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Tim Sweeney Talks PhysX & UT2007

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For the record, acceleration hardware is supposed to accelerate your framerate, not decrease it! [laughs] That seems like its just a messy tradeoff that they made there. You certainly want your physics hardware to improve your framerate. That means that…

Three Quarters There : Seagate’s Barracuda 7200.10 750 GB

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For the last several years, the storage industry has been slowly headed towards a brick wall. Due to the extremely rapid pace that the hard drive industry has set for itself, we've seen 3.5" desktop hard drives increase in capacity…

Is The Playstation 3 Dead In The Water?

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For a while, it looked like Sony had an unbeatable console in the Playstation 3. At their E3 2005 press conference last year, they first showed off the console along with a few tech demos, a playable early version of…

More AMD M2 motherboards from different companies at CTS 2006

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I'm sure it won't surprise any of you to learn that one thing dominated the majority of AMD's stand at CTS - Socket AM2. With the launch of AMD's socket change and move to DDR 2 memory only weeks away…

ASUS M2N32 AM2 Motherboard Pics - Heat Pipe Cooling Ahoy

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This is a two chip solution and ASUS uses a heatpipe for a noise-free solution. Besides the six SATA ports supported by the chipset, an additional two are used with one on the backplate. Lastly, interesting looking mic bundled inside…

ASUS P5WD2-E Premium 975X Motherboard

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Asus are well known for high quality and performance, a hard combo to attain, much less maintain on a constant basis. With the P5WD2-E Premium, Asus once again shows us a motherboard thats not only built well, it performs like…

NVIDIA 7600GS: a new player in the center of the "middle class"

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NVIDIA's new VPU called G73 announced in March has come as a replacement for the veteran of the mid-end sector - NV43 based on which a whole line of GeForce 6600 series video cards was manufactured. The situation is analogous…

How-to: Design, build, and configure a (low-cost!) Backup/Server Monster

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My company needed about 1 terabyte of backup storage space. We use software that keeps every file that has been changed or created (incremental backups + sessions for all you geeks). This requires about 400GBs of storage for every 100GBs…

Leadtek’s GeForce 7800 GS Uses 90nm Nvidia Chip

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Nvidia Corp.’s partners were rumoured to unveil graphics cards for previous-generation accelerated graphics port 8x (AGP 8x) bus based on the company’s latest GeForce 7900-series graphics chips that bring higher performance amid lower thermals compared to the GeForce 7800-series offerings.…

Power Color charges $10 for HDMI

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It turns out that HDMI-capable X1600 cards are set to cost a very acceptable $119 apiece. The regular X1600 costs $109, so this will be a slight $10 price increase, nothing to get overly worried about

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