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ATI´s RV570XT becomes the X1900 GT

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The firm is currently shipping X1900 GT cards based on R580 chips that have the pipelines crippled but the card based on RV570 XT will be far cheaper to produce. ATI is likley to confuse the market with the current…

Has SLI improved with the new GeForce 7600 series?

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Has SLI improved with the new GeForce 7600 series? The short answer is a disappointing no. Even with the addition of vertex shader units and much higher clocked core, the GeForce 7600GT SLI behave in a similar way to the…

FSP Epsilon 700w ATX PSU

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Established in 1993 FSP Group is now known as one of the 10 largest power supply vendors in the world. Known by enthusiasts for manufacturing efficient, stable and quiet units, FSP have won many awards for their previous models of…

Intel aligns Conroe launch with Superman´s return

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The Core 2 Duo for desktops was scheduled to launch first on July 23rd, then pushed back to July 27th, now the launch has been brought forward. The NDA expiry for the Core 2 Duo platform is set at July…

Rydermark benchmark alleges Nvidia fudge

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GAME developers on an upcoming boat racing benchmark, entitled Rydermark alleged that one of the two graphic vendors is fudging the truth with its per pixel precision. DirectX 9 requires you to use at least 24 bit or full 32-bit…

Manufacturers shun SATA optical drives

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More quick looks around the Net show that all of these 'next-gen' DRM-infected drives, both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD are IDE, not a single SATA one to be found! How stupid are these manufacturers? I mean, I can understand the infliction…

Wide Format LCD Monitors Roundup

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We previously looked at 20" displays in a 16:10 format" which have become the de facto standard in retail channels. Regardless, LCDs with diagonal measurements of 19", 21" and 23" also merit consideration.

AMD 2x256KB chip may only be a specialty part

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A few days ago we reported on a new Athlon 64 dual-core processor with 2x256KB of L2 cache. Although this processor is essentially "Sempron X2," it is marketed as a very low bin Athlon 64 X2 instead.

IT Managers glue up USB ports

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NETWORK MANAGERS are using tubes of super glue to protect their systems from data theft. Outfits are getting so hot and bothered at the loss of corporate data that they are removing writable drives and ordering network…

Thermaltake Mozart HTPC Case

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What separates the Mozart from other HTPC cases is its ability to handle full size ATX motherboards and power supplies, while still being able to fit nicely on an audio/video rack. The Mozart measures 170 x 430 x 452 mm,…

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