AMD Reports First Quarter Results

Subject: General Tech | April 17, 2008 - 05:58 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- April 17, 2008 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today reported first quarter 2008 revenue of $1.505 billion, a net loss of $358 million, or $0.59 per share, and an operating loss of $264 million. These results include an impact of $50 million, or $0.08 per share, from ATI acquisition-related charges. First quarter revenue decreased 15 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2007 and increased 22 percent compared to the first quarter of 2007.

Source: AMD

OCZ Technology Announces DDR3-2000 Featuring Flex II Water-Cooling

Subject: Memory | April 17, 2008 - 04:19 PM |
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Sunnyvale, CA - April 17, 2008 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled a blazing fast DDR3 addition to the new Flex II memory series. These premium modules run at incredibly fast 2000MHz speeds at CL8-8-8 timings for added performance to high-end systems with integrated water-cooling.

Xaser Xaser Xaser Xaser Xaser Xaser

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 17, 2008 - 03:17 PM |
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Thermaltake's Xaser series has hit it's sixth model this year, continuing to improve on one of the classic PC enclosures.  Still with the same aesthetics, still with an absolutely huge interior and more refinements for you to take advantage of.  Big Bruin would like to see some wheels added though, this case is heavy; even more so if you pick up the watercooled variant.

Source: Big Bruin

Make sure you know what you are getting

Subject: Mobile | April 17, 2008 - 02:58 PM |
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Sure, UMPCs are designed to look great, are very light and seem like a great idea.

Source: AnandTech

Demanding more from DDR3

Subject: Memory | April 17, 2008 - 12:26 PM |
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The Patriot Viper 1866,OCZ Platinum 1800, Super Talent ProjectX 1800 and Kingston HyperX PC1800 are all being tested to their limits over at Pro-Clockers.   They undertook a lot of testing, not only to peg down the highest FSB, but also determining optimal voltage and timings.  DDR3 users looking for that little bit of extra performance should take note.

Crysis, now with added depth

Subject: General Tech | April 17, 2008 - 11:58 AM |
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Zalman's Trimon has been a long time in the works.  If you are willing to use really old drivers and the older games that are supported by those drivers, you can have a 3D
gaming experience, maybe.  The Inquirer has found out that they have a brand new nVIDIA driver to offer, although at 91.31 it is by no means one of the newest.  The Trimon is also supposed to be able to add depth to pictures and movies, as long as you are wearing the funky glasses.

Source: The Inquirer

Winner of the Dam Good Value Award

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 16, 2008 - 06:15 PM |
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The Enermax Pro82+ 625W is priced quite reasonably, and sits in a class of PSUs along with OCZ and Silverstone that provide ample power without breaking the bank.  As it is an Enermax PSU, a certain level of quality is expected, and from the results of the tests at Hardware Canucks, this PSU has no problems living u

ATI Catalyst Software Suite Version 8.4

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 16, 2008 - 02:57 PM |
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The Catalyst software suite 8.4 contains the following:

    * Radeon display driver 8.476

    * Multimedia Center™ 9.16 (Windows XP only)

    * HydraVision (Windows XP only)

    * HydraVision Basic Edition (Windows XP only)

    * Remote Wonder 3.04 (Windows XP only)

    * WDM Driver Install Bundle

    * Southbridge/IXP Driver

Source: 3DCenter

A tough summit to scale

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 16, 2008 - 01:04 PM |
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The GeForce 9800 GX2 is having some trouble with scaling.  Elite Bastards put the card singly and in Quad-SLI through the usual benchmarks and found evidence of problems we saw when SLI first made an appearance.  Put in the second $500 card, and watch the performance drop.  That's not to say the performance becomes unb

The AMD 790GX chipset pops up to surprise us

Subject: Chipsets | April 16, 2008 - 12:19 PM |
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I saw a post on Fudzilla that shows the first shots of a motherboard based on the AMD 790GX chipset - a product that hasn't really made its official introduction yet.  The chipset offers most of the features of the 790FX chipset but with the added benefit of having integrated graphics on it as well; slightly better than the 780G platform that we were initially pretty impressed with. 

ASUS Eee PC 900 series gets official

Subject: Mobile | April 16, 2008 - 12:09 PM |
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It has been no secret that ASUS was releasing a new version of the Eee PC with a 9" screen (or nearly 9") and other changes.  Well today ASUS made the announcement official even though the product won't be available in the channel for a bit longer. 

