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Intel's Core i7 comes to notebooks
— 4:45 PM on October 6, 2009

Nehalem has finally arrived for notebooks in the form of Clarksdale Core i7 mobile processors that are virtually identical to their Lynnfield desktop counterparts.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Corsair's H50 all-in-one CPU water cooler
— 3:50 PM on September 21, 2009

Corsair has developed a new Hydro Series H50 CPU water cooler, and we've put the factory-sealed, all-in-one unit through the wringer against some of its...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

Intel's Core i5-750 and Core i7-870 processors
— 12:27 AM on September 8, 2009

These new Core i5 and i7 processors promise to enable systems that are faster, cheaper, quieter, smaller, and more energy efficient than prior desktop PCs....

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

It's a mad, mad Internet
— 11:04 AM on September 4, 2009

A relative recently created, which showcases unique social media profiles.  My favorite is a Facebook group called "The Bertrand Russell group for...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

Contemplating SpeedStep and Cool'n'Quiet in performance testing
— 11:07 AM on August 28, 2009

Howdy all.  I've been hard at work in Damage Labs setting up new test systems with Windows 7.  This is a particularly agonizing chore for...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs

On PC upgrades and diminishing returns
— 10:14 PM on August 13, 2009

Like many of you, I'm giddily waiting on the release of Intel's Lynnfield processors to upgrade my main desktop PC. This system is still trucking...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems

AMD's Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition processor
— 12:14 AM on August 13, 2009

The Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition processor could compute Pi to an insane number of digits during the time it takes to pronounce its...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

nMedia's HTPC 2000B enclosure
— 11:22 PM on August 9, 2009

A home theater PC needs an attractive enclosure, and nMedia offers a rather affordable one in the HTPC 2000B. Looks aren't everything, though, so

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

Internet service provider, indeed
— 4:24 PM on July 23, 2009

Going into this, I should probably state that I'm well aware of the deplorable state of broadband Internet access and management in this country. If...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet

A compact, fast, and quiet PC for the kitchen
— 12:54 PM on June 25, 2009

If you've read our summer system guide, you might enjoy hearing the story of how our very cool Pocket Swiss Army Knife config came...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems

Battle of the elements: air vs. water CPU cooler showdown
— 3:26 PM on June 11, 2009

Water cooling is typically complicated and expensive, but you can now buy factory-sealed, all-in-one kits for little more than a high-end air cooler. Join...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

A bevy of new desktop processors arrives
— 1:04 AM on June 9, 2009

AMD and Intel have deluged us with new CPUs. The result? An enormous roundup of 26 different types of processors, including five brand-new...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

When overclocking doesn't work out
— 11:41 AM on June 3, 2009

This blog entry I write because I feel it's necessary to raise a point about overclocking processors and GPUs. This is hot off another late...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs

AMD's 'Istanbul' six-core Opteron processors
— 1:41 PM on June 1, 2009

The new "Istanbul" Opteron packs six cores into a single chip, which makes it the fastest, most power-efficient Opteron yet. But can it match...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

GlobalFoundries gears up
— 10:52 PM on May 7, 2009

Last week, we traveled to the offices of GlobalFoundries to meet with the firm's executives and to understand their plans for the newly minted...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

AMD's Phenom II X4 955 processor
— 1:10 AM on April 23, 2009

With the introduction of the Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition, AMD matches its world record for longest CPU name. Even better, this is...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Ignorance, legislative stupidity, and the French three-strikes piracy bill
— 11:00 AM on April 3, 2009

Yesterday, French MPs approved a portion of a new copyright bill that would...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Copyright

Intel's Xeon W5580 processors
— 1:52 AM on March 31, 2009

Intel's Nehalem-based Xeons are finally here, and they've left us gasping for air. This may well be the largest performance jump from one CPU...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs