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The web at large is expecting Motorola to announce its Moto X smartphone today, a handset built right here in the U.S. at a Texas-based facility and one that has Google CEO Larry Page "very excited." Whether it launches today or sometime later this month, one thing you might hear talked about is its new X8 processing system. Don't think of the X8 as a processor or a System-on-Chip (SoC), because it's neither of those things. Instead, it's a naming scheme for a collection of technologies, sort of in the same vein as Intel's earlier Centrino nomenclature, except that it refers to the meshing of a customized Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC with a pair of digital signal processors (DSPs). Breaking... Read more...
Experience Untethered, Uninterrupted Gameplay With Microsoft’s New SideWinder X8 MouseFirst wireless SideWinder mouse features Microsoft BlueTrack Technology for the best speeds and feeds available.REDMOND, Wash.  Sept. 10, 2008  Microsoft Corp. today unleashed the SideWinder X8 Mouse, offering wireless freedom with wired performance with a 2.4GHz wireless connection that is built for lag-free play. The latest SideWinder mouse features an innovative play-and-charge system to ensure a nonstop gaming experience — up to 30 hours of active gaming on a single charge — with no need to stop the game to change batteries. The SideWinder X8 Mouse is a top performer thanks to Microsoft’s new,... Read more...
VIA Announces First Nano-ITX Board with VIA VX800 The VIA EPIA N700 features the latest VX800 unified all-in-one media system processor and extended I/O ports for reduced cabling in tight spaces Taipei, Taiwan, 15 August 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA EPIA N700 Nano-ITX board, designed as a complete solution for compact industrial PC and embedded automation devices. Featuring a 1.5GHz VIA C7 or 500MHz VIA Eden processor, the VIA EPIA N700 is the first Nano-ITX board to feature the latest VIA VX800 media system processor, offering system designers the perfect balance of ruthless miniaturization and uncompromising... Read more...
VIA Unveils the World's Lowest Power x86 Processor on the World's Smallest BoardVIA EPIA PX5000EG Pico-ITX board features the 1-watt VIA Eden ULV processor for ultra low power embedded platforms Taipei, Taiwan, May 14 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA EPIA PX5000EG Pico-ITX board that features the extremely power efficient 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor, offering embedded developers an uncompromisingly compact, highly integrated board.Building on the success of the VIA EPIA PX10000 Pico-ITX board, which took the embedded industry by storm last year as the world's smallest mass production x86 board ever, the VIA... Read more...
Psystar continues to make headlines, this time because the company’s OS X Leopard-based systems are now being attacked for what seems like the most basic oversight imaginable:"The company didn't get permission from developers working on the OSx86 Project to sell their work.  Netkas, who developed the EFI emulator Psystar is using, posted up a blog entry yesterday calling Psystar "liars" and has re-released his code under a license that specifically forbids commercial usage."If Psystar starts shipping their machines, it might end up causing a lot of trouble for the entire OSx86 group.  Thus far the group’s ability to avoid legal action from Apple is fairly impressive, and some take it as a sign... Read more...
Just in case you missed it, we’re checking in to the news to let you all know that we have just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features and performance of Gigabyte’s innovative GV-NX88T512HP GeForce 8800 GT graphics card.  The Gigabyte GV-NX88T512HP features a nice factory overclock, the ability to increase the GPU voltage via Gigabyte's Gamer HUD software, and it uses high quality electrical components.  In addition to the aforementioned items, the GV-NX88T512HP also features a custom Zalman cooler and a PCB that is shorter than NVIDIA’s reference design.  Click the link below and check it out...Gigabyte GV-NX88T512HP GeForce 8800 GT Evaluation... Read more...
Gigabyte is no stranger to innovation. Year after year, we see the company build unique features into its products to increase performance, improve power utilization, decrease noise, and enhance the user experience. As enthusiasts, we love to see innovations that improve products and differentiate them from the rest of the pack. Gigabyte has done just that with one of its GeForce 8800 GT video cards, the GV-NX88T512HP. Most companies selling 8800s just use the NVIDIA reference design with a different sticker on the cooler, and sometimes the cards will get overclocked as well. Gigabyte wasn't happy with that idea, though, when it designed its latest 8800 GT TurboForce Edition card, which it called... Read more...
