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Western Digital's Scorpio Black 750GB notebook hard drive
— 3:16 PM on January 20, 2011

When we rounded up 7,200-RPM notebook drives last month, Western Digital's Scorpio Black 500GB was our clear favorite. Today, we explore whether a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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WD outships Seagate as hard drive prices remain low
— 9:22 AM on January 20, 2011

The numbers are in, and according to PC Magazine, Western Digital shipped more hard drives than its rival Seagate in the fourth quarter of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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GeForce 266.58 drivers boost performance, add 3D, SLI profiles
— 6:00 AM on January 19, 2011

A new set of GeForce graphics drivers quietly crept onto Nvidia's website late yesterday. This 266.58 driver release promises performance improvements for GeForce 400-...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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GlobalFoundries changes plans for 20-nm process
— 4:17 PM on January 18, 2011

It looks like GlobalFoundries, IBM, and other Common Platform members have done a little soul searching and decided to abandon the gate-first manufacturing approach they've...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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New SAS models added to WD's enterprise lineup
— 11:23 AM on January 18, 2011

Western Digital has expanded its line of enterprise-class Serial Attached SCSI hard drives. The 2.5" S25, better known to enthusiasts as a sled-less...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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A quick look at chipset PCI Express performance
— 10:23 AM on January 14, 2011

Finally, Intel has a mid-range chipset with proper PCIe 2.0 lanes. We test the P67's PCIe implementation to see how it stacks up.

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Nvidia bumps clock speeds with GeForce 500M series
— 12:02 PM on January 13, 2011

The release of Nvidia's GeForce 500M-series notebook GPUs seemed to slip under the radar somewhat at CES last week, and with good reason—by Nvidia's own...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Hardware WebM video decoder design released
— 6:00 AM on January 13, 2011

As low-power devices like netbooks and tablets become increasingly popular, the need for hardware-accelerated web video playback becomes more apparent. High-definition Flash can bog...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Internet

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Galaxy sub-brand intros wireless, single-slot GeForce GTX 460s
— 5:01 PM on January 12, 2011

Ever heard of KFA²? I hadn't either until I stumbled upon this Bit-Tech post highlighting the company's cable-free GeForce GTX 460 WHDI graphics...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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OCZ drops out of memory business to focus on SSDs
— 12:00 PM on January 12, 2011

So, that's why OCZ didn't have much in the way of new memory modules on display at CES this year. According to PC Perspective,...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Memory Servers Workstations

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Next-gen SandForce SSD controller shown in OCZ Vertex 3
— 11:19 AM on January 11, 2011

Just a few years ago, OCZ's CES showcase was dominated by memory modules. Row upon row of DIMMs were on display, each with a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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MSI offers sneak peek at Bulldozer 'Big Bang' mobo
— 11:00 AM on January 11, 2011

AMD may not have have much of a response to Sandy Bridge right now, but the situation will change later this year. The presence of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Motherboard makers flaunt their Brazos goodies
— 9:36 AM on January 11, 2011

In addition to Brazos-based notebooks, this year's CES exhibits included a number of small-form-factor Brazos motherboards—most of them ripe for use in home-theater PCs and...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Liquid nitrogen flows at MSI's CES overclocking event
— 11:41 PM on January 10, 2011

Speed was the name of the game last week at MSI's Master Overclocking Arena 2011: Americas Final. The event was hosted at the Pole Position...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards

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Intel and Nvidia hug it out, announce new cross-licensing deal
— 4:33 PM on January 10, 2011

After firing lawsuits back and forth, Intel and Nvidia appear to have buried the hatchet. The two have put an end to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets

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AMD board ousts Dirk Meyer, will seek new CEO
— 4:14 PM on January 10, 2011

The press release says much of what you'll want to know: SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Jan. 10, 2011 — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that its Board...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Lucid software lets QuickSync video mix with discrete GPU
— 2:54 PM on January 10, 2011

Several of the decisions Intel made when putting together the platform for its Sandy Bridge processors have combined to result in a bizarre and frustrating...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards

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Two Mini-ITX Sandy Bridge motherboards coming from Gigabyte
— 2:23 PM on January 10, 2011

The low power consumption, improved integrated graphics component, and updated peripheral payload of Intel's Sandy bridge processor platform is particularly well-suited to the diminutive Mini-ITX...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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