XFX preparing Radeon HD 4770 with 1GB

@ 2009/05/03 read/post comments(0)
XFX is planning a 1GB model of Radeon HD 4770, which ships with only 512MB GDDR5 normally. According to the picture below, found in XFX Radeon HD 4770 marketing, reveal a new product box for a card that will double… Go To Full Article

AMD grabs 20.9% of CPU market in Q1 2009

@ 2009/05/02 read/post comments(0)
AMD gained nearly four percentage points of market share over archrival Intel Corp. in the quarter. However, "the quarter was defined by inventory adjustments, so the statistics do not necessarily reflect the actual state of the market or market share,"… Go To Full Article

Acer Could Take Dell's Number Two PC Shipper Crown

@ 2009/05/02 read/post comments(0)
Despite the chance Acer has of deposing Dell, Acer turned in disappointing numbers for its most recent quarter. The company lowered its 2009 projections for netbooks shipped to between 10 million to 12 million, a reduction from the previous expectation… Go To Full Article

Nvidia ION Platform: GeForce 9400 + Intel Atom

@ 2009/05/02 read/post comments(0)
Nvidia proposed a way to improve typical nettop and netbook platforms by adding an integrated chipset with high-performance GeForce 9400 graphics core. We tested an engineering sample of a system like that and are ready to tell you with all… Go To Full Article

Engineering Windows 7 Graphics Performance

@ 2009/05/02 read/post comments(1)
One of the areas of any release of Windows that receives a significant amount of testing and scrutiny is the performance of graphics—desktop graphics all the way to the most extreme CAD and game graphics. The amazing breadth of hardware… Go To Full Article

Outlook 2010 gets ribbon style menu

@ 2009/05/02 read/post comments(1)
Office 2010, the next version of Microsoft's successful office programs suite, has been in closed testing for a while now. With a public beta expected later in the year, development is stepping up before the program, previously dubbed Office 14,… Go To Full Article

AMD Opteron, Phenom codenames explained

@ 2009/05/02 read/post comments(0)
Even though it is not known to general audience, AMD is blood-bonded with the world of motor racing. One of the AMD-based super-computers is used by FIA [Federation Internationale de l'Automobile] to simulate the behavior of F1 cars and that… Go To Full Article

Asus Does Super ML Caps for Overclocking

@ 2009/05/02 read/post comments(0)
This morning, Asus said that two new graphics cards, the ENGTX285 (Nvidia GeForce GTZ285) and the EAH4890 (ATI Radeon HD 4890), will be equipped with Super ML Caps, making them the industry first to utilize these polymer-based capacitors. This means… Go To Full Article

Windows 7 System Requirements Revealed

@ 2009/05/01 read/post comments(3)
* 1 GHz processor (32- or 64-bit) * 1 GB of RAM (32-bit); 2 GB of RAM (64-bit) * 16 GB of available disk space (32-bit); 20 GB of available disk space (64-bit) * DirectX 9…

Four $350 System Configs Compared

@ 2009/05/01 read/post comments(0)
Today we are going to benchmark inexpensive home multimedia systems that are not designed for active gaming. What's a typical portrait of such a system? We'll try to recreate it from scratch. What typical tasks does a… Go To Full Article

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