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NVIDIA Ion Platform Design and Benchmarks

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When news first began to find its way out about the NVIDIA Ion platform, it was very obvious that NVIDIA was looking for anyone that would listen. The company was desperately telling the world that their chipset and in-house designed… Go To Full Article

New Intel Atom N280 clocked at 1.66Ghz

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Sure, the Atom N270 has done great things for humanity during its brief tenure powering pretty much every netbook that comes down the pipes, but it's time for a change, and it looks like the N280 from Intel -- already… Go To Full Article

Intel Reportedly Cutting Prices

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Intel (INTC) plans to cut prices on its quad-core, dual-core and Xeon processors on January 18, according to Pacific Crest analyst Michael McConnell. He sees cuts of 15%-40$ on quad-core processors, 13% on dual-core chips and 15%-40% on Xeon quad-core… Go To Full Article

Seagate: Will lay off 10% of US work force

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In an SEC filing today, Seagate announced it will be laying off 10% of its U.S. work force, or about 800. Seagate employs 54,000 people worldwide and about 8,000 of them work in the U.S. Seagate will disclose full details… Go To Full Article

Nvidia slashes Q4 guidance up to 50%

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Today, Nvidia announced they would release official Q4 fiscal quarter results on January 25, 2009. They are revising their forecast down by 40% to 50% sequentially due to weakness in end-user demand and inventory reductions by Nvidia's channel partners in… Go To Full Article

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 drives failing

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SEAGATE'S FLAGSHIP desktop Barracuda 7200.11 drives, in particular the 1TB (ST31000340AS) units, are failing at an alarming rate and prompting outrage from their faithful customers. A new self-bricking feature apparently resides in faulty firmware microcode which will… Go To Full Article

19" LCD Monitors Roundup

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In our today’s article we are going to discuss another seven displays with 19-inch diagonal from Acer, Asus, Samsung and ViewSonic. Among them are a couple of pretty unusual solutions: one based on PVA matrix and another one with a… Go To Full Article

SanDisk Wants SSDs to Go Mainstream, Launches Affordable Lineup

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SanDisk Corp., a leading supplier of various flash-based products, has unveiled a new family of solid-state drives (SSDs) that do not offer unprecedented performance, but boast with relatively affordable price and are likely to be broadly available. The company hopes… Go To Full Article

ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2 vs. Nvidia GeForce GTX 280

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For a while there used to be a significant gap in the Advanced Micro Devices graphics accelerators lineup, and the rival – Nvidia GeForce GTX 280 – could easily take this spot over. Now things have changed and thanks to… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA PhysX V9.09.0010 Leaked

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NVIDIA PhysX v9.09.0010 system software has been leaked by toomanydownloads. It comes with support for GeForce 8, 9, and GTX200 Series graphics cards (with at least 256MB of memory), Ageia PhysX cards. Main updates: - Includes… Go To Full Article

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