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Vista ViewTM LLC introduces the Saber 2020tm dual analog PCIe tuner card (PRWEB) October 3, 2006 -- Vista ViewTM introduces the Saber 2020 TM TV Tuner card. This card fills the need for a high quality dual analog PCIe TV tuner that Media Center enthusiasts have been waiting for. The Saber 2020TM is a multi-system analog card able to tune NTSC/PAL/SECAM making it usable virtually everywhere in the world. The Saber 2020 TM uses the industries most advanced hardware encoder to provide a much clearer picture with a color true picture. The technical advances translate to an improved picture quality for the user. The Saber 2020 TM is a low profile board and includes both a full height and a low profile... Read more...
The gang over at Neoseeker have just posted a review of Asus' feature-packed P5W DH Deluxe, Core 2 compatible motherboard. As you can see from the quote below, they really seemed to like it... "Neoseeker has published as review of Asus P5W DH Deluxe. This is our first 975X for Core 2 Duo review and we were really excited to take a look at it, and rightly so. This board is loaded with features and is the absolute best Conroe overclocking board we've tested to date, beating out all other previous results we've gotten with our E6400." We took a look at this board recently as well and liked... Read more...
Intel gave access to quad-core Kentsfield-based systems to select members of the press yesterday at IDF.  Today the embargo has been lifted on a preview of performance numbers with the new 2.66GHz Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor.  HotHardware: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800 quad-core performance Preview Discuss Digg To Share... Read more...
  Though we're running the risk of sounding a bit platitudinal, this is definitely the IDF moment we're sure many of you have been waiting for.  We've reported to you on Intel's various technology announcements and architectural initiatives over the past few days.  And, from what we could garner from our sessions with Intel at this fall's IDF, the company certainly has a lot of bleeding-edge technology on tap that by all rights should dramatically affect the computing industry landscape for years to come. We've heard from both sides of the fence, nearly all year long, that the age of the multi-core processor is upon us and multi-threaded applications... Read more...
Rambus Showcases Silicon Verified Demo Compliant with Gen2 Revision 0.5 Specification for PCI Express   Seamlessly integrated digital controller and PHY solution for next generation PC and peripheral interconnect... Los Altos, California, United States  - 09/25/2006   Rambus Inc. (Nasdaq: RMBS), one of the world's premier technology licensing companies specializing in high-speed chip interfaces, today announced the availability of its Gen2 Total Solution silicon demo, a complete communications interface solution featuring an integrated digital controller and PHY implementation for the next generation of PCI Express(R) technology. At a 5.0 Gbps transfer rate, Gen2... Read more...
There was an interesting article posted today at [H]ard|OCP that explains their experience with HD video playback on the PC using NVIDIA's soon to be released beta drivers that enable PureVideo HD functionality. Kyle asks NVIDIA some questions regarding the technology and talks about his experience playing back some protected content on the PC with various different configurations. "Keep in mind these are Beta drivers and NVIDIA is working day and night to chase the bugs out. That said, the ForeWare v92.91 Beta driver and included PureVideo HD technology (To be released on 9/14/06 at nZone.) were extremely stable for me on all the systems we tested it on. There is fine tuning that needs... Read more...
XYZ has posted a review of Razer's latest foray into the PC audio market with the Barracuda HP-1 gaming headphone.  This headset is Razer's first attempt to stray form their traditional mouse input market.  The Barracuda is a stand alone computer headset designed with the audio enthusiast in mind using 8 discrete drivers to stream the highest quality audio to the gamer. Specifications: - Frequency Response: 1.50 Hz ~ 20 000Hz - Impedance, Front Speaker: 64ohm, Rear Speaker: 32ohm, Centre Speaker: 64ohm, Sub-Woofer: 8ohm - Total RMS Power Rating: 330m Watts - Cable Length: 2 meter - Connector plug: Razer HD-DAI Features: - Eight sonic drivers - Dedicated amplifier for... Read more...
