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Report: Intel will add fast quad-core chip

Intel will introduce a high-end quad-core processor in the third quarter that is almost half the price of a similar "Extreme" processor currently available, according to Chinese-language tech Web site HKEPC.

By May. 19, 2008


Intel cuts chip prices up to 31 percent

Cuts to prices of dominant chipmaker's processor prices are limited in number and degree. Largest reduction comes to the desktop Core 2 Duo E8500, at 3.16GHz.

By Jul. 21, 2008


Nvidia's PhysX makes PC Batman: Arkham Asylum worth the wait

Batman: Arkham Asylum is the first PC game to use Nvidia's PhysX technology to good effect.

By Sep. 21, 2009


Velocity Micro ProMagix E2055

Not every PC has to be a decent gaming box, but regardless, we expect them to be priced appropriately. Velocity Micro's ProMagix E2055 looks great and does well on some tests, but its gaming scores and its overall bang-for-the-buck fall short.

By Feb. 26, 2008

3.5 stars Editor's rating Feb. 26, 2008

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Poll: What's the best bang for my photo PC buck?

CNET News.com's Stephen Shankland is buying a new computer for digital photography. He's not rich, so tell him what's a better investment: a faster dual-core processor or a slower quad-core model?

By Jan. 18, 2008


Dell XPS 630

With its second full-fledged gaming PC, Dell shows that it understands the mainstream gaming desktop as well as the high-end. The Dell XPS 630 delivers everything a gamer would want in a sub-$2,000 PC, from its components, to its case, to its powerful software. We've seen no better system in this newly competitive category.

By Feb. 25, 2008

4.5 stars Editor's rating Feb. 25, 2008

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Acer Aspire M5100

For performance-minded shoppers on a budget, the $700 quad-core Acer Aspire M5100 is fast enough to make you think about spending more than you might otherwise. If all you need is a capable PC with a decent hard drive, you can get away with a less expensive dual-core system.

By Mar. 24, 2008

3 stars Editor's rating Mar. 24, 2008

MSRP: $549.00


Falcon Northwest FragBox 2 (Intel Core 2 Duo E8400)

Falcon Northwest's new, fixed-configuration FragBox 2 is an overclocked, reasonably priced gaming rig whose small size invites you to put it pretty much wherever you want. If you're after that kind of flexibility and have reasonable gaming expectations, you'll be very happy with this PC.

By Apr. 1, 2008

3.5 stars Editor's rating Apr. 1, 2008

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HP Pavilion Elite m9100t

HP's Pavilion Elite m9100t is an expensive, fully featured desktop that doesn't quite have enough personality to distinguish it from its competitors at Dell. Between that missing personality and some poor design choices from HP, we can't get too excited about this desktop.

By Mar. 14, 2008

3 stars Editor's rating Mar. 14, 2008

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