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Why did Bulldozer disappoint? Some possible answers

@ 2012/06/01 read/post comments(0)
AMD's "Bulldozer" microarchitecture has been something of a disappointment, particularly in the FX desktop processors, where it doesn't consistently outperform AMD's prior-generation Phenom II chips. Since Bulldozer is the first full refresh of AMD's primary x86 architecture in many years,… Go To Full Article

IK Multimedia's iRig MIC Cast is now shipping for iOS devices, we go hands-on

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Back at CES, IK Multimedia unveiled a trio of music / recording accessories for iDevices. One of which was the diminutive iRig MIC Cast to handle those on-the-go podcasting and voice recording duties. The outfit has announced that the ultra-compact… Go To Full Article

HD 7970 CrossFire Gaming Performance: AMD Catalyst Retail Drivers vs 12.4 @ ocaholic

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Following we present to you our second driver performance analysis. This time we show you through a dual graphics card setup how much AMD worked the drivers since the launch of the Radeon HD 7970. By using the first released… Go To Full Article

nVidia GT640 pics, specs and launch info

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So far, nVidia’s launch of the Kepler range has gone smoothly. The only real hiccups have come with stock and the re-branding for some of the old 5xx cards into the 610 and 620. With the low and high ends… Go To Full Article

Philips 248X3LFH LightFrame Monitor Review

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Today we are looking at the Philips 248X3LFH, a beautifully styled 23.6 inch LightFrame monitor. Philips claim that the LightFrame not only looks great, but will help to reduce eye strain. At around £230 inc vat it won’t hurt the… Go To Full Article

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Silicon Validates 28nm AMS Production Design

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At next week's Design Automation Conference (DAC) in San Francisco, Calif., GLOBALFOUNDRIES plans to demonstrate an enhanced silicon-validated design flow for its 28nm Super Low Power (SLP) technology with Gate First High-k Metal Gate (HKMG). The flow provides proven and… Go To Full Article

No More Monthly AMD Catalyst Updates?

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It's 31st, and Catalyst 12.5 WHQL is nowhere in sight. According to an article by Benchmarks3D, you should give up on it, for AMD is calling quits with the monthly driver update cycle. However, AMD will focus on a staggered… Go To Full Article

Samsung unveils South Korea-bound Galaxy R Style

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Not satisfied with the launch of its newest creation, the Galaxy S III, Sammy's taken the wraps off of yet another member of the famed galactic family: welcome the Galaxy R Style. While Samsung isn't coming out and saying it,… Go To Full Article

Roccat Unveils KONE XTD Gaming Mouse

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German gaming peripherals manufacturer, ROCCAT Studios, will unveil one of the most powerful gaming devices ever – and successor to the world famous Kone[+] – with the sneak preview of the ROCCAT Kone XTD Max Customization Gaming Mouse at the… Go To Full Article

Sony NEX-F3 review

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Just shy of a year ago, we reviewed the Sony NEX-C3, a mirrorless camera that quickly became our benchmark when it came to entry-level interchangeable lens cameras (ILCs). We praised its excellent image quality, generally consistent performance, overall solid design… Go To Full Article

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