DFI LanParty and Abit AN7 NFII Ultra Motherboards

DFI LANParty NFII Ultra B vs. ABIT AN7 The Clash of the nForce2 Ultra's By: Tom Laverriere February 29, 2004       Fast, stable, feature-rich and affordable, these are just some of the words we have chosen historically...

Diamond S80 Video Card Review

Diamond Multimedia's Stealth S80 A legend returns to the graphics market By Robert Maloney February 15th,  2003 Many seasoned PC enthusiasts fondly recall being the first on the block to have a high-powered Diamond Viper card in their rig, and boasting about it to their friends.  Back then, Diamond and...

NVIDIA ForceWare 55 Hands-On

NVIDIA ForceWare 55 Hands-On New Features for Enthusiasts By: Chris Angelini February 18, 2004 It used to be that graphics manufacturers dedicated themselves to incorporating nifty features into their hardware, besting the competition from a specification point of view, at the very least.  Developer...

MADDOG Entertainer 7.1 DSP

MAD DOG Entertainer 7.1 DSP Sound Card 8 Channels of Chest Pounding Sound By Tom Laverriere February 17, 2004 Many of today's motherboards are equipped with more than ample integrated sound solutions...

MSI FX5950 Ultra VTD256

The MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 NVIDIA's Flagship GPU, MSI Style... By, Marco Chiappetta February 12, 2004 After facing some fierce competition from ATi's R3x0 GPUs and fielding a mountain of criticism regarding questionable driver "optimizations", NVIDIA has had to deal with quite a bit of adversity as of...

Albatron's PX875 Pro Motherboard

  Albatron's PX875 Pro Motherboard Power, Performance, and Good Looks By: Jeff Bouton February 5, 2004 Since the advent of Intel's i865 and i875 chipsets, the two have performed similarly, with a slight advantage going to the 875 and its PAT (Performance Acceleration Technology).  Soon after the release...

Intel Prescott P4 3.2GHz and P4 EE 3.4GHz

Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz Prescott And Pentium 4 3.4GHz  Extreme Edition Significant changes in P4 architecture bring future scalability By, Dave Altavilla February 1, 2004 During the course of the year in 2003, AMD and Intel were engaged in a...

Asus A7N8XE Deluxe Wireless Edition

  Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe Wireless Edition Performance Anywhere You Want It By, Tom Laverriere February 5, 2004 Ever since its inception, the nForce2 chipset has taken off and never looked back.  It brings a lot to the table in terms of stability, performance, and most importantly affordability for the...

Soyo's SYCK8 Dragon Plus Motherboard

  Soyo's SY-CK8 Dragon Plus Motherboard A New Enthusiast Board for the Athlon 64 By: Jeff Bouton January 29, 2004 If all goes as planned for AMD, 2004 will be the year of the Athlon 64.  They gave us a taste of their new product line in the last quarter of 2003...

ASUS DRW0402P/D DVD+/R/RW Drive Review

  ASUS DRW-0402P/D DVD±R/RW Drive Review High Capacity on a Budget By Chris Angelini January 28, 2004 It's hard to believe that the very first DVD writers were priced in the neighborhood of $16,000, especially considering the current landscape of low-cost optical hardware. ...

Shuttle ST61G4 XPC

The Shuttle ST61G4 XPC ATi's Radeon 9100 IGP In Action... By, Marco Chiappetta January 26, 2004   A quick glance and Shuttle's XPC feature comparison table hints at one of the reasons why they have been so successful with their line of small form factor systems.  Browse over to that page and you'll see...

Hercules Video Prophetview 920 Pro DVI

Hercules Video - Prophetview 920 Pro DVI A Gamer's Flat Panel And More Jason R. Gibson January 15th, 2004 It has been a while since we at Hot Hardware have taken a look at a new Liquid Crystal Display (LCD).  Back in March of 2001 my fellow H.H. colleague, Dave, ventured a look at one of the forerunners of...

Soyo Raptor SYPS400 PSU

  Soyo Raptor SY-PS400 Adjustable PSU Review Not Your Father's PSU By: Jeff Bouton January 6th, 2004 When someone is getting ready to build their new dream machine, the power supply is often overlooked. Generally people focus on the performance side of the equation, getting the fastest CPU, hard drive and...

AMD Athlon 64 3400+

The AMD Athlon 64 3400+: The Athlon 64 Gets Its First Speed Bump... By, Marco Chiappetta January 6, 2004 AMD closed out 2003 by quietly releasing the Athlon 64 3000+.  The 3000+ was clocked at the same 2.0GHz as the Athlon 64 3200+, and it used the same 754 pin socket, but it featured 512K of L1 cache, only...

ASUS SK8V K8T800 Motherboard Review

  ASUS SK8V K8T800 Motherboard Review Socket 940 Platform Featuring VIA's K8T800 Chipset By: Chris Angelini January 4, 2004 They say it takes years to establish a solid reputation and minutes to destroy it, which is why the office Christmas party requires a delicate balance of business and pleasure. ...

Sapphire Atlantis 9800XT

The Sapphire Atlantis 9800XT Up Close and Personal with Sapphire's Radeon 9800 XT 256MB By, Marco Chiappetta December 30, 2003 In late September '03, ATi refreshed their fall line-up with the Radeon 9800 XT, knocking the then dominant Radeon 9800 Pro from its perch atop ATi's video card food chain.  We...

Plextor's 708A 8X DVD+R/RW Drive

  The Plextor PX-708A 8x DVD±R/RW Drive Plextor fulfills the need for speed! By Robert Maloney December 28th, 2003 When it comes to optical drives, one brand that folks have turned to time and time again, for reliability and performance, would be Plextor.  We have had our looks at many a CD-RW drive and...

Ideazon Zboard

Ideazon Zboard Interchangeable Keyboard System Tom Laverriere December 23rd, 2003 Every once in a while a company will develop an innovation that makes an ordinary piece of hardware exciting.  In the arena of input devices, more specifically, keyboards, there have been many innovations to aid with the ever...

Aopen EZ65 vs. Biostar iDEQ 200T

The AOpen EZ65 & Biostar iDEQ 200T Shuttle Isn't the Only OEM Making SFF Systems... By, Marco Chiappetta December 16, 2003        With all of the buzz surrounding Shuttle's popular XPC line of small form factor systems, you'd think they were the only company producing these diminutive...

Asus P4S800DE SiS655 TX Motherboard

  The Asus P4S800D-E  Motherboard Pentium 4 Powered Performance With The SiS 655TX Chipset By: Dave Altavilla December 22, 2003 All year we've been waiting for a chipset manufacturer to get into the Pentium 4 chipset arena with a Dual Channel DDR capable offering that finally gave Intel something to...

Abit AI7 865PE Motherboard

  ABIT AI7 865PE Motherboard Review The i865PE board with "µGuru" By: Jeff Bouton December 18th, 2003 When it comes to overclocking an Intel based system, no processor has shown more potential than the Pentium 4-C.  More specifically, Intel's Pentium 4-C at 2.4GHz has proven to have a ton of...

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