Items tagged with Gigabyte

Widescreen notebook solutions are becoming more popular for general consumers, which is evident looking at the newest offerings from Dell or HP/Compaq.  And as far as other OEMs go, there are few new players entering the market as well. In the past few years, we have started to see large motherboard manufacturers join the fray of OEM notebook manufacturers, case in point the big three MB guys: Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI. Asus has a much better profile in the notebook market than the other two companies we mentioned.  They built up their reputation by following through on the notebook announcements in their roadmap and press releases, and by releasing a reasonable variety of quality notebooks.... Read more...
Hey guys, how is everyone doing? The winter is still not over, and there's no better reminder than another cold. In between my schedule of cold medicine and sleep, I've come to bring you this afternoon's load of tech news. One item that caught my eye, is a Gigabyte Factory tour, which gives some good insight into the amount of work it takes to build and test a motherboard. Read on, and enjoy! How Motherboards Are Made: A Gigabyte Factory Tour @ PCStats "Without a doubt, motherboards are the most complex and essential part of the modern PC. With this in mind, it's surprising to learn the amount of work and machinery involved in manufacturing a single motherboard. As PCSTATS recent trip to... Read more...
Good evening everyone. Following Jeff's lead in bringing you something different, there's a review of Sirius Satellite Radio Vs XM Satellite Radio. Other items for your reading pleasure include the Enermax CS-718B Maxflow Case, Gigabyte 3D1, and Edirol FA-101FireWire Audio Interface. Read on, and enjoy! Edirol FA-101FireWire Audio Interface Review @ XYZ Computing "Edirol, a division of Roland, fine makers of professional audio and music equipment, with their FA-101 FireWire audio interface. In brief, the FA-101 is an outboard soundcard with 10 channels of both input and output. But the features run much deeper." Enermax CS-718B Maxflow Case Review @ 3DXtreme "We enjoyed reviewing... Read more...
This morning HardOCP checks in with an interesting piece on the real benefits of SLI in gaming.  After that, there are a couple of mini-PCs worth checking out from Shuttle and Soltek.  Rounding things out is Gigabyte video card that got Hardwarezoom so excited, they posted a preview.  Check It! HardOCP has an editorial questioning whether SLI is falling short in gaming: "The bottom line is NVIDIA is going to have to kick it up several notches on the driver side if they want SLI to impact the marketplace. The optimal solution is to make it so SLI is completely transparent to games so they don't have to create a profile for each game allowing SLI to "just work." Unfortunately,... Read more...
It's almost the end of December, and I almost went an entire month without a single problem from my ISP! The "Horrible Ping From Hell" problem has risen it's ugly head again, which makes a few things I do on the net impossible or very problematic. All you online gaming fans know the pain that a ping of 400 can bring. Next year, maybe Santa will bring me Comcast ;) Enough of my problems though, let's get this going... Zalman VF700-AlCu GPU Cooler Review @ Rojakpot "The NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800 Ultra has already shown us how the heat generated can be unbearable, both thermally as well as acoustically. Is quiet cooling still possible? Today, we will take a look at the new Zalman VF700-AlCu... Read more...
Well folks, Christmas is over and I'm a few pounds heavier. Even after the feast, there's enough turkey soup in my house to live off of for a week :D Actually thinking about all this food is making me hungry again, so let's get down to business so I can get back to the fridge... Gigabyte N203 12.1-inch Centrino notebook @ hardwarezone "Tired of dull and common looking notebooks that have a stern business design? Can't find the right notebook to complement the youthful energy inside of you? Step inside and feast your eyes on Gigabyte's latest N203 12.1-inch notebook and for all you know, you might just be a proud owner yourself." Logisys Phone Smart LED Keyboard @ Phoronix "Well,... Read more...
Hey everyone, I've got a piece of news that wasn't in the mail... another memory contest! From the guys over at FiringSquad, there is a contest for Corsair TWINX1024-3200LL Pro memory. So make sure to stop over, enter the contest, and then check out the rest of FiringSquad(plenty of good stuff there). Oh and Catalyst 4.11 is now out. On with the news! Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 nForce4 Ultra Motherboard Review @ PC Stats "Over the course of this review, PCstats will explain the attributes of nVidia's hot new nForce 4 Ultra chipset, the benefits of this technology, and how it application on the Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 motherboard performs. The Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 is bound to be a favourite solution,... Read more...
