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The NVidia GeForce 2 MX Top End Performance At Bargain Basement Prices - And It Over-clocks too! By Dave "Davo" Altavilla 7/7/00   There is something strange about 3D Graphics Cards that brings out the "crazies" in people.  What amuses me the most is when people get into very emotional and heated discussions in our HotHardware Conference Room Forum.  It is as if people hold their video cards so close to their hearts, the damn things are like spouses or children to them.  While we personally don't understand this phenomenon here at HotHardware, one thing is for sure people get down right belligerent and opinionated about their 3D Graphics cards.  With... Read more...
The Elsa Gladiac Based on the NVidia GeForce2 GTS With 32MB DDR SDRAM By Dave "Davo" Altavilla 6/4/00   Graphics Card reviews are probably the most regularly covered material that we produce here at Hot Hardware.  Perhaps that is because there is an almost dizzying array of manufacturers to choose from.  Regardless, Elsa has been known in the market for quite some time as a quality Graphics Card vendor with years of experience (15+ to be specific) in design and manufacturing.  In addition, keeping pace with 3D graphics technology, Elsa releases products with every 6 month new release that the graphics chipset giant NVidia, can dish out.  This is our take on... Read more...
The X-Micro Hulk V GeForce 2 MX New kid on the block... By, Jeff Bouton December 14, 2000 I'm sure most of you are looking at this article and wondering, "Who is X-Micro"?  Wasn't the Hulk a bad television show from the seventies?  Well X-Micro is a relatively new company to enter the video card market.  Formed in 1999, X-Micro has made it's presence known by offering several video cards and trying to compete with such heavy hitters as Abit, ATI and Elsa.  Since they are focusing on the video market, who better to ally themselves with than nVidia?  nVidia has solidified their position as a leader in the design and production of high performance GPU's, and as... Read more...
The Enhanced Leadtek Winfast GeForce GTS Chock full of good stuff... By, Jeff Bouton December 28, 2000 It seems like every time you turn around these days, a leading manufacturer releases yet another new video card on the market.  Ever since the release of nVidia?s line of GeForce/GeForce2 GPUs, the introduction of powerful display cards has become commonplace.  With this ?Boom? in the market, we?ve had the opportunity to see some really exciting products.  But it is also becoming increasingly difficult for the buyer to discern which card has the right balance between features and price.  If money is no object, then there isn?t too much to worry about. If it says ultra, it?s... Read more...
The Leadtek Winfast GeForce 2 MX Worth every cent...and then some... By Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta 10/10/00 nVidia has been on a roll as of late.  They are seemingly starting to dominate the performance gamer market with their powerful GeForce 2 GTS.  As if that wasn?t good enough, they will soon be releasing an ?Ultra? model that will further establish their position.  Being a dominant force in a single market segment isn?t enough for nVidia though.  Their design win with the Microsoft X-Box should establish nVidia as a major player in the console market.  They have an integrated chipset on the way which will surely be popular in the sub $1000 PC market and... Read more...
The Leadtek WinFast GeForce3 TD A Reference Design With Attitude... By, Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta June 27, 2001     Now that the GeForce 3 has been widely available for a few weeks, we find ourselves in the same situation we we've been in numerous times before, since the days of the Voodoo2. Manufacturers follow a standard reference design, mass produce it and market it under their recognized brand name. The advantage of this process is knowing you are getting a product based on a proven, tested design. The disadvantage is that differentiating one product from another becomes very difficult. Many times potential customers are forced to make their buying decisions based on... Read more...
The Leadtek WinFast GeForce 3 Ti500 TD... Yes, There is a Video Card Under all that Metal! By, Marco Chiappetta November 15, 2001 Here we are again, in the same predicament we have found ourselves in many times before.  With the release of a "new" NVIDIA GPU, inevitably comes an onslaught of cards all based on a standard reference design.  The up side to this "situation" is that all of the cards based on the reference design have gone through a rigorous testing regimen to insure compatibility, stability and performance.  The down side is that it becomes increasingly more difficult to distinguish one product from another as more and more brand-name cards hit... Read more...
