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Nvidia partner warns users of 9800GX2 heat

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We've got our hands on a very interesting piece of information about the upcoming GeForce 9800GX2 card and it looks this these cards will run hot enough to prove to be dangerous if you touch them while in use.… Go To Full Article

CrossFireX and DirectX 9 and 10 scaling

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DX9 games are mature and the processing & rendering paths are well established and this is why we see good-to-great scaling across a broad range of games with CrossFireX. DX10 games are very new and we need to continually work… Go To Full Article

Some 9800GX2 won't have optical S/PDIF

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It seems like there will be different designs of the upcoming GeForce 9800GX2 cards depending on how much the partner wants to pay Nvidia for the cards, or maybe this has been done to differentiate between the cards, but we… Go To Full Article

New Dual core E2220 to come soon

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Intel is really enjoying the good performance of its Conroe 65nm based CPUs and it plans to launch a new Dual core E2220 CPU at 2.4GHZ. It is a 200MHz faster version of currently available Dual Core… Go To Full Article

Vista SP1 released to manufacturing, will arrive in March

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Microsoft today announced that Service Pack 1 (SP1) of Windows Vista has been released to manufacturing. Eagerly anticipated by Vista aficionados around the world, SP1 will be initially available in five languages—English, French, Spanish, German and Japanese. Users will be… Go To Full Article

AMD Cancels Certain High-Performance Quad-Core Chips, New Products Only Due in Q3

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Advanced Micro Devices has once again rescheduled release dates of its quad-core AMD Phenom microprocessors with decent performance. With new central processing units (CPUs) only due in the second half of the year, the world’s second largest supplier of x86… Go To Full Article

Google Condemns Microsoft Proposal to Acquire Yahoo!

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Google, the world’s largest Internet search system, said on Monday that the possible acquisition of Yahoo!, which owns the globe’s leading portal yahoo.com, by Microsoft Corp. threatens further development of the Internet. Google believes that if Microsoft imposes the same… Go To Full Article

AMD CPU Efficiency Compared

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A 100 MHz difference between the Athlon X2 BE-2400 and the Athlon 64 X2 4600+ is small enough to have little impact on the overall results. What mattered to us was to expose the advances AMD made when switching from… Go To Full Article

Phenom vs. Athlon Core Scaling Compared

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When we compared AMD's Athlon 64 X2 and the new Phenom 9000 quad core processor last month, we forced Windows to utilize only a single processing core, in an effort to understand the real performance differences between the AMD64 architecture… Go To Full Article

Intel's 8-core Skulltrail Platform: Close to Perfecting the Niche

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Today we have a preview of Skulltrail, which Intel expects to make available this quarter. Unlike Intel's Centrino or vPro, Skulltrail isn't officially a "platform" it's just a name for a motherboard and CPU combination, nothing more. The motherboard is… Go To Full Article

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