The Internet tablet returns

Subject: Mobile | February 13, 2007 - 03:53 PM |
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Ars Technica has a review of Nokia's third attempt at an Internet Tablet device.  The first had bad interface software and the technical spec were too slow to enjoy it's use, the second revision helped the interface, but it was still slow.  The new version, the N800 is powered by an ARM 330MHz with 128MB of SDRAM and an additional 256MB of Flash RAM.  Drop by to see how well this new incarnation, with 802.11b/g as well as Bluetooth, impressed Ars.

Source: Ars Technica

Half the RAM, but more than half the power

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 13, 2007 - 03:33 PM |
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HotHardware has managed to pull themselves away from gaming on the XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB long enough to write a review.  Their findings agree with other reviews you may have seen, this is a great performing DX10 card at a good price.  The only real impact the RAM has is if you have a 30" widescreen display and crank the resolution up to 1920x1200 and 2560x1600, and frankly if you bought the widescreen, you probably want the full 8800 GTX anyways.

Source: HotHardware

Introducing the new Killer K1

Subject: General Tech | February 13, 2007 - 03:02 PM |
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Killer K1 is powered by Lag and Latency Reduction Technology, which fully optimizes the way networking works in your computer: tweaking it out for specifically for Online Games. Learn more about LLR here.

Source: Email

This cooler stands tall among the competition

Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 13, 2007 - 12:53 PM |
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Rosewill is probably not the first name that jumps into your mind when you think of CPU coolers, but over the past 3 years they have had some successes.  Overclockers Online discovered that their new RCX-Z775-EX is another one.  Coming within a few degrees of the performance of the might Thermalright Ultra-120, and doing it very quietly is not easy.  There is one thing to keep in mind, this cooler stands about 5 1/2 inches tall, so make sure your case is wide enough t

Where old computers go to die

Subject: General Tech | February 13, 2007 - 12:30 PM |
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If you aren't a member of a distributed computing program (and you really should be!) folding proteins or searching for a ride off the planet, sooner or later you need to get rid of your old computer.

Source: PCStats

AMD to License Graphics Technology Optimized for Handheld Devices

Subject: General Tech | February 13, 2007 - 11:36 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- February 13, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced a new business focused on developing and licensing leading-edge graphics core technologies to semiconductor manufacturers throughout the handheld industry. This move is a part of the AMD commitment to enable The Ultimate Visual Experience™ across all devices from handhelds to PCs.

Source: AMD

AMD Offers New Products, Expands AMD64 Longevity Program

Subject: Processors | February 13, 2007 - 11:34 AM |
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Embedded World, Nürnberg, GERMANY - Feb.

Source: AMD

Something nice for your office desk

Subject: General Tech | February 12, 2007 - 06:53 PM |
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Getting yourself a Boomslang or Habu might raise a few eyebrows at work, but is that really the mouse you want to be using?  Logitech's LX 710 Cordless Desktop might make a better impression, and since response rates aren't as important as they are in Battlefield, you can enjoy going cordless.  Modders-Inc has a full review of this black cordless keyboard and mouse combo that will look nice on your desk.  I won't give you any ideas on what to do at work with a mouse that has the extra weight of AA batteries in it.

Source: Modders-Inc

The AMD 690G chipset makes an appearance

Subject: Motherboards | February 12, 2007 - 03:23 PM |
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The ECS AMD690GM-M2 motherboard features the AMD 690G Chipset with an AMD RS690G Northbridge, an AMD SB600 Southbridge and an ATI A-Link.  It's onboard ATI Radeon X1250 graphics chip offers a nice feature, it can use up to 512MB of system memory for its frame buffer.  With only 1 PCIe 16x slot, the board is aimed at the price concious consumer, and you can find out a lot more about it on TweakTown.

Source: TweakTown

Buy 1000 chips and pay at the new prices

Subject: Processors | February 12, 2007 - 02:58 PM |
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Here's a brief list of the changes AMD has done to the pricing of their processors.  Follow this link for the entire list.

AMD Athlon™ 64 FX Processor

  • Athlon 64 FX-62 - $713

AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor

Source: 3DCenter

Intel Research Chip Advances 'Era Of Tera'

Subject: Processors | February 12, 2007 - 01:08 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 11, 2007 - Intel Corporation researchers have developed the world's first programmable processor that delivers supercomputer-like performance from a single, 80-core chip not much larger than the size of a finger nail while using less electricity than most of today's home appliances. This is the result of the company's innovative 'Tera-scale computing' research aimed at delivering Teraflop -- or trillions of calculations per second --performance for future PCs and servers.

Intel's reign of Tera

Subject: Processors | February 12, 2007 - 12:56 PM |
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The Tech Report features a look at the 80 core processor unveiled by Intel at the ISSC.  This chip will never hit the stores, but you can bet one of it's descendants will.  One of the more interesting features is it's scalability ... if you feed it only 11W it will run at 310 gigaFLOPS which is still well into supercomputer territory.  However, if you give it a full meal of 98W it will hit 1.0 teraFLOP, which is definitely something to brag about.

New GTS? The Guru's got it covered!

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 12, 2007 - 12:45 PM |
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The Guru of 3D attacks the new release of the 8800GTS in a 20 page review that covers more than one manufacturer and includes SLI testing.  There were 2 major findings, the first of which the Guru summed up perfectly.

Gaming up-to 1920x1200 = Good
Gaming after 1920x1200 = Bad

Source: Guru of 3D

[H]ard|OCP in [H]|D

Subject: General Tech | February 12, 2007 - 12:25 PM |
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If trying to figure out High Definition is driving you nuts, from figuring which resolution to use to what HDCP will mean, then get over to [H]ard|OCP.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Super Talent Launches 800MHz RDIMMs

Subject: Memory | February 12, 2007 - 12:09 PM |
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San Jose, California — February 12, 2007 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of DRAM memory modules and flash products, today launched a 1GigaByte 800MHz ECC Registered DDR2 server module.

NVIDIA EXPANDS THE REACH OF DIRECTX 10 GAMING WITH NEW GEFORCE 8800-BASED GRAPHICS CARD

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 12, 2007 - 11:40 AM |
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NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies.



Today add in card partners of NVIDIA have released graphics cards based on the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS graphics processing unit (GPU). These new cards come with 320MB of video memory and have prices ranging from $299-$349.



E-tailers and retailers worldwide now carry 320MB graphics cards based on the award-winning GeForce 8800 GTS GPU.

Source: NVIDIA

BFG TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES NEW GRAPHICS CARD WITH Microsoft Windows Vista SUPPORT

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 12, 2007 - 11:33 AM |
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Lake Forest, IL — (February 12, 2007) — BFG Technologies®, Inc., the leading North American and European NVIDIA supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards, motherboards, power supplies and other PC enthusiast products, announced today the BFG NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GTS OC™ 320MB PCI Express® graphics card for a suggested retail price of $349 USD.