Intel teases 'Odyssey' graphics events
Hype building for 2020 dGPU launch.
Promises a 'direct pipeline' for modders.
We travelled to Istanbul to see the cream of European overclockers in action.
Games retailer The GAME Group has revealed that boxed game sales fell 18 percent over the Christmas period.
Pull up a chair in front of the fire because it's storytime here at bit-tech as we look back on our personal favourite moments of 2009. From Mark's discovery of Samorost to Antony's pilgrimage back to Battlefield 2, check out our tales and tell us yours in the forums.
We know what the best bits of 2009 are, so what were the lowest points of the year? We take a look back over the last twelve months and examine what the biggest failures were, from Intel's cancellation of Larrabee to Microsoft's Games for Windows Live relaunch.
Merry Christmas from bit-tech and Custom PC!
With 2009 in its last days, it's time to round up the best mods we've featured and mod of the month winners. 21 mods compete and require your votes to decide the ultimate in modding glory: who will be the Mod of the Year winner, 2009?
It's that time of year when we take a look back on 2009 and decide what the best games of were. And by 'we' we actually mean 'you', since the results were entirely user-voted this year. What did bit-tech and Custom PC readers think was the best game this year?
Voting is now closed on the Game of the Year competition, so check to see if you won anything!
The year is drawing to a close and in the fast moving world of technology and games development it's more than likely some things have passed you by. Not to fear though - we've bought together a list of our best work from the past year, so check it out to see if you missed anything!
Retail chain GAME has admitted to suffering a notable sales slump in the run up to Christmas this year.
Check out some of the latest modding content from our community!
GC 09: Developers insist that PC simulations aren't dying out despite recent worries.
We're pleased to announce that voting for this year's all-new Custom PC & bit-tech Awards is now open. Read on to win some great prizes!
Market watcher iSuppli has it that overall PC shipments in 2009 will dip four percent year-on-year - the largest single year drop since 2001, with desktops the biggest losers.
Despite analysts claiming otherwise, word from the horses mouth is that Seagate will get SSDs out the door by late 2009.
Another month and another four systems, as we delve into online stores to seek out the bargains to decide which setups, for a range of budgets, are the best your money can buy.
This week we headed along to the CEDIA Expo 2009 at the Excel centre in London to take a look at the latest innovations in home theatre, AV and home automation technology. Waiting for us were programmable bathtubs, £6,000 Blu-ray players and a 103in Plasma TV - read on to find out more!
We're almost exactly halfway through the year but even with our crude maths we can tell there's still plenty of time and games to come in 2009. Join us as we preview the games we can look forward to seeing before the year's end.
We were out in Taipei, Taiwan for the 2009 Computex trade show for the past two weeks. Now that we're back in more familiar territory in London, we take a look back at the big trends during the show, from Netbooks, to DX11 and Windows 7.
COMPUTEX 09: Foxconn has its Flaming Katana on show and reconis it can make P55s for under $100!
COMPTUEX 09: It's not cheap, but it is beautiful: Origen-ae makes mini-ITX HTPCs to die for.
COMPUTEX 09: Sources at Taiwanese motherboard manufacturers say initial overclocking tests have been somewhat surprising.
COMPUTEX 09: Intel makes the claim that the popular Core i7 920 won't be discontinued and what Lynnfield WON'T be called.
COMPUTEX 09: Akasa's new Nero S is bigger, cooler and wavier than the original.
COMPUTEX 09: J&W's P55 board is the first we've seen that openly advertises SLI support.
COMPUTEX 09: We grab a couple of shots of the pre-production Core i5 CPU in BIOS and in-Windows!
We've hit the city of Taipei in Taiwan this week for a scoot around to see some of the latest and greatest to expect from this year's Computex trade show. As usual bit-tech has the exclusive first looks you will certainly want to see!
Microsoft has confirmed a 2009 release for Windows 7 at its annual TechEd North America conference in Los Angeles.
Nvidia posts a loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2010, but says that GPGPU computing and Tegra will help to see Nvidia through the future.
At bit-tech, it's always time for a PC upgrade and we're here once again to help with our comprehensive buyer's guide. With hardware recommendations to suit any budget, if you're looking at improving your system, or building one from scratch, this is the place to start.
April's collection of Mod of the Month nominees are here and we've found some amazingly awesome skill on show once again in our Project Log forum. We've joined up again with AC Ryan so check out this month's six nominees, vote and let us know what you think of them!
AMD reveals its financial results for the first quarter of 2009, showing an increase in revenue from CPUs and smaller losses than last year.
Intel announces two new Z-series Atom CPUs at IDF in Beijing, including the 2GHz Z550 with Hyperthreading and the new Z515.
2009's next installment of Mod of the Month is here and along with it, some of the best upcoming mods from our community. We've joined up again with AC Ryan so read, vote and tell us your thoughts on this month's nominees!
We've completely rejigged the buyers guide for April - now we have four recommended builds instead of just three. Take a look at our recommendations for the Affordable All-Rounder, Enthusiast Overclocker, Gaming Workhorse and Premium Player to if you're in the mood for a new build!
CeBIT 09: Taking a few leaves out of the Antec 902 book, Lian Li tweaks the Lancool range to appeal more to the gaming audience.
CeBIT 09: Created by BMW Group in the US, Thermaltake's new Level 10 is an awesome design, but will it be king of quality?
CeBIT 2009: With a brushed aluminium design, 8" touchscreen LCD and Atom hardware built in - Asus' Eee keyboard is a sexy bit of hardware.