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Yes, the Nintendo Wii. Despite what you may think of the name, the console does show plenty of promise. But will it really beat out Sony or Microsoft in the upcoming console wars? Microsoft has had their XBox 360 out for sometime now, and we still don't know much about the PS3, but Nintendo has been steadily leaking information from time to time. Here's hoping we get more info on both the PS3 and the Wii during this years E3. "Last year, when we first learned about Wii's (then-named Revolution) unique controller, we published this article explaining why we thought Nintendo was on the right path to regaining the console throne. At... Read more...
Today's top-shelf computer games look pretty stunning, especially when you run them using a PC with a powerful graphics chip and a speedy processor. But you have to admit, even the best games still don't look completely realistic. From the way explosions appear, to the way water flows, to the way a character falls down, there's still something less than real about it. The folks at a company named Ageia say the missing element is real-world physics, and they want you to add a third processor -- a physics processing unit -- to your PC. The PPU would let game developers add more physics effects and complexity to their games. Of course, many of today's games already employ some physics... Read more...
Microsoft's next major operating system release isn't quite ready for prime-time just yet, but we're sure many of you are wondering whether or not your rigs will be able to handle Vista when it arrives. The crew at PC Mechanic aims to answer some questions about Vista's hardware requirements in this article. Some of their findings don't quite jibe with my own (specifically about memory usage), but there's some good info in their article nonetheless.  I wrote an article for the CPU Magazine recently regarding the hardware we recommend for Vista, be sure to pick up the May issue to check it out. "The computing... Read more...
It appears they will. As X-Bit labs writes, ATI is planning some pretty serious price cuts for their X1x00 series cards. The Radeon X1900 XTX will retail for around $549, and the X1900 XT being brought down to $479. Just in time for Nvidia's GeForce 7900 products."The Markham, Ontario-based GPU supplier is projected to announce price slash on the Radeon X1900-, X1800-, X1600 and X1300-series products shortly, according to sources familiar with the plans of the graphics giant. The decrease of the prices will help ATI to more efficiently compete against Nvidia Corp.'s new products which release will spur lowering the prices across-the-board."... Read more...
Iwill ZPC64 Review @ AMDZone: "We have been testing Iwill boards since their early VIA Socket 462 offerings, and to tell you the truth we were a bit surprised to see them jump into the small form factor crowd. They did with a lineup that has certainly been different than just the normal bread box style solution. Amongst their most interesting offerings is the very small ZPC64 which at a mere 75mm wide still manages to fit a power AGP video card in it. Before we get to our testing of the ZPC64 lets look at the full specifications." Creative Xtreme Fidelity (X-Fi) @ CoolTechZone.com: "It's been quite a while since we have seen any major activity in the sound card arena. It was around... Read more...
Good evening everyone, welcome back :)  With meetings running longer then expected, my work day wrapped up exceptionally late tonight.  Nonetheless, before this jockey heads to the stables for some well needed shuteye, I have the wrap-up of news from around the net.  With a few exceptionally tasty morsels on the plate for this evening, your hunger for the latest and greatest should be well satisfied until we meet up in the AM.... XGI™ Announces theVolari™ Graphics Board Series Taipei—September 27, 2004 —XGI Technology Inc, an innovative graphics chipsets supplier, today announced their Volari™ Graphics board series; a full line of graphic boards powered... Read more...
Good afternoon friends, welcome back to Hot Hardware :)  The newswire is humming with activity today.  So, without further delay here is another shot of the juice... PRESS RELEASE -Asetek WaterChill KT03-L20 Entry Kit "The NEW WaterChill™ KT03-L20 Entry Kit is a superb entry-level water cooling kit designed for moderate PC Enthusiasts and Overclockers excited to explore the world of water cooling for the first time – without compromising quality. The WaterChill™ CPU Cooling Entry Kit offers Maximum Cooling Performance & Easy Assembly and has unmatched price competitiveness." Components: • WaterChill™ CPU Cooler (DYO – CPU01/P1) supporting... Read more...
The Iwill XP4-G Mini-PC Iwill Enters the SFF Fray... By, Marco Chiappetta June 25, 2003 Small Form Factor, or SFF PCs have been getting a ton of press lately.  In late 2001 Shuttle introduced their SV24, and from then on the market has simply exploded.  Now, a myriad of different OEMs offer mini-PCs that cater to a wide variety of users.  Shuttle has delivered SFF systems for business users (SB52G2) or the performance enthusiast (SB61G2).  MSI has audiophiles covered with their MEGA PC.  Each one of these systems, and many others, offer specific features that are designed to please a specific target audience.  In general, the trend has been to cram as many features... Read more...
The Abit IT7-Max2 v2.0 vs. The Iwill P4HT-S Two Fully-Loaded i845PE's Duke it Out... By, Marco Chiappetta January 24, 2003      Over the past couple of years we have seen quite a few core logic chipsets hit the market for the Pentium 4.  We have tested motherboards based on the i850, i850e, a slew of variations of the i845, the SiS648, VIA's P4X266, 333 and 400...the list goes on and on.  Thanks to a few choice products, a good all-around feature set, including USB 2.0, Hyperthreading support and true DDR333 support, and top-notch performance one chipset in particular has won over many of the enthusiasts out there, the i845PE.  Today, we're taking two of the... Read more...
The IWILL P4ES Motherboard Review Serial ATA is on the way! By, Robert Maloney October 10, 2002 The one true constant, when it comes to the world of computers, is change. Even as new items hit the market, or even during our evaluations early on here at HotHardware, newer technological breakthroughs are being developed to get more and more performance from PC system components. Technology silently progresses on whether or not the rest of the world is ready for these new ideas. More often than not, motherboards are the springboard for these new technologies, sometimes incorporating them before the supporting hardware is even released. One such technology is Serial ATA (SATA), which will eventually... Read more...
  The Iwill P4R533-N Motherboard & Kingston's PC1066 RDRAM An i850E setup for PC1066 and validated By Dave Altavilla July 15, 2002 Iwill has been designing and assembling motherboards for over 13 years but only recently broke into the high end enthusiast motherboard scene.  We haven't had the occasion to review many boards from this Taiwanese OEM but they have been configuring boards as of late, with all the "creature comforts".  Best of breed motherboards these days come with a multitude of features beyond jumperless CPU configuration, including things like on board RAID controllers, 10/100 Ethernet and Surround Sound.  This motherboard however, went one step... Read more...
The Iwill KK266Plus KT133A Motherboard Its Nice, but DDR is here... By, Marco Chiappetta September 27, 2001 Recently, we were presented with the opportunity to review one of Iwill's Socket-A motherboards.  We haven't had much experience with Iwill's products here at HotHardware, so we jumped at the opportunity to get their KK266Plus in our lab.  There is no denying that Iwill has made quite a splash lately, releasing a string of high performing, well equipped motherboards targeted directly at the enthusiast market. The board we'll be taking a look at today, the KK266Plus is a "revamped" version of their original KK266R, based on the VIA KT133A chipset.  The KT133A has... Read more...
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