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.

Soyo's SY-6VCA Slot 1 Motherboard Is there a new Sheriff in town? By, Marco ?BigWop? Chiappetta June 16, 2000    Soyo has been making quite a name for themselves as of late.  When Intel?s very popular BX chipset was prevalent, Soyo arguably produced a few of the very best boards available.  Time goes by and new products... Read more...
   Soyo's New SY-6BA+III  The third time is a charm   Well now... It seems as if there is quite a stir about the new round of motherboards that have been released lately. The marketing focus and design efforts of today's Motherboard Manufacturers have shifted to embrace the needs of the serious "overclocker".... Read more...
   The Soyo's SY-6BA+IV  The immortal motherboard! You know this 6BA+ name thing is getting to be like a movie seqoul for Soyo! Just when you thought it was safe to buy that new motherboard with all those new cool features, wait... IT'S BACK!!! This time around Soyo gave us only a few months between the release of the 6BA+III... Read more...
  The Soyo Computer SY-6BE+ Stability for the conservative @ heart!   Soyo Copmputer is one of the larger Motherboard Manufacturers in the business. Established in the Mid 1980s, they have grown to be a force in the industry and have garnered many awards for their products from major publications. The SY-6BE+ is Soyo's answer to... Read more...
The Soyo SY-6ICA Motherboard Soyo's RAMBUS Driven i820 Offering By, Dave "Davo" Altavilla - 5/17/00 Here we are again with yet another look at a motherboard from a top notch supplier based on Intel's controversial chipset, the i820.  Whether you are interested in SDRAM supported designs with Intel's infamous MTH (memory transfer... Read more...
  Soyo's  SY-6IZA Socket 370 Intel ZX Based Motherboard With AGP Support   Fourteen years old and 400 head strong, Soyo Computer offers for your consumption, the SY-6IZA. This board offers a fairly complete sets of features in an economical package. What you are looking at is a VERY compact 4/1/1 set up. Here's the rest of the... Read more...
  The Soyo's SY-6VBA-133 The motherboard market is beginning to heat up with a surge of new technology based on new chipsets from various vendors like Intel, AMD, SIS and VIA. Soyo has typically been one of the early entries into new technologies as they come to market. With the anticipation of the new i820 chipset based motherboards,... Read more...
  Soyo SY-7IZB+ A Socket 370 - Good features and perfect for upgrading your AT System   Most of you out there in cyberspace probably have one or to old AT cases containing what used to be the top of the line computer system. Also to most of you, upgrading to a PII, P!!! or Celeron would mean replacing the case, keyboard, and mouse.... Read more...
Soyo's SY-K7VTA - KT133 Motherboard AMD Socket A Technology From Soyo, Solid As A Rock By, Dave "Davo" Altavilla 10 / 25 / 2000   Motherboard offerings are really beginning to get overwhelming.  Why is this you ask?  Well, for starters Intel finally has true competition with AMD firmly perched in the heart of its mainstream... Read more...
Soyo's SY-7VMA - PM133 Socket 370 Motherboard The i815 should be nervous... By, Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta 12/7/00 Competition.  It seams like that is one of the first words to come to mind when discussing the current PC hardware scene.  When you think of video, the competition between 3dfx and nVidia always comes up. Think... Read more...
  The Skywell Magic TNT TNT Power at bargain basement prices!   When nVidia's first generation TNT Video Chipset came into the market place, the industry was amazed at the raw performance of a product that actually had the ability to rival 3dfx's Voodoo 2 chipset. Time marched on at the fast and steady pace that drives the PC industry... Read more...
The SGI 1600SW Flat Panel LCD Finally, a Multi-Media and Gaming ready LCD By Dave Altavilla 8/3/01 Flat Panel technology is still far from perfect, at least in this Tech Journalist's eyes.  Then again, so is CRT technology.  I guess we're a bit spoiled here at HotHardware.  However, let's face it, the display you look at on... Read more...
  Sharp's Internet Viewcam - Size Matters...   Whoever came up with the saying, "size doesn't matter" was living in a dream world. This is a family show here at Hot Hardware, so we won't get into the specifics of the saying's origin. :-) However, as with most things in life, size DOES matter especially when it comes to... Read more...
 This just in from Hot Hardware fan and Super Cooling Freak-Man Steve Croft! I recently got the P3 500 and set about a maximum tweak... Brief highlights of how follow :-) 1.) Mobo BX6 r2 Bios (Ver KU) settings.... FSB set to 129 x 5 (1/4 pci) Core Volts set at 2.3V 2.) PC125 SDRAM (128MB) PC100 falls over badly... 3.) InWin Q500 full... Read more...
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