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AMD CTO reveals first Steamroller details
— 3:30 PM on August 28, 2012

AMD is slowly but surely revising its next-gen CPU microarchitecture in order to realize its potential. The upcoming core code-named Steamroller looks to...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Inside the second: Gaming performance with today's CPUs
— 4:16 PM on August 23, 2012

We bring our signature latency-focused game testing methods to bear on the latest crop of desktop CPUs. In the process, we learn a some...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Gaming

Hands-on with Synaptics' next-generation mobile input devices
— 8:00 AM on August 20, 2012

Synaptics' next-gen mobile input devices include a pressure-sensitive touchpad, a lower-latency touchscreen, and an ultra-thin keyboard with secret switch technology. We go hands-on to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

Rosewill's RK-9000-series mechanical keyboards reviewed
— 10:45 PM on August 13, 2012

Rosewill, Newegg's innocuous house brand, caters to mechanical keyboard enthusiasts with four nearly identical specimens priced in the $100-110 range. Each one has a different...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

Asus' budget Xonar DGX and DSX sound cards reviewed
— 8:56 PM on August 8, 2012

Asus' Xonar DGX and DSX cost less than $50, making them tempting upgrades for folks seeking better sound. Both cards have PCI Express interfaces,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

A look at hardware video transcoding on the PC
— 3:50 PM on July 30, 2012

The market is rife with hardware video transcoders and software that can take advantage of them. However, making sense of that jungle of disparate offerings...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

A couple of months with Corsair's Vengeance M60 mouse
— 11:09 PM on July 19, 2012

It all started with a failing microswitch. It was the spring of 2011, and I was a perfectly contented MX1100 user. Logitech's latest high-end mouse had...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices

Sennheiser's HD 558 headphones are cans of whoop-ass
— 8:59 PM on July 5, 2012

It's rumored that if you give a mouse a cookie, he'll probably ask you for a glass of milk. They also say that if...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

Intel's ultrabook-bound Core i5-3427U processor
— 11:01 PM on May 30, 2012

The 17W, dual-core version of Ivy Bridge for ultrabooks is finally here. We've compared it to the last generation in our new benchmark suite,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

AMD's A10-4600M 'Trinity' APU reviewed
— 1:55 AM on May 16, 2012

AMD has pulled the curtains back on Trinity, its next-generation APU, which features new Piledriver CPU cores and Northern Islands-derived integrated graphics. Join us...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Ivy Bridge on air: The Core i7-3770K overclocked on four motherboards
— 11:24 AM on April 23, 2012

Ivy bridge is here, and she appears to have plenty of clock speed headroom. We overclock the Core i7-3770K on motherboards from Asus,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Review: Intel's Core i7-3770K 'Ivy Bridge' processor
— 11:18 AM on April 23, 2012

We've deployed some innovative testing methods to go inside the second with Intel's latest desktop processor, the Ivy Bridge-based Core i7-3770K.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Corsair's Vengeance K60 and K90 mechanical keyboards
— 2:49 PM on April 4, 2012

Join us as we rattle away on the lovely mechanical keyswitches of Corsair's aluminum-clad K60 and K90 keyboards.

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

Thermaltake's Meka G1 and G-Unit keyboards
— 10:21 PM on February 28, 2012

Cherry MX switches and extra perks dominate Thermaltake's mechanical keyboards. We take a closer look at the Meka G1 and G-Unit to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

A closer look at the new AMD
— 4:08 PM on February 9, 2012

AMD has a new management team and a new direction. They recently shared their vision for the company's future, and we were there, listening...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

The misadventures of Blu-ray in HTPC land
— 2:56 PM on January 13, 2012

If you'll humor me, I'd like to take a brief break from all the CES coverage to complain about the sad state of Blu-ray on...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

Where's my 21st-century television?
— 10:10 AM on December 9, 2011

Gabe Newell said something that caught my eye the other day. As part of a broader interview with The Cambridge Student, Newell shared some...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

— 10:09 AM on November 15, 2011

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics