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Inside the second: A new look at game benchmarking
— 6:08 PM on September 8, 2011

We set out to introduce some new game benchmarking methods, and those new tools promptly helped us uncover an intriguing problem: multi-GPU micro-stuttering.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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Thermaltake's Element Q Mini-ITX enclosure
— 4:13 PM on August 25, 2011

For just $65, Thermaltake's Element Q Mini-ITX chassis offers a 200W PSU, support for 5.25" optical drives, and subtle styling reminiscent of the Golf GTI....

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Fractal Design's Define R3 mid-tower chassis
— 11:47 AM on August 23, 2011

Fractal Design has concocted a USB 3.0 revision of its stylish Define R3 mid-tower chassis. We go hands-on to see if its beauty...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Keep your G6; I'm in it for the P6
— 5:20 PM on August 18, 2011

Honestly, I tried to fight the urge to reminisce today, but August 18th marks the day the youngest member of the Pentium Pro family...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs

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The many seasons of better benchmarks
— 10:04 AM on August 15, 2011

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Llano in overtime: 1866MHz RAM & IGP-only power
— 11:51 PM on July 17, 2011

Will 1866MHz memory make a big difference to the performance of the AMD A8-3850 APU? How does power consumption look without a discrete GPU...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Silverstone's Raven RV03 case
— 12:58 AM on July 7, 2011

This oddball enclosure from Silverstone turns age-old concepts on their head: the motherboard tray is rotated 90 degrees, several drive bays sit directly behind...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Talent
— 9:40 AM on July 5, 2011

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs

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AMD's A8-3850 Fusion APU
— 11:17 PM on June 29, 2011

AMD's "Llano" APU makes a compelling proposition as a laptop chip, but its position on the desktop is more precarious. Read on to find...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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BitFenix's Shinobi Window mid-tower enclosure
— 10:48 PM on June 26, 2011

We're taking an in-depth look at the Shinobi Window, a mainstream mid-tower enclosure from the folks at Bit Fenix. We've run the case through...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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AMD's A8-3500M Fusion APU
— 7:53 PM on June 22, 2011

Can AMD's 'Llano' APU really take on Intel's excellent Sandy Bridge processors and hold its own? We've taken a deep look at its...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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NZXT's H2 mid-tower enclosure
— 11:19 PM on June 6, 2011

The NZXT H2 mid-tower case combines good looks, spacious internals, and attention to acoustic detail. Does it represent a solid value for computer enthusiasts? ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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The making of Damagebox 2011
— 10:46 PM on June 5, 2011

I'll admit to being like the proverbial plumber with a leaky sink. When it comes to my own primary personal computer, I've been borderline neglectful...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases Cooling Systems

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Corsair's Obsidian Series 650D enclosure
— 12:52 AM on May 16, 2011

This $200 enclosure marries the sober, rectangular lines of Corsair's Obsidian Series 800D with the internals of our old favorite, the Graphite Series 600T.

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Via intros QuadCore processor with guess how many cores
— 11:01 PM on May 11, 2011

We visited Via-Centaur's Austin, Texas offices and came away with some fresh details on the QuadCore processor and a better sense of Via's future plans...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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AMD's Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition processor
— 11:01 PM on May 2, 2011

After over two years in service, AMD's top quad adds another 100MHz. We wonder what it means, if anything.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Thermaltake's Level 10 GT enclosure
— 10:35 PM on April 26, 2011

Is the little brother of Thermaltake's Level 10 enclosure any less eccentric, and just as important, is it a solid enthusiast case?

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Intel's Xeon X7560 and Dell's R810 server
— 10:41 AM on April 25, 2011

Intel's eight-core Nehalem-EX processor and Dell's R810 chassis combine to form a new class of 2P server, with huge memory capacity at a lower...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Systems Servers

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