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Albatron WIDIO Wireless Audio System Review Albatron WIDIO Wireless Audio System Review
The Albatron Widio Deluxe wireless audio receiver and transmitter allows users to listen to music at distances of up to 50m (164 feet) from the audio source.


Albatron Sep 07, 2005
Analog Devices SoundMAX 2.0 Review Analog Devices SoundMAX 2.0 Review
A few short years ago, the price of a PC sound card was considered to be a big portion of overall system cost. Until the days of the first ISA sound cards, wavetable MIDI synthesis was considered a high end feature as it required a sound card with dedicated on board memory and a digital signal processor capable of mixing and adding effects (chorus, reverb, mixing, etc.) to MIDI channels and voices.


Analog Devices Mar 12, 2001
Analog Devices SoundMAX-SPX Review Analog Devices SoundMAX-SPX Review
While it's pretty easy to purchase a cheap PCI sound card these days (boards like the Sound Blaster PCI128, Aureal Vortex series, Yamaha YMF based cards, etc), do keep in mind that the problems with such hardware is that they offer a limited feature set, mediocre 3D audio acceleration and generally don't sound as good as more expensive sound cards on the market.


Analog Devices Jun 26, 2001
Burning Blue Audio USB Headphone Amplifier Review Burning Blue Audio USB Headphone Amplifier Review
The USB Headphone Amplifier is actually a little aluminum box about the size of a package of mints, and draws all power from the USB cable itself.


Burning Blue Jun 11, 2003
Logitech SoundMan Xtrusio DSR-100 Logitech SoundMan Xtrusio DSR-100
What could be better than a sleek, powerful pair of speakers for your system? One such solution to this vexing sonic problem may just well be Logitech's SoundMan Xtrusio.


Logitech Mar 29, 2001
Mad Dog Entertainer 7.1 DSP Sound Card Review Mad Dog Entertainer 7.1 DSP Sound Card Review
A 7.1-channel surround sound audio chip seems to be the current solution, though there are few matching speaker packages on the market for consumer to even take advantage of.


MAD Dog May 24, 2004
Napster: A revolution in MP3's Napster: A revolution in MP3's
Napster and its MP3 treasure chest is in the news almost daily. What is Napster, and more importantly what are the tweaks to get more out of it? We've got the scoop, so read on!


Napster Mar 21, 2000
Philips Acoustic Edge Philips Acoustic Edge
Like owning a super fast processor, good sound is not something you should ever skimp on.


Philips Oct 22, 2001
Samsung Bluetooth Stereo Headset YA-BH270 Review Samsung Bluetooth Stereo Headset YA-BH270 Review
The Samsung Bluetooth Stereo Headset (YA-BH270) looks like a regular pair of over-the-ear headphones, except there's no audio cord to plug into anything.


Samsung Nov 07, 2008
Samsung SVR-S820 Voice Pen Review Samsung SVR-S820 Voice Pen Review
For many of us, our days are filled with scribbling notes on scrap pieces of paper, or a billion little yellow post-it notes.


Samsung Apr 23, 2001
SoundBlaster Live Platinum and Cambridge Desktop Theatre 2500 Review SoundBlaster Live Platinum and Cambridge Desktop Theatre 2500 Review
Sound, sound, sound we all want good sound for our games, DVD's and windows chime! We take a look at 'high end' products, and tell you just how far they go!


creative May 11, 2000
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3DMark2001SE Tweak Guide - Part 2 3DMark2001SE Tweak Guide - Part 2
I'm often asked by my friends and family why I spend so much time and money to baby my computer, after all it's an inanimate object that could never love me back...


MadOnion Oct 24, 2002
3DMark2001SE Tweak Guide - Part 3 nVIDIA Style 3DMark2001SE Tweak Guide - Part 3 nVIDIA Style
I often get e-mails from readers asking me how to increase their 3DMark score or tweak their computer to be faster. Today I'm going to be spilling my guts about how I got 18608 3DMarks.


Various Nov 27, 2002
A Quick Guide for Eliminating Spyware and Hijacker Software A Quick Guide for Eliminating Spyware and Hijacker Software
An unprotected computer used by a novice runs the risk of being infected mere minutes after a broadband connection to the Internet is formed.


PCSTATS Aug 06, 2004
Basics of antivirus software Basics of antivirus software
Like a high-strung Doberman, an antivirus is much more useful to you if you understand how it operates, when to feed it, how often to walk it, et cetera.


none Sep 19, 2000
Basics of Data Bases Basics of Data Bases
An introductory text into the magical world of Relational Databases. The guts behind many of the Web's best, and most user friendly websites.


Pcstats.com Jan 08, 2000
Beginners Guide: Exploring CPU Performance in Windows Vista vs. Win 7 Beginners Guide: Exploring CPU Performance in Windows Vista vs. Win 7
Stuck with an older PC that runs slow in Vista? Upgrading to Windows 7 might breath new life into that PC and extend its useful life. Find out as PCSTATS tests multiple CPUs under identical Vista and Win 7 environments.


Beginners Guides May 01, 2011
Beginners Guide: Flashing a Video Card BIOS Beginners Guide: Flashing a Video Card BIOS
While not something for the novice to undertake, flashing your video card BIOS may lead to performance and feature enhancements.


PCSTATS Aug 24, 2004
Beginners Guide: Fujitsu Lifebook P770 Memory Upgrade Beginners Guide: Fujitsu Lifebook P770 Memory Upgrade
There comes a point in every notebooks lifespan when it's time to upgrade the memory. Follow along as PCSTATS outlines the steps to upgrade the P770's hidden memory slot.


Crucial.com May 17, 2012
Beginners Guide: Hi-Resolution Panoramic Images with MSFT ICE Beginners Guide: Hi-Resolution Panoramic Images with MSFT ICE
Microsoft Research has developed a free program called Image Composite Editor 1.4.4.0 - which is a really powerful, but simple to use and nearly completely automated panoramic image stitching program that works with photos or video!


Microsoft Jan 27, 2014
Beginners Guide: How to Build an Affordable Desktop Computer Beginners Guide: How to Build an Affordable Desktop Computer
Buying a new computer can be a confusing process if you're not techno-literate. The first step is to identify what your computer needs are, and roughly how much you're willing to spend.


PCSTATS Aug 02, 2007
Beginners Guide: How To Install / Remove an Intel Socket LGA2011 CPU Beginners Guide: How To Install / Remove an Intel Socket LGA2011 CPU
Installing a socket LGA2011 Intel Core i5 or i7 processor into a fresh motherboard can be intimidating step, particularly if you've never worked inside a PC before. Well, PCSTATS has heard your calls for a quick Beginners Guide on this subject, so that's what we'll be laying out in this article today!


PCSTATS Aug 14, 2014
Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove AMD Socket AM3 CPU and Heatsink Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove AMD Socket AM3 CPU and Heatsink
Installing an AMD Socket AM3 processor into a motherboard is not a difficult task, but if you've never done it before some friendly guidance is usually a good idea. Most users tend to encounter problems attaching the AMD heatsink correctly or are unsure about which CPU is compatible with each different socket version.


AMD Jun 20, 2012
Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove AMD Socket FM1 CPU and Heatsink Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove AMD Socket FM1 CPU and Heatsink
We thought we'd run off a quick DIY Guide illustrating the procedure for installing a socket FM1 AMD processor for the benefit of our readers. If you are planning on building a AMD based computer anytime soon, bookmark this PCSTATS Guide now.


AMD Dec 12, 2011
Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1155 CPU and Heatsink Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1155 CPU and Heatsink
At PCSTATS we've built hundreds of computer systems while testing different motherboards and CPUs, but haven't ever documented the steps. In this straight forward Beginners Guide PCSTATS will show you all the steps to installing and removing a socket LGA1155 Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor and heatsink.


Intel Jun 21, 2012
Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1366 CPU and Heatsink Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1366 CPU and Heatsink
We thought we'd run off a quick Beginners Guide illustrating the procedure for installing a socket 1366 CPU for the benefit of our readers. If you are planning on building a Intel based computer anytime soon, bookmark this PCSTATS Guide now!


Intel May 01, 2011
Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA775 CPU and Heatsink Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA775 CPU and Heatsink
With Intel's latest processor socket LGA775 formfactor, Intel has accomplished a couple of noteworthy things. The first was to substantially reduce the complexity and cost of manufacturing.


Intel Jan 08, 2009
Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
Installing a socket LGA1156 Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor into a fresh motherboard as part of a new PC build can be intimidating step, particularly if you've never worked inside a computer before. PCSTATS received a few emails from novice readers on this subject, so we thought it worthwhile to lay out the steps for you in this Beginners Guide.


PCSTATS Nov 18, 2013
Beginners Guide: Slipstreaming a WindowsXP Install CD with Service Pack 2 Beginners Guide: Slipstreaming a WindowsXP Install CD with Service Pack 2
In this guide, PCstats will detail how to create a bootable Windows XP CD with Service Pack 2 included.


PCstats.com Oct 04, 2006
Beginners Guides:  Ergonomics and Computers Beginners Guides: Ergonomics and Computers
This Beginners Guide aims to provide a guideline for identifying and avoiding situations which could result in the development of a repetitive strain injury while using your computer each day.


PCSTATS Aug 01, 2010
Beginners Guides: 101 Tech Tips and Tweaks for Windows XP Beginners Guides: 101 Tech Tips and Tweaks for Windows XP
PCSTATS has a massive Tech Tip guide for Windows XP covering 101 useful and sometimes spicy Tweaks and Tech Tips that will make your clunkly PC run better!


PCSTATS May 01, 2011
Beginners Guides: 104 Tech Tips for Windows XP Beginners Guides: 104 Tech Tips for Windows XP
From quick tips to WindowsXP, right through to cool tweak, toys and experiments, PCSTATS has go you covered with over a hundred new Tech Tips!


PCSTATS May 01, 2007
Beginners Guides: 99 Performance Tips and Tweaks for Windows Beginners Guides: 99 Performance Tips and Tweaks for Windows
Newest Update! Take control of Windows with help from PCSTATS. We've got 99 ways to squeeze out better performance, enhance boot times, free up hard drive space and trim away Windows's fat.


PCSTATS Feb 25, 2014
Beginners Guides: 99 Performance Tips for Windows Beginners Guides: 99 Performance Tips for Windows
Newest Update! PCSTATS covers all the TechTips you need to push a Windows XP PC from sluggish to quick. This Guide deals with quicker boot times, making your current hardware work faster, and 99 other Tips from PCSTATS that will help you make your computer run better, quicker, and more efficiently!


PCSTATS Feb 25, 2014
Beginners Guides: Annual PC Checkup Checklist Beginners Guides: Annual PC Checkup Checklist
A medical primer for your computer, from dust bunnies to defragging, keep your computer in good health by giving it a yearly checkup!


PCSTATS Jun 29, 2007
Beginners Guides: Assembling Your Own PC Beginners Guides: Assembling Your Own PC
Assembling your own PC is not hard. Modern computer systems are designed to be easy to fit together, and they are.


PCSTATS Jul 28, 2007
Beginners Guides: Back up and Restore Data in WinXP Beginners Guides: Back up and Restore Data in WinXP
The Drive Imaging method of backing up data involves making an identical copy of a partition on a hard drive. Catastrophic hard drive failures happen, and when they do, even if you still have warranty support for the drive you're out of luck. Your only recourse is data recovery services, and they can charge enormous amounts for their services, though often only if they are able to recover the data.


Beginners Guides Apr 21, 2004
Beginners Guides: Browser Hijacking & How to Stop It Beginners Guides: Browser Hijacking & How to Stop It
If you though Pop-ups were annoying, just wait until your web browser is hijacked! In this guide, PCstats shows you how to regain control and kick out the hijackers, kung-fu style...


PCstats.com May 10, 2004
Beginners Guides: Burning CDs and DVDs Beginners Guides: Burning CDs and DVDs
In this segment we will help you lean how to burn your own CDROMs, audio CDs, and create ISOs for backup of your files.


PCstats Dec 09, 2003
Beginners Guides: Cloning WindowsXP Beginners Guides: Cloning WindowsXP
A common problem is how to clone your installed WindowsXP and move it to a new hard drive on the same computer. Upgrading your OS hard drive can be a real pain, but we'll walk you through an easy process to simplify your life, so you can get back to work.


PCstats Dec 23, 2008
Beginners Guides: Computer Error Beep Codes Beginners Guides: Computer Error Beep Codes
When the computer makes those funny sound via the system speaker, it's not doing it because it wants to be heard.


None Sep 17, 2002
Beginners Guides: Converting Videotape Into Video Files Beginners Guides: Converting Videotape Into Video Files
Break out the BETA and VHS tapes, it's time to convert those old home movies into video files you can email around the world, and publish on the web in all their digital splendor!


PCSTATS Jan 16, 2007
Beginners Guides: Crash Recovery & The Blue Screen of Death Beginners Guides: Crash Recovery & The Blue Screen of Death
PCSTATS lays out the ground rules to fixing the problems that can cause a Blue Screen of Death. Or, you can just reinstall your ENTIRE PC... it's your choice!


PCSTATS Mar 23, 2013
Beginners Guides: Creating a Weblog / Blog Beginners Guides: Creating a Weblog / Blog
In the 90's Grunge was in. Now in the 06's Blogging is the next biggest thing.


PCstats Jan 04, 2006
Beginners Guides: Creating MP3 Music Files Beginners Guides: Creating MP3 Music Files
Quick and simple instructions on how to make MP3s out of your CDs, and make MP3s into audio CDs back again. Digitized audio is governed by bit-rate, or the amount of song data that is transferred per second to the device that is playing the song. A digital audio recording using the 'Redbook' audio CD standard uses 1.4 million bits of data per second. This is the amount of information necessary to play a virtually identical digitized version of the original analog music.


Beginners Guides Dec 31, 2003
Beginners Guides: Decrypting Document & File Passwords Beginners Guides: Decrypting Document & File Passwords
As PCSTATS illustrates in this article, a lot of the methods of protection used by common software packages are far from invulnerable.


PCSTATS Feb 19, 2007
Beginners Guides: Diagnosing Bad Hard Drives Beginners Guides: Diagnosing Bad Hard Drives
Know... before your hard drive kicks the bucket, taking all your data with it. Clickity-click, time to defuse that dying hard disk!


PCSTATS May 01, 2011
Beginners Guides: Diagnosing Bad Memory Beginners Guides: Diagnosing Bad Memory
In this guide, PCSTATS will discuss the common symptoms of faulty memory as well as looking at a handful of free memory testing software programs which can help you diagnose your troubles.


Beginners Jul 21, 2008
Beginners Guides: Downgrading Windows Vista Back To Windows XP Beginners Guides: Downgrading Windows Vista Back To Windows XP
Want to get rid of Windows Vista? Discovered that none of the software (and even some hardware) you've been using for years is compatible? You're not alone... PCSTATS guides you down the path to getting your old programs working once again by downgrading Vista back to good old Windows XP.


PCSTATS Aug 16, 2010
Beginners Guides: Dual OS Installation of WindowsXP 32-bit/64-bit Beginners Guides: Dual OS Installation of WindowsXP 32-bit/64-bit
The availability of 64-bit CPUs has made it possible to run a fully 64-bit operating system and processor, but it's not always so convenient when it comes to software applications or games.


Microsoft Dec 17, 2005
Beginners Guides: Encryption and Online Privacy Beginners Guides: Encryption and Online Privacy
This article aims to cover the basics of online security, including a description of the methods online stores use to protect themselves and their customers.


PCstats Sep 23, 2003
Beginners Guides: Firewall Setup and Configuration Beginners Guides: Firewall Setup and Configuration
Firewalls are a necessity, but configuring them so that every internet-based program still works is often troublesome. With this guide, you can have your Firewall, and MSN File Transfers too.


PCSTATS Jul 31, 2007
Beginners Guides: Firewalls and Internet Security Beginners Guides: Firewalls and Internet Security
Securing your computer against threats from the Internet is an essential step. If you do not, you will, at some point, regret it. Guaranteed.


PCSTATS Jul 30, 2007
Beginners Guides: Flash Memory Data Recovery and Protection Beginners Guides: Flash Memory Data Recovery and Protection
One of the major benefits of flash memory is that they are compatible with many of the data recovery programs designed to retrieve accidentally deleted files from computer hard disks.


PCSTATS Apr 06, 2011
Beginners Guides: Flashing a Motherboard BIOS Beginners Guides: Flashing a Motherboard BIOS
Upgrading the BIOS (Basic Input Output System) of your computer's motherboard, also sometimes called flashing, used to be a complex operation full of potential perils for your PC.


PCstats Guide Jun 30, 2004
Beginners Guides: Forgotten Passwords & Recovery Methods Beginners Guides: Forgotten Passwords & Recovery Methods
Ever wondered how to recover or reset a forgotten password in WindowsXP? This guide will help you get back into your computer, all without reinstalling the operating system.


PCSTATS Aug 31, 2007
Beginners Guides: Formatting and Partitioning a Hard Drive Beginners Guides: Formatting and Partitioning a Hard Drive
Installing a hard drive for the first time? Need to partition a current drive into smaller disks? You can do it, and we can show you how.


PCSTATS Jan 22, 2008
Beginners Guides: Fundamentals of Upgrading a PC Beginners Guides: Fundamentals of Upgrading a PC
Once you have got the idea of upgrading into your head, the next step is to figure out how to go about it.


PCstats Mar 13, 2005
Beginners Guides: Hard Drive Data Recovery Beginners Guides: Hard Drive Data Recovery
Hard drives, being the dynamic storage devices that they are, are extremely easy to erase in any number of amusing and simple to achieve ways. This Guide also deals with recovering deleted formatted information. UPDATED - How to fix a 1TB hard drive that suddenly changes to 0.0GB, or 32MB in size.


PCSTATS Dec 27, 2010
Beginners Guides: Home Networking and File Sharing Beginners Guides: Home Networking and File Sharing
Networking, or connecting computers together to share information, has long been one of the more difficult areas of basic computing, but no more.


PCSTATS Apr 22, 2004
Beginners Guides: How to Fix Homesite Design Mode to Work in Windows XP / Vista / 7 Beginners Guides: How to Fix Homesite Design Mode to Work in Windows XP / Vista / 7
This PCSTATS Guide is really more of tip for solving a very specific problem encountered by web developers who use certain HTML editors; most notably manifested as an annoying no such interface supported error in Homesite.


PCSTATS Jul 11, 2007
Beginners Guides: Installing RAID on a Desktop PC Beginners Guides: Installing RAID on a Desktop PC
With the right number of identical hard drives, motherboards that support RAID can choose from RAID 0, RAID 1, and sometimes even RAID 0+1 for improved performance, data redundancy and backups.


PCSTATS Apr 22, 2008
Beginners Guides: Installing Windows Vista Beginners Guides: Installing Windows Vista
Installing Microsoft Windows operating systems has never been too hard, but Windows Vista's install process does differ in several ways from that of Windows XP, especially when it comes to handling hard drive selection...


PCSTATS Mar 05, 2008
Beginners Guides: Installing Windows XP Beginners Guides: Installing Windows XP
This article is intended to cover simply the various tasks involved in installing Microsoft Windows XP Home or Professional on a PC.


PCSTATS Jul 29, 2007
Beginners Guides: Internet Connection Sharing Beginners Guides: Internet Connection Sharing
Internet sharing is essential if you have more than one PC in your house, and getting it to work isn't that hard once you know what steps to follow.


PCstats.com Apr 26, 2004
Beginners Guides: Legally Copying Software and Music Beginners Guides: Legally Copying Software and Music
This article is a guideline on what you can and cannot do with your digital media under copyright. We wanted to dig a little deeper and clear up the somewhat grey area on backing up software and music.


PCstats Oct 30, 2003
Beginners Guides: Linux Part 1: Getting Familiar Beginners Guides: Linux Part 1: Getting Familiar
Since its creation in 1991 by Linus Torvalds to the present day, Linux has been half operating system and half symbol. PCSTATS introduces you to Linux in this, the first part of a 3-part series focusing on Linux.


PCSTATS Apr 21, 2008
Beginners Guides: Linux Part 2: Installing a PC Beginners Guides: Linux Part 2: Installing a PC
We'll look at SUSE Personal 9.1 and explore the process of installing Linux onto your hard drive as a full operating system.


PCSTATS Apr 18, 2008
Beginners Guides: Linux Part 3: Installing New Software Beginners Guides: Linux Part 3: Installing New Software
Linux is free, relatively easy to install, but what about software? How do you add programs and software in an environment that isn't based on the familiar rules of the Microsoft Windows world?


PCSTATS Apr 16, 2008
Beginners Guides: Little Known Features of WindowsXP Beginners Guides: Little Known Features of WindowsXP
We will explore the features and abilities of WinXP, with an eye towards providing a better understanding of the capabilities of the operating system, and the options available to the user.


PCSTATS Jul 30, 2007
Beginners Guides: Making DVD Movies from Video Files Beginners Guides: Making DVD Movies from Video Files
Making a DVD out of your own video files (or home movies) isn't too hard. In fact, we'll walk you through the task step by step.


PCstats Aug 27, 2004
Beginners Guides: Making Old Software Compatible with Windows Vista Beginners Guides: Making Old Software Compatible with Windows Vista
Upgraded to Windows Vista? Have you discovered a lot of the software (and even some hardware) you've been using for years is no longer compatible? You're not alone... Buying all new software isn't the answer, instead PCSTATS will guide you down the path to getting your old programs working once more in Vista.


PCSTATS Apr 09, 2008
Beginners Guides: Most Common Ways to Kill a PC Beginners Guides: Most Common Ways to Kill a PC
Ever wonder what are the most common ways by which you'll eventually kill your PC? Despite your best intentions, computer hardware's worst enemy is YOU, as it turns out.


PCSTATS Feb 11, 2009
Beginners Guides: Optical Drives & Recording Formats Beginners Guides: Optical Drives & Recording Formats
Everything from the differing optical media recording standards, read/record speeds to selecting the best recordable DVD format is covered.


PCstats Dec 08, 2003
Beginners Guides: Overclocking the CPU, Motherboard and Memory Beginners Guides: Overclocking the CPU, Motherboard and Memory
If you're one of the many who has never overclocked, this guide will explain what it is and how to do it to the computers' processor, motherboard and memory.


PCSTATS Sep 08, 2006
Beginners Guides: Overclocking the Videocard Beginners Guides: Overclocking the Videocard
It's possible to overclock a videocard just as you might a processor, for quicker speeds and better gaming. In this guide we will explain how to do just that, step by step.


PCstats Sep 08, 2006
Beginners Guides: PC Ports, Connectors and Sockets Beginners Guides: PC Ports, Connectors and Sockets
In this Beginners Guide PCSTATS aims to give you a basic visual acquaintance with the various ports and connectors on your PC, and a general understanding of what they are and how they work, hopefully bridging a circuit between the jargon and your hands-on knowledge of your own computer.


Beginners Guide Jul 19, 2003
Beginners Guides: Preventing Data Theft from a Stolen Laptop Beginners Guides: Preventing Data Theft from a Stolen Laptop
And, if that doesn't work, at least you can protect your data better than you did that brand new notebook. Harsh words, but sound advice.


PCstats Sep 08, 2005
Beginners Guides: Printer Sharing on a Home Network Beginners Guides: Printer Sharing on a Home Network
A quick and easy guide to networking your printer at home without having to buy any extra hardware for the job.


PCSTATS Apr 13, 2007
Beginners Guides: RAM, Memory and Upgrading Beginners Guides: RAM, Memory and Upgrading
Random Access Memory (RAM) can be thought of as the short-term memory, in the sense that once the power is turned off, all information stored there is not saved.


Memory Aug 14, 2005
Beginners Guides: Remote Access to Computers Beginners Guides: Remote Access to Computers
There are any number of reasons why setting up your computer for remote access is a good idea, and PCstats is going to show you how to do it.


PCSTATS Apr 11, 2007
Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.


N/A Oct 02, 2013
Beginners Guides: RSS Feed Setup & Subscriptions Beginners Guides: RSS Feed Setup & Subscriptions
As the internet advances, even surfing has become slow and laborious. Enter RSS Feeds, and the simplified way in which they allow us to keep a birds eye view on favourite websites content.


PCstats Apr 13, 2005
Beginners Guides: Safe Mode in Windows Vista For Crash Recovery Beginners Guides: Safe Mode in Windows Vista For Crash Recovery
The first step to recovering a crashed computer is Windows Vista's Safe Mode. Knowing this will allow you to deal with bad software drivers, determine if it's a hardware or software error, and fight off virus attacks. Safe Mode is like a second chance to save your PC from certain doom!


PCSTATS Nov 23, 2009
Beginners Guides: Securing A Wireless Network Beginners Guides: Securing A Wireless Network
Modern wireless networking products are inexpensive, simple to set up and very convenient. They are also full of holes... security holes, that is.


PCSTATS Jul 30, 2007
Beginners Guides: Setting up an FTP Server in Windows XP Beginners Guides: Setting up an FTP Server in Windows XP
FTP is an easy way to transfer files over the Internet and in this guide PCSTATS will explains the basics of using it, and how to set up a home FTP server in Windows XP.


PCSTATS Dec 24, 2008
Beginners Guides: Spyware Protection and Removal Beginners Guides: Spyware Protection and Removal
The most common definition of Spyware is a program that sends information from your computer to another destination on the Internet without your knowledge.


PCSTATS Jul 30, 2007
Beginners Guides: Stopping Spam e-Mails Beginners Guides: Stopping Spam e-Mails
According to one recent opinion, over 45% of all email sent over the Internet is unwanted and uninvited.


PCSTATS Nov 27, 2006
Beginners Guides: Stopping Vista From Thrashing Hard Disks to Death Beginners Guides: Stopping Vista From Thrashing Hard Disks to Death
While your PC may be doing nothing, all of a sudden you notice the hard drives are trashing around like the entire drive is being copied. Never fear, PCSTATS is here to help you stop Windows Vista from excessive hard drive usage, and show you how to free up some disk space too!


Microsoft Mar 11, 2008
Beginners Guides: Synchronizing Files and Folders Beginners Guides: Synchronizing Files and Folders
In this article we will explain the process of file synchronization and show you the two major methods of synchronization within Windows XP.


PCstats.com Sep 21, 2004
Beginners Guides: Ten Steps to a Secure PC Beginners Guides: Ten Steps to a Secure PC
With this guide, PCstats has set out to inform you clearly and concisely of the dangers you face.


PCSTATS Aug 29, 2007
Beginners Guides: The Registry: Backups, Repairs, and Protection Beginners Guides: The Registry: Backups, Repairs, and Protection
The Registry is crucial to Windows, but if you know how to edit it, you can customize your system in places you never thought possible.


PCstats Aug 09, 2004
Beginners Guides: Unattended Windows 2000/XP Installations Beginners Guides: Unattended Windows 2000/XP Installations
Make a customized Windows XP Install CD with all the drivers included, that installs by itself.


PCstats Dec 21, 2004
Beginners Guides: Understanding and Creating Batch Files Beginners Guides: Understanding and Creating Batch Files
Batch files can save time by automating actions down to one simple click. A good understanding of what they are, how they work, and how to create your own, is crucial to today's IT force.


PCSTATS Apr 04, 2011
Beginners Guides: Understanding and Tweaking WindowsXP Services Beginners Guides: Understanding and Tweaking WindowsXP Services
Learn to use the 'Services' young Jedi, for they are powerful and control much of WindowsXP. if you do not, you'll be forced to run programs in the system tray for all eternity!


PCSTATS Jun 21, 2006
Beginners Guides: Upgrading A Motherboard Without Reinstalling Beginners Guides: Upgrading A Motherboard Without Reinstalling
You can upgrade a processor or add a new memory module without causing so much as a blip from Windows XP, but a new motherboard can and will cause XP to stop booting.


PCstats Mar 12, 2005
Beginners Guides: Upgrading Win98 to Windows XP Beginners Guides: Upgrading Win98 to Windows XP
We will cover your upgrading options, changes you can make to ensure the upgrade goes smoothly and how to troubleshoot any problems that might occur.


PCstats Oct 08, 2004
Beginners Guides: USB Memory Drive Projects Beginners Guides: USB Memory Drive Projects
Encryption, Firefox browser, word processing, arcade games and yes even an operationg system can be run off your USB hard drive... if you know how!


PCstats Mar 11, 2006
Beginners Guides: Virtualized Windows 8 Installation with Oracle VirtualBox Beginners Guides: Virtualized Windows 8 Installation with Oracle VirtualBox
Just updated -- Try out Windows 8 by setting up an easy-to-use virtual machine in an existing PC. PCSTATS shows you how to create a Virtual PC, how to install it and where to tweak Windows 8.


Microsoft Mar 18, 2013
Beginners Guides: VPNs and Internet Connection Security Beginners Guides: VPNs and Internet Connection Security
This article is intended to deal with creating Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to connect a home network with the outside world.


PCstats Nov 16, 2005
Beginners Guides: Website Hosting From A Home PC Beginners Guides: Website Hosting From A Home PC
Obstacles like IIS and dynamic IP addresses can make the process of running a website off a home broadband internet connection complicated.


PCSTATS Aug 31, 2005
Beginners Guides: Website Hosting With Apache Beginners Guides: Website Hosting With Apache
Apache has been around since 1995 and is the main alternative to Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS) web hosting technology.


PCSTATS Apr 11, 2006
Beginners Guides: Windows Command Prompt Beginners Guides: Windows Command Prompt
Back in the heyday of text-based operating systems like Unix and DOS, the command prompt was the operating system.


PCSTATS Mar 05, 2011
Beginners Guides: Windows Vista Crash Recovery and Repair Install Beginners Guides: Windows Vista Crash Recovery and Repair Install
What you need to know to bring a crashed Vista PC system back to life. When Windows Vista fails and won't boot, separate the hardware from the software and get it fixed with the help of PCSTATS.


PCSTATS Sep 29, 2010
Beginners Guides: Windows XP Safe Mode Explained Beginners Guides: Windows XP Safe Mode Explained
Safe Mode is a powerful tool for fixing problems in Windows, and finally PCstats explains how to actually use it!


Beginners Guides Feb 10, 2011
Beginners Guides: Wireless Home Networking Beginners Guides: Wireless Home Networking
This article will cover purchasing and setting up home wireless equipment, look at the available standards for wireless networking, and cover some basic security guidelines.


PCSTATS Jul 29, 2007
Blackle vs. Google Monitor Power Consumption Tested Blackle vs. Google Monitor Power Consumption Tested
Is the search page, Blackle.com, really an energy efficient alternative to Google? The theory is websites with black background save energy. PCSTATS finds out if this is a blatant green washing, or an earnest energy saving tweak for something we use every day.


