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Best SSDs For The Money: February 2014
Feb 3, 2014 - in Reviews
This month, we take an abbreviated look at Mushkin's Ventura Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive, part of a new wave of USB-based SSDs. The Ventura pairs USB-attached SCSI and a SandForce controller in the hope of achieving SATA 6Gb/s-class performance externally.
PNY Launches a Pair of XLR8 GTX 650 Ti Boost Video Cards
Apr 5, 2013 - in News
PNY's new XLR8 GTX 650 Ti Boost graphics cards are available in standard and factory overclocked variants.
Time To Upgrade: 10 SSDs Between 240 And 256 GB, Rounded Up
Nov 22, 2012 - in Reviews
Over the past year, we've seen the cost per gigabyte of solid-state storage drop in a major way. Once upon a time, we shopped for affordable 60 and 80 GB drives. Now we really want 256 GB drives in our desktops. Meet the last 10 models to land in our lab.
PNY Launches New Line-Up of Consumer, Enterprise SSDs
Aug 22, 2012 - in News
PNY has introduced new SSDs for the consumer and enterprise sectors.
Deals July 21: 15-inch Core i5 Ivy Bridge Laptop $549.99
Jul 21, 2012 - in News
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Deals July 19: Netgear Push2TV Wireless Receiver $33
Jul 19, 2012 - in News
Allow our hottest deals from LogicBuy to ease your gadget itch.
PNY Adds 2133MHz and 1866MHz XLR8 Memory
Apr 1, 2012 - in News
PNY is expanding its XLR8-branded memory series with 2133 MHz and 1866 MHz versions that are sold as 16 GB (4 x 4 GB) and 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) kits.
PNY Launches 4G Professional SSDs
Mar 3, 2012 - in News
PNY introduced the fourth generation of its professional SSD series with capacities of 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB.
System Builder Marathon, Dec. 2011: System Value Compared
Dec 22, 2011 - in Reviews
A 20% budget boost for this quarter’s machines gave every builder room to fix former foibles, yet only the cheapest system showed big performance gains. What effect will those big and small changes have on price-per-performance proficiency?
System Builder Marathon, Dec. 2011: $2400 Performance PC
Dec 18, 2011 - in Reviews
Lessons learned over the past two quarters have helped us build one of our fastest PCs yet. But is it really worth the extra $400 over the previous high-end System Builder Marathon PC? The benchmarks will answer that question.
Tom's Hardware's 2011 Gift Guide: Part 1, For System Builders
Dec 12, 2011 - in Reviews
Welcome to Part 1 of Tom's Hardware's 2011 Holiday Gift Guide. This first installment is geared toward system builders planning to pool some Christmas cash to build a new performance- or value-oriented system. We have something for everyone this year.
Building A Liquid-Cooled MicroATX Gaming Monster
Oct 4, 2011 - in Reviews
You don't need a massive case to cram in tons of computing muscle. With a little help from a few manufacturers, our excessively-overclocked GeForce GTX 580 SLI build is small enough to sit atop most desks (and smoke our $2000 SBM machine).
Seven 8 GB DDR3 Memory Kits For Your AMD A75 Motherboard
Sep 4, 2011 - in Reviews
Because integrated GPUs generally employ shared system memory, RAM performance has a significant effect on gaming frame rates. We're testing seven 8 GB DDR3 kits that manufacturers tell us are a perfect match for AMD’s mainstream Llano-based APUs.
Tom's Graphics Card Guide: 32 Mid-Range Cards Benchmarked
Jul 19, 2011 - in Reviews
There are numerous graphics cards in the range between $100 and $250, but which of them delivers the best bang for your buck? Which is the most efficient or least noisy product related to its performance? We set out to find the best graphics cards on the
Eight 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) Memory Kits For P67 Express, Rounded Up
Apr 17, 2011 - in Reviews
Intel’s newest platform lineup has the same memory requirements as P55 Express, yet some of the modules available for it are rated differently. We discuss those differences on our quest to find the best performance/price in an 8 GB dual-channel kit.
Workstation Shootout: Nvidia Quadro 5000 Vs. ATI FirePro V8800
Sep 1, 2010 - in Reviews
Nvidia sure didn't waste any time introducing its Fermi architecture to the workstation space. Its Quadro 5000 is one of the first models to use the company's GF100 graphics processor. How does this card stack up against ATI’s flagship FirePro V8800?
Dual-Channel DDR3: Who Makes The Best 4GB Kit Under $150?
May 25, 2010 - in Reviews
High-end RAM prices have fallen far faster than they have in the mainstream market, enticing mid-budget builders. As 4GB mainstream kits hover around $100, Tom’s Hardware asks the question “How much more can we get for a few dollars more?”
Value DDR3 For Intel's P55: Six 4GB Kits Rounded Up
Nov 11, 2009 - in Reviews
The exceptional value of LGA 1156-based platforms demands memory modules equal in value. Testing Newegg’s six cheapest 4GB dual-channel kits revealed some surprisingly good parts. We're comparing them today, with a definitive winner you'll want to see.
Nvidia Quadro FX 4800: Workstation Graphics At Its Finest?
Apr 15, 2009 - in Reviews
Not only did we get our hands on Nvidia's Quadro FX 4800 to test against a host of other workstation cards, but we also compare this high-end board against a GeForce GTX 280 to gauge whether or not a gaming card can stand in as a workstation board.
Roundup: CompactFlash Cards For Professionals
Mar 26, 2009 - in Reviews
So many high-end CompactFlash cards, so little time. Which is the fastest of them all? Kingston, Lexar, PNY, San Disk, Silicon Power, and Transcend's offerings get put through the ringer in hope of an award.
4GB Gets Cheap: 9 Dual-Channel Kits Compared
Dec 1, 2008 - in Reviews
Recent price drops have made 4 GB DDR2 dual-channel kits affordable for even the most cost-conscious buyers. We pushed nine models to their limits to determine best value for a broad range of users.
System Builder Marathon: Performance & Value
Nov 28, 2008 - in Reviews
We tightened the budget on this month’s enthusiast-level system while loosening our belt for the low-cost gamer box by a similar percentage. Today we gauge the effect of these changes on performance and value and compare to last month's machines.
System Builder Marathon: $1,250 Enthusiast PC
Nov 27, 2008 - in Reviews
On this, the second day of our System Builder Marathon, Don turns down the price tag of his mid-range build looking for a sweet spot just above the $1,000 marker. Let's see what sort of hardware he found for it!
System Builder Marathon: $625 Gaming PC
Nov 26, 2008 - in Reviews
This month's System Builder Marathon is all about your feedback to us. We've revamped our entry-level and mid-range PCs with new price points. Let's kick things off with what we think is the best value at a $625 price point!
System Builder Marathon: $500 Gaming PC
Oct 29, 2008 - in Reviews
For the second to last day of our System Builder Marathon series, we add a $500 gaming PC to the mix. It's not going to be as quick as our other two builds, but we think Paul was able to get some serious value from this thing.