Spansion Extends Wireless Family With Introduction Of 3-Volt Mirrorbit(TM) Product Line

Subject: General Tech | October 24, 2005 - 11:42 AM |
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 SUNNYVALE, Calif., -- October 24, 2005 --Spansion LLC, the Flash memory venture of AMD (NYSE: AMD) and Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702), today announced the introduction of the 3-volt MirrorBit™ technology-based PL-N product line, designed to satisfy the growing code storage demands in wireless handsets. The 256 Mb devices build on the momentum of the successful 1.8-volt products and allow designers to migrate from floating-gate technologies to Spansion's award-winning, two-bit-per-cell MirrorBit technology for improved price performance.

Source: AMD

AMD EXPANDS CHINA RELATIONSHIPS WITH KEY X86 MICROPROCESSOR TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

Subject: General Tech | October 24, 2005 - 11:41 AM |
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BEIJING - Oct. 24, 2005 - At a ceremony today in China's Great Hall of the People, AMD executives signed agreements with the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and Peking University to license AMD


x86 microprocessor design technology that will enable Chinese development of low-power and embedded computer solutions for consumer and commercial markets.

Source: AMD

AMD UNVEILS COMMERCIAL CHANNEL PROGRAM ENHANCING AND EXTENDING CHANNEL INITIATIVES WORLDWIDE

Subject: General Tech | October 24, 2005 - 11:39 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Oct. 24, 2005 - AMD (NYSE:AMD) today introduced the AMD Commercial Channel Access Program to enhance and extend the company's commitment to partners' business needs and contribute to their continued growth and success in the commercial market. The program is designed to foster an environment of collaboration and innovation within the growing worldwide AMD64 ecosystem of systems integrators, value-added resellers (VARs) and distributors.

Source: AMD

AMD TO USE 100 PERCENT RENEWABLE ENERGY IN AUSTIN

Subject: General Tech | October 24, 2005 - 11:37 AM |
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Oct. 24, 2005 - Austin, Texas - AMD today announced a new agreement with the Austin Energy GreenChoice(r) Program to purchase green energy derived from renewable resources that will power all AMD Austin operations for the next 10 years, including the new AMD Austin Campus which is expected to be operational in 2007. The new agreement makes AMD the largest private Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Partner in Texas, the fifth largest private Partner in the U.S. and 12th largest overall Partner in the nation.

Source: AMD

256, 512, 1024 & 2048, what does more RAM do to gaming

Subject: Memory | October 21, 2005 - 06:31 PM |
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Legion Hardware runs a series of test benchmarks using differeny amounts of RAM, both single and dual channel.  See what the tests say about the effect of gobs 'o RAM on your Frames Per Second and load times.

"Given we now know 1GB of memory is the sweet spot, how much faster is 1GB than 512MB or even

256MB in today's games? There are still a huge amount of gamers out there fragging away with just

512MB of memory.

She chopped off their tails with a carving knife ...

Subject: General Tech | October 21, 2005 - 06:00 PM |
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Three wireless mice from Logitech, the cordless Mini, and the V200, intended for notebooks and the cordless LX 7 are examined at GeekExtreme.  The butcher's wife had no comment.

'Today we're going to take a look at three of Logitech's new wireless mice: the Cordless Mini, the

V200, & the LX 7. The Cordless Mini & the V200 fall into Logitech's "Notebook Mice" category,

while the LX 7 is simply in the "Cordless Mice" category.

Source: GeekXtreme

Zalman, Scythe and Thermaltake Under The Magnifying Glass

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 21, 2005 - 05:47 PM |
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X-Bit Labs can solve your cooling dilemmas.  Zalman's CNPS9500 LED, Scythe's Shogun & Ninja (SCNJ-1000), and  Thermaltake's Big Typhoon (CL-P0114) & Sonic Tower (CL-P0071), all in one huge comparitive review.  There is a lot of detail, everything from cooling performance to installation is covered.

"We would like to offer you a detailed roundup of five today's best CPU coolers with heatpipe

technology.

Source: X-Bit Labs

AMD's new Socket M2 spotted in the wild

Subject: Processors | October 21, 2005 - 01:05 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP has posted 2 pictures of an upcoming AMD Socket M2 processor.  One is of the pinout, and one an actual part of a boot screen.  You know you want to see it!


"Here are two pictures of AMD's working Socket M2 processor. This particular unit is running at

2.4GHz. You will notice the "extra" M2 pin bringing the total pin count up to 940 (from the

current 939).

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Brand New PC Perspective Hardware Leaderboard

Subject: Systems | October 21, 2005 - 12:57 PM |
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'After a longer than expected delaly, we finally have a new Hardware Leaderboard online for everyone to view.  We have several notable changes and trends we are seeing, starting with the apparent staleness of AMD's processor prices.  Since our last update on August 31, none of the 4 AMD processors we used before had gone up or down in price on Newegg.com.  We are hearing news that AMD is planning a big price break soon, but there is no telling how much and which models will be affected.'

