Home

News

Forums

Hardware

CPUs

Mainboards

Video

Guides

CPU Prices

Memory Prices

Shop



Sharky Extreme :


Latest News


- Tripp Lite Announces Five New Surge Suppressors
- Asetek's LCLC Cooling System Featured in the Atomic HD 4870 X2
- OCZ Unleashes the Triple-Channel DDR3 Blade Series
- VIA Unveils the Triple-Punch Trinity Platform
- Micron NAND Hits One Million Write Cycles
News Archives

Features

- SharkyExtreme.com: Interview with Microsoft's Dan Odell
- SharkyExtreme.com: Interview with ATI's Terry Makedon
- SharkyExtreme.com: Interview with Seagate's Joni Clark
- Half-Life 2 Review
- DOOM 3 Review

Buyer's Guides

- November Value Gaming PC Buyer's Guide
- September Extreme Gaming PC Buyer's Guide
- July High-end Gaming PC Buyer's Guide

HARDWARE

  • CPUs

    - Intel Core i7-965 XE & Core i7-920 Review

  • Motherboards

    - Intel DX48BT2 (X48) Motherboard Review
    - AMD 790GX Chipset Review
    - Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DS5 Motherboard Review
    - AMD 780G Chipset Review

  • Video Cards





  • Website: www.asus.com

    Pricing:: Get current pricing here.

    As a bomb technician meticulously defuses a masterfully crafted explosive suitcase, a million thoughts race through his head as the seconds tick away.

    "If I pull this red wire, will the circuit break? Is there a backup circuit to detonate the device if I pull that blue wire?"

    Yet, as he works, comfort lies in the fact that he has been well trained for this operation. Heís been doing it for years and is the best in the department -- what could possibly go wrong? He tries to push away the memories of his friend, who was killed a few short months ago by a similar situation that should have easily been controlled, but the question remains; will this Samsonite carry-on blow up in his face as well?

    Behind this melodramatic anecdote lies a great wealth of symbolism. Intelís 440BX chipset has enjoyed a more than lengthy lifespan, and for technology to progress, needs to be replaced. First, VIA stepped up to the challenge, offering their Apollo Pro 133A chipset that beat the BX in several aspects (mainly features) but suffered in memory performance. Intel promptly answered with the i810e, complete with a graphics controller that completely incapacitated gamers. Then, after several months of delays, the i820 was released. What seemed like an ideal solution was immediately slammed for an RDRAM-only policy, and is reportedly being shunned by OEMs because of memory translator hub errata. Needless to say, the pressure Intel has been under to release a high-performance platform, providing the same value as their competition, may have felt like defusing a time bomb.





    Copyright © 2002 INT Media Group, Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. About INT Media Group | Press Releases | Privacy Policy | Career Opportunities