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Corsair's HS1 gaming headset
— 11:54 AM on October 1, 2010

Corsair has ventured into uncharted waters with its HS1 gaming headset. Is the HS1 worth the $100 asking price, and does it handle music...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

A quick primer on Sandy Bridge
— 10:19 PM on September 20, 2010

After a lackluster IDF keynote, Intel exposed many of Sandy Bridge's architectural details during tech sessions last week. We had the good fortune to

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

MSI's Master Overclocking Arena Grand Final
— 6:48 PM on September 17, 2010

Only one event this month combined extreme overclocking and Star Wars stormtroopers doin' the hustle in Taiwan's capital city. We were there.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards

Live blog: IDF 2010 Otellini and Perlmutter keynote
— 11:08 AM on September 13, 2010

Join us as we frantically type from the IDF keynote!

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

AMD aims for low-power computing with Bobcat
— 4:01 PM on August 31, 2010

The Bobcat core could mean big things for cheap, low-power computing. We've taken a quick look at its prospects and architecture.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

AMD's Bulldozer architecture revealed
— 4:25 PM on August 24, 2010

Today, AMD revealed many specifics about its next-gen Bulldozer microarchitecture, which introduces some radical new concepts in CPU organization.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Intel's Xeon 5600 processors
— 12:13 AM on July 23, 2010

These Xeons promise two more cores at the same clock speed and TDP. How good are they? We collected a host of systems in Damage...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

The sweet sound of Koss' PortaPro headphones
— 11:47 PM on July 15, 2010

1984 seems so very long ago. That was the year Apple introduced its very first Macintosh computer with an iconic commercial featuring an unnamed...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

The great upgrade: Tales from the ancient past
— 10:51 AM on July 14, 2010

Our current contest challenges readers to relate their first PC upgrade experiences for a chance to win a copy...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Storage

3D movies and the value of entertainment
— 10:30 PM on July 8, 2010

To take full advantage of this past long weekend, I unlatched myself from my computer and went to see a movie with my girlfriend. We...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia Gaming

Opteron 4100 series aims for the clouds
— 1:07 AM on June 23, 2010

After telegraphing its intentions for quite some time, AMD followed through today with the official unveiling of the Opteron 4100 series of processors.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

Intel's Core i7-875K and i5-655K processors
— 1:42 AM on May 28, 2010

Intel has unlocked a pair of affordable CPUs, making overclocking dead simple. Join us as we welcome the K series to the 4GHz+...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Inside Intel's Atom Z600 series
— 8:27 PM on May 5, 2010

The new Atom platform, code-named Moorestown, brings a PC-compatible system into a pocket-sized package with dramatically reduced power consumption.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

AMD's Phenom II X6 processors
— 4:52 PM on April 27, 2010

At last, AMD has added turbocharging to its suite of CPU technologies, giving us a six-cylinder processor that's bulging with potential for questionable car analogies....

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

A quick look at Psyko's 5.1 PC Gaming Headset
— 11:00 AM on April 22, 2010

Psyko's 5.1 surround-sound headphones promise to envelope gamers in a perfect room filled with accurate positional audio. But can fancy waveguides really trump a proper...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

Core issues
— 12:07 AM on April 8, 2010

Keeping your cores straight isn't easy these days.  Here's a quick cheat sheet. CUDA core - Not a core Shader multiprocessor - Might be a core

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics

Intel's Core i7-980X Extreme processor
— 11:00 PM on March 10, 2010

Intel's dominance with the Nehalem Core i7s has been nearly complete, yet a replacement will soon arrive in the form of Gulftown, a six-core monster...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Another perspective on CPU value
— 8:53 PM on February 21, 2010

As you might have already seen, the value section of our grand Athlon II vs. Core i3 showdown article includes performance-per-dollar graphs based on...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs