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ATI set to release X1900 GTO

@ 2006/03/24 read/post comments(0)
We don't have many details as yet, but we know that ATI plans to introduce one more GTO card. It will be based on the R580 core, clocked probably again at 500/1000 MHz but will end up faster than the…

Socket S1 parts spotted in the wild

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IT LOOKS LIKE Socket S1 638 pin Turions are starting to make the rounds. Here is one spotted in the wild in an undisclosed location. It was fully up and running in a prototype laptop board with an ATI chipset.

Sapphire has X1800XT 256 MB for €340

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SAPPHIRE and some other ATI partners have plans to release the X1800 XT 256 MB to compete with Nvidia's 7900 GT. Sapphire actually managed to ship its first cards and you can already buy them in the German etail market.

ATI X1800 GTO missing in action

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WE checked whether ATI delivered on its promise to ship the X1800 GTO. Well it didn’t - as you still cannot buy one in Austria and Germany and we checked and found out that you can not get one even…

Leadtek WinFast 7900 GTX Extreme

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When new cards hit the market, I always hope to see new bundles and innovative or at least quieter coolers. One company that has repeatedly delivered unique bundles and coolers for years now is Leadtek. Coolers seem to have lost…

Silverstone ST56ZF 560W PSU

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The 2003 created taiwansche company Silverstone is today a renowned manufacturer of high-quality aluminum housings, power packs, radiators and accessories. With the ST56ZF we received the next power pack of the ' Zeus' series to the test. The highest…

4-Way GPU Water Block Roundup

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* Zern GPU [ GRAKAWAK ] of Zern * NexXxos GP2X-Pro [ GP2Xpro ] of Alphacool * MCW 55 [ Baswi ] of Swiftech * Cool Matic X800-850 [ Gpu+ram 1.0 ] of Innovatek

Experiments with phase change cooling on GPU Memory

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Did it work? Yes, the memory got chilly! Did it help with overclocking the memory, sadly, not at all for this card, the cooling on the memory itself does not help, cooling on the core helps to overclock the memory…

AMD readies some price rises

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RELIABLE SOURCES said that AMD is putting prices up on its X2 microprocessors by between two and five US dollars, depending on the stock keeping unit (SKU). Meanwhile AMD will drop prices on its Sempr0n range, although…

AMD attacks DDR2 latency problems

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The answer is simple in theory. Add another level of cache, go for a big one and you’re home free. In fact, by creating a larger L3 cache, AMD will have the opportunity to reduce the size of L2 cache…

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