Enterprise managers are wondering whether there are any potential hidden costs involving the use of dual-core processors. In particular, questions have emerged about power consumption, heat dissipation and software licensing, for example.
TWO THINGS THAT SOME people missed in the Nvidia Dell press release yesterday - but not us - were the fact that it wasn't an Intel chipset in a Dell box and the release of a true 2x 16x PCIe slot motherboard with a single CPU.
We've been fortunate enough to get our hands on three retail GeForce 7800 GTX cards from XFX, Leadtek and BFG, respectively, and without letting the cat out of the bag, two are shipped with BIOSes that push cards' GPU and memory speeds way above default. £350-£400 is a whole bunch of money to spend on a single graphics card. Follow us as we try to establish which of our trio offers the best value.
Today, I am testing two cards with different features. First we have the HIS X800XL. As other HIS cards I’ve reviewed, this comes with their IceQII cooling system, making it very silent. In the other corner, I have the Sapphire X800XL 512 MB, which, as you might figure out, comes with twice the memory of ordinary X800XL cards: 512 MB.
We disassembled a hard drive to show you the main components you will find on a hard drive.
Something is very noticeable about the Chaintech VNF4 Ultra Zenith Value Edition motherboard - it is sized below normal ATX standards. As a result, some tradeoffs had to be made. Does this board provide the customer looking for value and performance what they are seeking?
Ever wonder how to hack an elevator to own it for your trip and not be stopped on any other floors?
Laser printers are infamous for shredding papers instead of printing them. But what about turning your printer into a high-volume paper shredder - on purpose?
A few weeks prior to the launch on GeForce 7800 GTX, based on NVIDIA's latest G70 chip, NVIDIA held an "Editors Day" to introduce the press to the new architecture and capabilities. Whilst that the Editors Day we got the opportunity to sit down with NVIDIA's CEO and visionary, Jen-Hsun Huang and ask him a few questions...
In the new Letterman Digital Arts Center will be an AMD64-based data center housing a render farm to allow computers to process data 24 hours a day.
After initially evaluating the board's layout and what ECS has in mind for its hybrid motherboard, I must say that some of the most attractive aspects of the board are ECS' promise to deliver an affordable solution that costs much less than its competition.
An amazing thing has happened over the past decade: Laptop computers, once expensive niche products, have become commonplace devices. In selecting a laptop, it's size, durability and adaptability that matter, not muscle.
One day several weeks ago, we received an e-mail from a representative from Connect3D. They wanted to send us a new ATI Radeon X800 for us to review under Linux. We couldn't turn them down. So here we have the results.
A new Merrill Lynch report suggests the market for personal computers worldwide will continue to grow in 2006, but growth's likely to be at a slower-than-expected pace as U.S. economic issues and a strong dollar add to normal sector concerns about pricing and product replacement cycles.
ECS' PF88 Extreme motherboard was first displayed at Computex this June, and throughout the event, ECS was flooded with questions regarding the workings of the motherboard and the overall concept. Today, hopefully, we'll be able to answer some of the critical questions for you.
Is the industry ready for RoHS, which is set to hit first with a July 1, 2006 deadline marked on supply-chain calendars? The answer, according to Fern Abrams, director of environmental policy at IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries, is a resounding “No.”
The Extensible Firmware Interface, which could speed the boot-up process for PCs, has been handed over to a group that will promote and standardize it.
Advanced Micro Devices says it has cracked the 10 percent mark in x86 server processor shipments.
From the slurp and drool dept:
Today I have two coolers designed and built by them which many people love and will love, the XP-90 and the XP-90C, which are very sought after within the overclocking crowd. Let us see if they are worthy of the reputation Thermalright has built over the years.
EMC said its new Symmetrix DMX-3 is the first corporate machine that can hold more than a petabyte -- over a quadrillion bytes of data, or enough to store 2 trillion telephone company transaction records or 250 million digital songs.