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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: AMD
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Introduction and Processor Specs

AMD finally puts dual cores in their FX line of processors but sacrifice 200 MHz to the previous FX flagship CPU. Does the FX-60 have it what takes to be the new top CPU in the land?

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Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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Yes you read that right

NVIDIA and Dell showcased a quad-SLI system featuring four NVIDIA 7800 GTX 512 MB GPUs!! Holy crap!

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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: Intel
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The Pentium XE 955 CPU

Intel is announcing a new processor today that packs 4 MB of L2 cache and a 1066 MHz FSB into a 65nm core.

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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: AMD
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The Challenge

AMD's X2 line of processors is probably the best you can buy. But wouldn't like to get the top level performance without having to pay the top dollar? Don't we all! But the X2 3800+ looks like it has what it takes to bring that to you.

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Manufacturer: ATI
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CrossFire Generation 2

ATI readies their CrossFire card for the recently released X1800 XT and X1800 XL cards. Are you ready to pony up the money for these and will the performance gains be worth it?

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: XFX
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Introduction

XFX's Revo64 is a unique RAID controller offering speed and security. Does the PCI interface matter? How can it compare to the Silicon Image SiL 3132 and NVIDIA controllers? The results are very interesting indeed! (This also a good review of integrated controllers).

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Manufacturer: General
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Introduction

Valve showed a handful of hardware editors what was coming in the days and months ahead for the Source engine. After an impressive HDR implemenation, Valve is going back in time and adding filmic effects such as motion blur and depth of field to Source.

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Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: ATI
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ATI Brings X1000 Technology to the Notebook

ATI has prepped their new X1600 Radeon Mobility GPU for release today marking the first mid-level next generation notebook part since the X700 and 6600 GPUs. Does this 90nm X1600 have the muscle and light step to make a great notebook solution?

Manufacturer: Antec
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Introduction

The new Antec Neo HE 500 power supply is environmentally friendly thanks to its high efficiency, which results in less waste heat generation and quieter operation. The Neo HE 500 also includes modular cable management system.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Asus
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Introduction and Specifications

Asus is one of the first to get a CrossFire ready motherboard out on the market; and this one should fit in the mainstream budget quite well...

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Manufacturer: XFX
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Introduction and Specifications

XFX has prepared a budget GPU based on the 6600 from NVIDIA that now features DDR2 memory and turns out to be a great option for casual gamers.

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Subject: Chipsets
Manufacturer: VIA
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Introduction to the K8T900

VIA readies another chipset that is both ready for the M2 socket as well as competing in the currently NVIDIA-dominated AMD-platform chipset market.

Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Epox
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Introduction and Specs

EPoX unleashes the world's first Socket 754 nForce 4 SLI motherboard. This product has all the markings for an amazing gaming system, but how does it compare to other PCI-Express systems out there?

Manufacturer: Cooler Master
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Introduction

The Cooler Master Centurion 531 enclosure is a mid-tower case that features hybrid construction, tool-less installation, and enhanced air flow that is sure to appeal to price conscious consumers.

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Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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Movin' on Up

NVIDIA has released an ATI killer today -- a 512 MB version of the 7800 GTX with a 550 MHz core clock and a 850 MHz memory clock! This GPU on steroids is costs quite a pretty penny, but if you want the top gaming performance in your PC, this is going to be the card to get.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Gigabyte
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A Quick Preview

This beefy board sports a ton of features, the most impressive of which is not one, not two, but four PCIe x16 slots! Quad-SLI might not be something that will work out but I bet SLI plus running multiple monitors with additional GPUs might entice some.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Asus
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Introduction and Specifications

Asus is the first motherboard vendor to get a retail board out based on the new nForce4 SLI X16 chipset for the AMD systems. NVIDIA has been touting this as the ultimate gamer's platform and we were eager to see if the product matched the PR.

Subject: General Tech
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
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Introduction

The Sound Blaster X-Fi is marketed as a sound card for the future, but does that mean you should buy one now? We go beyond frame rates to give you a different perspective on Creative Lab's latest sound card.

Update Nov 3rd, 2005: NF4 and X-Fi seem to have some compatibility issues.

Manufacturer: Antec
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Introduction

The new Antec Phantom 500 power supply is a more powerful version of the fan-less Phantom 350. It incorporates hybrid fan technology, which allows the PSU to produce up to 500 watts of continuous power while still operating in silent mode most of the time.

Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: Compaq
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Introduction

Compaq Presario V2410 Turion 64 laptop is the only game in town for a 14" WXGA display and 64-bit processing. It's a slim laptop with killer looks, but is it lacking where it counts?