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TSMC to Make Chips Using 40nm Fabrication Process

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, a leading contract maker of semiconductors, on Monday unveiled the foundry's first 40nm manufacturing process technology. The new fabrication process is an optical shrink of TSMC's 45nm process tech and will allow customers of the company… Go To Full Article

More Quad-core, Tri-core Phenoms Roadmapped

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AMD's latest corporate guidance reveals a flurry of changes to the company's line of desktop processors. Most importantly, the new roadmaps indicate the arrival of AMD's higher-end Phenom processors. AMD's first update to its performance segment will… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA Delays Hybrid SLI

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NVIDIA representatives notified its board partners this week that its new Hybrid SLI technology has been delayed. NVIDIA's Hybrid SLI technology offers an innovative new method to improve power management and performance. However, motherboard vendors will have to wait to… Go To Full Article

64-Core Desktop Processors to Emerge in 2012

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The amount of cores inside central processing units (CPUs) is projected to skyrocket in the coming years, according to analysts, which will enable unprecedented performance potential. However, to take advantage of that potential software makers need to have skills that… Go To Full Article

27 Card Readers Roundup

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We would like to offer an unprecedented amount of card readers within the same roundup: 27 models including such manufacturers as Apacer, Transcend, SanDisk, Pretec, Vizo, Microsonic and many others. We will check out external and internal models’ performance with… Go To Full Article

Swiftech H2O-220 Compact Review

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Today we are going to test a new liquid-cooling solution from Swiftech and compare its performance against a powerful air cooler from Thermalright: SI-128. Let’s find out who the winner is from our detailed review! Go To Full Article

The Clash of Modern Multi-GPU Technologies

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This article is devoted to the situation with contemporary multi-GPU systems. We are going to introduce to you Nvidia’s response to ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 - the new dual-chip GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics adapter that should replace the long-term… Go To Full Article

Speed Up Network File Copying While Playing Audio in Windows Vista SP1

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Windows Vista restricts network traffic to 10 packets per millisecond while playing multimedia to prevent skipping. Unfortunately this causes network speed to be pitiful on a gigabit network, especially during file copies over the network. Go To Full Article

Acer low-cost PC cheaper than second-generation Eee PC?

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The free on board (FOB) price of Acer's 8.9-inch low-cost PC is expected to be priced around $50 less than the FOB price of Asustek Computer's second-generation Eee PC, according to sources at notebook OEMs. With the company's large economy… Go To Full Article

Inside Intel's ray tracing research

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Intel will soon be extending its product portfolio into visual computing. And while Nvidia isn’t publicly admitting that Intel is an increasing threat to the company, we know that Intel isn’t aiming for second place. While Larrabee is one of… Go To Full Article

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