Nvidia's GeForce 8600GTS and 8600GT, DirectX 10 midrange madness.
Friday, March 16, 2007 07:30am EDT
Hot on the heels of the GeForce 8800 series launch Nvidia is about to unleash the GeForce 8600 series, their midrange DirectX 10 line-up with an excellent price/performance ratio.
ExtremA, a reference class-A DIY amplifier.
Thursday, February 22, 2007 07:30am EST
Most commercial amplifiers offer mediocre performance and distortion figures, the here presented design offers nearly immeasurable distortion levels you'll be hard pressed to find with any commercial or DIY amplifier.
Intel's Core 2 Duo processors, leveling the playing field.
Friday, July 14, 2006 09:30am EDT
After months of heated discussion about their prospective performance Intel's Core 2 processors finally make their official debut. We explore how these new processors compare to AMD's offerings and previous Intel processors.
NuForce revisited, Reference 9.02, no small miracle?
Tuesday, May 02, 2006 07:30am EDT
A few weeks ago we evaluated the NuForce Reference 8 amplifier which turned out to be somewhat dissapointing. Today we look at the NuForce Reference 9.02, which according to NuForce is leaps and bounds above the Reference 8, but is it?
NuForce Reference 8 amplifier, debunking the myth?
Monday, March 06, 2006 09:30am EST
NuForce' Reference amplifiers have been advertised as being the power amplifier of the year and have received awards from various magazines. We literally take one apart to investigate whether its reputation is well deserved or whether it is just another myth?
Velleman K8020 high-end tube preamplifier.
Thursday, February 23, 2006 08:30am EST
Preamplifiers come in all shapes and sizes, most feature transistors or integrated circuits, a few of them however use vacuum tubes. We take a closer look at Velleman's K8020 tube preamplifier kit and detail how to extract every last bit of performance from it.
Believe the Hypex, class-D DIY amplifier
Thursday, December 08, 2005 07:30am EST
Amplifiers in kit form have been available for years, now Hypex enters the market with kits based on class-D technology that offer outstanding features and sound quality. We take a closer look and construct an amplifier using Hypex's UcD400 amplifier modules.
HP's nc6120 notebook means business
Tuesday, November 01, 2005 09:30am EST
Notebooks come in all shapes and sizes, but what to look for in a business notebook that is at home both on the road and at the office? We take a look at HP's nc6120 business notebook featuring Intel's Centrino mobile technology.
The Silverado, a small d'Appolito loudspeaker
Wednesday, September 28, 2005 07:30am EDT
Loudspeakers come in all shapes in sizes, with the Silverado we present a small, yet full range, do-it-yourself loudspeaker that puts many commercially available loudspeakers costing several times as much to shame.
ATI’s R520 architecture, the new king of the hill?
Friday, September 16, 2005 09:30am EDT
ATI is about to introduce their next generation graphics card based on the R520 architecture which will be launched as the Radeon X1800 series of cards. We put it up against the capable GeForce 6800 and 7800 series to see how it performs.
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT, never mind the X?
Thursday, August 11, 2005 09:00am EDT
As expected NVIDIA introduced the GeForce 7800 GT today, a slightly watered down version of the GeForce 7800 GTX. We put it up against the capable GeForce 6800GT and 6800 Ultra as well as the 7800 GTX, here's how it performed.
NVIDIA's GeForce 7800 GTX, a new kind of fast
Thursday, June 30, 2005 09:00am EDT
NVIDIA's GeForce 7800 GTX could possibly be one of the most desirable graphic cards to date, being the first to offer better performance, less heat production and less noise in a single card solution. We explore whether NVIDIA's latest lives up to its promises.
Toshiba Libretto, small, smaller, smallest
Tuesday, June 14, 2005 07:30am EDT
Notebooks haven't changed much in size the past few years, Toshiba now ships a notebook that's about half the size of a regular notebook, but offers more than half the performance and just about all of the features.
