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SSDs in the sweet spot: Modern contenders at 120-128GB
— 11:01 PM on September 25, 2011

The latest generation of SSDs is out in full force. We've rounded up nine of 'em to see which offers the best performance...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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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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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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Llano motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI
— 11:54 PM on June 29, 2011

AMD's Llano APU arrives on the desktop with an FM1 socket that requires a new motherboard. We've assembled three candidates from Asus, Gigabyte,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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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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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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Bulldozer mobos from Asus and MSI: Sabertooth 990FX & 990FXA-GD80
— 10:57 PM on May 30, 2011

Bulldozer-based Zambezi CPUs are coming, but motherboard makers can't be bothered to wait. We take a detailed look at a pair of Bulldozer...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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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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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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Z68 Express motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI
— 2:01 AM on May 11, 2011

Intel's Z68 Express has finally arrived. Join us as we explore the chipset's QuickSync transcoding support, accompanying GPU virtualization, new Smart Response SSD...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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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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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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Intel's 320 Series solid-state drive
— 10:00 AM on March 28, 2011

Intel has another new solid-state drive, and this time it's an all in-house affair with 25-nano flash. Keep reading for the skinny on...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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A late adopter's guide to USB 3.0
— 9:34 AM on March 25, 2011

SuperSpeed connectivity may be a nice additional perk as part of a future system, but is it worth the trouble as a standalone upgrade?

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Crucial's m4 solid-state drive
— 3:57 PM on March 24, 2011

Crucial's long-awaited successor to the RealSSD C300 has arrived. Join us as we take a closer look at the performance of the RealSSD...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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An early look at OCZ's Vertex 3 solid-state drive
— 12:26 AM on March 23, 2011

OCZ's long-awaited Vertex 3 solid-state drive is due out in a couple of weeks. Join us for an in-depth look at the drive and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Intel's 510 Series solid-state drive
— 4:14 PM on March 17, 2011

Intel's latest 510 Series SSD combines custom firmware with a 6Gbps Marvell controller. We take a closer look at the drive's performance to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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