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A fresh look at processor value
— 1:21 AM on March 18, 2009

17 processors. 22 benchmarks. 64 graphs. One epic study of how some of today's most popular enthusiast processors compare in terms of performance per...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Western Digital's WD TV HD Media Player
— 11:00 PM on March 12, 2009

Could Western Digital's new digital media player be the ideal companion for the company's external hard drives? And does it belong in your entertainment...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Seagate's Barracuda 7200.12 hard drive
— 9:43 PM on March 1, 2009

Seagate's Barracuda 7200.12 hits the terabyte mark using just two 500GB platters—and it spins them at a full 7,200 RPM. Join us to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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AMD puts on the ritz with six-core Opteron demo
— 1:08 AM on February 20, 2009

How does 24 cores in Task Manager sound? We saw it happen when AMD gave us an exclusive first demo of its upcoming...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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AMD's Socket AM3 Phenom II processors
— 2:08 PM on February 17, 2009

The latest processors from AMD add support for DDR3 memory and come in more affordable triple- and quad-core flavors. We like one of them...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Western Digital's Caviar Green 2TB hard drive
— 11:21 PM on February 10, 2009

Western Digital's latest Caviar Green is the world's first 2TB hard drive. But does it live up to the GreenPower standard of silent operation, low...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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A look at four X25-E Extreme SSDs in RAID
— 10:17 PM on January 26, 2009

Intel's X25-E Extreme SSD is easily the fastest flash drive on the market. Heck, it's just about the quickest 32GB you can plug into a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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ACard's ANS-9010 Serial ATA RAM disk
— 11:08 PM on January 20, 2009

We haven't heard much about RAM disks since Gigabyte's i-RAM, but now ACard has one that supports up to 64GB of DDR2 memory, has dual...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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A quick look at Seagate's 1.5TB Barracuda firmware update
— 12:04 PM on January 15, 2009

Seagate broke the terabyte barrier with a 1.5TB version of its Barracuda 7200.11, but soon after its release, users of the drive started experiencing random...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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AMD's Phenom II processors
— 11:00 PM on January 7, 2009

Little more than a year after the introduction of the original Phenom, the Phenom II has arrived with more of everything good--cache, clock speeds, features,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Hitachi's Deskstar E7K1000 hard drive
— 2:13 PM on January 2, 2009

Hitachi has updated its terabyte Deskstar with a new model that packs 334GB per platter. The E7K1000 is optimized for enterprise, promising solid performance with...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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A closer look at the Core i7-940
— 11:45 PM on December 11, 2008

We first tested a "simulated" Core i7-940 by underclocking a Core i7-965 Extreme, but we missed a couple of the "uncore" clocks, including the one...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Exploring the impact of memory speed on Core i7 performance
— 11:24 PM on December 1, 2008

The Core i7's triple-channel DDR3 memory controller offers mind-boggling peak theoretical bandwidth, but does the CPU need fancy DIMMs to excel? Join us as...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Memory

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AMD's 'Shanghai' 45nm Opterons
— 10:27 PM on November 30, 2008

With higher clock speeds, lower power consumption, more cache, and a multitude of tweaks, the "Shanghai" Opterons aim to restore AMD's competitiveness in the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Intel's X25-E Extreme solid-state drive
— 10:25 PM on November 23, 2008

Intel's new X25-E Extreme SSD reads at 250MB/s, writes at 170MB/s, has near-instantaneous seek times, and may very well be the fastest drive you can...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Intel's Core i7 processors
— 3:38 AM on November 3, 2008

Core i7 processors have secretly been shattering records in Damage Labs for the past few weeks. Now we can tell all. Read...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Western Digital's Caviar Green hard drive
— 11:47 PM on October 27, 2008

Western Digital has updated its eco-friendly Caviar Green with new 333GB platters and 32MB of cache. Keep reading to see whether these upgrades...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Seagate's Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB hard drive
— 10:18 PM on October 20, 2008

Seagate's latest Barracuda 7200.11 is the first hard drive to reach 1.5 terabytes. With 375GB platters, it should be pretty quick, too. Join...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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