Intel's dual core Pentium 840 EE, apples and oranges?
Wednesday, May 04, 2005 07:30am EDT
Dual core processors are a topic of much debate with the biggest question being whether they truely offer substantial performance increases. We explore how Intel's dual core offering fares by comparing it to regular Pentium 4 processors.
16x DVD recording, 5-minute DVD backups?
Thursday, April 21, 2005 10:00am EDT
Much like we've seen with CDRW recorders, recording speeds for DVD recorders keep increasing. Now that 16x DVD recorders and media are available we investigate whether they're able to record a 4.7GB DVD in under five minutes.
InFocus ScreenPlay 7210, home theater bliss
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 10:00am EDT
InFocus is a popular manufacturer of home theater projectors, especially their ScreenPlay series is often heralded for its performance. We literally take a closer look at their latest model, the ScreenPlay 7210, to see how it stacks up.
Build your own 10" subwoofer, a detailed how-to
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 08:30am EST
A good subwoofer is a welcome addition to many stereo or home theatre setups. Unfortunately many subwoofers offer lots of boom, but very little bass. We detail exactly how to construct a subwoofer that'll put the vast majority of subwoofers to shame.
Iwill ZMAXdp, twice the power in half the space?
Wednesday, March 02, 2005 07:30am EST
Iwill's ZMAXdp is the first dual processor small form factor PC and as such is quite unique. Equipped with two top-of-the-line Opteron processors and a powerful graphics card this mini workstation packs a mighty punch.
Battle Royale, Pentium 4 at 5.2GHz
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 08:30am EST
Ever wondered what clock speed Pentium 4 you would need to beat AMD’s flagship Athlon 64 FX55 on the PCIe platform? We clock the Pentium 4 660 to various clock speeds and run a plethora of benchmarks, here are the results.
Intel's 600 series Pentium 4 processors, a new breed?
Monday, February 21, 2005 07:30am EST
Aspiring to offer similar features and performance as AMD Athlon 64 processors Intel today introduced their 600 series Pentium 4 processors. We explore how these new features help keep the heat down and get the performance up.
The sum of piracy, copy protection and price fixing?
Tuesday, February 15, 2005 08:00am EST
In these past few weeks we've discussed piracy, online product activation, online content delivery, DRM, copy protection schemes and more. Read on as we explore these subjects further, and paint a proper perspective.
Shuttle SB95PV2 SFF PC, small, quiet and powerful?
Wednesday, February 09, 2005 10:30am EST
Opting to offer maximum performance in a small form factor PC Shuttle has just launched their SB95PV2, featuring Intel's latest 925XE PCIe chipset. We configure it with top-of-the-line components and take it for spin, here's how it fared.
Getting started with Media Center Edition 2005
Wednesday, February 02, 2005 08:30am EST
About to buy a new PC featuring Windows XP Media Center 2005, or thinking of upgrading your current PC with it? Give this article a good read, we'll outline how to get started and what you'll need to get it up and running quickly.
Making successful DVD backups to DVD+/-R
Thursday, January 27, 2005 09:30am EST
Making backups of DVDs and keeping the originals in a safe location is often the only way to safeguard them. But creating a backup can often be a daunting task. We explore exactly what is needed to create successful backups.
Intel's BTX form factor, with a B for better?
Wednesday, January 26, 2005 08:30am EST
PCs based on the BTX form factor are just about to be available, offering better thermal management and smaller PCs. We take a look at a micro-BTX case, motherboard and heatsink to see whether BTX delivers on its promises.
Intel's Pentium 4 570J, just shy of 4GHz
Thursday, January 13, 2005 07:30am EST
With the introduction of the Pentium 4 570J Intel introduces what could be the last member of the NetBurst architecture. Will it be enough to once again secure the performance crown? Or is it just one last speed bump for Intel's Pentium 4?
