Subject: General Tech | August 26, 2009 - 03:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If there is one particular BIOS option that AMD fans are all talking about, it would be Advanced Clock Configuration. ACC can turn single core Semprons into a dual core Athlon X2. Originally it was the Phenom II series, where 4 core parts were being having one or more core disabled and sold as lower priced chips having those cores unlocked via ACC. Now we are heari
Subject: General Tech | August 25, 2009 - 10:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Earbuds are handy when you are on the go or if you really don't like full earcups and the associated headgear, with in-ear being the most popular style currently. Of the in-ear buds, the Razer Moray In-Ear Headphones are near the top of most people's lists and they have just been improved upon. The Razer Moray+ Mobile Gaming Communicator
takes that design and adds an in-line microphone to the mix.
Subject: General Tech | August 25, 2009 - 04:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP has revealed the overclocking potential of the Core i5 on their front page. You won't see any performance benchmarks in their sneak peek, those are still a loosely kept secret. What you will see is an impressive overclocking tool in action, and that is not a comment about the reviewer, it is about the i5 One Button OCing
tool. With a simple push of a button
Subject: General Tech | August 24, 2009 - 07:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
At $185 the Logitech G19 keyboard is a serious investment. For that investment you get a keyboard with a 320x240 LCD that can display customizable system or game information. It can even display video if you so desire. There is also an even dozen programmable keys on the outside to let you customize your board to your own specifications. There is a lot more to see on this board, so
Subject: General Tech | August 24, 2009 - 05:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The phrase racing for the bottom may have negative connotations for some, but when you are talking about delivering components for the lowest possible price then peoples eyes start to brighten. Enthusiasts are all familiar with the cost of going to an X58 based system, so any way to have a lower priced Intel system will become very popular and we have a suspect. The P55 that will be paired with the new Core i5 CPU has been previewed across the web over the past 2 weeks and one of the big attractions has been the price point.
Subject: General Tech | August 21, 2009 - 10:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Partial upgrades can be great fun, OS installation can give you thrills, heatsink installation can be fun, but the best way to give yourself a big adrenaline rush is to flash your BIOS. It has been mentioned before in the forums once or twice, but it is worth repeating here on the front page ...
Subject: General Tech | August 21, 2009 - 03:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
From the information in this Slashdot article, it is now a sure bet that the new graphics cards coming from AMD and nVIDIA will not be PCIe 3.0 cards. The planned upgrade of the PCIe bus specifications and the associated hardware was due before years end and is now scheduled to appear sometime in Spring of 2010. Once the new hardware arrives, the bandwidth available to the bus should jump from 5 gigatransfers per second to 8GT/s and because of a change in the encoding,
Subject: General Tech | August 20, 2009 - 04:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
We have a name for the processor that Larrabee will first make its home on, in about three years we will see Haswell. By 2012 Intel is hoping to have settled down in the 22nm process and hopefully gotten over their GenX chipsets and replaced it with something newer as it will be ready for retirement by then.
Subject: General Tech | August 19, 2009 - 08:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are looking for over the top quality, you should introduce yourself to Naim as they have a certain $20,000 CD player you might covet. That particular CD player shares components with the piece of equipment that Hardware Zone reviewed, but it is not what is being reviewed. Instead it is the $5000 NaimUniti, a small little device that can handle input from a CD, USB flash drive, Internet radio stations, or streamed music broadcasted
over WiFi and output it to a pair of speakers.&nb
Subject: General Tech | August 19, 2009 - 07:50 PM | Ryan Shrout
While we were spending some time at QuakeCon 2009 we got a chance to watch this new trailer for DiRT 2 coming out soon. Why did we care about this particular trailer? Well, the game is being built with DirectX 11 technology so obviously AMD is proud to show it off since they will have the first DX11 hardware available this year.
Keep in mind that all the footage you are seeing in this trailer is IN-GAME!