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The Abit BG7E Motherboard Review An Abit Board For the Masses... By Robert Maloney February 24, 2003 A few months back, we published a three board round-up of products based on the new Intel I845PE Chipset, including one from Abit, that being the BE7-RAID.  Without regurgitating facts about the chipset, suffice it to say that it proved... Read more...
  Tyan S2495 Trinity KT400 More KT400 Madness By, Tom Laverriere February 17, 2003 Now that NVIDIA's nForce2 chipset has become mainstream, it seems as though many other AMD based motherboard chipsets just pale a little.  We know at least one chipset maker that would disagree with this of course, VIA.  VIA's KT400 offering has... Read more...
MSI's VT2D8X GeForce4 Ti4600 More Bandwidth, More Cooling, More Goodies! By - Jeff Bouton February 16, 2003 As we enter the latest phase in the nVidia vs. ATi battle, the focus again is on who's video card is going to be the all out fastest.  It's natural that we get caught up in the hype of who has the faster card, but the bottom line... Read more...
The AMD Athlon XP 3000+: A 2.16GHz CPU with 512K L2 Cache Has AMD Done Enough to Take The Speed Crown From Intel? By, Marco Chiappetta and Chris Angelini February 10, 2003 Calendar year 2002 was a great one for the computer geek.  The economy may not have performed very well, but most of the major players in PC Hardware were on a roll,... Read more...
The Logitech Z-680 5.1 Channel THX-Certified Speaker System A Killer Home-Theater Sound System for Your PC... By - Marco Chiappetta February 5, 2003 PC enthusiasts are constantly upgrading their systems in an almost never-ending endeavor to improve their multimedia and gaming experiences.  All too often we find ourselves replacing our... Read more...
The Gigabyte Maya II R9500 Pro vs. The Sapphire Radeon 9500 Atlantis Pro Premium Performance, Mainstream Price By - Tom Laverriere & Marco Chiappetta February 3, 2003     It's game 7 of the World Series, bottom of the 9th and the winning run is standing just 90 feet away.  Who do you want in the batters box?  You... Read more...
NVIDIA's GeForce FX Ultra A Pre-Production Showcase By - Dave Atlavilla January 27, 2003 The wait for NVIDIA's new GeForce has been almost an eternity it seems.  Since their initial hints at their next generation technology, back in June, there has been much speculation and rumor milling with regards to the specifics of the retail board... Read more...
  Seagate's Barracuda V and SATA 150 Controllers Welcome to Serial ATA - A Performance Analysis By Dave Altavilla January 14, 2003   The day has finally come, where we have Serial ATA Hard Drives becoming available on the market.  Never has there been such anticipation regarding a new Hard Drive technology.  In kind, never... Read more...
The Abit IT7-Max2 v2.0 vs. The Iwill P4HT-S Two Fully-Loaded i845PE's Duke it Out... By, Marco Chiappetta January 24, 2003      Over the past couple of years we have seen quite a few core logic chipsets hit the market for the Pentium 4.  We have tested motherboards based on the i850, i850e, a slew of variations of... Read more...
An Interview With ATi's VP Of Software, Ben Bar-Haim Executive Management at ATi shares their vision By -Dave Altavilla January 21, 2003     Hello Ben Bar-Haim, and thanks for letting us steal a few moments of your time here.  With the 3D Graphics market poised for yet another flurry of new hardware technology and competitive... Read more...
  The Asus A7N8X Deluxe Motherboard Review May the 'nForce2' be with you By, Jeff Bouton January 9, 2003 Back when NVIDIA first announced they were entering the chipset market, one couldn?t help but wonder if companies like Via, Intel and SiS were looking over their shoulders.  At the time, NVIDIA shared control of the high end 3D... Read more...
  Abit NF7-S Motherboard Abit's Version of the NVIDIA nForce2 Chipset By, Tom Laverriere January 7, 2003 When NVIDIA announced the release of its second generation NFORCE chipset, dubbed the nForce2, there was much anticipation amongst the enthusiast market.  After all, the NFORCE, although it wasn't completely polished, displayed... Read more...
The Gigabyte Maya II R9700 Pro Vs. The Tyan Tachyon G9700 Pro Two Full Featured Radeon 9700 Pros Go Head to Head... By - Marco Chiappetta January 5, 2003     It has been about 5 months since the first round of "Built by ATi" RADEON 9700 Pro boards found their way onto store shelves.  Immediately after the first... Read more...
    The Plextor PlexWriter 48/24/48U External Hi-Speed USB 2.0 CD-RW Drive Speedy Burning On The Go Jay Gibson December 29, 2002 Since their debut in 1990, Plextor has been striving to make a name for themselves as one of the top-producing optical storage device manufactures in the market. Their introductions of generations of award-winning... Read more...
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