Taiwan Makers Blame High Royalty Costs of Blu-ray, HD DVD for Lack of Hybrid Drives

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As LG Electronics, Plextor and Samsung Electronics release their hybrid optical disc drives (ODDs) that can read both Blu-ray disc (BD) and HD DVD, Taiwan-based makers of optical devices reportedly claim that universal high-definition ODDs are too expensive to make… Go To Full Article

Analyst Expects Nvidia to Acquire AMD Despite of Chances to Lose x86 License

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Doug Friedman, an analyst with American Technology Research, said that graphics chip maker Nvidia Corp. could well acquire x86 microprocessor maker Advanced Micro Devices in order to “re-architect it”. The acquisition is considered to be useful due to the fact… Go To Full Article

Gainward Bliss 8800 GT 1024MB GS Graphics Card Review

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You do not come across really unique graphics cards very often, especially in the high-performance segment. Although we have to admit that the situation starts changing lately. Today we are going to introduce to you a truly unique solution like… Go To Full Article

PhysX to become a CUDA extension, PS4 developers rejoice

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If you have been wondering how Ageia's PhysX SDK fits into Nvidia’s product range, the answer is actually very simple: The PhysX SDK will be translated into CUDA and, as a result, PhysX will be compliant with the current GeForce… Go To Full Article

Vista SP1 doesn't significantly boost performance, slows down certain tasks

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We heard a lot of different performance claims about Vista SP1 in past few months, and now that it's finally (sort of) here, it's time to bust out the stopwatches and see what's what. According to CNET, early tests of… Go To Full Article

Sharp's laser to enable 6x, dual-layer Blu-ray laptop recording

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Sharp just introduced their latest, itty bitty blue laser. While maintaining the same 3.3-mm diameter of their previous package, Sharp's new GH04P25A4G semiconductor laser manages to boost the power to 250mW. That little trick should make 6x recording speeds to… Go To Full Article

Dell dumps AMD from web site

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DELL APPEARS TO have dumped AMD unceremoniously from it's web site, relegating them to the retail ghetto. This is not good for AMD, not good at all. Given AMD's woeful performance of late, it is hard to… Go To Full Article

Multi-Head freeze cooling now comes preconfigured

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BIOHAZARD Computer Systems, a niche US ultra high-end enthusiants' PC vendor, seems to aim higher than Alienware or VoodooPC, both now absorbed within Dell and HP respectively. Its rigs, going by names such as Nuclear Winter (the freeze ones) or… Go To Full Article

Powercolor HD 3850 AGP 512MB injects life into your old rig

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WITH PCI EXPRESS having become the standard for graphics cards over the past years – we could hardly believe our ears when ATI partners started announcing they were doing their own AGP thing with the HD 3850. We immediately bummed… Go To Full Article

E4700 and E2220 to launch on March 2nd

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Intel prepares to launch two new CPUs and this will happen just before CeBIT. Intel plans to launch the Core 2 Duo E4700 and E2220 processors on March 2nd. The Core 2 Duo E4700 works at 2.60GHz,… Go To Full Article

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