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Zotac's Zbox HD-ND22 barebones mini PC
— 12:16 PM on August 26, 2010

Atom-based nettops easily get bogged down, but Zotac's latest Zbox pairs a capable CULV Celeron with an Ion chipset. Let's see what this budget...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems

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Intel's Xeon 5600 processors
— 12:13 AM on July 23, 2010

These Xeons promise two more cores at the same clock speed and TDP. How good are they? We collected a host of systems in Damage...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Zotac's Zbox HD-ID11 barebones nettop
— 11:25 AM on July 13, 2010

Zotac's Zbox HD-ID11 brings a dual-core Atom, Ion GPU, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and XBMC support to a barebones nettop. Is it the ultimate bargain HTPC?

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems

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Intel's Core i7-980X Extreme processor
— 11:00 PM on March 10, 2010

Intel's dominance with the Nehalem Core i7s has been nearly complete, yet a replacement will soon arrive in the form of Gulftown, a six-core monster...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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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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Intel's Core Mobile CPUs debut in Asus' K42F notebook
— 4:38 AM on January 4, 2010

Arrandale is Intel's first mainstream notebook CPU based on the Nehalem microarchitecture, and it shares the same potent silicon as the new Clarksfield desktop CPUs....

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Intel's Core i3 and i5 dual-core processors
— 3:48 AM on January 4, 2010

Intel's Nehalem microarchitecture has gone entirely mainstream with the arrival of the dual-core processors code-named Clarkdale. This release also marks two major milestones: the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Chipsets

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Intel's next-gen Atom arrives in Asus' Eee PC 1005PE netbook
— 11:01 PM on December 20, 2009

Intel didn't intend for its Atom CPU to revolutionize the ultraportable notebook market, but it happened anyway. Today, the next-gen "Pine Trail" Atom platform debuts...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Chipsets Mobile computing

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Intel's Core i7 comes to notebooks
— 4:45 PM on October 6, 2009

Nehalem has finally arrived for notebooks in the form of Clarksdale Core i7 mobile processors that are virtually identical to their Lynnfield desktop counterparts.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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An upgrade tale 2: upgrade harder
— 11:45 AM on September 25, 2009

So, almost three years had passed since my last major system upgrade—downright shameful negligence for someone in this line of work, clearly. I won't...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems

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Intel's Core i5-750 and Core i7-870 processors
— 12:27 AM on September 8, 2009

These new Core i5 and i7 processors promise to enable systems that are faster, cheaper, quieter, smaller, and more energy efficient than prior desktop PCs....

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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A bevy of new desktop processors arrives
— 1:04 AM on June 9, 2009

AMD and Intel have deluged us with new CPUs. The result? An enormous roundup of 26 different types of processors, including five brand-new...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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AMD's Socket AM3 Phenom II processors
— 2:08 PM on February 17, 2009

The latest processors from AMD add support for DDR3 memory and come in more affordable triple- and quad-core flavors. We like one of them...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Intel's Core i7 processors
— 3:38 AM on November 3, 2008

Core i7 processors have secretly been shattering records in Damage Labs for the past few weeks. Now we can tell all. Read...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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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's Phenom X3 processors
— 12:08 AM on April 23, 2008

Good things often come in powers of two, especially in computers. Two, four, eight, or sixteen copies of a common resource—rendering pipelines, megabytes of memory,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Intel's Core 2 Quad Q9300 processor
— 11:40 PM on April 17, 2008

The Core 2 Quad Q9300 is Intel's most affordable quad-core processor, and it promises to supplant a long-time favorite of ours, the Core 2 Quad...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Overclocking Intel's Xeon X3320 processor
— 12:52 AM on April 16, 2008

The Xeon X3320 shares the same 45nm Penryn core as the Core 2 Quad Q9300, but with a lower operating voltage that hints at greater...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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