Intel teases 'Odyssey' graphics events
Hype building for 2020 dGPU launch.
Promises a 'direct pipeline' for modders.
The latest trailer for the Old Republic is out, but does it reveal significant flaws?
Nvidia's latest DX11 GPU squares up against ATI’s HD 5770, but there's a surprise third option...
Google has courted controversy by investing in a web monitoring service - along with the CIA.
This Super Over Clock edition Radeon HD 5870 aims to deliver GeForce GTX 480-beating performance
Possibly the most overclockable CPU on the planet, and it costs less than £75!
Fresh from the launch of its second generation six-core workstation / server CPUs, the uber-fast and Xeon 5600-series, Intel is now ready to unveil its first ever eight-core CPU. Meet the Xeon X7500-series, codename Nehalem EX - we put it through its paces in a 64-thread test system.
Looking for a mid-priced, capacious case for a media PC? We check out the Grandia GD03, another box of brushed aluminium chique from the chaps at SilverStone, which features handy touches such hot-swappable hard disk bays and removable dust filters.
As probably the last Nvidia performance board we'll ever see: this AM3, DDR3 nForce 750 chipset G55 from MSI is one of the few SLI capable motherboards for AMD out there. How does it stack up against other budget AMD chipsets? We found out.
What bodes better for Intel's new dual channel CPU: high clock, low latency or both? We run the numbers for both so you know what memory kit to pair with your new Lynnfield system.
Cypress, the GPU behind the Radeon HD 5870, is the world's first DirectX 11 compliant graphics processor and it's also the world's fastest single GPU graphics card. We go in depth to examine the architecture behind Cypress and draw comparisons to generations passed.
Our first (of many) P55 motherboard reviews starts, as ever, with Asus' Deluxe. It's expensive and bridges an awkward middle ground between Republic of Gamers and lesser featured boards, but does it still command excellent Asus quality and must have features that makes it a must buy?
An in-depth analysis of what the new Lynnfield architecture of LGA1156 Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs is, what new things it brings and where it fits in Intel's CPU line-up. Read on to see what's new, what's great, and what's not!
At last, a 22in monitor that doesn't have a TN panel! We have a look at Eizo's FlexScan S2242W 22-inch widescreen TFT, which features a PVA panel with a 1,920 x 1,200 native resolution. Is this the monitor we've been looking for? Read on to find out.
In this tiny micro ATX Core i7 board, Asus has managed to squeeze more kit than most others manufacturers can cram into a full sized board. The Republic of Gamers Rampage II Gene is the bigger brother to the Maximus II Gene - but is it any better?
Google recently announced it will enter the operating system market with Chrome OS, which will be based heavily around its Chrome browser. We look at what Google and the many commentators said, and put forward some ideas of of our own as to where we think the OS is heading.
Samsung is back with a 12.1in clone of its hugely successful NC10 netbook. There's a lot more to it than that though, as the NC20 is one of the first laptops to be based around VIA's Nano processor. Does Samsung's slinky ultraportable retain all of the charm its little brother had? Read on to find out.
Apple released a whole load of information about Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard at last week's Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco. We have a look at the new features Apple will introduce when Snow Leopard is released in September.
HP's Pavilion dv2-1030ea is based on AMD's Yukon platform, which launched back at CES in January. We check it out to see if it can fill the gap between a cheap and cheerful netbook and highly desirable but equally expensive ultraportable notebook.
Monitor manufacturers are starting to listen to customers - we want some much-needed choice in the 22-inch market. The HP LP2275W is another 22-incher equipped with Samsung's latest S-PVA panel technology - is this the monitor we've dearly been waiting for?
If you thought Core i7 was fast, prepare to be shocked all over again - you can run two Nehalem EP Xeon W5580s together in one motherboard. We take a look at Intel's latest workstation/server CPU which is up to 93 per cent faster than previous Core 2 architecture Xeons.
