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Sandy Bridge-E motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, Intel, and MSI
— 2:02 AM on November 14, 2011

If you want to get in on Intel's new Sandy Bridge-E CPU, you'll need an LGA2011 motherboard. We've gathered four examples from Asus, Gigabyte,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Some thoughts on Rage
— 10:54 AM on October 27, 2011

Well, I finished Rage last night. I have to say that I enjoyed it quite a bit, mostly because, at heart, it's a very...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Windows 8 and the marginalization of geeks
— 10:23 AM on September 16, 2011

On Tuesday, Microsoft made the Windows 8 Developer Preview available publicly without demanding so much as a Windows Live login name and password in return....

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Crysis 2 tessellation: too much of a good thing?
— 2:07 PM on August 16, 2011

We discover the world's greatest virtual concrete slab.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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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 A8-3500M 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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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 560 graphics processor
— 8:00 AM on May 17, 2011

Say hello to Nvidia's latest $199 graphics card. Is this a worthwhile step up from the GeForce GTX 460 1GB, and is it a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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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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Zotac's GeForce GTX 580 AMPĀ²! graphics card
— 11:00 PM on May 8, 2011

Zotac's GTX 580 AMPĀ²! may not be the value shopper's most rational choice, but any enthusiast will appreciate its obvious virtues.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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XFX's Radeon HD 6950 1GB takes on Zotac's GeForce GTX 560 Ti AMP
— 2:31 PM on April 18, 2011

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti and Radeon HD 6950 1GB both target PC enthusiasts seeking potent mid-range graphics. We compare a couple of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 590 graphics card
— 8:00 AM on March 24, 2011

Nvidia's answer to the Radeon HD 6990 raises some interesting questions about priorities. Read on to see what we mean.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics processor
— 8:00 AM on March 15, 2011

At $149, is Nvidia's latest DirectX 11 GPU a compelling step up from cheaper solutions? And could it be a nearly-as-good step down from pricier...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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AMD's Radeon HD 6990 graphics card
— 11:00 PM on March 7, 2011

The Radeon HD 6000 series finally has its flagship: a dual-GPU graphics card with formidable performance potential. How does it fare against conventional multi-GPU solutions?

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Zotac's H67-ITX motherboard
— 5:04 PM on January 26, 2011

Zotac's H67-ITX is the first Mini-ITX motherboard capable of hosting Intel's new Sandy Bridge CPUs. We pit it against a stack of desktop...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics processor
— 1:10 PM on January 25, 2011

I don't wish to alarm you, but two very powerful things are converging upon us simultaneously. First, we have the introduction of a new video...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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A quick look at chipset PCI Express performance
— 10:23 AM on January 14, 2011

Finally, Intel has a mid-range chipset with proper PCIe 2.0 lanes. We test the P67's PCIe implementation to see how it stacks up.

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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