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PCI Takes on Thunderbolt, Big Worries for its Promoters

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Did you know what lies behind the USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt controller? It's of course the bus that connects it to the rest of the system, PCI-Express. It is the 500 MB/s per lane interconnect that is indirectly responsible for… Go To Full Article

AMD Gives Names to Dual-GPU Configurations Between APUs and Discrete GPUs

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Years ago, AMD's integrated graphics chipsets offered users the ability to pair integrated graphics processors with entry-level discrete graphics cards to work in tandem, and increased performance ideally by 50%, this technology was called Hybrid CrossFire. With the latest AMD… Go To Full Article

Intel Core i7-980 Released at US $583

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As reported last week, Intel released its new Core i7-980 six-core processor to the retail channel. The new chip is priced at US $583 in 1000-unit tray quantities, displacing the Core i7-970 from this exact price point it previously held.…

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.5.4 Released

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A complete list of changes with this version follows. Considerably improved startup time on ATI cards, faster on NVIDIA, too Improved rendering on high-DPI screens Fixed ROP count reading on AMD Radeon HD 6790, Turks &… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Reportedly Plans to Release Windows 8 to Manufacturing in April, 2012

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Microsoft Corp. may release Windows 8 to manufacturing as early as in April, 2012. The software giant reportdely wants to RTM all three flavours of Windows - for x86 clients, for servers and for ARM clients - at the same… Go To Full Article

Mac OS X 10.6.8 Brings TRIM Support for Apple SSDs

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One item of interest regarding last week's Mac OS X 10.6.8 update reveals that Apple has enabled TRIM support retroactively for solid state hard drives shipped in Apple-produced configurations. TRIM is a feature that allows solid state drives (SSDs) to… Go To Full Article

Futuremark announces Lords of Overclocking 2011

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* Contest is open to all 3DMark 11 users with a MSI brand VGA * Single GPU and Single VGA. * The contest uses the Performance preset, highest score wins. * Contest entries must use commercially… Go To Full Article

MSI N580GTX Lightning XE 3GB SLI Video Card

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Two MSI N580GTX Lightning XE 3GB video cards in SLI! Tested in NV Surround. We are going to find out if these 3GB video cards hold an advantage over two GeForce GTX 580's and two Radeon HD 6970's. This is… Go To Full Article

OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 (480GB) Preview: 200K IOPS & 1.5GB/s for $1699?

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Although consumer SSDs are far from a mature technology, PCIe SSDs are even further behind on the growth curve. The upside is huge. As SandForce has already demonstrated with the right dataset a single SSD can nearly saturate the 6Gbps… Go To Full Article

Office 365 Officially Launches, Priced from $6 to $27 Monthly Per User

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Microsoft has been talking up its cloud software future and trying to compete with Google Docs for quite some time. Microsoft dominates in productivity software with its Office suite that is used by a huge number of general consumers and… Go To Full Article

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