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Microsoft on the future of DirectX

@ 2007/03/09 read/post comments(0)
The first topic covered is DirectX 10.1 which, as previously thought, seems like a minor and logical evolution of DirectX 10.0; the new features include per-MRT blending modes, better MSAA control, Cube map arrays, more VS input/output attributes, and improved… Go To Full Article

Intel to Sample Phase Change Memory This Year

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Phase-change memory positioned as a replacement for flash memory, as it has non-volatile characteristics, but is faster and can be scaled to smaller dimensions. Flash memory cells can degrade and become unreliable after as few as 10,000 writes, but PCM… Go To Full Article

Win a $26000 PC

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Highlights of the Machine from Hell II are two quad core processors, two DirectX-10-GPUs, super fast SAS hard drives and a Blu-Ray writer. And this time we didn’t have a standard case for our Höllenmaschine II in mind either. So,… Go To Full Article

Intel G965 can run recent game at decent framerate

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Intel is trying to convince entry-level gamers to accept integrated graphics with a new hardware vertex shader for its G965 graphics chip. At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, the company showed off some demos of popular first person… Go To Full Article

Turtle Beach Audio Advantage SRM

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Turtle Beach has developed such a product. Called the “Audio Advantage” SRM, this external 7.1 Channel USB audio interface allows you take it with you and it fits in the palm of your hand. The Audio Advantage connects to your… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master Gemini II CPU Cooler

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Is bigger really better? Today, HardwareLogic takes a look at one monster cooler; so big in fact that it's marketed not as a merely a CPU cooler, but a CPU and motherboard cooler. The Cooler Master Gemini II Go To Full Article

ASUS M2N32-SLI Premium Vista Edition Motherboard

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From a features point of view, the M2N32-SLI Premium Vista Edition motherboard can't be beat. To go along with SLI technology, the board comes with a remote control, a 512MB USB Flash drive, the ScreenDUO PDA like device and more,… Go To Full Article

Western Digital NetCenter NAS

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Network attached storage has been around for years in the server markets, but now small networked external hard drives are also available for the home user who has an LAN. Western Digital is one of the major… Go To Full Article

Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 LP Heatsink

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The Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 LP is a low profile AMD Athlon64 heatsink for media centers, or any situation where the compact size of the computer case limits the vertical profile of the thermal solution. The heatsink is compatible with… Go To Full Article

Sytrin KuFormula SHF1 Ultra HDD Cooler

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When we think of heat related issues in our computer we usually are referring to things link the processor, video card, and memory. The last thing we think of also seems to be the heat created by our hard drives.… Go To Full Article

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