Crystal Dynamics not impressed.
Can MSI's latest Socket AM3 motherboard live up to its excellent GD70 predecessor?
We strap on Creative's latest World of Warcraft-branded wireless headset to test the freedom of fantastic, reliable audio with decent battery life. However, they do make you like look like an anime character - read to see if that's a bad thing or not!
Can MSI's latest micro-ATX 890GX AMD board stand on the foundations of its previously excellent range of 790FX and GX boards? And is it a suitable upgrade from the much cheaper 785G? We find out.
Now that motherboard BIOSes have matured for Intel's latest Clarkdale CPUs, we taken a return visit to Intel's cheap and cheerful Core i3-530, turn up the voltage and really see what it can do! Inside we've included a step-by-step guide on exactly how to overclock it on a couple of popular motherboards too.
Dell's Zino HD could only become cuter if it was adorned with Hello Kitty graphics... and given its interchangeable lids, that's still a possibility. With a very low power AMD CPU, Radeon HD 4330 graphics, Blu-Ray drive and a terabyte of storage: is this a killer media PC?
Jetway's latest mini-ITX motherboard uses Intel's latest Atom "Pineview" platform. We compare it against previous Atom products to see the difference.
A £40 graphics card? Surely that's as useful as a chocolate teapot? We take a look at AMD's latest and cheapest Radeon from the HD 5000 series, the HD5450, see how it stacks up against integrated graphics and find out in what situations it might be a great buy.
The latest LGA1156 Evo motherboard from Asus features sharp styling and Intel's newest chipset, the H57. The board also adds in USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps - but its high price means it struggles against cheaper P55 boards.
This is the Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H, a media-orientated version of of the GA-P55M-UD2 which is one of the best budget Lynnfield overclockers on the market. We find out if the addition of Core i3 on-board graphics support effects the awesomeness of the board.
bit-tech forum member, windwithme, has got his hands on Intel's latest 6-core Gulftown CPU with some very interesting results!
We test Intel's latest GMA HD graphics in its Clarkdale Core i5-661 CPU to see how it stacks up against AMDs 785G and Nvidia's 9300 IGPs when it comes to gaming and HD video. Long derided as terrible, GMA HD might be about to prove Intel's graphics detractors wrong.
Relative newcomer to the case market, Fractal Design, is out to impress with it's latest chassis: the R2. With key noise reduction features, removable vent covers and extremely clean, angular styling, does it have what it takes to compete?
It's teeny, it's tiny, it's DFI's MI P55-T36 mini-ITX motherboard! Performance P55 meets small form factor, and we compare the MI P55-T36 to its full size ATX brothers to see if keeps up with the big boys.
With anticipation mounting higher than Everest, MSI and Lucid have big, bold performance statements to fill. With the ability to run a mix of different graphics cards together in multi-GPU setups, and promising performance better than what Nvidia and ATI offer - we put these claims to the test.
We check out an ECS micro-ATX AMD motherboard to see if this "Black Series" budget board buys you a decent backbone to a new PC. Featuring AMD's excellent 785G chipset, the A785GM-M has integrated graphics with HDMI output, but it's lacking some key BIOS features.
Asus challenged us to test the fact that its P6TD Deluxe can overclock a Core i7-920 D0 to 4GHz - and run it overclocked, all day, everyday. We put its claims to the test, and show you BIOS settings so you can get the same results at home.
The Maximus III is a Lynnfield Republic of Gamers board with a serious legacy to live up to - Asus's Maximus II was a 10/10 product, and powered by Intel's P45 chipset, it was the ideal board for overclocking a Core 2 CPU. We see if this pimped out sequel lives up to its predecessor.
Don't want a black P55 board? Gigabyte has the answer with its desirable blue design! As a direct, but cheaper competitor to Asus' P7P55 Deluxe, we found out if Gigabyte's GA-P55-UD5 board has everything and still offers value for money.
What bodes better for Intel's new dual channel CPU: high clock, low latency or both? We run the numbers for both so you know what memory kit to pair with your new Lynnfield system.
One of AMD's cheapest quad cores to date is a further evolution of the Athlon brand: the Athlon II X4 630 and 620. Without cache we check to see how it performs against Intel alternatives for the same money, if cache makes a difference and if it overclocks better.
Gigabyte squeezes in the goods into this micro-ATX P55 motherboard. It's not all that cheap but it still squeezes in CrossFire and SLI support, as well as plenty of features. We check if it trade blows with the big boys to decide whether it's worth pairing with the popular Core i5-750.
MSI's performance-orientated P55 motherboard is the GD65. With the looks and some of the features its bigger brother, the GD80, but a price closer to its cheaper brothers, we had a look to find out if this board is the Lynnfield board to buy.
AMD's Phenom II goes from strength to strength, and this new dual core Black Edition CPU promises some large overclocks for very little cash. Is it enough to take on Intel's 45nm Wolfdale and become our recommendation for a bargain buy?
The Athlon brand lives on! AMD's latest CPU is a 45nm, 3.0GHz exceptionally budget friendly processor, ready for DDR3 as well as DDR2. Is it a monster overclocker and all round Intel E5200 killer?
The release of Chieftec's legendary Dragon marked the beginning of a new era in enthusiasts hardware. Today we have the latest case from Chieftec to sport the Dragon name. Is the Dragon CH-07 made of the same ground breaking stuff as its namesake?
After being impressed by the AMD's new ATI Radeon 4770 HD 512MB graphics card, we're taking a look at our first partner design from Gigabyte. At £88 it's more expensive than both the reference design and other models on the market, so we take a look at what we get for our extra few quid.
The fastest AMD to hit the streets is here. It's 3.2GHz of Black Edition overclocking friendly badness and we test its wares to see if this AM3 part is worth considering over the already tempting AM2+ Phenom II X4 940 on DDR2.
With DDR3 prices dropping faster than the FTSE, AMD's AM3 motherboards, like the Asus M4A79-T Deluxe, are becoming really quite attractive. Built on familiar M3A79-T technology - one of our favourite AM2+ boards - does the latest generation offer an equally great buy?
Is it a cupcake? Is it a speaker? No! It's a heatsink! Armed with its novelty wares the Foxconn Renaissance is branded with the slogan for 'Digital Life', affording 'high performance computing, connectivity and digital entertainment'. Is that ambiguous marketing or part of a bigger idea?
As the months roll on, Core i7 motherboards are coming closer to what most people would consider affordable. We take a look at MSI's X58 Pro to find out if taking the cheaper option will leave you short-changed in the way of performance and features.
With Microsoft opening the beta of its next generation Windows 7 OS to the public, we put it up against the current standard of Vista x64 with Service Pack 1 to see what's new and how it compares in an early look at performance.
Shuttle, the industry's renowned small form factor barebones specialist, has taken Intel's latest dual-core Atom CPU and used the mini-ITX form factor to create what seems like a match made in heaven. We put this teeny beast through the paces to see if it makes the perfect mini-PC.
We're back with a full, unrestricted and in-depth review of the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 295. We also test Quad SLI for the third time, comparing it against quad CrossFire to see if the ultra-high end has a new performance leader. Read on to find out what happened next...
AMD's 45nm consumer CPUs are finally here: the Phenom II X4 940 and 920 are the latest quad cores with bigger cache, more MHz, more overclocking potential and yet, still AM2+ with inexpensive DDR2! Does Intel finally have some worthy competition?
If you like a bit of bling in your case and don't care for extreme wattages, Hipers Type R II with its shiny blue casing, LEDs and metallic fan could be right up your street. We test this feature filled mainstream performer to see if it's cheap for a reason, or just fantastic value for money.