Monday, December 9, 2002

Inside Intel's 3GHz Pentium 4 with Hyper-Threading
We all knew that this day would come, but we still weren't prepared for the arrival of the first 3GHz Pentium 4-based desktop. Intel broke the 2GHz barrier in August 2001, yet only a year and a handful of months later, we're already at the 3.06GHz mark, to be more precise...

Wednesday, November 13, 2002

Hype or threading?
It's not about the gigahertz--this seems to be the message we're hearing more and more these days. AMD has been trying to get this idea across for some time with its True Performance Initiative. Transmeta has been saying this since day one about its family of Crusoe processors...

Wednesday, October 9, 2002

Waiting for the next bus
Longtime PC users know better than to get too attached to their systems. Before you realize it, the technology in your desktop is outdated and too slow for the latest and greatest components and applications...

Monday, August 5, 2002

The incredible shrinking notebook
Banias, the code name for Intel's new mobile platform, is slated to debut in the first half of 2003. But unlike the evolutionary changes we've seen on the mobile platform to date, Banias promises to be a revolutionary transformation...

Monday, July 1, 2002

The PC of the future, part two
With technological advances bullying their way into our digital devices and ultimately into our homes, the concept of what a PC does and what it looks like continues to change. And with each passing day, the PC permeates our lives more deeply, so our continued reliance on it intensifies...

Monday, June 3, 2002

The PC of the future, part one
Every spring, Microsoft gathers its top evangelists, invites its key partners, and meets for a multiday conference to promote the company's continuing industry-wide hegemony. This meeting, the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC), allows Microsoft to publicly promote...

Monday, April 1, 2002

How to make a CNET Labs geek smile
"The new benchmark is here! The new benchmark is here!" On that hallowed day, the cry rang out through the halls of CNET's New York office, and lab techs and editors scurried from their cubes to gaze in wonder at our brand-new PC performance tests...

Friday, March 1, 2002

Test it Yourself: Windows desktops
Folks are always bragging about how fast their systems are. But how much of that bragging is based merely on gut feeling? The only true way to judge how fast a system performs is to measure its performance with a benchmark...