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Subject: Motherboards | February 12, 2007 - 03:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ECS AMD690GM-M2 motherboard features the AMD 690G Chipset with an AMD RS690G Northbridge, an AMD SB600 Southbridge and an ATI A-Link. It's onboard ATI Radeon X1250 graphics chip offers a nice feature, it can use up to 512MB of system memory for its frame buffer. With only 1 PCIe 16x slot, the board is aimed at the price concious consumer, and you can find out a lot more about it on TweakTown.
Subject: Processors | February 12, 2007 - 02:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Here's a brief list of the changes AMD has done to the pricing of their processors. Follow this link for the entire list.
AMD Athlon™ 64 FX Processor
- Athlon 64 FX-62 - $713
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor
Subject: Processors | February 12, 2007 - 01:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 11, 2007 - Intel Corporation researchers have developed the world's first programmable processor that delivers supercomputer-like performance from a single, 80-core chip not much larger than the size of a finger nail while using less electricity than most of today's home appliances. This is the result of the company's innovative 'Tera-scale computing' research aimed at delivering Teraflop -- or trillions of calculations per second --performance for future PCs and servers.
Subject: Processors | February 12, 2007 - 12:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report features a look at the 80 core processor unveiled by Intel at the ISSC. This chip will never hit the stores, but you can bet one of it's descendants will. One of the more interesting features is it's scalability ... if you feed it only 11W it will run at 310 gigaFLOPS which is still well into supercomputer territory. However, if you give it a full meal of 98W it will hit 1.0 teraFLOP, which is definitely something to brag about.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 12, 2007 - 12:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Guru of 3D attacks the new release of the 8800GTS in a 20 page review that covers more than one manufacturer and includes SLI testing. There were 2 major findings, the first of which the Guru summed up perfectly.
Gaming up-to 1920x1200 = Good
Gaming after 1920x1200 = Bad
Subject: General Tech | February 12, 2007 - 12:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If trying to figure out High Definition is driving you nuts, from figuring which resolution to use to what HDCP will mean, then get over to [H]ard|OCP.
Subject: Memory | February 12, 2007 - 12:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
San Jose, California — February 12, 2007 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of DRAM memory modules and flash products, today launched a 1GigaByte 800MHz ECC Registered DDR2 server module.
Subject: Processors | February 12, 2007 - 12:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ISSCC, SAN FRANCISCO -- February 12, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today unveiled more industry-defining architectural features for its upcoming native Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ processors (codenamed 'Barcelona') during a presentation to the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).
Subject: General Tech | February 12, 2007 - 12:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 12, 2007 - 11:40 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies.
Today add in card partners of NVIDIA have released graphics cards based on the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS graphics processing unit (GPU). These new cards come with 320MB of video memory and have prices ranging from $299-$349.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 12, 2007 - 11:33 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Lake Forest, IL — (February 12, 2007) — BFG TechnologiesÂ®, Inc., the leading North American and European NVIDIA supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards, motherboards, power supplies and other PC enthusiast products, announced today the BFG NVIDIAÂ® GeForceÂ® 8800 GTS OC™ 320MB PCI ExpressÂ® graphics card for a suggested retail price of $349 USD.
Subject: Mobile | February 9, 2007 - 06:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, February 9, 2007 — The compact 11.1" widescreen U1F is tailor made for metropolitan professionals to stay on the move with style. From the exterior piano painted LCD cover, stainless contour and carbon fiber alloy housing to genuine leather bound palm rest, the U1 exudes luxury with unique sophistication.
Subject: General Tech | February 9, 2007 - 06:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The E4300's OCing ability has caught a few eyes on the forum, especially for those who don't care about Virtualization Tech, but so is the early release of the X2 6000+. Of course, buying a new motherboard can lead to a variety of issues, from video to squeezing it into the case to <
Subject: Systems | February 9, 2007 - 02:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP has reviewed three ABS desktops, and one notebook so far, and they've increased that to 4 desktops with this review of the ABS Ultimate X8. They have always been impressed by the quality of service they have received, but the quality of the build is a different matter. How would you feel with bad RAM and a botched recovery disk?
Subject: General Tech | February 9, 2007 - 01:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The name gives a hint as to the purpose of this particular soundcard, as Razer only does fast. The Razer Barracuda AC1 Gaming Sound Card claims to increase your framerates by not using any system memory. OCC proves that claim, although don't expect to see the increase blow your mind. As well, the audio quality impressed them enough to convince them to toss out their old Diamond Monster MX300. It also will attract modders, the Razer logo lights up to add a little extra to the inside of your case.
Subject: General Tech | February 9, 2007 - 12:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
S.T.A.L.K.E.R is only 6 years old, compared to DK Forever's 10, but it was in the running for most delayed game ever. No longer, it would seem; according to this preview at bit-tech. It is always possible a brand new game engine will appear before the end of March and cause a delay, but it looks like this game is going to make it.
Subject: General Tech | February 9, 2007 - 12:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer reports on a project by AMD/ATI to make dedicated server CPUs a thing of the past. For certain types of calculation, a GPUs particular structure allows it to beat the pants off of a CPU ...
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 9, 2007 - 11:35 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
"We are working diligently to make sure we achieve and maintain the level of driver quality and reliability that NVIDIA is known for. Over the coming weeks NVIDIA and our partners, along with the industry, will continue to update Windows Vista drivers to ensure maximum performance on 3D applications and add feature support.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 9, 2007 - 11:34 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Cooler Master's newest Cooler Innovation, GeminII, is the world's first Main Board and CPU cooler. GeminII's thoughtful design creates high cooling performances due to its excellent heat transport ability and superior heat dissipation ability. Now you can enjoy all the benefits from Windows Vista with ease.