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First Windows 7 beta coming out in early January

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The first beta release of Windows 7 may be out in just over a month, according to the official website of the MSDN Developer Conference. The first two MSDN Developer Conferences to take place after December… Go To Full Article

Tagan BZ 1300W PSU

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If I paid $400 for this kind of workmanship I would be less than happy. I have no idea who QC'd these units but there is no way soldering and component placement should ever be this bad and given that… Go To Full Article

[M] Sparkle 9800 GTX+ With Custom PCB and Cooling Review

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In time for holiday shopping spree Sparkle launches a custom Geforce 9800 GTX+ which features onboard HDMI and a silent GPU cooling. Can it run the latest games fluently? We test twelve on them to find out... Go To Full Article

MSI to revamp the Wind with new CPU

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The new units, rumored to be designated U110 and U115, will feature an Atom Z530 and the power efficient Poulsbo US15W chipset, originally developed for MIDs. The CPU itself is no big news, it does draw a bit less power,… Go To Full Article

What to expect from Vista SP2

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Microsoft is continuing to broaden the pool of Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) testers beyond the fairly small, select group who’ve been working with test builds for the past few months. In addition to the known… Go To Full Article

Broadcom, Marvell, Nvidia, Others to Cut Production Substantially

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Chip designers are cutting their production and production orders for both Q4 2008 and Q1 2009, according to Craig Berger, chip analyst at Friedman Billings Ramsey. The suppliers believe that the demand towards various devices will be lower in the… Go To Full Article

Phenom II Outperforms Core 2 in Multimedia Performance?

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Intel platform features DP35DP motherboard, and AMD platform utilizes MSI K9A2 Platinum. The testing platforms both use HD3870 Graphic cards, Corsair CM2X1024-8500C5 1GX2 and Western Digital 1500ADFD. The document shows that Phenom II 940 processor outperforms Core 2 Q9400/9300 in… Go To Full Article

Dual GTX 260 Chips Gets A Name: Geforce GTX 295

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The upcoming dual GPU card from NVIDIA which will follow in the footsteps of the 9800GX2 is based on two GTX 260 GPUs. It will be called the Geforce GTX 295 and should make for an interesting competitor to the…

The RV770 Story: Documenting ATI's Road to Success

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To appreciate Carrell you have to understand that most of the people we talk to about GPUs are there to market us, and do so in a very markety tone. These briefings normally start out with some slides on the… Go To Full Article

XFX GTX260 Black Edition (GX-260N-ADB9) graphics card

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As announced, nVIDIA presented new GTX260 with larger amount of Stream Processors. This is consequence of the facts that regular GTX260 didn’t have expected performances levels and price was too high compared to similar products on the market. Simply put… Go To Full Article

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