Dogmeat!!!

Subject: General Tech | April 16, 2008 - 12:06 PM |
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Fallout 3 screenshots thanks to [H]ard|OCP!

Go!  Why read about the return of Dogmeat, feral ghouls, supermutants without a leg to stand on and your birthday party?  You would be much happier looking at the pictures.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Folding@Home GPU2 Client

Subject: General Tech | April 16, 2008 - 11:46 AM |
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Folding@Home is certain leading in innovation when it comes to distributed computing.  The PS3 turned out to be a great platform to Fold on, and then they added support to allow R600 cards from ATI to Fold as well.  There is now a beta version of the GPU2 client, the next generation in Folding on a GPU, which adds support for the newer cards and carries some optimizations as well.  ExtremeTech was told that the newer HD 3870 X2 is capable of handling more parallel streams than there are atoms in

Source: Extremetech

VIA ARTiGO Pico-ITX Kit Highlighted at ESC Silicon Valley Keynote

Subject: General Tech | April 16, 2008 - 11:20 AM |
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San Jose, California, 16 April 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of embedded silicon and platform technologies, today announced that the VIA ARTiGO Pico-ITX builder kit has been selected as the platform for the Build Your Own Embedded System track, a new hands-on embedded system development lab at Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley, taking place in San Jos

S3 Graphics Announces Ultra Energy-Efficient Embedded Multimedia Graphics Processor at ESC 2008

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 16, 2008 - 11:15 AM |
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Fremont, California, April 16, 2008 - S3 Graphics today announced the S3 Graphics 4300E graphics processor for embedded markets, bringing the latest in HD video playback, graphics rendering, display connectivity, and power management to developers of gaming, digital signage and other multimedia intensive embedded applications.

The S3 Graphics 4300E will debut at Embedded Systems Conference, taking place at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on April 15-18th, at the VIA booth (2110).

Source: S3 Graphics

Dell Now Offering Five Server Platforms Based on Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processors

Subject: Systems | April 16, 2008 - 11:13 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - April 16, 2008 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) is now offering five server platforms based on high-performance, energy-efficient Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors. This news follows last week's announcement that Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors are generally available, and brings the number of available global OEM platforms based on the new processors to 13.

Source: AMD

Intel Posts Record First Quarter Revenue of $9.7 Billion

Subject: General Tech | April 15, 2008 - 05:48 PM |
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    * Record Server Microprocessor Revenue

    * Revenue up 9 Percent Year-over-Year

    * Gross Margin up 4 Points Year-over-Year

    * Operating Income up 23 Percent Year-over-Year

    * Net Income $1.4 Billion; EPS 25 Cents

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 15, 2008 - Intel Corporation today announced record first-quarter revenue of $9.7 billion, operating income of $2.1 billion, net income of $1.4 billion and earnings per share (EPS) of 25 cents.

Introducing the First 1 Gigabyte HD 3870 Graphics Card

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 15, 2008 - 05:04 PM |
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CHATSWORTH, CA - April 15, 2008 - Diamond Multimedia, a leading manufacturer of PC graphics cards, sound cards and communications products, introduced today the 1 gigabyte, overclocked version of the ATI Radeon HD 3870 graphics card. This card offers maximum speed and power at an incredible value. Utilizing 55nm technology, this card runs cool and quiet.

The HD 3870 is a dual slot card, PCIE 2.0, with 1024MB of DDR3 memory and an overclocked speed of 825 MHz. The memory speed is 900 MHz.

Looks like an iBall to me

Subject: General Tech | April 15, 2008 - 03:17 PM |
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The mStation 2.1 Stereo Orb
is about the size and shape of a bowling ball, but is an iPod dock with integral 2.1 stereo sound.  At Overclockers Online they were rather impressed by the quality of sound that it produced, as well as the inclusion of USB to allow the use of devices other than an iPod.  On the negative side, like most other iPo

Not just a direct port

Subject: Motherboards | April 15, 2008 - 01:09 PM |
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The 780a chipset from nVIDIA has been a long time coming, but finally we are seeing some up for review.  The name implies that it is simply a re-do of the 780i chipset for AMD, but Hardware Secrets has found that a lot of work went into the chipset to make it more than that.  The ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe/Mempipe board looks physically similar to the 780i boards, with additional cooling around the memory and HybridSLI.  The features you would expect are there as well, PCI Express 2.0, solid state capacitors and Ex