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Dirt 2 benchmarks - DX 9 vs. DX 11

@ 2009/11/25 read/post comments(0)
PC Games Hardware finished the announced graphics card benchmarks of Colin McRae: Dirt 2. Besides the performance of Radeons and Geforces under DirectX 9 we also checked the effect of DirectX 11 on those cards which support the new API.… Go To Full Article

ASUS Maximus III Gene motherboard review

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Earlier this year (2009) ASUS introduced a motherboard that has all of the capabilities, and features that only the full sized counterparts had. These motherboards were all based upon the micro-ATX standard design, during my time using these micro ATX… Go To Full Article

Corsair H50 Hydro Series Liquid CPU Cooler Review

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When you think of Corsair you probably envision memory modules or USB drives. Maybe you even consider their more recent forays into power supplies and solid state drives. But it may come as a surprise to learn they have now… Go To Full Article

[M] Packard Bell DOT M/A AMD Powered Netbook Review

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Packard Bell is back with a new DOT, the M/A version features a 1.2Ghz AMD CPU, integrated ATI graphics GPU and has a larger 11.6 inch screen with HD Ready resolution. With a 6-cell battery, bluetooth, wifi and card reader… Go To Full Article

PowerColor HD5770 Video Card

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If you currently own an ATI Radeon HD 4870 or a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, don’t look for a huge gameplay improvement in today’s games, it just isn’t there right now. But if you are currently in the market for… Go To Full Article

Microsoft targets Windows 8 for 2012 Release

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When we first started posting news tidbits regarding Windows 8, we warned readers not to expect the operating system to arrive until 2011 at the earliest, and we noted that 2012 was more likely. After the problems caused by the… Go To Full Article

End of the line for IBM's Cell

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In an interview with Heise.de, IBM's VP of Deep Computing, David Turek, confirmed that the Cell processor has reached the end of the line. Turek then put a more positive spin on the news by stating the obvious truth that… Go To Full Article

Smoking Near Apple Computers Voids Warranty

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Unless you've just arrived in 2009 on a time machine, you know that smoking isn't good for you. Did you know, that smoking isn't good for your computer, either? It's true, at least according to Apple. Two readers in different… Go To Full Article

Microsoft to pay website to de-list from Google?

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The Financial Times reports that Microsoft is in discussions to pay Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, owner of newspapers ranging from the Wall Street Journal of the US to The Sun of the UK, to 'de-index' its news websites from Google,… Go To Full Article

ChromeOS Benchmarked Against Ubuntu and Moblin

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Intel released Moblin 2.1 earlier this month, Canonical released Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 late last month, and various other vendors have offered up their fall distribution refreshes too. Oh yeah, and Google just released the Chromium OS source code a… Go To Full Article

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