Lost Planet DX9 vs DX10 visuals compared

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Lost Planet does make use of the new features available in Direct3D 10, including Shader Model 4.0 and geometry shaders. Shadows are softer and more realistic, and the edges of buildings and other objects blend into the scenery rather than… Go To Full Article

Latest AACS revision defeated a week before release

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Despite the best efforts of the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) Licensing Administration (AACS LA), content pirates remain one step ahead. A new volume key used by high-def films scheduled for release next week has already been cracked. The previous… Go To Full Article

Intel 16-core Tigerton to launch at 2.93GHz

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All initial Tigertons will be on a 1066FSB, not the 1333s we saw last year. The launch speeds will be an X7350 running 2.93GHz @ 130W with an 8MB cache, a 50W L7345 at 1.86GHz/50W/8MB, and all the rest are… Go To Full Article

AMD demoes PCIe 2.0 in action

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AMD Hammerhead is a motherboard that features one Socket AM2+ for Agena/Kuma cores. It features two PCIe 2.0 slots and two regular full-sized PCIe 1.1 slots. If you take into account that PCIe 2.0 is backwards compatible with 1.1, you… Go To Full Article

Q&A with Patrick Patla, director, server/workstation division of AMD

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During the recent introduction of AMD's new Quad-Core Opteron (Barcelona) series CPUs for the server market, Patrick Patla, director, server/workstation division of AMD sat down with Digitimes to give an exclusive interview covering AMD's progress in the server market, its… Go To Full Article

Blu-ray, HD DVD Player Price Wars Heat Up

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The battle between the Blu-ray and HD DVD standard is showing no sign of letting up. Backers of both disc standards are looking to kick off the summer buying season with reduced pricing on their players. Toshiba… Go To Full Article

Shuttle SS21T barebones system

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Slightly larger than the XPC range, the Shuttle SS21T is an extremely cheap barebones system. However, has Shuttle cut too many corners? Go To Full Article

Thermaltake Max 4 External HDD Enclosure

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Thermaltake keeps themselves busy churning out computer cases, CPU coolers, and power supplies, but don't label them a 3-trick pony. Venturing into previously unchartered territory for Thermaltake, today HardwareLogic looks at their Max 4 external HDD enclosure. Go To Full Article

XFX GeForce 8600 GT XXX

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XFX's hardcore GeForce 8600 GT is put through its paces. Find out if this heavily overclocked ~£100 graphics card should make it to the top of your upgrade list in this Go To Full Article

Case Made out of 120mm fans

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How about a cube formed case with each panel consisting of 4x120mm fans? Sounds like a breezy idea to me. " <center><img src=></center>" Go To Full Article

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