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By now you've all probably heard about PCI Express and why it's rapidly replacing the aging AGP slot; there is no need to beat a dead horse. Nonetheless, the AGP market is still going strong with plenty of potential buyers out there who don't want to replace their motherboard just yet to accommodate a PCI Express graphics card. We can certainly understand where these budget-conscious users are coming from, but we find it difficult to recommend spending money on any high-end AGP cards at the moment.  However, if you're stuck with an older graphics card (think GeForce 4 / Radeon 8500) and are looking for a nominal performance boost, a low to mid-range AGP model is still a viable option. ... Read more...
Hey guys and gals, take some time out to get a coffee and read the news. Yeah, you can read all about Michael Jackson, the war, life on mars... but who cares, GamePC Labs has compared four RAID-5 Solutions! Check back later for more of the good stuff! Shared Storage Drive from Maxtor: First Look at Network Storage Devices @ X-Bit labs "We would like to introduce to you a new shared storage device for small home and office networks, which is intended to simplify data storage and transfer within these networks a lot. Meet the new solution from Maxtor now!" Antec TX640B ATX Mini-Tower Case Review @ Legit Reviews "Over the last month we have looked at some very nice cases from Antec's... Read more...
Hey folks, we have a few video card reviews for you tonight. In addition to the ones listed below, make sure to check out Robert's review of the MSI GeForce NX6800GT-T2D256E. Goodnight! HIS X850XT IceQII Platinum Edition and X850XT IceQII Turbo AGP @ Rage3D "Both the X850XT-PE and X850XT come with respectable bundles. The only difference between the bundles are the X850XT comes with a CD that contains HIS' iTurbo utility and a DVD containing bonus software and games. The X850XT-PE doesn't need the iTurbo software so that's not included, but for some reason it also doesn't include the bonus DVD. It does however include a PowerDVD 6 CD." Leadtek WinFast A6600 GT TDH Graphics Card Review... Read more...
Good Afternoon All, Stealth steps out of the shadows this afternoon long enough to give us his insight on MSI's new GeForce 6800GT PCI Express card. Fast, quiet and overclocker friendly, not a bad set of characteristics for one of the high end models from NVIDIA.   Catch all the spy-shots right here!... Read more...
  Currently, if you're in the market for a video card, there are two great options that will get you premium performance without blowing your budget: the Radeon X800XL from ATi and the GeForce 6800GT from nVidia.  Sure, there are more powerful cards, namely the X850XT and GF 6800 Ultra, but the price of these cards alone can sometimes be greater than an entire entry-level system purchase.  In our past reviews, we've seen that the X800XL and 6800GT create a gamer's dilemma - their similar performance leads to a virtual stalemate.  What might be the 6800GT's major advantage (at least the PCI Express based version) then, is the ability to run in SLI (Scalable Link Interface)... Read more...
The Radeon X800XL 512MB reviews are out! I'm sure many of you are wondering how a 512MB Radeon card will perform with Doom 3's Ultra Quality mode. The reviews listed below should help answer that question. Stay tuned for HotHardware's report on the X800XL 512MB! ATI's Radeon(R) X800 XL 512 MB Graphics Card Delivers Better Performance and Image Quality For Top Games MARKHAM, ON – May 4, 2005 – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT) today launched its powerful new Radeon(R) X800 XL 512 MB graphics card, allowing gamers to run today's top games at the highest image quality settings possible, at very high speeds, delivering an amazing gaming experience. Further, the introduction... Read more...
When we talk about video cards, the focus is typically on the latest high-profile offerings that leave many of us in a perpetual state of hardware envy.  It's a common picture, with ATI or NVIDIA releasing a new model and the other usually answering with their own killer product not long after.  It's a constant dance called "competition", which is the driving factor that keeps the technology moving forward.  However, the high-end sector only accounts for a small percentage of the big picture, with mid-range and value class products comprising a much larger percentage of sales. Back in December, NVIDIA showed us their most recent play in the value class market with their... Read more...
Good evening folks! The news has been moving slow this weekend, but we've got enough items now for a decent sized sunday night update. If this is your first visit of the day, scroll down a bit to see Dave's recent post about HotHardware's upcoming appearance at the Nor'Easter LAN. Well ladies and gents, I'm out until tomorrow :) Goodnight. MSI NX6600 Diamond (AGP & PCIe Combo Review) @ hardwarezone "Using a standard GeForce 6600 GPU, but coupled with better components found on MSI's expensive 6600 GT products, the NX6600 Diamond edition strikes a unique performance point with superb overclocking potential and more. Find out if it has what it takes to win you over." Intel 660 and... Read more...
Hey folks, how is everyone doing this morning? Me? Well, there's a lot of snow on the ground... new snow, that needs to be removed soon(unfortunately). But before I get to that, I must empty the news box. If you happen to be checking in for the first time today, Jeff has given us a preview of ATI's HyperMemory technology, so check it out if your interested in ATI's answer to Nvidia's TurboCache. Enjoy the rest of the news :) Leadtek PX6800 TDH (SLI) 256MB PCIe Videocard @ PimpRig "Like I stated earlier, the RAM on this card is spec'd to run at 350MHz but comes stock clocked at only 300MHz. I used Nvidia's excellent built-in auto overclock function after applying the good old coolbits registry... Read more...
Good evening everyone :) The New England Patriots have beaten the Philadelphia Eagles 24-21. Like most people, I'd have to say I was extremely impressed with the way Terrell Owens played. I expected him out by the end of the first half. The euphoric feeling that a home team victory gives you is starting to wear off now, so I'll unload some more tech news. Included in the post tonight, is a review for ABIT's RX600 Pro-Guru, the TriGem KLOSS KL-I915A SFF PC, and a few other items. Well folks, read on and enjoy! ABIT RX600 Pro-Guru @ Viper Lair "If you are looking to build a HTPC on the PCIe format, look no further, the RX600 is easy to use and gives a picture you would be proud of. I only... Read more...
Good evening folks. How is everyone doing tonight? I guess that's kind of a silly question to ask, considering a good number of our readers just had a few feet of snow dumped on them. To get your mind off the shoveling, and the plow work, I've come to bring you some of the latest tech news. An interesting thing that I haven't been paying attention to until recently, are CPU Coolers that can be adapted for different platforms. This is a great thing to get for anyone looking to enhance their upgrade options. Read on, and Enjoy! Thermaltake POLO 735 Extreme 3 in 1 Cooler @ mkvtech "The latest in active air cooling from Thermaltake is the POLO 735 Extreme 3 in 1 Cooler. This CPU Cooler fits... Read more...
Asetek has big news this morning with a release of their newest VapoChill unit.  The XE II sports a new case design with, USB ChillControl unit and support for Socket T.  There are also a couple of mid-range video card reviews worth checking out as well as a PSU shootout. NEW VapoChill Extreme Edition II 115V released including Socket T kits also for all existing VapoChill models "asetek has not rested on it's laurels since the launch of the VapoChill LightSpeed(tm) on the contrary asetek has once again proven with the release of the NEW VapoChill XE II 115V AC cooling system that there is no other company that continues to put further investments in research and development to... Read more...
Hi all!  Today at HotHardware.com we've posted our review of ATI's All-In-Wonder X600 Pro.  This is the first All-In-Wonder based on PCI Express, but that's not all that's new.  ATI revamped the design with a much smaller tuner and came up with an innovative approach to cable management too.  Check out the full story here!... Read more...
If you are looking to add a TV tuner card to your computer, there are a broad range of choices currently available, ranging from economical solutions to high-end cards that offer more advanced capabilities.  However, if you are looking for a TV/Video card combination, there are fewer choices, namely NVIDIA's Personal Cinema, S3's OmniChrome and the more popular All-In-Wonder series from ATI. The All-In-Wonder series has been around for a very long time, with ATI pioneering the concept well over a decade ago.  What was initially a novelty to some has evolved into a strong product line that offers a complete solution right out of the box. Combining a video card and TV card onto a single... Read more...
Good morning friends, welcome back to HotHardware.  With time running a bit short this morning we are going to dive right into the news barrel.   I will catch you back here later tonight... HIS X850XT Platinum Edition & X850XT are now available from Retail (Hong Kong) - January 12th, 2005 -- HIS introduces HIS Excalibur HIS X850XT Platinum Edition DUAL DVI-I, VIVO Editon & X850XT DUAL DVI-I, VIVO Editon are now available from Retail channel worldwide The most extreme gaming graphics card ever created, with up to 16 pipelines, the fastest frame rates and ATI's industry-leading 3D image enhancement technology. HIS X850XT Platinum Editon & X850XT deliver further on the... Read more...
