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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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Razer's BlackWidow and BlackWidow Ultimate keyboards
— 3:10 AM on July 26, 2011

We've tested both of Razer's clicky mechanical gaming keyboards to figure out whether they're worth the money—and hearing loss.

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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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 A8-3850 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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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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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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Gigabyte's Fusion-infused GA-E350N-USB3 motherboard
— 12:07 AM on March 7, 2011

We take a closer look at a Fusion-equipped Gigabyte GA-E350N-USB3 Mini-ITX motherboard to see if it delivers on Zacate's potential for small-form-factor desktops and home-theater...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Intel's Core i7-990X Extreme processor
— 1:06 PM on March 1, 2011

Intel's new flagship processor, uh, reviews itself. Don't ask.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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AMD's E-350 Fusion APU on the desktop
— 11:45 PM on February 20, 2011

We are about to commit a terrible crime against the holy writ of product segmentation. We're about to consider the merits of AMD's Brazos...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards

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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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Sandy Bridge: The mobile perspective
— 2:05 PM on January 27, 2011

As Intel was rolling out its desktop Sandy Bridge processors earlier this month, it also unleashed a whole family of mobile variants. Join us...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Intel's 'Sandy Bridge' Core processors
— 11:05 PM on January 2, 2011

She's finally here. At last, Intel is taking the wraps off of one of the most anticipated bits of silicon we've seen in years:...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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AMD's Brazos platform: The benchmarks
— 11:00 PM on November 15, 2010

The moratorium on Zacate benchmarks has finally lifted. Come see how AMD's first accelerated processing unit fares throughout our mobile test suite.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics

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A closer look at AMD's Brazos platform
— 11:01 PM on November 8, 2010

Last week, I flew down to AMD's Austin campus for enchiladas and some hands-on time with the Brazos platform, which will hit ultraportables, netbooks,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets

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Cyborg's Rat 7 adjustable gaming mouse
— 9:37 AM on October 6, 2010

Cyborg's Rat 7 gaming mouse offers loads of adjustment options, plenty of precision, and a distinct visual style. We find out if it's any...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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A quick primer on Sandy Bridge
— 10:19 PM on September 20, 2010

After a lackluster IDF keynote, Intel exposed many of Sandy Bridge's architectural details during tech sessions last week. We had the good fortune to

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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