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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: VIA
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Catching Up

If you thought VIA was dead in the water, you were wrong. As it turns out they have a new CPU in the works that looks rather impressive. No, it's not going to game better than your Core 2 processor, but it might do it more efficiently.

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Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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Introduction and Background

The first time we looked at NVIDIA's Enthusiast System Architecture it was a high-level overview but now that we have spent some time with an ESA-capable system, we have come away from the experience impressed. Skeptical, but impressed.

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Subject: Editorial
Manufacturer: AMD
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AMD Q4 2007 Analysis, Page One

We take apart AMD's Q4 financial results and see what the company has in store for 2008. Not only do we look at how AMD almost broke even this quarter but also how their future product plans will affect the company.

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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: Intel
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One Year Later

Daniel Pohl's latest work takes a look at how ray tracing engines have developed over the past year and discusses how ray tracing can be advantageous when compared to current rasterization techniques. The chances of utilizing both ray tracing and rasterization is also explored.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: XFX
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Introduction and Specifications

NVIDIA is updating their Intel-platform chipset series with the nForce 780i SLI. It offers 3-Way SLI, ESA support, great overclockability but still uses DDR2 memory. This makes for a slightly less exciting platform, but definitely a cheaper one.

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Subject: General Tech
Manufacturer: Asus
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Introduction and Features

Asus' Xonar line of audio cards has been available for a while now, but recently has seen some expansion into external and PCI Express formats. Come in and see how the Xonar line compares to the top-dog Creative X-Fi.

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Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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NVIDIA at CES 2008, Page One

NVIDIA was at CES in full force: showing off new chipsets for the integrated AMD platform and even some high-end AMD chipsets. The 780a, Hybrid SLI and even a new PureVideo HD feature are all discussed in our coverage.

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Subject: Memory
Manufacturer: Corsair Components
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Introduction to Domination

Corsair shows us another DDR3 Dominator installment: this time using Intel Extreme Memory Profiles to overclock to 1800 MHz on a CAS 7 latency. Sure DDR3 is still expensive, but now it's also fast and easy to overclock!

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Subject: Systems
Manufacturer: HP
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The Voodoo and HP Merger

The combination of HP and Voodoo PC has its first fruits in the form of the very sexy Blackbird 002 gaming PC. With what might be the best designed case we have seen and some industry-standard hardware that is upgradeable, the Blackbird might be the best boutique PC yet.

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Manufacturer: XFX
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The 256MB 8800 GT Shakes the Lineup

The XFX 8800 GT 256MB Alpha Dog Edition is the first we have reviewed of the 256MB 8800 GTs -- and we aren't that impressed. Sorry XFX, it looks like NVIDIA dropped a stinker in the wake of the 8800 GTS 512MB...

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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: AMD
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Introduction to Phenom Overclocking

We take a couple of AMD Phenom 9600 Black Edition processors, fully unlocked out of the box, and try to overclock the hell out of them. We also take the new AMD Overdrive utility for a spin and see how it stands up for modern overclockers.

Manufacturer: Zalman
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Features and Specifications

One-part VF1000 VGA cooler and one-part RAM and support chip heatsink equal’s one elegant cooling solution for NVIDIA 8800 Ultra/GTX/GTS owners. If your GPU needs some better cooling or maybe you just want to overclock it, this could be your best option.

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Subject: Systems
Manufacturer: Digital Storm
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Introduction and Specifications

Digital Storm sent us a complete system that features a liquid cooled and overclocked QX6850 Intel processor, two RAID arrays and of course three 8800 Ultras configured for 3-Way SLI. Sure it's expensive, but that doesn't make it any less impressive as a boutique system!

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Manufacturer: General
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The 8800 GT Cooling Issue

Think your new 8800 GT could use some extra cooling power? We do too and here are a couple of our favorite options. Both Thermaltake and Thermalright have good choices for different segments of users.

Manufacturer: Hiper Group
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Introduction and Features

Along with stable outputs, high efficiency, quiet operation and bright colors, you get 8 USB ports and a USB-style mobile phone charging port to go with 880 watts of DC power.

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Manufacturer: AMD
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An Early Sneak Peek

AMD let a few members of the press get some hands on time with upcoming technology that will allow entry-level gamers combine the power of an IGP chipset with a low-cost discrete graphics board. Will this new hybrid CrossFire turn into something great?

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Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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SLI's Evolution

Let's hope that the ghost of Quad SLI doesn't come up and bite us, be we are actually really impressed with the performance of 3-Way SLI running today on an nForce 680i SL motherboard. Come read how plugging three 8800 Ultra cards into your system and warm your heart and your home!

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Manufacturer: BFG Tech
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G92 Gets an Upgrade

NVIDIA is following up the wildly popular 8800 GT with a revised 8800 GTS model that has 512MB of memory, 128 stream processors and core and SP speeds higher than an 8800 GTX or Ultra. Don't know what that means? It's fast!

Manufacturer: Cooler Master
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Introduction and Features

Cooler Master’s latest high-end power supply can deliver up to 1,250W quietly and efficiently, with support for up to three high-end VGA cards. Check it out!

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Gigabyte
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Introduction, Features and Specifications

Intel's G33 chipset is a great option for users either looking for a low total system cost or maybe the beginnings of an HTPC or SFF system. Come in and read how the Gigabyte GA-G33M-S2H board could work for you.