Chieftec preps Hi-Fi series HTPC enclosures

Steve Dougherty | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Aug 7, 2008 9:30 PM CDT

Good ole' Chieftec are back with a few new enclosures aimed at the HTPC crowd. Their latest Hi-Fi series certainly look the part and carry with them a few bells and whistles not seen in entry-level HTPC enclosures. Being Chieftec, it's assumed the pricing on these will be very competitive as well, though that information hasn't yet been disclosed.

Chieftec Hi Fi Series HTPC enclosures

Available in black or silver anodized aluminum, other features across the new range include 2x front USB, IEEE1394, HD audio, 56-in-1 card reader and iMON integration with large volume knob, VFD and remote control.

Continue reading: Chieftec preps Hi-Fi series HTPC enclosures (full post)

Report discloses information on AMD R700's status

Navin Maini | | Aug 7, 2008 2:35 PM CDT

Some more titbits of information concerning AMD's dual-RV770XT GPU powered flagship, the Radeon HD 4870 X2, have been offered in this article from Fudzilla.

Report discloses information on AMD R700's status

Without disclosing its sources, the report indicates that the initial driver software has allegedly been ready since July 25th, with reference cards having been sent out almost two weeks ago.

Continue reading: Report discloses information on AMD R700's status (full post)

AMD HD 4870 X2 launch appears set for next week

Navin Maini | | Aug 6, 2008 12:55 PM CDT

We shared some images with you, earlier this week, of AMD's HD 4870 X2 obliging our requests for an impromptu photo shoot at QuakeCon.

AMD HD 4870 X2 launch appears set for next week

Without citing it sources, this report from Fudzilla, reaffirms belief that the Sunnyvale, CA based company's R700 Spartan, better known as the Radeon HD 4870 X2, is heading for launch next week. To be precise, it is anticipated that August 12th, will be AMD's auspicious day.

Continue reading: AMD HD 4870 X2 launch appears set for next week (full post)

Bloomfield 2.93 GHz caught in its natural habitat

Navin Maini | | Aug 6, 2008 11:04 AM CDT

The first wave of Intel's, Nehalem microarchitecture derived, Bloomfield CPUs are highly anticipated to reach enthusiasts' hands before the turn of this year and indeed, we reported last month on some exciting performance expectations.

Now, the Bloomfield 2.66 GHz's elder sibling, the Bloomfield 2.93 GHz, has submitted to making a house, a home, courtesy of Maximum PC.

Yes, it is true. Resourceful Maximum PC, used all its skills to charm its way into the lab of one of its hardware contacts and set about ascertaining just what challenges, there may be, in building a Nehalem home.

Continue reading: Bloomfield 2.93 GHz caught in its natural habitat (full post)

55nm NVIDIA GT200 GPU performing R700 stakeout

Navin Maini | | Aug 6, 2008 8:14 AM CDT

We reported recently, on suggestions that NVIDIA has shifted into gear, aiming to improve the prospects of its 65nm GT200 GPU with a, much vaunted, 55nm refresh.

55nm NVIDIA GT200 GPU performing R700 stakeout

According to this article from Fudzilla, not citing its sources, the 55nm refresh of NVIDIA's GT200 powerhouse has received much loving attention and is being prepared to counteract AMD's warrior, the R700.

Continue reading: 55nm NVIDIA GT200 GPU performing R700 stakeout (full post)