PC Components, Peripherals And Gadget Reviews And News

Dig into our deep-dive product reviews and news of PC components from processors, to motherboards, graphics cards (GPUs), sound cards, and storage, along with other gadgets and peripherals that complete the computing experience. Whether you're a DIY PC enthusiast builder or just looking to read-up on what should be inside or connected to your next pre-built PC, here's where you'll find all the nuts and bolts sorted on what makes modern computer systems tick, as well some of the best user interface devices to go with them.

The Abit Siluro MX Budget Video cards come of age... By Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta November 28, 2000 During the last few years, the growth of the add-in video card market has been phenomenal.  The chipsets powering these boards have been flying off production lines at a dizzying pace.  One company, nVidia, has consistently... Read more...
Abit's Siluro T400 / 64MB MX400 Gaming on a budget... By, Marco Chiappetta August 30, 2001 There has never been a better time to be a gamer.  The CPU war between AMD and Intel has brought processor prices way down, and a slew of excellent video chipsets are available at virtually any price point.  ATi's Radeon, STM's Kyro II and... Read more...
The All-In-Wonder 128 Pro 3D, TV and the "Kitchen Sink"  5/31/00 - By, Marco ?BigWop? Chiappetta Convergence...  Anyone that?s been around PC?s has been hearing this word for quite some time.  Since the first CD-Quality audio was available on the PC, industry pundits have been foretelling of the day when your PC will... Read more...
ATI's Next Generation The Radeon 8500 and Radeon 7500 Review Untapped Power By Dave Altavilla 10/22/01                                         Once again we find... Read more...
3/7/00   Introducing ATI's Next Generation Technology The ATI Charisma Engine and Pixel Tapestry Architecture Things are beginning to heat up for this years Game Developer's Conference.  With only a day to go before the event, manufacturers are releasing the news on their latest technology in what seems like flood level proportion. ... Read more...
A First Look AT The ATI Xpert 2000 Pro ATI?s Entry Level Speedster There are many different kinds of 3D accelerators out there, and not every one of them is meant to be the be-all-end-all of gaming.  The sub-$1000 PC market and budget gamer market are HUGE right now.  Within that market you?re not going to find DDR GeForces all over... Read more...
4/24/00   ATI's Radeon - The Rage 6 Revealed!   ATI?s Radeon 256 Preview 4/24/2000 By, Marco ?BigWop? Chiappetta and Dave "Davo" Altavilla Spring is upon us and with the new season, usually comes the new product announcements from the major graphics hardware players.  So far, 3dfx and nVidia (sort of) have given us... Read more...
The ATI Rage Fury MAXX ATI's New Twin Engine Hot Rod In the world of 3D Graphics Accelerators, there are a number of ways to approach the issue of increasing fill rate, image quality and overall performance.  One of these ways would be to redesign your graphics chip with faster internal pipelines, larger caches, more hardware supported... Read more...
The Absolute MORPHEUS GeForce3 Great minds in 3D Graphics come together and make it happen By Dave Altavilla 7/9/01 In late 1999, a then fledgling company by the name of Absolute Multimedia, made its mark on the 3D Graphics scene with a brand of nVidia TNT2-M64 and GeForce based products.  The Absolute Multimedia product offering gained... Read more...
The ATI Radeon Experience ATI's new 3D Graphics powerhouse may just be the new King of The Hill By Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta 7/17/00 A few months ago, ATI made a bold announcement that they wanted to dominate the high-end consumer 3D graphics card market.  Although ATI is already the largest graphics board manufacturer in the... Read more...
The ATI Interview - The Rage Fury MAXX! October 20, 1999 Subject: Hot Hardware Exclusive - Interview with ATI regarding Rage Fury MAXX Hi Folks, Thanks for taking time out of your busy days to chat with us. We'll keep this crisp and let you get back to creating the magic back in the design labs! We have heard some exciting things about your... Read more...
The Siluro GF256 GTS 64MB DDR More highly "over-clockable" hardware from Abit By Dave "Davo" Altavilla 8/9/00   The GeForce 2 market is what one would call "saturated".  There are more flavors and brands of nVidia product available than you can shake a stick at.  A new entry into this over indulged... Read more...
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