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Western Digital Raptor X 150GB

@ 2006/02/16 read/post comments(0)
If you're not that keen on the brassy clear cover, Western Digital also offers a non-windowed enterprise version for $50 less. Both drives share the same firmware and hardware. Western Digital has made some changes to…

Intel to launch “Averill” dual-core platform

@ 2006/02/16 read/post comments(0)
Following Intel’s launch of its “Viiv” consumer-PC platform, the chip giant plans to introduce the Averill platform for business-use desktop PCs in the third quarter of 2006, sources in the Taiwan PC industry indicated. The Viiv and Averill platforms will…

AMD Socket-AM2 K9 Heatsink Spotted in the Wild?

@ 2006/02/16 read/post comments(2)
When the AMD Socket-AM2 Ahtlon64 processors burst onto the market shortly, it will be helpful to have a performance K9 heatsink on hand to keep them running cool and quiet. HWupgrade.it has managed to snag a couple shots of what…

Intel G965 snap shot from HKEPC

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HKEPC reporter obtained info on this chipset with expected release on Q3 this year from Taiwan board maker.

Asetek Waterchill Antarctica KT03A-12VX & KT03-L20

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There can be no questions about the performance of the WaterСhill Antarctica KT03A-12VX 1/2 inch, but the WaterChill KT03-L20 Entry is somewhat disappointing. If you refer to our roundup of entry-level water-cooling systems, you will find that its performance corresponds…

Conroe and Merom to Have "Significant Video Enhancements" - SSE4

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It is no secret that Conroe processors will be a part of the next generation VIIV multimedia platform, so it makes perfect sense to optimize them for video processing tasks. However, there is no mention of the SSE4 term, according…

MSI RX1900XTX-VT2D512E (Radeon X1900 XTX 512MB)

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Even after we had adjusted the fan speed of its cooler upwards into a rather noisy whine (around 4000rpm), we could only manage a miserly 708MHz for its core and 1600MHz DDR for the memory. This was marginally better than…

Seagate Enters Perpendicular Recording: Momentus 5400.3 Review

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Perpendicular recording is here in a big way with the Momentus 5400.3, bringing increased performance and capacity with decreased rotational noise and power levels -- and a decrease in rotational speed. Putting that in perspective, Seagate's own Momentus 7200.1 was…

Intel Xeon Sossaman shown off in Japan

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JAPANESE WEB site Watch Impress observes that dual core Xeon Sossaman processors are being demonstrated. The Sossamans are blade runners, and the site has pictures and some text relating to the CPUs and the motherboard.

Intel ICH8 Drops PATA & AC'97

@ 2006/02/16 read/post comments(0)
The ICH8 family also can have four editions, including ordinary edition ICH8, ICH8R supports RAID function, ICH8DO means Digital Office and ICH8DH stands for Digital Home. The ICH8 will support 4 SATA, 6 PCI-E x1, 10 USB 2.0 w/Dual EHCI,…

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