BACK IN FEBRUARY, I dragged my laptop over to Spain for Chaintech's Evolution Event, which was supposed to unveil a motherboard built for the Athlon 64. Well, AMD's Athlon 64 delay scuttled those plans, and Chaintech wasn't even allowed to show us the board. Chaintech did have a GeForce FX 5800 Ultra on display at the event, but we all know what happened to that product.
Like an agile company should, Chaintech has tweaked, massaged, and in some cases revamped its product line to accommodate a later-than-expected release of AMD's Athlon 64, the early demise of NVIDIA's GeForce FX 5800, and new core logic chipsets from Intel and NVIDIA. This time around, Chaintech promised real products with retail availability to boot, so I packed up my laptop and headed to New Orleans for Chaintech's Reloaded event. Read on as I explore Chaintech's plans for the GeForce FX, Intel's Canterwood and Springdale chipsets, NVIDIA's nForce2, VIA's Envy24, and much more.