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The Matrox Parhelia 512 Matrox Re-Enters The 3D Graphics Ring - Big, Bad and Pretty By -Dave Altavilla May 14, 2002   We know you've been waiting for this, haven't you?  Of course you have.  Since the launch of the Matrox G450, we don't know of any hard core PC Hardware Enthusiast that hasn't been waiting for Matrox to step... Read more...
  The Shuttle AK35GT2/R Motherboard Review Improving on a Proven Design By, Jeff Bouton May 16, 2002 We see a lot of hardware come through the Hot Hardware labs.  Every once in a while a piece comes along that stands out from the rest, making a lasting impression.  A few recent items that come to mind is the Hercules Game Theater... Read more...
The Compex DynaStack DSR2216 16-Port Switch It's Time for a "Switch" By Jeff Bouton 5/12/2002 In recent years, we've seen a major shift in the way companies are marketing their networking products.  With the increased popularity of DSL and Broadband, the demand for more bandwidth has made technologies that were originally designed... Read more...
The ASUS V8460 Ultra GeForce4 Ti4600 Power and ASUS Quality By -Chris Angelini May 10th, 2002 When you think of the movers and shakers in the motherboard industry, names like Abit, MSI, and ASUS immediately come to mind.  Their solid products generally deliver the best stability and more often than not, performance above and beyond their... Read more...
  The eVGA e-GeForce4 Ti4600 Video Card with ACS2 A "GeForce" To Be Reckoned With By, Jeff Bouton May 7, 2002 eVGA.com is a relative newcomer to the video card market, starting their operations in 1999.  Although they may not be a household name just yet, we have a feeling that things are about to change for this "new"... Read more...
  Intel's Pentium 4 with 533MHz Bus and The i850E Chipset 2.4 and 2.53GHz performance with a 533MHz Front Side Bus By, Dave Altavilla May 6, 2002 There are many architectural attributes of Intel's Pentium 4 processor, that will drive incremental performance for CPU core, as the months and years roll on, in their battle against their primary... Read more...
The Chaintech A-GT61 GeForce 4 Ti 4600 Flashy Packaging with Substance! By - Robert Maloney May 2, 2002 There is an old saying that goes something like, "bigger is better".  This definitely seems to apply when talking about video cards. The GeForce 4 is the fourth generation in NVIDIA's GeForce line, and each new installment... Read more...
NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX 440 Round-up Abit, Chaintech, eVGA, Gainward, Leadtek,  Visiontek and X-Micro Do Battle! By - Marco Chiappetta April 25, 2002 In early February '02 NVIDIA introduced their latest product line up at a large press even in San Francisco.  Not content with releasing a single GPU this time around, NVIDIA decided to... Read more...
  The Abit SD7-533 Motherboard With Crucial DDR PC2700 Memory A SiS645 Pentium 4 board with Abit flare - DDR PC2700 Done Right With Crucial By, Dave Altavilla April 23, 2002     There certainly has been no shortage of motherboard variants on the market, that support DDR SDRAM for the Pentium 4 architecture.  Now that Intel... Read more...
  The ATi All-In-Wonder Radeon 8500 Review Will The Real All-In-Wonder Please Stand Up? By, Jeff Bouton April 22, 2002   ATi has been manufacturing video cards and other multimedia products since 1985 and was one of the earliest companies to institute the concept of a combination TV/Video card.  The theory seemed simple, combine... Read more...
The Hercules Gamesound Fortissimo II Big Sound, Small Price... By Robert Maloney April 17, 2002 Before we begin, I would like to give you a little background information because this is my debut appearance on HotHardware.  I have been working on and with computers for most of my life (as I am sure most of you reading this can say the... Read more...
  The DFI AD73 RAID Motherboard Review Plain on the Outside, Powerful on the Inside By, Jeff Bouton April 18, 2002 When it comes to chipsets, VIA's KT266A has matured into what has undoubtedly become one of the most popular chipsets on the market today.  But this maturity didn't come without a few bumps along the way.  When... Read more...
NVIDIA's GF4 Ti4200 Vs. Radeon 8500LEs From Apollo Graphics and ATi Mainstream Graphics Cards Do Battle... By - Marco Chiappetta April 11, 2002 If you're reading this page, chances are you're a PC hardware enthusiast who is constantly thinking about his (or her) next upgrade.  You may have your heart set on a shiny new GeForce 4 Ti 4600... Read more...
The VisionTek XTasy GeForce4 Ti 4400 Compelling performance without the price tag By -Dave Altavilla April 9, 2002   If variety is the "spice of life", then it is safe to say that NVIDIA is cooking up some "Three Alarm Chili" these  days and it's guaaaaraaaanteed (insert thick Cajun Bayou accent here), to make... Read more...
Getting PC1066 Level Performance From PC800 RDRAM & PC800 Motherboards A modification project on the Abit TH7II-RAID By, Dave Altavilla April 5, 2002   It's been a long time coming but finally, the Pentium 4 platform has gone mainstream enough that motherboard manufacturers, like Abit, are building... Read more...
ATi All-In-Wonder Radeon 8500DV One card, a multitude of technology By Dave Altavilla 12/26/01   ATi's extremely successful "All-In-Wonder" series of graphics cards has garnered critical acclaim for many years now, with its highly integrated offering of Multimedia, TV and Digital Video capabilities.  Where most all other... Read more...
  The ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon 7500 Review Not Just a TV Card By, Jeff Bouton April 4, 2002 I'm sure if you asked any computer enthusiast to name a manufacturer of combination TV/Graphics cards, there is little doubt that many would say "ATi."  We're not saying that they are the only game in town but it is hard to argue... Read more...
  Intel's New 2.4GHz Pentium 4 Northwood 200MHz more, like a walk in the park By, Dave Altavilla April 2, 2002 When Intel released it's 2GHz and 2.2GHz Northwood Pentium 4 Processors, we were here to show you the finer points of increased on chip cache sizes and a few more MHz to play with.  At that point in time, did you ever think... Read more...
ECS P4IBAD versus Transcend TS-ABR4 Budget i845s Do Battle! By, Marco Chiappetta March  28, 2002 When the Pentium 4 was initially introduced, the only motherboards available were based on the Intel i850 chipset, which required the use of relatively expensive (at the time) RDRAM.  While the performance of an i850 / Pentium 4 combo... Read more...
The Leadtek Winfast A250 Ultra TD The GeForce4 Ti Card With A Massive Heat Sink By -Dave Altavilla March 26 2002 We've been working with Leadtek hardware, here at HotHardware, since our beginning way back in late 1998.  At that point in time, Leadtek was known for designing and building top end graphics cards with various chipsets, including... Read more...
  The MSI KT3 Ultra ARU Motherboard Review KT333 Muscle and All the Trimmings! By, Jeff Bouton March 24, 2002 This evening we will be taking a look at the new KT3 Ultra ARU motherboard from MSI.  This is the first of what will surely become a long line of motherboards to incorporate the new VIA® KT333 chipset.  The new chipset... Read more...
The ATi Radeon 8500 Driver Update 11/14/01 One step closer but still not quite there yet By Dave Altavilla 11/14/01          Well then, it's update time.  As we promised in our 10/22/01 release review of the Radeon 8500 and 7500 series graphics cards, we're back with an update on ATi's progress... Read more...
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