When you’re building a custom computer system for gaming, you have to know your facts. One fact we have for certain is that the video card arena is very messy right now. With a whole new line of video cards from both nVidia and ATI, we now have to take a close look to see where their strengths and weaknesses lie. In this article, we will look at the GeForceFX 5200/5600/5800/5900 line, and the new Radeon 9200/9600/9800 line, and will see what other new technology is next!
Pentium4, AthlonXP, DDR, RDRAM — How to Choose?!
We have a lot of processor and memory combinations to choose from today, and it is causing considerable confusion amongst our clients. With the disappointing performance gains of the newest Athlon XP processors and the recent price cuts in the high end Pentium4 line, the processor competition is as close as I’ve seen it in a long time. On top of that, questions of price vs. performance make memory selection a second difficult task. In this article, I will lay out the situation as clearly as I can, to help assist you in deciding what direction to take with your next computer!
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!?
nVidia GeForce4 – How Does it Compare?
With the recent release of the GeForce4 video card line, we can’t help but feel overwhelmed. We are being introduced to yet another set of video cards, and must determine their value and strengths. What is the GeForce4, and how does it compare to the other leading technologies out there?
ATI Radeon 8500 vs. nVidia GeForce3 Ti500
As part of the never-ending battle between ATI and NVIDIA, we take a look at the newest and fastest each has to offer. While the GeForce3 Ti500 claims to be the fastest video card there is, the Radeon 8500 claims to be the most advanced. Surprisingly, those descriptions are fairly accurate. So, which video card is right for you?
The Future of Computing
This is an exciting time in which to live. With scientific breakthroughs being made every day, it is awe inspiring to speculate the future of computing technology. What will today’s scientific discoveries mean to tomorrow’s computers? In this article, we will take a light look at quantum computing — how a structure as simple as four atoms can revolutionize computing!
System RAM Comparison
What are differences between SDRAM, DDR SDRAM, and RDRAM? What are the typical uses of each, and what is the best configuration at this time? We will take a look at the two most popular configurations, and what the future may look like for this topic.