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Hey folks, how goes it? I'm sure some of you haven't had time to look up on any Computex coverage, so if your interested, check out parts 1, 2, and 3, of Hardware Zone's coverage. And if your in the market for a new notebook, check out Andrew's review of the Compaq Presario V4000. Goodnight! The Technology Behind Dual Core CPUs @ PCStats "In this article, PCSTATS is going to focus on both company's versions of this technology, how it works, and the kind of performance boost you can expect from it. Currently only certain of AMD's Opteron server-class processors are available with dual cores, but very shortly AMD will release the Athlon 64 X2 line of dual-core desktop processors. Intel has... Read more...
At this year's E3 show ATi was discretely showing their new multi-GPU rendering technology which until now has been held under wraps of the standard NDA embargos we've come to know and love here in the industry.  Last week we were given a full briefing on the technology by the ATi team and were told sometime in the month of June, product should be available in the retail channel.  However for now, we can give you full details on the features and underlying technology in ATi's new CrossFire products with this pre-launch showcase, which we will follow-up of course, with a full performance preview once we get product in our lab for hands-on testing. ATi CrossFire Technical Overview ATi... Read more...
Good morning.  ATI has released a counter-attack to TurboCache with the release of their HyperMemory Technology and we've pulled together a preview of its features. On paper, HyperMemory is similar in design to TurboCache, using a combination of local memory and system memory to offer advanced performance in a business-class card. Click the image at the top of the page for more details, or just click here.... Read more...
  Back in December 2004, NVIDIA introduced their latest evolution in the budget graphics card market with the release of TurboCache technology.  The focus with TurboCache was both system resource utilization and economics, in an effort to deliver a quality business-class/casual gaming video card at the lowest possible price point.  NVIDIA wanted to achieve this while still offering many of the features of the higher-end 6600 and 6800 series cards but at a much lower price tag.  Through the use of software and hardware, a new TurboCache designed video card could allocate a chunk of system memory to be used concurrently with the video card's local memory.  This meant that... Read more...
Good afternoon HotHardware fans!  Just in case you missed the new link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you know that we've just posted an article outlining the features and benefits of NVIDIA's PureVideo Technology.  Click here and check it out...... Read more...
We actually had a decent amount of snow last night. I may not be good with a snowboard like Jay, but I've got some mean skills on a toboggan ;) Anyway, here's the latest in our news feed. Twinhan DTV MagicBox and VisionDTV Mini Ter @ HEXUS.net "Between the two products you've seen here, Twinhan have covered all their bases for anybody wanting a straightforward device enabling them to view terrestrial digital television on their PC. For laptop users or anyone on the move, you have the USB-based MagicBox, and for those only planning to use a single computer to feed their TV watching habits, then the PCI board will be the way to go." NVIDIA PureVideo Technology - Can NVIDIA take back ground... Read more...
We've been hearing details about NVIDIA's on-chip programmable video processor ever since the NV40 originally launched about eight months ago. Back then NVIDIA had stated that the NV40's on-chip video processor incorporated a high-quality adaptive de-interlacing engine, along with better filtering and scaling techniques, video de-blocking logic and an integrated TV-encoder. The NV40's on-chip video processor was also to be a complete HDTV solution as well, with the ability to output HDTV streams in all of the popular formats (720P, 1080i, 480P, CGMS). It also had integrated PVR (Personal Video Recorder) functionality, with hardware audio / video synchronization, hardware MPEG 1 / 2 / 4 encoding... Read more...
Good afternoon guys and gals. Do you ever get excited over old hardware? I ordered a Radeon 9600 Pro the other day for a friend, and for some reason, I'm excited just to play around with it. Maybe it's because I've never had the opportunity to examine one before, or maybe it's because I know he wants it overclocked :) Anyway, here's your first dose of news for the new week. Hiper Type-R Series 480W Power Supply @ HEXUS.net "Looking at the overall package available here, it's hard to fault Hitech's Type R offerings - A fantastic bundle coupled with a very nice looking and relatively lightweight power supply, all for a reasonable price. What is even nicer to see is the subtle yet understandable... Read more...
