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Wekiva is Codename for ATI R700 GPU

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ATI was known by very funky codenames including R520 aka Fudo and R600 without a proper codename but properly delayed. Wekiva from all we know has a multi chip approach and has a new better memory controller. We can also… Go To Full Article

Are In-Depth Articles Better Than Blog Postings?

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Blog postings will always be commodity content: there's a limit to the value you can provide with a short comment on somebody else's comments. Such postings are good for generating controversy and short-term traffic, and they're definitely easy to write.… Go To Full Article

DDR3 SDRAM: Revolution or Evolution?

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DDR3 SDRAM cannot take the system performance to another level. The tests showed that the newest DDR2 SDRAM can provide the same level of performance as the currently available DDR3 SDRAM. In fact, the results of our benchmarks indicate an… Go To Full Article

Thermaltake Shark Aluminum ATX Full Tower Case

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Thermaltake's Shark chassis has a lot going for it. It's light, stylish, roomy and does cool very well. Features like the removable mobo tray, rail storage scheme, drive installation design and front door treatment make the Shark a pleasure to… Go To Full Article

Maxtor 750GB OneTouch III External Hard Drive

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The amount of data we go through and accumulate these days is absolutely insane. With the ever broadening landscape of the information super highway, higher resolution games, more in depth and sophisticated software, not to mention photographs, movies and music,… Go To Full Article

Is AMD switching foundry camps?

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In a research note, FBR said that TSMC may boost its capital spending after (winning high-end CPU biz from AMD.) Under the plan, TSMC would make 45-nm processors on a foundry basis for AMD, with (volume ramp in 2Q '08,)… Go To Full Article

New AMD CPU prices revealed: Cheapest X2 only $73

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Yesterday AMD price cut was predicted, today it's here; price slashing across the line, with the cheapest X2 now available at $73 of the X2 4000+. The cheapest single core is at $31 for the Sempron 3200+. Go To Full Article

Xbox 360 to Get 65nm "Falcon" Makeover This Fall

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Today, Takahashi confirmed that Microsoft's upcoming 65nm die shrink for the Xbox 360's microprocessor and GPU will is codenamed Falcon. Takahashi reports that Microsoft is currently qualifying the new Falcon chips along with a redesigned motherboard. The 65nm-equipped Xbox 360s… Go To Full Article

Intel buys into VMWare

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Intel and VMware announced today that Intel Capital is taking a $218.5 million stake in virtualization company VMWare. Intel will purchase 9.5 million Class A shares at $23 per share, which, at the completion of VMware's forthcoming IPO, will give… Go To Full Article

Mushkin XP2-6400 2 GB CL4 Memory Modules

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Mushkin is well known for the solid memory kits they make. Today we have the Mushkin XP2-6400 2 GB on our test bench. These modules are specced to run at DDR2-800 at CL4. With a price of $150 for 2… Go To Full Article

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