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Subject: General Tech | March 13, 2007 - 11:05 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
What if Ageia wasn't really trying to make things clow up prettier, but instead had a plot to create high-performance computing with off the shelf parts ... namely their physics card. At the GDC, a company called Codeplay talked about their new auto-parallelizing compiler. It's called Sieve and it is target to run on three different platforms, multicore x86, Ageia's PhysX, and IBM's Cell. Read on to hear the rest of the secrets Ars Technica has discovered, before someone silences them.
Subject: Motherboards | March 13, 2007 - 10:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Designed for ultra compact embedded systems with demanding digital media requirements, such as slimline LCD PCs and digital signage, small yet powerful set top boxes and next generation car PCs, the VIA EPIA NX-series Nano-ITX mainboard boasts the latest generation 1.5GHz VIA C7 processor, or 1.2GHz VIA Eden processor for the fastest fanless configuration.
VIA Shows How Clean Computing Can Halve Power Use at the Green California Exposition @ VIA Technolog
Subject: General Tech | March 13, 2007 - 10:45 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, March 12, 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, will showcase a range of highly power efficient partner products for enterprise at the Green California Summit and Exposition taking place in Sacramento, California from 13-14 March 2007, booth 1030.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 12, 2007 - 05:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Join AnandTech in looking at 4 different manufacturers overclocked 8800 GTS and GTXs although only 2 offered the lesser 640MB versions as well as the full 768. Not every manufacturer has set the clock speeds to the same frequency or even the same ratios. As well the voltage and temps differ between the cards. Take a look at the impact that memory and speed has on these otherwise identical cards.
Subject: Processors | March 12, 2007 - 04:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 12, 2007 — Further expanding its quad-core processor family line-up, Intel Corporation today announced two energy-efficient 50-watt server processors that represent a 35- to nearly 60-percent decrease in power from Intel's existing 80- and 120-watt quad-core server products.
Subject: General Tech | March 12, 2007 - 02:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
We at PC Perspective would like to congratulate Jimmy N. from Texas! He is the winner in the PCPerspective and Newegg Win a Wii contest.
Thanks to everyone that participated, and keep your eye out for more contests, like the NCAA Tournament.
Subject: General Tech | March 12, 2007 - 01:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
All you need is a CBS SportsLine.com free membership, and a few picks! Join up here, if you don't already have a membership, for a chance at bragging rights and a prize of undisclosed nature.
Join the tournament here, and use this thread for your trash talk.
Subject: General Tech | March 12, 2007 - 01:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
BurnOutPC reviews 3 mouse enhancement products from XTracPads, MouseGrips, MouseDotz and Instaglide. The Grips adhere to the top of the mouse, to increase the friction between the mouse and your hand, and the Dotz are Teflon and replace the old beat up pads on the bottom of your mouse. As for the Instaglide, think ski wax.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 12, 2007 - 11:31 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Virtual-Hideout reviews the Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570 case. It's aluminium construction keeps the weigh of the case under 20lbs, and that is a good trick, considering they have upped the cases volume 10% over the ATX specs. Side loading 3.5" bays, easy to install 5.25" bays accessed by opening the front panel and three 120 mm fans push this case beyond a mere box. Watercoolers w
Subject: General Tech | March 12, 2007 - 11:15 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ExtremeTech has wrapped up their GDC 2007 coverage with a big slideshow, covering some interesting new peripherals and systems, as well as a long writeup on the presentations they saw. Get a look at what is coming up for 2007/8.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 12, 2007 - 10:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (March 12, 2007) — CorsairÂ®, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer products, today announced the company will showcase its impressive breath of award-winning products in the upcoming CeBIT Germany trade fair. CeBIT is the world's largest IT related trade event targeting the industry and users passionate about technology.
Subject: General Tech | March 9, 2007 - 06:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Some congratulations are in order for our 2 new forum mods, Scruff35 in our BOINC forum and Harryc os modding in our LINUX forum. Drop by and cheer them on, and look for their interviews with UncleBob on the front page. As well, a certain simian member has convinced our Wise admin to make it possible to embed video on the forums.
Subject: General Tech | March 9, 2007 - 06:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Mar. 9, 2007 - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:
AMD) and Cameron Sinclair, winner of last year's TED Prize and founder
of Architecture for Humanity, today announced the first ever Open
Architecture Prize at the annual TED Conference. The $250,000 Open
Architecture Prize is the largest prize in the field of architecture and
is designed to be a multi-year program that will draw competition from
design teams around the world.
Each year, a winning design will be selected from a field of low-cost,
sustainable design projects and built in a selected community.
Subject: Storage | March 9, 2007 - 03:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Zone expounds on the benefits of Blu-Ray and why it is here to stay. It isn't just a look at how quickly the encryption was broken, and the extra usage that gave people, but also the use it is put to. Most consumers don't want to think about buying an external hard drive to do their backups on, they burn it to CD or DVD. With the growing size of every file and the growing number of files the average user has, Blu-Ray may be the perfect answer.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 9, 2007 - 02:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Anand compares 2 of Dell's monitors the 2407WFP and the 3007WFP. The 2407 is a 24" monitor, 1920x1200, with a 6ms grey to grey response time and many different inputs, VGA, Composite, DVI with HDCP, Component and S-Video. The 300WFP is a 30", 2560x1600, with an 11m response time and DVI-D Dual-Link (with HDCP) and can handle Single-Link DVI as well.
Subject: General Tech | March 9, 2007 - 01:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ExtremeTech is hanging out at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. They've collected all that they have seen and heard onto this page, covering keynote addresses, vendor presentations and pictures. Check out what's coming up in the world of play.
"Our ace tech analysts are at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco snooping up all the tasty morsels, product
releases, and hot news stories."
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Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 9, 2007 - 12:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Patch Tuesday just won't be the same this month, there are going to be no critical security updates. Sure there will be a Malicious Software tool update, and 2 other non-security updates, but it just won;t be the same. The Inquirer's obscure reference in reaction to the news is here.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 8, 2007 - 06:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
One 25cm intake fan, one 25cm fan on the side panel and an optional 12cm exhaust on the back ... who needs watercooling! The Xclio A380 case is up for review on Big Bruin, and with both of the big fans rated at 150.49CFM and 32.1dB this case is pretty well set up.
Subject: Memory | March 8, 2007 - 03:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-bit Labs reviews the Acer Aspire 9300, a Turion X2 based machine coupled with Nvidia nForce Go 430 MCP and Nvidia GeForce Go 6100 chipset plus an onboard 7600 Go SE. It is not going to keep up with an Alienware machine, but the combined battery life, and the price/performance ratio might just tempt quite a few people.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 8, 2007 - 01:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ZEROtherm GX815 Gamer Edition GPU Cooler took BCCHardware by surprise. It is meant to fit most nVIDIA (not 8800s) and ATI cards , in this test it was attached to a X1900GT. When tested against the Arctic Cooling Accelero X2 it performed much better, a full 4 degrees better at full load. Keep your eyes open though, the only drawback is that