Battle of the Minis: Soltek vs. Shuttle
Mar 18, 2003 - in Reviews
The Leader of the Mini-PC Market, Shuttle, Gets Some Competition: Soltek Sends the Qbic for Intel P4 and 845E Chipset into the Fray. How Does it Perform?
Swift Acquittal: NVIDIA QuadroFX 2000
Mar 5, 2003 - in Reviews
Even before ATi brings out its revised driver for the FireGL X1, NVIDIA has upped the ante with its QuadroFX series. In contrast to the GeForceFX, the eighth OpenGL card in the test field was a surprisingly solid performer in the gaming section.
VapoChill Puts a Pentium 4 with 800 MHz FSB within Reach
Feb 24, 2003 - in Reviews
THG shows you what kind of performance Intel's next Pentium 4 chipset, called "Canterwood," will have to offer. A Granite Bay board, a 2.26 GHz Pentium 4 and AseTek's cooling technology made it possible for us to accelerate the test system to almost 800 MHz FSB and 3.4 GHz processor clock.
Pentium 4 with Dual DDR: Endurance Test of Seven Motherboards with the Granite Bay Chipset
Feb 3, 2003 - in Reviews
Intel's E7205 chipset (alias Granite Bay) is descended from its E7500 server counterpart and is supposed to speed up the Pentium 4 by means of a dual-channel memory interface. And this workstation chipset really does offer the best performance of any DDR-SDRAM-based product. We rounded up seven of today's boards in our lab for a test of strength.
17" LCD Part III: It's Christmas Already!
Dec 11, 2002 - in Reviews
Iiyama has won the gold medal yet again for the best screen of the selection. And good news, it's the cheapest as well. The competition consists of Belinea, Hitachi, Mitac, QDI, and Sony.
Single CPU in Dual Operation: P4 3.06 GHz with Hyper-Threading Technology
Nov 14, 2002 - in Reviews
P4 head-to-head with an open-ended verdict: Can the 3 GHz chip with Hyper-Threading beat the 3.6 GHz speed demon? See test highlights in the new Tom's Hardware Video.
The First Hammer Board Hits the THG Lab
Oct 17, 2002 - in Reviews
We bring you a first look at details of the board with Socket 754 for ClawHammer. Top secret: new info for manufacturers from VIA, NVIDIA and AMD, as well as an overview of roadmaps.
Xabre Rattling - SiS's New Graphics Chip
Jul 30, 2002 - in Reviews
In the mainstream graphics segment, the competition is most intense, not to say bloody. What counts here isn't the highest possible frame rate, but the most appealing price/performance ratio. With SiS, it seems that there is now a third serious contender entering the brawl. With the Xabre400, SiS brings a very interesting chip to market. It's got a long road ahead of it, but the first steps are more than promising.
VIA KT333 Put To The Test: 18 Motherboards Compared
May 9, 2002 - in Reviews
KT333 brings the promise of more speed; with fast DDR333 memory, the AMD Athlon XP speeds up accordingly. New features such as ATA/133 and USB 2.0 complete the picture. And to top it off, two of the boards come with thermal protection.
17" LCD Part I: Six Sexy Panels
Apr 29, 2002 - in Reviews
In the first part of this review, we examined six monitors in close detail. We tested products from ADI, Compaq, CTX, NEOVO, Philips and Solarism. They are based on a variety of technologies, including TN + Film, IPS, and MVA. We especially spent a lot of time studying the ergonomics of the various models, real-time response, and the color spectrum-not forgetting the technical improvements that are expected by the end of the year.
AMD's Opteron Comes Down Hard
Apr 24, 2002 - in Reviews
AMD has given Sledgehammer a new brand name, Opteron. With it comes a clear cut strategy to attack the enterprise market. Is the technology and marketing hype going to be enough to take AMD to the next level? Then, there's bye bye Apaloosa Core, and hello Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit on Opteron! It's all shook up, today.
Preview of the New OpenGL Chips - Radeon 8800 vs. Quadro4 750XGL
Mar 20, 2002 - in Reviews
ATI's graphics card FireGL 8800 and ELSA's GLoria4 750XGL are duking it out over workstation users. The hardware is complete, but the drivers still need some brushing-up. The first round of benchmarks offers an initial glimpse at their performance.
SiS 645DX - Is This The Best Chipset For The P4?
Mar 11, 2002 - in Reviews
Our previous tests have shown that Rambus holds the performance edge for P4. However, this Wednesday, SiS will announce the SiS 645DX, which supports DDR333 and 133 MHz FSB, at CeBIT. We test eight P4 chipsets and get an exclusive preview of how the 645DX stacks up. Find out if this is the best chipset for the P4.