Keeping that hot CPU running cool and quiet
Wednesday, January 05, 2005 08:30am EST
Processor cooling is and always has been a topic of much debate. Here's a look at two popular heatsinks from ThermalRight and Zalman to see whether they're able to keep the hottest processor running cool and quiet.
Abit's WI-1P, a serious workstation contender?
Tuesday, December 28, 2004 07:30am EST
There are plenty of desktop boards out there, but where do you look if you want something more? With features like 64-bit PCI, AGP Pro, socket-478 for Intel's Pentium 4 and six Serial ATA channels, we take a look at Abit's WI-1P.
NVIDIA's TurboCache, buzzword or hot new feature?
Wednesday, December 15, 2004 09:00am EST
One of the first products to tap into the added bandwidth of PCI-Express is NVIDIA's GeForce 6200 with the TurboCache feature that debuts today, we take a closer look at how the technology works exactly and how it helps to improve performance.
ATI's Radeon X850XT PE, sizzling hot from Canada
Friday, December 03, 2004 07:30am EST
Just in time for winter ATI introduces their new flagship graphic card, the Radeon X850XT PE. Featuring a dual slot cooling solution to keep the hot running processor cool, we take a closer look at what it brings to the table.
Half-Life 2, all you need to know when upgrading
Monday, November 29, 2004 10:30am EST
Not sure what part of your system you need to upgrade to enjoy Half-Life 2 to its fullest? Does your videocard need upgrading, or is it your processor? We investigate, whilst keeping an eye on Steam's survey results, how to approach this best.
GeForce 6600GT AGP, as good as it gets?
Wednesday, November 17, 2004 07:30am EST
Decided to stick with your AGP motherboard and upgrade to PCI-Express when the time is right? Looking for an upgrade to your current videocard that won't break the bank? Enter the NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT AGP, a mid-range graphic card offering just that.
ATI XPRESS 200, ATI ups the ante for PCI-E
Wednesday, November 10, 2004 08:30am EST
Hot on the heels of NVIDIA's nForce4 chipset ATI introduces their XPRESS 200 series chipset. Being ATI's first PCI-Express Athlon-64 chipset as well as the first ever Athlon-64 chipset with integrated graphics, we put it head to head with NVIDIA's latest.
Keeping that high-end graphic card cool and quiet
Wednesday, November 03, 2004 09:30am EST
Modern graphic cards generate about as much heat as a desktop processor, which makes keeping them cool and quiet a challenge. We detail how to go about making sure even a high-end graphic card is running whisper-quiet and cool.
Intel's 925XE, upping the ante for PCI-E?
Monday, November 01, 2004 07:30am EST
The Intel 925X chipset has just been launched a few months ago and Intel is already set to replace it with a newer, faster revision of the chipset. We explore the new chipset and its 1066MHz front side bus to see how it stacks up to the i925X.
New webserver, backing things up
Friday, October 29, 2004 07:30am EDT
Designing and building a webserver isn't something that should be attempted without careful consideration of the task at hand. In this article we give a look behind the scenes of how we've been going about building our own webservers.
NVIDIA nForce4, PCI-Express meets Athlon-64
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 09:00am EDT
NVIDIA's nForce4 chipset could possibly be one of the most desirable chipsets to date, being the first chipset to bring SLI capabilities to the AMD Athlon-64 platform. We explore the ins and outs of NVIDIA's latest and pass judgment on its performance.
Low-cost PCI-E graphics, NVIDIA GeForce 6200
Monday, October 11, 2004 09:00am EDT
Most people wouldn't consider buying a $400 graphics card, even $199 is a little over budget, they're looking to spend little more than $100. For these people Nvidia today introduces the low-cost GeForce 6200, with a plethora of features at a bargain price.
Keeping Intel's Prescott cool and quiet
Wednesday, October 06, 2004 08:30am EDT
Intel's Prescott processor is notorious for its heat production and power consumption, which make it a challenge to keep cool and quiet. We detail how to go about making sure a Prescott PC is running whisper-quiet and cool.
