For years, the motherboard has been the foundation for any PC and even as we march into the 21st century, it is still the case. Here, we look back at the past 10 years in the evolution of the motherboard from 1998 to 2008.
Over the years, we have seen the central processing unit or CPU of the computer shrink from the size of a house to that of a stamp while its raw processing power has increased exponentially. We take a look at how far CPUs have progressed in the last 10 years and the major highlights from 1998 to 2008.
It's that time of the year again. No, not Christmas shopping but to identify the year's outstanding tech gadgets and gears and present them in our annual list of the top 100 best products. These are the cream of the crop and perhaps one of these could even be an appropriate gift for the holidays. So let's get started!
We've detailed and dissected the performance of the new Core i7 architecture with the top-end processor and today we extend that coverage with a little overclocking update as well as newer findings with a more powerful graphics subsystem. Will the Core i7 shine in these areas? That's what we intend to find out.
Intel finally took the wraps off its latest processor, the Core i7. Based on the long-awaited Nehalem architecture that radically changes the Intel platform from the ground up, the Core i7 sweeps into town bringing along a new chipset and the return of an old Pentium 4 feature. Does it make the grade?
Apparently, there was a bit of a mix-up involving the new Radeon HD 4830 - some cards were shipped with 560 stream processors instead of 640. Fortunately, or not, we happened to have one of the affected cards with only 560 stream processors and decided to investigate further.
The upcoming NVIDIA driver refresh is big enough that it has been codenamed Big Bang II at the green headquarters. And quite rightfully so because beyond performance improvements, there are new features such as Dedicated PhysX processing, SLI Multi-Monitor and more. Read on for a preview of what's in store for you.
Having missed out on Apple's earlier launch event over in the States, we popped by the local MacBook launch to find out first hand how Apple's latest aluminum goodies fare and if they meet the hype level.
Sony has just launched its highest-ever megapixel DSLR with the Alpha A900 and after we picked our jaws up from the ground, we got to trying out this new megapixel monster of a camera.
If you're wondering what to do with all the spare cash lying around, here's a suggestion:- juice up your notebook for even more performance with a solid state drive (SSD), the latest 80GB version from Intel, the X25-M. Are your wallets ready?
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