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LITE-ON drops price of their Blu-Ray writers

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The prices are not the interesting part, the parts between the lines are what stand out to me. The interesting part is that BD lasers are now coming up to speed, or should I say yield. One has to wonder… Go To Full Article

abit IP35 Pro Mainboard Review

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We have just finished testing a new abit mainboard that made a great impression. Looks like the well-known company is really coming back: its mainboard on Intel P35 Express chipset makes us believe that the times when abit was the… Go To Full Article

Asus Xonar D2 Sound End User Preliminary Test Result

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The chaps over at VR-Zone compared Asus' Xonar D2 sound card against six other sound cards from Auzentech, Creative, Audiotrak, and Tokyo Style in a group listening test. According to VR-Zone's findings, the Creative cards fare the worst, and the… Go To Full Article

Random slowdown bug plagues GeForce 8800 cards

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Late last month, a TR reader who calls himself Cybercat alerted us to what he said was an inexplicable problem affecting some GeForce 8800 cards, and particularly the GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB. According to Cybercat, the problem causes random slowdowns,… Go To Full Article

Intel Prices Its First 45nm Processor

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DigiTimes reports that Intel's first 45nm processor will be a quad-core Core 2 Extreme and cost $999. Processor speed will be 3.33GHz on a 1333MHz FSB with 12MB L2 cache. In addition to the quad-core Core 2 Extreme processor, there… Go To Full Article

AnandTech Power Supply Test Methodology

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For many, power supplies are unfortunately still not considered an important component, but this attitude is definitively a mistake. Power supplies deliver the voltage to each and every single component in the PC and make them work. It is the… Go To Full Article

"A Wobble" responsible for hard drive failures

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SCIENTISTS at the University of California and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies have worked out what causes magnetic avalanches which cause disk drive failures. According to IT Pro, magnetic avalanches occur when a magnetic head hovers over a patch of disk… Go To Full Article

Tokyo report: Akihabara loses its lustre

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AS SOMEONE visiting all the Far Eastern metropolises so often that I know the ins and outs of Hong Kong, Taipei, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo better than my old hometown Belgrade, I was taken by the allure of Akihabara… Go To Full Article

Multi Core CPUs vs Dedicated Physics CPU?

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John Carmack had this to say on the subject: "I am not a believer in dedicated PPUs. Multiple CPU cores will be much more useful in general, but when GPUs finally get reasonably fine grained context… Go To Full Article

Intel is hiring more discrete graphic experts

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Intel plans to unveil its Larrabee discrete graphic plans within next few quarters and last time we heard about it, the Larrabee was scheduled for Q2 2008. Intel US is after some senior graphic people with strong background in discrete… Go To Full Article

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