AMD Demonstrates Accelerated Computing Solution that Breaks Teraflop Barrier

Subject: Systems | March 1, 2007 - 12:00 PM |
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San Francisco - Feb.

Source: AMD

Interview with Moderator AMDMaddness

Subject: Editorial | February 28, 2007 - 07:18 PM |
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Interview with Moderator AMDMaddness


Holy mackerel, is it Wednesday already? Hey, for that matter, where did February go? Lots of good reviews to check out in here this week, wow.
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This fan knows Yoga

Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 28, 2007 - 06:22 PM |
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The AzenX X-Cruzer Flexible 70mm fan is a unique product. It resembles a small personal fan on a bendy straw, with 3M sticky pads, 3 magnets and a molex power connector.  It is designed to be stuck inside a case, anywhere you are having airflow problems ... as long as you don't try attaching the magnets to the motherboard.

Drop by OCC to find out if this is a good idea, or just a flashy gimmick.

AMD to Present at Morgan Stanley Technology Conference

Subject: General Tech | February 28, 2007 - 06:04 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Feb. 28, 2007 - AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that
AMD Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Hector de J. Ruiz
will present at the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference at 10:30 a.m.
PT (1:30 p.m.

Source: AMD

Prepare to be dominated

Subject: Memory | February 28, 2007 - 03:03 PM |
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Corsair's DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF runs at 1111 MHz with timings of 4-4-4-12.  They have Corsair's newly designed heatspreaders, and the DOMINATOR Airflow fan bracket is optional.  Thanks to this efficient cooling scheme, 1244 MHz at 4-4-4-12 is reachable, if the voltage is bumped to 2.5V.  Be prepared to pay for this performance though, these modules will set you back more than $700.  Re

Source: PCStats

ASUS Notebooks Coming to a Best Buy Near You

Subject: Mobile | February 28, 2007 - 02:07 PM |
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Fremont, CA: February 28, 2007 — Beginning in late February, ASUS notebooks will be available for purchase at more than 150 Best Buy retail stores nationwide.  The decision by the two companies marks the beginning of cooperation between one of the world's largest notebook manufacturers and North America's number one specialty retailer of consumer electronics, personal computers, entertainment software, and appliances.   

Source: ASUS

AMD jumps back into the chipset game

Subject: Motherboards | February 28, 2007 - 01:42 PM |
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Join The Tech Report in a look at a new board based on the new 690G chipset from AMD, MSI's K9AGM2.  These new boards won't be for sale for a few weeks yet, but you can get a good look at what to expect.  Among the features you will see are 24 PCIe lanes, although 4 are dedicated to the chipset interconnect.  As well, the integrated graphics take a big jump, they use the X1250 graphics core, based on the Radeon X700.

Call me Mr. Johnson.

Subject: General Tech | February 28, 2007 - 12:58 PM |
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FASA Studio Manager,
Mitch Gitelman sits down for an interview at SI, and talks a bit about their upcoming multiplayer release of Shadowrun
.  If you haven't heard about this game before, it is based on a pen and paper game from FASA that was published back in 1989.  It is a futuristic world where magic suddenly returns, along with a spreading mutation that suddenly changes some normal humans into orcs, trolls, elves and more.  Add some corporate intrigue and you have a game that could really stand out; if

Go go gadget Google tricks!

Subject: General Tech | February 28, 2007 - 12:36 PM |
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So you figure you've got Google down, eh?  Mastered the advanced search page, joined a few groups via your Gmail account, and used Boolean operators in your searches, and now you know all you need to know?

Source: OCMODSHOP

Corsair Steps Up Performance On USB Drives

Subject: Storage | February 28, 2007 - 11:56 AM |
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Fremont, CA (February 28, 2007) -- Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer products, today launched the new Flash Voyager™ GT line of USB drives designed for the user who demands the highest performance in a USB memory product. Complementing the revolutionary Flash Voyager USB drives, the new Flash Voyager GT brand represents the highest performing USB products Corsair offers in any capacities.

