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The GA-GF2000 GF256 GTS 32MB DDR Super stable and Super Fast, Gigabyte Does it right... By Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta 8/21/00   As more and more companies diversify their product lines to offer motherboards and video cards, many similar products will begin to hit store shelves.  Companies like Asus, Abit and Gigabyte have... Read more...
The Gigabyte GV-GF3000 64MB GeForce 3 Prepare Yourself... By, Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta May 15, 2001 With the impending release of any new product, there is an inevitable barrage of spin and marketing hype surrounding it. When nVidia officially unveiled the GeForce 3, the "spin-miesters" really went to work, as almost every... Read more...
The Gainward GeForce3 Power Pack !!! Golden Sample Tastefully Selected GeForce3 Goodness By Dave Altavilla 9/10/01 GeForce3 cards are in total abundance these days.  As an OEM, to compete in this space and get more than your fair share of the market, one must differentiate.  With the plethora of "reference design" cards... Read more...
The nVidia GeForce 2 MX-400 What's old is what's new... By, Jeff Bouton April 23, 2001 Ever since they first introduced the GeForce line of GPU's, nVidia has made it clear that they live by their motto, "We Want to Push Every Pixel on the Planet".  With ever improving models being produced at a feverish pace, they have made... Read more...
The NVidia GeForce 2 MX Top End Performance At Bargain Basement Prices - And It Over-clocks too! By Dave "Davo" Altavilla 7/7/00   There is something strange about 3D Graphics Cards that brings out the "crazies" in people.  What amuses me the most is when people get into very emotional and heated discussions in... Read more...
The Gigabyte GA660Plus - TNT2-A What a difference a "rev." makes! Most companies dealing with circuit board design and manufacturing go through a refinement process of their product which makes improvements to the original release product with each iteration. Gigabyte had a little help from NVidia, the manufacturers of the TNT2 chip,... Read more...
The Elsa Gladiac Based on the NVidia GeForce2 GTS With 32MB DDR SDRAM By Dave "Davo" Altavilla 6/4/00   Graphics Card reviews are probably the most regularly covered material that we produce here at Hot Hardware.  Perhaps that is because there is an almost dizzying array of manufacturers to choose from.  Regardless,... Read more...
The Elsa Gladiac 64MB DDR GeForce 2 GTS You Do Play Games, Right? By Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta 9/24/00 To say the video card market is saturated with GeForce 2 powered video cards right now would be an understatement.  With nVidia being the last of the major chip vendors, they are the only real option for companies like Elsa,... Read more...
The Elsa Gloria II Quadro SDR Professional Graphic Solutions for High-End 3D Applications  May 26, 2000 - By John "Tool" Fiegener   Allow me to introduce myself. My name is John Fiegener.  I am the Founder and Owner of tool. Inc.  We are a Product Design Group specializing in mechanical design of products mainly... Read more...
The Hercules Game Theater XP Hercules is Breakin' Out! By Jeff Bouton May 22, 2001   Today, it seems that if you ask someone what kind of sound card they have installed in their system, more often than not, the answer is "...a Sound Blaster Live..."  Without a doubt, Creative has garnered a huge stake in the PC audio market,... Read more...
3dfx Selling Core Graphics Assets To nVidia Corp. One step closer to complete domination, nVidia moves to assimilate the competition   NVIDIA To acquire 3dfx core graphics assets SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 15, 2000 - NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain graphics... Read more...
  January 12   A3D - The Old And The NEW - Vortex 2 vrs. Vortex 1   Diamonds Little Monster Sound MX300 For this little spotlight I would like to take a close look at how technology advances, specifically in the field of 3D sound. For me, and historically for a lot of folks, sound cards are sometimes an afterthought. As long... Read more...
    Today Brian Burke of 3dfx gave Hot Hardware an exclusive inside scoop on new drivers that will soon be released for the Voodoo3! We've got the goods here first! Take it away Brian! The week of July 19th, 3dfx will be releasing a new set of drivers for the Voodoo3. Besides the usual bug fixes, we have added some user control image... Read more...
The GeForce3 Ti 500 and nVidia's Fall Lineup...New Hardware & Software Enter the Detonator XPs and Titanium By - Marco Chiappetta Edited By:  Dave Altavilla October 1, 2001     NVIDIA is at it again. Just when we were all getting used to the idea of a new chipset standard from the 3D graphics giant... 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 VisionTek XTasy Titanium Series Line-up Taking Graphics to the Next Level By - Jeff Bouton November 1, 2001 Just in time to compete with the long awaited new Radeon's from ATI, nVidia has release their latest version of the popular GeForce GPU's named "Titanium."  By now, it is fairly obvious that when it comes to competition,... Read more...
Dueling DVD  New Video2000 Results From The Majors In Graphics The Online Hardware Review Media community has a solid focus on 3D Graphics performance and technology as a whole.  This goes without saying.  Too often the Digital Video Subsystem of a particular graphics card goes untested and evaluated.  Perhaps this is because... Read more...
The Cadillac of Voodoo3! The 3dfx Voodoo3-3500TV In every market, whether you are selling Cars, Tupper-Ware, or 3D Video Cards, there is always a place for the high end. These types of products have all the bells and whistles and are tweaked, buffed and tuned for ultimate performance. This review is about the "Cadillac" of Voodoo3... Read more...
The 3dfx Voodoo 5 Run Down A discussion with Alf Covey of 3dfx  A transcript of the HotHardware Forum Section By Dave "Davo" Altavilla 4/19/00   We are now officially in count down mode with the imminent release and launch of the 3dfx Voodoo 5, in a matter of weeks.  Over the past three weeks, the HotHardware forum... Read more...
The 3dfx Voodootv 200 PCI Not just 3D Anymore... By Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta 10/24/00 Since their inception, 3dfx has been known as a leading manufacturer of high end 3D chipsets. From the beginning the Voodoo name was synonymous with gaming and has been a dominant brand at retail. They are arguably responsible for the entire PC... Read more...
The Visiontek GeForce3 Powered by NVIDIA and made in the USA By Dave Altavilla 5/24/2001   "Board Stuffing", that's what the industry affectionately calls what the folks at Visiontek do as their core business unit.  Otherwise known as "Contract Manufacturing", in a nut shell, Visiontek will take a customer's "Bill... Read more...
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