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ATI Radeon HD 5670 Shootout - Mainstream Battle Royale

ATI Radeon HD 5670 Shootout - Mainstream Battle Royale

ATI's new Radeon HD 5670 promises to bring affordable DirectX 11 gaming to the masses. So today we take a look at six of the newest offerings from the biggest names. ASUS, Gigabyte, HIS, MSI, PowerColor, and Sapphire, have all been summoned to our mainstream battle royale!

The Ultra Battle: 7 Intel CULV Notebooks Fight it Out!

The Ultra Battle: 7 Intel CULV Notebooks Fight it Out!

If you're still undecided on which Intel CULV notebook to get, then don't give this article a miss as we scope out the latest 13-inch models to see which one's really worth dragging the wallet out for. Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, LG, MSI and Toshiba battle it out in this shootout.

22-inch 3D Vision LCD Monitor Showdown - Samsung vs. Viewsonic

22-inch 3D Vision LCD Monitor Showdown - Samsung vs. Viewsonic

While 3D capabilities have not exactly been in the mainstream yet, some LCD monitors have come into the market with 3D support, namely, the Samsung 2233RZ and ViewSonic VX2268WM. We take a look at both LCD monitors on standard and 3d gaming usage to see which will come up on top.

Intel H55 Mobo Shootout - Integrated HD Graphics Showdown

Intel H55 Mobo Shootout - Integrated HD Graphics Showdown

Intel has unleashed a wave of low-power, 32nm dual-core processors with integrated graphics for the new year. To match these LGA1156 processors and unlock its graphics capabilities, you'll need a motherboard based on Intel's H55 Express chipset. We check out five such boards and give our verdict.

The Zenith of 3D Gaming - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 Roundup

The Zenith of 3D Gaming - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 Roundup

2009 heralded the rise of 3D movies, and if you want the same immersive experience on your desktop, you only need to look to NVIDIA. To that end, we are taking a look at some of the most powerful GeForce GTX 285 cards money can buy to power your 3D gaming rig. Join us as we find out which is best.

iPhone Price Plans - Choosing the Right Fit *Updated as of 9th Dec*

iPhone Price Plans - Choosing the Right Fit *Updated as of 9th Dec*

Christmas comes early for all the iPhone lovers out there, with SingTel, Starhub and M1 revealing the iPhone 3GS price plans. So now, the question is - which telco plan is most suited for you? We've done some quick analysis to help you out in this article. *Updated!* All three telcos have matched each other's data bundle and data cap offer.

The Cheapest Quad-Core Processors - AMD Athlon II X4 630 & 620

The Cheapest Quad-Core Processors - AMD Athlon II X4 630 & 620

Quad-core processors have never been cheaper with AMD's latest processor series, the Athlon II. The Athlon II X4 630 and 620 models are now available, with low prices that Intel's quad-cores cannot match. But do they have the performance to go along with that? Answers in our review.

2.1 Speaker Systems Face-off - Altec Lansing vs. Sony

2.1 Speaker Systems Face-off - Altec Lansing vs. Sony

Pitting audio veterans Altec Lansing against electronics giant Sony, we take a look at the two newest top of the line 2.1-channel multimedia speaker systems in the market - the uber-cool Expressionist Ultra MX6021 from Altec Lansing and the somber-looking SRS-DB500 from Sony.

The Next Gen. P55 Motherboards (SATA 6Gbit/s and USB 3.0)

The Next Gen. P55 Motherboards (SATA 6Gbit/s and USB 3.0)

The next evolution in storage technologies and interfaces are upon us! SATA has now reached 6Gbit/s transfer rate while USB 3.0 brings a tenfold increase in speed. These two new features are the highlights of a new breed of P55 motherboards, including the two from ASUS and Gigabyte that we'll be looking at.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 - New Mainstream Arrivals

NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 - New Mainstream Arrivals

NVIDIA is boosting the ranks of their GT200 class cards with a new arrival, the GeForce GT 240. Positioned between the GeForce 9600 GT and 9800 GT, NVIDIA claims this is the perfect GPU under US$99 for mainstream visual computing and power gaming. Naturally, we had to investigate.