Socket-775, an update from the trenches
Friday, October 01, 2004 07:30am EDT
Intel is aggressively moving forward with the socket-775 platform, it is getting harder and harder to find a high-performance socket-478 PC for sale anywhere. Here's a brief update on our findings with the socket-775 platform until sofar.
iNav iGuidance v2.0, finding your way around
Thursday, August 05, 2004 09:30am EDT
A look at another software package that enables you to use your PocketPC or notebook as a GPS navigation system, this time exclusively meant for the US market. This 2 CD set with maps of the entire US will help you find your way around.
ECO Piccolo, indoor heli for the novice and expert
Saturday, July 17, 2004 08:30am EDT
Remote control helicopters have tremendous appeal, but are notorious for their steep learning curve. Ikarus launched their first indoor electric heli a few years ago, we take a look at the latest generation of this popular model.
Olympus C8080 Wide Zoom, 8 megapixel goodness
Thursday, July 08, 2004 10:30am EDT
Digital cameras with no less than a 8 megapixel resolution are now available. We take a closer look at the Olympus C8080 Wide Zoom, a camera that sets itself apart by offering excellent image quality and ease of use.
TomTom Navigator, never get lost again
Tuesday, June 15, 2004 09:30am EDT
Many cars can be outfitted with a navigation system, but other alternatives are available that offer much more than just navigation. We looked at TomTom Navigator, which enables GPS navigation on the PocketPC and other PDAs.
HiTi PhotoShuttle, dye sublimation printer
Wednesday, June 09, 2004 09:30am EDT
Photoprinters are not a novelty, most of them use ink to transfer an image to paper. The HiTi PhotoShuttle uses dye sublimation which should result in better color accuracy and higher resolution, but does it?
A look at 802.11g, Compex and X-Micro
Thursday, May 27, 2004 12:00pm EDT
With the gap between wireless and conventional networking performance closing, the number of new wireless products is steadily growing. We take a look at two affordable broadband routers based on the new 802.11g wireless standard.
ATi Radeon X800 XT, the new King of the Hill?
Tuesday, May 04, 2004 09:00am EDT
Just two weeks after Nvidia introduced their new architecture and the GeForce 6800 Ultra, ATi today introduces their R420 architecture and their new Radeon X800 XT graphics card, how does it compare to Nvidia's latest?
Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra, King of the Hill
Wednesday, April 14, 2004 09:00am EDT
Today Nvidia introduces their new NV4x architecture with the GeForce 6800 Ultra graphics card. We take a look at how it compares to ATI' flagship Radeon 9800 XT. Is Nvidia's latest the new king of 3D graphics?
AOpen XC cube, sleek, stylish and complete
Thursday, February 19, 2004 07:30am EST
AOpen's new entry into the small form factor PC market is one that's bound to turn heads left and right. A sleek, stylish and well rounded design combined with good performance, plenty of features and a wealth of connectivity.
The next Pentium 4 processor, Prescott arrives
Monday, February 02, 2004 07:30am EST
Today Intel introduced the long awaited Pentium 4 processor based on the new 90-nm Prescott core. Wondering how it performs? Whether it is the fastest Intel processor to date? Or just another speed bin of the Pentium 4?
2003, the year in review, news and articles
Thursday, January 08, 2004 07:30am EST
Want to take a look at what happened in 2003, what new products and technologies where introduced? What news headlines made a lasting impression? Here's our 2003 coverage from January to December.
Home Theatre Projectors, Dell, InFocus and Sanyo
Friday, November 14, 2003 09:30am EST
Ever wanted to recreate a movie theatre in your living room? Or are you thinking about replacing that big-screen TV with a projector? Here's a look at three popular home theatre projectors from Dell, InFocus and Sanyo.