Blackle Apr 02, 2012
Colins Weekly Tech Tips 2002 Roundup Colins Weekly Tech Tips 2002 Roundup
I have always prided myself as a tweak master and I love helping my readers improve their computing performance and experience.


PCstats.com Jan 14, 2003
Connecting via cable modem Connecting via cable modem
Depending on your modem, you probably spent a few seconds waiting for this particular e-page to appear on your computer screen. Conventional dial-up modems tend to clock about 56Kbps....


None Aug 02, 2000
Decoding your link to the internet Decoding your link to the internet
Face it: the average citizen is happy to hand over a set, monthly fee to a faceless corporation for the privilege of accessing the world wide web at any hour of the day or night.


None Sep 18, 2000
Do-It-Yourself Guide: Building a Home Theatre PC / HTPC Do-It-Yourself Guide: Building a Home Theatre PC / HTPC
Computers are a perfect fit for the entertainment room, and building a home theatre PC is not more difficult than assembling a standard system - as long as you have the right components for the task.


PCSTATS Jan 20, 2006
Fast Boot Tips! Fast Boot Tips!
There are several, very simple tweaks that can be performed that will significantly decrease the amount of time it takes your computer to boot up...


None Apr 17, 2001
Floppies hard-up for work Floppies hard-up for work
Ever since Apple introduced its iMac series of computers, featuring a conspicuous lack of floppy drive, people have been speculating an early retirement for the floppy disk.


none Sep 30, 2000
GlacialLight Factory Tour: How LED Lights are Made GlacialLight Factory Tour: How LED Lights are Made
Ever wonder how an LED light bulb is made? Not the tiny coloured lights, but the big, bright, solid state light bulbs gradually replacing incandescent and compact fluorescent lighting everywhere?


GlacialLight Aug 12, 2009
Hard Drive Installation Guide Hard Drive Installation Guide
With hard drives priced at an all time low, and programs gobbling up more and more disk space there has never been a better time to add in some extra storage.


PCStats Apr 19, 2002
Home Networking: A Visual Do-It-Yourself Guide - Cisco Press Home Networking: A Visual Do-It-Yourself Guide - Cisco Press
The format of the book combines well-spaced informational text with separate, colour coded 'step-by-step' sections.


Cisco Oct 26, 2004
How Motherboards Are Made: A Gigabyte Factory Tour How Motherboards Are Made: A Gigabyte Factory Tour
PCSTATS takes you on a guided tour of Gigabyte's Motherboard Factory in Taiwan. There's a lot to producing and testing a single motherboard; a mind-boggling host of automated machines, people and processes. Gigabyte has several other factories in Taiwan and mainland China that each manufacture motherboards, videocards, and other products.


Gigabyte Aug 28, 2008
How to Install and Find Drivers How to Install and Find Drivers
Drivers are probably the most essential thing to a computer, but it's amazing that even the most experienced PC user often overlooks something so important.


none Aug 11, 2002
How to Register Domain Names How to Register Domain Names
So you plan to be the next www.filthyrichwebmogul.com? Plan to ride a nifty push-bike to work, wearing flip-flops and capri pants and a sun hat?


none Dec 14, 2000
Installing Windows ME Installing Windows ME
Regardless, after my last writeup of the Windows ME release, I received lots of e-mails on how to "bury the cabs" on the HDD to make life a bit sweeter after the install.


Microsoft.com Mar 01, 2001
Internet Filtering Software Shootout Internet Filtering Software Shootout
On one side we have the advocates for Internet control and monitoring, and on the other side we have those who do not want to regulate or monitor the content on the Internet.


none Feb 28, 2001
Long-Term vs. Short-Term Memory Long-Term vs. Short-Term Memory
At the core of every computer is its capacity to remember things: sets of instructions, particular files you've created, how much memory is left, where you put your keys.


none Jul 27, 2000
Para-Sites: Misspelled Domain Names Para-Sites: Misspelled Domain Names
What do you do when you go to hotmale instead of hotmail? You register the domain and make a fortune!


Pcstats.com Jul 19, 2000
Peer-to-Peer Networks Peer-to-Peer Networks
Despite the virtual, micro-sized nature of most computerized phenomena these days, certain physical realities still limit the fundamentals of computing.


none Sep 08, 2002
Pitting DVDs against CDs Pitting DVDs against CDs
The past-blasting technology of DVDs is replacing CD-ROMs, and we're all facing another expensive high-tech revolution...


None Jul 26, 2000
Quick BIOS Optimizations Quick BIOS Optimizations
You can make some simple changes to your BIOS that will drastically increase the speed of your system.


none Apr 19, 2001
Shedding light on digital cameras Shedding light on digital cameras
People are buying up digital cameras like peanuts at the zoo because they allow the photographer to bypass that pesky development stage. Wanna know how they really work?


None Sep 14, 2000
The Basics of HyperThreading: What is it? The Basics of HyperThreading: What is it?
So what exactly is HyperThreading, and what makes it so special? Before we answer that question, we first need a basic understanding of how a standard processor and software work together.


Intel Dec 19, 2002
Tips and Tricks from the PCstats Forums Tips and Tricks from the PCstats Forums
First we have the tips which which actually won, then we have the tips we think were pretty good runners up.... and finally a few pages of assorted tips from the contest.


various Aug 09, 2002
Tweaking WinMe: Enabling DMA Tweaking WinMe: Enabling DMA
nabling Direct Memory Access for you hard drive is one of the best tweaks you can do for any computer, because the speed gains are almost astronomical.


Microsoft Apr 18, 2001
Upgrade Guides: Videocard Installation Upgrade Guides: Videocard Installation
How to properly open up your computer and physically install a new video card, the drivers and everything you'll need so your computer works like it just came back from the store!


PCSTATS May 18, 2002
What's in a Ticker? What's in a Ticker?
There has been much talk recently about the ticker symbol Transmeta will acquire once it "goes IPO." The speculation is not idle. Ticker symbols are more or less arbitrary...


Transmeta Sep 28, 2000
Why Dual Processors are better Why Dual Processors are better
Increasing computer efficiency drives people to do many things, and one of the most common is doubling-up, or tripling-up, or even quadrupling-up, on processors.


none Oct 10, 2000
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Biolink Umatch Biometric Mouse Review Biolink Umatch Biometric Mouse Review
Austin powers had one, and so did the six million dollar man - a biometric mouse... able to leap tall buildings with a single mighty squeek!


Biolink Jan 16, 2001
Biometrics Explained Biometrics Explained
Biometrics is the methodology for recognizing or identifying persons based on physiological or behavioral characteristics.


Various Dec 21, 2000
Siemens ID Mouse Review Siemens ID Mouse Review
Does your computer contain sensitive information? If it does, you might want to consider using a biometic mouse to control access to your computer.


Siemens May 01, 2001
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AMI supports Transmeta Crusoe TM3200/TM5400 AMI supports Transmeta Crusoe TM3200/TM5400
American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), the leader in storage and computing innovations worldwide, today announced AMIBIOS Mobile will support the Transmeta 3200 and 5400 Processors.


AMI Oct 25, 2000
   Business / Industry RSS Feed: New Articles
Cisco E-Support Book Review Cisco E-Support Book Review
It is extremely easy to understand, and while there are technical aspects discussed here, it is not a step-by-step how to do it type of guide.


Cisco Press Nov 24, 2002
PCSTATS April 2009 ShoppingList Assistance PCSTATS April 2009 ShoppingList Assistance
There are finally some affordable SLI-capable X58 motherboards, which seemed like a good reason to switch from running one Geforce GTX 260 videocard to a pair of them in SLI mode. Crucial also has DDR3 memory for dirt-cheap, pick it up while it's hot! PCSTATS ShoppingList is a guide to help you get good PC gear, because it's filled with suggestions we'd actually buy ourselves.


PCSTATS Apr 01, 2009
PCSTATS August 2009 ShoppingList Assistance PCSTATS August 2009 ShoppingList Assistance
Our budget systems remains remarkably capable thanks to low prices on AMD's new Athlon II processors and the new price point of the Radeon HD 4850... PCSTATS ShoppingList is a guide to help you get good PC gear, because it's filled with suggestions we'd actually buy ourselves.


PCSTATS Aug 01, 2009
PCSTATS December 2008 ShoppingList Assistance PCSTATS December 2008 ShoppingList Assistance
There's been some price cuts on AMD 780G motherboards recently, which has made room in the budget for a larger 500GB hard drive, and a nicer Antec 1650B case with included PSU... PCSTATS ShoppingList is a guide to help you get good PC gear, because it's filled with suggestions we'd actually buy ourselves.


PCSTATS Dec 01, 2008
PCSTATS February 2009 ShoppingList Assistance PCSTATS February 2009 ShoppingList Assistance
The mainstream system has gone SLI! The dual 9800GTs have come down a lot in price recently, and getting a pair of them for under $300 is a pretty amazing deal, since in games they can give even the Geforce GTX 285 a run for its money... PCSTATS ShoppingList is a guide to help you get good PC gear, because it's filled with suggestions we'd actually buy ourselves.


PCSTATS Feb 01, 2009
PCSTATS January 2009 ShoppingList Assistance PCSTATS January 2009 ShoppingList Assistance
Gigabyte's got a $20 mail-in rebate on their Geforce 8200-based motherboard this month, and Acer has recently introduced the 720p resolution X183H monitor into their lineup with a $15 instant rebate, which has dropped the price of our budget system while doubling its RAM... PCSTATS ShoppingList is a guide to help you get good PC gear, because it's filled with suggestions we'd actually buy ourselves...


PCSTATS Jan 01, 2009
PCSTATS July 2009 ShoppingList Assistance PCSTATS July 2009 ShoppingList Assistance
Prices on high-end components have dropped nicely in the past month or so, which has made it easy to shave a few hundred dollars off the top of our high-end performance system. If you're so inclined, add $100 to the system total and pop in the Radeon HD 4870 X2 in place of the Geforce 285 GTX... PCSTATS ShoppingList is a guide to help you get good PC gear, because it's filled with suggestions we'd actually buy ourselves.


PCSTATS Jul 01, 2009
PCSTATS June 2009 ShoppingList Assistance PCSTATS June 2009 ShoppingList Assistance
The price of the Radeon HD 4870 X2 has dropped so much over at Newegg.ca that we were able to add a Blu-Ray re-writer into our high-end system, which will look great on the 24" LCD monitor that's now part of this build... PCSTATS ShoppingList is a guide to help you get good PC gear, because it's filled with suggestions we'd actually buy ourselves.


PCSTATS Jun 01, 2009
PCSTATS March 2009 ShoppingList Assistance PCSTATS March 2009 ShoppingList Assistance
Our high-end system has had a hefty $400 chopped off its price, but still packs a Core i7 Processor, 6GB of DDR3 memory, and a Geforce GTX 260 graphics card... PCSTATS ShoppingList is a guide to help you get good PC gear, because it's filled with suggestions we'd actually buy ourselves.


PCSTATS Mar 01, 2009
PCSTATS May 2009 ShoppingList Assistance PCSTATS May 2009 ShoppingList Assistance
This system should be highly overclockable, thanks to the combined power of the Phenom X3 720 processor and the Radeon HD 4890 videocard, both of which have a lot of headroom for speed improvements... PCSTATS ShoppingList is a guide to help you get good PC gear, because it's filled with suggestions we'd actually buy ourselves.


PCSTATS May 01, 2009
PCSTATS November 2008 ShoppingList Assistance PCSTATS November 2008 ShoppingList Assistance
What a difference a month makes! This new build has a Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.6GHz Wolfdale processor, double the memory and a AMD Radeon 4850 to power the new 22-inch monitor... PCSTATS ShoppingList is a guide to help you get good PC gear, because it's filled with suggestions we'd actually buy ourselves.


PCSTATS Nov 01, 2008
Q1 2001 Financial Conference Call Notes Q1 2001 Financial Conference Call Notes
We've assembled our notes for those of you looking for a quick synopsis of the 47min call.


none Apr 21, 2001
Report on nVIDIA Report on nVIDIA
Nvidia is a world leader in graphics technology, offering probably the best GPU's in its' class.


Nvidia Apr 22, 2001
Sept 2009 PC Hardware Shopping Guide - Recommended Gear Lists Sept 2009 PC Hardware Shopping Guide - Recommended Gear Lists
The price on the Radeon HD 4850 has dropped again, so we've decide to keep it in the budget system. If you're not into gaming, drop the videocard and enjoy a new Athlon II computer system for $460... PCSTATS ShoppingList is a guide to help you get good PC gear, because it's filled with suggestions we'd actually buy ourselves.


PCSTATS Sep 01, 2009
Transmeta Earnings Call Notes Q2:2002 Transmeta Earnings Call Notes Q2:2002
Despite the gain of 83% over Q1:2002 Transmeta will be laying off approximately 40% of the company, or about 200 people in order to reduce operating expenses.


Transmeta Jul 18, 2002
Transmeta Q4 - 2001 Earnings Notes Transmeta Q4 - 2001 Earnings Notes
Net revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2001 was $1.5 million, compared with $12.4 million for the same period last year.


Transmeta Jan 17, 2002
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ABIT Max Series MediaXP Bay Review ABIT Max Series MediaXP Bay Review
Going behind the computer can be a real hassle, so Abit came up with a "multimedia" bay for the Abit MAX AT7 and IT7 series mainboards that brings the most accessed ports up to the front.


ABIT Aug 21, 2002
Addtronics W8500 Workstation Chassis Addtronics W8500 Workstation Chassis
The W8500 WTX chassis is about one of the larger workstation housings available. Size isn't the only good thing about it, it comes with all sorts of goodies...


Addtronics Mar 12, 2000
AMK 33336 Custom Mid Tower Case AMK 33336 Custom Mid Tower Case
I want to hear steady blades slapping at the worst enemy a system has. I freak out if there is silence, because that means either I have slipped into one of those Thorazine moments...


AMK Mar 01, 2001
Antec Plus 1080AMG File Server Case Antec Plus 1080AMG File Server Case
The Antec 1080AMG is an updated model of an old standby - the SX1030B and the face lift is well worth it.


Antec Oct 30, 2002
Antec SX1030B File Server Case Antec SX1030B File Server Case
The Antec SX1030B has two case exhausts located directly behind the processor area, and two intakes situated in the front of the case for good cooling.


Antec Feb 20, 2002
AOpen A600 Aluminum ATX Case Review AOpen A600 Aluminum ATX Case Review
The thing I like most about AOpen products is that they rely on good ole workmanship to sell their wares, instead of relying on cheap gimmicks.


Aopen Sep 25, 2005
AOpen H420 MicroATX Case Review AOpen H420 MicroATX Case Review
The jet black Aopen H420 is a compact desktop chassis intended for use with MicroATX or FlexATX motherboards. It is large enough that full height AGP and PCI cards can be installed too.


Aopen Aug 23, 2004
Aopen HX08 Server Case Aopen HX08 Server Case
There are two kinds of computer junkies in the world when it comes to cases. First there are those of you who cram as much gear as is humanly possible into a tiny, little, puny case...


Aopen May 04, 2001
Aopen HX45 Case Review Aopen HX45 Case Review
Need a mid-tower for your next computer? Maybe one that will be good for overclocking.... Aopen makes good cases but they aren't always for OC'ing.


Aopen Jun 26, 2000
Aopen QF50A Budget Case Review Aopen QF50A Budget Case Review
The term "white box" is industry slang for those atypical beige or off-white computer cases system builders rely on.


Aopen Jan 16, 2003
ASUS Vento 3600 Case Review ASUS Vento 3600 Case Review
The Vento case seemed to be begging us to leap onto it, fire up the engines and shoot off through the trees of Endor, dodging Imperial Scouts as we went...


Asus Apr 17, 2006
Chenbro Netserver Case Review Chenbro Netserver Case Review
Time for a case upgrade? What if you're running an FTP, or just have A LOT of gear to pack in your computer... Time for a server class case :-) Don't even think candy colours for this sucker!


Chenbro Apr 11, 2000
Cooler Master ATC-201B SXT Aluminum Case Review Cooler Master ATC-201B SXT Aluminum Case Review
One thing I like about Cooler Master cases are, they do not use any gimmicks to attract potential customers (unlike some other companies *cough* TT *cough*).


Cooler Master May 06, 2003
Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Case Review Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Case Review
At nearly two feet tall and weighing in at just under 30 pounds, the Cooler Master HAF 932 High Air Flow Chassis is an imposing full tower ATX case, marketed towards gamers and overclockers with an array of fans.


Cooler Master Nov 25, 2009
Cooler Master Stacker 830 SE Case Review Cooler Master Stacker 830 SE Case Review
Today PCSTATS is checking out the massive CM Stacker 830 SE - an elegantly designed full size ATX case that just looks awesome.


Cooler Master Nov 05, 2008
Cooler Master WaveMaster Black Aluminum Case Review Cooler Master WaveMaster Black Aluminum Case Review
Cooler Master are showing us that they can design their products not only for appearances, but for functionality as well.


Coolermaster Feb 26, 2004
Coolermaster ATC-410 Aluminum Rackmount Server Case Review Coolermaster ATC-410 Aluminum Rackmount Server Case Review
onsumer interest in aluminum computer cases has skyrocketed to heights never before seen, but as recent as last year aluminum cases were prohibitively expensive. The reasons why prices have fallen so steadily revolve around manufacturing volumes, competition between companies, and improvements in design.


Coolermaster Jul 11, 2002
Elan Vital T10 Case Review Elan Vital T10 Case Review
With the T10, Elan Vital has managed to assemble what has to be one of the world's worst cases we've ever seen.


Elan Vital May 21, 2001
Enlight 7232 Mid ATX Case Enlight 7232 Mid ATX Case
After waiting 4 days my nice new Enlight case arrived. My old one being some cheapo noname thing I picked up for $35 at the local computer store, out of desperation.


Enlight Corp. Feb 28, 2001
Fatty Case Review Fatty Case Review
The Fatty Case is a complete departure from typical no-name crap cases with their poor design, and tin foil like metal construction.


Unknown Sep 11, 2000
Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570 Aluminum Chassis Review Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570 Aluminum Chassis Review
Like its predecessor, the all aluminum Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570 case is compatible with watercooling systems right out of the box.


Gigabyte Nov 23, 2006
Gigabyte 3D Aurora GZ-FSCA1-AN Aluminium Case Gigabyte 3D Aurora GZ-FSCA1-AN Aluminium Case
The high-end Gigabyte 3D Aurora aluminium case is designed to especially accommodate watercooling systems.


Gigabyte Oct 21, 2005
GlacialTech Altair A380 Home Theatre PC Chassis Review GlacialTech Altair A380 Home Theatre PC Chassis Review
If you want to build yourself a Home Theatre PC (HTPC), there are a couple of routes to go. One is a slim line HTPC case like the Glacialtech Altair A380


Glacialtech Nov 28, 2008
InWin Q500 ATX Full Tower Case InWin Q500 ATX Full Tower Case
There are a lot of choices out there, and hoosing one solely depends on what you are planning to do with your computer now, as well as what you are planning to do with your computer in the future.


InWin Feb 28, 2001
iStar D-Storm D300 3U 19-inch Rackmount Chassis Review iStar D-Storm D300 3U 19-inch Rackmount Chassis Review
The midnight-black iStar D-Storm D300 3U chassis measures 20.8" deep, 19" wide and 5.25" high. It weighs about 12kg empty.


iStar Aug 10, 2006
iStar Nitro AX Full Tower Computer Case Review iStar Nitro AX Full Tower Computer Case Review
The iStar Nitro AX case has a honeycomb vented side panel that meshes up with an internal fan duct to provide a cool air source directly to the CPU fan.


istar Feb 03, 2007
Raidmax Scorpio Silver Aluminum Case Raidmax Scorpio Silver Aluminum Case
Remember back in the mid-80's, an animated show called Voltron? Well, every time I glance at the backlit "Z" on the front of the Raidmax Scorpio 868 that's the first thing that pops into my head...


Raidmax Oct 07, 2003
The Cheap Case Review The Cheap Case Review
We don't all like to admit it, but every once in a while we have a system that doesn't need the best case on the planet... like this one...


"Whale" Jun 27, 2000
THEON Cyclone 5000 Ultra Custom Case THEON Cyclone 5000 Ultra Custom Case
While, there are surely a lot of good products out there, there are also a lot of products that are not so good.


theon Mar 09, 2000
Thermaltake M9 Case Review Thermaltake M9 Case Review
Thermaltake's M9 stands 17" tall and 7.5" wide, and is constructed out of plain old SECC steel, glossy black plastic, and mesh grating along its front bays.


Thermaltake Oct 24, 2008
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ATI Radeon 9100 IGP 'RS300' Chipset Preview ATI Radeon 9100 IGP 'RS300' Chipset Preview
While its first generation was somewhat uninspiring, the new 'RS300' Radeon 9100 IGP promises to offer something more - at least to prospective Pentium 4 owners.


ATI Aug 27, 2003
Chipsets, and Why They Matter Chipsets, and Why They Matter
The chipset may not be the most talked about of computer parts but it's definitely one of the most important. Whether you are a Intel processor owner, or a AMD buff, you will need the perfect chipset.


PCSTATS Apr 11, 2001
First Chipsets for Socket 939 Athlon64 First Chipsets for Socket 939 Athlon64
To support the new Socket 939 processors, we have competing chipsets from VIA and nVidia, the K8T800 Pro and Nforce 3 Ultra respectively.


AMD Aug 09, 2004
SIS Desktop Chipset Road Map for 2004 SIS Desktop Chipset Road Map for 2004
PCstats takes an in depth look at the next four quarters of chipsets that are scheduled to be released by SIS.


SIS Oct 04, 2003
VIA's KT333CE Chipset 3D Performance Problems VIA's KT333CE Chipset 3D Performance Problems
In 3D oriented benchmarks, at higher bus speeds, VIA's KT333CE chipset seems to be performing consistently slower than the older VIA KT266A chipset.


VIA May 18, 2002
   Computer / SFF PCs RSS Feed: New Articles
AMD AthlonXP 2000+ Workstation Review AMD AthlonXP 2000+ Workstation Review
With CAD/CAM work you damn well don't want the computer to be the limiting factor in productivity.


AMD Jan 16, 2002
AOpen EX915 XCube SFF PC Review AOpen EX915 XCube SFF PC Review
This is a 'barebones' kit, meaning that you get the case with the motherboard pre-installed, but you need to purchase and install the processor, RAM, hard drive and optical drive(s) yourself.


AOpen Mar 11, 2005
AOpen EZ65 XCcube SFF PC Review AOpen EZ65 XCcube SFF PC Review
The Aopen EZ65 XCcube handled the benchmarks superbly; it would certainly keep me satisfied if it were my 24/7 machine.


Aopen Apr 28, 2004
AOpen Mini PC MP945-VX Ultra Small Formfactor PC Review AOpen Mini PC MP945-VX Ultra Small Formfactor PC Review
AOpen has employed an unorthodox method of building its super small, super compact, super quiet miniPC MP945-VX small formfactor system.


AOpen Jan 23, 2007
AOpen miniPC MP915-B Super Multi System Review AOpen miniPC MP915-B Super Multi System Review
AOpen mini PC MP915-B (Super Multi) system is based on the Intel 915GM chipset and supports Socket 479 Pentium M 400/533 MHz processors.


Aopen May 30, 2006
Biostar iDEQ 250N Mini PC Geforce 6100 Small Formfactor Barebones Biostar iDEQ 250N Mini PC Geforce 6100 Small Formfactor Barebones
The iDEQ 250N is a socket AM2 AMD Athlon64 platform which is based on nVIDIA's extremely popular GeForce 6100 and nForce 410 series chipsets.


Biostar Nov 24, 2006
Canada Computers Content Creator X2 Workstation System Review Canada Computers Content Creator X2 Workstation System Review
Built around a e 2.4GHz dual core Athlon64 X2 4800+ CPU, and pre-installed with Microsoft WindowsXP Professional, the system should have plenty of potential pixel kicking power.


Canada Computers Aug 31, 2005
Canada Computers: Ultimate Gaming Machine of 2003 Canada Computers: Ultimate Gaming Machine of 2003
It was quite a pleasure to test out this little silver rig which came fully equipped with all the bells, whistles, and bright neon lights that you could ever want.


Canada Computers Oct 25, 2003
Casio Cassiopedia EM 500 PDA Review Casio Cassiopedia EM 500 PDA Review
Casio are a name long associated with consumer electronics, has actually been producing CE based hand helds since the very beginning, starting with the A 10. With each new product, the company has managed to improve on the weaknesses of earlier units, while providing additional functionality. With the introduction of their PocketPC units, Casio is ready to continue this tradition. Does this strategy still hold the key to a successful product?


Casio Nov 28, 2000
Crusoe SBCs Hit The Market Crusoe SBCs Hit The Market
While receiving substantially less notice than the server or mobile devices which incorporate Crusoe processors, Single Board Computers (SBC) may have an underlying impact.


Transmeta Apr 02, 2001
Dell Dimension 2400 System Review Dell Dimension 2400 System Review
The Dimension 2400 is a budget home/office system based on Intel's i845GV chipset, and houses a Celeron 2.4Ghz processor (in the model we tested) or a Pentium 4 up to 2.8 GHz.


Dell Jul 13, 2004
Fastest Webmaster - 3DMark2001 Tweak Guide Fastest Webmaster - 3DMark2001 Tweak Guide
In a way 3DMark 2001 is a "geeks drag race" to see who's computer is the fastest, leanest, and meanest! =)


Madonion Jan 24, 2002
Gespac PCISYS-59 Crusoe 3U CompactPCI Board Gespac PCISYS-59 Crusoe 3U CompactPCI Board
The Gespac PCISYS-59 features a highly integrated x86 class assembly, built on a compact 3U Eurocard format.


Gespac Aug 02, 2002
Handspring Visor Deluxe PDA Review Handspring Visor Deluxe PDA Review
Aside from the cell phone, one device that has become very popular among the business professional is the personal digital assistant, or PDA.


Handspring Aug 20, 2000
Hannacroix Concept PC Hannacroix Concept PC
Intel demonstrated a concept PC at Comdex Fall 2001 that was designed to make anyone's mouth water.


Intel Nov 24, 2001
IBM's Advancing Technology IBM's Advancing Technology
In the last few weeks IBM has released some fairly radical adaptations into the tech world that could have strong implications...


IBM Dec 07, 2000
March 2002 PCstats Dream Machines March 2002 PCstats Dream Machines
With no real loyalties towards any company in the computer industry, we're going to be looking at an Intel based system and an AMD system.


Various Mar 11, 2002
MSI Hermes 650-P Barebones System Review MSI Hermes 650-P Barebones System Review
The system when installed with a CPU and hard drive is perfect as a home theatre, or bookshelf PC.


MSI Oct 12, 2002
MSI MEGA mPC 945 Barebones Small Formfactor PC Review MSI MEGA mPC 945 Barebones Small Formfactor PC Review
The MSI MEGA mPC945 system is based around the Intel 945G and Intel ICH7 chipsets and is compatible with all Socket 775 Intel Pentium 4/D/XE, Celeron processors.


MSI Computer Dec 10, 2006
MSI Metis 266 Slim PC System Review MSI Metis 266 Slim PC System Review
The MSI Metis 266 SlimPC AMD AthlonXP bare bones system. Sleek, black, and packed full of features like video, audio, and networking.


MSI Mar 12, 2003
NEC Crusoe SBC - CB56 NEC Crusoe SBC - CB56
The CB56, which measures 170 x 150mm, forms the basis of both the CS56 server and CW56 Web pad.


NEC May 30, 2001
Orion Multisystems DS-96 Efficeon Cluster Workstation Orion Multisystems DS-96 Efficeon Cluster Workstation
The Orion DS-96 deskside Cluster Workstation will include 96 nodes with 300 Gflops peak performance.


Orion Aug 01, 2004
Prototypes from COMDEX 2000 Prototypes from COMDEX 2000
Who doesn't like to see the coolest gadgets to hit the high-tech market? I know we do! We've compiled a gallery of the coolest innovations that caught our attention at COMDEX 2000.


Comdex 2000 Nov 27, 2000
Shuttle SS50 Pentium 4 Cube System Review Shuttle SS50 Pentium 4 Cube System Review
These computers, like Shuttle's SS50 use special motherboards and standard components to maximize features and lesson space requirements...


Shuttle Apr 29, 2002
Shuttle XPC SD11G5 Small Formfactor PC Review Shuttle XPC SD11G5 Small Formfactor PC Review
To reach a happy silent equilibrium, the Shuttle XPC SD11G5 is powered by a mobile Intel Pentium M processor.


Shuttle Inc. Dec 30, 2005
Shuttle XPC SG33G50 Intel G33 Express SFF PC Review Shuttle XPC SG33G50 Intel G33 Express SFF PC Review
In this review, PCSTATS will be testing out Shuttle's glossy-black XPC SG33G50 small formfactor barebones PC. Like all barebones computers, the Shuttle XPC SG33G50 includes the case, motherboard, CPU heatsink and powersupply.


Shuttle Dec 07, 2007
Shuttle XPC SN27P2 Small Formfactor Socket AM2 Barebones PC Review Shuttle XPC SN27P2 Small Formfactor Socket AM2 Barebones PC Review
**UPDATED with EOL REPORT.** Shuttle's latest Small Formfactor PC is its XPC SN27P2 which is based around nVIDIA's nForce 570 Ultra chipset and supports 940-pin socket AM2 processor.


Shuttle Jun 06, 2006
Soltek EQ340IM QBiC SFF PC Review Soltek EQ340IM QBiC SFF PC Review
The Soltek QBiC is as well equipped as any SFF PC on the market; with an 8X AGP and PCI slot for peripheral expansion.


Soltek Oct 03, 2004
Soltek EQ3501-300PW QBiC Mania SFF PC Review Soltek EQ3501-300PW QBiC Mania SFF PC Review
The Soltek EQ3501-300PW QBiC Mania SFF PC is a flashy 'hot-rod' of good looks.


Soltek Apr 19, 2005
USB 2.0 - Working Away At 480Mbps USB 2.0 - Working Away At 480Mbps
USB 2.0 operates at 480Mbps, about 40X times faster than USB 1.1 which currently works at a snails pace of just 12Mbps.


USB Org Nov 26, 2001
ViA Introduces Crusoe-based Wearable Computer ViA Introduces Crusoe-based Wearable Computer
Current iterations of Via PC's Wearable computer are based on a Cyrix Media GXi 166Mhz processor. A prototype is expect to be shown at COMDEX using a 700Mhz Crusoe Processor.


