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  The Iwill P4R533-N Motherboard & Kingston's PC1066 RDRAM An i850E setup for PC1066 and validated By Dave Altavilla July 15, 2002 Iwill has been designing and assembling motherboards for over 13 years but only recently broke into the high end enthusiast motherboard scene.  We haven't had the occasion to review many boards from... Read more...
   The HighPoint RocketRAID 404 (HPT374) 4 Channel PCI IDE RAID Controller... By, Marco Chiappetta October 10, 2002 Over the past few years, one of the most prolific integrated accessories found on high-end consumer class motherboards has got to be an IDE RAID controller. Virtually every OEM from Abit to Soyo now ship motherboards... Read more...
  The Asus P4PE And Intel D845GEBV2 Motherboards Intel's  i845PE and i845GE Chipsets Hit The Ground Running With DDR By, Dave Altavilla October 7,  2002 As a starting point for this article, we'll offer some confessions.  We admit it.  For a long time now we've been die hard RDRAM fans, when it comes to Pentium 4 configurations. ... Read more...
  The AMD Athlon XP 2700+ With The nForce 2 The Athlon Gets a BUS Speed Increase & A Killer New Chipset By, Marco Chiappetta October 1, 2002 It seems like some rivalries will never die.  History is riddled with intense rivalries that people will never forget.  Sports fans have the Yankees versus the Red Sox and Ali versus... Read more...
  ATI All In Wonder 9700 Pro Preview The Fastest 3D in a Multimedia Package By: Chris Angelini September 30, 2002 If ATI were a Winston Cup NASCAR, we'd say that the company is efficiently firing on all eight cylinders.  The Mobility RADEON 9000 rules the mobile market, the well publicized RADEON 9700 Pro delivers the best performance... Read more...
  The ABIT SR7-8X Motherboard Review SiS and Abit, a Powerful Combination By, Jeff Bouton September 22, 2002 As a whole, when we think of chipset manufacturers that produce products loaded with features and performance, two names come to mind:  VIA and Intel.  But it is incorrect to ignore another manufacturer that has proven... Read more...
  Plextor PleXCombo 8/8/24-8U Review CD-R, CD-RW, DVD and USB 2.0 By -Chris Angelini September 18th, 2002 Not long ago, CD-RW drives were considered a luxury.  Then, the MP3 craze swept college dorms and came to rest in the average household.  The ability to play music on demand through a computer sound system was novel, but... Read more...
The PNY Quadro 4 900XGL Professional MCAD Testing Of Nvidia's Flagship Workstation Card By -John Fiegener September 16, 2002   Its been a while since we have gotten our hands on a new Nvidia professional level video card. Last time we here at (tool.) tested the Elsa Gloria II "Quadro", we were quit impressed with the performance... Read more...
NVIDIA GeForce 4 Ti 4200 Shoot-Out September Update: Best Data & MSI... By - Marco Chiappetta September 8, 2002 With all of the hype surrounding the Radeon 9700 Pro, NV30 and Parhelia recently, you'd think those were the only video cards people were buying, but you'd be wrong.  The fact of the matter is, these high-end products are... Read more...
NVIDIA Detonator 40 Evaluation New Features And Enhanced Performance By -Chris Angelini August 30, 2002 We haven?t heard much from NVIDIA lately, though rumors about NV30 seem to dominate hardware discussion boards. Similarly, even the excitement surrounding nForce2 has subsided in light of newfound graphics competition from ATI.  After... Read more...
The CF-S868 Small Form Factor PC Shuttle's Got Some Competition... By, Marco Chiappetta August 28, 2002 After laying your eyes on any of Shuttle's initial small form factor mini systems, you can't help but want one.  Their compact, aluminum design and high level of integration make them suitable for a multitude of tasks.  They're... Read more...
  The Pentium 4 2.8GHz Processor Intel ups the ante once again By, Dave Altavilla August 26, 2002 Strategic Marketing, most larger brand name companies have this function rolled up into a Marketing Manager's responsibilities.  Otherwise, in the case of Intel and AMD, they actually have a Strategic Marketing team who's sole purpose... Read more...
The AMD Athlon XP 2600+ The Thoroughbred Core Gets a Shot in the Arm... By, Marco Chiappetta August 21, 2002 It's hard to believe that it has been three years since the introduction of the first AMD Athlons.  To celebrate the occasion, AMD has unveiled two new processors in their Athlon XP lineup, the 2600+ and the 2400+.  The Athlon... Read more...
Shuttle's SS51G XPC Mini Barebones System The Baddest Mini of Them All! By, Jeff Bouton August 18, 2002   Ever since we saw the first mini PCs from Shuttle back in December, we've been impressed with the XPC Mini PCs themselves, as well as how quickly new models have become available.  Starting with the release of the SV24, the first... Read more...
The Actiontec Wireless Ready Home Gateway SOHO Connectivity - Copper Need Not Apply By, Dave Altavilla November 5, 2001     SOHO (Small Office Home Office) products have certainly gotten sexier with the advent of Broadband ISP services brought to the home and small businesses.  No longer are we limited to the primitive... Read more...
  The ATi Radeon 9700 Pro Full Release Review ATi Technologies Overtakes NVIDIA's Flagship GPU By, Dave Altavilla August 19, 2002 Taking risks is a way of life for people as well as companies, if there is a desire to achieve and be the best at what they do.  If you look at the patterns and modus operendi of the average "over... Read more...
NVIDIA GeForce 4 Ti 4200 Shoot-Out 64MB or 128MB?  We Report, You Decide... By - Marco Chiappetta August 15, 2002 With all of the hype surrounding the Radeon 9700 Pro, NV30 and Parhelia recently, you'd think those were the only video cards people were buying, but you'd be wrong.  The fact of the matter is, these high-end products... Read more...
The Asus A7V333 KT333 Motherboard Asus Perfects The VIA Flagship Athlon Line By, Robert Maloney August 13, 2002 Asus is one of those hardware companies that has earned a reputation for reliability. As with most motherboard vendors, they started producing motherboards, but then branched out to video cards, as well as modems and Ethernet cards.... Read more...
Shuttle's SS40G XPC Mini Barebones System! A Big Package with a Small Footprint By, Jeff Bouton August 13, 2002   Ever since our initial introduction to the first mini barebones PC from Shuttle, we were intrigued not only with its ground breaking design, but with the prospects of future "mini" machines as well.  The SV24... Read more...
Abit's BD7II-RAID Vs. MSI's 845E Max2 BLR Two Fully Featured i845Es Do Battle... By, Marco Chiappetta August 6, 2002      With the release of their "new" Pentium 4s, Intel revised their mainstream i845 chipset to add official support for 533MHz front side bus frequencies.  This new revision of the i845, was... Read more...
  The Chaintech 7VJL Motherboard Review KT333 and Gold, Lots of Gold By -Chris Angelini August 2nd, 2002 Someone over at Chaintech must have the Midas Touch.  Or, maybe they have been watching too many Dr. Dre music videos.  Regardless, everything we've seen from Chaintech lately has been heavily accented by gold.  Companies... Read more...
NV3X Architecture Overview A Look At What Is To Come... By -Chris Angelini July 25th, 2002   ATI didn?t fail to impress us with the R300 launch. Clearly, the RADEON 9700 will be the next leading performance graphics solution for the high end, at least for a while.  However, NVIDIA is not sitting idle, watching ATI capture market... Read more...
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