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Subject: Systems | August 15, 2008 - 11:22 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Systems | August 12, 2008 - 05:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
What could be better than a Skulltrail system? bit-tech answers that question with their work log of a Cosmos Sword-S modified to accept watercooling for all of the parts that make up this Skulltrail system. The final result is impressive, both in it's aesthetics and the power of the components within.
Subject: Systems | July 29, 2008 - 01:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
On one side is Intel's Atom processor, which can handle multi-threading but systems that use it can only have PCI cards. In the other is VIA's nano, which can only handle a single thread, but has a faster FSB and can handle PCIe 16x quite handily. Either system needs less power to run than the majority of graphics cards. Drop by [H]ard|OCP for a look at what these chips are designed to do as well as who [H] picks as the winner.
Subject: Systems | July 23, 2008 - 01:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ars Technica has new advice on those looking to pick up a killer gaming rig this summer. Their all inclusive budget gaming rig comes in at $1,210.39, including a 22" widescreen LCD. Their performance box will run you $2,739.20, and has a lot of power behind it. You can also get a second opinion from Ryan on our own Hardware Leaderboard.
Subject: Systems | July 17, 2008 - 12:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thermaltake's DH102 Home Theater PC Case offers a front panel that will fit in with any stereo system, thanks to the brushed aluminium, analog dial and
the LCD display. Of course, it had better do it's job well at $500 for an empty case. As long as the price hasn't scared you off, try checking out [OC]ModShop's full review.
Subject: Systems | July 10, 2008 - 06:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report has made some major revisions to their recommended systems for this summer, thanks to the effort being made by manufacturers to speed up their releases this year. With four recommended builds to choose from, there is something interesting, no matter what you plan to do with your PC.
Subject: Systems | July 3, 2008 - 02:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
techPowerUp has snagged one of the new AMD PCIe TV Wonder 600s, which along with its' 650 brother are the first AIW products we have seen in quite some time. The is the less expensive model, so it is missing some of the features of the higher end model such as a slim profile and HD support. It does handle digital cable, so you don't have to worry about the death of analog TV.
Subject: Systems | June 27, 2008 - 12:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Serious multi-threaded processing power and a tight race between Intel and AMD in the server market. AnandTech, with a little help, tested quad socket, quad core server setups to see if AMD can climb back into what used to be their strongest market. Take a look at how the server market is right now, just before the release of Dunnington.
Subject: Systems | June 27, 2008 - 11:08 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, 27 June 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA EPIA P700 Pico-ITX board that couples more features within a streamlined, ultra compact footprint designed for low profile systems, with extended I/O port options through two companion boards.
Subject: Systems | June 17, 2008 - 12:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Madshrimps examines the Sunbeamtech Acrylic HTPC-style ATX Case, a case that will really let you show off your components. The addition of blue LED fans to provide cooling and a unique look will make it even more attractive to those wanting an HTPC that stands out rather than blending in. It is a full sized ATX case, even with it's uncommon shape, so you can use it to house a more robust PC as well.
Subject: Systems | June 10, 2008 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
As strange as it may sound after the original experience most had with Vista and it's hardware requirements, it is now possible to set up a Vista PC for ~$350, with a copy of that much maligned OS included. ExtremeTech has the list, and some quick pictorial instructions on installing the hardware. Don't expect to be using the Aero interface though, Solitaire will be fairly graphics intense for this budget PC.
Subject: Systems | June 10, 2008 - 02:49 AM | Ryan Shrout
Even though information was a bit short at the show, ASUS is planning on selling complete systems to enthusiasts and gamers alike:
Subject: Systems | June 5, 2008 - 11:30 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Computex, Taipei, Taiwan, 5 June 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced a new standard for Mini-ITX boards to ensure an optimized multimedia and computing experience in small form factor desktop PCs.
Subject: Systems | June 2, 2008 - 11:32 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TOKYO -- June 2, 2008 --AMD Japan (NYSE: AMD) today announced the official start of operation of the T2K supercomputer systems featuring Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors and with specifications developed jointly by the University of Tsukuba, the University of Tokyo, and Kyoto University. These T2K systems were delivered to the University of Tsukuba by Cray Japan Inc. and Sumisho Computer Systems, to the University of Tokyo by Hitachi Ltd., and to Kyoto University by Fujitsu Ltd.
Subject: Systems | May 29, 2008 - 06:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Researchers at the University of Antwerp in Belgium have created a new supercomputer with standard gaming hardware. The system uses four NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics cards, it costs less than 4000EUR to build and thanks to NVIDIA's CUDA technology it delivers roughly the same performance as a supercomputer cluster consisting of hundreds of PCs!
Subject: Systems | May 28, 2008 - 05:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you missed the first ExtremeMhz HTPC guide, fear not for it is old and busted. The new and improved second version has arrived, covering everything you need to know about building your own HTPC ... at least until the third version arrives
Subject: Systems | May 28, 2008 - 11:15 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- May 28, 2008 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced growing industry support for the Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor among global OEMs continues with IBM's launch of three updated System x servers. Designed to address customer priorities such as energy efficiency, performance, scalability, and virtualization, the Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor-based servers from IBM offer an exceptional power-efficient platform for today's most demanding datacenters.
Subject: Systems | May 23, 2008 - 01:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Acer Aspire Predator Gaming PC is orange, whether they would prefer it be called metallic copper or not, it is as orange as a recent release from Valve. bit-tech did look beyond the finish on the case, to the interior of Acer's PC which features a self contained watercooling setup, SLI'd cards and more. If you are looking for an impressive system, both on the outside and the inside, drop by for a look.
Subject: Systems | May 22, 2008 - 05:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, May 22 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA EPIA M700 Mini-ITX board, the first to feature the VIA VX800 chipset, for sophisticated digital signage and retail display systems.
Subject: Systems | May 21, 2008 - 02:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It may seem a little strange for Alienware to produce a system that uses a Radeon HD 2400XT for it's graphics, and has no hope of playing any of the new titles, but that is exactly what the Hangar18 HD
Entertainment Center has. The name really gives it away, Alienware has jumped into the HTPC market and they have done it with all the class you would expect from them. Drop by Think Computers for a look.
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