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A fresh look at processor value
— 1:21 AM on March 18, 2009

17 processors. 22 benchmarks. 64 graphs. One epic study of how some of today's most popular enthusiast processors compare in terms of performance per...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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What's in a browser?
— 4:10 PM on March 16, 2009

With word that the final version of Internet Explorer 8 may be coming in the next few days, enthusiasts are once again...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Software

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Gaming on a netbook: yes we can
— 10:52 PM on February 26, 2009

As you might have already seen, I recently had the chance to play with Asus' new Eee PC 1000HE. In my journey to further...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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AMD puts on the ritz with six-core Opteron demo
— 1:08 AM on February 20, 2009

How does 24 cores in Task Manager sound? We saw it happen when AMD gave us an exclusive first demo of its upcoming...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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AMD's Socket AM3 Phenom II processors
— 2:08 PM on February 17, 2009

The latest processors from AMD add support for DDR3 memory and come in more affordable triple- and quad-core flavors. We like one of them...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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What might Westmere mean for AMD?
— 3:04 PM on February 13, 2009

Now that both AMD and Intel have laid down their roadmaps for 2009 and 2010, we can have a little fun and start speculating about...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs

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Riding Audiosurf's Technicolor rollercoaster
— 3:25 PM on February 12, 2009

It's interesting how gaming habits change. I used to be pretty hardcore, complete with mad skillz and everything. First-person shooters were my thing...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Downloadable content done right
— 3:24 PM on February 6, 2009

Many gamers probably didn't notice, but Burnout Paradise came out this week for PC in the form of the Ultimate Box. Why should you care?...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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So what if I play with bots?
— 11:21 AM on February 5, 2009

Some of my favorite games since I started really getting into PC gaming include Unreal Tournament, Unreal Tournament 2004, Rainbow Six Vegas (1 & 2),...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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It gets better after the first time: Mirror's Edge impressions
— 1:32 PM on February 4, 2009

If you were reading this blog last year, you'll know I was pretty excited about early glimpses of Mirror's Edge. When reviews of the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Nvidia's Ion platform
— 8:00 AM on February 3, 2009

Intel has often been criticized for pairing its Atom CPU with anemic 945G-series chipsets, but now there's an alternative in Nvidia's Ion platform. Read...

Type: Feature article Tags: Chipsets Systems

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The beta craze
— 6:41 PM on January 29, 2009

Like many PC gamers in the last week, I recently fired up the new Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II beta on Steam to see...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Internet Explorer 8 RC1 impressions
— 10:34 AM on January 27, 2009

I didn't think the day would ever come, but it has: as of the RC1 build, Internet Explorer 8 appears to render TR pretty much...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Software

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How is this a game?
— 5:24 PM on January 26, 2009

I checked dictionary.com before starting this blog post to make sure my definition of "game" was correct, but apparently, a game is just "an amusement...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Geek gaming gone low-tech
— 1:00 AM on January 23, 2009

What do nerds do for fun? A few weeks back, I wrote some tips on how to throw a successful LAN party, a favorite...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Thoughts on the Windows 7 beta
— 4:44 PM on January 13, 2009

I've already written at length about my (generally positive) appraisal of Windows Vista, yet I'm still eagerly looking forward to Windows 7. While I find...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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AMD's Phenom II processors
— 11:00 PM on January 7, 2009

Little more than a year after the introduction of the original Phenom, the Phenom II has arrived with more of everything good--cache, clock speeds, features,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Teetering on the Mirror's Edge
— 11:43 AM on December 29, 2008

Mirror's Edge was by far one of my most anticipated games of the bumper crop of holiday titles that have sprouted up over the last...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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