Items tagged with X2

If you're in the market for a Tablet PC, the folks over at [H]ard|OCP have taken a look at Gateway's CX200X Tablet PC. Though not the perfect Tablet PC, it's got a good enough mix of hardware and software to make your everyday life a little easier."In the context of why a system such as this would be purchased, we were very pleased. While it doesn't blow our socks off as a gaming solution, it's not supposed to be one. The utility of a Tablet PC is extremely attractive, and the convertable nature of the CX200X allows for more traditional usage."... Read more...
Need super fast ram? How about buying SuperTalent? Though they're not as well known as brands such as Corsair or Mushkin, they have produced some extremely fast(and stable) memory. Getting this speed in a 2GB kit comes with a price though. Are you willing to pay?"AMD will present the AM2 socket this summer, which supports DDR2 PC6400 RAM. Intel based motherboards can already use such RAM and so we have most manufacturers entering a 'memory war', with every RAM manufacturer trying to design and release high speed DDR2 modules while offering good value as well. This 'memory war' seems to get interesting as Super Talent, a less known company among the enthusiast circles, released the (for the time... Read more...
  As we've said in the past, Corsair's XMS (Xtreme Memory Speed) memory modules have been longtime favorites amongst the computer enthusiast community. Corsair has memory kits available in many different capacities and speeds, and virtually all of them are regarded as some of the best modules available in their respective classes. Some of their more highly regarded modules are the "low-latency" kits in the "Pro" series. Low-latency memory offers better overall performance than similarly clocked memory with higher latencies. Chips capable of higher clock speeds, however, offer more bandwidth and better performance for the most part, but memory kits based on these high-speed... Read more...
Watercooling isn't cheap, but the prices have become fairly reasonable over the years. If you're still running on air, but find yourself looking for something a little better, XSPC's new X20 is aiming to be a solid choice. It's a small system, but as Madshrimps reports, it gets the job done. "XSPC is fairly new to the water cooling world. Their first water cooling kit has been knighted X20. The kit is both compact and compatible with most motherboard sockets. In this respect X20 may be the ideal entry level kit."... Read more...
Tonight we bring you a review from ThinkComputers, which covers... the Athlon64 X2 Stock CPU Cooler? No it's not a joke, and yes it's actually a decent cooler. I'm sure many of you have purchased a third party cooler along with your CPU, but as ThinkComputers explains, that might not always be necessary. "Stock coolers that come with CPU's, most people that want to push their systems don't even install them. When they bought their setups they also made sure they got an after market CPU cooler as well. I was moving some stuff around in my attic trying to find something and came across the box for my AMD Athlon X2 4200+ CPU, I had forgotten that... Read more...
Who doesn't like a good overclocking article? PC Perspective takes the Athlon 64 X2 3800+, the bottom of the line CPU in AMD's Dual Core range, and attempts to raise the clock speeds to compete with the big boys. Can it really compete against AMD's Athlon X2 4800+? "By doing our simple overclock to the 3800+ and pushing the frequency from 2.0 GHz to 2.5 GHz, we can get the best of both worlds. While the FX line still holds the crown for top single threaded performance (and gaming) the X2 3800+ @ 2.5 GHz is damn close. And the benefits you get for a multitasking environment more than make up for the speed decreases you see in single threaded... Read more...
Tweaknews.net takes a look at the Corsair PC4000 DDR500 TWINX2048-4000PT 2Gig Dual Channel Memory Kit.  Clocked at 500MHz at 3-8-4-4 timings, these modules performed well, were very stable and are priced to sell."This two gigabyte kit from Corsair again is just a perfect example of a quality product. It is relatively inexpensive, performs well and is rock solid stable. As for the 3-8-4-4 timings, if you overclocking at all, don't even bother considering it a disadvantage." ... Read more...
Hey all, the weekend news has been rolling in, and it's time to unload a few articles. Enjoy! Cooler Master Praetorian 730 case review @ Xtreme Resources "Cooler Master has introduced the 730 series of aluminum alloy cases into the marketplace for enthusiasts. As the successor to the successful Wave Master case design, an improved air flow design implemented the use of 2 vertically stacked 80mm exhaust fans just underneath the power supply. Cooler Master used a very thick curved door o­n the front of this stylishly designed case, which hides four 5.25 inch drive bays, with two external 3.25 inch bays, and 4 internal 3.25 inch bays just below." Soyo BayOne Extreme 9-in-1 card reader/writer... Read more...
