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There were a multitude of products on display on the show floor at the Intel Developers Forum this year, most of which were designed for the enterprise space.  In addition to the plethora of servers on display, however, were products from a number of manufactures that are well known to enthusiasts.  We stopped by a few of their booths and snapped off some pictures to give you all an idea as to what was on display.         One of Intel’s many booths had quite a few interesting systems on display.  Machines from CyberPower,... Read more...
OCZ Technology Group Unveils World’s First Intel Extreme Memory Modules Sunnyvale, Calif.— OCZ Technology Group (LSE: OCZ), a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced production of the industry’s first Intel Extreme Memory modules, a new memory solution that implements a high-performance specification optimized and predefined for the impending Intel X38 chipset. Designed to significantly increase performance levels of the entire platform, these modules feature Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP), an exclusive set of SPD (Serial Presence Detect) settings that act as an integrated “plug and... Read more...
The X38 chipset that Intel is feverishly preparing for a launch this fall, is due to ship with 2 new “extreme” technologies: “The two new technologies are named Extreme Memory and Extreme Tuning Utility. Both new marketing lead architectures will be introduced along with the X38 chipset in October this year, according to motherboard makers.” Extreme Memory is most likely a technology similar to that of NVIDIA's SLI Memory. In theory it should allow users to plug a pair of supported memory modules into an X38-powered motherboard and have the motherboard either automatically select the best performance option or allow users to select from a list of pre-defined memory speeds/timings/voltages... Read more...
Charlie over at The Inquirer posted another blurb today stating that Intel's upcoming X38 chipset will support NVIDIA's SLI multi-GPU technology, as well as ATI's CrossFire.  This rumor first hit during Computex, but NVIDIA reps spoke up and claimed it was false at the time.  Now The Inquirer claims that they've spoken with some unamed engineers and that they have confirmed that X38 will support SLI... "Now we are sure that NV will deny it up and down, but seeing as how they have trouble with anything relating to the truth, I would urge the reader to ignore them. The engineers tell us that SLI drivers are in the final state of polishing with a few bugs left to quash, but plenty of time remains... Read more...
Hello Everyone.  We've got some more pre-show coverage from Computex to share with you. We've got more details regarding Shuttle's upcoming Intel-based XPCs, pics and info regarding X38-based motherboards from Abit, DFI, and Gigabyte, and a number of other pics from booths still under construction. You'll especially like a couple of the pics from XFX. Click the link below and check 'em out...Computex 2007 Preview... Read more...
Yesterday we ran through the Taipei convention center to see how construction of the booths for this year’s Computex trade show were progressing. When we walked by Shuttle’s booth in hall 2 of the convention center, we saw pictures of three un-announced barebone small form factor systems, the X38 based SX38P3 Deluxe, the G33 based SG33P3, and the P35 based SP35P3 Deluxe. Although the show is still one day away, we came back to the Shuttle booth and were able to see all three of these new systems.         The first system we looked at was the SX38P3 Deluxe, Shuttle’s new flagship barebone system. The SX38P3 will replace the SD37PV2 as the Shuttle’s... Read more...
The crew at Xbit labs have posted an interesting review of the DFI LANParty UT ICFX3200-T2R/G motherboard. What makes this article a bit more intriguing that some other mobo reviews, is that the ICF3200-T2R/G is based on ATI's (now AMD's) RD600 chipset. "The mainboard we are going to talk about today is the most unusual platform for the Intel Core 2 processors. It is not only based on the rare AMD Crossfire Xpress 3200 chipset, but also offers the enthusiasts an unprecedented set of overclocking-friendly options." Unfortunately performance wasn't quite up to par with competing solutions... Read more...