ViA Technologies Nov 09, 2000
World's First Crusoe Single Board Computer World's First Crusoe Single Board Computer
A Taiwanese company called IBASE Technology have recently announced the IB750, a 5.25-inch SBC (single board computer) based around Transmeta's TM3400 Crusoe processor.


Ibase Mar 12, 2001
Xmas 2001 Buyers Guide - Eight Things to Crave Xmas 2001 Buyers Guide - Eight Things to Crave
Christmas shopping is usually filled with two lists of things, stuff you can afford, and stuff you want. This is a list of eight products you want.


Various Dec 04, 2001
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AseTek VapoChill Socket Preview AseTek VapoChill Socket Preview
Asetek has been producing their Vapochill unit for some time with quite a bit of success. The VapoChill unit has been designed to be a very flexible and relatively inexpensive super-cooling solution.


AseTek Nov 18, 2000
Double Whammy Celeron Cooler Double Whammy Celeron Cooler
It seems as though today everyone is trying to get that extra 2-5% of processing power out of those oh so inexpensive but wonderful Intel Celerons.


none Dec 19, 1999
Dual Overkill Slot Heatsink Review Dual Overkill Slot Heatsink Review
The Dual Overkill is a PIII SECC2 cooling rig, worth looking at twice with its twin 50mm fan powerhouse. Read the review!


3D Cool Apr 28, 2000
GlobalWin VOS32 SECC2 Cooler GlobalWin VOS32 SECC2 Cooler
The stock Intel sink would make a good self defense key chain ...


Globalwin May 14, 2000
Prometeia Mach II GT Phase Change Cooler Review Prometeia Mach II GT Phase Change Cooler Review
If you consider yourself an overclocker, then you already know everything about the Prometeia brand of phase-change coolers, and we really don't have to say a single word more.


ECT May 17, 2005
Socket 370 Heatsink Shootout Socket 370 Heatsink Shootout
Celeron Slocket cooler shootout lineup for you all with some interesting gear and numbers.


Various Jan 04, 2000
Super Duper Slot Fan Super Duper Slot Fan
Slot fans can make all the difference in cooling performance. We tested one thoroughly, and explain how to get the most out of it!


3DCool Feb 01, 2000
The Relationship Between Overclocking and Cooling The Relationship Between Overclocking and Cooling
As enthusiasts attempt to reach higher clock speeds, there will eventually come a time when the temperature of the processor, memory, or some other electrical component becomes the limiting factor.


PCStats May 13, 2004
Thermaltake Orange Orb BGA Heatsink Review Thermaltake Orange Orb BGA Heatsink Review
The Orange orb is Thermaltake's brand new replacement for the almost one year old Blue Orb (or 'Blorb') chipset cooler.


Thermaltake Aug 25, 2001
Twin Turbo Cooler Twin Turbo Cooler
I saw many coolers for the up and coming Celeron line of processors from Intel. I came to think why don't they make an insanely large fan to fit in one of those 5 1/4" everyone seems to have to spare.


3Dcool Dec 19, 1999
Vantec P3D-5030 Pentium III Cooler Vantec P3D-5030 Pentium III Cooler
The release of the Intel Celeron, and subsequently the great overclocking potential of that processor, was followed by the release of a lot of coolers catering to the needs of the overclockers.


Vantec Apr 19, 2000
   CPU / Processors RSS Feed: New Articles
A Brief Look at Code Morphing Software 4.2 A Brief Look at Code Morphing Software 4.2
One of the most intriguing aspects of a software-based processor is the notion that the underlying software can be upgraded to improve the performance of the silicon-based portion of the processor.


Transmeta Aug 03, 2001
AMD 1000Mhz (1Ghz) T-Bird CPU Review AMD 1000Mhz (1Ghz) T-Bird CPU Review
Are you tired of toiling near the bottom of the CPU performance food chain? We are! Let us introduce the 1Ghz Thunderbird Athlon processor from AMD.


AMD Dec 29, 2000
AMD 2.13GHz AthlonXP 2600+ Arrives AMD 2.13GHz AthlonXP 2600+ Arrives
First there was 2600 baud, then there was the 2600 'Club', and now there is the brand-spanking new AMD AthlonXP 2600+ processor.


AMD Aug 21, 2002
AMD Athlon 800Mhz Processor Review AMD Athlon 800Mhz Processor Review
The AMD Socket A Athlon CPU's is the PIII alternative for computer users demanding high-end performance, but without the high price tag that is usually attached to it.


AMD Dec 15, 2000
AMD Athlon II X2 240e 2.8 GHz Socket AM3 Dual-Core 45W Processor Review AMD Athlon II X2 240e 2.8 GHz Socket AM3 Dual-Core 45W Processor Review
The AMD Athlon II X2 240e is a 2.8GHz dual-core processor based on the AMD Regor core with a TDP of just 45W. The 'e' behind the Athlon II X2 240e model name indicates that it's one of AMDs Energy Efficient processors.


AMD Oct 20, 2009
AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.0 GHz Socket AM3 Processor Review AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.0 GHz Socket AM3 Processor Review
Enter the socket AM3, AMD Athlon II X2 250 microprocessor - a new 3.0GHz mainstream dual-core chip based on the Phenom 'Deneb' architecture, but crucially stripped of all L3 cache.


AMD Jun 02, 2009
AMD Athlon II X3 435 2.9 GHz Socket AM3 Triple-Core Processor Review AMD Athlon II X3 435 2.9 GHz Socket AM3 Triple-Core Processor Review
Enter the AMD Athlon II X3 435 processor, the focus of this PCSTATS review. It's a 2.9GHz triple-core socket AM3 CPU built on the Propus die. So is it better to get a dual core CPU, a triple-core CPU or a quad-core CPU?


AMD Oct 21, 2009
AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6 GHz Socket AM3 Quad-Core Processor Review AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6 GHz Socket AM3 Quad-Core Processor Review
The AMD Athlon II X4 620 is a 2.6 GHz socket AM3 chip destined for mainstream PCs.


AMD Sep 23, 2009
AMD Athlon II X4 635 2.9GHz Socket AM3 Quad-Core Processor Review AMD Athlon II X4 635 2.9GHz Socket AM3 Quad-Core Processor Review
Enter the AMD Athlon II X4 635 processor, a mainstream quad-core chip clocked at 2.9GHz and priced at just $120 bucks. Compatible with socket AM3 and AM2+ motherboards, the AMD Athlon II X4 635 is set to be the darling of media PC, home FTP server and budget-minded home PC builders.


AMD Jan 25, 2010
AMD Athlon II X4 645 3.1GHz Socket AM3 Quad-Core Processor Review AMD Athlon II X4 645 3.1GHz Socket AM3 Quad-Core Processor Review
In this review PCSTATS is testing AMD's latest mainstream quad-core chip, the 3.1GHz Athlon II X4 645 processor. Architecturally speaking the Athlon II X4 645 is identical to the preceding Athlon II X4 635 model, except for a modest clock speed increase.


AMD Sep 22, 2010
AMD Athlon64 - 64-bit vs. 32-bit Head On Comparison AMD Athlon64 - 64-bit vs. 32-bit Head On Comparison
What does 64-bit, specifically the 64-bit support built into AMD's Athlon 64 and AthlonFX processors, have to offer the gamer and enthusiast markets?


AMD Oct 18, 2004
AMD Athlon64 3200+ 32/64-bit Processor Review AMD Athlon64 3200+ 32/64-bit Processor Review
Tired of being an "Intel clone," AMD's goal became to set market trends, instead of just following the lead of chipzilla.


AMD Sep 23, 2003
AMD Athlon64 3500+ Overclocking Adventure AMD Athlon64 3500+ Overclocking Adventure
I've been asked countless times why I bother to overclock such fast systems and the reason is that I can.


AMD Mar 29, 2005
AMD Athlon64 3700+ Overclocking Fun; How Fast Can It Go? AMD Athlon64 3700+ Overclocking Fun; How Fast Can It Go?
Venice-based Athlon64 processors come with a traditional 512KB of L2 cache, while the San Diego core has 1MB of L2 cache.


AMD Jul 07, 2005
AMD Athlon64 3800+ Socket 939 64-bit CPU Review AMD Athlon64 3800+ Socket 939 64-bit CPU Review
The Athlon64 3800+ marks the point when AMD transitioned from a 754-pin package to 939 pins.


AMD Mar 09, 2005
AMD Athlon64 4000+ Socket 939 Processor Review AMD Athlon64 4000+ Socket 939 Processor Review
The Athlon 64 4000+ is not clocked faster than its nearest predecessor, but that doesn't preclude it from obtaining a healthy boost in the benchmarks thanks to 1MB L2 Cache.


AMD Oct 17, 2004
AMD Athlon64 and AMD's 64-bit technology AMD Athlon64 and AMD's 64-bit technology
With the successful introduction of the Opteron processor in late April, AMD completed one half of its forecast entry into the 64-bit processing world.


AMD Sep 17, 2003
AMD Athlon64 FX-60 Dual Core Processor Review AMD Athlon64 FX-60 Dual Core Processor Review
It's important to note that each core has its own 128KB L1 and 1MB L2 cache; so essentially what we have here are two Athlon64 FX-55's squeezed into one package.


AMD Jan 10, 2006
AMD Athlon64 FX-62 and X2 5000+ Socket AM2 Processors Reviewed AMD Athlon64 FX-62 and X2 5000+ Socket AM2 Processors Reviewed
AMD Athlon64 FX-62 and Athlon64 X2-5000+ are both dual core, support DDR-2 667/800 MHz RAM, virtualization, and install into a new 940-pin socket called 'AM2'.


AMD May 24, 2006
AMD Athlon64 X2 4800+ 65nm Processor Review AMD Athlon64 X2 4800+ 65nm Processor Review
Today the money is with 65nm SOI processor manufacturing, and with the AMD Athlon64 X2 4800+ the company has finally done the die shrink.


AMD Mar 07, 2007
AMD Athlon64 X2 4800+ Processor Review AMD Athlon64 X2 4800+ Processor Review
The Athlon64 X2 4800+ processor we're testing is based on the 'ACBWE' stepping, and was built in week 17 of 2005 so it's literally hot off the presses!


AMD Sep 01, 2005
AMD AthlonXP 1800+ Processor Review AMD AthlonXP 1800+ Processor Review
With the release of the AthlonXP CPU, AMD finally reclaimed the speed crown from Intel and their Pentium 4 processor.


AMD Dec 02, 2001
AMD AthlonXP 1900+ CPU Review AMD AthlonXP 1900+ CPU Review
While not being the latest in terms of technology, the XP1900+ is still a mighty CPU to be reckoned with.


AMD Jan 23, 2002
AMD AthlonXP 2000+ System Review AMD AthlonXP 2000+ System Review
Already holding the speed crown, AMD decided to "one up" Intel once more with the release of the AthlonXP 2000+ CPU.


AMD Jan 07, 2002
AMD AthlonXP 2100+ Processor Review AMD AthlonXP 2100+ Processor Review
AMD's Athon XP2100+ is a 1.73GHz processor set to the tune of a 0.18 micron Palomino core and a spritely green OPGA package.


AMD Mar 13, 2002
AMD AthlonXP 2100+/2000+ Thoroughbred Review AMD AthlonXP 2100+/2000+ Thoroughbred Review
The enthusiast community has long known that the Athlon core does not need the high clock speed a Pentium 4 does in order to do the same amount of work...


AMD Jul 15, 2002
AMD AthlonXP 2400+ Processor Review AMD AthlonXP 2400+ Processor Review
The overall transistor count has gone up from 37.2 million in the original Thoroughbred (T-Bred A), to 37.6 million in the new Thoroughbred (T-Bred B).


AMD Sep 16, 2002
AMD AthlonXP 2500+ Barton Processor Review AMD AthlonXP 2500+ Barton Processor Review
AMD built the AthlonXP 2500+ based on the 0.13 micron process, and so the core has a total transistor count of 54.3 million.


AMD Nov 24, 2003
AMD AthlonXP 2700+ 333 MHz FSB Processor Review AMD AthlonXP 2700+ 333 MHz FSB Processor Review
Today, AMD is releasing the new AthlonXP 2700+ at 2.17GHz, and AthlonXP 2800+ processor at 2.25GHz.


AMD Oct 01, 2002
AMD AthlonXP 3000+ Barton Processor Review AMD AthlonXP 3000+ Barton Processor Review
AMD have incorporated an extra 256KB of L2 cache on the core, thus giving it a grand total of 512KB L2 cache.


AMD Feb 13, 2003
AMD AthlonXP 3200+ 400MHz FSB Processor Review AMD AthlonXP 3200+ 400MHz FSB Processor Review
AMD's most successful processor, the K7 (Athlon\AthlonXP) has come a long way in the last four years.


AMD Jun 16, 2003
AMD AthlonXP Thoroughbred Processor AMD AthlonXP Thoroughbred Processor
Now with the smaller T-Bred officially out, AMD can ramp up the speed of their processors which badly needed a boost in raw MHz.


AMD Jun 11, 2002
AMD Duron 1 GHz Processor Review AMD Duron 1 GHz Processor Review
The 1.0GHz Duron processor we have in the labs for review is based on a AHLCA K stepping and was made some time in Week 2 of 2002.


AMD Apr 25, 2002
AMD Duron 700 - 1Ghz  Review AMD Duron 700 - 1Ghz Review
AMD's K6-2 line have always been popular for budget consumers in need of an affordable and fairly quick PC. However, the times they have changed.


AMD Nov 12, 2000
AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer Tested - Windows 8 vs. Windows 7 Performance AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer Tested - Windows 8 vs. Windows 7 Performance
AMD talked a bit about benefits for 'Bulldozer' when paired with Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 operating system. At the moment there is a Windows 8 Developer Preview available from Microsoft Dev Center. In this short article PCSTATS will test this claim by comparing identical computer systems running an AMD FX-8150 'Bulldozer' processor, under both operating systems.


AMD Oct 26, 2011
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 3.1 GHz Socket AM3 Processor Review AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 3.1 GHz Socket AM3 Processor Review
AMD's suggested retail price for the Phenom II X2 550 processor is a mere $103 USD ($110 CDN, £62 GBP), which positions it right between Intel's 2.6GHz E5300 processor and the Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz E7400 processor. This makes it both an inexpensive, easy upgrade for those looking to drop it into an existing socket AM2+ motherboard. The 3.1GHz clockspeed and potential overclocking headroom....


AMD Jun 05, 2009
AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 Processor Review AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 Processor Review
AMD is kicking off 2010 by introducing new low-power versions of some its most popular processors and bumping up the speed of a select few Phenom II and Athlon II CPUs. Today PCSTATS is looking at the 3.2GHz AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition processor.


AMD Jan 26, 2010
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition 45nm Socket AM3 Processor Review AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition 45nm Socket AM3 Processor Review
Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition processor is one of the first Phenom II processors, and it's got a secret that has PCSTATS very excited.


AMD Feb 28, 2009
AMD Phenom II X4 910e 2.6 GHz Quad-Core 65W Processor Review AMD Phenom II X4 910e 2.6 GHz Quad-Core 65W Processor Review
MD seeks to shift that tide with the introduction of the energy efficient AMD Phenom II X4 910e processor for socket AM3. This 2.6GHz quad core chip has as all the Phenom II features that you expect...


AMD Jan 27, 2010
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 Processor Review AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 Processor Review
The 3.2GHz AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition is the companies' latest quad-core processor, and it's being released in tandem with a new memory tuning tool called Black Edition Memory Profiles, or B.E.M.P. for short.


AMD Apr 30, 2009
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4 GHz Socket AM3 125W Processor Review AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4 GHz Socket AM3 125W Processor Review
In most other respects the quad core 3.4GHz Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 125W revision remains the same. The architecture is "Deneb", the socket is AM3 and the CPU still features 6MB of shared L3 and 512KB of L2 cache for each of the four cores.


AMD Nov 04, 2009
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4 GHz Socket AM3 Processor Review AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4 GHz Socket AM3 Processor Review
AMD's 3.4GHz Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition processor represents a slight clock speed increase over the previous forerunner, the quad-core 955 Black Edition, and competes with Intel's existing quad-core family of socket 775 CPUs.


AMD Aug 19, 2009
AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition 3.6 GHz Socket AM3 Processor Review AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition 3.6 GHz Socket AM3 Processor Review
AMD's Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition is a quad-core, 3.6GHz socket AM3 chip with 6MB of L3 cache and 512KB of L2 cache per core. It's being released in tandem with the AMD Phenom II X4 840 CPU. Both processors are ideally suited to socket AM3 motherboards built around the recent AMD 890FX or 890GX chipsets.


AMD Jan 08, 2011
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2GHz Socket AM3 6-Core Processor Review AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2GHz Socket AM3 6-Core Processor Review
The first ever six-core socket AM3 processor from AMD has arrived to directly compete against Intel's robust Core i7 9-series 'Nehalem' chips. Code named 'Thuban', the new 3.2GHz AMD Phenom II X6 1090T processor introduces with it a dynamic overclocking technology called TurboCore.


AMD May 01, 2010
AMD Sempron 3600+ 2.0GHz Socket AM2 Processor Review AMD Sempron 3600+ 2.0GHz Socket AM2 Processor Review
The AMD Sempron processor has received little press, but that hasn't stopped it from snagging a large portion of the mainstream market.


AMD Sep 11, 2006
AMD's 35W Elite Performance 'Richland' APU Introduced AMD's 35W Elite Performance 'Richland' APU Introduced
The four mobile APUs we'll be introducing you to in this article represent the 35W mobile 'Richland' platform as it stands now. Throughout the rest of 2013, AMD has revealed it will release more power efficient 25W TDP and 17W TDP notebook processors.


AMD Mar 12, 2013
AMDs Move To a 400MHz Bus Speed AMDs Move To a 400MHz Bus Speed
While AMD just recently increased bus speeds 333MHz, there has been a lot of talk lately about the AthlonXP moving to a 400MHz bus speed as early as the third quarter of 2003.


AMD Mar 21, 2003
Asus Slocket III Review Asus Slocket III Review
Most of the time we buy slockets by price. Given a choice between a $25 Slocket or a $16 one the choice is obvious. They all do the same thing, so what difference can their be?


Asus Oct 05, 2000
Crusoe Awakens Crusoe Awakens
Transmeta will be launching its Crusoe Mobile Processor January 19, 2000 and at the same time opening the gates to a flood of information.


Transmeta Jan 02, 2000
Crusoe Based Prototypes Crusoe Based Prototypes
While nothing has yet hit the commercial markets as far as "Webpads" go, this should give an idea of what to expect from companies like S3 for instance.


Transmeta Mar 06, 2000
Crusoe RoadMap Crusoe RoadMap
A look to the future for Crusoe shows two distinct areas of development, the TM5x00 and the TM3x00 series. One path leads to Web Pads, the other, Notebooks...


Transmeta Oct 19, 2000
Crusoe Special Embedded (SE) processors Crusoe Special Embedded (SE) processors
Crusoe SE processors meet the growing requirement for combining x86-compatibility, high performance, power efficiency, low heat dissipation and chipset integration.


Transmeta Jan 06, 2003
Crusoe Themal Issues Crusoe Themal Issues
The TM3120 is different thermally then its' sister processor, and uses a special heatsink to keep itself cool. A nice gold-coloured one at that!


Transmeta Mar 06, 2000
Cyrix/VIA MII-PR433 Processor Review Cyrix/VIA MII-PR433 Processor Review
What we are seeing today has probably never happened in the history of computing. Faster and faster CPU's are churning out of the fab plants at what seems like a weekly basis. Before we can even get out hands on the fastest processor out there, an even faster processor comes and takes its place before we know it!


Cyrix Apr 12, 2000
Enter the Green Athlon XP Enter the Green Athlon XP
You have to admit, the semiconductor, and indeed the technology industry is a lot like show business.


AMD Dec 07, 2001
IBM's CELL Processor: Preview to Greatness? IBM's CELL Processor: Preview to Greatness?
The tiny CELL chip contains a powerful 64-bit Dual-threaded IBM PowerPC core but also eight proprietary 'Synergistic Processing Elements' (SPEs).


IBM May 15, 2005
Intel 32nm Westmere Processor Roadmap - Integrated Graphics CPU Intel 32nm Westmere Processor Roadmap - Integrated Graphics CPU
Westmere-based chips should be fast enough to allow full-disk encryption, an important step in establishing secure computing.


Intel Feb 15, 2009
Intel Celeron 1.8GHz Processor Review Intel Celeron 1.8GHz Processor Review
Now that we know the new Celeron's are based on the Pentium 4 architecture, how are they different from their more expensive bretheren?


Intel Sep 12, 2002
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz Processor Review Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz Processor Review
All things considered equalled, enthusiasts like you are no doubt most attracted to the Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 because it offers the best mix of cache size and clock speed.


Intel Mar 14, 2007
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66 GHz 1333MHz FSB Processor Review Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66 GHz 1333MHz FSB Processor Review
If you haven't already heard, Intel recently injected fresh life into its Core 2 Duo Conroe platform by increasing the front side bus speed from 1066 MHz to 1333 MHz.


Intel Aug 20, 2007
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz 1333MHz FSB Processor Review Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz 1333MHz FSB Processor Review
Intel's Core 2 Duo E8400 is a 3.0GHz dual-core processor based on the 'Wolfdale' core that is being manufactured on the 45nm process. This socket 775 processor packs in 6MB of L2 cache and operates with a 1333MHz Front Side Bus speed.


Intel May 08, 2009
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz 1333MHz FSB Processor Review Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz 1333MHz FSB Processor Review
The 3.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 CPU is a dual-core chip based on the 45nm 'Wolfdale' core that falls into the upper end of family, supplanted only by the relatively expensive Core 2 Duo E8600.


Intel May 12, 2009
Intel Core i5 750 2.66GHz Socket 1156 Processor Review Intel Core i5 750 2.66GHz Socket 1156 Processor Review
The Intel Core i5 750 processor is a mainstream quad-core CPU that promises enthusiast-level performance for the masses. The Core i5 750 is part of Intel's most recent generation of socket 1156 processors which include not only the Intel Core i5 700-series but also several Intel Core i7 800-series chips, codenamed "Lynnfield".


Intel Oct 10, 2009
Intel Core i7 3820 / X79 Platform - How much Memory is Ideal? Intel Core i7 3820 / X79 Platform - How much Memory is Ideal?
While setting up Gigabyte's latest Intel X79 motherboard on the PCSTATS test bench a few week ago, we found ourselves wondering; "what's the ideal amount of memory to use in a Intel Core i7 3820 'Sandy Bridge-E' platform these days?" Obviously, with a 32-bit Windows 7 OS we'd be limited to 4GB of system memory, but what's the magic number for Windows 7 64-bit?


Intel Apr 10, 2012
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz Processor Review Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz Processor Review
If you're a computer enthusiast, you're likely already familiar with Intel's Core i7 processors, which have been widely hailed as the fastest desktop processors available on the market today. Introduced at the end of 2008, Intel's newest desktop processors are finally maturing and becoming more accessible in the market. It's time to take a look a fresh look at the Core i7 processor.


Intel Aug 15, 2009
Intel Pentium 4 1.5 GHz (m478) Review Intel Pentium 4 1.5 GHz (m478) Review
With a street price of $240 CDN currently, the P4 1.5GHz is hardly cheap, but it is quite inexpensive compared to the top of the line Pentium4 models.


Intel Feb 07, 2002
Intel Pentium 4 1.6A GHz Review Intel Pentium 4 1.6A GHz Review
The gem of a processor operates at 1.6GHz and is based on the newer "Northwood" core which takes advantage of the 0.13 micron manufacturing process.


Intel Jun 12, 2002
Intel Pentium 4 1.7 GHz Processor Review Intel Pentium 4 1.7 GHz Processor Review
Socket 423 users have little options open to them for getting more 'horse power' under their hood.


Intel Sep 20, 2001
Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz Review Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz Review
If you want top end Intel performance it's about the only option you have because while the Northwood P4's have been announced, they're still in short supply.


Intel Feb 15, 2002
Intel Pentium 4 2.4B GHz Processor Review Intel Pentium 4 2.4B GHz Processor Review
In terms of performance, the P4 2.4B still performed very well, and it should suit most peoples computing needs.


Intel Oct 28, 2002
Intel Pentium 4 2.66GHz Processor Review Intel Pentium 4 2.66GHz Processor Review
The Northwood core has a great reputation for its overclockability, even going so far as to pull back many enthusiasts from the loving clutches of AMD.


Intel Nov 12, 2002
Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz Processor Review Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz Processor Review
These days, if you want a top of the line system, it's going to have a Pentium 4 inside.


Intel Oct 21, 2002
Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz 800MHZ FSB Processor Review Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz 800MHZ FSB Processor Review
While the AthlonXP 3200+ gives the P4 3.0C a good run for its money, the P4 is slightly faster in the end as you'll see.


Intel Jun 11, 2003
Intel Pentium 4 3.2E GHz Prescott Processor Review Intel Pentium 4 3.2E GHz Prescott Processor Review
Remember back in November of 2000 when the 1.5GHz Pentium 4 first came to light?


Intel Feb 01, 2004
Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz Extreme Edition Processor Review Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz Extreme Edition Processor Review
The most significant departure between today's Pentium 4 and tomorrow's Extreme Edition are the processors' cache sizes.


Intel Nov 07, 2003
Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz-C 800MHz FSB Processor Review Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz-C 800MHz FSB Processor Review
The P4 3.2C, like the other 'C-class' processors, runs on a 800 MHz FSB Northword core.


Intel Oct 23, 2003
Intel Pentium 4 540 (3.2E) Socket LGA 775 Processor Review Intel Pentium 4 540 (3.2E) Socket LGA 775 Processor Review
The Pentium 4 3.2E LGA775 (Land Grid Array) Socket 775 processor is based on the same 0.09 micron manufacturing process as its Socket 478 Prescott cousin.


Intel May 11, 2005
Intel Pentium D 840 Dual-Core LGA775 Processor Review Intel Pentium D 840 Dual-Core LGA775 Processor Review
This 90nm processor uses a pair of Prescott cores running at 3.2GHz to bring multi-processing to the desktop in a LGA775 pinless package.


Intel Aug 17, 2005
Intel Pentium D 940 3.2GHz Dual Core Processor Review Intel Pentium D 940 3.2GHz Dual Core Processor Review
Built on Intel's 65 nanometer manufacturing process and with two physical processing cores running at 3.2 GHz each, backed up by 2MB of L2 cache, the socket 775 chip certainly makes quite a splash.


Intel Jul 25, 2006
Intel Pentium III 600E Overclocking Intel Pentium III 600E Overclocking
Intel's 600E is the hottest CPU to overclock right now. But what motherboard, heat sink and fan combo should you be overclocking with?


Intel Apr 20, 2000
Intel Pentium III 800EB Slot-1 Intel Pentium III 800EB Slot-1
In this new world of neck-breaking product life cycles, we are going to be the last ones to join the rat race.


Intel Aug 15, 2000
Intel Pentium M 740 1.73GHz socket 479 Processor Review Intel Pentium M 740 1.73GHz socket 479 Processor Review
The Pentium M 740 has a default clock speed of 1.73 GHz, runs on a 533 MHz (Front Side Bus) FSB and comes with a large 2MB of L2 cache.


Intel Sep 20, 2006
Intel Xeon 3.06 GHz Socket 604 Processor Review Intel Xeon 3.06 GHz Socket 604 Processor Review
The Xeon CPUs we're examining have been built with 0.13 micron process technology, and are based on the Gallatin core which operates with a 533 MHz Front Side Bus (FSB).


Intel Sep 29, 2004
Intel's 64-bit Technology: Come Late, Stay Quiet. Intel's 64-bit Technology: Come Late, Stay Quiet.
Intel's recent incorporation of 64-bit x86-compatible instructions into its chips could be classified as pretty much invisible.


Intel Mar 01, 2005
Marketing of Megahertz Marketing of Megahertz
There is a battle being fought at this very moment over the mighty megahertz measuring stick used by both Transmeta and Intel.


Intel / Transmeta Jul 30, 2001
New Crusoe Pictures New Crusoe Pictures
Ever wonder what the backside of the new Crusoe's look like, or maybe how the Crusoe based laptops look ? Well, check this out and have a look at them both.


Transmeta Feb 10, 2000
New Horizons with Crusoe Processors New Horizons with Crusoe Processors
It's been a while since we've last looked at Transmeta. Recently at PCexpo a number of excitng developments have begun to surface...


Transmeta Jul 05, 2000
Overclocking the 1.4GHz Athlon AYHJAR Overclocking the 1.4GHz Athlon AYHJAR
With my first 1.4 GHz chip extremely deep fried, I was hoping that my next experience with another 1.4 GHz chip would be more pleasant.


AMD Sep 04, 2001
Performa 500 Review Performa 500 Review
Still stuck with a PII-233, or something similar? This upgrade might peek your interest, especially if you don't know how to flash your BIOS!


Evergreen Technologies May 30, 2000
Soltek SL-02A++ Slocket Adaptor Review Soltek SL-02A++ Slocket Adaptor Review
There have lately been a wave of FC-PGA / PPGA adapters on the market, especially these days due to the recent release of the Intel "Coppermine" CPU.


Soltek Apr 12, 2000
The AXP21K+ Trick - Unlocking the AthlonXP 2100+ The AXP21K+ Trick - Unlocking the AthlonXP 2100+
The reason I found it so frustrating trying to unlock the XP 2100+ was because the L1 technique simply wasn't working anymore!


AMD Mar 19, 2002
The Technology Behind Dual Core CPUs The Technology Behind Dual Core CPUs
Since dual-core processors are essentially a multi-processor system in a convenient package, let's start by looking at some technologies which have contributed to AMD and Intel's newest products.


PCSTATS May 30, 2005
The Underclocking Experiment The Underclocking Experiment
PCstats knows overclocking. You know overclocking. This got us thinking though; what about underclocking?


PCstats Dec 23, 2005
Transmeta Awakens the Crusoe Microprocessor Transmeta Awakens the Crusoe Microprocessor
Transmeta today released Crusoe the newst line of moblie computing processors - and at 700Mhz the most powerful and inexpensive to boot! Check out the specs...


Transmeta Jan 19, 2000
Transmeta Demo's The TM8000 Astro Processor Transmeta Demo's The TM8000 Astro Processor
Transmetazone.com were one of only a handful of media given the select opportunity to witness a first hand demo of the new Transmeta TM8000 "Astro" processor in operation.


