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Cheap Quad Cores: AMD X4 9600 €99 and Intel Q6600 €126

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AMD is the first to drop under the magic €100 mark, selling its Phenom X4 9600 for a mere €99. This is a B2 stepping 2.3GHz part, but nonetheless the price is impressive. For €25 less, you'll get one core… Go To Full Article

Midori musings: Thoughts on a "post-Windows" OS

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MS needs a platform that it can modify to address new needs without being hamstrung by compatibility. It also needs a platform that will make things as easy as possible for the increasingly parallel computers that are now inevitable. Although… Go To Full Article

[M] Galaxy and Leadtek 9500 GT Tested and Compared

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We test two 9500 GT cards, one from Leadtek and one from Galaxy. We share with you our preliminary findings with these two sub $100 video cards who aim to take the performance/price crown at the entry level. Can these… Go To Full Article

Nvidia to silently kill chipset division?

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We leave it up to you to decide whether this will happen or not. Nvidia already denied chipset-killing rumors and, if the rumors are true, is likely to do so for many months down the road. We are pretty sure… Go To Full Article

AMD Fusion details leaked: 40/32 nm, dual-core CPU, RV800 graphics

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It appears that AMD’s engineers in Dresden, Markham and Sunnyvale have been making lots of trips to little island of Formosa lately - the home of contract manufacturer TSMC, which will be producing Fusion CPUs. Our sources indicated that both… Go To Full Article

Getting around the Great Firewall of China

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With a little over a week until Opening Ceremony, the spotlight on Beijing is shining brighter than ever. I’ve been cautious on the Web, only posting to this blog through a secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection with an IP… Go To Full Article

More Intel "GPU" Larrabee Architecture Disclosed

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Well, it is important to keep in mind that this is first and foremost NOT a GPU. It's a CPU. A many-core CPU that is optimized for data-parallel processing. What's the difference? Well, there is very little fixed function hardware,… Go To Full Article

ASRock P43 and P45 Motherboards Review

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At the 2008 Computex event, Intel officially took the curtains off its 4 series PCI Express chipset range which is set to replace the original 3 series of chipsets. Intel’s 4 series not only brings Crossfire support to the mainstream,… Go To Full Article

In Win Alpha360 Mini-Tower Case Review

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In Win is a king of case manufacturers. Their purview extends across the entire realm of beige, from the calm sea of beige to the shallow cliffs of beige, with the inoffensive beige plains between. I speak in jest. I… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte EP45-DQ6 Motherboard

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The Gigabyte EP45-DQ6 features might have had a few limitations but they were far out weighed by the functionality and performance of the board. In a lot of the testing we did against the older P35 chip set Asus P5KC… Go To Full Article

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