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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: AMD
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An Athlon 64 X2 By Any Other Name...

This week AMD released the long awaited Kuma, and while performance is surprisingly competitive with what Intel has in the market, the real story is how this strange little processor came to market.

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Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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A change of holiday plans

NVIDIA gave us a little time with the new GeForce GTX 295 graphics card - the first dual-GPU solution from the company since the 9800 GX2 featuring a pair of 55nm GT200-based cores on a pair of PCBs on a single card. Can this new GPU get NVIDIA the performance crown again and will it cost you the remainder of your 401k to buy?

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Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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Minor or major update

NVIDIA knew that the Elemental Technologies Badaboom application was a bit lacking in terms of features in the original release and ATI's Avivo Video Converter likely pushed the software to its newest version a bit faster. See what changes v1.1 offers!

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Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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The NVIDIA Quadro CX Card

The NVIDIA Quadro CX is dubbed "the accelerator for Adobe CS4 Suite" and it is in fact just that. With the release of the CS4 series of software Adobe began offering GPU-enabled computing models in Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects and NVIDIA's partner Elemental has a GPU-based encoder for Premiere Pro as well. All are examined and tested inside!

Manufacturer: Cooler Master
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Introduction and Features

Not only is the V8 visually a very impressive cooler, it delivers good performance and quiet operation with support for both Intel and AMD processors. Check out the review for all the details.

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Manufacturer: AMD
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GPU Transcoding in your future

Now that both NVIDIA and AMD each have its own GPU-based transcoding application, I thought it was time to get a head-to-head comparison going and see which of the two software applications is really the best for consumer usage. While NVIDIA's offering will run you $30 for the full version, the ATI software is completely free. Is that all that matters though?

Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
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Introduction and Features

OCZ’s new ModXStream PSU delivers up to 600W of well regulated power with very good efficiency and minimal noise and comes with a nice combination of fixed and modular cables.

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Subject: General Tech
Manufacturer: Belkin
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We needed this years ago

KVMs aren't usually a topic of conversation in these parts, but when a product makes me nearly weep with joy, I can't help but share it with the world. The new dual-link capable Belkin SOHO KVM is the answer to many user's PC habits!

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Manufacturer: General
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A happy holiday to YOU!

December is here and with comes an absolute onslaught of quality PC games to take up every last bit of your vacation time. Call of Duty: World at War, Dead Space, Fallout 3, Far Cry 2 and Left 4 Dead are all great games but which of these are really going to push your gaming PC to limits? If you need to upgrade, is NVIDIA's or AMD's architecture more apt to perform well with them today?

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Subject: General Tech
Manufacturer: General
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No New Wires Networking

Powerline networking promised to bring you the speed and reliability of a hard wired network without having to run new wires throughout your entire home or business. Is this struggling technology finally worth a look for your needs?

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Manufacturer: Sapphire
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Finally the X2 card we were promised

We were promised the Radeon HD 4850 X2 card months ago but only now are we getting our hands on retail samples. Can this latest dual-GPU graphics solution from AMD hope to change the landscape against NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 280?

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Manufacturer: Asus
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A custom cooled 9800 GT

The 9800 GT is based on the aged-yet-powerful G92 GPU from NVIDIA that has seen life on the shelf for well over a year now. The new ASUS EN9800 GT Matrix card gives the 9800 GT a face lift with custom cooling and over-spec clock rates.

Manufacturer: NZXT
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Features and Specifications

The Sentry LX allows controlling and monitoring the speed of five fans along with displaying five temperature zones. It's pure eye-candy that is sure to draw attention to your PC!

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Asus
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Introduction and Specifications

ASUS follows up its P6T Deluxe motherboard with the amazing Rampage II Extreme. If you want to see what the epitome of enthusiast platforms looks like then you need to see this offering that includes X-Fi audio, dual BIOS chips and an on-board location for multimeter-based voltage monitoring. Really.

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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: AMD
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NVIDIA isn't the only game in town

NVIDIA and the CUDA programming model have been getting all the attention for GPGPU computing recently but AMD wants to fight back with news of its update to the ATI Stream programming model that will include a completely free transcoding application in December.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Asus
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Introduction and Specifications

Our first non-Intel motherboard based around the X58 chipset is on the table today and has a lot to offer anyone considering upgrading to a Core i7 CPU and platform. This is the first motherboard we have seen offering SAS support on-board and the P6T Deluxe also runs the gamut in overclocking features.

Manufacturer: Zalman
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Introduction and Features

Zalman’s latest case is a good looking full-tower enclosure that provides plenty of room, up to six hot-swap HDD bays, and promises excellent case cooling at an affordable price. Check out the review and see if it delivers!

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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: Intel
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Introduction to the Nehalem Architecture

Intel's Nehalem-based Core i7 processors have been the discussion of the tech world for over two years as we have tracked their development, the technology inside the architecture and the performance they might bring. No more guessing is required though: the Core i7 CPUs are here and we have all the performance and analysis you need to understand Intel's newest processor technology.

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Manufacturer: Galaxy
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Galaxy Enters the GTX 260+ Game

The updated GeForce GTX 260+ GPU with 216 shader processors is really one of the best choices in today's graphics market that balances top performance with a reasonable price. In this article we are looking at a card from Galaxy that takes that GPU and overclocks it while selling it for a price that might make you go "Hmmm".

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Subject: Systems
Manufacturer: AVADirect
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Introduction and Specifications

AVADirect is a relatively unknown system builder in the boutique world and is a small company that has a lot to offer. For a much lower price than you can get comparatively fast Alienware or Voodoo systems, AVADirect can build you a top-of-the-line gaming PC for a reasonable cost while also offering the tech support that many gamers really want.