Björn’s 3D World was started in the end of 1996 when Björn Tidal (now Björn Endre) bought his first 3D card – a Creative 3D Blaster PCI – powered by a Rendition V1000 chip. He got instantly hooked on 3D graphics and realized that there weren’t many Rendition fan-sites around.
Since then the whole 3D industry has moved forward in giant leaps. In the middle of 1999 he and his friend Scott Sherman decided to switch focus from Rendition to NVIDIA, a company that had proven to deliver new products in a steady stream. In 2003 Björn and Scott decided to cover not only NVIDIA but also ATI and other companies products and have since made Bjorn3D a site where you will find news and reviews not only from graphics cards but from all kind of computer hardware and software.
During all these years Bjorn 3D has managed to build up a good relationship with many hardware and software companies and the site has earned the respect among both normal users and people in the 3D industry.
The aim with the web-site is to continue to give you interesting computer news as well as bringing you articles, reviews and previews.
Scott, Björn and their highly capable staff continuously strive to bring the best in hands on reviews and previews to our readers.
Owner and Publisher. I am the publisher of Bjorn3D.com. I started working in the IT Field in 1983 as a service tech for ComputerLand. I moved up from being a service tech to service management in 1984. In 1987 I went to work for a large government contractor working with the EPA and Department of Defense. During that time I did IT support, LAN/WAN management and wrote several technical manuals on our IT systems. During this time I started talking with Bjorn Tidal about Bjorn3D and became one of the sites first reviewers. In 2002 I left the contractor and started my own consulting business S&Z Computer Consultants working in the Southern New Jersey Shore area. During that year S&Z Computer Consultants also took over publishing Bjorn3D.com. In 2005 I moved my family and business to a small a town in Alabama. I continue to run my own IT firm S&Z Computer Consultants in Alabama. I now do all the IT tech work for the City of Eufaula, the Eufaula Police Department, Court System and many other business in the area. I am also a Microsoft Business Partner. I am married and have 3 teenage children and reside in Eufaula.
Founder, owner and Webmaster. I started the site way back in 1996 when Rendition and 3dfx released their first 3d-accelerators. Since then I’ve run the site, the last few years together with Scott.
PR Manager / Review Manager. Peter Kapas was born into a Hungarian family in Kosice. At the age of 3, he was already fascinated by the family’s old ATARI 800XL. When he was only 6 years old, his father left for America. Consequently, Peter was forced to learn how to work with computers. He experienced many computer problems because of his inept experimentations, but he learned from his mistakes. His curiosity cost him when he learned the hard way what formatting did to a hard drive. After a few years, Peter’s mother followed his father, with Peter and his two sisters in tow. At the age of 13, he decided to build his own computer based on his liking and knowledge of computers. To this day, Peter keeps reviewing and revising his hardware, keeping up to date on the latest innovations and technological breakthroughs. He does not, however restrict himself solely to computer hardware. He also likes to work with his friends on small budget films, 3D animations, and special effects. Now Peter is pursuing an IT major at California State University Channel Islands, as he continues to cultivate his passion for filmmaking and computer hardware.
Assistant PR Manager. I am currently studying biochemistry and doing research in molecular biology. I never got into computers until I built my first system around 2000. Ever since then, I am hooked, just can’t get enough of it and I am still learning about it every single day. I love to play the RPG type of games when I got time from studying, working, posting on the sites, and browsing webs.
News Manager/Editor. I first got interested in computers about 10 years ago, when I came to the United States from India. Ever since then I have followed computers avidly. I built my current system up from parts I bought gradually, upgrading it from a store-brand computer to a custom-built rig. I also enjoy working on movies in my spare time. I am currently pursuing my undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of California, Riverside.
Assistant Editor. Ryan is an IT Manager in Wichita, KS. When not at work he can usually be found in his “man-cave” at home gaming on the PC or working on his latest review. He also enjoys adding devices to his ever-expanding home network. Taking priority over all of these things however is his wife Ashley and their two cats.
Reviewer. My original exposure to computers started in 1994, when I was 5 years old. My father, being the owner of a prominent engineering company in Russia, has done a great job of updating our computer at home and work in earlier stage of my life. As the time went on I have become more involved with hardware and started to show a great interest in advancements happening in computer industry. Currently, my primary focus lies within three-dimensional design of the biological systems. I am a student working towards dual bachelors in Biochemistry and Cell/Molecular Biology, and am absolutely fascinated with study of various biological and mechanical mechanisms. As reviewer of Bjorn3D, I sincerely hope to connect with readers and provide valuable feedback on current products.
Reviewer. Originally from Newcastle Upon Tyne in the U.K I moved to the States in 1999 and met my lovely wife in New York city whilst playing laser tag. I’m still an avid supporter of Newcastle United F.C , despite them being hopeless, but one day I hope to see them win the Premiership. My career took me in to metals sales and I currently sell stainless and aluminum solutions to customers nationwide. The job involves quite a bit of travelling so I get my gaming fix on my Asus G51Vx laptop. I have always had an interest in computers, from the early days of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum in the early 1980’s. I have built all my own PC’s, primarily gaming home theater PC’s and have built my own home theater with a projector. Other than soccer I enjoy cycling, golf, darts, pool and PC gaming. The game that started it all for me was Star Wars Battlefront, with my wife hiding my Xbox CD forcing me to build a PC to play it on .
Reviewer. I have been a resident enthusiast/Overclocker since the days of the XT and 286 etc. I have worked in the Hardware/Enthusiast hardware industry for many years, along with High performance vehicles and many other ventures–as long as I can make it go fast. But it all comes full circle back to the tech. Thats why I’m here and so are you.
Reviewer. I am a digital photographer and designer by day but my real passion since the late 90′s has been building incredible machines at night. Since the advent of graphics cards and multi-core processors, the worlds and technologies of the photographer have been turned from dark rooms and tripods to photoshop and light rendering. Hand in hand with these come the most cutting edge hardware and games mankind has ever witnessed. I feel fortunate enough to be born in this rare time to be able to take it all in and spin a fresh perspective.
Reviewer. I’m currently a college student studying Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach Florida as well as an avid computer user. As long as I can remember computers have been a big part of my life and I see no signs of that changing anytime soon; I am also an active freelance writer for a variety of technology websites. I am also a licensed private pilot.
News Hound/Reviewer. I’m a farrier (that means I shoe horses) by trade. Computer enthusiast by choice. News hound for Bjorn3D, well , just because I can be.
Reviewer. My interest in computers first started back when I was in my sophomore year of high school. My cousin needed a helping hand constructing his first rig. After that moment I was hooked. I started building my own rig, and others when asked. I followed all the new computer hardware as they advanced along the years, and am still an avid fan. I am currently pursuing a business and nutrition major at the University of California, Santa Cruz.