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Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
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A Surprisingly Robust Update

OCZ's second solid state drive to hit the PC Perspective labs takes all the good features of the previous version while fixing those nagging sustained transfer rate issues. Could this be the SSD that makes you drop your hard earned cash?

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Manufacturer: AMD
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PC Gaming Needs a Savior

AMD launched the GAME! initiative this week as an attempt to show how AMD-branded hardware can set a standard for the PC gaming platform and bring better PC gaming to the mainstream, non-enthusiast community that might not know about different hardware components. But can an AMD-created standard live up to those goals?

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Manufacturer: Asus
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ASUS Brings X2 to the HD 3850

ASUS is the first to produce a dual-GPU card based on the HD 3850 from AMD that finally gives AMD an option in the $300-350 price range. Can it live up to the competition of the 9800 GTX and how does it compare to the HD 3870 X2?

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Manufacturer: Enermax
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Introduction and Features

Virtually silent! If you are looking for a silent PSU with good voltage regulation, excellent efficiency, and high-end video card support; this PSU deserves a very close look. The Pro82+ features all hard wired cables and is available with four different output capacities ranging from 385W up to 625W.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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The NVIDIA 700a Series of Chipsets

The nForce 780a SLI chipset has been on the verge of release many times over the past several months but there was always something pushing it back. Now NVIDIA is finally ready to unveiling their first updated AMD-platform chipset in years and the ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe is the first board on the chopping block.

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Manufacturer: eVGA
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Introduction and Specifications

The EVGA UV Plus+ allows you to connect up additional monitors to your notebook or desktop PC through a USB connection rather than requiring you to install another graphics card. Can this new device from one of our favorite video card vendors help you out of a virtual desktop space deficiency?

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Manufacturer: Aqua Computer
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Introduction and Features

The Aquaduct 360 XT delivers excellent performance and incorporates an advanced controller and sophisticated software that allows displaying and tweaking just about every parameter that can be visualized or adjusted in a water cooling system.

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Manufacturer: Diamond Multimedia
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Diamond Improves on the HD 3870

The fastest single-GPU card from AMD is still the Radeon HD 3870 and continues to struggle to stand up to the increasing competition from NVIDIA. Diamond is attempting to bump up the GPU's performance by increasing the frame buffer to 1GB - but can it help performance at all?

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Manufacturer: General
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New in 3DMark Vantage

The new 3DMark Vantage software is finally available after several months of "leaked" screenshots and information flooding the forums. Now that 3DMark has moved to DirectX 10 what can you expect to find in this incredibly popular benchmarking software?

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Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
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Our first SSD test

Our first review of a solid state disk compares the OCZ 64GB SATA-I model to the new VelociRaptor hard drive as well as other desktop HDDs and even another 2.5" notebook drive from Western Digital. The results are incredibly interesting though not as impressive as originally hoped.

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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: AMD
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The long-awaited triple-core processors

AMD's triple-core processors are finally available to the public and are based on the B3-stepping that no longer has the dreaded TLB and performance issues. Can these sub-$200 processors convince you that three cores are better than two? When is getting that fourth core more valuable?

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Manufacturer: AMD
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VT HD 3870 Introduction

Previously we have reviewed the VisionTek Radeon HD 3850 card, but how does its bigger brother compare to the competition from big(ger) green? VisionTek has been making a pretty significant push into the retail market as of late, and the HD 3870 is their mainstream offering in the $169 to $200 price range.

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Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Western Digital
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Introduction and Specifications

The incredibly popular Raptor series of drives gets an upgrade today with the introduction of the Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB hard drive. There is more to this update than just a capacity bump; performance gets a noticeable boost as well!

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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: AMD
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The Trouble with NVIDIA and Intel

The past week has been rampant with discussion on the new war that is brewing between NVIDIA and Intel but there was one big player left out of the story: AMD. It would seem that both sides seem to have written this competitor out but we think quite the opposite.

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Manufacturer: Sapphire
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Sapphire takes on the AMD Radeon HD 3650

The AMD Radeon HD 3650 is a mid-range low cost GPU aimed at the under $100 market of graphics cards. Sapphire is one of the AMD's best partners and is known for taking their products and making them better than reference design. But does the HD 3650 have the power to take on NVIDIA's 8600 GTS cards?

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Manufacturer: General
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The ray tracing debate continues

Crytek's CEO Cevat Yerli sat with us to answer some questions on the topic of ray tracing, its future in gaming and how Intel's push into hardware ray tracing might be affecting the way games are made.

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Manufacturer: BFG Tech
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9800 GTX with a Twist

BFG is taking the 9800 GTX a step further by bumping up the core, shader and memory clocks quite a bit in the new OCX model. Come see if these new record G92 speeds are going to be worth your money.

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Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: Asus
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More of the same, but more appealing

The ASUS Eee PC may not be for everyone but with a new Windows XP version that maintains the same $399 price point it might find a way into your home whether you originally were interested or not.

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Manufacturer: BFG Tech
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Introduction and Features

BFG’s new ES-800 features variable frequency conversion to maximize efficiency and it can deliver up to 780W on the +12V outputs with zero load on the +3.3V and +5V rails. Sound interesting? Read on!

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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: Intel
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Pre-Olympics Fanfare

Intel's IDF show is starting this morning in Shanghai and details of Intel's Atom release are finally creeping in. Though we don't have the full details on the architecture quite yet, we do have some interesting information about it to share.