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January 30 Launch for Vista; Pricing Revealed

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For those looking to jump on the Vista bandwagon, here are the prices listed (full/upgrade): • Windows Vista Home Basic, $199/$99.95 • Windows Vista Home Premium, $239/$159 • Windows Vista Business, $299/$199…

Remove DRM from iTunes 6 Media

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Remember Hymn? You should, back in the day (like, um, 2004) it allowed you to strip the FairPlay DRM right off iTunes Music Store bought files just like that; well, it's been a long time in coming, but a new…

Cheaper 4GB DDR2 modules on the horizon?

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Samsung has announced it will be mass-producing 80nm 1Gbit DDR2 memory chips. Current 1Gbit memory chips are produced on a 90nm fabrication process and about 11x18mm in size. New 80nm 1Gbit memory chips will be 11x11.5mm and…

Add Another Core for Faster Graphics

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Need a reason for extra cores inside your box? How about faster graphics. Unlike traditional faster GPUs, raytraced graphics scale with extra cores. Brett Thomas writes in his article Parallel Worlds on Bit-Tech, 'But rather than working on that advancement,…

Sales of Intel Core 2 Duo chip seem slow take off

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AT INTEL'S SPRING IDF last March, the chip giant allowed some hardware review sites early access to test its upcoming Conroe processor. Later in July when the NDAs expired a truck load of reviews hit the Net. …

DFI Unveils LANParty UT NFORCE 590 SLI-M2R

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DFI has announced its nForce 590 SLI powered LANParty UT NF590 SLI-M2R for AMD’s Socket AM2 processors. The new LANParty UT NF590 SLI-M2R features two full speed PCI Express x16 slots with compatibility with NVIDIA’s SLI technology. Four DDR2 memory…

Intel Core 2 Duo ‘Merom’ Notebooks

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The performance difference between the top end Merom and the lower end Merom is quite marked however – over three minutes in PhotoShop Elements for example, which is frankly enormous. The message straight away is clear. If performance is a…

Enermax Galaxy EGA1000EWL 1000W Power Supply

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Enermax is well known for their innovative computer peripherals; including computer cases, power supplies, and external drive enclosures. Their new line of Galaxy power supplies includes many familiar features, and some new ones designed to meet the needs of their…

PowerColor Radeon X1650 PRO video card

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The Radeon X1650 is, in many senses, of far more interest than the R580 refresh part that is the Radeon X1950 XTX - Mid-range is where ATI really needed to freshen up and rearrange their product line, and that's exactly…

MSI K9N SLI Platinum Motherboard

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Today we are looking at MSI's K9N SLI Platinum - a medium range socket AM2 motherboard based on the nForce 570 chipset that aims to pack a lot of value as well as nearly all the functionality of the top…

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