Hey everyone! So here I am, posting the news on a friday night. Nerd, or dedicated news jockey? A little bit of both actually ;) Seriously though, I'm heading out in a few minutes so I've got to do this fast. Let's get it on! Mentor HSMT-UD headphones @ Legit Reviews "I first listened to music and then watched a couple of action DVD movies with the Mentor HSMT-UD headphones and thought they sounded great. I really noticed the difference when I used them to play games. I first tried them with Battlefield 1942 and found it much easier to tell which direction I was taking fire from..." Ultra X-Connect 500W Power Supply Review @ EXTREME Overclocking "When you get to the point where... Read more...
Shiver me timbers it's cold! But like I said before... my computer is loving it :D Well guys and gals, Half-Life 2 is almost here and I personally can't wait! Well, I'll be getting Metroid Prime 2 first, but still... HL2! "you don't mess with a nerd and a crowbar" - entermymatrix03, Forum Member HEC Windmill 385W PS @ Techniz News "Today, we are reviewing another good power supply unit from HEC which is the Windmill 385W PSU. HEC have started to expand from pure manufacturing into establishing designing, R&D, sales channels and global logistics businesses. Besides computer cases, their main products include Power, Barebone Assembly, IPC/Server hardware, Redundant Power,... Read more...
Hey there folks, JeffB stopping in for a little news update. Actually, there is some big news coming from the team at DFI this AM.  Check out the full release below regarding interesting new Pentium-M boards that boast some serious performance.  After that, we have several MSI motherboard reviews on tap as well as a sweet X800XT video card from Gigabyte.  What are you waiting for, get reading! DFI(R) Brings Dothan to Performance Desktop Computing The new Pentium M based 855GME-MGF "green motherboard" aims at energy-conscious enthusiasts who demand the best cool and quiet platform for overclocking or underclocking Hayward, CA (November 4, 2004) – DFI, maker of the award-winning... Read more...
Welcome back brothers and sisters.  With the day drawing to a close and a good majority of the HH labs shut down for the evening, it looks as if it is time for your nightcap.  It may not be as big as our normal "last call" of the day, but it should tie you over until the AM ;)  Mushkin 1GB PC2-4200 DDR-2 Memory Review @ PCStats "In this review, PCStats will be testing a set of new 512MB Mushkin PC2-4200 DDR-2 RAM modules, for a total of 1GB. These green single-sided DIMMs are wrapped in black aluminum heatspreaders, and fall into the PC4200 class. They are rated to run at 266 MHz with 4-4-4-12 memory timings, at 1.8V. The memory runs a bit conservatively considering... Read more...
Good evening everyone, welcome back :)  The day is winding down and my inbox is filling up.  I think you know what that means!  Yup, time for the HH Nightcap.  Go grab a beverage, a few snackies and settle in, here is your news shot...  GeForce 6800/Ultra Roundup @ HardOCP "It all comes down to money and your wants and/or needs. You have to decide how much you want to spend and how much performance you want. If you want the best of the best there is no topping the ASUS V9999 Ultra Deluxe. It has an incredible bundle, single-slot, and has some room to stretch with overclocking. But you do pay for all of this; it is not the cheapest card on the block."  Gigabyte... Read more...
Good evening everyone, welcome back to HotHardware.  The day is coming to a close and in traditional HH style we have a collection of swank news from around the net.  So, with a bit of DJ Tiesto and a tall glass of G&G, I am all settled in for a good read.  Here is your evening shot of juice...  FutureMark 3DMark05 Glance @ IPKonFig "3DMark 04 hit the shelves in 2003, and was doing quite well with companies who depend greatly on well design software tools for benchmarking applications and hardware. But that event was shortly lived when word broke out about 3DMark 04 and NVIDIA sleeping in the same bed came loose on the internet. Basically, many sites accused 3DMark... Read more...
