We've updated our Comdex wrap-up article with the last of our information. In this last update we'll talk about what's going on at VideoLogic and GigaPixel, and we'll also throw in an MP3 player or two. You can jump to the updated portion right here
. Due to a small html error, many readers missed our Yamaha section when we first this report up on Friday. If you missed the Yamaha section you can start reading right here
In our first Comdex update, we covered 3dfx's new VSA-100 Voodoo 4 and 5 cards. In our second update, we talked about NVIDIA, Matrox, and VIA. For our third update, we'll just cover a few more Comdex meetings.
We met with quite a few companies during the show, and in this Comdex installment we'll let you know what Tyan, ATI, Aureal, Turtle Beach and Yamaha had to show us. Tyan had several new motherboards based on the new Intel and VIA chipsets. At ATI we talked about the Rage Fury MAXX, and little bit about 3fdx's new Voodoo4/5 offerings. Aureal had a set of speakers to show us and a new card to tell us about. Dolby Digital anyone? Yamaha also auditioned a new sound card for us.
In our next update, we'll cover some of the random items we found while exploring the exhibition floor. We didn't really get a chance to see all the exhibits because our meeting schedules only left us with free time to roam around the Sands Expo & Convention Center portion of Comdex. The majority of the big name companies had exhibits at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). We had several meetings at LVCC, but we usually had to shuttle over to the Sands right afterwards for another meeting. We jump around quite a bit in this wrap up. You might want to use the table of contents to skip to the sections that interest you. Then again, most of our readers usually just plow through the entire article, picking up every little tidbit.
Our final meeting on the first day of Comdex was with motherboard maker Tyan. In the world of motherboards, Tyan is known for making some of the best dual processor motherboards around. While Tyan boards aren't great overclockers, their stability is unmatched. In fact, Kenn, our Editor-in-chief, has a dual Tyan board in his own system.
Technical Marketing Engineer, Shaun Leavold showed us Tyan's newest wares. We were most interested in the new dual processor motherboards: the S1834 Tiger 133, the S2133 Thunder 1800, and S2232 Thunder 2000.
The S1834 Tiger 133 motherboard is Tyan's dual processor solution based on VIA's Apollo Pro 133A chipset. The Tiger 133 board is a dual Pentium III Slot-1 ATX setup that features the 133MHz FSB, one AGP slot with 4X support, six 32-bit PCI Slots, a single 16-bit ISA slot, and ATA-33/66 support. The board has four DIMM slots with room for up to 1GB of PC100 or PC133 SDRAM.
These VIA chipsets are really starting to wear us down. With all the constant attention VIA has been getting lately, we're all just about ready to try a VIA based motherboard. It's amazing how much product exposure and consumer perception actually affect our purchase decisions.