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Chris Angelini On Tom's Hardware In 2012
Jan 16, 2012 - in Reviews
I just got back from CES 2012. And although I’ve attended a great many Consumer Electronics Shows, Computexes, and Comdexes (never a CeBIT), this year’s show was by far the most intense. It wasn’t that there were tons of really awesome products. In fact,
CeBIT 2011: AMD Demos Llano Behind Closed Doors
Mar 3, 2011 - in Reviews
Apparently, Fusion technology demos behind closed doors are becoming an AMD tradition. At this year's CeBIT, the chip maker demoed its upcoming (and highly-anticipated) Llano APU. Naturally, the Tom's Hardware team was on-hand to take a closer look.
This Week's Hot News: March 2nd to 6th, 2009
Mar 7, 2009 - in Picture Story
Google Earth recently picked up on something solid and unquestionable (as opposed to Atlantis), however the structure it uncovered could lead to hard times for the British government. A close-up aerial view of Faslane, Scotland reveals the UK's secret Tri
Walter Yeh Talks About Computex
Mar 25, 2008 - in Reviews
Walter Yeh, Executive VP of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) talks about the attraction of Computex for local and foreign businesses, better traffic control for Computex and the Green initiative in Taiwan.
CeBIT 2008 - Previewing The Trends
Feb 29, 2008 - in Reviews
CeBIT in Germany is one of the most important tech shows in the world. Here is a preview by our editors who will attend CeBIT from March 4-9.
Computex 2007 Summary
Jun 11, 2007 - in Reviews
Computex reminded us somewhat of a car tuning show, where the focus is on customization rather than innovation. However, there were still lots of interesting things to be discovered.
Computex 2007: Coolers and Power Supplies
Jun 5, 2007 - in Reviews
The first day of Computex held some surprises for us. We saw various useful and useless cases, new cooling solutions, and a plethora of power supplies that output up to 2,000 W.
AMD Pushes R600 Back To May
Feb 22, 2007 - in Reviews
If you were waiting for Direct3D 10 compliant hardware from AMD (formerly ATI) you will have to wait even longer. AMD pushed the launch of R600 yet once more.
IDF Fall 2006: From Core 2 Quadro to 80 Cores
Sep 27, 2006 - in Reviews
Intel is proud of its Kentsfield quad core and refers to our technology article. But IDF is stuffed with news on the next-generation mobile platform, an 80-core project and high-efficiency power supplies.
Treasures or Trash? 5 PC Cases for Gamers
May 29, 2006 - in Reviews
When it comes to PC gaming cases, there are huge quality gaps between what is out there. The amount of money you spend does not necessarily translate into better quality, either. Unfortunatley, it is difficult to find some gems among so-called gaming boxes made too-often on the cheap.
Asus PW191 LCD: Looks Can Deceive
Apr 21, 2006 - in Reviews
It did not take long for the Asus 17" PM17-TU LCD to become a favorite with gamers. Now the manufacturer has shifted into an even higher gear with the PW191, a wide-format 19" monitor with great looks. Unfortunately, its performance is not always on par with its design.
A Revolution? The First Lumileds LCD Display
Oct 28, 2005 - in Reviews
After months in the final development stage, NEC has released the first monitor on the market featuring LED backlighting: the NEC MultiSync LCD2180WG-LED-BK. The price won't be to everybody's taste, but Lumileds technology is an important development in the evolution of LCD displays.
The Athlon 64 FX Overclocked to 3 GHz
Jul 25, 2005 - in Reviews
What can you expect when AMD launches the Athlon 64 FX-59 by the end of the year? We overclocked AMD's FX-57 to 3 GHz to see what you will get. AMD's Socket M2 should also soon come into the picture.
Pushing Your DDR2 RAM To The Max
Jul 18, 2005 - in Reviews
Does DDR2-800 deliver the hoped-for performance boost for Intel PCs? With DIMMs from Adata and Corsair in hand, we experimented with slower clocks but very short timings.
Dothan Over Netburst: Is The Pentium 4 A Dead End?
May 25, 2005 - in Reviews
With a simple adapter, Intel's Pentium M processor can be used on veteran mainboards based on the i865 and i875 chipsets. Would you believe that this unorthodox combination proves to be so fast that it beats even the Athlon 64 FX and the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition?!
I Want My 32" LCD TV
May 23, 2005 - in Reviews
We recently scrutinized the kind of picture you get with 26" LCD TVs, but we now go larger with a look at 30" and 32" wares. Does size matter when it comes to picture quality?
