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  The CrazyPC Biohazard Case MOD Review Getting Crazy with Lian-Li By, Jeff Bouton July 23, 2002 As with any hobby, there are your avid enthusiasts and there are those who like to take the things to the next level.  We all see this in some shape or form on a daily basis.  Every neighborhood has an old man that is always in his... Read more...
ATI RADEON 9700 Relative Performance Update Performance Analysis With The GeForce4 Ti 4600 As The Yardstick By -Chris Angelini July 20th, 2002 On Wednesday, July 17th, we attended the launch event for ATI?s latest high-end graphics processor, the R300.  ATI has hosted similar events in the past, but without fail, NVIDIA would release... Read more...
  The ATi Radeon 9000 and Radeon 9700 Preview ATi 's Next Generation Products Unveiled By, Jeff Bouton July 18, 2002   The video card wars are heating up once again.  The rivalry between ATi and NVIDIA has never been more intense.  The two are poised for yet another battle in their ongoing attempts for market supremacy. ... Read more...
NVIDIA Announces The nForce 2 Dual-DDR and a GF4MX Core By, Marco Chiappetta July 16, 2002         Today, NVIDIA officially unveiled the nForce 2 core logic chipset.  This second generation of the nForce brings with it a host of new features that should make it a favorite amongst enthusiasts and OEMs. ... Read more...
  The Plextor PleXCombo 20/10/40-12A Review Covering All of the Bases With a Single Drive By, Jeff Bouton July 10, 2002 As CD-Writers have matured, so has the technology that is integrated into their design.  Back when the first CD-R drives were introduced, users were routinely plagued by "buffer underruns."  Initially,... Read more...
The ABIT "Legacy Free" AT7 & IT7 MAX Motherboards Innovation Through Elimination... By, Marco Chiappetta July 9, 2002 Over the years, we haven't seen too many "standards" completely tossed aside.  For example, analysts have been saying for some time that the "end was near" for the good old floppy drive,... Read more...
Hercules 3D Prophet 8500 128MB Review RADEON 8500 and All the Trimmings By -Chris Angelini July 3rd, 2002 Competing in the video card market is much like swimming in school of sharks.  Each manufacturer has the potential to pack a potent punch, but the slightest sign of weakness can quickly incite a feeding frenzy.  We?ve seen it... Read more...
The DFI NB76-EA i845G Motherboard A Powerful Package Without a Premium Price... By, Robert Maloney July 1, 2002 Intel and AMD have been dueling it out for several iterations of CPU cores and the benefactor has always been the end user. The result is a new CPU seemingly hitting the shelves just as the old ones are being installed. When it comes... Read more...
  The MSI 845G Max-L Motherboard Review Integrated Graphics and Bluetooth Technology By -Chris Angelini June 28th, 2002 The i845 chipset gained quick popularity due to its DDR memory support, providing an alternative to the once-expensive RDRAM standard.  In fact, many proponents of the chipset went so far as to call the i845 ?the... Read more...
  The Raidmax Aluminum Series PSU 400 Watts of Goodness... By, Robert Maloney June 30, 2002 The Power Supply Unit (PSU) is a critical system component, however, it is often overlooked when building a system. An inferior power supply, or an underpowered one, can cause interference with other components, automatic system rebooting, drive... Read more...
  The ABIT KX7-333R Motherboard Review Plain on the Outside, Potent on the Inside By, Jeff Bouton June 27, 2002 Ever since the KT333 was first released, we have seen a wide variety of motherboards incorporating VIA's newest chipset.  Some manufacturers developed new motherboards that focused on impressing the user with not only with... Read more...
The Matrox Parhelia 128MB AGP Hands on testing of Matrox's High End Gaming Card By -Dave Altavilla June 25, 2002   When Matrox took the wraps off their next generation GPU, last month, HotHardware brought you a full showcase of the chip's features, new capabilities and estimated performance level.  Clearly Matrox is targeting the... Read more...
  The Soyo KT333 Dragon Ultra Motherboard Review The Best That Soyo Has To Offer! By, Jeff Bouton June 23, 2002 Since the KT333 chipset was first released, we've seen a steady improvement in what Athlon-based motherboards have to offer.  With the new USB 2.0 and ATA133 standards, as well as 333MHz DDR PC2700 DRAM support, system... Read more...
The Gainward GF4 PowerPack! Ultra/750XP Golden Sample! An Awesome Card With an Insane Bundle... By - Marco Chiappetta June 20, 2002 Over the last year or so, Gainward has done an excellent job differentiating their NVIDIA based video boards from their competition's.  Gainward's designers and marketing team seem... Read more...
  The ASUS P4T533 i850E Motherboard Review i850E Armed with 32-bit RIMM 4200 By -Chris Angelini and Dave Altavilla June 17th, 2002 ASUS first earned acclaim with the hardware enthusiast community for building reliable motherboards that deliver industry-standard performance.  Their products often feature value-added integrations,... Read more...
nVIDIA's "Cg" Language An Interview With David Kirk, Chief Scientist - NVIDIA Corp What's on the horizon for next generation graphics By Dave Altavilla 6/14/02   The 3D Graphics arena is getting a little bit more interesting these days.  The competition is heating back up in a big way, with a host of players looking to... Read more...
  ATi's New "Catalyst" Software Package Improved Performance, Reliability & More! By, Jeff Bouton June 13, 2002 In a quest to maintain their position as a leader in the video card market, ATi is constantly looking to improve the end-user's overall experience.  This applies to their latest hardware releases, as well... Read more...
  AMD's Athlon XP 2200+ Processor The "Thoroughbreds" at .13 Debut! By, Marco Chiappetta June 10, 2002 Approximately one year ago, AMD Athlon processors based on the "Thunderbird" core, were reaching the end of their lifespan.  The "Thunderbird" had long been a favorite of the enthusiast community. ... Read more...
Abit's Siluro GeForce 4 Ti 4600 Does Abit's Overclocking Legacy Live On? By - Robert Maloney June 6, 2002 The GeForce 4 series by Nvidia is indisputably the most powerful line of video cards available on the market today. At the top of the line is the GeForce 4 Titanium 4600, but this comes with a hefty price tag. A number of companies, both... Read more...
Mobile Gaming At Desktop Speeds Tests & Benchmarks With The Pentium 4M & NVIDIA's GeForce4 440 Go By Dave Altavilla 6/3/02   There was once a time when the average Laptop Computer, even the top of the line models, were designed and built strictly for business.  There were little if any true multimedia capabilities, without... Read more...
Shuttle's SS50 Mini Barebones System! Good Things DO Come in Small Packages! By, Marco Chiappetta May 30, 2002 For years, the only decisions computer user's had to make, dealt with speed and capacity.  How fast is the CPU?  How big is the hard drive?  How much memory is included?  These types of questions were heard by... Read more...
The Unitech Optimus 8500 eXP A RADEON 8500 tweaked out for the masses By -Chris Angelini May 29th, 2002   Like it or not, NVIDIA is currently dominating the high-performance video card market.  With an aggressive release schedule and undeniably impressive array of graphics processors, NVIDIA has maneuvered into a comfortable position... Read more...
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