Microsoft Flight Simulator X gets a little more real

Subject: General Tech | July 28, 2006 - 12:12 PM |
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Microsoft has partnered with Aero-News, a world wide real-time news service for aviation and aerospace.  Flight Sim X will be gorgeous already, but this partnership raises the possiblity of real time weather and other new and unique features.

The Quadfather gives a press conference

Subject: General Tech | July 28, 2006 - 11:51 AM |
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An ATI VP gave a ten minute presentation on what the ATI-AMD merger will mean to consumers.  Head to [H]ard|OCP to find out what was said.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Core 2 Duo T7400 Mobile CPU Article Update

Subject: Processors | July 28, 2006 - 10:27 AM |
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At the request of some user feedback, we now have Cinebench 9.5 test results.

Intel Unveils World's Best Processor

Subject: Processors | July 27, 2006 - 05:10 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 27, 2006 - Intel Corporation today unveiled 10 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo and Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme processors for consumer and business desktop and laptop PCs and workstations, reshaping how computers perform, look and consume power—and most importantly—transform how people use them.


"The Core 2 Duo processors are simply the best processors in the world," said Paul Otellini, president and CEO of Intel. "Not since Intel introduced the Pentium® processor has the industry seen the heart of the computer reinvented like this.

ATI CrossFire(TM) and Intel® CoreT 2 Extreme platforms now available

Subject: General Tech | July 27, 2006 - 05:09 PM |
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MARKHAM, CANADA - July 27, 2006 - 'Boundless gaming' comes home today as ATI
Technologies (TSX:ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) announced that leading system
integrators and OEMs from around the world are bringing to market the
powerful combination of ATI's RadeonR X1900 CrossFireT multi-GPU graphics
and the IntelR CoreT 2 Extreme processor.

Source: Email

NVIDIA® SLI(TM) SELECTED BY GLOBAL PC BUILDERS FOR INTEL® CORE(TM) 2 DUO LAUNCH

Subject: General Tech | July 27, 2006 - 05:05 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, CA—JULY 27, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced that many of the world's leading system builders have elected to launch new enthusiast gaming Intel Core 2 Duo-based systems exclusively with NVIDIA SLI technology.

Source: NVIDIA

320 Gigs of speed

Subject: Storage | July 27, 2006 - 02:47 PM |
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AnandTech has pitted two 320 GB HDDs in a battle royal, one from Western Digital and one from Seagate.  Both are fast drives for their size, and even better they are quiet and relatively cool.

Source: AnandTech

Bling for your chipsets & RAM

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 27, 2006 - 01:35 PM |
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Vizo's Sleet chipset and DDR heatsinks are small, finned and pure copper.  Attach the chipset sinks with the thermal tape that comes pre-stuck and you are ready to go, to install the DDR heatspreaders with the included metal clip.  Pro-clockers went through the whole pack!

All it's missing is a cup holder

Subject: Displays | July 27, 2006 - 12:28 PM |
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Hardware Zone reviews the multi-talented ASUS PW201 Widescreen LCD monitor.  Take a good look at this 8ms reponse 20" widescreen LCD panel runnuing a native resolution of 1680*1050.

"It's hard to imagine an LCD monitor that provides more than just visual functions in an aesthetically

pleasing package that boasts a jaw-dropping screen size, quick gray-to-gray response time, a built-in

camera, speakers, and a whole range of connectors.

But who will take care of the tubes?

Subject: General Tech | July 27, 2006 - 12:20 PM |
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The Register was a fly on the wall at a meeting at ICANN where the USA has more or less given up control of that body in favour of more international control.  It will still be an almost exclusively English-speaking commitee, and it is yet to be seen if the decision will have any real impact on most peoples use of the internet.

Source: The Register

Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 CPU Now Available!

Subject: Processors | July 27, 2006 - 12:16 PM |
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Hot on the heels of our recent AMD AM2 post, Newegg sends over word that they have launched and are selling the new Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 processors!!


Newegg has the Core 2 Extreme X6800 processor available, though the price is high at $1359 currently!  To go along with the new Conroe

Intel Releases New Batch of Core 2 Duo Processors

Subject: Processors | July 27, 2006 - 10:52 AM |
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Intel today announced the launch of their Core 2 Duo processors. While these CPUs should be familiar to you by now (read our coverage here), what wasn't known was the timeframe of these new CPUs.

New Lower AM2 CPU Prices at Newegg

Subject: Processors | July 27, 2006 - 10:14 AM |
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Newegg has been lowering their AMD Athlon FX and Athlon X2 prices during the week and I thought I pass on their current status and the best deals available!


First up, the mother of all AMD processors, the

Having trouble holding onto your mouse

Subject: General Tech | July 26, 2006 - 03:05 PM |
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After gaming for 12 hours straight, do you find the mouse slipping out of your grasp, and getting you killed?  If you don't want to buy the weird mouse with the fan in it, take a look at what Think Computers found, Mouse Grips V2.0.

A Power Supply built for 2 (GPUs)

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 26, 2006 - 02:09 PM |
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TweakTown tests OCZs claim that the 600W GameXStreme Multi GPU PSU does what it's name implies.  Not only does it have the connectors for multiple video cards, there are also 6 SATA power connectors.

Source: TweakTown

One core or two core, the GPU is in question

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 26, 2006 - 01:02 PM |
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TechPowerUp! pits the GeForce 7900GTX against the 7950GX2. While this might seem unfair at first, it lets them show what difference a second core makes, even if that second core is running slightly slower than it's single core competitor.

Source: techPowerUp!

Go 4x4-ing with AMD

Subject: Processors | July 26, 2006 - 12:35 PM |
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AMD has released new information about their new 4x4 systems, 2 dual core CPUs and 4 GPUs.  Now you will be able to encode DVDs and play UT2007 at the same time, with no noticable slowdown.  Get the full story at The Inquirer.

Source: The Inquirer

A warning for those a little slow on the patching

Subject: General Tech | July 26, 2006 - 12:23 PM |
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With patch tuesday now immediately followed by explot wednesday, getting those Windows updates has become a little more pressing.  CNET has some info on the 2 newest proof of concept vulnerabilities, so patch before they find their way into the wild.

Pricegrabber's got Core 2 Duo

Subject: Processors | July 26, 2006 - 11:54 AM |
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Just follow the link, and you can be the first one on your block with a Core 2 Duo Extreme x6800 @ 2.93GHz, 4MB & 1066MHz FSB!

Thermaltakes cool behemoth

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 25, 2006 - 05:33 PM |
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Based around a 12cm fan, the Thermaltake Big Typhoon works very well, if you can fit it in your case.  Take a look at techPowerUp!'s review for an idea just how big it is, and what you need to do to be able to install it.

Source: techPowerUp!