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ATI X1950XTX, X1650 Pro and X1300XT

ATI is back with a bunch of fall refresh products. The most interesting is the X1950XTX that not only supports GDDR4 and has a better and more silent cooling but also will be quite cheap compared to other high-end video cards. No related posts. Read More »

RAID 2: A Look At The PCI Players

  So for purposes of clarification, today’s presentation will be part guide, part review, part article, and even include a mini shoot-out of the RAID controllers we have for comparison. Now that you’re totally confused please join us for what we feel is a very thorough investigation of RAID 2: A Look At The PCI Players. No related posts. Read More »

NVIDIA nForce5 chat

On the 23st of May bjorn3d.com held a chat with NVIDIA regarding their new nForce5 chipset. this article contains a cleaned up transcript from that chat. No related posts. Read More »

NVIDIA nForce 590 MCP

  Today I’ll be writing what one might call a prelude of things to come. The cool thing about it is that those “things to come” will be introduced today, namely the NVIDIA nForce®500 series of MCP that brings a huge amount of new and radically different technology to the table. Today’s article will center in on the nForce® 590 “Enthusiast” line of that product. No related posts. Read More »

Mixed Vendor 7900 GTX SLI

Ever wonder if you really can mix NVIDIA GeForce video cards from different manufacturers in SLI? In this article, we show you that you can and show the performance of a Leadtek 7900 GTX combined with an XFX 7900 GTX. No related posts. Read More »

NVIDIA Chipset Chat

nForce 500 features: Support for SLI and QuadSLI, NVIDIA MediaShield with support for dual RAID 5, High Definition Audio, support for up to 10 USB and 6 SATA 3GB/sec hard drives, support the new AMD AM2 processors. No related posts. Read More »

RAID: A Guide For All … Part 1

  Most of the newer motherboards provide one or more onboard RAID controllers capable of delivering configurations up to and including RAID 5. My goal is to give our readers from beginner to expert a guide that will benefit them. No related posts. Read More »

The X1000 series – ATI goes SM3.0

ATI has finally released their first Shader Model 3.0 famlily of Shader Model 3.0 supporting chips. With a new and updated architecture, new features and even more performance ATI has closed and in many cases passed NVIDIA again. We’ve not only listened to tons of presentations about the X1000 but also done some extensive benchmarking to give you the low-down on the new cards. No related posts. Read More »

Leadtek 7800 GTX SLI

In our 7800 GTX preview and reviews to date, we have seen it is a great card. But how does it stack up in SLI? I took some current programs and an upcoming game and did some testing. No related posts. Read More »

PowerColor X800 GT Strikes Back With Improved Performance

The new BIOS from Tul Corporation seems like a trick up their sleeve. Albeit PowerColor X800 GT performs marvelously with stock BIOS, additional FPS will never hurt anyone — just the opposite. The updated software provides a whopping 24% benefits in some cases. On average and across all resolutions there is ripping ~8% increase in scores, especially with Antialiasing and Anisotropic Filtering enabled. No related posts. Read More »

Quakecon 2005 – Day 3

Quakecon 2005 is officially over and it was definitely a blast. Come check out the latest on the final day of Quakecon 2005! No related posts. Read More »

Quakecon 2005 – Day 2

Day 2 brings even more news, action, and fun from Grapevine TX at Quakecon 2005. Check out some news about some of the latest gaming hardware to make you drool through the holiday season. No related posts. Read More »

Quakecon 2005 – Day 1

Welcome to one of the largest LAN gatherings on the face of the planet. Quakecon 2005 is in full effect and Bjorn3D is there to cover it all. Check out our daily updates as we take you inside the madness that is Quakecon! No related posts. Read More »

ATI Radeon X850 XT PE and X800 XL

With the $299 Radeon X800XL ATI tries to strike back at NVIDIA’s successful GeForce 6800GT cards. We’ve taken this card as well as the new top-of-the-line Radeon X850XT PE for a spin to see what they are capable of. No related posts. Read More »

