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Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 26, 2006 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CNET posted a story on Intel's first working chips produced using a 45 nanometre process. This keeps Moores' Law on track for the next year, 65 and 90 nanometre were the last greatest processes, and we've doubled again over 18 months. This year they will be able to etch using normal lithography, as opposed to immersion, or other, more complex ways like Extreme Ultraviolet lithography, something that will be needed in the future to continue this shrinkage.
Subject: Mobile | January 25, 2006 - 06:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Laptop Gamers attempts to bring everyone up to date on all of the new technology that has appeared in laptops over the past 12 months or so. If you find yourself wondering what you really need in a laptop, or what exactly the catch words mean, stop by.
"But laptop technology is changing so fast new innovations are coming on stream as you read this
article. There is a whole new generation of notebook technology every two years or less.
Subject: General Tech | January 25, 2006 - 05:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 25, 2006 — Forty teens are nearing their quest to be named America's most promising young scientist, as Intel Corporation today named finalists in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS). Competing for more than $530,000 in scholarships and prizes, these students hail from 19 states, a record number in the competition's 65—year history.
Intel invests more than $100 million annually to improve education around the world and inspire and celebrate student success.
Subject: General Tech | January 25, 2006 - 05:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 25, 2006 — Intel Corporation today announced it has become the first company to reach an important milestone in the development of 45 nanometer (nm) logic technology. Intel has produced what are believed to be the first fully functional SRAM (Static Random Access Memory) chips using 45nm process technology, its next— generation, high—volume semiconductor manufacturing process.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 25, 2006 - 04:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hardware Zone has posted a comparsion between the the newest FX processor, the FX-60, versus the FX-57 and the 4800+. Head over to find out which is fastest, and which will give you the best bang for your buck!
"AMD welcomed the new year with a spanking new AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 processor. Based on the Toledo
core, it's a dual-core processor clocked at 2.6GHz.
Subject: General Tech | January 25, 2006 - 02:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The 2 contenders are Logitech's G5 and Razer's Copperhead. Head to Techspot to see which gaming mouse can claim to be the mightiest!
"In our last gaming mice showdown, the Logitech MX518 came on top of both the Razer Diamondback
and Razer Viper. Since then however, new products have been released by both companies, and we are
glad to inform you we have had several weeks to test them and report back to you.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 25, 2006 - 01:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Silent PC Review takes a look at 2 low noise coolers, from Noctua/Coolink. See how they stack up agaisnt heavy hitters like Scythe's Ninja.
"Noctua of Austria and Coolink of China are working together to offer large tower-style heatsinks
for the performance-oriented aftermarket. Both companies supplied review samples of two models,
one very large and one merely big. Coolink's products are offered with a fan and fan controller;
Noctua's are bare.
Subject: General Tech | January 25, 2006 - 11:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD and Innovative Technology are trying to increase the density of memory, specifically in the L2 cache on high end AMD chips. The article on Processor Blog is pretty technical, and it hints at some of the advantages that could come about.
Plus, the members have spoken, see who they chose as the best of 2005 in the PC Perspective 2005 Readers Choice Awards.
"L2 cache continues to increase as time moves on and fabrication processes
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 25, 2006 - 12:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
Gigabyte sent over the PR on their new video card based on the X1900 XTX and XT GPUs. Here's the PR and a pic. Enjoy!
Taipei, Taiwan 25th January, 2006 — GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a world-leading VGA card manufacturer, today unleashed the world's fastest graphics accelerators, the GV-RX19X512VB-RH, GV-RX19T512VB-RH, enabling crazy gaming platform performance.
Subject: Systems | January 24, 2006 - 06:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Wondering where to start with that HTPC project you keep putting off? T-break comes to the rescue with their first article on choosing the right HTPC chassis, with a comparison between 2 popular designs, one from Silverstonetek and one from DIGN.
"HTPCs seem to be getting more and more popular by the day and while one route to take is to buy a
SFF from Shuttle or MSI, lots of us like to build everything from scratch.