PCChips EZ-Watcher EZW-3060 Mini-PC
Monday, November 10, 2003 09:30am EST
In the good old days, overclocking pioneers had to pull their systems apart to adjust jumpers. Not long ago, Abit pioneered BIOS-based overclocking. So what's the next step? What if you could overclock without even closing your applications?
How NOT to install computer hardware
Monday, October 20, 2003 12:00pm EDT
Wonder what could go wrong when installing your newly bought computer hardware? This article details how NOT to install newly purchased hardware. Please give it a good read and take the advice to heart.
Radeon 9600 XT, much ado about nothing
Wednesday, October 15, 2003 12:00pm EDT
ATi's Radeon 9600 XT has just started shipping and we take a look at how it compares to the original Radeon 9600 Pro, the 9800 Pro and the flagship 9800 XT. Is it the world's fastest budget videocard?
Asus MyPal a620, Windows Mobile 2003
Friday, June 20, 2003 12:00pm EDT
With the official launch of Microsoft's Windows Mobile 2003 drawing near we take a look at Asus' new entry into the PocketPC arena, the MyPal a620, featuring PocketPC 2003, a 400MHz Intel PXA255 processor and 64MB of memory.
Zalman ZM80A-HP, passive videocard heatsink
Thursday, June 12, 2003 12:00pm EDT
Looking for ways to silence your PC? Or does the annoying whine of your videocard's heatsink and fan start to irritate you? Zalman's ZM80A-HP offers an innovative solution for keeping your videocard running cool.
Compex WP11A+ 802.11b Wireless Access Point
Thursday, June 12, 2003 09:00am EDT
Imagine not having to manually connect your laptop to a network everywhere you went, or being able to read your email from your Pocket PC in your own kitchen. It's all possible, and suprisingly inexpensive, with quick-and-easy wireless products like Compex's WP11A+.
Radeon 9800 Pro, ATI puts the thumbscrews on
Monday, April 14, 2003 07:30am EDT
Now that ATI started shipping their Radeon 9800 Pro we take a closer look at how it compares to the original Radeon 9700 Pro and Nvidia's GeForce FX 5800 Ultra, is it the world's fastest 3D accelerator?
Athlon XP 3000+, AMD closing in on Intel
Friday, April 04, 2003 07:30am EST
With the introduction of the Athlon XP 3000+ AMD steps up to the plate in an attempt to dethrone Intel's Pentium 4. With a boost in cache memory the 3000+ indeed is a powerful CPU, but is it fast enough to best the Pentium 4?
Iwill's XP4 Mini-PC, cutting size but not performance
Tuesday, April 01, 2003 08:30am EST
Many manufacturers have turned there attention to other properties of the PC, such as size and noise. Often sacrificing performance or reducing the number of upgrade options, such as free PCI or AGP slots, here's how Iwill's XP4 mini-PC performs.
GeForce FX, just special FX?
Thursday, January 30, 2003 09:30am EST
Nvidia's long awaited GeForce FX just made its official debut last week, but does it deliver on it's promises or is ATi able to keep the performance crown? Here's how it stacks up to ATi's Radeon 9700 Pro.
HyperThreading with Style, Iwill's P4HT Motherboard
Tuesday, January 07, 2003 10:00am EST
What goes from zero to 3.06 GHz faster than a Ferrari, and looks just as sexy? Iwill's slick, red cruiser, the P4HT motherboard. Boasting Intel's latest DDR chipset, Hyper-Threading support, and a host of other features, the P4HT looks to impress.
Hyper-Threading On The Desktop
Thursday, November 14, 2002 02:00am EST
Intel today introduced the long awaited Pentium 4 3.06GHz with Hyper-Threading. We explore the ins and outs of SMP, SMT and the advantages and disadvantages of this new Hyper-Threading technology.
Soundblaster Audigy2, The Next Generation
Thursday, October 31, 2002 07:30am EST
With the launch of their Audigy2 sound cards, Creative Labs has, once more, raised the bar and included 6.1-channel Surround Sound, DVD-audio, true 24-bit/96KHz support and THX certification to their list of features.
