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AMD makes bold quad-core claims

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After years of being outplayed by AMD, Intel beat its rival to the punch by releasing its quad-core Xeon 5300 "Clovertown" processor for servers in November. But AMD's "Barcelona" quad-core chip, due to arrive midway through 2007, will be a… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA 8600 GT and 8600 Ultra Specifications and Prices Leaked

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A Chinese site, Beareyes, is claiming that NVIDIA has started production of 8600 based VGA cards, they also got their hands on specifications of the 8600 GT and 8600 Ultra versions. With the 8600…

[M] Reviving and Volt Modding an Abit AW9D-Max Motherboard

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The overclock ability of PC hardware is known for more then a decade now. As the market seemed to ask for more user friendly ways to overclock, manufacturers came up with ideas like dipswitches, softmodding through BIOS, asynchronous bus functions,… Go To Full Article

Sealand Prince Says No to PirateBay.org

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Earlier this month, the people who run PirateBay.org announced plans to purchase the man-made island called Sealand. Michael Bates, Prince and heir to Sealand, said in a CBC interview that he has no intention of selling his micronation to any… Go To Full Article

Americans spend more time with PC than spouse

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While one may argue that a computer doesn't talk back, disagree, or rub one the wrong way as we're sure just about everyone's spouse / SO definitely can, you must have somehow avoided the BSOD, kernel error, 404, clicking HDD,… Go To Full Article

AMD Reports 4Q Loss

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A brutal price war and Intel's increasingly competitive processors also weighed on AMD's earnings, as the company said overall shipments of its high-margin server chips were essentially flat compared with the third quarter and that selling prices for those chips… Go To Full Article

CES 2007: John Carmack And Todd Hollenshead Speak

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GI: After Enemy Territories: Quake Wars ships with the highly modified Doom 3 engine and the MegaTexture support, is it time for you guys to move on from that engine? Carmack: Yes, the in-house development project that… Go To Full Article

ATI R600 Tech Demo Screenshot showing DX9 vs DX10

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Hexus.Net has maybe snagged a first shoot from a DX10 ATI R600 Demo . Go To Full Article

Contemporary LCD Monitor Parameters: Objective and Subjective Analysis

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In this article we will cover some specified parameters of monitors (how they are measured by the manufacturers, how relevant they are for practical uses, etc.) and some issues pertaining to the peculiarities of the human vision (this mainly refers… Go To Full Article

Swiftech Apogee GT: Next Generation Quad Core Cooling

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Differences from the Apogee are easy enough to spot. The total cooling footprint is unchanged, but the dimensions of the patent-pending diamond maxtrix pins have been reduced from 1.0mmx1.0mm to 0.6mmx0.6mm. Pin height has been reduced by 1.5mm from 4.0mm… Go To Full Article

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