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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.

The Best of the Best - High-end Graphics Card Special

The Best of the Best - High-end Graphics Card Special

With Christmas only a day away, we present you with a HardwareZone Special - a feature article involving the best performing graphics cards money can buy in four price segments. Involving the Radeon HD 4870 X2, Radeon HD 4870, GeForce GTX 280 and the GTX 260+, this is one roundup you cannot afford to miss.

Attack of the Mammoths: 18.4-inch DTR Shootout!

Attack of the Mammoths: 18.4-inch DTR Shootout!

If size is really your thing, then don't miss this shootout where we take these mammoth 18.4-inch desktop replacement notebooks from Acer, HP, Toshiba and Sony in a battle of epic proportions!

AMD IGP Chipset and Motherboard Showdown

AMD IGP Chipset and Motherboard Showdown

After looking at the IGP options for the Intel platform, our attention today switches to AMD. Both AMD and NVIDIA have released IGP chipsets this year and we put them to the test to find out the ultimate one - AMD 780G/740G vs. GeForce 8300/8100 mGPU. Read on to find out which chipset and board to get for your next AMD HTPC!

Going to the Extremes - Intel X58 Motherboards Roundup

Going to the Extremes - Intel X58 Motherboards Roundup

Intel's Core i7 has been released and despite its merits, we doubt enthusiasts would go for Intel's reference version. Instead, they will turn to their favorite vendors so we have gathered three of the top models from the top three and presented them here.

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