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Lucid's 'smarter vsync' could revolutionize game performance
— 2:50 PM on September 21, 2011

Lucid's new 'HyperFormance' tech may have an unfortunate name, but it still has the potential to change the way we think about GPU performance by...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Software

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Diamond's VStream wireless HDMI adapter
— 1:28 AM on July 13, 2011

This $120 adapter promises to output 1080p video wirelessly via nothing more than a USB dongle. Does it fulfill its promise, and is it...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays

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XFX's Triple Display Monitor Stand
— 2:01 AM on May 25, 2011

Join us as we strap three monitors to XFX's triple-head stand and take the whole contraption for a spin.

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays

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Eyefinity to the sixth degree
— 11:39 PM on May 16, 2010

The newest Radeon HD 5870 unifies six monitors as one giant display wall. We've played loads of games on such a rig, purely for...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays

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Four killer PSUs go head to head
— 9:22 PM on January 14, 2010

Although not a particularly titillating PC component, the PSU is arguably one of the most important. We've pitted four fresh enthusiast-focused units from Corsair, Enermax,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power

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Apple's aluminum keyboard
— 9:30 PM on October 14, 2009

Can low-profile chiclet keys, sleek industrial design, and an Apple logo make a good desktop keyboard? And can such a device pry a fan...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Mac

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Windows 7: A desktop user's take
— 3:07 PM on August 26, 2009

Does Windows 7 really live up to the hype? Is it a worthwhile upgrade over Vista and XP for desktop users and enthusiasts? We took...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Khronos' President talks OpenCL, DX Compute Shader, and more
— 11:11 AM on August 4, 2009

We recently got to speak with Neil Trevett, who is both the Khronos Group's President and Nvidia's VP of Embedded Content, about OpenCL, DirectX...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Software

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Seven affordable PSUs take on The Beast
— 1:52 PM on December 18, 2008

In its latest outing, our beastly power supply tester takes on seven PSUs between 350 and 500W, including a lowly generic unit. Read on...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power

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Apple's aluminum MacBook
— 10:58 PM on November 9, 2008

Last month, I succumbed to temptation and purchased a $1,299 aluminum MacBook. As a die-hard fan of Lenovo's ThinkPad line of laptops, I didn't make...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Thermaltake's A2413 7-inch LCD
— 11:05 PM on September 29, 2008

Thermaltake's A2413 7" LCD display packs a touch-sensitive screen into a motorized drive bay that looks perfect for car PCs and enterprising modders. We

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Displays

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The Beast chews through seven new PSUs
— 10:52 PM on August 4, 2008

PC Power & Cooling's Silencer has reigned as our enthusiast PSU of choice for ten months now, but how does it stack up against the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power

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AMD refines its approach to Stream Computing
— 10:11 PM on June 19, 2008

Just like Nvidia, AMD provides developers with tools to use its GPUs for non-graphics applications, but AMD doesn't make as much noise about it. Curious,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Software

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Windows Vista Service Pack 1: A performance check
— 8:58 PM on April 3, 2008

How does Service Pack 1 affect Windows Vista's day-to-day performance in common desktop applications and games? We've run a host of benchmarks in order to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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DisplayLink's USB-to-DVI adapter
— 1:34 PM on February 11, 2008

Last year, Samsung released a 19" LCD monitor capable of being hooked up via a simple USB connection. That's neat, but is there a cheaper...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays

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Eight power supply units encounter The Beast
— 11:30 PM on February 6, 2008

Enthusiasts know there's much more to a PSU than wattage; we're looking for consistent DC voltages, minimal AC ripple, high efficiency, low noise, and effective...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power

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The Enthusiast System Architecture in action
— 12:11 AM on January 18, 2008

Nvidia announced its Enthusiast System Architecture back in November, promising to consolidate system and hardware monitoring under a single communication protocol. ESA-certified hardware is now...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Software

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Eleven enthusiast power supplies compared
— 12:22 PM on October 1, 2007

Enthusiasts know the value of a quality power supply, but picking the best one isn't easy. We've pushed 11 PSUs between 500 and 750W...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power

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