Another Core i7 motherboard creeps in the price bracket of affordability along with the MSI X58 Pro at £160. Not only is the Gigabyte UD3R a damned sight better looking, this time the overclocking and cooling performance is one thing that has not been trimmed off to keep the costs down.
First seen at Computex 2008, the new SilverStone Raven RV01 has arrived in the bit-tech labs. With its mobo tray rotated 90 degrees, the Raven points your graphics cards upwards and uses the laws of thermodynamics to keep them cool. We take a first look at what might be the future of case design.
Sapphire launched its ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2 a couple of months ago without official driver support from AMD. We're back today with a full review of the card now that drivers for the card are publicly available. Read on to find out how it stacks up against the competition.
Who needs extreme behemoths when there are more affordable Core i7 options like this pair from Gigabyte. The UD4P and DS4 are still very capable and well featured, but aren't as expensive as other X58 boards - we see if they're powerful enough to take on the big guns.
With Microsoft opening the beta of its next generation Windows 7 OS to the public, we put it up against the current standard of Vista x64 with Service Pack 1 to see what's new and how it compares in an early look at performance.
MSI's Eclipse X58 motherboard for Intel's Core i7 processors sports a great new look and some fresh unique features from its DrMOS and GreenPower technologies. Does it stand tall, overshadowing the competition or fade out as quickly as it appeared? Let's find out.
Samsung has made its entry into the rapidly expanding netbook market with the NC10. Can Samsung add something to an already crowded market, or is the NC10 left out on the wings in a field of mediocrity? Read on to find out.
We've been growing tired of the mediocrity present in the 22-inch widescreen monitor market, but HannsG has come along with something that piqued our interest. At just £110, the HG221AP is one of the cheapest 22-inchers on the market, but is it any good?
Intel's new, revolutionary CPU architecture has arrived and inevitably we take a deep dive into its workings and design to find what makes this tock, tick.
We've seen the benchmarks and how ATI has comeback from nowhere to reclaim the mainstream performance crown, but what's behind this sudden change that makes the new HD 4000-series so compelling? We dive deep down inside to find out.
Asus takes Nvidia's nForce 780a to the next level with its second generation CrossHair motherboard. Does Hybrid Graphics cut the mustard? Does Asus make another Republic of Gamer masterpiece? We went off to find out.
We take a look at not only OCZ's latest super-fast super-cool 4GB kit of Flex II, but also the watercooling kit designed for it from Aqua PCs. How does it fare under air and water? Does 1,150MHz make that much difference? We found out.
The name might be a relative unknown in the PSU industry but the people behind it sure aren't - in a whisper we discover if this German brand makes a power supply to rival the best of them.
We dive into the world of pre-overclocked cards and check out BFG's OCX and Asus' TOP GeForce GTX 280s and an AMP!'d GeForce GTX 260 from Zotac. Are they worth the extra cash for a bit more umpf? We found out.
Nvidia's GT200 GPU arrived just a few days ago - we dive deep into the architecture to find out what's changed inside the chip. We take a look at the GeForce GTX 280's performance, while also looking at GPU computing--and CUDA in particular--to see how things are progressing in that space.
We're back from Taiwan now, but here's a handy list of all of our Computex 2008 coverage for those of you that missed all of the announcements last week. We'd also like to hear your feedback on this year's show, so that we can pass it back to the people that matter!
While we've been inundated with P45 boards from across the breadth of the motherboard world, Asus is the first to us with a BIOS that works well. We take it for a full spin to see if Intel's highly anticipated new mainstream chipset is a worthy successor to the massively popular P35.
BenQ looks to target gamers with its X2200W 22 inch widescreen monitor. It packs DVI, HDMI and VGA inputs with one of the best TN+Film panels we've seen to date. It also comes with a selection of image enhancing extras designed to bridge the gap to better panel technology.
Combining Intel's X48 chipset with DDR2 memory and a sprinkling of the usual DFI LANParty magic, we're introduced to the LANParty LT X48 T2R. Have we got a "OMG must upgrade" motherboard in our hands? Read on to find out...