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VIA Origami Prototype UMPC Preview

@ 2006/06/01 read/post comments(0)
Here we’ll look at the fruit of Microsoft’s “Origami” ultra mobile PC (UMPC) platform. MS started a viral marketing campaign recently that cryptically showed what looked like an overgrown media player. While not much was known at the time, there…

CPU-Z 1.34.1 released

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CPU-Z is a diagnostic tool that provides information on your CPU, including: processor name and vendor, core stepping and process, processor package, internal and external clocks, clock multiplier, partial overclock detection, processor features, supported instructions sets, L1 and L2 cache…

AMD Puts Pressure On Intel In PC Gaming With New Socket For Two Dual-Core Processors

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Advanced Micro Devices is going to fire back at Intel today in the enthusiast PC market. The Sunnyvale company will unveil a new socket for high-end computers today that will allow it to put two dual-core microprocessors side by side…

Benchmarking Conroe: First Look at Core 2 Extreme

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Given that we were running these benchmarks on systems at an Intel facility, using Intel-built systems, we're not quite ready to trot out the champagne quite yet. But what we've seen so far jibes with other reports we've seen. The…

ATI forms lines to take on Nvidia Geforce 7950GX2

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While the street price for the 7950GX2 will bobble between 600 - 650 dollars/euros, ATI plans to take on the product with its CrossFire package. Right now, the 7950GX2 is being sold for around $850, attracting those with fat wallets…

Ultra Aluminus ATX Tower PC Case

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Back in the day, Antec Chieftec and Chenming "Dragon"-style ATX mid-tower cases were all the rage for PC enthusiasts. Solidly built, easy to work on and even easier to mod, they provided the foundation for many homegrown…

Seagate 7200.10 750GB Hard Drive

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First, and foremost, how did Seagate increase the volume of their drives so radically? To answer that question we must first understand areal density. To paraphrase Webopedia's definition: Areal Density also called bit density is the amount of data that…

Sapphire ATI Radeon X1900XTX

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As ATI's current top videocard, the X1900XTX through testing and benchmarking can easily be seen as an extremely fast videocard and indeed the fastest we have ever tested here on Tweaknews.net. With all its advanced features and shader capabilities, purchasing…

Thermaltake Symphony Mini - External Water Cooling Kit

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The Thermaltake mini is a watercooling system with an interesting new design. The external radiator looks like a speaker and is 80 cm tall, two pumps are integrated there as well. As we know from Thermaltake installation is exceptionally easy.…

Conroe E6700 @ 2.4Ghz beats AMD AM2 FX-62 @ 3Ghz

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Coolaler reports back with some benchmark numbers, pitting an AMD AM2 FX-62 against a Conroe E6700 clocked at only 2.4Ghz. His findings are that while AMD K8 took the performance crown from Intel, the Core 2 Duo aka Conroe seems…

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