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Discrete graphics market takes nosedive in Q2

@ 2011/08/25 read/post comments(0)
According to Jon Peddie Research, discrete graphics sales in Q2 dropped by about 15.2 percent, due to seasonal trends and the ongoing economic crisis. Overall shipments dipped from 19 million in Q1 to just over 16 million in Q2.… Go To Full Article

The Black Art of Dual PSUs in Your Enthusiast PC

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Putting two powers supplies in your computer has been a recurring subject in our forums for years. While the physical process of making that happen is not exactly rocket science, it still can be daunting for some users. Today we… Go To Full Article

Windows 8: Improving our file management basics: copy, move, rename, and delete

@ 2011/08/24 read/post comments(0)
Copying, moving, renaming, and deleting are far and away the most heavily used features within Windows Explorer, representing 50% of total command usage (based on Windows 7 telemetry data). For Windows 8, we want to make sure that using these… Go To Full Article

Nvidia still leads in discrete GPU shipments

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By the look of it, Nvidia still has a sizable lead over AMD—and that lead has increased compared to last year. Sequentially, though, AMD managed to snatch a tenth of a percentage point away from Nvidia, leaving it with 40.6%… Go To Full Article

JEDEC Reveals Key Aspects of DDR4

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First and foremost, DDR4 will concentrate on performance and power consumption. The latter is achieved by lowering the voltage to 1.2V, compared to DDR3's 1.5V (although there are DDR3 modules with lower or higher voltage but 1.5V is the standard… Go To Full Article

Memory prices continue to inch downward

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There's no reprieve in sight for memory makers, by the looks of it. Earlier this morning, DigiTimes reported that spot prices for some 2Gb DDR3 memory chips have slipped to as little as 71 cents. Research firm inSpectrum blames the… Go To Full Article

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Performance Preview

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We secured an advance copy of Deus Ex: Human Revolution so that we could show our readers how the game will perform when it launches later today. We've given it a quick once-over with four different video cards. We have… Go To Full Article

Windows 8 to natively support USB 3.0

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One of the important roles Windows plays as part of a broad ecosystem is developing support for new hardware. This is a pretty involved process and so for this post we wanted to take a look at supporting USB 3.0,… Go To Full Article

Sandy Bridge Pentium Review: G850, G840, G620 & G620T Tested

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At a high level the Sandy Bridge CPU architecture looked unchanged from prior iterations. Intel still put forth a 4-issue machine with a similar number of execution resources to prior designs. Looking a bit closer revealed that Intel completely redesigned… Go To Full Article

AMD's A8-3850 up to 26% Faster than A6-3650

@ 2011/08/23 read/post comments(0)
When AMD introduced its Llano desktop parts it mentioned two different GPU configurations: an on-die Radeon HD 6550D with 400 cores running at 600MHz and a Radeon HD 6530D with 320 cores running at 443MHz. The A8 gets the faster… Go To Full Article

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