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Introduction & Specs
ASRock delivers another AMD socket 754/939 motherboard, but this time both sockets are on board. You may be surprised to see what improves with upgrading to an FX-53 CPU and what doesn't.
The new Exos-2 Liquid Cooling System promises increased performance, advanced features and modern styling in a self-contained, easy to install, external chassis.
Intro & Specs
Want an AMD Socket 939 motherboard but can't afford the CPU? The ASRock K8 Upgrade 760GX might be what you're looking for by supporting both Socket 754 and Socket 939.
Cooler Master has again combined brute size with innovative engineering to produce a HSF that can deliver good performance with minimal noise.
The GeForce 7800 GTX
NVIDIA is ready with their next generation graphics chip, the G70 and we have the scoop on whether or not you'll want to spend your hard earned money on this GPU.
The Pentium D Processor
Intel released the Pentium D line up along with the Extreme Edition processor last month, but we are finally starting to see them for sale in the channel. Should you be looking at the low cost 820 for your next upgrade?
Introduction and VIA's Future
VIA had their annual technology forum held at the Hyatt in Taipei during the same period as Computex again this year, and some of the brightest minds in the industry were on hand to give us some thoughts on what they see in the future. Oh, and a 2.0 GHz dual core X2!
Introduction and Specificaions
Gigabyte was the first to our door with a retail board sporting the Intel 955X chipset for dual core setups. Does this board have what it takes to be in your next build?
Introduction and AMD Motherboards
Though we saw much more than just exhibits of Crossfire and C51, those were a couple of the highlights. Come read about what companies like MSI and Gigabyte had on display that impressed us this year.
The new COOL Water Cooling kit is easy to install and offers impressive cooling performance with minimal noise. However, an issue with the pump needs to be resolved before it will receive the market acceptance it deserves.
After the first day of Computex, three of AMD's executives sat down with a handful of press for a small Q&A session that covered some candid topics on Intel's products as well as their own.
ATI's CrossFire Announced
ATI has just announced their CrossFire multi-GPU technology. Can it stand up to the tidal wave of SLI support? While today is just a technology announcement, we'll have to wait until late June to see some parts.
The Athlon 64 X2 Processor
AMD is getting set to push their first dual core Athlon 64 X2 processors out to the world next month. How do they stand up to the Intel CPUs released last month? Are they going to be worth the extra cash they are asking for?
A Need for a PPU?
AGEIA is attempting to break the mold of the PC gamer's box by adding a completely new card into the mix: a physics processor. With promises of fully interactive worlds and fluid dynamics unseen before, how can you go wrong?
Introduction & Specs
EPoX hits the market with a well-packaged nForce 4 SLI for AMD Socket 939. It's cheaper than other SLI boards and has many great features. So does EPoX have a contender on their hands? We also have 6600GT SLI performance numbers too!
The new all copper XP-90c heatsink from Thermalright provides excellent performance in a compact size that will fit virtually all motherboards.
Introduction and Specifications
Asus is the first out the gate (sorry Derby was last week) with a board based on the NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition chipset. Can it live up to the claims that NVIDIA has set for this chipset? Will this help you move over to an Intel platform in the future?
Introduction and NVIDIA's TurboCache Technology
Both ATI and NVIDIA have released ultra-budget GPUs that utilize the PCI Express bus and system memory to function. Which vendor has the better implementation? We take a look at ATI's offering and compare with pair of PNY GeForce 6200 TC cards.
The X800 XL 512MB Card
ATI is the first out with a major 512 MB GPU card release, but maybe not on the card you'd expect. Does an X800 XL 512 MB interest you at all? Should it? We look at the performance of this new competitor to see how it stacks up.
The new Aquagate Mini water-cooling kits are designed for high performance and ease of use. They are available in two sizes to accommodate cases with either a 80mm or 120mm rear fan opening.