Even if it's a relative power hog, the Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 brings so much speed and utility to the table it's hard for us to recommend another midrange 3D card. Only the particularly power conscious or those who play games with known multichip scaling issues should look elsewhere.
The update addresses compatibility, but may break some plug-in features.
PCI-express SSD storage solutions are one of the fastest storage options available, but so far have only been limitedly available for OS X.
If you care more about HD movie watching than gaming and you need a new video card for the task today, we recommend a 3D card like this EVGA with Nvidia's newest mainstream graphics chip. Gamers can get more performance value from Nvidia's higher-end 8800 cards, but for anyone, it would be a good idea to wait to see what's new from ATI in just a few short weeks.
PNY's highest-end 3D card is overclocked and comes with a few helpful accessories. We just wish that it included a game or two, as a $500 graphics card isn't very useful if you don't have anything to play with it.
Nvidia's new GeForce 7800 GTX chip makes this 3D graphics card exceedingly powerful. Anything else in the box only sweetens the deal.
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The DWL-G520 offers solid speed and security, but like all PCI adapters, it's a pain to install.
Bob Russo, general manager of the PCI Security Standards Council, explains what his organization is doing to keep payment card data out of the hands of criminal hackers.
Claims around the release of the new Buffalo drives suggest Mac Pro and some PowerMac users may already have an option to get USB 3.0 in their systems.
There is a problem some MacBook Pro users are having where the computer will not go to sleep when the lid is shut or command is given to do so. Instead, the computer will output a "Wake reason = PCI" error in the console.