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Mainstream Attack - The ATI Radeon HD 5770

Mainstream Attack - The ATI Radeon HD 5770

The cogs of ATI's war machine are turning and they are not letting up. After the awesome Radeon HD 5870 and 5850, they are continuing the assault on NVIDIA by releasing the Radeon HD 5770. The 4700 series used to be ATI's mainstream selection, how would the 5770 perform? Let's find out.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 - New Budget Arrivals

NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 - New Budget Arrivals

The NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 is an all-new GPU that was initially meant for OEM but has since been made available to the public. Along with the GeForce GT 210, it is NVIDIA's first desktop GPU manufactured using a 40nm process. How will this budget GPU perform? Will it allow you to get some decent gaming done? Let's find out.

Intel P55 Motherboard Shootout - The New Mainstream

Intel P55 Motherboard Shootout - The New Mainstream

With the new mainstream Lynnfield processors lowering the price of entry for Intel's current platform, it's time to look at the rest of the supporting cast. Today, we bring together five of the top P55 motherboards from major vendors to find out which one deserves to be in your next PC.

Power Efficient Gaming with GeForce 9800 GT Eco Cards

Power Efficient Gaming with GeForce 9800 GT Eco Cards

With the increasing emphasis on green computing, graphics card manufacturers have come up with power-efficient variants of the highly popular GeForce 9800 GT. These eco-friendly versions promise lower power consumption at similar performance levels. We take cards from MSI and Zotac for a spin and compare them against a bog standard GeForce 9800 GT to test out their claims.

Lynnfield - Nehalem Finally Goes Mainstream!

Lynnfield - Nehalem Finally Goes Mainstream!

Branded as both Core i5 and Core i7, Intel's new CPUs promise to bring the next-gen Nehalem microarchitecture to the masses. With some caveats and changes of course, which we shall explain in our review. You'll also find that the new Core i5-750, i7-860 and i7-870 Lynnfield processors to have pretty good performance to boot the competition, so don't miss our match-up.

Triple Mainstream AMD 785G Roundup

Triple Mainstream AMD 785G Roundup

The heir to the popular mainstream AMD 780G chipset, the 785G has arrived but it appears to have kept with the status quo. Can these three new motherboards from ASUS, ECS and Gigabyte convince us otherwise? We take these boards for a spin in our lab and paint the results for you.

Netbooks Galore: A Tale of Seven 10-inch Netbooks!

Netbooks Galore: A Tale of Seven 10-inch Netbooks!

It's been a while since we've last covered a netbook in detail. So here we are back with a shootout that should knock your socks off. That's right, it's not just one netbook, but SEVEN of the newest 10-inch netbooks from Acer, ASUS, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Samsung and Toshiba in this roundup. Let's go already!

Gone in a Flash - 5 Solid State Drives Compared

Gone in a Flash - 5 Solid State Drives Compared

Solid state drives have been threatening to storm the mainstream performance segment for a while now. And with new MLC-based drives from OCZ and Patriot that have drastically reduced the entry price, it's time we rounded up some of the top drives from the usual suspects to find out who's the best of them.

The Great DDR3 1600MHz Memory Showdown

The Great DDR3 1600MHz Memory Showdown

AMD's shift to DDR3 memory with the Phenom II, coupled with falling prices for DDR3 memory modules, point to a turning point in the mainstream adoption of the newer memory standard. If you're still hesitant about getting DDR3 for your next rig, we tempt your wallets with this mega memory showdown involving 10 different dual and triple-channel DDR3 1600MHz kits.

A Stepping Ahead - The Core i7-975 Extreme Edition and i7-950

A Stepping Ahead - The Core i7-975 Extreme Edition and i7-950

It has been more than six months since the first Core i7 processors debuted. Today, Intel released new models, but it's not to expand the lineup. Instead, they'll replace a couple of its higher end models with revised editions. We tested these chips featuring a new D0 stepping core that's rumored to improve overclocking.

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