Microsoft's Windows Vista is getting closer and closer to its release date early next year. The first release candidate is out, and ZDNet has a review of how the new OS is progressing. Containing much more than what Windows Vista Beta 2 had, RC1 is a step in the right direction, but there's still room for improvement, and we may end up seeing RC2 before the final release of the OS. "Microsoft has released Windows Vista Release Candidate 1, but without the big media splash the software giant made back in 2001 with the release of Windows XP RC1. The first builds of Windows Vista RC1 have been released to about half a million Technical... Read more...
The gang at IGN have been chatting with the folks at Bigfoot Networks regarding the company's new $279 Killer gaming NIC. In essence, this new NIC offloads all the networking tasks from the CPU and OS and handles it onboard with its own 400MHz NPU (Network Processing Unit) and 64MB of RAM. As one might suspect from the hefty price tag, there are a multitude of features and functionality which are tailored around online gaming. Unfortunately, all performance benchmarks and claims thus far are coming straight from Bigfoot Networks. Should the results we witness when we test the hardware be even close to what these preliminary benchmarks indicate, we will have... Read more...
GamePC has a review on-line today of Intel's current flagship Core 2 Extreme X6800 processor. As you probably expect by now, the X6800 outperformed every other processor they tested. What's more interesting than the performance results, however, was the overclocking test. GamePC used a water-cooling kit to take a retail X6800 up over 3.8GHz.  By air-cooling our early sample, we hit almost 3.6GHz in our initial look at the CPU. "Today at the GamePC Labs, we've completed our look at the Core 2 product line from Intel by checking out the Core 2 Extreme X6800 processor. We've received final, retail boxed units of these ultra-high-end chips, so of course we've fired them up and benchmarked... Read more...
  In recent months, we've seen a major step forward in the image quality of TV Tuner cards on the PC.  As we recently saw with our review of NVIDIA's DualTV, an analog signal can now be cleaned up nicely with finely tuned comb filters and other technologies to bring clarity not seen with previous products.  As the technology has evolved, manufacturers now have the leverage to produce TV-Tuner packages with exceptional analog image quality along with other features, such as dual-tuners, using a single cable connection. While NVIDIA impressed us with their DualTV card, ATI has been hard at work fine tuning their Theater 650 Pro processor.  Building... Read more...
Earlier this year, ASUS announced their new enthusiast motherboard line, aimed at gamers and modders. Dubbed 'Republic of Gamers', the series will compete directly with Abit's Fatal1ty and DFI's LANParty products. PC Perspective took a look at the first member of the new product line, the ASUS Crosshair. Is the Crosshair just a gimmicky factory modded M2N32-SLI DeLuxe? Read the article and find out. "The LCD post display on the motherboard is a nice touch as well, and was handy to have and fun to play around with. I question the usefulness of it along the back of the motherboard as when its in the case you won't be seeing it very easily. The EL-lighted back panel... Read more...
DriverHeaven has just posted an interview with Dave Orton, CEO of ATI, regarding ATI's future and the merger with AMD.  Good information here, directly from one of the main men involved. We've also had a number of question answered directly from AMD in our Q&A, right here. "One of the largest mergers in Technology history will be the forthcoming AMD takeover of ATI. We spoke last week with Jon Carvill one of AMD's senior staff and today ATI CEO Dave Orton was generous enough to grant me some time to talk with him. I have had a few one on one sessions with Dave in the past and he is very passionate about the products ATI has... Read more...
Better than the D70s but not quite on par with the D200s, the Nikon D80 Digital SLR camera is Nikon's next hope for the mid-range market. If you're looking to get yourself into amateur photography and need a good camera to start with, the D80 could be the right fit for you, as you'll be getting some excellent features without breaking the bank. "Spotting a new and improved 10.2-megapixel image sensor, the Nikon D80 immediately poses a concern and a challenge for Sony's infant A100 DSLR. The competition from Nikon's latest DSLR is all the more urgent considering some of its specifications such as the image processing engine, AF system,... Read more...
Their prices may be higher and market-share may be relatively low, but one this is for certain -- Apple knows how to design some slick looking hardware. The crew at Ars Technica was lucky enough to get their hands on one of the new Mac Pros.  Powerful system for sure, but Ars had a couple of issues with it... "Apple lays the PowerPC architecture to rest with the introduction of the new Mac Pro. How well does this dual-Xeon, quad-core workstation this measure up to its PowerPC predecessor as well as the rest of Apple's Intel lineup?"... Read more...
