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Hands on with Lucid's Hydra GPU load balancer
— 12:56 PM on November 11, 2009

We recently got the chance to test Lucid's Hydra GPU load balancer first hand. We came away with some of the first public performance...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Motherboards

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Gigabyte's GA-P55M-UD4 and MSI's P55M-GD45 motherboards compared
— 1:24 PM on October 22, 2009

The first wave of P55-based Lynnfield motherboards has included not just the usual ATX fare, but also number of interesting MicroATX models. We've rounded...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Intel graphics drivers employ questionable 3DMark Vantage optimizations
— 11:02 AM on October 12, 2009

Intel's latest graphics drivers for Windows 7 appear to violate Futuremark's optimization guidelines for 3DMark Vantage. We investigate, and make some interesting discoveries in...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Chipsets

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A look at Asus' P7P55D and Gigabyte's GA-P55-UD4P motherboards
— 5:04 PM on September 17, 2009

Ultra-high-end motherboards for Core i5 and i7-800 processors make little sense, but there are plenty of excellent mid-range models to choose from, including Asus' P7P55D...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Intel's P55 Express chipset
— 12:29 AM on September 8, 2009

Lynnfield requires a new motherboard based on Intel's P55 Express chipset. We've rounded up three examples from Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI to see how...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Just fix the AHCI already, AMD
— 12:21 PM on August 17, 2009

I've been partial to AMD for a long time. The first PC I built for myself had an Athlon Thunderbird running at a blistering 1.4GHz,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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AMD's 785G integrated graphics chipset
— 11:00 PM on August 3, 2009

AMD has a new 785G integrated graphics chipset designed for Socket AM3 CPUs and sub-$100 motherboards. Join us as we explore whether the 785G...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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A compact, fast, and quiet PC for the kitchen
— 12:54 PM on June 25, 2009

If you've read our summer system guide, you might enjoy hearing the story of how our very cool Pocket Swiss Army Knife config came...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems

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High-end Socket AM3 chipsets under the microscope
— 10:53 PM on June 17, 2009

The Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition makes a compelling case for Socket AM3, particularly now that LGA775 has no real upgrade path. Which chipset...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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MSI and OCZ overclock
— 12:00 PM on June 12, 2009

Since we're an enthusiast site, little explanation of overclocking is needed here.  We tend to focus on the intricacies of hardware and how it performs,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Zotac's IONITX-A Mini-ITX board
— 8:00 AM on May 12, 2009

Nvidia's Ion platform brings the Atom CPU a modern chipset with a DirectX 10-class GPU and Blu-ray playback acceleration, and now you can get it...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Four Socket AM3 motherboards collide
— 12:10 AM on April 13, 2009

A wave of new Socket AM3 motherboards has arrived, capable of combining the latest Phenom II processors with surprisingly inexpensive DDR3 memory. We've collected...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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The sorry state of BIOS-level fan speed control
— 11:51 PM on April 2, 2009

I'm constantly amazed by the pace at which technology improves. Take what's happened in, oh, the last six years, for example. We've gone...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards

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Zotac's GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi motherboard
— 10:58 PM on March 29, 2009

Zotac's GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi squeezes an LGA775 socket, dual memory channels, a GeForce 9300 integrated graphics chipset, and a PCI Express x16 slot into a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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The case for a secondary motherboard OS
— 10:08 PM on March 26, 2009

It seems like every year, someone thinks that Linux is on the verge of making real inroads on the desktop. And every year, the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Operating systems

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A trio of affordable Core i7 motherboards
— 11:11 PM on March 18, 2009

The first wave of Core i7 motherboards were prohibitively expensive, but a new batch has arrived that brings prices down to the $200 range.

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Nvidia's Ion platform
— 8:00 AM on February 3, 2009

Intel has often been criticized for pairing its Atom CPU with anemic 945G-series chipsets, but now there's an alternative in Nvidia's Ion platform. Read...

Type: Feature article Tags: Chipsets Systems

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MSI's DKA790GX Platinum motherboard
— 11:00 PM on January 7, 2009

The Phenom II has arrived, and unlike the Core i7, it'll drop right into existing and inexpensive motherboards. MSI's DKA790GX Platinum is one such board,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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