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DirectX 9.L will be a DirectX 10 for Windows XP

@ 2006/10/16 read/post comments(0)
DirectX 9.0 L is simply a renamed and refurbished DirectX 10 for Windows XP. It will make DirectX 10 games to work on Windows XP. And games such as the upcoming Crysis won't work on the existing DirectX 9.0 c.…

Ageia can use more than one card

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A SHARP-EYED reader spotted that the new Ageia driver mentions the use of multiple Physx cards. A thingy called Hardware Scene Manager (HSM) now uses compartments, allowing the use of multiple Physx cards in the future. It seems we are…

Is AMD really f&$@£d?

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...businesses don’t think quite so short term as this, and they also don’t just think about raw performance. This is particularly true when it comes to mass purchases for corporate use, which has traditionally been an area where Intel has…

ICY DOCK MB454SPF-B Internal 4-Bay Drive Rack

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The construction is high quality, with a very slick operation for removing and installing the sleds. I like the fact that it’s 4 Hard drives only taking up 3 optical drives. Simple install, compatible with RAID arrays and no drop…

Cooler Master Mystique 631 ATX Computer Case

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We had the opportunity to check out the Mystique 631; a solid looking case from CoolerMaster, makers of stuff that COOLS. Does the Wave Master have what it takes to be Master? Read the review and find out for yourself!

Please standby - Power Usage

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What if we could reduce carbon dioxide emissions and cut electricity bills without adding any cost to consumer electronics? Oh, and what if we could cut down the size of the ginormous "wall warts" clogging up spike bars across the…

Windows Vista Licensing in a Nutshell

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There has been much speculation and many rumors floating around concerning licensing and license transfers with Microsoft's upcoming Windows Vista operating system. Paul Thurrott is looking to dispel some of the myths surrounding Vista licensing and has written a rather…

MSI Megabook S271: a Look at an AMD Turion X2

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Over the past few months, the enthusiast market has experienced a dramatic shift, as Core 2 Duo has proved itself to be the fastest consumer processor currently available. The interesting part about this is that Core 2 Duo as the…

A closer look at Folding@home on the GPU

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MUCH HAS BEEN MADE ATI's recently announced stream computing initiative, which aims to exploit graphics hardware for more general purpose computing tasks. On paper, stream computing has incredible potential. ATI claims the 48 pixel shaders in its top-of-the-line Radeon offer…

Antec VCool Review--A Hassle-free Way to Cool the Video Card

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Antec is a very well known computer peripheral company in the industry. They are probably best known for their excellent power supplies and some nicely designed cases. Many people may not aware that in addition to these products, Antec actually…

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