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 Hercules 3D Prophet 4500 Kyro II Powered Goodness... By, Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta July 12, 2001 Something dawned on me when I sat down to begin writing this review.  The STMicroelectronics Kyro II powered Hercules 3D Prophet 4500, is the first video card that I have reviewed since July 2000, that is not powered by an nVidia... Read more...
The Kyro II... IMAGINATION TECHNOLOGIES: NEXT GENERATION KYRO IIT 3D GRAPHICS ACCELERATOR 12TH MARCH 2001 IMAGINATION TECHNOLOGIES' PARTNER STMICROELECTRONICS ANNOUNCES NEXT GENERATION KYRO II(tm) 3D GRAPHICS ACCELERATOR AND CUSTOMER HERCULES Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE: IMG), the leading provider of human computer interface intellectual... Read more...
The Enhanced Leadtek Winfast GeForce GTS Chock full of good stuff... By, Jeff Bouton December 28, 2000 It seems like every time you turn around these days, a leading manufacturer releases yet another new video card on the market.  Ever since the release of nVidia?s line of GeForce/GeForce2 GPUs, the introduction of powerful display cards... Read more...
The Leadtek Winfast GeForce 2 MX Worth every cent...and then some... By Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta 10/10/00 nVidia has been on a roll as of late.  They are seemingly starting to dominate the performance gamer market with their powerful GeForce 2 GTS.  As if that wasn?t good enough, they will soon be releasing an ?Ultra?... Read more...
The Leadtek WinFast GeForce3 TD A Reference Design With Attitude... By, Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta June 27, 2001     Now that the GeForce 3 has been widely available for a few weeks, we find ourselves in the same situation we we've been in numerous times before, since the days of the Voodoo2. Manufacturers follow a standard... Read more...
The Leadtek WinFast GeForce 3 Ti500 TD... Yes, There is a Video Card Under all that Metal! By, Marco Chiappetta November 15, 2001 Here we are again, in the same predicament we have found ourselves in many times before.  With the release of a "new" NVIDIA GPU, inevitably comes an onslaught of cards all based on a standard reference... Read more...
The Leadtek Winfast GeForce2 GTS The next generation GeForce makes its HotHardware debut 5/5/00 By Dave "Davo" Altavilla   Options, that's what typifies the Graphics Card Market at this point in time.  I don't think I have ever seen a time when there were so many 3D Accelerators to choose from.  There are so many different... 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...
4/25/00   Matrox G450 - Smaller, Faster and Highly Integrated By Dave "Davo" Altavilla      Graphics Chipset vendors are coming out of the woodwork this week, as the WinHEC conference shifts into high gear.  Not a player to sit on the sidelines, Matrox has taken the wraps off their much rumored G450 chip,... Read more...
614//00   Matrox's G450 - Smaller, Faster and Highly Integrated By Dave "Davo" Altavilla      Montreal, Canada, June 14, 2000-Matrox Graphics Inc. today announced the Matrox Millennium G450 Series, based on the Matrox G450 chip which integrates DualHead, DVI, and TV output. This new series of graphics cards consists... Read more...
Matrox In The New Millennium       Over the past few months Matrox has introduced new products which have been scoring very well as top performers in 2D, 3D and Multimedia. Based on their new G400 chipset, these products were a bit of a pleasant surprise, in terms of their raw power and image quality, to the hard-core gaming... 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...
MSI's GeForce 3 Powered Starforce 822 ViVo Not Just a GF3...It May Be "The" GeForce 3! By, Marco Chiappetta November 8, 2001 NVIDIA's new Titanium line of cards and ATi's new Radeons have been commanding most of the spotlight these days.  With the release of these "next generation" products, attention shifted focus,... Read more...
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