Transmeta Nov 22, 2002
Transmeta releases TM6000 Transmeta releases TM6000
The TM6000 will initially be released at 1.0GHz in Q2 of 2002 and targeted to the embedded applications market.


Transmeta Oct 15, 2001
Transmeta Unveiled Transmeta Unveiled
On January 19th
PCstats.com covered the release of the Crusoe family of processors by Transmeta Corp.

Crusoe represents a 'rethinking' of the moblie processors - and at 700Mhz, the Crusoe is the most powerful and inexpensive to boot! Check out the specs...

Transmeta Jan 22, 2000
Transmeta's Risk Factors Transmeta's Risk Factors
After looking over the 500 page IPO proposal, we pulled out the sections relating to the full disclosure of risk. Important info for investing to be sure.


Transmeta Sep 21, 2000
Upgrade Guides: Intel Pentium 4 Processor Upgrade Guides: Intel Pentium 4 Processor
The unbroken upgrade paths maintained from the days of the Pentium II are finally gone.


Intel Jul 23, 2001
VIA C7-M Processor Preview VIA C7-M Processor Preview
VIA has designed the C7-M with low power requirements and software security as the biggest areas of emphasis.


VIA Aug 09, 2005
   Digital Cameras RSS Feed: New Articles
D-Link DSC-350 Digital Camera Review D-Link DSC-350 Digital Camera Review
Until fairly recently, digital cameras were often dismissed as mere tech toys that only a few people (such as real estate /insurance agents) would use. This was no surprise, as a $10 disposable camera offered substantially better quality than a digital camera costing over 100 times as much.


D-Link Jan 27, 2000
FujiFilm FinePix 2800Z 2.0MegaPixel Digital Camera FujiFilm FinePix 2800Z 2.0MegaPixel Digital Camera
Retailing for around $790CDN the 2800 is a mid-level 2 Megapixel camera useful for images up to 1600x1200 pixels in resolution.


FujiFilm Feb 15, 2002
FujiFilm FinePix 6900Z 3.3MegaPixel Digital Camera FujiFilm FinePix 6900Z 3.3MegaPixel Digital Camera
Packing a powerful 3.3 megapixel honeycomb shaped Super CCD photodiode, dual LCD viewfinders, a Super-EBC 6X Fujinon zoom lens and graphite-black magnesium alloy body....


FujiFilm Sep 05, 2001
FujiFilm FinePix F402 Digital Camera Review FujiFilm FinePix F402 Digital Camera Review
Fujifilm must have been looking towards style conscious consumers when they designed the F402 because it is endowed with more sex appeal than a digital camera really ought to have.


FujiFilm Dec 11, 2002
HP Photosmart 315 Digital Camera Review HP Photosmart 315 Digital Camera Review
With the ever growing popularity of digital cameras it's no surprise that this market has not only attracted traditional photography giants such as Kodak or Olympus, but also has brought forth competition in the form of devices from such consumer electronics manufacturers such as Sony and Toshiba.


HP Mar 17, 2001
Kodak DC4800 Digital Camera Review Kodak DC4800 Digital Camera Review
Digital cameras seems to advance in leaps and bounds every few months. One such digital camera to makes itself known is the Kodak DC4800.


kodak Mar 12, 2001
   Editorial RSS Feed: New Articles
AMD vs. Intel - Which is the Better Processor Now? AMD vs. Intel - Which is the Better Processor Now?
For computer enthusiasts, there's been an age-old debate that dates back to the days when we were forced to carry our bits and bytes by hand, uphill both ways, in the freezing cold and feed them manually into a 9600 Baud modem.


Intel Dec 31, 2008
AMD vs. Intel, Will the Best CPU Please Stand Up? AMD vs. Intel, Will the Best CPU Please Stand Up?
Age has mellowed my thirst for speed, and my upgrade schedule has slowed to a yearly pace, but that doesn't mean I'm settling for any less. (Summer 2006)


Intel / AMD Jun 14, 2006
AMD vs. Intel: It's An Eternal Struggle AMD vs. Intel: It's An Eternal Struggle
I was not a fan of Intel's Pentium 4 processor when it came out about 2 years ago. I didn't like the longer pipeline which resulted in lower IPC each MHz could handle... (Summer 2002)


Intel Aug 14, 2002
AMD vs. Intel: What to Get? Which is Better? AMD vs. Intel: What to Get? Which is Better?
The one thing that has propped up AMD for the longest time was wide support for dual videocard gaming - both nVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFire technology. (Fall 2007 Synopsis)


Intel Aug 31, 2007
Computer Recycling - Where Should Old Computers Go? Computer Recycling - Where Should Old Computers Go?
What are you going to do with the old computer or bits of now retired hardware?


PCSTATS Feb 13, 2007
Experience Crusoe vs. Intel Inside Experience Crusoe vs. Intel Inside
The situation is almost comic if you consider that Transmeta's Santa Clara headquarters are pretty much right across the street from Intel. The rivalry must be a heated one...


Transmeta Feb 20, 2001
Getting The Right PC Getting The Right PC
With hardware prices dropping down every week, and hardware speeds jumping up, you can't help to think about buying or upgrading your computer.


various Apr 16, 2001
How to Fry a 1.4GHz Athlon in 4 seconds. How to Fry a 1.4GHz Athlon in 4 seconds.
Everything looks good, but then I screwed up...


AMD Jul 17, 2001
Matrox G550 Chipset Matrox G550 Chipset
Matrox, who have long been known for releasing solidly reliable graphics cards have just released the Matrox G550.


Matrox Jun 19, 2001
Tale of the Dead Staples Omnitech Shredder - Why Not Fix it Yourself? Tale of the Dead Staples Omnitech Shredder - Why Not Fix it Yourself?
If your consumer electronics break, what's stopping you from trying to fix it yourself? A few weeks ago our inexpensive $50-dollar Omnitech OT-EMC7A micro cut paper shredder from Staples.ca gave up the ghost and stopped working. Being out of warranty, I took a stab at fixing the wee beastie.


Staples Aug 29, 2012
The Art of Overclocking; Is It For You? The Art of Overclocking; Is It For You?
One of his customers who was standing near by listening in interrupted to ask "is it really worth all the trouble for the last few MHz"?


PCStats May 23, 2003
Web Pads, IAs and Transmeta's shifting focus Web Pads, IAs and Transmeta's shifting focus
Just over a year ago when Transmeta first broke the news about the very sleek software powered processor named Crusoe it was clear where the Santa Clara companies' focus was.


Transmeta Feb 19, 2001
What NOT To Give This Holiday Season What NOT To Give This Holiday Season
It’s Christmas time and PCSTATS is feeling generous. So for the holidays I've prepared a short guide on what types of gifts to consider for the technology-challenged.... all so you don't become someone's personal help line.


PCSTATS Nov 21, 2008
What's Hot,  Whats Not What's Hot, Whats Not
This week's edition of What's Hot, What's Not focuses on what Gamers are getting these days. If you're a Gamer, have a look and see what the hottest components of a Super Gaming System are!


PCstats Apr 10, 2000
Whats hot, What's Not... Whats hot, What's Not...
Wondering what hardware you should really be thinking about getting? Our man from the 'front lines' in computer retailing has the scoop - with this week's round up!


PCstats Mar 27, 2000
Where to find Free Music, Movies, TV and Games (Legally) Where to find Free Music, Movies, TV and Games (Legally)
With the very-recently-announced demise of a large, legally dubious file-sharing website, and with an economy that's currently in the gutter, what better time to explore the world of online media.


PCSTATS Jul 09, 2009
WindowsXP Preemptively Pushing Midori Linux Aside? WindowsXP Preemptively Pushing Midori Linux Aside?
The recent announcement of continued development of the Tablet PC with the Crusoe processor can be seen as no less than a full fledge strategic partnership.


- Apr 03, 2001
   Games RSS Feed: New Articles
Doom 3 Review: The Legacy from ID Software Continues Doom 3 Review: The Legacy from ID Software Continues
The original Doom was not the first 3D shooter to hit the market, but its astonishing graphics and game play quickly captivated gamers.


ID Software Aug 19, 2004
X2: The Threat - Game Review X2: The Threat - Game Review
X2: The Threat is a space-simulation that mixes fairly typical story driven missions with an extremely detailed and complex economic system, achieving a sort of pseudo-RPG effect.


Egosoft Jan 14, 2004
   Hard Drives/SSD RSS Feed: New Articles
500GB Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive Review 500GB Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive Review
The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlext Ultra-Portable hard drive is more than just a portable 2.5" SATA HDD. key to the system's brilliant usefulness is that Seagate designed this hard drive to interface with a series of modular cable interface adaptors, docks and a media player. It's what you'd call, really very flexible.


Seagate Feb 16, 2012
ABIT Hot Rod 66 ATA-66 Controller ABIT Hot Rod 66 ATA-66 Controller
A couple of years ago the newest greatest IDE standard was first introduced. The ATA-33. Although we were promised great gains in performance preliminary performance...


ABIT Mar 02, 2000
Amacom Flip Disk Amacom Flip Disk
Robust and portable high capacity storage is the goal of just about anyone with more then one computer. This is one solution, does it work?


Amacom Jun 14, 2000
Beginners Guide: Intel Smart Response Technology and Intel 311 Larson Creek SSD Beginners Guide: Intel Smart Response Technology and Intel 311 Larson Creek SSD
With the launch of the Intel Z68 motherboard chipset, Intel also unveiled a novel addition to its Rapid Storage Technology v10.5 disk storage and RAID management tool called Smart Response Technology. What's interesting about Intel Smart Response Technology (SRT) is that it can designate a single SSD to cache frequently accessed I/O data in a sort of hybrid RAID 0 arrangement.


Intel May 12, 2012
Bytecc ME-350US USB2.0 HDD Enclosure Review Bytecc ME-350US USB2.0 HDD Enclosure Review
Bytecc ME-350US apart is the significantly more compact size, external power brick, and smooth aluminum chassis.


Bytecc Nov 25, 2003
Crucial M4 256GB SATA III SSD Review Crucial M4 256GB SATA III SSD Review
In this review PCSTATS will be testing the 256GB Crucial M4 SSD, a 6Gb/s SATA III drive rated by the manufacturer for read speeds of up to 500MB/s and write speeds of 260MB/s (sequential).


Crucial Dec 04, 2012
DataTec DS350 eSATA External Hard Drive Enclosure Review DataTec DS350 eSATA External Hard Drive Enclosure Review
Connecting an external hard drive to your computer is a quick and simple way to expand storage capacity.


DataTec May 07, 2007
Evergreen 20Gig Hot Drive Review Evergreen 20Gig Hot Drive Review
Right out of the big blue box came what looked like an iMac accessory. It was sleek, it was translucent, and part of it was blue.... and it was fast!


Evergreen Jul 21, 2000
EZ-Backit PCMCIA 12Gb Drive Review EZ-Backit PCMCIA 12Gb Drive Review
So, with this in mind we took extra interest in this weeks product on our review chopping block. Namely the EZ-BACKIT - essentially a 12GB Hitachi 2.5" drive, PCMCIA card and adapter cable.


Apricorn Aug 04, 2000
Free Web Hard Drives Free Web Hard Drives
There was a time when we relied on a thing called a floppy disk, now the web is there to meet our growing storage needs... but who is the best one?


none Jun 28, 2000
Fujitsu 6.4GB HD - New old tech Fujitsu 6.4GB HD - New old tech
Why would we review a 6.4Gb harddrive? Because this drive was made in 2000, and boasts new features that blow away its older brothers - and it smokes some 10Gb HD's (names withheld to protect innocent).


Fujitsu Apr 23, 2000
IBM DeskStar 60GXP 40GB HDD Review IBM DeskStar 60GXP 40GB HDD Review
BM has been making some of the fastest drives in the market for the last little while now and their 60 GXP line is no different.


IBM Feb 11, 2002
IcyDock MB122SKGF SATA Hard Drive Rack Review IcyDock MB122SKGF SATA Hard Drive Rack Review
The HDD caddy is made of aluminum which should help keep high speed drives a littler cooler than plastic would.


IcyDock Nov 27, 2006
IcyDock MB452 eSATA/USB2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure Review IcyDock MB452 eSATA/USB2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure Review
The Icy Dock MB452 is an external eSATA and USB2.0 hard drive enclosure whose removable drive caddy is compatible with the companies PC mounted MB122SKGF system.


Icydock Feb 05, 2007
IcyDock MB453SPF-B SATA Multi-Bay Backplane Module Review IcyDock MB453SPF-B SATA Multi-Bay Backplane Module Review
A multi-bay backplane module is a box the size of a couple optical drives stacked on top of one another that stores a handful of serial ATA hard drives in compact, individually hot swappable drive caddy's.


Icy Dock Aug 19, 2008
IcyDock MB454SPF-B SATA 4-Bay Hot-Swap 3.5-inch Drive Bay Review IcyDock MB454SPF-B SATA 4-Bay Hot-Swap 3.5-inch Drive Bay Review
Hot-swap bays are such a convenient way to mount hard drives into a PC system, particularly the new "rails-only" variety, that I can't see ever going back to the old method. But forget about those old 5.25" plastic tanks from the days of IDE.


icydock Sep 27, 2008
Icydock MB664US eSATA/USB External Hard Drive Enclosure Review Icydock MB664US eSATA/USB External Hard Drive Enclosure Review
The IcyDock MB664US is a 3.5-inch SATA hard drive enclosure that stands upright or lays horizontal, and offers a degree more of protection to your hard disk.


icydock Oct 08, 2008
IcyDock MB673SPF-B 3-Bay Tooless Hard Drive Bay Module IcyDock MB673SPF-B 3-Bay Tooless Hard Drive Bay Module
Just open up one of the three bays, slide a SATA hard drive in and close the door. The hard drive automatically engages with SATA data and power connectors, no screws required!


IcyDock Mar 04, 2009
IcyDock MB674SPF-B 4-Bay Tooless Hard Drive Bay Module IcyDock MB674SPF-B 4-Bay Tooless Hard Drive Bay Module
Each hard drive needs rails screwed onto it first, but now Icydock is offering a new hot swap module of the same proportions called the MB674SPF-B which is completely tool free.


ICYdock Feb 26, 2009
IcyDock MB973SP-B Tray-less 3-Bay SATA Hard Drive Bay Module IcyDock MB973SP-B Tray-less 3-Bay SATA Hard Drive Bay Module
A hot swap backplane module like the IcyDock MB973SP-B is like a hard drive rack, except you don't have to fiddle with plugs and data cables when time comes to install or swap a drive. The disks are always at hand for removal and capacity upgrades. On top of that, forced cooling is built in to prevent excessive heat build up.


Icydock Dec 21, 2010
ICYDock MB981U3N-1SA SATA/IDE Hard Drive Adaptor ICYDock MB981U3N-1SA SATA/IDE Hard Drive Adaptor
I wish there was just ONE little black box that would allow an IT Admin to connect any kind of hard drive to it, so there's no need to crack open a computer system, mess with BIOS settings or waste time trying to move GBs over a tediously slow USB 2.0 connection.


IcyDock Jan 08, 2013
IcyDock MB994SP-4S Four-bay 2.5-inch SATA/SAS Hard Drive Rack Review IcyDock MB994SP-4S Four-bay 2.5-inch SATA/SAS Hard Drive Rack Review
Unless you have a swanky PC case, it's usually not very easy to install a couple 2.5" notebook-sized hard drives into a desktop computer system.... until now.


Icy Dock Jan 06, 2012
IcyDock MB994SP-4SB-1 Four-bay 2.5-inch SATA Hard Drive Rack IcyDock MB994SP-4SB-1 Four-bay 2.5-inch SATA Hard Drive Rack
The IcyDock MB994SP-4SB-1 is just such a unit - it packs (4) 2.5" HDD/SSD drives into the space of a single 5.25" drive bay and provides unified power and SATA hook ups at the rear. On top of its high density convenience, all four SATA drive bays are hot swappable without the need to pop off a side panel or disconnect cables.


IcyDock Apr 17, 2012
Iwill SIDE-RAID66 IDE Controller Review Iwill SIDE-RAID66 IDE Controller Review
Until recently the implementation of RAID or Redundant Array of Independent Disks, was focused towards SCSI based servers which demand extremely high speed data throughput and the security that data on the server will remain intact under any given circumstance.


Iwill Apr 04, 2000
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB SATA III SSD Review Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB SATA III SSD Review
In this review PCSTATS will be testing the 240GB Kingston SSDnow V300 SSD - a 6Gb/s SATA III drive rated by the manufacturer for sequential read speeds up to 450MB/s and write speeds up to 450MB/s.


Kingston Feb 18, 2015
Maxtor 5T060H6 60GB Hard Drive Maxtor 5T060H6 60GB Hard Drive
Maxtor is the old standard and a personal favorite around here.


Maxtor Dec 11, 2001
Maxtor D740X-6L 80GB HDD Review Maxtor D740X-6L 80GB HDD Review
Maxtor have been producing hard drives steadily for the last 20 years, and the new 80GB D740-6L line of drives is an example of their continuing efforts to produce faster storage media.


Maxtor Jan 29, 2002
Maxtor DiamondMAX 30Gig Hard Drive Review Maxtor DiamondMAX 30Gig Hard Drive Review
New hard drives can bring on an overall increase in system performance, a gigantic leap in storage capability and more.


Maxtor Apr 26, 2001
NoiseControl Novibes III HDD Isolation NoiseControl Novibes III HDD Isolation
Noisecontrol have made it their business to make your computer dead, dead silent!


NoiseControl Apr 02, 2002
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD VTX3-25SAT3-240G Review OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD VTX3-25SAT3-240G Review
On the test bench today is a speedy little black box called the OCZ Vertex 3. If you haven't spoiled your computer yet with a Solid State Drive (SSD) yet, now's the time -- SSDs have never been more affordable!


OCZ Nov 16, 2012
Plextor PX-128M1S 128GB Solid State Drive / SSD Review Plextor PX-128M1S 128GB Solid State Drive / SSD Review
The PX-128M1S is a 2.5-inch, SATA 3Gb/s drive, which makes it compatible with most notebooks. It can also be installed into a desktop computer with use of a mounting bracket (not included).


Plextor Mar 24, 2010
Quantum Fireball 26GB HDD Review Quantum Fireball 26GB HDD Review
A hard disk is a hard disk, right? Well not anymore. The variety of drives on the market can give us a hard time in deciding which one is most suitable for our needs. We are now starting to see hard disk drives going into 15,000rpm rotational speeds and reaching never before achieved storage capacities.


Quantum Apr 20, 2000
Quantum Fireball CR 8.4B HDD Review Quantum Fireball CR 8.4B HDD Review
As it stands right now, not even the fastest ATA/66 drives are able to exploit the ATA/66 interface to its fullest extent.


Quantum Apr 20, 2002
Quantum Fireball CX 13 GB HDD Review Quantum Fireball CX 13 GB HDD Review
Many moons have passed since the initial release of hard disk drives that have come with the ATA/66 feature. We folks here in India have just recently felt the presence of ATA/66 drives on the market. This market of ATA/66 drives in India is predominately owned by hard drive manufacturers such as Seagate, Samsung, IBM, and of course Quantum


Quantum Apr 12, 2002
Quantum Fireball Plus AS 40GB Hard Drive Quantum Fireball Plus AS 40GB Hard Drive
The Quantum Fireball Plus AS is a two platter 7200RPM 40GB hard drive with Ultra ATA/100 support and 40GB of storage.


Maxtor Dec 16, 2001
Quantum Fireball Plus LM 20.5 GB HDD Quantum Fireball Plus LM 20.5 GB HDD
Since my first Fireball had served me so well, and I wanted a lot of space, the next drive I bought was a 6.4-gigabyte Fireball ST.


Quantum Oct 29, 2000
Samsung SP4004H 7200RPM 40GB Hard Drive Samsung SP4004H 7200RPM 40GB Hard Drive
The Samsung SpinPoint SP4004H is a two platter 7200RPM 40GB hard drive with Ultra ATA/100 support.


Samsung Dec 12, 2001
Samsung SP8004H 80GB-7200RPM HDD Review Samsung SP8004H 80GB-7200RPM HDD Review
Today we're looking at their 80 GB 7200 RPM Ultra/100 SP8004H hard drive which retails for $180 CDN.


Samsung May 18, 2002
Samsung SV6004H 60GB Hard Drive Samsung SV6004H 60GB Hard Drive
Generally, the 7200RPM drives are preferred these days for their quick access times.


Samsung Dec 10, 2001
Samsung SV8004H 80GB HDD Review Samsung SV8004H 80GB HDD Review
The hard drive we are looking at today is the flagship model from Samsung, a name you generally don't associate with hard drives in the first place.


Samsung Dec 10, 2001
SanDisk Extreme 240GB SSD SDSSDX-240G-G25 Review SanDisk Extreme 240GB SSD SDSSDX-240G-G25 Review
PCSTATS is testing out SanDisk's Extreme 240GB SSD, a 6Gb/s SATA III drive rated to 550MB/s Read and 520MB/s Write (sequential) in ATTO Disk Benchmark. SanDisk's Extreme SSD uses 24nm Toggle Mode MLC NAND Flash and the popular LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller.


SanDisk Sep 18, 2012
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT 6Gb/s SATA III Hard Drive Review Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT 6Gb/s SATA III Hard Drive Review
In this review PCSTATS will be testing out Seagate's 2TB, 6Gb/s SATA III Barracuda XT hard drive. This 3.5" desktop hard drive features an increased 64MB onboard cache where other 2TB drives only have 32MB and it supports Native Command Queing (NCQ).


Seagate Jan 14, 2011
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT 6Gb/s SATA III Hard Drive Review Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT 6Gb/s SATA III Hard Drive Review
On the PCSTATS test bench today is Seagate's 3TB, 6Gb/s SATA III Barracuda XT hard drive which gets around the 2.1TB desktop storage capacity limitation by creating two partitions (2.1TB + 0.9TB) with the aid of Seagate's free DiskWizard software.


Seagate Jan 04, 2012
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Hard Drive Review Seagate 500GB Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Hard Drive Review
Seagate's Momentus XT is a 2.5" notebook drive of a half-Terabyte in capacity that stands out from the crowd because it contains 4GB of SLC NAND flash.


seagate Jun 12, 2010
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Hard Drive Review Seagate 750GB Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Hard Drive Review
Looking no different than any common 2.5" notebook hard drive, the trick up the Momentus XT's sleeve that it learns what data you frequently use and caches this to its 8GB of internal flash memory.


Seagate Dec 05, 2011
Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review
The Backup Plus Slim is a self-contained 2.5" SATA-600 interface hard drive in a black aluminum and plastic enclosure which connects via USB 3.0 cable to any PC or Mac computer.


Seagate Sep 21, 2016
Seagate Barracuda ST328040A 28GB HDD Review Seagate Barracuda ST328040A 28GB HDD Review
As we all know your regular PC system components such as the CPU, RAM, motherboard and chipset can play a big part in determining overall performance of your everyday computer system. And though we all are aware that a hard disk plays a similar role, not as much emphasis is put on it.


Seagate Apr 26, 2000
Seagate Barracuda XT Preview - Worlds First SATA 6Gb/s 2TB Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda XT Preview - Worlds First SATA 6Gb/s 2TB Hard Drive
Seagate's desktop 2TB Barracuda XT hard drive is that it's the worlds first 3.5" hard drive to support SATA-IO's Serial ATA 6Gb/s interface.


Seagate Sep 21, 2009
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.


Seagate May 29, 2013
Super Talent 2.5 Super Talent 2.5" Flash IDE 8GB Solid State Drive Review
SuperTalent's 8GB storage capacity will limit the applications of the FIDE-8GB Flash drive to compact WindowsXP installations, or better yet Linux.


SuperTalent Sep 14, 2006
SuperTalent FSD28GC25M 128GB 2.5-inch SATA Solid State Drive Review SuperTalent FSD28GC25M 128GB 2.5-inch SATA Solid State Drive Review
The Supertalent FSD28GC25M is capable of a sequential read speed of at least 60MB/s, a sequential write of 45MB/s and access times of 0.1ms. With no moving parts, the Super Talent 128GB SSD is obviously silent.


Supertalent Dec 11, 2007
Thermaltake BlacX SATA Hard Drive USB Docking Station Review Thermaltake BlacX SATA Hard Drive USB Docking Station Review
The Thermaltake BlacX is a neat little USB-based hard drive docking station that fills a gap left vacant by removable hard drive racks and external hard drive enclosure systems.


Thermaltake Apr 01, 2008
Vantec NexStar 3 USB2.0 HDD Enclosure Review Vantec NexStar 3 USB2.0 HDD Enclosure Review
This sleek black case accomodates any standard 3.5" IDE hard disk.


Vantec Apr 11, 2005
Vantec NexStar GX USB2.0 Hub & HDD Enclosure Review Vantec NexStar GX USB2.0 Hub & HDD Enclosure Review
The Vantec NexStar GX (NST-370GX) is the ideal solution for anyone looking for more flexible external HDD space.


Vantec Nov 22, 2005
Vantec NexStar HX NST-330SU3 Hard Drive to USB 3.0 / eSATA II External Case Vantec NexStar HX NST-330SU3 Hard Drive to USB 3.0 / eSATA II External Case
The Vantec NexStar HX NST-330SU3 is an economical external hard drive enclosure for 3.5" SATA II drives that permits extra storage space to be easily added to any desktop computer via USB 3.0 or eSATA cable.


Vantec Aug 23, 2012
Vantec SATA EZ-Swap MRK-200ST-BK Hard Drive Rack Review Vantec SATA EZ-Swap MRK-200ST-BK Hard Drive Rack Review
The Vantec EZ-Swap MRK200-ST-BK only comes in black, and it supports the Serial ATA I standard although Serial ATA II drives will function too.


Vantec Nov 07, 2005
Western Digital 1TB WD RE4 Enterprise Hard Drive Review Western Digital 1TB WD RE4 Enterprise Hard Drive Review
In this review PCSTATS is testing out a 3.5" Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX hard drive. The WD RE4 WD1003FBYX is a 1.0TB hard drive which utilizes Perpendicular Magnetic Recording and operates on the 3Gb/s SATA II interface. It features StableTrac, IntelliSeek, NoTouch ramp loading head technology, a multi-axis shock sensor, RAFF technology and RAID specific Time Limited Error Recovery.


Western Digital Aug 10, 2012
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1.0TB SATA Hard Drive Review Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1.0TB SATA Hard Drive Review
WD's Caviar Black series SATA II hard drives feature a faster spindle speed and 32MB of onboard cache. Drive capacities range from 500GB through to 1.0TB, but all the Caviar Black series drives use Perpendicular Magnetic Recording.


Western Digital Jun 17, 2009
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD 400GB SATA Hard Drive Review Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD 400GB SATA Hard Drive Review
The Caviar SE16 WD4000KD supports the 150MB/s Serial ATA I standard, and sports a mammoth 16MB onboard cache buffer.


Western Digital Nov 08, 2005
Western Digital Raptor WD740 SATA Hard Drive Review Western Digital Raptor WD740 SATA Hard Drive Review
These are the first SATA drives we've seen that reach 10,000 RPM, and we're going to be testing them both singly and in a RAID stripe and mirror.


Western Digital Mar 09, 2005
Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD 150GB Clear Top SATA Hard Drive Review Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD 150GB Clear Top SATA Hard Drive Review
Western Digital alleviate the storage bottleneck with the 150GB WD1500AFHD RaptorX, a serial ATA hard drive with a clear window into its inner workings.


Western Digital Sep 04, 2007
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Amacom Baby DVD Drive Amacom Baby DVD Drive
Thinking about getting a DVD drive for the computer? Maybe one for the home and one for the Laptop? Well the Baby-DVD from Amacom would allow you to do just that - with just one drive...


Amacom May 18, 2000
Monueal iMon Ultra Bay Media Center Controller Review Monueal iMon Ultra Bay Media Center Controller Review
The Monueal Imon Ultra Bay is an entry into the market to add functionality into your PC. It turns your PC into a workable appliance that would sit nicely next to your CD player and your receiver.


Monueal Oct 01, 2007
Samsung DVD-L100 Portable DVD Player Review Samsung DVD-L100 Portable DVD Player Review
And as you can see, what we have here is a portable DVD drive, a 10" LCD display (in perfect 16:9 aspect ratio for letter box movies).


Samsung Jul 09, 2002
Samsung DVD-N501 DVD Player Review Samsung DVD-N501 DVD Player Review
There are a host of DVD players on the consumer market to choose from these days. What causes the DVD-N501 to stand out is the inclusion of a Nuon chip.


Samsung Jun 12, 2001
Samsung DVD-P401 DVD Player Review Samsung DVD-P401 DVD Player Review
Progressive scan is the yard stick by which all DVD players are now competing and relates to the level of quality in the final TV-bound image.


Samsung Oct 23, 2001
Samsung HLN617W 61-inch DLP Television Review Samsung HLN617W 61-inch DLP Television Review
Samsung was one of the first companies to jump into the DLP display market, which is based on Texas Instruments revolutionary HD-2 DLP micro device.


Samsung Oct 20, 2004
Samsung LN40A650A 40-inch LCD HDTV Review Samsung LN40A650A 40-inch LCD HDTV Review
Samsung are a well know brand in the HDTV arena, and today PCSTATS is testing one of its mid-sized 40" widescreen LCD displays that goes by the call letters LN40A650A.


Samsung Mar 16, 2009
Samsung LN52A850S1F A850 52-inch LCD HDTV Review Samsung LN52A850S1F A850 52-inch LCD HDTV Review
There's much to get excited about with Samsung's 52" LN52A850S1F LCD HDTV, commonly known as the 'A850'. For starters this LCD HDTV ups the ante with the ability to play movies/music/pictures directly from a USB mass storage device or over a home network connection.


samsung Jul 07, 2009
Samsung LN55A950D1F 55-inch LED-backlight LCD A950 HDTV Review Samsung LN55A950D1F 55-inch LED-backlight LCD A950 HDTV Review
Samsung's new A950 series of LCD HDTVs has been designed to be the next step in image fidelity for liquid crystal display technology. These home theatre HD TVs use Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that can selectively illuminate sections of the screen at a time.


Samsung Sep 22, 2009
Samsung LTM405W Tantus 40 Samsung LTM405W Tantus 40" LCD Television Review
The aptly named Tantus measures 40" diagonally, making it currently the largest LCD HDTV compatible television on the market.


Samsung Aug 17, 2003
Samsung SPL4225 Tantus 42 inch Plasma Display Review Samsung SPL4225 Tantus 42 inch Plasma Display Review
Samsung Tantus SPL4225 Plasma display measures an impressive 42inches across, and a scant three and a half inches thick.


