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Zotac's Zbox HD-ND22 barebones mini PC
— 12:16 PM on August 26, 2010

Atom-based nettops easily get bogged down, but Zotac's latest Zbox pairs a capable CULV Celeron with an Ion chipset. Let's see what this budget...

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Zotac's Zbox HD-ID11 barebones nettop
— 11:25 AM on July 13, 2010

Zotac's Zbox HD-ID11 brings a dual-core Atom, Ion GPU, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and XBMC support to a barebones nettop. Is it the ultimate bargain HTPC?

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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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Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI tackle AMD's 890FX chipset
— 1:39 PM on April 29, 2010

With 44 Gen2 PCIe lanes and six 6Gbps SATA ports, AMD's new 890FX may be the finest high-end chipset on the market. Join us...

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Midget H55 motherboard showdown
— 10:37 PM on April 4, 2010

The latest mini motherboards use Intel's H55 Express chipset, which is compatible with both dual-core Clarkdale processors and quad-core Lynnfields. Keep reading for a

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AMD's 890GX integrated graphics chipset
— 12:30 PM on March 2, 2010

AMD's 890GX chipset features a hopped-up Radeon HD 4290 graphics core and an all-new SB850 south bridge with a 6Gbps Serial ATA controller. We've

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Four killer PSUs go head to head
— 9:22 PM on January 14, 2010

Although not a particularly titillating PC component, the PSU is arguably one of the most important. We've pitted four fresh enthusiast-focused units from Corsair, Enermax,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power

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Gigabyte's GA-P55M-UD4 and MSI's P55M-GD45 motherboards compared
— 1:24 PM on October 22, 2009

The first wave of P55-based Lynnfield motherboards has included not just the usual ATX fare, but also number of interesting MicroATX models. We've rounded...

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A look at Asus' P7P55D and Gigabyte's GA-P55-UD4P motherboards
— 5:04 PM on September 17, 2009

Ultra-high-end motherboards for Core i5 and i7-800 processors make little sense, but there are plenty of excellent mid-range models to choose from, including Asus' P7P55D...

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Intel's P55 Express chipset
— 12:29 AM on September 8, 2009

Lynnfield requires a new motherboard based on Intel's P55 Express chipset. We've rounded up three examples from Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI to see how...

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Swimming laps with Finis' SwiMP3 player
— 11:42 PM on August 30, 2009

Few things bore me more than staring at the bottom of a pool while swimming laps. Finis' SwiMP3 player promises to inject music into those...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Headphone-oriented sound cards from Asus and Auzentech
— 10:26 AM on August 11, 2009

Asus and Auzentech recently released the Xonar Essence STX and X-Fi Forte sound cards designed specifically for use with headphones. We've taken them for...

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AMD's 785G integrated graphics chipset
— 11:00 PM on August 3, 2009

AMD has a new 785G integrated graphics chipset designed for Socket AM3 CPUs and sub-$100 motherboards. Join us as we explore whether the 785G...

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High-end Socket AM3 chipsets under the microscope
— 10:53 PM on June 17, 2009

The Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition makes a compelling case for Socket AM3, particularly now that LGA775 has no real upgrade path. Which chipset...

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Zotac's IONITX-A Mini-ITX board
— 8:00 AM on May 12, 2009

Nvidia's Ion platform brings the Atom CPU a modern chipset with a DirectX 10-class GPU and Blu-ray playback acceleration, and now you can get it...

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Four Socket AM3 motherboards collide
— 12:10 AM on April 13, 2009

A wave of new Socket AM3 motherboards has arrived, capable of combining the latest Phenom II processors with surprisingly inexpensive DDR3 memory. We've collected...

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Zotac's GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi motherboard
— 10:58 PM on March 29, 2009

Zotac's GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi squeezes an LGA775 socket, dual memory channels, a GeForce 9300 integrated graphics chipset, and a PCI Express x16 slot into a...

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A trio of affordable Core i7 motherboards
— 11:11 PM on March 18, 2009

The first wave of Core i7 motherboards were prohibitively expensive, but a new batch has arrived that brings prices down to the $200 range.

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