Benchmarking Transmeta's efficeon
Van puts Transmeta's shiny new flagship processor under a
microscope. What he finds will surprise you. With very little
provocation, the massive efficeon throttles to beat the band, so when you
need that 1GHz that you paid for, the efficeon clocks down to 933MHz, 800MHz
or even lower! Inside the exhaustive review, you can also download the
tool used to discover this throttling scandal.
AMD Athlon XP 2600+: Part 2
examine shocking evidence revealing the level of calculated bias injected into
SysMark 2002 in what can only be characterized as a deliberate attempt to
misrepresent the performance of the Intel Pentium 4 in comparisons with its AMD
Athlon XP rivals.
AMD Athlon XP 2600+: The Resistance Strikes Back
compare the latest, juiced-up AMD Thoroughbred 2600+ against the Empire's 2.53
GHz Pentium 4.
Review of the 1.3GHz AMD Duron
See how our $600 Duron
reference system fares against 1.3GHz Celeron and 1.8GHz Pentium 4 systems from
HP. Also, download an early look at our developing
COSBI Quick Test and benchmark systems
in the store for yourself.
Review: Radeon Mac Edition
Joel reviews. "If you’re reading this review
and you’re a faithful Mac user, take a deep breath! That two or three year old
computer has hope of staying “cutting edge” with the help of a video card
Preserving a Major Investment
Considering the low cost of DDR SDRAM motherboards
and memory, Joel's argument might be a little weak, but certainly there might be
emotional reasons for users wanting to leverage their pricey RDRAM investment.
Joel writes, "For those users who
bought RDRAM back when the VC820 was new, it turned out to be an incredibly
expensive fiasco. But, is there a way for them to continue to gain a benefit
from their overly-expensive RAM selection? We've examined the upgrade potential
from the VC820 to the i850 and got the data for you--so enjoy the read."
The Radeon 7500: Pushing Budget Graphics to the Next Level
While much attention has been focused on the
GeForce3 Ti 500 and R8500, both cards remain out of the price range of most
consumers. Much more within the average gamer's reach is the Radeon 7500--but
does the card stack up against NVIDIA's competition?
We take a brief look at Intel’s new DDR
SDRAM enabled Pentium 4 chipset.
Joel does. Joel takes a look at modern Voodoo
drivers and WindowsXP support.
A comparison between two cheap and fast 3.5 inch
drives from Western Digital and Seagate.
A portable combo USB hard drive / MP3 player at a bargain price.