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PhysX hobbled on the CPU by x87 code

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Now, David Kanter at RealWorld Technologies has added a new twist to the story by analyzing the execution of several PhysX games using Intel's VTune profiling tool. Kanter discovered that when GPU acceleration is disabled and PhysX calculations are being… Go To Full Article

Notebook manufacturers want standard power bricks

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ONE OF THE MOST expensive parts to replace for your notebook besides the battery is the humble power brick. If you've ever had to buy a replacement power adapter for your notebook, you'll know that replacement units from the manufacturers… Go To Full Article

G.SKILL launches its 24GB(4GBx6) DDR3 kit

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G.SKILL launches its 24GB(4GBx6) DDR3 kit G.Skill International Co. Ltd., manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid-state storage with solid quality, has today released its series of 24GB (4GBx6) triple channel memory kits at…

GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD7 (AMD 890FX+SB850) Motherboard

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Although not new, the 890FX has been a big deal to AMD fans. With its release AMD finally had a chipset to match their GPUs and CPUs performance. The 890FX is the top dog for AMD. When combined with the… Go To Full Article

Lian Li Testbench T60

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The T60 belongs to Lian Li's first series of benchtables. These are made of ananondized aluminium and they're very light. We now have to clarifiy if they're also as ergonomic as Lian Li's cases. Go To Full Article

Sapphire HD 5550 Ultimate Edition Videocard Review

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Sapphire's Ultimate Edition HD 5550 is a videocard that has the structure and poise of a good videocard, but is lacking in a couple fundamental foundation elements to be deemed anything "Ultimate". Go To Full Article

OCZ Vertex 2 EX Series 60GB SSD

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Solid State Drives are quickly becoming an important upgrade in most consumer PCs. They offer increased performance with decreased power consumption and heat, and are smaller and lighter than standard mechanical drives. All solid state drives are not created the… Go To Full Article

Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Full Tower Case Review

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Antec really has not really introduced anything super ground breaking in a long time. I mean they did start their gaming case line with the 900 case and some other cases followed, but they have had the same style cases… Go To Full Article

G.Skill Phoenix Pro SandForce SSD Test

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Solid State Drive storage devices have become the hot ticket for high-performance computer enthusiasts. Impartial towards either PC, Linux, or Apple platforms, SSDs have the power to transform slow computers into blazing-fast speed machines. The SandForce SF-1200 has quickly become… Go To Full Article

NZXT Sentry LXE Touch-Screen Fan Controller

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Although NZXT produces a wide-range of products, its fan controllers have become one of the highlights of its line-ups. The reasons are threefold: features, performance and price. We were left quite impressed with earlier Sentry models, and we can say… Go To Full Article

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