Random thoughts on the topic we all love to hate: the graphics card industry.
Kombatant's Articles
June 14, 2005 by Kombatant
Well, better late than never I guess...

Army duty is over, and here I am, back at the mag and back updating this blog. These past 9 months were pretty boring since I had almost no Internet connection, and I was away both from home and family and from the "industry" as a whole. Right now I have a brand new PC, with a Dell 24" TFT which I am in love with

I will update more often from now on, so stay tuned
August 2, 2004 by Kombatant
Well this is the last week I will be working for the mag, since early next month I have to join the army here in Greece. Having Doom3 waiting for me in my house sure doesn't do any good to my productivity Apart from all that, I have to continue benchmarking the 6800 cards; I think i included too many benchmarks in my review, but hopefully it will make a pretty interesting read when I finish it. The 16-colour problem (aka the driver is not loading at startup) has given me headaches in Saturday n...
July 30, 2004 by Kombatant
So after toying with an FX5950 for a brief period of time some months ago (and totally disliking it), I got the chance to get to play with the latest two nVidia offerings: the 6800GT and the 6800U.

So I installed the "monster" last night (that's the Ultra) in my main rig (AthlonXP 3000+, nForce2-400 mobo, 512MB RAM) since there is a Rage3D review featuring the latest high end cards in the works. Impressions? Very good. Since I have a 480W PSU from Thermaltake the power issue was...well...not...
May 23, 2004 by Kombatant
Hello, and welcome aboard to this whole new experiment for me. My name is Pete Vagiakos, or as most people know me, Kombatant. I live in a nice suburb of Athens, Greece, called Chaidari, I have been into computers since the late 80s and I am currently 28 years old. My favourite subject is the Graphics Card industry; I am a moderator in one of the largest ATI fan sites in the world, Rage3D and I like the subject very much.

So, why this blog? To be quite honest, I've never even thought of creat...