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The ATi Radeon 9600 XT ATi Gives Their Mainstream Product a 100MHz Boost By Robert Maloney October 15th,  2003 Any way you slice it, it seems that NVIDIA just can't catch a break. Just when they seemed to pull out of their year-long funk following the GFFX 5800 introduction, by releasing the GeForce FX 5900 Ultra, they were called to... Read more...
Actiontec's 54Mbps Wireless Access Point Easily Connect to Your Network or Share an Internet Connection By, Marco Chiappetta October 16, 2003 Over the past few years, two things have happened that have significantly increased the demand for products like the Actiontec 802.11g 54Mbps Wireless Access Point and PC Card we'll be looking at today. ... Read more...
asetek Vapochill Extreme Edition How can cooling be such a hot topic? Written by: Robert Maloney September 29, 2003 What a better way to end the summer season then to write a review about CPU cooling, in this case about the latest Vapochill unit from asetek, the Vapochill XE.  For the uninitiated, asetek, based out of Denmark, has been... Read more...
  asetek's ChillControl Windows beta An exclusive look at asetek's latest efforts Written by: Robert Maloney October 12, 2003 A first look at asetek's Windows-based ChillControl The best just got better As we alluded to in our review on the Vapochill XE Cooling Unit review, asetek has been working on a Windows-based version of their ChillControl... Read more...
ATi's All-In-Wonder 9600 Pro Unveiled (PT2) ATi Releases Their Best All-In-Wonder Yet By: Jeff Bouton October 6th, 2003     Hot on the heels of the latest news regarding the Radeon 9800XT, ATi have delivered on another front, finally releasing the All-In-Wonder 9600 Pro.  Back in early August ATi gave us a taste of what was... Read more...
  Intoducing the SiS655FX Chipset An Overview of Functionality and Performance By: Jeff Bouton October 2, 2003 By now you all know the drill, Intel or AMD release a new chipset for their processor platform and the other third party manufacturers, like VIA, NVIDIA, ALi, and SiS, are soon to follow.  This time around we are talking... Read more...
The ATi Radeon 9800 XT  256MB ATi Turns Up The Heat In High End 3D Graphics By - Dave Altavilla September 30, 2003 When ATi released the Radeon 9800 Pro earlier this year, the Toronto, Ontario Canada design team, had been working with a strong foundation, that was built on their most successful card ever, the Radeon 9700 Pro.  The... Read more...
The Athlon 64 FX-51 Processor AMD Drops the Hammer, On Your Desktop! By, Marco Chiappetta And Dave Altavilla September 23, 2003 AMD'S HECTOR RUIZ WITH AN ATHLON 64 It has been about two years, since AMD first divulged information about their "K8" architecture, also known as the "Hammer", at the Microprocessor Forum in 2001. ... Read more...
  Abit's IC7-MAX3 The Legacy Free, OTES Cooled Canterwood Board By Dave Altavilla September 22, 2003 You definitely have to hand it to the engineers at Abit Computer.  While many motherboard manufacturers are taking steps to differentiate their board from the masses, by bundling in gimmick goodies, like FrontX drive bay boxes and... Read more...
The Leadtek WinFast A350 TDH MyViVo & The Abit Siluro FX 5900 OTES Two GeForce FX 5900s Square-Off... By - Marco Chiappetta August 19, 2003         On May 12, NVIDIA formally introduced the NV35 to the public, dubbed it the GeForce FX 5900 Ultra, and enthusiasts began to drool.  The original FX-Flow... Read more...
Terratec Aureon Vs. AudioTrak Prodigy Two 7.1 24-Bit/192kHz Cards Under $150 by Jeff Bouton September 18, 2003 For a long time, when you thought of a sound card there were two basic choices; there were cards from Creative Labs and then there was everyone else.  However, over recent years, there has been an increasing number of challengers,... Read more...
  AquaMark3 - GeForce FX 5900 Ultra Vs. Radeon 9800 Pro DX8/DX9 Pixel and Vertex Shader Benchmarking By: Dave Atlavilla September 15, 2003   All of the recent controversy over Valve's Half Life 2 presentations at ATi's Shader Day, relative to NVIDIA's GeForce FX performance (or lack thereof), has prompted many of us here at HotHardware... Read more...
  The NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000 NV35GL Based Pro Graphics By: Dave Altavilla September 8, 2003   Back in the month of August, we showcased for you two of the current top Pro Graphics cards in the industry, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 2000 and the ATi FireGL X1.  However, at the time we were testing those two cards, NVIDIA was readying... Read more...
The Asus V9950 Ultra - GeForce FX 5900 Ultra The First Single-Slot Ultra to Hit Our Lab... By - Marco Chiappetta September 9, 2003 Recently it seems as though NVIDIA has made a few wrong moves, that got them a ton of bad press. First, there was the whole 3DMark03 situation. Then came the Unreal Tournament 2003 filtering "bug". These... Read more...
  The NVIDIA Quadro FX 2000 And The ATi FireGL X1 Professional Graphics Solutions Do Battle By: Dave Altavilla August 20, 2003     Professional Graphics Cards are sort of an oddity to us here at HotHardware.com.  Admittedly, we don't get to tinker enough in this area, since frankly the market that is served by these products... Read more...
Epox 4PDA2+ V2 Motherboard Review One Step Closer to Near-Perfection "Burned" in by Robert Maloney September 3, 2003           Today on HotHardware we have another Springdale-based motherboard to add to the mix. Intel has made some recent comments about "shutting down" the PAT... Read more...
  DFI LANParty nForce2 Ultra Looks and Performance That Can Kill By, Tom Laverriere September 1, 2003 Routine, to some people, is perfectly acceptable.  Knowing what's going to happen at certain times of the day, every single day, is what puts them at ease.  Others believe change is good.  They're always trying to find... Read more...
  The Teac DV-W50D DVD±R/RW Drive The Best of Both Worlds on a Budget By, Jeff Bouton August 28, 2003 As DVD burners have gone mainstream, they've also evolved into an economical burning solution, but this wasn't always the case.  When DVD writers were first introduced a few years ago, they got everyone's attention with their functionality... Read more...
asetek WaterChill CPU Cooler Review Water Cooling for Pentium 4, Athlon XP, and Athlon 64 By: Chris Angelini August 25, 2003 When you hear one of your friends talk about a skydiving adventure, or even a bungee jump for that matter, do you tend to smile, nod, and think to yourself, "one of these days, buddy..."?  There is an... Read more...
Gigabyte's GA-8S648FX Motherboard Bridging the gap with the SiS 648FX "Burned" in by Robert Maloney August 13th, 2003           A lot of hype and controversy has surrounded Intel's latest chipsets, the i865 Springdale and the i875 Canterwood, and they are proving to be very capable solutions... Read more...
  ATi's All-In-Wonder 9600 Pro Unveiled Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Any Better By: Jeff Bouton August 5th, 2003   It's hard to believe that ATi pioneered the TV/Video card with their All-In-Wonder product line and years later we find little competition in sight aside from nVidia's Personal Cinema line.  Perhaps the... Read more...
  The Teac CD-W552E 52x24x52 CD-RW Drive Pushing the CD-R Limits By, Jeff Bouton August 7th, 2003 It's hard to believe how far technology has advanced over the last decade.  I can remember getting my first CD-ROM drive that came with a Sound Blaster audio card.  That was the ultimate addition to my Wang 386/16MHz computer system. ... Read more...
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