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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

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Asus' X99 Deluxe motherboard reviewed
— 11:01 AM on August 29, 2014

Haswell-E is finally here, and so is a new wave of motherboards based on its X99 companion chip. We've spent some quality time with...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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A first look at SATA Express with Asus' Hyper Express storage device
— 11:41 PM on May 1, 2014

SATA Express combines Serial ATA and PCI Express on the same physical interface. Some next-gen Intel motherboards support the standard, and Asus has developed...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Storage

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A first look at Gigabyte's next-gen Intel motherboards
— 8:00 AM on April 24, 2014

Gigabyte has pulled back the curtain on its next-gen Intel motherboards. We take an early look at the highlights from four families of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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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

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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

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A quick look at Intel's DZ77GA-70K motherboard
— 11:23 AM on April 19, 2012

While preparing for a certain upcoming processor launch, we've been spending some quality time with Intel's DZ77GA-70K motherboard. Read on for a quick...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Western Digital's VelociRaptor 1TB hard drive
— 7:00 AM on April 16, 2012

Is there any hope for high-performance mechanical drives? We test WD's latest 10k-RPM VelociRaptor 1TB against a diverse array of competitors to find out.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Z77 motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI
— 8:58 PM on April 8, 2012

Intel's Ivy Bridge processor may still be waiting in the wings, but the 7-series motherboards designed for it are already for sale. To provide...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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OCZ's RevoDrive 3 X2 240GB solid-state drive
— 4:48 PM on March 26, 2012

Using virtualization voodoo, the RevoDrive 3 X2 combines four SandForce-based SSDs on a single PCIe card purportedly capable of transfer rates up to 1500MB/s. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Sandy Bridge-E motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, Intel, and MSI
— 2:02 AM on November 14, 2011

If you want to get in on Intel's new Sandy Bridge-E CPU, you'll need an LGA2011 motherboard. We've gathered four examples from Asus, Gigabyte,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Asus' Xonar U3 USB audio device
— 11:14 PM on July 13, 2011

For just $40, the Xonar U3 squeezes headphone and microphone jacks, an S/PDIF output, EAX emulation, speaker virtualization, and Dolby Digital Live support into...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Llano motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI
— 11:54 PM on June 29, 2011

AMD's Llano APU arrives on the desktop with an FM1 socket that requires a new motherboard. We've assembled three candidates from Asus, Gigabyte,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Bulldozer mobos from Asus and MSI: Sabertooth 990FX & 990FXA-GD80
— 10:57 PM on May 30, 2011

Bulldozer-based Zambezi CPUs are coming, but motherboard makers can't be bothered to wait. We take a detailed look at a pair of Bulldozer...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Antec's Soundscience Rockus 3D|2.1 speakers
— 12:55 AM on May 26, 2011

Much like Corsair, Antec has delved into the audio world with its first set of PC speakers. How did it fare?

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Z68 Express motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI
— 2:01 AM on May 11, 2011

Intel's Z68 Express has finally arrived. Join us as we explore the chipset's QuickSync transcoding support, accompanying GPU virtualization, new Smart Response SSD...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Corsair's Gaming Audio Series SP2500 2.1 speakers
— 9:59 AM on May 6, 2011

Corsair has supplemented its line of audio products with a premium 2.1 speaker set. Is it worth the $250 asking price?

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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A quick listen to Psyko's Carbon surround-sound gaming headset
— 11:06 PM on April 27, 2011

Psyko Audio Labs has updated its surround-sound gaming headset with a new Carbon model that offers a number of upgrades and a lower asking price....

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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