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.
|Adesso and Azio keyboards look strikingly familiar||4|
|Alphacool Eislicht makes for a moody PC interior||6|
|Thermaltake Versa C22 RGB case is the envy of KITT||7|
|Ryzen CPUs and AM4 mobos are ready for pre-order||59|
|Nvidia all but confirms the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti||40|
|Report: VR headset market is dominated by Google Cardboard||6|
|Intel XMM 7560 modem is ready for 5G anywhere in the world||7|
|AMD's eight-core, 16-thread chips lead the Ryzen charge||288|
|Something about running from a deathclaw right into my mancave wall is not that appealing.||+31|