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.

  When shopping for a new video card, naturally, we all want the fastest card available performance wise.  However, many simply can't justify the price that some high-end cards currently command.  With many premium models now selling for more than $500, gamers on a budget often need to focus their efforts on finding a good,... Read more...
It has been a little over two months since we first got to play with ATI's Radeon X800 XL, and we have now begun to receive retail products based on this eagerly anticipated GPU in the HotHardware labs.  For those unfamiliar with the Radeon X800 XL, it is a .11 micron GPU, with 16 pixel pipelines, 6 hardware vertex shaders and all of... Read more...
Over the last six weeks, three new chipsets for the AMD processor platform have been announced that all have one very important feature in common.  NVIDIA's nForce 4, VIA's K8T890, and ATi's RADEON XPRESS 200 all have support for the emerging PCI Express standard.  PCI Express, which was first brought to market with Intel's 900 series... Read more...
When we think of TV/Video combination cards, we often think of ATI's All-In-Wonder series and NVIDIA's Personal Cinema.  Each company has been offering various hybrid cards for quite some time, covering the spectrum from high-priced enthusiast-class to the value-priced solutions.  ATI clearly has the name recognition with its All-In-Wonder... Read more...
When Shuttle augmented their marketing strategy for their Small Form Factor PC line-up not long ago, they moved from a barebones only model to a full system approach, which also required them to compete in a different arena.  Full system sales require not only the components of the main PC chassis and assembly, but also the related peripherals... Read more...
With all of our recent articles concerning NVIDIA's latest round of products, it seemed as if our analysis in the graphics space was getting a bit lop-sided.  Today, we're aiming to change that with a new card from Sapphire, dubbed the Sapphire Toxic X800 Pro ViVo.  This card alone could make up for some of the new mid range Radeon's... Read more...
  We get to test and evaluate quite a few high-end video cards here in the HotHardware labs.  Over the past few months, we've previewed numerous Radeon 9800 XTs and GeForce FX 5950 Ultras, and cards based on ATi's and NVIDIA's latest Radeon X800 and GeForce 6800 GPUs have also begun to trickle in recently.  Burning through our... Read more...
S3 Graphics Interview More DeltaChrome Info Straight From the Source... By, Marco Chiappetta April 13, 2004 S3's DeltaChrome GPU is a different sort of graphics product, combining a few very unique features at very competitive price points, with projected street prices that should attract the masses. With the DeltaChrome... Read more...
The S3 DeltaChrome S8 & S8 Nitro A Veteran Re-Enters The Fray... By, Marco Chiappetta March 9, 2004 Anyone with even the slightest interest in PC graphics is aware that NVIDIA and ATi have had a virtual stranglehold on all segments of the add-in card market for the last few years.  For hardcore enthusiasts, the names "3dfx"... Read more...
The Sapphire Atlantis 9800XT Up Close and Personal with Sapphire's Radeon 9800 XT 256MB By, Marco Chiappetta December 30, 2003 In late September '03, ATi refreshed their fall line-up with the Radeon 9800 XT, knocking the then dominant Radeon 9800 Pro from its perch atop ATi's video card food chain.  We reviewed one of the first Radeon... Read more...
The Sapphire Ultimate Edition Atlantis 9800 Pro & The Sapphire Ultimate Edition Atlantis 9600 Pro A Couple of Passively Cooled, Wild Looking Radeons! By - Marco Chiappetta July 25, 2003 ATi's Radeon 9800 Pro and 9600 Pro GPUs are two of the most popular 3D chipsets on the market today.  A multitude of OEMs build boards based on these... Read more...
Sapphire Radeon 9200 Atlantis 128MB Vivo/TV-Out With ATi's Catalyst 3.4 Drivers By - Tom Laverriere June 12, 2003 The graphics card industry is a vicious one.  The relentless six month product cycle means PC enthusiasts are out shopping twice a year for a video card upgrade.  At $400 a whack for the top performing cards, their wallets... Read more...
  SiS Xabre 600: Impressions The GPU That Scales With Your Processor By: Chris Angelini November 26, 2002 There isn't much room for error in the graphics market - just ask someone who worked at 3dfx.  The current landscape is fairly barren for gaming enthusiasts, save the recent success ATI is enjoying and NVIDIA's GeForce FX announcement,... Read more...
Sapphire Technology Radeon 9700 Atlantis Pro A newcomer brings The Radeon 9700 To Market By -Dave Altavilla October 14, 2002   A complete unknown to the retail market, Sapphire Technology debuts here today, with their high end, ATi based entry into the 3D Graphics space.  We've seen many ATi built cards here in the HotHardware Labs... Read more...
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