The intent of these wide, sweeping changes is clear: to inflict as much pain on the industry as possible in the shortest time window.
What I meant to say was that Intel clearly intends to clean up the last vestiges of the circa-1990s PC platform at once, weeding out weaknesses and pulling open bottlenecks. We've tested the whole shebang, from the Intel 915 and 925X Express chipsets to new processors including the Pentium 4 model 560 at 3.6GHz. We've tested PCI Express graphics cards from ATI and NVIDIA, and we've benchmarked Maxtor's impressive new MaXLine III Serial ATA hard drives with support for Native Command Queuing. Read on to learn more about what each of these changes means for you and to see how this first wave of next-generation PC hardware performs.
|Gigabyte shows off a trio of GeForce GTX 1080 Tis||2|
|iOS 10.3 arrives with APFS support in tow||3|
|MakeVR and Vive Tracker get HTC Vive ready for work and play||1|
|Biostar X370GTN is the first Ryzen Mini-ITX motherboard||13|
|Intel gives hard drives a boost with Optane Memory||42|
|Starcraft Remastered constructs higher-fidelity pylons||35|
|Transcend steps into the NVMe arena with the MTE850 SSD||7|
|MSI GTX 1080 Ti Armor 11G is the first custom card on e-tail shelves||9|
|Gigabyte has two A320 boards for bread-and-butter Ryzen builds||34|
|Well, so much for Common Courtesy Day...||+33|