The update addresses compatibility, but may break some plug-in features.
New versions of Samsung's popular drive take different physical designs, while offering almost exactly the same performance and features as their larger sibling.
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.
PCI Express has lasted more than a decade, and faster speeds should extend its longevity as a key enabler of computing power. Also coming: adaptations for the mobile market.
The SATA data-transfer standard has served the industry well, but hard drive maker WD has a product that demonstrates the shift to the faster PCI Express tech.
An upcoming short film called Construct finds new ways to use the current CG animation technology to produce mind-blowing results.
Plextor announces its new M6e solid-state drive that uses the PCI Express interface to offer ultrahigh performance.
Using Intel's silicon photonics chips, Fujitsu demonstrates how fiber-optic links can replace copper wires to handle PCI Express data transfer. The result: a machine that's easier to keep cool.
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.
An impressive bundle gives you almost everything you need to replace your cable or satellite provider. Plus, two seriously good TV-tuner bonus deals.