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The Wii's brains finally exposed?

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Back in August, a set of alleged specs were leaked for the IBM-designed "Broadway" CPU that forms the brains of Nintendo's forthcoming Wii console. I took a look at what the leaked information said about Broadway's microarchitecture, and noted that…

World of Warcraft can cure obesity

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Dubbing his method 'warbiking' Greg was able to do 100 hours of cardio biking which would have meant him dropping dead of boredom if he had not had his favourite game beside him. Of course real biking…

Both G80 and R600 to sport native HDMI support

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BOTH Nvidia's upcoming G80 and ATI's yet-to-come-in-2007 R600 chips have native support for HDMI. Actually, maybe Nvidia has this on its I/O chip but the bottom line is that the G80-based Geforce 8800 GTX and GTS have native HDMI support.

ATI/AMD Catalyst 6.10 Drivers Released

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This release note provides information on the latest posting of ATI's industry leading software suite, Catalyst®. This particular software suite updates both the ATI Display Driver (version 8.301), and the Catalyst® Control Center (version 6.10). This unified driver has been…

IBM Demos Next-Gen Cooling Technologies: Direct Water Cooling

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International Business Machines has demonstrated several new technologies that the company hopes will help to cool down future microprocessors and other chip efficiently and without adding much to the cost. Chips used in various electronics devices are…

Consumer Electronic Companies Get Rid of Wires with WirelessHD

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A consortium of leading makers of consumer electronics (CE) announced Tuesday formation of a special interest group that will develop specification of wireless interface – WirelessHD or WiHD – intended to enable high-definition audio video (A/V) streaming and high-speed content…

Rydermark Set to Challenge 3DMark

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Candella Software, an independent contract software developer from the UK, announced Tuesday the release of a new benchmark that is set to demonstrate the benefits of the most advanced hardware available to date and provide an understanding of its performance…

AMD Slashes Opteron Pricing

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Advanced Micro Devices has quietly reduced pricing on its server microprocessors for various infrastructures, possibly, in an attempt to stimulate demand for its server processors while Intel Corp. is ramping up production of its server chips based on the new…

13-Way 500GB HDD Shootout

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In our today’s roundup we will not only talk about the new generation of Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 HDDs (750GB and 500GB models), but will also introduce to you another 12 solutions with 500GB storage capacity from Seagate, Maxtor, Western Digital…

NZXT Adamas Aluminum ATX Case

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If it wasn’t enough that NZXT is crafting some of the finest cases available to the market today, they are also reinventing the wheel; with success. The tool-less panel design incorporated in the Adamas is one of the most durable…

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