Some Random Updates

Subject: Editorial | May 13, 2005 - 12:03 PM |
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First, it looks like I will be getting an Athlon 64 X2 processor to review, just not from AMD.  I've had to go to various other sources to get the hardware I need for testing, and under the cover of secrecy to do so, but my readers will soon get to see what I make of AMD lastest processor announcement. 


Also, you may have noticed my review of the first retail nForce4 SLI Intel Edition motherboard, the Asus P5ND2-SLI Deluxe.  As far as I know its the first review of the board on the web, and it liv

AMD X2 Review??

Subject: Editorial | May 9, 2005 - 10:51 AM |
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Today you may have noticed some AMD Athlon 64 X2 reviews on the web, like this one here at HardOCP.  You may also have noticed while looking at the front page of PC Perspective, that we do NOT have a review/preview online.  Not only do I not have a review online, but I also never got any processors from AMD.  AMD seems to have turned their backs on me and PC Perspective and my readers.  The reasoning for this is still up in the air, but running AMDMB.COM and AMDFORUMS.COM for o

Another Day, Another Article

Subject: Editorial | May 6, 2005 - 11:32 AM |
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Well, that's not exactly true, else I'd have a whole lot more content up on the site!  My Budget GPU Comparison article is online and I compare NVIDIA's 6200 TurboCache cards against ATI's X300 SE HyperMemory card.  In the end, the real winner is going be the GeForce 6600 and ATI X700 cards -- I just can't recommend the ultra-budget cards to anyone that is actually going to be playing games on their system. 


I will have my Asus P5ND2-SLI Deluxe motherboard review up either Monday or Tuesday o

512 MB GPUs are Here

Subject: Editorial | May 4, 2005 - 11:17 AM |
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Well, with the release of the ATI Radeon X800 XL 512 MB card today, a new stage has been set for games and gaming.  I'm not trying to tell you that you need a 512 MB card today, or even next month, as that is obviously not the case.  But, you can be sure that the next-gen graphics cards are going to have 512 MB of frame buffer and maybe, just maybe, by the end of the year you'll actually be using it all!


Also, in case you missed, I finally got that

First Dual Core Article Online

Subject: Editorial | April 20, 2005 - 05:05 PM |
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After a couple of late nights of work, and an early start this morning, I finally have published the review of the Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 840 processor.  It was a lot of work, and the most of it was involved with coming up with the new testing style to at least TRY and take advantage and properly test dual cores.  After all, I for one know that my normal computer usage patterns do not amount to running a single application at any given time, be that MP3 encoding, web browsing or anything else.  There are always num

Bad Things to see on your Batter Backup Device

Subject: Editorial | April 17, 2005 - 12:59 AM |
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If you don't use a battery backup, and you still use your PC for any number of even SEMI-important things, may I recommend that you look into buying one.  Mine has saved me countless times in the past year or so on power outages and hiccups. 


However, this is something you hopefully won't have to see on your monitoring application:



My APC unit is rated at 1500VA and 865 watts of power.  That should be more than enough right?  Well, based o

Venice Core Seems all the Rage

Subject: Editorial | April 8, 2005 - 12:44 PM |
Tagged: blog

It seems my Venice core article has gotten quite a few links in from around the web and has gotten a lot of reads over the last couple of days.  I have gotten a lot of positive emails and the discussion in the forums is good as well.  I'm glad to see people excited about these parts again, as I know a lot of the online media is too.


I've still got a few articles in the pipeline, two of which are based around the Pentium M and two of which are graphics c

Introducing the New Master at PC Perspective

Subject: Editorial | April 5, 2005 - 10:57 PM |
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I'm sorry, but isn't that about the coolest toy you have ever seen?  And the name, "Darth Tater"?!?  Who comes up with this?  :) 


I've been caught red handed, I am a huge Star Wars fan.  As if the Mr.

Done for the night, see you in the morning

Subject: Editorial | April 5, 2005 - 01:49 AM |
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Just finished up an article that is going live at 9am EST tomorrow (can you guess which?).  Turned out to be a fairly good product for the targetted platform, though you'll have to get the full details in the morning.  I just feel lucky this is the first time I have gotten an NDA'd article done before 3am or so in a long time!


Another long day for me to catch up on those reviews I promised you, but for now good night!


Worn out from the Weekend

Subject: Editorial | April 4, 2005 - 07:32 PM |
Tagged: blog

Over this past weekend, actually from Wednesday until Sunday night, I have done nothing except move people.  One of my good friends bought a condo, and we moved what few things he had furnture-wise on Wednesday in what turned out ot be only a single day job.  My mom also moved this weekend, and that was quite a different story.  I started organizing a somewhat-packed 4 bedroom house on Thursday morning, into Friday and to Saturday afternoon.  Then the heavy lifting starting Saturday evening and went on until Sunday at about 6pm.  A big hearty thanks goes out to my f