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Nvidia GeForce GTX 570: Power in Spades, and the Price is Right

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 570 delivers the power and improved efficiency of the revamped Fermi architecture at a palatable price point.

2011 CES Best of Innovations Honorees

Take a look at some of the most innovative tech of the year--and the most innovative tech of the near future. Here are the 2011 Best of Innovations honorees.


nVidia GeForce GTX 580: The Fastest GPU Money Can Buy

nVidia’s much-lauded Fermi architecture finally comes into its own.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 580: The Fastest GPU Money Can Buy

Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 580 takes the “World’s Fastest” crown, sliding ahead of tough competition and -- perhaps more importantly -- revamping its Fermi GPU architecture.

Windows Phone 7 Impresses on the Samsung Focus and HTC Surround

We've an the opportunity to take a look at the first two handsets running Windows Phone 7 OS, the Samsung Focus and HTC Surround, and found a lot to like.


AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series Is the New Midrange Graphics Champ

The Radeon HD 6850 and 6870 offer fantastic performance at a price gamers can live with.

AMD Radeon HD 6850: Great Performance at a Stellar Price

The AMD Radeon HD 6850 is an impressive performer, and its modest price tag will blow you away.

AMD Radeon HD 6870: AMD Takes the Midrange Graphics Crown

AMD's Radeon HD 6800 series has arrived, and the results speak for themselves: The Radeon HD 6870 is the midrange card to beat.


Ceton InfiniTV 4 Delivers the Ultimate Media-Center Experience

Forget TiVo. This pricey but perfect CableCARD adapter adds four digital TV tuners to your PC.



Unresponsive trackball and virtual joystick controls make for a frustrating gaming experience.


HP's Competitively Priced Pavilion DV6 Laptop is Attractively Stylish

If you're in the market for a fully-loaded, competitively-priced laptop, HP's Pavilion DV6 deserves a close look.


Can the iPhone 4 Maintain Apple's Top-Dog Status?

The iPhone 4 is already a hit with users, but has Apple done enough to fend off Android-based smartphone challengers?


Chip Showdown: A Guide to the Best CPUs

Confused about which processor to pick for your new system? We tested eight leading chips to help you make the smartest choice. Here’s everything you need to know about today’s best desktop, laptop, and mobile CPUs.