Samsung Dec 27, 2002
Samsung SV-7000W World VCR Samsung SV-7000W World VCR
As many of you already know, video formats change as you move from continent to continent. In North America we use NTSC, in Europe they use PAL, and in Asia SECAM.


samsung Jun 12, 2001
Samsung Tantus HCL473W 47 Samsung Tantus HCL473W 47" Rear Projection HDTV
What's inside the box is much more exciting than corrugated cardboard ever was - a 47" rear projection HDTV capable of 1080i/480p!


Samsung Mar 25, 2002
Samsung UN55C7000 55-inch 3D LCD HDTV Review Samsung UN55C7000 55-inch 3D LCD HDTV Review
If you're a technology geek it's hard not to get excited the first time you hear about 3D HDTV. It's one of those amazing Jetsons-esque technologies that seems like we'd never quite get to, along with hover cars and robot butlers. PCSTATS cuts through the marketing hype and tells you if the 3D Samsung UN55C7000 55-inch HDTV is worth it.


Samsung Aug 19, 2010
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD Media Player Review Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD Media Player Review
Seagate's GoFlex TV HD is a media player with network connectivity and hard drive dock. The pint-sized black box fits unobtrusively in a living room environment - unlike a full sized Media PC - and the GoFlex TV HD's on screen controls are simple to navigate via the infrared remote control. Full size media PCs often need a keyboard and mouse to be useful, having cooling fans that make a lot of noise and take up too much space...


Seagate Nov 25, 2013
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HP Scanjet 3300C Scanner Review HP Scanjet 3300C Scanner Review
With all the hype surrounding ultra high resolution digital cameras these days, it's rather easy to miss out on the latest advancements in scanner technology. Digital cameras are very useful for taking web based photos, but cannot do much for pictures already taken with a film based camera. For these tasks, nothing beats a scanner.


HP Oct 05, 2000
HP ScanJet 6100C scanner Review HP ScanJet 6100C scanner Review
A scanner is a scanner is a scanner... right? Well for most of the dime a dozen plastic boxes out there I'd say yes. When it comes to this puppy I'd have to pause.


HP Oct 25, 2000
Logitech QuickCam Home Logitech QuickCam Home
The LogiTech QuickCam Home USB color digital camera. This thing has all the features you could want...


Logitech Dec 12, 1999
UMAX AstraCam USB UMAX AstraCam USB
Granted that the LCD screen being missing is a tad inconvenient, this little tike will let you record up to 20 seconds of sound with each photo!


Umax Mar 01, 2000
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A-DATA Vitesta Extreme Edition DDR2-800 2GB Memory Kit Review A-DATA Vitesta Extreme Edition DDR2-800 2GB Memory Kit Review
A-DATA is not a memory brand we're really familiar with here in North America, its main audience has been Asia. The company is now making an effort to catch our attention, so let's test first, then form our opinions.


A-DATA Nov 23, 2007
Apacer 256MB PC-100 SDRAM Review Apacer 256MB PC-100 SDRAM Review
For the performance user always having a top end system is important. I've always been very proud of the parts I used and in away it's no longer just a computer, it's my creation.


Apacer May 14, 2001
Beginners Guide: How much memory is enough in Windows Vista? Beginners Guide: How much memory is enough in Windows Vista?
Do you need as much memory when you're running office applications as you do when you're gaming? How much memory do you need in Vista to game comfortably, and spreadsheet smoothly? The answers are next!


Microsoft.com Aug 28, 2009
Beginners Guide: Reading RAM and Memory Labels Beginners Guide: Reading RAM and Memory Labels
Do you know what kind of memory you are using for overclocking? Are you SURE that RAM is really what you think it is? PCSTATS shows you how to decipher the codes printed on each RAM chip and see for yourself!


PCSTATS Apr 06, 2000
Buffalo 256MB PC3700 DDR466 Memory Review Buffalo 256MB PC3700 DDR466 Memory Review
With a PC3700 (DDR466 at CL3) speed rating the Buffalo memory is easily the fastest rated memory we've tested.


Buffalo Technology May 14, 2003
Buffalo FireStix FSX1000D2C-K2G PC2-8000 DDR-2 Memory Review Buffalo FireStix FSX1000D2C-K2G PC2-8000 DDR-2 Memory Review
Buffalo Technology's 2GB PC2-8000 FireStix FSX1000D2C-K2G memory has a default clock speed of 1000 MHz (DDR2-1000), which when running in a dual channel configuration can provide up to 16GB/s worth of bandwidth.


Buffalo Technology May 16, 2006
Buffalo Firestix FSX5000V DDR Memory Review Buffalo Firestix FSX5000V DDR Memory Review
Buffalo Technology is gearing up for some tough competition in the high-end memory market, and their secret weapons are the Firestix.


Buffalo Technology Aug 05, 2004
Buffalo Technology PC4300 DDR533 Memory Review Buffalo Technology PC4300 DDR533 Memory Review
Buffalo Technology have produced some very versatile and fast memory DIMMs with the one thing that every consumer is looking for; competitive prices.


Buffalo Technology Oct 11, 2003
Centon Advanced GEMiNi PC3200 Dual-Channel Kit Review Centon Advanced GEMiNi PC3200 Dual-Channel Kit Review
The two 512MB GEMiNI PC3200 dual-channel DIMMs we are testing in this review are rated to run at 200 MHz with 2-2-2-5 timings, at a voltage of 2.6V.


Centon Electronics Apr 13, 2005
CompactFlash Card Roundup: 1GB Models CompactFlash Card Roundup: 1GB Models
Buying the right CF card for your digital camera can be difficult, well mostly confusing since there are size, type and speed considerations to wrap your head around first.


PCSTATS Dec 05, 2005
Corsair CMX512-3200LL 512MB DDR Memory Review Corsair CMX512-3200LL 512MB DDR Memory Review
Like all the previous XMS memory modules we have tested, the XMS3200 LL DIMM came wrapped in a set of black aluminum heat spreaders.


Corsair Mar 21, 2003
Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF Memory Review Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF Memory Review
DDR2 memory has come a long way from its humble beginnings as just a few DRAM chips on a sliver of green PCB. Now, memory isn't memory unless it has extravagant cooling systems and reaches insane clock speeds.


Corsair Feb 20, 2007
Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-9136C5D DDR2-1142 Performance Memory Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-9136C5D DDR2-1142 Performance Memory
Corsair's DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-9136C5D part is a 2GB dual channel memory kit, each module bing 1024MB in size. The Twin2X2048-9136C5D is rated to run at speeds up to DDR2-1142 MHz with 5-5-5-15 memory timings.


Corsair Feb 05, 2007
Corsair DOMINATOR Twin3X2048-1800C7D 2GB DDR3-1800 Memory Kit Review Corsair DOMINATOR Twin3X2048-1800C7D 2GB DDR3-1800 Memory Kit Review
Corsair's DOMINATOR Twin3X2048-1800C7D kit certainly has impressive specs; two 1GB sticks of DDR3 rated at DDR3-1800 (PC3-14400) speed, and a CAS latency of 7-7-7-20.


Corsair Aug 24, 2007
Corsair Flash Voyager 512MB USB Flash Memory Review Corsair Flash Voyager 512MB USB Flash Memory Review
Corsair, a name we're all familiar with for their enthusiast quality SDRAM and DDR memory has recently entered the flash drive industry with the aptly named Flash Voyager.


Corsair Dec 22, 2004
Corsair Twin2X1024-4300C3 DDR-2 Memory Review Corsair Twin2X1024-4300C3 DDR-2 Memory Review
In it, PCSTATS is testing out two brand new 512MB sticks of Corsair Twin2X1024-4300C3 DDR2 memory.


Twin2X1024-4300C3 Jan 10, 2005
Corsair Twin2X1024-8000UL PC2-8000 DDR2 Memory Review Corsair Twin2X1024-8000UL PC2-8000 DDR2 Memory Review
According to Corsair, with compatible supporting hardware, its 240-pin DDR2 Twin2X1024-8000UL memory can run at.....1000 MHz! Amazing!


Corsair Sep 12, 2005
Corsair Twin2X1024-8500 C5 PC2-8500 DDR-2 Memory Review Corsair Twin2X1024-8500 C5 PC2-8500 DDR-2 Memory Review
Corsair's latest Twin2X1024-8500 C5 memory is almost too hot to handle right out of the package, just look at these specs...


Corsair Nov 25, 2006
Corsair Twin2X2048-6400 C3 2GB PC2-6400 Memory Kit Review Corsair Twin2X2048-6400 C3 2GB PC2-6400 Memory Kit Review
According to Corsair, the Twin2X2048-6400C3 memory is rated to run at DDR2-800 speeds with CAS latency timings of 3-4-3-9, albeit with a voltage of 2.2V.


Corsair Jun 29, 2006
Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C4 Memory Review Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C4 Memory Review
When running in dual channel mode, the Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C4 provides 12.8GB/s worth of memory bandwidth which happens to be exactly what the dual core Socket AM2 Athlon64 X2/FX processors need. What a coincidence.


Corsair May 24, 2006
Corsair Twin2X2048-8500C5 2GB PC2-8500 Memory Kit Review Corsair Twin2X2048-8500C5 2GB PC2-8500 Memory Kit Review
Just look at these specs - default timings are 5-5-5-15, each PC2-8500 module is 1024MB in size, and Corsair guarantees that its memory can run at a blistering 1066 MHz! Yikes!


Corsair Jun 29, 2006
Corsair TwinX 1024-3200LL Memory Review Corsair TwinX 1024-3200LL Memory Review
There's no question that if you want the best memory in the world there is a very short list of capable manufacturers from which to choose, and Corsair Memory is one of them.


Corsair May 27, 2003
Corsair TwinX1024-3200XL Memory Review Corsair TwinX1024-3200XL Memory Review
Corsair TwinX 1024-3200XL DDR 512MB memory modules: 2-2-2-5 memory timings at 200MHz.


Corsair Nov 25, 2004
Corsair TwinX1024-3200XL Pro Memory Review Corsair TwinX1024-3200XL Pro Memory Review
Enthusiasts want fast memory with aggressive memory timings. None of this 3-4-4-8 stuff here!


Corsair Jun 17, 2004
Corsair TwinX1024-4000 DDR Memory Review Corsair TwinX1024-4000 DDR Memory Review
With competition heating up between manufacturers and their PC3700/4000 memory modules, Corsair have released the XMS4000 dual channel DDR series.


Corsair Aug 05, 2003
Corsair TwinX1024-4000Pro DDR Memory Review Corsair TwinX1024-4000Pro DDR Memory Review
Corsair's TwinX1024-4000Pro memory modules are easily the coolest looking DIMM's on the market, bar none.


Corsair Sep 15, 2003
Corsair TwinX1024-4400C25PT DDR Memory Review Corsair TwinX1024-4400C25PT DDR Memory Review
And to answer that question Alex; "What is the fastest overclocked memory on the Intel platform to date?" TwinX1024-4400C25PT is correct!


Corsair Dec 23, 2004
Corsair TwinX1024-4400PT Platinum DDR Memory Review Corsair TwinX1024-4400PT Platinum DDR Memory Review
Corsair has recently celebrated their 10th anniversary, which is quite a milestone for a memory company!


Corsair Mar 23, 2004
Corsair TwinX2048-4000PT PC4000 DDR500 Memory Review Corsair TwinX2048-4000PT PC4000 DDR500 Memory Review
Corsair's new 2GB TwinX2048-4000PT DDR500 RAM kit is rated to run at speeds of up to 250 MHz, who says you had to sacrifice speed for higher capacity?


Corsair Dec 13, 2005
Corsair TwinX2048-4400 PRO PC4400 DDR Memory Review Corsair TwinX2048-4400 PRO PC4400 DDR Memory Review
In PCSTATS own tests, we have basically seen that higher memory capacities affect a select few applications.


Corsair Oct 11, 2005
Corsair TwinX2048-6400 PRO PC2-6400 DDR-2 Memory Review Corsair TwinX2048-6400 PRO PC2-6400 DDR-2 Memory Review
Battlefield 2 is especially well known for requiring at least 1GB of installed RAM memory to run smoothly... so why not aim high and upgrade to 2GB of installed RAM?


Corsair Nov 01, 2005
Corsair XMS PC2400 DDR RAM Review Corsair XMS PC2400 DDR RAM Review
Ever since the GeForce DDR came out to alleviate the G256's memory bottlenecks it was obvious DDR's destiny was to take over the world.


Corsair Micro Jan 17, 2002
Corsair XMS PC3200 DDR400 Memory Review Corsair XMS PC3200 DDR400 Memory Review
When one wants premium quality memory, there are only a few names that come to mind first; Mushkin, Crucial and Corsair.


Corsair Sep 23, 2002
Corsair XMS3500 CAS2 DDR Memory Review Corsair XMS3500 CAS2 DDR Memory Review
Corsair is well known for producing some of the highest quality DDR memory there is.


Corsair Oct 11, 2002
Corsair Xpert TWINXP1024-3200XL DDR Memory Review Corsair Xpert TWINXP1024-3200XL DDR Memory Review
These LED displays work with the included 'Memory Dashboard' software, allowing your memory to display several monitoring characteristics...


Corsair Mar 08, 2005
Crucial 256MB 'Gizmo' USB Hard Drive Review Crucial 256MB 'Gizmo' USB Hard Drive Review
At about the size of a pack of Wrigley's, this solid state storage device comes in a range of sizes, with 128MB or 256MB being the most popular.


crucial Nov 07, 2003
Crucial Ballistix PC2-4200 DDR2 Memory Review Crucial Ballistix PC2-4200 DDR2 Memory Review
In the following pages of this review, PCSTATS will be overclocking a 1GB set of Crucial Ballistix PC2-4200 DDR2 memory in bright orange aluminum heatspreaders.


Crucial Jan 09, 2006
Crucial Ballistix PC2-5300 DDR2 1GB Memory Kit Review Crucial Ballistix PC2-5300 DDR2 1GB Memory Kit Review
After dropping in the yellow Ballistix DDR2 RAM into a Gigabyte GA-8ANXP-D motherboard, we set about changing the memory multiplier to 2.66x, and tightened the timings...


Crucial Aug 19, 2004
Crucial Ballistix PC2-5300 DDR2-667 2GB Memory Kit Review Crucial Ballistix PC2-5300 DDR2-667 2GB Memory Kit Review
The memory that we'll be checking out today is Crucial's 2GB PC2-5300 Ballistix set of memory. Rated in a dual channel configuration at 667 MHz with default timings of 3-3-3-12.


Crucial Jun 29, 2006
Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 CL8 2GB DDR3-1600 Memory Kit Review Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 CL8 2GB DDR3-1600 Memory Kit Review
DDR3 memory is all the hype right now, particularly with Intel's X38 chipset making waves. Crucial's entry into the enthusiast class DDR3 memory line the 2GB Ballistix PC3-12800 CL8 memory kit.


crucial Oct 29, 2007
Crucial Ballistix PC4000 DDR RAM Review Crucial Ballistix PC4000 DDR RAM Review
Trying to find the "right" memory for one's PC is a difficult task, what with all the different brands and speeds to choose from for both Intel and AMD platforms.


Crucial Oct 06, 2005
Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC4000 Memory Review Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC4000 Memory Review
Along to top edge of each stick of the brand-spanking-new Crucial Ballistix Tracer memory are sixteen red & green activity LED's, and an additional eight blue LED's along the bottom of the DIMM.


Crucial Dec 09, 2004
Crucial Gizmo 2.0 512MB USB Hard Drive Review Crucial Gizmo 2.0 512MB USB Hard Drive Review
Nowadays, we have solid state, nearly indestructible USB flash memory devices that fit neatly on your key chain between the home and car keys.


Crucial Oct 06, 2004
Crucial PC1600 / PC2100 DDR Memory Review Crucial PC1600 / PC2100 DDR Memory Review
In layman terms, DDR is basically the result of designing the data to be processed on both the upward and downward signal slopes, whereas SDR is just a single process per signal slope.


Crucial.com Jun 21, 2001
Crucial PC2-4200 DDR-2 Memory Review Crucial PC2-4200 DDR-2 Memory Review
Each module is 256MB in size, and the FBGA DRAM (the small back memory chips) are rated to run with 4-4-4 memory timings, at 200 MHz, while drawing just 1.8V.


Crucial Aug 09, 2004
Crucial PC2-6400 4GB DDR-2 Memory Kit Review Crucial PC2-6400 4GB DDR-2 Memory Kit Review
Naturally, it's less expensive to use pick up four 1GB sticks of DDR2 than the equivalent in 2GB or 4GB modules. This is the route that PCSTATS will take in this review today.


Crucial Jun 19, 2007
Crucial PC2-6400 Ballistix 2GB DDR-2 Memory Kit Review Crucial PC2-6400 Ballistix 2GB DDR-2 Memory Kit Review
As the model number suggests, the 2GB Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400 memory is rated to run at JEDEC's DDR2-800 specification... but Crucial goes one step further than that.


Crucial Jul 19, 2006
Crucial PC2700 DDR333 Memory Review Crucial PC2700 DDR333 Memory Review
With the recent JEDEC approval of the DDR333 (PC2700) standard Crucial is one of the first memory companies to release compliant DDR RAM.


Crucial.com May 06, 2002
Crucial PC3200 DDR400 256MB Memory Review Crucial PC3200 DDR400 256MB Memory Review
After JEDEC approved the PC3200 standard in Dec. 2002, manufacturers began the rush to not only get their DDR400 memory compliant.


Crucial Apr 09, 2003
DDR Memory Roundup: Who's King? DDR Memory Roundup: Who's King?
We all know that memory is one of the most important things in a computer, but when people are buying it they often choose the cheapest parts.


Various May 29, 2002
DDRAM, what's the beef with PC1600 to PC3000? DDRAM, what's the beef with PC1600 to PC3000?
Hopefully this article should answer many of the questions a lot of people have when faced with buying new memory for their computer.


Various Mar 27, 2002
Fluorescent Multi-Layer Memory Fluorescent Multi-Layer Memory
Fluorescent Multilayer Disks have been quietly gaining a lot of support in the storage industry. With 1 Terabyte storage capabilites why not? We explain the tech in english for you.


C-3D Jul 05, 2000
GEIL PC3500 DDR433 Memory Review GEIL PC3500 DDR433 Memory Review
We like it when a manufacturer goes out of their way to "wow" the customer with packaging.


Geil Aug 06, 2002
GeIL PC3500 Dual Channel Memory Kit Review GeIL PC3500 Dual Channel Memory Kit Review
Last year GeIL was a relatively unknown company in North America, and now they are certainly giving the "big guns" like Corsair and Mushkin a good run for the money in the performance segment.


GeIL Apr 11, 2003
GeIL PC4000 Platinum Series DDR Memory Review GeIL PC4000 Platinum Series DDR Memory Review
The two 512MB GeIL PC4000 Platinum Series memory modules are certainly expensive, but if you want the best you have to be prepared to pay for it.


Geil Aug 19, 2003
GeIL Ultra PC3500 Golden Dragon Memory Review GeIL Ultra PC3500 Golden Dragon Memory Review
GeIL incorporated advanced WLCSP (wafer level chip scale package) technology into the Golden Dragon memory line.


GEIL Jul 21, 2003
GeIL Ultra-X PC3200 Memory Review GeIL Ultra-X PC3200 Memory Review
Just because DDR-2 RAM has arrived on the scene doesn't mean that DDR memory will be disappearing anytime soon.


Geil Oct 02, 2004
Gigabyte GO-U0128B 128MB USB Hard Drive Review Gigabyte GO-U0128B 128MB USB Hard Drive Review
onsider this though, the actual guts of the GO-U0128B are something insane like 42 x 14 x 8mm in size! This is one mini-USB2.0 flash drive!


Gigabyte Oct 06, 2004
Infineon 128MB PC-133 RAM Review Infineon 128MB PC-133 RAM Review
Working in a computer store has some benefits, such as playing around with OEM products! I've been itching to purchase some true CAS-2 PC-133 RAM for quite sometime now...


Infineon Aug 26, 2000
Innoventions Ramcheck Advanced Memory Tester Innoventions Ramcheck Advanced Memory Tester
Designed and built with the reseller, memory manufacturer and computer service center in mind, this is the Ramcheck memory tester.


Innoventions Jul 22, 2001
Introducing FB-DIMM Memory: Birth of Serial RAM? Introducing FB-DIMM Memory: Birth of Serial RAM?
FB-DIMM memory uses a bi-directional serial memory bus which passes through each memory module, instead of having a single bus which each module dumps its data onto.


Micron Dec 23, 2005
Introduction to DDR-2: The DDR Memory Replacement Introduction to DDR-2: The DDR Memory Replacement
In this article, PCstats will look at the features and specifications of DDR2 memory, and take a sneak peek at some of its future applications.


Various May 07, 2004
KingMAX PC2700 DDR333 Memory Review KingMAX PC2700 DDR333 Memory Review
Until recently good DDR memory was hard to find and there were only few players out there on the market Corsair, Mushkin, OCZ and KingMAX.


KingMAX Jun 06, 2002
KingMAX PC3200 Memory Review KingMAX PC3200 Memory Review
With a street price of $130 CDN ($70 US) for 256MB, it's about $60 CDN cheaper then Corsair's XMS3200 CAS 2. It's even $40 less expensive then bargain barrel OCZ PC3200 DDR memory.


KingMAX Oct 25, 2002
KingMAX SuperRAM PC3500 DDR433 Memory Review KingMAX SuperRAM PC3500 DDR433 Memory Review
The 512MB PC3500 Kingmax module uses DRAM which is labeled as "KingMAX KDL388P4EA-46."


Kingmax Oct 20, 2003
Kingston 2GB DataTraveler Elite AES-128 Encrypted USB Drive Review Kingston 2GB DataTraveler Elite AES-128 Encrypted USB Drive Review
The flagship DataTraveler Elite embedds a hardware-based 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) co-processor to handle all algorithm processing.


Kingston Dec 19, 2005
Kingston EPOC Technology for Memory Modules Kingston EPOC Technology for Memory Modules
A few days ago Kingston announced a new memory packaging technology called "EPOC" - and no this isn't a Matrix II spinoff.


Kingston Jul 22, 2002
Kingston PC1066 RDRAM Memory Review Kingston PC1066 RDRAM Memory Review
While I'm not sure if adding a fan is really going to bring the temperature down into a more stable region, it did offer a bit of piece of mind.


Kingston Jul 24, 2002
Kingston PC2700 DDR333 ValueRAM Review Kingston PC2700 DDR333 ValueRAM Review
Like Crucial, Kingston waited for JEDEC to approve a DDR333 standard before they started selling DDR333 memory.


Kingston Jun 21, 2002
Kingston PC3500 HyperX DDR Memory Review Kingston PC3500 HyperX DDR Memory Review
Kingston is a name that's been long associated with quality memory products and late 2002 they released their "HyperX" line of memory.


Kingston Jul 09, 2003
Lexar JumpDrive 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review Lexar JumpDrive 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
In this review PCSTATS is checking out Lexar's stylish 64GB JumpDrive Triton - a nice looking retractable thumb drive housed in a weighty metal alloy case. Lexar's USB 3.0 thumb drive is rated for speeds of 155MB/s read and 150MB/s write -- that's pretty quick. For a clearer picture of its capabilities PCSTATS will need to benchmark the Lexar JumpDrive Triton against comparable USB 3.0 drives of similar capacities.


Lexar Nov 14, 2012
Memory Bandwidth vs. Latency Timings Memory Bandwidth vs. Latency Timings
[UPDATED!] As we've mentioned in numerous PCstats reviews, memory timings play a key role in terms of overall system performance. More so in 3D based applications which do not need a great deal of bandwidth.


PCstats Aug 11, 2004
Micron CL2 PC2400 DDR Review Micron CL2 PC2400 DDR Review
So I made the jump right to 170 MHz. Great, everything was so sweet. I also tried 175 MHz...


OCZ Nov 05, 2001
Microsoft Windows Vista & ReadyBoost: Does it Make a Difference? Microsoft Windows Vista & ReadyBoost: Does it Make a Difference?
To take advantage of the ReadyBoost feature built into Microsoft Windows Vista, the computer first and foremost has to have USB 2.0 slots.


microsoft Oct 15, 2007
Mushkin 1GB PC2-4200 DDR-2 Memory Review Mushkin 1GB PC2-4200 DDR-2 Memory Review
These green single-sided DIMMs are wrapped in black aluminum heatspreaders, and fall into the PC4200 class. They are rated to run at 266 MHz with 4-4-4-12 memory timings, at 1.8V.


PQI Oct 28, 2004
Mushkin Enhanced High Performance PC2100 DDR RAM Mushkin Enhanced High Performance PC2100 DDR RAM
Mushkin knows most of their customers aren't normal users and that most of them plan to push their systems to the max.


Mushkin Mar 14, 2002
Mushkin Enhanced PC3200 Special Edition Memory Review Mushkin Enhanced PC3200 Special Edition Memory Review
Now that the focus of enthusiasts and overclockers has shifted squarely onto maintaining low latency, raw clock speed just isn't as important as it seemed.


Mushkin Jun 15, 2004
Mushkin HP3-10666 2GB DDR3-1333 Memory Kit Review Mushkin HP3-10666 2GB DDR3-1333 Memory Kit Review
The Mushkin memory that's up for testing today is its 2GB HP3-10666 (DDR3-1333) memory kit. By default the memory is rated to run at 1333 MHz with low CAS latency timings of 6-7-6-18, on a voltage of 1.7-1.8V.


Mushkin Oct 24, 2007
Mushkin HP3200 Redline PC3200 DDR Memory Review Mushkin HP3200 Redline PC3200 DDR Memory Review
Each of the two double-sided 512MB PC3200 DDR DIMMs sports 16 TSOP-II DRAM modules which are cooled and protected by a sleek red heatspreader.


Mushkin Jan 08, 2006
Mushkin PC3200 LII V2 Memory Review Mushkin PC3200 LII V2 Memory Review
Each stick of DDR RAM is 512MB in size (for total of 1GB), and operates at 200 MHz with timings of 2-2-2-5 at 2.6V.


Mushkin Oct 20, 2004
Mushkin XP2-6400 4GB Memory Kit Review Mushkin XP2-6400 4GB Memory Kit Review
It's a good thing that Mushkin has produced this high performance 4GB memory kit... yes, that's FOUR GIGABYTES! In this case, each individual memory stick is 2GB in size and comes running at DDR2-800 speeds with timings of 4-3-3-10.


Mushkin Jul 10, 2007
OCZ 2GB PC4000 EL DDR Gold Memory Review OCZ 2GB PC4000 EL DDR Gold Memory Review
Games like Doom 3, Half Life 2 and currently the biggest memory hog on the market, Battlefield 2, require plenty of system memory to run properly.


OCZ Technology Sep 27, 2005
OCZ DDR2 PC2-7200 Platinum XTC SLI-Ready 2GB Memory Kit Review OCZ DDR2 PC2-7200 Platinum XTC SLI-Ready 2GB Memory Kit Review
OCZ's 2GB PC2-7200 Platinum XTC SLI Ready memory offers users an interesting mix of high speeds and low latency.


OCZ Aug 17, 2006
OCZ EL PC4200 DDR533 Dual Channel Memory Review OCZ EL PC4200 DDR533 Dual Channel Memory Review
The EL PC4200 memory modules are in fact rated to run at 266 MHz, while maintaining the aforementioned CAS latency timings of 2.5-4-4-7.


OCZ Nov 11, 2003
OCZ PC2-6400 ReaperX HPC Enhanced Bandwidth 4GB Memory Review OCZ PC2-6400 ReaperX HPC Enhanced Bandwidth 4GB Memory Review
This 4GB kit of OCZ PC2-6400 ReaperX HPC Enhanced Bandwidth dual channel memory operates at DDR2-800 speeds with timings of 4-4-3-15.


ocztechnology Jan 03, 2008
OCZ PC2-9200 FlexXLC 2GB Dual Channel Memory Review OCZ PC2-9200 FlexXLC 2GB Dual Channel Memory Review
In this review, OCZ brings to the table the most hardcore form of memory cooling PCSTATS has ever seen commercially available. Watercooling for memory. Yup, watercooling.


OCZ Sep 19, 2007
OCZ PC2700 EL Dual Channel Memory 2x 256MB Kit OCZ PC2700 EL Dual Channel Memory 2x 256MB Kit
It was only a matter of time before manufacturers and their marketing departments jumped all over the "dual channel DDR" craze created by nVIDIA's nForce2.


OCZ Technology Mar 03, 2003
OCZ PC3200 Platinum LTD Edition Memory Review OCZ PC3200 Platinum LTD Edition Memory Review
You may already be thinking the OCZ PC3200 Platinum Limited Edition memory is "only PC3200," and why would anyone want that instead of a pair of "PC5000 Ultra Extreme Terminal Prejudice 2 DDR?"


OCZ Feb 10, 2004
OCZ PC3500EB Platinum DDR Memory Review OCZ PC3500EB Platinum DDR Memory Review
Intel introduced the i865PE/i875P chipsets over a year ago, the Pentium 4 overclocking changed, but many enthusiasts seem to have forgotten that the rules stayed the same.


OCZ Apr 22, 2004
OCZ PC3700 Dual Channel Gold Edition Rev 2 Memory OCZ PC3700 Dual Channel Gold Edition Rev 2 Memory
While the fierce competition between the manufacturers is great for consumers, it can be rather difficult deciding what memory is best to buy especially for novice enthusiasts.


OCZ Jan 20, 2004
OCZ PC4000 Gold Dual Channel VX Memory Review OCZ PC4000 Gold Dual Channel VX Memory Review
While not the largest memory supplier, OCZ has definitely been a driving force when it comes to raising memory performance.


OCZ Jun 07, 2005
OCZ PC4000EL Gold Edition Memory Review OCZ PC4000EL Gold Edition Memory Review
Each of these PC4000EL modules are 512MB in size, and since they are destined for dual channel systems, OCZ sell the memory as a pair.


OCZ Mar 13, 2004
OCZ PC4800 Dual Channel Platinum Limited Edition Memory OCZ PC4800 Dual Channel Platinum Limited Edition Memory
It's pretty amazing to see how high people are able to clock traditional DDR memory these days, especially since the final JEDEC DDR standard was PC3200.


OCZ Jul 04, 2005
OCZ Technology EL-DDR PC3500 Gold GX Memory Review OCZ Technology EL-DDR PC3500 Gold GX Memory Review
By default the OCZ PC3500 EL Gold Edition GX DDR memory is rated to run at up to 216 MHz (or DDR433).


