HWRoundup Asus A7V v Abit KT7 – no holds barred

Plus a deep peek at Voodoo5 drivers

We think that those "Compare and Contrast" essays we all had to write at school have left a behind a compulsion to evaluate in every human being. Witness this phenomenon at Alereon.org. These guys have put together what they call a Goliath vs Goliath battle between the Asus A7V and the Abit KT7. If it is Goliath vs. Goliath, does that mean no-body wins?



Tech Report has taken a closer-than-average look at the Voodoo5 drivers in a follow up piece to the review of the game card. Can 3dfx's claimed speed improvements actually bear fruit? Well, click

here

to find out what happened in the Damage Labs.




Anand's chaps have reviewed the Microstar K7T Master Socket-A KT133 ATX mainboard. Microstar are popular with the Anandtech crowd, having won awards for previous boards. Can this one compete? Follow the

link

to find out.




And to keep in the Olympic spirit, well, Australian anyway, we bring you news from Insane Hardware about Abit BX133-RAID i440BX. They've posted a review

here

which should be worth checking out.




Finally, a little bit of controversy. What exactly is the deal with objectivity in the media? We know you like a bit of comment as much as we do, but when does opinion cross the line and become advertorial. PC Scoop's editorial, according to its author, is going to strike a nerve with a few people. Click

here

as decide for yourselves whether he has a point, or if he is just ranting away to himself in the bath. ®



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