Ambient Occlusion is back in Geforce 185.63 drivers

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Back on new years day, an interesting set of Geforce drivers showed up labeled 185.20 beta, which included a rendering feature called Ambient Occlusion. However, the feature was highly unoptimized and for the most part, noticeably unready for an official… Go To Full Article

ATI Radeon HD 4890: 1GHz GPU Conquered!

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Without using any additional overclocking tools or methods we conquered the 1GHz peak! For example, we had had to volt-mod the much simpler Radeon HD 3870 and increase its GPU voltage from 1.3V to 1.71V in order to achieve the… Go To Full Article

Conficker.C appears on schedule, but only as a whisper

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The Conficker worm has been a hot topic for months as white hats and black hats have struggled to one-up each other. When security teams broke the randomization cypher Conficker uses and were able to predict which websites the program… Go To Full Article

AMD CPU revenue share fell to 11% in Q4

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AMD only secured about a tenth of worldwide microprocessor revenue in the fourth quarter of last year, according to the latest figures from iSuppli. The research firm has published a new report that says AMD suffered revenue share losses last… Go To Full Article

Windows 7 Starter, 3 Application Limit Investigated

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Early tests of Windows 7 Starter Edition beta versions show that the three-program limitation is already in place. Microsoft clearly has some sort of criteria as to what counts towards that three, and we would hope that mostly background running… Go To Full Article

ATI Radeon HD 4890 vs NVIDIA Geforce GTX 275 Official Reviews Released

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ATI Radeon HD 4890 Reviews After stagnant months in the graphics card market with AMD’s product freeze and NVIDIA’s rebranding attempts, seeing both the Radeon HD 4890 1GB and the GeForce GTX 275 896MB card in the same… Go To Full Article

EVGA GeForce GTX 275 – 896MB and 1792MB Released

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EVGA GeForce GTX 275 – 896MB and 1792MB Released EVGA, the leading-edge 3D processor graphics cards and motherboard manufac-turer, announces the EVGA GeForce GTX 275, offering first rate graphics, physics, and GPU computing performance. The… Go To Full Article

Leadtek launches WinFast GTX 275

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Leadtek launches WinFast GTX 275 LEADTEK Research Inc., world acclaimed for its extreme visual graphics leading brand technology, proudly announces the WinFast GTX 275. This new enthusiasm level graphics card is based on the NVIDIA… Go To Full Article

Tones.Be has 10+ Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 in stock for €255/piece

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If you live in Belgium and you're looking for a VGA performance upgrade coming from previous generation hardware (8800GT or slower, 3870 or slower) the new ATI Radeon HD 4890 will make an excellent upgrade. Belgian webshop has them… Go To Full Article

[M] OCZ Vertex Real-World Test Caught on Tape: SSD vs HDD

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While all those benchmark charts displaying 200+mb/s read and 150+mb/s write are impressive to see, it's also good to actually have some idea of what that extra performance brings you in real life. We prepared two identical laptops with Windows… Go To Full Article

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