Montalvo Systems might not be a name you know, but that could change in the months ahead.  Montalvo is a company comprised  of people with resumes listing high-level design positions at firms like AMD/NexGen, Transmeta, Intel, IBM, and the list just goes on.Montalvo plans on delivering a unique multi-core chip that they've already designed and filed numerous patents on.  That's not surprising considering the work history of several of their employees.“Montalvo's chips, however, will fundamentally differ from the latest Core or Opteron processors from Intel and AMD in that the cores on its chip won't be symmetrical, i.e. identical to each other. Instead, Montalvo's chips will sport... Read more...
VIA Unveils Next-Generation Isaiah x86 Processor Architecture New architecture provides substantial increases in performance and functionality with leading power efficiency to enable next generation "Small is Beautiful" computing devices Austin, Texas, US, 24 January 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of x86 silicon and platform technologies, today announced details of the VIA Isaiah Architecture, a new x86 processor architecture that will deliver significant boosts to the functionality and performance of desktop, mobile and ultra mobile PCs while minimizing power requirements, saving on battery life and enabling ultra compact system designs. Designed from the ground up by the... Read more...
Over 90% of the world's computers and servers are still using the x86 ISA (Instruction Set Architecture) introduced by Intel in 1978. Many have tried to come up with an alternative, but nothing has come close to supplanting it. ZD Net examines the reasons why, and why it might continue turning up in computers until the sun cools off. A performance improvement that small isn't going to encourage a dramatic move away from x86, said Pat Gelsinger, a veteran chip designer and senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Digital Enterprise Group. "We're delivering 2x performance gains every year" with existing designs that can still... Read more...
Hello Everyone. We're writing to let you all know that we've just posted a new article at HotHardware.com where we evaluate the features and performance of MSI's NX8800GTX-T2D768E GeForce 8800 GTX. We even spent a little time with the card hooked up to a 65" 1080P-capable DLP TV. Here's a snip from the piece: "The GeForce 8800 GTX is definitely the top performing card on the market right now, and MSI's offering is a great example. Overall, nothing else can touch the 8800 GTX at the moment, especially when you look at its performance versus other single-GPU solutions." Read The Rest Right Here... Read more...
As enthusiasts, we are always anxiously awaiting new GPU architectures, with additional pipelines and more memory. All of these aspects usually go into creating the next must-have flagship video card. Like us, you've probably been wondering when single GPU cards would sport a full gigabyte of memory. Dual-GPU cards, like NVIDIA's GeForce 7950 GX2, already boast 1GB of high-speed GDDR3. And as exciting as that may sound, it isn't quite as geek-tastic as having 1GB of memory coupled to a single GPU. We all know it's coming; it's only a matter of time. NVIDIA's latest line-up, the GeForce 8 Series, got us one step closer as the 8800 GTX features 768MB of fast GDDR3 memory.... Read more...
Hello everyone!  We'd like to remind you all about a contest we're running, open to all HotHardware forum members in Canada, North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia only. In conjunction with Sapphire, we'll be giving away two Radeon X800GTO2 Special Edition cards, to two lucky winners. If you're not familiar with this card, check out our full review right here. These puppies are easily modded, and are great overclockers. All you have to do to win is send us an e-mail with your full contact information and forum user name. The contest ends at midnight on February 28, 2006. Winners will be selected at random. As we mentioned earlier, you must be a HotHardware forum member... Read more...
Hello everyone!  We'd like to remind you all about a contest we're running, open to all HotHardware forum members in Canada, North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia only. In conjunction with Sapphire, we'll be giving away two Radeon X800GTO2 Special Edition cards, to two lucky winners. If you're not familiar with this card, check out our full review right here. These puppies are easily modded, and are great overclockers. All you have to do to win is send us an e-mail with your full contact information and forum user name. The contest ends at midnight on February 28, 2006. Winners will be selected at random. As we mentioned earlier, you must be a HotHardware forum member... Read more...
Looking for a card that'll play just about anything you want to throw at it, but won't break the bank? As Overclockers Online reports, the PowerColor X800GTO16 might be what you're looking for, just don't expect to be break any records. "If you're looking for a cheap upgrade and don't have intention on using either CrossFire or SLI, the X800GTO16 is not a bad investment for anyone in the market not looking for bragging rights."... Read more...
Hello everyone!  We'd like to remind you all about a contest we're running, open to all HotHardware forum members in Canada, North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia only. In conjunction with Sapphire, we'll be giving away two Radeon X800GTO2 Special Edition cards, to two lucky winners. If you're not familiar with this card, stay tuned for a full review. These puppies are easily modded, and are great overclockers. All you have to do to win is send us an e-mail with your full contact information and forum user name. The contest ends at midnight on February 28, 2006. Winners will be selected at random. As we mentioned earlier, you must be a HotHardware forum member to win,... Read more...
Every once in a while a product comes along that really garners the attention of the enthusiast crowd.  There can be a number of factors for this, including overclocking performance, easy modding potential or just an overall great value for the money.  One such piece of hardware that encompasses a lot of these qualities is the Sapphire Radeon X800GTO2 Limited Edition graphics card.  The X800GTO2 LE has begun to make waves thanks to many of the aforementioned qualities above.  Sporting such features as Dual-DVI, VIVO and 256MB of GDDR3 RAM, the X800GTO2 is a capable card that has a few other surprises to whet your tweaking appetite.  First, unlike the X800's that are normally... Read more...
Hello everyone!  We'd like to remind you all about a contest we're running, open to all HotHardware forum members in Canada, North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia only. In conjunction with Sapphire, we'll be giving away two Radeon X800GTO2 Special Edition cards, to two lucky winners. If you're not familiar with this card, stay tuned for a full review. These puppies are easily modded, and are great overclockers. All you have to do to win is send us an e-mail with your full contact information and forum user name. The contest ends at midnight on February 28, 2006. Winners will be selected at random. As we mentioned earlier, you must be a HotHardware forum member to win,... Read more...
Hello everyone!  We'd like to announce a new contest, open to all HotHardware forum members in Canada, North America, South America, Europe, and Asia only. In conjunction with Sapphire, we'll be giving away two Radeon X800GTO2 Special Edition cards, to two lucky winners. If you're not familiar with this card, stay tuned for a full review. These puppies are easily modded, and are great overclockers. All you have to do to win is send us an e-mail with your full contact information and forum user name. The contest ends at midnight on February 28, 2006. Winners will be selected at random. As we mentioned earlier, you must be a HotHardware forum member to win, so if you haven't already registered... Read more...
The Radeon X800 XL has been a very successful GPU for ATI. The X800 XL has been widely available for quite some time, it's built using a .11 micron process that make it a cost effective part for ATI to produce, and retail cards based on the X800 XL GPU offer very good performance for the price. 256MB variants of the X800 XL have also been available for under $250, which made them quite popular with both gamers and the overclocking crowd. The Radeon X800 XL's excellent price / performance ratio was undeniable. But then, back in June, ATI launched a 512MB version of the Radeon X800 XL. 512MB cards offered better performance in some applications and when running at high resolutions with anti-aliasing... Read more...
Over the years, ATI's All-In-Wonder series of video cards have been the card of choice for those looking for a complete 3D Graphics card/TV-Tuner hybrid.  With little competition and a consistent release schedule of new models, ATI sits atop the all-in-one food chain, with the most popular option available. We shouldn't ignore the fact that NVIDIA does offer their Personal Cinema line, but the most current model is based on the GeForce FX series of GPUs, which are AGP only and way behind on the performance curve.  Additionally, the software package for the Personal Cinema is adequate, but doesn't quite match up to ATI's mature Multimedia Center software.  Multimedia Center 9 integrates... Read more...
PowerColor X800 GT Xtreme Edition Review @ The Tech Zone: "Power for the X800 GT Xtreme is provided by ATI's R480 chipset running at 500MHz. This is 25MHz faster than the standard X800 GT. The Xtreme achieves this higher core speed with a better cooling solution. The normal X800 GT use 256 Meg of 2ns GDDR3 memory running at 980MHz. The Xtreme version use 1.6ns memory running at 1050MHz. All together, it adds up to a faster video card for just a few dollars more." HTPC Primer, Part II @ Bigbruin.com: "In the first of a two-part series of Tech Tips on getting started with a Home Theater PC, or HTPC, we looked at the two most basic features to be considered: audio and video. With... Read more...
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