Direct2D: Hardware Rendering a Browser - Firefox Performance Tested

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A short while ago I wrote about my work on DirectWrite usage in Firefox. Next to DirectWrite, Microsoft also published another new API with Windows 7 (and the Vista Platform Update), called Direct2D. Direct2D is designed as a replacement for… Go To Full Article

MSI P55-GD65 LGA 1156 Motherboard

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MSI continues it P55 HardOCP Gold Editor’s Choice motherboard trend with the P55-GD65. The GD65 is easily one of the best P55 motherboards we have seen this year and if you consider its $155 price tag with Free Shipping, the… Go To Full Article

Nvidia says Intel Is Scared that We Will Win in Court Next Year.

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Chief executive officer of Nvidia has made a yet another controversial claim regarding Intel Corp. and the legal battle between the two companies. The head of Nvidia is completely sure not only in the positive outcome of the dispute for… Go To Full Article

DFI LANPARTY DK P55-T3eH9 Mainboard Review

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Two-letter index of DFI LANPARTY mainboards defines the mainboard class, its size and implemented cooling. Full-size flagship solution from DFI LANPARTY UT series use very complex coolers with additional external units. Our today’s review will talk about… Go To Full Article

GeForce GT 240 vs. GeForce 9600 GT vs Radeon 4670

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When compared with GeForce 9600GT, the reference GT240 card lags behind by 5%, but Galaxy’s factory overclocked GT240 has managed to limit the difference to 0.13%. The catch is, however, it doesn’t offer an attractive cost performance compared to the… Go To Full Article

DUH! News of the Day: Overheating ATI GPU causes downclocking

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“With the core at 875MHz, the average frame rate was sitting at a fairly constant 115FPS. However after just 40 seconds temperatures exceeded 100 degrees and shortly after this the Radeon HD 5970 overclocking problem presented itself,” wrote the reviewer. Go To Full Article

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat DirectX 10 vs. DirectX 11

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As the only DX11 game which is really available now, Call of Pripyat has started to shown us some benefits that DX11 brings. It’s believed that we’ll see more and more titles to support DirectX 11 in the coming year. Go To Full Article

Kingston going for 1.8" SSDs next year

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Memory manufacturer Kingston offers a lot of Solid State Drives, many a result of its close work together with Intel as Kingston sells Intel SSDs under its own brand. During a recent event we found out more about its plans… Go To Full Article

Semiconductor industry down by 12%, better than feared

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Sales of chips will reach a real low this year. According to the latest surveys we can expect the total revenue of the semiconductor industry to drop by 12.4 percent compared to 2008. This is about 32 billion dollar in… Go To Full Article

Zotac rolling out passive-cooled GeForce GT 220

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Six weeks after the first wave Zotac has announced a new card based on the 40nm GT216 GPU, the GeForce GT 220 ZONE Edition. Seen below, this model has a blue PCB and a large aluminum heatsink for some silent… Go To Full Article

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