Taking control of Vista's image based install

Subject: General Tech | July 24, 2006 - 09:16 AM |
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Slashdot has linked to an article examining Vista's new way of installation.  Instead of many .cab files and other compressed data, the Vista disk is an image of a fully functional OS install.  Read on to find out what tweaks you might expect to be able to ad to it.

Source: Slashdot

AMD takes a knife to their prices

Subject: Processors | July 24, 2006 - 08:51 AM |
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AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor  PI

Source: AMD

AMD and ATI Acquisition

Subject: General Tech | July 24, 2006 - 08:36 AM |
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Today, in a $5.4 billion deal, AMD and ATI announced their plans to combine forces to become an industry processing powerhouse. AMD's leadership in CPUs, combined with ATI's leadership in graphics and digital media processing technologies, will enable significant new product innovations, resulting in more integrated, open standards-based solutions to address customers' needs. AMD aspires to re-invent the industry as the customer-centric technology leader and partner of choice.

Source: AMD

Multi GPU goodness, the extended version (Part 5)

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 23, 2006 - 03:52 PM |
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Neoseeker continues the benchmarking and performance analysis of the 6 multi-GPU systems by trying out some of the most popular multiplayer games going right now.

Source: Neoseeker

Centrino Duo in the newest ThinkPad

Subject: Mobile | July 21, 2006 - 12:02 PM |
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The newest Lenovo ThinkPad, the T-60 contains an Intel Core Duo T2400 (1.83GHz), 1GB of DDR2 667MHz SDRAM (2 DIMMs) and a 14.1" TFT with SXGA+ (1400x1050) resolution.  The Tech Report found that when it is put onto maximum battery power saving, you can surf for over 9 hours or 5.5 hours watching DVDs on a single charge.

iPods of the future

Subject: General Tech | July 21, 2006 - 10:45 AM |
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Join Elite Bastards as they talk about the next generation of iPods.  From the features that will definately be included, to a wish list of things that should be.

abit Recalls Units from the AN9 32X Motherboard Line

Subject: Motherboards | July 21, 2006 - 10:24 AM |
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July 21, 2006
Universal abit, maker of high-end enthusiast level motherboards,
is known for its uncompromisingly rigorous testing and quality control.
Universal abit firmly believes that only 100% is good enough for its
customers, and continues to stand by its motto of delivering Advanced
Durability to the user.
 

Source: ABIT

Itty bitty mice for your laptop

Subject: General Tech | July 21, 2006 - 09:31 AM |
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Get frustrated by the touchpad on your notebook?  Even worse, you have a mouse with no middle button?  ExtremeTech reviews 2 mice for laptops that migth just have what you need.

Source: Extremetech

We don't need no stinkin' story line

Subject: General Tech | July 21, 2006 - 09:20 AM |
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Scantily clad female wrestlers groping each other in a quest for the championship.  I can't imaging why [H]ard|OCP would be interested in a game like Rumble Roses XX.

"Are you looking for a wrestling game that features scantily clad 3D women wearing so little it

actually makes you uncomfortable to play in the presence of real women? If so, we found your game!"

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Source: [H]ard|OCP

Look who just turned 700

Subject: General Tech | July 21, 2006 - 09:01 AM |
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For their 700th review 3dGameMan went recursive, and reviewed themselves reviewing hardware over the past 7 years. 

"After 700 reviews and over 650 video reviews, it's time to reflect. Take a peek through 7 years of

Rodney Reynolds Video Reviews. Rodney also explains how he got started doing video reviews and much

more. Warning: It will be funny at times, so popcorn is definitely recommended! Watch the Video to

find out more..."

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Source: 3dGameMan

Serious cooling from a well centred case

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 20, 2006 - 03:54 PM |
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Check out 3dGameMan's look at Enermax's Chakra case, perfect for Yoga practioners and quite cooling fanatics.  Thanks to the size of the fans in this case, you can get some serious cooling without having to wear ear protection.

Source: 3dGameMan

Intel Announces Management Changes

Subject: General Tech | July 20, 2006 - 01:50 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 20, 2006 —
Intel Corporation today announced that it is making a number of senior
management changes
focused on improving the company's structure and
achieving faster and better decision making. The company also announced
that two senior executives will be retiring.

Get your drivers while they're hot

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 20, 2006 - 12:06 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP buttonholed Brent Justice, Senior Video Card Editor at nVIDIA about the brand new beta drivers released today.  Find out as much as you can, then think about buying a pair of 7950s and installing the driver.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Not going for power overkill

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 20, 2006 - 10:29 AM |
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With most new power supplies having 600W or more of power, and many being quite loud, it can be hard to find a PSU for an HTPC or other low powered machines.  Overclockers Online looks at a PSU perfect for low powered, low noise situations.  Take a look at the nMedia Mute Power MP-400.

Pricing schemes in high tech

Subject: General Tech | July 20, 2006 - 10:20 AM |
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The Tech Zone is shaking their collective heads about how high tech pricing works, and how it is that companies who charge twice as their competitors are still around.

Multi GPU goodness, the extended version (Part 4)

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 20, 2006 - 09:58 AM |
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The benchmarks are here!  You've seen the construction of these 6 PC's, and now HARDiNFO starts with the benchmarking ... 12 full pages worth.

Source: HARDiNFO

Intel Second-Quarter Revenue $8 Billion

Subject: General Tech | July 20, 2006 - 08:44 AM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 19, 2006 - Intel
Corporation today announced second-quarter revenue of $8 billion
,
operating income of $1.1 billion, net income of $885 million and
earnings per share (EPS) of 15 cents. Excluding the effects of
share-based compensation, the company posted operating income of $1.4
billion, net income of $1.1 billion and EPS of 19 cents.

Shopping for a new AGP graphics card?

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 20, 2006 - 08:42 AM |
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NVIDIA has a new product for the AGP
market called the NVIDIA® GeForce® 7600 GS AGP.

  It
has the same specs as the PCI Express version:

Source: NVIDIA

ECS gets extreme with ATI

Subject: Motherboards | July 19, 2006 - 02:15 PM |
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The ECS KA3 MVP Extreme is not lacking when it comes to extras, including a completely new way to reset your BIOS for consumer boards.  [H]ard|OCP finds out how it stacks up to the competition, and whether ECS focussed more on features, or overclockability.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

What to buy for your new Conroe

Subject: Processors | July 19, 2006 - 12:11 PM |
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AnandTech has posted the first part of a comprehensive guide to building a system for the new Core 2 Duo chips.  Today's article covers motherboards and memory, the next will cover PSUs, cooling and storage.

Source: AnandTech