Hello Everyone. We're writing to let you all know that we've just posted an article at HotHardware.com where we evaluate the features and performance of DFI's LANPARTY UT CFX3200-DR motherboard. Here's a snip from the piece... "DFI has earned a reputation over the last couple of years for producing feature-rich, enthusiast friendly motherboards. DFI's decked out LANPARTY family of motherboards in particular has become known to many around the world as a family of products that cater to the unique needs of the enthusiast and overclocking communities. Today we present to you DFI's LANPARTY UT CFX3200-DR. Build around the CrossFire... Read more...
DFI has earned a reputation over the last couple of years for producing feature-rich, enthusiast friendly motherboards.  DFI's decked out LANPARTY family of motherboards in particular has become known to many around the world as a family of products that cater to the unique needs of the enthusiast and overclocking communities. Today we present to you DFI's LANPARTY UT CFX3200-DR. Build around the CrossFire Xpress 3200 chipset and with a plethora of BIOS options and integrated peripherals, this board has "enthusiast" written all over it.  We'll take a look at whether or not there are other aspects of this product, however, that really make it... Read more...
Hardware Zone has Sony's ultra light VAIO VGN-TX37GP on hand in their latest review, which is a notebook you should consider if you're in the market for something light weight and portable. With portability top priority for the notebook, it's not the kind of machine to look at if your interested in processing power, though one of the benefits of a less powerful machine is longer battery life. "However, despite having the dubious backing of Microsoft (Tablet PC anyone?), UMPCs are as yet relatively unproven in the marketplace. So for the frequent business traveler who needs a portable computer, thin and light notebooks are still the... Read more...
First Nvidia decides that two video cards just wasn't enough, so they came out with Quad SLI. Now we have Nvidia rolling out some new image quality options, as they'll soon be introducing 32x Anti-Aliaisng. Well, I guess they had to do something with all that extra horse power.  Although this really isn't breaking news.  We reported on this back in January after meeting with NVIDIA at CES... "We have learned that the Nvidia Corporation is planning to introduce a new Anti-Aliasing mode in the near future. The upcoming GeForce 7950 Quad SLI gaming monster is on the horizon. If you thought that Anti-Aliasing x8 or x16 is enough then we have a surprise for you."  ... Read more...
When LCD screens were first introduced they were plagued by many problems, but they also had some advantages over CRT monitors. LCD's were lighter, thinner, and used less power.  And so they caught on and the technology incrementally improved. Early generations were limited to lower resolutions, tight viewing angles, really slow response times, and they carried a hefty price tag. The screen size was also limited because of the early production technology. The main market for them at that point was laptop screens, as the LCD technology offered exactly what was needed in that space. Later on they were introduced as Desktop PC displays, but they still suffered from the same problems and slow... Read more...
Anandtech has published a brief overview of the new X3 Reunion demo which will likely become a widely used benchmarking tool. The team tests the demo on a wide variety of processors and GPU's to help illustrate how demanding this new demo truly is. Although a GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB was included, it would have been interesting to see how the X1900XTX would have fared. We found that the X3 rolling demo makes a good benchmark due to its excellent graphics. The benchmark is fairly long and covers many different aspects of the game like fighting and building complex structures. In addition to being able to adjust standard settings like resolution... Read more...
To my surprise, HardOCP has posted an extremely positive review of the XBox360. With all the recent negative press of sorts regarding the system, the last place I expected to see such a glowing review was at [H]. Regardless, the review is certainly worth a look as there is a great layout of what you get for your hard earned cash and what to expect down the road.Does the Xbox 360's hardware live up to our initial expectations? Yes, very much so, and then some. It is hard not to be impressed with what we have seen, heard, and experienced. On the hardware level, the Xbox 360 delivers a true next-gen gaming experience that promises to deliver for a long time to come.... Read more...
Hey folks, are you enjoying the heat? The northeast portion of the HH labs is brutally hot today. Not quite as hot as my hardware(haha!), but it feels like it. Anyway, getting to the news. Adrian's Rojak Pot has updated its "Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide" to include 220 desktop cards. And in other news, The Sims 2 seems to be the latest scapegoat for US attorney Jack Thompson. That's right folks, The Sims 2 is no better than GTA: SA. Hide your children! Logitech Cordless Desktop MX3100 Review @ ASE Labs "Take a quick look at my own system and you'll see many Logitech products. At work, many people use Logitech mice and keyboards. Their name is synonymous with quality and... Read more...
