to let you know that we’ve just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features, installation, and performance of Ultra’s ChillTec Thermo-Electric CPU Cooler.  The ChillTec is a bit more than an oversized aftermarket cooler.  This unit marries two technologies into a single package, teaming a heat-pipe tower-type cooler with a peltier and an oversized fan to offer extreme cooling potential.  To help facilitate use of its features, Ultra also integrates an external module that's programmed to control the cooler's functions and report on the current health... Read more...
The Ultra ChillTec Thermo-Electric CPU Cooler is a bit more than an oversized aftermarket cooler.  This unit marries two technologies into a single package, teaming a heat-pipe type cooler with a peltier and an oversized fan to offer extreme cooling potential.  To help facilitate its features properly, Ultra also integrates an external control module that's programmed to control the cooler's functions and report on the current health of the CPU. Based on its relatively unique design and a rather hefty pricepoint, we were eager to delve into the design and performance of the Ultra ChillTec Thermo-Electric CPU cooler.  Our goal is to see how well the unit performs compared to stock cooling... Read more...
Yes, this was a monumental waste of good hardware and the average enthusiast will never have access to the resources necessary to pull something like this off, but the end result is so cool you just have to check this out.  Matt Tovey is an HPC and Storage IT specialist currently living near Munich, Germany.  He recently worked on a project where he had to replace literally hundreds of Itanium processors to build a large super-computer.  Instead of discarding the old processors, as was the original plan, he instead built a custom desk and tiled it with the CPUs... "In March 2007, a project to upgrade one of our customer's computers began. The upgrade took several weeks, with dozens of... Read more...
Apple recently released the iPhone, which uses a technology called “multi-touch” to help users navigate through menus, programs, and even the web.  The technology has been so well received that it has been widely rumored that Apple will use the same technology to other products such as the next generation of iPods.Multi-touch might not just be limited to portable devices.  A new filing seems to indicate that Apple might be considering using their multi-touch technology on laptops and possibly even a sub-notebook/UMPC class device: “Like all good ideas (and Apple concepts, especially) the patent can be boiled down to a few simple concepts. Touchpads are often maligned because they can be unintentionally... Read more...
Researchers at the Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC) of Georgia Institute of Technology are working on ultra-fast wireless connectivity solutions. If current efforts eventually lead to success, it could mean the end of the wired computer. The team of researchers propose the use of extremely high radio frequencies to attain broad bandwidth and high data transfer rates. Operating at an unprecedented frequency of 60GHz, the investigators have reached 15Gbps at a distance of one meter, 10Gbps at two meters, and 5Gbps at five meters. “The ‘multi-gigabit wireless’ technology uses radio frequencies which cannot penetrate walls or even human skin, meaning that it could have significant safety... Read more...
AMD Reports Second Quarter Results – Microprocessor Unit Shipments Increase 22% Year-Over-Year and 38% Sequentially – SUNNYVALE, Calif. — July 19, 2007 — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2007.  AMD reported second quarter 2007 revenue of $1.378 billion, an operating loss of $457 million, and a net loss of $600 million, or $1.09 per share.  These results include an impact... Read more...
It seems that Samsung may be in the process of revising the specs and prices for their upcoming UMPC, the Q1 Ultra.  Sadly, it might be that the specs are going down and the price is going up.  If you've already pre-ordered one of these, you may want to re-evaluate your purchase. "The first signs of worry for the Q1U-EL came in early June. Retailers began to change the specs for the Q1U-EL before the units started shipping -- the 600MHz A100 processor was tossed in favor of the faster 800MHz A110. The additional 200MHz was a welcome addition for running Windows Vista Home Premium, but the processor switch resulted in a $100 price increase for the device -- even after retailers had taken pre-orders.Buy.com... Read more...
PNY TECHNOLOGIES PLUGS IN THE POWER OF THE XLR8 GEFORCE 8800 ULTRA OVERCLOCKED AND 8800 ULTRA STANDARD PARSIPPANY, N.J. – May 24, 2007 – PNY Technologies, Inc. today announced the addition of two, new XLR8 graphics cards based on the NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series of GPUs.  The XLR8 GeForce 8800 Ultra and 8800 Ultra OC (Overclocked) round out PNY's graphics card line up, so gamers have more choices to select a high-end card based on their particular needs and budget. "These cards push the limits of graphics performance featuring the best-in-class technological advancements from NVIDIA,” said Nicholas Mauro, senior marketing manager... Read more...
SAPPHIRE to launch new ULTIMATE graphics solution HD 2600 and HD 2400 series include special editions SAPPHIRE Technology has just announced that in addition to the new HD 2600 and HD 2400 series of graphics accelerators scheduled for release in July, the range will include the new completely passively cooled SAPPHIRE HD 2600 XT ULTIMATE Edition. SAPPHIRE’s ULTIMATE Editions are renowned for the key features of overclocking for enhanced performance and silent running. The low power consumption of this new generation of GPU’s allows a totally passive cooling solution to be used whilst achieving top levels of performance in it... Read more...
Multitude Of Innovations Boost New Intel-Based Laptops NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO, May 9, 2007 – Faster processors and chipsets. Great-looking video and graphics. Stronger and faster wireless signals. Better security and manageability. Designed for energy efficiency to enable great battery life. An option to turbo-speed boot time and software application loading.Intel Corporation today announced a host of new technologies, including faster Intel® Core™2 Duo processors, for its latest-generation Intel® Centrino® processor technology used in notebook PCs for consumers and businesses. More than 230 Intel Centrino Duo and Intel Centrino Pro processor... Read more...
BFG TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES TWO NEW GRAPHICS CARDS BASED ON THE NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 ULTRA GPU Lake Forest, IL – (May 4, 2007) – BFG Technologies, Inc., a leading North American and European NVIDIA supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards, motherboards, power supplies and other PC enthusiast products, announced today the BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra 768MB PCI Express and the BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra 768MB PCI Express Water Cooled Edition graphics cards. "We’re excited to bring an Ultra class product back to BFG’s product line-up,” said Dean Brady, Sr. Director of Marketing for BFG Technologies.... Read more...
NVIDIA has officially taken the wraps of their new flagship GeForce 8800 Ultra graphics card. As you probably expect, it's similar to the GeForce 8800 GTX it replaces at the top of NVIDIA's GPU line-up, but it offers better performance thanks to its higher clock speeds and improved cooler. We took a pair of GeForce 8800 Ultra cards for a spin in SLI mode and have our thoughts and performance data posted for all to see. You can check everything out using the link below. See NVIDIA's GeForce 8800 Ultra Right Here.... Read more...
It's springtime here in the United States.  The rain is pouring, the trees and flowers are blooming, and as usual NVIDIA is ready with a new product to refresh their existing high-end GPU line up. A few weeks ago we showed you the new mid-range GeForce 8600 GTS, GT and 8500 GT cards, which expanded NVIDIA's DirectX 10-compatible offerings to include products with price points ranging from $89 all the way on up to $649.  But today we've got something for the hardcore enthusiasts among you, and along the way we'll have to revise the upper end of that price range a bit. Despite the fact that their main competition - AMD/ATI - hasn't launch a new product in months and that they... Read more...
A professor at MIT has come up with a new programming language and an associated compiler to overcome the challenges presented by programming for powerful multicore chipsets. They call it StreamIt. "Creating software is still something a lot of people can do, but if they had to deal with parallelism, it becomes much more difficult," says Amarasinghe. In single-core machines, software code runs, for the most part, sequentially. This means that tasks--such as accessing certain chunks of memory to open a program--occur one after another, in a predictable way. In a multicore system, tasks get split up among cores. And when different tasks need to access the same chunk of memory,... Read more...
Nvidia based motherboards and SLI technology typically go hand in hand. In the past, SLI technology was only featured on high-end Nvidia platforms, although throughout the years Nvidia has moved this technology down to lower and lower price points. In years past, one would only purchase an SLI enabled motherboard if they had a specific need to run SLI graphics cards. Nowadays, with SLI boards so cheap, even those who don't need this feature will grab SLI-enabled motherboards, simply because there is a small price variance between SLI and non-SLI platforms and the future expansion options are attractive. This was evident of Nvidia's nForce 600-series motherboards for Intel Core 2 processors.... Read more...
AMD Reports First Quarter Results SUNNYVALE, Calif. — April 19, 2007 — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2007.  AMD reported first quarter 2007 revenue of $1.233 billion, an operating loss of $504 million, and a net loss of $611 million, or $1.11 per share.  These results include ATI acquisition-related and integration charges of $113 million, or $0.21 per share, and employee stock-based compensation expense of $28 million, or $0.05 per share.  In the fourth quarter of 2006, AMD reported revenue of $1.773 billion and an operating loss of $529 million.  In the first quarter of 2006, AMD reported revenue... Read more...
Combine a radiator that looks like it's from a 1967 Ford Fairlane, some heat paste, and a nice quiet fan, and what do you get? Enzotechnology's Ultra-X chilled overclocking goodness. BurnoutPC has the skinny with lots of pictures. And graphs. We love graphs. The Enzotechnology Ultra-X clearly shows the lowest temperatures compared to the rest. On low fan settings this cooler is dead silent, the fan hardly spins but the temperature is only increased by 6 degrees when fully stressed. The Coolscraper 120 with the 120mm fan attached was breathing down the neck of the Ultra-X but only by little. The Ultra-X was performing better when my system... Read more...
GameSpy, originally QSpy has been around in the PC gaming world for some time now, helping to bring hours of joyful fragging to the masses. GameSpy's popularity hasn't escaped Nintendo's interest, and now Nintendo is looking to pair GameSpy with their WiFi multiplayer service. Things should go smoothly as Nintendo and GameSpy are pretty familiar with each other, as GameSpy is available on the Nintendo DS. "This partnership will expand our wireless community of players on Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection," Nintendo America President Reggie Fils-Aime says. "Millions of Nintendo DS users have already logged on using GameSpy's technology,... Read more...
NVIDIA GELATO 2.1 FILM QUALITY RENDERING SOFTWARE DELIVERS "HAIR-RAISING" RESULTS Powerful GPU-Accelerated Final-Frame Rendering Software Adds New Features for Joe Alter's Shave and a Haircut, and Autodesk Maya 8.5 and 3ds Max 9.0 Software SANTA CLARA, CA - March 12, 2007 - NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the release of NVIDIA Gelato 2.1 high-quality, GPU-accelerated rendering software, which now includes support for Joe Alter's Shave and a Haircut software for computer-generated hair and fur effects. Other enhancements in this newest release of Gelato include support for Autodesk Maya 8.5... Read more...
So, you think you have the most impressive home office workstation this side of the galaxy? Before you say yes, you have to see what Stefan Didak set up in his home.  Up to 9 screens, numerous machines, tons of network equipment, storage galore, and even an Amiga 1000 thrown in for good measure. "The pictures on this page are of my home office desktop which, since I first published these pictures, have been causing a lot of chatter on various web forums and blogs. The attention my home office has received is quite stunning and way more than I would have expected." There are a ton of pics... Read more...
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