This ATI Radeon 9600 Pro is aimed at the main to low-end graphics card market. While the 9600 Pro uses more modern manufacturing technology it gives less performance than the earlier ATI Radeon 9700 Pro and is very similar to the earlier ATI Radeon 9500 Pro.
GeForce4's have been around for in excess of a year now, but with NVIDIA busily announcing their DirectX9 range their AIB's are still short on supplies of these new chips and are getting on with the business of selling their current line. XFX, a relative new brand name to the world of NVIDIA based graphics, have let us review their GeForce4 Ti4200 Turbo NV28 based board. Does this board manage to differentiate itself in a crowded world of NVIDIA add-in boards? Does this have what it takes to be worthwhile in the light of DX9 boards being released? Our review takes a detailed look at the board and what it can still offer us...
"When we compare the XFX board against the GeForce4 Ti4200 reference board, and the GeForce4 Ti4600 board we see that in fact the XFX Ti4200 boards more of a resemblance to the Ti4600 board. This resemblance is more that purely skin deep, as the XFX board uses the 8 layer Ti4600 board, rather then the 6 layer Ti4200, as its reference. The XFX Ti4600 here also uses an 8 layer board, and Ti4600's power regulation circuitry in order to allow the board stable overclocking speeds close to, or beyond, standard Ti4600."
Fancy some Crucial memory but don't want to burn a hole in your pocket? Well, the end of April is here and it's a good time to buy some Crucial memory! With discounts of up till $100, it's a deal you should not miss! Check our editorial on Crucial's End Of April Discounts to find out more!
Shortly after reviewing the SteelPad 3S I received there mouse cord holder and I have to admit this product cured the biggest annoyance that computer users have. Have you ever been in Photoshop trying to freehand draw something and all of a sudden have your mouse cord get snagged on something? It’s enough to drive some people mad in fact, years ago I switched to a track ball because of it but lately I have been using a mouse again and I am glad that I have found a cure for this problem.
OCAddiction takes a look at the AMD 2500+ Barton. Sporting 512K of L2 Cache and a nice 166MHz Bus, the new Barton’s are a great bargain. But is it worth your money to upgrade from a XP2100 AIUHB? Good question lets take a look.
“...with the "B" version we started seeing better overclocking yields. AMD then graced us with the long awaited 333 MHz FSB that many enthusiasts were already running by overclocking their CPU's. With the 0.13 micron core process refined, and the 333 MHz FSB in place, AMD added the extra 256K of L2 cache, and the Barton was born.”