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AMD's New Phenom X4 9000 Series

AMD's New Phenom X4 9000 Series

Intel has been preaching 45nm for a year and today, the first 45nm desktop processor has finally arrived. We take the latest and greatest Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 for a spin in our labs and we were plenty impressed with its new capabilities. Read all about it right here.

Smartphones Versus UMPCs: Mobility Meets Mobility

Smartphones Versus UMPCs: Mobility Meets Mobility

As smartphones get more powerful, comparisons between UMPCs and smartphones are inevitable with both vying for a space in your pocket and have their fair share of functional similarities for people on the move. We take an in-depth look at both devices and how they have been changing our lives.

Windows Mobile 6.1 - On the Dot

Windows Mobile 6.1 - On the Dot

News of a timely update to the Windows Mobile platform have been floating around for some months, and at last, Windows Mobile 6.1 is now finally official. Join us, as we take a quick tour of the new snazzy interface on Microsoft's latest update to the platform.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550/Q9450 - 45nm Prevails

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550/Q9450 - 45nm Prevails

After a long wait, DIY enthusiasts finally get a wider spread of 45nm processors. Case in point today is the performance review of the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 and Q9450 processors that will eventually retire the current Kentsfield quad-core processors. So read on to see how the newcomers fare.

Sapphire FireGL V7600 - the Workstation Edge

Sapphire FireGL V7600 - the Workstation Edge

Ever wondered what makes a workstation graphics card so much more powerful for applications involving digital content creation and computer assisted design? What justifies its expensive price tag? We find out where the new FireGL V7600 stands against its consumer graphics equivalents.

Intel's CPU Roadmap: To Nehalem and Beyond

Intel's CPU Roadmap: To Nehalem and Beyond

In this forward looking article, learn about Intel's high-end multi-processor (MP) platform update, microarchitecture details of the next generation processor core - the Nehalem and even info on platforms/processors beyond 2009 with Sandy Bridge and Larrabee. So sit tight and get ready to soak up all the information.

Intel's Atom and the Rise of the Netbook

Intel's Atom and the Rise of the Netbook

Formerly known as Silverthorne, the Atom is Intel's first purpose-built processor designed solely for ultra mobile devices. An apt name for the physical size of the core, what's more interesting is how and where these new CPUs will be featured and how those devices will drive the market. Interested in the Netbook? Read on.

$1,600 Challenge: DIY versus Branded PC

$1,600 Challenge: DIY versus Branded PC

With the IT Show just around the corner and the festive season just over, there's nothing stopping you from getting a brand new rig. With that thought in mind and a budget of just $1,600, we take a look to see if we can assemble a DIY Rig that matches or exceeds an off-the-shelf system with a 22-inch LCD in performance and value.

NVIDIA GeForce 8200 mGPU Preview

NVIDIA GeForce 8200 mGPU Preview

NVIDIA officially lifts the veil on the GeForce 8200 mGPU chipset, which boasts the first retail integrated graphics solution capable of 100% HD decoding of MPEG-2, VC-1 and H.264. Finally, a proper low cost chip to build a HD HTPC around, but is it still too soon? Read our preview to find out.

The Great Avivo/PureVideo HD Showdown

The Great Avivo/PureVideo HD Showdown

With Blu-ray taking a major step towards outright winning the HD format war, we take a look at how graphics cards today can reduce the workload on your CPU. Read on for the ultimate comparison between ATI's Avivo HD and NVIDIA's PureVideo HD solutions.