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Introduction and Setup
The whole gaming world has been talking about OnLive since it was first announced back in March of 2009 and we finally were able to spend some time with the online gaming service beta to see how it fared. We walk you through the user interface as well as creating some side by side comparisons of gaming with OnLive against local versions of the same games.
Fashionably Late, but Dressed to the Nines
While AMD is holding the upper hand with full DirectX 11 support from $99 and up, NVIDIA is trying to push aging DX 10 products out into the market. That is, until they can get their first DX 11 product out the door. NVIDIA gave us a sneak peek at the GF100 architecture, and what exactly it brings to gaming, Direct Compute, and GPGPU.
The World's Fastest Mobile CPU
We take a hands-on look at a top-of-the-line Intel Calpella notebook complete with an Intel Core i7 Extreme 920XM CPU and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M. It doesn't come much faster and portable than this!
DX11 continues to shrink
The new Radeon HD 5670 brings a 40nm DX11-ready graphics card to the sub-$100 market for the first time ever! Can this new GPU put the screws to NVIDIA's lackluster GeForce GT 240 card while keeping prices low? Stop in and read how AMD is hoping to revolutionize gaming for even those of us without thick wallets.
Allyn came back from CES with a pre-release Vertex 2 Pro from OCZ. This new drive comes equipped with a previously unknown Sandforce controller, which gave us some shocking results, especially in the areas of IOPS scaling and fragmentation-over-time. Check out his detailed review for the full scoop.
AMD releases fastest DirectX 11 graphics for mobile solutions
AMD continues to blaze ahead by bringing their RV870 graphics chipset to the mobile realm. Announced today is the new Mobility Radeon HD 5000 series - DirectX 11 for notebooks has officially arrived!
Asus Reveal Press Event - Tuesday January 5, 2010
Image gallery of photos during the Asus Press Event held on Tuesday, January 5, 2010. Many new products were announced including a Bang & Olufsen collaboration notebook, a stealth fighter inspire gaming laptop, and new netbooks.
ASUS and Bang & Olufsen create the NX90Jq
In what will likely be the first of several new sets of product announcements from ASUS at this year's CES, we have some of the first images of the new ASUS ROG G73Jh gaming notebook and the collaborative effort between the ASUS and Bang & Olufsen, the NX90Jq. Check out what the high end notebook market is shaping up like for 2010!
Viva Las Vegas
PC Perspective brings you CES unlike before! Unscripted and in Hi-Def. Find out how we've got you covered at this year's biggest electronics show starting January 7 to 10.
Westmere meets the desktop
Intel is bringing the Nehalem architecture to an even lower price point with their first 32nm architecture known as Westmere. Part of a huge processor and product release today the Clarkdale processors are based around Core i5 and Core i3 brands and integrate graphics on the CPU for the first time in a mainstream desktop platform.
Meet the other new guy
A winter full of new Intel releases, the new Westmere architecture has been launched on both the desktop and mobile segments. In this review of the new Intel mobile platform we preview what the new processor will mean to notebook designs, performance and battery life going into 2010.
Introduction and Features
The Kingwin LZ-1000 power supply with Crystal Cube modular connectors offers plenty of power with lots of bling at an affordable price, which all adds up to a potentially good value. Read the full review to find out!
This week we decided to take a break from the usual computer hardware reviews to evaluate a couple products for creative artists and graphics professionals from a well-known company called Wacom. Wacom was kind enough to send us two products from their line of digital art tablets that meet a wide range of free-hand artist's needs and desires. We received a medium-sized Intuos4 professional tablet and a Bamboo Pen and Touch tablet to review.
Pine Trail arrives ahead of schedule
The Intel Pine Trail platform is the latest upgrade to the Atom line of processors for netbook and nettop computers. This is a major architectural shift from a technical perspective as the CPU now integrates the memory controller and graphics core on the CPU die directly.
Introduction and Features
The CP-1000 features a straight-through airflow path design that provides excellent cooling with very little noise, but the unique CPX form factor is currently only compatible with a few Antec cases.
A PC Perspective reader shares his thoughts on the new Thermaltake Level 10 case after buying one for his new system build. Stop in to see tons of photos of the incredibly unique design as well as an evaluation of the installation process and more!
Introduction and Features
Silverstone is one of the few vendors who hasn't left the SFF crowd hang out to dry. I've reviewed every SFF case they have developed over the past few years, and their latest addition to the popular Sugo series is the SG06. This case shares many features with its older brother the SG05, but includes some new wrinkles to the front bezel design as well as support for solid state drives and larger third-party heatsinks.
The very first taste of the future of storage
We have the world's first SATA 6G (6.0 Gb/s) SSD in house in prototype form for benchmarking! Though our testing options were somewhat limited due to the prototype being a read-only piece of hardware, it has proven to us that SSDs are going to be separating themselves from standard hard drives even further in 2010.
Survive and thrive
When disaster strikes, will you rise to the occasion? PC Perspective gives you this (questionably) insightful guide into surviving a snowed-in car, while still maintaining your ability to work or play with your gear.
Introduction and Specifications
MSI has developed a new brand to encompass their high-end motherboard products called Big Bang. The first offering under this name is the Trinergy, a P55 motherboard that includes support for 3-Way SLI and THX certified audio. It also includes some great overclocking features and something you don't ever here me praise: great documentation! What?!?