Free CALL OF DUTY 4 Map Pack on nZone

Subject: General Tech | June 6, 2008 - 11:13 AM |
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Santa Monica, CA - June 5, 2008 - New battle zones are emerging on the Windows PC front and Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) is putting out the call for new recruits starting today as Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Variety Map Pack for Windows PC is now available online. Sponsored by NVIDIA, the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Variety Map Pack is available for download, free of charge.

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Comp-Eee-tition

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 5, 2008 - 03:21 PM |
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HP's 2133 Mini-Note subnotebook has an almost full sized keyboard and a 8.9" display at 1280x800.  At 2.8lbs and 10" wide, 6.5" deep, and 1.3(ish)" thick (255 mm x 165 mm x 27 mm) it is slightly larger than the Eee.  It also has a fair amount of power, a VIA C7 processor and Chrome 9 integrated graphics and support for up to 2GB of DDR2-667, explaining why The Tech Report thinks it is the first real competition for the Eee.

The path of least resistance to watercooling

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 5, 2008 - 01:50 PM |
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The Thermaltake Bigwater 760i 2U Drive Bay Liquid Cooling System gives you a rather handy way to incorporate watercooling into your life.  You may not have quite as much fun as Think Computers did when they installed this kit, but you will like the temperatures and the simplicity of the design and installation.

Another busy day in Taipei

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 5, 2008 - 12:22 PM |
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HEXUS found a few more things worth noting today as they traveled the floor of Computex.  Gigabyte was showing off sneak peeks of the unreleased HD4850 and nVIDIA and VIA were getting quite friendly at another booth.  Acer was showing off their Aspire One, designed to take on the Eee from ASUS, and not doing to shabby a job either.  There was als

Source: Hexus

Cooling the next generation of chips

Subject: General Tech | June 5, 2008 - 11:59 AM |
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The research being done at IBM into cooling stacked or 3-D chips is focusing on water.  They have managed to pipe water into cooling structures as thin as a human hair (50 microns) between the individual chip layers.  They are getting some impressive results, which you can read about over at [H]ard|OCP.

 

Source: [H]ard|OCP

VIA Unveils Mini-ITX 2.0: The Mini PC Platform of the Future

Subject: Systems | June 5, 2008 - 11:30 AM |
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Computex, Taipei, Taiwan, 5 June 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced a new standard for Mini-ITX boards to ensure an optimized multimedia and computing experience in small form factor desktop PCs.

MSI Unveils The P45 Series Mainboards

Subject: Motherboards | June 5, 2008 - 11:27 AM |
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City of Industry, CA - MSI, a leading manufacturer of mainboard products, proudly unveils its latest high-end P45 series mainboard which is powered by Intel P45 Express chipsets. MSI has recently developed the mainboard with a server-class 'DrMOS" which delivers highest efficiency, zero noise, and best performance into the P45 series. The MSI P45 series mainboards come with several unique technologies, including Circu-Pipe Liquid and Circu-Pipe 2 cooling solutions. It offers a perfect combination of ECO-friendly features and overclocking performance.

Source: MSI

The brand new XFX GeForce 8200 socket AM2 board

Subject: Motherboards | June 5, 2008 - 11:19 AM |
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XFX's new GeForce 8200 motherboard introduces a new feature on motherboards HybridSLI with GeForce Boost Technology.  XFX claims that it will increase graphics performance by 45%, hopefully that will show up in reviewers benchmarking.

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Computex 2008: ASUS Demos notebook with built-in projector

Subject: Mobile | June 5, 2008 - 12:10 AM |
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While touring the ASUS booth this morning I noticed a notebook on display that didn't have a name attached to it or a PR person assigned to guard it.  It was big, it looked new and at first glace had no outstanding features.  But there was one VERY interesting little addition seen upon further review...


Finally, a use for quad SLI

Subject: Displays | June 4, 2008 - 06:15 PM |
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HEXUS has spotted a Sapphire monitor that is worth showing off!  A native resolution of 3,840x2,160 (16:9) will pretty much cripple any graphics card if you could find a game that supported it, and your system might actually need this fan if you actually managed it.

