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Revisiting the Killer NIC, eight years on
— 10:36 AM on October 20, 2015

Killer-powered Gigabit Ethernet ports can be found on many gaming-focused motherboards and laptops these days. We talked to Killer Networking about the details of its...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Networking

Nvidia's Shield Android TV reviewed
— 3:13 PM on August 12, 2015

Nvidia has finally created the set-top box we all asked for when it launched the Shield Portable. We put it to the test to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Gaming Game consoles

BenQ's XL2730Z 'FreeSync' monitor reviewed
— 1:02 PM on April 13, 2015

AMD's FreeSync is here, personified in BenQ's XL2730Z monitor. We've gone deep into the display's performance and smoothness, with direct comparisons to G-Sync using...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays Gaming

BenQ's XL2420G G-Sync monitor reviewed
— 12:23 PM on February 5, 2015

Today, we're turning our attention to BenQ's XL2420G, a 24" G-Sync monitor that's currently selling for about $580 at Newegg. This display is a little...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays Gaming

With Forge TV, Razer aims to bring PC gaming to the living room
— 9:43 AM on January 6, 2015

Everyone seems to be trying to crack PC gaming in the living room lately, and Razer has just thrown its hat into the ring...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices Game consoles

Intel's Xeon E5-2687W v3 processor reviewed
— 3:51 PM on September 8, 2014

If you thought Haswell-E was something, wait til you get a load of the EP variant. This server-grade monster has up to 18 cores...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

AMD spills beans on Seattle's architecture, reference server
— 11:01 AM on August 11, 2014

For some time now, the features of AMD's Seattle server processor have been painted in broad brush strokes. This morning, at the Hot Chips symposium,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers

Nvidia Shield Tablet is packed with ports, possibilities
— 11:17 AM on July 22, 2014

Just under a year since the release of the Shield Portable, Nvidia has announced a second member of the Shield family. As expected, it's the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles Personal tech

4K for $649: Asus' PB287Q monitor reviewed
— 9:24 PM on May 29, 2014

4K monitors just grew up in a hurry. This new Asus display works as a single tile at 60Hz refresh rates, which is the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays

Release roundup: Bits, pieces, and whole PCs
— 2:09 PM on April 18, 2014

Almost no week passes without some new PC hardware products being announced. This week, we have a handful of newcomers that may be worthy of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Memory Mobile computing Networking

For Valve, is the Steam controller both a blessing and a curse?
— 10:06 PM on April 10, 2014

As excited as we may be about Steam machines democratizing PC gaming in the living room, there's no question Valve's new platform will encounter some...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Game consoles

The Xbone reviews are out
— 11:09 AM on November 21, 2013

Looks like the press embargo has lifted on reviews of the Xbox One in anticipation of the console's impending public launch, so you can now...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

NEC shoehorns 368 Avoton cores and 1472GB of RAM into one box
— 3:01 PM on September 17, 2013

Our visit to the Kingston booth at IDF was particularly interesting for more than one reason. With the launch of Intel's Avoton SoC for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Servers

Is this DDR4 demo box Haswell-EP in action?
— 12:03 PM on September 17, 2013

One of the highlights of this year's Intel Developer Forum was the introduction of the Xeon E5 v2 processors based on Ivy Bridge-EP silicon....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

Hands-on with Windows 8.1 Preview
— 2:48 PM on June 26, 2013

Late last month, Microsoft announced a raft of interface changes that Windows 8.1 would introduce. Here's a first-hand look at some of them from...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

PlayStation 4 costs $399, supports offline play, doesn't restrict used games
— 9:11 AM on June 11, 2013

On the heels of Microsoft's Xbox One event, Sony revealed yesterday that the PlayStation 4 will be priced $100 lower than its rival....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

Gigabyte teases next-gen Haswell board
— 9:11 AM on April 19, 2013

Next-generation Haswell motherboards are approaching, and Gigabyte has teased a few details about what it has in store for the new platform. The firm has...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia

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