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Subject: Motherboards | February 28, 2007 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, Calif. -- February 28, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the AMD 690 series chipset, the company's first chipset to bring together the combined strengths of AMD CPU and platform technology with the industry-leading features of the ATI Radeon™ X1250 GPU.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 27, 2007 - 06:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Danger Den, one of the major providers for watercooling, has designed the Tyee GPU Waterblock, specifically designed for X1800/1900s. By making the design so specific, they are able to give some serious cooling coverage with one waterblock. Take a look at the performance gain techPowerUp! got.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 27, 2007 - 02:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Check out this project on CG Arena that showcases what to expect from DX10. Max Edwin Wahyudi has posted the steps he used to create a virtual Song Hye Kyo. You don't need to know who she is to appreciate the accuracy with which he managed to replicate her face using Zbrush and 3D max, and a few other tools for the final steps.
Subject: Displays | February 27, 2007 - 02:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The HP LP 3065 is a 30 inch monitor that sports a resolution of 2560x1600, or a 16:10 ratio, so it is about 27" wide and 17" tall. This display passes every test with flying colours, there is no distortion of any type to be found. HotHardware has the full review of this gigantic monitor, which could easily pass as a HDTV.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 27, 2007 - 01:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP has decided it's time to start reviewing PSUs, as part of their regular articles. They start off by figuring out a quite intricate testing process, involving incubators, transformers and more.
Subject: General Tech | February 27, 2007 - 01:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There are hundreds of joysticks, thousands of keyboards, and umpteen billion mice to choose from, but the racing fan has been left out of this input device madness. New steering wheels for the racing game fan are few and far between. Logitech steps up with the G25 Racing Wheel, an incredibly attractive device. The wheel itself is 11 inches, with 900 degrees of motion from lock to lock. It is rimmed with leather and the spokes and the 2 hand paddles ar
Subject: Memory | February 27, 2007 - 12:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
San Jose, California — February 27, 2007 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of DRAM memory modules and flash products, today announced that their 800MHz DDR2 modules have passed ATI CrossFire Certification.
Subject: General Tech | February 27, 2007 - 12:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP has listed several new tricks and toys we will be seeing in cell phones. From using BlueTooth enabled phones to let you pay for things, by hooking the cell up to your bank to the BlackJack which merges a PDA and a cellphone in a much more useful package than we have seen yet. Head over to get a look at what your phone will let you do in the not too distant future.
Subject: Processors | February 27, 2007 - 12:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
RIO RANCHO, N.M., Feb. 26, 2007 -- Intel Corporation today announced that it will invest $1 billion to $1.5 billion in its Rio Rancho site to retool Fab 11X for production on Intel's next generation 45 nanometer (nm) manufacturing process. Fab 11X will be the company's fourth factory scheduled to use the 45nm process, with production in New Mexico scheduled to start in the second half of next year.
Hi folks. Yup....I missed Sunday. I was out of town all day. I'm here at work now, actually on special assignment for 6 weeks on day shift, Monday thru Thursday. Been so long since I worked those hours I dunno how to act!
Hi there. Let me take a minute to introduce myself. I'm Uncle Bob, a Mod here at PC Perspective. We will be running a series of articles within the forum that will be called Mod Interviews.
Subject: Processors | February 26, 2007 - 06:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer is pitting a 4 core Xeon against a 8 Core. Now this may seem like a waste of time, as the 8 core will do better than the 4, but it is all a matter of scaling. Can an octuple core perform twice as well? Is it better to split a task between 2 quad core machines?
Or it may be just so they can post a Sandra MultiMedia instruction benchmark of 573,631.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 26, 2007 - 04:50 PM | Ryan Shrout
A reader posed a question to me recently in regards to the ATI Updates Vista Driver article: what about the All-in-Wonder line up?
In its current state, the All-in-Wonder cards from ATI, such as the X1900 AIW card I reviewed as recently as February 2006, will play your games, but not your TV. Any of the features you loved for your TV inputs or video capture using your All-in-Wonder cards are not functioning under Windows Vista at all. But why?? With Me
Subject: Storage | February 26, 2007 - 03:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The newest member of the Icy Dock family, the U6-1S-WBC, is under the microscope at [H]ard|OCP. It supports IDE and SATA drives, with additional USB 2.0 and Firewire connections and will function as either an external drive, as well as functioning as an internal drive drawer. While it doesn't contain the 80mm fan that the last model did, which cause a lot of noise, this model is passively cooled. If you like what you see in the review,
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 26, 2007 - 02:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Virtual-Hideout looks at a nice piece of equipment from Logisys, the Extension Station. At first glance, it looks like a stand to place an LCD monitor on to get it in line with your eyeballs. There is a lot more to this though, it contains powers switches and plugs, all with fuse protection so that you don't end up with a powerbar on the floor gathering dust bunnies and any liquids you might spill. As well it has a 4-port USB Hub, and other features including a drawer to keep little screws, jumpers e
Subject: Mobile | February 26, 2007 - 12:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
So, what would you do if you had a brand new Inspirion XPS M1710 and it was -9Â°F (-22Â°C) outside? Well, if you are Sean Pelletier, you overclock it as far as it will go. With a Core 2 Duo T7600G (2.33GHz), i945 chipset, 2 GBs of DDR2 667Mhz and a GeForce Go 7950 GTX 512MB, this laptop is pretty powerful. Head over to HotHardware to see how far this Dell can be pushed.
Subject: General Tech | February 26, 2007 - 12:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The British Royal Navy is switching to Windows (for Warships) based on Win2K. Now, before you start making BSOD jokes, consider what the navy has been working with. The hardware was a pair of 24-bit, 1MHz machines with 25KB of RAM and took 4 people to take care of it, as the current software has a disturbing tendency to crash. Plus the fact that you are entering code like "PE L5414.10N L00335.67E R6000 TMDA [INJECT]", pop up windows don't really sound so bad.
Subject: General Tech | February 23, 2007 - 06:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Friday is here again, and as well as heralding the weekend, it brings our forums into the spotlight as well. In the Tech Talk forum is a thread that covers almost all the basic questions and warnings that apply to building a Core 2 Duo system. Once you've managed to build your system, unless you are a huge fan of spaghetti and stale air, you should consider the possibilities available for cable management. Check out this huge thread that starts with spli
Subject: General Tech | February 23, 2007 - 03:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Digital Audio has had a rough start. Not many care what it is, or what it means and many speakers make bizarre claims about what signal they receive and how it is processed. The Tech Report looks at Abits' iDome speakers, a set that includes 2 dual channel desktop speakers and a subwoofer. These are true digital speakers, nothing in the chain is analog until the actual broadcasting of sound from the cones. Read on to get a better idea of what is meant by Digital audio and a look at some impressiv
Subject: Systems | February 23, 2007 - 02:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP takes a long hard look at the troubled life of HTPCs. While a computer junkie will have no trouble assembling their own HTPC, either Linux or Windows based, they are not a mainstream product. With PVRs and STBs making an appearance on store shelves, HTPCs already have competition. Add to that DRM and HDCP, which make HTPCs not manufactured by a content provider difficult to work with. Plus, you also need to make it HD compatible, and with enormous amounts of storage to be able