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AMD Does DDR3 - The AM3 Phenom II

AMD Does DDR3 - The AM3 Phenom II

AMD's long awaited move to DDR3 happens today, as it is launching five new Phenom II models using its AM3 938-pin socket. These processors support both DDR2 and DDR3 memory, making them compatible with old and new motherboards alike. Do they have what it takes to compete with Intel?

Keep It For Yourself - HardwareZone V-Day Special

Keep It For Yourself - HardwareZone V-Day Special

This Valentine's Day, skip those expensive dinner arrangements or perhaps even gifts for your unappreciative other half, and instead spoil yourself with some of the coolest gadgets and games that you should have had to give you countless hours more fun.

NVIDIA PhysX - CUDA Power in Gaming

NVIDIA PhysX - CUDA Power in Gaming

As its name implies, PhysX is a physics engine which enables real-time physics effects in games with the assistance of CUDA. This week, we cover PhysX's history, its application in today's games, and the performance advantage of CUDA in PhysX. Read on to learn more about this breath-taking technology.

Windows 7: How Low Can You Go?

Windows 7: How Low Can You Go?

With Windows 7 running smoothly on our Atom-based machines, it was time to see what we could do with much older Athlon and Intel Pentium 4-based systems. Will it even run? We take the plunge to find out.

NVIDIA's Ion 'Cannon' Lock and Loaded!

NVIDIA's Ion 'Cannon' Lock and Loaded!

NVIDIA has readied its Ion platform and is aiming it squarely at Intel with a very competitive integrated GPU chipset for the Intel Atom processor. Boasting HD video playback of up to 1080p quality and a really small form factor, could this be the perfect match for the Intel Atom?

From a Gigabyte to a Terabyte - 10 Years of Storage Development

From a Gigabyte to a Terabyte - 10 Years of Storage Development

Remember the days when one gigabyte seemed like all the storage space you'll ever need? Now, 500GB hard drives are commonplace and one terabyte hard drives are no longer head turners. Join us as we take a look back at the last ten years in storage development.

Getting Jiggy With Windows 7 - Installing the Beta

Getting Jiggy With Windows 7 - Installing the Beta

No external optical drive but itching to install Win7 on your Intel Atom-based machines? Fret not, the latest Windows 7 OS from Microsoft allows you to install it from a USB drive. Find out how.

CUDA from NVIDIA - Turbo-Charging High Performance Computing

CUDA from NVIDIA - Turbo-Charging High Performance Computing

In our previous article, we've already offered an introduction into the world of parallel computing, the benefits it'll bring and the obstacles it has to overcome. Now, we take a look closer look at one of the technologies that is powering it. CUDA, from NVIDIA.

ZoneOut: Oh Where Will My Sony VAIO Pocket Fit?

ZoneOut: Oh Where Will My Sony VAIO Pocket Fit?

Oh where, oh where, will it fit? With its small size, and its profile so thin, there's definitely more places it can fit besides one's pocket. We let you in on our findings and our overall experience with the gorgeous looking Sony VAIO Pocket.

The Brave Parallel Worlds of GPU Computing

The Brave Parallel Worlds of GPU Computing

Tapping into the immense power of the GPU for general purpose computing is only in its nascent stage. But with OpenCL ratified and ready to bring a common standard to this field, get set for more developments in GPU computing. Read on to find out why it matters.

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