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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.

Voodoo Beginnings - 10 Years of GPU Development

Voodoo Beginnings - 10 Years of GPU Development

The graphics card has certainly come a long way. Join us as we take a trip down memory lane to the humble beginnings of the 3D graphics card, to the days when 3dfx still existed and NVIDIA cards still had a sensible nomenclature.

AMD's Dragon Unleashed - Overclocking the Phenom II

AMD's Dragon Unleashed - Overclocking the Phenom II

One of the more significant advantages that AMD touts of its new Phenom II chip is its ability to overclock higher than its predecessor. Is this overclocking edge sufficient to restore the enthusiasts' faith in AMD? We pushed our Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition to find out.

Surf's Up with Mobile Web Browsers

Surf's Up with Mobile Web Browsers

For the Internet junkies, web browsers have become an integral part of their lives. But if you need your fix on the road, which web browser will you go for? We take a look at a few mobile web browsers, and give you a few insights of each of them in this feature article.

"Here Be Dragons" - AMD Phenom II

"Here Be Dragons" - AMD Phenom II

AMD's much awaited shift to 45nm for its processors finally hits the consumer space with the Phenom II, the streamlined and more energy efficient sequel to the Phenom. Read on to find out if this new chip along with AMD's Dragon platform can turn the tide.

Total Recall - The Past Decade in Memory

Total Recall - The Past Decade in Memory

As the scratch pad for any form of computation, memory is an essential component of a computer. Join us in remembering the past ten years of memory developments in this Hardware Zone special.

ZoneOut: The Battery War

ZoneOut: The Battery War

As promised, here's our first ZoneOut video for 2009 featuring two notebooks with uber long battery lives - the Dell Latitude E6400 and the HP EliteBook 6930p. Did they meet the hype? Find out in our torture test!

Heart of the PC - 10 Years of Motherboards

Heart of the PC - 10 Years of Motherboards

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.

Sustaining Moore's Law - 10 Years of the CPU

Sustaining Moore's Law - 10 Years of the CPU

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.

Top 100 Products of 2008

Top 100 Products of 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!

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