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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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Exploring the impact of memory speed on Sandy Bridge performance
— 10:09 AM on February 9, 2011

K-Series Sandy Bridge CPUs have unlocked memory multipliers that make it easy to take advantage of faster memory modules. We explore performance with...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Memory

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A short tour of Kingston's Hsinchu factory
— 12:59 AM on June 22, 2010

During our stay in Taiwan earlier this month, we hopped on a bus to Kingston's Hsinchu factory, where memory modules and SD flash cards

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Memory

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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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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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Toward a more rational backup strategy
— 10:43 PM on July 7, 2009

Like many of us, my history of backup management is shameful, littered with poorly labeled DVD-Rs, manual file copies, and a minimum of forethought. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Windows

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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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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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ASUS's Eee Box B202 small form factor PC
— 11:46 AM on August 7, 2008

Asus's Eee Box B202 is the tiniest, quietest desktop computer this side of the Mac Mini. But can the B202 do for desktops what the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Internet

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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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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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Bigfoot Networks' Killer NIC
— 12:00 AM on August 8, 2007

FOR YEARS, GAMERS, enthusiasts, and even mainstream users have been getting their networking for...

Type: Feature article Tags: Networking

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Windows Vista's new spin on licensing
— 12:21 AM on January 30, 2007

WE'VE HEARD ALL MANNER of tinfoil hattery about Windows Vista's schemes for copy protection,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Windows

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