New AMD Platform Integrates ATI Graphics for The Ultimate Visual Experience(TM) For Windows Vista

Subject: Motherboards | February 28, 2007 - 11:47 AM |
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Sunnyvale, Calif. -- February 28, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the AMD 690 series chipset, the company's first chipset to bring together the combined strengths of AMD CPU and platform technology with the industry-leading features of the ATI Radeon™ X1250 GPU.

Source: AMD

Cool runnings

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 27, 2007 - 06:05 PM |
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Danger Den, one of the major providers for watercooling, has designed the Tyee GPU Waterblock, specifically designed for X1800/1900s.  By making the design so specific, they are able to give some serious cooling coverage with one waterblock.  Take a look at the performance gain techPowerUp! got.

Source: techPowerUp!

DirectX 10 rendering

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 27, 2007 - 02:55 PM |
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Check out this project on CG Arena that showcases what to expect from DX10.  Max Edwin Wahyudi has posted the steps he used to create a virtual Song Hye Kyo.  You don't need to know who she is to appreciate the accuracy with which he managed to replicate her face using Zbrush and 3D max, and a few other tools for the final steps.

Source: CG Arena

A bright idea from HP

Subject: Displays | February 27, 2007 - 02:55 PM |
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The HP LP 3065 is a 30 inch monitor that sports a resolution of 2560x1600, or a 16:10 ratio, so it is about 27" wide and 17" tall.  This display passes every test with flying colours, there is no distortion of any type to be found.  HotHardware has the full review of this gigantic monitor, which could easily pass as a HDTV.

Source: HotHardware

High voltage reviews

Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 27, 2007 - 01:58 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP has decided it's time to start reviewing PSUs, as part of their regular articles.  They start off by figuring out a quite intricate testing process, involving incubators, transformers and more. 

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Gentlemen, start your engines

Subject: General Tech | February 27, 2007 - 01:40 PM |
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There are hundreds of joysticks, thousands of keyboards, and umpteen billion mice to choose from, but the racing fan has been left out of this input device madness.  New steering wheels for the racing game fan are few and far between.  Logitech steps up with the G25 Racing Wheel, an incredibly attractive device.  The wheel itself is 11 inches, with 900 degrees of motion from lock to lock.  It is rimmed with leather and the spokes and the 2 hand paddles ar

Source: TECHGAGE

Super Talent DDR2-800 Gaming Memory Awarded ATI CrossFire(TM) Certification

Subject: Memory | February 27, 2007 - 12:56 PM |
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San Jose, California — February 27, 2007 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of DRAM memory modules and flash products, today announced that their 800MHz DDR2 modules have passed ATI CrossFire Certification.

Cellphone junkies

Subject: General Tech | February 27, 2007 - 12:53 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP has listed several new tricks and toys we will be seeing in cell phones.  From using BlueTooth enabled phones to let you pay for things, by hooking the cell up to your bank to the BlackJack which merges a PDA and a cellphone in a much more useful package than we have seen yet.  Head over to get a look at what your phone will let you do in the not too distant future.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Intel Announces Investment in Rio Rancho, New Mexico Site

Subject: Processors | February 27, 2007 - 12:05 PM |
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RIO RANCHO, N.M., Feb. 26, 2007 -- Intel Corporation today announced that it will invest $1 billion to $1.5 billion in its Rio Rancho site to retool Fab 11X for production on Intel's next generation 45 nanometer (nm) manufacturing process. Fab 11X will be the company's fourth factory scheduled to use the 45nm process, with production in New Mexico scheduled to start in the second half of next year.

Interview with Moderator BWM

Subject: Editorial | February 26, 2007 - 07:56 PM |
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Hi folks. Yup....I missed Sunday. I was out of town all day. I'm here at work now, actually on special assignment for 6 weeks on day shift, Monday thru Thursday. Been so long since I worked those hours I dunno how to act!


 


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