That's $100 off the regular price of this nicely appointed 20-inch desktop. Plus: a $99 Chromebook!
An indictment accusing five Chinese officers of hacking US companies is wrong and should be withdrawn, a minister says. Is industrial espionage just part of national security?
Maingear's Ephex combines aggressive overclocking and a refined sense of what gamers want in a high-end PC. Crysis remains a challenge for even a top-of-the-line PC like this one, but if you can get past that hitch (and the multi-thousand-dollar price tag), we'd recommend this system in a second.
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The latest list of most-powerful computers is a bit of same old, same old. But soon, it won't be so easy to get ahead on the Top500 list by plugging in special-purpose accelerator cards.
New drivers in test builds of OS X suggest upcoming Mac systems from Apple may ship with AMD's high-end graphics cards.
Despite the usual caveats of an ever-fluctuating 3D market, for the moment, at least, ATI's new Radeon HD 3850 graphics card delivers the best bang-for-the buck in PC graphics hardware. Until now we haven't had an acceptable sub-$200 option for PC gaming this year. Thanks to AMD, now we do.
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A "supercharged PC architecture" and increased role for the graphics chip will take the PS4 into its next decade or more.
The PC and server chipmaker will soon announce Raja Koduri is joining AMD's team to work on graphics chip design, CNET has exclusively learned.
The 3D graphics card market changes too rapidly for us to get bullish about a card with premature driver software. The ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 shows promise, even outscoring Nvidia on many PC games, but we would still wait until AMD works out the kinks before handing over your $450.