ePower Jaguar 450W PSU

ePower Jaguar 450W PSU

Introduction When it comes to the world of computing, one of the components that is sometimes given little thought or research when upgrading or building a new PC has to be the power supply. As an avid reader of many forums, I constantly see people trying to run systems that the top overclockers run powered …more

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Gainward Ultra/1100XT TV-DVI Video Card

Gainward Ultra/1100XT TV-DVI Video Card

Introduction:   To follow up our Albatron FX5900 XTV review, we bring you the 5900XT solution from Gainward — which comes with a little different punch. The Albatron card came to us with default GFFX 5900XT speeds. However, the Gainward Ultra solution we are looking at today comes with overclocked core and memory speeds, which …more

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Kingmax Hardcore PC-4000 Memory

Kingmax Hardcore PC-4000 Memory

Introduction: We have been working with Kingmax now for well over a year and while their presence in North America is not overwhelming the company is alive and doing well overseas. One of the keys to their market success is due to low price points while also introducing innovative marketing techniques, the most noticeable being …more

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Albatron FX5900 XTV

Albatron FX5900 XTV

Introduction With the recent release of the GeForce 6 Series on April 13th, we must not forget the cards whose prices will drop. According to this Digitimes.com article, “Nvidia is offering discounts of 10%-20% to graphics card makers, with the goal of clearing out several million graphics processing units (GPUs) from inventory before the end …more

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PMI PC-4200 Turbo Memory

PMI PC-4200 Turbo Memory

Introduction Right now the memory industry is undergoing some changes that should heavily impact the prices on memory modules if all goes as some are forecasting. The ongoing trend that is taking place deals with the fact that many overseas memory companies that produce DRAM modules for world famous computer manufacturers are starting to produce …more

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NVIDIA Geforce 6800 (NV40) Launch

NVIDIA Geforce 6800 (NV40) Launch

NVIDIA Pulls Out All The Stops; Aims For New Heights:   The Launch Stage Officially Announced Last night Nvidia unveiled the newest Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), code-named the NV40, to the cheers and aplause of hundreds in San Francisco. Nvidia has been chasing their rival ATI, but Nvidia now feels that after ~18 months of …more

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Corsair XMS PC-4400 Memory

Corsair XMS PC-4400 Memory

Introduction: With the upcoming launch of DDR II motherboards it is safe to assume that DDR550 may be one of the last major speed grades available in DDR I from Corsair memory as they shift their attention to DDR II. While Corsair won’t confirm or deny that this will be the fastest DDR I module …more

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Interview with ATI’s Terry Makedon

Interview with ATI’s Terry Makedon

Introduction: Today we have a special treat for all our readers out there. We got the chance to have an interview with Terry Makedon from ATI! Terry is in charge of most all decisions that go into each release of ATI’s Catalyst Graphics Drivers, but that didn’t stop us from asking him about items not …more

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CeBIT Hannover, Germany 2004!

CeBIT Hannover, Germany 2004!

Introduction: Entering The Exibit Hall Map of the Floor Another trade show has come and gone, but this time around we got the chance to see some new products for the first time! With CeBIT Hannover attendance totaling 510,000 CeBIT 2004 proved not to be a dead show! The organizers believe they had roughly 3,400 …more

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ASUS Radeon 9600XT/TVD

ASUS Radeon 9600XT/TVD

Introduction:   Introduction: Today we take a break from the processor coverage and bring you another video card review to browse over. This time it is ASUS’s solution. I was very excited to get an ASUS video card to review because of ASUS’s great reputation for high quality products. I must say… well… wait, I’ll …more

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Prescott’s Back — 3.4GHz

Prescott’s Back — 3.4GHz

Introduction: Intel launched the 2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz, and 3.4GHz Prescotts back on February 1st, 2004 but due to allocation issues the 3.4GHz Prescott didn’t make it to store shelves as quickly as Intel had planned. It seems that Intel has enough on hand now to safely market the chips and has thrown the latest and …more

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Overclocking the retail 3.2GHz P4 Extreme Edition

Overclocking the retail 3.2GHz P4 Extreme Edition

Introduction: Recently we purchased an Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz Extreme Edition Processor from ZipZoomFly just to see how well it can overclock under normal conditions. By this we mean with all standard equipment that any of our readers can readily get from the open market (No ES CPU’s, hand picked parts, or voltage mods on …more

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AMD’s Newest Speed King — FX-53

AMD’s Newest Speed King — FX-53

Introduction: Today AMD is releasing the next processor in their enthusiast line, the AMD Athlon 64 FX-53. The FX-53 is now the fastest processor that AMD has in their aresnel and packs 64-bit processing for upcoming 64-bit applications. The Athlon 64 FX line is aimed at the heart of the power user, since the processor …more

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OCZ EL DDR PC-3700 Dual Channel Gold Rev. 2 Memory

OCZ EL DDR PC-3700 Dual Channel Gold Rev. 2 Memory

Introduction: It has been some time since we last looked at an unbuffered module from OCZ, but today we are looking at OCZ’s Dual Channel Gold Edition PC-3700 Revision 2 memory modules. This kit has been praised by many in the enthusiast community as being the memory kit that does tight timings at both mid …more

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ABIT Media XP Pro

ABIT Media XP Pro

Introduction   Introduction: Abit is one of the industry leaders when it comes to offering feature rich products for computer users. This is the ABIT Media XP which is one of the great add-in devices that is designed to enhance your computing experience with the ABIT IT7/AT7 MAX series motherboards. The ABIT Media XP allows …more

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