AOL Time Warner spokeswoman Tricia Primrose confirmed Friday that the company has hired executive search firm Spencer Stuart to lead the initiative. However, Primrose would not elaborate on whether Pittman plans to remain with the company once his term concludes.
The CPU and BIOS information in Sisoft Sandra clearly shows that the 1800MHz Pentium 4 Celeron with 512K of cache is a chip that's clearly under test right now. Sandra scores are easily made on photoshop. Take this with a huge grain of salt.
DDR-II memory enables data transmission speeds of 400mbps (megabits per second) on a 100MHz bus, and up to 600mbps if the bus frequency is cranked up to 150MHz--a scenario envisaged for high-speed networking applications. Micron's demonstration system enabled data transfer speeds of 533mpbs. Sounds like RDRam, but with a wider bit path.
Overclocking the card in my machine led to a final stable clock of 302/552, Ti4400 speeds without issue and in a friends machine the memory is doing a heady 594MHz, not bad for 4ns Samsung TSOP modules but of course, your mileage will vary. That's why I haven't featured overclocking results here since the speeds obtainable are pretty machine specific. Ti4400 speeds should be easy for 24/7 running however, I will venture that much.
Viarena's dynamic duo John and Fiona Gatt have put together an article about VIA's new audio chip. And no we aren't talking about any kind of pathetic AC'97 deal here. The ENVY24 is a high powered chip that has been around for some time now.Thier new ENVY24HT that was launched during Computex during June of this year, should be making it's way into the sound card arena shortly.Here's thier write up of the ENVY24 chip which is paired with the Terratec DMX 6 Fire 24/96.
This Russian site has a picture of Radeon 9000 (RV250) that is to be announced soon. They are not sure about the specs, but the speculations are pretty much standard. They believe the memory clock will be 550 Mhz(DDR). The memory chip manufacturer on this particular card is EtronTech and the timing formula 3.6 ns. If you would like to see the picture yourself click here. It seems like ATI is keeping its promises with their new policy of cards being available almost immediately after the official announcement.
The Vcore maximally attainable by the modification is afterwards in the hardware monitor of the Bios readable. Owing to the modification now well 2.1 V are attainable, whereby here above all also the used power pack plays an important role. (Translation)
In the end, Hercules serves up a pretty sweet gaming card with the 3D Prophet 8500 128MB. While it gets beat up in the benchmarks by the GeForce4 Titaniums, it largely undercuts them when it comes to price, and that makes the 3D Prophet 8500 128MB a solid buy for the gaming enthusiast.
What's also interesting to note is that if you extrapolate based on this data then you'll see that the forthcoming generation of GPUs will need even more powerful processors than an Athlon XP 2100+ in order to get the most out of their performance. With AMD slowly ramping the clock speed of the Athlon XP line between now and Hammer's release, it looks like we'll be testing R300 and NV30 on Pentium 4 systems.
The software giant has a team developing 802.11b wireless home networking products within the same hardware division that creates keyboards and mice. Company representatives declined to comment on the details of the future products, but said that entering the home networking market was in line with the software giant's interests.
Right now, the only concern is that the Xabre drivers aren't anywhere mature enough to compete with NVIDIA drivers. In some games, Xabre cards are not well optimized enough. Also SiS right now has to really build up their relationships with the game developers to optimize their future GPUs and drivers for games since SiS is trying to capture some of the mid end market share now which they previously weren't able to. ECS is always behind supporting SiS by producing cards based on Xabre 400 GPUs and this time their ECS AG400 is a neat card with good features such as TV-Out and 3DVR Connectors.
Aces Hardware has put up an article going over the various multi cpu systems that are available now or in the near future. It covers quite a wide range of platforms from the upcoming AMD Hammer to the tried and true P3. This is a very extensive guide and long read. There latest and final installment is located Volume Multi-Processor Systems: Part 3. If you'd like to start from the begining, you can go here to Part 1 and Part 2.
On top of the performance issues, we were also disappointed with a few kinks that are present in the i-Buddie XP. Although the fan in the AC adapter may not seem like a big deal, it did get quite bothersome quite quickly. Also problematic was the heat that the i-Buddie XP with its 2100+ processor produced. The CPU was never bothered by the temperature of the system (meaning that the cooling solution works well) but our laps were (meaning that perhaps the cooling solution works too well). Obviously going with a slower Athlon XP processor or a Duron would decrease the heat produced by the system.
The performance of the MS-8870 Ti4200 is fantastic, running neck in neck with the other top performing Ti4200s we have reviewed and coming out on top of the majority of tests we ran today, even when tested against the 128MB version of the Ti4200. The faster memory helped edge out the competition while leaving a lot of leg room for the overclockers out there, an added bonus. After all, no one wants a fast card when it is at its ragged edge already. Most of us enjoy the 'room to play'.
As the personal choice of this reviewer, Soyo has definitely redeemed themselves. It seems that any lack of performance is obviously the direct result of a BIOS issue. Surely, as the company receives more feedback, the SY333 Dragon Ultra Platinum will continue to become better. There may not be any fire, but this is a hot product and a great buy.
So, in order to benefit from the the expected performance gains DDR-II will bring, AMD will need to re-engineer the northbridge controller, which, on Hammer, is embedded on the chip to permit faster memory throughput.
Mercury Research analyst Dean McCarron said changes in the new nForce are likely to focus on chipset functions--including support for new connection technologies such as USB 2.0--rather than graphics enhancements. "There are a number of new technologies that are making inroads in the market, and they have to incorporate those," he said.
Processing the Enermax air fans is very good. The potentiometer is a meaningful complement, these it does for the buyers' groups not disturb, that the air fan settlement is connected with some expenditure. With a price of approx. 13 Euros the Enermax air fans are actually favorable. Temperature regulated air fans cost usually more.
Unlike your typical "vanilla" boards, the Max2 series come stacked with features. The i845E chipset is here of course, and along with it comes USB 2.0, ATA100, and a 133 FSB, quad pumped. Also present on the board is RAID ATA133 support, 6-channel sound, LAN, and a surprising entry, Bluetooth support.
As for performance, we learned that cards based on the 9700 should deliver a magnificent 15,000 3DMarks and will be able to beat Nvidias fastest offering for this summer by a few thousand in this very popular test. Nvidias best performance is between 10,000 and 11,000 depending on the configuration.
However, if we were forced to pick a winner, the choice wouldn't be hard. Gainward's extremely-long-named GeForce4 PowerPack! Ultra/750 XP Golden Sample card is the best Ti 4600 card we've seen, either in this comparo or anywhere else. Its unique dual-DVI output capabilities make it a true bargain. (You might have to buy a Quadro to get dual DVI outputs otherwise.) Gainward bundles everything you'd expect with a $300-plus video card, including robust video editing abilities. This is a do-everything, workstation-class graphics card that will be at home inside of any enthusiast's system.