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In Chips, AMD's Shipments Zip; Intel's Slip

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Chip maker AMD made market-share gains against rival Intel during the first quarter of 2005, thanks to a refreshed product line. Advanced Micro Devices finished the quarter with a 16.9 percent share of the world's PC… Go To Full Article

Creative's New X-Fi Audio Processor

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About sixteen years ago, Creative Labs gave the PC its voice with the original Sound Blaster, which had an 11-voice FM synthesizer with text-to-speech capabilities, a MIDI/Gameport, and 8-bit mono fidelity. The discrete PC consumer audio market has since expanded… Go To Full Article

IE 7.0 Alpha Revealed?

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According to a screenshot making its rounds on some forums, Microsoft's answer to Mozilla's Firefox, Internet Explorer 7, might be in its alpha stage. The about IE shows a build of 0719, and another screenshot shows what appears to be… Go To Full Article

Intel Confirms "Second-Generation" Dual-Core Chips for Late 2006.

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Intel Corp. on Thursday during a meeting with financial analysts confirmed intention to launch microprocessors code-named Merom and Conroe for notebooks and desktops. The firm called the chips “second generation dual-core processors”, which may indicate new architecture of the chips. Go To Full Article

Retailers Sell AMD Turion 64 ML-40 Ahead of Launch

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AMD Turion 64 model ML-40 microprocessors from Advanced Micro Devices are now sold in Tokyo, Japan, despite of not being launched officially. The chips are currently ranked as the fastest AMD Turion 64 offering. AMD Turion 64… Go To Full Article

ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 – Slower Than NVIDIA’s nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition

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ATI Technologies is the oldest and currently one of a few graphics processors designers on the globe, but today it is not enough to only develop successful visual processing units to be in competitive position. In order to address emergent… Go To Full Article

New Way of Cooling PC Components: Liquid Metal Coolers Investigated

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Basically, there are a number ways of cooling a PC’s hardware components, the most popular and reliable one is air cooling, a few others, such as water cooling, nitrogen, cascade and other types of systems are far more efficient, but… Go To Full Article

ATI R520 to be Launched Later than Expected

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Standing still and healthy in terms of profitability and offering the highest speed single-graphics card solution on the market may let ATI Technologies to extend the lifespan of its current RADEON X8 graphics processors on the top of the lineup… Go To Full Article

ATI Multi Video Processing Unit to Launch at Computex

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Hexus.net has summarized the available information on ATI’s multi-VPU technology for games. ATI Multi Video Processing (MVP) technology is expected to offer the right balance “of speed and quality” and be competitive when compared to NVIDIA’s multi-GPU implementation dubbed SLI.… Go To Full Article

HL2 HDR Lighting

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you need a few things. A reflective sphere (which you see in a few photos) to capture the lighting of the real-life scene which you want to composite your model into. Secondly you need a small program called HDRShop. Thirdly… Go To Full Article

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