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October 2006 system guide

@ 2006/10/09 read/post comments(0)
IF YOU'VE BEEN RESISTING scratching the early adopter's itch since the launch of Intel's new Core 2 Duo processors, now could be a good time to indulge yourself. Core 2 Duo chips have shed their initial price premiums, Intel P965…

HIS X1650Pro IceQ Turbo Dual DVI 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express Video Card

@ 2006/10/09 read/post comments(0)
Today in the BFR labs we have our first X1650 video card to review. The X1650Pro, along with the X1300XT and X1950XT, have just recently been released by ATI as a follow up to the orginal X1600, X1300, and X1900…

GeForce 7950GT & 7900GS

@ 2006/10/09 read/post comments(0)
With next generation graphics card on the horizon, users will less likely be willing to pay more for a graphics card than they want to. Particularly if that graphics card will be obsolete in three to six months…

Microsoft Releases Windows Vista RC2

@ 2006/10/08 read/post comments(0)
It's been a long road for Microsoft's next generation operating system, but things are finally winding down and the light at the end of the tunnel is visible. DailyTech reported earlier this week that Microsoft was putting the finishing touches…

Quad core is useless for games

@ 2006/10/08 read/post comments(3)
WE spoke with many developers including some big names and we learned that they can’t make much sense out of quad or more core CPUs. They confirm that they can put two cores to good use but not much more.…

AMD QuadFather matches Kentsfield

@ 2006/10/08 read/post comments(2)
WITH THE IMMINENT launch of Core 2 QC6700 (codename: Kentsfield), AMD will respond by introducing the QuadFather platform, marketing dubbed the 4x4. The platform consists of Opteron workstation motherboards using Socket 1207 and equipped with two PCIe x16 slots for…

Vista gaming will be 10 to 15 per cent slower than XP

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Microsoft is telling its selected gaming industry chaps that gaming under Vista will be ten to fifteen per cent slower than XP. It is because you have to load the 3D desktop all the time. It is ironic, as the…

ClockGen 1.0.5.0

@ 2006/10/08 read/post comments(0)
The ClockGen serie consists in a set of overclocking softwares, each of them being dedicated to one or several motherboards. A ClockGen software allow to dynamically overclock several devices of your system : CPU, memory, AGP and PCI bus. ClockGen…

Radeon Omega Drivers 3.8.291 (Cat 6.9)

@ 2006/10/08 read/post comments(0)
Well, I'm sorry for the soft-mod problems on last release, I was not aware ATI completely changed how the display driver works from Cat 6.6 and up, so I tried hacking with some old files, didn't worked. For this release…

Battlefield 2142 Demo

@ 2006/10/08 read/post comments(1)
The year is 2142, and the dawn of a new Ice age has thrown the world into a panic. The math is simple and brutal: The soil not covered by ice can only feed a fraction of the Earth`s population.

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