Items tagged with ATI

The Soyo P4X400 DRAGON Ultra Platinum Edition VIA's Rogue Chipset Has Arrived! By, Marco Chiappetta October 31, 2002 Tonight on HotHardware.Com we're going to take a look at a motherboard from Soyo that is powered by VIA's controversial P4X400 DDR chipset for the Pentium 4.  If you've been on top of the hardware scene, you may know that Intel and VIA have been locked in a heated battle over the legality of VIA's P4X series of chipsets.  Intel alleges that VIA does not hold the necessary licenses to produce chipsets for the P4, while VIA claims they obtained the licenses in their acquisition of S3.  Regardless of who is "right", the ongoing litigation between these two... Read more...
  ATI All In Wonder 9700 Pro Preview The Fastest 3D in a Multimedia Package By: Chris Angelini September 30, 2002 If ATI were a Winston Cup NASCAR, we'd say that the company is efficiently firing on all eight cylinders.  The Mobility RADEON 9000 rules the mobile market, the well publicized RADEON 9700 Pro delivers the best performance to gaming enthusiasts, and the RADEON 9000 Pro is a solid mainstream card.  Further, ATI's latest round of hardware has been complimented by relatively stable drivers - a first, as far as the gaming community is concerned.  After the past few months of heightened success, what more could we ask for from the Canadian firm?  Well, consider... Read more...
NVIDIA Detonator 40 Evaluation New Features And Enhanced Performance By -Chris Angelini August 30, 2002 We haven?t heard much from NVIDIA lately, though rumors about NV30 seem to dominate hardware discussion boards. Similarly, even the excitement surrounding nForce2 has subsided in light of newfound graphics competition from ATI.  After patiently watching ATI tantalize the mainstream, enthusiast, and mobile markets, NVIDIA has put the finishing touches on a new driver package that bolsters performance and enhances the functionality of its entire graphics family.  Will it be enough to divert attention from the RADEON 9700 Pro?  Not this time ? ATI has established a sizeable performance... Read more...
  The ATi Radeon 9700 Pro Full Release Review ATi Technologies Overtakes NVIDIA's Flagship GPU By, Dave Altavilla August 19, 2002 Taking risks is a way of life for people as well as companies, if there is a desire to achieve and be the best at what they do.  If you look at the patterns and modus operendi of the average "over achiever", you'll note that taking chances and educated risks is standard procedure.  Often times an individual, if they are to expand their scope of influence or grow, needs to take themselves "out of their element" and take the risk of something totally new, foreign or innovative.  Likewise, one certainly could draw a conclusion on... Read more...
  The ATi Radeon 9000 and Radeon 9700 Preview ATi 's Next Generation Products Unveiled By, Jeff Bouton July 18, 2002   The video card wars are heating up once again.  The rivalry between ATi and NVIDIA has never been more intense.  The two are poised for yet another battle in their ongoing attempts for market supremacy.  As of late, the two seem to be in strike / counter-strike mode.  ATi launches new drivers and NVIDIA launches Cg.  Just as was the case with the Radeon 8500 launch, ATi is the first to break the silence and have announced their next generation technology.  We can only assume that NVIDIA is lying in wait, to see what their arch-rival has... Read more...
  ATi's New "Catalyst" Software Package Improved Performance, Reliability & More! By, Jeff Bouton June 13, 2002 In a quest to maintain their position as a leader in the video card market, ATi is constantly looking to improve the end-user's overall experience.  This applies to their latest hardware releases, as well as new and improved software developments.  As we've recently seen, ATi has begun to seriously address some issues that have plagued them in the past.  Lately, we've seen a marked increase in their efforts to improve driver performance and reliability.  It seems like this year alone they have released updated drivers at an ever increasing pace,... Read more...
  The ATi All-In-Wonder Radeon 8500 Review Will The Real All-In-Wonder Please Stand Up? By, Jeff Bouton April 22, 2002   ATi has been manufacturing video cards and other multimedia products since 1985 and was one of the earliest companies to institute the concept of a combination TV/Video card.  The theory seemed simple, combine a quality graphics card and TV tuner into a single PCB, that would give the consumer the best of both worlds in a single product.  And so the ?All-In-Wonder? product line was born.  These days, ATi has been releasing new models of the ?All-In-Wonder? at a feverish pace, with three new versions since last fall alone, the All-In-Wonder Radeon 8500DV,... Read more...
