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SLI vs. CrossFireX: The DX11 generation
— 9:24 PM on August 11, 2010

We've tested 23 different single- and multi-GPU configs to answer the question: are two mid-range cards better than a single expensive one?

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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GPU value in the DirectX 11 age
— 12:18 AM on July 29, 2010

Join us for a new round of scatter plots, this time featuring the latest and greatest DirectX 11 graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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7,200-RPM terabytes from Hitachi, Samsung, Seagate, and WD face off
— 10:04 PM on July 27, 2010

Hitachi, Samsung, Seagate, and WD all have two-platter terabytes spinning at 7,200 RPM. We've rounded up all four to find the sweet spot...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 460 graphics processor
— 4:21 AM on July 12, 2010

The Fermi architecture has shed much of its fat in the GF104, a new chip focused intently on graphics. The result? Perhaps the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Today's solid-state drives: The value perspective
— 5:16 PM on July 6, 2010

Are SSDs worth the extra scratch versus hard drives? Which one is the best value? Our scatter plots have returned to tackle the

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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A short tour of Kingston's Hsinchu factory
— 12:59 AM on June 22, 2010

During our stay in Taiwan earlier this month, we hopped on a bus to Kingston's Hsinchu factory, where memory modules and SD flash cards

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Memory

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Corsair's Force F120 solid-state drive
— 12:55 PM on June 21, 2010

The first SandForce-based SSDs only squeezed 100GB of storage capacity from 128GB worth of flash. Corsair's Force F120 kicks that capacity up to 120GB,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Crucial's RealSSD C300 solid-state drive
— 11:36 PM on June 13, 2010

Crucial's RealSSD C300 is the first SSD with a 6Gbps Serial ATA interface and ONFI 2.1 flash memory. Let's see how it compares.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Seagate's Momentus XT hard drive
— 3:38 PM on June 1, 2010

Seagate's Momentus XT swaps the Windows-only shackles of previous hybrid drives for a scheme dubbed Adaptive Memory.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Super Talent's USB 3.0 RAIDDrive
— 11:51 PM on May 25, 2010

Super Talent's USB 3.0 RAIDDrive stripes dual internal SSDs to offer 32GB of SuperSpeed connectivity in a lightweight and easily pocketable package. We run...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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SandForce showdown: Corsair's Force F100 and OCZ's Agility 2 and Vertex 2 SSDs
— 11:29 PM on May 17, 2010

An SSD's controller chip largely determines its destiny. SandForce's SF-1200 is the latest controller to hit the market, and we've taken it for a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Eyefinity to the sixth degree
— 11:39 PM on May 16, 2010

The newest Radeon HD 5870 unifies six monitors as one giant display wall. We've played loads of games on such a rig, purely for...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays

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Intel's X25-V solid-state drive on its own and in RAID
— 11:48 PM on May 10, 2010

SSDs are becoming cheaper to purchase. Case in point: Intel's X25-V 40GB, which is currently selling for $115. Can this value offering hang with the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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A look at new SSDs from Corsair, Kingston, Plextor, and WD
— 9:24 PM on April 14, 2010

SSDs are finally cheap enough to be tempting for use in high-performance desktops. The market is teeming with new entrants, too. But which one is...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Corsair's Flash Padlock 2 USB thumb drive
— 11:10 AM on April 6, 2010

Corsair's latest USB thumb drive boasts 256-bit encryption, a PIN code locking mechanism, and a purportedly rugged enclosure. Is it all it's cracked up to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Western Digital's VelociRaptor VR200M hard drive
— 7:00 AM on April 6, 2010

Every time WD has released a new Raptor, the performance bar for desktop hard drives has been raised. But the new 600GB VelociRaptor VR200M enters...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 480 and 470 graphics processors
— 12:25 AM on March 31, 2010

Call it Fermi, GF100, or GeForce GTX 480. Heck, you could even call it late for dinner. But the new GeForces are here...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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AMD outlines its Gamers Manifesto
— 11:26 PM on March 17, 2010

AMD has released a Gamers Manifesto that details how the company works with developers to benefit all gamers, not just those with Radeon graphics cards....

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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