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AMD Ushers in Breathtaking Multimedia for Mobile Devices with Next-Generation AMD Imageon Media Processors - New AMD Technology Enables Handheld Manufacturers to Captivate Consumers with Remarkable Video, Audio and Imaging - SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - February 12, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the AMD Imageon 2298, 2294 and 2192 media processors, offering ultra-fast, high-resolution image processing, DVD-quality video and high-definition audio for compelling mobile multimedia experiences. These new processors further enhance the industry-leading AMD Imageon family of discrete media processors, helping handheld manufacturers to quickly and cost-efficiently deliver the latest multimedia features... Read more...
Ultra Products Introduces New CPU Cooling Solution New ChillTec Thermo Electric CPU Cooler offers the perfect balance of performance and aesthetics for any PC or gaming enthusiast    FLETCHER, OHIO - February 1st, 2007 - Ultra Products, a global leader in technology solutions, today has introduced its first CPU cooling solution, the ChillTec Thermo Electric CPU Cooler. The new cooling solution has an MSRP of just $149.99 while offering the perfect balance of performance and aesthetics for any PC or gaming enthusiast. Ultra's ChillTec uses a solid-state active heat pump (TEC - Thermo-Electric Cooler) capable of transferring heat from one side of the device to the other, sandwiched... Read more...
AMD Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Results - Fourth Quarter Microprocessor Unit Shipments Set New Record, Increasing 26 Percent Year-Over-Year and 19 Percent Sequentially - - Fourth Quarter Mobile Processor Revenue Increased 85 Percent Year-Over-Year and 41 Percent Sequentially - SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- January 23, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today reported financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2006. As a result of AMD's acquisition of ATI, fourth quarter financial results include the results of the former ATI operations1 beginning October 25, 2006. Because comparison of fourth quarter consolidated financial results to previous periods do not correlate directly, AMD has provided... Read more...
Ultra Products Introduces New Line of Energy Efficient Power Supplies New X-Pro, X-Finity, and X3 series' will convert at least 80% of AC power into DC power, making for cooler, quieter performance across the board FLETCHER, OH - January 15th, 2006 - Ultra Products, has announced the launch of a new line of energy efficient (EE) power supplies that convert at least 80% of AC power into DC power, making for cooler, quieter performance across the board. Most power supplies on the market today only convert 70-80% of AC to DC. The new line of energy-efficient power supplies will include the 600W, 800W, and 1000W X-Pro EE series, the 600W, 800W, and 1000W X-Finity EE series, and the 600W, 800W,... Read more...
While walking the show floor at this year's Consumer Electronics Show yesterday, we came across quite a few exciting pieces of technology. We thought this one in particular would be of interest to the videophiles among you, so we wanted to get some pics and info posted right away.  Feast our eyes on LG's Blu-Ray / HD-DVD internal Super Multi drive: If you look close at the second picture, you can see the dual-laser pick-up assemblies which gives the drive its broad compatibility.  Representatives from LG told us the drive will retail for $1199 and it should be available in the last week of February.... Read more...
Intel's Multi-Core Entertainment and Innovation at the Core of CES WHEN: Jan. 8-11, 2007 WHERE: Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), Intel booth at Central Hall #7153; plus other venues WHAT: Major themes will surface at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show including: the emergence of Internet-delivered entertainment as the PC grows even cozier with the TV; the "renaissance" of the PC with new Intel dual and quad core processors and exciting new operating systems; and the ongoing growth of PC gaming. Throughout the event, Intel will highlight its in-home and on-the-go product lines and entertainment- and gaming-related partnerships that build upon the introduction of... Read more...
Ultra Products to Unveil World's First 2000W ATX PC Power Supply at CES   FLETCHER, OH - January 3, 2006 - Ultra Products, a global leader in technology solutions, today announces that it will unveil the world's first 2000W ATX Power Supply Unit for the PC at next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  The Ultra X3 Modular 2000W PSU has a footprint similar to some competitors' 1000W units (just 10.25 inches) and is 80% efficient under typical loads.  The 2000W X3 will be available to consumers sometime in early 2007.  The product will be on display at the ShowStoppers media showcase at the Wynn Hotel on Monday night, January 8th.    ... Read more...
