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Preparing For a Dual-Processor PC Know what you're getting into... By, Marco ?BigWop? Chiappetta 1 / 11 / 2001    Hello Folks.  Today we?re doing something a little different here on H.H.  We normally focus on straightforward hardware reviews but while working on my most recent project?a review of the Abit VP6?I hit a little speed bump.  As most of you probably know by now, the VP6 is Abit?s newest Dual-Processor motherboard.  Last week I sat down to install our review board and about an hour into checking it out my system went dead.  I had killed my power supply!  What a bummer!  It was a decent 300-Watt unit that came with my case.  It had been... 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 be the centerpiece of the living room, replacing your current televisions, computers and stereos with an all-in-one solution.  They have visions of a "catch all' of home entertainment, where Dad can watch the latest DVD and the kids can get involved in a multiplayer "frag-fest" just before dinner?Well they probably never envisioned a "frag-fest"... 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 ourselves in the fall season with too many new "toys" to possibly even consider for the coming holidays.  However, 3D Graphics Cards seem to heat up this time of year, more so it seems, than any other technology for the Personal Computer.  Furthermore, the frenzy and hype surrounding these products is more intense and vigorous than almost... 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.  Today, ATI Technologies contacted us with information on what will be their "bomb dropping" arsenal that will most likely cause quite a stir at the show.  Hot Hardware will not be able to attend this event so we had a teleconference  call set up with Niles Burbank, Group Product Manager at ATI, to discuss the buzz, hype and cold... 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 the place, but people will still want decent 3D performance? Enter the ATI Xpert 2000Pro.    The Xpert 2000 Pro is ATI?s answer to cards such as Diamond/S3?s Stealth III S540 Xtreme and cards based on nVidia?s TNT2 M64 chip.  Although none of these cards can be considered top of the heap when comparing gaming performance numbers, they are... 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 a taste of what?s in store for us in the coming months.   The largest player of all, ATI has been relatively silent. Until Now? We?ve been under NDA for a little while about the Radeon 256, and let me tell you, it?s been tough to keep this one quiet.  ATI has generally been ahead of the curve in terms of feature implementation. They were the... 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 features, etc.   On the other hand, you could just populate your current graphics card with two processing engines based on your original design.  This is an over simplification of the latter approach as there are many issues with respect to getting these two engines to work together in unison.  This technology was first pioneered by 3dfx with... 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 industry, their products have never had superior performance as far as Gaming and 3D Graphics were concerned.  Their feature sets were very complete, but competing products from NVidia and 3dfx consistently outperformed ATI?s products at the time.  Even though ?on paper? some of ATI?s products seemed powerful enough to compete, in real world testing,... 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 next generation product called the "Rage Fury MAXX", and we would like to ask a few questions about this exciting technology you are bringing to market. Dave- First, can you give us a little background on the target market segment for the new Rage Fury MAXX product? What was the philosophy behind the card when in the conceptual stage? ATI- The Rage... Read more...
The 3dfx Voodoo 5 5500 AGP Update!  New Drivers, Benchmarks and Full Review Rating! By Dave "Davo" Altavilla 5/12/00 Welcome back folks!  This is an update to our initial Voodoo5 PREview article on 4/24/00.  We aren't going to spend a lot of time with flowery verbage here.  You came here for one thing.  You want to see how the Voodoo5-5500, in its full retail final release state, will perform.  That's why you are here and that's what you'll get!  For reference, if you would like to skim back through our initial hands-on PREview of the Voodoo5-5500 with Pre-Release drivers, please look here. Enough with the talk, let's rock!  Bring on the benchmarks!... Read more...
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