SiS 655FX Chipset

  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...

ATI Radeon 9800 XT

The ATi Radeon 9800 XT  256MB ATi Turns Up The Heat In High End 3D Graphics By - Dave Altavilla September 30, 2003 When ATi released the Radeon 9800 Pro earlier this year, the Toronto, Ontario Canada design team, had been working with a strong foundation, that was built on their most successful card ever...

AMD's Athlon 64 FX-51

The Athlon 64 FX-51 Processor AMD Drops the Hammer, On Your Desktop! By, Marco Chiappetta And Dave Altavilla September 23, 2003 AMD'S HECTOR RUIZ WITH AN ATHLON 64 It has been about two years, since AMD first divulged information about their "K8" architecture, also known as the "Hammer", at...

Abit's IC7-MAX3 Motherboard

  Abit's IC7-MAX3 The Legacy Free, OTES Cooled Canterwood Board By Dave Altavilla September 22, 2003 You definitely have to hand it to the engineers at Abit Computer.  While many motherboard manufacturers are taking steps to differentiate their board from the masses, by bundling in gimmick goodies, like...

Terratec Aureon Vs. AudioTrak Prodigy

Terratec Aureon Vs. AudioTrak Prodigy Two 7.1 24-Bit/192kHz Cards Under $150 by Jeff Bouton September 18, 2003 For a long time, when you thought of a sound card there were two basic choices; there were cards from Creative Labs and then there was everyone else.  However, over recent years, there has been an...

AquaMark3 GeForce FX 5900 Ultra Vs. Radeon 9800 Pro

  AquaMark3 - GeForce FX 5900 Ultra Vs. Radeon 9800 Pro DX8/DX9 Pixel and Vertex Shader Benchmarking By: Dave Atlavilla September 15, 2003   All of the recent controversy over Valve's Half Life 2 presentations at ATi's Shader Day, relative...

NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000

  The NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000 NV35GL Based Pro Graphics By: Dave Altavilla September 8, 2003   Back in the month of August, we showcased for you two of the current top Pro Graphics cards in the industry, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 2000 and the ATi FireGL X1.  However, at the time we were testing those two...

Asus V9950 Ultra GeForce FX 5900 Ultra

The Asus V9950 Ultra - GeForce FX 5900 Ultra The First Single-Slot Ultra to Hit Our Lab... By - Marco Chiappetta September 9, 2003 Recently it seems as though NVIDIA has made a few wrong moves, that got them a ton of bad press. First, there was the whole 3DMark03 situation. Then came the Unreal Tournament 2003...

NVIDIA Quadro FX 2000 and ATi FireGL X1

  The NVIDIA Quadro FX 2000 And The ATi FireGL X1 Professional Graphics Solutions Do Battle By: Dave Altavilla August 20, 2003     Professional Graphics Cards are sort of an oddity to us here at HotHardware.com.  Admittedly, we don't get to tinker enough in this area, since frankly the market...

Epox 4PDA2+ v2.0

Epox 4PDA2+ V2 Motherboard Review One Step Closer to Near-Perfection "Burned" in by Robert Maloney September 3, 2003           Today on HotHardware we have another Springdale-based motherboard to add to the mix. Intel has made some recent comments about...

DFI LanParty nForce2 Ultra

  DFI LANParty nForce2 Ultra Looks and Performance That Can Kill By, Tom Laverriere September 1, 2003 Routine, to some people, is perfectly acceptable.  Knowing what's going to happen at certain times of the day, every single day, is what puts them at ease.  Others believe change is good. ...

Teac DVW50D DVD±R/RW Drive

  The Teac DV-W50D DVD±R/RW Drive The Best of Both Worlds on a Budget By, Jeff Bouton August 28, 2003 As DVD burners have gone mainstream, they've also evolved into an economical burning solution, but this wasn't always the case.  When DVD writers were first introduced a few years ago, they got...

asetek WaterChill CPU Cooler Review

asetek WaterChill CPU Cooler Review Water Cooling for Pentium 4, Athlon XP, and Athlon 64 By: Chris Angelini August 25, 2003 When you hear one of your friends talk about a skydiving adventure, or even a bungee jump for that matter, do you tend to smile, nod, and think to yourself, "one of these days...

Gigabyte's GA-8S648FX Motherboard

Gigabyte's GA-8S648FX Motherboard Bridging the gap with the SiS 648FX "Burned" in by Robert Maloney August 13th, 2003           A lot of hype and controversy has surrounded Intel's latest chipsets, the i865 Springdale and the i875 Canterwood, and they are...

ATi All In Wonder 9600 Pro

  ATi's All-In-Wonder 9600 Pro Unveiled Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Any Better By: Jeff Bouton August 5th, 2003   It's hard to believe that ATi pioneered the TV/Video card with their All-In-Wonder product line and years later we find little competition in sight aside from nVidia's Personal...

Teac CDW552E CDRW Drive

  The Teac CD-W552E 52x24x52 CD-RW Drive Pushing the CD-R Limits By, Jeff Bouton August 7th, 2003 It's hard to believe how far technology has advanced over the last decade.  I can remember getting my first CD-ROM drive that came with a Sound Blaster audio card.  That was the ultimate addition to my...

Sapphire Ultimate Edition Radeons!

The Sapphire Ultimate Edition Atlantis 9800 Pro & The Sapphire Ultimate Edition Atlantis 9600 Pro A Couple of Passively Cooled, Wild Looking Radeons! By - Marco Chiappetta July 25, 2003 ATi's Radeon 9800 Pro and 9600 Pro GPUs are two of the most popular 3D chipsets on the market today.  A multitude of...

Tyan Tachyon G9600 Pro

The Tyan Tachyon G9600 Pro A Little Something To Break the Monotony By - Marco Chiappetta August 6, 2003 For the last few months, budget conscious enthusiasts have been enamored with ATi's Radeon 9600 Pro GPU.  And when you really think about it, what's not to like?  It's a relatively inexpensive...

Auravision eluminX Keyboard Review

Auravision's EluminX Keyboard Illuminating technology "Burned in" by Robert Maloney July 30th, 2003 While we here at HotHardware have written countless articles on motherboards, video cards, and the like, we haven't often found the time or reason to comment on one piece of everyone's setup, the...

SOYO Mini DRAGON 651 Review

SOYO Mini DRAGON 651 A New Pentium 4 Small Form Factor PC In The Crowd By: Chris Angelini July 28th, 2003 SFF PCs are all the rage it seems and we're as much a fan of small form-factor systems as any, here at HotHardware.  My personal desktop system tucks away neatly under my desk.  I've also got a...

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