Subject: General Tech | June 10, 2009 - 12:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Even with the Atom powering netbooks all over the planet, Intel has lost a chunk of their market share and it seems to have gone directly to AMD. AMD's growth was spread out over all its various processors, which is a bit of good news in and of its self. The extra growth in the mobile sector is icing on the cake, as Intel's Atom was a big concern. Read more about AMDs low power, low heat and high payback move in the mobility market at The Inquirer.
Subject: General Tech | June 10, 2009 - 11:15 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, June 10, 2009 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced that the recently launched VIA Vinyl HD Audio codecs, the VIA Vinyl VT1818S and 1828S, are now supported by ArcSoft's universal multimedia player, ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre.
With the rising demand for a realistic cinema experience in the comfort of the home, along with the growth in adoption of the Blu-ray Disc video format, VIA and ArcSo
Subject: General Tech | June 9, 2009 - 11:52 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
As a gamer, you don't necessarily want to read through a 15 page article on tweaking the Windows 7 RC from boot to shutdown. Some of the tips do help, but a lot have to do with usability, security or other mundane improvements; what you want is tips on making your games go faster and you want them quick. ExtremeTech has what you need in a quick three pager on getting the most from your gaming experience on Windows 7. Little gems like the return of msconfig will trim the background tasks to
Open Patent Alliance Expands 4G WiMAX with Addition of Beceem, GCT Semiconductor, Sequans, UQ Commun
Subject: General Tech | June 9, 2009 - 11:19 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 9, 2009 – Building on worldwide 4G WiMAX technology momentum, Beceem Communications, GCT Semiconductor, Sequans Communications and UQ Communications have joined the Open Patent Alliance (OPA).
Formed in June 2008, the OPA is dedicated to offering intellectual property rights (IPR) solutions that support the development and widespread adoption of WiMAX around the globe, further boosting the open industry standard approach to 4G wireless broadband.
ASUS usually has one of the larger display areas at Computex and this year was no exception. On hand they were displaying new Eee PC designs, motherboards coming later this year and some of the most innovative new graphics cards we have seen in a long time. Stop by and see what ASUS is cooking up for the rest of 2009 and 2010!
Subject: General Tech | June 8, 2009 - 03:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, June 4, 2009 - The GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championship (GO OC) 2009, the world's largest Overclocking competition, successfully took place June 3, 2009.
Subject: General Tech | June 8, 2009 - 01:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you have a good ear, the difference between onboard audio and audio from a high def source over a high end sound card stands out enough that the entrance price is worth it. Others might not hear much of a difference, but that may also be because they've never heard high def audio. A Blu-ray disk is capable of providing incredible audio quality, assuming the sound card is Advanced Access Content System compliant, otherwise it downgrades the signal to quality even onboard sound can handle.
Subject: General Tech | June 8, 2009 - 11:52 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ground breaking for Fab 2 is scheduled for next month and once it is completed in 2011 it will be the lead on 28nm process and smaller. This leaves Fab 1 to handle current 45nm and 32nm process based chips, with it's main focus being on ramping up production. If Fab 1 can get a solid amount of production coming out to finance their R&D, then Tom Sonderman's plan to beat Intel into sub 45nm processes may become reality. You can see some of the planned timetable at DigiTimes.
Subject: General Tech | June 8, 2009 - 11:21 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 7, 2009 - Intel Capital, Intel Corporation's global investment organization, invested $43 million (JP4.15 billion) in Japan-based UQ Communications, a provider of WiMAX mobile services.
Subject: General Tech | June 5, 2009 - 05:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
One thing that is often missed when overclocking is the actual effect on system performance. The raw numbers are always bigger, for instance a Q9450 bumped up to 3.2GHz is faster than stock, but what happened to the system. It might feel more zippy, or maybe you have just fooled yourself because of the time you spent watching it hang during unsuccessful settings. Here at PC Perspective our reviews give hard numbers as opposed to subjective feelings, and you can do the same at home. That is not to say simply run 3DMark over and over, but instead to pick a game and benchm