Intel acquires structured ASIC specialist eASIC
Next step on from FPGAs.
Windows 7 is finally here and after months of testing across many different machines, we're able to give our verdict. Read on to find out if Windows 7 is Microsoft's best operating system to date.
AMD has launched two new mid-range graphics cards today, the Radeon HD 5770 and Radeon HD 5750. We review the Radeon HD 5770 from Asus and look to see whether the game has changed at this hugely important price point. Read on to find out.
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.
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.
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.
The Radeon HD 4770 might boast 40nm technology and an £80 price tag, but can it batter modern games into submission? We put XFX's HD 4770 to the test against some of its nearest rivals to see if it really is the mid range king it claims to be.
MSI's X-Slim X340 13.4 inch ultra portable laptop is one of the first to use Intel's new CULV processors. It's clear where the X340 got its inspiration from, but MSI has managed to hit an attractive and affordable price point - read our review find out how it gets on.
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.
Asus is about to release its latest addition to the ever-growing Eee PC line. The Eee PC 1008HA combines a slender, curvy figure with some interesting design choices and an excellent keyboard. Could this be the one that steals the NC10's crown jewels?
Dell's Inspiron Mini 12 is one of the first 12.1-inch Atom powered ultraportables on the market. Available with Ubuntu Linux, it sports a higher resolution display and the extra two inches it has over other netbooks should mean that typing doesn't feel cramped. Read on to find out how it gets on.
For anyone that found the TV series Robot Wars totally inept at satisfying your childhood urges for giant robots beating the crap out of each other, help is at hand. For 1200 Xbox Live Arcade points, you could battle your own mechs in the awesomely arcdady world of Virtua On.
AMD has released the ATI Radeon HD 4770 this morning and it's based on the world's first 40nm GPU. It comes in at around £85 (inc. VAT) and AMD believes it will disrupt the mid-range market in quite emphatic fashion. Does it succeed? Read on to find out...
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?
We've been looking for the perfect 22-inch monitor for quite some time now, but we haven't had much luck so far. Today we look at NEC's MultiSync P221W, which features a brand new 22-inch S-PVA panel with a 10-bit look-up table - could these ingredients make this the perfect 22-incher?
Sony's Vaio P-series netbook is one of the most amazing pieces of technology we've ever laid eyes on and it's also one of the lightest and most portable notebooks we've seen to date. After a long road test, Tim Smalley discusses his experiences and frustrations.
Full HD monitors are becoming increasingly commonplace these days in both 22in and 24in panel sizes. We've been impressed by the 22in models we've seen so far, but we haven't looked at a 24-incher until today. Read on to find out how BenQ's E2400HD shapes up.
Opting for small form factor cases often involves demoting style to the subs bench. We take a look at Silverstone's Mini-ATX Sugo SG03 which is breaking all the rules and setting new standards for pint-sized PCs.
Dell has joined the ever-increasing number of monitor manufacturers selling 22-inch full HD monitors. We have a look at the S2209W, which is priced ideally for gamers and discerning home users on a budget.
Sapphire has intoxicated the Radeon HD 4870 1GB with a bit of own-branded spice and a Vapor-X cooler. We put the company's Radeon HD 4870 1GB Toxic to the test and find out if the cooler can live up to its excellent predecessor. Read on to find out how it gets on.
BFG adds its spice to the GeForce GTX 285 and has created one of the fastest graphics cards we've ever tested. The GeForce GTX 285 OCX boasts impressive clock speed increases and promises a whole lot more - but will it live up to expectations?
G.Skill's 1,600MHz kit for Core i7 CPUs runs at a tidy 8-8-8-21 and includes a smart, G.Skill design on some dark blue heatspreaders. How does it compare to the more elaborate Corsair DHX+? Read on to find out.
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.
HIS is back with its take on the excellent Radeon HD 4870 1GB graphics card. We take a closer look at what spice HIS has added to its HD 4870 1GB IceQ4+ Turbo and find out if there's room for some innovation in the high-end GPU market. Read on to find out how it gets on...
Nvidia launched its 55nm update to the GeForce GTX 280 at CES and we're now able to disclose how that card performs. The new Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 boasts higher clock speeds and lower power consumption, but is the price right? Let's find out.
Viewsonic is the second monitor manufacturer to jump on the 16:9 bandwagon after Iiyama. We check out the VX2260WM, a 22-inch 1,920 x 1,080 display with a decent array of connectivity options, to see how it stands up to what else is out there.
Our first Full HD 16:9 widescreen monitor has hit the labs. The Iiyama ProLite E2208HDS is a 22-inch display with a 1,920 x 1,080 native resolution, which means it has an ultra-tight pixel pitch. Does it do enough to win us over? Read on to find out...
The last few weeks have been full of blood, sweat and BIOS revisions in the bit-tech benchmarking sweatshop. We've been feverishly putting our new Core i7-based graphics card test systems together and now we're here to report how the graphics landscape is reforming itself.
With Microsoft making the Windows Vista Service Pack 2 beta available on Friday, we check out how the new service pack will likely perform when it's officially released next year.
Solid State Drives might be speedy, but for most of us the traditional mechanical drive is still king. We take a look at Samsung's Spinpoint F1 1TB hard disk and see how it faces up against the competition.
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.
Passively cooling a Radeon HD 4850 is no mean feat and that's exactly what Gigabyte has done with the GV-R485MC-1GH graphics card. We have a look at the card and subject it to the Crysis Crunch to find out if the Multi-Core cooling solution is up to the task.
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?
Viewsonic unveiled the first inexpensive LED-backlit display at CES earlier this year and it's now made it into the channel. We have a look at the VLED221wm 22-inch widescreen monitor to find out if LED-backlighting can deliver great image quality at an affordable price point.
The Radeon HD 4850 X2 has been strangely absent from AMD's line up ever since it was announced at the same time as the 4870 X2. Sapphire has come to market with a custom Radeon HD 4850 X2 and we take it for a quick test drive.
We've looked at a lot of TN+Film 'gaming' monitors recently, but NEC has thrown that idea out of the window and put its own spin on the 24-inch widescreen gaming monitor. Today we look at the company's all-new MultiSync 24WMGX3 to see if its MVA panel can work wonders.
Zotac's GeForce GTX 260 AMP²! Edition is a pumped up version of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 260+, which features 216 stream processors. We have a look at how the card performs against the competition to find out where the best value lies.
There are a lot of 22-inch displays on the market these days and it isn't easy to navigate your way through the swamp of TN+Film panels. We have a look at the Asus VK222H to see if it can rise above the swamp and catch our eye. Read on to find out how it gets on...
Palit took the AMD ATI Radeon HD 4850 reference design and threw it out of the window before it started working on the Radeon HD 4850 Sonic. We check out Palit's completely redesigned card to see if it can stand up against the fierce competition on the market.