Internet Anywhere, Compex Wireless Networking
Tuesday, October 29, 2002 07:30am EST
If you're like us, you have at least two or more computers around the house, and if you're like us, they all need internet connections. Compex's NetPassage 16 and WL11A networking products make it easy to connect, wire-free.
Radeon 9700 Pro, ATi Flexes Some Muscle
Friday, October 11, 2002 07:30am EDT
ATi has finally come around with a product that shows that it can go head-to-head with and even beat nVidia's best. Here's what features it brings to the table and how it performs in comparison to Nvidia's products.
Harddisk Roundup, Heat, Noise and Performance
Tuesday, October 01, 2002 07:30am EDT
Wondering what harddisks offer the best combination of performance and low noise? In the following pages we’ll evaluate all recent 5400 and 7200-rpm harddisks and focus on noise, heat production and overall performance.
Intel Pentium 4 2.80 GHz
Monday, August 26, 2002 12:00pm EDT
As though 2.53 GHz isn't fast enough, Intel continues to ramp the clockspeed of its flagship Pentium 4 processor, today bumping the speed to a whopping 2.80 GHz. Read on as we investigate Intel's latest and greatest Pentium 4.
Intel's New Celeron, a Budget Pentium 4?
Monday, July 22, 2002 07:30am EDT
With the introduction of the new Celeron, based on the Pentium 4 architecture, Intel has now got a low-budget version of its Pentium 4 processor. In this article we'll take a closer look at the Celeron and the i845G chipset.
Iwill P4R533-N Motherboard
Monday, July 15, 2002 08:30am EDT
Intel's Pentium 4 Processor is pulling into the lead as the fastest desktop CPU available, backed by a solid range of chipsets. We take a look at Iwill's latest board, based on the performance-leading 850E chipset, and offering PC1066 RDRAM support.
Dual CPUs, Worth the Money?
Friday, July 05, 2002 08:30am EDT
Ever wondered whether a dual CPU system would be for you? Or how a dual AMD Athlon stacks up to a single AMD Athlon, or to a dual Intel Xeon or single Pentium 4 for that matter? Here's a closer look at how all these systems stack up to one another.
P4 2.53 GHz & Intel 850E, The Pentium 4 Gets A New FSB
Monday, May 06, 2002 10:00am EDT
Intel continues to up the performance ante, this time by bumping the processor's Front Side Bus up to a whopping 533 MHz, and introducing a 2.53 GHz part. Read on, as we explore the latest Pentium 4 processors and chipsets.
Intel Pentium 4 2.40GHz
Tuesday, April 02, 2002 12:00pm EST
Just four months after introducing Northwood, the first ever 130nm desktop processor, Intel is now introducing a faster-clocked version, running at a whopping 2.40GHz. Read on as we investigate Intel's latest and greatest Pentium 4.
DDR and RDRAM, an Ongoing Battle
Thursday, March 14, 2002 08:00am EST
DDR SDRAM is touted as the up and coming memory architecture for Intel's Pentium 4. Various DDR chipsets have already found their way onto Pentium 4 motherboards. But is DDR able to deliver upon its promises?
Upping Vcore, CPU Overvolting Explained
Wednesday, March 06, 2002 07:30am EST
Just about everyone knows that a little bit of extra voltage can help your components run at speeds not possible before. But how and why does the extra voltage actually allow your components to run faster? Read on.
Pentium 4 Scaling with DDR Memory
Monday, February 04, 2002 08:30am EST
Interested in taking a look back at how the performance of the Pentium 4 has scaled up to 2 GHz? Or how about an early look at what you can expect from a 533 MHz FSB/DDR333 combo? Read on, as we investigate the performance of the Pentium 4 with DDR memory.
i845D, SiS 645, P4X266, DDR on the Pentium 4 platform
Thursday, January 03, 2002 08:30am EST
Wondering what DDR on the Pentium 4 platform is capable of? Interested to see how SiS' and Via' DDR chipsets perform in comparison to Intel's i845D and i850? In this review we'll be taking a look at various Pentium 4 DDR chipsets.
