Tech News

  • New Detonator Drivers from Nvidia

    Published: Monday, February 5, 2001 | By: Dennis

    The new Detonator 3 drivers have been released.

    I installed them on my machine at work and was surprised to find out that when I started up Netscape6 it froze my machine. Looks like a new bug that probably won't get fixed any time soon. Though I'm sure all of you loyal IE users really won't care.

  • Creative Geforce2MX DDR

    Published: Monday, February 5, 2001 | By: Dennis

    When news of this card was released I thought it was going to be one of the better versions of the GF2MX out there. It would appear that even though the card is armed with DDR memory, the 64-bit memory bus tends to hinder what performance there was to gain. They must have learned from Matrox.

  • Refresh Rate Fixes for Win2k

    Published: Monday, February 5, 2001 | By: Dennis (long URL) has posted a refresh rate fix for us Nvidia owners. By default many games will reset the monitor refresh rate to 60Hz, this isn't really that bad unless you are accustomed to having your desktop refresh rate set to 100Hz like me.

  • New Motherboards from Tyan

    Published: Friday, February 2, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Two new motherboards form Tyan will be hitting the streets soon.

    The Tiger 230, Designed for the Entry-Level Workstation market.
    The Tiger 200, Targeted at Entry-Level Desktops and Rackmount Servers.

    A while back we posted a link to some "sneak-peak" photos and specs of these two boards, and both seem to be very similar in design and features. The 230 takes after the VP6 in style and design. The 200 on the other hand looks to be FWD-P3C4XD with some extra features.

  • Nvidia Powered Laptop

    Published: Wednesday, January 31, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Finally a high-end graphics chip has made it into the laptop market. Rumor had it that the MX chip was a prototype design for laptops that never made it to the market. Though the time and research has paid off. "GeForce2 Go" is the power behind this new video chip for laptops; I can't wait to see it in person.

  • Apple on the forefront!

    Published: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 | By: Dennis

    SharkyExtreme has an excellent article acknowledging Apple as an industry leader in hardware and software design. A nice read...

  • Iwill DVD266-R Review

    Published: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 | By: Dennis

    I like looking at these engineering sample reviews. They show the potentional, and downfalls of a new product. It also gives us, the consumer, a chance to decide if we need to start saving up for a new motherboard or not.

  • LAN Parties and Dates

    Published: Sunday, January 28, 2001 | By: Dennis

    I think some common sense would play into this situation. Though ask yourself would you take a date, girlfriend, and wife to a LAN party with all of your buds? I think if you do at least provide her with a computer.

    I especially like J.C. Armack's response.

  • Nvidia to supply GPU

    Published: Friday, January 26, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Great news indeed for all us Mac users out there! Although initially the chips provided are of the 2mx variety, Nvidia has stated they plan to provide full bi-endian support for all future GPU's.

  • More on the Pentium 4

    Published: Thursday, January 25, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Everything you wanted to know about the Pentium 4 and more. Tech-Report tears into the Architecture of this new chip and decifers what it all means.