GeForce2 Has Arrived! Leadtek's Winfast GeForce2 GTS

The GeForce2 GTS Has Arrived! And A Look At Leadtek's Winfast GeForce2 GTS 4/26/00 By Dave "Davo" Altavilla   This week has been relentless.  It is as if the WinHEC conference is the designated battle ground for the PC Graphics Industry and the war has been waged with a vengeance.  Now if only we media types can keep up with the onslaught of announcements without burning out, life will be pretty good.  Tonight the NDA for NVidia's next generation processor has been lifted.  The following information will be presented as a two part piece.  A look at the GeForce2...

Hauppauge USB WinTV

 WinTV USB  USB TV Tuner Statistics have shown that the average American watches at least 10-20 hours of TV a week (give or take a few hours). However, ever since the introduction of computers, the average computer users probably watches less TV and surfs the net more. That's where the USB WinTV comes in to play. Starring at the computer screen all day and night can be boring and static, so let me introduce you to a device that will turn you back into a spud and into a chair potato. Hauppauge the company is well known for their TV cards. Their use of the BT48 chipset has pretty much made...

X-Micro Impact 4 Ultra

The X-Micro Impact 4 Ultra Haven't I seen you somewhere before? By, Jeff Bouton January 25, 2001 Today we?ll be taking a look at yet another product from Taiwan based X-Micro.  Not long ago I had the pleasure of taking the Hulk V GeForce2 MX card for a ride around the block and as you may have already heard, I liked it!  In fact, I liked it so much that it has remained the video card of choice in my second system.  This time around, X-Micro has brought to the table their latest offering, the X-Micro Impact 4 Ultra.  Fresh out of the box, it?s obvious that X-Micro has taken the...

Leadtek WinFast 3D S320 II

The Leadtek WinFast 3D S320 II 4/30/99   Leadtek was absolutely the first OEM to release a Graphics Accelerator based on the NVIDIA TNT2 chip. We received a full Retail Release 32MB SGRAM Supported Card. This is a highly anticipated product as we all know, so I won't bore you with a long monologue. Let's get right to it! As I stated, our card came equipped with 32MB of SGRAM, a type of Synchronous DRAM specifically designed for video & graphics. This memory is designed to handle the high bandwidth requirements of today's PC Graphics Accelerators. The card had TV Out but no Flat Panel Output...

SGI 1600SW Flat Panel LCD Gaming and MultiMedia Ready

The SGI 1600SW Flat Panel LCD Finally, a Multi-Media and Gaming ready LCD By Dave Altavilla 8/3/01 Flat Panel technology is still far from perfect, at least in this Tech Journalist's eyes.  Then again, so is CRT technology.  I guess we're a bit spoiled here at HotHardware.  However, let's face it, the display you look at on your home or work PC, is easily the most important piece of equipment in your setup.  If your monitor doesn't cut it, chances are you won't be happy using the machine that is driving it.  Now, with this in mind, I think it is safe to say that modern...

Abit Siluro GeForce2 GTS 64MB

The Siluro GF256 GTS 64MB DDR More highly "over-clockable" hardware from Abit By Dave "Davo" Altavilla 8/9/00   The GeForce 2 market is what one would call "saturated".  There are more flavors and brands of nVidia product available than you can shake a stick at.  A new entry into this over indulged area would definitely have to stand out in order to get noticed.  Well, for us the card that is standing out fairly prominently, is the Abit Siluro GF256 GTS 64MB DDR.  So you are thinking, "what is so special about a 64MB GeForce2"? ...

3dfx Voodoo 33000

    The 3dfx/STB Voodoo3 3000               Hey... Do you see that? What synergy we have here! These colors look great on us! Hot Hardware and Voodoo3. Black and Orange, an unlikely combination but oh sooo pretty! :-) We were one of the lucky few sites that got first dibs on a the first retail run of Voodoo3 3000 boards. I would like to thank Brian Burke at STB/3dfx and Megan Prest for keeping us on "the short list". You are the best!           First let's give you some background on our approach to this review. We...

3dfx Voodoo33000 PCI

The 3dfx Voodoo3-3000 PCI  Leading Edge Technology For The Trailing Edge User   As we all know with any business, you go where the market is.  The old adage, "if you build it, they will come" works only in the movies.  Not long ago the PC platform standardized on the next generation PC Graphics Bus Interface, known as AGP.  The promise of increased bandwidth and performance was ushered in along with yet another variation in motherboard expansion slots.  As a result, many users who had just purchased a pre-built PC with on board graphics, may have been left...

Voodoo 5 Final Release Driver Benchmarks and Rating!

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...

Voodoo 5 In House PREview

The 3dfx Voodoo 5 5500 AGP An "In House" PREview and Test Of Alpha 2 Product By Dave "Davo" Altavilla 4/24/00   This product review needs no introduction.  We have been waiting a long time for the next coming of Voodoo Graphics.  In what seems like a deluge of market hype over next generation 3D Graphics chipsets from various vendors, 3dfx unleashes one of their most lethal weapons in the battle for 3D dominance.  Currently in an "Alpha 2" stage, we received, what 3dfx would classify as their mid range product, the Voodoo5-5500 AGP.  We at...

3dfx Voodoo5 5500 PCI

The 3dfx Voodoo5 5500 PCI 3D Graphics for a legacy system adds leading edge performance By Dave "Davo" Altavilla 8/4/00 These days technology moves so fast that there is almost as much of an available market opportunity supporting older platforms, as there is producing for the "bleeding edge" market segment.  PCI is an interface that has been in the PC architecture for years, as well as in the embedded space.  You can also bet your last buck that it will remain in the PC for many more years to come.  It is only fairly recently that AGP became the mainstream bus...

Voodoo 5

The 3dfx Voodoo 5 Incarnate Up close and personal with 3dfx's next generation product By Dave "Davo" Altavilla and Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta 4/4/00   We packed our gear...  Digicam, Notebooks, Laptop, Breath Spray, Cheeze Wiz, Rolaids... all the stuff that a good journalist should come prepared with to any important Tech Conference.  We were headed to the Big Apple, New York City.  This was a "Power Meeting" and we were ready.  We met down town at the Intercontinental.  The guys from 3dfx travel in style.  Marco kept trying to tip...

Sharp's Internet Viewcam Size Matters

  Sharp's Internet Viewcam - Size Matters...   Whoever came up with the saying, "size doesn't matter" was living in a dream world. This is a family show here at Hot Hardware, so we won't get into the specifics of the saying's origin. :-) However, as with most things in life, size DOES matter especially when it comes to file sizes that are being displayed or transferred over the internet. Although, many people around the world are fortunate enough to have high bandwidth internet services like Cable Modems and DSL, the vast majority, at least for the time being, are limited to...

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