OCZ Technology Sep 08, 2005
Patriot Memory PDC1G5600ELK PD5600 DDR Memory Review Patriot Memory PDC1G5600ELK PD5600 DDR Memory Review
Patriot's Extreme Performance PDC1G5600ELK dual channel DDR memory is some of the fastest on the market, and it most certainly caters towards enthusiast users.


Patriot Memory Sep 06, 2005
Patriot Memory PDC22G8000+XBLK Rev.2 DDR2-1000 Memory Review Patriot Memory PDC22G8000+XBLK Rev.2 DDR2-1000 Memory Review
This pair of dual channel DDR-2 RAM is capable of running with timings as tight as 3-3-3 under DDR2-667 speeds, and with timings as tight as 4-4-4 under DDR2-1000 speeds...


Patriot Memory Apr 27, 2006
Patriot Memory PDC22G8000ELK PC2-8000 DDR2 Memory Review Patriot Memory PDC22G8000ELK PC2-8000 DDR2 Memory Review
This pair of Patriot's PDC22G8000ELK 1GB DDR-2 memory fits the bill, but these modules are so utterly new, so bleeding edge that you can't have them.


Patriot Memory Mar 31, 2006
Patriot Memory PDC2G4000ELK 2GB Memory Kit Review Patriot Memory PDC2G4000ELK 2GB Memory Kit Review
There are plenty of RAM manufacturers to choose from, but for this review we'll be focusing on a 2GB set of DDR-500 RAM from a company called Patriot Memory.


Patriot Memory Apr 24, 2006
Patriot Memory PDC32G1600LLK 2GB DDR3-1600 Memory Kit Review Patriot Memory PDC32G1600LLK 2GB DDR3-1600 Memory Kit Review
CAS Latency (CL) is the measure of the number of clock cycles it takes after the memory controller tells the memory module to access a particular column data, and that data is output. The lower the amount of time this takes, the more work memory gets done in a given period of time.


Patriot Memory Nov 19, 2007
Patriot Memory PDC32G1866LLK 2GB DDR3-1866 Memory Kit Review Patriot Memory PDC32G1866LLK 2GB DDR3-1866 Memory Kit Review
The 2GB Patriot Memory PDC32G1866LLK DDR3-1866 memory kit PCSTATS is testing for you today is the companies' fastest current memory part, running at a blistering 1866 MHz!


Patriot Memory Nov 16, 2007
Patriot PDC22G9200ELK PC2-9200 2GB DDR2-1150 Memory Review Patriot PDC22G9200ELK PC2-9200 2GB DDR2-1150 Memory Review
The minimum amount of memory you should be running a computer with is 2GB RAM, even if you're only running Microsoft WindowsXP. If it's Microsoft Windows Vista, even more memory may be required!


Patriot Jun 05, 2007
Patriot PDC24G6400LLK DDR2-800 4GB Memory Kit Review Patriot PDC24G6400LLK DDR2-800 4GB Memory Kit Review
In this review PCSTATS is pleased to be testing a new 4GB pair of Patriot Memory's DDR2-800 PDC24G6400LLK memory. The dual channel memory kit is rated to run at DDR2-800/PC2-6400 speeds with impressive 4-4-4-12 memory timings


Patriot Memory Nov 15, 2007
Patriot Supersonic 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review - Updated Patriot Supersonic 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review - Updated
Patriot's Supersonic 64GB USB 3.0 thumb drive can copy an 8.5GB MKV movie file over to a PC in 2 minutes 39 seconds via USB 3.0 port, or about 5 minutes via a USB 2.0 port. By comparison, it takes 7 minutes 33 seconds for an older single channel USB 2.0 drive to move this same 8.5GB movie file over to the PC.


Patriot Memory Jun 06, 2011
PC150 SDRAM Review PC150 SDRAM Review
Based on a 6-layer PCB, the sticks are supposed to use hand picked Infineon chips capable of 150+ speeds.


OCZ Oct 16, 2001
PC3000 DDR366 RAM Review PC3000 DDR366 RAM Review
The first thing you'll notice when you look at the pretty red 256MB OCZ PC3000 DIMM's are the nice large copper heat spreaders.


OCZ Feb 21, 2002
PDP Systems Patriot PC2-4200 DDR2 XBL Memory Review PDP Systems Patriot PC2-4200 DDR2 XBL Memory Review
PDP Systems PC2-4200 XBL RAM is almost able to 'fly' at 700 MHz, or PC2-5600 speeds!


PDP Systems Dec 06, 2004
PDP Systems Patriot PDC1G3200+XBLK DDR Memory Review PDP Systems Patriot PDC1G3200+XBLK DDR Memory Review
The kit is capable of 2-2-2-5 memory timings at their stock 200MHz speed, and can run up to 266MHz at a loose 3-4-4-8 timing.


PDP Systems Jan 20, 2005
PMI 4200-512DG PC4200 DDR Memory Review PMI 4200-512DG PC4200 DDR Memory Review
The PC4200 DDR is rated to run at 250 MHz, with memory timings of 3-4-4-8 while using a voltage of 2.75V.


PMI Apr 06, 2004
PNY D22GX93XLP-5 XLR8 Performance Edition 2GB PC2-9384 Memory Rev PNY D22GX93XLP-5 XLR8 Performance Edition 2GB PC2-9384 Memory Rev
PNY new XLR8 Performance Edition dual channel DDR-2 memory kit promises to match the best of what is available on the market right now.


PNY Jun 13, 2007
PNY XLR8 D22GX85XL-5 2GB PC2-8500 Memory Review PNY XLR8 D22GX85XL-5 2GB PC2-8500 Memory Review
PNY guarantees that its memory will run at DDR2-1066 MHz (PC2-8500) speeds, in tune with Intel's 333 MHz Core 2 Duo/Quad processors and the new Intel P35 Express chipset.


PNY Jun 13, 2007
PQI Memory Intelligent Stick Pro 170 512MB USB Flash Drive PQI Memory Intelligent Stick Pro 170 512MB USB Flash Drive
A few manufacturers have been adding software and hardware features like data encryption, remote applications, and others that operate directly from a USB flash drive.


PQI Dec 14, 2005
PQI Turbo PQI25400-1GDB DDR-2 Memory Review PQI Turbo PQI25400-1GDB DDR-2 Memory Review
Officially rated to run at PC5400 speeds, or DDR2-667, the PQI Turbo memory uses conservative timings of 4-4-4-12 by default.


PQI Memory Oct 28, 2004
RDRAM vs. DDR RAM; Does it make a difference? RDRAM vs. DDR RAM; Does it make a difference?
The processor throws fits like a baby when there is not enough memory bandwidth, something which can often keep it from performing up to its potential.


Various May 16, 2002
Samsung DDR2-533 PC4200 Memory Review Samsung DDR2-533 PC4200 Memory Review
The down side for consumers is that the new 240 pin DDR-2 DIMM's are not compatible with existing 184-pin DDR slots, and systems for that matter


Samsung Aug 12, 2004
Samsung PC800 RDRAM RIMM Memory  Review Samsung PC800 RDRAM RIMM Memory Review
Unlike DDR, purchasing RDRAM is a little more tedious. Users of RDRAM must buy them in matching pairs.


Samsung May 16, 2002
SanDisk Extreme 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SDCZ80-064G) Review SanDisk Extreme 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SDCZ80-064G) Review
What's neat about the Sandisk Extreme 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive is that it's built with the kind of flash memory found in Solid State Drives.


SanDisk Sep 11, 2012
Super Talent  1GB, 2GB & 4GB USB Flash Memory Drives Review Super Talent 1GB, 2GB & 4GB USB Flash Memory Drives Review
The speed and bandwidth of modern USB drives caught the attention of Microsoft, and it long ago integrated a tool called ReadyBoost into its Windows Vista operating system.


Supertalent Aug 09, 2007
Super Talent PC2-6400 T800UX2GC4 DDR-2 Memory Review Super Talent PC2-6400 T800UX2GC4 DDR-2 Memory Review
The 2GB kit (1GB per stick) of Super Talent T800UX2GC4 Memory has a speed rating of DDR2-800 or PC2-6400, and of 4-3-4-8 CAS latency timings.


Super Talent Mar 02, 2006
Super Talent T1000UX2G4 PC2-8000 Memory Review Super Talent T1000UX2G4 PC2-8000 Memory Review
SuperTalent 's latest memory, a pair of 1024MB T1000UX2G4 modules, has some pretty impressive specifications. The 2GB PC2-8000 memory kit is rated to run up to 1000 MHz with CAS Latency timings of 4-5-4-12.


Supertalent Feb 22, 2007
Super Talent W1866UX2G8 DDR3-1866 Memory Review Super Talent W1866UX2G8 DDR3-1866 Memory Review
Super Talent introduced some of the first DDR3 memory modules on the market, and in this review PCSTATS is testing the companies' 2GB W1866UX2G8 DDR3-1866 memory kit. Super Talent has these puppies to running at 1866 MHz!


supertalent Sep 18, 2007
SuperTalent Godfather Series 16GB USB Drive Review SuperTalent Godfather Series 16GB USB Drive Review
The simple rubber casing on this 16GB USB drive nice, serving as a backdrop for The Godfather movie logo on one side, and a sihlouette of Marlon Brando's face.


Supertalent Mar 15, 2009
SuperTalent Luxio 64GB AES-256 Encrypted USB Drive Review SuperTalent Luxio 64GB AES-256 Encrypted USB Drive Review
That's the sales pitch behind the SuperTalent Luxio, a 64GB USB drive which boasts AES-256 hardware encryption. It sounds secure, yet PCSTATS was able to crack the security on the Luxio USB drive W-I-D-E open.


Supertalent Mar 09, 2009
SyncMAX Express PC2-6400 DDR2 800 Memory Review SyncMAX Express PC2-6400 DDR2 800 Memory Review
It can be hard to wade though a sea of generic memory modules, and so it helps to read the reviews on prospective candidates for your PC first.


SyncMax Oct 12, 2006
SyncMAX PC2-5300 DDR2-667 Express Memory Review SyncMAX PC2-5300 DDR2-667 Express Memory Review
High end memory, like high end graphics cards is considered a luxury item in the world of computers, so what do you do when you need memory for a simple workstation computer?


SyncMAX Jun 20, 2006
Taisol 4-in-1 PCMCIA Flash Media Adaptor Taisol 4-in-1 PCMCIA Flash Media Adaptor
The unit features a max transfer speed of about 16.6MB/s and installs in any Windows 98/ME/2000/XP in just a second without the need for drivers.


Taisol Nov 24, 2002
This RAM, That RAM....which is which? This RAM, That RAM....which is which?
RAM, otherwise known as Random Access Memory, can be one of the most confusing parts of the computer to deal with.


Pcstats.com Apr 10, 2001
Tonicom MicroBGA PC-166 SDRAM Review Tonicom MicroBGA PC-166 SDRAM Review
Memory is such an important component in every system that getting the best quality memory is not something to take for granted.


Tonicom Jun 28, 2001
TwinMOS PC166 256MB SDRAM Review TwinMOS PC166 256MB SDRAM Review
With the continued push towards faster computer components, there has been the need for improvements on the current standards of memory.


Twinmos Aug 07, 2001
TwinMOS PC2100 DDR Memory TwinMOS PC2100 DDR Memory
TwinMOS are a relatively young Taiwanese ISO9002 memory manufacturer with some very attractive offerings to the performance market.


Twinmos Jul 26, 2001
TwinMOS PC2700 DDR333 RAM Review TwinMOS PC2700 DDR333 RAM Review
Looking at the stick of memory got me excited. Rumors around the web are, DIMM's using Winbond "BH-6" DRAM are killer in terms of overclockability.


Twinmos Sep 05, 2002
TwinMOS PC3200 DDR400 RAM Review TwinMOS PC3200 DDR400 RAM Review
TwinMOS 512MB PC3200 memory uses Winbond DRAM which has a "5"ns speed rating.


Twinmos Sep 05, 2002
TwinMOS Speed Premium PC3200 DDR Review TwinMOS Speed Premium PC3200 DDR Review
Twinmos Speed Premium PC3200 modules are rated to run 200 MHz with 2.5-3-3-8 memory timings.


twinmos Feb 06, 2005
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Amazing Cellphones: A Gallery Amazing Cellphones: A Gallery
Curious about what the coolest cell phone around the block is? Have a look at this gallery of Japanese Cellphones that will knock your socks off!


Various Feb 23, 2001
Antelope Technologies: MMC Antelope Technologies: MMC
The Mobile Computer Core (MCC) on display by Antelope Technologies of Denver Colorado is also known as "Meta Pad".


AntelopeTech Jul 16, 2002
BlackBerry RIM - Still worth it? BlackBerry RIM - Still worth it?
Email is of course the killer app of the Internet, and given the opportunity to send and receive email from anywhere, at any time, users are quick to embrace it.


Blackberry Oct 12, 2001
CharmIT Pro Wearable Computer CharmIT Pro Wearable Computer
The CharmIT Pro is a open source Crusoe based wearable built with off the shelf components like an SBC from Boser.


Charmed Apr 22, 2002
Compaq iPAQ 3650 Pocket PC Review Compaq iPAQ 3650 Pocket PC Review
Originally geared towards execs on the go, the Compaq iPAQ 3650 Pocket PC works just as well in the hands of the business user.


Compaq May 11, 2002
EyeModule 2 Digital Camera Review EyeModule 2 Digital Camera Review
Based upon the Springboard expansion platform, the module sits flush to the back of the Visor and enables a user to capture colour images.


IDEO Jul 18, 2001
FIC Aqua 3400 Specs FIC Aqua 3400 Specs
As a shareholder of Transmeta, they are one of the first companies we've seen to bring to market a device based on the 400Mhz TM3400 Crusoe processor.


FIC Oct 12, 2000
FIC Crystal TabletPC FIC Crystal TabletPC
FIC first made waves on the Transmeta scene with the AquaPAD, a mobile web pad like device powered by the TM5400 Crusoe processor.


FIC Nov 22, 2001
First Look: Nokia 9290 Communicator First Look: Nokia 9290 Communicator
Designed to work with existing cellphone base station technology the Nokia 9290 is scheduled for release summer 2002.


Nokia Apr 23, 2002
Gateway Touch Pad Revisited Gateway Touch Pad Revisited
The market for Internet Appliances was expected to be one of the largest growth areas this year by many computer manufacturers, design houses, and even chip maker, Transmeta.


Gateway Computers Feb 14, 2001
Handspring Visor Prism PDA Review Handspring Visor Prism PDA Review
What is relatively recent however, is the adoption of full colour LCD screens on these little wonders of mobile organization.


Handspring Aug 13, 2001
Hitachi's Flora-ie 55mi Webpad Specs Hitachi's Flora-ie 55mi Webpad Specs
During an event held by Transmeta at COMDEX 2000, a host of Crusoe-based laptops, webpads, and other devices, including this new entry by Hitachi.


Hitachi Nov 27, 2000
Innogear MiniJam MP3 Springboard Module Innogear MiniJam MP3 Springboard Module
With MP3 players becoming the defacto standard for portable music it was only a matter of time before someone decided to take advantage of Handspring's Springboard Platform.


Innogear Jul 13, 2001
Innolabs Evita 2000P Specs Innolabs Evita 2000P Specs
One of the coolest surprises of COMDEX 2000 came from a company based in Taiwan called Innolabs. Innolabs have developed a large-screen Wireless Computing Tablet using Crusoe.


Innolabs Nov 22, 2000
Is the Webpad Preemptively Obsolete? Is the Webpad Preemptively Obsolete?
With the residual interest in webpads one has to wonder where the burgeoning sales are? The most obvious answer that comes to mind is that the webpad's feature is none too bright.


various Jun 05, 2001
Microsoft Tablet PC Overview Microsoft Tablet PC Overview
Even before the Tablet PC was shown off by Bill Gates for his Comdex Fall 2000 Keynote address the air was abuzz with news it would be powered by a Crusoe processor.


Microsoft Dec 21, 2000
NEC Crusoe Webpad CW56 NEC Crusoe Webpad CW56
The NEC CW56 web pad features a drip-proof case with 10.4" touch sensitive TFT LCD display. The battery life is rated at only 2-3 hours.


NEC May 30, 2001
Nokia 2003 Mobile Phone Lineup: Sexy little MMS Nokia 2003 Mobile Phone Lineup: Sexy little MMS
Nokia is embracing MMS for their 2003 mobiles as we've outlined it here, with eventual plans to support MMS video clips.


Nokia Jan 03, 2003
OQO Introduces Ultra-Personal Computer OQO Introduces Ultra-Personal Computer
The small device is the product of the design team which collaborated with Apple on the Titanium notebook.


OQO Apr 21, 2002
OQO Model 1 Palm-size PC at CES 2004 OQO Model 1 Palm-size PC at CES 2004
Of special note is the newly announced OQO model 1 "Ultra Personal Computer" (or UPC for short).


OQO Jan 10, 2004
OQO: Ultra Personal Computer OQO: Ultra Personal Computer
The small aluminum encapsulated device measures about same size as a pack of smokes.


OQO Jul 16, 2002
ProGear WebPad Specs ProGear WebPad Specs
Remember way back in the spring when we had pictures of S3's "DayTripper" WebPad? Well S3 have finally brought this prototype, based on the TM3400 400Mhz Crusoe processor to the market...


FrontPath Oct 10, 2000
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Acer 99sl 19 inch CRT Monitor Review Acer 99sl 19 inch CRT Monitor Review
While the difference in price between a 17" and a 19" monitor is roughly $200, the benefit of a 19" is worth so much more.


Acer Nov 04, 2000
ADI Microscan E66 19inch Monitor Review ADI Microscan E66 19inch Monitor Review
Having a computer screen which is easy to read and not too hard on the eyes is important. A 17" monitor is the bare minimum, 19" is the average, and 21" is a great if you can afford it...


ADI Microscan Oct 21, 2000
AOC LM-500 15 AOC LM-500 15" TFT Flatscreen Display
The lure of the flatscreen monitor is a strong one. After growing up with large and bulky Cathode Ray Tubes, the slim flatscreens stick out like candy for the taking.


EPI Mar 06, 2001
Asus PM17TU 17inch Gamer LCD Display Review Asus PM17TU 17inch Gamer LCD Display Review
The Asus PM17TU is an economical 17" LCD monitor designed for gamers. Its prime attribute is a fast screen which boasts a ghost-busting 3ms G-to-G pixel response time.


ASUS Feb 20, 2008
ASUS VH242H 24-inch 16:9 Widescreen LCD Monitor Review ASUS VH242H 24-inch 16:9 Widescreen LCD Monitor Review
On the test bench at PCSTATS today is the ASUS VH242H 23.6-inch (hereafter 24-inch) widescreen LCD display. This LCD computer monitor features a 16:9 aspect ratio and native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels that goes hand in hand with 1080p HD content oh so nicely.


ASUS Feb 24, 2009
Belkin OmniView 4-port KVM/audio/USB/PS2 Switch Belkin OmniView 4-port KVM/audio/USB/PS2 Switch
The Belkin OmniView SOHO series 4-port KVM Switch with Audio PS/2 and USB offers users a higher-end solution.


Belkin Feb 11, 2003
Cornea Systems CT1904 19 inch LCD Monitor Review Cornea Systems CT1904 19 inch LCD Monitor Review
The 3" thick display panel takes up only a fraction of the desk space of an equivalent 50LB monster 19" CRT monitor.


Cornea Apr 17, 2003
Cornea Systems MP704 17inch TFT LCD Display Cornea Systems MP704 17inch TFT LCD Display
Differences do exist which separate the high-end from the more value oriented products, but the visual results are less dramatically affected.


Cornea Jun 20, 2002
Hitachi CM810 21 inch CRT Monitor Review Hitachi CM810 21 inch CRT Monitor Review
At 21" the CM810 is one of the largest monitors sizes currently available in the display market.


Hitachi Jul 03, 2001
Hitachi CM821F 21 inch Flat Face Monitor Review Hitachi CM821F 21 inch Flat Face Monitor Review
ErgoFlat Technology Invar Shadow Mask CRT, advanced extended elliptical aperture, multi-step dynamic focus tube, and an anti-static, anti-glare coating.


Hitachi Sep 20, 2001
Hitachi CM828 21 inch CRT Monitor Review Hitachi CM828 21 inch CRT Monitor Review
The CM828 is higher-end display that sports an even nicer display tube than the very economical CM810.


Hitachi Aug 01, 2001
Hitachi CML151XW 15 Hitachi CML151XW 15" TFT Flatscreen Display Review
The CML151XW is a 15" TFT display with the distinction of having one of the highest contrast ratios of any 15" flat screen we've looked at so far.


Hitachi May 15, 2001
Hitachi CML153XW 15-inch TFT Display Hitachi CML153XW 15-inch TFT Display
The CML153XW we are looking at today from Hitachi Displays is a 15" TFT LCD intended for the value market and is quite inexpensive.


Hitachi Jan 10, 2002
Hitachi CML181SXW 18.1 inch TFT LCD Display Hitachi CML181SXW 18.1 inch TFT LCD Display
At just over $900USD, for a 18.1" TFT LCD the CML181SXW has to be one of the most aggressive priced LCD's on the market today.


Hitachi Apr 12, 2002
Hitachi CML190SXWB 19-inch TFT Display Review Hitachi CML190SXWB 19-inch TFT Display Review
Among the amenities we find a side mounted cable connection causeway for easy access, a swivel base, and support for both analog and digital DVI display signals.


Hitachi Sep 24, 2002
Innovative 7000 Series Radial Arm Review Innovative 7000 Series Radial Arm Review
With solid black power-coated cast aluminum construction, the 7000 Series is remarkably good looking.


Innovative Office Products May 06, 2002
JustCom JC-M104U 4-Port USB KVM Switch Review JustCom JC-M104U 4-Port USB KVM Switch Review
Justcom include two four foot and two six foot multimedia (audio, USB and video) cables! Integrating the USB, video and audio into one cable certainly makes cable management easier.


Justcom Oct 27, 2003
Justcom Pro JC104P 4-Port KVM Switch Justcom Pro JC104P 4-Port KVM Switch
With a KVM I can greatly increase my efficiency, after all what else can I do if I'm reinstalling on one machine and only have one keyboard, mouse and monitor??


Justcom Aug 25, 2003
KDS AV-7TF 17in True Flat Monitor Review KDS AV-7TF 17in True Flat Monitor Review
There is an unspoken competition between the various monitor manufacturers in regards to what is exactly a "flat" CRT display.


KDS Jul 02, 2001
Matrox DualHead2Go Analog Edition Review Matrox DualHead2Go Analog Edition Review
The Matrox DualHead2Go Analog Edition is a device that enables multi-display functionality from mainstream laptops or desktop PCs.


Matrox Nov 25, 2005
Matrox DualHead2Go Notebook Multi-display Breakout Box Matrox DualHead2Go Notebook Multi-display Breakout Box
The host computer handles all the video processing, and the device itself essentially appears as a single extra wide display to the Windows operating system.


Matrox Nov 08, 2005
Proview PX-772 17inch Monitor Review Proview PX-772 17inch Monitor Review
More often then not there really isn't much room to grow a health profit margin. Things like monitors however can mean the difference between a 3% and a 5% markup for the retailer.


Proview Feb 14, 2001
Samsung 1100P-plus 21 inch CRT Monitor Review Samsung 1100P-plus 21 inch CRT Monitor Review
The leap from the tiny world of the 17" display to the more wide-open pastures of the 21" display...


Samsung Aug 12, 2001
Samsung 150MP LCD Display-TV Review Samsung 150MP LCD Display-TV Review
The historic television and the cutting edge flat screen LCD display were married to form.... the TeleMonitor... or maybe the Monivision...


Samsung Jul 18, 2001
Samsung 170MP 17 Samsung 170MP 17" TFT Display-TV Review
With the continuing trend in convergence, it was only a matter of time before the venerable television was combined with the cutting-edge technology of flat panel TFT.


Samsung Jul 03, 2001
Samsung 750s 17 Samsung 750s 17" Monitor Review
The 17" monitor is the workhorse of the display industry. Despite the recent advancements in flat screen technology, 19" monitors becoming more affordable...


Samsung Jan 08, 2001
Samsung F.A. Porsche Design 171P LCD Display Samsung F.A. Porsche Design 171P LCD Display
The 171P Syncmaster display from Samsung is a 17" LCD monitor designed by brilliant minds at F.A. Porsche.


Samsung Apr 11, 2002
Samsung SyncMaster 150T LCD Flatpanel Review Samsung SyncMaster 150T LCD Flatpanel Review
Most of the time value and return on investment that drives decisions to buy, and if you can manage to get equipment that looks really nice, and performs well, then all the better.


Samsung Oct 15, 2001
Samsung Syncmaster 152T 15inch TFT LCD Display Samsung Syncmaster 152T 15inch TFT LCD Display
The display is so thin that it at first appears as though a notebook has mistakenly been left in the carton.


Samsung May 18, 2002
Samsung SyncMaster 170T TFT Display Samsung SyncMaster 170T TFT Display
For those of you who have lay awake at night dreaming of a flat screen in place of that bulky cube of a CRT display this may be the monitor for you.


Samsung Oct 30, 2001
Samsung Syncmaster 171B LCD Display Samsung Syncmaster 171B LCD Display
The 171B shows of the new trend in spiffy silver monitors Samsung appears to be embracing fully.


Samsung Feb 03, 2002
Samsung Syncmaster 171MP LCD - HDTV Review Samsung Syncmaster 171MP LCD - HDTV Review
While this isn't quite a re-run of the the six million dollar man, the very new, and very cool Samsung 171MP is something that has caught our attention.


Samsung Jan 23, 2002
Samsung Syncmaster 172W Widescreen LCD Monitor Samsung Syncmaster 172W Widescreen LCD Monitor
"Magic Bright" lets you increase the brightness of the screen all the way up to 400 nits - substantial considering most LCD monitors are capped off at 280 nit brightness ratings.


Samsung Mar 30, 2003
Samsung Syncmaster 172X LCD Monitor Review Samsung Syncmaster 172X LCD Monitor Review
The Samsung Syncmaster 172X is a 17" LCD (a-si TFT/TN) that maintains a 1280x1024 resolution with 0.294mm pixel pitch.


Samsung Nov 10, 2003
Samsung Syncmaster 173P 17-inch LCD Display Review Samsung Syncmaster 173P 17-inch LCD Display Review
Looking at the Samsung 173P, whites are bright and vibrant, and blacks almost seem to absorb every photon of light that passes by...


Samsung Jul 05, 2004
Samsung Syncmaster 173P+ 17inch LCD Display Review Samsung Syncmaster 173P+ 17inch LCD Display Review
Pixel response times are primarily a concern of gamers, or in situations where applications do a lot of continuous scrolling.


Samsung Oct 27, 2005
Samsung SyncMaster 180T 18.1 inch LCD Display Samsung SyncMaster 180T 18.1 inch LCD Display
The titanium-silver and grey colours of the display not only make it jump out at you, but make old fashioned CRT displays look positively ancient.


Samsung Jul 27, 2001
Samsung Syncmaster 181B 18.1 inch TFT LCD Display Samsung Syncmaster 181B 18.1 inch TFT LCD Display
The 181B series uses a 18.1" a-si TFT/PVA (Pattern Vertical Alignment) 1280x1024 resolution screen for viewing comparable to that of a 19" CRT display.


Samsung Mar 15, 2002
Samsung Syncmaster 181T 18.1 inch TFT LCD Display Samsung Syncmaster 181T 18.1 inch TFT LCD Display
The Syncmaster 181T in its black and silver housing is something quite different for an LCD, and much better looking than most.


Samsung Apr 03, 2002
Samsung Syncmaster 191T 19 inch TFT LCD Display Samsung Syncmaster 191T 19 inch TFT LCD Display
We often take for granted the standard LCD display, looking first for the ultra thin dimensions primarily, and then investigating other areas.


Samsung Apr 29, 2002
Samsung SyncMaster 192MP LCD Monitor Review Samsung SyncMaster 192MP LCD Monitor Review
Samsung's Syncmaster 192MP is definitely a great LCD monitor for office oriented computer work, some DVD or TV watching here and there, and whatever else interests you.


Samsung Apr 02, 2004
Samsung Syncmaster 2243BW 22-inch LCD Display Review Samsung Syncmaster 2243BW 22-inch LCD Display Review
All widescreen LCD monitors are not created equal, and unfortunately this leads to pretty confused looking consumers as they try to understand why identical screen sizes can differ in price by hundreds of dollars.


Samsung Feb 05, 2009
Samsung SyncMaster 240T 24-inch TFT Flatpanel Review Samsung SyncMaster 240T 24-inch TFT Flatpanel Review
The Samsung 240T is obviously reaching out to the higher end markets and providing those users with a massive screen space.


Samsung Jun 23, 2002
Samsung SyncMaster 243T 24-inch LCD Display Review Samsung SyncMaster 243T 24-inch LCD Display Review
The included Pivot Pro utility offers good functionality for those who want to pivot the SyncMaster 243T's screen to portrait mode.


Samsung Feb 06, 2006
Samsung Syncmaster 275T 27-inch LCD Display Review Samsung Syncmaster 275T 27-inch LCD Display Review
Samsung's Syncmaster 275T LCD/TFT display is a 27" wide screen (16:10 aspect ratio) monitor with a native resolution of 1920x1200 pixels. The LCD panel has an anti-reflective non-glossy coating and features a brightness rating of 500 cd/m2, contrast ratio of 1000:1.


Samsung Jan 09, 2009
Samsung SyncMaster 570S TFT 15 Samsung SyncMaster 570S TFT 15" Flatscreen
One of best advantages of Flatscreen LCD displays is the small footprint they take up on a desk. With stands that need not be more than abut 6" deep...


Samsung Mar 30, 2001
Samsung SyncMaster 570V TFT 15 Samsung SyncMaster 570V TFT 15" Flatscreen Display
The 570V shows a nod towards the impending power crisis which is gripping areas like California with rolling black outs and power shortages.


Samsung May 11, 2001
Samsung SyncMaster 730B LCD Monitor Review Samsung SyncMaster 730B LCD Monitor Review
The SyncMaster 730B 17-inch LCD display is intended for mainstream budgets, and boasts an 8ms pixel refresh rate.


Samsung May 03, 2005
Samsung Syncmaster 743B 17-inch LCD Display Review Samsung Syncmaster 743B 17-inch LCD Display Review
The Samsung Syncmaster 743B LCD/TFT monitor PCSTATS is checking out in this review is clearly oriented towards individuals on a budget who aren't willing to skimp on picture quality.