Let's take a walk down memory lane, shall we?  Where were you in 1999?  If you were into the technology scene, especially personal computing, most likely you were scampering about like Chicken Little, wondering what you would do when the sky fell at the end of the year, as the clocks ticked over to the year 2000. The Y2K support and compliance industry was in full bloom, as we all thought our computers, mainframes and networks would somehow spontaneously combust due to the fact that our BIOS firmware, operating systems and application software couldn't handle the roll-over into the new millennium.  In addition to worrying about your soon too be possessed PC, if you were an... Read more...
Good morning gang, JeffB stopping by with your morning news update.  While Marco is fighting off a bug, or possibly an overdose of pollen, I have a dilemma of a different kind.  I took a ride to Top Sail Island off the coast of NC yesterday and didn't bring the sunblock.  After walking along the beach for several hours without protection, I am now very well done.  Needless to say, there are no quick movements in my future nor any sun going to hit me for a few days.  I'm about as red as a tomatoe when I am usually pasty white.  Ouch!  Want to watch DVDs on your PC in 3D?  DDD Group PLC just released a WinDVD add-on component that turns any DVD into a 3D... Read more...
  Setting Standards In 3D Graphics THE Technology Summit Report! - July 30, 1999 So how is that for fan fare?! The good folks at 3dfx invited us to their Super-Top-Secret Technology Summit on Tuesday, July 27th. Several Webmasters and Technical Writers from various web sites were invited down to this exclusive little party inside the ultra cool confines of 3dfx Headquarters in San Jose California. A big thanks go out to our gracious hosts Scott Sellers - Chief Technical Officer, Marla Kertzman- Direcfor of Public Relations and our good buddy Brian Burke - Public Relations Manager! Since I was in the process of moving Hot Hardware Headquarters to our new home base location, our on the scene... Read more...
Setting Standards In 3D Graphics THE Technology Summit Report! - July 30, 1999       Roadmaps and Miles Stones - The history and future of 3dfx Once upon a time, this little spin off / start-up out of Silicon Graphics, invented a great new 3D only graphics chip called Voodoo. -Yesterday Without getting into too much fairy tale talk, lets just say that Voodoo1's revolutionary RGBA Rendering and Frame Buffer along with its Real-Time Perspective Correct Texture Mapping, amazed PC Gaming enthusiasts from all walks of life. Never before had we seen the PC able to render scenes the likes of which only consoles could produce. All these great graphics with the functionality, complexity... Read more...
Setting Standards In 3D Graphics THE Technology Summit Report! - July 30, 1999     Hooray For Hollywood! No this isn't a Broadway show, this is the real deal. Or perhaps, depending on your perspective, the digitally animated artificial deal! :-) Regardless, 3dfx will bring to your PC these new features which will take your experience to more much realistic levels. Motion Blur Otherwise known as Temporal Anti-Aliasing, Motion Blur gives the user a sense of speed and movement. Images will move smoothly in transition from one frame to the next. The "T Buffer" will take multiple samples of a scene or an object in a scene, at various points in time, to bring in this effect. An... Read more...
Setting Standards In 3D Graphics THE Technology Summit Report! - July 30, 1999     Soft Shadows and Reflections Let's face it, the shadows that are drawn in today's games via today's hardware, are a little lame. Nowhere in nature does any object cast a shadow that is perfectly symmetrical, sharp or even squared off and boxy. Today's PC 3D Graphics Cards draw a very unnatural shadow and similarly unnatural reflections. Reflections and shadows bend slightly and warp depending on where the source lighting is coming from, in the event of a shadow or what the angle of the object versus what is casting a reflection of it, in the event of a reflection. This effect is currently achievable with... Read more...
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