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NVIDIA G98 on 64-bit Bus to Counter RV620

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G98 supports PCIe 2.0, 64-bit memory bus and will have 256MB of 2.5ns GDDR2 memories. Memory clock is at 800MHz. Performance is expected to be in between G84 and G86 and is meant to compete against ATi RV620, which is… Go To Full Article

Catalyst 7.9 Drivers

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The following performance improvements are noticed with Catalyst™ 7.9:<br> * Far Cry performance improves up to 14 % on the ATI Radeon™ HD2900XT CrossFire™, ATI Radeon™ HD2600XT single card, and ATI Radeon™ HD2400XT CrossFire™ configurations<br> *… Go To Full Article

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Demo Released

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As promised, the Enemy Territory: Quake Wars demo is now available. The 727 mb download includes the Valley map, which you can play online or against bots. Windows server administrators can download this file to run a dedicated server. For… Go To Full Article

Seven Wonders of the IT World

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The computer closest to the North Pole. The most intriguing data center. The biggest scientific computing grid. The little kernel that rocked the world. CIO.com has compiled a list of Seven Wonders of the IT World, some of the most… Go To Full Article

iPhone Unlocking Software Hits Retailers Worldwide

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In less than two months following the release of the iPhone, hackers were finally able to crack open the carrier lock on the Apple device to free it from its AT&T shackles. iPhoneSimfree.com made claims during late August that its… Go To Full Article

Barcelona's floating-point performance

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When it comes to Barcelona's floating-point results, there are two major issues to think about here: two-socket versus four-socket and clockspeed scaling. First, all the systems in the reviews that I saw were dual-socket. It has been my contention for… Go To Full Article

ATI Radeon 2900PRO Coming This Month

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ATI will quietly introduce the R600PRO and name it rather logically the Radeon 2900 PRO. The card will be priced $249 at launch and the card will be faster than the Geforce 8600GTS cards, even the overclocked ones. It won’t… Go To Full Article

Nvidia hopes AMD will come back

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Nvidia's chipset division was really affected by AMD's performance in 2007. The company really hopes that Phenom will get Nvidia's chipset back in shape as Nvidia did worse than expected in this business unit. It was not… Go To Full Article

AMD Phenom Preview: Barcelona Desktop Benchmarks

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With the test methodology explained, how does Barcelona stack up to a pair of dual-core Opterons? In other words, how much faster can we expect Phenom to be vs. the Athlon 64 X2? To put it succinctly, it looks like… Go To Full Article

AMD's Quad-Core Barcelona: Defending New Territory

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Considering that AMD prices this Opteron 2350 under the Xeon 5345, AMD has an attractive price/performance offering for most applications. The only exception is a chess engine and highly optimized Intel binaries. Although our testing is not finished yet, there… Go To Full Article

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