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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...

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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?

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Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI tackle AMD's 890FX chipset
— 1:39 PM on April 29, 2010

With 44 Gen2 PCIe lanes and six 6Gbps SATA ports, AMD's new 890FX may be the finest high-end chipset on the market. Join us...

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AMD's 890GX integrated graphics chipset
— 12:30 PM on March 2, 2010

AMD's 890GX chipset features a hopped-up Radeon HD 4290 graphics core and an all-new SB850 south bridge with a 6Gbps Serial ATA controller. We've

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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 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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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...

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Intel's P55 Express chipset
— 12:29 AM on September 8, 2009

Lynnfield requires a new motherboard based on Intel's P55 Express chipset. We've rounded up three examples from Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI to see how...

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AMD's 785G integrated graphics chipset
— 11:00 PM on August 3, 2009

AMD has a new 785G integrated graphics chipset designed for Socket AM3 CPUs and sub-$100 motherboards. Join us as we explore whether the 785G...

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High-end Socket AM3 chipsets under the microscope
— 10:53 PM on June 17, 2009

The Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition makes a compelling case for Socket AM3, particularly now that LGA775 has no real upgrade path. Which chipset...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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A couple of Core i7 motherboards compared
— 3:39 AM on November 3, 2008

If you want one of Intel's swanky new Core i7 processors, you're going to need a motherboard upgrade. But which one? We've faced off...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Nvidia's GeForce 9300 chipset
— 8:00 AM on October 15, 2008

AMD's 780G has been our integrated graphics chipset of choice for nearly eight months, but Nvidia's new GeForce 9300 looks poised to claim the crown...

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Intel's G45 Express chipset
— 10:37 PM on October 9, 2008

AMD and Nvidia have beefed up their integrated graphics chipsets to offer decent gaming performance and Blu-ray decode acceleration. We take Intel's latest G45...

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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...

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Nvidia's nForce 750a SLI chipset
— 3:42 PM on July 21, 2008

A lack of high-end Phenom processors ultimately tanked the appeal of Nvidia's nForce 780a SLI chipset, but its little brother, the 750a, brings the same...

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Intel's P45 Express chipset
— 12:00 PM on June 11, 2008

Intel is trying to extend its mid-range chipset dynasty with the P45 Express, and initial reports have been encouraging. But how does the chipset hold...

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Gigabyte's P45 motherboard plug-fest
— 10:08 PM on May 14, 2008

Last week, Gigabyte invited a gaggle of journalists to Taipei for a sneak peek at its P45 motherboard lineup. We were there, and have a...

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