Tech News

  • 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.

  • Dualies abound

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

    Everyone is going to think I am from a far away land with all of the links to .jp and .tw sites, I assure you that I am not. Any event this site contains some very interesting photos on what's to come in the world of hardware. Check out the Dual Athlon from Tyan. Obviously this board is meant for a rackmount applications but who knows a little tweak here a twist there.

  • Iwill Dual PIII DDR motherboard

    Published: Sunday, January 21, 2001 | By: Dennis

    With all the hype behind DDR here is a positive review for the use of DDR memory. Compare this review to the FWD-P3C4XD review that we did. They used the same processors, and the same version of SiSoft Sandra. You can see quite a little gain over even the Intel chipset.
    One thing is for sure, the Via 133A chipset isn't really that good.

  • DDR: The Disappointment?

    Published: Saturday, January 20, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Viahardware posted an article on DDR and how it isn't really the greatest memory platform when used on a motherboard. You can see by the Freeway FWD-P3C4XD review that when the FSB is over clocked to 160Mhz the memory performance was equal to that of a Dual 1Ghz Pentium on a i840 board without using DDR memory. Until processor mfg. Increase the default FSB I do not believe we will see any huge gains in memory performance between SDRAM and DDR.

    Now DDR on video cards, that is a different story. Quake3 in high res. is the only way to frag.

  • Website Problems

    Published: Saturday, January 20, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Sorry if you tried to reach this site yesterday we had some server problems that effected the web server. Everything is back up and running now so enjoy!

  • Allaire and Macromedia to Merge

    Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Allaire the people that brought us HomeSite and Cold Fusion has announced that it is merging with Macromedia. Macromedia develops some great web specific products like Flash, Dreamweaver, and Shockwave.

    Here is a clip
    Under the terms of the definitive merger agreement unanimously approved by each company's board of directors, Macromedia will acquire Allaire. Rob Burgess, chairman and CEO of Macromedia, will continue as chairman and CEO of the combined company, which will retain the Macromedia name. Jeremy Allaire, CTO of Allaire, will be the CTO of Macromedia, reporting to Kevin Lynch, president of Macromedia products.

    When it comes to web development tools I've used them both, HomeSite for programming, and Dreamweaver for layout and editing. The merger should be a good one. Now if they could just improve the Dreamweaver GUI everything will be great.

  • VP6 vs. Epox (again!)

    Published: Monday, January 15, 2001 | By: Dennis

    The guys as 2cpu have finally gotten their hands on a VP6 to review. Plus, they pit it up against the Dual Epox board. We here have already done such a review, though I will admit that we didn't cover as many aspects as 2cpu. I suppose they do need to make up for lost time. Check out ours here and then see what 2cpu has to offer.

    These are the last of a generation.