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GPU acceleration comes to Flash video
— 11:08 PM on December 7, 2009

At long last, playback of Flash videos on YouTube, Hulu, and elsewhere can be GPU-accelerated. Join us as we take three different low-power...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Chipsets

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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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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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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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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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Exploring the impact of memory speed on Core i7 performance
— 11:24 PM on December 1, 2008

The Core i7's triple-channel DDR3 memory controller offers mind-boggling peak theoretical bandwidth, but does the CPU need fancy DIMMs to excel? Join us as...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Memory

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A couple of Core i7 motherboards compared
— 3:39 AM on November 3, 2008

If you want one of Intel's swanky new Core i7 processors, you're going to need a motherboard upgrade. But which one? We've faced off...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Nvidia's GeForce 9300 chipset
— 8:00 AM on October 15, 2008

AMD's 780G has been our integrated graphics chipset of choice for nearly eight months, but Nvidia's new GeForce 9300 looks poised to claim the crown...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Chipsets

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Intel's G45 Express chipset
— 10:37 PM on October 9, 2008

AMD and Nvidia have beefed up their integrated graphics chipsets to offer decent gaming performance and Blu-ray decode acceleration. We take Intel's latest G45...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Chipsets

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AMD's 790GX chipset
— 11:01 PM on August 5, 2008

AMD's new 790GX chipset takes an already potent 780G graphics core, turns up the clock speed, and adds sideport memory. It also brings a new...

Type: Feature article Tags: Chipsets

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Nvidia's nForce 750a SLI chipset
— 3:42 PM on July 21, 2008

A lack of high-end Phenom processors ultimately tanked the appeal of Nvidia's nForce 780a SLI chipset, but its little brother, the 750a, brings the same...

Type: Feature article Tags: Chipsets

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Nvidia's GeForce 8300 chipset
— 1:23 PM on July 1, 2008

AMD's 780G was the first to bring full Blu-ray decode acceleration to integrated graphics chipsets, and now Nvidia has an answer in the GeForce 8300....

Type: Feature article Tags: Chipsets

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Intel's P45 Express chipset
— 12:00 PM on June 11, 2008

Intel is trying to extend its mid-range chipset dynasty with the P45 Express, and initial reports have been encouraging. But how does the chipset hold...

Type: Feature article Tags: Chipsets

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Gigabyte's P45 motherboard plug-fest
— 10:08 PM on May 14, 2008

Last week, Gigabyte invited a gaggle of journalists to Taipei for a sneak peek at its P45 motherboard lineup. We were there, and have a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Nvidia's nForce 780a SLI chipset
— 8:00 AM on May 6, 2008

The nForce 780a SLI is the first Nvidia chipset to take full advantage of Phenom processors, and it comes with a novel motherboard GPU that...

Type: Feature article Tags: Chipsets

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Nvidia's nForce 790i SLI Ultra chipset
— 8:00 AM on March 18, 2008

In a bid for premium Core 2 chipset supremacy, Nvidia has packed a low-latency DDR3 memory controller and native PCI Express 2.0 connectivity into its...

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