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GeForce GTX 970 cards from MSI and Asus reviewed
— 10:35 AM on October 20, 2014

Now is a great time to be a PC gamer. The GeForce GTX 970 has brought high-performance graphics to tantalizingly low prices. One question remains:...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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ASRock's Z97 Extreme6 motherboard reviewed
— 1:06 PM on October 15, 2014

With Broadwell compatibility and a secondary M.2 socket connected to four PCIe Gen3 lanes in the CPU, ASRock's Z97 Extreme6 might just be the most...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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GeForce GTX 980 cards from Gigabyte and Zotac reviewed
— 4:36 PM on October 10, 2014

The GeForce GTX 980 is the new king of the hill among single-GPU graphics cards, and with nifty features like DSR, it looks like an...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Gigabyte's X99-UD4 motherboard reviewed
— 12:03 AM on October 3, 2014

Buying into Intel's high-end desktop platform doesn't have to be exorbitantly expensive. Gigabyte's X99-UD4 motherboard offers an affordable path to Haswell-E, and it doesn't...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Maxwell's Dynamic Super Resolution explored
— 9:45 PM on September 30, 2014

One of the more intriguing capabilities Nvidia introduced with the GeForce GTX 970 and 980 is a feature called Dynamic Super Resolution, or DSR, for...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Euclideon preps voxel rendering tech for use in games
— 3:35 PM on September 24, 2014

We first heard about Euclideon back in 2011, when the company posted a video of a voxel-based rendering engine designed to enable environments with unlimited...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 980 and 970 graphics cards reviewed
— 9:30 PM on September 18, 2014

Nvidia's ultra-efficient Maxwell GPU architecture has finally made its way into a bigger chip onboard a pair of new graphics cards: the GeForce GTX 980...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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AMD's Radeon R9 285 graphics card reviewed
— 7:00 AM on September 2, 2014

The Tonga GPU inside the Radeon R9 285 is way more interesting than we were expecting—and that's very good news indeed. Read on to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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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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Asus' ROG Swift PG278Q G-Sync monitor reviewed
— 11:13 AM on August 20, 2014

The Asus ROG Swift PG278Q is the first G-Sync monitor to make its way into Damage Labs, and we've been bathed in the glory of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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First impressions of Nvidia's Shield Tablet
— 8:29 AM on July 29, 2014

The Shield Tablet is basically a portable gaming console crammed into an 8" slate. It has a Kepler-infused Tegra K1 processor, a high-res IPS panel,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Core i7-4790K 'Devil's Canyon' overclocking revisited
— 7:06 PM on July 23, 2014

Can a retail version of the Core i7-4790K paired up with a fancy MSI Z97 MPower motherboard reach higher speeds than our early sample? We're...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Biostar's Hi-Fi Z97WE motherboard reviewed
— 11:14 PM on July 16, 2014

Biostar's latest Haswell motherboard sells for only $125, but it's specced like pricier alternatives. You get an overclocking-friendly Z97 chipset, PCIe slots primed for...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte's Z97X-UD5H motherboard reviewed
— 9:23 AM on May 28, 2014

Another Z97 motherboard has worked its way through our test suite. Today we take a detailed look at Gigabyte's Z97X-UD5H, which is loaded...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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MSI's Z97 Gaming 7 motherboard reviewed
— 10:44 PM on May 15, 2014

MSI's Z97 Gaming 7 motherboard may be targeted at gamers, but it also has solid enthusiast credentials. This thing is loaded with builder-friendly features,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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This is Intel's 9 Series chipset
— 2:01 AM on May 11, 2014

A new wave of Intel motherboards is upon us. Here's what you need to know about the 9 Series chipset on which they're...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Asus' Z97-A motherboard reviewed
— 10:45 PM on May 8, 2014

Asus' Z97-A motherboard combines Intel's next-gen enthusiast chipset with wicked-fast PCIe storage interfaces, revamped firmware, and a host of builder-friendly features. Join us...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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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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