Bjorn3D 2004 Holiday Gift Guide

The Holidays are upon us, and Bjorn3D is here to help you decide which gifts to give to your tech-savvy friends and relatives. Or to yourself, of course. No related posts. Read More »

QuakeCon 2004 – Day 3

Quakecon 2004 is in full effect and Bjorn3D is there to cover all the action. Take a look at our daily updates and see what’s happening at the event. No related posts. Read More »

QuakeCon 2004 – Day 2

Quakecon 2004 is in full effect and Bjorn3D is there to cover all the action. Take a look at our daily updates and see what’s happening at the event. No related posts. Read More »

QuakeCon 2004 – Day 1

Quakecon 2004 is in full effect and Bjorn3D is there to cover all the action. Take a look at our daily updates and see what’s happening at the event. No related posts. Read More »

Fragapalooza – Event Coverage

WOW, what an event. I had the luck to attend this fantastic four day LAN Party in Edmonton and had a blast. How can you not when you’ve got 800+ people all hooked up on a LAN, gaming to their hearts’ content and some official tournies and sweet prizes. No related posts. Read More »

SATA RAIDing With Maxtor

Check out this article if you want to see performance comparison between an 80GB Maxtor PATA HDD, a 120GB Maxtor SATA HDD, RAID 0 with two 120GB Maxtor SATA HDDs and RAID 1 with those same two drives. No related posts. Read More »

CPU Trends Shown by 3DMark03

Many of you use Futuremark’s benchmarking tools to see just how well your system performs, and many of you submit those benchmark results online to compare your results to thousands of other users. If you’ve ever wondered how many of you use AMD processors and how many use Intel or if you are curious to see how quickly the Athlon64 processor is being adopted, check out this article. No related posts. Read More »

NVIDIA System Utility

Tweak, twist, and turn up your system to make it run at its peak performance. If you have an nForce based motherboard, you might want to take a look at NVIDIA’s new System Utility to aid in the process of changing all those BIOS settings right inside your Windows OS. No related posts. Read More »

NVIDIA Editors’ Day 2003

Check out the our coverage of NVIDIA’s first ever Editor’s Day! It was a great event where they let the press get up close and personal with top-level executives, developers and PR people. No related posts. Read More »

Savage chatlog from 13 October

On the 13 October we held a chat with S2Games, the developers of the RTSS game Savage. During 1 1/2 hour we asked over 40 questions. Both an edited and an unedited chatlog can now be viewed here. No related posts. Read More »

RAIDing with Maxtor

200GB of UltraATA 133 Maxtor disk is a very good thing. Is 400GB really twice as nice? We found out when we took two and set them up in a RAID 0 configuration. No related posts. Read More »

Etching a Case Window

The Bjorn3D paw immortalized in Plexiglas… read the article to check out Kevin’s nice new modded case window. No related posts. Read More »

Plastic Surgery for your Desktop: Does It Hurt?

Have you ever wondered if those cool programs which lets you skin Windows affect the performance in your games? We have. We decided to benchmark a number of games just to see what would happen if you skinned your Windows. What did we find out? Click and learn. No related posts. Read More »

The Cool Mouse (Mod)

Have you ever experienced sweaty hand syndrome sitting at your PC? Take a look at this mod for your mouse that can keep those slimy paws of yours nice and cool when you’re fragging your buddies, or finishing that late research paper. No related posts. Read More »

Xoxide UV LED Fans

LED fans are great. UV light is great. So combine the two and you have great great… or greater. Well, what I’m trying to say is UV LED fans look great and help cool your case, which is great! Check out this article about Xoxide’s UV LED fans, and I’ll stop saying great. No related posts. Read More »

Chaintech Reloaded 2003 Event Report

I was lucky enough to have the privilege to attend a media event — the Chaintech Reloaded Event. The event took place in New Orleans, and Chaintech took it as an opportunity to introduce itself and some of its products to the press. NVIDIA, InterVideo and Corsair were also there to tell us about their latest offerings. No related posts. Read More »

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