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HWRoundup Over at Anand's today there is a battle for the hearts and minds of the inhabitants of the land of the penguin. The Intel 815 and BX chipsets face off against VIA's Apollo Pro 133A in thisLinux showdown.



Planet Hardware has a look at the stocking filler that is the Guillemot Maxi Sound MUSE sound card. The

review

is generally positive The card isn't anything flashy but if you are wanting a sound card that does the basics well and you don't have a fortune to spend, this could be your puppy.




Overclockers

has gone all serious with its review of the 3DBlaster GeForce2 Ultra 64MB from Creative Labs. But then this is serious money we are talking about here. A big dent in your wallet possibly followed by tears if it all goes wrong. So check it out if you are thinking of treating yourself in the new year.




A bit of overclocking action for ya. BX Boards took Abit's SA6R overclockers board for a test drive. They reckoned it had "issues". We don't know whether these were emotional or technical but if you need to know, follow

this link

.




Finally for today,

Rolotech

gets up close and personal with the ATI Radeon 32DDR. The conclusion lists more good points than bad, which is always encouraging, but the drivers are still "iffy" and the 16-bit performance is a bit slow. So check it out, you never know! ®



You lot still want more? Gluttons. Check out the archives for a smorgasbord of silicon delicacies.

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