Hello All!  I just got back from CES in Las Vegas and am trying to get back into the swing of things.  I should be updating my blog shortly and will also be working on a review of a sweet little small form factor PC from Soltek.  For not though, I think it's time for some news.  We're going to try something a little new with this post.  Consider it an experiment... Evercool WC-202 Water Cooling Kit Source: https://www.madshrimps.be Monday - January 10, 2005 - 6:47PM EST by, Marco Chiappetta "Ready to take an adventure into water cooling your computer system but don't know much about the subject? Have a desire to mutilate your case, or crave a Dr. Frankenstein approach... Read more...
Well it's almost Christmas, and by this time tomorrow I should be eating the food of the holidays :) Turkey, ham, potatoes, squash, and much more... I can't wait! Last I heard, we might get some snow tomorrow, so be safe and have yourself a Merry Christmas! Samsung SCX 4100 Multifunction Printer @ GideonTech.com "I've always been wary of multifunction printers as they provide a lot of options but none are all that great on it's own. Whether it be scanning or printing an image, it used to be better to just buy separate devices and hooking them up. With SCX4100 from Samsung, things may just have changed." Corsair Flash Voyager 512MB USB Flash @ PCStats "In this review, PCStats is... Read more...
Earlier today I was shopping on E-Bay for a budget card for my friend... 9500 Pros going for around $70! I don't know, I was going to get my next card(6800 GT) from retail, probably Newegg, but E-Bay is just to good to pass up. Yeah, yeah... scammers all around and Pay-Pal can be a big hassle, but I've had some good experience from E-Bay so I'll take my chances again. Well, I'm going to play some HL2:DM after this, and then hit the sack, so let's get on with the news... Creative Zen Micro @ hardwarezone "Tired of paying good money for substandard portable audio players? Check out our review of Creative's latest Zen Micro and learn about its impressive audio quality and useful features. Find... Read more...
Good evening friends, NJ here with your nightcap.  I just walked through the door from work, so I am going to cut the banter short.  The smell of fresh pasta and garlic bread is just killing me ;)  Here is your news shot...  Sapphire X600 XT PCI Express Video Card Review @ AMD Zone "The advanced graphics port first showed up long ago after the bottlenecks of the PCI interface were reached by the first graphics cards to fully stress the memory bandwidth of the interface. At the time, there was a lot of hype but no real performance difference between the two but in time the superior AGP interface eventually showed it's worth and became the only interface available for graphics... Read more...
Good evening folks!  Just in case you're the type who scrolls down right to the news, we want to let you know that we've just posted a new article comparing two affordably priced PCI Express graphics cards, the Asus Extreme AX600XT and the MSI GeForce PCX 5750. Click here to check it out...... Read more...
  With much anticipation and fanfare, the next generation in video card interface has arrived.  PCI Express, the successor to AGP, is now available on a number of Intel-based boards starting with the 900 series chipset.  VIA, SiS, and others are sure to follow in the coming months. It's still uncertain when the other OEM solutions will come out with PCI-E (not to be confused with PCI-X), but regardless of potential delays, PCI-E will be universal sooner than later. The potential benefits of PCI-E over AGP are dramatic, offering peak bandwidth of 4GBps (8GB concurrent), which more than doubles that of AGP 8X.  Initially, PCI-E appeared on the high-end of the scale with... Read more...
Good morning all.  Sorry if I'm later than usual with your morning news.  The past few days my Cable connection has been very slow and the folks at RoadRunner say everything looks good.  While it may look good on their end, I'm slogging along at Dialup 5x speeds.  Hopefully I can make enough noise to get something fixed, but it looks like they have the upper hand.  It's a real shame it has to be that way.  Anyway, the news is flowing this morning, so let's get down to business. ABIT Launches the RX700 Graphics Card Series Dominate the competition with BulletProof Technology September 21st, 2004:  Known as the company that provides the world's top performing... Read more...
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