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A New Kind of Home Computer: Windows Home Server Preview

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But home users don't need the same kind of server that business users need. Home users won't be running or need to be running their own SQL server or email server, but what about centralizing the location of everyone's media… Go To Full Article

EVGA 680i SLI Black Pearl Motherboard Review

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Nearly a year ago NVIDIA and EVGA released their 680i SLI motherboards. The 680i SLI proved its worth and has become one of the premiere choices for enthusiasts and gamers. EVGA has re-released the same board with a slew of… Go To Full Article

ATI R630 GPU spotted in major professional 3D attack

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FireGL V3600 is an entry-level card based on the RV630 GPU, also known as the chip that powers HD2600, in a version with 256MB of DDR3 memory. Given the 128-bit controller and the memory clock of 500MHz DDR (1 GHz),… Go To Full Article

ClearSpeed sets its sights on the final frontier

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Longtime Ars readers will recall that ClearSpeed Technology came out of the gate back in 2003 with a ton of hype behind it when the company announced a many-core prototype chip that could do 25.6 GFLOPS on 2W. That was… Go To Full Article

Can CPUs Make PCs Faster & Quieter?

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The background noise level we measured in a tightly-sealed closet set the baseline for our numbers at 31.7 dBA. According to the preceding scale, we were only able to achieve sound levels at the lower end of the typical PC… Go To Full Article

First DX10.1 silicon is unexpected

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DURING THIS YEARS’S Siggraph, Power VR held a presentation in which Kristof Beets, a known technology evangelist for the company outlined the current and future plans by PowerVR. One of those products is SGX, a next generation… Go To Full Article

Nvidia readies AGP based Geforce 8

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According to a report at DigiTimes, Nvidia is preparing a new bridge chip which should enable GF8 series cards to work on AGP. The current BR02 chip was designed for G73 cards, but it's not compatible with the new DirectX… Go To Full Article

Yorkfield Xeon 3.16GHz to cost $1139

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Intel's 45 nanometre quad core will be introduced at speeds up to 3.16 GHz and the top one branded as Xeon E5460. The 3 GHZ version will work at FSB 1600MHz while the 3.16GHz will work with FSB1333MHz. It will… Go To Full Article

Nvidia suffers more board shortages

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WE RECEIVED WORD that Nvidia partners are suffering another chip/board shortage, and that the situation is rather dire in some parts of the world. It seems that the back to school period emptied both chip and PCB… Go To Full Article

A brief look at Intel's new Common Systems Interconnect (CSI)

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Back in January of 2006, I wrote a short article called "Intel has a major '06-'07 weak spot, and AMD is aiming right at it." That "weak spot" was, of course, Intel's aging shared bus architecture, which was then poised… Go To Full Article

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