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Inside the second: A new look at game benchmarking
— 6:08 PM on September 8, 2011

We set out to introduce some new game benchmarking methods, and those new tools promptly helped us uncover an intriguing problem: multi-GPU micro-stuttering.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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Dueling Zacate motherboards from Asus
— 12:37 AM on August 11, 2011

We've taken both of Asus' finest Zacate motherboards and put them under the microscope. How do they stack up against each other, and just...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Zotac's Z68-ITX WiFi Mini-ITX motherboard
— 12:03 AM on July 19, 2011

What has a Z68 chipset, a full-sized PCI Express x16 slot, integrated Wi-Fi, eight-phase CPU power, four USB 3.0 ports, and a footprint small enough...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Llano in overtime: 1866MHz RAM & IGP-only power
— 11:51 PM on July 17, 2011

Will 1866MHz memory make a big difference to the performance of the AMD A8-3850 APU? How does power consumption look without a discrete GPU...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Llano motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI
— 11:54 PM on June 29, 2011

AMD's Llano APU arrives on the desktop with an FM1 socket that requires a new motherboard. We've assembled three candidates from Asus, Gigabyte,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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AMD's A8-3850 Fusion APU
— 11:17 PM on June 29, 2011

AMD's "Llano" APU makes a compelling proposition as a laptop chip, but its position on the desktop is more precarious. Read on to find...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Asus' P8H67-I Deluxe Mini-ITX motherboard
— 12:55 AM on June 29, 2011

Mini-ITX motherboards don't get more loaded than Asus' P8H67-I Deluxe, which has a Sandy Bridge CPU socket, a PCIe x16 slot, four USB 3.0 ports,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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AMD's A8-3500M Fusion APU
— 7:53 PM on June 22, 2011

Can AMD's 'Llano' APU really take on Intel's excellent Sandy Bridge processors and hold its own? We've taken a deep look at its...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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A tour of Zotac's Dongguan factory
— 10:09 PM on June 14, 2011

Unlike some graphics card and motherboard makers, Zotac has its own production capacity. We tour the Zotac factory in Dongguan, China to see where...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Motherboards Systems

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Bulldozer mobos from Asus and MSI: Sabertooth 990FX & 990FXA-GD80
— 10:57 PM on May 30, 2011

Bulldozer-based Zambezi CPUs are coming, but motherboard makers can't be bothered to wait. We take a detailed look at a pair of Bulldozer...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Via intros QuadCore processor with guess how many cores
— 11:01 PM on May 11, 2011

We visited Via-Centaur's Austin, Texas offices and came away with some fresh details on the QuadCore processor and a better sense of Via's future plans...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Z68 Express motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI
— 2:01 AM on May 11, 2011

Intel's Z68 Express has finally arrived. Join us as we explore the chipset's QuickSync transcoding support, accompanying GPU virtualization, new Smart Response SSD...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Asus' Sabertooth P67 motherboard
— 12:27 AM on May 4, 2011

Asus' Sabertooth P67 motherboard offers five-year warranty coverage, loads of temperature sensors, and a novel shroud designed to cool motherboard components. We take...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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AMD's Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition processor
— 11:01 PM on May 2, 2011

After over two years in service, AMD's top quad adds another 100MHz. We wonder what it means, if anything.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Intel's Xeon X7560 and Dell's R810 server
— 10:41 AM on April 25, 2011

Intel's eight-core Nehalem-EX processor and Dell's R810 chassis combine to form a new class of 2P server, with huge memory capacity at a lower...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Systems Servers

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Intel's 320 Series solid-state drive
— 10:00 AM on March 28, 2011

Intel has another new solid-state drive, and this time it's an all in-house affair with 25-nano flash. Keep reading for the skinny on...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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A late adopter's guide to USB 3.0
— 9:34 AM on March 25, 2011

SuperSpeed connectivity may be a nice additional perk as part of a future system, but is it worth the trouble as a standalone upgrade?

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Crucial's m4 solid-state drive
— 3:57 PM on March 24, 2011

Crucial's long-awaited successor to the RealSSD C300 has arrived. Join us as we take a closer look at the performance of the RealSSD...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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