The Leadtek Winfast GeForce2 GTS The next generation GeForce makes its HotHardware debut 5/5/00 By Dave "Davo" Altavilla   Options, that's what typifies the Graphics Card Market at this point in time.  I don't think I have ever seen a time when there were so many 3D Accelerators to choose from.  There are so many different OEM manufacturers with lots of compelling technology to lure you into that next upgrade purchase.  NVidia  has certainly been contributing their fair share of product to the equation with their tireless six month new product introduction cycle.  There is a  ton of competing technology in the 3D Graphics space now and you, the blurry... Read more...
The Absolute MORPHEUS GeForce3 Great minds in 3D Graphics come together and make it happen By Dave Altavilla 7/9/01 In late 1999, a then fledgling company by the name of Absolute Multimedia, made its mark on the 3D Graphics scene with a brand of nVidia TNT2-M64 and GeForce based products.  The Absolute Multimedia product offering gained a fair amount of acceptance in the market place.  In addition, high praise from various media channels, were given with respect to the product's quality and innovation.  Although standard reference designs were used from a circuit layout standpoint, the product had innovative cooling solutions and a host of features that allowed them to stand out... Read more...
MSI's GeForce 3 Powered Starforce 822 ViVo Not Just a GF3...It May Be "The" GeForce 3! By, Marco Chiappetta November 8, 2001 NVIDIA's new Titanium line of cards and ATi's new Radeons have been commanding most of the spotlight these days.  With the release of these "next generation" products, attention shifted focus, and prices on the preceding generation of products dropped considerably, placing some very powerful cards within reach of mainstream buyers. This is the case with the "vanilla" GeForce 3 powered, MSI Starforce 822 we'll be looking at today.  A few short weeks ago, if we said a full featured, very overclockable GeForce 3 with TV-Out, Video-In... Read more...
The GeForce3 Ti 500 and nVidia's Fall Lineup...New Hardware & Software Enter the Detonator XPs and Titanium By - Marco Chiappetta Edited By:  Dave Altavilla October 1, 2001     NVIDIA is at it again. Just when we were all getting used to the idea of a new chipset standard from the 3D graphics giant, we're thrown the proverbial curve ball.  The timing couldn't be any better.  ATi, NVIDIA's main competitor, is about to ship their next generation product and what better way to steal ATi's thunder, than to release a new product of their own?  Better yet, how about a whole new line of products? Just about this time in 2000, NVIDIA not only unveiled the GeForce 2 Ultra... Read more...
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"?  We'll see if we can show you in the pages to come. Abit's first effort into the graphics market... Read more...
The Visiontek GeForce3 Powered by NVIDIA and made in the USA By Dave Altavilla 5/24/2001   "Board Stuffing", that's what the industry affectionately calls what the folks at Visiontek do as their core business unit.  Otherwise known as "Contract Manufacturing", in a nut shell, Visiontek will take a customer's "Bill of Materials" also known as a BOM (lots of new lingo here eh?), procure the raw parts (chips and circuit boards) and then assemble the product.  At that point they may even box it up and ship it to their customer's end customer.  This way, companies like Elsa or Hercules for example, can concentrate on designing and marketing next generation... Read more...
        Needless to say, there sure has been a lot of hype and fan-fare on the net these days with respect to NVidia's next generation technology in 3D Graphics, The GeForce256 chip. High hopes have been built up on new levels of performance with this new technology. In addition new features are being touted as ground breaking enhancements in speed and image quality. We were pleased when Leadtek asked us to be one of the first review sites on the net to put their new GeForce256 based card through its paces. Let's take a look at Leadtek's WinFast GeForce256 and see what all the fuss is about!       Click image for a larger view   Physically, the WinFast... Read more...
The Leadtek Winfast GeForce256 DDR Double Your Data Rate - Double Your Fun Semiconductor Technology is fascinating.  An engineer will come up with a new technology that allows for a significant increase in performance over existing technology, as with the NVidia GeForce.  As the new platform matures, the speed and throughput of given device is realized and the limitations are exposed.  At that point, another brilliant engineer sets out to improve again on the initial design in an effort to alleviate the bottlenecks and achieve yet an even higher level of performance.  As we all know, this process happens at an alarming rate in the Computer and Networking Industries as well... Read more...
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 GTS GPU itself and also a card soon to be available from Leadtek, the Winfast GeForce2 GTS. ... Read more...
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