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Next Nvidia card dubbed D10U-30?

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Nvidia plans to release a new card in Q2 2008 codenamed D10U-30 and the new card will come up with 1024MB of DDR3 memory. This is the chip that comes before GT200, and GT200 should be out in Q3 or… Go To Full Article

ATI plans Mobility 3870 X2

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Mobile computing will finally get some decent Crossfire graphic from AMD. Codenamed M88, AMD plans to launch a product that is very similar, if not the same to a desktop RV670 chip. The M88 will enable two… Go To Full Article

Heat from data center used to warm Swiss swimming pool

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Located in Uitikon, Switzerland, the data center is expected to create 2,800 megawatts of wasted heat per year when operating at full capacity -- the same amount of energy needed to supply up to 80 houses with heating and warm… Go To Full Article

Darwin meets PC gold-stripping alchemist, Darwin wins

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Death isn't funny, but it's often absurd. A man in Tulsa accidentally poisoned himself while using mercury to "extract gold from computer parts." See, mercury can be used to dissolve gold from discarded PC boards. You then heat the runoff… Go To Full Article

Thermaltake Toughpower QFan 650W

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The Thermaltake Toughpower QFan 650w is, in almost every way possible, a very good power supply that should be appropriate for the vast majority of users. It features excellent voltage regulation, good DC output quality, and excellent efficiency. However, the… Go To Full Article

ATI Begins to Fight Back Market Share from Intel, Nvidia

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The last quarter of 2007 was a good quarter for the whole computer industry in general and for suppliers of graphics adapters in particular, recently released figures from Jon Peddie Research show. During the quarter Intel regained position of the… Go To Full Article

APACK ZEROtherm CPU Coolers Roundup

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We are going to introduce to you a family of processor cooling solutions from APACK Company known under ZEROtherm brand. Among 5 models participating in our today’s roundup you will meet a new ultimate performance leader! Go To Full Article

Windows Vista Service Pack 1: A performance check

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Somewhat fittingly, Service Pack 1 very much mirrors Windows Vista itself in the way it delivers (or fails to deliver) on users' expectations. If you were looking for across-the-board system performance improvements or major new features, prepare to be disappointed.… Go To Full Article

Diamond Radeon HD 3870 1GB with 512-bit bus

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Diamond has been so kind and sent us one of its new Diamond Radeon HD 3870 1GB cards. Just the fact that it sports 1GB RAM instead of the regular 512MB makes it stand out, but what really caught our… Go To Full Article

Hitachi Travelstar 5K250 2.5” Hard Drive

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Hitachi has really come through in the hard disk market since taking over the department from IBM. So far the Hitachi drives have been top notch with no real reason to discredit them. Hitachi’s current range of drives are extremely… Go To Full Article

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