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Purdue's carbon nanotubes could trump heat sinks

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For the second time in the past few months, Purdue University is hitting us up with a newfangled idea to keep future rigs cooler. This go 'round, engineers have purportedly figured out how to "grow forests of carbon nanotubes onto… Go To Full Article

ATI's RV670 can beat R600

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This will probably be the first time in history that the part with narrower memory controller (256-bit) will beat wider part (512-bit), at least in some tests. We were told to pay special attention to titles that are heavy on… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA G92 / D8M Video Card launches on the 29th

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Nvidia nailed the decision to launch G92 aka D8M on the 29th of October, a whole two weeks before it was previously reported. The chips are ready, the boxes are in production and it will all be ready for the… Go To Full Article

AMD Phenom FX desktop CPU to launch at 2.8GHz+

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A few independent sources have confirmed that AMD is working hard to launch a 2.8 if not even a 3.0+ GHz Phenom FX Quad core in 2007. As we reported earlier, Rev B2F is the production one… Go To Full Article

RV670 to ship with GPU speed up to 825MHz

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The RV670 will work between 750MHz and 825MHz and there might eventually be even a slower version of the core for some custom slower cards. The top speed of the chip is 825MHz and you will probably… Go To Full Article

Crysis runs better on Windows XP

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Crysis runs much better on Windows XP than on Vista and this is a real shocker for us. At the development stage you will get severely worse performance from a Vista based machine than from Windows XP. This affects both… Go To Full Article

ForceWare 163.71 WHQL Drivers

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WHQL driver for GeForce FX, 6, 7, and 8 series GPUs. Improved compatibility and performance for NVIDIA SLI™ technology on Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0c and OpenGL® 2.1 applications. Improved compatibility for game titles: BioShock, Crysis, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Hellgate: London,… Go To Full Article

MSI RX2600XT Diamond

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The MSI RX2600XT Diamond features a dual-slot cooling solution and the highest factory overclock we have seen on a Radeon HD 2600 XT GPU based video card. The GPU is running at 850 MHZ (50 MHz over the reference design… Go To Full Article

UK can now demand data decryption on penalty of jail time

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New laws going into effect today in the United Kingdom make it a crime to refuse to decrypt almost any encrypted data requested by authorities as part of a criminal or terror investigation. Individuals who are believed to have the… Go To Full Article

Wireless USB 1.1 to Be Finalized in the First Half of 2008

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The Wireless USB promoter group on Monday announced that they are developing the Wireless USB 1.1 specification. Based n the already finalized Wireless USB 1.0 spec, advancements include new options for first-time association of devices, improved power efficiency, and support… Go To Full Article

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