Samsung Apr 01, 2008
Samsung SyncMaster 800TFT 18.1inch LCD Display Samsung SyncMaster 800TFT 18.1inch LCD Display
Just like the world of high-end CRT's, there is a world of high-end TFT displays designed with the professional in mind.


Samsung May 25, 2001
Samsung SyncMaster 900IFT Monitor Review Samsung SyncMaster 900IFT Monitor Review
The first thing I noticed about the monitor was the size, with dimensions of 468x492x483.2 mm, the 900IFT isn't a small monitor and I had to rearrange the test bench a bit so the 900IFT would fit.


Samsung Apr 15, 2002
Samsung SyncMaster 930MP 19-inch LCD Monitor Review Samsung SyncMaster 930MP 19-inch LCD Monitor Review
This Syncmaster 930MP features a 0.294mm dot pitch, 19" screen, 1000:1 contrast ratio, luminance of 250cd/m2 and a native resolution of 1280x1024 pixels.


Samsung Aug 02, 2005
Samsung Syncmaster 940UX 19inch LCD Display Review Samsung Syncmaster 940UX 19inch LCD Display Review
The Samsung syncmaster 940UX offers up a contrast ratio of 1000:1, brightness is pegged at a good 300 cd/m2, viewing angles sit at 160 degrees horizontal / vertical, and tripple video inputs (DVI, VGA, USB).


Samsung Nov 26, 2007
Samsung Syncmaster 943B 19-inch LCD Display Review Samsung Syncmaster 943B 19-inch LCD Display Review
The Syncmaster 943B is a mainstream / business oriented 19-inch LCD display with a competitive price tag.


Samsung Aug 14, 2008
Samsung Syncmaster 957MB Monitor Review Samsung Syncmaster 957MB Monitor Review
Flat face CRT's have a few advantages over their older counterparts which are not simply cosmetic.


Samsung Jun 24, 2003
Samsung Syncmaster 971P 19inch LCD Display Review Samsung Syncmaster 971P 19inch LCD Display Review
Darth Vader would be rolling over in his space grave if he knew his glossy black trademark look had been appropriated by Samsung for a recent line LCD monitors... not to mention countless cellphones. What have the Imperial Forces come to?!


Samsung Nov 27, 2007
Samsung SyncMaster F2380 23-inch 16:9 Widescreen LCD Review Samsung SyncMaster F2380 23-inch 16:9 Widescreen LCD Review
The use of C-PVA technology means the SyncMaster F2380 can achieve 178° horizontal and 178° vertical viewing angles, so colours won't shift or dim if you move your head relative to the position of the monitor.


samsung Jan 28, 2010
Samtron 95P 19-inch Monitor Review Samtron 95P 19-inch Monitor Review
If you're a successful graphic artist or making your living in a dot.com company, chances are you spend a lot of time in front of your computer screen.


Samsung Dec 12, 2000
Sony E400 19inch Monitor Review Sony E400 19inch Monitor Review
Worried that your Frag-rate in QIII is slipping? Might be time to upgrade that old 15" or 17" monitor to a bigger one. Sony makes some amazing stuff, but are their monitors really that good?


Sony Apr 01, 2000
TRENDnet TK-800R 8 Port KVM 19-inch TRENDnet TK-800R 8 Port KVM 19-inch
Intended for especially for 19" server racks, the TK-800R has little flanges which attach to the side so it can be mounted in a rack.


TrendNet Mar 06, 2002
ViewSonic P95F+B 19inch Monitor Review ViewSonic P95F+B 19inch Monitor Review
Introduce a "new" display technology like LCD and suddenly everything which is based on a Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) is old, obsolete, and totally uncool.


Viewsonic Jan 08, 2003
ViewSonic VG700 17-inch TFT Display Review ViewSonic VG700 17-inch TFT Display Review
LCD's don't suffer from the same parameters that can cause that kind of eyestrain, they draw a substantially lower amount of power, and they take up just a few inches of desk space.


Viewsonic Sep 28, 2002
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ABIT AB9 Pro Intel P965 Express Motherboard Review ABIT AB9 Pro Intel P965 Express Motherboard Review
Since we're dealing with the Intel ICH8R southbridge, SATA RAID 0/1/5/10/JBOD is standard. Of course there's more to the AB9 Pro than just Serial ATA, this Socket 775 Intel P965 Express based motherboard has a lot going for it.


ABIT-usa Apr 10, 2007
ABIT AN8-32X nForce4 SLI x16 Motherboard Review ABIT AN8-32X nForce4 SLI x16 Motherboard Review
ABIT's newest flagship Athlon64 motherboard is the ABIT AN8 32X, based upon the nForce4 SLI x16 chipset.


ABIT Apr 04, 2006
ABIT AN8-SLI nForce4-SLI Motherboard Review ABIT AN8-SLI nForce4-SLI Motherboard Review
Hardware goodies include IEEE 1394 firewire, a Gigabit NIC, a stand-alone 7.1 channel AC'97 audio card, a Port 80 diagnostics card.


ABIT Aug 16, 2005
ABIT AW9D-MAX 975X Express Motherboard Review ABIT AW9D-MAX 975X Express Motherboard Review
ABIT, which is now officially known as Universal ABIT, is recapturing is former glory. The ABIT AW9D-MAX motherboard is based on Intel's top of the line 975X Express and ICH7R chipsets, packs in quite a lot to get excited about.


ABIT Feb 28, 2007
ABIT BE6 440BX Slot-1 Motherboard ABIT BE6 440BX Slot-1 Motherboard
ABIT is a very well known company among overclockers. And why shouldn't they? The were the first ones to come out with cool stuff like jumperless motherboards...


ABIT Sep 02, 1999
ABIT BP6 440BX Dual Celeron Motherboard ABIT BP6 440BX Dual Celeron Motherboard
ABIT has always been a pioneer in their industry. Well, this time they have done it again.


ABIT Aug 27, 1999
ABIT FATAL1TY AN9 32X nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review ABIT FATAL1TY AN9 32X nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review
The ABIT FATAL1TY AN9 32X motherboard PCSTATS is evaluating today is a prime example of what lengths ABIT is traveling to demonstrate its prowess.


ABIT Dec 29, 2006
Abit IS7-G i865PE Motherboard Review Abit IS7-G i865PE Motherboard Review
Who could forget great motherboards like the BH6, BE6-II and BX-133? How about the more recent TH7II, BD7 or ABIT IT7 MAX2 Rev2 for the Pentium 4 processor?


Abit Jun 16, 2003
Abit IT7 MAX2 Rev2 i845PE Motherboard Review Abit IT7 MAX2 Rev2 i845PE Motherboard Review
Based on the i845PE chipset, the IT7 MAX2 Rev2 supports any Pentium4 processors based on the 400/533 MHz FSB.


Abit Mar 28, 2003
ABIT KA7 Slot-A Motherboard ABIT KA7 Slot-A Motherboard
When the AMD Athlon processor was first released, back in the days of the AMD Irongate 751 chipset, a lot of people waited for ABIT to release...


ABIT Aug 05, 2000
ABIT KR7A-133RAID Socket A  Motherboard Review ABIT KR7A-133RAID Socket A Motherboard Review
Abit has always had a warm spot in the hearts of overclockers because they openly embrace the enthusiast market.


ABIT Mar 28, 2002
ABIT KV8-MAX3 Athlon64 Motherboard Review ABIT KV8-MAX3 Athlon64 Motherboard Review
The KV8-MAX3 is an Socket 754 Athlon64 motherboard based on the venerable, and highly recommendable VIA K8T800 chipset.


ABIT Mar 30, 2004
ABIT NF7-M nForce2 IGP Motherboard Review ABIT NF7-M nForce2 IGP Motherboard Review
Other then the on board GeForce4 MX videocard care of the nForce IGP northbridge this board is virtually identical to Abit's extremely successful NF7/NF7-S motherboards.


Abit Apr 03, 2003
ABIT SR7-8X SiS648 Motherboard Review ABIT SR7-8X SiS648 Motherboard Review
It's nice to see that manufacturers are quickly adopting the SiS 648 chipset as an alternative to Intel's i845D/E/G DDR chipsets.


ABIT Sep 10, 2002
ABIT VA6 Apollo 133 Motherboard ABIT VA6 Apollo 133 Motherboard
Every once and a while, companies such as Intel and AMD tend to give overclockers surprise gifts. Take the Intel Pentium III 550E for example.


ABIT Apr 16, 2000
ABITs Newest Motherboards for 2001 ABITs Newest Motherboards for 2001
New motherboards from Abit? That's right, and it looks like a whole lot are on the way! We have 8 newbies to show you!!


ABIT Dec 28, 2000
ACorp 4D845A Socket 478 Motherboard ACorp 4D845A Socket 478 Motherboard
The 4D845A mother board we're looking at today should appeal to thrifty buyers as ACorp produce relatively inexpensive motherboards for the value market.


Acorp Feb 25, 2002
ACorp 7KT266A Motherboard Review ACorp 7KT266A Motherboard Review
The 7KT266A is based on - if you haven't guessed already - VIA's KT266A chipset...


Acorp Jan 14, 2002
Albatron K8SLI Motherboard Review Albatron K8SLI Motherboard Review
The Albatron K8SLI motherboard being tested over the following pages is a compact nVidia nForce4 SLI board that packs in quite a bit into a small space.


albatron May 30, 2005
Albatron K8X800 ProII Motherboard Review Albatron K8X800 ProII Motherboard Review
Based around the very popular VIA K8T800/VT8237 chipsets, the bright blue Albatron K8X800 Pro II supports Socket 754 Athlon64 processors.


Albatron Oct 21, 2003
Albatron K8X890 Pro II K8T890 Motherboard Review Albatron K8X890 Pro II K8T890 Motherboard Review
The VIA K8T890 chipset supports PCI Express, so as you'd expect we see a full PCI Express x16 video slot on this board.


Albatron Feb 17, 2005
Albatron KI51PV-754 Mini-ITX Motherboard Review Albatron KI51PV-754 Mini-ITX Motherboard Review
At 170 x 170mm in size, the Albatron KI51PV-754 is quite a bit smaller than a regular desktop or even Micro-ATX motherboard.


Albatron Dec 06, 2006
Albatron KM18G Pro V2.0 nForce2 IGP Motherboard Review Albatron KM18G Pro V2.0 nForce2 IGP Motherboard Review
The KM18G Pro v2.0 supports current 200/266/333 MHz FSB based AthlonXP processors and can be used with a maximum of 3GB of PC1600/2100/2700/3200 DDR RAM.


Albatron Jun 13, 2003
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 Geforce 6150 Motherboard Review Albatron KM51PV-AM2 Geforce 6150 Motherboard Review
The KM51PV-AM2 is based on the nVIDIA GeForce 6150 and nForce 430 chipsets, and as such it supports all current socket AM2 AMD Athlon64/FX/X2 and Sempron processors.


Albatron Aug 21, 2006
Albatron KX18D Pro II Motherboard Review Albatron KX18D Pro II Motherboard Review
The nForce2 has held top spot in the AMD chipset world for the last year without much effort.


Albatron Sep 03, 2003
Albatron KX400-8XV Pro KT400 Motherboard Review Albatron KX400-8XV Pro KT400 Motherboard Review
There was a lot of anticipation in the lab as we set out with a fresh pair of Corsair XMS3500 DDR in hand to see how the KX400-8XV would perform.


Albatron Apr 01, 2003
Albatron Mars PX915G Pro Motherboard Review Albatron Mars PX915G Pro Motherboard Review
Of course there's more to the Albatron Mars PX915G Pro than PCI Express, and we'll be getting to those other features in a bit.


Albatron Sep 24, 2004
Albatron Mars PX915P-AGPe Motherboard Review Albatron Mars PX915P-AGPe Motherboard Review
Features include a IDE RAID controller, 7.1-channel Intel 'Azalia' audio, four SATA headers, eight USB2.0 ports, and two onboard Ethernet LAN connections.


albatron Nov 25, 2004
Albatron Mars PX915SLI Intel 915PL SLI Motherboard Review Albatron Mars PX915SLI Intel 915PL SLI Motherboard Review
Albatron is one of the more innovative motherboard manufacturers, and its team of engineers has actually figured out a way of running SLI on the budget Intel 915PL chipset!


Albatron Oct 05, 2005
Albatron P4X845EPro i845E Motherboard Review Albatron P4X845EPro i845E Motherboard Review
With the recent release of the 533 MHz based Pentium 4's obviously comes a whole slew of new chipsets to support the new bus speeds as well.


Albatron Jun 07, 2002
Albatron PX845E i845E Silver Motherboard Review Albatron PX845E i845E Silver Motherboard Review
Based on the i845E chipset, the Albatron PX845E supports both 400MHz and 533MHz Pentium 4 processors with up to 2GB of PC1600/2100/2700* DDR RAM.


Albatron Nov 12, 2002
Albatron PX845PE Pro II Motherboard Review Albatron PX845PE Pro II Motherboard Review
In this relatively short time, they have earned themselves a much deserved reputation for high quality, overclockability, innovation.


Albatron Dec 20, 2002
Albatron PX845PEV Pro Pentium 4 Motherboard Review Albatron PX845PEV Pro Pentium 4 Motherboard Review
The Ethernet connection is powered by a 3Com 910-A01 10/100 integrated NIC.


Albatron Nov 13, 2002
Albatron PX845PEV-800 i845PE Motherboard Review Albatron PX845PEV-800 i845PE Motherboard Review
Based on the i845PE chipset, the PX845PEV-800 motherboard supports 400/533/800 MHz FSB Pentium 4 processors (including Hyper-Threading).


Albatron Mar 26, 2003
Albatron PX865PE Lite Pro i848P Motherboard Review Albatron PX865PE Lite Pro i848P Motherboard Review
The i848P's feature set is almost identical to that of the i865PE except for one thing, there is only one 64 bit memory controller instead of two.


Albatron Oct 30, 2003
Albatron PX865PE ProII i865PE Springdale Motherboard Albatron PX865PE ProII i865PE Springdale Motherboard
We expect the Albatron PX865PE Pro II will have a lot of "goodies" as well, and hopefully offer a little more in terms of overclocking.


Albatron May 22, 2003
Albatron PX875P Pro Motherboard Review Albatron PX875P Pro Motherboard Review
Albatron have accomplished a lot in the relatively short time that they've been making motherboards and videocards


Albatron May 12, 2004
Albatron PX925XE Pro-R Motherboard Review Albatron PX925XE Pro-R Motherboard Review
The 925XE chipset is a fickle one, supporting only Socket 775 Pentium 4 processors compatible with an 800 MHz or 1066 MHz FSB.


Albatron Mar 08, 2005
Aopen AK77 Plus Motherboard Review Aopen AK77 Plus Motherboard Review
This good looking jet-black motherboard from Aopen is the hallmark of a new trend in motherboards - designer colours!


Aopen Jan 15, 2002
AOpen AK77-600 Max Motherboard Review AOpen AK77-600 Max Motherboard Review
As we've seen lately, AOpen packs a ton of value into their motherboards and their AK77-600 Max is no different.


Aopen Aug 29, 2003
AOpen AK79D-400 Max Motherboard Review AOpen AK79D-400 Max Motherboard Review
The Ultra name may be more symbolic than descriptive, but I would expect a little extra performance over stock nForce 2 chipsets at the very least...


Aopen Jul 31, 2003
AOpen AK79G MAX nForce2-GT Motherboard Review AOpen AK79G MAX nForce2-GT Motherboard Review
Aiming for the mass markets generally means you get good value with AOpen products, and one such example of this is the AK79G Max nForce2-GT (Crush 18G) motherboard.


Aopen Apr 07, 2003
AOpen AX45-V SiS 645 Socket 478 Motherboard Review AOpen AX45-V SiS 645 Socket 478 Motherboard Review
It seems that AOpen has adopted a black PCB for all their new motherboards and I must say it looks quite nice.


Aopen Mar 19, 2002
AOpen AX4C Max i875P Motherboard Review AOpen AX4C Max i875P Motherboard Review
Cast aside the i850E chipset and RDRAM which have gone the way of the dodo, and the new king of the hill is clearly Intel's i875P chipset a.k.a. "Canterwood."


Aopen May 26, 2003
AOpen AX4SG Max II i865G Motherboard Review AOpen AX4SG Max II i865G Motherboard Review
Looking at the long list of features which accompany the AOpen AX4SG Max II, the item that stands out the most is undoubtedly the support for up to six SATA devices!


Aopen Apr 20, 2004
AOpen AX4SPE Max i865PE Motherboard Review AOpen AX4SPE Max i865PE Motherboard Review
The release of the Intel i865 'Springdale' chipset comes today, and Intel has released no fewer than three flavours (i865P/G/PE) to choose from.


Aopen May 21, 2003
AOpen AX6BC Pro II Millenium Edition AOpen AX6BC Pro II Millenium Edition
nough room to slap a monster sink on your Slocket 370, or PII / PIII type chips without eating all the mem slots.


Aopen Jan 30, 2000
AOpen i915Pa-PLF Motherboard Review AOpen i915Pa-PLF Motherboard Review
The Aopen i915Pa-PLF motherboard is a socket 775 Intel Pentium 4 solution designed for mainstream users getting ready to upgrade a little of everything.


Aopen Mar 02, 2005
AOpen i945Ga-PHS Motherboard Review AOpen i945Ga-PHS Motherboard Review
The motherboard is a pretty well rounded platform, it even supports HDTV component output (Y, Pb, Pr) by default!


AOpen Dec 03, 2005
AOpen n250a-FR Socket 754 Motherboard Review AOpen n250a-FR Socket 754 Motherboard Review
his board supports any Socket 754 AMD Athlon64 or any of AMD's new budget 32-bit AMD Sempron processors.


Aopen Feb 16, 2005
ASRock 775V88 VIA PT880 Motherboard Review ASRock 775V88 VIA PT880 Motherboard Review
ASRock's boards are based on the same technology as other current chipset products, but are built with less frills, and less expensive components.


ASRock Nov 26, 2004
ASRock 775XFire-eSATA2/A/ASR i945PL Motherboard Review ASRock 775XFire-eSATA2/A/ASR i945PL Motherboard Review
ASRock (a division of ASUS) is one of the better known, having made made a mark for itself by serving up inexpensive motherboards with basic amenities and good build quality.


ASrock Jun 27, 2006
ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 Socket M2 Upgradable Motherboard Review ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 Socket M2 Upgradable Motherboard Review
Both the Socket M2 AMD processor and the necessary ASRock daughter card are not currently available, but the CPU is expected in Q2 of 2006 so the ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 is certainly forward-looking.


ASRock Oct 07, 2005
ASRock 939NF4G-SATA2 Geforce 6100 Motherboard Review ASRock 939NF4G-SATA2 Geforce 6100 Motherboard Review
The ASRock 939NF4G-SATA2 is a microATX form factor motherboard that is well suited for compact mini-tower desktop computer chassis.


ASRock Jan 04, 2006
ASRock 939SLI32-eSATA2 ULi M1695 Motherboard Review ASRock 939SLI32-eSATA2 ULi M1695 Motherboard Review
Many of ASRocks motherboards are compatible with upcoming CPU technologies through its yellow Future CPU slots. This kind of upgradability greatly increases the appeal of ASRock's value-oriented motherboards for the long-haul...


ASrock Apr 28, 2006
ASRock ALIVENF7G-HDREADY/M/ASR Geforce 7050 Motherboard Review ASRock ALIVENF7G-HDREADY/M/ASR Geforce 7050 Motherboard Review
With onboard video care of a Geforce 7-series videocard and nVIDIA's PureVideo acceleration technology, this compact MicroATX mobo is the basis for a very versatile little rig.


ASRock Aug 09, 2007
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA VIA K8T890 Socket AM2 Motherboard Review ASRock AM2V890-VSTA VIA K8T890 Socket AM2 Motherboard Review
The ASRock AM2V890-VSTA Socket AM2 motherboard is the first motherboard to cross PCSTATS test bench based on the VIA K8T890 chipset.


Asrock Aug 16, 2006
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR Motherboard Review ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR Motherboard Review
Based on the ALi M1689 chipset, the K8 Combo-Z/ASR can be used with both Socket 754 and Socket 939 Athlon64 CPUs.


ASRock Dec 07, 2004
ASrock Penryn 1600SLI X3-WiFi nForce 680i SLI Motherboard Review ASrock Penryn 1600SLI X3-WiFi nForce 680i SLI Motherboard Review
The Penryn1600SLI X3-WiF motherboard is built on nVidia's nForce 680i SLI chipset, and as you may have guessed this platform supports Intel 'penryn' quad core, 45nm 'yorkfield' and dual core 'wolfdale' processors.


ASrock Aug 16, 2008
Asus A7N8X nForce2-SPP Motherboard Review Asus A7N8X nForce2-SPP Motherboard Review
Asus have been producing motherboards, videocards, and countless other OEM components since 1989, and today we're going to be examining the Asus A7N8X nForce2 SPP.


Asus Feb 14, 2003
Asus A7V133 Motherboard Review Asus A7V133 Motherboard Review
When VIA released the KT133 chipset last year, only a few motherboards had multiplier adjustments.


Asus Jul 30, 2001
Asus A8N-SLI Premium Athlon64 Motherboard Review Asus A8N-SLI Premium Athlon64 Motherboard Review
In terms of expansion, the motherboard offers up one PCI Express x1 slot, one PCI Express x4 slot and three traditional 32 bit PCI slots to the two PCI Express x16 sockets.


ASUS Aug 09, 2005
Asus A8N-VM CSM GeForce 6150 Motherboard Review Asus A8N-VM CSM GeForce 6150 Motherboard Review
The board will support up to 4GB of dual channel PC3200 DDR400 RAM. Onboard features include IEEE 1394a, a 5.1 channel HDA (Azalia)/AC97 audio controller, Gigabit LAN and of course analog and DVI-D Geforce 6-series onboard video.


Asus Dec 11, 2005
Asus A8V Deluxe Athlon64 Motherboard Review Asus A8V Deluxe Athlon64 Motherboard Review
Standard onboard goodies consist of 7.1 channel audio, IEEE 1394, Gigabit LAN, Serial ATA RAID, not to mention a PCI/AGP lock and HyperTransport links at 1000MHz.


ASUS Jul 26, 2004
Asus BLITZ Extreme Intel P35 Express DDR3 Motherboard Review Asus BLITZ Extreme Intel P35 Express DDR3 Motherboard Review
The Asus BLITZ Extreme motherboard is based around Intel's P35 Express Northbridge and ICH9R Southbridge chipsets. It supports up to 8GB of DDR3 1333/1066/800 MHz memory.


ASUS Jan 30, 2008
Asus BLITZ Formula Intel P35 Express DDR2 Motherboard Review Asus BLITZ Formula Intel P35 Express DDR2 Motherboard Review
The Asus BLITZ Formula motherboard is based around Intel's P35 Express Northbridge and ICH9R Southbridge chipsets. It supports up to 8GB of DDR2 800/1066 MHz memory.


ASUS Jan 29, 2008
Asus CUV4X Motherboard Review Asus CUV4X Motherboard Review
Asus is perhaps the most prominent motherboard maker around, they are renown for quality, stability and speed. The Asus CUV4X hopes to carry on the tradition....


Asus Aug 01, 2000
Asus K8N-E Deluxe Motherboard Review Asus K8N-E Deluxe Motherboard Review
Comes loaded with features like an additional four port Serial ATA/RAID Silicon Image controller, Gigabit IDE RAID, 8.1 channel audio and IEEE 1394a.


Asus Sep 10, 2004
Asus K8N4-E Deluxe Motherboard Review Asus K8N4-E Deluxe Motherboard Review
Onboard goodies consist of an extra Serial ATA/RAID controller, a 7.1-channel audio codec, IEEE 1394a Firewire and Gigabit LAN.


Asus May 06, 2005
Asus K8V-Deluxe/WiFiB Athlon64 Motherboard Review Asus K8V-Deluxe/WiFiB Athlon64 Motherboard Review
Every store I visit carries multiple Asus products - there's really no other manufacturer with such a broad selection.


Asus Jan 23, 2004
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR Socket AM2 nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review Asus M2-CROSSHAIR Socket AM2 nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review
Asus leads the way with the M2-CROSSHAIR motherboard, for it has got to be the fanciest motherboards that has ever passed through the PCSTATS test labs.


ASUS Feb 11, 2007
Asus M2N32 WS Professional nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review Asus M2N32 WS Professional nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review
The M2N32 WS Professional motherboard supports all Socket AM2 Athlon64/X2/FX or Sempron processors, along with up to 8GB of unbuffered ECC/non-ECC DDR2-800 memory.


Asus Mar 02, 2007
Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe nForce 590 SLI AM2 Motherboard Review Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe nForce 590 SLI AM2 Motherboard Review
The Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe is one of the first Socket AM2 motherboards to make it into the PCSTATS labs, and it's one motherboard with a lot of expectations attached.


ASUS Jun 22, 2006
Asus M2R32-MVP CrossFire Xpress 3200 Motherboard Review Asus M2R32-MVP CrossFire Xpress 3200 Motherboard Review
With the Xpress 3200, ATI brings its dual videocard Crossfire system to the AMD table, and Intel as well.


ASUS Oct 24, 2006
ASUS M3A78-T AMD 790GX Socket AM2+ Motherboard Review ASUS M3A78-T AMD 790GX Socket AM2+ Motherboard Review
The on-board Radeon HD 3300 VGA powers the HDMI port that's located on the I/O panel of the ASUS M3A78-T motherboard, along with Analog-VGA and DVI display outputs. The HDMI port can output High Definition content at 1080p.


ASUS Feb 26, 2009
ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AMD 785G Chipset Motherboard Review ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AMD 785G Chipset Motherboard Review
The ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO motherboard is an AMD 785G platform built with Home Theatre PC and High Definition media applications in mind. Key to its allure are a trifecta of video outputs.


ASUS Nov 28, 2009
ASUS M4A78T-E AMD 790GX Socket AM3 Motherboard Review ASUS M4A78T-E AMD 790GX Socket AM3 Motherboard Review
The ASUS M4A78T-E motherboard is built on AMDs 790GX integrated graphics processor and SB750 southbridge, supports HyperTransport 3.0 at 5200 MT/S and has a 128MB DDR3-1333 memory buffer built in just for the Radeon HD 3300 IGP.


ASUS Mar 04, 2009
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AMD 890GX Motherboard Review ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AMD 890GX Motherboard Review
The ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 motherboard is built around the 55nm AMD 890GX and SB850 southbridge. It has 128MB of onboard DDR3-1333 sideport memory for the integrated DX10.1 ATI Radeon HD 4290 graphics. Its AM3 CPU socket will accommodate AMD Phenom II and Athlon II processors, right through to the six-core Phenom II X6.


ASUS Mar 02, 2010
Asus Maximus Extreme Intel X38 Express Motherboard Review Asus Maximus Extreme Intel X38 Express Motherboard Review
The Asus Maximus Extreme motherboard PCSTATS is testing today is based around Intel's X38 Express and ICH9R chipsets. It comes absolutely loaded with features, almost too much in fact.


Asus Feb 05, 2008
Asus P3B-F i440BX Motherboard Review Asus P3B-F i440BX Motherboard Review
For the last couple of years, the industry has been seen supporting a chipset like no other. Back in mid-1998, Intel had introduced their i440BX chipset which was the designated chipset for their Pentium II line of processors. Naturally, every mainboard manufacturer wholeheartedly accepted the chipset as at the time, as there were not any other chipsets on the market that could provide the support and stability as well as the 440BX did.


Asus Apr 12, 2000
Asus P4C800 DLX i875P Motherboard Review Asus P4C800 DLX i875P Motherboard Review
Asus motherboards based on the i875P Canterwood and i865PE Springdale chipsets were almost immediately available for retail sale upon the chipset release.


Asus Jul 18, 2003
Asus P4R800-V Deluxe Motherboard Review Asus P4R800-V Deluxe Motherboard Review
If you were to install a Radeon 9000 and up AGP videocard, you could still use the onboard Radeon 9100 IGP and up to three monitors simultaneously!


Asus May 12, 2004
Asus P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP P965 Express Motherboard Review Asus P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP P965 Express Motherboard Review
Off the shelf, the Asus P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP comes with 8-channel High definition 'Azalia' audio, dual Gigabit LAN, and a wireless 802.11b/g network card.


ASUS Feb 11, 2007
Asus P5B-E P965 motherboard Review Asus P5B-E P965 motherboard Review
The Asus P5B-E motherboard has a retail price of $173 CDN ($151 US, £76 GBP) which puts it in the middle in terms of price range for P965 Express motherboards.


ASUS Jan 23, 2007
ASUS P5E3 Premium/Wifi-AP.N Intel X48 Express Motherboard Review ASUS P5E3 Premium/Wifi-AP.N Intel X48 Express Motherboard Review
For starters, the ASUS P5E3 Premium has a class-N wireless network card integrated into the motherboard's design that pulls double duty as a Wireless access point, in addition to a pair of wired gigabit LAN ports.


Asus Feb 05, 2009
ASUS P5N-T Deluxe nVidia nForce 780i SLI Motherboard Review ASUS P5N-T Deluxe nVidia nForce 780i SLI Motherboard Review
ASUS P5N-T Deluxe motherboard, one of Asus' AI Lifestyle motherboards which comfortably straddles the line between mid-range and high-end.


Asus Mar 05, 2008
Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus nForce 650i Motherboard Review Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus nForce 650i Motherboard Review
ASUS' P5N32-E SLI Plus motherboard packs in a tone of Serial ATA II ports thanks to the nVidia nForce 650i MCP Southbridge.


ASUS Apr 14, 2007
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review Asus P5N32-SLI Premium nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review
The Asus P5N32-SLI Premium motherboard is certainly a looker, and one of the fanciest motherboards we've seen in quite some time.


ASUS Feb 11, 2007
Asus P5Q-EM Intel G45 Express Motherboard Review Asus P5Q-EM Intel G45 Express Motherboard Review
To complement the High Definition decoding of the G45 Express, the P5Q-EM offers up HDMI, DVI and VGA video outputs, allowing you to output HD video right to a home theatre display without any additional expense.