With the release of each new processor platform comes the inevitable wait for "enthusiast-class" motherboards to support them.  We've seen the same scenario play out time and again.  When Intel released its Socket 478 Pentium 4 processors, for example, it was a few months before tricked-out motherboards, with a full complement of overclocking tools, made it into the channel.  The same scenario will play out for Intel's Socket T, as it has already for AMD's Socket 939 platform. Sure, some decent motherboards hit the streets immediately, but they almost always have some kinks that need to be worked out, whether it be in the form of a BIOS update, a revision to the chipset,... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome back to HH.  With most people enjoying the long weekend (US and Canadian alike), the news front has been dreadfully slow.  However, we managed to scrape-up a few tasty morsels for you to sink your teeth into.  So, grab a drink and pull up your chair; here is your evening nightcap...  Jetart Xcool NP5000 Laptop Cooler Review @ ExtensionTech.net "Although laptop coolers are nothing new to the enthusiast market, one would question the real necessity of them. I mean, if your laptop would get too hot, the whole 4 or 5 real manufacturers of laptops would catch that, and put in better cooling, right? But one could say that a cooler system will last... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome back :)  The day is drawing to an end and you know what that means.  Yup, it is time for the daily HH wrap-up of news from around the net.  So, go grab a mug and pull up a chair, here is your nightcap...  Soyo SY-KT880 Dragon 2 Motherboard Review @ PC Perspective "The major change from VIA's previous KT600 to the KT880 is the memory architecture. It now supports two dual channels for up to 8GB of memory compared to 4 GB on single channels on the KT600. However, a lot remains the same from the KT600,  most notably the lack of an AGP/PCI lock. A lot of people have been asking VIA to implement an AGP lock since but it appears they decided to... Read more...
Good afternoon friends, how is your weekend going?  After a long work week I was extremely glad to get a chance for some R&R.  However, I can't kick back for long; I have a review that needs tending too.  So, let's dive into the ol'news bag and see what we can find...  SimpleTech PC3700 Nitro Dual-Channel Kit Review @ Rojakpot "SimpleTech produces memory modules as well as many other storage-related products. But if you are an overclocker, their Nitro family of high-speed memory modules will interest you the most. Today, Adrian takes a look at another Nitro kit for dual-channel motherboards - the PC3700 Nitro Dual Channel Kit. How well does it perform? Well, read... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome to HotHardware.  Things in my personal life have been quite hectic over the past few days, so I haven't had much activity on the main page.  However, back with my usual bag of tricks, here is the evening news...  Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V PCI-E Videocard Review @ PC Stats "In this review, we have some new and exciting technology to cover as PCstats.com reviews the PCI-Express x16 Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V videocard. Built around the solid Radeon X600XT core, the Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V offers quick performance figures for a mainstream card, and takes over right where the Radeon 9600XT left off. The Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V is equipped with 128MB of Hynix 2.5ns... Read more...
Good evening friends :)  Sorry about this morning, but my Internet connection was DOA when I awoke this AM.  I placed an order for an upgrade to my Internet service a few days ago; and of course they choose the daytime to cut my service while they did the platform swap. :P  Nevertheless, I am back up and running and there is a slew of news to dig through, so, on with the show... PRESS RELEASE- The High-Definition Gaming Experience GV-R80X256V, GV-R80P256V and GV-R80P256D Taipei, Taiwan, May 2004– Gigabyte Technology Co. formally announces the release of its much-anticipated new graphics accelerators, the GV-R80X256V, GV-R80P256V and GV-R80P256D. The release of the GV-R800... Read more...
Good morning everyone, welcome back to Hot Hardware :)  As I am sure you have noticed, there have been a "few" changes around here recently.  The whole crew has been working extremely hard to bring you a site that will fit your every need.  Let us know what you think of our new layout by dropping in the forum and plugging away at our current user poll :) Danger Den Maze 4 Chipset-Block & Kit @ Club OC "Danger Den has always been a pioneer of some outstanding designs for us water coolers out there. Starting with the very first Maze design, Danger Den came from nowhere to everywhere within a very short period. For those of us that are avid ClubOC viewers, Danger... Read more...
The GV-R96X128D 9600XT from Gigabyte High-End Quality at a Mid-Range Price By, Jeff Bouton March 2, 2004 When it comes to deciding on the perfect video card for your needs, manufacturers don't make it easy for the average buyer. While naming conventions are aimed at classifying the product so the consumer can decipher what they are getting, some of these brandings are pretty confusing nonetheless. Today, we are seeing all kinds of designations for the consumer to sift through such as "Pro", "SE", "XT" and "Ultra" to name a few. While the "Ultra" suffix is a clear label of a high-end card, the others are a little less obvious, unless you follow... Read more...
Gigabyte's GA-8S648FX Motherboard Bridging the gap with the SiS 648FX "Burned" in by Robert Maloney August 13th, 2003           A lot of hype and controversy has surrounded Intel's latest chipsets, the i865 Springdale and the i875 Canterwood, and they are proving to be very capable solutions for the Pentium 4 processor. But the question remains to be asked; what have the other chipset designers been up to? We haven't seen VIA's latest offering make much noise, but SiS has kept forging ahead, looking to improve on their previous offerings. If you recall, we had a look at an MSI board based on the SiS648 back in late October of 2002, and it... Read more...
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