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Steve Ballmer says it's okay to skip Vista

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Ballmer said that Microsoft would be ready for that outcome too. Mentioning Windows 7–he quipped about the creative naming convention of using just "7"–he indicated that Microsoft would be ready for folks that want to skip Vista. In fact, he… Go To Full Article

Noctua U12P CPU Cooler

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The Noctua NH-U12P is the latest of a whole series of coolers from Noctua. This latest version with so-called greater “main board compatibility” aims to be as successful as it predecessors especially with its acclaimed quiet cooling performance. However, has… Go To Full Article

Intel X25-M SSDs in RAID 0 Tested

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We recently showed you how Intel was intent on upping the ante in Solid State Disk performance, with our evaluation and performance analysis on the release of their X25-M series SSDs. Though offerings from other SSD manufacturers like OCZ and… Go To Full Article

Sapphire Radeon HD 4830 unveiled

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- 55nm RV770 - 256-bit - 575MHz GPU - 1800MHz memory - 512MB GDDR3 - 640x stream processors - Crossfire X, DirectX 10.1 and UVD 2.0 Go To Full Article

NVIDIA never leaves mobo business, preparing MCP82

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Recently some rumors have it that NVIDIA are going to quit mobo business, but according to the roadmap, they are not quitting the job. What’s more, currently they are working at a MCP72 successor: The MCP82. MCP82… Go To Full Article

AMD posts an operational profit for the third quarter

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Finally. After seven quarters of crushing financial losses, AMD has posted its first operational profit since Q3 2006. For the third quarter of this year, AMD says it saw revenue of $1.776 billion, operational income of $131 million, and a… Go To Full Article

Chip failures: Nvidia responds at last

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After almost two weeks of wrangling with its legal department, Nvidia has finally answered some of our questions about its GPU and chipset failure problems. First, the company sent us a statement addressing the allegations of AMD's Packaging and Interconnect… Go To Full Article

Kingston 2GB HyperX DDR3 1600MHz KHX12800D3K2/2G

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Today I've got two gigs of DDR3 for review, it's a pair of Kingston HyperX, and it runs at 1600MHZ, so it's pretty fast stuff! I've decided to put it up against a kit of fast DDR2 and see how… Go To Full Article

EVGA 790i Ultra

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The introduction of the Nvidia 790i chip set gives new meaning to SLI. With scaling running as high as 60-70%, SLI is becoming a more attractive option. With a feature rich board, easy to set up SLI, a really sweet… Go To Full Article

FOXCONN BlackOps X48 Motherboard

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the Foxconn BlackOps managed to extract a very reasonable overclock of 3.8GHz on my Q6600. This is made even more impressive by the fact that the Foxconn BlackOps managed to attain it with less voltage than required on the ASUS… Go To Full Article

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