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First Look at Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2

@ 2008/08/29 read/post comments(0)
It's been a long time since Microsoft released the first beta of Internet Explorer 8, which left me wondering what they had up their sleeve. After reading that they added a ton of new features in Beta 2 like private… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA Forceware 177.92 vs 175.19 Performance Comparison with 9800 GTX

@ 2008/08/29 read/post comments(0)
In 177.92 release note, NVIDIA hints that 177.92WHQL versus v175.19 WHQL driver can show lots of improvements: # Single GPU increases up to 11% in 3DMark Vantage (performance preset) # Single GPU increases up to 11%… Go To Full Article

LG GBW-H20L Super Multi Blue Review

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LG USA was kind enough to send us the GBW-H20L Super Multi Blue Disc Drive Rewriter with LightScribe. LG, an early endorser of Blu-Ray, has made it possible for the consumer to experience Blu-Ray reading and writing making this a… Go To Full Article

Asus Matrix graphics cards to feature dedicated overclocking chip

@ 2008/08/28 read/post comments(0)
Asus has revealed official details on ROG Matrix graphics cards and Nehalem Motherboards. Following the announcement in Berlin last week, Asus has provided more information on a range of new products. More facts have emerged about their ROG Matrix graphics… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA 55nm parts are bad too?

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HOT ON THE heels of its denials that anything is wrong with the G92 and G94s comes another PCN that shows the G92s and G92b are being changed for no reason. Yup, the problems that are plaguing G84 and G86… Go To Full Article

Radeon and GeForce Share Work, PhysX Applications Win

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The functionality of CUDA and its implementation of GPU-accelerated PhysX processing has benefited many a GeForce user. Users of ATI accelerators lacking this incentive either use Ageia PhysX card or avoid it altogether. It has been verified by Hardspell that… Go To Full Article

ASUS Rampage Extreme Motherboard Review

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The Rampage Extreme overclocking was impressive, but a bit outside of our normal methods. For this board, I used 2 independent water cooling systems, an Asetek Waterchill unit attached to the Fusion water block sitting on top of the board’s… Go To Full Article

Samsung intros new solid state drives

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The SSDs will come in three flavours: 8GB, 16GB and 32GB. These sparsely populated PCB units are fast on sequential reads, but relatively slow on the writes. Read numbers are 90MB/s throughout, but as the chip density goes up, so… Go To Full Article

Abit to stop making motherboards (again) by end of 2008?

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Apparently abit will continue to deliver mainboards until the end of the year and will honour RMAs and warranties for three years subsequently. Rumours of abit's demise from mainboards were circulating widely last May, prompting an emphatic… Go To Full Article

Sony unveils world's thinnest LCD HDTV - 9.9mm KDL-40ZX1

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Sony's taken the crown in the race for thinnest LCD HDTV. At just 9.9mm thick the KDL-40ZX1 nearly halves the depth of Hitachi's former champ (likely throwing up in the bathroom right now) and comes within a whisper of Pioneer's… Go To Full Article

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