[M] Intel Core 2 on 45nm: Performance, Overclocking, Power Usage

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Intel is launching their successor the popular Conroe CPU, build on 45nm manufacturing process, it boasts reduced power consumption and has 50% more L2 cache. The first product out the door is a quad core beast dubbed QX9650. We take… Go To Full Article

Enable "Very High" IQ setting in Crysis under XP/DX9

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Go to "C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Crytek\Crysis SP Demo\Game\Config\CVarGroups" then open the .cfg and make some alterations. For convenience sake we have included a preconfigured .cfg which enables Very High setting (more bump mapping enabled and better lightening). Go To Full Article

RV670XT samples are out

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HD38x0 will end up slower than 8800GT but at the end, we expect it to be cheaper at the same time. ATI plans to launch toward the middle of the month, probably on the 15th and Phenom should be launched… Go To Full Article

Phenom X4 vs. Yorkfield tested in Crysis at 3Ghz

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Also thrown in for comparison was an Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 and a Core 2 Extreme QX6850. As you might have already realised, the Intel chips are clocked a fair bit higher than the Phenom X4, so to make… Go To Full Article

512GB Solid State Disks on the Way

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Samsung has announced that it has developed the world's first 64Gb(8GB) NAND flash memory chip using a 30nm production process, which opens the door for companies to produce memory cards with upto 128GB capacity Go To Full Article

Vista Sales Rate Fell Last Quarter

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Microsoft is not directly mentioning Vista demand while they brag about how much money they made last quarter, because sales fell. "[Microsoft] shipped approximately 28 million copies of Vista in the latest quarter ended September, or 9.3 million copies per… Go To Full Article

Leaked AMD RV670 Document Touts DirectX 10.1 Superiority

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RV670, slated to launch next month simultaneously with AMD's upcoming Phenom desktop processor, is still very hush-hush even so close to launch time. AMD corporate roadmaps previously indicated that RV670 is, for the most part, an optical shrink of the… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA Debuts Considerably Cooler GeForce 8800 GT

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Top-to-bottom, the GeForce 8800 GT fits snugly between NVIDIA's GeForce 8800 GTS 640 MB, which NVIDIA sets at a retail price of $349, and NVIDIA's GeForce 8600 GTS, which is sold for $149. High-definition video fans will… Go To Full Article

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Review

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Each new version of Mac OS X has been faster on the same hardware than its predecessor. I've said as much in my reviews, but the definition of "faster" is admittedly nebulous when applied to an entire operating system. Leopard,… Go To Full Article

Crysis demo DX9 vs DX10 Performance

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We were told Crysis would perform better in Vista but this apparently excluded DX10 performance as both the 8800 GTX and Radeon HD 2900XT were slower in Vista/DX10 when compared to XP/DX9. While the GeForce 8800 GTX only suffers from… Go To Full Article

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