First Sightings: Three Early Samples of the GeForce4 Ti4600
Mar 4, 2002 - in Reviews
Boards based on the NVIDIA GeForce4 started shipping on the first day of March, and we have a first look at 3 GeForce4 Ti4600 cards from ASUS, Leadtek, and Creative.
Pentium 4/2200 vs. Athlon XP 2000+
Jan 7, 2002 - in Reviews
In the latest round of the megahertz race, the AMD Athlon XP 2000+ with 1666 MHz is up against the new Intel Pentium 4 with 2200 MHz. Read on to see how the Athlon sizes up against Intel's newcomer.
The Magnificent Seven: GeForce3 Board Round-up
Jul 9, 2001 - in Reviews
Recently, all the talk about NVIDIA has been around nForce and Xbox. However, the company's core business is still PC graphics boards. After a few delays, the long-awaited GeForce3 cards are now hitting the shelves. We tested boards from Asus, Elsa, Hercules, Gainward, Leadtek, MSI and Visiontek.
VIA's DDR-Runner For Athlon - The Apollo KT266 Chipset
Apr 9, 2001 - in Reviews
VIA doesn't like to rush things. The Taiwanese chipset maker always takes a bit longer to provide the latest technologies, especially for AMD processors. Finally VIA is able to provide a SocketA-platform with DDR-support. Now the long expected Apollo KT266 has to stick up against AMD's 760 DDR-platform. Is it a worthy competitor to AMD's product?
Low Cost, Mid-Range or High-End? Three CD Writers at 8, 12 and 16 speed
Mar 30, 2001 - in Reviews
Yamaha, AOpen and Mitsumi have different products for different sectors of the market. We wanted to know whether it makes sense to purchase a high-end drive like the Yamaha CRW2100E or if a simple mainstream drive will suffice.
Tabula Rasa: Six Boards for the Pentium 4
Mar 21, 2001 - in Reviews
The successor of the i820/Camino and the i840/Carmel chipset is i850/Tehama. We tested six boards for the Pentium 4.
Ready for CeBIT: Fujitsu, Maxtor and Quantum's latest High-Performance IDE Drives
Mar 12, 2001 - in Reviews
Fujitsu sent us one drive of their MPG family, Maxtor their DiamondMax Plus 60 and Quantum the Fireball Plus AS. All drive families store 20 GB per platter, but which one is the best?
3D Chips and Cards
Apr 26, 1999 - in Reviews
We take a close look at today's 3D-technology and lists all the features you should expect from a state-of-the art 3D-card
The Fastest PC Thanks to Kryotech's Super Cooling
Apr 21, 1999 - in Reviews
Kryotech is nowadays a name that is known to most of my readers and particularly the power users amongst you have certainly already contemplated running your system with one of the super cooling devices from this company based in the deep and hot South of the US.
Preview of 3Dfx Voodoo Banshee, S3 Savage3D and NVIDIA RIVA TNT
Jul 20, 1998 - in Reviews
The late summer and fall 1998 will bring us a bunch of new 3D graphics chips, most of them already announced for quite a while
Intel's Slot 1 CPUs Uncovered
May 3, 1998 - in Reviews
Important things you should know about Pentium II and Celeron, Klamath and Deschutes
Intels New Blessings for the PC and More ...
Apr 15, 1998 - in Reviews
Intel launches a new chipset called 440BX. It is the first official product in the PC business that offers a system bus of 100 MHz. Intel calls it 'front side bus'
Performance Preview - of Systems with Intel 440BX Chipset
Feb 12, 1998 - in Reviews
What will 100 MHz front bus bring Pentium II Systems?
Review of Socket 7 AGP Boards
Jan 20, 1998 - in Reviews
Five Socket 7 AGP boards, new chipsets, new CPU
100 MHz Motherboard Clock Frequency for Socket 7 - First Results
Jul 21, 1997 - in Reviews
A quick look at Intel's latest road map and AMD's promises at Cebit 97 leave no doubts that the times of 66 MHz system clock frequency
The Return of the Jedi: Cyrix and IBM's 6x86MX CPU
May 30, 1997 - in Reviews
Since in the beginning of April almost the whole computer world was looking at AMD, when the glorious K6 CPU was launched
Tom's Blurb: Intel's Press Incident and What Else You Should Know
Mar 10, 1997 - in Reviews
The Intel Press Incident, Strong Arm Tactics - The Best Way to Reign the Computer Industry? Hardware Testing Samples for the Computer Press - How Do these Guys Get them?