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New nVidia 7900GTX is 8~10% faster than 7800GTX

@ 2006/02/27 read/post comments(0)
This means that 7900 GTX might get close to ATI's X1900 XTX card but it will lose in many of the benchmarks. We suspect that at 4X FSAA and eight or sixteen times Anisotropic filtering ATI X1900 XTX can still…

Intel man accuses AMD of lying about dual cores

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AN UNHOLY and unseemly row has broken out in the People's Republic of China with an Intel manager accusing AMD of lying about Chipzilla's dual core processors. According to the People's Daily, Intel invented the concept of…

ABIT AW8 Evaluation

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Driven by Intel's 955X north bridge and ICH7R south bridge, the ABIT AW8 is poised to be a terrific entry level contender of the AW8 line. The AW8 supports the LGA775 line of Intel processors and can power up to…

nVidia: New ones (and old) filter-cheat

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Apparent thus both manufacturers operate still intensive research work in the efficiency increase of the anisotropic filter. According to our estimates nVidia here momentarily the nose has in front, however those, by whose GPU Design caused, makes Parallelisierbarkeit lacking of…

Forget DVI, DMS59 Is Back Again

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Several years ago, NVIDIA and ATI tried to ship graphic cards with DSM59 outputs on high end adaptors with little success. Dual Monitor System 59 (DMS59) is a 59-pin external interconnect for graphic cards. The 59 pin cable can transmit…

Why 7.1 Surround Sound is Overkill For Most Homes

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Home Theater expert Mark Fleischmann explains why you should not fall for the 7.1 hype and why 5.1 surround sound is adequate for most homes. From the article: 'With the marketing of 6.1 and 7.1 surround, the industry has decisively…

Microsoft Unveils Windows Vista Product Lineup - 6 versions

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Microsoft Corp. today announced the product lineup of its upcoming Windows Vista™ operating system. Scheduled for release later this year, the Microsoft® Windows Vista product lineup will bring clarity to customers’ digital world by helping them easily accomplish everyday tasks,…

Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 500GB

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Ultimately what really pulls the Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ahead of the competition is its five-year warranty and competitive pricing. The 500GB model can be found for under $320, with Price Watch listings starting at $314. In comparison, the lowest Price…

250GB Hard Drive Roundup

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Much of the data compiled for this review underscores some trends already discerned by knowledgeable readers - features such as a faster 3 Gb/sec interface and Native Command Queuing do not necessarily translate into a real, measurable performance gain. As…

Intel's New Vision: Finesse Over Brute Force

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Only a few years ago Intel’s roadmap was aimed at failure. Many comments regarding Intel’s ill-witted trajectory were made by analysts, investors, consumers, as well as traditional and online press publications. Intel took the backlash, but by the Fall of…

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