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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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Samsung's Series 9 ultra-slim notebook
— 1:10 PM on September 6, 2011

This 13" notebook has much in common with Apple's MacBook Air—an almost impossibly slim chassis, a very light weight, a low-voltage Sandy Bridge processor, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Crysis 2 tessellation: too much of a good thing?
— 2:07 PM on August 16, 2011

We discover the world's greatest virtual concrete slab.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Impressions from a few months with the iPad 2
— 12:41 AM on July 25, 2011

We've been using the iPad 2 daily since its launch. Here are our impressions.

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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A month with Asus' Eee Pad Transformer
— 12:22 AM on July 22, 2011

Asus' Eee Pad Transformer may cost $100 less than the competition, but you wouldn't know it from using the thing. I've spent more...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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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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A tour of Zotac's Dongguan factory
— 10:09 PM on June 14, 2011

Unlike some graphics card and motherboard makers, Zotac has its own production capacity. We tour the Zotac factory in Dongguan, China to see where...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Motherboards Systems

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 560 graphics processor
— 8:00 AM on May 17, 2011

Say hello to Nvidia's latest $199 graphics card. Is this a worthwhile step up from the GeForce GTX 460 1GB, and is it a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Zotac's GeForce GTX 580 AMP²! graphics card
— 11:00 PM on May 8, 2011

Zotac's GTX 580 AMP²! may not be the value shopper's most rational choice, but any enthusiast will appreciate its obvious virtues.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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XFX's Radeon HD 6950 1GB takes on Zotac's GeForce GTX 560 Ti AMP
— 2:31 PM on April 18, 2011

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti and Radeon HD 6950 1GB both target PC enthusiasts seeking potent mid-range graphics. We compare a couple of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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AMD's Radeon HD 6450 graphics card
— 11:21 PM on April 6, 2011

Sandy Bridge's peppy integrated graphics component has brought forth a new generation of entry-level graphics cards that seek to outdo it. Is the $55

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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AMD's Radeon HD 6790 graphics card
— 11:01 PM on April 4, 2011

The GeForce GTX 550 Ti finally has a direct rival from the AMD camp. Does the Radeon HD 6790 set a new performance and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Asus' K53E dual-core Sandy Bridge notebook
— 3:19 AM on March 31, 2011

We've already put a quad-core Sandy Bridge notebook through the paces, but how does a system with a dual-core CPU based on the same architecture...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 590 graphics card
— 8:00 AM on March 24, 2011

Nvidia's answer to the Radeon HD 6990 raises some interesting questions about priorities. Read on to see what we mean.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics processor
— 8:00 AM on March 15, 2011

At $149, is Nvidia's latest DirectX 11 GPU a compelling step up from cheaper solutions? And could it be a nearly-as-good step down from pricier...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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AMD's Radeon HD 6990 graphics card
— 11:00 PM on March 7, 2011

The Radeon HD 6000 series finally has its flagship: a dual-GPU graphics card with formidable performance potential. How does it fare against conventional multi-GPU solutions?

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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HP's Pavilion dm1z Fusion-powered ultraportable
— 5:04 PM on March 3, 2011

With a $450 starting price tag, an 11.6" display, and an AMD E-350 accelerated processing unit, this slick ultraportable looks to have a lot of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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