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Intel Discontinues Xeon 5500 "Tylersburg" Platform

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After last week's launch of the Xeon "Romley" platform, which replaces the Xeon 5500 "Tylersburg" platform, Intel has a retirement plan ready for the latter. Tylersburg was introduced in 2009, based on Intel's Nehalem architecture. Intel introduced product change notification… Go To Full Article

HighPoint Launches RocketStor SMART Backup

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HighPoint Technologies, Inc., an industry leading HBA and storage solutions manufacturer, launches the RocketStor SMART Backup; the Industry's first 10Gb/s Dual-Bay USB 3.0 External Backup Solution designed for PC and Mac platforms. The RocketStor SMART Backup is ideal for small… Go To Full Article

GeForce GTX 580 to Get Price-Cuts

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To pave the way for the GeForce GTX 680, which will arrive later this month in small but sizable quantities, with wide availability in the months to come, NVIDIA is cutting the prices of its GeForce GTX 580 graphics card.… Go To Full Article

Holey Optochip First to Transfer One Trillion Bits per Second Using Light

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IBM scientists today will report on a prototype optical chipset, dubbed "Holey Optochip", that is the first parallel optical transceiver to transfer one trillion bits – one terabit – of information per second, the equivalent of downloading 500 high definition… Go To Full Article

Diamond Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card tested with Catalyst 12.2

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Since we knew that the Catalyst 12.2 drivers weren't far away we figured it was a good chance to look at the driver in a bit more detail than just our typical Catalyst benchmark line up, so that's exactly what… Go To Full Article

PowerColor LCS HD7970 3GB Review @ OCC

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The overall combined numbers of 1235MHz on the GPU core and 1730MHz on the GDDR5 memory offered the highest marks on both clock speeds combined. To reach the maximum clock speeds, I used MSI's Afterburner Utility with unofficial overclocking enabled… Go To Full Article

A Look at ASUS' Z77 Motherboard Features @ Techgage

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During a meeting with ASUS last week, we were given the run-down of what we can expect to see from the company's upcoming Z77-based motherboards - and wow, is there a lot to cover. We're taking a look at features… Go To Full Article

Could the rumored Steam Box from Valve change gaming as we know it?

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I cited not only specifically Valve, but, Half-Life 3 as this huge push we require to usher in a new wave of games, and a new sense of awesomeness among games, instead of hype-creating machines and marketing magic that we… Go To Full Article

MIME Attachments Are 20 Years Old Today

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Another milestone passed today in the world of computing. Twenty years ago today the first email attachment was sent, signaling the flood of MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension ) that was to follow. It certainly has grown to monstrous proportions,… Go To Full Article

Mass Effect 3 Release Sees 3.5 Million Units Shipped

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Since its release on March 6th, Bioware's Mass Effect 3 has shipped out 3.5M units of the game worldwide, selling 890k copies on the first day in the US. "We have been truly humbled by the amazing response from fans… Go To Full Article

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