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Asus' P5Q and P5Q3 Deluxe motherboards
— 11:18 PM on May 22, 2008

Intel has a long history of excellent mid-range chipsets, setting expectations high for the new P45 Express. Join us as we put Asus'...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte's P45 motherboard plug-fest
— 10:08 PM on May 14, 2008

Last week, Gigabyte invited a gaggle of journalists to Taipei for a sneak peek at its P45 motherboard lineup. We were there, and have a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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X48 heavyweights go head to head
— 11:33 AM on April 28, 2008

Intel doesn't get a chance to be the underdog often, but its motherboards are largely ignored by enthusiasts. Read on to see if the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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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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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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Windows Vista Service Pack 1: A performance check
— 8:58 PM on April 3, 2008

How does Service Pack 1 affect Windows Vista's day-to-day performance in common desktop applications and games? We've run a host of benchmarks in order to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Intel's Skulltrail dual-socket enthusiast platform
— 11:19 PM on February 3, 2008

It's the coolest codename known to geekdom, and it has the hardware to back it up. We put Intel's Skulltrail through its paces...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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A look at VIA's next-gen Isaiah x86 CPU architecture
— 3:29 PM on January 24, 2008

A brand-new x86 processor microarchitecture doesn't come along every day, but today, we have just that. We visited the offices of Centaur Technology yesterday...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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An update on AMD 790FX motherboards
— 11:13 AM on December 27, 2007

Our first impressions of the 790FX chipset were decidedly mixed. Were those impressions correct? We took a fresh look at 790FX motherboards...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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A beginner's guide to overclocking
— 12:20 AM on December 20, 2007

PC enthusiasts have an almost compulsive desire to overclock, whether it's pushing chips to their limits or simply exploting the "free" headroom available with most...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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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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Cooler Master's Cosmos 1000 enclosure
— 11:18 PM on October 23, 2007

Back in the day, an imposing full-tower enclosure loaded with noisy fans was the mark of a true PC enthusiast. Full-tower enclosures have somewhat fallen...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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AMD aims to unify SFF PCs with DTX spec
— 5:26 PM on October 22, 2007

Ever since we laid eyes on Shuttle's first cube, we've been enamored with the concept of small, quiet, yet capable PCs. AMD's proposed DTX...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Cases Cooling

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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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Biostar's TP35D2-A7 and TP35D3-A7 Deluxe mobos
— 12:00 AM on August 23, 2007

BIG NAMES LIKE Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI overwhelmingly dominate the motherboard market, making it...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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