ATi All-In-Wonder Radeon 8500DV One card, a multitude of technology By Dave Altavilla 12/26/01   ATi's extremely successful "All-In-Wonder" series of graphics cards has garnered critical acclaim for many years now, with its highly integrated offering of Multimedia, TV and Digital Video capabilities.  Where most all other manufacturers opt to handle TV Tuner and Input/Output Interfaces in discrete external solutions, ATi's packs it all on one standard AGP implementation.  The only other vendor that was able to deliver this level of integration, was the now extinct 3dfx, with their impressive at the time, Voodoo3-3500TV. Since then times have changed dramatically and there... Read more...
  The ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon 7500 Review Not Just a TV Card By, Jeff Bouton April 4, 2002 I'm sure if you asked any computer enthusiast to name a manufacturer of combination TV/Graphics cards, there is little doubt that many would say "ATi."  We're not saying that they are the only game in town but it is hard to argue that they haven't carved out quite a niche for themselves.  With competition from players like Hauppague, as well as the relatively recent edition of nVidia, with its "Personal Cinema" product, ATI still holds a major share of the combination TV/Graphics card market. What sets ATI apart from the rest, is that they were one of the first to pioneer... Read more...
The ATi Radeon 8500 Driver Update 11/14/01 One step closer but still not quite there yet By Dave Altavilla 11/14/01          Well then, it's update time.  As we promised in our 10/22/01 release review of the Radeon 8500 and 7500 series graphics cards, we're back with an update on ATi's progress in the driver department.  Today, ATi will be releasing their 7.63.01 revision driver for both the Radeon 8500 and 7500 series graphics cards.  This "unified driver" has been targeted by ATi to solve many of the issues that cropped up in the initial release of their new generation product. Specifically, in a conference call with ATi, we were... Read more...
Intel's "Tualatin" Pentium III 1.20GHz. Processor Encore From a Classic By, Jeff Bouton July 31, 2001 Not long ago, the rumors of a new Pentium III processor called "Tualatin" began circulating around the internet.  The occasional article claiming information or pictures of the "yet to be announced" processor would crop up, offering us a little glimpse of what was to come.  Some of you may have heard of the new .13 micron process, or maybe that it required less voltage than previous Pentium III's.  For me, my first glimpse was a screenshot of a 1.26GHz. chip from Taiwan with 1.475V stamped on it and a large silver shield hiding the die.  Information... Read more...
     Driving The Athlon MIcro-Star's MS-6167 AMD Based Motherboard       Finally, the playing field is begining to level out somewhat in the Processor/Motherboard arena. The consumer is no longer limited to one processor and chipset family that will provide top end performance. For many years competitors to Intel tried to compete in the "Value PC" market nipping at Intel's margins for what was then thought to be the mainstream PC. The high end space was always filled by product produced by the king of the technology hill, Intel. Many of these competitors to Intel fell by the wayside, surcoming to tough economic climates under the strains of being a "me... Read more...
Microstar International's MS-6337 - i815E Pro Our second pass at the i815E and it gets better every time. By Dave "Davo" Altavilla 9/27/00   You probably have noticed...  Intel's latest motherboard chipset the i815E, has taken hold with virtually all of the major motherboard manufacturers as a major component in their mainstream and high end product offering.  Not long ago product offerings were a flood with boards based on the VIA Apollo Pro133A chipset.  However, now that Intel finally has their own PC133 ready product out the door, we knew it wouldn't be long before the Big "I" would permeate once again. The HotHardware labs have recently been inundated... Read more...
Sono International's 1008S Newcomers to the PC Motherboard arena? Not really!   When Sono contacted me about reviewing their new Slot 1 Motherboard, I have to admit I was a little in the dark. At first I thought... Sono? Who? Then I received the eval unit. I was pleasantly surprised. This board seemed to be designed well. I also liked the fact that I got on board audio AND 4 PCI Slots. Sono has been in this business for over 9 years now. They are definitely not new to the scene. As you can see in the above shot, the layout is clean. and straight forward. One area of note was that the board we were sent only had two DIMM sockets populated and an obvious host location on the board for another... Read more...
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