Intel might be planning eight-core desktop CPUs but AMD will still be strong in 2018
2018 looks set for more CPU battles with AMD refining its Ryzen CPUs and Zen core and Intel posed to release low-end chipsets and eight-core mainstream CPUs.
Rick looks back at the infamous PC melter and asks what's left now you can (probably) run it.
Children as young as 11 involved.
Joint ventures protected, TMC sale going ahead.
The new Fermi Mk II GPU hits all the performance highs we expected from the GeForce GTX 480 1.5GB
Zotac adds to its mini-PC product range with another gorgeously slim ZBox Blu-ray media PC.
Built for overclocking, this is the first 1GHz GeForce card we've seen. But is that enough?
Our first look at JMicron's latest JMF616 controller chip reveals it strengths and weaknesses
We show you how to get the best from your graphics card with our simple guide.
We check out what PhysX offers in Mafia 2 by running through all manner of performance equations!
Get a huge performance boost for free, and without much extra noise or heat
We get our hands on the update to our favourite micro-ATX motherboard
Possibly the most overclockable CPU on the planet, and it costs less than £75!
We take a look at Asus’ third attempt at an extreme overclocking Core i7 motherboard.
Gigabyte trims the fat from its latest Core i7 board, but leaves in USB 3 and SATA 6Gbps.
Asus adds USB 3 and SATA 6Gbps to its latest LGA1366 Core i7 motherboard.
Who says a Core i7 system has to be large? We put EVGA's X58 micro-ATX motherboard through its paces.
Gigabyte's new X58 motherboard has tons of ports, but can it tame the mighty Core i7-980X?
MSI's latest beta BIOS that enables core unlocking on its 890GX and vastly improves overclocking.
Gigabyte's brilliant micro-ATX P55M-UD2 offers a bag-full of features and overclocking potential for its modest £85 asking price. Read on to see why this is one of the best motherboards ever made.
They might take our lives, but they will never take our Freedom Tower! Well, we'd rather they didn't take either, truth be told - we're rather fond of our lives, and also of this excellent and well priced cooler. Read on to see why (and we promise no more Braveheart references).
The unending drone of your CPU cooler driving you mad? Then perhaps the Gelid Tranquillo can help. With an ultra low-noise PWM fan, but still packing four copper heatpipes and a big stack of cooling fins, check out this terrific low-noise HSF.
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.
The HDAV Slim is an affordable, half-height sound card for HD audio. It doesn't monkey around with compressing or 'enhancing' the audio on your Blu-ray disc, it just delivers pure, unadulterated HD audio goodness to your speakers or amp.
We've tested five coolers that are not only on sale now, but are also ready to fit Intel's forthcoming LGA1156 Lynnfield CPUs. Get ready for Lynnfield by bagging your LGA1156-compatible cooler before the rush. Read on to find out which can handle a big overclock the best.
Nvidia has redesigned the GeForce GTX 295, squeezing both GT200b GPUs onto a single PCB and completely replacing the card's cooler. We find out if the the GTX 295 directors cut is any faster or cooler than it's dual PCB predecessor, and whether it's more worthy of it's top end price tag.
DFI's latest LANParty board is built on the 790FX platform for AMD AM3 CPUs is a yellow and black update to the AM2+ M2RSH. Has DFI changed anything underneath to make it a better buy? Or is it in the same mould with the same limitations? Read on to find out.
AMD reveals its financial results for the first quarter of 2009, showing an increase in revenue from CPUs and smaller losses than last year.
Pegasys announces a plug-in for TMPGEnc 4.0 Xpress that takes advantage of Toshiba's SpursEngine chip.
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 here at bit-tech have a saying - "you can never have too much storage," In which case the Seagate 1.5TB hard drive seems ideal, packing more gigabytes into a shiny 3.5" drive than ever before. We find out how this jumbo drive stacks up against the competition.
In a step away from the norm for P45, DFI has made a cute little micro-ATX motherboard that it dubs its "Junior". Except, this JR model still supports CrossFire and has a DFI belly - do good P45 motherboards come in small packages? Let's find out.
The DS3R legend is back, and we take the latest budget "energy efficient" P45 from Gigabyte to the cleaners, to see if its whites are whiter than white.
We test the modular, rubber lipped Cooler Master Silent Pro 700W power supply to its limits to see if it really is silent and professional. More importantly, is it worth your money? Let's find out.
We take a look at the impressively specced Cyberpower Gamer Infinity CrossFire HD. Can it tempt us away from our custom built machines, and where does it sit in today’s crowded market place? Read on to find out.
EVGA has gone For The Win with a board that's been upgraded from the nForce 750i SLI reference design. We put it through its paces to see if there really is the Cheesecake at the end of the tunnel.
We've tested no less than 11 cards over 450 tests: Nvidia GeForce GTX 280, GTX 260, 9800 GX2, 9800 GTX, 9800 GTX+, 8800 GT and AMD Radeon HD 4870, 4850, 3870 X2 and 3870; to find out what Summer 2008's definitive graphics upgrade should be!
We look at Gigabyte's DDR3-based X48T-DQ6 motherboard which offers a wealth of features, including Gigabyte's new Dynamic Energy Saving system with 12-phase power regulation. Does Gigabyte make the new X48 chipset shine with DDR3?
The highly anticipated Phenom B3 stepping processors are here with slightly faster clocks and no TLB erratum. How does the new stepping overclock? How does it compare to other CPUs around the same price? We dive in to find out.
Energy Efficiency seems to be the industry buzzword for 2008 and Gigabyte has completely relaunched its P35 motherboard range with that in mind. We look at its mainstream GA-EP35-DS4 model to see if it's a fuss worth making.
We have a look at three mATX motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte and MSI based on three of the latest integrated graphics chipsets from Intel, AMD and Nvidia to see which is the best solution for a Home Theatre PC.
The original Striker was arguably the most popular motherboard in the Asus RoG series and now it gets a brother - the Striker II. It's based on the new Nvidia nForce 780i SLI chipset and has many tweaked features - we check it out to see what's changed.
We test AMD's new Phenom 9600 Black Edition to see what kind of performance it offers at stock speed, and also what it gives away for free. Will this have the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 quaking in its boots?
You've seen the concept now how does it perform? Will the hefty investment be worth it for the Premium motherboard with on-board memory?