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While not as fast as the company's top-of-the-line Vector, the affordable Vertex 450 comes close, and is certainly fast enough for the average user.
Seagate's makes a solid entry into the consumer SSD fray.
Don't let money (or a lack thereof) stand in the way of great 3D gaming. These three video cards deliver beautiful visuals and fast frame rates.
The M4 has a great price per gigabyte and is also a great reader. Write performance, however, is mediocre at best.
Is your PC still relying on an old-school hard drive? Installing a solid-state drive is the best upgrade investment you can make.
PCWorld's editors select the year's best PC-related components and peripherals.
This lovingly crafted DAC and headphone amp delivers a stellar audio performance rivaling that of much pricier audiophile gear.
Intel’s faster NAND flash renders the Series 335 a step up from Intel’s earlier solid-state drives, but the aggressive pricing is probably the better news for consumers.
Nvidia takes the same chip as in the GTX 670, clocks it down a bit, disables one feature, and calls it something new. In the end, though, the price is what matters.
AMD updates the original Radeon HD 7970 with a higher core clock speed, the ability to briefly boost core clocks, and faster memory. But can it catch up with Nvidia's hot new GTX 680? We put AMD's latest high-end card to the test.
The GTX 670 offers performance better than last year's high-end Nvidia GPU, while offering improved efficiency and a lower price.
Not every PC game enthusiast can spend $250 or more on a graphics card. If your budget is tight and your case has the room, this GPU is the least you should buy.
Improving integrated-graphics tech is killing the sub-$100 graphics card market, but the Radeon HD 7750 provides a nice boost at a reasonable price.
Intel’s new Ivy Bridge CPU, next to its predecessor, is a only a bit faster and consumes less power, but the real gains are on the graphics side.