When Nvidia realized that two graphics cards couldn't always do the job, they moved to Quad-SLI. While the money needed for a Quad-SLI system is beyond what most people are willing to pay for a gaming rig, there will always be those looking to have the best of the best, regardless of the cost. Whether you're seriously interested in obtaining this technology, or you just like to dream, PC Perspective takes a fairly in-depth look at Quad-SLI and what you can expect from it. "Quad SLI is a gamer's dream and is able to bring the highest possible image quality along with the highest resolutions on all of today's major titles. Yes, as of now, there are some limitations that need to be... Read more...
[H]Enthusiast has just posted a review of an nForce 570 SLI based motherboard from EPoX, aptly named the MF570SLI.  It was a flawless performance, but the crew at [H] gave the board relatively high marks overall.  EPoX has consistently made some nice motherboards, they just don't have the presence of some of the larger Tier 1 manufacturers. "Overall the EPoX MF570SLI showed to be a very stable and dependable motherboard. You do need to be aware of some of the caveats listed above and we highly suggest using the beta v91.33 video card drivers if you are using a NVIDIA based video card with this motherboard. While the 570 SLI chipset... Read more...
Hello HotHardware fans.  Just in case you missed the fresh link at the top of the page, we're here to let you all know that we've just posted a new article where we evaluate the features and performance of the ASUS EAX1900XTX.  Here's a snip from the article... "Despite offering stellar performance in its default reference configuration, ASUS realizes that the Radeon X1900 XTX needs something more to compete with the latest offerings from NVIDIA. To that end, the company has released the flagship EAX1900XTX graphics card. Armed with an exceptional bundle that's loaded with software and accessories, there is little room for complaint for those wondering where their hard-earned cash... Read more...
PC Perspective takes a look at the Intel Core 2 Duo T7400. For the uninitiated, the T7400 is part of the new line of mobile Intel processors, code named Merom, based on Intel's new Core 2 architecture. The new mobile Core 2 processors are meant to replace the successful Core Solo and Core Duo product lines. "Unlike the desktop brother, the mobile Core 2 Duo does not show a massive, across-the-board leap in performance. Rather, the mobile Core 2 Duo takes a step (not a leap) forward when it comes to general system performance improvement. The big improvement is in its number crunching ability which was something sorely missed on the original Core Duo. Not to be forgotten is... Read more...
[H]ard|OCP has an informative interview with NVIDIA on-line today, that answers many questions in regard to Quad-SLI, and more specifically with do-it-yourself Quad-SLI.  Up until now, NVIDIA didn't officially support Quad-SLI in the DIY market, but with the v91.37 drivers that were just posted up at slizone.com, DIY Quad-SLI is sanctioned. "We have an exclusive interview with NVIDIA about their launch into true enthusiast Quad SLI. Today marks the release of the beta driver with official DIY Quad SLI support. We ask some tough questions and get no-nonsense answers that should help you make your Quad SLI decision."... Read more...
The Core 2 Duo release has raised many eye brows as of late. HTPC users are also excited with Intel finally releasing fast and cool running chips that would work well in a Small Form Factor case. The problem with the new Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors is existing Socket T (LGA775) compatible motherboards are not compatible with the new processors due to different voltage requirements. This means the existing 945G Express based Shuttle SD31P is incompatible with new Core 2 processors. However in time for Intel's recent processor launch Shuttle has a brand new toaster-sized small form factor system. Coupling the new P2 chassis with a Core 2 compatible motherboard Shuttle is unleashing... Read more...
The Toughpower series is Thermaltake's premium line of power supplies, aimed at the enthusiast crowd. With models starting at 600W, they should be able to handle even extreme applications with ease. The guys over at PC Perspective have a nice review of the flagship model, the Thermaltake Toughpower 750W. "If you are in the market for a power supply in the 600~750 watt range, one of the new Thermaltake Toughpower units deserve a close look. The 750W model exhibited very good voltage regulation and stability and was quiet, especially while operating under moderate loads. The overall efficiency is very good and Active PFC, sleeved cables, and a 3-year warranty are added pluses. The... Read more...
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