We've been playing with a couple of sticks of new DDR Memory from Corsair.  Here's a quick look at their XMS series TWINX2048-3500LLPro module kit.  Two 1G sticks matched together, CAS2,3,2,6 and 1T command rate capable rated up to 437MHz, just the thing for more Battlefield 2 performance. And here's what they were capable of in our Asus A8N SLI Premium - Athlon 64 X2 4400 test bed... Not too shabby at all.  460MHz, with 2, 3, 2, 6 timings and a 1T Command rate set in the BIOS.  Look at those scores though, that's the real story.   This test was peformed on a Dual Core Athlon 64 X2 4400 sharing its bandwidth on the memory controller between the two cores, which... Read more...
Sorry folks, no more game reviews today. But, we still have plenty of hardware bits to go around. Enjoy! Intel's Next-Generation Wi-Fi Solution To Support Cisco Compatible Extensions SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 19, 2005 – Intel Corporation today announced that it will support the latest version of Cisco* Compatible Extensions in Intel's next-generation Wi-Fi solution, providing enterprises the assurance that Intel-based devices have been designed to interoperate with Cisco Wi-Fi access points. Intel is the first vendor to achieve Cisco Compatible Extensions 4.0 certification, with the Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection. The Cisco Compatible Extensions program sets criteria so... Read more...
Hello All! The weekend is drawing to a close, and while the rest of the world is watching football, I thought I'd post up some spy shots of some new RAM Corsair's got in the works and supply a healthy dose of news while I'm at it. First things first... Corsair's TWINX2048-4400PRO      The pictures above are of a brand new 2GB memory kit that the good folks at Corsair are getting ready to release.  The TWINX2048-4400PRO memory features Corsair's swank activity LEDs, and Infineon Rev. C chips. This 2GB kit is guaranteed to hit DDR550 speeds at 3-4-4-8 timings, and at DDR400 speeds will run at CAS 2. This memory kit will be ideal for overclockers who want to populate only 2 DIMM... Read more...
Corsair TWIN2X1024-8000UL Memory Modules @ X-bit labs: "Today you will get acquainted with another memory solution that managed to surpass 1GHz threshold. It is going to be overclocker DDR2 SDRAM memory from Corsair. This memory manufacturer is very well-known for their excellent products. For example, their DDR2-1000 modules boast the lowest latencies than the competitors." Pioneer DVR-633H-S DVD Recorder @ Designtechnica: "Besides the normal studio DVDs, you can play your home-burned DVDs containing TV content or home movies. It also plays CDs and CD-R/RW discs with WMA and MP3 files, and its JPEG photo viewer is compatible with Fujifilm and Kodak photo discs and CD-R/RWs burned... Read more...
It's AMD, it's dual-core, and it's cheap... well, cheaper anyway. That's right, the new Athlon 64 X2 3800 reviews are out and about, and here at HH Marco has taken this thing through a battery of tests. Also new in the AMD lineup, is the 3400 Sempron. Jeff takes a look at the newest member of the Sempron family to see if it can hold it's own against today's latest and greatest applications and games. AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800 "AMD's dual-core processors were undeniably desirable, but with a minimum cost higher than some complete entry-level PCs, justifying the purchase of one of these processors would be difficult for many enthusiasts. Today though, AMD is taking the wraps off of a brand new... Read more...
About a month after Intel officially unveiled their flagship Pentium Extreme Edition 840 processor, the crown jewel of their initial dual-core Pentium D processor line-up, AMD revealed their inaugural assortment of dual-core Athlon 64 X2 processors, which included the current flagship Athlon 64 X2 4800+. After assessing the Athlon 64 X2 4800+ processor's performance with a variety of applications, we found it to be an extremely powerful processor, that excelled at many tasks. And we were also impressed that AMD was able to deliver a high-end dual-core processor that worked with most of the existing enthusiast-class socket 939 motherboards available, after nothing more than a simple BIOS update.... Read more...
