As SATA III (6Gbps) becomes the standard used on hard drives, is a 6Gbps controller on the motherboard required to get full performance? Is the answer the same for solid-state drives? And how do Intel 6Gbps ports compare against add-on chips like those from Marvell? Read on for the answers!
Technology Primer – Sandy Bridge
Intel has announced a new line of processors, which follow in the footsteps of the socket 1156 chips which have been popular in mainstream systems for the last year. While the role of the CPU is not changing, there are several differences from Intel’s previous generations. This article will explore the technology involved, in terms everyone can understand.
New from Asus – P4S8X/P4PE/A7V8X
It has been many weeks now that a whole new line of motherboards have been available, and an article of comparison has been long overdue! Puget Custom Computers has always been big supporters of Asus, and our most current additions include the P4S8X, A7V8X, and the newer P4PE motherboards. In this article, we will take a look at the huge array of features that each share, and will look at the strengths and benefits of each board. You may just be surprised by what I have to say!
New Technology – ATA133 and DDR333 – Performance or Hype?
It is always going to be expensive to be on the cutting edge when you purchase new hardware. Is this extra cost worth the performance gain? When new technology is released, it is important to take an objective look at how the new technology compares to its predecessors. In this article, we take a look at the new features of the KT333 motherboards — ATA133 and DDR333, and separate the true performance from the hype.
AMS gBox P4 DDR Review
With the popularity of the Shuttle SV24 system, we have been on the lookout for a high end solution to satisfy the demands for a portable gaming machine. While the gBox can be much more than a gaming machine, its use of the Pentium4 processor and DDR memory, in conjunction with an AGP port, make it very well positioned to do very well in that sector. In this review, we’ll take a look at the gBox and what it can offer!
Shuttle FSYS-SV24 Review
In a world where personal computers are getting smaller and smaller, we’re seeing some great new implementations. Just how tightly can we pack everything into a tiny little box? In this review, we’ll take a look at the Shuttle FSYS-SV24, and ask ourselves: could it possibly be any smaller!?