DFI AD70-SR KT266A Motherboard
Tuesday, January 01, 2002 09:30am EST
Sick of paying $150 for motherboards? What if you could have 90% of the features, stability and quality for less than 2/3 of the price? If that sounds about right, then DFI's AD70-SC/SR motherboard may be just what you're in the market for.
Iwill XP333-R Motherboard
Friday, December 14, 2001 08:30am EST
Designed from the ground up to be pushed to the max, Iwill's latest Athlon motherboard looks to be one of the most exciting products to hit our testbeds in a long time. Read on, as we put it through its paces.
Notebook Upgrading, More Upgrade Options
Thursday, November 29, 2001 09:30am EST
Wondering what further options you have to upgrade your notebook? We covered CPUs, harddisks and memory in our previous article. Here's how to replace your CDROM drive and some other upgrade options.
Rambus PC-1066 and PC-1200, Pushing the Envelope
Thursday, November 15, 2001 12:00pm EST
Rambus PC-800 RDRAM debuted well over two years ago, and much has changed since then. Ever wondered what next generation RDRAM would be capable of? In this review we'll be taking a look at PC-1066 and PC-1200 RDRAM.
A Look at Maxtor's D740X, and ATA-133
Thursday, November 08, 2001 07:00am EST
With it's latest offering, Maxtor is pushing the envelope by offering an 80GB, 7200 RPM drive supporting the new ATA-133 standard. But do the new drive, and more so the ATA-133 standard, really live up to all the hype?
ECS P4IBMS i845 Motherboard
Thursday, November 01, 2001 08:30am EST
Hot on the heels of Intel's attempts to push the Pentium 4 into the mainstream, Elitegroup has released a series of more affordable, 4-layer Pentium 4 boards. OEMs and system builders will surely be interested in the P4IBMS.
Philips Acoustic Edge Sound Card Review.
Thursday, October 04, 2001 08:00am EDT
Gearing up for a race with Creative's big guns, Philips has introduced its Acoustic Edge series of sound cards. The Acoustic Edge offers a solid set of features and reliable drivers, but is it enough to out-drag the SoundBlaster Live?
i845, Performance Bottlenecks?
Wednesday, September 26, 2001 08:00am EDT
Intel's i845 chipset has been released a few weeks ago and motherboards now slowly start appearing in the market. However is it a valid alternative to the i850 and does the cost reduction give it a good price/performance ratio?
Abit ST6-RAID 815EP B-Step Review.
Friday, September 21, 2001 08:00am EDT
The Pentium III platform is clearly and quickly becoming a thing of the past. But before it faces ultimate extinction, Abit has released what will likely be its last 815-based board, the Tualatin-capable ST6-RAID.
Elitegroup K7S5A Motherboard
Thursday, September 20, 2001 03:00pm EDT
What if we told you that you could have one of the highest performing DDR Athlon boards on the market and that you could have it for as low as $70? What if it sports SiS' much anticipated 735 chipset and support for SDRAM and DDR memory? Read on to find out more.
Notebook Upgrading, how and why?
Wednesday, September 12, 2001 08:30am EDT
Ever wondered what you could do to prolong the life of your notebook? Or upgrade it to meet today's standards? Or maybe you want to turn your mid-range notebook into a high-end model? In this article we'll be taking a closer look at the available options.
Hercules 3D Prophet II MX 400
Thursday, September 06, 2001 09:00am EDT
We've already seen what Hercules' Kyro II-powered 3D Prophet 4500 can do, and now it's time to take a look at nVidia's answer, the GeForce 2 MX 400-based 3D Prophet II MX 400. Read on, as we put both cards to the test.
