May 24, 2018
Hillbilly Hardware's Facebook Profile Deleted
With all of the back lash that Facebook has faced recently such as the Cambridge Analytica data fiasco, Russia election meddling, and more specific to this case fake profiles. Hillbilly Hardware's profile has been deemed as fake.
January 20, 2017
Pimoroni: Customer Service as it Should Be
If you are into SBC's (ie Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and the like) then you should give Pimoroni products a try. Why you ask? Well I will tell you why.
March 22, 2011
Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 Debacle: Windows XP Users Get Left out in the Cold
Ever since Firefox and Chrome started chipping away at Internet Explorer's market share Microsoft has had a good enough attitude with its Internet Explorer browser.
May 26, 2010
197.45 SLI Performance: Crank Up the Heat
The Hillbilly Hardware on the dot com is does a lot of looking into multi-GPU performance and more often than not it is CrossFire that is under the microscope.
March 10, 2010
SLI vs. CrossFire: Who has the Best Multi-GPU Technology?
If you are building that new gaming machine and are thinking about what video card to use. It may pay you to consider the possibility of adding a second video card for an added graphics boost in the future.
February 28, 2010
Catalyst 10.2 CrossFire: Coming of Age
Time once again to evaluate CrossFire performance with ATI's latest Catalyst release. This time it is the Catalyst 10.2 that is under inspection and with it a new feature for CrossFire in the form of a new way of handling application profiles.
February 22, 2010
Overclocking the Radeon HD 5870: A Guide on Making a Good Thing Better
Some people are content with having the fastest most advanced single GPU graphics card on the market. Then there are some people who want to see just how much if any more performance such a card has to offer.
May 14, 2010
Catalyst 10.4 CrossFire: It Keeps Getting Better
It is that time again when we check and see what if any CrossFire performance enhancements you can expect to see from the latest release of ATI's Catalyst drivers.
February 7, 2010
Catalyst 10.1 CrossFire: New Year New Rig
ATI has released the first Catalyst of the new year with its 10.1 release.
December 26, 2009
Catalyst 9.12 CrossFire: Performance is Clawing its Way Back Up
Time to once again take a gander at ATI's CrossFire performance in the latest Catalyst release and this time it is the Catalyst 9.12 that is under inspection.
November 22, 2009
Catalyst 9.11 CrossFire: Performance is Down
It is time once again to look at CrossFire performance and see if this months Catalyst release packs in any CrossFire performance enhancements.
September 20, 2009
Catalyst 9.9 CrossFire Performance: Sailing the Seas of GPU Scaling
A new month a new Catalyst release ATI has been keeping up with it promise to have freshly baked video card drivers every month and as of recently CrossFire performance has been improving with every release.
August 29, 2009
Catalyst 9.8 CrossFire: Is CrossFire Getting Better with Age?
Does the latest Catalyst 9.8 driver release from ATI's camp keep in ATI's recent trend of increasing CrossFire performance with each month's driver release, and is adding a third GPU worth the expense or hassle?
July 31, 2009
Catalyst 9.7 CrossFire GPU Scaling: HD 4890 Three-Way Action
Do more GPU's always offer more performance even at the expense of increased power consumption?
July 24, 2009
Zalman's ZM-RHS90: VRM Cooling for your HD 4890 & HD 4870
VRM cooling is something that is becoming ever more important since graphics card companies are always increasing there GPU's power consumption making the voltage regulators do that much more work and therefore putting off more heat.
July 15, 2009
Catalyst 9.6 CrossFire: HD 4890 Two Times Makes for Some Good Times
Multi-GPU technology is something that is still a work in progress, but it can make the difference when trying to add a little more bit oomph to that gaming ring in order achieve higher playable resolutions and quality settings.
June 5, 2009
GeForce GTX 275 Overclocking: Lots of Work Little Payoff
Do you want to get the absolute best performance you can from your GTX 275? Is the lack of a readily available aftermarket cooling solutions for the GTX 200 series keeping your card from performing its best?
March 8, 2009
CrossFire and Catalyst 9.2: A Tale of Two HD 4870's
Periodically I like to take a look at multi-GPU tech.
November 8, 2008
Adequate Airflow: How to Get More Air Moving in Your PC Case
You hear the words 'adequate airflow' a lot, but no one ever goes about suggesting ways for you to achieve this 'adequate airflow'.
October 27, 2008
Catalyst 8.10 CrossFire: Double the Price Not Quite Twice as Nice
Today we are going to take a look at CrossFire performance with the latest Catalyst 8.10 driver and a pair of HD 4870's on a 64-bit Direct X 10 test system.
October 9, 2008
Overclocking the Radeon HD 4870: One Way to Make a Great Card Better
September 5, 2008
Catalyst 8.8 CrossFire: AMD vs. Intel at 3.2GHz
Today we are taking a look at how CrossFire scales across different two different platforms and determining witch platform is best suited for AMD's CrossFire.
August 26, 2008
HD 4850 CrossFire: A Mixed Bag
It is no secret that I am not a big fan of multi-GPU technology. There just is not enough bang for your buck as far as I'm concerned.
August 4, 2008
Overclocking the Radeon HD 4850: Make Your Own "TOXIC" HD 4850
How much more juice can one squeeze out of your new king of the midrange GPU's the HD 4850. Well as with all overclocks your results may vary, but this is a tale of one HD 4850 that I got to clock at 710 MHz core and 1125 MHz (2250 DDR) memory.
March 27, 2008
SLI vs. CrossFire in Vista 64-bit: The only Loser is the Consumer for Now
Even a polished turd still smells bad.
March 10, 2008
Crossfire and Vista 64-bit: Use More Power for Little to No Performance Gain
CrossfireX is here. What did it bring besides 3 and 4-way Crossfire?
February 18, 2008
CrossFire and Vista x64: Catalyst 8.2 Still a Work in Progress
Still waiting on the magical Catalyst 8.3.
February 11, 2008
CrossFire and Vista x64: A Work in Progress
Promises, Promises, Promises.
January 22, 2008
Mike Magee to leave the INQUIRER
The INQUIRER is being passed around like the town bicycle.
October 18, 2007
ATI Releases Catalyst 7.10: Does it Measure Up to the Hype?
Here is a look at the latest driver from ATI.
October 10, 2006
Vista's New Media Center
Vista is coming. Find out what is has to offer as far as Media Center is concerned.
September 28, 2005
EUROCOM drops the F-Bomb
EUROCOM a Canadian notebook manufacturer has made a notebook that uses the top of the line AMD Athlon 64 FX and Athlon 64 X2 processors. High dollar desktop replacements have been a around forever. So why would I even bother to write something on it? Maybe it is the "internal" MCE 2005 compatible TV tuner and upgradeable graphics that has caught my attention.
July 12, 2005
INQ: AMD Socket A slides into oblivion
The last of the socket A CPU's have shipped.
May 9, 2005
Why is there no Windows XP X64 Media Center Edition yet?
No 64-bit Media Center. Will they ever use 64-bit extensions for Windows XP MCE Edition?
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