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reviews - OCTOBER 12 90

Nvidia is introducing its first 40nm GPUs with DirectX 10.1 support. But the GeForce 210 and GT 220 GPUs aren't the flagships you might expect the company to announce hot on the heels of Radeon HD 5870. Rather,...

reviews - OCTOBER 8 81

Intel’s newest desktop processor series is all about value, and the P55 platform already powers some very affordable motherboards. We put five such boards to the test, hoping to see solid baseline performance...

reviews - SEPTEMBER 29 73

Our response to reader-demand for AMD systems focuses on the company’s penchant for gaming value across three budget classes. How do these fully-optimized systems compare to each other in ultimate performance...

reviews - SEPTEMBER 25 164

With a limited budget and high-resolution gaming in our sights, we spice up this quarter's $1,250 build with as many graphics cards as we can fit into a mid-range chassis. By popular request, this one's an...

reviews - SEPTEMBER 24 94

We kick off our third-quarter System Builder Marathon series with Paul's $650 gaming PC. Last time you asked for an all-AMD set of builds, and that's what we're giving you. As before, all three systems are...

reviews - SEPTEMBER 8 90

We set off testing Intel's Lynnfield processors with low expectations, but were surprised to find the new LGA 1156-based CPUs are capable of holding their own and then some. Read on for more about Turbo Boost,...

reviews - SEPTEMBER 8 78

With the launch of Core i7, we ran an insane load of gaming benchmarks to explore CrossFire and SLI performance on X58. Today's P55 launch sees another Intel platform with great graphics options, and we're back...

reviews - AUGUST 25 117

In our AGP Radeon HD 4650 review, the old Athlon X2 3800+ system couldn't hack today's games due to a CPU bottleneck. This time, we up the ante with a cheap replacement CPU and overclock to see if we can...

reviews - AUGUST 20 115

Gigabyte's new Radeon HD 4650-based R465D2-1GI arrives on the scene, hopefully bringing playable frame rates to old AGP rigs long-forgotten by their gaming owners. We pair the card up to an Athlon X2 3800+ to...

reviews - AUGUST 11 48

Modern southbridges support multiple RAID levels via software, but do they deliver decent performance? We used six Intel SSDs and tortured the top three by AMD, Intel and Nvidia. As if that weren't cruel...

reviews - AUGUST 5 70

Today’s most powerful graphics processor, Nvidia's GeForce GTX 285, still struggles with some games at the highest resolution and quality settings. Gigabyte answers the question: "Will more RAM help?" with...

reviews - JULY 29 56

With our $300+ and $200-300 Core i7 motherboard comparisons distant memories, it’s time for a sub-$200 roundup. Recent price fluctuations have pushed two contenders over the mark after we tested them, but...

picture story - JULY 28 7

Asus and Gigabyte are again previewing upcoming P55-based motherboards. A recent visit from Asus left us with the company's P55 flagship, and Gigabyte sent over the first microATX board we've seen. Both reflect...

picture story - JULY 15 23

Last week we gave you a sneak peek at Asus' P7P55D Evo for Intel's upcoming Core i5 CPU. Today's preview features a pair of boards from Gigabyte, one of which strikes out at the value audience as the other...

reviews - JUNE 2 54

Eager to let you know it’s been busy, AMD is launching four new processors today: the first Athlon II, a dual-core Phenom II, and two low-power 65W Phenom IIs. We bought ourselves a new Pentium E6300 and let...

reviews - MAY 7 37

We take a look at a handful of non-reference cards with GeForce heritage: the 9600 GT, the GTS 250, and the GTX 260 from Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, and Zotac. Read on to find out which cards performed, overclocked,...

reviews - APRIL 22 38

While most manufacturers tout the value of AMD’s latest 790GX integrated chipset, enthusiasts need the added PCI Express connectivity of 790FX for multi-card graphics configurations. We test four 790FX-based...

reviews - APRIL 20 58

Tired of bog-standard reference graphics cards differentiated by nothing but a box? We pit Gigabyte's GV-N250ZL-1GI with Zalman cooling and Asus' EAH4850 MT with adjustable voltages against each other to see if...

reviews - MARCH 12 26

Processor speed matters. We found that a fast solid state disk drive, such as Intel’s X25-E, can be greatly impaired by a system running with all of its CPU’s power saving features turned on. Surprised?...

reviews - FEBRUARY 24 36

High-end enthusiasts are certain to be among the first adopters of Intel’s latest Core i7 architecture, so our extensive comparisons begin with motherboards specifically targeted towards these systems. What...

reviews - FEBRUARY 13 84

Using your feedback from months past, we’ve built, overclocked, and tested three systems with vastly different budgets. Now it's time to compare our efforts using cost, performance, and power as our...

reviews - FEBRUARY 11 84

This month, we build an Intel Core 2 Quad-based system to compare to the previous months' similarly priced Core i7 and Core 2 Duo PCs. Which of the three offers the best bang for the buck?

reviews - FEBRUARY 10 64

Last month's $625 build incorporated a more powerful CPU, and we didn't quite see the results we were hoping to see. This month, Paul puts the emphasis on graphics performance, using a Radeon HD 4870 with 512...

reviews - JANUARY 23 45

Gigabyte went to the drawing table and reinvented its motherboards using more copper, with an emphasis on high performance. Does the Ultra Durable 3 feature really lower operating temperatures and improve power...

reviews - JANUARY 23 82

Given $750, we embarked on a mission to build the most efficient, best-performing PC we possibly could. Then, the French, German, and Italian offices did the same, trying to beat our results with their own...

reviews - JANUARY 16 6

Last week you heard from our news team, right from the CES 2009 show floor. Meanwhile, editorial was running around from one closed-door meeting to the next. Much of it will be fleshed out during the year, but...