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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.

Clash of the Titans - ATI Radeon HD 4890 CrossFireX vs. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295

Clash of the Titans - ATI Radeon HD 4890 CrossFireX vs. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295

Ever wondered if the rumored Radeon HD 4890 X2 will be faster than NVIDIA's equivalent dual-GPU GeForce GTX 295? Well, wonder no more, for we have plucked out the GeForce GTX 295 and two Radeon HD 4890 cards from our labs to find out. Read on to find out who will emerge victorious in this clash of the titans.

Mainstream AM3 - AMD 790GX Motherboard Showdown

Mainstream AM3 - AMD 790GX Motherboard Showdown

AMD has been catching up with some of Intel's more powerful processors with its latest AM3 Phenom II offerings. This is aided in part by the competitively priced mainstream boards of which the 790GX chipset plays a major role. We cover three of the top Socket AM3 790GX boards available now from ASUS, BIOSTAR and MSI.

Getting the Right Touch - A Touch Screen Phone Feature

Getting the Right Touch - A Touch Screen Phone Feature

Now that we have explored the various touch screen mobile operating systems, we take the next step and present you our findings on how some of the top touch screen mobile phones match up in the market. Which touch screen device is the right one for you? The answers are right here in our continuing feature article.

Back in the Fray - ATI Radeon HD 4890

Back in the Fray - ATI Radeon HD 4890

After months of inactivity, ATI finally sprung back into action with its latest offering - the Radeon HD 4890. Boosting higher clock speeds and promising faster, better performance, can it successfully deliver a knock-out blow to its arch-rival, NVIDIA? Join us as we find out with a trio of the newcomers from ASUS, PowerColor and Sapphire.

Aural Showdown - 2.1 Multimedia Speakers Shootout

Aural Showdown - 2.1 Multimedia Speakers Shootout

2.1 speaker systems are all the rage these days. Offering the best combination of price and performance, they are the de facto choice amongst most users. Join us as we take an aural journey through seven of the best 2.1 multimedia speaker systems in the market today.

Battling for the AM3 Crown - AMD 790FX Motherboard Shootout

Battling for the AM3 Crown - AMD 790FX Motherboard Shootout

Now that AMD's AM3 Phenom II processors are available, it's time we look at the DDR3 motherboard options. We check out how vendors have refreshed the enthusiast class AMD 790FX chipset for these new processors in this shootout.

Fast and Furious - GeForce GTX 285 Duel

Fast and Furious - GeForce GTX 285 Duel

With the new GeForce GTX 285 firmly cementing its place as the fastest GPU on the planet, we take a look at closer look at some of the fastest GeForce GTX 285 cards money can buy. Featuring contenders from heavyweights ASUS and MSI, this is going to get dirty.

CUDA for Professionals - NVIDIA's Newest Quadro GPUs

CUDA for Professionals - NVIDIA's Newest Quadro GPUs

NVIDIA has brought its latest GTX 200 GPU architecture to its professional workstation line of Quadro graphics cards. Included in this refresh is an interesting Quadro CX model that promises to use CUDA to improve encoding speed in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4. Obviously, we had to try it ourselves and here's our experience.

Cementing First Place - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285

Cementing First Place - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285

Shrouded behind the hype surrounding the new GeForce GTX 295 is the GeForce GTX 285. Essentially a 55nm refresh of the GTX 280, NVIDIA says it will provide up to 10% more performance while consuming up to 20W less power. Sounds too good to be true? Join us for the full revelation.

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