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Radeon HD 5850 Roundup - Triple Threat

Radeon HD 5850 Roundup - Triple Threat

The Radeon HD 5850 is highly popular amongst users looking to upgrade to a powerful card while keeping their budget in check. We take a look at three fine examples to find out which offers the most bang for your buck.

A Trio of AMD 890GX Boards - More Mainstream AMD Madness

A Trio of AMD 890GX Boards - More Mainstream AMD Madness

As AMD prepares its own 6-core desktop processor for launch, we take on another bunch of AMD 890GX motherboards from ASUS, ECS and Jetway to find out which mainstream 890GX board is for you.

Budget Casing Shootout - Affordable PC Housing

Budget Casing Shootout - Affordable PC Housing

When building a new system, don't neglect your casing. Here, we check out six of the most popular budget, entry-level casings from Antec, Cooler Master, Gigabyte, Ikonik, NZXT and Thermaltake to see which is best.

Return of the X58 - The Best from ASUS and Gigabyte

Return of the X58 - The Best from ASUS and Gigabyte

With the launch of the first 6-core processor, the Intel Core i7-980X, the spotlight is back on Intel's X58 Express chipset. What's different this time round is that vendors have updated the chipset with features comparable to newer ones like that on the Intel P55. We return to the X58 scene with two top boards from ASUS and Gigabyte and the Core i7-980X.

The Budget Showdown - ATI vs. NVIDIA

The Budget Showdown - ATI vs. NVIDIA

Rounding up the Evergreen series are the new Radeon HD 5450 and HD 5570. We pit them against NVIDIA's budget offerings - the GeForce GT 240 and GT 220 - to see which offers more bang for buck.

Native SATA 6Gbit/s Arrives - AMD 890GX Motherboards Examined

Native SATA 6Gbit/s Arrives - AMD 890GX Motherboards Examined

AMD has refreshed its 790GX chipset with the newer 890GX. On paper, it appears to be a minor upgrade similar to what AMD did with the 785G. We check out the chipset differences with two boards from Gigabyte and MSI.

ATI Radeon HD 5770 Duel - MSI vs. PowerColor

ATI Radeon HD 5770 Duel - MSI vs. PowerColor

The ATI Radeon HD 5770 might be a bit of a disappointment when we first reviewed it, but it's still a mighty competent mid to high-end graphics card. Vendors are now coming up with their own customized designs and we've two fine examples from MSI and PowerColor to do battle.

ATI Radeon HD 5670 Shootout - Mainstream Battle Royale

ATI Radeon HD 5670 Shootout - Mainstream Battle Royale

ATI's new Radeon HD 5670 promises to bring affordable DirectX 11 gaming to the masses. So today we take a look at six of the newest offerings from the biggest names. ASUS, Gigabyte, HIS, MSI, PowerColor, and Sapphire, have all been summoned to our mainstream battle royale!

The Ultra Battle: 7 Intel CULV Notebooks Fight it Out!

The Ultra Battle: 7 Intel CULV Notebooks Fight it Out!

If you're still undecided on which Intel CULV notebook to get, then don't give this article a miss as we scope out the latest 13-inch models to see which one's really worth dragging the wallet out for. Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, LG, MSI and Toshiba battle it out in this shootout.

22-inch 3D Vision LCD Monitor Showdown - Samsung vs. Viewsonic

22-inch 3D Vision LCD Monitor Showdown - Samsung vs. Viewsonic

While 3D capabilities have not exactly been in the mainstream yet, some LCD monitors have come into the market with 3D support, namely, the Samsung 2233RZ and ViewSonic VX2268WM. We take a look at both LCD monitors on standard and 3d gaming usage to see which will come up on top.

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