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Subject: Processors | July 17, 2006 - 12:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The stats on the upcoming Woodcrest server chip from Intel certainly make it seem to be an impressive leap from Xeon. A 4MB L2 cache shared between it's two cores, a 1333MHz Dual-Independent Bus and signifigantly reduced power consumption are just a few of the improvements AnandTech discusses.
"For the past two years Intel has been holding workshops in Oregon, where they invite a few of the
hardware sites to view their upcoming technology.
Subject: General Tech | July 17, 2006 - 12:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are finding yourself at a loss trying to explain digital cameras, megapixels and sensor sizes, Dan's Data can straighten you out. Drop by to find out why buying a camera just based on the fact that it has a bazillion megapixels might not take pictures any better than a 2 year old model.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 16, 2006 - 03:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In part three of the multi-GPU World TOur, Bjorn3D examines 6 motherboards, 3 based on Radeon chipsets and 3 on nForce. The three SLI systems are beginning to take shape.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 14, 2006 - 06:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SPCR is concerened about heat, but are also concerned about the amount of noise produced as a by-product. While they were checking out the nMedia Icetank, they swapped the original fan with their favorite low noise fan ... click over find out what happened.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 14, 2006 - 03:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Motherboards.org takes a sneek peek at the nForce4 590 and 570 chipsets, designed for the new Conroe Core 2 Duo chips from Intel. Even better, they are compatible with all existing LGA-775 CPUs on the market currently.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 14, 2006 - 12:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H] takes a look at Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter for the Xbox 360. Find out what the single player is like, and take a look at the multiplayer game types, available with Xbox360 Live.
"The face of war has changed. Enemy lines blur, and there is no longer a clear opponent. New enemies
and new threats require a new type of warfare - a new type of soldier. Enter the Ghosts."
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Subject: General Tech | July 14, 2006 - 12:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Close on the heels of Excel vulnerabilities patched this week, a flaw in PowerPoint could lead to remote code execution. Be very cautious in opening any .ppt attachments you get, and read the full story at CNET.
Subject: Processors | July 14, 2006 - 12:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Intel has bid goodbye to the Pentium, and released the Conroe Core 2 based processor. These chips are faster and use less power than the previous Intel CPU's. Start your tour at [H]ard|OCP, and see how the Core 2 Extreme X6800 and the Core 2 Duo E6700 perform in real games.
Subject: Memory | July 14, 2006 - 11:40 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high
performance and high reliability memory, today announced the PC2-7200
DDR2 Special Ops Edition. The new DDR2-900 SOE is part of the limited
edition Special Ops series which is a line of memory that caters to the
needs of gamers and features a unique camouflage motif XTC heatspreader.
Subject: General Tech | July 13, 2006 - 06:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Is it a keypad, a game pad or something else altogether? Think Computers can tell you all about the Saitek Pro Gamer Command Unit, and what it can do for you in FPS and RTS games.
Subject: General Tech | July 13, 2006 - 04:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder 2 is essentially a VCR with a twist. Hook it up to your cable, exactly like you would a VCR. It will record MPEG-4s of whatever channel you are on, giving you a choice of 4 resolutions. Once you've recorded, either plug into a PC for transfer to an iPOD, or a memory stick for PSP. XYZ Computing can tell you all about it.
Subject: Storage | July 13, 2006 - 02:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report takes a look at Super Talent's upcoming flash based 2.5" laptop disk drive. With 3 sizes (4, 8 and 16 GBs), it won't hold huge amounts of data but certainly enough to be useful. With no moving parts, the power drain is in the neighbourhood of 10% of a normal drive's requirements, this will extend your notebooks battery.
Subject: General Tech | July 13, 2006 - 02:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 13, 2006 — Intel Corporation's board of directors has declared a $0.10 per share quarterly dividend on the company's common stock. The dividend will be payable on September 1, 2006 to stockholders of record on August 7, 2006.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 13, 2006 - 12:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
bit-tech continues the Multi-GPU World Tour with the second installment. Read on to find out what GPU's are chosen for the 3 systems.
Subject: Displays | July 13, 2006 - 12:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
About $350 seems a reasonable price for a 20.1" widescreen LCD. When you add in 8ms response time, a (typical) 800:1 contrast ratio, 176 degree viewing angle and fullscreen at 1680 x 1050 resolution, it sounds even better. Get the full review of ViewSonic's VX2025 at A1-Electronics.
Subject: General Tech | July 13, 2006 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It certainly sounds easy enough to use. Just plug the USB TV Tuner into your home PC, and then plug your cable into the USB tuner. Once you are at another PC (at work, for example), just start a Skype video call with your home computer and you are watching TV. Drop by The Inquirer for more on this handy device.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 12, 2006 - 05:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
OCMODSHOP has fallen deeply in love with the Antec P180 case ... perhaps disturbingly so. Drop by to see just how enamoured they are with this case, you have to read it to beleive it.
Subject: Storage | July 12, 2006 - 05:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 11, 2006 — Targeting the ongoing growth of data and need for availability and protection of storage, Intel Corporation today announced a new storage server hardware platform that can be customized for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
Subject: Motherboards | July 12, 2006 - 03:47 PM | Ryan Shrout
Asus sent along word and images of a new AM2-based motherboard coming out soon from Asus. The new product series has been dubbed Republic of Gamers and has the goal to be the best motherboard for gamers and overclockers. What kind of new features are they preparing for these boards? If you remember looking through our Computex coverage from last month, we had a preview look at some of these new motherboard technologies.
Let us know
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 12, 2006 - 03:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
3dGameMan reviews a handy PSU tester from Ultra Products. Instead of using a multimetre to test each wire individually, this PSU tester has 6 connectors - 20/24 Pin ATX, 4 Pin/8 Pin CPU, 4 Pin Floppy, SATA, and PCI Express, all with LED lights representing the various voltages.
'So who needs a Power Supply tester anyway? Well, anyone who has a Power Supply should have one to
insure everything is in order. This tester is especially useful for anyone purchasing a new Power
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