Will the AMD RV790 Architecture be Something Different?

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Current estimates point to both AMD and NVIDIA releasing a more midrange part on TSMC’s newly opened 40 nm process. Initial reports peg this process as being somewhat problematic. While the die shrink aspects are nice, apparently TSMC did little… Go To Full Article

Intel Planning E3200 Pentium CPU? 45nm, 2.6Ghz, 1Mb L2 Cache

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This 45nm CPU apparently runs at 2.6GHz (although the listed L2 cache speed and bus-to-core ratio suggest 2.4GHz), and it features 1MB of L2 cache, an 800MHz front-side bus, and a 65W power envelope. Core 2-derived Pentium E5000 processors all… Go To Full Article

24 Samsung SSDs in RAID 0, 6.4TB Storage at 2000Mb/s Write Speed

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Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 1GB

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Hardcore gamers may find little added value in the Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 1GB right now. If its price were closer to $200 USD, to follow current price drops, it would be a far more attractive product, but at… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA Planning price drop for GTX 260

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Nvidia's Geforce GTX 260 is going to be $30 cheaper at retail pretty soon, down to $199. Last week, AMD spoiled the launch of the Geforce GTS 250 with a round of price cuts on its Radeon 4800 series products.… Go To Full Article

ATI Radeon price drop in effect: HD 4870 at €149

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Following Nvidia's GTS 250 rebrand, ATI has slightly adjusted HD 4870 prices to make the green team's life a bit harder. At the moment you can get an HD 4870 for €149. The card comes from Sapphire… Go To Full Article

How To Bring Back the Old Menus in Office 2007

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Using the new Ribbon feature in Office 2007 takes time to learn…time you don't have because projects are stacking up. Today we will look at UBitMenu, a utility that puts the familiar Office 2003 menu into the 2007 ribbon.… Go To Full Article

Demo of SATA600 (6gbs) by AMD and Seagate shows peak of 589mb/s

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Despite its fatter pipe, SATA 6Gbps will use the same connectors as the existing Serial ATA standard. The spec includes new goodness beyond a higher throughput peak, too, but AMD and Seagate are only talking data rates for now.… Go To Full Article

AMD FirePro 2450 draws 18W, can drive four displays

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Workstation graphics cards sometimes dazzle with high-end specifications and price tags in the thousands of dollars, but AMD's new FirePro 2450 is a little different. The card has a low-profile design, and AMD says it only draws about 18W of… Go To Full Article

ASUS Xonar Essence STX PCI Express sound card review

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From left to right, we find that the Essence STX carries analogue outputs for left and right speakers via RCA outputs (with an RCA to 3.5mm jack adapter provided with the board) - If you're using analogue speakers, that means… Go To Full Article

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