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14 GeForce GTX 460 1 GB cards compared

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From launch, the GeForce GTX 460 was a unanimous hit, with NVIDIA finally offering a decent price/performance ratio. With the arrival of the Radeon HD 6850, which has a similar level of performance, the GeForce GTX 460s were drastically cut… Go To Full Article

Opteron "Magny-Cours" Gets a Speedbump

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AMD has launched 5 new Opterons yesterday. The fastest "Magny-cours" is now called the Opteron 6180SE and runs now at 2.5 GHz, 200 MHz more than its older brother the 6176SE. That CPU won't be sold in large numbers however,… Go To Full Article

Atom is dead, strangled slowly by Intel

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THE BIGGEST LOSER in the tie up between Microsoft and Nokia is none other than Intel. While they may try to put a brave face on the matter, the simple fact remains that their Atom line is now without a… Go To Full Article

Intel updates LGA1366 Core i7 900 pricing

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Following the release of its new flagship, Core i7 990X, Intel has updated pricing for Core i7 900 CPUs. The new line-up is as follows: Core i7 990X - $999 Core i7 980X - ~$950 Core i7 970 - $583… Go To Full Article

Nvidia unveils Quad-Core "Kal-El" chipset

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Most DC comic fans will recognize the name "Kal-El", which is the Krytonian birth name of Superman. Well, looks like "Kal-El" is also the codename for Nvidia quad-core processor for mobile devices and tablets that was unveiled at Mobile World… Go To Full Article

Prolimatech Samuel 17 Heatsink Review

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Instead of the usual tall, tower-style heatsink we look at, the Prolimatech Samuel 17 is designed for micro-ATX and mini-ITX sized systems that lack the space for large cooling solutions. Let's see if Prolimatech packed big performance into this small… Go To Full Article

Zalman N-Series Sandforce SSD Tests

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Zalman is best known for their very quiet coolers, stylish computer cases, and power supply units. Now they're adding high-speed storage devices to their product stack, begining with a SandForce-driven Zalman N-Series SSD. The Zalman N-Series solid state drive is… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte GA-E350N-USB3 Mini-ITX Preview

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Gigabyte has given us the green light for a preview of their up and coming Brazos line of motherboards. At the top of the list is the GA-E350N-USB3. This will feature the E350 Dual-Core CPU, which is the top of… Go To Full Article

Sapphire HD6870 Vapor-X

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Sapphire did place the Vapor-X Cooler on the card, and when you compare the temperatures seen by the Vapor-X model compared to the regular model Sapphire has out, there was a 17°C difference in temperatures at the stock load testing… Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE HD6970 2GB Review

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Back in December, AMD released their much awaited Cayman based HD69XX series of cards. It represented a transition to a revised architecture that was more catered towards compute performance with new features such as Morphological Anti-Aliasing and… Go To Full Article

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