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OpenGL 3.0 Released, Developers Not Happy, Considering Switch to DX10

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After over a year of delays, the OpenGL ARB (part of the Khronos industry group) today released the long-awaited spec for OpenGL 3.0 as part of the SIGGRAPH 2008 proceedings. Unfortunately it turns out not to be the major rewrite… Go To Full Article

Rumors of AMD split hit the web

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It is widely expected that Asset Light will part AMD into two companies – one that is led by newly crowned CEO Dirk Meyer and a focus on the development of chip technologies and a manufacturing arm that will take… Go To Full Article

Intel Core i7 has no particlar meaning

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i7 does not have any special meaning per se (after all Nehalem is 4 cores and 8 threads!). So think of i7 as somewhat of a generic identifier for now (there will be other identifiers to come that will make… Go To Full Article

New DIY SSD Accepts Six Secure Digital Cards

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The PhotoFast SSD CR-9000 features a standard 2.5" drive form factor along with SATA II and power connectors. Within the chassis are six Secure Digital slots which will allow you to upgrade storage capacity at will. Using… Go To Full Article

VIA Leaves Chipset Business

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For a long time there have been several manufacturers in the chipset business and the largest of them were Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, VIA, and SiS. VIA today announced that it will be leaving the motherboard chipset business, ceding the market… Go To Full Article

Noctua NH-U9B, Thermalright Ultima-90I and Zalman CNPS9300 AT

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Today we are going to talk about three cooling solutions that might of interest to those who care most about the size of their CPU cooler, but do not care about the price. We will review solutions from Noctua, Thermalright… Go To Full Article

The sky isn't falling: a look at a new Vista security bypass

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One of the papers presented at the Black Hat USA 2008 security conference was an analysis a number of the protection mechanisms built into Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 that are designed to make it harder to convert software… Go To Full Article

ATI HD4870X2 and Microstuttering

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In the past months we have read a lot of reports of in microstuttering popular games like Crysis, GRID and others when they were ran on a system with multiple GPUs inside. The HD3870X2 was not different in this aspect… Go To Full Article

Moneual Lab Moncaso 972 HTPC Case Review

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This case offers just about everything one would need in a HTPC enclosure, although it comes at a steep price of around $500. For someone who is serious about building the ultimate media center system the Moncaso 972 is hard… Go To Full Article

Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 vs E7200

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Today Intel finishes giving to light four children: The Q9650 and Q9400, of 4 nuclei, and E8600 and E7300 of two. Today we reviewed in MADBOXPC the economic model of the four, the E7300 that probably will be of interest… Go To Full Article

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