ASUS Jan 27, 2009
Asus P5S-B Super Socket 7 Motherboard Review Asus P5S-B Super Socket 7 Motherboard Review
Opti The Super7 platform isn't once what it used to be. Just a little while ago (ahhhh... nostalgia) just about every single CPU on the market had its home in that lovely little Socket 7 interface we have all come to know and sometimes love


Asus Apr 12, 2000
Asus P5W64 WS Pro 975X Express Workstation Motherboard Review Asus P5W64 WS Pro 975X Express Workstation Motherboard Review
The four PCI Express slots are configured in x16, x0, x4, x0 mode when one videocard is installed. When two graphics cards are installed, say for ATI Crossfire, the four PCI Express slots are split up in x8, x8, x4, x8 mode.


Asus Feb 07, 2007
ASUS P7P55D Deluxe Intel P55 Express Motherboard Review ASUS P7P55D Deluxe Intel P55 Express Motherboard Review
ASUS' P7P55D Deluxe motherboard is an Intel P55 Express platform that represents the flagship feature set available to the Core i5 processor, along with a healthy dose of overclocking tools and features.


ASUS Dec 05, 2009
ASUS P7P55D Premium Intel P55 Express Motherboard Review ASUS P7P55D Premium Intel P55 Express Motherboard Review
The ASUS P7P55D Premium is a good representation of overclocking tools, power saving features and tweaks: TurboV Evo, Hybrid Phase, ExpressGate, MemOK, EPU, Fan Xpert and Stack Cool 3+ in moment. Gamers can install two videocards in the board's twin PCI Express 2.0 x16 videocard slots.


ASUS Feb 11, 2011
ASUS P7P55D-Deluxe Intel P55 Express Motherboard FIRST LOOK ASUS P7P55D-Deluxe Intel P55 Express Motherboard FIRST LOOK
It's going to be exciting to see just what the ASUS P7P55D-Deluxe motherboard is capable of with a Core i5 750 processor locked into its 1156-pin socket...


ASUS Sep 02, 2009
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro Intel P55 Express Motherboard Review ASUS P7P55D-E Pro Intel P55 Express Motherboard Review
The latest round of Intel P55 Express motherboards brings with it new capabilities like SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0 support. The age of waiting for your computer to transfer large bittorrent MKV files is nearly over - this is the year of high bandwidth! The ASUS P7P55D-E Pro is an enticing motherboard; it comes with SATA 6Gb/s support and USB 3.0...


ASUS May 11, 2010
ASUS P8H67-M Evo Intel H67 Express Motherboard Review ASUS P8H67-M Evo Intel H67 Express Motherboard Review
The ASUS P8H67-M Evo is a decent Intel H67 based microATX motherboard for mainstream computer builders focused on the popular socket LGA1155 Intel 2nd Generation Core i3/i5/i7 2xxx-series 32nm Sandy Bridge processor family.


ASUS Jan 27, 2012
ASUS P8P67 Pro Intel P67 Motherboard Review ASUS P8P67 Pro Intel P67 Motherboard Review
The ASUS P8P67 Pro motherboard is a pretty standard platform with a good feature set, ideal for mainstream overclockers and gamers.


ASUS Feb 17, 2012
ASUS Striker II NSE nVidia nForce 790i SLI Motherboard Review ASUS Striker II NSE nVidia nForce 790i SLI Motherboard Review
For enthusiasts seeking the highest performance, most fully featured motherboards that any Taiwanese motherboard manufacturer is able to produce, one need look no further than ASUS' Republic of Gamers brand. The ASUS Striker II NSE motherboard continues in this tradition.


ASUS Mar 02, 2009
Azza PT-810DMC i810 Motherboard Review Azza PT-810DMC i810 Motherboard Review
Taiwan's motherboard manufacturing industry is so tremendous that it can be deemed a cottage industry itself. I can't begin to count the number of manufacturers of mainboards out there...and I won't even try. All across the web you will find reviews for the big name boys such as Asus, ABit, Transcend, Soltek, etc. In this review, you will see the review for a mainboard made by a relatively unknown (well, at least I never heard of it until my father bought this board) company called Azza.


Azza Apr 12, 2000
Biostar P4M890-M7 VIA P4M890 Core 2 Duo Motherboard Review Biostar P4M890-M7 VIA P4M890 Core 2 Duo Motherboard Review
When it comes to the essentials, this board offers exactly what you need to build a simple working computer.


Biostar Dec 28, 2006
Biostar TA690G AM2 AMD 690G Motherboard Review Biostar TA690G AM2 AMD 690G Motherboard Review
PCSTATS has been waiting patiently for the AMD 690G (the renamed ATI RS690) to hit the pavement since we first saw it at CES 2007.


BIOSTAR Apr 23, 2007
Biostar TA75M+ AMD A75 socket FM1 Motherboard Review Biostar TA75M+ AMD A75 socket FM1 Motherboard Review
Biostar's TA75M+ motherboard is a micro-ATX entry level platform with relatively robust onboard graphics care of the AMD Fusion APU processor and thorough storage options via AMDs A75 chipset. Built around the AMD Fusion A75 chipset, the board supports socket FM1 AMD A8/A6-series processors which feature integrated graphics in the form of a Radeon HD 6550D/6530D graphics core.


Biostar Jun 05, 2012
Biostar TA890FXE AMD 890FX Motherboard Review Biostar TA890FXE AMD 890FX Motherboard Review
Meet the Biostar TA890FXE motherboard, an AMD 890FX platform that eschews tons of frilly extra's for a core feature set and competitive sticker price.


Biostar Jul 14, 2010
Biostar TA890GXE AMD 890GX Motherboard Review Biostar TA890GXE AMD 890GX Motherboard Review
Biostar's TA890GXE motherboard is a no-frills approach to the AMD 890GX chipset. It's a microATX form-factor motherboard so it can fit into nearly any case, it has robust graphics and storage options and most importantly it's affordable.


BIOSTAR May 03, 2010
Biostar TA990FXE AMD 990FX Motherboard Review Biostar TA990FXE AMD 990FX Motherboard Review
The AMD 990FX chipset has been out for a while now, yet Biostar's TA990FXE motherboard still gets you in the game with plenty of PCI Express lanes for Crossfire/SLI, and more SATA III connectivity than rival Intel's Z77 platform.


Biostar May 31, 2012
Biostar TF7050-M2 GeForce 7050PV Motherboard Review Biostar TF7050-M2 GeForce 7050PV Motherboard Review
The GeForce 7050PV incorporates GeForce 7 series graphics onboard which is DirectX 9.0C compatible, and shares up to 256MB of system memory.


Biostar May 10, 2007
Biostar TF7150U-M7 GeForce 7150 Motherboard Review Biostar TF7150U-M7 GeForce 7150 Motherboard Review
Are you as excited about the high definition possibilities of a motherboard bound HDMI jack as we are? Good. Have a look at one of the latest boards from Biostar, the TF7150U-M7.


Biostar Dec 12, 2007
Biostar TF8200 A2+ GeForce 8200 Motherboard Review Biostar TF8200 A2+ GeForce 8200 Motherboard Review
As integrated graphics processors (IGP) have matured they've also started gaining features and capabilites that were once the sole province of discrete videocards.


Biostar Dec 15, 2008
Biostar TForce 6100 AM2 Motherboard Review Biostar TForce 6100 AM2 Motherboard Review
The Biostar TForce 6100 AM2 motherboard packs quite a lot into a microATX platform; top of the line integrated graphics, PCI Express, networking, SATA and IDE hard drive support, and integrated sound card.


BIOstar Jun 02, 2006
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe Motherboard Review Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe Motherboard Review
The Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe motherboard is based on Intel's P965 Northbridge and ICH8 Southbridge chipsets.


BioStar Aug 21, 2006
Biostar TH67XE Intel H67 Express Motherboard Review Biostar TH67XE Intel H67 Express Motherboard Review
The level of integration present here, makes the Biostar TH67XE naturally very quiet too - without a videocard, the only fans in the system need be a CPU heatsink and power supply.


Biostar Jan 16, 2012
Biostar TH67XE Intel H67 Motherboard - FIRST LOOK Biostar TH67XE Intel H67 Motherboard - FIRST LOOK
While all Sandy Bridge CPUs will have the integrated graphics core tucked away on the socket 1155 chip, to use it you will need an Intel H67 based motherboard. Motherboards like the Biostar TH67XE that PCSTATS is previewing for you today support up to one PCI Express 2.0 x16 videocard.


Biostar Jan 03, 2011
Biostar TP35D2-A7 P35 Express DDR2 Motherboard Review Biostar TP35D2-A7 P35 Express DDR2 Motherboard Review
Biostar's TP35D2-A7 motherboard is built with Intel's P35 Express and ICH9 chipsets, so with a Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad processor it becomes the backbone for a good WindowsXP or Vista PC.


Biostar Oct 19, 2007
Biostar TP35D3-A7 Deluxe Intel P35 DDR3 Motherboard Review Biostar TP35D3-A7 Deluxe Intel P35 DDR3 Motherboard Review
Based on the DDR3 version of the Intel P35 Express chipset (and ICH9R southbridge), the Biostar TP35D3-A7 Deluxe motherboard comes supporting a wide array of SOHO and enthusiast gamer friendly features.


Biostar Aug 20, 2007
Biostar TPower I45 Intel P45 Express Motherboard Review Biostar TPower I45 Intel P45 Express Motherboard Review
I don't know what magic Biostar engineers infused into the TPower I45 motherboard to make it an overclocking monster, but reaching +600MHz FSB with this board is a real possibility!


Biostar Aug 17, 2008
Biostar TPower N750 nForce 750a Motherboard Review Biostar TPower N750 nForce 750a Motherboard Review
The Biostar TPower N750 motherboard is based on the single chipset Nvidia 750A SLI MCP, which means this board supports two NVIDIA Geforce videocards in SLI.


Biostar Jan 17, 2009
Blown, Burst and Leaking Motherboard Capacitors - A Serious Problem? Blown, Burst and Leaking Motherboard Capacitors - A Serious Problem?
faulty capacitors are suspected to have been rooted in the theft of an aqueous electrolyte formula which was not copied correctly.


PCSTATS Jan 15, 2005
BTX Form Factor Exposed - A New Way of Building PC BTX Form Factor Exposed - A New Way of Building PC
First there was AT, then came ATX, and now we have to deal with BTX!? In the ever changing world of computer case and motherboard form-factors, it pays to know the differences.


Intel Jan 12, 2005
Business and School Integrated Motherboard Roundup Business and School Integrated Motherboard Roundup
Faced with the purchase of dozens of new computers, government agencies, schools and businesses need to find ways to keep costs down while still getting the equipment they require.


Various Jul 19, 2002
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra Motherboard Review Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra Motherboard Review
There's little doubt that if you're thinking about buying a new system or parts right now, Socket 939 Athlon64 + PCI Express is the way to go.


Chaintech Apr 20, 2005
Chaintech Zenith ZNF3-150 nForce3 Motherboard Review Chaintech Zenith ZNF3-150 nForce3 Motherboard Review
Take it from me, with the "regular" Athlon64 'K8' processor you get about 95% of the Athlon64 FX performance, for about half the price.


Chaintech Jan 06, 2004
DFI AD77 Infinity KT400 AMD Motherboard DFI AD77 Infinity KT400 AMD Motherboard
The AD77 Infinity has all sorts of "goodies" such as Serial ATA, USB 2.0, IEEE 1394, 10/100 LAN, 5.1 audio and 8x AGP.


DFI Jan 09, 2003
DFI AK-74AC KT133A Motherboard Review DFI AK-74AC KT133A Motherboard Review
DFI has released a series of Socket A boards based on the VIA KT133 and the KT133A chipsets the past few months. These being the AK74-SC, the AK74 EC and the AK74-AC. Although these boards look almost identical, they have some very significant differences.


DFI Jun 26, 2001
DFI CA64-EC VIA Apollo 133A Motherboard Review DFI CA64-EC VIA Apollo 133A Motherboard Review
Apollo Pro 133A based motherboards have been selling very well in the past year primarily due to their excellent performance/price ratio and good feature set. In this review, we will be taking a look at one such board based upon the said chipset-- but with a twist.


DFI Jan 15, 2001
DFI CS65 SC i815 Motherboard Review DFI CS65 SC i815 Motherboard Review
The Intel i815 chipset can be considered as the true successor of the renowned Intel 440BX chipset. Starting from the 810, Intel has shifted its position from the standard north/south bridge design in favour of what they like to call Accelerated Hub Architecture, or AHA for short. Under this particular design, there are 3 individual hubs: the Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH), the I/O Controller Hub (ICH) and the Firmware Hub (FWH). The GMCH and the ICH are connected through an internal bus, which offers a bandwidth of 266MB/sec (twice as fast as the PCI).


DFI Jan 03, 2001
DFI LANParty 875P-T Motherboard Review DFI LANParty 875P-T Motherboard Review
DFI's LANParty 875P-T is a very interesting motherboard, and one of only a few in its class.


DFI Oct 12, 2004
DFI LANParty NF2 Ultra B Motherboard Review DFI LANParty NF2 Ultra B Motherboard Review
Now that it's our time to test the DFI LANParty NF2 Ultra B, I can tell you my expectations are raised pretty high.


DFI Jan 15, 2004
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR Motherboard Review DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR Motherboard Review
The DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR is a Nforce 4 SLI chipset-based motherboard incorporating a pair of PCIe x16 slots for dual SLI videocard action with compatible nVidia-based graphics accelerators.


DFI Apr 05, 2005
DFI LANParty PRO875B Motherboard Review DFI LANParty PRO875B Motherboard Review
The LANParty PRO875B motherboard comes with a HighPoint IDE RAID controller, Intel CSA Gigabit LAN and 5.1 audio.


DFI Feb 18, 2004
DFI LANParty UT NF4 SLI-DR Expert Motherboard Review DFI LANParty UT NF4 SLI-DR Expert Motherboard Review
On the PCB you'll find a 7.1 channel audio codec, dual Gigabit NICs, an additional four channel Serial ATA controller and IEEE 1394a Firewire.


DFI Dec 05, 2005
DFI LANParty UT NF590 SLI-M2R/G Motherboard Review DFI LANParty UT NF590 SLI-M2R/G Motherboard Review
The latest gear from those tweakers at DFI is the LANPartyUT NF590 SLI-M2R/G motherboard, and it's looking like a real gem too.


DFI Jan 25, 2007
DFI NB70-SC Motherboard Review DFI NB70-SC Motherboard Review
With the rather plain brown PCB, the NB70-SC looks quite drab in the face of the red and black coloured boards we have been seeing so much of these days.


DFI Jan 22, 2002
DFI NT72-SA i850E Motherboard Review DFI NT72-SA i850E Motherboard Review
With Intel dropping support for RDRAM and adopting dual channel DDR for the Pentium 4, it's obvious that RDRAM will be soon be taking a less important role in the P4 mainboard markets.


DFI Dec 26, 2002
DFI TA64B VIA Apollo 133A Motherboard Review DFI TA64B VIA Apollo 133A Motherboard Review
DFI has been quite a well known motherboard manufacturer and this fame can directly be attributed for their very attractively priced products. They offer a wide range of motherboards which are set not to pinch your pockets too hard. And as with all the others out there, DFI does have a VIA Apollo Pro 133A chipset based solution as well¡­ their DFI TA64B.


DFI Sep 08, 2000
ECS 945G-M3 Motherboard Review ECS 945G-M3 Motherboard Review
The brand spanking new ECS 945G-M3 motherboard is one of the first generation Intel VIIV compatible boards to be touted as such.


ECS Apr 12, 2006
ECS A780GM-A AMD 780G Motherboard Review ECS A780GM-A AMD 780G Motherboard Review
The ECS A780GM-A motherboard is an affordable media center platform based on the mainstream AMD 780G chipset. This spunky little integrated graphics chipset is ideal for home theatre PC/media applications.


ECS Jan 06, 2009
ECS AMD690GM-M2 AMD 690G Motherboard Review ECS AMD690GM-M2 AMD 690G Motherboard Review
Like you, there is nothing we like better than a super affordable platform that gives you almost everything under the sun!! With the acquisition of ATi, the 690G chipset came to life as one of the finest chipsets for a home theatre platform thus far.


ECS May 28, 2007
ECS C19-A SLI nForce4 SLI Intel Edition Motherboard Review ECS C19-A SLI nForce4 SLI Intel Edition Motherboard Review
The nForce4 SLI XE chipset is destined for the Intel Pentium 4 platform (socket 775), but it has the potential to dish out full nForce4 SLI Intel Edition type performance!


ECS Apr 10, 2006
ECS G33T-M2 Intel G33 Express Motherboard Review ECS G33T-M2 Intel G33 Express Motherboard Review
The ECS G33T-M2 motherboard is based on Intel's news integrated graphics chipset, the G33 Express, and like the Intel P35 Express makes an awesome duo when paired with a dual core Intel Core 2 Duo processor.


ECS Jul 12, 2007
ECS H67H2-M Black Edition Intel H67 Express Motherboard Review ECS H67H2-M Black Edition Intel H67 Express Motherboard Review
On the review bench today PCSTATS tests the ECS H67H2-M Black Edition microATX motherboard, built on the Intel H67 B3-stepping chipset and supporting socket LGA1155 Intel 2nd Generation Core i3/i5/i7 2xxx-series 32nm Sandy Bridge processors.


ECS Jan 18, 2012
ECS H67H2-M Intel H67 Motherboard - FIRST LOOK ECS H67H2-M Intel H67 Motherboard - FIRST LOOK
PCSTATS is excited to see what the ECS H67H2-M motherboard will be capable of with a 2nd generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 2xxx-series CPU installed.... but this article is going to focus on what ECS has squeezed in.


ECS Nov 22, 2010
ECS KA1-MVP Extreme Xpress 1600 Motherboard Review ECS KA1-MVP Extreme Xpress 1600 Motherboard Review
Gaming knows no loyalties, and on paper ATI CrossFire looks quite solid. The technology ATi has developed is apparently pretty good if you can actually track down a Crossfire compatible motherboard and the elusive Crossfire master videocard.


ECS Apr 27, 2006
ECS KA3 MVP Extreme Crossfire Xpress 3200 Motherboard Review ECS KA3 MVP Extreme Crossfire Xpress 3200 Motherboard Review
On paper both the ATI 'RD580' Crossfire Xpress 3200 and nVidia nForce 590 SLI chipsets have a very similar feature set.


ECS Oct 04, 2006
ECS KN1 Extreme nForce 4 Ultra Motherboard Review ECS KN1 Extreme nForce 4 Ultra Motherboard Review
Hardware features on the socket 939 AMD Athlon64 ECS KN1 Extreme include an additional Serial ATA/IDE RAID controller, IEEE 1394a, a 5.1 audio codec and two network cards.


ECS Aug 11, 2005
ECS KN1-SLI Extreme nForce 4-SLI Motherboard Review ECS KN1-SLI Extreme nForce 4-SLI Motherboard Review
Onboard data connections consist of IEEE 1394a Firewire which hums away at 800Mbps, a 7.1-channel audio codec, Gigabit and 10/100 NICs, and an additional Serial ATA II/RAID controller.


ECS Sep 29, 2005
ECS NF650iSLIT-A nVIDIA nForce 650i Motherboard Review ECS NF650iSLIT-A nVIDIA nForce 650i Motherboard Review
The ECS NF650iSLIT-A motherboard supports every Socket 775 processor on a 533/800/1066 MHZ FSB, from the Celeron D to the Pentium 4/D/XE series, and of course the Core 2 Duo/Quad processors.


ecs Jun 20, 2007
ECS P45T-A Intel P45 Express Motherboard Review ECS P45T-A Intel P45 Express Motherboard Review
There were something like 370 different variations of the Intel P45 motherboard introduced at Computex 2008 this year when Intel unveiled its 4-series chipset family. That's a lot of motherboard to choose from - pick the ECS P45T-A to save time and money.


ECS Aug 19, 2008
ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme B3-stepping Intel P67 Motherboard Review ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme B3-stepping Intel P67 Motherboard Review
he ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme is a performance oriented ATX motherboard with a fantastic set of gaming and overclocking features, all set on a sleek black and grey PCB that'll make your expensive chassis proud. ECS has undergone a massive image improvement in the last couple years.


ECS Nov 02, 2011
ECS PF88 Extreme Hybrid Intel/AMD Motherboard Review ECS PF88 Extreme Hybrid Intel/AMD Motherboard Review
The ECS PF88 Extreme Hybrid motherboard, in the configuration pictured, works with either a socket 775 Intel Pentium 4 or socket 939 AMD Athlon 64 processor.


ECS Sep 06, 2005
ECS PN1 SLI2 Extreme nForce 590SLI Motherboard Review ECS PN1 SLI2 Extreme nForce 590SLI Motherboard Review
The motherboard is based on the nVIDIA nForce 590 SLI Intel Edition chipsets (nForce 590 SLI SPP and nForce 590 SLI MCP), so it supports a whole host of multi-videocard gaming arrangements.


ECS Apr 07, 2007
ECS PN2 SLI2+ nVIDIA nForce 680i SLi Motherboard Review ECS PN2 SLI2+ nVIDIA nForce 680i SLi Motherboard Review
Let's be frank. The question isn't whether AMD or Intel are leading the charge, it's nVIDIA. For the last couple of years anyway, the graphics boys in Santa Carla have shown the PC world how to make a good chipset and a feature packed motherboard.


ECS Feb 28, 2007
ECS RS400-A Motherboard Review ECS RS400-A Motherboard Review
In this review we'll be testing out the ECS RS400-A motherboard, which supports 800MHz FSB LGA775 Intel Pentium 4 processors and offers up PCI Express functionality.


ECS May 10, 2005
ECS RS480-M Crossfire Xpress 200 K8 Motherboard Review ECS RS480-M Crossfire Xpress 200 K8 Motherboard Review
The ECS RS480-M is based on the ATi CrossFire Xpress 200 chipset, so you know that the onboard video will be a class above the alternatives.


ECS Jun 28, 2006
ECS Z77H2-A2X Black Edition Intel Z77 Motherboard Review ECS Z77H2-A2X Black Edition Intel Z77 Motherboard Review
PCSTATS has a real treat for you today - the ECS Z77H2-A2X Black Edition Golden motherboard! Every metallic surface on this board is gold plated so it's got quite the 'bling' factor going for it.


ECS Apr 24, 2013
Epox 4B2A i845 P4 Motherboard Epox 4B2A i845 P4 Motherboard
Sometimes you have to wonder if the amount of effort that goes into the packaging of a motherboard is indicative of the level of engineering vested in it.


Epox Nov 02, 2001
Epox 4PCA3+ i875P Motherboard Review Epox 4PCA3+ i875P Motherboard Review
For not only are Epox motherboards typically fast, they are also typically very good overclockers.


Epox Jul 21, 2003
Epox 4PDA2+ Rev2 i865PE Motherboard Review Epox 4PDA2+ Rev2 i865PE Motherboard Review
Enthusiasts, and regular consumers alike have been flocking towards this gem of a chipset, largely because it offers 95% of the performance of the i875P.


Epox Sep 09, 2003
Epox 4SDA+ SiS645 Socket 478 Motherboard Epox 4SDA+ SiS645 Socket 478 Motherboard
Epox has always had an adventurous side as a company. That trait was evident in their recent AMD boards which gained so much attention.


Epox Mar 01, 2002
Epox 4SDA5+ SiS648 Motherboard Review Epox 4SDA5+ SiS648 Motherboard Review
In addition to the old standard IDE RAID we find 5.1 audio (software codec), 10/100 NIC, IEEE 1394, USB 2.0, three DIMM slots and AGP 8X.


Epox Nov 12, 2002
Epox 5NVA+ SLI NF4 Intel Edition Motherboard Review Epox 5NVA+ SLI NF4 Intel Edition Motherboard Review
The four DIMM slots can accommodate up to 8GB of unbuffered non ECC DDR2 memory running at 400/533/667 MHz, while operating in dual channel mode with 1.8V.


Epox Sep 12, 2005
Epox 8HDA3+ K8T800 Athlon64 Motherboard Review Epox 8HDA3+ K8T800 Athlon64 Motherboard Review
The Epox 8HDA3+ supports the Socket 754 Athlon64 processor, and unlike a lot of other Athlon64 motherboards, only features two DDR memory slots.


Epox Nov 08, 2003
Epox 8K5A2+ Bluetooth Motherboard Review Epox 8K5A2+ Bluetooth Motherboard Review
The small module to the left contains the CSR Bluetooth chip and related circuitry, all in a space of less than 24mm x 14mm.


Epox Sep 06, 2002
Epox 8KDA3+ nForce3 250Gb Motherboard Review Epox 8KDA3+ nForce3 250Gb Motherboard Review
When it comes to enthusiasts, the Epox name is well known. In fact I know of many overclockers that wait to check out Epox's take on new chipsets before buying a new motherboard...


Epox Jun 04, 2004
EPoX 8KHA+ Motherboard Review EPoX 8KHA+ Motherboard Review
Having heard many great things about the EPoX 8KHA+ I was very excited to get my hands on one, and test it to the limits.


Epox Nov 30, 2001
Epox 8NPA SLI Motherboard Review Epox 8NPA SLI Motherboard Review
The bevy of new Socket 754 motherboards being released will extend the investment you made in that processor all those months ago.


Epox Nov 09, 2005
Epox 8RDA+ nForce2 Motherboard Review Epox 8RDA+ nForce2 Motherboard Review
Today we're going to be checking out Epox's take on the nForce2 SPP; the 8RDA+ motherboard. Based on the same nForce2 SPP (System Platform Processor).


Epox Jan 28, 2003
Epox 8RDA6+ PRO Socket A Motherboard Review Epox 8RDA6+ PRO Socket A Motherboard Review
Goodies include a built in hardware firewall, and nVidia's special nVRAID software which bridges RAID on both Serial ATA and regular Parallel IDE drives at the same time!


Epox Aug 10, 2004
Epox 9NDA3+ Motherboard Review Epox 9NDA3+ Motherboard Review
The Epox 9NDA3+ Socket 939 motherboard comes with onboard IEEE 1394a Firewire, Gigabit Ethernet, 8 USB2.0 jacks, an additional 2-channel SATA controller.


Epox Nov 17, 2004
Epox 9U1697 GLI ULi M1697 Motherboard Review Epox 9U1697 GLI ULi M1697 Motherboard Review
The Epox 9U1697 GLI motherboard that's passing through the PCSTATS test labs today is based on ULi's last chipset the M1697, which is no sleeper.


EPox Jun 26, 2006
Epox EP-5EGA+ 915G Motherboard Review Epox EP-5EGA+ 915G Motherboard Review
The standard flavour is the 915P, but as you guessed it, the 915G boasts its own Intel GMA900 integrated video package.


Epox Oct 12, 2004
Epox EP-5P945 Pro Express Motherboard Review Epox EP-5P945 Pro Express Motherboard Review
The Epox EP-5P945 Pro is a budget performance motherboard is an affordable Intel platform of complementary technologies for consumers on a budget.


Epox Jan 30, 2007
Epox EP-8K3A+ KT333CE Motherboard Review Epox EP-8K3A+ KT333CE Motherboard Review
When Epox announced the release of the KT333-based 8K3A+ many wondered if they would be able to reproduce the successes they had enjoyed in the past.


Epox May 31, 2002
Epox EP-8RGA+ nForce2-IGP Motherboard Review Epox EP-8RGA+ nForce2-IGP Motherboard Review
The onboard components include ATA/133, two Firewire ports (IEEE 1394), 10/100 LAN, six ports USB2.0.


Epox Mar 21, 2003
Epox EP-9NPA+ SLI Motherboard Review Epox EP-9NPA+ SLI Motherboard Review
The Epox 9NPA+ SLI supports any current and future socket 939 AMD Athlon64 processor and is based on the Nvidia nForce4 SLI chipset with support for up to 4GB of PC3200 DDR memory.


Epox Aug 25, 2005
Epox EP-9NPA+ Ultra Socket 939 Motherboard Review Epox EP-9NPA+ Ultra Socket 939 Motherboard Review
The EP-9NPA+ Ultra offers users a very flexible nForce 4/PCI Express platform, and has some useful integrated peripherals.


Epox Mar 10, 2005
Epox EP-AF550G Pro Geforce 6100 Motherboard Review Epox EP-AF550G Pro Geforce 6100 Motherboard Review
The Epox EP-AF550G Pro supports all Socket AM2 AMD Athlon64/X2/FX and Sempron processors, and up to 16GB of DDR2-800 memory.


Epox Feb 08, 2007
Epox EP-MF570 SLI nForce 570 SLI Motherboard Review Epox EP-MF570 SLI nForce 570 SLI Motherboard Review
The Epox MF570 SLI has two PCI Express x16 slots for dual graphics cards, and will support SLI, but with each videocard receiving 8 PCI Express lanes each instead of 16.


Epox Sep 29, 2006
FIC AN11 Stealth Socket A Motherboard Review FIC AN11 Stealth Socket A Motherboard Review
The AN11 Stealth is powered by VIA's much loved KT266A chipset, which practically guarantees that the board is going to be a great performer.


FIC Mar 14, 2002
FIC AU11 nForce2 Motherboard Review FIC AU11 nForce2 Motherboard Review
Based on the same nForce2 SPP (System Platform Processor) you can already guess that that the FIC AU11 is going to be fast.


FIC Jan 17, 2003
FIC AU13 nForce2-ST Motherboard Review FIC AU13 nForce2-ST Motherboard Review
FIC's AU13 takes over where the AU11 left off and add's the ever important Serial ATA ports.


FIC Apr 17, 2003
FIC AZ11E VIA KT133 Motherboard Review FIC AZ11E VIA KT133 Motherboard Review
A few short months ago came the introduction of VIA's KT133 chipset. Though the chipset itself has remained pretty much constant (aside from a minor Southbridge revision), host motherboards have been going through good deal of change in a relatively short amount of time. Current generation motherboards now include multiplier adjustments, ATA/100 support and more recently, some form of Voice Diagnosis a feature that is catching on rather quickly.


FIC Feb 19, 2001
Foxconn 945P7AA-8EKRS2 Motherboard Review Foxconn 945P7AA-8EKRS2 Motherboard Review
The Foxconn 945P7AA-8EKRS2 supports 533/800/1066 MHz FSB Pentium 4/D and Extreme Edition processors and can be equipped with up to 4GB of non ECC DDR2-667 memory.


Foxconnchannel Sep 12, 2005
Foxconn 955X7AA-8EKRS2 Intel 955X Motherboard Review Foxconn 955X7AA-8EKRS2 Intel 955X Motherboard Review
The board supports up to 8GB of PC5300 DDR2 memory as well as 800/1066MHz FSB Intel Pentium 4, Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition processors.


Foxconn Aug 12, 2005
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H Intel 975X Motherboard Review Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H Intel 975X Motherboard Review