IDF Day 1 Coverage, Quad-Core QX6700 and 80-core Teraflop Chips

@ 2006/09/27 read/post comments(0)
Mr. Otellini then moved on to Kentsfield and Quad-Core. These new multi-core CPUs will be targeted at the enthusiast market at first and it was confirmed that they will be available in volume in November. The first chip to hit…

HIS X1650Pro IceQ Turbo Video Card

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The video card itself is dominated by the IceQ cooler, which although big isn't at all heavy in comparison to some other video cards. Cooling was well taken care of with that cooler as well as the ramsinks. This allowed…

500GB Hard Drive Round-Up

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As platter densities have increased, we have watched our drives grow. 20, 40, 80, 120, 250, and now 500GB drives are in the mainstream. Larger ones are starting to show up, but the 500 GB variety is gaining popularity. All…

Spire Pininfarina Review

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If you're a PC enthusiast chances are you've heard of Spire and if you're a car enthusiast the chances are you've heard of Pininfarina. If you're into both the chances are good that when you heard those two words together…

Bluegears b-Enspirer 7.1 Sound Card Review

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If you are considering a new sound card solution and have the opportunity to sample this sound card, you won't be disappointed. The Enspirer could perhaps be the perfect 7.1 channel upgrade, especially if you want to save money.

Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review

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You might be thinking Gigabyte has devised some kind of 'Tri-mode SLI' feature where three graphics cards can be run in tandem for mind-blisteringly fast gaming results.... well not quite. In reality the two blue PCI Express x16 slots operate…

GeForce 7950 GS

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We have just received a word from a video card manufacturer. Speaking off the record, the source claims that Nvidia is working on a GeForce 7950 GS. The details are still blurry at this moment due to the premature revelation.…

EXTREME Widescreen Gaming: Matrox TripleHead2Go!

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In addition, you can actually use this device for what is called surround design, meaning, you can have three monitors independently working, displaying three entirely different desktops, and yet you can still run your mouse across the three screens as…

Fall IDF 2006: Intel Shows Quad-Core Kentsfield

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When running Ice Storm Fighters on a quad-core processor (we assume it was the QX6700) with a 1066MHz Front Side Bus (FSB) vTune showed that 13% of the FSB was being used. This goes to show that even on intense…

Ultra XL Dual Channel 1024MB PC3200 Memory

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Ultra sent over one of their 1024MB kits of their DDR XL memory for us to check out. With the claim of "Extreme Low Latency No Matter What!!". A bold claim that we will definitely test to see if these…

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