Source: Hexus

A bird's eye view of the lake

Subject: Motherboards | June 4, 2008 - 02:36 PM |
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TechARP's sharp eyes have spotted some fairly detailed info on the new Eaglelake chipset that Intel shold be spawning soon.  You will have a lot to choose from with this chipset family, the five members include the P45,

P43,

G45,

G43 and the

G41.  Take a peek at the upcoming CrossfireX boards in the full post.

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No mutants allowed!

Subject: General Tech | June 4, 2008 - 01:37 PM |
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FarCry 2 already has two things going for it, no mutants and no aliens.  The game really doesn't have anything to do with FarCry at all, apart from dropping you into a lush sandbox, giving you guns and a mission and then sitting back and letting you do whatever you want to complete the mission.  It is a little early to tell, but the lack of mutants may help make the latter parts of the game actually fun, as opposed to the exercise in frustration that the last few levels of FarCry became.  C

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Postcards from the edge of tech

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 4, 2008 - 12:10 PM |
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Today Computex is in full swing, with a lot of things to see, and a lot of people seeing them.  Grab a fresh caffeinated
beverage and a snack, it is going to take you a while to get through it all.  Start off with Ryan'shighlights and then speed off to The Tech Report to see what they found most interesting so far. 

Ryan will have updates as they happen, so don't worry about seeing everything today, there is more to come.

Some interesting uses for Vista

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 4, 2008 - 11:50 AM |
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OCMODSHOP has put up a list of Vista features, some of which were new to me, and have finally won a place in my heart for Microsoft's newest operating system.  Some of the facts are just trivia, some could help you be more productive, though if you are trying to get something done quickly you probably aren't using Vista.  However, being able to make any key on the keyboard dead easily, or spawning BSoD at any time may have certain uses around the office.

Source: OCMODSHOP

AMD Announces its Highest-performance Mobile Graphics Chip Ever for HD Visual Computing on the Go

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 4, 2008 - 11:29 AM |
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Computex, TAIPEI, Taiwan - June 4, 2008 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3800, tripling top-of-the line graphics performance in comparison to the previous generation ATI Mobility Radeon GPUs. Joining the previously announced ATI Mobility Radeon 3000 family, the new ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3800 series offers notebook manufacturers the ability to deliver fast graphics performance, energy-efficient 55nm graphics processor technology, amazing video playback, and, for the first time ever, ATI CrossFireX technology for a mobile graphics solution.

Source: AMD

AMD Announces Revolutionary External Graphics Solution for Notebooks

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 4, 2008 - 11:25 AM |
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Computex, TAIPEI -  June 4, 2008 - AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced ATI XGP (External Graphics Platform) Technology, a new external PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 graphics platform, designed to deliver enthusiast-class desktop graphic performance and true multimedia upgradeability to notebooks. ATI XGP is an exclusive technology that capitalizes on PCIe 2.0 to deliver enthusiast-class graphics via a connected cable to an externally powered and cooled device.

Source: AMD

Eee PC 901/1000 General Specification

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 4, 2008 - 11:12 AM |
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Reliable Shock-Proof for All Day Computing

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OCZ Technology Showcases the Latest Groundbreaking Solutions at Computex 2008

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 4, 2008 - 11:07 AM |
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Taipei, Taiwan - June 3, 2008 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, computer components, and systems, today unveiled its latest innovations to the global technology market at Computex (Hyatt Exhibition Suites 1101 & 1102).

Computex 2008: Gigabyte Shows Retail-ready Intel Atom CPU and Motherboard

Subject: Processors | June 4, 2008 - 03:11 AM |
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Despite rumors to the contrary, Gigabyte says they have a retail-ready motherboard and CPU combo (the processor is soldered on the motherboard) based on Intel's Atom platform.


Computex 2008: Antec Finds Skeleton in Closet

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 4, 2008 - 03:00 AM |
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I'm sure this pun has been put to paper several times already this week, but who am I to break tradition?  When I stopped by the Antec suite at Computex this year there was a completely unique case design sitting right out in front screaming for attention.  It was dubbed the Antec Skeleton.