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Live blog from Craig Barrett's IDF keynote
— 10:46 AM on August 19, 2008

Read along as we type live from Craig Barrett's IDF keynote.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Via's Nano L2100 takes on Intel's Atom 230
— 5:17 PM on July 30, 2008

They're small, low-power, and cheap. The Atom from Intel and Nano from Via are both all-new CPU architectures, and they both push the frontiers...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Experimenting with HDR photos on a $200 camera
— 4:40 PM on July 1, 2008

I've been giddily experimenting with high-dynamic-range photography over the past few days. Unfortunately, I don't own any professional photography equipment, and my best camera...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

Today's processors: the value angle
— 12:43 PM on May 27, 2008

Join us for take two of our look at processor value—this time with tri- and quad-core Phenoms, 45nm Core 2 Quads, and more.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

AMD's Phenom X3 processors
— 12:08 AM on April 23, 2008

Good things often come in powers of two, especially in computers. Two, four, eight, or sixteen copies of a common resource—rendering pipelines, megabytes of memory,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Intel's Core 2 Quad Q9300 processor
— 11:40 PM on April 17, 2008

The Core 2 Quad Q9300 is Intel's most affordable quad-core processor, and it promises to supplant a long-time favorite of ours, the Core 2 Quad...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Overclocking Intel's Xeon X3320 processor
— 12:52 AM on April 16, 2008

The Xeon X3320 shares the same 45nm Penryn core as the Core 2 Quad Q9300, but with a lower operating voltage that hints at greater...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

Creative tweaks X-Fi frequency response for Vista
— 3:23 PM on April 11, 2008

Earlier this week we contacted Creative with the hope of getting to the bottom of the bizarre frequency response behavior we observed with RightMark...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

Unraveling X-Fi frequency response in Windows Vista
— 2:31 PM on April 8, 2008

In our last couple of sound card reviews, we've noticed some odd behavior from products based on Creative's X-Fi audio processor in RightMark Audio Analyzer's...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

Asus' Xonar DX sound card
— 12:23 AM on April 8, 2008

Asus burst onto the sound card scene with the Xonar D2X, delivering a card with solid performance and better sound quality than Creative's best. Now...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

Intel's Atom processor unveiled
— 12:05 AM on April 2, 2008

Intel is pushing x86-compatible computing into new frontiers with an all-new CPU architecture, dubbed Atom. We recently visited the offices of the Atom design...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

AMD's Phenom X4 9750 and 9850 processors
— 12:11 AM on March 27, 2008

At last, AMD is shipping two new Phenoms worthy of your attention. The TLB erratum is toast, clock speeds are up, and prices are...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

B3 Phenom arrives in Damage Labs
— 12:28 AM on March 18, 2008

Just arrived in Damage Labs: our first B3 Phenom, the new silicon revision with the fix for the TLB erratum.

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs

Tweaking the Phenom 9600 Black Edition
— 3:35 PM on February 12, 2008

The Phenom 9600 Black Edition is a veritable enthusiast's playground if you know how to tweak it. We turned the knobs and dials...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Even more CPU stuff
— 2:49 PM on February 6, 2008

I thought I ought to give you guys a quick update on what's cooking in Damage Labs.  You've probably seen my Skulltrail review by...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs

Skulltrail overclocking results are in
— 2:24 PM on February 6, 2008

When I posted my Skulltrail review, I didn't have time to include overclocking results, so I promised to add those later.  Those results are

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs

Intel's Skulltrail dual-socket enthusiast platform
— 11:19 PM on February 3, 2008

It's the coolest codename known to geekdom, and it has the hardware to back it up. We put Intel's Skulltrail through its paces...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards

A look at VIA's next-gen Isaiah x86 CPU architecture
— 3:29 PM on January 24, 2008

A brand-new x86 processor microarchitecture doesn't come along every day, but today, we have just that. We visited the offices of Centaur Technology yesterday...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech