So, what's in the news today? There was something important that was supposed to happen, but I can't remember for the life of me. Oh, now I remember... wait, I forgot again. Um, oh yeah! ATI has finally lifted their NDA so we could all get a glimpse of their new X1000 family of cards. For your convenience, a roundup of reviews has been, well, rounded up. For the sake of balancing the scale a bit, Nvidia would also like you to know about the new BETA 81.84 drivers that are now available for download.
ATI Radeon X1300, X1600, X1800 Reviews
"Albatron's method does not split the PCI Express bus evenly between videocards like a true SLI chipset does, but it's close enough and it works! We will get into how the 915PL is turned into an SLI chipset in just a moment. Since the Albatron PX915SLI is based on the Intel 915PL chipset, the motherboard only supports Socket 775 Pentium 4 processors that run on a 533/800 MHz FSB."
"This product is absolutely loaded with features. It's based on the R430 chip with 16 pixel pipelines for excellent performance, even in the most graphically demanding games. This card doesn't stop there! It has many Audio/Video inputs/outputs, TV & FM tuner, a remote control & more. Only ATI can pull off a true All-In-One Video Card! Watch the Video to find out more..."
"The name Antec is pretty much synonymous with top quality, high end computer enclosures. When you purchase an Antec product you know you are getting something that is quality made with care and pride. Today I have the Sonata II for review, another fine quality product from Antec that claims to be designed to be completely quiet."
"The new Gigabyte i-RAM is a device that uses DDR memory for storage while emulating itself as a SATA hard disk drive. Using up to 4GB of DDR400 memory, this card can boast unimaginable access speeds. Just how fast is this device as compared to WD's Raptor?"