The Elitegroup PF88 Extreme: An Athlon 64 or Pentium 4 Motherboard
Apr 27, 2005 - in Reviews
There was plenty to say about the PF88 Extreme when it debuted at CeBIT earlier this year: its capability to accommodate either an Athlon 64 or Pentium 4 and many other features that come with a high-end motherboard. Our tests tell the rest of the story.
Midi Towers: You've Come a Long Way, Baby
Apr 11, 2005 - in Reviews
Midi tower PC buyers now expect a lot more from their case than just a box in which to put their motherboard, power supply unit and other components. We review 13 cases and gauge the value-add they offer in the way size, shape and features.
Asus A8N-SLI Premium Allows SLI to be Enabled in Software
Mar 23, 2005 - in Reviews
The Premium version of Asus' A8N-SLI motherboard allows you to turn on or off SLI in software, rather than requiring you to open your system case. Will this new feature help alleviate one of the issues that some people have with SLI?
Gigabyte Creates a 915P Motherboard With SLI
Nov 30, 2004 - in Reviews
Finally, somebody did it: Gigabyte sent us a motherboard based on Intel's 915P chipset with two physical x16 PCIe connectors. By merging the ICH6's four x1 PCIe ports into one physical slot, an NVIDIA SLI graphics solution on the Intel architecture is now a reality.
Hands Across Four Water Cooling Systems
Jun 30, 2004 - in Reviews
Common wisdom dictates that water cooling systems might offer better performance but are hard to install and represent a cumbersome amount of extra components. But can external water cooling systems prove naysayers wrong? THG tested four models to find out.
15 Case Power Tower Round-Up
Jun 7, 2004 - in Reviews
A new crop of PC cases offers some sleek designs, but how do their utility, safety and upgradeability measure up? THG gives you the low-down on what to expect.
Intel's New Weapon: Pentium 4 Prescott
Feb 1, 2004 - in Reviews
Despite 90 nm process technology, larger caches, 13 new instructionsand changes in its NetBurst architecture, the Prescott does not bring down the house. Additionally, Intel has begun shipping faster Pentium 4 processors based on the tried-and-market-tested Northwood core, with the 3.4 GHz Extreme Edition at the very top.
Home Broadcast Studio: Multimedia Network Players
Jan 14, 2004 - in Reviews
The PC continues to make its way into the living room as the multimedia box of choice. Images, music, videos: whatever the format, today's PC represents the ideal media player, whether for the PC screen or a flat panel TV screen. We survey home media center applications that are commercially available, as well as those yet to be released.
17" LCD Part IV: Six Panels With 16 And 20 ms
Jun 26, 2003 - in Reviews
The 20-ms line has now been crossed. And with it, most of the afterglow problem common to flat panels is solved. For our fourth set of comparative tests of the best currently available 17" monitors, we had two questions to address: can you play games and edit images on them?
Unevenly Matched Mini-Trio: MSI vs. Shuttle vs. Saintsong
May 5, 2003 - in Reviews
The choice of compact PC's for daily office use is growing, but they vary in size, shape and functionality. We examined three interesting systems from MSI, Shuttle and Saintsong in our lab.
Water March: Gainward CoolFX
Apr 30, 2003 - in Reviews
Gainward is one of the first graphics card manufacturers to offer a complete watercooling kit in their program - suitable for most of the GeForceFX cards. In this article, we introduce you to the system and find out how it performs in practice.
Hard Drives Instead of Tapes? 70 TB Backup RAID at the University of Tübingen
Apr 25, 2003 - in Reviews
While backing up data may be a minor chore for many, backing up vast quantities of data is a major operation. At the very top of the food chain, you generally have complex tape systems operated with automated robots. However, Dr. Koch Computertechnik AG has developed a cheaper, yet very flexible solution for the University of Tübingen: 70 TB backup capacity on standard IDE hard drives.
How Good Are AMD's Bundled Coolers For The Athlon XP ?
Apr 4, 2003 - in Reviews
No matter what core (Thoroughbred A/B or Barton) may be lurking in your Athlon XP, AMD has a cooler bundled just for you. THG measured the effectiveness of AMD's coolers and gives you the low-down on whether you should keep your eyes peeled for alternatives.
Penalty: An Autopsy Of Dead LCD Pixels
Mar 19, 2003 - in Reviews
Sales of LCD flat panels have gone through the roof and their prices go down by the day, but there still remains a point that is not exactly emphasized in the specifications: how many dead pixels does it take before the manufacturers agree to replace a monitor We asked 36 manufacturers this question. The answers came back in dribs and drabs. Looks like there are some things they are not too proud of.