CPU, Graphics & Memory

  • The 2011 Holiday Video Card Shopping Guide

    Looking to buy a new video card this holiday season? I don't blame you. New titles like Battlefield 3 and Skyrim are sure to tax the systems of many gamers. Let's have a look at some excellent cards. You'll find a recommendation for any...
    By M.S. Smith November 4, 2011 

  • Test Yourself on the History of Intel

    If you think you are the expert on all things Intel, take this brain-churning, grey-matter sizzling quiz to test just how much you know about Intel Corporation and the long history that goes with this famous brand name.
    By theinkandpen (Robert Mullon) October 24, 2011 

  • The Best Gamer Gifts for the 2011 Holiday Season

    Do you have a computer game player on your list this year? Here are some great gift ideas that include game controllers and other hardware, plus some of the hottest games for the end of 2011.
    By Finn Orfano October 23, 2011 

  • How Much Do You Know About Graphics Cards?

    Graphics cards remain a critical component for PC gamers. They're also among the most complex parts in a modern computer, rivaling the motherboard and the processor. Think you know everything about them? Let's find out.
    By M.S. Smith October 18, 2011 

  • Does AMD's Bulldozer Demolish Intel's Sandy Bridge?

    After a long wait, the first processors based off AMD's Bulldozer architecture have hit the market as the AMD FX series. Does this long-awaited product return AMD to competition, or is it yet another disappointment?
    By M.S. Smith October 17, 2011 

  • A Guide to Buying the Best CPU

    A complete guide aimed at helping both novice and expert users find the CPU that best suits their needs.
    By M. C. Cosmin October 14, 2011 

  • Monitor Guide: Santa Brought 1080p!

    The holidays are a great time to buy a new computer monitor for someone else or yourself. Already at low prices, further discounts will only make them more attractive as gifts. Let's have a look at what you should consider when buying a new computer...
    By M.S. Smith October 10, 2011 

  • AMD or Intel: Photo Editing Showdown

    Intel or AMD? That is the dilemma every computer enthusiast finds himself in whenever he is building a PC. While Intel processors are excellent performers, AMD processors offer better value for money. In this article, I discuss which processor would...
    By M.S. Smith September 17, 2011 

  • Core 2 Duo vs Core i5: What's the Difference?

    If you purchased or built a new mid-range Intel powered computer a few years ago, a Core 2 Duo is probably the processor placed inside. Today, the mid-range is represented by Intel's Core i5. Just what do you receive by upgrading to the new model?
    By M.S. Smith July 29, 2011 

  • Decoding Compatability Between AMD Socket A Processors

    Unlike Intel, AMD has decided to gradually upgrade their socket technology, rather than making a great generational leap. The advantage of this is a better upgrade path, but decoding the differences between socket AM2, AM2+, and AM3 requires a little...
    By M.S. Smith July 17, 2011 
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