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 Romtec Trios RX-910T6 IDE Hard Drive Selector Something a Little Different By Jeff Bouton 7/05/2001 Working as a hardware reviewer can be both a rewarding and exciting experience.  Where else can a person get regular exposure to the latest innovations in the technology world?  From new motherboards boasting the latest chipsets... Read more...
  OK folks! Listen up! We've got some great new breaking news for you here! Today we had a little chat with Brian Burke PR-SupaFly-Man of 3dfx! Check it...   Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to speak with the us. We'll let you get back to more critical tasks ASAP. We Voodoo 3 Freaks wouldn't want to take you off the... Read more...
The VSA-100 - Voodoo4 & 5 Dispelling The Myth A discussion with 3dfx Interactive       Thanks for stopping by folks. Tonight, we decided to have a little chat with our friends at 3dfx Interactive, Brian Burke P.R. Manager and Peter Wicher, Director of Product Marketing. It seems there has been some fairly serious debate... Read more...
  Setting Standards In 3D Graphics THE Technology Summit Report! - July 30, 1999 So how is that for fan fare?! The good folks at 3dfx invited us to their Super-Top-Secret Technology Summit on Tuesday, July 27th. Several Webmasters and Technical Writers from various web sites were invited down to this exclusive little party inside the... Read more...
Setting Standards In 3D Graphics THE Technology Summit Report! - July 30, 1999       Roadmaps and Miles Stones - The history and future of 3dfx Once upon a time, this little spin off / start-up out of Silicon Graphics, invented a great new 3D only graphics chip called Voodoo. -Yesterday Without getting into too much fairy tale... Read more...
Setting Standards In 3D Graphics THE Technology Summit Report! - July 30, 1999     Hooray For Hollywood! No this isn't a Broadway show, this is the real deal. Or perhaps, depending on your perspective, the digitally animated artificial deal! :-) Regardless, 3dfx will bring to your PC these new features which will take your experience... Read more...
Setting Standards In 3D Graphics THE Technology Summit Report! - July 30, 1999     Soft Shadows and Reflections Let's face it, the shadows that are drawn in today's games via today's hardware, are a little lame. Nowhere in nature does any object cast a shadow that is perfectly symmetrical, sharp or even squared off and boxy. Today's... Read more...
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 Leadtek Winfast GeForce 2 MX DH Pro An MX With all the Goodies... By Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta December 21, 2000 As a hardware review site, we come across many products competing for the same space in a particular market. No where is this more evident than the video card market. nVidia has been, and now that there is one less... Read more...
The Elsa Gladiac Ultra It sure is fast...but you'll pay for it!   By Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta - November 14, 2000   Anyone who remotely follows the PC hardware scene has no doubt become familiar with nVidia and their very aggressive product cycles.  Ever since the Riva 128 was released, nVidia has consistently and... Read more...
  Elsa Gladiac 920 Video Card More GeForce 3 Action! By, Jeff Bouton October 11, 2001     When it comes to graphics cards, there is no arguing that ELSA is among the industry leaders.  For over 20 years they have been producing top quality graphics cards, as well as other computer peripherals geared toward both the commercial... Read more...
   Elsa's Erazor III & Revelator 3D Eye Glasses ! A Dynamic Duo! (Benchmarks)     Well, needless to say, we did put the Erazor III through its paces. Overall we expected to see a bit of a hit in various framerates due to the Erazor III's lower clock frequencies. What we discovered was a little surprising. Check it out....... Read more...
   Elsa's Erazor III & Revelator 3D Eye Glasses ! A Dynamic Duo! Click for larger image     What's better than a hot new TNT2 based AGP card? How about a TNT2 based AGP video card bundled with 3D Stereo Eye Glasses? We recently received Elsa's new Erazor III TNT2, 32MB AGP card and it came with a nice surprise, The... Read more...
  Elsa's Erazor X - GeForce & Revelator 3D Shutter Glasses Breaking out from the "me too" crowd. Now that NVidia GeForce based cards are beginning to flow more freely, the race is beginning to blur a little with many vendors producing "me too" products based solely on the NVidia reference design. This is a look... Read more...
The Elsa Erazor X2 GeForce DDR Double Data Rate Fun Over the past few months NVidia clearly has taken the lead in the 3D graphics race.  First we saw the release of GeForce based card from various vendors like Creative, Asus, Guillemot, Leadtek and of course Elsa.  The second round of GeForce based cards were designed the way the... Read more...
Guillemot's Maxi Sound Fortissimo A lot of bang for your buck By  Marco ?BigWop? Chiappetta March 19, 2000 The Maxi Sound Fortissimo is a product for value minded people looking for high dollar quality.  We know there are many people out there that would look into a Live! Platinum or an Aureal SQ2500 but don?t have $100-$200 to drop... Read more...
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