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  By Jeff Bouton October 26, 2003           So, you've read the reviews and now you're considering upgrading to an Athlon 64.  From what we've seen, that's not a bad choice.  As Marco showed in his introduction to the Athlon 64, AMD's much anticipated processor has shown a lot of promise.  There have been some delays in bringing the new chip to market, but in the end it looks like AMD got it right.  But where do you begin? Soon after AMD released the Athlon 64 to the public, eager motherboard manufacturers unveiled their latest motherboards for AMD's new baby.  Some are offering basic packages that boast features and performance,... Read more...
  Intoducing the SiS655FX Chipset An Overview of Functionality and Performance By: Jeff Bouton October 2, 2003 By now you all know the drill, Intel or AMD release a new chipset for their processor platform and the other third party manufacturers, like VIA, NVIDIA, ALi, and SiS, are soon to follow.  This time around we are talking about the latest release from Silicon Integrated Systems, with their SiS655FX chipset.  Their latest incarnation is a potent package, challenging the Intel 865/875 family chipsets in an effort to offer some competition in both price points and features.  SiS introduced several new features to give the SiS655FX an edge over the competition, with the... Read more...
ATI RADEON 9100 IGP Preview Integrated Graphics for the Pentium 4 By: Chris Angelini July 7th, 2003 ATI's engineers have worked hard this past year.  At the risk of being redundant, they've escorted to market the R300 series of Visual Processing Units (VPUs), they've spun off mainstream versions of the same chip for broader appeal, and they've successfully implemented the R300 and R350 processors (operating at full-speed) into the All-In-Wonder family of multimedia products.  What a busy bunch of beavers.  But there are other aspects of computing in which the expertise of a graphics company proves useful.  ATI's rival, NVIDIA, already knows that.  NVIDIA's nForce and... Read more...
The Iwill XP4-G Mini-PC Iwill Enters the SFF Fray... By, Marco Chiappetta June 25, 2003 Small Form Factor, or SFF PCs have been getting a ton of press lately.  In late 2001 Shuttle introduced their SV24, and from then on the market has simply exploded.  Now, a myriad of different OEMs offer mini-PCs that cater to a wide variety of users.  Shuttle has delivered SFF systems for business users (SB52G2) or the performance enthusiast (SB61G2).  MSI has audiophiles covered with their MEGA PC.  Each one of these systems, and many others, offer specific features that are designed to please a specific target audience.  In general, the trend has been to cram as many features... Read more...
The SiS 648 Chipset Debuts A Comprehensive Look at a Pre-Production Shuttle AS45GT/R By, Marco Chiappetta August 12, 2002    In early 2002 Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SiS) released their 645 chipset.  Initially, many analysts were skeptical that SiS could deliver a high-performing DDR chipset for the Pentium 4.  They were all quickly proven wrong though, as time and again the SiS645 performed at, or near, the top of the pack in review after review.  Looking to build upon the relative success of the 645, SiS took the wraps off of their latest chipset for the Pentium 4, the 648.  With the new 648 Northbridge, SiS is also releasing their new 963 Southbridge which... Read more...
  Intel's Pentium 4 with 533MHz Bus and The i850E Chipset 2.4 and 2.53GHz performance with a 533MHz Front Side Bus By, Dave Altavilla May 6, 2002 There are many architectural attributes of Intel's Pentium 4 processor, that will drive incremental performance for CPU core, as the months and years roll on, in their battle against their primary competitor, Advanced Micro Devices.  Intel engineered the P4 core with a staggeringly deep 20 stage pipeline, that allows clock frequencies to scale with ease.  There are certainly pros and cons to having this deeply pipelined architecture.  However, in a market where MHz and GHz are king, not only will more clock cycles drive performance,... Read more...
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