Subject: Storage | January 24, 2006 - 03:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The GeIL DAViD 100 Series Dual Channel USB Pen Drive that Techniz has up for review provides a very quick way to get your data onto something portable. It takes full advantage of USB2, but is compatible with USB 1 & 1.1, if you are still stuck on that version. Just don't complain about the "This device could perform faster" popup message that Microsoft tends to give you in that situation.
"The GeIL DAViD 100 Series Dual Channel USB Pen Drive is a newer technology of flash d
Subject: Systems | January 24, 2006 - 03:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
System Cooling has posted a review of Enermax's Noisetaker AX 600W PSU. With dual fans, and dual 12V lines, it is ready for the newest power hungry, heat producing PCIx video cards. It's Power Factor sits between .98 and .99, making it an extremely efficient power supply.
"Coolergiant Computers, Inc. is the USA subsidiary of Enermax Technology. In addition to a full line of PC power supplies, their products also include numerous cases and peripheral devices for the PC enthusiast.
Subject: General Tech | January 24, 2006 - 12:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CHICAGO, Jan. 24, 2006 — Four Intel Computer Clubhouses, which are unique after—school learning centers for children ages 10 to 18, are opening in the Chicago area in the next two weeks. These clubhouses will be located in existing community service agencies around the city — specifically the ABJ Community Services, Austin YMCA, Howard Area Community Center and WYTEC.
Subject: General Tech | January 24, 2006 - 12:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Adobe will release Acrobat 3D next monday, according to this story on CNET. While it certainly won't be cheap, it will likely be cheaper, easier to use and much more portable than a full CAD program.
"On Monday, the company is releasing Acrobat 3D, which allows a person to create a PDF (Portable
Document Format) file with embedded images from computer-aided design (CAD) applications.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 24, 2006 - 11:40 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
No wonder it's PCB is red, I'd be embarassed if this many people were talking about me, too! [H]ard|OCP is a great place to start, then try seeing just how many reviews you can read before you start thinking about ways to raise the money to get a hold of one ... or two.
If you missed it, here's Ryan's look at it.
"ATI's new series of high-end desktop gaming video cards are poised to provide a more immersive
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 24, 2006 - 09:33 AM | Ryan Shrout
ATI Launches and Ships New RadeonÂ® X1900 Graphics Processor For Advanced Multimedia and Gaming
RadeonÂ® X1900, All-In-WonderÂ® X1900 and RadeonÂ® X1900 CrossFire™ products will engage and entertain customers while they breakthrough performance and quality barriers
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 23, 2006 - 06:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The HardwareZone examines the brand new ATI X1900 XT (512MB), the newest member in ATI's card line up. With performance near par with the 7800GTX (512MB), and about $100 cheaper, this card is likely to raise some eyebrows.
Don't forget to come back, Ryan has posted a review of Asus' AX1800 XT TOP.
"Today ATI debuts its Radeon X1900 series.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 23, 2006 - 04:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TECHGAGE points out a very easy and economical way to make your case a little more interesting. Logisys' LED Lazer lights let you chose Blue, Red, Green, Ultra-Violet (UV), or a Red, Green, and Blue each about $5.
"Are you looking to add some pizzazz to your computer but don't want to hand over a huge chunk of
Subject: Memory | January 23, 2006 - 01:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech takes a second look at 1GB RAM DIMMs (part 1 was here). This go around they test 6 DIMM's, most based on Infineon memory modules, but one with Samsung and one with Micron. Drop by and see if these new DIMM's offer more advantage than you might expect.
"There are many reasons to choose a 2GB kit over a 1GB kit or 4 512MB DIMMs.
Subject: General Tech | January 23, 2006 - 01:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Laptop Gamers grabs a set of Logitech's Z-5450 Wireless speakers, a 5.1 Dolby Digital system. Check it out to see if the wireless setup has any negative effects on the sound quality.
"Leave it to Logitech to once again raise the bar for computer speaker systems. The Logitech
Z-5450 provides high performance sound with the innovation of wireless rear surround satellite