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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Subject: Systems
Manufacturer: Alienware
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Introduction and Specifications

Alienware is the most well known name in the world of boutique system builders and they have a wide following of users consider the size of pre-built enthusiast PCs. Today we are looking a new Area-51 system configuration that sports some impressively fast components including a QX9770, VelociRaptor drives and CrossFire X graphics cards.

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Manufacturer: AMD
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One more mid-range contender

Turns out the answer is yes. The new AMD Radeon HD 4830 512MB graphics card competes with NVIDIA's GeForce 9800 GT and is actually a better overall choice in my opinion. Budget and mid-range cards are getting a BIG boost in validity this fall and it doesn't seem to be slowing down yet.

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Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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The End/Beginning

NVIDIA gave media a preview of all the features coming in the new 180.xx driver set known internally as 'Big Bang II' and we have all the information for you here today. Even better, you can get a very early beta of these drivers if you are picking up Far Cry 2 as well!

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Manufacturer: General
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A busy segment, Radeon HD 4550 Card

Several new cards have been released from AMD recently in the sub-$70 graphics market including the Radeon HD 4550 and HD 4350 to compete with NVIDIA's GeForce 9500 GT and its recent price drop. Oh, and S3 Graphics is back in the mix with the new Chrome 440 GTX.

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Subject: Chipsets
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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Introducing the GeForce 9400/9300 Chipset

NVIDIA's MCP7A chipset has been in development for quite a long time and was in fact implemented in the MacBooks just yesterday. Now we can finally tell you all about the desktop variant of this chipset and how it beats out Intel's G45 solution quite handily.