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Overclock, Benchmark, Diagnostic Software and Tools roundup

@ 2006/10/02 read/post comments(0)
On ocinside.de is a new roundup online with dozens of small Tools and programs to tune, benchmark and test the PC hardware. Beside important current programs to change the CPU multiplier or FSB there are also some selected older…

AMD (ATI) RD690 chipset comes in November

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THIS MIGHT be the first chipset to be shipped under the AMD brand. Even if not, it is likley to be the first AMD integrated chipset that really runs Vista's graphics. That can make a huge difference…

R600 has over 500 million transistors

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ATI's next generation DirectX 10 core will end up with more than 500 million transistors. We already told you that this will be one big, hot chip but we don’t think many people expected 500+ million transistors.

Intel’s Next-Generation Processors to Support SSE4.

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Intel Corp.’s central processing units (CPUs) due to be released in the second half of next-year will not only be made using 45nm process technology, but will also incorporate 50 new instructions that will boost performance of multimedia and web…

Noctua NH-U12F CPU Cooler & NF-S12-1200 Fan

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Noctua arises from a cooperation between the Austrian Rascom Computerdistribution Ges.m.b.H and the Taiwanese Kolink International Corporation and entertains a development partnership with the Austrian Institute of Heat Transmission and Fan Technology (Österreichisches Institut für Wärmeübertragung und Ventilatorentechnik, ÖIWV). These…

Sapphire Radeon X1300 XT Overclocked Edition 256Meg Videocard

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When Sapphire first contacted me to review this X1300XT, I'll have to admit I was not looking forward to it. All my previous budget videocard reviews have been predictably slow and boring to review. This card to say the least…

LCD Monitor Guide - Are Higher Contrast And Brightness Better?

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Over the last few years, LCD monitors have increased their contrast ratios and brightness ratings. But these ratings can be deceiving if you're not familiar with two important terms: Brightness and Contrast Ratio. In this article, we'll discuss these two…

HTPC on the Cheap: Intervideo's HomeTheater

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Some of us find ourselves without a signed and stamped Windows Media Center Edition PC. At least, that's the situation I find myself in. Without built-in features like TV-tuning and remote control, I am left to search for third-party solutions.…

Cybercrooks add Windows flaw to arsenal

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Cybercrooks have started exploiting a flaw in the Windows Shell only days after sample attack code for the vulnerability surfaced. Web sites that exploit the vulnerability are popping up and attempt to load malicious software onto vulnerable Windows PCs in…

Quality vs. Quantity: ATI X1950 XTX against Nvidia 7950 GX2 with Max IQ

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When acquiring a graphics card, the majority of gamers look at the benchmark numbers in the latest games and synthetic benchmarks to make their choice. But recently we have found out that graphics cards by two major graphics chip developers…

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