Items tagged with Ultra

If you haven't noticed the fresh link at the top of the page, we want to let you all know that we’ve just posted a new article here at HotHardware featuring ASUS’ slick U6S notebook.  If you’re unfamiliar with it, the ASUS U6S is best described as a full-featured ultraportable laptop. Except for the relatively small 12.1" LED backlit screen, the U6S offers many of the same features of a standard full-size notebook, but in a compact ultraportable body.  Built on Intel's fourth-generation Centrino platform, also known as Santa Rosa, the U6S manages to cram the same level of performance as a full-sized notebook into a diminutive 3.5lb package.  Click the link below and check... Read more...
If you're the type who wants to make a statement with your notebook, names like Apple, VAIO, and Alienware may come to mind. But what about ASUS? While you may know them best for their motherboards and video cards, ASUS is a seasoned veteran when it comes to manufacturing notebooks, and they definitely make more than just EeePCs. Besides being a notebook contract manufacturer for the likes of Dell, Sony, Samsung and Apple, ASUS also has their own lineup of ASUS branded notebooks, and over the years they have produced some of the most attractive notebooks you may never have heard of. If you haven't flipped beyond the EeePC section of ASUS' notebook catalog, you may be surprised by the... Read more...
This morning we’re ringing in the new year with a special treat.   We’ve taken Dell’s brand new UltraSharp 3008WFP for a spin around the block and we think you’ll be interested in seeing how she handled.  Here's a snip from the piece..."It's easy to see where Dell was going with the introduction of their new UltraSharp 3008 WFP 30" LCD display.  Calling upon the input received from previous 30" panel incarnations and marrying these feature requests in with new technologies like a wider color gamut and the bleeding-edge of display interface technologies.  As the first DisplayPort-enabled LCD from Dell, the 3008 WFP is claiming that sexy is back.  No Justin, not you... Read more...
Like high-end graphics cards setup in multi-GPU configurations, terabyte desktop drives, and 3GHz quad-core processors, 30-inch wide screen LCDs cater to what we like to call the "enthusiast" niche.  And though this niche obviously drives lower volume demand versus the mainstream, you have to remember that the enthusiast end-user is a very influential segment of the market, often times assisting in the definition of what will become mainstream technology tomorrow.  Not to mention 30 inches of screen real-estate is a professional workstation designer's nirvana, so perhaps this niche isn't as small as it would appear on the surface.  Regardless, though there are fewer... Read more...
The pre-MacWorld rumors are always some of the most interesting, but it looks like a few of the rumored products such as sub-notebook and 3G iPhone are virtually done-deals.  The 3G iPhone was actually leaked by AT&T CEO Randal Stephenson, so we're moving that one out the rumor file.  If that's not enough for you, here's more about the ultra-portable“...he has now heard from manufacturing partners in Asia that Apple is preparing to unveil a new, ultra portable laptop computer at the company's Macworld event next month in San Francisco.The blogs have speculated about this, but he says he now has hard evidence that the smallest laptop ever from Apple is only weeks away. He says the... Read more...
Asus makes bold claims about their new Xonar sound card being the “best” PC audio card on the market currently.  We took the product to task in an effort to prove out these claims.  At the very least, perhaps a company with the Hardware and Software Engineering resources that Asus has, can deliver reasonable audio fidelity and hopefully a better set of drivers than the likes of Creative’s X-Fi debacle.Read on:ASUS Xonar D2 Ultra Fidelity 7.1 PCI Sound Card... Read more...
Claiming to be the best at anything is bold.  From professional athletes to product manufacturers, stating you or your product is the best out there opens things up for closer scrutiny.  Being the best at what you do, or what you make, means near flawless execution.  Regardless of the context, one thing is certain, if you claim you are the best at what you do, you better be prepared to back those statements up.  This is the position ASUS has put themselves in, stating that their latest product is the best of its kind, period.In this HotHardware showcase we're going to take a look at a new sound card from ASUS called the Xonar D2 Ultra Fidelity 7.1 PCI Surround... Read more...
Today’s power supplies are a far cry from those that were available just a few years ago.  With the increasing power demands of the latest GPUs and high-end processors, the need for ample, stable power has increased exponentially.  With more and more attention being paid to efficiency and energy conservation, one has to question though, just how much power do you need?  Not too long ago, a 750w PSU was considered huge and today we are seeing PSUs rated as high as 1600 watts.  Naturally, the demands for such wattage vary depending on personal needs, but in most cases this kind of capacity is simply unnecessary, not to mention expensive. In this article we’re going... Read more...
We wanted to let you all know that we’ve just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we take a look at the Ultra X3 1000 Watt Energy Efficient Modular PSU.  Boasting high efficiency and a modular design, the Ultra X3 has more to offer than just 1000 watts of peak power; it also sports a slick finish and near silent  fan.  Click the link below and check it out...Ultra X3 1000 Watt Energy Efficient Modular PSU... Read more...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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