Graphics Cards, PC Monitors And Computer Audio Reviews And News

The sights and sounds of the modern computing experience are driven by key user interface technologies like graphics cards, display monitors and various audio solutions. Here you'll find reviews and news on the latest in cutting-technologies for GPUs (Graphics Processing Units), LED and LCD computer display monitors, sound cards, PC and wireless speaker systems and more.

Hardcore gamers, with the large disposable incomes necessary to feed their hardware addictions, have a lot to be thankful for at the moment.  Both NVIDIA, with the GeForce 6 Series of products, and ATi, with their X800 Pro and X800 XT, have extremely powerful GPUs in their arsenals that are an order of magnitude faster than the previous... Read more...
2004 is easily shaping up to be a banner year for the graphics card market as NVIDIA and ATI continue to trade blows with their high-end offerings.  We've seen huge increases in performance between the current and last generation of video cards from both manufacturers, and the competition is as intense as ever.  Today, there are... Read more...
  It has been a few weeks since ATi officially unveiled their Radeon X800 line of graphics cards based on the GPU formerly codenamed R420.  In our initial look at the Radeon X800 Pro and X800 XT Platinum Edition back in May, we found ATi's latest flagship GPUs to be very capable performers, besting their previous high-end product,... Read more...
Anyone who follows the computer hardware industry knows that, aside from developing a broad range of Graphics cards, ATI has carved itself quite a niche in the multimedia market as well.  Known for their "TV Wonder" and "All-In-Wonder" series multimedia cards, ATI is a true pioneer in the industry, being one of the... Read more...
Recently ATi spent time with us going over their soon to be launched PCI Express based offering of 3D Graphics cards.  Although we're unable to share performance metrics with you today, due to the current NDA embargo status of Intel's forthcoming i925X, i915G and i915P chipsets (and ATi's coordination of availability for that launch),... Read more...
  There is no question, the year ahead in 2004, is shaping up to be a banner one for leading edge PC technology.  New features and performance abound, as new technologies such as PCI Express, DDR2 and GDDR3 find their way into the mainstream.  While the past few iterations of platform products have been more or less, "kicker"... Read more...
When they initially released the All-In-Wonder 9600 Pro back in October of last year, ATi introduced a number of new features into their popular multimedia line of video cards.  The All-In-Wonder 9600 Pro was the first product in the line-up to offer dual-monitor support.  It was also the first to have an integrated FM tuner, and... Read more...
The Advent of PCI Express ATI and NVIDIA Discuss Their Plans By: Chris Angelini March 23, 2004 There was once a time when running an intensive 3D game at a resolution of 1600x1200 was wishful thinking.  Frame rates were laughable, at best.  And what about Anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering?... Read more...
ATi Introduces the HDTV Wonder Bringing High Definition TV to the PC By, Jeff Bouton February 26, 2004   While we are all sitting and watching the 3D Graphics card battles rage on, in the PC TV Tuner industry, competition is a little less prominent.  While a lot of enthusiasts are caught up in the hype of whose video card is faster... Read more...
Abit's Radeon 9800 XT 256MB ATi Invades More of NVIDIA's Turf... By, Marco Chiappetta February 25, 2004 Historically, with the release of each new core logic chipset, enthusiasts the world over eagerly anticipate what Abit has in store for them.  From the original BH6, to their current flagship "MAX" line of motherboards, Abit... Read more...
The AOpen Aeolus FX5600S AOpen Enters the Mainstream with Some Punch By - Tom Laverriere December 3, 2003 NVIDIA and ATi currently offer PC graphics solutions they refer to as "mainstream" products, since that is the kind of card you will find in an average (versus "enthusiast") system, where the bulk of the market volume... Read more...
The Asus Radeon 9x00 XTs A Close-Up Look at Asus' First ATi Powered Video Cards By, Marco Chiappetta November 25, 2003 A few months ago, rumors began to circulate that alleged ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (aka Asus), a long-time provider of NVIDIA based graphics products, was poised to launch a new line of video cards based on ATi's popular Radeon... Read more...
The Albatron Gigi GeForce FX 5200 Ultra Mainstream With Muscle? By - Tom Laverriere October 28, 2003 When a new OEM emerges in PC Hardware, their products are initially gawked at from afar, as most end users are reluctant to take the plunge into uncharted waters.  As soon as a few end users claim good experiences with new hardware, word... Read more...
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...
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