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5 Quad-Cores and 8 Dual-Cores Disappear by Q1 2009

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Probably the most popular and best selling quad-core of all time, the 65nm Kentsfield-based Q6600 is walking toward its retirement. Intel has informed its partners that it scheduled a Product Discontinuance Notice for December and that the real End of… Go To Full Article

Microsoft survey hints at Instant On OS concept

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Hmm, what have we here? A recent Microsoft survey sent out to select users has us wondering what on Earth the mega-corp is planning to do next, and judging by the looks of things, it has everything to do with… Go To Full Article

ATI and Nvidia to Start Using TSMC’s 40nm Process Technology by Mid-2009

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ATI, graphics product group of Advanced Micro Devices, and Nvidia Corp. are rumoured to release their next-generation graphics processing units (GPUs) sometime in the middle of next year, if the information released by sources familiar with market situations and plans… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6: The Most Overclocker Mainboard Out There

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Even Gigabyte representatives admit that their Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6 mainboard is not ideal. The board itself as well as the BIOS Setup and the brand name software are not free from a few issues. We have pointed them all out in… Go To Full Article

Firefox 3.1 beta 1 officially released

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Mozilla has announced the availability of the first Firefox 3.1 beta release, an important development milestone for the popular open source web browser. Mozilla aims to make Firefox 3.1 a strong incremental improvement with user interface enhancements, new features, and… Go To Full Article

Dual-core Phenom pops up again in roadmap

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Much (digital) ink has run on the subject of dual-core Phenom derivatives. Rumor sites initially expected such chips to launch quad-core Phenoms last year, but we later heard that AMD had shelved the concept until the 45nm switch. Then, 65nm… Go To Full Article

ForceWare 178.24 drivers support new chipsets, old GPUs

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You can praise Nvidia for many things, but regular driver releases aren't the company's strong point—users of GeForce 6, 7, and 8 graphics cards had to wait six months for a new a WHQL-certified driver release earlier this year. It's… Go To Full Article

Adobe Flash 10 delivers GPU acceleration

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After some uncertain beginnings in "multimedia" websites and poorly designed website navigation menus, Adobe Flash has become the de facto platform for streaming video online. Today, eWeek says Adobe has released the next major version of the multimedia plugin. Adobe's… Go To Full Article

Catalyst 8.10 drivers add fan-speed control

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Starting with the speed boosts, AMD says users of Radeon HD 4000- and Radeon HD 3800-series cards can look forward to frame-rate increases of up to 15% in Unreal Tournament 3. Those using the same cards in CrossFire multi-GPU configurations… Go To Full Article

Intel® X25-E Extreme SATA Solid-State Drive Starts Shipping

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Intel® X25-E Extreme SATA Solid-State Drive Extreme performance, reliability, and power savings for servers, storage and workstations The Intel® Extreme SATA Solid-State Drive (SSD) offers outstanding performance and reliability, delivering the… Go To Full Article

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