Jump into HTPC's with this primer

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 21, 2005 - 12:55 PM |
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Big Bruin can answer all of your HTPC video and audio questions in this first installment of their HTPC primer.  If you are thinking of putting together a SFF system, or incorporating an HTPC into your multimedia system, give it a  read!

"HTPCs don't have to be much different than your typical computer, but a few key areas do need to

be addressed.

Source: Big Bruin

Hot Pinouts gone wild, everything revealed

Subject: General Tech | October 21, 2005 - 12:17 PM |
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The Hardware Book is "The Internet's largest free collection of connector pinouts and cable descriptions."  If you have trouble remembering how to splice an S-Video into a composite wire, or how to build a Serial to PS/2 mouse adapter, then you will spend hours on this site.

"The Hardware book is the internet's largest free collection of connector pinouts and cable

descriptions. All pages have the same style of presentation.

Source: MAKE: Blog

EQS's Crossfire Motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | October 20, 2005 - 06:09 PM |
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HEXUS has had the EQS A72K9-CF for a while now, but haven't had an ATI Master card until now.  Now that they do have it, you can read their review in full.

"EQS enabled HEXUS with its EQS A72K9-CF CrossFire Edition mainboard literally weeks before we got

our grubby paws on the ATi Master graphics board required to complete the platform for our

analysis on the launch of the CrossFire platform.

Source: Hexus

Dual layer DVD's, in stores now

Subject: Storage | October 20, 2005 - 05:52 PM |
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X-Bit Labs reviews 2 DVD±RW Dual Layer burners, the Pioneer DVR-110D and Toshiba's SD-R5472.  While Blu-Ray and HD DVD are still a while away, dual layer DVD's will let you store more data than a run of the mill DVD.

"As new DVD media types emerge, the DVD burners become more and more affordable in price. Today we

are looking at the solutions from two well-known optical drives makers: Toshiba and Pioneer.

Source: X-Bit Labs

AMD OPTERON PROCESSOR TO POWER KOREA'S NATIONAL EDUCATION INFORMATION SYSTEM

Subject: General Tech | October 20, 2005 - 05:46 PM |
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SEOUL, Korea-Oct. 20, 2005-AMD (NSYE:AMD) today announced the Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development of Korea has selected the AMD Opteron(tm) processor to power its server systems for the National Education Information System Project (NEIS).


The NEIS project, establishing an online education information system to improve teachers' working environments and increase efficiency of national educational administrations, is the largest IT project in 2005 in Korea and will service over 10,000 schools and education offices nationwide.

Source: AMD

iPod goes multimedia

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 20, 2005 - 01:35 PM |
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DesignTechnica takes a good look at the iPod Video.  While they may not get to the point of tossing it out of a moving vehicle, but they definately give it a serious examination.

"So what makes the new iPod better than previous versions? Well for starters it includes a larger

2.5-inch QVGA color screen and is capable of video playback. The player is slimmer as well,

measuring in at less than half an inch thick — that's 45 percent slimmer than the previous model.

I'll see your X2 3800+ and raise your FSB by ...

Subject: Processors | October 20, 2005 - 01:24 PM |
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Neoseeker pushes an X2 3800+ to the farthest limits they could manage.  Read the article to see what kind of overclocking results they managed to get.

"The 3800x2 overclocked suprisingly well; I am quite certain that I would have been able to push

it further with a better cooling solution - and I may try doing just that in a few weeks.

For the best performance I was able to achieve, I ran the processor at 1.5V, the memory at 2.7V

with 2.5-4-4-8-2T timings.

Source: Neoseeker

A Fatal1ty heatsink for your Fatal1ty motherboard

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 20, 2005 - 01:10 PM |
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It's big and loud, and it does it's job very well.  The Fatal1ty FS-C77 CPU Cooler from Zalman is a 5.5" wide, 2 pound chunk of copper, with a 120mm fan to move the air.  See what Tweak News makes of it here.

"Fatal1ty has partnered with Zalman, among other companies, to market high-end products to the

computer gaming community.

Source: Tweaknews

Do you have what it takes to play with the Strogg?

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 20, 2005 - 12:03 PM |
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Hardware Zone got their hands on Quake 4, and a bunch of high end video cards.  See what you need to be able to enjoy your assault on the Strogg's!

"The latest installment of the legendary Quake series has arrived and we put it through our lab

tests to find out how it fares with various graphics hardware. Though based on the Doom 3 game

engine, we've found that Quake 4 needs much more juice.

Intel Named Best Workplace For Commuters

Subject: General Tech | October 20, 2005 - 11:56 AM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 19, 2005 - Intel Corporation is the nation's best workplace for commuters for the second year in a row, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Intel's commute reduction program is meant to improve the environment and reduce impact on local communities by offering Intel employees alternatives to driving alone in their cars to work.

AMD MOMENTUM BUILDS AS INDUSTRY CONTINUES TO EMBRACE AMD TURIONT 64 MOBILE TECHNOLOGY

Subject: General Tech | October 20, 2005 - 11:55 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF - October 20, 2005 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Falcon Northwest has joined the ranks of computer manufacturers and system builders supporting AMD Turion(tm) 64 mobile technology.

Source: AMD