Build the Best PC For Your Buck

We all know that, generally speaking, buying the newest top-end part gets you the most performance. But in most cases, the premium you pay for that part covers a whole lot of other stuff as well that has no bearing on frame rates or video encoding times. We're talking about the added cost of covering research and… » 2/14/13 3:20pm 2/14/13 3:20pm

Surprise! Psystar Tech Support Gets Off To a Shaky Start

One of our seven reasons for not buying a Psystar computer right now was their untested tech support. Well, one of our readers tested it, and turns out they should have studied a little more. » 5/02/08 1:50pm 5/02/08 1:50pm

ASUS EAH3850 Trinity Prototype Video Card Goes Triple Penetration With…

What the crap? As if shoving two GPUs onto a single card wasn't enough to play contemporary games at a decent frame rate, Asus has just made an EAH3850 Trinity, a tri-core card with its own connected water-based cooling system. When you break it down, it's three RV670 cores in one card, generating output for four DVI… » 3/25/08 2:00pm 3/25/08 2:00pm

Motherboard and Video Card Box Art Make No Sense

It's something we've noticed ourselves over the years, but Joel over at Boing Boing Gadgets just did a roundup of some of the most atrocious motherboard and video card box art in existence. Face it, if you were an artist hired to design a box cover for a motherboard, what would you draw? A truck that's also a snake? A… » 2/19/08 3:30pm 2/19/08 3:30pm

XFX Hits Mach Speeds with Overclocked 8800 Ultra

We all know that Nvidia's 8800 Ultra is the fastest card on the planet, right? Well, not anymore. XFX has become the first company to overclock an 8800 Ultra and they're calling their creation the XFX 8800 Ultra XXX. » 5/07/07 6:00pm 5/07/07 6:00pm

24-inch iMac's Graphics Card is Self-Upgradeable

Good news for 24-inch iMac owners. Your computer can spit out the stock graphics card in favor of a new one, if you so desire. Thanks to the iMac's MXM PCI Express connector, you can go out and buy an upgrade for your computer, ensuring your Mac gaming (or Boot Camp Windows gaming) is always up to date. » 9/08/06 4:15pm 9/08/06 4:15pm