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Subject: Motherboards | August 28, 2006 - 05:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The main achilles heel for ATI's motherboards have been the lack of features incorporated on the board. The Crossfire issues of the first runs seem to have been fixed, but compared to the features found on nForce boards, they just can't compete. The Tech Report looks at the Crossfire Xpress 3200, and the new SB600 southbridge, to see what ATI has done to remedy the situation.
Subject: Mobile | August 28, 2006 - 03:44 PM | Jonathan Hung
While a lot of notebooks are being announced today featuring the latest Core 2 Duo mobile CPU (which we reviewed here), but the one that jumps out to me is the Dell XPS M1710 with the Core 2 Duo announced by Dell today.
Of course this shouldn't really be a surprise to many of you since we put a Core 2 Duo into a XPS M1710 almost 1 month ago and found that it worked nearly flawlessly.
Subject: Processors | August 28, 2006 - 03:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD has held the speed title for a while now, but with the introduction of Core2, the speed battles are much different. LOSTCIRCUITS grabs a handful of the less expensive chips from Intel and AMD to see who can claim the fastest speed, and the most bang for the buck.
Subject: Mobile | August 28, 2006 - 03:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 28, 2006 —
Laptops around the world are getting a make-over as systems based on
IntelÂ® CentrinoÂ® Duo mobile technology are now shipping with IntelÂ®
Core™2 Duo mobile processors inside, Intel Corporation announced today.
Subject: Memory | August 28, 2006 - 03:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (August
28th, 2006) —CorsairÂ® Memory, the
worldwide leader in design an
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 28, 2006 - 01:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
3dGameMan reviews PC Power & Cooling's answer to Crossfire and SLI systems, the Silencer 750W. With more than enough power to keep your cards going, and a very high efficiency, you do get your $400+ worth.
Subject: Mobile | August 28, 2006 - 12:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware has the goods on Intel's new Core 2 Duo Merom. They have all the bells and whistles you expect, like unified 4MB L2 cache, just running at a lower voltage and heat. If you have any questions left after reading their review, Ryan's is bound to answer them.
Subject: General Tech | August 28, 2006 - 11:50 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There hasn't been a virus that attacks anything but the OS since the Chernobyl worm, almost a decade ago. According to this story at the Inquirer, there's a proof of concept virus that could directly target AMD processors. It seems Symantec is busy this past month, first targeting Microsoft and Vista's insecurities, and now AMD.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2006 - 05:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The 3-D TVs are coming ... red & blue glasses required. Philips' WOWvx is here, and with the help of a little processing power, each pixel can generate up to 9 angles. Wired News is more than happy to tell you about it, what it looks like, and Philips' plans for the near future.
Subject: Storage | August 25, 2006 - 02:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CNET looks at the future of harddrives, and how data density can continue to increase. As the article points out, the current method of storing data, after a certain density, could become volitile at room temperature, to say nothing of the temperatures seen in some overclocked systems. The next few years should be interesting for the R&D departments of major storage manufacturers.
"To increase the areal density, which is the amount of data a single platte
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2006 - 02:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
sgOverclockers has gathered quite a collection of waterblocks, and today they gather 9 of them to contrast the best and worst in their designs.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2006 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A console is only as good as the games that can be played on it, no matter what the technology behind it can do. Sony is making sure that gamers have some choices for their upcoming platform. Head to CNET to look at the choices being offered.
"Sony said Wednesday that it would offer 27 playable games for its PlayStation 3 at the Tokyo Game
Show next month, a sign of progress in critical software development ahead of the November launch of
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2006 - 11:31 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The fastest residential internet commonly sits at about 2.5Mbs in North America. There are faster ones availbale, but the cost increase is usually much higher than the speed increase. Slashdot looks at Broadband around the world, and while they all have certain differences, I still want my 100Mbs download speed!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2006 - 11:26 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
New to the Case Modding scene? Or are you an Expert who
wants to show your case to the world? No matter what level you're at,
we've got the perfect contest for you. Come join the 2006 Cooler Master
Annual Worldwide Case Mod Contest.
Subject: General Tech | August 24, 2006 - 05:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Extremetech tests Logitech's claim of releasing the World's Greatest Mouse, the MX. Are things like a wheel that can scroll line by line, or be set to free wheel and SmartShift technology the best thing since the 2nd button, or just another way to do waht most mice of today already do?
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 24, 2006 - 02:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
OCC reviews Zalmans's newest VGA cooler, a set of RAM heatsinks and a large copper fin style heatsink. It is compatible with almost every nVidia and ATI card on the market, is fairly quiet and keeps your card nice and cool.
Subject: General Tech | August 24, 2006 - 01:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The problems with Creative's X-Fi cards are no longer being blamed on DDR Dual Channel setups. From what NGOHQ found out, Creative is now pointing the finger specifically on long PCI hold-offs that are supposedly unique to nForce4 boards.
Subject: Motherboards | August 24, 2006 - 11:46 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report contrasts three Core 2 motherboards from ASUS. The P5B Deluxe Wifi-AP Edition (Intel 965), P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe (nForce4 SLIX16) and P5W DH Deluxe (Intel 975X) are all present. They all have differences, one of the biggest for gamers being that the Intel965 board doesn't support SLI or CrossFire, though it does have WiFi, the nVIDIA board supports SLI, and the 975X supports CrossFire.
Subject: General Tech | August 24, 2006 - 11:32 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
BOINC is assimilating more and more devices to increase it's power. As The Inquirer talks about here, the Cure@PS3 project will allow people to Fold on their PS3. There is also a project in the works to allow you to run Folding on ATI GPUs.
Subject: Mobile | August 23, 2006 - 05:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-bit Labs looks at Sony's update to their S series, two models bearing the moniker SZ. Sporting various features, like Stamina mode, which disables the Go 7400, and runs the laptop off of the integrated Intel video, and a button to reduce CPU speed while it is running.