AMD offers Adobe Creative Cloud subs to Ryzen buyers
APU and GPU buyers, too.
Will be treated as seriously as offline crime.
AMD Fusion is here! We test the new E-350 APU's HTPC features and gaming performance.
We test and compare memory performance, scaling from 1,333MHz to 2,133MHz, to find the sweet spot.
A tiny AMD mini-ITX board with USB 3 and SATA 6Gbps support
Speed up your flash drives: USB 3 Kingston Data Traveller 3 and ADATA N005 are tried and tested.
VIA's first ever multi-core CPU part: its aptly dual-core Nano platform, gets a grilling on our test bench.
A tiny Pico-ITX barebone kit for a fuss-free tiny PC, but what about the performance?
We check out what PhysX offers in Mafia 2 by running through all manner of performance equations!
We test Asus' smallest board capable of carrying a 6-core CPU.
We take a gandger at Kingstons budget SSD - its 30GB V-Series.
We investigate how the latest hit RTS, StarCraft 2, scales across CPU cores.
We test Promise's budget Fastrak TX4650 PCI-Express four port SATA RAID card.
Has Fractal Designed the perfect NAS box case for mini-ITX? Is that all there is to it? We find out.
Mini marvel with USB 3 and and amazing overclockability
Asus' latest 890FX motherboard features the performance chipset without the high cost.
Can MSI's latest Socket AM3 motherboard live up to its excellent GD70 predecessor?
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.
AMD's latest chipset is the first to bring SATA 6Gbps support, but it also seems to bring massive overclockability. We look at the first board from Asus - priced at around £120, it looks like a bargain for getting the most from your Phenom II or Athlon II CPU.
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.
A.C.Ryan is back with a High-Definition capable media player that includes an in-build hard drive and compatibility with every video and audio format you can shake a stick at. How good is the interface and how intuitive is it to use though?
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.
We take a look at the X120TF, a weighty copper heatsink and no fan from Korean newcomers CoolAge. It uses an interesting new honeycomb design for its heatsink fins - but unfortunately, it doesn't seem set to displace our current favourite coolers.
We tested Intel's latest Clarkdale CPU and found some interesting results about its memory performance. Does Core i3 and Core i5 have a problem? Have we really moved on from Core 2's front side bus model? We look at the tweaks and tradeoffs the design makes.
bit-tech forum member, windwithme, has got his hands on Intel's latest 6-core Gulftown CPU with some very interesting results!
We check out MSI's tasty looking micro-ATX 785G motherboard to see if it's as good as the Asus, ECS and Gigabyte alternatives in performance, overclocking and general loveliness when it comes to Socket AM3.
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.
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.
Thermaltake has expanded its range of gaming cases with the Element V: a towering steel chassis with support for E-ATX hardware and then some. With adjustable fan speeds and multi-colour LED lighting too, does the Element V have what it takes to be your next upgrade?
As probably the last Nvidia performance board we'll ever see: this AM3, DDR3 nForce 750 chipset G55 from MSI is one of the few SLI capable motherboards for AMD out there. How does it stack up against other budget AMD chipsets? We found out.
It's big, fast, power hungry and hot like Scarlett Johansson in a sauna - what's not to like? The size? Yes, at nearly a foot long this dual-HD 5870 beast won't even fit in the front page image box! Read on to see how the new card performs (don't call it a HD 5870 X2 though, or you'll look like a n00b)
We add Seagate's latest Barracuda XT hard disk with new Gigabyte and Asus P55 motherboards featuring SATA 6Gbps to see what performance potential, if any, the latest SATA standard offers.
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.
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.
Our first (of many) P55 motherboard reviews starts, as ever, with Asus' Deluxe. It's expensive and bridges an awkward middle ground between Republic of Gamers and lesser featured boards, but does it still command excellent Asus quality and must have features that makes it a must buy?
In conjunction with AMD's new 785G chipset, the elaborately named Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H is setup for AM3 and DDR3 support, as well as the latest integrated graphics with nifty home theatre features to boot. Is it worth the upgrade from 780G and how does it compare to a discrete HD 4350?
In this tiny micro ATX Core i7 board, Asus has managed to squeeze more kit than most others manufacturers can cram into a full sized board. The Republic of Gamers Rampage II Gene is the bigger brother to the Maximus II Gene - but is it any better?
It's been chopped in half! This micro ATX Asus Republic of Gamers board is one of the last new P45s we'll see - and built on a smaller footprint this Gene branded little monster could tip the scales in favour of making a cheap, small form factor PC!
Sporting a Watercool Heatkiller GPU-X² full cover waterblock, MSI's GTX 285 HydroGen looks stunning. However we're more interested in whether it can keep Nvidia's fastest single core GPU cool.
The NH-C12P is a lower profile version of the fantastic NH-U12P from the Austrian company that oozes quality and great performance in its products. We've put it through its paces on LGA775 and Socket AM2+ to see if it can keep up with the strong competition it faces.