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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX / GTS (G80) - The World's First DX10 GPU

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX / GTS (G80) - The World's First DX10 GPU

Hidden in secrecy for four years, the G80 graphics core comes alive in the form of the GeForce 8800 series. Boasting a new unified architecture, NVIDIA's Lumenex engine and the first DirectX 10 GPU ready for whatever Windows Vista and its games have in store, the flagship GeForce 8800 GTX is a showstopper!

Blu-ray and HD DVD: Is Your PC Ready for it?

Blu-ray and HD DVD: Is Your PC Ready for it?

You may have or think you have a High Definition capable PC today, but are you ready to embrace Blu-ray and HD DVD yet? In this article, we take a look at what is needed to get a PC truly ready for the next generation HD media and some of our early musings on quality.

Intel Xeon 5130 and 5160 (2-way SMP) Performance Review

Intel Xeon 5130 and 5160 (2-way SMP) Performance Review

The highly successful Core microarchitecture infiltrated desktops and laptops, but don't forget they also made their way into workstations and servers with the rejuvenated Xeon 5100 series. Codenamed Woodcrest, they aren't as expensive as perceived to be as we found out when pitting it against the Core 2 Extreme.

Q3 2006 CPU Performance Charts

Q3 2006 CPU Performance Charts

With an onslaught of new processors and platforms monthly ever since late May, it looks like there's no slowing down of this segment anytime soon. Before we get swept by the next wave, we roundup results from dual-core processors of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 series, Intel Pentium D 900 series and of course the Core 2 Duo.

Sneak Peek : Intel's New Quad-Core

Sneak Peek : Intel's New Quad-Core

At IDF today, we managed to get our hands on a machine equipped with Intel's latest Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor. We ran a couple of quick benchmarks and compared the results with a similar system running a Core 2 Extreme X6800 processor.

When Titans Join Forces: Implications of the AMD-ATI Merger

When Titans Join Forces: Implications of the AMD-ATI Merger

Many of you would have heard about this industry-shaking merger that has numerous implications not only for the entire IT industry, but for the consumers as well. Hardware Zone managed to catch up with Bryan Low, the VP for Sales and Marketing in South Asia at AMD to answer our queries of the merger, current status and upcoming plans.

Apple's Mac mini and MacBook

Apple's Mac mini and MacBook

The new Intel-based MacBook and Mac mini will not only perform faster than its predecessors but are also more affordable than before.

Intel Core 2 (Conroe): Thermal & Power Analyzed

Intel Core 2 (Conroe): Thermal & Power Analyzed

We've shown you the processor's monstrous performance, but that's just one highlight of the Core microarchitecture. Join us as we reveal to you more mind-boggling figures as we investigate the Core 2 processor's power consumption and heat output.

A-Data Thumb-Drives

A-Data Thumb-Drives

In an extremely saturated thumb-drive market, A-data introduces a range of innovative thumb-drives that will surely stand out among the crowd.

Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series and Aurvana in-ear earphones

Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series and Aurvana in-ear earphones

When you talk about quality soundcards, one brand that would always spring to everyone's mind is Creative Technology. Can the same company who gave us the award winning X-Fi and Zen Vision:M produce equally good headphones? Read on to find out.

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