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Catalyst 6.8 drivers make it out the door

@ 2006/08/19 read/post comments(0)
New Catalyst 6.8 drivers for ATI's Radeon graphics cards are now available for download. These new drivers include optimizations that increase OpenGL performance with all Radeon X1000-series graphics cards. Direct3D performance has also gone up in…

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ in channel for US$149, price cut to follow

@ 2006/08/18 read/post comments(0)
As earlier expected, AMD started shipping its Socket AM2 Athlon 64 X2 3600+ dual-core CPU to channel partners ahead of the original schedule. The processor is priced at US$149 in the channel, but the price is subject to change, according…

Seven Games and One Week: Games vs. GPUs

@ 2006/08/18 read/post comments(0)
Summer is the time of vacations, picnics and camping. However, sometimes, you just don’t feel like going anywhere, and this is when the latest computer game may become your best friend. Today X-bit Labs will take a real close look…

ATI Theater 650 Pro & Catalyst Media Center

@ 2006/08/18 read/post comments(0)
Users in the market for a TV-Tuner will have another option soon, courtesy of ATI and their new Theater 650 Pro chip and Catalyst Media Center software. We’ve taken a look at a reference Theater 650 Pro card at HotHardware.com,…

ATI talks up Crossfire futures

@ 2006/08/18 read/post comments(0)
Godfrey said that both AMD and ATI have always shared the philosophy of Open mArchitecture. He confirmed that ATI intends to continue supporting Intel chipsets with both single and multi-GPU products. ATI wants to be the fastest choice for both…

Super-fast Transistors On the Way

@ 2006/08/18 read/post comments(0)
The BBC is reporting about a new kind of transistor, that recently set a world record of 110Ghz. From the article: 'To achieve the speed gain, researchers at the University of Southampton added fluorine to the silicon devices. The technique…

Vista joins MS patch treadmill

@ 2006/08/18 read/post comments(0)
Microsoft has released a couple of patches for Windows Vista after realising that the pre-release OS is vulnerable to some of the security bugs addressed in its last (mammoth) Patch Tuesday update cycle. Of the seven critical…

abit Launches AW9D Series

@ 2006/08/18 read/post comments(1)
Today Universal abit launched their much anticipated AW9D and AW9D-MAX motherboards based on the Intel 975X chipset. There has been much anticipation in the industry for this series and as far as looks go, these boards are built to please.…

Intel Phasing Out 90nm CPUs

@ 2006/08/18 read/post comments(1)
The sources noted that only three 90nm-made CPUs will eventually remain in the 90nm lineup. This transition is in line with Intel's plan to start introducing 45nm production in 2007 and 32nm in 2009, the motherboard makers commented.

600-700W PSU Shootout

@ 2006/08/18 read/post comments(0)
Each tested PSU performed well during testing, giving good efficiency, stability and temperature results at maximum load, without any failures or fuss. If we had to pick a winner, it'd be the OCZ.

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