We’ve had 3D graphics for ages, but Nvidia’s 3D vision takes things to a new level. Using specific hardware and a pair of specially designed glasses, Nvidia’s 3D Vision brings eye-popping theater-style 3D graphics to your gaming PC. But does this technology have a future, or will it be forgotten?
To some surprise, Intel recently announced that its first 32nm processors will also integrate graphics onto the CPU itself. This change, while not unprecedented, is an important one, and is already causing a battle between Intel and Nvidia.
If you’ve decided that you’d like to use an HDTV as a monitor, then your next step is to figure out what you need. Fortunately, the equipment needed to hook an HDTV to your PC isn’t difficult to come by and won’t break the bank (that’s what the HDTV is for).
The rise of HDTVs, and the resulting slide in prices, make the idea of owning an HDTV specifically for use with a computer more compelling than ever before. But HDTVs only excel at certain tasks – which means you’ve got some thinking to do before tromping home with a lovely new flat-panel TV.
No segment of the mobile PC market was more exciting then netbooks in 2008. 2009 promises to continue the endless stream of interesting netbook hardware, including the disappearance of smaller netbooks, new mobile graphics, and netbook processors from AMD.
Getting PC audio to work with a home theater has traditionally required numerous connections and a sound card, creating a messy solution. But now, HDMI promises the ability to bundle audio in with video, sending great sound through a single wire. So what do you need to use PC audio over HDMI?
Have you wanted to access files on a home computer while on the road, or wanted to access your media while on a public computer? Knowing how to remote control your computer makes these things possible – and best of all, setting up a PC for remote control is simple.
AMD’s Athlon processors may be old news, but they’re also one of the longest lasting, most popular product lines to ever hit the CPU market. If you’ve got one of these old soldiers and want to give it a fighting chance against today’s bigger, meaner processors, then look no further.
The Xbox 360 is an excellent gaming console. But it is also a media center, capable of playing media kept on your home network and streaming that data to your home theater system. Setting up your 360 as a media center isn’t difficult, but you must know the right steps.
RAM drives have always been a dream of hardware enthusiasts, and remained exactly that – a dream. Until now. Thanks to a company called ACard, a viable RAM drive solution has emerged for the first time in years. But now that the dream is becoming reality, will the magic be lost?
Now that broadband internet connections have stepped in as the internet connection of choice in most major cities across the globe, online software sales of have grown tremendously and retail sales have suffered. But should you follow the downloading trend, or take the trip to your favorite shop?
Suddenly, Windows 7 looks to be right around the corner. Microsoft hasn’t debuted a new OS so quickly since XP put Windows ME to bed. Does this mean that Vista will be buried in the graveyard of operating system mishaps, or is Microsoft’s least popular operating system still have a pulse?
Core i7 may have hogged a lot of attention lately, but that doesn’t mean Intel is giving up on its older Core 2 Quad processors. In fact, Intel has made numerous changes to its Core 2 Quad lineup, including the introduction of new, more energy efficient Core 2 Quads.
Microsoft is betting heavily on Windows 7, hoping that the new operating system will redeem the public’s faith in the Windows operating system. But most of the new features seem aimed towards ease-of-use, not performance. Is there anything in Windows 7 that will interest a gamer?
Overclocking is a great way to gain some performance from your existing computer. This is particularly true with the Core 2 Duo, which is one of the best architectures for overclocking in years.