AMD goes off-roading

Subject: Processors | June 7, 2006 - 01:33 PM |
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Drop by The Tech Report for an indepth look at AMD's upcoming 4x4 project.  Dual core CPU's,  on a dual processor board.  Any bets on whether we will see a system using this, before AMD releases quad-core processors?

My graphics card needs it's own 300W power supply?!?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 7, 2006 - 12:12 PM |
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Just like Anand admits, I am also having trouble with the fact that DX10 video cards will be consuming 300W of power, and either want their own dedicated PSU, or for your systems PSU to be at least a kilowatt.  That's not all they spotted at Computex, but it is the most shocking.

Source: AnandTech

Teach an old router new tricks

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 7, 2006 - 11:56 AM |
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It's not something that can be done to every router, so make sure to double check the list, but with 2 flashes of an open sourced firmware update, you can have a router that handles QoS, IP prioritization, plus all the stuff it did before.

Source: MAKE: Blog

VIA's Press Release on CEO's keynote today

Subject: General Tech | June 7, 2006 - 11:46 AM |
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Centered around the key theme of how
miniaturization and integration on the PC platform is accelerating the
extension of the PC platform into new form factors, new usage models
and new markets, thereby prompting the proliferation of digital
intelligence, Mr Chen outlined VIA's comprehensive strategy covering
silicon, platform and system level innovation in driving the transition
of the PC to devices with consumer electronics appeal.

Source: VIA Arena

Intel Expands Commitment To Multi-Billion Dollar NOR Flash Embedded Market Segments

Subject: General Tech | June 7, 2006 - 11:38 AM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 6, 2006 — Intel Corporation today disclosed that it will expand its portfolio of NOR flash memory products for the growing multi-billion dollar embedded market segments. The company outlined plans to introduce a 3-volt (3V) version of its Intel StrataFlash® Embedded Memory architecture.

Get 'em while they're fresh

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 6, 2006 - 06:05 PM |
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We've got you ticket to dual GPU heaven right here!   Just look below and follow the links to PriceGrabber and buy the most powerflu VGA card currently on the planet.  All you have to decide is which flavour to get.

Leading Health & Tech Companies Form Alliance To Improve Personal Health Through Connected Devices

Subject: General Tech | June 6, 2006 - 06:04 PM |
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 6, 2006 — Given the rise of chronic conditions and the rapid aging of the population, the methods of managing health will need to shift from traditional institutional settings to peoples' everyday environments, including the home.

What you will need for Episode 1

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 6, 2006 - 04:21 PM |
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Elite Bastards solves the riddle of hardware requirements for Half Life 2 - Episode 1.  If you didn;t have to upgrade to play the main game, but did need it to use the newer features in Lost Coast, then you will probably want an upgrade.

Quad SLI isn't that hard to do

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 6, 2006 - 01:33 PM |
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The Hardware Zone did it.  By reverting to an older driver, they managed to get 2 7950GXs running in SLI.  Sure it might be a little bit of overkill, but if you can afford a 30" display, and have one of the current speediest CPUs, why let all that bandwidth go to waste, and get yourself a video system with 2 Gigs of VRAM.

Computex 2006

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 6, 2006 - 12:20 PM |
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Get ready to be jealous.  Start off with [H]ard|OCP and their chat with ATI about physics processing.  ATI's plan is to incorporate an extra x1600 or x1900 to be used as a physics processor, that they believe will be faster than Ageia's.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Toshiba announces world's first 200GB HDD for your laptop

Subject: Mobile | June 6, 2006 - 08:04 AM |
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Toshiba announced yesterday that they will begin production on the world's highest density 2.5" hard drive in August. Weighing in at 200GB, this will finally give mobile users the needed breathing space to do more without having to constantly backup to other media. The MK2035GSS will use the new Perpendicular Magnetic Recording technology and will likely come in different RPM offerings for budget to high-end price points.

Who needs 87 buttons to play an RTS

Subject: General Tech | June 5, 2006 - 05:57 PM |
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TECHGAGE reviews Razer's newest mouse, the Krait.  With a nifty orage glow, and only 3 buttons, it is perfect for late night empire building, if it doesn't require a 10 button mouse.  They keep the 2000dps accuracy, and the on the fly sensitivity switching, but dropped the price.

Source: TECHGAGE

[H]ard|OCP goes for a cheap system

Subject: Systems | June 5, 2006 - 03:59 PM |
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The Compaq Presario SR1800NX is not exactly a powerhouse, but at less than $400, it is a great PC for office work or basic websurfing.  Drop by [H]ard|OCP to see how being absorbed bt HP has effected Compaq's pre-built systems.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Thermaltake's newest chassis

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 5, 2006 - 02:00 PM |
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Thermaltake's Aguila ATX case and their TruePower 600w PSU are both up for review on Virtual-Hideout.  Drop by to see what they thought about the Aguila, and what kind of influences they used, properly and not so proper.

Quad Core Madness

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 5, 2006 - 12:55 PM |
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nVIDIA's 7950 quad core setup has arrived, and everyones got one (except [H]).  Start off with the experts at The Tech Report, as they show you the good and bad about this new release.  It is a powerful card, but it seems nVIDIA doesn't want to sell it directly to home builders?

Don't forget our own review done by Ryan.

Where to get your movie fix

Subject: General Tech | June 5, 2006 - 12:43 PM |
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Ars Technica felt like staying home a watching a movie, so they headed off to a local brick and mortar video rental store ... but it didn't turn out so well.  Join them as they try out the various new ways you can rent or buy videos, without ending up filling your house with DVDs.

Source: Ars Technica

PSU review and giveaway

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 2, 2006 - 06:00 PM |
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Big Bruin reviews the CM iGreen Power 500W PSU, and now that they know all about it they are giving it away.  With a quiet 120mm fan, and very solid rails, this PSU is definately worth a post on the forums to try to win it.

Source: Big Bruin

Get up! Stand up! Stand up for your Bytes.

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 2, 2006 - 02:39 PM |
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Perpendicular recording is here, in the form of the 750Gb Barracuda 7200.10 from Seagate.  With 4 188Gb platters, fairly low CPU resource usage, it's performance is sure to please, even with it's higher than average power consumption.  Drop by The Tech Report for the whole story on this huge drive.

12.8 Gbs bandwidth @ 800 Mhz

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 2, 2006 - 01:55 PM |
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The Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C4 DDR2 kit, with EPP, is made just for making sure that socket AM-2 FX-62 isn't waiting around and wasting cycles.  Drop by PC Stats and see how these DIMMs stack up against Super Talent and Patriot.

Source: PCStats