"Today, we have our take on Dell's new UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC, a 92% color gamut capable LCD monitor. With a full thirty inches of screen real estate and a new W-CCFL (wide cold-cathode florescent lighting) backlight, the new HC revision of the 3007WFP is targeted at increasing image quality in an LCD that has already earned high marks in the industry." Read The Rest Right Here.  ... Read more...
When you think of the "ultimate computer upgrade", visions of powerful graphics cards, a blistering fast CPU, a spacious-high density hard drive or perhaps another Gig or two of memory to feed your ever-hungry OS might come to mind.  On the surface, these are all very reasonable options, and depending on your specific usage model, indeed they all might offer significant value, enhancing your overall computing experience.  Though we would offer a different perspective perhaps. If you haven't recently considered the screen you're looking at all this wonderful new technology through, you're probably doing yourself a disservice.  We'd offer you should think... Read more...
Panasonic has been working on a new approach to the design and production of litium-ion batteries that seems to have solved the pesky problem of having them burst into flames from time to time. The battery is protected from overheating by the addition of a heat-resistant insulator to the battery cell. Normally, a li-ion battery would only have a thin separator between the cathode and the anode that could easily be punctured by a short-circuit. And as we are now painfully aware, short-circuiting batteries can sometimes lead to bad things such as fires and explosions. The additional heat insulator, according to Matsushita, has better insulating... Read more...
Technology shows great promise but still under long term research DailyTech reports -- "Researchers at the University of Central Florida announced this week that they have developed a way to store massive amounts of data onto a disc roughly the size of a typical DVD. This sounds like another competitive format to Blu-ray or HD-DVD, but in fact, the new technology can store thousands of times that of a DVD." I remember seeing my first terabyte storage device -- massive thing about the size of a small apartment at the Los Alamos Research Labs, and that was less than ten years ago, and only had a 3 terabyte capacity. Read more here...... Read more...
AMD AND IBM DETAIL EARLY RESULTS USING IMMERSION AND ULTRA LOW-K IN 45NM CHIPS -- Advanced technologies provide improved performance and efficiency while reducing complexity in microprocessor design and manufacturing -- San Francisco, CA. -Dec. 12, 2006- At the International Electron Device Meeting (IEDM) today, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and AMD (NYSE: AMD) presented papers describing the use of immersion lithography, ultra-low-K interconnect dielectrics, and multiple enhanced transistor strain techniques for application to the 45nm microprocessor process generation. AMD and IBM expect the first 45nm products using immersion lithography and ultra-low-K interconnect dielectrics to be available in mid-2008.... Read more...
NVIDIA's two major launches last week marked a significant advancement in both 3D Graphics and PC Motherboard feature-set and performance.  The launch of NVIDIA's G80 GPU with their GeForce 8800 series of graphics cards was the advent of the first truly DX10 capable GPU architecture on the market.  Furthermore, upon its introduction, the nForce 680i SLI was widely acknowledge as the most feature-rich chipset for the Intel Core 2 dual-core and quad-core platforms to date; even more-so than Intel's own P965 and 975X Express chipsets.  In industry speak, there's no question these two launches smacked of PC tech-geek nirvana, not to mention... Read more...
Strong Segment Share Gains in Core Business Units Produce Record Revenue SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 ended October 29, 2006. "The third quarter was one of the best in NVIDIA's history," said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of NVIDIA. "For the third consecutive quarter, we delivered record revenue as we continued to gain share in each of our core businesses." Third Quarter Fiscal 2007 and Recent Highlights: Non-GAAP gross margin reached a Company high of 42.9 percent, an increase of 20 basis points sequentially from the second quarter of fiscal... Read more...
Have a pair of ATI Radeon X1900 series cards and want to put them to good use when you're not gaming? FAHInfo.org has the g2 on maximizing your WU processing... "Now you need to get the GPU ID in order to tell the GPU client which GPU to send the cores to. The GPUs are numbered starting from zero so the GPU ID number is always one less than the screen number. In the example above, where monitor 1 is attached to the primary output of card 1: GPUID=0, and monitor 2 is connected to the primary output of card 2: GPUID=1. If you have all 4 outputs active, and your Monitors are arranged such that the Primary output of card 2 is connected... Read more...
