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Graphics cards
Graphics cards

Today’s graphics market is peppered with exciting technology. Both AMD and Nvidia offer a wide range of product, spanning entry-level add-in boards designed with full DirectX 10 functionality to extravagant multi-card configurations that, when coupled with potent platforms, are able to muscle through the latest games with ease. Our graphics charts make it easy to compare the entire spectrum of popular display adapters in single-, dual-, and quad-card configurations. Business users looking for the best professional board will want to check out the Workstation Graphics Charts, which pits nine FireGL models against nine Quadro FX cards.


Hard Drives and SSDs
Hard Drives and SSDs

Fast processors and powerful graphics cards are enabling some very exciting software. Yet, there’s one system component that isn’t exactly keeping up with the performance curve: hard drives. Our suite of hard drive charts will help you evaluate your next storage solution. If you’re building your own notebook, the Mobile Hard Disk Charts will be of particular interest. On the desktop, a collection of 89 compared models enable comprehensive comparisons. If you’re an IT decision-maker, our Enterprise Hard Disk Charts facilitate side-by-side looks at SAS versus Ultra320 SCSI and the RAID Charts illustrate the benefits of various array configurations. The brand new SSD Charts are a boon to anyone looking to abandon magnetic storage altogether, whether for reason of performance or ruggedness.


Processors
Processors

How many cores do you need? What’s the best compromise between price and frequency? Is it worth the extra money for 12 MB of shared cache when 6 MB is cheaper? For 2008, our Desktop CPU Charts include an astounding 102 different models, which can all be compared against each other in 35 different benchmarks to help answer your buying questions. The latest Mobile CPU Charts employ the same list of tests to help determine the right processor for your next notebook purchase.


Power Supplies
Power Supplies

Our power supply charts will soon be available and compare popular models.


External Storage
External Storage

The memory card charts currently include SD, SDHC and CompactFlash formats. Each of them is tested in 11 different benchmarks and test disciplines that consider read and write throughput, I/O performance and interface bandwidth.


NAS & Raid Storage
NAS & Raid Storage

This section lists test results of popular business solutions such as NAS appliances. The NAS charts currently include 18 different benchmarks that evaluate HD video playback of two, three or four independent streams, video recording, concurrent playback and recording and a few mixed scenarios, content creation, office productivity, backup, restore, photo album browsing and file copy operations. We currently include NAS products with two, three, four and five bays.


HiFi and Home Theater speakers
HiFi and Home Theater speakers

This section currently contains speaker systems and solutions for home and office use, but we will generelly be inserting products into this section that record or play audio.


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