Motherboards


  • Gigabyte GA-X38-DS4 Motherboard Cuts The Hiss
    Media center systems have a need for speed and more so for stability. Video jittering is unacceptable when playing Blu-ray disks or other high-definition media files. Similarly, hiss noise from poorly filtered circuitry is enough to drive even novice audiophiles insane.
  • Review: Intel's Harpertown LV Processor
    Intel's latest Xeon processors claim a measurable performance boost over earlier versions of the server CPU, but without consuming any more power. The Test Center checks it out.
  • Not Yet On Vista SP 1
    Now that Microsoft Vista Service Pack 1 is vying with "American Idol" as the dominant topic of discussion on the Internet, it's time to break that discussion down into the two Vista SP1 streams that matter—the consumer market and the business market.
  • Dell's Cultural Crisis
    When Dell came out with its channel program last year, Connecting Point of Las Vegas took the company at its word and forged a partnership with the longtime channel antagonist.
  • Not Safe For Work
    With Microsoft Corp.'s aggressive strategy to build out its Software-as-a-Service capability to online storage—even as physical, hardware-based storage remains ubiquitous and competitive—some businesses may find it tempting to allow employees and workgroups to jump into Microsoft's SkyDrive for some limited purpose.
  • The New Network
    Cisco CEO John Chambers on how Web 2.0 and software-as-a-service will propel the network to the forefront of the IT industry.
  • Is Vista SP1 Ready For Business?
    We can debate the fixes and the features, but the real question is when -- or whether -- businesses will warm to Micosoft's Vista operating system.
  • How To Mind The Gap
    It all came together like a big product launch should: The splashy event, the big announcement and the aggressive plans by a vendor to roll out the new technology to a market that was willing and eager.
  • Music And Video On Server 2008
    The launch of Windows Server 2008 triggers VARs' imaginations for new ways they can utilize the operating system's virtualization capabilities for their customers, especially when you consider Hyper-V.
  • Bake-Off: Network-Attached Storage
    Whenever the conversation turns to storage, SANs tend to hog the spotlight. However, there are valid technical and financial reasons for picking NAS, especially when several machines need access to the same set of data.

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