Anyone looking for a new notebook? Heard of a little machine called the Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2? Andrew "The Mobile Man" Ku had the pleasure of reviewing one of these babies last month. However, the focus of the review was centered around it's horsepower and gaming ability. This time Andrew is back in action, examining the media aspect of Dell's expensive lappy. Is it good enough? Is it overkill? Only one way to find out. Oh yeah, and we've also got some news from the tech world :) Goodnight folks! SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT ENTERS INTO STRATEGIC LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH AGEIA AGEIA PhysX, the World's Most Advanced Physics Library, to be Included in Software Development Kit for PS3... Read more...
Good morning HotHardware fans! Marco here, dropping by to let you all know that we've just posted a new review of AMD's brand spankin' new Athlon 64 X2 4800+ processor.  The Athlon 64 X2 line of processors is AMD's answer to Intel's dual-core desktop CPUs.  Click this link to see how the X2 architecture compares to Intel's, and then fasten your seatbelt and check out the performance results as well!... Read more...
The personal computer industry is about to undergo a major metamorphosis, due in large part to the recent efforts of Intel and AMD. For the last few decades, mainstream desktop processor manufacturers have focused on increasing the performance of their CPUs by raising their clock speeds, augmenting the base architectures with specialized instruction sets, and by making changes to the pipeline to achieve a higher IPC (among other things). Advances have also been made in I/O technologies like AGP, PCI Express and HyperTransport, along with a plethora of other platform enhancements that have also been employed to increase overall system performance. But even with all of these changes, most modern... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm checking in to let you know what's going on. ATi has sent us an announcement today, they're announcing the "Industry's First DirectX 9 Chipset for AMD Processor-based Notebook PCs" so check it out along with our other items. Enjoy! ATI Delivers Industry's First DirectX 9 Chipset for AMD Processor-based Notebook PCs RADEON(R) XPRESS™ 200M drives a new class of integrated graphics and power management for PCI Express-based AMD mobile platforms. MARKHAM, ON – February 17, 2005 – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT), the world leader for notebook PC graphics, today announced the introduction of RADEON(R) XPRESS™ 200M – the industry's... Read more...
Good evening everyone, it's that time again. I'll be eating supper in a minute, but first, I'm here to bring you articles about MSI's NX6600GT-TD128E, Corsair XMS2, and a Class Action Lawsuit against Abit... interesting stuff. Well folks, enjoy! Class Action Lawsuit Against ABIT for Bursting Capacitors @ PCstats "The Class Representative alleges in this Action that Abit Computer (USA) Corporation ("Abit") manufactured, marketed, and sold select models of its motherboards containing an allegedly defective component, namely, a capacitor, which was allegedly prone to failure. Abit has denied and continues to deny these allegations and has asserted a number of affirmative defenses."... 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 Abit IT7-Max2 i845E Motherboard A New Addition to Abit's "Legacy-Free" Product Line... By, Marco Chiappetta December 5, 2002 About six months ago, Abit Computer Corporation caused quite a stir with the introduction of their MAX line of "Legacy Free" motherboards.  For years, PS/2, serial and parallel ports were found on virtually every PC sold around the world.  With the emergence of USB, however, and the proliferation of devices using USB, these legacy ports were technically no longer a necessity.  In an effort to draw an even larger pool of early adopters and enthusiasts to their products, Abit did away with serial, parallel and PS/2 ports on the first... Read more...
  The Plextor 48x24x48 CD-RW Drive Burning CDs Faster Than Ever Before... By, Marco Chiappetta November 12, 2002 Plextor recently released their newest flagship CD-RW drive, the PlexWriter 48/24/48A.  Obviously, just by looking at the name, it's clear that this drive should offer increased reading and writing speeds over Plextor's previous top-of-line PlexWriter 40/12/40A.  The maximum CD recording speed has been raised to 48X (7.2MB/s), from 40X (6MB/s) and by conforming to the new Ultra-Speed CD-RW standard, re-writing speeds have doubled from 12X (1.8MB/s) to 24X (3.6MB/s).  Plextor also claims that access times have been vastly improved over their previous products. ... Read more...
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