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First DX10.1 silicon is unexpected

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DURING THIS YEARS’S Siggraph, Power VR held a presentation in which Kristof Beets, a known technology evangelist for the company outlined the current and future plans by PowerVR. One of those products is SGX, a next generation… Go To Full Article

Nvidia readies AGP based Geforce 8

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According to a report at DigiTimes, Nvidia is preparing a new bridge chip which should enable GF8 series cards to work on AGP. The current BR02 chip was designed for G73 cards, but it's not compatible with the new DirectX… Go To Full Article

Yorkfield Xeon 3.16GHz to cost $1139

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Intel's 45 nanometre quad core will be introduced at speeds up to 3.16 GHz and the top one branded as Xeon E5460. The 3 GHZ version will work at FSB 1600MHz while the 3.16GHz will work with FSB1333MHz. It will… Go To Full Article

Nvidia suffers more board shortages

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WE RECEIVED WORD that Nvidia partners are suffering another chip/board shortage, and that the situation is rather dire in some parts of the world. It seems that the back to school period emptied both chip and PCB… Go To Full Article

A brief look at Intel's new Common Systems Interconnect (CSI)

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Back in January of 2006, I wrote a short article called "Intel has a major '06-'07 weak spot, and AMD is aiming right at it." That "weak spot" was, of course, Intel's aging shared bus architecture, which was then poised… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 Motherboard: An early look at Intel X38 Chipset

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This chipset is the Intel X38 that will replace the venerable 975X as Intel's performance oriented offering in the enthusiast market. The P35 has been an excellent chipset, serving user needs across a broad range of products starting with boards… Go To Full Article

ASUS Xonar D2 Sound Card Review

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At Computex 2007, ASUS wowed us with their new Xonar range of audio products, aiming to take a chunk of Creative’s market share in the high end PC audio category. Now we’ve got our hands on the ASUS Xonar D2,… Go To Full Article

Ultra X3 600Watt Modular Power Supply Review

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The Ultra X3 600W power supply has a lot to recommend. Its fully modular design and FlexForce cabling system are very unique and will be a boon to users who like to have neat, tidy installs. The cable assortment is… Go To Full Article

Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Exposed Copper Heatpipe CPU Cooler

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Heatpipes have not been an integrated part of the CPU heatsink for very long now, but the tall design with a fan fixed to the front has already been done several times over. Copper heatpipes, and later copper bases, helped… Go To Full Article

PowerColor Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MB review

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PowerColor's Radeon HD 2900 XT board is based entirely on the reference specification from clock speeds to cooler - As we just covered, that means a core clock of 740MHz, with GDDR3 memory clocked at 825MHz. PowerColor's… Go To Full Article

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