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Intel Z68 - The True Sandy Bridge Chipset

Intel Z68 - The True Sandy Bridge Chipset

The glitch that bugged Intel's Cougar Point chipsets may have taken most of the headlines, but Intel's P67 and H67 chipsets came with some unwelcome restrictions. Enter the Intel Z68 Express, which promises to be the superior Sandy Bridge chipset with its new Intel Smart Response Technology.

Overclocked AMD Radeon HD 6850 Duel - HIS vs. MSI

Overclocked AMD Radeon HD 6850 Duel - HIS vs. MSI

We are revisiting the Radeon HD 6850 by taking a look at two very promising customized and factory overclocked versions. HIS 6850 IceQ X Turbo sports a funky new cooler and goes up against another recent addition from MSI with the R6850 Cyclone II Power Edition OC. Find out which of them gets our nod.

More AMD Brazos Motherboards - ASUS and Sapphire Tested!

More AMD Brazos Motherboards - ASUS and Sapphire Tested!

AMD's Brazos platform is off to a decent start, finding its way into mini notebooks and compact desktops. Two more such motherboards have arrived from ASUS and Sapphire. Find out if they meet our expectations.

Intel P67 Shootout - The Top Guns

Intel P67 Shootout - The Top Guns

Bought a new Sandy Bridge processor recently and raring to overclock it? We tested five premium Intel P67 motherboards from the industry's biggest players - ASRock, ASUS, ECS, Gigabyte and MSI. Find out which emerged top of the class.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti - Rejuvenating the Mainstream

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti - Rejuvenating the Mainstream

NVIDIA drew first blood this year with the GeForce GTX 560 Ti and they are now following up with the GeForce GTX 550 Ti to refresh the mainstream market for casual gamers and bargain hunters. Besides performance for the GTX 550 Ti, check out how MSI's new Cyclone and Palit's Sonic editions fared in our testing.

Intel H67 Motherboard Roundup - Four of a Kind

Intel H67 Motherboard Roundup - Four of a Kind

Yes, we know all about the glitch affecting Intel's 6 series chipsets for Sandy Bridge processors. It's disappointing to have to wait for the newer, revised motherboards, but that just means more time to do proper research. To help you pick your next mainstream H67 motherboard, here's our small roundup.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Roundup - Three to the Fore

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Roundup - Three to the Fore

Thanks to its compelling performance and attractive price, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti has been favorably received by gamers thus far. And today, we are checking out three more customized, factory overclocked editions from Galaxy, Gigabyte and MSI.

Intel P67 Roundup - The Mainstream Invasion

Intel P67 Roundup - The Mainstream Invasion

It's the start of the Sandy Bridge era and to help you decide on which mainstream motherboard to select for this new platform, we look at six Intel P67 motherboards from the likes of ASRock, ASUS, ECS, Gigabyte, Intel and MSI.

AMD Fusion - Brazos Motherboards Tested!

AMD Fusion - Brazos Motherboards Tested!

Five years after we first heard of 'Fusion', AMD's Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) - integrating both CPU and GPU processing elements on a single die - have been released. We take a look at the AMD Brazos platform which feature the Fusion processors, with offerings from ASRock, Gigabyte and MSI.

GeForce GTX 460 Roundup Part 3 - Trio of Extremities

GeForce GTX 460 Roundup Part 3 - Trio of Extremities

We continue our coverage of the GeForce GTX 460 with three aggressively factory overclocked, custom edition cards from Gigabyte, Sparkle and Zotac.

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