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A trio of affordable Core i7 motherboards compared

@ 2009/03/19 read/post comments(0)
In just a few short months, the Core i7's once-tenuous value proposition has blossomed into something entirely more compelling. Indeed, the platform has become so attractive that it's migrated down to the ~$1300 Sweeter Spot build in our latest system… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA new chipset for AM3 is dubbed MCP82 XE aka nForce 980a SLI

@ 2009/03/19 read/post comments(0)
Nvidia is going to release the MCP82 XE chipset later this month where the official marketing name will be nForce 980a SLI. MCP82 XE is essentially the same as the MCP72 XE except that it is qualified to work with… Go To Full Article

DFI Launches DK 790FXB-M3H5 AM3 Motherboard

@ 2009/03/19 read/post comments(0)
DFI Launches DK 790FXB-M3H5 AM3 Motherboard LANParty ABS II technology upgrade your CPU automatically without press any key! The overclocking file will… Go To Full Article

Intel CPU rootkit exploit discovered

@ 2009/03/18 read/post comments(0)
The heart-stopping thing about this particular exploit is that it hides itself in the SMM space. To put that into perspective, SMM is more privileged than a hypervisor is and it's not controllable by any Operating System. By design, the… Go To Full Article

BIOS Flash Enables SLI on X58 Motherboard Without SLI License

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If you recall back a little, NVIDIA made a policy that if motherboard makers wanted to add SLI support to their Intel X58 chipset based motherboards, they would need to pay for certification to enable support in NVIDIA's ForceWare drivers. Go To Full Article

Flying Car Passes First Flight Test

@ 2009/03/18 read/post comments(0)
Terrafugia — the Massachusetts company building a 'roadable aircraft' (that's flying car to you and me) — revealed at a press conference Wednesday that the Transition vehicle has been taken aloft for its maiden flight. The craft, which can fly… Go To Full Article

NZXT Whisper Classic Series Full-Tower Enclosure Review

@ 2009/03/18 read/post comments(0)
NZXT has a talent for making quiet cases with plenty of room, starting with the smaller Hush and now with the larger Whisper. A full sized ATX case, with four fans, rubber grommets and noise reducing foam keep your components… Go To Full Article

ATI HD 4830 will go the way of the dodo

@ 2009/03/18 read/post comments(0)
According to what we've managed to find out, ATI's HD 4830 is as good as dead. ATI apparently already sent out the last batch of these chips and some partners didn't even want it, as once the RV740 comes into… Go To Full Article

ATI to Promote DirectX 11 Usage at Game Developer Conference

@ 2009/03/18 read/post comments(0)
ATI, graphics products group of Advanced Micro Devices, plans to promote DirectX 11 as well as its tessellation feature rather seriously at the forthcoming Game Developers Conference 2009. ATI has a long history of tessellation support in its hardware, but… Go To Full Article

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Video Card Performance

@ 2009/03/18 read/post comments(0)
The game has modest system requirements. Even inexpensive graphics cards like Radeon HD 4670 and GeForce 9600 GT ensure comfortable speed at maximum settings and 4x MSAA unless you switch into some very high resolution. Our tests show that being… Go To Full Article

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