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ATI Radeon VE Review

The world of the inexpensive and powerful dual display video card is here. The ability to make use of two monitors has been available for some time now, but has been generally difficult to setup and maintain. The need for this type of technology in a useable form for the general public has been growing quickly. The ATI Radeon VE is one of the answers to this problem.
August 28th, 2001

OCZ Titan 3 GF3 & AMD Optimized PC133 RAM Blow Out

OCZ & Neoseeker have come together to offer the public great deals on two of OCZ's hot products.
August 27th, 2001

Matrox G550 Review

Matrox has long been hailed as the industry leader in 2D performance and image quality; and when the G400 MAX was released about three years ago, the company also boasted some impressive 3D performance as well. But since that time, Matrox has seen more and more of its support from the gaming community slip into the hands of the competition – namely 3DFX and NVIDIA (and now just the latter of the two…).
August 27th, 2001

Samsung SyncMaster 170MP Review

We have reviewed a few Samsung liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors in the past, all being 15 inches; however, today we received a 17 inch monster from Samsung, specifically the Samsung 170MP. Prior to the 170MP, we analyzed the 150MP which scored superlatively in all categories, obtaining Neoseeker’s editor’s choice award. The 170MP is the bigger brother with all the same features and added size. But how does the 170MP size up to its sibling monitor? We shall soon find out.
August 22nd, 2001

Cornerstone P1460 19" Monitor Review

CRT monitors are well-established output devices for the personal or corporate computers. The technology behind the CRT monitor is very well refined and provides graphical advantages over the relatively new technology employed by Liquid Crystal Displays. The market has always been pushing towards bigger, better and cheaper displays, be it CRT or LCD. Currently, the standard is a 17-inch CRT display, but most users are looking for larger displays since many are upgrading from older systems. Today we take a look at the Cornerstone p1460 colour 19-inch monitor.
August 13th, 2001

OCZ Titan3 GeForce 3 Review

Half a year has passed since NVIDIA first revealed the Geforce3 (also known as the NV20) to the world. Not performing as well as was expected on the standard video benchmarks, it first appeared as though this new technology had failed to meet up to the hype. But upon a closer look, it was discovered that the true problem rest in the hands of the reviewers (more specifically the benchmarking software and techniques) and not with the chip itself. The “standard” benchmarks were not optimized to take advantage of the uber-cool new features of the Geforce3.
August 3rd, 2001

Samsung SyncMaster 150MP 15 Inch LCD Review

Since last weeks review on the 570b LCD display by Samsung, which scored rather disappointingly, we felt it was only right to review a higher end model from this manufacturing giant. The Samsung 15” 150MP LCD was under the microscope this week and proved to be far superior compared to its sibling display. Not only did the 150MP display provide high-end text and graphics, it also included a built in TV tuner.
July 16th, 2001

Samsung SyncMaster 570b Review

Having a bulky CRT monitor on your desk is no longer the only option for consumers. The LCD display is finally making a reach for the mainstream, especially since the markdown of dozens of displays by name brand companies such as Samsung, NEC and Viewsonic.
July 5th, 2001

ATI TV Wonder USB Review

As far as consumer-grade video decoding goes, ATI’s All In Wonder line is probably the most widely used solution. The All-in-Wonder cards, unlike the TV Wonder cards, are complete video card / video decoding solutions. They have the advantage of using only one slot, but the obvious disadvantage of not being able to have the video card of your choice (unless it is an ATI video card you are after –then the AiWs are perfect.
June 7th, 2001

Samsung 1100p Plus 21inch Monitor Review

After our first look at 19inch CRT monitors, it came to our attention that there are a number of designers, developers, and gamers who really want to get something even bigger. So here we are, with the Samsung 1100p+, a beautiful 21” monitor with 20.0 inches of viewable area.
May 25th, 2001

Matrox G450e-TV Review

While not at the forefront of gaming solutions, Matrox has made quite a name for themselves in the business community with their superior image quality and unique features like the uber-cool DualHead technology. (DualHead, if you aren’t already aware, provides support for two displays to run on a single card – while it may not sound all that great at first, once you go dual, you can’t look back.)
May 23rd, 2001

Samsung SyncMaster 955DF 19" Monitor Review

When we took a look at the professional grade flat screen 19” CRT monitors a few weeks ago, I also received Samsung’s popular 955DF 19” monitor for review. Although one of the most popular products on the market right now (in the Top 100 List of most popular priced items), the 955DF wasn’t included in our roundup because it was more targeted towards the budget sector. Yet, even with net prices as low as $275, the 955DF managed to fare rather well in our objective and subjective tests.
May 8th, 2001

3 way 19” FlatScreen Monitor Shootout

Who wants to work in 800x600 resolution when the kid next door is pushing polygons in 1280x1024? Especially if 19inch monitors are now fast approaching the point where we found 17inchers only a year or two ago. A pimped up system, with oodles of RAM, a Ghz CPU, and a shiny GeForce 3 isn’t going to impress much when you don’t have enough screen real estate. So isn’t it time for an upgrade?
April 6th, 2001

Gigabyte GA-GF1280T Geforce 2 MX Review

NVIDIA’s Geforce2 GPU is arguably one of the most versatile consumer-level GPUs of all-time (“all-time” being the last 20 years of course :-p ). Released in the Spring of 2000, the Geforce2 has since been adapted for use in virtually every segment in the video card market; their Geforce2 Ultra, Pro, GTS, MX, and Go chips suit everything from hardcore 3d gaming to low-power, mobile solutions.
March 8th, 2001

Philips Vesta Pro Scan PC Camera Review

In all honesty, I requested to review the cam, right after I was told it could scan images and text off of the desktop. I was intrigued by the idea: point the camera at a sheet of paper, click on a button or two in the software and voila, 30 seconds later you have a good chunk of text or images that you can directly cut and paste into whatever application you need. Maybe I was just caught off guard by novelty of the idea, but somehow the concept of cameras that can also scan documents really appealed to me.
February 21st, 2001

VisionTek Geforce 2 Ultra Review

Last April, we saw the release of NVIDIA’s Geforce2 GTS. Produced using the 0.18-micron fabrication process, the Geforce2 GTS had a core speed of 200MHz and a memory speed of 166MHz which was up from the 120MHz /150MHz (core/memory) speeds of the original Geforce (which used the 0.22-micron process). The smaller die process reduced power consumption, which reduced the amount of heat it produced, allowing it to reach the higher clock speed.
December 21st, 2000