Iwill KK266Plus Socket-A Motherboard
Monday, August 13, 2001 08:30am EDT
What do you get when you take an extremely stable and reliable motherboard, and add 6-channel hardware audio, better cooling, and better power delivery? Quite possibly the best Athlon board ever. Read on, as we take a look at Iwill's latest.
Adaptec 29160 SCSI Card
Friday, July 20, 2001 10:00am EDT
Adaptec has been a well-known provider of SCSI I/O and RAID adapters. In this review we'll be taking a look at the Adaptec SCSI Card 29160, the first model in its productline with a 64-bit PCI interface.
Chaintech 6VJD Motherboard
Thursday, July 05, 2001 10:00am EDT
Chaintech is perhaps not a motherboard manufacturer of great reputation to most, however it has been producing reliable OEM solutions for years. Read on as we investigate Chaintech's DDR-capable 6VJD.
Matrox RT 2000 Mega Pack 3.0
Monday, July 02, 2001 09:00am EDT
Matrox released the RT2000 digital video editing solution about a year ago, which leapfrogged anything the competition offered at that time. Is the RT 2000 Mega Pack 3.0 able to offer the same performance and value?
How to build your own PC?
Thursday, June 21, 2001 10:00am EDT
Ever wanted to build your own PC? Wondered what you would need or what potential pitfalls and problems you could be faced with? This illustrated guide takes you through the process of building your own PC, step by step.
ST Micro's Kyro II & Hercules' 3D Prophet 4500
Monday, June 18, 2001 09:00am EDT
A few months ago, Hercules and ST Microelectronics announced a partnership that would give the Kyro II processor a shot at the graphics mainstream. Today we take a look at what makes the Kyro II tick and how it performs.
Analog Devices' SoundMAX 3.0 with SPX
Wednesday, May 30, 2001 09:00am EDT
A few months ago, Analog Devices introduced SoundMAX 2.0, an on-board audio solution far superior to standard AC'97 audio. But SoundMAX 2.0 still lacked some key features. Can SoundMAX 3.0 with SPX be everything 2.0 wasn't?
S4 MidiLand 7100 Plus Speaker System
Monday, May 28, 2001 09:00am EDT
S4 MidiLand's 7100 Plus speaker system looks to fill a gap between the S4 7100, and the impressive S4 8200. Offering true 5.1-channel sound, Dolby AC3 support, and more, the 7100 Plus could be just what the doctor ordered.
Iwill DVD266-R Motherboard Review
Thursday, May 24, 2001 09:00am EDT
Since the introduction of the 133MHz Coppermine CPUs, there hasn't exactly been an excess of SMP platform options. Intel's offerings were too expensive, and VIA's were of questionable reliability. Can Iwill's DVD266-R change that?
Intel Dual Xeon DP Review
Monday, May 21, 2001 09:00am EDT
Intel's Xeon DP was officially introduced today, featuring the well known Pentium 4 core and adding dual processing, SMP. Judging by its feature set it could very well offer a great high-end workstation platform.
Abit KT7A-RAID Review
Thursday, May 17, 2001 09:00am EDT
With the transition to DDR memory going less smoothly than anticipated for AMD and VIA, KT133A motherboards have become a perfect option for many in the mean time. Is Abit's KT7A-RAID the motherboard for you?
Quantum Atlas 10K II Review
Monday, May 14, 2001 10:00am EDT
Although Quantum no longer manufacturers IDE harddisks its SCSI harddisks remain one of the best on the market. This review takes a closer look at their second generation 10.000 RPM drive, the Atlas 10K II.
SnapServer 4100 Review
Friday, May 11, 2001 08:00am EDT
A NAS server is in reality nothing more than a small server that is optimized for file sharing. We'll be taking a closer look at NAS, Network Attached Storage, its features and benefits, in the form of the SnapServer 4100.