Multi-core processors are here, and the amount of cores are bound to increase fast. That's good. There's bound to be problems, of course. That's bad. How do you get the things to talk to one another without crashing the whole system? Technology Review examines the challenges faced by programmers when dealing with multiple cores: Historically, writing software for multi-core systems has been the job of experts in the supercomputing world. But with the coming age of personal supercomputers, average programmers also need to be able to write software with multiple cores in mind. "That's a scary thing," says Krste Asanovi, professor... Read more...
To say this year has been a bit of a whirl-wind adventure would be an immense understatement.  We've seen Intel move from a back-seat position versus the Athlon 64 X2 with their Pentium D architecture, to commanding virtually all of the lime-light as of late with Core 2 Duo, not to mention running away with nearly all of the performance benchmark wins. If 2006 was the year of the dual-core CPU, then Intel left its mark deep in PC processor history as probably the biggest come-back story the industry has ever seen.  Core 2 Duo's steep volume ramp in the market was also indicative of the success of the new processor, which was marked as the strongest in the company's... Read more...
Those of you hoping save a few bucks by just upgrading Windows XP to Windows Vista Ultimate will be disappointed to hear that Microsoft will offer no such plan. The features and functionality set it apart from other versions of Windows Vista, as Microsoft explains, and it will be the only version of Windows Vista that does not offer an upgrade path. Currently, Windows Vista is still slated for a January 2007 release. " This is how the program works: upgrades from Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 to Windows Vista Home Premium, and upgrades from Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition to Windows Vista Business and Windows Vista Business... Read more...
Press Release: Transcend Announces its Ultra-Speed 4GB SDHC (class 6) Card Taipei-Transcend Information, Inc., a world leader in flash memory cards, is very proud to announce its 4GB high-speed SD High Capacity (SDHC) Class 6 card. The SDHC is the new generation of SD cards (Version 2.0) that, formatted in FAT32, can reach up to an enormous 32GB capacity. Transcend's SDHC card (Class 6) features high data transfer speeds and can fulfill the high-capacity demand of the new SDHC devices such as Casio Exilim Z1000/Z600/S600 cameras, Panasonic DMC-L1 camera, and Panasonic SDR-S200 Digital Video Camera. Now you can enjoy a high-quality digital life and store all of your MP3 music files, high-resolution... Read more...
Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that AGEIA's latest drivers have been found to reference system configurations which utilize multiple PhysX discrete physics cards. A key aspect of the driver called the Hardware Scene Manager (HSM) now uses compartments allowing for the presence of multiple PhysX cards. On the surface, it sounds as though Physics is following Graphics as we "could" have a scenario much like SLI and Crossfire where multiple cards can be used to increase performance. However, looking at the lack of any physics-rich titles at this time it is hard enough to justify the use of a single PhysX card let alone multiple cards. Hopefully, developers will begin to... Read more...
Hello Everyone. We're popping in to let you all know that we've just posted a new article detailing the features and performance of Ultra's new Power Protection Units with Automatic Voltage Regulation. Here's a snip from the piece... "A few members of the crew here at HotHardware have had experience selling or servicing PCs for large retail chains at one time or another, and each one of us can tell a handful of stories about clients that didn't take our advice with regard to power protection and ultimately paid the price. It never ceased to amaze us how someone could drop upwards of three thousand dollars on a high-end PC, only... Read more...
A few members of the crew here at HotHardware have had experience selling or servicing PCs for large retail chains at one time or another, and each one of us can tell a handful of stories about clients that didn't take our advice with regard to power protection and ultimately paid the price. It never ceased to amaze us how someone could drop upwards of three thousand dollars on a high-end PC only to scoff at the $50 surge protector recommendation. "No thanks", they'd say, "The $5 power strip will do." And inevitably some of them would be back in the shop a few days, weeks, or even months later because their system's got "hit" during the... Read more...
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