Lessons from the difficult birth of the Spider platform

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But AMD's path to the Spider platform launch could have—and should have—been a much smoother one than it was, and it would have worked out better for all parties involved. AMD would have avoided communicating the messages it did to… Go To Full Article

3rd generation Opteron versus Intel's 45nm Xeon

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The new Xeon 45nm (or Xeon 54xx series) arrived in the lab weeks ago, so a server CPU benchmark update is overdue. However, there is another reason we decided to write this article. When AMD launched their newest quad-core chips,… Go To Full Article

Laser TV 'plasma killer' delayed

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THE launch of the device which was supposed to sweep the plasma television off the shelves this Christmas, the Laser TV, has been delayed. Mitsubishi Digital Electronics, has told the television industry to expect a major laser… Go To Full Article

DRAM prices continue to drop

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MEMORY WATCH site DRAM Exchange said prices of contract memory in December will continue to drop with a 512Mbit DDR2 chip costing a piffling 80 cents. Downward pressure will take those prices even lower, predicted the site, as a result… Go To Full Article

Hellgate London: DX10 vs. DX9 Gaming Experience

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For this evaluation, we are going to focus on the highest playable settings we achieved with 4 different video cards. From NVIDIA, we are testing with the GeForce 8800 GTX and the new GeForce 8800 GT. From ATI, we are… Go To Full Article

G92, 8800 GTS is ready, to cost $299-349

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Nvidia managed to ship some significant numbers of G92 based cards in the UK, but the rest of the market still suffers from a lack of these cards. Since the new card is based on the same chip, the shortage… Go To Full Article

Intel QX9650 doesn't like sub-zero temperatures

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HKEPC is reporting that the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 CPU is having some problems handling sub-zero temperatures, something that won't be an issue for most of us, but it's a real downer for overclockers around the world. Go To Full Article

Eizo Announces 24-inch LCD for Colorblind Users

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According to the Color Universal Design Organization in the U.S. and Europe one of every 10 to 12 males have color vision different from ordinary people and one of every 200 females does as well. Globally over 200 million people… Go To Full Article

ATI Radeon HD 2900 Pro Graphics Card Review

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The performance difference between ATI Radeon HD 2900 and ATI Radeon HD 2600 is known to be unjustifiably huge. Today we are going to take a look at the attempt to build a bridge between the two undertaken by AMD’s… Go To Full Article

Intel Quietly Acquires Graphics Software Firm Neoptica

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Previously, Neoptica developed software tools for development of advanced “interactive graphics”. Based in San Francisco, California, the company was founded by ex-Nvidia and ex-Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. employees who used to work on software development positions. Besides, some of Neoptica’s… Go To Full Article

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