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Subject: Memory | April 26, 2005 - 03:03 PM | Ryan Shrout
Today PC Perspective is proud to announce that Corsair Memory has agreed to sponsor our first Overclocking Contest in the PC Perspective forums. You can win some great prizes including 1 GB Corsair memory kits as well as Corsair COOL water cooling setups. All you have to do to enter is overclock your memory bus and post it in the thread! All the details can be found in the contest thread here.
DDR Competition Prizes
Subject: General Tech | April 26, 2005 - 11:31 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
So you figure you've got a good desktop? Well try this box from Orion Industries, if you can be spending the $100,000 to buy it. Currently the 'puter is running Transmeta chips, but Orion is looking into support for other chips as well. If you could cool it, imagine what 96 AMD 64 Bit, dual cores could do for your Seti@Home, Einstein, Folding or Find A Drug production!
"It's a new phenomenon for desktops.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 25, 2005 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Aspire's new X-Plorer has some interesting features, like a nice top blowhole with a good fan cover. But you would much rather hear about it from the reviewers at Pimprig, right? More case reviews follow, as usual, but at the bottom are 2 articles and a gallery. The casemod competition might read a little easier through babelfish, but the pictures are worth 1000 words, whatever your mother tongue!
"A big bonus for the design of the case is the inclusion of a removable motherboard tray.
Subject: Processors | April 25, 2005 - 10:53 AM | Ryan Shrout
Toshiba demonstrated the power of the new cell processor that is going into the Playstation 3 console recently. It decoded 48 standard defiinition TV format MPEG-2 streams and then projected them on a 1920x1080 display divided into 8x6 cells each with a different video stream.
In the demonstration, Toshiba used an operating system environment that it had developed to increase efficiency in the Cell software development.
Subject: Processors | April 25, 2005 - 10:43 AM | Ryan Shrout
The change from DDR400 to DDR500 as the official memory standard for AMD would be quite a feat, being as no JEDEC standard exists for DDR500 at all. But none the less, CoolTechZone thinks it might happen.
Before making the switch to other memory standards, the chipmaker has decided to extend support for DDR even further. The source said AMD would most likely support DDR500 with its Venice core microprocessors.
Subject: Motherboards | April 25, 2005 - 10:37 AM | Ryan Shrout
I am sure many of you remember the trouble that Abit found itself in financially when they came under investigation by the Taiwan version of the SEC, but now things seem to be looking up for the motherboard manufacturer. A new investor in the form of the CEO of the largest transportation group in Taiwan, has put in enough of of his own money to become a majority share holder. Now, I don't know what affect this is going to have on the company in general, their product lines or anything, but we'll be meeting with them extensivel
Subject: General Tech | April 25, 2005 - 10:32 AM | Ryan Shrout
Well, the wait is finally over. Windows XP Professional x64 Edition is finally, a real live, non-beta, official software release today!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 25, 2005 - 10:07 AM | Joe White
Fremont, CA (April 15, 2005) - Corsair Â® Memory, Inc., a worldwide leader in high performance memory and cooling products for the enthusiasts and the overclockers, today is
Subject: General Tech | April 25, 2005 - 09:54 AM | Joe White
- Intel First-Quarter Revenue $9.4 Billion
- Dual Core Era Begins, PC Makers Start Selling Intel-Based PCs
- Intel Introduces New WiMAX Silicon Solution
- Intel Reveals Plans For New Notebook Platform
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 22, 2005 - 11:39 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Grace at Xtreme Resouces took a Prescott and Revoltec's Liquid-Icer Rev. 2, to see what she could do with it. Well, the short answer is this!
Subject: General Tech | April 21, 2005 - 12:40 PM | Ryan Shrout
Newegg.com has today launched a completely new design on their website. They put in a lot of work setting up the website to make shopping easier and faster, so head on over and see what's changed at one of PC Perspective's longest sponsors.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 21, 2005 - 11:27 AM | Ryan Shrout
Read the full release on ATI.com.
ATI Leverages Breakthrough AMD 64 Dual-Core Technology to Drive Graphics Industry Forward
MARKHAM, ON— April 21, 2005 — To mark the 2nd anniversary of the AMD Opteron™ processor platform, ATI Technologies Inc., (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) affirms its ongoing support of AMD's (NYSE : AMD) industry-leading initiatives
Subject: Processors | April 21, 2005 - 10:31 AM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like AMD is planning on having 4 models of the Athlon 64 X2 when it is available, from the 4200+ to the 4800+.
The more interesting introductions are the dual Athlon 64s. There are four models: The 4200+, 4400+, 4600+ and, wait for it, the 4800+. These are 2.2GHz frequency processors with 2x512K cache for $537, and the same with 2x1MB for $581. A 2.4GHz CPU with 2x512 cache will set you back $803, and $1001 for 2x1MB. Is the $1001 just a random number, or is AMD playing numerical games? I vote games.
Subject: Processors | April 21, 2005 - 10:23 AM | Ryan Shrout
While the title may be a bit misleading, Anandtech did not get any true Athlon 64 X2 parts to review, instead they used their Opteron 875 processor to simulate an Athlon 64 X2 4400+.
The final problem we had was that there were significant issues with regards to memory compatibility and performance on this Tyan board with the dual core BIOS.
Subject: Processors | April 21, 2005 - 10:18 AM | Ryan Shrout
You really should go read this article, Scott over at Tech Report has a done a great job on evaluating the performance of the new dual core Opteron processors against singel core Opterons, dual and single core Pentiums, Xeon and more.
AMD's dual-core Opteron processors are extremely well executed on all fronts, based on what we've seen. AMD's dual-core design has a technical elegance that Intel's can't match, and that design brings superior performance.
Subject: Chipsets | April 21, 2005 - 10:14 AM | Ryan Shrout
VIA is touting their complete support for dual core AMD processors with their K8 line up of chipsets, even though the Opteron was solely launched so far today.
VIA Announces Chipset Support for AMD Dual-Core Technology
Offering comprehensive support for AMD's latest Dual-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors, VIA K8 Series chipsets ensure full compatibility with next generation processing solutions
Taipei, Taiwan, April 21 2005, - VIA Technologies, Inc, a l
Subject: Processors | April 21, 2005 - 10:12 AM | Ryan Shrout
Again, the full release is here on the AMD.com website.
Key OEM Customers Announce Support For Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ Processors
â€” Sun, HP and IBM showcase dual-core platforms based on dual-core AMD64 processors; Leading server solutions providers to begin offering AMD Opteron processor-based systems â€”
NEW YORK -- April 21, 2005 --In support of the Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ processor, the industry'
Subject: Processors | April 21, 2005 - 10:11 AM | Ryan Shrout
You can read the full press release here.
AMD Announces World's First 64-Bit, x86 Multi-Core Processors For Servers And Workstations At Second-Anniversary Celebration Of AMD Opteron™ Processor
â€” AMD launches Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ processors for server and workstations and unveils AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core processor for consumers and business users â€”
NEW YORK -- April 21, 2005 --Charting
Subject: Editorial | April 20, 2005 - 05:05 PM | Ryan Shrout
After a couple of late nights of work, and an early start this morning, I finally have published the review of the Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 840 processor. It was a lot of work, and the most of it was involved with coming up with the new testing style to at least TRY and take advantage and properly test dual cores. After all, I for one know that my normal computer usage patterns do not amount to running a single application at any given time, be that MP3 encoding, web browsing or anything else. There are always num