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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

Corsair's desktop DDR4 memory is primed for Haswell-E
— 6:00 AM on August 15, 2014

We knew it was coming, and here it is. Corsair has announced two families of high-performance DDR4 memory for desktops: the Vengeance LPX and...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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

A quick look at SolarFocus' Solar Mio Pro USB charger
— 10:47 PM on August 8, 2013

Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets are handy accessories in the wilderness, but charging them can be challenging. We look at the Solar...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power Mobile computing Personal tech

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

NZXT adds $70 'sound-crushing' case, sub-$100 modular PSUs
— 10:39 AM on June 5, 2013

NZXT has some fresh goodies on display at Computex this week. Among them is the H230, a mid-tower enclosure that, in NZXT's words, "brings...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power

Enter here to win an XFX Pro Series 1000W PSU and AMD FX-8350 CPU
— 11:35 PM on May 28, 2013

Thanks to our sponsors, we'll be giving away a bunch of hardware over the next few weeks. Keep your eyes peeled. For this...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Power

A quick look at Corsair's Professional Series AX1200i digital power supply
— 11:50 AM on August 6, 2012

Corsair's new Professional Series AX1200i uses digital circuitry to convert AC to DC power. We take a quick look at the PSU and the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power Software

Asus' Transformer tablets share an Ice Cream Sandwich
— 1:14 AM on March 14, 2012

Asus has been quick to roll out Ice Cream Sandwich updates for its Eee Pad Transformers. We take a closer look at the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

Windows 8 and the marginalization of geeks
— 10:23 AM on September 16, 2011

On Tuesday, Microsoft made the Windows 8 Developer Preview available publicly without demanding so much as a Windows Live login name and password in return....

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

Developers receive Windows 8 tablets; Windows 8 DP build coming
— 1:39 PM on September 13, 2011

As the Intel Developer Forum chugs along in San Francisco, Microsoft is hosting the Build developer conference in Anaheim, a few hundred miles south. The...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

Silverstone cases cover monsters to midgets
— 11:48 AM on June 3, 2011

Computex — PC enclosures come in a multitude of of sizes these days, and Silverstone seems to have them all covered. The most striking...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power

New Thermaltake coolers offer more extremeness
— 3:36 AM on June 3, 2011

Computex — While touring Thermaltake's booth on the Computex show floor, we stumbled upon one of the largest CPU coolers I've ever seen. Behold...

Type: News story Tags: Power Cooling

Exploring the impact of memory speed on Sandy Bridge performance
— 10:09 AM on February 9, 2011

K-Series Sandy Bridge CPUs have unlocked memory multipliers that make it easy to take advantage of faster memory modules. We explore performance with...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Memory

OCZ resurrects original Silencer PSU design
— 12:39 PM on January 11, 2011

PC Power & Cooling's Silencer 750W is one of our favorite PSUs. An Editor's Choice award winner from several years back, the Silencer...

Type: News story Tags: Power

Intel announces silicon photonics breakthrough
— 2:54 PM on July 27, 2010

The future of I/O connectivity is bright—literally. Intel has developed what it says is the "world's first silicon-based optical data connection with integrated lasers using...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

Skulltrail spiritual successor sighted in EVGA suite
— 6:00 AM on June 8, 2010

Intel's Skulltrail platform may already be distant history for many enthusiasts. However, EVGA apparently intends to rejuvenate the concept with its Classified SR-2...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Power

Enermax, Seasonic show unique 80 Plus Gold PSUs
— 12:24 PM on June 5, 2010

COMPUTEX — Power supplies with 80 Plus Gold certification abounded at Computex this week, but some units stood out more than others. Two new introductions...

Type: News story Tags: Power