  On March 15th, ATI announced news of their new value-class HyperMemory X300 SE series PCI Express Graphics Cards.  In direct answer to NVIDIA's TurboCache product line, the HyperMemory line was targeted to offer better overall performance at a lower price point.  At that time however, the cards themselves were not ready for testing, leaving our coverage more of an overview of the new technology, with little tangible performance data. Now, as we move into Q2 2005, we've been provided an X300 SE Hypermemory 128 card direct from ATI.  This card allowed us to take a direct look at the X300 SE Hypermemory 128 and update our original preview with some performance comparisons from... Read more...
Good morning everyone, welcome to HotHardware.  Things in my personal life have been acting like a pendulum over the past few weeks.  With my fair-share of ups and downs, I am almost at the point where I need to switch to a digital clock; maybe this one ;)  Nonetheless, my inbox is filling up quiet nicely so I think it is time to purge it of some news...  GeCube X300 and X600 Graphics Cards Compared @ Tweakers "ATI's release of the X series of DX9 VPU's has been one of success for the already popular graphics chip makers. The Radeon brand on release gave ATI a new lease on life, and nVidia a high problem to worry about; in fact it gave nVidia a good kick to the kerb,... Read more...
Good evening everyone, welcome back to HotHardware.  The day is coming to a close and in traditional HH style we have a collection of swank news from around the net.  So, with a bit of DJ Tiesto and a tall glass of G&G, I am all settled in for a good read.  Here is your evening shot of juice...  FutureMark 3DMark05 Glance @ IPKonFig "3DMark 04 hit the shelves in 2003, and was doing quite well with companies who depend greatly on well design software tools for benchmarking applications and hardware. But that event was shortly lived when word broke out about 3DMark 04 and NVIDIA sleeping in the same bed came loose on the internet. Basically, many sites accused 3DMark... Read more...
Good evening friends :)  Sorry about the delay in news, I had to stay extra late at work tonight.  However, from the looks of it, the news has been flowing at a steady rate all evening.  With tasty reading like this, I would be lying if I said tonight's news shot was anything but golden... PRESS RELEASE - Corsair Announces Value Select DDR2 Memory Modules Fremont, CA, June 17, 2004: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced new DDR2 Value Select memory modules. These products are ideal for the budget conscious consumer who would like to take advantage of the new features and bandwidth that DDR2 has... Read more...
  Abit's IC7-MAX3 The Legacy Free, OTES Cooled Canterwood Board By Dave Altavilla September 22, 2003 You definitely have to hand it to the engineers at Abit Computer.  While many motherboard manufacturers are taking steps to differentiate their board from the masses, by bundling in gimmick goodies, like FrontX drive bay boxes and travel bags, Abit has been delivering breakout innovative motherboard designs, that call attention to themselves all on their own.  Abit's "MAX" series of motherboards was the first and currently the only design approach, that completely eliminates legacy serial and LPT ports, in favor of USB 2.0 and Firewire connectivity.  Pack in some... Read more...
  January 12   A3D - The Old And The NEW - Vortex 2 vrs. Vortex 1   Diamonds Little Monster Sound MX300 For this little spotlight I would like to take a close look at how technology advances, specifically in the field of 3D sound. For me, and historically for a lot of folks, sound cards are sometimes an afterthought. As long as the sound produced is in stereo and is free of noise and hiss, I was satisfied with my good old Sound Blaster 16 ISA card. Then, just like the evolution from 2D SVGA graphics to 3D Enhanced, trilinear filtered yadda, yadda, yadda... came the birth of 3D Positional Audio. The visual gaming experience just got more lifelike, so let's make it sound like the... Read more...
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