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Nvidia hopes AMD will come back

@ 2007/09/10 read/post comments(0)
Nvidia's chipset division was really affected by AMD's performance in 2007. The company really hopes that Phenom will get Nvidia's chipset back in shape as Nvidia did worse than expected in this business unit. It was not… Go To Full Article

AMD Phenom Preview: Barcelona Desktop Benchmarks

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With the test methodology explained, how does Barcelona stack up to a pair of dual-core Opterons? In other words, how much faster can we expect Phenom to be vs. the Athlon 64 X2? To put it succinctly, it looks like… Go To Full Article

AMD's Quad-Core Barcelona: Defending New Territory

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Considering that AMD prices this Opteron 2350 under the Xeon 5345, AMD has an attractive price/performance offering for most applications. The only exception is a chess engine and highly optimized Intel binaries. Although our testing is not finished yet, there… Go To Full Article

AMD's quad-core Opteron 2300 "Barcelona" CPU Review

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Somewhere around mid-morning this past Friday, a rather large package made its way into the depths of Damage Labs. Inside was a server containing something very special: a pair of AMD's new quad-core Opteron processors. The chip code-named "Barcelona" has… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master CM Media 282 Hybrid Desktop/HTPC Computer Case Review

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To sum it up, this is quite a versatile case. It can be used to build a HTPC or a full fledged overclocked gaming tower, and converting between the two takes just a matter of minutes. Unlike many HTPC chassis… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master COSMOS 1000 Tower Case

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or most of you who have any experience building enthusiast systems the name "Cooler Master" is known. Whether you are looking for cooling for the processor, power supplies or even enclosures, this company has been working with hobbyists for quite… Go To Full Article

Antec TruePower Quattro 850W Modular PSU TPQ-850

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Last year the Antec TP3-650 TruePower Trio was still making waves in the market, offering 650W of power for an unbeatable price. This year, Antec has returned with a newly designed and very improved power supply unit: the TruePower Quattro.… Go To Full Article

Sapphire Radeon X1950Pro 512MB AGP Videocard

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Players with old motherboards and low budget still have some products available for them, we tried a Sapphire X1950PRO videocard with 512Mb of GDDR3 memory Go To Full Article

Adding HD DVD (or Blu-ray) to your HTPC

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Optical drives in the next generation formats have been pretty expensive and/or scarce. A proper PC HD DVD drive still isn't really to be found, and those that are around are external and cost around $350. It is… Go To Full Article

Arctic Cooling Accelero S1/S2 Turbo Module Review

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Back in June, I reviewed the Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 video card cooler. Though entirely passive, it blew the stock cooler out of the water. People have been raving on and on about this cooler in reviews, and it seemed… Go To Full Article

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