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AMD refines its approach to Stream Computing
— 10:11 PM on June 19, 2008

Just like Nvidia, AMD provides developers with tools to use its GPUs for non-graphics applications, but AMD doesn't make as much noise about it. Curious,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Software

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Western Digital's VelociRaptor VR150 hard drive
— 7:00 AM on April 21, 2008

Few hard drives are iconic as Western Digital's Raptor, and now there's a new one: the VelociRaptor VR150. Read on to see if a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Overclocking Intel's Xeon X3320 processor
— 12:52 AM on April 16, 2008

The Xeon X3320 shares the same 45nm Penryn core as the Core 2 Quad Q9300, but with a lower operating voltage that hints at greater...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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Creative tweaks X-Fi frequency response for Vista
— 3:23 PM on April 11, 2008

Earlier this week we contacted Creative with the hope of getting to the bottom of the bizarre frequency response behavior we observed with RightMark...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Unraveling X-Fi frequency response in Windows Vista
— 2:31 PM on April 8, 2008

In our last couple of sound card reviews, we've noticed some odd behavior from products based on Creative's X-Fi audio processor in RightMark Audio Analyzer's...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Asus' Xonar DX sound card
— 12:23 AM on April 8, 2008

Asus burst onto the sound card scene with the Xonar D2X, delivering a card with solid performance and better sound quality than Creative's best. Now...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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IE8 and why the IE team still can't code its way out of a wet paper bag
— 9:41 AM on March 6, 2008

Look, I'm sorry. I'm sure Microsoft's Internet Explorer team is full of smart, passionate, and talented people. But their latest effort, the Internet Explorer 8...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Software

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What are your recs for core programs?
— 3:30 PM on March 2, 2008

After two and a half years with my current box, I'm finally building myself a new PC and upgrading to Vista x64. One...

Type: Blog post Tags: Software

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A quick look at SanDisk's Sansa Clip MP3 player
— 10:06 PM on January 22, 2008

Always obsessed with finding the right tool for the job, I've long run not one, but two MP3 players. The first—currently an 80GB...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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The Enthusiast System Architecture in action
— 12:11 AM on January 18, 2008

Nvidia announced its Enthusiast System Architecture back in November, promising to consolidate system and hardware monitoring under a single communication protocol. ESA-certified hardware is now...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Software

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Remixed audio cards in Windows Vista
— 11:50 PM on January 14, 2008

Windows Vista has largely changed the game for PC audio solutions, and two new sound cards are set to challenge Creative's dominance of the market....

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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How Intel ruined my Christmas vacation
— 4:00 PM on January 11, 2008

Okay, Intel didn't actually spoil my entire vacation, but it came awfully close. To understand why, you need to go back a couple of months:...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Windows

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Seagate's Barracuda ES.2 hard drive
— 10:27 PM on December 6, 2007

Seagate's latest enterprise-oriented Barracuda ES.2 hard drive boasts up to a terabyte of capacity spread over 250GB platters and backed up by 32MB of cache....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Western Digital's RE2-GP hard drive
— 7:00 AM on November 12, 2007

Western Digital has massaged its latest power-efficient GreenPower hard drive into an RE2 model aimed at enterprise environments. Keep reading to see how...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Western Digital's RE2 750GB hard drive
— 11:49 PM on September 23, 2007

Western Digital's Caviar SE16 750GB hard drive is arguably the best 7,200-RPM desktop drive on the market. Can an RE2 version extend that...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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EAX still broken in Realtek audio drivers
— 1:43 PM on May 11, 2007

Back in November we explored EAX performance with onboard audio and discovered that Realtek's HD audio drivers weren't properly implementing occlusion and obstruction effects....

Type: Blog post Tags: Software

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Apple's iPod and Microsoft's Zune face off
— 12:00 AM on April 24, 2007

LAUNCHED BACK IN 2001, Apple's iPod has arguably become the most iconic electronic device...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: In the Zone
— 6:22 PM on March 30, 2007

I've been playing S.T.A.L.KE.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl these past few days....

Type: Blog post Tags: Software

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