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22.7GHz Vegetable Powered PCs

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The cluster from the Maker Faire consisted of 31 PCs with a sum total processing power of 22.7 GHz and an average 733 MHz per node. Their peak power consumption on their vegetable-oil-powered generator was about 30A.

Microsoft starts CPU architecture team

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WE'VE LONG said that Intel should take Microsoft head on and design an operating system that is optimised, fast and robust. According to the NY Times today, Microsoft will start a Computer Architecture Group, headed up by a man who…

GeForce 8800 line to hit 12K in 3DMark06

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The upcoming GF8800 line will hit just under 12,000 in 3DMark06, with a new set of drivers due before the non-denominational year-end festive season, pushing it to just over 12K.

ATI to Adopt 45nm Process Technology of TSMC

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ATI Technologies’ marketing chief in Taiwan said that the company was looking forward to adopt the 45nm process technology of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. by 2008, which means that ATI and its new owner AMD will produce their chips using…

Enermax Phoenix Case

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A little while ago we took a look at the Chakra case from Enermax. The case featured a huge 25cm side fan that took up almost the entire side of the case. Doubtful at first, I was surprised to see…

Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX

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Tipping the scales at 822 grams the Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX with its six 6mm heatpipes and 72 fins construction make this one of the best performing heatsinks on the market today. To add icing to the cake the Big…

SilverStone MS02 2.5" Hard Drive Enclosure

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To round out the MS02 package SilverStone bundles the unit with an software application program called BackupKingX. The software offers the very basic fundamentals for those consumers looking for a simple backup solution. BackupKingX guides the user…

Seasonic S12 Energy+ 80Plus 550Watt PSU

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Seasonic power supplies, when you ask about a power supply recommendation, Seasonic is almost always listed as a good PSU to buy. Seasonic has been around since 1975, and they make some of the top performing power supplies out there.…

GeForce 7900GS Roundup

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The mainstream or performance sector of the graphics card pie got a little jolt this month with the introduction of the GeForce 7900GS. For the first time, you can now get GeForce 7800GTX level of performance for a…

AMD Quad-Father 4X4 Update - Configurations Come Into Focus

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It's easy to sit back and say "he was a good boy -- he took it on the chin like a man", or so to speak, as the good folks at Intel would like to say about their rivals at…

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