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OCZ's huge 3.2TB Z-Drive 4500 SSD is fast and smart

OCZ's huge 3.2TB Z-Drive 4500 SSD is fast and smart

OCZ has launched a brand new high-capacity, high-speed solid state drive destined for server applications, known as the Z-Drive 4500. Boasting performance well over what is supported through a 6 Gbps SATA interface, the Z-Drive 4500 is a full-height, single-slot…

Thief Benchmarked, Performance Review

Despite being built with the aging Unreal Engine 3, Thief touts some cutting edge rendering techniques that have put the game on our radar. Thief's built-in benchmark appears to do a good job of demonstrating a worst-case performance scenario, so if your system can average 60fps in the benchmark you should enjoy perfectly smooth gameplay from start to finish.

Thief Benchmarks

Maingear Pulse 17 thin gaming laptop quick review

Maingear Pulse 17 thin gaming laptop quick review

There was a time when the size of a gaming notebook didn't matter so much. Three or four years ago a portable gaming rig that was nearly two inches thick and weighed close to ten pounds was an impressive thing. Pull one of those beasts out at a crowded coffee house and the other customers knew you weren't about to pull up a spreadsheet.

GPU Battle at $150: GeForce GTX 750 Ti vs. Radeon R7 265

Marking the introduction of its Maxwell architecture, Nvidia has targeted AMD's $150 Radeon R7 265 with the new GeForce GTX 750 Ti. With fewer cores being used to get more performance, Maxwell consumes less power and improves Kepler's performance per watt. Does that mean AMD's newly relaunched Radeon R7 265 could be in trouble considering it's essentially a slightly overclocked and steeply discounted HD 7850?

GeForce GTX 750 Ti vs. Radeon R7 265

Rumor: Intel Broadwell CPUs delayed until late 2014

Rumor: Intel Broadwell CPUs delayed until late 2014

It appears Intel's upcoming 'Broadwell' processors are in for another delay. According to a recent report, the first wave of Broadwell processors won't land until the fourth quarter of 2014, thanks in part to the "slow digestion" of current-generation 'Haswell' CPU…
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